[URL="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/poll/index.cfm?action=showresults&pid=3228421"]A new poll into Operating System popularity by a British computer magazine[/URL] has revealed that an incredible 37 percent of respondents are still using Windows XP. That's more than Windows 7 which managed to woo 30 percent of the folk taking part, and Vista could only garner a pretty poor 16 percent of support. This being a PC magazine it should come as no great surprise to see Linux being used by 8 percent of respondents and Mac OS by 7 percent. However, what was surprising was the sheer number of people who refuse to let Windows XP die. [attach]15712[/attach]Was …

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I'm an XP lover and while I have moved on to Windows 7, my Windows 7 machines are configured to look like the XP Classic interface as much as possible. I'm pretty happy with these machines for now... I know that there is another popular DaniWeb article concerning why XP won't die but I wanted to provide some related information about the risks in running XP at this time that some of you may have not considered. After April 8, 2014, those of you that continue to run Windows XP will no longer have any type of advantage over attackers …

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Hi , my computer was running slow , acting weird , getting pop ups , etc . I ran an anti spy , malwarebytes , & my virus scan ... Overkill yes but thecomputer is now clean . Problem is I not only lost the viruses / spyware , I Also lost my internet connection . I tried Firefox & win ie but nothing . My WiFi is workin on everything else just this computer has no connection immedeiately following the removal off the files found on my scans . Please help me get this fixed if there is a …

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Well call me crazy, but I'm trying to install Windows 98 on an old XP desktop. The problem comes when I try to boot to the Cd-ROM, after hitting F8 and entering the boot menu and choosing "Cd-ROM" it opens a second menu that promps me to choose the boot divice, the only problem is it won't let me. the header of the second menu just states "Windows 98", and I can't use the up/down arrows, num-pad nor page up/down. after 10 seconds the said menu times-out and the machine defaults to the HDD (loaded with Win XP). I'm kinda …

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Hi, I have an Asus laptop, it's about 7 or 8 years old. The only thing wrong is that it is very very slow so I want to do a reinstall. I thought a clean install the best way to go, I did a repair a couple of years ago with the 2 restore disks that came with the laptop but I feel a clean install is warranted now. My question is, can I use the 2 Asus Recovery disks to do do this,and if anyone knows how would appreciate help. I do have a Windows XP Home SP3 disk, …

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I have a new windows 7 64bit machine. OS and all software already installed, running swell. But my old 32 bit xp machine has my big, monster file drive with all my music, pix etc. Can I just pop that file drive into the new box? thanks!

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Hello all, I have a weird problem. I have created an application in VB.NET 2010 on my PC which runs Windows XP Home Edition SP3. Upon testing my application, I found out that my app does not run on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Just to help, I was searching this site when someone had posted that there is a problem with shapes and file system. By the way, I'm on .NET Framework 4.0 Thanks in advance

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so heres the code import pyHook, pythoncom, sys, logging file_log = 'C:\\LogFile\\log.txt' some other non important stuff here so the issue is that everytime i try to run the program it says that pyHook is not a module. I have downloaded it for my system but it still doesnt work, I have also downloaded pyWin. the error says Importerror: No module named pyHook But I installed it correctly from this website http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pyhook and installed pyHook‑1.5.1.win‑amd64‑py3.3.exe I have win 8 64bit using py3.3 and have an amd processor but it wont work. If anyone knows how to fix this I would …

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Burned DVD will NOT play. Err. Msg: "Disc Error", Please eject the disc. Playback feature may not be available on this Disc. PLATFORM: Win7 Pro, XP Three different players external to any server connection give the same basic message. All are less than a year old. Commercial discs play fine. Regardless of type, the discs play fine IN the server but no where else. WHAT'S BEEN TRIED (AND DIDN'T WORK) The same compilation has been retried several times. The compiler's setting has been changed from PAL to NTSC. The DVD+R was changed to DVD-R. (Player Manuf. notes that only the …

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Sir, Is there a way to install 64bit printer driver on a 32bit based Windows XP of hp laserjet 1010 ?

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Hi. I have a c# project created in Visual Studio 2010. The project runs successfully on Windows XP 32bit but I get an error when building on Windows 7 64bit. The error is as follows: Could not load referenced assembly "C:\WINDOWS\system32\stdole.dll". Caught a FileNotFoundException saying "Could not load file or assembly 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\stdole.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.". When I change the path of the assembly from C:\WINDOWS\system32\stdole.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Visual Studio Tools for Office\PIA\Common\stdole.dll, the project builds successfully. Can someone please shed some light on this? Thanks

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I have a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 HP desktop PC when I power the computer on I got Vga input: no input signal and the monitor went back to sleep. If you do you think that is a problem with the video card it is attached to the motherboard. I also don't know that much about computers so please try to keep the answer simple.

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Hi, I just reloaded my Dell desktop (formatted the hard drive) and now I cannot connect to the internet. I looked in Device Manager and there are no question marks or exclamation points. I am receiving packets (looked at the properties of my connection), but I cannot ping www.google.com via cmd window. I also tried right clicking on my connection and then clicking Properties and clicked Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and selected the Microsoft v 6 (or something like that). When I click on Properties on TCPIP now, I have the settings as Obtain IP Address AUtomatically and Automatic private ip …

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Which one is better? Windows 7 or Windows XP comparing the following: 1. cost 2. resources needed 3. speed 4. reliability

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I am using dual boot on a same HDD (C:XP - D:w7) and my default OS is XP. I accidentally changed the admins password on W7 and now unfortunately cant access it.. i have already tried couple of hacking programs but no success at all... i also tried to access my D drive from the C drive using the command prompt, however I can see the users on D but somehow it doesnt let me change the passwords nor i can activate the Administrator account :S I really need help with this because I have so many things on my …

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Windows XP - Computer 1 & 2 - IBM Netvista ThinkCentre's P4; 2.8 GHz Problem: Computer 1 (Windows XP Home) copied photo's from 2gb SD card using Lexmark Pro200 printer with SD card reader to Easygo 4 GB flash drive (verified that the photo's were there.) Computer 2 (Windows XP Pro)- when Easygo 4 GB USB flash drive is inserted: Easygo 4 GB flash drive is recognized as Drive L: [INDENT][LIST] [*]When I try to open from My Computer a message pop's up: "Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" [*]when answer "no" - drive is …

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Hi friends.. Is there a way in vb.net to check whether new memory pages have been created inside a process(such as winlogon, svchost etc) For eg : if i there is a certain value that may change if new memory pages are created inside the process. Then i can compare the previous value and the new value (after pages have been created) and make it sure that new pages have been created inside that process. Is that possible. Need ideas and suggestions. Thanx guys..

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(This has been discussed numerous times already, so much so that I've gotten lost wading through the existing threads.) Summary: - In a home Workgroup network of mostly XP computers and one Vista, the goal is that every computer be able to see the entire contents of the other computers via mapped drives. This includes the full contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings" and "C:\Users" folders. - Each computer has its C: drive setup for sharing. - This works mostly, but there is one XP computer whose "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner" files can be accessed but not the "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike" …

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Dear all I have two hard drives on my pc Hard drive one has Windows Xp home edition Hard drive two has windows Xp professional. I want to keep windows xp professional when the computer boots up it boots up to the professional edition which is fine but i cannot listen to sound it shows that the sound card is missing. When i press escape when the computer boots up it lets me choose the home edition and the sound card works fine on there. My question to you is is there any way to get the sound when i …

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Running Win XP Home, SP-3 and, without any warning, suddenly got "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options panel" error message with almost everything I try to light up from Desktop or the start tower. Not everything, mind you, but more than half of my programs. I've researched until I'm blue in the face -- nothing works. I can use My Computer and do a work-around to get everything, but it's a royal pain having to take that many steps to open a file like My …

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Hii, My Windows XP laptop goes unusually slow after when I open any program (say Internet Explorer) on it after startup. I suspected I am having a heavy startup so I observed my task manager stats. 1. On startup and stabilizing , my RAM usage is normal and it shows I have enough free memory. 2. If I start any program and use it for a minute, the problem starts. 3. On observing task manager again, I found that [B]my free RAM has dropped very low, used RAM is also low[/B], [B]but the Pageing size has increased a lot[/B]. I …

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Hello, recently I had a bit of bother with a [URL="http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/nch.com.au/comment-30961538"]software[/URL] with practically destroyed my registry. After resetting my registry to zero (using the repair files) I started reinstalling my software. Owning an iPhone I am obliged to install iTunes (as I don't want to jailbreak my phone). Using the latest version (10.5) I installed iTunes which worked fine but it was unable to recognize my iPhone. Thinking it to be an unproper installation process, I did unstall iTunes using [URL="http://www.innovative-sol.com/uninstaller-free/"]Advanced Uninstaller Free[/URL] and tried to reinstall iTunes after that. It didn't work. All I got was a very generic …

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I've seen some older posts about getting application errors, and one of the later posts sounds like something i have but it wasn't answered/couldn't find it couple days ago i started getting the application errors with numbering like...0x1000116e..etc... and would have 'click ok to terminate' ; 'click cancel to debug'...but nothing would happen. I'm running windows xp, and this started just with IE and then started to happen with everything...eventually i wasn't able to open anything. I restarted my computer and it would load up to the "windows is loading" screen, get stuck there and then that same message would …

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OK so I am not getting any sound on my computer right now - it is a Dell Latitude D630 and running XP service pack 3 (I believe). Point is, right now my computer does not recognize that I have any sound devices whatsoever. I had been messing with asio4all software and may have changed some settings that have now messed up my regular sound - I tried uninstalling the asio4all to hopefully force it to go back to normal, but of course it did not. I also tried re-downloading the driver, but it just told me that the hardware …

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PC - Dell Dimension 8200 - Pentium 4 - 2.8GHz - WinXP SP3 - "born" 2002 I have previously added an extra HDD from a Sky TV PVR. For several years I have had no problem with this 250GB drive. Maxtor DiamondMax 10 - 6L250RO 250GB - PATA133 Jumpered to "Cable Select" I am trying to swap this for a newer drive. Western Digital Caviar Blue - WD5000AAKB 500GB - PATA /16MB Cache Jumpered to "Cable Select" I first put the new HDD in a USB caddy, deleted the existing partition, created a new one (NTFS) and let the PC …

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Hi guys, What i need is a way to [B]check the available USB ports in windows[/B] using python. The purpose: I'm trying to run on startUp a script that wait to plug in my Token, and after that the script will log me in automatically into the system that I'm using. Scenario: 1) Waiting the special port to be used. 2) When detect some device in it - starting the application. 3) Auto log in with the Credentials that are on the token. I think this should be the easiest way to make this work... Please give some example of …

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Hello Everyone, I am using Tune-up Utilites now-a-days. In the tuneup there are some tweaks. 1. I can Hide Any User on Logon Screen. (By Default, Adminstrator is Hidden and other Users Appear) 2. I can set Any User Which Automatically Log-on when Windows is started even if it is password protected (Tune-up will ask for password in setting when you are activating this tweak) Is there anybody who knows how to do it manually?

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<context> I have a simple Home Network. A few PCs (with fixed IP addrs) and a couple of laptops that are configured to use DHCP, all configured to a local Workgroup. In order to help out my wife and daughter with their PC issues (or to install updates and such) I use RDC... I have added the fixed IP addresses and names to the local HOSTS files. With this, I can RDC by name, to the PCs. But I cannot RDC to the laptops by name (I can RDC to them by IP address, if I go discover it). I …

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Hello. Not too long ago, I started getting error messages every time I started my computer that said this: "Error loading C:\Windows\ofanomohagiqin.dll" "Error loading C:\Windows\rmopup.dll" And this happens every time I get to the desktop. At first I didn't think much of it, but then I noticed that folders on my desktop were disappearing without a trace. The folders were in another folder on my desktop called 'Stuff', and they disappeared before I realized it. I tried to do a System Restore, and the folders came back but not the files themselves. I ran chkdsk and it was deleting indexes …

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I want to ask how to convert from FAT32 to NTFS in Windows without losing data on the conversion? And i have read a few article about conversion and it should do in Command Prompt with code[CODE] CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS[/CODE] But i'm not sure if i do that my data wont lose. so anyone who had an experience in this before???

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