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Connecting Winebottler to the Web

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?
posted by johngoren on Apr 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Where can I purchase Windows 7 (safely)?

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]
posted by ferkit on Apr 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Accidentally deleted audio driver on Windows XP machine. How do I get it back?

I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Oct 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Hardware + Windows 7 Pro + XP Mode?

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]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Java Bunnies Breeding

Which of these Java programs can i get rid of and why are they breeding like bunnies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 19, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I make a DDE connection close in Windows XP?

How can I close DDE connections? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Dec 18, 2008 - 1 answer

MS Word overwrite function is failing

MS Word 2003 on XP is misbehaving. (I must have hit some Clever Keys in error and now do not now how to get back.) [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Dec 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators?

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Aug 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How can we NOT move to Vista without hoarding XP licenses?

Can someone clarify how (volume?) licensing of XP is going to work when we refuse to move to Vista? Reading all day, nothing makes sense. Not that long left to figure it out. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

My XP takes too long to shut down & boot up. What could be causing it?

My XP takes too long to shut down & boot up. What could be causing it? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Feb 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Will someone marry my keyboard?

I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
posted by skylar on Jan 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Take Word off an XP disk?

Is it possible to download Word off an XP disk without reinstalling XP in its entirety? [more inside]
posted by prior on Nov 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Can't work means can't get paid

Help! I'm locked out of my work laptop! [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Sep 16, 2007 - 13 answers

Third Times a charm

I am building a new computer and was wondering if this setup seems good I already have the OS and case/power supply more details after break. (previously, previously) [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Jul 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Help restore start menu icon and text

How do I restore the graphic and text on my Start menu to the Windows default? [more inside]
posted by gfroese on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

My computer doesn't like my mouse!

Recently (and I know its obnoxious to not be able to pin it down to a single event), I've been having an issue where my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer USB (It's optical) will freeze up for a few seconds and then start working. It seems that my XP machine thinks it is being disconnected, as I heard the sound cue for hardware being removed, and then 5 seconds later the re-connection sound. The thing is, I've had this issue before, and I believe it was resolved with a registry hack, or uninstalling a bit of software, I just can't for the life of me remember which. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Dec 21, 2006 - 13 answers

Nothing but .net

Why don't the New York Times Reader, Doppler, and Juice work? Doppler and Juice started crashing on my XP (SP2) box after a period of normal use, and I can't get the Times Reader to run at all. The common thread seems to be that these applications use various versions of .NET. The Times Reader requires the NET 3.0 Framework, which supposedly was downloaded as part of the Reader install. Any suggestions?
posted by lukemeister on Sep 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Will XP2 break my computer?

Should I install XP SP2? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Jan 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Why is my "AutoRecovery" function fickle?

My office computer operates Windows XP with Word 2000. (I'm a Mac person at home so no lectures please...) About once a week or so, a Word doc will freeze up on me forcing me to hit the good old Ctrl+Alt+Del and End Task. I would say 50% of the time when I open Word again, the document I was working on comes up as a recovered document (phew!). The other 50% of the time, I open Word and... no recovered document (!!!). What gives? Why the discrepancy? How can I guarantee that a recovered document will come up all the time and not just when the computer feels like it? Aside from searching through a million temp files, is there an easy way to get the version I was working on back if it doesn't come up automatically? (Yes, I save as often as I can, but I'm only human.) Sorry if this has been answered before... I searched for a similar post, but didn't find one. Thank you!
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 10, 2006 - 9 answers

It looks like you're writing a letter.

I have been desperately seeking those Microsoft Office XP Flash animations featuring the voice of Gilbert Gottfried that proclaimed the "Death of Clippy." (Or maybe it was just the Pink-Slipping of Clippy.) Are those still around anywhere on this crazy Internet?
posted by thejoshu on Nov 15, 2005 - 1 answer

What added a command to MS Office?

Suddenly, "Sign out of Microsoft Passport network" has appeared in the file menu of all my Microsoft Office 2003 applications. At least, I don't remember it from before. When did it appear, and what put it there? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Oct 21, 2005 - 1 answer

Shutting Down...

Since installing XP professional in November, I have experienced a spontaneous shutdown and restart of my desktop. When it returns, it tells me the system has recovered from a fatal error that is caused by an unspecified device driver. I have uninstalled both software and hardware one by one over the last several weeks in hopes of identifying the problem. Nothing. Even system restore does not solve it. Is is time to reinstall XP, even with the risk that it will likely happen again?
posted by terrier319 on Feb 11, 2005 - 13 answers

Files Lost After Windows XP Temporary Profile Zapped -- Any Way to Recover?

Is there any way to recover files saved under a temporary profile in Windows XP? (MI) [more inside]
posted by brookedel on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Firefox opening twice in two identical windows

Eudora + Firefox + XP: every time I launch a link from within an email, Firefox opens it twice in two identical windows, and I also get a blank IE window. Needless to say, I just want one version of the link. In Firefox.
Spybot, Adaware, Hijackthis and AVG show nothing untoward on my system. Anyone else get this?
posted by nylon on Sep 16, 2004 - 5 answers

How do I move from Windows 98 to Windows XP?

Updating Windows98 SE to Windows XP. (mi) [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on May 28, 2004 - 10 answers

How can my laptop share my desktop's broadband?

I have a (WinXP) desktop with a broadband connection, and a laptop with a WiFi card. My school doesn't allow wireless routers. I'd like to set it up so that my laptop can connect wirelessly to my desktop and piggyback on that connection, without a router. What equipment do I need? Are there some terms I should Google for instructions? [more inside]
posted by Aaorn on Apr 29, 2004 - 11 answers

Help me recover my documents after partitioning!

I just did a full WinXP reinstall. In the process, I took an 80 gig drive which was partitioned to 10/30/40 gig partitions and repartitioned it to 10/10/20/15/25 partitions. Unfortunately, that 40 gig partition held my "My Documents" holding a bunch of Word documents spanning the years and a lot of digital photos that are irreplaceable.

I've tried a few file recovery programs with limited success (recovered around 20% of my files) however I think the problem is the repartitions have split a lot of the files across two or more partitions. Is there a way I can recombine these partitions and try the file recovery programs again??
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Apr 21, 2004 - 3 answers

Replacement desktop systems on XP?

The current MeFi thread on Sphere reminded me... Does anyone use a replacement desktop system on XP? Which one and why did you choose to use it? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 16, 2004 - 9 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

Can mail be exported from Apple's email on OSX to a Windows XP box running Microsoft Outlook?

Can mail be exported from Apple's email on OSX to a Windows XP box running Microsoft Outlook?
posted by Macboy on Feb 25, 2004 - 7 answers

Easy way to uncompress 400 zip archives in a Win XP directory?

Any easy way to uncompress about 400 zip archives in a Windows XP directory? I thought I was smart but this problem has made me feel dumb.
posted by johnnydark on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 answers

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