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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

ThinkPad T42 wireless connection problem

Windows XP Home network connection issues. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Where's the XP Installer's Undo?

A Windows 2000 hard disk got clobbered by the XP installer and is "unallocated". What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Nov 16, 2009 - 3 answers

[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account?

[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account? I.e. doesnt share the same programs, settings, etc [more inside]
posted by Jimmeh on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Need to compare registry before and after an install and end up with a merge-able regfile

I need to scan an XP registry BEFORE an installation, then rescan the registry AFTER the installation, and end up with a merge-able reg file that I can then apply to multiple computers via AD or startup script. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 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

New laptop with XP for under $500?

Is it possible to buy a new laptop for around $500 with Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Sep 30, 2007 - 6 answers

quick and easy centralized access control list?

windowsXP logon restriction question: We have a small public computer room with about 15 computers where we only want certain people to be able to log into and use the computers. What is the easiest way to administer who has access to them? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Sep 27, 2007 - 10 answers

XP Reset Itself - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

I woke up last Saturday morning to find that my WinXP machine has reset itself to settings from a year ago. [more inside]
posted by Irontom on May 16, 2007 - 4 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

I've been disappeared.

IdiotFilter, Windows XP. I was trying to make it stop telling me, every single day, that my password was about to expire and would I like to change it. [more inside]
posted by scratch on Dec 19, 2006 - 11 answers

LCD Monitor on laptop goes dark, but not completely off

My LCD screen on my laptop refuses to stay on. [more inside]
posted by chicobangs on Dec 3, 2006 - 9 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

Browser times out but ping, nslookup, and tracert work (WinXP). Why?

On my WinXP Pro laptop I can ping, nslookup, and tracert to whatever address I like, but no browser can load any pages, even by IP address. I get connection timeouts 100% of the time. Why, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

iPod newbie on Windows XP needs help...

iPod newbie on Windows XP needs help... [more inside]
posted by Al_Truist on Jan 5, 2006 - 10 answers

BBEdit equivalency?

On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 16, 2005 - 21 answers

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

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

Win XP SP2

Win XP problem. I installed Service Pack 2, now my computer won't load. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by graventy on Sep 12, 2004 - 15 answers

Help me with my wireless

My laptop can no longer receive the Internet! The internet comes, via DSL, into my DESKTOP pc. The Desktop's DSL modem is hooked up to a LinkSys Wireless-B router, which broadcasts the Internet signal to my laptop. The lights on the LynkSys are blinking as usual. My desktop is receiving the web just fine. My laptop IS showing the little "connected" (two-computers) icon in the system tray, and when I hover over it, it says "Wireless Network Connection... Speed 11.0 Mbps, Signal Strength: Excellent." But when I start of a browser, I can't get to any page. I CAN get to the same pages on my desktop. Help! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 30, 2004 - 11 answers

Outlook 2000 Error No. 0x800ccc0e -- No Profiles Fetching or Sending Mail

Outlook 2000 (WinXP) problem: Suddenly, none of my mail profiles will fetch or send mail. (mi) [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Aug 16, 2004 - 5 answers

Is there a way for the computer/a program to search for multiple duplicate files on a computer?

Is there a way for the computer/a program to search for multiple duplicate files on a computer?

I also remember a program that used a pie chart to show you what is taking up the most space on the computer? What files and folders?

Help!
posted by agregoli on Jul 22, 2004 - 9 answers

What is a good, freeware replacement for Nero or other CD authoring software?

The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 answers

Photo Software

Can anyone help me find photo organization software with some specific characteristics? I use WinXP. I want to be able to place each photo in multiple categories, and I'd like to be able to output the categories as simple .html files, as that is my archival system of choice. I don't care about uploading to the web. Free is better, but I am willing to shell out a few bucks for the right software. [more inside]
posted by beth on Jun 19, 2004 - 11 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

WinXP Pro Email Client question

Which WinXP Pro Email Client will play nice with close to 800 megs of emails? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Apr 24, 2004 - 11 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

I'm looking for a way to batch-add Exif metadata to a bunch of jpeg files on WinXP.

I'm looking for a way to batch-add Exif metadata to a bunch of jpeg files, specifically the picture-taken date, on WinXP. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by cbrody on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 answers

Windows utility to modify modification date.

I'm looking for a Windows utility that will recurse through a series of subdirectories and change the modification date on each folder to be the same as the newest item in that folder. [More inside] [more inside]
posted by llamateur on Jan 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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