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s-video-scart to hdtv black screen can't set it back

I connected my laptop(XP) with my Samsung UE32F5000AKXXU hdtv via s-video scart cable and I tried to share the screen with the tv than the tv screen became dark purple-black and I can't set it back or ...
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How to run virtual machine when my processor does not support virtualization?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit and have an Intel Pentium M 725 processor. I used a software tool from Intel to check whether virtualization is allowed: Supporting advaced Intel processor technologies ...
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Disable XP's “Days Left for Activation” Notifications

I am a web developer and most of the websites I work with still require Internet Explorer 8 support. I prefer to run the Windows XP virtual machine available at http://modern.ie/ for Internet Explorer ...
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Windows boot manager not showing after I install windows xp on separate partition

So normally when you install another OS to a separate partition, you can choose which OS to boot into. For some unknown reason, this is not happening. My computer directly boots into windows xp as if ...
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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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spontaneous reboots only in certain wireless environments

My old Gateway laptop, running Windows XP, automatically rebooted every time I started it up while visiting my son in another state. Until I turned off wireless and then everything ran fine. So I quit ...
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Dual booting Debian / Windows XP: clock is off

I just installed Debian (Wheezy) on a Windows XP machine and am dual booting. But the clock is different! It's one hour late on XP versus Debian. I'm in Paris (GMT +1) and we're in winter (daylight ...
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Easy Transfer fails on XP with “you are currently logged in using a temporary profile”

There are multiple profiles on the XP machine I am trying to migrate from, one of which has a .BAK extension. I launch Easy Transfer, attached the USB null modem cable when prompted, and a few ...
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I can not install “AVS Video Editor”

After reinstalling Windows XP pro sp-3, I started the installation of "AVS Video Editor 6.5.1" and the message comes: C: \ Program Files \ AVS4Y0U \ AV5VideoEditor \ Data \ SampleProject \ Content \ ...
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My windows Pc hangs at startup

My windows xp pc hangs often how to resolve it : PC Configuration : processor : core 2 duo Ran : 2 gb ddr2 ram Os : windows xp 32 bit hard disk space : 40 gb harddisk softwares installed : ms ...
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Why can't Win7 laptop access external drive attached to system with Win XP?

I'm attempting to help a coworker with a problem. He has an external USB drive attached to an XP deskside server. He wants to be able to access that drive with his Win7 laptop. He is able to access ...
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Windows XP end of support [duplicate]

I recieved an email saying that Windows XP's support is ending. I have a computer with Windows XP and I want to know what are the risks on this computer that this page (linked in the email) doesn't ...
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How to change the code of avi file

I have never worked videos but i need to run a .avi file on windowx xp. The .avi file is smoothly playing in windows 7 bu not able to play in xp I want to play only in windows media player, dont want ...
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Installing BDE on XP

I have a program which connects to a Paradox db using ODBC. My old XP machine had BDE Administrator which I believe is necessary to make the connection work properly. I have a new XP machine but can't ...
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Microsoft support document with odd instructions: applying local policies to all users except administrators

I'd like to use the group policy editor to apply restrictions to all user accounts except that of the administrator on a Windows XP computer. In Windows Vista and up, this is easy to do as you're ...
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Assign USB drive the letter “A:” in windows XP mode (on windows 7)

Is it possible to assign the drive letter "A:" to a USB pendrive? I've tried it using the SUBST-command, mapping a network drive and via the diskmanagement console. But none of them seem to accept A: ...
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XP machine rebooting on start-up screen

I have been having a reoccurring problem with an XP machine of mine in which I have encountered many errors. I have managed to resolve these but now I am stuck with my XP machine rebooting on the ...
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Problems installing .ppd files (PERL) from CronW v2.0

I wanna test CronW to have some (acceptable) task scheduler under Windows XP, but after installing the v2.0 .exe and the .msi of ActivePerl v5.16.3 (both 32 bits), the next step of installation ...
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Computer won't boot, hard drive not recognized

I have a Dell Dimension E310 which has crashed. When I turn it on it gives me two options: F2 (System Setup) F12 (Boot from USB, CD-ROM, Floppy, Hard Drive, NIC) I have a Dell Resource CD and a ...
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can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
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Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
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emacs C-/ behaves like delete instead of undo

I have installed emacs24-nox on a temporary instance of Ubuntu (on a VmWare Player virtual machine that I am not going to keep for long). I have run emacs to edit an Apache2 configuration file ...
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License of windows bought in us for use in India [duplicate]

We are a small scale business located in Inda - using Macs. We need windows on some PCs. Is it ok to use windows licences purchased online from the US?
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Variable not being read correctly

@echo off setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion set MYFILE=D:\Working Dir\Home Usage Working\patch me.txt FOR /F "tokens=1,2,3 skip=2" %%A in (!MYFILE!) do ( Echo %%A Echo %%B Echo %%C ) ...
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No permitions for administrator, RPC terminated unexpectedly error

Looks I got virus. Symptoms: My all PC users can't copy files using copy/paste. Copy works, but paste -not. My Anti-Malware tool looks damaged and doesn't starts. All users event admins has no ...
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How to make USB passthrough of device with semi-installed drivers on Windows 7 host to XP guest possible?

I have set up a Windows XP guest on a Windows 7 host. After installing, I upgraded the Windows XP to Service Pack 2. The VirtualBox on the host is version 4.2.22 without extensions. I am trying to ...
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How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
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How do I run more than one Windows Explorer?

Up until this morning I could run several Windows Explorer session at the same time, but we have just had an "upgrade", and now, selecting Start->My Documents just restores focus to the existing ...
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Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has failed

My windows XP machine becomes very slow. And started to show message : This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This ...
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One machine on network wont load our website

There is one machine on my network that can not access one of our websites! Chrome just idles for a while then says "Oops can't connect", similar behavior is observed in other browsers too. Nslookup ...
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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Save as dialog missing in windows XP

Recently, I have been unable to download files because the "Save as" button did nothing. Now, I note that I can't even save something from MS Paint because the "Save as" Button does nothing too, and I ...
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Bypass proxy from DOS in windows XP ?y

My institute connection uses automatic configuration url for connection which is followed by a username and password authentication in a browser. I added this to connection settings in Internet ...
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How can I make psi 0.15 to NOT save password?

I have Psi (jabber client) installed. Version: 0.15 OS: WinXP This client is savong password for me, but I don't need it! I found this instruction: http://www.avvanta.com/support/jabber/psi but for ...
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
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Load file automatically on start up windows xp

I have a few text files that I want to see every time I turn on the computer, like Post-It notes. So basically as the title says, how can I configure Windows XP to load specific files on startup?
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Windows-XP VM fails to boot after import in VirtualBox-4.x

I have a perfectly fine Windows-XP virtual machine in VirtualBox (v4.2.22) on my laptop with a 64-bit host OS, which works fine. I used the "Export" utility of VirtualBox to create an "OVA" file of my ...
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Formatting a Hard Drive with WIndows 7 Machine vs. Window XP

What advantages (if any) are there to formatting an external hard drive with a Windows 7 machine vs. a Windows XP machine? The hard drive will be used for archiving files from both machines. Will ...
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put a timer on windows log on screen [duplicate]

How do I put a timer on the windows log in screen so that it logs into a default user account of my choice if I do not choose an account for, say, 5 seconds? The OS is Windows XP SP2
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Repairing the windows boot sector and/or master boot record (MBR) of Windows XP using Windows 7 commands

I have a SSD drive with Windows XP SP3 32-bit edition. Now, in order to repair the boot sector or the master boot record (MBR), can I only use a Windows XP Recovery disc or will a Windows Vista or ...
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Cannot connect to internet or even local network

I'm trying to setup a mini-desktop and have officially run out of ideas on how to get the internet working on it. Here are the specs with newegg links: Windows XP Home 32-bit AMD Athlon II X3 ZOTAC ...
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How do I stop explorer.exe from crashing with Data Execution Prevention (windows XP)

At least once a day or more my explorer.exe crashes with the error "Data Execution Prevention - To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. Windows Explorer [Close Message]" ...
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Does copying all cookie *.txt files from XP to Win7 work?

I'm moving from Win Xp to Win 7. There are 4500 cookie files in my C:\Documents and settings*UserName*\Cookies directory on XP, dating from 2 days ago back to 2010 (when I last cleaned out older ...
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Removable disk, hybrid GPT/MBR

I'm trying to set up a USB HD with GPT so that partition 1 is accessible under all versions of Windows. Sounds easy, right? (In particular, I'm not trying to boot Windows. I just want to plug in a ...
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BSOD Windows XP after loading logo

I've been getting BSOD after Windows XP loading logo. Weird thing is if I try to reinstall Windows XP - the installation CD doesn't see the hard drive, but then why is it trying to load into Win XP? ...
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cannot correct errors with chkdsk

Cannot correct the following conditions. XP Home SP3. I have tried just about everything ... chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, chkdsk /P, chkdsk /v .. using XP recovery console where needed. Have spend several ...
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Pressing a key on the keyboard is opening up an unwanted My Computer window

My USB keyboard, which is Logitech brand, causes a "My Computer" window to open whenever a key is pressed, regardless of which button is pressed. It doesn't open up more than one "My Computer" window. ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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Installing XP from the same partition

I have a rather unusual question. I have a computer with one disk with valuable data and no removable media. It is not possible to create a new partition on said disk. Basically what needs to be ...