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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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, 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 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... 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  It just does that screen saying it cannot access it.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?  TIA

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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?
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.
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.

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.

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.

every email I type in I get this error , I am not sure why

thanks !

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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,
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.

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   Cannot Determine a valid Java Home
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?

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?
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
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.

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 !!
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


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"
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.
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?
Looking for a method or application to remove fragments of Acronis True Image 2017. I had Acronis support look at it and they had no luck.

I have been deleting files from the registry, but there seems to be no end in sight,

Thanks for your help...
Whenever I try to install windows XP on my 2006 computer the setup would examine the disk configuration and the a error pops up saying "Setup cannot continue as EULA cannot be found". I have installed Windows XP 2 years before also but then the setup worked me help me.......

My PC specs :-
 Motherboard:- Asus P5GC/MX1333
Hardisk:-75gb Seagate HDD
Booting medium USB 2.0
I thought I had deleted Roxio from my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.  When I restarted it,
It would not reboot, and the upshot was I re-installed XP. Unfortunately, about 25 Roxio
files remained as read only files, that I can not erase.  I tried changing them to hidden,
but it didn't work.  I would like to get them out of the computer.  Any suggestions?
When I try to start my dell inspiron 1525 laptop, I get a message that says:
NTLDR missing - press Ctrl Alt Delete to start.  I'm using XP.  I tried this but
nothing happens.
Hello, all. While in the midst of transferring files etc from my old beloved xp machine to a surface pro 4 (using save-n-sync), my xp decided to hiccup.

Apparently my hal.dll went for a walk-about. While trying to coax it home, recovery console suddenly went primadonna on my and decided it needed a new password.

When I still had access to recovery console, I tried expanding and copying hall.dll from my Dell Reinstallation CD for XP Pro SP2.
I tried going back to a previous restore point from a couple of weeks ago.
I tried copying config files from the reinstall disk to windows, as suggested by a website, which then caused (apparently) recovery console to ask for a non-existent password (neither admin nor administrator worked).
My Dell reinstall CD does not offer a Repair option.

I've transferred from old computers to new before and it's never been such a problem. Any suggestions? I'd really like to get my data. And I would like to get the XP up and running again so I can use a few legacy applications no longer available on the market.


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.