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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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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.
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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.
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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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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!
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EE,

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?

Rojosho
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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
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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.

Cheers!
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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.
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Recover Encrypted file...

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

Please Help me!!!
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EE,

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?

Rojosho
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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 …
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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?
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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
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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.
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Hello,

I have a strange problem when attempting to add a remote  USB printer (connected to Windows XP machine ) on Windows 10.

Although i already  installed that printer both on Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines, there are two Windows 10 machines that refuse to connect.

More specifically when i try to add the printer as shared printer appears a "Windows Printer Installation" dialog with message "Checking Windows Update. This might take a while.." but finally fails to load the driver. Please let me remind you that the procedure already succeeded on other machines.

Is there any idea about a possible misconfiguration?
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Anyone know of a search Utility like the one in Win XP?  ....That you can purchase once?
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Error msg coming while starting hp compaq pc.
seems that the HDD is corrupt with the HP Pc.
give me a suggestion to resolve this issue.
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We're deploying an upgrade to our current system, upon launching the installer, the program/launcher gives us a message: "The application requires .Net Framework 4.5. Please install the .Net Framework 4.5 then run the installer again."

Is there any other way to install/upgrade our current .Net Framework installed?  Is there any alternative updates to consider.

We need your great minds here.

Thank you!

Server status:
Windows 2003 SP2
.Net Framework 4 Client Profile
.Net Framework 4 Extended
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hi when i click control panel>Advance system setting
m geting the following error in window 10
controlpanel
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Hello,

I have a very old XP VM which lost AD authentication and noone can login.  We also do not know the local administrator account passsword.

What is the best way to recover?

Thanks.
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Hi.
I want to install java on my Windows XP SP3 box, not to allow it to run in a browser, but rather to run simple programs in a dos box -- my son is learning the language, and now so am I. I am familiar with several other programming languages.

I'm finding it very difficult to find out which version of java I can install, where to get it, and how to get it running in a DOS box, despite lots of Googling. So here I am.
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I have an xtenda setup in my windows xp 32 bits. Works great.

Due to the RAM limitations of windows 32 bits I wanted to switch to windows 64

However the supplier no longer supports xtenda 300.No drivers for Windows 64 bits

Is there a way to install the 32 bit drives in a 64 bit pc.? A workaround?

Any ideas?
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Hi Everyone,
I had a client who is using Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode have their Windows XP VM stop working. I am thinking the key to solving it is the Integrated Features options which is grayed out. Does anyone know how I can make these options live so I can uncheck the selected devices?
 WinXP Mode Integration Features
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Hi Everyone,
I have a client with a Windows XP VM (Microsoft Windows XP Compatibility Utility) running on a Windows 7 Machine. I need to move it to another Windows 7 machine.
I have followed the steps outlined here https://www.hanselman.com/blog/TransferringMovingAVHDFromWindowsVirtualPCWindowsXPModeToAnotherComputer.aspx

Specifically I merged the parent and differential changes into a single file on a flash drive and named it the same as the original parent file. I then took the combined file and placed it on the new computer here: C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode\ replacing the Windows XP Mode base.vhd file created when I installed the Windows XP Mode VM machine software.

I then started the Windows XP by double clicking the Windows XP icon here: C:\Users\(user name)\Virtual Machines, got an error and immediately the Windows XP icon went missing leaving nothing in the folder.

What did I miss?
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I believe after updating windows 2010 pro, I've lost access to an old windows xp pro share on the network,  I get a message saying "you can't connect to file share because it's not secure. this share requires the obsolete smb1, which is unsafe and could expose your system to attack. your system requires smb2 or higher..." have anyone faced this?
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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.