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Can I get three cheap Windows XP copies and just upgrade them for free? As already noted elsewhere: no. Windows XP doesn't qualify for the upgrade. Or is the upgrade restricted for copies that are sold before a special date? This isn't true at all. The famous free upgrade is restricted for copies of the Windows 10 upgrade that are INSTALLED before ...


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The display was not set to its native resolution. It was actually 1360x768 and not 1280x768. I checked under 'system' for the specs and it told me what the display resolution was set to, not what it was natively. I finally discovered the native resolution not by looking up the hardware details (as I probably should have) but by poking about in the graphics ...


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Okay, so I had to do some digging but the answer may be to simply change the applicable registry keys in Windows with the appropriate values to disable this functionality. You'll unfortunately have to do some reading and testing to confirm what values, etc. apply in your case for what you need to disable this functionality on but this should work. I tried ...


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Your left and right channel were probably in phase. If a voice (or any sound) is panned dead center, the sound of left and right cancel each other out


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Try a version built without Cygwin from the download page. I was having the same problem and with version 2.0.8 (12 jan 2015 Windows 32 bits) worked


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Disable Autoplay on Windows XP Home Edition Here's a method that should work just fine with Windows XP Home Edition. I replaced the invalid download URL with the FileHippo valid download URL for TweakUI in the quoted text below so while that article gives the incorrect URL, this one has the latest version available for download. Windows XP Home Edition ...


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Christian's instructions are very helpful, but there is a minor glitch in the "brand string" bash script. The order must be: registers=(eax ebx ecx edx) otherwise the string will be all messed up.


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Mary Mary quite contrary You state "we have to save money where we can"... ...and "We have a little office for our local sportsclub"... ... well remain with Linux! :-) This is probably an answer that you would not like to read. In your specific case migrating to windows it is NOT THE RIGHT SOLUTION. It is not a religious choice it is a specific one. ...


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The free upgrade for Windows 10 is only available for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. But if you act quick, you can buy a license for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 and use it for the free upgrade, before July 29th. The best idea though, is to use Media Creation Tool to download and burn an ISO of Windows 10, and use your Windows 7 license keys to do a fresh install of Win 10. ...


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You can't upgrade Windows XP (or Vista) to Windows 10 for free. You'd need to buy Windows 7, install all of the service packs then upgrade to Windows 10. The difference in price between Windows 7 and Windows 10 seems minimal so probably isn't worth the effort.


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So I was fortunate enough to have a work computer that was configured to play the video properly and after scrolling through countless settings.... Tools > Preferences > Show settings - select the All radial (bottom left corner) Click the Video option (in the left column) and select the "Embedded Video" check box.


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5.Can ping www.google.com, but cannot browse to www.google.com Are you able to connect to any other web sites? Normally, it suggests that there is something blocking the TCP 80 or TCP 443 connections. First, please try to turn off the firewall on the host. If it doesn't work, you may need to perform a network capture on the host to check if the host ...


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To maximize contiguous free space on a hard drive or thumbdrive, I've found this method quick and sure: Naturally, backup the system; irresponsible not to recommend this Download and run MiniTool Partition Wizard (free) Launch MiniTool, select the partition you'd like optimized Select Move/Resize Uncheck ""Using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode" Size-down to ...


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I uploaded screenshots, but from other computers they look normal!!! If you took a screenshot from the system causing you issues and they look normal elsewhere, the only answer to this issue can really be that the display—whether it’s a CRT or LCD display—has issues. Whether this “issue” is solvable by adjusting physical controls on the display or now is ...


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Speaking as someone who used puppy Linux to get files off of a PC, it is a lot easier than it looks at first (you basically burn a file to a CD, Google is your friend). The harder part is making sure you wipe everything off the computer, but you don't wipe XP system files so you can reboot XP. As ChrisInEdmonton said, Windows XP and web browsing are not a ...


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You would see a blank screen, instead of the windows logo startup. It just makes startup slightly faster. But, don't do it! if you schedule a disk scan (chkdsk) you won't be able to see what is going on. Instead, it will seem like your computer has frozen on a blank screen.


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It does flash the lights 3,4, while starting This indicates a memory failure: Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module (see "Memory"), and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional ...


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There will be little to no measurable difference for pure computational tasks, or the differences will be masked by other things such as disk access or other OS features taking precedence. There's a nice set of benchmarks at TuxRadar: Benchmarked: Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7 For the first few graphs the benchmarks are meaningless and a bit pointless, the ...


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Yes, Linux is almost always faster on same hardware. Check out this link for Mathematica performance benchmarks on different machines and operating systems.


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There's a light weight software called "Easy Symbolic Link" that makes them easy to create with a right click. Try it here: https://blog.afach.de/?page_id=589


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CChriss is right, but the answrr is rather brief and I do not want to edit his post too much. Soo.... In order to use a network you need to load the driver for the network card and the relevant protocol to use it. (e.g. TCP/IP). These days those are shipped with Windows. No need to actually download anything but the NICs drivers. For bluetooth this is ...


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It might be possible, read on. Unfortunately, files deleted over a Windows network cannot be undeleted through Windows, as they do not go into the Recycle Bin. Typically (there are always exceptions, but no need to get into that for this discussion), when you delete a file locally on a Windows OS, the files get moved to the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin ...


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If you have access to the XP machine, AND you haven't created any new files or made any really big changes to the files, then it's possible. First, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING on that machine. Then you'll need to download an undelete program on a DIFFERENT machine and save it to a USB drive or burn it to a disk. I used to use this program when trying to ...


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Deleting files from remote directories deletes the files permanently so you would require a backup of the deleted files and restore them from the backup.


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If you can't find them, you'll just have to back them up or copy them to some sort of external drive. I would reccomend downloading an antivirus free trial to scan everything so you know the backup won't have any viruses on it. Also, I'm not sure if a reformat is what you need. Hardrive format doesn't affect speed much at all, if you have a PC or any tech ...


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I got lucky while re-installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 from a bootable Windows XP SP3 System Re-Install DVD by selecting a user name other than "Administrator" during the re-install. I did select 'Leave current file system intact' when prompted to make a choice. My original XP installation had only one account: Administrator. Had I again specified a user ...


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make sure your pc has no cooling problem and then, reset bios settings boot in safe mode disable network controllers reboot install safe-older network drivers


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You'll need to diagnose this by running AutoRuns from SysInternals. It will show you what programs auto-start on Windows start-up. By examining each of these files, and unchecking those that are unessential to ensure they aren't contributing to the slow login, you should be able to identify the culprit(s) and either remove them, reconfigure them, or update ...


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From bitter experience, I understand that Dell laptops use a custom build image, which pulls the key from the BIOS (or somewhere else hard-coded). I think your only option is to aquire a Dell XP Pro installation CD...


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I think it can be achieved only by custom script/tool. There is similar question for Windows 7 currently also without an answer. Personally from what I see I doubt that setting view for subfolders was made possible in Windows. Maybe if you have programming skills, you can analyze (using ProcessMonitor) which Registry key is set when you change settings ...


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If you are a Mac user (or even if you're not), it's possible you think you want to swap Control and Alt, but perhaps all you actually require is swapping Alt-A through Alt-Z and a few extra keys (Arrows, [ and ]). Try this, for testing purposes I only have it active in Chrome. #IfWinActive ahk_exe chrome.exe ![::Send !{Left} !]::Send !{Right} !a::Send ^a ...


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You can checkout dbitail. A Java tool I created, able to read local and distant log files using SSH. It is fairly simple to use. Some more explanations: https://github.com/pschweitz/DBITail/wiki Just download version corresponding to your operating system, of native jar release executable within your Java Runtime (requires java 8_40 or higher): https://...


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I completely understand the utility of linking to links, and I have been searching for an easy solution as well. The best one I've come up with is to simply use Hardlinks, which point to the shortcut.lnk file. I've tested symbolic links (junctions are just for folders, not files, so they weren't tested) and these do NOT work (they are basically broken files ...


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As the X200 was released in 2004 it would be a safe bet that your motherboard is BIOS rather than UEFI based. Windows cannot boot from a GPT partitioned disk under a BIOS system, which means you are limited to less than 2TB for your boot disk. I'm not sure if there are other limits at play, but for a single disk system this limit means that anything above ...


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You can use Network Traffic View from Nirsoft You can customise the units from Options → Speed Unit → kB/s, KiB/s, MB/s etc... Similarly you can customise columns as well. Rate shows under Maximum Data Speed and Process Name shows under Process Filename Not affiliated :( : There must be other tools capable of doing this but recomending *...


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This seemed to work for me, and so may be the answer `lodctr /r' as mentioned here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17980178/cannot-load-counter-name-data-because-an-invalid-index-exception I then tried running a program that creates a category and a counter and increments the counter, running that program as administrator, and then I started perfmon ...



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