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Buying cheap COA stickers and install disks off of ebay, is it legal? [closed]

I searched for an answer to this question everywhere and I still don't fully understand how can something like this or this be legal/work properly? From what is written in the description and from ...
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Where can I get the Windows 10 upgrade advisor?

BillOer mentioned at Windows 10 Upgrade and Junctions the Windows 10 upgrade advisor Where can I get that standalone upgrade advisor exe, either compatible with all Windows versions or ...
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Where do I go to view AutoComplete entries for Internet explorer (IE8 Specifically) [duplicate]

On my old Windows XP computer, I have Internet Explorer 8 installed and I'm trying to retrieve an old account login name and password that I used on that computer a long time ago. I've read other ...
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Thumb Drive Loses Files

I have a thumb drive - a Lexar JumpDrive FireFly 2GB - that will lose 50-80% of the files every now and again. It is formatted as FAT32 using "Quick Format" option. I usually use it between Windows ...
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torrent works but browser doesn't work

After I setup µTorrent to download my torrents , i face a strange behavior when working with torrents for a long time. The torrent works very well but when i try my browser to go to any web site , ...
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Install pre-configured Windows XP

I have about 60 machines I want to install Windows XP on using a USB drive. What I would like to do is have a pre-configured install. Meaning all the necessary software, and bookmarks in the browsers ...
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How do i get rid of Browse2Save hijacking [duplicate]

While I was surfing the internet, suddenly firefox displaying annoying pop up ads by Browse2Save. Browse2Save ads are always showed up when I entered other sites. I tried to remove it but can't find ...
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Windows XP ISO looks for CD

I created a windows XP iso from the windows xp installation CD I have, so I can upload the ISO to proxmox. When I boot the VM and try to install windows XP, it seems to ask for the CD. I assume this ...
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How to stop UltraVNC service starting multiple times on WindowsXP machine?

I have installed the latest version of UltraVNC as a service. After the reboot, the service has started multiple times, instead of one time. In the system tray I can see, one new icon ...
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My hard disc makes a clicking noise while I'm working, I sent it to a service which found nothing

He said that there was no problem with the hdd. He checked it out with crystalnfo and it worked. But before I took it there,the pc wasn't turning on. He said that there was a problem with the system ...
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How to properly turn off Outlook / Windows Search SearchProtocolHost logging?

We've come across an unusual issue with a couple of our user's devices, where the Search Indexer is creating millions of log files, eventually filling up the the HDD and there's no more space left on ...
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Will a 4TB external hard drive work on Windows XP?

I'm still on XP, and was wondering will a new external hard drive still work on XP? I heard XP can only handle up to 2 TB.
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Windows ERD caused USB ports to stop being recognized

I have a computer running Windows XP and I don't know the administrator password. So, I used the Windows ERD disk to reset it. Unfortunately, this has caused a rather large problem as the OS no ...
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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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How to recover files on dead WD 1TB External Hard Drive? [closed]

I accept defeat. This piece of crap is dead. Is there anyway to recover the files on it? Stupid me for never backing up on cloud, DVD's, etc. Please I need those files. :(
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Cloning USBoot prepared USB stick to internal hard drive

Is is possible to clone an installation of Windows XP, prepared with USBoot and put on a usb flash drive, to an internal IDE hard drive?
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WD 1TB External Hard Drive keeps freezing

My WD External Hard drive started messing up yesterday when it would lag my PC and then altogether just freeze my PC. Every time it's connected, it freezes. And then when I unplug, the PC starts ...
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Drivers for VT6421A Controller Card

The hard disk controller on my motherboard went out, so I'm trying to install this VT6421A PCI controller card. Unfortunately, I've looked at a couple of posts on SuperUser and other forums, but I ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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How to know which license version has an XP installed system [duplicate]

My friend has a notebook with Windows XP Professional installed. I would like to understand which version exactly is and which license type is referred to. The sticker reports an OEM pre-installed XP ...
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Cant access Share on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows XP professional on domain. Windows 7 has a share folder which windows XP access it but for some reason during the day I cant access the share but if I reboot ...
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How to edit XP CD/ISO to change system and install process language

Let's say we had our (for example) italian CD of WinXP, but now we can't find it, it's likely lost... Now, a friend could lend us his XP CD (same channel, let's say "Home Edition" as an example), but ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Best way to backup and restore system image for laptop on Windows XP [closed]

Currently, my method is by just using the default tool in XP: Backup procedure System Tools > Backup Choose to backup system files to another partition or USB drive Now if the systen crashes ...
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Does anyone have a thought about UDF files to XP3 Format's?

Ok i did a work-around on the .iso file booting issues, but now i find that when you copy files in v2.01 UDF format or .iso+joliet+udf, mode 1 or mode 2 Xa with a HL-DT-ST-DVD-RW from Win 7 Pro. to a ...
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Compatibility Mode Only Works On Shortcut

I was having an issue getting an old piece of software to install on a Windows XP VM and changing the compatibility mode settings of the executable didn't do anything. While discussing my issue with a ...
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Can't open anything - flashes and disappears

Using an IBM Thinkpad with XP. Can't open anything - an app flashes and instantly disappears. Can't open 'display' on control panel because of this - help?
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Can you use an .iso Image to boot a Win XP-Pro SP3 “Formatted HDD”, via CD-DVD-RW?

I have a Compaq (HP) 6710-b Laptop and the HDD became un-usable. All backups and boot disks have mysteriously vanished over the years, (kid's I'm thinkin) So my backup HDD is a fully formatted 160GB. ...
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windows xp Professional restore Security Descriptors after cacls /t /e /p

Someone changed the permissions on a bunch of machines using cacls which fixed one problem but created a bigger one. I'm looking at ways to revert this but can't seem to get it back to the way it was. ...
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Regedit.exe import fails to pick up “text” field

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I use database software (Aginity Workbench), which allows a user to save common queries called "Code Snippets". These snippets are stored in the registry: ...
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Unstable connection on Windows XP and Intel I350

I am working for a company developing and maintaining some QA system for industrial customers. When running, the system is receiving about 1.6 Gbps from 12 different sources using two Gigabit-NICs. ...
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VirtualBox - Two guests can't ping each other

I've selected bridged adapter option in virtualbox. I am able to ping from Machine 1 (WinXP) to Machine 2(Linux) and get a response, but I am not able to ping vice versa. I need to connect from ...
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Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...
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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...
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AHCI Mode for Windows XP

Sorry for making questions about Windows XP, but I have a client that still uses it and he insists not to go towards Seven, 8 or 10. I read some articles about AHCI drivers to load during ...
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Windows XP static route to LAN, default route to loopback or non-existent interface

I have an XP standalone workstation that I want to really lock down so it can't get online outside of the LAN, even if the user knows a site's IP address. My LAN has addresses of 10.10.0.0/16 and ...
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Why is my Windows “System.currentTimeMillis()” system time exactly 8 seconds behind all the other computers?

I am writing a real time networking program running on multiple computers and I decided to synchronize events using the OS system time. The problem is that one of my computers is 8000 ms behind the ...
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Can I install IE4 on Windows XP?

I'm experimenting a bit with older browsers, so in addition to some later versions of IE, I thought I'd try installing IE4 on a virtual machine. This is in one of those pre-installed virtual machines ...
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Cloning and replacing a HD. The full story

I have an XP machine with 1 drive partitioned as: C, D, E, F and want to make an exact copy of it. Run some HD cloning software and clone the original drive. Physically remove/replace the HD in the ...
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R003.exe and R002.exe crashes at random times

I see a popup like this: at random times after I switch on my laptop. I usually see it after 3-5 hours. The same can be seen occasionally with another file R002.exe. I don't know what these files ...
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Resetting screen setup in XP (msgina.dll failed to load)

I have an measurement system connected to a computer running Windows XP SP3 (since the hardware does not support newer versions of Windows). The basic setup is a primary monitor used for Windows and a ...
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What is the KB number for the final XP Windows Update?

Since support for Windows XP has ended, anyone with an occasional need to run up an XP machine will be wise to make sure it at least has all the possible updates that were made available before ...
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Hidden Folders on Windows XP partition

I have a 11 year old hard drive from where I want to rescue documents. The hard drive is connected to my Windows 7 machine over USB on D: . If I look into the Recent folder on: D:\Dokumente und ...
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How to get into Windows Xp if you dont know that password? [duplicate]

So my school gave me a computer but i don't know the password or username to the account on it. I also can't change the bios settings because it says "Setup Entry Key Detected Enter password to unlock ...
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Direct3D Acceleration on Windows XP VirtualBox VM

I'm trying to run Project64 2.2 on a Windows XP Virtual Machine. Unfortunately, when I run it, I get the following error message After doing some digging, it seems to be an issue with Direct3D ...
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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Cannot download from browser inside of my VM

Just as the title states, I am unable to download anything from the browser from within my VM. Forinstance trying to download a windows program called ActiveX from internet explorer inside of my VM, ...
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Windows XP Issue - Explorer Running Slow & Video Lagging when popups appear or adjusting volume

Hardware: Samsung SF310 Laptop Intel Core i5 4Gb RAM Samsung Evo 840 SSD (250Gb) Software: I have reloaded an image using Acronis: Windows XP Professional SP3 All relevant drivers for my ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...