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Why sometimes unplugging monitor and plugging it again requires reboot? [on hold]

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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What is the latest Java JRE1.8 that you can install out-of-box on WinXP?

In the past Java JRE 1.8 could not be installed on WinXp. The error message was: the procedure entry point RegDeleteKeyExA could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll I read ...
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Disable internet access in XP VM but keep local network

I'm using Windows XP in Virtualbox for some legacy development and my IT department freaks out (rightly so) about XP being on the network. While I can simply disconnect the network access and be done ...

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