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How to clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

These artifacts are random and can be created in multiple ways, although they occur rarely. The cause appears to be a failure by some part of Windows' code to erase a segment of the screen. The only ...
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Single website inaccessable through broadband / ethernet

I'm having difficulty accessing a single website on either of my two desktop computers, connected to the router using wired ethernet However it will work from my mobile phone connected across wi-fi ...
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How can I make a copy of a printer in Windows 7?

Has anyone been able to copy an existing printer in Windows 7? I know that we were able to do this in XP (not as a direct copy/paste, but by installing the printer twice) but in Windows 7 it doesn't ...
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Can a program window be maximized across multi-displays?

I would like to be able to choose whether to maximize in the current monitor or maximize to span over all monitors. Is there a built-in feature (with a shortcut) or a program that can be used to ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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Can't 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 accesses it but for some reason during the day I can't access the share but if I ...
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How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...
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mshtml.dll latest version for Internet Explorer 8, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Many applications in my system (Internet Explorer 8, Yahoo Messenger, Skype 10) are crashing and error details shows module name mshtml.dll. I checked the version of mshtml.dll in system32 folder. It ...
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Should I use registry cleaners? [on hold]

I have a computer that has had some registry issues. I repaired my Windows installation, however I would like to ensure that there aren't any more issues. I read that you can use this method by ...
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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Replace Windows 7 explorer and superbar by XP explorer/taskbar

Is there a way to completely replace Windows 7 explorer and taskbar by its XP counterparts? I don't mean only the look but a real replace (maybe by replacing parts of the 7 system by files from XP) ...
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Changing language in Windows XP doesn't have an effect

My Windows XP language is set to English. I want Polish as default though. Here is what I did: In the Control Panel's language settings I added Polish and set it as a default. Everything looks okay, ...
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How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my Windows 8 install to the Windows Classic theme: .
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Windows XP log off script not running

I've written two .cmd scripts - "logon.cmd" and logoff.cmd" I've set the "logon.cmd" to run using the gpedit.msc. Similarly I've done so with the logoff.cmd. My logon script runs fine but my logoff ...
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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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Bypass wifi-activation-button in XP start-up on Amilo L1310g

Right then. I have a problem on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1310g. This (old) machine is constructed with a ("feature") physical button that activates the wireless internet. When pressed XP starts ...
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Best way to pick a color from an Image

What is the best possible way to pick a color from the image ? What I need is that, when I move the cursor to any particular point in the image, Hex code of the color at the cursor should be ...
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How to enable WebGL on Chrome on XP?

My GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. According to NVIDIA, OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications. If I understand it ...
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Not able to install additional x32bit drivers in Win 10

I was sharing Canon LBP 2900b printer from Windows 10(x64 bit) to Windows XP(x32 bit). Now I have formatted the Win 10 machine. Now I am not able to install the compatible x32 bit printer drivers in ...
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Windows XP Desktop [duplicate]

I accidentally logged out of my whole computer not just the administrator part the whole computer and don't remember my login information and was wondering is there anyway I can bypass this to get ...
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How to enable vsync in 2D in Win XP and Win7?

I wonder how to enable vsync in WinXP and Win7 without compositing on. For example, make the windows to drag smoothly without tearing. I am not interested in Enabling vsync in 3D applications, ...
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Need to Restore my Dell Dimension 3000 Series to Factory Defaults

I must have an older Dell computer, because I can't seem to find a useful method of restoring the system to factory defaults. The PC in question is a Dell Dimension 3000 Series with an Intel Pentium ...
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How to stop one machine on LAN from accessing network shares?

I have one XP computer on a Windows network which I want to isolate from the network shares of other machines on the network. I do not want this machine to be able to access other network shares on ...
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Is there a simple way to organize fonts into folders and switch between them?

As a graphic designer, I have a large number of fonts installed on my PC (WIN XP SP3). I need the variety, but the many fonts slow my applications considerably. Is there a simple way to organize ...
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Settings to rotate display by 90 degrees

A friend (I know how that sounds) has managed to rotate her desktop display by 90 degrees. Right now she has had to physically rotate her monitor so that everything looks fine. She says she does not ...
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Open File - Security Warning dialog box

How do i disable this Open File - Security Warning dialog box? everything i find involves adding ip's to trusted sites etc. but this application is installed locally. I've already unblocked the exe ...
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How do you enable the Ctrl+Alt+Arrow commands for monitor rotation?

I want to rotate a monitor 90 degrees, but the usual Ctrl+Alt+Arrow command isn't working. Where is the menu to enable that? Monitor: HP L2245wg Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285 I actually ...
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Can anyone recommend a prog with functionality similar to Microsoft PictureIt Publishing 2001? [closed]

The main print prog I use is a dinosaur called Microsoft PictureIt 2001. I've not found any other prog that works as well for my purposes. Problem is that it runs on nothing newer than WinXP. Can ...
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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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Password protect folder on USB flash drive for use on Windows XP and a Mac

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a Mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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Publishing local printers in Remote Desktop sessions

My client has users of an ERP application spread across 50 locations. In each location, there will be multiple users. The ERP is hosted in a central server which has Windows 2012 Server 64-bit. The ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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What is the easiest method to check if I have DDR3 memory?

I want to find out if my mother-in-law's computer has DDR3 memory. She is living quite far away, and she is not completly computer illiterate, but downloading, installing and running a program might ...
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Set CMD Prompt to always be the current directory name in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I would like my command prompt to display just the directory name I am currently in, not the full path. If I am working in C:\Mystuff\Junk\ I would like the command prompt to display: Junk> If I ...
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Dell Laptop and Generic Bluetooth Radio

I have a Cambridge Silicon Wave Link Bluetooth Adapter and need info, the driver version is 5.1 260.5512 distributed by Microsoft. How do I tell if a Bluetooth receiver will accept a signal to it from ...
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I'm trying to retrieve a file from the PCLaw software on our hard drive circa 2003/4 on XP microsoft

I am looking for advice to retrieve files under the PCLAw software created on XP microsoft. The company(Lexis Nexis) no longer supports the software. I am currently desperate for any or all advice. ...
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How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?

Does anyone know about logging in to SYSTEM(high privileges) user in windows 7?. In my XP machine I do: command prompt: at 10:20 /interactive cmd.exe then closing the explorer.exe and ...
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Drag and drop minimizing windows in Win 7/10 involving taskbar

In Windows XP images from web browser can be dragged and dropped to desktop by holding file over taskbar while lmb is held down, then window minimizes itself and desktop shows up and you can drop it ...
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Change printer per program in windows xp

Just for one specific program I want to set another default printer than for the other programs in windows xp. My idea is to write a batch script which changes the default printer just for the ...
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How to run TIB file created in Acronis True Image to VM Ware

I have created a full backup of XP Using Acronis True Image File type .tib, I converted the .tib file to vmdk to run on Virtual machine. I installed VMWare on Windows 7 and when I run or open the ...
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How to restrict network access for a VirtualBox guest

I have an old Windows XP running inside a Virtualbox on a linux system as host os. I used to disable the virtual network adapter so that the XP virtual machine had no network access at all. Now I ...
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Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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DisplayPort to DVI not working on Quadro FX 580

I have a PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card with 1x DVI and 2x DisplayPorts. The DVI port works fine with both my Viewsonic monitors but I cannot get either of the DPs to work using the supplied ...
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My USB mouses aren't working on my windows XP. Do I need to use a PS/2 interface mouse?

So i found this old windows XP, and i plugged in the mouse got it started up, but the cursor on the screen wouldn't move. i tried many mouses and every port on the tower. One mouse glowed red, meaning ...
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Windows XP changes its theme every time after reboot

I have an ASUS Eee netbook with Windows XP installed on it. Ever since I switched to an SSD drive, Windows XP has been doing something strange; Almost every time I reboot my computer, it changes my ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...