Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

The Answer Is http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm Repair Installation. It installs XP over XP, overwriting all the important files. That is not the recovery console. Your data should be fine. It touchees c:\windows and might work in c:\program files and works on your registry. Any other folder like c:\blah is left alone. I don't think ...


1

WHY can't I connect to my WiFi network with my (insert device name here) anymore (this has nothing to do with whether or not were you using cable connection in the past). In the meantime, you may have done one of the following, using AP's / router's interface: Most probable in your situation - you changed network TYPE on your AP from e.g. B to N, or ...


0

I think a better alternative to Deep Freeze would be Rollback RX, just because of the extra features it has compared to Deep Freeze. You can use a snapshot on Rollback RX as a sandbox as well. I like Deep Freeze but I honestly think it is a little too pricy for what it does.


-1

In completion of Twisty's answer I would suggest that you simply "kill" your hard disk instead of replacing it by another one. This must be done from a boot CD. US-DOD is a good algorithm to erase all data from a hard disk. Hope you won't decrease my credits now. Anyway, good luck!


0

As mentioned above- there are quite many ways to accomplish this. Some involve some nitty gritty "hackish" methods as well. I implemented a similar project in one our test labs. I did use DeepFreeze in the initial stage. Did the job well but there were some conflicts when it came to actually updating the system and making some changes persistent. Then ...


0

Windows system restore points are based on NTFS shadow copies. Shadow copies are implemented using a copy-on-write strategy. This means, you have a full hard disk state of a previous date, but only if data is actually written, the previous state of this data is saved and occupies disk space. So the size of a system restore point essentially scales with the ...


4

To answer the question, "Is it possible to install an OS without any installation medium?" Then the answer is yes. There are a variety of methods, such as PXE booting and disk imaging. However, these require that other factors are in place. In your case, it sounds like none of this is set up and you are missing the installation media.


-1

As long as your friend's installation disc is "Windows XP Home Edition" and either an OEM disc (says Dell, HP, IBM, etc. on it) or a System Builder disc (says "for distribution with a new PC only" on it), odds are it will work. It's rare (but not unheard of) for Windows XP-era discs to be BIOS-locked such that an HP/Compaq disc won't work with a Dell key. ...


0

When using windows explorer, if you have the status bar enabled and highlight Is this copy of Windows Legal? then you will see the following under the status bar: Displays instructions and information to determine if Microsoft software is genuine. After a bit of study on this topic it looks like the web site and message are not just for the operating ...


2

Yes, but make sure the code is correct, and if your code does not work, you have to call a number to get a new code. Wish you luck.


2

Without the installation CD or DVD, then no, you cannot install the operating system as you are missing something fundamentally necessary for the operating system to work, i.e. the entire operating system. Your only option is to get a hold of the installation disks necessary for your computer. If it is a branded computer then you could phone your ...


3

No this is not possible. Why? Because the operating system is made up of files. Without an installation medium, the files can't be transferred over to the computer's hard drive. The product key is simply a method of activation, it makes your copy of WinXP genuine, and that's it - no more, no less. What are my other options? Not many (legal, safe, ...


0

Reactivate the account, there is no other way.


0

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549, Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories, and other programs. For example, you can delete, rename, and change a folder with the Read-only attribute by using Windows Explorer. You can safely ...


0

You might not have ownership. These two links should help. I had a similar issue with a client and book marked those links. It fixed his issue. Hopefully it fixes yours. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_security_tab.htm


-1

Getting rid of GPT protective function on a Flash Drive. The use of Diskpart and list drive did not work for me on a 128GB flash drive which shows up in disk management. The GPT protection was implemented when I used the flash drive with an iMac (OSX 10.6). The solution after trying {diskpart and list drive which did not show the flash drive, as well as ...


0

Change the SATA mode in your bios from AHCI to default or compatible. It's normally the only other option. This makes the drive compatible with Windows XP.


0

I did it a few years back. I had had the same issue on my Acer. We created a bootable USB thumbdrive for the installation. Here are the steps for doing that: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-USB-Bootable and then I was able to book to the USB, and format the HD from the USB drive. Then I was able to do the install just fine. But I didn't want to keep linux on ...


0

Using XP any longer is a bad idea. If you don’t want to manipulate your Setup CD (to include AHCI drivers), you need to set your BIOS’ IDE configuration to “Legacy” (which means “basic IDE”). The error message indicates the Windows 7 Boot Manager is still there. Remove all partitions from your hard disk, especially the 100 MB partition. Afterwards, ...


1

If you changed any settings in the BIOS before installing Linux, you need to exactly reverse those settings before installing Windows. If this is a drive issue, then you should remove all partitions on drive 0 (first hard disk) and choose to install windows into the unpartitioned space. XP should install fine on either IDE, or SATA. Without knowing the ...


0

Generally not unless your motherboard/system manufacturer has supplied such software for that purpose. Some do, some don't. In most cases, adjusting BIOS settings requires that you be at the computer itself. You can try googling for such software, and hope for the best. other than that, I'd say you're out of luck.


0

If you have another computer that has access to the internet, and is working normally, grab a thumb drive (USB flash drive) go to http://download.windows.com and manually download the offline (standalone) installers for SP1 (if it's not already there), SP2, SP3, and IE8 for windows XP. save them to the thumb drive, then install them on the XP computer in the ...


0

Gateways can indeed be tied to specific NICs. I can setup two separate networks in my home, and have one computer attached to both of them (like the asker's situation) if I manually set the network configuration, each NIC has to have a default gateway specific to the network that NIC is attached to. So for example: Network 1: 192.168.0.x Default gateway ...


0

the blue screen is caused, because you're taking a windows drive, and putting it into a completely different PC to use. This is generally not recommended. It's better to completely reinstall windows. This should remove the blue screen. This will allow you to login properly, and if your windows install is not tied to an OEM (OEM install means it was ...


0

the disk that you are removing very likely has Windows installed on it, or has the boot loader on it that windows requires in order to start. typically HDD0 is the primary boot device, and HDD1 is the next drive. When you install windows, it automatically puts it's boot loader on drive 0, even if drive 0 is not the selected boot device. If you're removing ...


0

When you install Windows 7, do not install it into the Windows directory. Install it into a different directory. Doing this will preserve your Windows XP installation, and add a option to choose your OS at boot time. When you install into the same directory, windows does an upgrade instead of a separate install. Please note that doing this will consume the ...


0

Python version of the script. Tested on Windows Vista + Git SSH tools. From here. #!/usr/bin/env python """\ ssh agent wrapper to detect or run agent, set environment and either show it or execute specified command in this environment. usage: ssh-agent.py ssh-agent.py <command> examples: ssh-agent.py ssh-add ssh-agent.py ssh -A ...


1

System->Administration->Disk Utility Click on the hard drive name under "Storage Devices". Highlight the partition you want to mount under "Volumes". Click "Mount Volume" Now you will see the partition in the file browser (Nautilus).


0

Change the boot order and set CD-ROM drive at the top of boot menu and then install windows


0

Attach bootable USB drive to the computer and then Go to boot menu, Under the hard drive option just bring the bootable USB or USB hard drive to the top and bring the system primary hard drive to bottom. If not getting the solution then attach the screen shots of boot menu (BIOS)


0

If you want to copy/move data from Dist1 to Dist3 then you may use disk 3 through external hard drive converter. Copy data from your desktop and My documents directly and paste them all into drive D:/


1

It's not possible to do it in 100%, but there's a hackway for doing it partially. This trick changes some registry keys to achieve it. It helped me to change computer name in network (remember to run it as admin and restart network adapters after it). It also changed the computer name in System Properties window and in some other places. If you change ...


1

Try this: 1) Navigate to the Chrome.exe(Usually in C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application). 2) Right click -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Check Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. I am not sure what is causing the problem in your computer, but this is usually caused in laptops with small screen size and high resolution (High DPI, ...


0

Software is usually not auto-contained, as it commonly needs (by system design) to write data to system's and user's paths, to registry (to register some features in current system), to temp path, etc... Some software can be made portable redirecting those data to temporary path, or inside program's path, but that widely depends on the design of the program ...


0

if you know java: here is a tool for char encoding detection ported to java: http://code.google.com/p/juniversalchardet/ edit: dunno how to get the original filename byte array :/ but once that's solved, u can feed the bytestream to the class UniversalDetector refer to link for details


0

As far as i know,it is not possible.update to 7 if you want it,or stick to xp and wmp11.


0

I liked the "whereis.bat" solution Claus suggested. I just had one problem with it on one occasion, when the file you're looking for has spaces in it. Eg: whereis.bat "my test.bat" Results in: INFO: could not find files for the given pattern(s) To solve this, I added quotation marks around %var_b% on this line within the batch-file: if exist ...


1

I had the same problem also. I had a few games for win7 and transferred therm to winxp and most games said decodepointerer error. It seems reinstalling a few games did the trick, but all other games still had the error. It seems installed service pack 1,2, or 3 onto XP will fix it, although you may then get a different .dll error. Just update your whole OS ...


1

Filename encoding is defined by filesystem. NTFS uses UTF-16. It doesn't matter, though. When you dir in command line it doesn't just copy bytes blindly. It first has to call appropriate OS function to list the directory, then print received file details to the console. When cmd calls the system function to retrieve directory listing, it already expects it ...


0

I know this is old, but I built a batch ui that does the same as above, but allows for user input and you can set shortcut file, icon and name. @echo off echo. echo "Type or drag and drop the file you would like a desktop shortcut for below." echo. set /p FileLoc=" Location of target file: " cls echo. echo "Type or drag and drop an icon for your ...


-1

While this may not be the solution you're looking for, it is a solution nonetheless: Check out this page on how to install powershell on windows XP Type your command as such: ping google.com | tee file.txt. It's worth noting that tee here is similar to *nix's tee but in the powershell world is actually an alias for Tee-Object. As such, the same command ...


1

Have you tried giving an explicit output path? ping www.google.com >C:\file.txt


0

I am rather tired atm, so double check this, but: I read this as: Network adaptor #1: Network: 10.54.88.0 till 10.54.88.255 (256 IPs) Of those 256 two are used for the network (10.54.88.0) and for broadcast (10.54.88.255) One of them use used by the default gateway (10.54.88.1) One of them is in your by your NIC (10.54.88.55). Now up to your second ...


0

You can try to reset your preferences and cache files. start menu -> VideoLAN -> reset preferences and cache files. this solved my problem.


0

Just as a suggestion, many times, even though the win xp recovery doesn't see an OS, you can try hooking it up to another computer, thru a USB adapter, and see all your files just fine. Then, you can back up what you need before reinstalling windows!


0

As the comment above says, it seemed to be tied to Chrome when I had many tabs loaded. Since I lessened the tabs and now make sure to shut Chrome down last, the problem seems to be soled. It has been at least a month or more since I had this happen.


0

I'm hoping to find a way to do this as well, in order to ensure postgreSQL has enough time to shutdown properly before it's terminated, but is not looking super hopeful at the moment. This is basically just restating others' answers, but I tried these two commands from an admin prompt on Windows 7: shutdown /s & shutdown /a shutdown /s /t 0 & ...


0

Seems FORFILES /D -1 has a bug even on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (can't make it to work - selects all files - on a system with Greek dates) You could parse the %date% as suggested in some comment above, but note that on Windows 8 for example the date is showing 3 letters with day name and a space char first, then the classic date format. Also ...


1

Don't worry about it, it's a small 'undesirable feature' with empty files but it will actually work as you want. If you open a blank text document then, as you say, it will show Encode - Encode in ANSI but if you add some text (even just a single character), save it, then re-open the text file it will correctly show Encode - Encode in UTF-8 without BOM. ...


3

Grep is probably working right. Your command is what's off. I answered something similar before here, regarding chown on UNIX, with a UNIX shell. Some of the explanation may be useful. If you want to check using the recursive flag, you want to pass a directory: grep -r fred . This will find fred in any files rooted at ., named *.txt or not. If you ...



Top 50 recent answers are included