Archive for the ‘Windows XP’ Category


Replace XP With Linux

Dear Computer Lady, I don’t know if you are familiar with Linux, the operating system. I was thinking about getting Linux to replace Windows XP, which I know nothing about. They say the first thing you do is to decide which Linux you need. I will be surfing the internet, e-mailing, typing letters, and playing […]

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Installing XP Mode in Vista

Dear Computer Lady, I am now running Vista on my older computer and an old Pfaff program 3D File Assistant will not run on Vista and will not run on Windows 7 or 8 ( this is the only way to get embroidery designs from my computer to my Pfaff machine) it runs fine on […]

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What Will Happen in April 2014

Dear Computer Lady, Please help me figure out what to do in April when I hear Microsoft will no longer support Outlook Express. Our computer dates from 2003 so I think it will be affected, but does it mean that OE will cease to exist? Besides OE for our emails, we do some web browsing […]

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How to Add “My Computer” to XP Start Menu

Dear Computer Lady, This is actually a multi-part question. An acquaintance purchased a used computer with Windows XP and found out later that the My Computer icon is missing. This person asked me for help, but I know almost nothing about XP so I can’t help. My question is where the My Computer files actually […]

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Can I Install XP and 7

Dear Elizabeth, I have 2 CD’s of questions and your answers that are “years” old. Are you still producing these consolidated Q & A CD’s. Major reason for this is to ask question in an opposite of one you answered on today’s msg. that was about installing XP on a Windows 7 computer. Now what […]

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How To Save Favorites

Dear Computer Lady, I have an older HP windows XP, I want to take it back down like it was when I got it. How do I save my Favorites? I have quite a few, and I would never know how to get them back, because it’s things I just run onto and then wanted […]

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Can I Install Windows XP with Windows 7?

Dear Computer Lady, I have Windows 7 but I want to know if I can also install windows XP on my computer as well. My problem is the 4-card Keno program I want will only work on XP but not on windows 7. I look forward to your email every week and keep telling everyone […]

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Clean Install of Windows XP

Dear Computer Lady, I have been trying to reformat my old computer..but every time I try..I get a message that the process cannot proceed that the information on the Windows XP cd is less than what I have installed since the Win cd is 2002 w/ SP1 and I have SP 3 installed…the note has […]

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How To Run Scandisk

Dear Computer Lady, My computer told me to run scandisk.  I have  XP.  HOW DO I RUN THIS?  THANK YOU, Dpaul

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Can’t Shut Down Computer

Dear Computer Lady, I Have a Windows XP. I can not shut my computer down using the start button. I have to use my button on my modem. It keeps on starting back up. We were on the phone with a hp tech for 2 hrs and never got our problem fixed. Now we cant […]

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