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Please explain the meaning of FAT 36

To update the GPS map system in my car the manual states that the USB used to download the updates from the Internet has to be FAT 36. Please can you tell me what this means?
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All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...
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How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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How can I elegantly manage a machine for running slideshows using VNC or RDP?

I have a WinXP professional machine that is connected to a video distribution system. It needs to display a slideshow on screen, and this slideshow will be changed every weekend or so. The person ...
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Is Windows XP free yet? [closed]

Can we ever expect to be? Will Microsoft continue to renew a copyright on software they are no longer are willing to supply? When will I be able to ask where can I download XP bundled with every sp ...
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Duplicate system folder Win XP

How can a duplicate system folder be deleted in Win XP? When trying to setup a network between this pc and another I got it all wrong. Now I wish to tidy up my mess and remove either the "User" folder ...
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Video Input Out of Range

I tried to change the screen resolution because it was hurting my eyes but now the computer has a video input problem that says "out of range" and dv1 selection. What I'm seeing:
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Windows cmd one-liner that finds the default gateway and pings it

Want to create a one-liner to: Obtain an address via DHCP Retrieve the default gateway Ping the default gateway I am partially there. I do the DHCP renewal and am able to extract the gateway by ...
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Why does XP installation takes more time than Windows 7 and 8 [closed]

Installation of XP takes more time than Windows 7 and 8..Why it takes so long time? and Why Windows 7 installs faster?
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What is with this 'numbers and letters in boxes' font?

What is with this 'numbers and letters in boxes' font? Am I missing some update? Running Windows XP sp3. I get whole pages of it if its in Japanese, but sometimes it's also here and there on English ...
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Fullscreen issue with widescreen monitor

I have a Samsung SA300 LED monitor and recently I am facing an issue. During startup, the Intel splash screen is not going fullscreen (it previously did) Also if I am using DOS prompt in Windows XP ...
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DOS program under WinXP Pro

I have an old DOS program (EarlyBird - EB.EXE) that has worked fine for many years on my WIN XP Pro system. The program is started by a shortcut to the .exe (a *.pif file I believe) and is executed by ...
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Why can't I install win7 64 from hard disk?

My system is Windows XP, I want to install the 64 bit version of Win7 from hard disk. 1. I downloaded grub4dos and extracted files into the C: disk, copied win7.iso into the C: disk. 2. Edited ...
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Can't Detect PC Drives While Installing Windows XP

I have an old netbook lying around, I installed Windows 7 two days ago, and it worked great. I decided I need to install Windows XP. During the process, it showed me that Windows XP can't be ...
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How to ensure specific Firefox Profile opens HTML extension file?

WinXP 64bit; Have Multiple Firefox Profiles, each running multiple tabs & windows, on specific topic/purpose Sometimes these tabs run in hundreds, adding to increased load & exit delay (+ ...
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RDP connection to admin account activates group policy

I have a stand alone win XP sp 3 machine with two users. Admin and user. The user has group policy activated and limited access but the admin has full access. For some reason connecting via remote ...
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Windows XP bootloader issues

How to repair bootloader I was looking through this post and feel like this is the process I need to be following. I'm working with Windows XP and need to rebuild the "BOOT.INI" after deleting it. ...
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Need Windows XP VGA driver for i3 Haswell

Background: I have recently upgraded my hardware because the previous Pentium system started failing to the point that it would not run long enough to boot. It was obviously a hardware fault, but I ...
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LAN not picking up gigabit connection through patch panel

I have just purchased 2 FVS318G switches to install at my store. How this is set up is the server is in the back room. We have Cat 5E ran up through the ceiling and is patched into a panel in the back ...
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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Deleting Files in windows XP network

How can I tell if anyone is copying or deleting my files using \\my computer name\c$ with administrative rights in Windows XP? The network is a 2003 Advanced server domain.
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create a bootable usb to automatic repair windows xp system32 files

Is it possible to create a script/live distro that replaces some system32 files? To explain it a bit more in details: There is a company that has multiple computers (think in 100/1000's) and they ...
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Microsoft Windows XP Underscore Cursor VS Black Rectangle Cursor

When in "typing mode" on my Windows XP, my underscore cursor somehow changed to a black rectangular shaped cursor, and has remained that way ever since. How do I get the underscore cursor back?
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Can I install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 in without IDE mode?

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...
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Win8/7/XP print spooler not getting along with Zebra ZT230 via WIFI

I have a graphics-intensive 4"x6" label I'm printing to the ZT230. I'm printing multiple (10) copies. When connected via USB, all goes well. However, when connected via wifi, I only get 2 of the ...
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Modifying / Resetting the Last reboot time

I am trying to recreate a problem I encountered to try to confirm the root causes of it. One of the possible theory is that the problem is being caused because the server hadn't restarted for along ...
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Why can't I debug my ASP project through a remote desktop connection?

I just asked this question in Stack Overflow but I figured this stack exchange forum is a better fit. It's been about a month of trying to figure out this problem and we've still not found a ...
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Window's XP is intermittently not responding to wired network

I have a Windows XP machine on our network that is intermittently losing the network. The user asked me to find out why she was unable to connect to a piece of software she uses that runs on one of ...
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How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
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Share files across workgroup in Windows XP

I have 1 desktop and 2 laptops. The desktop is connected to my dlink router using wire while the other 2 laptops are connected using wireless. I have created a workgroup named FILE SERVER and this 3 ...
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XP fresh install no display driver

I just did a fresh install of XP and have done all of my updates. I cannot get the driver to install. I have tried the disk. It just has a setup page that opens in a browser. There is now driver ...
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How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
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Ask for date on boot (challenge)

Issue An old laptop computer with XP loses date every time it boots. It has no more battery pack so it has to be plugged permanently in to wall. What I already tried Replaced the little button ...
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Recovered all previous data of partition in Windows

My whole drive data is lost because I installed Ubuntu. After that, I formatted my laptop and made new drives in which, one partition is inaccessible because its a raw partition. I recovered some data ...
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How to perform “tracert” like operation from browser?

I'm remotely investigating issue with my friend's WIN XP computer. The browsers (Chrome and IE) won't show any pages but message with err_connection_reset in details. I've tried to perform "telnet ...
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How to set permament TCP Windows Size in Windows XP

I'm checking real throughput of my network using iperf/jperf. Test with speedtest.net shows 25/10 - but jperf shows only 5. So I change in jperf the TCP Window Size into 256K - and now jperf shows ...
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Audio capture through remote desktop connection for a VM

I have a Windows VM, on which I need to record voice. The issue is that I use a Remote Desktop connection to connect to it. Which RDC client should i use, so that my local machine can capture audio ...
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PSpice/Schematics (Vers. 9.2) does not start in Windows XP

Until yesterday I have worked with PSpice (Schematics), vers. 9.2, without any problems (Windows XP - 32bit). However, suddenly the program does not start anymore. I am sure that I have not installed ...
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Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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Which Do I Install First After The OS — Anti Virus Or Application Software? [closed]

After the installation of the operating system (Windows XP), what advice do you give? Should I install the anti virus first before installing the application software (e.g. MS Office, Adobe, etc.) or ...
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Ping results “echo'd” out to a text file on Windows XP machine has unusual character rather than the expected outcome

I have a Windows XP machine on which I would like to ping another machine and send the output to a text file for review at a later date. This is quite a standard question with several answers on this ...
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Korean characters not appearing in Korean Windows XP computer

I am using a Korean software (with a partial English interface) in a Korean Version of Windows XP SP 3 However, in parts of the software, even when I change the interface to Korean, Korean letters ...
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XP machine fails to boot

I have an XP machine that is still used by family and it is not booting anymore. It stops at a black screen with a blinking underline. When I booted to a xp disk and got to the repair console, I did a ...
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Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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Why don't the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. hotkeys like Ctrl-C) work in a SharePoint rich-text field?

I use SharePoint 2010 via Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. I have a standard input mask for a task consisting of text fields, rich-text fields et al. In text fields, I can use keyboard shortcuts ...
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Unable to execute command or shell on remote system: Failed to Execute process

On my Ubuntu virtual machine, I run: ssh windowsxp@10.0.0.2 'dir' When I tape the password, I get this error: Unable to execute command or shell on remote system: Failed to Execute process. Why ...
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Kodak Printer printing blank pages on XP

I have a Kodak esp 3.2 printer that prints test pages fine but will not print anything else. I have tried running the maintenance and even reinstalling the printer. Nothing has helped. Any ...
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svchost.exe - Application Error on startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following error: svchost.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x7c901010" referenced memory at "0x00000b14". The memory could not be ...
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Is 1GB RAM so little?

I recently upgraded my old computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, and my computer became unbelievably slow. This is the hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz 1GB RAM Radeon X800 GTO By unbelievably ...
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Is it possible to get the last ever state of Windows XP from somewhere?

Now that Windows XP is technically "gone", many people still use it. Sometimes it's a necessity, and sometimes out of curiosity, people still use Windows XP. I have Windows XP in a VM and I was ...