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Change old PC hard drive but keep Windows XP

I have an old, very old, HP laptop which runs Windows XP. It came installed with the PC (means that it is an OEM build, if I got it right). I'd like to replace its HDD for a better one, but I want to ...
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Windows XP SP3. / WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION [duplicate]

I just ran the sfc/scannow cmd in the prompt because earlier I got an error message "initializecriticalsectiomEx" could not be located. So now I got a window that reads Files that are required for ...
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Why sometimes unplugging monitor and plugging it again requires reboot? [closed]

I noticed this behavior in some computers running Windows, where unplugging and re-plugging a video monitor, connected via VGA, results in a weird behavior, stopping the graphics card output from ...
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Windows with new Arris modem Stuck on acquiring network address

UPDATE: I have the same issue on Windows 7 with Intel(R) 82578DM Gigabit. It seems to get stuck for a little less, but it still gets stuck. Are these network adapter too old? ORIGINAL POST: I have ...
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Win XP MTP drivers

I have a Lenovo vibe k5 note(a7020a48) and a k5 plus(a6020a40). I want to transfer files from the phones to my old pc which runs XP. I downloaded MTP drivers for XP. My k5 note works fine and I can ...
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windows xp installer cannot create partition in empty slot

I mainly use Linux, and have 3 partitions (which I do not want to change) on my MBR disk. I have one slot available for Windows XP, for occasional use offline, such as updating my BIOS. How do I ...
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How do I get Windows's ftp executable to properly parse my ftp script?

I have a script called ftp.txt that contains the following commands: open x.x.x.x anonymous anonymous binary get hurt.exe bye This is a Windows XP Professional SP2 system. When I execute ftp -s:...
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svchost.exe eating CPU: which of these services can be the cause?

Thanks to these awesome instructions I was finally (!) able to identify the services of the svchost.exe process which eats so much of my CPU on my Windows XP Professional SP3 (Version 2002): Process ...
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How to build for XP in Visual Studio 2017?

I tried to follow Configuring Programs for Windows XP, but I have no General option under Configuration Properties. I installed Desktop development with C++ and Windows XP support for C++.
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Installation of slipstreamed Windows XP fails with on AHCI-only sytem

I am stuck on Windows XP installation on an AHCI-only SATA-controller system, and ask therefore for help. VM is also not an option because of performance issues. I have a newer laptop with Windows 10 ...
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Can I create a Windows XP recovery disk for a system if I don’t have any bootable recovery discs available?

I am a very ignorant user appealing to the most informed group of users I have ever found. I still run Windows XP on my main home computer as the most reliable system I have ever seen, and about a ...
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Are Windows XP Service Packs Cumulative?

I want to make a slipstreamed, bootable Windows XP installation CD, and I have the original installation CD that comes with no service packs. Are Windows XP service packs cumulative? In order words, ...
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automatically setting an environmental variable before invoking GUI app

I have a windows GUI app, say prog.exe, which is located in a folder in the system path. The app is not mine, and all I have is binary, so I can't change the program. I have a file type, say *.typ, ...
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Deleting Obsolete Windows 10 System Files on USB Drive

I'm having trouble trying to wipe delete files from an obsolete Windows 10 To Go installation on a USB drive I have. I've only been able to delete a fraction of the files so far, and have been ...
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Win XP shares not accessible from one Win 10 PC

I have a LAN with a bunch of different devices, Windows XP, Windows 10 Home & Pro, Linux and NAS. All of these can access each other's shares, except for one: the laptop running Win 10 Home cannot ...

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