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Questions tagged [windows-xp]

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Windows Virtual PC says CPU is not compatible with x64 mode, but Virtual PC is run in a 64 bits OS system [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a WindowsXP 64 bits in Windows Virtual PC. Windows Virtual PC complains: Attempting to load an x64 operating system, however this CPU is not compatible with x64 mode. Please ...
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Is it possible to set up an existing Win XP install (old laptop HD) as a VM on Win 8.1/10

(Please forgive me...I have very little experience with VMs. Feel free to school me on the lingo and procedures. Please advise if there is a better place to ask this.) Yesterday, I dug out my old ...
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SafeModeOn-unable to boot-on a Dell OptiPlex GX286 with XP prof

My Dell OptiPlex GX286 with XP professional was working well. I disconnected all the cables to move the computer and now it does not start. It says is on SAFE MODE, however I cannot acces the computer ...
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VirtualBox 6.0.4 Host Win 8.1 Guest Win XP. Can't drag & drop from Guest to Host. GA installed. Bidirectional selected

New installation of VirtualBox 6.0.4. Host Windows 8.1 Guest Windows XP Cannot drag & drop Guest to Host. Host can drag and drop to Guest. Guest Additions installed. Bidirectional selected. ...
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Recovering files from old internal disk without windows authentication [duplicate]

So I have an old hard drive which ran Windows XP. The rest of the computer was scraped. I can't recall the login password for the user on that hard drive. I want to recover files from this hard drive. ...
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How can i run a .exe-file with batch?

first off: i've been making batch-files before, but this time (i don't know how or why) I've got stuck with something simple. So I'm trying to make a program which starts a virtual disc and opens a ...
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Deliberately increase the duration of log on and log off for Windows XP

I have an old Windows XP machine that was given to me for free, and I use it to store my junk. I really simply use it for the nostalgia, and one of those things is the sliding orange-and-blue bar on ...
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From Windows XP Home OEM to Windows 7 Pro Retail

So I have two PCs on my hands. One is a Windows 10 computer I use for internet and day-to-day stuff, and the other is a Windows XP computer that I've had for ages. What I want to do is part out the ...
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How to launch a CD-ROM application which works only in MS-DOS or Windows 98?

Can be a DVD drive recognized as CD-ROM drive by Windows 98? I must return from Windows XP to Windows 98 the bootable diskette of which has the miraculous capability to recognize any CD-ROM drive. Is ...
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dual boot windows 10 from a different pc's hdd

I had my old pc dual book windows xp and windows 8 Windows xp was on different hard disk WIndows 8 was on a ssd Now I removed windows8 ssd, and istalled it on aanother machinw which already has ...
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Connect to an SQL Server (MSDE 2000) on a remotely hosted virtual machine

We have this old program that requires Windows XP and SQL Server MSDE 2000. We have solved the problem by installing Windows XP in VirtualBox. When inside the premises, we access the program via MS ...
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How to allow the Guest user account to modify HKEY_CURRENT_USER in Windows XP?

As of Windows Vista, the Guest user account can add new registry keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. On Windows XP, however, it's not possible. You get the error "Access denied". Is there any permission, ...
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Is there is any Software like wine to run old versions of windows application/games on lastest version of windows 10? [closed]

Is there is any wine like software/emulator for windows to run windows XP or prior version of windows such as windows 95 application on latest version of windows 10?
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blank screen (w/ audio) when playing H265 on Windows XP (VLC-ripped DVD)

Am using portableapps.com version of VLC 3.04 for 32-bit Windows I used VLC to rip a DVD (to show snippets for a class I'm teaching). By rip I mean I used VLC's "save stream to a file" feature. I ...
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Need help updating firmware on Windows XP

Im currently trying to update firmware on my audio interface to the newest firmware version, however the firmware update needs to be run using a Windows XP or Mac PowerPC OS. I do not have access to a ...

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