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Microsoft Office 2010 reinstall (Windows XP)

I have windows XP professional and microsoft office professional. I just had to replace my hard drive, and I am now in the process of reinstalling all my software. I'm having trouble reinstalling ...
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Is it too late to get the last updates for XP? [duplicate]

Obviously there won't be any more updates for XP, since they stopped supporting it as of today. However I still have a couple of XP machines around that I don't use much, and they haven't gotten the ...
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What are the potential security issues when I keep using Windows XP? [closed]

Microsoft stopped updating Windows XP and the media warns us of security leaks. I actually just read that continuing to use Windows XP is "extremely" dangerous. Why exactly is this such a danger? I ...
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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP) [duplicate]

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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Are air gapped PCs sufficiently secure running XP?

I have several XP SP2 machines on a LAN and several XP SP3 machines standalone. All are air gapped from the internet and receive no patches or AV updates. File transfers are by burning CDs containing ...
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Can't connect from winXP in Virtual Box to ftp on my linux host

I've try to connect to my host system (which is Xubuntu) that run ftp server, ftp://10.0.2.2/ I use default ftp built in WindowsXP: error (I only have Polish version): Wystąpił błąd podczas ...
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Windows XP Service Pack 3 installation on a PC with no Internet connection

I need to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a machine that currently has Windows Xp Service Pack 2. What is the right way to do it? Someone suggested downloading the executable from here and ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs or anything and it does not work. BIOS can still see it however. On Linux, its partitions still work as ...
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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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HP Designjet 5000ps timeout error

Here is my previous question, which was resolved. HP Designjet 5000ps not "recieving" Print Currently my issue is that after the file is uploaded, the printer goes into a faze where it ...
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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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Mirroring (cloning?) local and network partitions to an external HDD

This being a new area to me, I'm not even sure on the terminology. Cloning, I believe is the correct term for what I'm trying to do. I have a machine which has several local and several network ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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windows XP - View history of commands in cmd.exe

Is it possible to view the history of commands entered in cmd.exe? And by previous, I mean the commands I entered from yesterday for example. I created a .bat file. I execute it in cmd.exe along with ...
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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp? [duplicate]

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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How to bring an application minimized to tray after Explorer crash?

FastCopy was in the process of copying a large amount of data, while minimized to tray (so it doesn't get in the way). Then Windows Explorer crashed, and now FastCopy is no longer in the Task ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Copy from Debian to mounted CIFS share hangs

I have a backup script run by a cron job on my Debian server. It creates a .tar.gz file from /home and copies it to a mounted CIFS share onto a Windows XP machine. It has been running without a ...
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How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?

I installed Windows XP in an unallocated space of a HDD that already had Windows 7 installed on. Installation completed, Windows XP boots, but Windows 7 won't. From the moment I press the power button ...
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How does a Windows computer behave when it has multiple default gateways?

I have a computer(Windows XP) connected to two network interfaces, these two interfaces are connected to different networks and they are configured to receive a DHCP configuration, which means that ...
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Get count of computers in domain

In our company we've one domain as primary with some child domains, now I wanna get count of all computers in my network. I know we can get that in active directory (computer object), but it seems ...
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winexe not working on a local account

I have been trying to get winexe working. I believe winexe is based heavily on samba. For comparisons sake, everything works as expected with a samba file transfer to the host: smbclient ...
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How to get rid of found new hardware wizard in Windows XP

Every time I get "Found new hardware wizard" as I connect my USB modem(Dongle) to access internet. I have Windows XP Professional PC. The wizard asks for update driver but i have installed the driver ...
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About skype chat history

I asked skype to delete 2 weeks of chat history from just one contact and skype deleted it all from all contacts. There is no more any history saved. I am very frustrated because I wanted all the ...
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Install a driver in Windows (XP) from command line? [duplicate]

How can I install and uninstall a driver from the command line during a console session? I have the driver.sys and the driver.inf file, and I want to: install the driver use the device managed by ...
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How to bind a command line to a user logging out in XP?

I have access to a central kiosk at work (windows XP). I installed Dropbox on the computer, but it hangs and must be force closed whenever a user logs out or I try to shut the system down. Since I ...
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What vulnerabilities have previous versions of windows (before xp) face after they went out of support? [closed]

Are there examples from previous versions of windows as to the consequences of staying on an os whose support cycle has ended - in terms of major malware or phishing attacks the OS became vulnerable ...
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Slow down internet without changing router settings

I know some may think this is a dumb question or that what I am looking for is not the right solution, but I really need your help. This is my situation: my younger sister dropped school, and now all ...
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When WinXP support ends on 2014-04-08 will MS continue to make security updates for Premier customers? Will those the update be available to others?

Microsoft is wrapping up extended support for Windows XP next month (2014-04-08), which officially means the end up security updates. But this answer to an old question implies that some heavy-hitting ...
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Adobe Captivate 5.5 download [closed]

I have a license key for Adobe Captivate 5.5 from my XP machine and I am trying to download it on my Windows 7 computer. Every link I can find has taken me to Adobe Captivate 7...any suggestions?
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Will Windows Update still work for existing patches for XP systems after next month?

As you likely know, official support for Windows XP ends next month. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches will be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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Trigger script to run once on logon of specific new user

I have a PowerShell script that replaces data to a user's profile (Desktop, My Docs, ...). I would like to have this script run immediately once the new user logs onto their machine. I cannot do it ...
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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...
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How do I find out if my C: prompt has been changed?

I have been trying to find out what all those programs are that show up when I turn on task manager. I am a newbie with computer stuff, so am trying to learn what is correct on my computer and what ...
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Can I disable software restriction policy windows xp?

I am using windows xp pro and i am trying to install a chess game my friend build. Eveytime i try to install i get the message: "windows can't open this program since it has been block by software ...
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Restore Bootloader in Windows XP using ERD Commander

I need to restore a boot loader on my laptop. The problem is that Recovery utility from Windows XP install CD ask for Administrator password. I changed my Administrator password using ERD Commander. ...
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Downgrade Acer Aspire 5742 to XP

To start with: yes, I know Microsoft will stop supporting XP in the near-future. I just NEED a machine running it. I have an Acer Aspire 5742 which I've downgraded by cleaning the partitions to ...
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I am unable to copy the contents of files.000 over to another computer using Windows XP SP3

My system admin has recovered a whole bunch of files in a found.000 folder, which contains 70 subfolders, like this: found.000 xxx0000.chk xxx0001.chk ... xxx0069.chk Each of these 70 .chk ...
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Google is not opened in browsers

I have the following browsers installed on my system. Google Chrome, Version 33.0.1750.154 m Mozilla FireFox, Version 27.0.1 Internet Explorer 8 Except for other sites, Google doesn't open in all ...
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Windows XP - Black screen after boot logo

When Windows XP boot screen finished, a black screen remains. Now what I've tried: Using the Windows XP disk and the console(R)-option. Then there I started chkdsk /r and fixboot and fixmbr. It all ...
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Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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How to change dead keys on QWERTY UK keyboard with US intl layout

The left dead keys are more ergonomic. Since my right hand is less supple, I wish to make the left shift key my dead shift key. Same for the Alt instead of Alt Gr. I would also like to change alt+ctrl ...
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XP Security after support for LAN file transfers

I'll make a long story short. I have an XP computer that is used to run a machine in our factory. Our machine vendor will not perform an upgrade to a newer version of windows. I am required to keep ...