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trying to restore a pc using the HP disks.  Drive erased but then its prompting for windows 7 home edition.  Pc next cd supplied is windows 7 professional.  How do i get this version installed?
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You have entered this as a post. You might get more response if you ask it as a question.
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The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery
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The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

A recent post by Brian Matis motivated me to make this alternate post to see what sort of reaction others might have about these recent revelations.

A recent article on The Verge claims that "The older operating system was less vulnerable that anyone expected"

Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry

Another article from the same source claims "Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say" with regards to helping the WannaCry outbreak spread.

"Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Lots of folks (from their perspective) with a genuine need to keep running on Windows XP suffered a lot of grief in Tech forums as being one of the root causes of giving WannaCry a platform to spread and thrive from, yet now it appears all the criticism may have been a little premature and unjustified.

For the record, I personally don't condone anyone using unsupported operating systems and actively encourage everyone I deal with to get themselves up to date, but I am also sympathetic to those who feel they have a genuine need to do that, so also think they shouldn't be …
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
We have too many XP computers at my institution (some with only SP2) - mostly due to budgets and instrumentation.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Thomas,
Have you considered purchasing an XP Updates agreement with Microsoft? Might be an easier solution if budget restraints prevent you from upgrading? I wouldn't feel comfortable with a lot of XP machines in an environment as it would be a case of when, not if, it will come back to bite you.  Patches are available, just at a cost.

Incidentally, SP3 for XP is still provided by Microsoft - why not install it?

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Cheers..
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ddaaannnngggg
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Huh... this reminds me that I have an old desktop in the garage that's still running 7. Good thing I haven't turned it on in months...
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What have we learnt today about the WannaCry ransomware attack, what you should do.

1. do not block the URL KILLSWITCH - This will stop the spread in your network.

2. Make sure your Anti-Virus Definitions are up to date. 30% of Vendors had definitions updated by end of play Friday 15th May. This will stop trojan exeuting.

3. Patch Risky OS first e.g. Windows 2003 and XP, there are PATCHES available! - This will stop the payload exploit getting into the server.

4. Patch Windows 7, 8, 10, 2008, 2012 and 2016.  Check for a Security Rollup since March 2017.
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Goodbye Windows Vista! Today is the day Microsoft has finally ended support for it. Considering Vista came out in November 2006, that's almost a 10 and half year lifespan. Seems like a pretty good run! Personally, I never really liked Vista very much and was quite happy when Windows 7 came out. Vista always sort of felt like the beta test for 7...

Any of you going to miss it? Or are you thinking "good-riddance"?
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Nice! Yeah, I imagine having a new system that came out with Vista would have been much better. I was upgrading an older system, and yep, it was a Dell. These days though, my Windows system is one I built myself. At least this way I've got a much better understanding of the various parts :-)
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And you're very right that Vista did introduce a lot of pivotal enhancements for Windows! I was just checking out the Wikipedia page for it and was reminded of how it introduced the Aero GUI, instant search, Windows Defender... tons of good things.
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Windows 7

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Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. Features include multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, referred to as the Superbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.