Questions tagged [windows-xp]

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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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