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Windows 10 image recovery without local administrator being found [on hold]

I have a very simple solution for this, when you start your PC: -go to registry -then click file - import - then make a simple account and make it a member of administrators. in that way you can ...
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cannot detect wired or wireless cards

I have just installed Windows XP into my PC, but it couldn’t connect to the network because it says: it cannot detect wired or wireless cards. I go to: device manager —> network adapters. I see 1394 ...
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Windows XP install USB not booting (Windows 7 installed) (I have my reasons to install XP…)

First of all, yes, I know that XP is old and not supported by MS anymore. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop, instead of it I want to install Windows XP. I have created bootable USB using Rufus ...
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Can't add device in VMware

I want to add a printer in my Windows XP guest OS. But I can't add the device because the add button in settings are grayed-out. Here is my problem picture:
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Need help on an odd Windows XP situation

I know there's no support for my situation but I'm wondering how to stop the following: The system, an old computer server I use that only works with Windows XP, wouldn't boot. Upon restarting it ...
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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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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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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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