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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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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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I am trying to put my pc to start boot right.windows update crash it.the command i did was to find out where Windows is so I could try to use a command to reinstall it.it is found at mining 5hbaomr.
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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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am running a windows xp OS on my Pentium III dell computer. one day I was restoring my other programs to my system that were once deleted. one of the program restored was the avast antivirus which was expired sometime back and it needed to update. however, before updating it, I tried to run it. it started showing that it detects some file as infected and asked to delete, delete all, move to chess, move to chess all, repair, repair all....... Thinking deleting the infected files would be best, I commanded it to delete all. so it deleted a lot of files. at last, I had to reboot the system, and from then when I boot the computer, it only shows me this error message:

 STOP: c0000139 {Entry Point Not Found} The procedure entry point wcsncpy_s could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll.

Nothing happens apart from restarting itself when I boot it in the safe mode. when boot it in the windows restore directory, it checks the system and gives the results as follows:

System Checking D:
the volume is clean
System Checking C:
the volume is clean

My CD-ROM doesn't work. when I insert a cd, it just runs and finally stops, no reading.

So is there any solution to rectify the problem so that I the system should be finishing booting? Thanks in advance for your help.
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every email I type in I get this error , I am not sure why

thanks !

not a verified domain name
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All,
Have an XP w/ SP3, working fine for years. Suddenly mouse right click does nothing.
Tried system restore - no luck.
Tried reinstalling driver from CD, wouldn't install - says there's a newer driver installed & exits.
Tried Roll back - says no backup driver found.
Tried Uninstalling driver, then reinstalling - got same error message as above (so I'm guessing it wasn't REALLY removed)?
Bought a replacement mouse - same model - same problem.
Borrowed another brand of mouse, works fine.
Client wants the old style mouse because in has magnify feature built in. Plus he spent $$$ on the new replacement.
Must get the MS mouse working correctly, if at all possible.
So I think it's in the software, but I'm open for any serious suggestions - except for upgrade XP, or use another model mouse.

Thank you,
Russ
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Hi Experts,

I've just purchased a Western Digital Elements 2TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive.  It's advertised as being compatible with WinXP and USB 2.0.

When I plug it into my old HP DC7700 SFF desktop PC running WinXP Pro SP3 (front ports, or rear, all of which are USB 2.0), it shows the expected New Hardware messages next to the systray, and finally says it's installed and ready to use, and I can see it in Device Manager, but not in Explorer, so I don't think I can use it on this PC.
Tried using Device Manager to update the driver from WinXP Pro CD and then from the web, but it says something like there was no better driver found, in both cases.

All the same things happen when I connect it to a Dell Latitude D420 laptop, also running WinXP Pro SP3.

But when I try it on an HP laptop which is running Win10 (also USB 2.0 I think), I see no problems there.

Any suggestions of what could be causing this, and how I should resolve it?

Let me know if you want any screen shots or other info.

Thanks.
tel2
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hi experts,

 I need to run a network scan to find out which computers are still running windows xp and windows 7 OS. Is there a utility i can run to get this report?
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hi experts,

 i'm wondering if there are any filemakerpro experts in here. I'm trying to open the admin console and i'm getting error message : Java (TM) Web Start 11.13.2.11-fcs   Cannot Determine a valid Java Home
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I have a windows 2003 server as my domain controller with roaming profiles and folder redirection configured. I have had this server for a while now and I have migrated users from windows XP all the way to windows 10. M problem is now am almost out of space on this server but when I check how much data is on the users profile it doesn't correspond to what is on my quota statement, seems to be less than what is on the server. am also constantly seeing cases of "Your roaming profile was not completely synchronized" from a couple of them. how do I solve this?

thanks
Gerald
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Want to remote  control a windows server but get the message  "The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections" How to resolve the issue?
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I have a Thinkpad t61 laptop and I am trying to locate the drivers for it. It looks like Lenovo remove the download from the website. I tried to search but I am not sure if I could trust the other websites. Thanks
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We are baffled by a situation where two computers are unable to access a website that more than 150 other computers are accessing with a problem. These two computers are behind a common modem and router, but tracert shows the packets make it to the server. Running Wire Shark shows:
wireshark.pngOther websites on a different server (and ip) behind the same firewall are accessible from the same two computers behind the same router and modem.

To try to clear up the situation....
Two computers (running POS Ready 2009) at location A are unable to display a website on server A (running Server 2003). This is true whether using the domain or the IP Address for the server.  These same two computers are able to access a website on the Server B (running Server 2003) which is behind the same firewall as Server A.
Other computers are able to display the same website on Server A from multiple other locations with no problems.
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We had an old windows xp PC in our 2008 domain which was reformatted to windows7 and joined back to domain.
Now we found one of the profile's mydocuments is encrypted.outlook pst file is also located inside the same folder.
we are not able to recover that showing access denied.tried changing permission but not working.
any recommendations please.
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Hi,

I am trying to find the .exe and dll files used when the Windows XP CD Burner is launched. I've tried searching C: and the Registry with little success and ProcMon is not an option. Please can some one point me in the right direction?

Many Thanks !!
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I am getting an error which is not allowing me to share files between devices.  It is a windows media player error.  I have posted pictures.  Please let me know what other information is needed.  I have stopped and restarted services and that did not help.

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Thank you
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"asms" Windows XP Pro SP3 CD is needed but i don't have the CD. what can i do?
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This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - Both 32 and 64 Bit installs.
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Sort through files and only retrieve current date.

I have a batch file that I wrote to retrieve log files from workstations.  In some cases, I only need to run this for the current date only, my batch file does not appear to be working and still grabbing everything.

I have the source and target correct as when I run it without the code above it, it grabs everything.

@ECHO Computer Logs Current Date

pause

For /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (set currentDate=%%a-%%b-%%c)

For /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/: " %%a in ('time /t') do (set currentTime=%%a%%b%%c)

echo %currentDate%-%currentTime%
set todaysLogs=%currentDate%--%currentTime%

xcopy /y \\Computer name\path\file.txt "C:\Users\me\Desktop\ComputerLogsMS2\Computer name"
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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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Once again, security threats are prompting Microsoft to provide patches for Windows XP, which theoretically isn't supposed to be supported by them anymore. While it sucks to have to support old systems like this, it's a good call on their part. Security weaknesses in one version of Windows can weaken the entire ecosystem by allowing the spread of malicious software.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/13/15790030/microsoft-windows-xp-vista-security-updates-june-2017
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by:Andrew Leniart
Just read that article and was interested to read this.. "Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry"

Not that I'm condoning folks should continue to run XP of course, but I found this very interesting "Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Just goes to show how slack a lot of people are with regards to downloading their updates I guess.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
although we have plenty of clients, that had missing updates since Feb 2017, and they were not caught out!

because FIREWALLs and GROUP POLICIES, and restricted Applications!

The layered approach!
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I have software running on an older Windows XP computer.
There is no replacement at this time.

My understanding is many computers have been attacked by a virus known as “WannaCry”.

My question: An article I read stated:
“Companies having computers running Windows XP know they are vulnerable to the Shadow Broker tools and WannaCry can reduce their vulnerability  by shutting off computer ports used by malware, specifically port 445”

Q1.) How accurate is this statement?
Q2.) How do I close port 445 on a Windows XP computer?
  Please give me a detailed answer.  Any useful links are always welcome.

Thank you for your help.
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I have a large WAV file that I would like to put on CD's that I
can play on my car stereo..  It is 46.2 MB in size. Roxio will allow
only 24.6 MG, so I would like to split it, using Audacity, then
export the two halves, then burn two disks. .It's been awhile since
I've used Audacity, so I'm asking for advice.  I'm using XP on a
Dell laptop
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I have done a bit of searching online about Windows XP running on a Server 2016 functional level domain.

Some people say there will be issues with GPOs connectivity while others say it will run fine.

Anyone on here got any XP machines running on a Server 2016 domain without any issues?
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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.