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I see this over and over and over in here:  "Windows 10 forces me to update and my decade old legacy software won't work with the newest updates"

I wonder if these poor souls can connect the dots.

They turned off Windows 7 Updates to keep their legacy software running, and then they complained to Microsoft that their machine was hacked. It was hacked because security updates were turned off.

Microsoft's response:  "We have had enough!  New systems will update like it or not"

Is this any surprise to anyone?
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by:Jackie Man
Pull off the access to the Internet is the only way to keep legacy application working...
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A day after a BSOD a client called about 'instability' and degradation, examining event log I saw this occurring every minute or so...  Would love an Expert opinion.
Recurring warning, Win7 Pro, System, Warning, Code 219
The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&2&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_GENERIC&PROD_COMPACT_FLASH&REV_0.00#00000000000006&0#
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by:Nicholas
Did you mean to ask this as a question
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by:ROBERTNEVANS
Yes - my apologies. How do I permanently correct this error? No one in the firm has ever used compact flash.
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Network folder disappears after creating it as a mounted volume.  I have a MS 2K8R2 file server vm.  I map users to a directory called Department via GPO.  Users are able to see their own department folders but not other department folders due to access based enumeration.  This system has worked very well and without issue for 5 years.  The drive began to fill up.  It's limited to 2TB due to the fact that it's a vm on a VCenter5 host.  I created a new drive and "mounted volume" then moved the data for the operations department to the new drive.  The problem is that the users, intermittently, can no longer see their "Operations" department drive.  It appears some times but not others when trying to save a document to their network department drive.  Has anyone experienced this with a GPO mapped network drive to an access based enumerated mounted volume?

This appears to happen for Windows 7 clients but not Windows 10.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
You may want to post this to a Windows 2008 Server topic area, as a Question.
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by:Shawn Klingensmith
done.  thanks
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Hello,
I am using the RAID-1 configuration for my HDD . Before starting the Windows installation i have set the RAID in BIOS .
then go to CTRL+I and create the raid for my HDD and console was showing NORMAL ( GREEN)
STEP 2 : Now when i start the windows installation , the Windows need the raid driver for detecting my HDD . i provide it and HDD detected . The Windows installation starts . ..

Now When the installation reached the last STEP of WIndows 7 installation : " COMPLETE INSTALLATION STEP"

and the System Restart . I see one problem ..

The RAID HDD status changes from NORMAL to INITIALIZE MODE . so can any one answer actually i want the HDD to be in NORMAL Mode only . please suggest is this normal ?
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by:Brian B
Were you looking for help on this? You might want to ask it as a question to get more Experts to see it. https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Creating image (wim) in Windows 7.  For some reason scrubbing local user account previously entered at OOBE screen during the audit process does not do so completely.  After sysprep the OOBE screen comes up and asks for user name and when typed in it says it's already there.  Is there some hidden trace of this account I'm not getting rid of?  During audit mode profile was deleted and wasn't even showing up in registry anymore.
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by:divesh garg
Hi,

Actually after the sysprep ( audit Mode , Generalize , Reboot) , you need to delete the User account from 2 Places .
1st place . goto start --> type user profile --> then you see the search result click on it . check if the local user account exits , Please delete
2nd place .Goto Manage --> user --> see if the loal user account exits  , please delete from here as well .

Now run sysprep( OOBE,Generalize , shutdown )

I sure this will  help ..

thanks
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by:Ranbro7
Before running sysprep I removed the account in question.  Could it be created in the imagex capture process from something in unattend.xml?
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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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by:Brian B
You have entered this as a post. You might get more response if you ask it as a question.
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by:Kyle Santos
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Create Windows 10 installation media with a usb stick that is at least 16GB
Plug it into the PCs and run installation.  I know its not Windows 7, but Windows 10 is definitely worth using over its predecessors like Windows Vista, Windows 8 and apparently uses less resources than Windows 7.  I'm currently using Windows 10 for work and its been great!
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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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by:Kyle Santos
ddaaannnngggg
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by:Brian Matis
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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by:Brian Matis
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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by:Brian Matis
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.