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]
I just reinstalled a fresh copy of XP Home on an old computer and am loading some programs. However, there are a few downloaded installers that are not opening. For example, I've downloaded copies of CC Cleaner and Avira Free version. The installers download fine but when I double click on them or or right click and choose open, nothing happens. I've downloaded other installers, such as TeamViewer, which have opened and installed fine. [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 currently use an xp computer with the command window (run--> command) to send a file over the parallel port with the "copy
I haven't been able to figure out how to do this under ubuntu, but need to switch over to using an ubuntu laptop that I have here. Seems like it should be a straightforward task? I am not too clear on what the copy command is doing, really, though, even.
So cornfuzed! What are the best free firewall and virus checker out there? [more inside]
I'm using the Winebottler program to install IE8 on my Mac (for testing a site). It looks great but doesn't seem to connect to the Web. Is there a fix for this?
Dear HiveMind, I am finally waking up, smelling the coffee ... and seeing that I must say goodbye to XP. My machines are old (but not ancient) ThinkPads - one T60 and three X60s maxed out on RAM (systems built 2006-2008). I'm looking for an honorable seller of Win 7. [more inside]
My XP system is severed from the internet and runs beautifully as a stand alone. It has never been as responsive as now. I still have nag screens that are looking for an anti-virus and firewall. How are they disabled? I used REVO Uninstaller and CCleaner to remove as much of the old internet crud as possible. What other internet features that are not listed in Add or Remove programs or Revo can be removed and how is it done?
Hello: I understand that Google Chrome plans to continue supporting the Windows XP operating system for another year. Does anyone know Firefox's position concerning this support issue? Thanks in advance. Mckoan1
My XP system is going off-line in April. It will stay in operation, running in tandem with a new W8.1 system, that will be its conduit onto the web. I need to keep XP running because some of my $$$$$ drafting software will not run on 8.1. 8.1 is also, IMHO, irritating. Can my Dell T3400 workstation, 4 GB, be used as a music center with a sound card upgrade? I have tried the system, as it is configured, with Sennheiser TR220 headphones. The sound is horrible. The CD player in my truck sounds better. Part of the sound problems are caused by background processes that interrupt the sound output. Clearing most of the Start Menu and everything concerned with internet operation should stop this part of the problem. I am considering an ASUS Xonar Essence ST Headphone sound card. Would this card in my XP system with the Sennheiser TR220 headphones be reasonably equivalent to a good stand alone sound system? Might another card be better than the Asus? I am avoiding a separate player due to limited space in my office.
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]
My laptop, running XP, has been chugging along nicely for nine years. Microsoft is "retiring" support for Windows XP. My surfing is fairly hygenic. How soon will I be vulnerable? What do I do to protect myself? [more inside]
Help me pimp my box! [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]
Hi guys, I've been going through this for a few months. It got better after I switched ADSL modems but the DCOM errors are just mounting in frequency - 2 an hour - seemingly at random. [more inside]
What are your list of the most essential PC support utilities? [more inside]
I've installed Private Internet Access VPN software on a Win 7 machine and an XP machine on my home network. The VPN connected Windows 7 machine reports good speeds at www.speedtest.net and streams content like a champ. The XP machine when connected to the VPN shows terrible speeds and buffers and stutters like something not so useful. More details after the fold... [more inside]
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]
What does this Korean localized WinXP error dialogue say and how can I fix it (optional). [more inside]
My Compaq Presario V2000 notebook running XP is a bit more than 5 years old, and all three of its USB ports are failing. [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 think I need to get a USB WiFi adapter. Any recommendations? (Bonus points if it also provides a USB port on its other end. Additional information inside, including, perhaps, a question about drivers.) [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]
XP Disaster - Deleted User - Help me. [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!
Can I put my old XP state into a new XP install? [more inside]
Upgrading a friend's computer from XP to 7. I recall that simply copying files to a second internal drive resulted in some permission problems. How do I avoid this?
Upgrading a friend's computer from XP to 7. I recall that simply backing up files to a second internal drive resulted in some permission problems. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
My wireless connection keeps dropping every few minutes. Eee PC, Windows XP, roommate's Macbook does not have this problem. [more inside]
Getting a brand new Core i7 laptop. How sensible is it to downgrade it to XP? [more inside]
After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
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]
Sharp AR-M620 driver no longer installs on windows XP, it used to!! Now, no printer shows up at all. Any idea why this is happening? [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]
Looking to make routine file renaming, cutting and pasting possible with two clicks in Windows XP. [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]
I'm trying to copy some windows files to an external USB drive so I can wipe the disk. I am doing this under Ubuntu Jaunty because it won't stay up in XP due to malware (not even long enough to scan the drive, but I'm don't need to repair the system. I just want to get some files off it.) [more inside]