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Ex-XP? What should I do with my old XP running laptop?

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]
posted by pianissimo on Mar 28, 2014 - 9 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

Frankensteining a Windows XP Install: old into new?

Can I put my old XP state into a new XP install? [more inside]
posted by Uther Bentrazor on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Frequently dropping wireless

My wireless connection keeps dropping every few minutes. Eee PC, Windows XP, roommate's Macbook does not have this problem. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

cintiq color calibration issues

Wacom Cintiq color calibration issues under Windows XP run on an iMac. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Windows EFS locking me out of my files. What to do?

Windows XP is denying access to EFS encrypted files for seemingly no reason. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Bangaioh on Jun 9, 2011 - 13 answers

How to Redirect or Block Most Audio Output?

What's the best way to make sure that nothing except iTunes outputs sound while running XP? [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob on May 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Plz help me get to data partition on XP desktop.

XP. Trying to get backed up files off old desktop computer. Using windows explorer, I cannot 'see' a partition on secondary hard drive, like the partition is hidden. But I *can* see the files when I search for *.mp3 or *.jpg or *.txt over the whole machine; they can be seen, through search facility, read only, in a partition that doesn't even show up in win explorer. I'm not certain if I somehow hid that partition and if I did I've no idea how I did it. I want to get these files off that desktop and to a place I can access them anywhere anytime, but right now I can't access them at all. Any help you can provide greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Malware pretending to be User Account Control aieee

My computer (XP SP2) is infected with malware that pretends to be User Account Control. Help! [more inside]
posted by Praxis on Apr 14, 2010 - 32 answers

Computer Freezeing on XP install

Computer freezing on reformat start up. [more inside]
posted by Acacia on Mar 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope.

I have some questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jan 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Disabling "touch-to-click" on my laptop only works for a few minutes.

Disabling "touch-to-click" on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop only works for a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

What's up with my music files on my PC?

What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Sep 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Multiple versions of IE

In Windows XP, what is the best way to keep Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 all installed simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on May 3, 2009 - 19 answers

Make XP speak in Chinese!

How can I make my old laptop speak Chinese? Properly, to the same standard as a laptop from Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on May 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Can I link from desktop wallpaper?

Is there any way I can create desktop wallpaper that has a link to a specific web site? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there any way to view a list of failed incoming faxes in Windows XP using the built-in fax service?

Is there any way to view a list of failed incoming faxes in Windows XP using the built-in fax service? [more inside]
posted by reddot on Nov 22, 2008 - 2 answers

More like WRONG arrow key, amirite?

My laptop's right-arrow key is remapping itself. Any tips for diagnosis or repair? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 25, 2008 - 10 answers

May I transfer an XP Genuine Advantage Kit install?

A Dell PC was originally equipped with Windows ME. Somebody later installed, instead, an unauthorized copy of XP. The machine was given to me, and I legitimated the XP install by paying Microsoft for a "Genuine Advantage Kit." Will Microsoft let me use that kit's CD to install XP on a different machine (perhaps an Apple) if I get rid of the first machine? Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Sep 8, 2008 - 3 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

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines?

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 18, 2008 - 2 answers

so. slow.

Changing the default Open/Attach location in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Mar 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Send me to computer jail

PC Help again again. I have an old pc with windows 2000 server installed on a 20gig SCSI drive. I am trying to install a 40 gig IDE drive that has xp on it. I don't need windows 2000 server anymore so I want the computer to boot into xp but it isn't happening for me. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Mar 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Build Custom Windows XP Install Disc

Can I create a custom Windows XP install disc with all of my favorite applications, drivers, windows updates already installed? If so, how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by HC Foo on Mar 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me reinstall xp

I want to reinstall Windows xp but I am scared. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Oct 13, 2007 - 24 answers

My computer is being locked randomly

Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 21, 2007 - 28 answers

Any thoughts on reinstalling dell drivers?

I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP, but I'm running into driver issues. I'm using a Dell Inspiron E1405 that I want to dual boot XP and Feisty Faun on (I want to go Linux full time, but I needs my WoW, and I can't get Wine to be friendly with my Video Card). I'm running into driver issues. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on May 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Hope me get my settings back.

Had to reinstall XP Home. How do I get all my old settings back? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Apr 14, 2007 - 6 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

Will Vista-Native drivers work in XP Pro? Y/N

I have a client system that has Vista preinstalled. The client wants XP Pro on the system. It's a laptop, and the manufacturer (HP) only provides Vista drivers. Will the Vista drivers work in Windows XP? Is there a hardware-equivalent HP system that is the Windows XP version that I can get drivers for to use on this one? It's an HP DV6235NR. Thanks!
posted by SlyBevel on Mar 5, 2007 - 12 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

Fast User Switching is fast, but it won't swtich users

Fast User Switching isn't working for me in Windows XP Pro. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 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

How can I transfer pictures to my computer without it crashing in the process?

I'm trying to transfer pictures from my digital camera to my computer, which is being made very difficult by the constant bluescreens Windows is giving me. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 22, 2005 - 10 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Why has my Firefox slowed down?

Why has my Firefox slowed down? It started a few day ago. Sometimes it takes several minutes for a page to load. Some only partially load, then stop. Some don't load at all. Not every page is this way, but I'd say about 20% suffer from one of these problems. IE is zipping right along though. I did a virus check, ran Spy-bot and Ad-Aware and cleaned up my registry. Yet the problem persists. Oh, I'm running 1.0 and XP Pro.
posted by zorro astor on Jan 17, 2005 - 8 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

Help Me Convince My Mother-In-Law Her Files are Secure and Give Her XP Security Basics?

WindowsXPSecurityFilter: How do I help my mother-in-law? [more inside]
posted by daver on Nov 20, 2004 - 11 answers

JavaScript scrollbar width detection?

JavaScript: is it possible to detect a Windows XP user's chrome settings? For some perverse reason, chromed-out Windows XP scrollbars are a pixel wider than their "Classic" counterparts and it's breaking an interface.
posted by yerfatma on Nov 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Win XP individual program volume control?

Is there something I can get for Win XP that can control the volume of each program individually? I'd like Windows Media Player to be loud (for those videos that have unexplained quiet sound) and Trillian and system beeps and the like to be barely audible. Is this possible?
posted by Orange Goblin on Sep 30, 2004 - 6 answers

Win2k Image Previews

Is there anyway I can get the image previewing from Windows XP on Win 2k? If not, are there any alternatives? I tried ACDSee and found it too bloated.
posted by Orange Goblin on Sep 15, 2004 - 12 answers

Minimizing MS-DOS

Is there a way to hide a DOS window when it is minimized on a Windows XP toolbar? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ajr on Jul 22, 2004 - 5 answers

Can I get MIDI input through the game port in Windows XP?

MIDI input through the game port in Windows XP - does this actually still work, or is it just me? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Apr 4, 2004 - 5 answers

Can't switch users in XP

Double question: My XP Pro OS wont let me switch users anymore (5 account system), it will only let me log off. Second my brother got kicked from the computer and I forgot to get a password for administrator. Hes got his own password now. How do I reset the admin pass without using a linux boot disk?
posted by Keyser Soze on Mar 18, 2004 - 2 answers

Windows XP

Windows XP question... My parents computer is set up that most items are stored on a 20 GB harddrive (or possibly a partition- listed as c:) while they have 100 GB available on d:... When I install software, is it perfectly acceptable to run it off the D drive, and is there a way to switch the set up so most items save to the d drive? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Feb 23, 2004 - 8 answers

Installing a second OS with PartitionMagic

Installing a second OS with PartitionMagic [more inside]
posted by muckster on Jan 30, 2004 - 2 answers

Should I replace my hard drive or buy a new computer?

I have a PC that I use to test web sites on Windows browsers (my main computer's a Mac). I tried to upgrade to Windows XP, and the XP installer seems to have wrecked the hard drive. Should I replace my hard drive or buy a new computer? [sketchy details inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 27, 2004 - 8 answers

How can my woman and I access an application on the other person's desktop / profile in WinXP?

My woman and I use the same WinXP computer with different profiles (both running as Admins). How can we access an application that's running on the other's desktop? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by skryche on Jan 9, 2004 - 4 answers

Will upgrading my Vaio to XP wreck my settings?

I'm about to upgrade my beloved Sony Vaio laptop from Windows Me (blecch) to XP. Will this screw up my previously installed drivers, software, documents, etc? Anything I should know before I start?
posted by Vidiot on Jan 2, 2004 - 16 answers

Fixing the in-law's IE 6.0 - please help.

Computing at the in-laws .... Since they don't know what their ISP password is, I'm forced to do all my web work (I'm telecommuting today) using their Windows machine. The central vagary I'm confronted with is that they have somehow let IE 6.0 for Windows XP become overrun from one of those "Do you want to set your homepage to ...?" sites, and not only has it installed itself as their homepage, but anytime you put a URL in the address bar that's not proceeded by an http:// or www., it redirects you to their shitty find4u.net page. I've changed the homepage to Google, but how can I liberate the address bar?
posted by blueshammer on Dec 26, 2003 - 15 answers

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