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Building & Optimizing an External Drive for WinXP + Gaming

What's the best way to go about building an external WinXP partition that is optimized for gaming so that I can play certain titles in their preferred environment? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Sep 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I clone an XP drive and install that on a Windows 7 system?

I have two laptops, an old XP machine with a dying power supply, and a new Windows 7 machine that could easily store the old XP harddrive. Can I clone the XP drive and make a dual boot system on the Windows 7 machine?
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for tips, tricks and best practices for installing Win7

I'm reformatting my system and installing Windows 7 my computer this weekend, and I'd like tips, tricks, best practices and the like for setting up a new system. It's been a while since I've "refreshed" a system, and I feel rusty. And my RAM might be failing/faulty. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Is there a way to display USEFUL info instead of "Running Shutdown Scripts"?

Is there a way to display USEFUL info instead of "Running Shutdown Scripts" on Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Dec 14, 2009 - 6 answers

How to fix Windows iTunes HD video?

How do I make iTunes on Windows XP stop stuttering? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 18, 2008 - 10 answers

One version of Windows isn't enough, I need three!

Will Windows 98 and XP run and dual boot (or, treble boot, I suppose,) with my new Vista running computer? [more inside]
posted by Snyder on Jun 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Where's the rest of my task manager?

In the rare times I've needed to hit ctrl-alt-delete within the past few months, the task manager window pops up, but it lacks the little tabs at the top and the useful little X in the upper right that actually allows me to CLOSE the task manager. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jun 12, 2007 - 13 answers

I want extra large fonts in plum. How hard can that be?

WinXP appearance question... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Mar 20, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I share programs across multiple user accounts in XP?

How do I use the program settings from the admin user account across several limited user accounts in WinXP? I don't want to have to "reinstall" iTunes, Reason, Ableton Live, Photoshop, etc. just because I am using a different login in windows, but I want to get away from using the admin account for general use (for security reasons). [more inside]
posted by adi on Nov 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Comprehensive XP -> Parallels migration

What's the most efficient way to transfer an entire functioning Windows XP PC to my new Mac running Parallels? [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Oct 20, 2006 - 3 answers

I know, I know, get a Mac...

Computer Won't Boot -- needless to say [MI]: [more inside]
posted by Heminator on May 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Why must you shutdown, XP?

Why must XP insist so infernally on rebooting? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on May 21, 2006 - 15 answers

Download legal copy of Windows XP

A friend of mine purchased and downloaded a CD image of Windows XP; complete with activation keys. According to him, it was perfectly legal. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Aug 12, 2005 - 19 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

XP update problem

WinXP: my laptop downloaded a windows update (not sure what sort). Now, when I shut down, it tries to update my machine. I get a message saying that Windows is updating, and it advises me NOT to turn off my machine until it's done. But it continues to "update" forever. I've let it sit for two hours, and it still claims to be updating. Finally, with clenched teeth, I shut off the machine and rebooted. Everything seems okay. Now, whenever I shut down, it asks me if I want to install the upgrade or not. If I say yes, the machine stalls on that upgrading message. If I say no, it shuts down fine. I'm ok with saying no all the time, except that now I can't ever add any new updates. What should I do?
posted by grumblebee on Oct 27, 2004 - 14 answers

Media Player Codecs

[Media Player Filter] I've downloaded several TV programs via torrent in an .AVI format which on my XP system is associated with Windows Media Player, unfortunately all I get is audio.

What / where do I obtain the appropiate codecs or a better media player?
posted by page404 on Jul 6, 2004 - 14 answers

Help me find the log for Windows XP Pro's connection sharing

I use the Windows XP Professional Internet Connection Sharing to dish out my DSL access to a couple of people residing in the same location. How do I find just basic log information about this service? It magically dishes out DHCP access to them, but I can't even find how many IP addresses have been assigned, how many connections are active, and so on.
posted by LukeyBoy on Feb 25, 2004 - 4 answers

Slow XP

Help me! I'm naked! With my new computer I finally got Win XP (instead of win 98, which I had been using with the older computer), but after downloading and installing all the security patches, the system slowed down to the speed of molasses, taking forever to open any folder... [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 30, 2003 - 21 answers

How do I make those old fun DOS games work on Windows XP?

How do I make those old fun DOS games work on Windows XP? Ever played Starcontrol II? Quake I? Has my dumb OS robbed me forever of those early joys, or is there hope? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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