Questions tagged [windows-xp]

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Running Windows XP rs232 software on Windows 10 PC

I have a piece of software that communicates with CNC machines using a usb to rs232 converter. The software communicates perfectly on Windows XP. I had to install the same software in compatibility ...
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Why can you draw with windows on Windows XP?

I don't really know if this is the right place to ask this, but why can you sometimes draw with windows on Windows XP, and what causes it? You know when your machine lags, and all of a sudden, when ...
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Will a SSD make a Windows xp op system on a home Computer run faster

Will a SSD make a Windows xp op system on a home Computer run faster. i use around 15 programs they are permanently installed. i will be maximizing the ram of 16gb i also have around 12 TB on 9 hard ...
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How to install win7, xp and linux triple boot on Ssd?

i would also like win7 to boot up as default from the grub menu first, and then from windows menu itself also, so that it would always come up after a reboot... and probably give win7 and xp the same ...
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Cannot update VMware Tools in Windows XP

I have a Windows XP Pro virtual machine installed in VMware player 15. I have had some trouble installing VMware tools on the XP-station. When I tried to do it manually with the latest ISO-file, I got ...
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Running VM of a physical hard drive

I have an old hard drive with Windows XP on it from very long ago. I want to get back into the OS and see it. I'm trying to get run it in a Hyper-V machine on my workstation/gaming PC (Windows 10 Pro, ...
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Moving Windows XP system to newer hardware causes crash

I am trying to move a 32-bit Windows XP Home system from an Intel D875PBZ motherboard (Pentium 4, PATA HDD) to a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 (AMD, 64-bit, quad core, PATA HDD) without losing any programs/...
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Re-installing Windows XP onto Windows 7

I have an old computer and I wanted to wipe the system clean and install Windows XP Professional onto the computer. The problem is... well, there's a lot. So first, I went into Disk Management and ...
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trying to create WinXP iso, error= txtsetup.sif missing or corrupt, status 14

I am trying to put together a custom WinXP install CD. I only edit a few files, and when I boot from it, error says txtsetup.sif missing or corrupt, status 14. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCESS A: I have an ...
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What could cause a device to lose network connectivity, but quickly disconnecting and reconnecting the network cable would restore connectivity?

I have an industrial Windows XP machine physically wired to a large multi-city network that I'm trying to keep alive. The device has an application that sends packets on port 80 to a server when a ...
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How do I get my Windows 10 laptop to trigger the critical battery notification on 3% and then hibernate immediately after?

I would like to get the alarms and triggers to act exactly the same as in Windows XP. On Windows ≥7, the battery alarms and its triggers are in default: Low battery alarm: 10%, text + sound Low ...
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Impossible to change sreen resolution on windows 7

I have recently installed windows 7 on my old pc which until lq was running windows xp sp3 everything went well except that the resolution of the screen remains blocked on 640x480 which is the ...
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Code 43 with a Flash Drive

My problem is I have a 32 GB Flash Drive (currently empty) that when inserted into a computer gives the "USB device not recognized" error. On the driver in the device manager, it gives "Windows ...
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How do low/critical battery alarms and their corresponding triggers work on Windows XP?

On my old Windows XP laptop, when I enter the control panel, click power options, and then go to the alarms tab, I can wander around the settings for the low and critical battery alarms, including ...
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Cloned Windows XP Won't Boot

Let's define the story's participants for clarity. Old HDD/C Drive: 500GB storage, thirteen years old at most. New HDD/F Drive: 1TB storage, probably a few months old. Old Windows: The Windows ...
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Is a network bridge what I need?

Despite being a programmer, networking is something I do not know much about. OK, so I have two older computers. One has Windows 7 and the other has XP. The Windows 7 system has a wireless card and ...
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How do I take onwership of my DVD (PC)

I hooked on in my old drives from an xp machine that was in storage. I don't have permission to access the xp system drive, but that is sorted out through security settings. However, my new DVD drive ...
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Windows XP AHCI

Is there Windows 7/Vista's MSAHCI.SYS driver ported for Windows XP because I don't know what AHCI driver is needed for my PC? Please don't ask why I am using XP or upgrade my Windows version.
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How to restore second OS option on dual boot PC

Windows XP and Windows 7 were installed on a PC. There was standard option to select one to load. After an attempt to install another Windows XP on an external drive (which was done from current ...
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WindowsXP asks for activation at boot [duplicate]

I have an old (ancient) VM running WindowsXP. When I fire it up it tells me Windows is not activated. This is displayed at logon screen. I can't login without activation of Windows - it needs to be ...
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The contents of C:\Windows folder is in C:\Windows\NEW folder

There is an old working laptop running on WinXP with a very specific installed software, the installations and keys to which, of course, have fallen into oblivion. It was necessary to make a VMWare ...
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Can Windows XP supply media to Kodi?

I have a HTPC with XP (~ see below) and I just installed Kodi on a Raspberry Pi (LibreELEC). A quick try with SMB didn't work, and I thought I recalled that WannaCry caused Microsoft to disable SMB, ...
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Boot Menu for Sony VAIO PCG-505ACP Laptop

I need to access the boot menu to change the boot sequence but don't know what function key is used to do that. I have
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Login into xp machine from win 10

Ok so I got a windows xp and 10 machines connected to each other for file sharing (enabled the whole SMBv1 thing). Here is my problem, windows 10 recognize the xp machine but asks for a user name and ...
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Legacy Windows' ide0 vs ide1 for booting

I am maintaining some legacy equipment running Windows XP generation of images. Some fresh installation of XP boots from both ide0 and ide1 channels on these hardware. But the image that is preloaded ...
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Communication in Virtualbox Network across several machines

I am trying to get a local network working. I have 9 independent PCs. Four of them are virtual machines with Windows XP running on Win10 Pro hosts and the rest are normal standalone Windows XP ...
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Update for Windows XP (KB927891)

I am trying to re-install Windows XP SP3 (don't ask), and I am following the instructions from: https://superuser.com/a/696262/106444 However I am stuck on item (3): Update for Windows XP (KB927891)...
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Can I link a PC to two separate networks and transfer files between them?

I have a PC running Windows XP, that is connected to a specific network with a CNC machine. The CNC is connected to the router. My main PC is running Windows 10 and is also connected to the same ...
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Is there any way to scan Windows XP folders for viruses from Windows 10

We know that Windows XP is passed away long time before. But still I like to use ( or I have no other way because some old software work only on XP). Most of the anti-virus and malware protection ...
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Program with Internet Explorer 7 dependency on Windows 10

I need to execute a very old program (that parses HTML files) that seems dependent on Internet Explorer 7 components being installed: if I run the program on a Windows XP machine that has IE7, it ...
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I want to switch off the internet for my LAN connection but i want my network drives to work?

Is there any possibility that i can turn off my internet from my LAN connection but i want my central network drives to work? My systems are running on Win XP and Win 7. Thank you
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VirtualBox not working on windows 10 [duplicate]

i have a problem to make virtualbox work properly. It shows me an error which i tried to fix by disabling: -Hyper-V -Virtual Machine Platform -Windows Hypervisor platform -Container I have no clue ...
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No sound from laptop speakers unless i connect a Bluetooth device

i think i have strange situation. i believe that some driver have gone crazy :) the thing is that i don't have sound coming from laptop speakers and the 3.5mm jack for headphones also doesn't work. ...
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Windows 7 End of Support - How to get OLD updates / patches thereafter?

Today is the End of Life for Windows 7. Of course MS will not release new updates or patches for Windows 7 anymore. If I install a new PC by a Windows 7 disc from scratch, I would expect I will not ...
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Detailed grouping by date windows explorer

Now, Windows 10 (and maybe Winodws 8) is showing "A long time ago" instead of "Last Year"... like it was in Windows XP. I also think there was also "Two Years ago", and only then if there is old ...
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Boot Linux Mint 19.3 with WinXP boot manager

I use WinXP installed on a SATA HD and wanted to try Linux Mint 19.3 to see whether I like it. I created two partitions on a separate old IDE HD of the same PC, first partition (41 GB) for Linux, ...
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USB devices and WIN XP

Yes, i know. XP!!! But this is a legacy machine with software compatible with XP only. Anyhow, this machine will not recognize or display, ANY usb device connected to it. Either on "my computer" or ...
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XP taskbar not horizontal far right

XP taskbar far right icons line up vertically. How do I get them to be horizontal? Anyone with any suggestions would be a help
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Getting error “f:\ is not accessible, the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error” when connecting old hard drive to xp machine [duplicate]

Background: we had an old pc that was connected to some old label printers but that pc does not boot up anymore. That pc was 32bit windows xp and the software for label printer only works on 32bit ...
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Windows XP in Hyper-V (Host Win 10) No Mouse

I created a new Windows XP VM in Hyper-V running on a Windows 10 host. I'm getting the "Mouse input not captured" message. I don't have "Insert Integration Services Disk" in the Action menu. Under the ...
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Is it possible to save my Windows XP C disk as an ISO and install it on VirtualBox?

I'm trying to save all my C disk from my old Windows XP computer. I would like to be able to have all my configuration saved in order to deploy it on VitualBox in case the computer dies. I've tried ...
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Old versions Internet Explorer [closed]

Does anyone know an archive of older Internet Explorer versions? I need to update a Windows XP machine and IE6 crashes on Windows Update, so I'd like to try installing IE7 or IE8. I've only found ...
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How do I activate WindowsXP now that support has ended?

What Options are there to activate Windows XP nowadays? The "regular" methods provided with XP (phone and online) don't work anymore. The phone number is not valid for activation anymore (I tried the ...
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Run Hyper-V with guest Window XP sp3 appears possible but could not find any way to activate integration

I have been successful in running XP sp3 into hyper-V on windows10 (1903). I have an old *.vhd managed previously (since 2011) on win7 pro with virtualPC. The win7 computer has crashed and must, ...
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How to programatically control a modem?

Currently, there are around 20-30 computers into which I dial on a regular basis. I am currently using HyperTerminal on Windows XP SP3 to do this. Once my computer connects to the other computer, I ...
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Virtualbox guest(winXP32bit) registry value reset on every boot

I have software installed on my guest system which won't run when it detects it is running on virtual os. I need to change the following registry entries in the guest. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/HARDWARE/...
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Sony Vaio X505 restoring to factory settings

I would like to reset X505 to factory setting/reinstall Windows XP but don’t know how. I have Vaio recovery disc for this model, but when hooked up thru external dvd drive it does nothing. It allow ...
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Why I get this error: No DLLs were found in the Waterfall procedure

We have an Olympus microscope with a camera, which comes with software. We have normally installed the program from Olympus on Windows XP SP3 without any problems. After that when we want to open the ...
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Installing Windows XP Over Ubuntu

I have a mini laptop thing with the brand PlaidMate by DakTech that was given to my 6 year old daughter for her 6th birthday. Her grandpa installed Ubuntu or Linux and when it boots up I get the GNU ...
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WHY in XP is it NOT POSSIBLE to set the Folder Options view for ALL folders [closed]

There are NO answers because of the impossibility. The bags business is useless, NO magic codes for any view. Folder Options useless because (1) whatever you do does not stick, and (2) your thousand ...

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