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How big is your windows directory?

Simple survey, how large is your windows xp folder. Please note home, pro, or media center.

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    thanks a lot

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

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Hi, I have two pc running with windows xp operating system. From User 1 i need to access user 2 windows folder and program files folder otherway around also but I can't how? Even if I shared windows folder...


First thing Windows XP Home Edition will give you numerous problems when sharing files, you should consider using windows XP Pro for that sort of operations.

Assuming you have Windows XP Pro installed in both computers:

1 - Create the same user on both computers ( same account name, same password ) blank passwords are not allow between file sharing as per windows xp group policy.

2 - Create a resource to share ( example: C:\)

3 - Disable simple file sharing

* go to control panel
* click on folder options
* click the VIEW tab
* unckeck the use sharing wizard

4 - Make sure that the user that will be used for authenticating between computers have the proper NTFS permissions and the proper access to the shared sources.

5 - Try to connect to the shared sources when asked for username and password type the credentials of the newly created user.

Now you should be able to connect to the shared sources both ways.

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I cannot play a sound because i don't have a sound


Click on the links below if your computer has that particular operating system on it.

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I want to know that "is how many Windows XP version is publish So far"? any one answer detail i know only 2 one is HOME edition and 2nd is Professional " IS it ???? what about Media Center Edition...


to your amasement one answer is 8 versions

Windows XP Starter Edition
This edition is aimed for first-time desktop PC users in developing countries. This edition can only run three applications at once.

Windows XP Home Edition
A version of Windows XP for home users. This edition replaced Windows 9x/ME

Windows XP Home Edition N
This is a special edition of Windows XP Home Edition for the european market
without media player

Windows XP Professional
A version of Windows XP for both businesses and home users. This edition replaced Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP Professional N
This is a special edition of Windows XP Professional for the european market without media player

Windows XP Media Center Edition
A Windows XP version for Media Center PCs with an easy to use interface and remote control support

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
This is a Windows XP version for Tablet PCs with pen and speech capabilities

Windows XP Professional x86 Edition
This edition is for AMD64/EMT64 64-bit processors

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Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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How i can make a bootable Windows CD for my personal use


Create a temporary working folder at the root (top) of the C: drive called "XPSETUP" (without the quotes). Actually, you can name it anything you want and put it anywhere you like, but for ease of explanation, the remainder of the steps below will assume that you have created the XPSETUP folder in the root of drive C:. This C:\XPSETUP folder will be where you will create the CDROM directory structure for your bootable Windows CD.

Copy the entire C:\I386 to C:\XPSETUP. When you have finished, you will have C:\XPSETUP\I386. Notice that I said "copy", not "move". Do NOT drag and drop the I386 folder into the XPSETUP directory. If you do so, you may end up moving it into the XPSETUP folder (depending on where you created the XPSETUP folder). It is important to work from a copy of the I386 directory so that if you make mistakes, you can simply go back and start all over again. If you move the directory or drag and drop it, and you make a mistake, your mistake will be permanent. So once again, COPY the entire I386 folder to XPSETUP. It may take a while for the copy operation to complete, but it's safer this way.

If you're not sure how to copy, follow the following procedure: Highlight the I386 folder using Windows Explorer. Right-click the folder and select "Copy". Then open the XPSETUP folder. The folder should be empty at the moment. Right click the empty space in the window and click "Paste". A very lengthy copy procedure will take place.

To verify that you have copied the folder and not moved it, return to the top of C: and check that the I386 folder is still there and that the original files in that folder are still there.

Create an ASCII text file with only the word "Windows " (without the quotes and including the final space after the word "Windows") in it, followed by a new line. To do this, open up Notepad. Notepad can be found in your Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad. Type the word "Windows" without the quotes and following my case exactly (that is, "W" is a capital letter and the rest are in small letters). Then type one additional space. Finally, hit the ENTER key. Do not add anything else to this file. Do not change anything - for example, do not type everything in capital letters or anything like that. The contents of the file must be exactly as I said, or Windows setup will issue an error message.

Save the file with the filename "WIN51" (include the quotes so that Notepad will not add a ".txt" extension behind your back) in C:\XPSETUP. Again, the filename's spelling and case must be exactly like mine.

If your PC or laptop originally came with XP Home, make a copy of the file you just created and call it "WIN51IC". If you are using XP Home Service Pack 1 (SP 1), make two copies of the file and call them "WIN51IC" and "WIN51IC.SP1". If you are using XP Home Service Pack 2 (SP 2), make three copies of the file and call them "WIN51IC", "WIN51IC.SP1" and "WIN51IC.SP2". All the copies of the files should be in C:\XPSETUP.

If your PC or laptop originally came with XP Professional, make a copy of the file you just created and call it "WIN51IP". If you are using XP Professional Service Pack 1 (SP 1), make two copies of the file and call them "WIN51IP" and "WIN51IP.SP1". If you are using XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP 2), make three copies of the file and call them "WIN51IP", "WIN51IP.SP1" and "WIN51IP.SP2". All the copies of the files should be in C:\XPSETUP.

Note carefully what I said above. You may be running XP SP 2 now, but if your PC came with XP SP 1, you should create the files for XP SP 1. There is an exception to this. If your PC or laptop came with XP or XP SP 1, but you want your Windows install CD to install XP SP 2, create the WIN51 files needed for SP 2 and follow the procedure for slipstreaming Windows service pack 2 (SP 2) into the Windows setup CDROM given in the next step.

If your PC or laptop came originally with XP or XP SP 1 (service pack 1) but you want your Windows setup disk to install XP SP 2, do the following. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

Note that even if you have since updated your computer to SP 2, you will still need to do this step if you want your setup CD to install Windows XP Service Pack 2. The reason is that updating your running Windows system does not automatically update the I386 directory. Your I386 directory still contains the Windows setup files belonging to whatever version of Windows you had when you first bought your PC/laptop.

Download Windows XP service pack 2 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en Save it anywhere you like except in the C:\XPSETUP folder. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will assume you saved it as C:\XPSP2.EXE, that is, in the root folder with the filename "XPSP2.EXE".

Important: if you did not configure Windows to show you the full filename you should probably do so before changing the name of the file. Otherwise, you may be inadvertently saving the file as "XPSP2.EXE.EXE" without your knowing. (That is, you see the filename as "XPSP2.EXE" in Windows Explorer but it's actually "XPSP2.EXE.EXE".)

You will need to update the C:\XPSETUP\I386 folder to contain the updated SP 2 files. As a side benefit, the service pack 2 updater will also create a few files (including setup.exe) in the C:\XPSETUP folder. This process of integrating the service pack files into the original XP or XP SP 1 is known as "slipstreaming".

To slipstream SP 2, first open up a command prompt. To do this, click the Start menu, select the Run menu item, and enter the words "cmd". Click the OK button. A black command prompt window will open.

Enter the following line into the window and press the ENTER key.
C:\XPSP2.EXE /integrate:C:\XPSETUP

After the program finishes, you can close the command prompt window. If you look into your XPSETUP folder, you will notice a few new files there.

At this point, the C:\XPSETUP directory contains all the files that will be copied to your Windows Setup CDROM. Don't worry if the directory does not contain files like "setup.exe" which you see on the retail CDROMs. You won't need it for a fresh install from the bootable CDROM. Note: You will only have "setup.exe" if you had to slipstream Service Pack 2 as mentioned earlier. The Service Pack 2 slipstreamer creates setup.exe for you.

Now open the wxp10.zip file that you downloaded earlier. Simply doubleclicking it in Windows explorer should do the trick. Go into the cds directory and into wxphome (or wxppro; it doesn't matter which) directory, followed by the files directory. Drag the "w2ksect.bin" file into C:\ (the root directory/folder of drive C:). Don't get creative and place it in some other directory. If you do that, ImgBurn will not be able to find c:\w2ksect.bin later.

You could do all that OR simply download an XP LIVE DVD.. This will  bootup from DVD and work without using/installing to the Hard Drive.

here is the torrent DL link No torrent?  Here > http://www.utorrent.com/
DL and install.. then click on torrent link and it will DL.

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3820108/Windows_XP_Live_Edition(Run_Windows_from_CD)

here is a link how to make it.

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-live-usbcddvd-of-vistaxp/


Feb 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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No My Videos, My Music folder in XP Media Center


HI drkravenbrow,

It's as simple as going into my documents and adding a folder called My Videos. It needs to sit inside the my documents folder.

Good Luck,

Don't forget to leave a rating,

Mark

Sep 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Missing " My Music " folder


In Windows Explorer on the left side pane, under Desktop should be a folder "Documents". Click on "Documents" and in the right side pane will be a listing of all the folders and documents inside the "Documents" folder. This is where "My Music" should be. If it is not there, you can create it.

In the right side pane, on a blank area, right click to get the "Options Menu". Move the mouse down to "New" and left click on it. A second set of menus will appear beside the first set. At the top of this second set is "Folder", click on that. You have now created "New Folder" and it is ready to edit the folder name. Type "My Music" and "New Folder" should become "My Music". If not, click once on "New Folder" click again and you are in edit mode, type in "My Music" and press [Enter]. Now, right click on the "My Music" folder and on the menu selection click "Properties" at the bottom. A window will appear, choose the "Customize" tab and in the top area "What kind of folder do you want?", click the down arrow in the selector box ans choose "Musin (best for audio files and playlists). In the bottom section, "Change Icon" and a window will open with a large selection of Icons. Scroll through them and pick a folder with a music note in it. Then clcik "OK". That window will close. Click "OK" on the remaining window and you 'MY Music" folder is set up.

Jun 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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T40 IBM cannot boot to cd drive;


Type of files HDD location Alternate location Driver files C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS (depending on the preloaded operating system) The T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site Software applications C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS No alternate location available Hints and Tips Click here for additional hints and tips on Windows XP
Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows XP
Before removing any software or operating system from your ThinkPad system, you will need to:
  • Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is at the latest level.
  • Save the necessary driver, supplement, and software files on removable media.
NOTE: A computer with at least 128 MB of memory is required.

Installing Windows XP
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD drive. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Follow the instructions for the Install shield program.
  3. Install the device drivers. The device drivers are found in the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS directory or you can download them from the T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site. There is also an installation procedure text file in that directory. After you install Windows XP, you will need to install the application software, which is provided in the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.
Installing Windows XP Supplement File
The Windows XP Supplement File is in the following directory:
C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WXPSUPP\IBMLCD
NOTE: If you cannot find this directory on your hard disk drive, download the Windows XP Supplement File from the ThinkPad Web site. For access to this Web site, press the ThinkPad button to open the Access ThinkPad panel. On this panel, click On the Web. A list of sites appears; choose the ones you want.
NOTE: Make sure that the correct video driver is installed prior to installing this file.
  1. Right-click on the desktop to open the Display Properties window.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Click the Monitor tab and click the Properties button.
  5. Select the Driver tab and the Update Driver... button. The Hardware Update Wizard opens.
  6. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced).
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Don't search, I will chose the driver to install.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click the Have Disk... button.
  11. Click the Browse... button.
  12. Select the folder that the Windows XP Supplement File is in, and find the file of IBMTPLCD.INF under IBMLCD folder.
  13. Select IBMLCD.INF, and click Open and then OK.
  14. Select the checkbox for Show compatible hardware.
  15. Select a panel in the list you are using now.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Click Finish and then Close.
  18. Click the Color Management tab.
  19. Click Add, and select IBMTPIPS.ICM or IBMTOLCD.ICM under the directory of c:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color.
  20. Click Add and close the Display Properties window.
Installing Windows XP Update Module Package
The Windows XP Update Modules are in the following directory
C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WXPUP
The name of each subfolder is the number of a fix module. For the information about each fix module, Click here to visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage, type the number of the fix module you need in the search field, and click the search button.
NOTE: The Web site address might change without notice. If the homepage is not displayed, search the homepage from the Microsoft top page.
To install a fix module, run the exe file in a subfolder and follow the instructions on the screen.

Install the application software that was saved in the Preparing your ThinkPad for Windows XP section from the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.
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Jun 12, 2008 | IBM (22P6992) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Problem w/ WIN2000 Pro & XP Pro


HERE IS THE SOLUTION :
click on the link given below and find oc25.dll....if you are unable to find press keyboard key cntrl + f .A dialog box will appear now type oc25.dll and hit find key and you will find the oc25.dll .click on that file to download it to your computer.

http://www.dlldump.com/dll-files/O_2.html

Once you have downloaded the file you are looking for you still need to make sure Windows or the program causing the error can find it. Follow these steps:

1. If you are encountering an error with Windows...
The file you downloaded needs to be placed into the Windows System directory. On most machines this is one of the following locations:
C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me),
C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or
C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

If you are encountering an error with a particular program...
The file most likely needs to be in this program's directory. This directory is where the program is installed (i.e. c:\Program Files\ThisProgram).

If this step solves the problem, you do not need to complete step 2.

2. You may to register this file with Windows. Click on the Start Menu and then on 'Run'. If you are replacing a Windows system file, type the following command:
regsvr32 \windows\system\file.dll (Windows 95/98/ME),
regsvr32 \WINNT\system32\file.dll (Windows NT/2000), or
regsvr32 \windows\system32\file.dll (Windows XP).

For example, 'regsvr32 \windows\system\apphelp.dll'

If you are replacing a file for another program, change the directory where appropriate. For example, 'regsvr32 \program files\Norton\xyz.dll'

If the file is registered correctly, you will receive a positive confirmation message.
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Apr 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How to remove a second installation of a windows o/s


you would not have been able to install xp home over xp pro as pro is an upgrade from home, so xp pro will be on a different drive partition, so the last version you put on will be on the 'C' drive as thats the one that is bootable. Follow your instructions, or simply use your xp disc to format the drive and install XP home.

Jun 13, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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