Windows XP

Hello, I am one of the benefidiary of your site wherein i get lot of replies to solve my computer problems. Now i have a problem.Kindly help me out. I have downloaded some music file and stored in a folder. I wanted to delete the folder, but it says access denied. When i saw the properties it shows the file is read only. How to delete this folder. Similarly i have zip file it is also not being deleted. Kindly advice. regards, Balatv

Topic by balatv44 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Upgraded to XP

I gave Microsoft until SP1 for vista, I tried to like it, but lets count the annoyances. SLOW, even with all the twaddle turned off. 2 minutes to boot, five before wireless would connect. Disk copy at a snails pace. 12 minutes to write a one gig usb 2.0 jump drive 10 gig restore partition. 10 gig win sxs folder being repeatedly told "you need permission to do that" on my explicative deleted computer even after turning UAC off. Enoughs enough Now I'm running XP Fast 45 seconds from power on to connected to the network 7 gigs total install 2 minutes to copy one gig to a jumpdrive. Make the upgrade, it's worth it.

Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


windows xp themes?

I want to know if its possible and if so how to change the windows xp taskbar etc etc. to another colour other then silver, green and blue without having to use the classis theme please help

Question by redsuit09 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


windows xp death

My sister tried to log on her dell computer today but all she got is as far as the windows xp loading page then it it just froze all she has is a blue bar top and bottom of the screen and a light blue background like the screen where the user accounts pop up. anyway a friend tried recovery discs for xp but it kept asking for an windows administrator pasword and even though we typed i  the password for the administrator account we set up it says not valid  password entered,apparently the hardware is fine just needs software repaired.  how can i fix the software without the password and keeping the data on the system as i cannot get in to back it up and she has emails with her visa applications for her honeymoon on it. please help if you can

Topic by msc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


PSP XP

Learn to install a Windows XP on a PSP.

Topic by Xecuter3 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


XP && Ubuntu

OK I had a computer with XP and ubuntu, but i got tired of ubuntu so i made the mistake of just removing the partion. so the next time i boot up i get an error and can't access XP. now i'm not saying abound is a bad OS this is just my preference. so i wiped my comp and reinstalled Ubuntu. now here's the problem i have access to an iso image of windows but not the cd itself. and i have an 2Gb USB drive and a 500Gb removable drive. is there a way to install windows XP using either of these devices. or a way to get the dvd's to burn because every time i try i get an error

Topic by chrischavez 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


xp wifi issues

I try connecting to my home network but it keeps saying windows was unable to find a cirtificate to log you onto the network i have tried disabling ieee but it keeps re enabling, i have tried un installing the adapter but it wont uninstall, what should i do?

Question by The nerdling 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Question about upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista? Answered

I am trying to upgrade a Windows XP Pro system with Service pack 3 to a Vista Ultimate system with the end goal of then upgrading to Win 7. Again the intention is to do an upgrade, not a clean install. This particular OS started life as a Win 95 system. Was upgraded to Win 98 then 98 second edition and then finally to XP. It has run on multiple motherboards and processors and many many hard drives. But I have hit a snag. Vista ultimate will not give the option of upgrading. And by the way, this IS the upgrade version. It says so on the box and on the DVD.  The option to upgrade is there but it is grayed out and a note says that it needs to do a clean install. If I wanted to do that I would skip Vista and go right to 7 to start with. So something is causing the install process to not want to make the upgrade. I am thinking it might be the service pack 3 of XP since the SP3 came out after Vista did. But I can't find any information about it. After all this is more than 10 years in the past.  I am of course working off a clone drive so I can experiment and would just uninstall SP3 to try it but the uninstall is not available.  As far as I can figure a repair was done using a SP3 disk of XP and that eliminated the uninstall. Now I can try doing a repair with a SP2 disk of XP in order to roll it back to SP2  but that might cause it to become unbootable and if not would for certain cause it to need to be activated again, which now will not happen over the internet but requires that you call somebody in India and read long strings of numbers back and forth to each other. I would hate to go through all of that and discover that it still will not upgrade. So the question is: is anyone familiar with this upgrade process and is there a way to force the upgrade option? By the way, I have both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Vista and the XP is a 32 bit version. So that should not be the problem.  Any thoughts about this?

Question by Vyger 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


XP Drivers

I bought a Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC but it came with vista. i gave it a try but did not like it. so i bought windows xp PRO i installed and there wasn't any problems. but i need some drivers which i could not find. if you can help me please do so. in the picture you can see that i am missing some drivers but i cant seem to find them if you need more information please feel free to contact me.

Topic by chrischavez 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Windows XP Internet Ecplorer?

Ok, i just installed winXP on my laptop, and the sound and internet explorer dont work. This happened on another computer and my dad fixed it. But, he doesnt remember how he did it. I have a working internet cable connedted. In the thing that shows my internet connections, it doesnt show anything. Whwnever i try to make one, it doesnt work. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


windows xp screen problem?

Iv got a windows xp and da screen is sideways. help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tis is really important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Windows XP computer problem

Hey everyone. The other day, I had to shut down my primary computer by holding down the power button for several seconds. When I restarted, however, instead of Windows loading, this screen popped up that said DHCP and a little spinning thing next to it. Either waiting a few seconds or pressing the escape key took me to a screen that said "NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart." A friend had fixed this problem before by simply pressing a few keys, but he lives in a different state now and I can't contact him. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

Topic by SnuffyDaPenguin 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Is there a free download of Windows?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a legal and free way to download Windows (XP, Vista) from the web?  I have keys I could use for XP or Vista.   Thanks in advance.

Question by salomon1996 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do i get out of guest in xp pro with auto log in enabled? I m stuck

I  enabled auto log in from contol usrspassword2 but forgot to re enable admin acct so now im am stuck in guest HELP

Question by tonygirl 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can I change font & size of text in taskbar of winxp?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


sound is "jittery."?

Whenever i watch videos or listen to music the sound and image freezes then jumps for a split second, every 4 or 5 seconds.... do i need a new card of somesort or what because it gets irritating

Question by redsuit09 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how disable"RUN AS" in windows XP?

Question by jazzymal46 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Re: Windows 7 XP mode.?

Is it possible to use Windows 7's XP mode with VirtualBox instead of using the Windows Virtual PC?

Question by setsuna 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Micro XP computer?

I want to make or buy a small, single board computer similar to gumstix, capable of running tinyxp. if this is possible, can i make it run a single .exe program at boot, when a command is entered?

Question by ten77 9 years ago


how to hack windows passwords

So im just posting this part because i dont have pics yet but when i do im posting the instructable, kk?1 * press (windows) + R2 * type in cmd3 * the comand prompt will pop up. now type in net user4 * it will show all the acounts.5 * type in net user (insert name here) * EX. net user Sid *6 * it willask you to type in a password so enter anything or just hit the ENTER key to unlock the password and there you go u hacked an acounts password!

Topic by knex-4-life 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why does Windows XP keep booting and crashing?

Whenever I try to turn on my Windows XP computer, it runs for a few seconds through the booting process, shows the "blue screen of death" and crashes and tries to restart. I need the computer to work so what can I do to fix this?

Question by shadowninja31 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I just installed windows xp pro on my system but some internet sites will not load. What do I do?

I literally installed windows xp pro sp2 on my desktop last night. The next thing I did was install the driver for the wireless adapter. That is it, nothing else is on the computer. Then when I go to certain internet sites the browser either freezes, slows way down, or will only show part of the page. What do I do?

Question by galaxyman7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


windows XP login password problems

I have never been prompted to enter a username or password to login to my PC computer running windows XP since I purchased my computer 4-6- years ago. I had it unplugged for about 2 weeks while I moved recently. When I plugged it back in, it prompted me for a password and since I never had one or set up the computer to use one to login, its impossible to use the computer or login. I would appreciate any help with this that doesn't require formatting the hard drive. I also don't understand why windows all of a sudden asked me for a password and won't let me login without one or at least run me through the process of setting up one since I never had to use one for this computer.

Topic by swpaulo 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


service pack 3

Comes out tomorrow, this is just funny to say, The Box said Windows 98 or better....SO I INSTALLED LINUX! (ubuntu gutsy gibbon is my favorite)

Topic by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to switch back to Windows XP from Ubuntu without a DVD/CD drive? or what else can i do with the PC?

I have a Sony Vaio desktop PC, it originally ran Windows Xp but i later switched to Ubuntu. My DVD/CD drive no longer works, how can i switch back onto Windows Xp? or alternatively what else can i use this computer for.?

Question by BobbyMcD1991 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


are there any windows xp application emulators that work on windows 7? Answered

Hello i own a laptop that runs windows 7, and since obtaining it, i have found that alot of my applications are not working as they are incompatible with anything other than windows xp!  most importantly, i cant run my "the movies :stunts and effects expansion pack for my game without needing to change over my save file, because the newly updated "the movies" game , on windows 7, is incapable of playing without crashing if it uses more than 1bg of ram, even though it can do so on windows xp. i want to know, are there any windows xp applicaton emulators?, not programs that emulate the operating system, but rather, run a program the way it would on that operating system? ive tried using the compatibility mode, but it never works. i really need a good emulator. i dont know what to search to find it on google!, all my atempts just turn up with emulators of the operating system, and not for specific applications!

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Windows XP SP3 Now Available

. Windows XP Service Pack 3 is now available at Windows Update.

Topic by NachoMahma 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can i run Windows Xp on a server?

I was thinking about buying a server, and i was wondering what operating system i could use. Since a server is basically a computer, can i run windows XP on it? Thanks!

Question by Sandisk1duo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



are windows XP programs compatible with Windows 7? Answered

Question by loki17 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


XP "Classic" search in Windows 7? Answered

It took a lot to make me change from XP, but I do like Windows 7 which I'm now running on a couple of machines.   However . . . The thing I miss is the 'classic' explorer search function which gave a no-nonsense way of finding any set of files on your computer (indexed or not) with proper wildcarding and various other settable criteria. OK, Microsoft search V4 (or whatever it's called) has all sorts of bells and whistles, but I'm finding it unwieldy to use and find myself opening a DOS box for speed. Google finds a lot of posts from other people who liked the old search, but no answers. Has anyone here found a utility which replicates the old search functionality?

Question by AndyGadget 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Dual-Booting Windows XP and Ubuntu? Answered

I just want to make sure I have this right before I go ahead... So, right now I have two drives. One is partitioned into two, one half is Win Xp(about 60gb), the other completely blank(about 20gb). Then, my slave drive is just for backup. I'm planning on installing Ubuntu onto that blank partition. By doing so, it shouldn't affect any of the files on either of the other drives, right? And when it boots it should boot into Windows as usual unless I directed to go to that partition since the windows drive is the first in the boot order. This, I think, should work without worrying about anything getting wiped right? And this setup won't have the OS's conflicting with each other? Would I have to use GRUB and if so how? Help, is greatly appreciated.

Question by Rockerx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to hack windows xp with our computer?

How to hack windows XP with our my computer with working software for windows XP

Question by shikhar_devil 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


windows XP login without a password?

My computer was unplugged from the wall outlet for about 2 weeks and when i plugged it back in, it asked for a password to log in to windows XP even though i was never asked for one before. windows XP just logged me in automatically when i booted the computer. its impossible to log in now since i never had a password and i am hoping someone can tell me how to get around this problem without formatting the hard drive?

Question by swpaulo 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Do you own Windows XP if you have a product key? Answered

I have a used laptop with a Windows XP product key on the bottom.  I would like to format and start fresh, but don't have the install disks.  Is it legal to use a downloaded version of XP and use my key?  Is this even possible?  Thanks in advance.

Question by salomon1996 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


i have windows 7 on a laptop and xp on another, how do i us the 7 one as a router?

I have a laptop with xp, that doesn't have a wifi card in it, i am trying to connect it to my home wifi using the windows 7 laptop which has wifi. how can i do this?

Question by The nerdling 7 years ago


COMPUTER HELP AGAIN ! .......and again

OK I just installed windows xp on my computer. But when I boot it up ( just after Bios's first screen ) it says:Incorrect boot.iniBOOT FROM : C:/windowsThen it just restarts WHAT IS GOING ON ? Meanwhile waiting for someones response I will reinstall Windows XP .... NOTICE:EDIT: I Got Xp to work and it is in its setup process now.... BUT ITS FROZEN (Do I turn it off ?)

Topic by littlechef37 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How do you replace msgina.dll for windows xp?

I want replace this file because the windows xp shutdown menu isn't displaying properly

Question by pk_excel 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Printer Error 0x00000006: HELP!

I have just purchased a Samsung SCX-4300 printer and it works fine on my shared computer (uses windows XP). However, when I try to install it on my laptop (windows vista), it says "ready" but then when I try to open the properties or print a test page it keeps on saying "Error 0x00000006" I have googled it but to no avail. Does anyone have any advice? I have the pictures below. I think the problem lies within the two computers communicating with each other. The computer can access the Public folder and when I make changes within the public folder the computer detects them, so they are definatley 'talking to each other,' but when I click "Add a new printer" in the printer folder, it says "No printers found, despite the fact I have a functioning Canon printer which my laptop can access with ease. I manually add the Samsung printer and it works fine until I click "print test page." That is when the "Error 0x00000006" message appears. I'm no expert in computers, so if someone knows what the solution is can they answer in plain english and not complicated technical language please? Thankyou! Oh and 1 more thing: I don't think it's anything to do with the drivers as the printer is BRAND NEW.

Question by Lowney 9 years ago


Installing Windows on Mac Answered

I want to install XP as a secondary OS on a Mac. How can I do this without using the OS install disc I haven't got?

Question by memyselfand1 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do you completely reset Windows Xp with out reinstalling? Answered

Question by computergeek 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Laptop says missing operating system? Answered

My computer crashed and when i try to turn it back on it says missing operating system_ I do not have a recovery disk it is windows XP home is there a way to get a recovery disk off the internet for free? anything is appreciated

Question by miiwii3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can I dual boot Windows xp and Linux Ubuntu on a laptop that runs on xp? Answered

 I would like to know how to do so, so I can use Linux or Windows without switching computers... and I would like to know what software I can use to make it dual boot my uncle said he may have used redhat to do a dual boot before

Question by nerd7473 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Need to run Windows 98 product on Windows XP computer. Answered

I have a compact portable single sheet scanner from 1998 and obviously its platform is Windows 98. I am looking for a program like one I had from a previous employer called SloMo, it would slow down the microprocessor to allow the company's Win'98 products to be serviced by Windows 2000 or XP. Does any one have a source on where I might look for a simular program ? This can be a shareware or purchase software.

Question by Foxtrot70 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to get past the user page in windows xp

My friend was given a computer that had had xp a clean reinstall and does not know what to do to get past the user page. Can anyone help? Thanks

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can I install windows XP on as many computers as I would like if I have an installation cd.? Answered

I was thinking about buying a genuine version of windows xp and I was wondering if I could install it on more than one computer.

Question by coolpizzadude 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


HOW TO DISABLE WINDOWS XP SP2 ACTIVATION ?

Question by RITESHMODI 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I install windows xp sp2 on a portable usb HD? Answered

Question by tejjammy 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago