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 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.

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

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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?
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 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"
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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.
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
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.

I am a vm workstation running windows xp. Using IE I cannot go to and other microsoft websites but I cannot access google, gmail or anything else. What is wrong, how to fix?
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I do some work with a guy who sells POS systems, most of them running POSReady 2009, an XP based OS.
WHile we tend to only have sold these on Dell computers & I do have images that I can just restore to a hard drive, occasionally I'll get one that I have to install from scratch & getting the latest updates can be a pain!
Is there a way or place to DL the updates separately for future use?
I have also heard about creating an install DVD with the current updates slip streamed into it & any info on that would be appreciated, as well.
Hello there!

As you know WannaCry infection exploits Samba v1 protocol.
So its good to disable it.

What to do with old WinXP client machines who only use samba v1 to connect to Windows server?
What exactly does latest windows xp update do for this problem? Does it make smb v1 more secure?
Is there workaround to use smb v2 in winxp? Windows server is 2008 R2.


I am getting Error ERROR 5 (0x00000005) when trying to copy a folder from Server to a portable Hard Disk,  I am using Windows XP with and folder on 2003 with  Administrative Privilege ( E$), using Windows 7 machine will now show the error and copying work without issues !!! the weird thing copying was working fine and recently got the error. No changes done to Source Folder and no domain is being used , also have Admin Permission on the XP machine, tried multiple usb disks and got the same error for this Folder only.

Same folder is being copied to other server without issues using robocopy
I've migrated a legacy (XP) SQL Server 2005 application to new hardware which it supposedly much faster than the previous implementation. Indeed, GUI response is clearly faster. However, SQL Server responses continually timeout.

The system was, and is running on XP with SQL Server 2005. The application is Access/VBA with SQL Server 2005 backend. The Access/VBA apps (.ade) can run locally on the XP, but more commonly they run from remote workstations and connect via network to the SQL Server host. Remote workstations are generally Windows 7.

As this is a legacy application, pretty much all of the tables accessed really reside on an SQL Server 2014 host where the new app replacing this legacy one resides. The tables are accessed via views on the 2005 server. For example:

CREATE view [dbo].[tblPaLaborClass] as
select memberType as laborClass, description, null as ts from [dbserver\MEMBERSLINK].hprs.dbo.memberTypes

The new platform was created by using Acronis Restore to copy an exact image from the old system to the new platform, so the XP version, SQL Server version, etc are supposedly identical. Even though the new system is apparently faster, yet queries via the Access/VBA app always timeout, whether local of remote. A remote query with Java takes 50 seconds to return -- which is too long for the Access/VBA app which simply gives a "Timeout expired" message after 30 seconds.

How can I figure out where the bottleneck is? I've been working on this for days.
I've been working on this for 2 days and have not come up with a solution. I have and XP computer with a 1TB drive, but only a 500G boot partition. I need to expand that to use the entire disk. I booted linux and used parted to extend the partition, which appeared to work, at least at the Linux level. However, when I boot back to XP it still only shows 500G. How to I solve this?
I have a drive F: shared on XP Pro. Earlier this week I could access this remotely from Linux as

 mount //traverse/F\$ /mnt/tmp  -o username=Administrator,password=pw

Now, I am getting Permission denied. I don't recall that I did anything on the XP to change things. I then tried creating a new share named JOE with permissions for full access, anybody. Same Permission denied results.

What's up and how do I fix this?

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.