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By "Virtual optical disk file" it means an .iso image – a complete copy of a CD's or DVD's contents. (That is, not just the files, but also the complete structure.) In other words, you created a blank VM, and now it's asking you to insert an installation disc so that you could install Windows (or Linux, or…) on it. If you have an actual CD with Windows on ...


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After several tries I found the answer: I have allocated about 800 Mb to VM and it works well now.


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I'm using NetBalancer: https://netbalancer.com/ . There's a trial period, but when it expires it still works, just in a reduced capacity. I'm out of the trial, and I can see what every single process is using for bandwidth, as well as overall system bandwidth, and a graph at the bottom. I am, however, on windows 7. I don't know if it will run on XP. ...


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Try allocating 512Mb to VM and close all possible another applications.


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Check HDD mode in BIOS Setup, it must be IDE/Legacy. After first reboot set HDD as first boot device.


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Disable fast user switching(control panel -> user accounts, you must be administrator to do this) and use "user" input box on classic login screen to see what key is stuck.


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Read this page to see how to do it in Windows 7, 8, Vista & XP: Clear Recent Documents Windows XP & Vista First, right-click on the Start Button and choose Properties: You’ll now be in the Start Menu and Taskbar properties dialog box. You should already be on the Start Menu tab. Go ahead and click on the Customize button. At the ...


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Six years later... This can be caused by overheating. Laptops tend to collect dust over time, which clogs their airways, their tiny fan, and the fins of the CPU heat sink. Also, The heat-conducting paste between the CPU and its heat sink tends to deteriorate over time, (especially if the CPU is subjected to extreme heat a few times,) and the result is, ...


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I use a Steelseries Rival optical mouse, you can go on their website and download an engine that let's you increase the sensitivity beyond 'control panel' as well as make some other adjustments, etc. My suggestion would be to look up the model of your mouse and search for software that can add to or over ride control panel limits.


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How do I pick a random name from a file? Below are two solutions using Powershell and a Batch File Notes: Names are in a data file called names.txt Random names for testing were generated using Generate a List of Random Names. Powershell solution Get-Content names.txt | Get-Random Batch file solution @echo off setlocal setlocal ...


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When having the same problem, I use 2 programs. The first one is Soundflower. You can do some routing with that, but it's not as practically as one would like. The important thing is that it creates a virtual input and output interface. So you can direct the output of your system to this virtual inout and then reroute it back to your interface. In order to ...


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I know this topic is old but I wanted to provide the simple solution that worked for me. I first copied the .ico file to my C: drive. Then I created the shortcut on my desktop and set the icon to the ico file on my C: drive. I then copied both the .ico and shortcut to a network share that my users have access to. Once there I wrote the following batch ...


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since the Guest Additions are known for "better performance and usability" i advise you to start your machine in the safe mode and install it inside the guest. according to the manual the Guest Additions offer: Mouse pointer integration Shared folders Better video support Seamless windows Generic host/guest communication channels Time synchronization ...


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So if I understand correctly: you had windows XP machine which broke down, so you pulled HDD and put it into new machine? If yes, it won't work. XP does hash check on hardware each time it boots to prevent unlicensed use of a system. I am surprised you can even boot this new setup at all. Are you sure the XP machine is up and running? If somehow yes, then ...


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Yes you can install a 32 bit OS as a virtual machine. Please note however, that most VM applications do not support graphical cards, and as such you have no GPU in your VM. If it's a really old application, you might want to try installing dosBox on your own system and running the application from there.


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I had developed same problem and none of the above solutions worked for me. Finally, I resolved it by a simple process. By pressing mouse wheel a navigation button will appear. Scroll up/ down and again press the wheel. Now the sheet will be scrollable with the mouse wheel. This applies to IE as well


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I am working as system admin.In my concern windows XP have a user limit that is at a time 10 software can share .for example in windows xp system we are installed tally erp 9 .15 users using this software at a time the 11 the one take tally any other connections will exit... Installing windows 7 then we can get 20 users to connect


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I recently had problems installing Yahoo Messenger. I kept getting an error message basically saying that my firewall was preventing the installation. My windows firewall was 'turned off' as I normally use Zone Alarm. I turned off Zone Alarm as suggested by someone on YouTube...to no avail. I finally solved this problem by Reactivating Windows Firewall ...


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According to the dd for Windows site, to get the entire disk you need to use Parition0, so with the information you've given, you could do the following: dd if=\\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition0 of=x:\hdd2_mbr_bottom_xp1.dd bs=512 count=1 bs=512 is the block size you want to specify and count=1 says to only read/write once .. so you'll get an image of the ...


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It came from a MicroSoft NET version update. I recently had a similar experience. I was baffled as well. (XP Pro SP3) FWIW I also received a M$ Update in the meantime which had nothing to do with NET. I went to Add/Remove and repaired NET v3.5, though I also had v4 installed. The odd folder disappeared and the s/w that needed it, which prompted the NET ...


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Ok...I found my own issue with problematic pages needing a reload each time...started with the cables on our really old router. Three (3) cables/wire connections were loose. I made sure they had good connection by pushing and twisting the cable and other connections. No more problem.


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This was a big problem back in my Wells Fargo Help Desk days. You're able to define the format in which you write emails. Emails you compose, Forward, Reply, etc. They can all be defined differently. It sounds like the original email you received was in a rich text format, and your "Forwarding" format for your emails are set to plain / standard text. It's a ...


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Seems that what I have added in later edit holds. See the LE again below Booting the Win8 boot menu entry would start either WinXP or Win8 randomly Actually, it might not be the case. Win 8 has this feature of "Starting earlier Windows version" which did boot Win XP OK prior to having had the MBR rewritten with Grub2. Afterwards, instead of ...


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Yes, XP (and practically any OS) can be installed on an SSD. It's just not SSD aware (since it predates their mainstream existence) so it will not support TRIM, which can lead to more writes to the flash, lower write speeds, and decreased drive life. Additionally XP will do things like try to defrag it like it's a normal drive, and during partitioning ...


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You just have to delete the folder ".nbi" and try to uninstall or install it again. This folder could be encountered in "C:\Users\{USER}"


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The reason for this is because you have an upgrade disc, not an installer disc. Upgrade discs must first verify that a previous installation of Windows exists first before it will start the installer. If you don't have windows previously installed, which is the case when building a new VM, then you may be able to by pass this but inserting an ISO of Windows ...


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There is no upgrade advisor for Windows XP, as there is no upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 10. See e.g. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b?auth=1 when mentions that a prerequisite for the upgrade app is 'at least Windows 7 SP1 or ...


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I just found a solution which worked just fine for me: I connected to each network using the Intel Wifi Connection Utility's Manage Profile dialog - while my computer tried to connect to the network I ran "netsh wlan export profile key=clear" from the command prompt which created a file with the password for the wifi...


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This is very possibly a dns issue? Torrent will be connected already so wont' be bothered by dns not working, but every request to connect to a website or ping a name eg ping google.comrequires a dns lookup. Try changing your DNS servers your machine uses in the properties of your network card. Details in link below. ...


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In uTorrent, press CTRL+P to open the Preferences dialog. Click on Bandwidth on the left sidebar. You should see three input boxes under Number of Connections. Try to halve the value in each. You may have to experiment with the values to strike the right balance. Also, it is advisable to limit the number of running torrents to keep uTorrent from saturating ...


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You can write an INF file, like my hivefix. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/84600-hivefixinf/ This is pretty good at fixing windows 2000/xp. I've used it many a time.


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as mentioned in comments, Windows XP is not supported anymore! but you could use: sysprep tool or make an answer file or if a windows server is available to you, you could use [WDS] role to install windows through network (some things are needed, if you wanted to use this solution, search for prerequisites)


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The following registry setting would help in achieving it : Use regedit to go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Double-click on ForegroundLockTimeout and set its value in hexadecimal to 30d40. Press OK and exit regedit. Reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.


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Uninstall all suspicious apps using control panel. Go to Firefox - tools - addons and uninstall all suspicious addons or extensions. If the extension comes back after restart, you'll need to delete the malware from all those folders other commenters mention.


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He is talking crap. Windows XP has not expired - its simply no longer supported (for most people). Even if it had "expired", the PC would still start, the OS might not load and might throw an error though. There are plenty of systems in the world still running XP. (about 10% as at end of June 2015 according to this link) - only slightly less then ...


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You could try to run the integrated windows disk checking tool by opening the command prompt and entering "chkdsk /f /r". Press Y when prompted, reboot your computer, and wait for the disk check to complete during the bootup. When it boots up, open command prompt again and enter just "chkdsk". When the quick check finishes, you should see in the report if ...


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Many external drives can use cheap translation tricks to have less percieved sectors as larger sectors, then it works. (no 32bit big number problem). "When the drive is inside the enclosure, it becomes a "USB mass storage device" and the firmware on the USB-SATA bridge board then presents a sector size of 4096 bytes to the host" And other methods like ...


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If it's 64-bit XP there shouldn't be a problem. But if you're running 32-bit XP, there's a limit of 2048 GB (2TB) that it will access. You can try ASR3TB+Unlocker but, I don't know if it will work on a USB connected drive. Also, Windows will reserve some of the space. So instead of 4TB you may end up with about 3.5TB


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Flamory offers distraction-free bookmarking. With a single hotkey press, it saves selection, screenshot, and position within the document. I used OneNote for a long time, but for me, the hardest part was to find the needed bookmark, after I've made hundreds of them. With Flamory things got better, because I can quickly scroll through visual thumbnails and ...


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You need to use Hirens Boot in order to solve this. Here's the step to in USB: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (USB Pen Drive). Or you can use this Tool Hiren's CD 2 Bootable USB Installer


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I have had similar issues and recovered a large part of a damaged hard drive using testdisk. Basically, this involves (assuming repairing a windows formatted partition): Boot into Linux, and clone the damaged partition or the entire disk into a big file on another healthy hard drive. e.g. dd if=/dev/sda6 bs=1k conv=sync,noerror | gzip -c | dd ...


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If the drive is only 3 years old, there is likely a 50/50 chance it could be the hard drive itself OR the SATA controller. 3-5 years is not an unreasonable range for failure, but 3 years is still on the low-end in most cases (even running an external HD constantly). If you are certain that BIOS settings haven't been changed (per @willywonka_dailyblah's ...


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You will have to troubleshoot the problem: The first step would be to try a different USB cable, to rule out the possibility of a bad cable. The next step would be removing the disk from the external enclosure and hooking it up directly into a PC and running a chkdsk /r on it (which sounds simpler than it might actually be).


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It seems that you're not the first one to experience issues with XP and WD hard drives: http://ccm.net/forum/affich-53951-wdelements-1tb-external-drive-issues Try disabling legacy USB support in your BIOS.


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None of the solutions above truly present an accurate description of physical memory configurations including empty slots, particularly with servers running Windows due to the lack of SPD info (which most of the reporting programs freely available rely on). The ONLY solution I have found that does not cost s-tons is Belarc Advisor. It doesn't have a nice ...


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Windows does not have a feature for "Focus follows drop", but does have a feature for "Focus Follows Mouse" : When the mouse hovers over a window, it becomes the active window as far as the keyboard is concerned and is brought to the front of all other windows. Under XP this feature is enabled using TweakUI. In newer versions of Windows, this is built-into ...


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Dual-boot Repair tool can help. One-click solution - "Automatic Repair" which places latest Windows version in control of the booting (Windows 7 in this case) and fixes Windows XP boot files if necessary.


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The accepted answer by Candreasen on May 31 '13 at 3:56 was spot on. Some additional information based on my implementation in Windows 7: Create a shortcut with the following target: C:\Windows\System32\scrnsave.scr This blanks both screens when another display is connected to the HDMI port on my laptop. This invokes the 'blank' screensaver. I think any ...


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Install Produkey and run, it will show the Product ID, which will tell you if it is OEM, Retail etc.., also shows the language (localization) code. You can also copy and paste the code below into the command prompt to show the Product ID reg query "hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion" /v ProductID Here is an example of a XP product ID, the ...


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Since the laptop has a Home Edition COA label then it came with a XP home edition, very likely it was reinstalled with (pirated?) Windows XP Pro after purchase. What's showing in the current system doesn't matter unless you have the product key for the XP Pro. If you want to use the product key on the COA, use XP Home Edition CD then. I'm not sure about the ...



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