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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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Bootable Windows 98 and Windows XP USB Drives Not Working

Around New Years, my family and I play computer games (on New Years eve, we do it all night). Newer computer games you can get from an online game store (which is very convenient), but we have a few ...
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Can not login into Telegram for Desktop on Windows XP

on an old pc, I am still using windows XP, and desktop telegram was working fine. A week ago, I removed it and re-installed it again. On the opening screen, it states something like " .. the ...
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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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How to force custom OpenGL ICD DLL file?

Setup: old motherboard with 82865 (i865G aka Intel Extreme Graphics 2). Windows 7 Ultimate x86. latest motherboard's BIOS. GPU details here Target: Enable OpenGL support. Details: I've managed to ...
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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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What is Windows Media Player 10L?

I've seen this "10L" variant patched differently in several hotfixes such as WindowsXP-SP3-WindowsMedia-KB954155-x86-ENU.exe. But I've never seen anything other than regular "Windows ...
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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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How do I get enough reputation on this website to leave a comment?

I work in IT and I can answer many of the unanswered questions that are posed here, but the website won't let me. It says I need 50 reputation points first. I don't feel like researching how to get ...
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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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ffmpeg for youtube-dl old platform

I have trouble using ffmpeg for youtube-dl. I have Windows XP 32-bit and with ffmpeg I have this error message, even with bcrypt.dll the files for the video and the audio will not combine.
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IDE harddrive Not detected

3 days ago my computer is stuck on startup "Detecting IDE drives..." and the BIOS menu is not accessible (I tried all function keys and Del on startup. When I installed the HD into another ...
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Windows XP - How to fix non-ACPI compliant BIOS

I have an HP Media Center PC m7060n running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. The machine can boot up, edit things in the BIOS setup utility, and start loading. However, it never loads the ...
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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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Is it possible by copying bootmgr and rewriting mbr to restore dual boot Win 7 over Win XP after restoring XP drive from an image?

I have installed Win 7 on a Win XP computer as second operating system. After Win 7 had been installed the partition boot record of logical drive which win XP was installed on and bootmgr file has ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Vbox?

I have configured a Windows XP VM to connect to the Internet . However, even after checking the configuration, it doesn't work on IE7. Can someone tell me why this is?
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Folders copied from Windows XP are undeletable

Background A while ago, I backed up someone's user folder on Windows XP to my hard drive (NTFS). I later deleted this folder off my hard drive, but five folders stayed behind: My Documents\Calenders ...
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UNetBootin requiring a missing dwmapi.dll?

I downloaded UNetbootin for Windows from here, and am trying to use it on a machine running Windows XP. I get the error: This application has failed to start because dwmapi.dll was not found. Re-...
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How can I enable wireless on my Clevo Zeus laptop?

I've gotten a laptop from around 2002, labeled "Clevo Zeus". It supposedly has wireless support: The chassis has a LED indicator for it. But with the currently-installed OS (Windows XP), I ...
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How do I recover my missing spooled printer files

I hope someone can help. For sometime I have had paper pick-up mechanism printer problems because there aren't any rubber roller spares for my A3 QMS2060 laser printer. I have been printing urgent ...
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Can't dual boot Win 10 and XP

I can't install Windows XP. IF I try, at the first moment, the PC will reboot and boot to Windows 10 (default). How do I install WIn XP without the PC self-rebooting? IF I do it in VMware, I get a ...
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How to upgrade my Acer Aspire one that has windows xp, windows 7 and windows 8 upgrade to windows 10

so I was give an Acer Aspire One that has Windows XP on it as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I would like to upgrade it to Windows 10, so that way I can make it my personal computer and hopefully ...
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Reliable way to move WinXP OS to a new hard drive

I mostly use Arch Linux, but I have an older Windows XP computer that recently has had some blocks go bad on the C drive that has the OS and a lot the program files and settings. The drive still boots,...
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Windows Embedded Standard 2009 FBA crash

I've got a WES 2009 image that I am testing on a Pentium Dual Core with 2 GB of RAM. I am using the image in a triple boot config with Windows Xp and Windows 7. The image is not made by me, so I don't ...
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Print to file from DOS 16-bit app

I have a legacy app which uses IPX/SP for networking and is a 16-bit DOS application. No access to source code, cannot change anything. The only way I can run it is under Windows XP. Trying to ...
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failed to access perfctr msr when trying to open clonezilla on vm

After I created a copy of my old Windows XP 32 bit intel system with Clonezilla, I wanted to create a VirtualBox where I would install this image. But the Problem I encounter is that, whenever I start ...
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Shuttle SS51G no audio devices in device manager (Realtek AC'97)

I've got a Shuttle SS51G with onboard Realtek AC'97 audio. I downloaded the latest drivers from Shuttle's website, as well as the last official driver package I could find. Neither of them seem to be ...
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Do hotfixes that span multiple product versions need to be reinstalled if a newer version is installed later?

Microsoft has a hotfix for KB2964358 as further described in MS14-021. This security update is for the following systems: Systems that are running Internet Explorer versions 6 through 10. Systems ...
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Windows XP Pro x64 will not complete installation via USB (can't find NT5INF.CAT)

I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro 64-bit to and older HP desktop where oddly, the AMD CPU isn't supported by Windows 7 x64 (and apparently, later versions of Windows Vista). I was using the Rufus ...
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WinXP BSOD when run on Qemu

I have an old virtual machine on virtual box with WinXP, I converted it on raw QEMU format, I tried to run this image on Win10 and on Debian but I have this BSOD. This is the command line on Windows I ...
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Have you heard of using 2 different disc to bring computer back from the dead?

So virus got XP laptop. I had to use the XP disc not for it to get to the repair section to format. Then back to the Disc meant for it to put Windows in. That as went up to partially loading windows ...
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How to I make an old parallel printer work on Windows 10?

Printer Epson EPL-5700 serial port only. Emulator software: LJ4,GL2, ESCP2, FX, I239X Laptop Windows 10. Parallel to USB adapter. USB print Support detected. Can't install printer driver as it's not ...
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Windows XP recreating deleted profiles and not booting properly

I stumbled upon a Windows XP drive that needed repairing a while back, and after months of troubleshooting, I got it working. I created a fresh install and then manually placed in each folder from the ...
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Windows 10 Error after XP MBR fix

Today I repaired a Windows XP drive, but couldn't boot into it. So I thought that fixing the MBR from an XP USB would help. Once I fixed the MBR, the problem still continued. I tried booting into my ...
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Old HP pavilion zt-1000 laptop running Windows XP won't connect to ethernet network. What am I missing?

I tried auto assigning my network address and every network wizard in Windows. I tried assigning a static IP and subnet in the range of my local network. I still can't even ping the router. I want to ...
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How to delete the PosReady 2009 upgrade regkey in Windows XP?

It is well know that adding these lines Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady] "Installed"=dword:00000001 to a Windows XP SP3 installation, will allow ...

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