Windows XP





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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windows 10 laptop has pin to "Quick Access " to quickly go to that folder.

Is there is a way i can sort it based on ascending or descending type order to quickly go there.

How many i can add at most there. Seems whatever i am adding these days not reflecting there?
any alternative approach to this if i max out on that number?
please advise
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some windows 10 updates always changing options i set earlieron my laptop

like paint i always like to save as .jpeg rather than .png file

some thing got changed now again they are saving as .png

how to make default as .jpeg while saving some paint images , screenshots etc so that i do not consume lot of space and easy to email them also

please advise
17gb free of 230 gb in C drive on windows10 laptop
i see some slow ness
how much free space ideally i should have to run smoothly
how to see which folder occupying more to delete and move
please advise
Windows 2008 Dynamic Disk Error!  I have a client 2008 Server that is reporting error on Disk0 C: drive.  The server has 5 2TB SATA drives all set as dynamic disks. Disks. Disk0 Has a 100MB System Reserve Partiton, 931GB NTFS C: Partition & 931GB Extended NTFS F: Drive Partition that is not being used.  Disk1-3 are in a Dynamic RAID5 array and have no issue. I used to be able to do an Acronis disk image of the entire server but then started failing.  

Looking at the Disk Manager Disk0 reports Errors. If I right click on Disk0 in the Disk Manager I have the option to Reactivate Disk. Sounds like a good step but I am afraid this might break it and this is the sole Domain Controller for the small office.

Is it safe to Reactivate Disk0?  It is weird since it seems to be working with error.

I also may have a bad block on the disk.  I am game to replace the disk but since it is a stand alone dynamic disk and Acronis Disk Image is not working I am not sure of the best path to migrate the OS and Data without losing it all.

I havent worked with Dynamic Disks very much and can use soem EXPERT opionion.
I would like to configure a Windows 8.1 Pro to look and feel like Windows 10.
How can I achieve this?
I need to keep networked 2 medical devices (Zeiss eye scanners) that run Win XP embedded. However HIPPA does not like XP. To upgrade to the latest would cost many thousands MANY.

The devices just need to send a PDF to a network share.

I am looking for the best way to segment out the XP machines and still satisfy HIPPA requirements.

One thing I cant do is just unplug the network and use a usb drive because the devices are used many times a day and would hamper workflow.

I have considered removing the gateway on the XP pcs and also adding strict firewall rules (sonicwall)

Also thought of using a win 10 pc with 2 nics for 2 different subnets to act as a go between

Any thoughts?


XP pro sp3 is horribly slow before startsup.
after bios screen and windows xp appears, I have a black screen for more than 20 minutes.
After that Windows desktop appears.

Some ideas, or points to check ?
I am looking for desktop imaging system recommendations. A little background, we are currently using Acronis but have outgrown it. I am looking into Quest Kace and SmartDeploy.

I am liking the features of SmartDelpoy much more and would prefer to have a more modern imaging system like that as opposed to Kace. I know there are other options out there like VMWare Workspace ONE, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and CloneZilla.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or would be able to recommend something better? We would prefer a cloud solution, if there is one.
I need to run some 32 bit legacy software and some old hardware (Scanner) that will not work with Win10.

Can Windows 7 32bit and XP be installed on newer PCs ?
If Yes ... How new ?     ....... How about an Intel i3 ?

I know that anything above 4gig memory is wasted on 32 bit systems.

(These PCs will not be connected to the internet or my LAN so security will not be an issue).
I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
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Windows XP is not supported with Nutanix.  I am guessing because SMB 1 v.s. SMB 2 protocol.
When we try to browse a share it says System Error 71 ”This remote computer has reached its connection limit" but that is not true because others can connect to this share on the SAN.
It is only XP so I'm wondering if there is a software we can run that uses SMB2 and would allow this to map or any other tricks.
Have Ubuntu 16.04 running as a VM.  Would like to utilize to allow *Windows 98 clients (yes I know Windows 98) to connect to share files.
 Keep getting a IPC$ password prompt, but the password doesn't work.   This would be a completely segmented and closed network - no Internet.
Cannot get the clients to connect to the SMB share.

*The customer currently uses old cardmaking printers and software that only works with Windows 98.  A Novell server is still being used to share
files.  Want to replace the Novell fileserver before it dies.   Eventually, they will be replacing all the printers and software, but who knows when!

I've set up windows XP within a virtualBox host is windows 7

I've added host OS shared folders but  I can't see them within the XP VM nor can i  access the internet

Any one any ideas?

XP Diagnostic
Last diagnostic run time: 11/25/18 14:51:47 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic 
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity 

info HTTP: Successfully connected to 
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to A connection with the server could not be established  
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to A connection with the server could not be established  
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12002 connecting to The operation timed out  
warn FTP (Active): Error 12002 connecting to The operation timed out  
error Could not make an HTTPS connection. 
error Could not make an FTP connection. 
info Redirecting user to support call 

DNS Client Diagnostic 
DNS - Not a home user scenario 

info Using Web Proxy: no 
info Resolving name ok for ( yes 
No DNS servers 

DNS failure 


Gateway Diagnostic 

info The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:  
info Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism 
info This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies): 
info This computer has the following IP address(es):

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My client asked me to get the programs and data from an old PC.   Its an old 386/486 that defines the tracks, sectors and cylinders in the bios.   (an IDE drive with no partition table).   I tried connecting its drive via USB to a newer PC, but none of the data is visible using windows 7, Windows XP, DOS 6.22, Hiren's boot disk, etc. on the newer PC,  probably because there is no partition table.  Its too much data (over 30gb) to try to copy with 750kb or 1.4mb diskettes and those PCs don't have CD drives.  

I was able to get a sector by sector image copy to a USB drive -- And plan to try to restore it to a newer drive, but I doubt that will solve anything -- since it will probably restore without a partition table.  

Many years ago I used to have all sorts of great DOS based tools for this sort of thing.  Some may still exist in my basement or one of the software archive sites, but at my age, I don't remember which to use or how they worked.   I'm guessing an old pre-Windows XP might be able to read this data and be able to write to a partitioned drive (I don't believe those old versions knew about USB).    

Any help would be much appreciated.

I have a Siemens device that needs a Software that must run on windows xp sp3.

I have installed XP SP3 as vmware workstations player 15 virtual machine on a laptop .

The Siemens device must connected to the laptop through USB cable .

I need to configure vmware workstation to allow the dataflow between Siemens device and the xp virtual machine only through USB (no network dataflow allowed).

have you any good ideas?
My thumb drive folder is  "read-only" if  I  look at its property under Window 7.  When I tried to un-check the box it seemed did it at the moment, but after I click "OK" and look at it again, it's still there!  I just can't get the read-only box unchecked.  On the other hand, I can still put new files and new folders in this so-called  "read-only" with no problem, and only to notice some user program I created failed to access this read-only folder with a " access denied" error. Strange to me --- but if I any experts can provide a solution or enlight me with knowledge of what's happening, I would highly appreciated.


I have a Windows computer, with a Seagate 1 TB drive as my C drive.  The drive is about 6 years old.

Starting yesterday, my computer is running extremely slow.

When I look at the task manager, the CPU usage fluctuates between 0% and 1%.

I ran Symantec Quick-Scan and no viruses were found.

When I try to open windows explorer, it takes about 30 seconds to open, when ususally it appears in under 2 seconds.

There are no other programs running.

I did run Seagate Sea Tools, quick test of the hard drive, and no problem was found.

What could be the cause of the computer / internal disk drive to run slow?
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I have shadow copies enabled on the c:\ of a Windows 2012 server, I currently have it set to the below configuration;

Maximum Size: 35MB
Schedule: Twice a day at 06:00 and 13:00

The server also has Acronis Backup installed and running multiple backup jobs to a local NAS and also to Acronis Cloud.

I've noticed that the shadow copy setting maximum constantly resets to no limit but I can't understand why.

Please can someone offer any advise on why this occurs and how best to stop this being reset.
Hey everyone -- I originally came to Experts' Exchange to address a bedeviling c0000218 blue-screen error, but the discussion has kind of splintered a bit, so I'm going to open a new question.

In the original question, the consensus seems to be that the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4Win) is the best method of repairing the registry error which is preventing me from booting my computer. The original source for the program is now defunct, but it still exists around the Internet largely as freeware. Though I'm convinced that the program may end up doing the job I need, it's been a bedeviling journey just to create the necessary file(s) to carry out the process. Several attempts to create or use the program have not ended successfully so far, and I'm at wits end to understand why. I will detail one of the more recent attempts below; to follow some of the previous attempts, start with this comment on my other question; you could work upward or downward from there, I guess.

After a recent failed attempt to build an .iso file from the program, I took a closer look at the log and found a pair of errors which caused the build to fail. As suggested by another forum user who commented on my update to the original topic, it turns out that the Windows XP operating system I'd been using to facilitate the build was corrupted by a couple of missing registry files, as the image below will show.
errors-found-in-UBCD4Win-BuilderSince I'd already had some success by
I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.

I am Unable to add XP machines to server 2016 domain - "The specified network name is no longer available"

This is a new domain and so far I have had no issue adding other 2016 servers in to same domain.

Net logon i set to Automatic
Workstation and server services are running

I can ping FQDN of the domain controller

No AV running

I am just stuck on what it could be?  I know its not ideal to have XP but several of our users still support some VB6 3rd party components that do not work on Windows 7 or above.
Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
I wish to cancel a backup which appears to be running without my starting it.
The PC is running windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am using Acronis Backup version 12 which is described when I click the "About" button as follows:

Web console service: v.12.0.2607

Backup management server: v.12.0.3622

Backup management console: v.12.0.6081

When I launch backup Exec in Microsoft explorer using Http://localhost:9877/

And observe the Status it indicates that a backup is being performed with 52% complete.

I normally manually start backups and wish to start another backup without waiting for this backup to complete.

How can I cancel the backup that is running (or any backup that is running).
Powerring down the PC and poering up again makes no difference, even with the MMS service stopped (Acronis Managed Machine Service)

Windows XP





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.