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Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.

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Hi -- I have a laptop with a docking station.  I'm trying to create two hardware profiles for the laptop -- Docked and Undocked. When I google this, everyone seems to recommend the following steps:

1.  Open System utility from Control Panel.
2.  In the System utility, select the Hardware tab, then click Hardware Profiles.
3. This opens the dialog box in which the active profile (the one currently being used) is listed as (Current).
4. The default profile highlighted at startup is determined by the profile's position in the Available Hardware Profiles list.
5. To set a profile as the default, select it, then click the up arrow until the profile is at the top of the list.

I don't see a "Hardware Profiles" tab (step 2 above)...or anywhere in Control Panel on W10.  I'm running W10, Version 1909.

Any suggestions?  

Thanks!
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I want to back up my machine using Acronis.  But it says it can't back it up until I turn off Bitlocker.
When I go to Control Panel --> System and Security --> Bitlocker Drive Encryption, it says "BitLocker waiting for activation".  There is an icon to "Turn on BitLocker".  

Do I have to turn it on before I turn it off?
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I want to wipe a disk on my windows PC, I have a program called Disk wipe v1.7,
I installed it on a flash drive. When I click on 'wipe C drive' (the only choice it gives)
it says "drive in use".
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I've been using the Windows 7 "system imaging' in both Windows 7 and Windows 10. I've been successful restoring images but I don't feel it's 100% reliable. I recall that I've used it about 25 times and it failed miserably two or three times.

The other day I had to do a replace a failed drive with a new SSD and then restore a system image that I created about three months old. The restore failed. The restore process saw the image and started the preparation to image the replacement drive and it failed with a number of errors that I did not document. I tried this three different ways. First, I booted from a system repair disk, the second time with the actual Windows 7 media and the third time, I actually installed a base Windows 7 operating system and attempted to restore the image to no avail. I ended up having to totally rebuild the PC and restore the data from backup.

- I believe that the Windows 7 system image is a "byte by byte" image and not a "sector by sector" image which means, if I'm installing a new SSD to replace the hard drive, the SSD needs to be equal or larger in size

I'm not a big fan ACRONIS, mainly because of the so many different versions to purchase and the install is quite large. Maybe down the road, I'll practice more with it to become more familiar with it

So my question is
- is the Macrium Reflect 7 free version more reliable than the Windows 7 system imaging version?
Read good things about this product. I know that it performs sector by …
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This might seem like a really silly question but our Group Policy still is using Windows XP images and design UI so it got me thinking is there a way to check if we are using the latest version of Group Policy?

Our Server is: Windows Server 2016 Standard Version 1607

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Install SCCM Client

I am trying to push SCCM  Client to windows 7, but it does not seem that it wants to install
I have other computers that I was able to install SCCM Client on.

 on windows  7 SCCM log states :

<![LOG[==========[ ccmsetup started in process 2096 ]==========]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="1" thread="1784" file="ccmsetup.cpp:9716">
<![LOG[Launch from folder C:\Windows\ccmsetup\]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="1" thread="1784" file="ccmsetup.cpp:678">
<![LOG[CcmSetup version: 5.0.8412.1004]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="1" thread="1784" file="ccmsetup.cpp:684">
<![LOG[Folder 'Microsoft\Microsoft\Configuration Manager' not found. Task does not exist.]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="0" thread="1784" file="wintask.cpp:648">
<![LOG[Folder 'Microsoft\Microsoft\Configuration Manager' not found. Task does not exist.]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="0" thread="1784" file="wintask.cpp:648">
<![LOG[In ServiceMain]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="0" thread="1968" file="ccmsetup.cpp:3618">
<![LOG[Folder 'Microsoft\Microsoft\Configuration Manager' not found. Task does not exist.]LOG]!><time="15:27:08.620+300" date="11-16-2019" 

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Migrating some Window XP computers to Windows 10 (please no comments) - We had some files used in XP under
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Support\

This is a path in many of our documents.  Now in Windows 10 files in that path for these documents don't work.  

While we are still completing the migration  am looking for a path for "all users" that will work in XP and Windows 10 preferable from  a users documents tree.

Any suggestions or is this possible?
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Greetings,

We have a software called IQware that is installed in classroom of our school. It uses a local database configured in Sql management studio 2008.

All the machines of that classroom uses an image created by Acronis and machines are also by default in frozen state using deepfreeze.

That being said, the issue we have is in one of the computer, IQware was not launching at all so I restarted the machine hoping deepfreeze would fix the problem but no luck.

The support team of IQware couldn't help because they don't support SQL so I decided to reimage the machine and once done IQware worked.

After updating the machine and a couple of reboot, IQware was still working. So I renamed the machine and restarted again to apply the change.

After the reboot, I get a message Your database version number UKnown.UKnown.UKnown.UKnown is older than you application version number appears and IQware doesn't work anymore.

So I renamed the machine with the name it had after reimaging it and IQware works!!

I am not an SQL expert so I am wondering why changing a name of a machine can give this issue?

I am attaching 3 files:

2 showing that the database is accessible and one with the error message.

Cheers,

Richard
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I have here an XP system which is unable to start the System Restore service or the application.

When the application is started, a notification box pops up with:  "System Restore is not able to protect your computer.  Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again."  This has been tried three times.

Attempting to start the System Restore service manually fails:  "Error 145:  The directory is not empty."  (I must admit that I have seen more useful error messages than this one.)

Event Viewer shows srservice having produced event 104, "The System Restore initialization process failed."

This is related to the system owner's having "cleaned up" the System Restore directory.

Suggestions will be gratefully received.
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I had a Windows 2012r2 server and a windows 10 running a Oracle virtual box running a custom legacy program in Windows XP pro 32bit. My Windows 2012r2 server started to crash and I had to up grade to a new Windows 2019 standard server. Since... then... the windows 10 connects to the share on the new server, but the oracle Vbox XP custom program I cannot get it to see the new server. It will ping the ip address and ping the server name in XP.
But I cannot type in the \\192.168.x.x;; the message
saysWindows cannot Find \\192.168.x.x.

I've tried Netbios over tcp/ip in xp nic settings; I've removed the vhd and files in oracle Vbox, disabled the firewalls in both the server and win 10 and xp.
Re-setup a new instance of the VM, gave the xp user a password that would comply with win server 2019 standard.
!!!Help!!!
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I have apps that only run on XP. I upgraded my PC and had to reinstall the OS and I have a genuine Key. However, the Activation routines don't function anymore since MS pulled the plug on XP. I can't run my apps on any other OS. I have tried a couple Youtube solutions without success. Does anyone have a viable solution???

Thanks
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We can not get an old Dell system to bootup. Some on screen message saying press the power button or mouse or any key on the keyboard. Nothing.
We need to know if this system is 32 bit or 64 bit.

It's Windows XP Pro
product key: <removed by leew>
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We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
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Hi All,
Previously I was assisted when I updated a Windows 7 Pro PC to Windows 10. On it was a Windows XP VM using the Microsoft VM kit. https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29158738/Windows-XP-VM-did-not-migrate-when-host-computer-was-upgraded-to-Windows-10.html (Thanks again for your help).

After migrating, I setup Hyper-V to be able to start the Win XP VM which has a new issue. It prompts to re-activate upon start-up. I am able to work around it for about 2-minute intervals before it locks and puts me at the Activate Windows screen. No big deal.

My primary issue is that I have a file that is on the Windows XP VM and I cannot copy it to the Host computer. I have tried Enable Guest Services, Enable Enhanced Services, etc but since it is Win XP that option is not recognized.

Any suggestions?
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I have a Windows 7 Pro machine with a Windows XP Virtual Machine created by using the Microsoft VM software. I upgrade this machine to Windows 10 but the VM did not upgrade. I have a backup of the VM

Is there a way to set up the Windows XP VM on Windows 10?
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I use Acronis. The basic way it works is that it does a full then incrementals thereafter. It will only keep a certain number of incrementals at which point it merges the oldest incremental in to the full thus creating a new full. The sync program would have do to it by "block" or whatever you want to call it or it will continually be trying to sync the huge full backup every day.

   The perfect way to do it would be to back up nightly to a NAS or big External Hard Drive and then sync that hard drive or NAS to the cloud. Same issue with merging the oldest incremental in to the last full thus creating a new full. So does anyone know of a sync program that is "block" aware of wherever you want to call it?
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Acronis wants almost $900 for 1TB of Cloud Storage for 1 year. Isn't that a little outrageous? Why would I want to do that when my OneDrive account has 1TB for free?

What could Acronis's cloud storage bring to the party that would justify that? (Yes it will be used on a server running their backup software).
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Hi,

Need help with PuTTY implementation. My app uses rsh to communicate between Windows XP and UNIX. After migrating to Windows 10, rsh doesn't work. I heard that PuTTY is the replacement. I have below rsh command, how to convert to PuTTY?

1. rsh [unixHost] -l [hostlogin] mv [file_1] [file_2]
2. rsh [unixHost] -l [hostlogin] touch [file_1] [file_2]
3. rsh [unixHost] -l [hostlogin] perl test.pl
4. rsh [unixHost] -l [hostlogin] test.csh > test.txt
5. rsh [unixHost] -l [hostlogin] test.sh

Is it true that I also need to rewrite my scripts/Perl in PuTTY? What need to be updated in the scripts/perl for PuTTY?

Thanks for your help.

Ching
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I am opening a browse window, running some processes, then calling another program that opens a 2nd browse window.

I need them both to stay open until the user closes them.

If I just open one, it stays open.  If I open 2, they both flash on the screen then are closed.

select table1
go top
browse fields field1, field2, field 3 nowait

Call Program2
*-Program 2
select table2
go top
browse fields field1, field2, field 3 nowait
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Dear Acronis experts,

Have you seen an activity log like the one below?

The problem is the backup will take longer than normal.

How to fix it?

Acronis Backup Activity Log
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We are trying to install a newer version of Acronis backup software on a client's Windows 10 computer.  The owner and/or permissions on the registry key have changed to the point that the install is failing because the software could not write to the registry key.  We have tried to take ownership of the registry key but receiving messages about invalid permissions.  

We have tried using Regedit and PowerShell but have not been able gain control of the registry key.  We found information about the SubInACL tool that appears to have the ability to correct this issue but also read this tool does not work with Windows 10.

We are not sure how the registry key got changed but seeking suggestions on how to regain access to the registry key so the software can be installed.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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I am looking to create a VMware virtual machine from a physical Windows XP 32 BIT machine.  The oldest version of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0 does not support WIndows XP 32 BIT.  Does anyone know of a way to create a VMware virtual machine from a physical Windows XP 32 BIT machine?
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We are currently running at a Forest Level of 2008.  I would like to upgrade us to a forest level of 2016.  We currently have several computers that run Windows XP.  Is there any compatibility issues I need to be concerned about?
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I just purchased a program to deploy a image to a new pc. I have 10 of the same pcs and i used the acronis snap deployment tool. It worked good.
Its been a long time, what the the unique IDs i should check? I remember there being SID GUID that are unique
The computer was not joined to the domain, it was basically take the junk off, add the basic programs, apply windows updates.
Can someone point me in the direction of what IDs i should check that matter in this situation?
Thanks.
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some sites (doordash.com) open to a blank page now with no message at all just a blank page.  i am running windows xp on chrome browser Version 49.0.2623.112 m.  if i open the page in firefox the it displays fine.  if i open it on another computer (windows 7 or 10) with chrome it opens fine.  im looking for a setting in chrome that will allow me to still open https sites such as the aformentioned for now.  is this setting or trick out there?  please dont tell me to update windows version as i know that will solve this.  thanks :-)
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Windows XP

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Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.