I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, which I bought a number of years ago. (Apparently they were built like tanks as I've only had to replace the fan and it's still going strong.) I'm on a tight budget and though the new Surface Pro 4 is pretty amazing, I just can't justify the cost. I'm skeptical on security arguments--are there any other substantive reasons I can't just keeping going with "tried and true"? [more inside]
Just a quick poll here: I have an older Windows XP machine that I never installed any Adobe products on, but now my wife wants to use that computer and *needs* to edit pdf files (nothing fancy). Should I upgrade to Windows 10, just so I can get the latest greatest Adobe pdf editor? Or try some sketchy PDF editor that still supports XP? Or..?
I have an old laptop running XP. The laptop actually dates from the Vista era, but I chose to have XP installed given the lousy rep that Vista had. I have seen this question. I have a newer laptop that I use for most of my word processing and internetting needs. I can retire the old laptop, but it still works so I'd rather not ditch it. Assuming I am not going to attempt to run XP on anything connected to the outside world, what can I do with this old laptop? [more inside]
I'm a late adaptor. After much happy gaming in Windows XP (via Boot Camp on my Mac), I am finally getting around to Vista-only games like Assassin's Creed III. So it's time to take the plunge and buy a copy of Vista on eBay. But which version? 64-bit or 32-bit? Service pack 1, 2, or 3? Starter, basic, or ultimate? Home or business? As somebody who isn't well-versed in Windows to begin with, I'm finding the choice a little overwhelming. I will be using Windows exclusively for gaming and don't care about any other features. Also, note that Windows Vista is the latest Windows my 2006 Mac Pro will support, so unfortunately "Skip straight to Windows 7 or 8" isn't an option. [more inside]
Does flash show as flash in Windows task manager in XP? - It's invisible even when I play videos which are obviously using flash. Are the resources consumed by flash 'lumped in' with the CPU utilization consumed by my browser as I see it in Task Manager? [more inside]
Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
I am trying to install a 56K modem card from a PC that ran Windows XP onto a PC that runs Windows 7. The card used either the LSI (Agere) driver or the Intel sep 536ep driver. I've found Windows 7 versions (64 bit) of both drivers and both are saved to my new PC. [more inside]
Are some laser printers wholly resistant to sharing? [more inside]
I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
I have an old hard drive that was password locked. I can't boot from it, but I can get to the files. I have to change permissions for every single file before I can copy it over, is there a way to do that for everything at once? [more inside]
Repairing friend's laptop(s). Will be nuking from space. Which Windows OS version to install? Also, failing wifi on second laptop. *sigh* [more inside]
If I leave my computer for several hours, or it goes into hibernation mode, my audio programs Spotify and/or Media Monkey become weirdly unable to play audio tracks. What gives? Windows XP [more inside]
Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine. What gives? [more inside]
I just created a fresh installation of Windows XP with updates and drivers on my parents' computer. How can I preserve this installation, so that they can easily rollback (or even wipe the hard drive) to get back to this uncorrupted state after it is inevitably infected with some unremovable malware? The contents of the hard drive are under 4gb and can fit on a DVD. They don't store content locally, so I'm unconcerned with losing data. And, no, switching to Linux is not an option. Thanks!
I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
Has anyone made a solid, stable, fancier, and Windows 7 compatible version of the awesome old Windows XP "Starfield" screensaver? [more inside]
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
How to find out why my computer is broadcasting SNMP traps and shut it down? Complicating factor, the absence of SNMP and my ignorance of Windows server environments. [more inside]
Windows XP. I can't get my Date/Time dialog to popup when clicking the clock, nor the video card/monitor properties to pop up (when right clicking desktop and choosing "properties"). I also have auto updates not being allowed to be turned on (or rather, the service is on, but in the control panel it says it can't be turned on). I think i got hit w/something a while back, but everything I've done to fix it isn't working. [more inside]
Wacom Cintiq color calibration issues under Windows XP run on an iMac. [more inside]
Windows XP is denying access to EFS encrypted files for seemingly no reason. Please help. [more inside]
Why can I transfer pics from my phone via Bluetooth to a PC if it's running XP, but not if it's running Windows 7?
Why can I transfer pics from my phone via Bluetooth to a PC if it's running XP, but not if it's running Windows 7? [more inside]
What's the best way to make sure that nothing except iTunes outputs sound while running XP? [more inside]
What should I do to set up an XP user profile for a little kid to experiment with? [more inside]
Is it still possible to buy Windows XP at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs? [more inside]
Windows XP "cannot load user's profile"....."insufficient system resources". - HELP! [more inside]
I'm having a wireless connectivity issue that is proving troublesome. My Windows XP-equipped desktop won't connect wirelessly to the internet about 90% of the time. Intermittently, it will connect and browsing proceeds normally. If I connect via LAN Ethernet, all is well. I'm using a Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter connected via USB to my desktop. My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v6 [more inside]
How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
Can Windows be persuaded to ignore lies the BIOS tells it about what video monitors are connected? [more inside]
I'm trying to re-install Windows XP on an Asus 1005HA. However I have two problems: (1) I lost the recovery CD and (2) the recovery partition on the hard-drive no longer exists. Help! [more inside]
Can I copy whatever Windows Update automatically downloaded? [more inside]
I'm an advanced computer user and would like to know how Windows 7 compares with XP Pro. I'm clinging to the latter like Dagon to an emaciated villager but I know the time will come when I'll have to move on. Basic info about install size, resource hogging, software compatibility (particularly MS Office versions) and tweakability in terms of Windows' always annoying "security" functions will be greatly appreciated. I have tried Vista, only to run away from it screaming. I'll be sitting round the fire in the trashcan, looking forward to reading your thoughts.
My girlfriend is looking for a laptop. She's used to a Mac (desktop) and we've determined that the MacBook Pro 15-inch with 2.4 ghz Intel Core i5 processor (she's a photographer, so needs a decent amount of power). We're pretty sure she'd be happy with that, but we're trying to figure out how much we'd save by going Windows. Of course, trying to figure out an equivalent Windows to a Mac is a bit baffling (to me, anyway), so...I turn to the fine people of Askmetistan. What's a good comparable?
I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand?
I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand? [more inside]
Help me find a link to the full Windows XP Service Pack 1a. I'm going mad here. [more inside]
My computer (XP SP2) is infected with malware that pretends to be User Account Control. Help! [more inside]
Can I use a Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter with a Windows XP 32-bit application running within XP Compatibility Mode within Windows 7 Professional 64-bit? [more inside]
I suspect I have a problem using OS X to upload a CSV file to a webform, and I suspect I’ll need an XLS guru to help me figure it out. [more inside]
Would any IT / library people out there have any suggestions for troubleshooting our (old!) Epson TM T88III thermal receipt printers? We can't get them to work with the new computers... [more inside]
I have a folder of 500+ movie clips and would like to know the total time duration when they are combined. Is there a freeware utility that can help me? I'm using Windows XP. Thanks-
My Mom has an infected PC. I've been trying to debug it for an hour and a half now to no avail. It's apparently an updated version of the XP Security Center virus. Problem is: it's prohibiting either Firefox or Explorer from opening, so I can't d/l anything. [more inside]
How do I restore my XP backup file onto my new Mac? [more inside]
I want to backup my utorrent appdata for when i upgrade to windows 7 on my htpc. but the resume.dat file is corrupt. What do i do? [more inside]
Computer freezing on reformat start up. [more inside]
My friend has a small taxi business that uses Quickbooks. He has a primary computer that he and his dispatchers use when he is not there. He's having problems with his dispatchers downloading spyware/viruses, etc. I help him out with IT needs and suggested having a restricted account for his dispatchers. The problem is that QBs requires admin access to run. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this? The computer is running WindowsXP Pro.
I would like to install Windows XP on my Macbook Pro (running Leopard) with a Windows XP image (iso) and an external drive but without a blank CD. [more inside]
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier?
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]