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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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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 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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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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hi
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 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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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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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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Windows XP

118K

Solutions

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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.