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Windows XP is the 5th version of Windows NT.

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qemu virtualisation: import NFS share?

An old friend with somewhat "personal" opinions and habits requested me to set up a virtual Win XP machine on his Ubuntu. The reason for wanting this very antiquated O/S needs not be ...
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Which Linux I should use in it? [duplicate]

I have a old laptop of windows xp in it of ram 1gb and 160gb of hard disk but I think it's 32bit. First I install lubuntu but I can not be able to open it, as it show black screen with a blinking dash....
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format C; as ext4 then install Xunbuntu 20.04

Started with an Intel 64 bit, 10 yr-old+ desktop running WIN XP Pro (long-since without Microsoft support) that is slow to start, but works. The effort to install Xubuntu 20.04 did not do a clean over-...
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How to get Bootable x86 install on HDD Partition beside Win XP

Short story: Installed xUbuntu beside Win XP on an new partition - cant get a boot to linux in the BIOS or Background: I have an old HP Lenovo S10 Ideapad that I want to make into a Linux 'netbook'. I ...
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I need to use a Windows program, and have low RAM, how can I use Ubuntu as an alternative of Windows XP?

I have a software that only runs on windows XP, but whenever I try to start my laptop and open boot settings, choose optical drive, and select it, the screen freezes for some time, and then boots into ...
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Installing Xubuntu on old HP with Windows XP [duplicate]

I am interested in installing Xubuntu on an old HP running Windows XP (2003 Home Edition). The BIOS does not allow the alternative of booting from USB, nor do I have a CD/DVD-writer. I read in another ...
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How to make Windows guest running on qemu/kvm obtain IP address from physical router with DHCP server?

I am running Windows XP as a guest on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with qemu/kvm. I want to use this Windows instance to manage my CCTV IP camera which uses ActiveX applets. I need this Windows XP to get IP from ...
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How would Windows XP system restore work on a dual boot PC? [closed]

I have a 32-bit Windows XP system that I want to make dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04. My questions are these: 1. If I make a system restore point on XP, would that be able to remove Ubuntu if I didn't ...
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Problems running KOTOR I in Virtual Box

My host machine is running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and the virtual box is running Windows xp. I'm trying to run KOTOR 1 through shared files but I keep getting hit with error 5:0000065434. Looking it up it ...
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Dual booting XP and 18.04 - missing Windows root>\system32\hal.dll - how to fix please

My machine is a Dell Precision Workstation-380, with Pentium (r)4, Ubuntu is 18.04 LTS. When starting the option to select either Win XP or Ubuntu appears, but if I choose Win XP I get the message: ...
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I want to install a dual boot windows besides the already installed Ubuntu Studio 19.10, what do I need to do or know prior to that

I recently installed Ubuntu 19.10 on mi Toshiba Satellite; and I'd like to install Windows XP SP3 on a separate partition. I've already separated the disk space for this, when I installed Ubuntu I ...
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Dual-boot system and access permissions

I have a dual-boot system - Ubuntu 18.04.3 + Windows XP. My Windows XP installation has been set up long time ago with Administrator user and a number of non-privileged users - and it's good because ...
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I can not see a shared forlder under VBOXSVR from a XP Guest

I made a VirtualBox XP guest from a backup image of my old laptop, which passed away a long time ago. It is working fine on my VitualBox hosts except for being unable to access to the VirtualBox ...
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How to get Ubuntu to look like Windows XP? [closed]

My Family has an old computer running Windows XP but it's so slow that I am going to put Linux on it, my problem is that I need it to look like Windows XP or it will be to hard of a change for my aunt....
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Ubuntu replacement for an old XP computer with slower than 2.0 GHz processor speed [duplicate]

I want to replace an old Windows XP OS with Ubuntu, but I really don't know which version would suit my needs. I require only media center type functionality from the Ubuntu replacement. The older ...
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Data recovery from old windows SATA drives using Ubuntu

My data storage disk crashed with a hardware failure and the data isn't worth the 500+$ it would take to repair it. I have most of it on two old windows XP hard drives I pulled out of my old PCs and ...
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Mount of XP share hangs on Ubuntu 16.04.5

Two Ubuntu 16.04 systems, one has been running about two years now. Just today I created another Ubuntu 16.04 system first from a recently burned DVD install disk then updated with several packages I ...
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Upgrade from Server 16 to 18.04 LTS breaks Samba shares from XP machines

I have had Samba working for years with Server version 16. This morning, I upgraded to 18.04 LTS, and Windows XP now gets System error 1326 has occurred. Logon failure: unknown user name or bad ...
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How can I run Ubuntu withouth affecting my existing operating system? [duplicate]

I have downloaded ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso and would like to run from cd without destroying my existing Windows System. I burned the iso file to a dvd. What do I do next? What do I do with this ...
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New HDD for old laptop. What's the optimal partitioning scheme?

I have an old Acer Aspire One AOA150. It has a 160Gb HD and 1.5 Ram Gb with two partitions: Recovery (4GB) and XP (154 Gb). It's physically light and easy to carry. I want to install linux (lubuntu 17)...
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16.04LTS grub destroyed with clean Windows XP install

I have Ubuntu on one physical disk, Windows XP with Grub on another physical disk, and a couple of external HDs for data, and the new XP install on a 3rd HHD. I have searched the questions and every ...
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Uninstalling WinXP while keeping Ubuntu14.04 LTS

I have been using Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to uninstall/remove Windows XP. I have some doubts, please help to resolve them. If I do so what will happen to NTFS partitions? Can I ...
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Windows-to-Linux: Data completely erased! [closed]

I'm a student on a high school of Tenerife,Los Silos. The computer I use on technology had windows XP, and I made a class work on that OS. Today, I came class and I found my computer without Windows! ...
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dual boot lubuntu/windows xp: lubuntu installed first [duplicate]

I would like to dual-boot lubuntu 12.04 alongside windows xp on an old IBM thinkpad T42. However, lubuntu was installed first, and I don't want to have to FDisk it, then reinstall everything. Is there ...
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Windows XP left permissions issue

I have 2 HDs on my computer, one of them was part of an old XP computer (as a secondary drive) where all my photos and stuffs were shared over the local network. Now this computer runs only Ubuntu 16....
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How to add a windows XP partition to my Ubuntu computer (which used to be XP)? [duplicate]

I used to have XP and Vista on and old Laptop a friend gave me. It came like that. The laptop ran very slowly, though, so I decided to install Ubuntu on it. But, unfortunately, I now decided that I ...
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Restarting after installation takes me to a black screen with cursor blinking or installation prompt

First time installing any Linux in general and I'm trying to install to a Windows XP computer via USB on the hard drive. I've tried installing multiple versions of Linux (Ubuntu, mint etc.), used ...
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installation cd/dvd for xp [duplicate]

i have a computer with windows xp home edition. I want to install Ubuntu. I am connect to the internet on a windows 10 computer. I want to create a cd/dvd for the xp computer. how is that done?
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Virtual Machine error while starting Windows XP: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS

I've tried to start XP on my Ubuntu 16.04, but I don't know where to find the image. This is one of the error that gives me: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (...
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How do I create a Windows XP Pro boot USB disk on Ubuntu 16?

How do I go about creating a boot disk, or any other type of disk that will allow me to get command prompt access, on Ubuntu for a Windows laptop? It has to be USB, as the second laptop contains no ...
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Setting a virtualbox with a functional shared folder

I know there are multiple questions about this already, but none of the answers clearly helped me achieve my objective: To run Windows XP as guest within Virtual box with Ubuntu 16.04 as host, with a ...
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Preparing an old Windows XP computer for Xubuntu and installing it [duplicate]

I have done research, and am looking to eliminate Win XP from an old computer, and want to run XFCE with libreoffice. Main question: Do I download and create .exe file on media of XFCE or Xubuntu? Is ...
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Installing Windows XP from USB, Grub Rescue

On my netbook (HP mini 110) there was a LUBUNTU (do not remember which one) operating system. I Tried to install Windows XP. The hard disk format was EXT4. To change the hard disk format from ext4 to ...
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Need Help Opening chntpw [closed]

I,m trying to unlock windows on my computer so I can download some software. The directions I got say to open up http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/chntpw, but when I tried to, Ubuntu said I had asked ...
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What version of Ubuntu should I use? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba laptop running Window XP (32) about 10 or 12 years old. It is used at a model railroad club and its sole function is to run Java and an open source program called Decoder Pro. It ...
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App to shrink Windows partition on WinXP

I have a WinXP machine that I'd like to make dual-boot with Lubuntu. The standard advice is to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows as Windows is fussy. The problems I'm running into are ...
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Virtual Box won't allow me to enter base memory

I'm trying to install virtual box in my Ubuntu 15.04 machine. I specifically want to use Windows XP for some project. I used sudo apt-get install virtual box to install Virtual Box. After that I did ...
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Connect to Windows XP via VMWare

Is it possible to connect to the command line on Windows XP running on VMWare, from inside of Ubuntu?
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Undo Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I Installed Ubuntu on a Windows XP computer (completely installed not side by side) I have 1 gb of RAM with a Pentium 4 processor Ubuntu version is 15.04 it runs as slow as heck is there any way to ...
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Ubuntu 15 xRDP from Windows XP - breaks connection

I installed Ubuntu 15 and made the steps described here: XRDP – Installing XRDP on Ubuntu 15.04 then I was able to connect and use remote desktop from Windows XP using usual "Remote desktop ...
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How can i start ubuntu side by side with windows 7 32bit? [duplicate]

Need help how can I work on ubuntu but also have windows?
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Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows XP on VirtualBox

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit and Windows XP in VirtualBox. The virtualization start but in Windows XP there is no connection. In Wbuntu I'm using the Ethernet connection from Vodafone Station. The ...
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MateNu Python Installation help

I really want some info on what version of Python to install for MateNu, and how to install all the add-ons quickly. Here is the list from the readme itself: python, python-xdg, python-cairo, python-...
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Ubuntu caused my machine to boot to a blank screen!

Tested the most recent Ubuntu 32bit on my old Windows xp desktop from the DVD I burned. Everything ran smoothly, so I rebooted. My aim was to extract the last handful of files off the drive before ...
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Remove Windows XP after installation of Lubuntu

So thanks to this excellent forum I've got Lubuntu installed alongside Windows XP on my old laptop. When I decide to completely remove XP, should I simply reinstall Lubuntu from my image file? Or is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install fro USB

I'm a newbie to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.03.3 LTE on an old XP laptop that would otherwise be discarded. I thought I would erase the old hard drive and do a clean install, but first I ...
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64 bit Ubuntu on 32 bit windows xp by daemon tools

I am currently using a 32 bit processor with xp and wanna dual boot it with Ubuntu. Should I download 32 bit Ubuntu or 64 bit Ubuntu? I also wanted to ask if I can use daemon tools instead of burning ...
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Installing Ubuntu within XP

Recently my laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, finally gave up. I have removed the HDD and mounted it in an external casing and plugged it in to my desktop which runs WinXp. On my Ubuntu machine I ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu on Windows XP but I need to define a root file system? [duplicate]

I have a big problem with Ubuntu for laptops (Lubuntu), in that I need to define a "Root File System". I am completely new to the Ubuntu family, and thus, I come to you for help. How do I access the ...
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Is it possible to ripping a CD via another computer?

I have multiple computer on my local network. Some of it use Windows OS. On one of Windows system, it had one CD drive. I'm also have Ubuntu system on another computer. This's the scheme: +---------+...
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