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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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How to delete a folder containing trailing spaces

I have a bunch of folders on my hardrive that have trailing spaces in them (I have no idea how they got there). I need to rename and/or delete them, but Windows won't allow me to do this. Is there a ...
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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 move a software without having the installation setup?

A friend of mine asked me to propose him a way to transfer an old software which he uses in a windows 2000 machine to a new system. I can think of 2 methods: Making an image from his windows 2000 ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP?

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...
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RealTek sound card driver not working with Windows XP SP2

I’m running Windows XP SP2 and it has no sound. No it’s not on mute. I have recently got a new hard drive and had sound working fine. I have tried to install the driver for the sound card (three ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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Logging out of a network share drive without reboot?

I have a small script that runs on each workstation which runs defrag and chkdsk and connect each workstation temporarily to a network share that they, normally, do not have access to. The command I ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Did windowsupdate for Windows XP close down? Error number 0x80248015

When I visit windows update (http://update.microsoft.com/) the page does not load. It displays [Error number: 0x80248015] and the message: The website has encountered a problem and cannot ...
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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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How to force autodiscovery of lan printers?

I have lan with about 10 computers - all Win XP prof. I add new printer attached to one of them, and on two computers appears Auto HPPrinter on Computer4 and on rest - not. I suppose, that after some ...
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XP pings router but can't ping the Internet

All machines on the network are able to access the internet but one. It is running Windows XP SP 3 and is wired into the router. I have looked at No Internet with LAN Connection and XP can connect to ...
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ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed: how to install windows xp?

I bought a new ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed, I am trying to install windows xp but getting error "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. STOP : 0x0000007e"
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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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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How to access second monitor from another machine remotely which has a single monitor?

I have 2 monitors at work (Win 7). I sometimes log into my pc remotely from a single-monitor 'demo' XP computer. In that case, the short cut keys (Windows key+ Shift+ Left/Right Arrows keys) are not ...
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Arial, Courier New and Times screen fonts suddenly fuzzy/unreadable

UPDATE: thanks to the Rubber Duck effect, I just stumbled upon this note. It is a known problem: if you have Windows XP and either manually or with some "hack" managed to download the Windows Update ...
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Disable login username being saved for future logins when using ctrl+alt+del in Windows XP

For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open ...
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How to save password for SSH and load on every startup of machine

I have automated the pageant to load the private encrypted key on system startup but it still asks for the password. How do I automate that also?
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HTTP download via command line in Windows [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to make a http download via command line just with the standards programs in windows (XP and 7) and without PowerShell. Please, don't give programs I need to ...
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Intranet slower than internet

I have many computers in my intranet in the same subnet, connected through hub. All the computers in subnet gets ip from built in dhcp of the router. Also, all computers get internet connection from ...
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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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Windows XP ISDN receiver

At our work, we currently have a phone-system which requires the use of ISDN. I'd like to virtualize the XP software so it can run on Windows 7. (http://www.farstone.com/software/virtualxp.php) The ...
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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 machine doesn't see Debian disk in VirtualBox

I have created a test Windows XP machine for testing software. I also have an old Debian HDD. But I have forgotten my Debian password (it last ran 2 years ago). I think I'll either reset the password ...
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issue with booting due to hal.dll error (most likely boot.ini issue)

I've spent the last week or so trying to get round an issue that I can't seem to fix currently and have tried a lot of things based on common similar issues. I have a PC tower which has XP on a ...
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Excel 2013 spreadsheet is too slow [closed]

I was upgraded to Excel 2013 on my XP machine after a hard drive replacement. Now, when entering or changing a value in a cell, it takes 3 or 4 minutes for the change to ripple through the cells and ...
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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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Why is my keyboard randomly repeating inputs?

When I press and hold some key it's repeated a random number of times. After that, the repeat stops, and I need to release the key and press it again to make repeat continue. If there's simultaneous ...
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How do you re install a hard drive after accidentally deleting all of its files? [closed]

My father deleted the files on a raid controller hard drive and it doesn't show up anymore. He tried to go to the driver and re install it but he doesn't know what to do to fix it. The computer is ...
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How do I know what proxy server I'm using?

I need to know what the address for my proxy server is so I can configure another program to also use it. If I go into IE, Internet Properties, LAN Settings, then all I see is an automatic ...
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The recent files area is always empty

I installed Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. When I use Word 2007 , opening a word document, closing it, exiting Word, reopening Word then the recent files area is empty ! The system is Windows XP ...
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Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?

As my old hard drive failed, I cloned the operating System (Windows XP SP3 32bit Professional) to a new hard drive (WD 3 TB). It took several attempts, until it worked, but finally it was ok: I had ...
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Folder cannot be deleted

I am using Windows XP Home Edition. When I try to delete a folder I have named cygwin. When I try to delete it or any file or folder within it, there is a long pause, and then an error pops up, ...
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Instant messaging in LAN between PC (Windows XP) and Mac (OS X 10.6)?

I wonder how I could send short information (like a URL or a small text) between a PC with Windows XP and a Mac with OS X 10.6, which are both in our LAN at home. Up to now I sent in such a case an ...
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ipconfig windows flashes and disappears

Using Windows XP on a Thinkpad. When I type ipconfig in the run command line prompt, the window appears briefly and then disappears without me doing anything (and before I can read anything). Does ...
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TightVNC server not listening for connections

When I start TightVNC in Windows and I put the mouse over the taskbar icon it says that TightVNC server is not listening for connections. Edit: It started listening to connection again, and is ...
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“Not enough memory to run Microsoft Office Excel” error

One of our users had to do a Windows repair to fix a General Protection Fault error. That worked, but a bunch of programs, including Office, had to be reinstalled. The reinstalls have mostly been ...
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Resolution issue on MS-1013 running XP

I have an old laptopt (MSI MS-1013), its screen's back-light died before I got it, so I have to use an external screen. I installed Lubuntu on it last year and never turned it on again. Today I ...
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Installing Windows XP through Pendrive On windows 7 using Rufus or WintoFlash didn't get detected at boot time

I'm currently in a situation where i want to install windows XP on my system which currently has windows 7 installed on it. I've an ISO image of Windows XP sP3.I've tried Rufus,WintoFlash even cmd ...
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ntldr: could'nt open drive multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)

I get this message after fresh Winxp sp3 installed, it doesn't boot windows it shows message in upper top corner of the screen. It has integrated SATA drivers and HDD is in S.M.A.R.T mode. There are ...
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Why am I unable to reconnect to a Remote Desktop?

I have some home media services like pyTivo running on my Windows XP machine, but they only run when I'm logged in. While I'm on my Windows 7 machine, and I use Remote Desktop to control my Windows ...
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How to avoid keyboard layout automatically changing on windows

I have two input languages in my language bar (windows xp). The problem is that windows likes changing between them without any intervention. That's really annoying! I know about the shortcuts and ...
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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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How do I change wallpaper real time regedit commands?

What I want is to programatically change Desktop Wallpaper every few hours. I'm using a batch file (.bat) and don't want to use other languages or programs, just the pre-installed stuff with Windows ...
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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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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Would Windows 7 run faster than Windows XP on an old notebook?

I have a notebook that has an Intel Atom N270 CPU on board with 1.6GHz and 898MB of RAM. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition and is slower than a slug. Would it perform better if I flattened it and ...
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How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D410. Running Windows XP. I am receiving the STOP: 0x000000ED (0X899CF030,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000) blue screen. Initially, I tried everything specified with the ...