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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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BKF file Repaired but still cause error named "The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used ?" I am using Windows XP. We are trying to upgrade to New Windows but this issue is causing
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Run a batch file during Shutdown process -

I currently have a batch file that deletes files.  However, I need to be able to call this batch file when the shutdown process starts - is this possible in XP.  I have been unable to find anything.
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My backup files are corrupted. So was looking for a recovery tool. But the issue is there are so many tools to choose from.
Do anyone of you have any idea regarding any good recovery solution. I even tried to search manual procedures but it was of no use.
So kindly suggest me any manual process, if you know any (as i don't like to pay for a recovery solution)
If not, then suggest me any good recovery tool to repair and recover my BKF files.

I have even searched the web and found following tools which would help in recovery of data from the corrupt bkf files.  Kindly review these tool. Looking for a user review

1 . Aryson bkf repair tool  (http://www.arysontechnologies.com/bkf-recovery.html)
2. Backup Recovery Tools (http://www.msbkffilerecovery.com/bkf-recovery.html)

Thanks in advance
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I can't seem to get my windows xp to connect to the internet using my Ethernet cable, even though it says it is connected and the device is working properly, it comes up with an error Saying it cannot connect to the server. I am trying to connect to my Telstra modem with an Ethernet cable and it won't connect!! Please help
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I have a client that is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode for an old application they still use. The virtual machine no longer works. It won't boot and I get an error that the SYSTEM32\CONFIG file is corrupted. I want to fix it by booting off an XP Pro ISO as the CD drive but it won't boot off the drive. In order to boot off the drive, I have to use integration features but integration features show as "not available" in the Virtual-PC Manager so I cannot enable them.

Any ideas on how to get around this?
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Believe this is a long shot but doesn't hurt to ask, is there a way to activate WINXP? I called the MS number and the automated line said the product was not valid. I know the product is valid I expect this is because it's no longer supported.

Have an old app that only runs on WINXP.

Thank you
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I forgot my password to qs camera. What can i do
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I know that XP is obsolete. But I need it to run for my old app. Anyway,  I just reinstalled Win XP on my T61 Thinkpad and when I move my browser around, it is moving very slowly. I have my music on and then I move the browser around, the music stops playing.

Appreciate any thoughts.
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Have a client who is still using Windows XP on four Workstations.

Last week all four lost their ability to use a third party Office 365 Sharepoint addon called Zee Drive.  (Product maps a drive letter to Sharepoint Site).

Zee Drive appears to load normally and does map the drive letter, but XP complains that there's no data and the drive needs to be formatted.  

I also noticed that IE8 now is unable to load the Office 365 Web Portal:

https://login.microsoftonline.com

Comes back with a Page Cannot be Displayed error.  Page can be loaded in either Chrome or Firefox.

Did something change in the last week with Office 365 and their support for the unsupported Windows XP OS?

Thanks,

Nathan
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I am using fireFox web browser version 51.0.1 (32 bit) on a windows Xp machine.
I wish to configure fireFox in an equivalent way to that in internet explorer as shown below:

In IE--> Tools --> Internet Options --> 'Advanced' TAB :
Uncheck: Use SSL 2.0 / Use SSL 3.0
Check: Use TLS 1.0 / Use TLS 1.1 / Use TLS 1.2 Using IE 9.

Can this be done and if so where do I find these settings in Firefox please ?
I don't have internet explorer on the machine and don't particularly want to install it.
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I have an OU with one shared user account and 80 machines in a 'Computer' folder under that.  These are shared machines so they have a generic domain user account and are very locked down since they have random users.  Right now they are still running XP and I need to update to Windows 7 or 10.  The network has Server 2012 R2.

1. Is 7 or 10 better/easier as far as group policy goes?  I only need to be able to launch a few programs from the desktop and start menu and allow browsing to a limited number of websites.

2. I would like to continue to use the one shared domain account that is under the main OU.  If so, is the best way to create a new folder under the main OU called Win7Computers and create a new policy there?  Modify the existing policy to work with both XP and a new OS, or another way?

Eventually XP will be gone, but I need a transition period.   Right now if you log a Win 7 machine on under the existing policy, it seems to apply some restrictions but not others.  Desktop redirection and browser rules do not work.
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I'm trying to create a backup of my windows xp embedded drive by cloning it to another flash drive. The working drive is a 1gb Transcend CompactFlash drive and the cloned drive is a 2gb Adata CompactFlash drive. I used partitionguru to clone the drive over from the Transcend drive to the Adata drive. When trying to boot it shows "Verifying DMI Pool data" and then shows a Disk read error. I tried to rewrite the MBR but it didn't work.
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We're about to embark on a project to upgrade our IT services.  For a variety of reasons we are still clinging on to Windows XP.  The first thing we are doing is migrating to Office 365, including hosted email from Microsoft as part of O365.

Since we are on XP we can only run Office 2007, which can connect to O365.  We have several people already using XP, Outlook 2007 & O365.  However as we roll out we have hit a problem in that some of the PCs just will not connect to Office 365 Exchange server.

During setup of their Outlook profile on the PC it asks for the username (email address) and password, but never validates this.  Clicking ok just keeps asking for the same login information.

The PC is fully patched in XP SP3 and Office 2007 (SP3).  It seems to have to be something to do with the PC.  If I login to the PC using another user (who can connect to O365 on a different PC) it does not work.  

I've searched the internet and tried lots of options -- most of which are for Windows 7  onwards, but we've tried them anyway.  We've also deleted the users Outlook profile on the PC, and their full windows profile but with no luck. We've uninstalled Offfice 2007 and reinstalled too.

Any other suggestions on what can be checked on the PC.

Many thanks
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My laptop cannot play any sounds. i installed AC'97 BUT STILL DOESNT SOLVE THE MATTER. I INSTALLED ANOTHER AUDIO SOFTWARE BUT BEFORE COMPLETE INSTALLATION  IT GIVES ME AN ERROR MESSAGE OF NO AUDIO DEVICE. THERE ARE NO ACTIVE VOLUMRE CONTROL NO SOUND DEVICE AT ALL..PLEASE HELP
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Call a Batch File  based on Event - is this possible in XP., not having much luck.  I know it is available in W7 & up.  Any help would be great.
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I am configuring a wireless radio for a customer, which I can access just fine on my Win10 laptop, but not on their WinXP computer--and I don't know why.  Here is the setup:

On my Win10 I set static IP info on the network card as 192.168.1.33, and it defaults to the standard mask.  I don't fill in anything for the gateway or DNS because it doesn't need it (for this purpose).  My laptop is not connected to the internet at all at this point.  I can then open IE or Chrome and go to 192.168.1.234 and log into the wireless radio and do all the settings, etc. just fine.

So then I go to the customer WinXP PC, which also has no internet connectivity, and set it's IP info the same way...192.168.1.33 and the default mask, with no gateway or DNS info specified.  But when I open IE 8 (which is the only browser they have) I cannot get to 192.168.1.234.  It just does that screen saying it cannot access it.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?  TIA
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We have a project to monitor 100.000 remote pc's which using Windows XP platform.
Are there any software recomendation for agent and server to monitor and control the pc's ?
1. Software able to monitor and track CPU , memory and low space disk
2. Software able to monitor which application installed on the Pc's
3. Software able to monitor inactive pc /shutdown
4. Software able to control the PC, (Shutdown, uninstalled application, update antivirus etc )

Bes reagrds

Romeo
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This customer has some old Win XP compatible files on his Widows 7 PC that he uses while running Windows XP mode.  Where ARE those files on the PC's C: drive?  I'm trying to restore some of these XP files from an Acronis backup, but I don't know what folders to find them in.  If I search for some of the filenames while on the Win7 C: drive, I can't find them, so I guess they must somehow be hidden.  If I'm in XP Mode I can see them just fine--but where would they be in the directory tree in the Acronis backup?
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We have modified a driver with a different PID and need to get it self-signed. Looks simple enough for someone who has done it before but I haven't. Does anyone you know off offer driver signing services?

Here is a link to what the vendors says needs to be done:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/TechnicalNotes/TN_129_Driver%20Release%20Signing.pdf
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I'm sure this probably isn't possibly, but is there a way to map 2 different network drives to the same drive letter?
The only way I can see doing it is to change the drive letter for one of network drives. Suggestions?
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I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite S55. Recently the hard drive crashed BIG TIME.  Obviously I'll need to replace it.

I hate to say this, but it seems that I do not have a backup for everything on the drive, just programs and data that I saved to an external hard drive.

The computer came with the Windows 7 built-in, no installation disk.  Is the OS ON the crashed and worthless drive or is it stashed away someplace else on the computer so recovery is possible? There's a permanently attached label on the bottom with a Microsoft product key on it.
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I have two computer having windows xp and windows 8.1 professional.
When I compiled vb6 ActiveX dll i am getting attached message and I am able to generate .ocx file in windows xp.
But on windows 8.1 i am not able to test and generate .ocx file in windwos 8.1. I have check both machin property .
what could be reason.

Thanks.
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i3 processor 6th generation H110 mother board system is windows XP supported or not
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Windows XP Display Settings Multi Monitors loses settings during restart.  Is there a setting in the registry that can be modified so that XP retains these settings rather than resetting each day.  Drivers are up to date.
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Hi,

I plan moving 2 VMs, one 2003 and one XP (Virtual Machine) to a newer ESXi Host.

Because the HAL will change, I will need to reactive the XP / 2003. I assume we can activate the OS ? Anyone have tried an activation recently ?

I'm aware of all the issues running old OS in the network, but it's for an really old apps, internet is blocked and it's backup properly.

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.