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Wi-Fi / Ethernet Connection issues Windows 11 --->Windows XP AND Windows XP --->Wi-Fi Modem

So I recently got an old laptop (Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427) back up and running again with Windows XP Home Edition. I then tried to connect to my Wi-Fi network but it does not display any network ...
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Control Offline Windows XP Machine Through Steam Link

I have a windows xp retro game machine that is permanently disconnected from the internet. I am hoping to use this computer remotely through a Logitech G Cloud Handheld. Right now my current theory is ...
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Pentium 3 freezes on XP. (SSE2)

On my old work PC I often encounter freezes until it is rebooted. I can work all day but something happens and my computer stops responding (mouse freezes too). I'm aware of Pentium 3 issues with SSE2 ...
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where to obtain Windows XP-compatible Process Explorer

Where can I obtain a Windows-XP compatible Process Explorer? the current release of Process Explorer does not run on XP SP3, attempting to executing it just says "Not a valid win32 executable&...
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finding all jpgs with name date size and directory

Windows 10 or XP I need to find all jpg files in an external hard drive: they are in different directories. That output would be added to an ascii file alljpg.txt Name date size directory dsc002245....
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On VirtualBox, how to to access the host CD drive from the virtual machine?

In VirtualBox (6.1) on macOS (10.12), I have Windows XP as a guest OS. I can't find how to access the physical CD drive from the guest OS. I've found on the web that in the storage settings of the ...
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Windows XP on Hyper-V Server - broke view after change resulution

I have a computer with Windows XP installed. The goal is to move this workstation to the virtual machine. I uninstalled the disk driver and used Disk2VHD. I am trying to run a virtual machine with ...
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Blue Screen when i try Install Windows XP X86 in X64 Machine

I need to install Windows XP X86 in a physical computer. How i don't have a 32bit processor computer, i try to install system in X64 machine. (i need to test a automation software that available only ...
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Compaq Presario SR1103WM POSTS, but refuses to boot any OS off any medium, no matter what

I've tried booting off anything and everything, CD, USB, HDD (Windows 98 SE Bootdisk off CD (only one that worked), GParted Live 1.4.0 off CD/USB, Windows XP Home/Pro off HDD), and I haven't got a ...
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Using START with a program name with spaces in a batch file [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a batch file in a Windows XP virtual machine to run two programs at once. Specifically an old game and the on-screen keyboard (because I can't use a keyboard remotely while ...
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I'm Using disk2vhd and virtualbox. How do I disable Windows XP IDE checks so that it starts up without an IDE related BSOD?

I am setting up a virtual machine to host a Windows XP environment with specific legacy software to replace a customer's broken Dell MTC2 desktop. I used Disk2vhd to generate a VHD from the customer's ...
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Why is the boot partition missing for Windows XP installation?

I am moving a drive from a customer's old computer to his new one. He wants to be able to boot the new computer using the old drive because there is a legacy program installed which is not compatible ...
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How to make an exe from Windows XP, Access 2000 run on Windows 10?

I have an exe from my college days, created on windows xp, and it used an access database of unknown version of that time. I tried opening it in my current PC, which is Windows 10, with Office 2019. ...
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How to initialize a bootable disk and keep it bootable?

I have a bootable hard disk from a dead Windows XP computer. I want to see what is in it and if I should get a replacement mother board for it. I hooked it up as a USB disk but it disk doesn't show up ...
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Recovering a Windows XP system gives error 0x0000007b in the BSOD

So... I have a bit of a problem. An old computer from a client with a Windows XP broke down (PSU or Mother Board) and there is a newer machine where that system can work. However, I cannot access the ...
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Custom Windows right-click command doesn't execute batch file as expected

I'm trying to create a custom right-click command which will move a file to a folder. I have a batch file called C:MyMove.bat with the following code: @echo off cls move %1 "C:/My folder/" ...
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How can i install .net 3.5 without internet on xp

So i have an old windows xp pc im trying to install OEM brander it needs .net 3.5 and it says re-establishing connection with server 1 out of 5, 2 out of 5 exc. see image How do i install it?
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Migrate a digital ID from Windows XP

Our company has been issued circa 2012-2014 some confidential PDF documents that are locked with a "digital ID" (also called certificates, perhaps improperly). AFAIK only Adobe software ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar work like Windows XP allowing programs to be on top of it (not autohide)

Apologies in advance for the wordiness, but over the decades I have found that specificity generates more useful responses with other questions like this. :) I have a setup with Windows10 Home v1511 (...
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How do I convert a WinXPx32 VHD Gen 1 VM image from a guest image to a normal host installation?

How do I convert a WinXPx32 VHD Gen 1 VM image from a guest image to a normal host installation? I want to take a virtual WinXPx32 and convert it into the Windows that boots when I turn the physical ...
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Virtual Machine compatibility

when choosing the host machine hardware for very old virtual machines, how much additional risk is there when using modern hardware? I have a Windows XP virtual machine VHD Gen 1 with a program that I ...
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Is it wise/possible to Extend C: on a Single 1TB Partitioned Drive?

I have a production computer at work that is running 2x 1TB Drives in RAID1 The person who partitioned the drive did so very horribly. The computer is running Windows XP C: 40GB D: 850GB There is no ...
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Windows XP: Difficulty setting static IP address on a private computer (No internet required)

I am trying to set static IP addresses for an Intel 82567lm-3 and Intel 82574L on a single Network interface card (dual port). I am NOT trying to gain access to the internet, it is intentionally ...
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how to run Flash Player on Windows XP? [duplicate]

how can i run Adobe Flash on Windows XP? my XP has been hit by the Adobe Flash Time Bomb and only get the "adobe flash is EOL" error, instead of running flash, i tried KuromeSan/FlashPatcher ...
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Windows fail to boot

When I switch on my PC (no matter I chose normal start, safe mode or using last successful login setting), the Windows loading screen appeared and then after a few seconds the PC switches off (hence, ...
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my windows XP isn't starting on VirtualBox

It just says this every time: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows XP. Not in a hypervisor partition (HVP=0) (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE). VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU ...
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Can't use Smb2 on Windows XP

I have a Windows XP machine which I need to read files from using Samba. I'm developing a service that uses the EzSmb Nuget. The read process from the Windows XP Samba share folder should be following:...
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I need to register software I own that is no longer supported [closed]

I have some Cad/Cam software that I have been using for 20 years or so. I need to put in on another computer because the computer it is installed in now is old and having problems. I cannot just put ...
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Windows XP recovery console crashes

A computer on our CNC machines has Windows XP, and it gave the classic: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM is missing or corrupt So I took the install disk (Windows XP Professional), put it into the CD-...
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Is it legally to clone HDD for deployment of massive OEM Windows XP PC? [closed]

Currently I have a small project that need to reinstall multiple old PCs. I found that the the installation process of Windows is a bit slow. The old PCs use HDD and I have to use CD/DVD method to ...
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How do I inject registry with nLite before the setup finishes the installation?

I'm trying to inject a key into the Windows XP's registry using nLite. I want it injected before the second stage setup (before it enters the graphical setup). I tried using addons but I discovered ...
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How do I decrypt my files from WannaCry?

So you see, my files got encrypted by WannaCry while I was testing it on VM. I accidentally left a shared folder on (which means so much to me) and it got encrypted. Please help! I was using a Windows ...
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Routinely Back Up Single Windows XP Folder to Network Drive

The company I'm at is using a piece of hardware running with a Windows XP program called OldXpProg. Looks to me like the program has hard-coded C:\OldXpProg... callouts throughout it (installs outside ...
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Installing a version of Windows with a manufacture tie in, on a VM?

I need to install Windows XP on a VM (Parallels) in order to run a very specific piece of old software. Im very conscious that i dont want to get an installer from anywhere as it could very easily ...
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15 year old software wont run on my new W10 machine, because "operating system is not adequate"

Ive got a c. 15 year old .exe programme. Ive tried to run it on my new w10 laptop (purchased from Dell in 2020) which has a 1 GHZ i5 CPU in it. This new laptop seems to run all my other programmes ...
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How to fix numeric keypad ignored even when numlock is on Windows XP running inside VMWare Player?

We have a legacy app that cannot be installed anywhere else other than Windows XP. Users launch that VM on their workstations to use the app. This solution is currently being used on many computers, ...
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Run blocked application in Windows XP

I have an old Windows XP system running inside a VirtualBox because I have some very old programs which run only in Win XP. Now I changed my printer and wanted to install the new printer (HP Envy 6000,...
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How do I boot windows XP in virtual box into repair mode?

As the question states, I am attempting to boot Windows XP into repair mode using virtual box, I've seen the repair mode option in newer Windows versions but all I could manage in XP is booting in ...
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Why can't Windows XP setup load my F6 SATA drivers from a floppy?

I'm installing Windows XP onto a SATA drive connected to a SiI3112 PCI-to-SATA controller. For setup to see the drive I need to install the drivers for this device from the F6 menu as it starts up. I ...
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Multiple 10+ Year Old Dell Desktop Computers Dying Before My Eyes - What's Going On / How to Retrieve Data?

I have more than a half dozen Dell desktops that are coming out of storage to restore the data on them. They each work just briefly (minutes), then seem to die entirely. What is causing this? Most ...
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Would Windows XP ever natively, without any third party programs,have a scratching/card shuffling noise that plays fairly randomly in the background?

Would Windows XP ever have a scratching/card shuffling noise that plays fairly randomly in the background? And that's Windows XP doing so natively, so, even without any third party programs installed. ...
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Extract pilot from windows XP and copy it to windows 10

I have an advantech PCI1762S card on a windows XP computer and I'm actually trying to migrate to a windows 10 computer. I need a specific driver version for the PCI1762S that is not available on ...
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Install Windows 10 and Windows XP on the same machine, but two separate hard drive

Hi I'm try installing Windows 10 and Windows 10 on a one PC, but two separate discs. One hdd (XP) and ssd (10). Hardware for Windows 10 and Windows XP both comabibility. Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro ...
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what kind of cable do I use for this port [closed]

Can you tell me what kind of port the larger circular port is as seen on this picture?
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Fix WebGL on Windows XP and Firefox

Can you fix Windows XP to use WebGL? The photo editing sites on the browser no longer work (ipiccy-pixlr), for a few months before everything ok Can you fix it by changing something in Firefox for ...
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I can't install Windows XP on my Dell laptop

I can't find windows xp achi drivers for Dell Inspiron 11 3180. I have tried searching for the drivers but I can't find it.
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Scrap files in Windows 10?

In Windows XP there was a feature where you could paste anything from the clipboard (text or image (not image files, but actual image content, e.g. a copied selection from mspaint)) directly into a ...
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Boot another "physical" OS (e.g. Windows XP) *in a window* from within Windows 10

I just installed Windows XP on my internal SSD #4, in addition to Windows 10 on SSD #1. XP runs very well like that. Is there any way to boot into this Windows XP installation in a window in Windows ...
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How to use SATA disk and IDE disk in one PC?

I have a PC with two disks. The 1st disk is SATA (160 GB) with Windows XP on it. The 2nd disk is IDE (80 GB) with data on it. When I turn on the PC, Windows XP starts but I can only see the 1st disk ...
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Can I install winXP with an virtual disk image?

This is what I'm trying to accomplish: Install winXP onto a virtualbox machine. I will then obtain a copy of winXP virtual disk file, could be vdi or some other format. Map the vdi into a physical ...

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