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Export XP from a physical pc to virtual box

I have an old pc with Windows Xp on it and I can't throw it away because I have programs on it that cannot be found anymore. Since now I'm using a Mac I was wandering if it was possible to export the ...
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How to schedule windows maintaince utility silently?

I am working as a system administrator, so i have responsibility to maintain each and every system. But our staff is non technical so each and every time i started some system maintenance utility like ...
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Chrome is blocking all unsecure https sites without asking me

Some websites provide https connection and they don't have proper certificates, so Chrome is blocking them. Firefox warns me and asks what to do, but Chrome blocks the site and doesn't even ask me if ...
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Cannot connect to internet Windows XP/IE8 combination

I have a laptop running on windows XP with IE 8. I have not used it in years and was going to give it to a friend. Everything seems to work but many websites are refusing connection due to the ...
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Invalid library php_pdo_oci8.dll and pdo not loaded

Starting wampmysqld works fine, but trying to start the wampapache service doesn't work (even if I start it from services.msc or from the WAMP icon > Apache > Start/Resumt Service). During the ...
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Restoring XP Recycler folder on Win7

Now I am not terribly optimistic but here goes. Have been sifting through the old HDD copy to recover some Symbian files, and found some through search. Turns out the whole directories were in the ...
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Windows automatically orders files in a folder

Using Windows 8.1 here. Say I have a folder with three files: Now when I rename mFile.txt to bFile.txt, Windows "helpfully" re-orders the files alphabetically, putting it above kFile.txt. In ...
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Windows Explorer crashing when I have 2 ATA drives installed

I recently found one of my old hard drives from a computer I used to use when I was was younger and after booting it up in my pentium 4 test machine I decided I wanted to keep the hard drive in use as ...
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my windows xp laptop is coming up with a blue screen of death

I was going to do a system restore because my computer was not running well. I was moving a big 2 GB file (it was an ISO file) but I switched the computer off because I thought it was done. Later I ...
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Zebra 105SL Plus printing wrong UPC

We have a Zebra 105SL Plus for the labels of our products. And we have a major issue concerning our UPC printing, sometimes the printed label would have a modified barcode than the one that was ...
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Windows XP Remote Desktop (MSTSC.exe) to Windows 7

I have a Windows XP phyiscal workstation and need to connect to a Windows 7 VM. I am running in to errors they run RDP. One rdp (mstsc.exe) launches and I accept the legal message and an error ...
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Can't give VirtualBox guest OS access to host physical LPT1 port

Preface: I've just put a 64-bit Windows 10 machine (a Dell Optiplex 760) in an office to replace an old 32-bit Windows XP PC. The PC needs to be able to print to a very old dot matrix printer - a ...
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Download for Windows XP Service Packs

It appears that at the moment, the Service Packs for Windows XP have been pulled from Microsoft's website. Right now I am trying to upgrade to SP3 on an offline PC, which means I also need SP1/SP2. ...
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Do I still need to update Windows if I have an antivirus?

I am still on Windows XP and I am perfectly happy with it and think it's better then Windows 10. Now that XP is unsupported, no new security updates will be made available to home users. Are ...
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Windows XP Pro SP3 Cannot ping our DNS Server with DNS name

I have an old Windows XP SP3 computer and we recently purchased Sophos Endpoint Protection. One of the things I noticed before I installed the program was that the computer cannot ping the DNS name ...
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Apply “Alternating case” to a document?

Is there any way to convert a document in one word upper and one lower case sequentially? For example, I write a line "HOW ARE YOU I AM FINE" and this will convert into "HoW aRe YoU i Am FiNe".
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Error 53 when trying to net use a Windows XP share from a DOS machine

I have a CNC controller running DOS 6.22 which has mounted to a share on a Windows XP machine which is now broken. I replaced the machine with another one (running Windows XP, too) but now I'm no ...
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Mount second SSD disc to existing file system

I have a 256GB OS SSD, and another new 256GB SSD, i would like to expand my C:/ partition to this new drive, effectively expanding the C:/ partition to 512GB Instead of 2x256GB partitions 1x512GB C:...
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How to change DNS when VPN is down?

My DNS are on the other side of my VPN (operator peering). So web is unreachable if the VPN is down. I need to change the DNS on each computers to public DNS (150 Windows computers from XP-SP1 to ...
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How to make a .exe run on pc boot when ..\..\..\..\CurrentVersion\Run is not present

I'm running Windows XPe and want to make sure a .exe file start on boot. I've tried adding a shortcut to the "Start" folder but this doesn't work. I've also attempted to add it manually to the ...
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How to run a task when a event is registered? (Windows XP)

Perhaps my question has already been answered, but I need my script run after Windows register any WiFi connection event. (The bat script reconnect a mapped drive only after there is a wifi connection)...
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is it possible to achieve Windows XP-like taskbar under Windows 10

I have not liked what has become of the taskbar since Windows XP (or for that matter, the Ribbon interface of Microsoft Office software, which for me is the opposite of intuitive). Under XP, the ...
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Windows XP, linksys wireless card, and alphanumeric passwords

Okay, I am going to attempt explaining this the best way possible. I'm running XP Pro with a Linksys wireless PCI card. My system WILL NOT connect to a wireless network that has a number in the ...
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Bootable USB with Windows XP setup files is locked

I am using Linux Mint 17.2, and I attempted to create a bootable USB drive with the program that came with it, which was called 'USB Image Writer' I used a Windows XP SP3 iso to turn one of my usbs ...
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Server Busy This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy

I am using HR Block 2015 efile. Upon hitting send, I get the confirm send dialog and after hitting ok and a short interval another alert pops up with the title Server Busy. The really bad error text ...
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Wrong version of .dll

I developed a program in VS 2008 (Win XP). I need to update this program and moved the source code to a Win 7 computer. I get an error on MSDATASRC.DLL cannot find. Review of the situation shows ...
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1394 network adapter vanished forever - how can I get it back?

I'm using Windows XP x64 SP2. I have an 1394 adapter which after fresh installation of the above OS was recognized and immediately 1394 Network adapter driver was added. I got a lot of problems ...
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formating old windows xp primary partition after windows 7 installation

I had an old Windows XP (Dual booted with Ubuntu) running on my computer and then I decided to move on and installed Windows 7 in another logical drive. Now the Windows XP is corrupted and I want to ...
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Lockdown IP Address in Windows XP in VirtualBox

Here's my setup: Windows 7 Machine with 4 Windows XP VMs. Each VM is for running a different program that accesses a proprietary network. Each are bridged to the same physical network adapter. These ...
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...
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Cannot hear myself through headphones

I cannot hear my mic in my headphones in Windows XP. The mic works fine and I can communicate with people using VOIP, but I cannot hear myself in the headphones, which is a problem because they are ...
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Mounting partition as a virtual disk in Windows?

I'm trying to mount a partition which contains a whole MBR partition table as a virtual disk on Windows, but I haven't found any soulutions for that. Here's how I do it in Linux: With fdisk -lu /dev/...
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How to set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? Windows xp [duplicate]

How can I set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? This articles answers this question, but I can't get it to work. enter link description here -- "Basically if you just want to run chkdsk /f or maybe ...
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Sudden “Found New Hardware” RRNetCap Miniport [duplicate]

I have an old Windows XP system which suddenly, upon bootup, is starting the "Found New Hardware" Wizard, for a device called "RRNetCap Miniport". Round about the same time this started happening, ...
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Display Toolbar in Command prompt Windows XP

in windows 98 there was an option in properties to display a toolbar for command prompt.When using windows XP i cant find this option. I need that toolbar because it allowed me to copy text from ...
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Mozilla firefox “The connection was reset” on google results

When I search for something on Google (which is mostly about programming and computers etc.), it shows some results. But when I click on them, or open them in a New Tab, I see this error on Mozilla ...
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Where Can I get windows XP drivers for ASUS X551C?

I have tried to get windows xp drivers for my Asus X551C laptop. I couldnt get right driver for display to adjust its brightness. I tried to install audio , chipset and networking from some where in ...
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Windows fax and scan - receiving multiple pages with info missing

To be clear, this is not a question regarding the sending of faxes, but receiving them. We decided to forego our traditional fax machine in favour of Windows Fax & Scan - the old machine ...
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What is the dll or sys file that installs networking components at Windows Setup?

I am writing a research about Windows XP, but i cant find out about the file/step that installs networking components at Windows XP Setup. I know that the root of it is setup.exe, but setup.exe ...
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Manually detect malware (such as a keylogger)? [duplicate]

Is there any way to manually detect if malware, specifically a keylogger is installed? Looking for answers on XP, 7 and 8.1. For example, is there a combination of any of these options that can ...
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Odd behaviour after inserting USB stick

I insert a memory stick (any of several that I use frequently) and when the menu of actions appears I click the usual 'Open to view files'. The drive's contents appears. So far so good. But then ...
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Windows XPe - no shutdown.exe / “Access is denied”

this is my first time posting and asking for help as I really can't get my head round it. I'm an IT Technician in a team of 3 (including me) that work in a college. We had an old digital signage ...
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windows xp 2 GB missing hard drive space [duplicate]

I've got an odd problem with a machine that has a old windows XP installed on it (changing the OS is sadly not possible for that machine). The hard drive is a 90 GB drive (84 useable). So far so good....
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Mouse polling rate too high

i have usb mouse logitech mx518 and i use tweaked windows xp sp3 for gaming . i like all tweaks in it except one issue Mouse or (usb) polling rate : because of this problem i hear noise in my ...
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Windows boot.ini offer boot from CD or other external drive?

I have a Windows setup where boot.ini is configured such that it offers dual-boot for different operating systems at boot time. Is there any syntax for boot.ini that will make it also offer to boot ...
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how to remove a specific word from a list of folders

please help me remove particular word from a list of folders not files specifically not files remove karbonn from all the folder names without modifying internal data
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Why is the Autoplay dialog blank?

In Windows XP the AutoPlay dialog box that appears when I insert a USB flash drive or external hard drive opens but contains no content ("Open with", etc etc or "do nothing"). It is completely blank. ...
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Alternatives to TOR Onion Browser for Windows XP [closed]

I'm running Windows XP professional and yes, I realize support has ended long ago. I have been trying to run TOR but it does not run properly. What are the alternatives that will run onion websites in ...
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Multilingual User Interface, french language pack for windows english xp professional sp3

I have downloaded and activated my MSDN version of windowx xp sp3 32bit professional in english. I would like to have as many menus in french as possible, without re-installing the OS. I saw this ...
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How i can edit the Windows XP setup screen?

I am making a custom Windows XP installer for education. I need to replace the "Windows Setup" string to another string, like "MediaCenter Setup".