Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. It was first released in August 2001, and is currently one of the most popular versions of Windows. The name "XP" is short for "eXPerience."

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Original CD not recognized for old game

The game in question is SpellForce, which is a few years old, but this might apply to any PC game. I want to play that game on a rather clean Win-XP laptop (no emulation software or other stuff that ...
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No sound while running Chasm: The Rift on DOSBox

I recently retrieved my copy of Chasm: The Rift from my really old Windows 95 laptop, and I'm trying to run it on Windows XP via DOSBox. However, there is no sound, even though the game is supposed to ...
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How to limit/lock framerate (FPS) like in FRAPS video-recording mode?

Is there a way to limit or lock framerate (FPS) to a certain maximum value, just like FRAPS is able to do while recording? I am trying to play Last Bronx on Win XP, but the game runs way too fast, ...
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Graphics are glitching out [closed]

I play Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands with Swift Shader 3.0, but it runs at low FPS, it's incredibly slow, and there's bad graphics with glitches. How can I fix this? My system configuration: 1 ...
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Antichamber Demo closes unexpectedly

I downloaded the demo to make sure the game will run on my PC before I buy it, and (not so) surprisingly, it does not. After starting up the demo, I see a spash screen, then the usual windows "xxx.exe ...
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Audiosurf crashes on start up, error report refers to “languagepack.dll”

I got Audiosurf on Steam about a month ago, which I was able to run perfectly. Then, I had to re-install Windows, and since then I could not start up the game at all. Well, technically, it does ...
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How to prevent sound being sporadically choppy when playing Amiga games on WinUAE?

I find that when playing Amiga games in WinUAE, the sound goes choppy for no apparent reason. Sometimes this happens right away when starting emulation, other times sound is fine for a while then ...
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LA Noire Launcher DirectX not found problem (Windows XP)

I keep getting the "The Launcher cannot query DirectX. Please update DirectX by installing the latest redistributable" I'm on Windows XP and this is the Steam version of the game. GPU=NVIDIA 9800 ...
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How can you play fullscreen-specific games windowed mode?

The question is pretty straightforward. I have games such as Thief: Dark project, Thief: Metal age and Arx fatalis (Possibly the greatest RPGs of all time, but anyway) and these are fullscreen-only ...
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Why do my desktop gadgets move from their previous positions when I exit NFS: Most Wanted?

Here is a problem I'm having ... I'm using Windows XP, and every time I play NFS: Most Wanted, when I close the game, my gadgets have moved from where I had them positioned. I'm using Vista_Rainbar ...
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MAME “distributions”: which one is better for what thing?

I use MAME almost from the begginning of the project and love it. But today exists so many variations and "distributions" of the original that I can't keep the count. I used the MAME Plus project but ...
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How do I run Command & Conquer Gold on Windows 7 64-bit (in XP mode)?

I downloaded the first Command & Conquer game from EA and burnt some CDs. I couldn't get the Setup.exe program to run in Windows 7 64-bit, as it must need some old DLLs. So I ran up the Windows XP ...
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Any way to fix Cathedral crash in Fallout?

I really searched it before on web. I can't get to the 3rd level in Cathedral (Master's Lair). All the solutions I found were from a very old thread in No Mutants Allowed. Nothing worked for me and ...
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How do I get Duke Nukem 3D to run under Windows-XP?

I was hoping that the answers to a previous question would provide a generic solution, but it appears not. What do I need to do and/or install to get this game working?
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How can I turn off mouse acceleration for PC Games in Windows XP?

I've heard turning off mouse acceleration can help precision in games. How do I do this in Windows XP?
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How can I get Sam & Max Hit the Road working on Windows XP?

The kids picked up a copy of Sam & Max Hit the Road, but I can't get it to install. What do I have to do?