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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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VPN on-connection scripting

I use a VPN to connect to the office from home. I use Windows XP's built-in VPN support for this. Due to some unfortunate subnet choices, I must run a script to set up some network routes every time ...
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“dnsbackend unable to load module” error when configuring PowerDNS for Windows XP

I am in need of an easy to setup and free DNS server for Windows XP. I tried PowerDNS but am not able to use the bind back-end: When I put the following in the config file launch=bind I get error ...
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Chrome prompts to install silverlight even though it's already installed

On Windows XP box, SL5 was working in Chrome and IE8. Then, today, chrome prompts to install SL. Upon doing so, the SL install program says that the same version of SL is already installed. ...
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Why does MS Expression Recorder make the capture area blank/white in XP?

I have had this problem on 2 different virtual machines running Windows XP SP3. Basically, you can still see the green cross-hairs and outline while Expression Recorder is recording, but everything ...
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GnuCash not starting after upgrade

After upgrading to 2.4.11, GnuCash does not start on my XP machine. I start it and nothing happens. Looking with What's Running, I see: gnucash-2.4.11-setup.exe gnucash-2.4.11-setup.tmp ...
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WAMP server shows Just-In-Time debugger error when starting

I've installed WampServer 2.2 on my Windows XP system. After that I installed Visual Studio 2010. After one month I uninstalled Visual Studio 2010 from my system. And when I start WampServer, it is ...
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wmiprvse.exe does a lot of disk seeking activity once every day

wmiprvse.exe process does a lot of disk activity, working with all files in system32 directory (according to filemon). Any other process which wants to do smth with disk is very slow while ...
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No power save on external hard drive - How to implement?

I recently bought a new 3.5" USB external hard drive which I thought had a power save feature on it, but it turns out that it doesn't. So whether it's being used or not, it spins, which wouldn't be a ...
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Windows XP network issue - Looking for wrong Workgroup

Say my workgroup name is "MyGroup". Every time I pull up Windows Explorer, go to My Network Places and then Computers Near Me, I keep getting a message that says, "MyGroup2 is not accessible..." I ...
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windows can't show flashdisk

It just happen recently, it shows in Device Manager, it also appear in Disk Management, and also, I can open it, but I can't explore it? Here's some screenshot In Device Manager: In Disk ...
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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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Google Update on windows uploading unusual amount of data

I have a network monitor tool which logs all network activity, today a program called Google Update downloaded 245.34MB and uploaded 1.19GB of data. The downloading seems like normal activity, but ...
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Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
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Cannot load riched20.dll into memory

In WindowsXP 64bit while installing MSSQL 2008 installation terminates showing error message "Cannot load riched20.dll into memory..." How to fix it?
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Is there a way to reinstall the default drivers for windows xp after replacing a new motherboard?

I changed my motherboard and cpu, (I had an Asus P4p800-x). When i tried to boot up my windows xp and 7 they both failed!. After searching many hours i found this crashes were due to the former ...
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Moving python modules across computers

I'm going to be getting a new laptop running 64-bit Windows 7. On my current 32-bit Windows XP laptop, I have a large number of python modules in the site-packages folder that I want on the new ...
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How do I install the Infinity Headset drivers in Windows XP?

I've recently purchased an Infinity Headset (bluetooth), but my PC doesn't recognise it. Does it need some specific drivers?
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Can't install .NET framework 4.0 on PC

We have 2 different types of computers here at college: computers that anyone can use which have restricted access. computers that only students that follow a computer science study can use (I'm one ...
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Werster Digital WD20EZRX 2 TB drive not showing in Windows xp but detects in ROM

I have system with Processor: core 2 quad q9650 Motherboard: Intel DG33FB mother Ram: 4GB I have dual operating system Windows Xp pro 32 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit operating system installed. ...
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Pressing Win+E takes a very long time as oposed to double clicking My Computer

I had a similar problem with Microsoft Office files. If I opened Microsoft Word, for example, and then Ctrl-O to open a file, it would work instantly. However, if I double clicked on a file, it took a ...
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Wifi disconnects but signal is strong

After formating and reinstalling my desktop with Win XP Home Edition I installed the newest software for my wifi USB adapter TP-Link TL-WN721N. Everything went fine and the signal was strong. I ...
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How do I get rid of this Windows Installer error?

After upgrading Windows Installer version from 3.0 to 3.1 on Windows XP Pro SP2, and then installing SP3 for XP (which includes Windows Installer 4.5) I started having these errors. When I log on to ...
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Modify/Truncate the Data picked up by a bar code scanner

I trying to find a solution for a scanning problem I have. We print packing slips to place with orders we ship via UPS. Currently, users have to type in the patient information. I would like to use ...
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How do I keep Windows XP computers from turning Master Browser elections back on?

I have a wired LAN network that includes two XP computers and a Windows 7 computer. I previously turned off the two XP computers from running in the master browser elections so the Windows 7 computer ...
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Is there a list/log of Windows XP setup drivers loaded during installation?

I need to know what drivers Windows XP setup loads during installation (for another question), but some of the drivers' names flicker by too fast for me to read. Is there another way of see the list ...
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When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at “Windows XP setup - please wait” screen with 100% CPU use

When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at "Windows XP setup - please wait" screen with 100% CPU use. I've waited for more than 1 hour and nothing changes, what might be the ...
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Installing USB Mouse on NF61S Micro AM2 SE?

I am using Windows XP sp3 and Windows 7 on NF61S Micro AM2 SE motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+, 2.31Ghz, 1.93RAM link for motherboard site; ...
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How to view POST data from previous form submission?

I'm using Google Chrome and have been working in a rather clunky and rediculous CMS. I've been making some CSS edits using Chrome Developer Tools and then copying and pasting it into a large textarea ...
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Low bandwidth only on Windows XP

Hi I own really old PC and I've 10Mbps/1Mbps Plan. Internet is distibuted with router over whole house. The old PC uses 802.11b (up to 11Mbit/s download) Wifi card and has Windows XP+SP3 installed. ...
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Roll back tsddkiller quarantine driver files

After using kaspersky TDSSkiller on a old dell 5100 that iwas convinced was infected i quarantined 7 items ,all drivers.Now D drive,is not usable,usb ports,even internet connections gone.Have ...
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How to recover corrupted Windows XP installation?

I have a Netbook without a CD rom which has been running Windows XP. I decided to install Linux on it to run a dual setup, however that somehow corrupted my Windows installation, probably because of ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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set static Network settings, enable a wifi adapter

Here is my scenario, I have a computer with a LAN Connection and a WiFi Connection, running Windows XP Pro. I have a local network router (WRVS4400Nv2 from Cisco) with Wireless access and a separate ...
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Install duplicate copies of an application concurrently

I've got a database application which seems to write some configuration to the registry. I'm wondering if there is a way to "sandbox" or "virtualize" (short of running a full VM) such that I can ...
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My JMF installation keeps stucking at Initializing JMF step

I am trying to install JMF on windows xp. But the installation is stucking every time at initializing JMF step. Can someone please tell me what the problem is
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Different behaviour when ssh to Windows Cygwin server, depending on password-less or not

I have configured my OpenSSH server on a Windows XP system. Everything is working fine... though it is depending on the way you connect on the machine. Details : - on Windows side, in a domain ...
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sharing files on two different systems

I am trying to share a folder between an XP machine and a windows 7 machine. I am able to share the folder and access it from the windows 7 machine, but I would like to add user level security to the ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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How to find out when my windows XP account was reset?

My sister told me that her windows XP account has been reset but she did not reset it personally. By reset, I mean all her documents and settings are gone but the account still exists. She is not sure ...
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mic controlling all sound | can't use audio without mic on (feedback)

Internal mic on thinkpad x201 (XP) has screeching feedback. When the mic is turned mute (no way to totally disable), the result: nothing at all can be heard even though other features are not ...
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How to let ONLY my browsers access the internet? -without installing a firewall (WinXP)

So that background applications like Adobe Update don't eat away my internet. One way is to install a firewall and configure it but is there any other way? Like with registry keys? Can Windows' ...
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Scheduled task doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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Is there any way to reduce the timeout when accessing a network resource in Windows?

I have an app that needs to regularly (1 sec) read a file across the network. Occasionally, the network fails me, and the app can't read the file. Problem is, the app hangs for a very long time each ...
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Fixing a broken NTVDM

Problem: About a week ago, the NTVDM on an XP installation broke. Symptoms: The first symptom was that a 16-bit executable that is run during an auto-run batch file would hang and peg the CPU at ...