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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is not a valid win 32 application

when I try to install a custom program made by a programmer for our group
using windows xp

program works on windows 10 and windows 8

.exe file is complete and I used usb to transfer

when I google
is not a valid win 32 application
results say "does not download correctly"
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Dear experts,

The attached screen dump is from my laptop.

It is touchscreen enabled laptop. I use it most of the time to take my notes (in tablet mode-landscape mode). My tablet is connected to big screen through a HDMI chord.

I often find that the laptop does not rotate the screen to adopt to the correct side. It somehow gets locked (on its own) though I have never  turned on the  rotation lock option

I read somewhere in one of the web-pages that this is a flaw in Windows10. In order to oversome this challenge the website adviced to keep the tablet in potrait  mode then the rotation lock in setting would be released.

CAn someone please guide me to fix this issue so that the rotation lock is never on. I can easily switch sides and the screen would accordingly change.

Thank you
In using the Folder Redirection policy to redirect Documents on a Windows XP computer, the redirection is working properly and no files are populating in the CSC folder after the policy runs which is what is wanted.  The problem is that under C:\Documents and Settings\Domain Profile\My Documents data is showing up there from the user account's server Redirection folder.  This XP machine has a small hard drive (60 GB) and immediately will fill up causing the machine to not work.  
On the AD server looking at the Folder Redirection policy folder on GPMC.MSC and going to the properties of the documents. Under Target, the setting is Basic, Redirect Everyone's folder to the same locale.  Under Settings, Create a folder fgor each under the root path is selected with Grant the user exclusive rights to Docs and Move the contents of the Documents to the new location both checked.  Apply redirection policy to Win 2000, etc. is not selected.
Under Policy Removal -- Leave the folder in the new location when policy is removed is selected and Redirect the folder back to the local user profile location when the policy is removed is not selected.  How do you stop the server document Redirection data from going back to the local machine's local profile under C:\Documents and Settings\Domain Profile\My Documents and filling this small XP machine's hard drive.
Hi i have to copy specific backup file that is latest backup from source to destination.
Windows XP VMs on VMWARE ESX not able to login with the AD and local Admin credentials.
AD and DHCP IP reservation are checked, they are fine.
Can't use any third party Images to crack local admin credentials.
Please suggest.
Hi Experts,

I have an old PC and I like to schedule a task for it to reboot overnight daily and also it should login to the account automatically. This is an old legacy PC and I need the services to be up daily. This is XP computer.

any instructions will be appreciated.
when running a runtime calibration, what is being calibrated the ups device or the battery?
Is there an upgrade path from Windows XP to 10 pro?  Or it is even possible?  
If possible, are all the applications need to be reinstalled?  Now its complaining about the space on my old desktop.  But even if I clear a space - will it install?

Please advice.  Thank you.
Windows 10 programs won't open. When I try to open a program at first it works then after about 15 minutes when I try to open a new program the timer comes up, like it is trying to open the program but instead the computer goes into a had lock up in which the mouse and keyboard don't respond and the task bar, which I kep hidden, won't even slide up from the bottom.

Windows 10 ver 17.9
Pentium I5
Asus p2b motherboard
8 megs ram
512 ssd hard drive

Are there any recovery tools for things like system file check, bootrec, etc. that can be run against offline system drives?  Like for example, rather than going through working on a PC that's having problems that can be fixed by the tools I mentioned, occasionally I'd like the option of pulling the system drive, connecting it to a working PC running Windows 10 and run a program that can do some basic repair.  I've found I've often had to repeatedly going back to a PC I'm trying to perform repairs on and babysitting them during a recovery process.  I'd rather be able to pull the hard drive and perform these basic functions from a repair workstation.  Ideally I'd like something that can specify restore points to go back to and works with as many versions of Windows as possible.  I realize for each version I'd have to have a boot disc of that version available, but that wouldn't be a problem.
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I have a VB.Net application developed in VS 2005 and the forms look good in Windows XP, but not so good in Windows 10.

Any ideas on how I can make attached (Windows 10) large form have the same appearance as the (Windows XP) smaller form?

Outlook Express to Outlook 2016
How to convert Outlook Express DBX to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. The article explains a quick manual trick to easily migrate from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook with attachments. It also suggests a professional solution to convert DBX to PST in quick time without loss of email formatting.
We have a client that has a SAA7146 video capture card (PCI Vendor ID 1131 and Device ID 7146).  They had it running on an old Windows XP computer but it died.  Shocker, I know.

This is used for some rather old (Windows XP) era eye diagnostic equipment and we have gotten the old computer setup on a new box (Windows 10 X64) with a virtual XP machine in it.  The only thing we are missing is a driver for this card.  We can not find a driver for it and looks like all hope is lost.  

Relentlessly searching Google for it and can't find anything even close to even a Windows 7 driver.

(The problem is that the software specifically needs this card and the company that makes the software is out of business.)

Any thoughts or help?  Please!

I am replacing one of our Windows XP PCs with  Windows 7 - No issue there.  

One of the functions of this PC is to allow one of our users to remote into it, via Windows RDP, and run ONLY ONE application, collect their data, and exit.
> The user will be using the provided RDP license that comes with each Windows installation, meaning that there is no Terminal Services Server in place.

I attempted a few solutions that I found on the Web, but ended up "locking up" the Windows XP OS so that NO ONE could login - Pretty neet trick if anyone is interested - BTW, is the reason that we moved to another PC  :(
> So, being a bit more cautious, I am asking assistance from EE, as time is an issue.

This PC has normal functions in the office, and this one user has a need to remote in via RDP, but in a secured manner - Thus the running of the only one application.
> I attempted creating registry hack that pointed to the application as a new shell, but this "almost worked", it would not log off, thus when the user attempted to remote in again, she could not - I had to manually log in and end the session.
> I attempted changing the Group Property and ended up 'brain deading/killing' the PC.

I know there **must** be an easier way to do this.... Any ideas?

Hi, can someone please tell me how I can uninstall the program on Pic 1 attached.  I looked in the usual place under programs and Features and it's not there.  I also looked in Revo uninstaller and it doesn't show up there.  I went to their website and it says to go to control panel, programs and features but since it doesn't show up, I don't know where else to look.
This is what comes up everytime I try to open a file
Is there a method or utility I could use to enumerate a list of Registry keys currently configured with a particular owner - which I specify?  It would be preferable to be able to specify the desired owner by SID, but I am open to alternative methods/suggestions.

I am dealing with migrating a user from a (crashed) domain onto a local workgroup, and in this case, there is only the local copy of the user's profile (including the user's registry hive) available - no domain controller.   I have successfully copied this locally-cached domain profile onto a new profile structure (new user), but one small challenge remains.

I updated the security on the registry to provide full access to the new user, and that has worked perfectly for the majority of the software on the computer.  However, I noticed two programs which were not quite behaving 100%.  I determined that, in both cases, the Owner appeared to be the old/domain user (an unresolvable SID).  I changed the owner to be the new user, and that resolved the issues.

My concern is, there are probably a few other similar cases in the registry which are waiting to eventually make their presence known.  Rather than deal with this on a ongoing and per-complaint basis, I would rather proactively search the registry to identify any remaining keys which are flagged with the now-non-existent (domain-user) owner.  Once I have identified them, updating the ownership will be a snap.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Having issues trying to diagnose the "next" step.

This issue came up after we had a power surge.

Rebooted the PC and hit "F8" to load PC to last know good configuration. - Same blue screen with the same error popped up.
Rebooted the PC and hit "F8" to go into safe mode configuration. - Same blue screen with the same error popped up.

Not sure what else to do.
Recover Encrypted file...

How can I recover an encrypted file in Windows XP after formatting?

Please Help me!!!

I was testing a possible solution for a problem we have running RDP to one of our office PCs - It is running Windows XP.
> I was using gpedit.msc to set the RDP Logon to run only one application, but to test this, I selected a "Batch File".
> Now all of my users on the target PC are stuck with the same issue... when ever I attempt to run a program, or Regedit, or gpedit.msc locally, I get the following message:
=> “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer”
> I appear to be in a "catch-22" in that in need to run gpedit.msc to correct this, BUT the policy change appears to be locking any programs out.

I attempted to run gpedit.msc remotely, but I am getting a "unknown user and/or password" message.

Have not attempted Regedit remotely, bc dont know how to do that.

Any suggestions?

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Hello everyone,

I have tried everything to solve my problem together with 5 other tech gurus. There is only one solution left that we couldn't figure out, that is running system restore on windows xp (I use it for old software).

System restore points started to fail to complete and now they are vanishing. Even though there is enough space, system restore is working fine (recent restore point complete successfully) and restore points aren't corrupted since I've ran them successfully a couple of weeks ago.

The problem is that the restore point that I know works fine and could fix everything (I know because I've ran it before) is no longer visible in system restore but seems to be still in the system volume information folder.

My question is if there's a way to make the restore point visible in system restore or if there's a way to run system restore from somewhere else like from the system volume information folder.

Please do not suggest an OS reinstall. If you need further clarification, do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance.
Good Morning....
I am trying to get a handle on how the Windows time service actually does what it does. From what I can gather by reading Technet posts and hands on experience, the time service is Ok, not the best way to synchronize time but it does work. Here is what I am faced with and why it is a bit confusing.  
In my environment, I have a Windows AD domain, the primary DC gets it time from the internet. The subordinate DCs, which are located across various remote offices, get their time from the primary DC. The client PCs get their time from the subordinate DCs. (A fairly straight forward setup)
What has me baffled is this, I set the client PCs to look at the subordinate DC via a registry setting.  (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\NtpServer XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, 0x1)
Most of the client PCs will return the correct server name when I run the "Net Time" command as well as the correct IP address when I run "Net Time /querysntp" command.
These systems all run Embedded Windows XP
A fair amount of the client PCs will NOT return the correct server host name when I run the "Net Time" command but they all will return the correct IP address when I run the "Net Time /querysntp" command. The ones that do not report the correct server will report another client PCs host name on the same network segment, NOT their own host name.
I can't find a good reason why this issue occurs.

So my question is this, is this normal behavior for this service and if not …
Dell Vostro 220 Desktop PC.  Windows XP Pro.  Will not boot.  Says:  "windows system32 config file is missing or corrupt, insert the windows xp cd and click r to repair.  OK.  What if I don't have a windows xp pro cd.  What are the steps to fix this problem?  BOOT DISKS?
PaperPort XP Compatibility Mode
Nuance's PaperPort may display this error message: PaperPort appears to be running Windows XP Compatibility Mode which may result in errors. We recommend disabling Compatibility Mode for the PaprPort.exe program, see Technote 6629. This article provides a possible solution to the problem.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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I tried repairing then uninstalling, reinstalling Power PDF Standard. Still getting "DLL not found" when I attempt scanning.

I don't mean to interject here, but I recently had this *exact* problem, albeit when trying to re-install a free PDF writing utility for a client of mine. Whenever he tried to create a PDF, same thing - "DLL not found". After much frustration (and a couple of uninstalls/re-installs) I tracked the problem down to a Windows registry corruption, whereby even uninstalling the app completely and reinstalling it didn't resolve the issue.

I ended up installing the PDF writer on one of my own VM's where it worked correctly, tracked and exported the registry entries from my working VM and imported them into my client's machine. All DLL related problems instantly dissapeared because I'd already verified of course that the necessary DLL's were where they were supposed to be. Your issue may be totally different, but I just thought I'd throw that in as a possible cause.

@Joe - I hope you don't mind me chiming in here, just thought it may be another scenario you may like to consider.

Regards, Andrew
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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A few more thoughts:

(1) Since you're on W10, make sure you install Patch 1 after installing PP14.5, as PP14.5/Patch1 is the only W10-compliant version of PaperPort. Also, see if any of the Tips in my PaperPort 14 in Windows 10 - A First Look article are things that you haven't tried yet.

(2) Maybe there's a corruption in your user profile that is causing the grief to PaperPort and/or Power PDF. Try creating a new user profile.

(3) This is certainly not the DLL problem, but it would be a good idea to get the latest W10/64-bit drivers from the Brother site for your MFC-J6710DW.

(4) I sent an email to my contacts at Nuance with a link to this thread. They may not want to post publicly about it, but, with their permission, I'll share whatever they say here.

Regards, Joe

Edit: Hi Andrew,
I saw your post after hitting Submit on mine. I don't mind your chiming in here...indeed, I encourage it! Colloaboration with the many bright folks here at Experts Exchange often leads to a solution that eludes an individual. In this case, your idea is certainly a good one... thanks for chiming in! Regards, Joe
Got a windows xp machine. For some reason it has stopped working .
It starts with screen which says “start windows normally, select safe mode, safe mode with cmd, safe mode with networking”
But no option is working. Even if I select safe mode it thinks for few seconds and comes back to same page with all options. I tried all options, like safe mode with net, with cmd. All loops back to the same page.

I took out the hard dive connected to another computer. Can see all data. Ran disk error check by right clicking on the windows partition drive. It came up with no error.
Tried to run sfc scan on the attached hard drive. It gives me error “ windows resource protection could not start the repair service” am doing it with admin credentials .

Could anyone help me with this issue. WhyOS keeps looping back ? Y I could not run sfc scan
We have a client running windows XP with Outlook 2010. Recently the security update KB4011273 for outlook prevented the user from opening outlook and received the error "CompareStringOrdinal not found in dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll and the error displays OLMAPI32.dll."

The update has been disabled from reinstalling. The error message is back.

I renamed OLMAPI32.dll to OLMARI23.dll.old and then restored the program and rebooted.  And sure enough I still have the same error message.

Unfortunately the OS and many programs are extremely out of date, so it makes it difficult to do a whole lot of troubleshooting. Even trying to connect to the windows update page isn't the easiest.

Any help would be appreciated.

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.