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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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A service installation section in this inf is invalid

When I connect a Samsung phone to my Windows XP SP3, it gives the error A service installation section in this inf is invalid I browsed lot of blogs, every post says to try the ...
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Previously working Teamviewer no longer finishes connecting

Using XP and TV version 9.0.3. I can no longer connect remotely to my home desktop. The only feedback I get is it is "connecting..." But it doesn't complete it. Anyone offer any help in ...
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Win7 won't mount WinXP share

For quite some time I have had an old WinXP server, with a couple of shared folders, and a Win7 client, accessing those shares. It used to work flawlessly up until 2 weeks ago, when there was a black ...
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How to disable a USB port in Windows (XP) and make it available only for charging?

How can I disable a USB port in Windows XP to make it available only for smart phone battery charging? I don’t want the users to be able to see the USB drive in My Computer, and the USB device ...
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xp stop error 50 page fault in non paged area

I have a laptop that fails to boot with the BSOD error: "page_fault_in_non_paged_area" STOP: 0x00000050 (0xEC6B738D, 0x00000000, 0x8649308C, 0x00000000) The laptop has 2 memory DIMMs. I removed ...
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HP EliteBook 8440P - USB ports stop working on docking station

I have a HP Elitebook 8440P running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed it on my docking station and everything went smooth for a while. Last week, my mouse and any other USB devices stoped working ...
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How to burn a data DVD in Windows XP

I am trying to burn a data DVD (DVD+R) in Windows XP SP3 on a Dell desktop computer. The computer has a licensed copy of Nero 6.3. Nero indicates that an update to version 6.6 is available, but after ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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When using a 3rd party uninstaller on Windows, should I postpone reboot until after the leftover files are removed?

I'm using GeekUninstaller, because it's free and has pretty good reviews. Usually, I will choose the program I want to uninstall, go through the regular uninstallation process, and then ...
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Blue Screen of death Windows XP 64 Bit Installation

I am having difficulty installing Windows XP 64 Bit to my custom PC, Always getting BSOD. My PC Specs Asus Extreme VI Maximus 4770k 1 SSD 1 2TB WD HD 32GB Ram(4x8GB) Disc Windows XP Professional ...
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Force a custom resolution

I have a no-name graphic card that Windows can't recognize, so it just shows standard VGA in the device manager list. Now it just shows 800x600 and 1024x768, but I want to force that to other ...
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Photoshop CS4 on I7 3770 with HD4000 on XP SP3 does not recognize opengl

We have a WinXP Pro SP3 box with i7-3770 Intel CPU. The CPU's HD4000 graphics is supposed to support opengl 4. (See : http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033757.htm) (Added to clarify comment ...
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Process Monitor not showing stack for network events

I'm trying to trace down some network activity from a process, running under Windows XP. I see the network events in question, but when I go to look at the stack for that even (on the Stack tab), it ...
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List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
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What would cause the “Wireless Zero Configuration” to fail to start up?

Every 3 or so reboots, I open up the web browser but there is no network connectivity. I check the wireless network link and it's down, unable to connect to any wireless networks in range because the ...
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How to full screen command prompt in a Virtualbox XP vm?

I am running a legacy DOS application in windows XP command prompt and I can't manage to show it full screen. As I saw, this is not only my DOS app, but every command prompt I open in Windows vbox, ...
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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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Can a USB power surge cause on one port cause damage to another device?

I recently discovered that an external hard drive is giving a "device not recognized" error. It has been plugged in and in use for several years. A couple days before realizing that the hard drive ...
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Maximize seucurity in Windows XP [on hold]

I would like to downgrade Windows 7 (currently installed on my laptop) to Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. I know this is something silly and I shouldn't been doing this, but I ...
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In windows xp, how can I set the default browser from chrome to IE via Command Line, without admin privs

Situation: 1. Need to Set the defualt browser to IE via cmd(problem) 2. Need to do a citrix login via IE(amounts to loading a url) beause it wont run in google chrome 3. then set default ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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Windows xp install error [closed]

I have Lenovo g50 laptop With Windows 8 when install Windows xp in laptop after installation it showing " a recent hardware or software change might be the cause " what I do??
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ulead dvd workshop 2 no sound on win7

i recently upgraded from winXP to win7, and the program stopped playing sound it seems like windows dosent recognize the program at the mixer the windows compatibility mode doesnt seem to fix the ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2007 - General Failure. The URL was: “<http:/something.com>”. The parameter is incorrect

For the last two days, Outlook has decided it doesn't like URL's. Any email message that comes in containing an URL will show the following in an error dialogue message box when I click on the link: ...
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Can I delete this partition?

I have an HP Laptop that came with an OEM version of windows vista. I have set it up to dual boot with windows XP. Therefore there are 2 primary partitions. There is also one more primary partition ...
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Why is Kaspersky antivirus blocking some requests to Google Drive?

I'm unable to access my Google Drive because, its just stuck at Loading... part. With the help of my brother, I found that Kaspersky Antivirus is blocking certain requests to Google Drive's servers. ...
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All windows on the screen at the same time in Windows XP [on hold]

I'm a happy Windows XP user for around 15 years and yesterday I accidentally hit random keys combination which brought me to this What's this and how did I do this?
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VLC opening direct 3d output windows

As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window. VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1. If I change the video output ...
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DSC HX300 and HP

Looking for XP Drivers for DSC HX300. On Sony Website says that Software (4.1 HomeMemories)is suitable for Windows XP SP3, but when download and run, it comes up with an error saying that it needs ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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Document Map in MS Word 2007 going bonkers

I'm working on a large project report in Microsoft Word 2007 and have been using the document map to generate the index. I have been carefully selecting the headers that need to be added to the ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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Turn on Network discovery in windows xp

I am having difficulty turning on network discovery on Windows XP; Currently our server is not shown in the 'Network' section of a client computer, but I can ping the server. My system admin said I ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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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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I'm trying to install a printer and I'm getting an ambiguous “The specified module could not be found.” error message

Ok, so I'm trying to set up an HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 on a Windows XP SP3 machine. The HP software installs fine, no worries. The printer prints self-generated pages without a problem and doesn't ...
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Run a script when Windows resumes from suspend/hibernate state?

Is there a way to have Windows (XP, Vista and 7) run a script when a machine returns from hibernate/suspend mode? It would be okay with me if the script runs after the user unlocks a locked session ...
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How to activate Windows XP that is OEM version after Physical to Virtual migration?

Dell Optiplex box, used the VMWare p2v tool to migrate to VM I can't imagine that I am the first person to ever virtualize an OEM copy of windows, so there should be a solution? Got the VM to boot ...
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Windows XP INSTALL BSOD

Recently I got a virus on my computer that completely wiped the hdd. I am trying to install windows xp to this: DV7-636bus laptop from HP, and I get the following BSOD: A problem...............and ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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How to delete strange folders refering to my C: partition?

I have some strange folders on my hard disk (they appeared in a subdirectory of a QT installation on my C partition, I am not sure, but I think those folders appeared after I deleted some temporary ...
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ARP default timeout

What is the default timeout period for ARP cache entries on Windows XP? I need to swap round some IP addresses and need to know how long to wait before the XP machines will definitely have cleared ...
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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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Convert .fon to TTF or OTF

How can I convert a bitmap fonts (.fon) into TTF or OTF fonts? I don't need any of the features in vector fonts such as ClearType; I just want my bitmap font simply transformed into TTF or OTF ...
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how does one clear screen artifacts without rebooting Windows (multiple versions)

Example: after right-clicking on a file folder in Win 7, i see hovering over the desktop an artifact that is a highlighted blue bar with the word "Open" in white letters. Artifacts are random and ...
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Preserve the hiding and showing of inactive icons?

In Win XP, sometimes I make settings for which icons should be always shown, and which always hidden, in the taskbar. But sometimes something happens and I lose that. I'd like a program to set them ...
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How to format Windows XP without CD?

I have only one partition called C, that drive holds the operating system and all the documents. I don't have a CD-ROM hence I can't use the installation CD. Is there any way to format the drive or ...
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USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

I have no idea what happened, but suddenly I cannot execute any programs at all on my XP box. Trying to run anything results in the error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or ...