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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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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.

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?

A customer's HP Pro 3120 installed with XP keeps halting with a BSOD "System error 1003 (102)"
with a variety of STOP codes: 0x1000000a, 0x1000004e, 0x10000050, 0x1000007f, 0x1000008e, 0x100000c5, 0x100000d1

I have run sfc /scannow, Malwarebytes, ADWCleaner, ESET NOD32, MEMtest, Driver Booster to update drivers
Updated BIOS, Chipset, graphics and network interface drivers

I even added an extra GB of RAM to 4GB (2x2)

Nothing seems to help, the BSODs keep on coming

Any ideas or suggestions ?

I loaded CCleaner and ran it. It came back indicating that there was 11,687.339,239,301 MB to be removed. The total of the files shown don't even come close to equaling that.  I was able to run CCleaner Registry Cleaner and I did save the registry prior to running the reg cleaner.
I checked Installed applications and there is nothing recent that doesn't belong.

I ran Malwarebytes and selected Scan>Custom Scan> added Rootkit> then selected the C: drive. But it will not put a check in the box. And when I run a quick scan, nothing shows up as being infected.

I ran the client's paid for version of eset Smart Security and let it show the Scan progress. when it is done, there are a lot of 'error opening' files, which when I googled it said that it could not scan them because they were in use. but there are no threats found.

Now I am remoting into this computer using TeamViewer 12.

The client indicates that when she clicks on any icons to run them, that there is a 20 second or so delay. The user of course is impatient and when she has to wait she clicks on it again. By the time the program opens, it locks up because it opens multiple copies of the application.

I don't see anything out the norm in the Event Viewer.
I have a Windows XP system installed as a Virtual Machine client. From another host on the LAN I can use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to this VM. So far so good. The problem is that when it connects, I get the "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin" message. Of course, I can't press that key combination because my local workstation will intercept and ask me about booting, changing password, etc.

When I RDC to other XP computers, I get the user name/password dialog, not the Ctrl-Alt-Delete dialog. Why am I getting the latter on this XP VM? Is there a way to change that and force the normal ID/PW dialog?
Hello, everyone. We are experience growing pains and badly need advice. Here are the issues:

1) We love our XP desktop machines and have legacy software that won’t run on Windows 10.
2) We recently bought a Surface Book (for him) and Surface 4 Pro (for me) for travelling.
3) We have a second home an hour away that is close to my mother-in-law; she is 85 and lives in the country where there is no internet or cellphone. We are spending more and more time there, but we don’t want to give up our main home in the city, largely because of the no-internet problem.

So, how do we manage all these computer issues? Do we:
1) My boyfriend and I each keep a desktop XP for legacy software (AutoCAD 2008, etc) and use a KVM switch to go between the XP and Surface?
2) Put a virtual XP machine on the Surface and run in XP mode?
3) Partition the disk on the Surface to run two operating systems?

What would be the issues for these?
Option 1 sounds kind of clunky to me, but my boyfriend seems to favor it. Would there be compatibility issues using the same monitor/mouse/keyboard etc with both XP and 10?
Option 2 supposedly runs slower when using the virtual XP; how much slower is slower?.
For Option 3, how much space should I allow for the partition and should the XP be on an external disk or not?

Thanks. All advice is appreciated.

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If I recall back in Windows XP I was told if you shut down and re-boot instead of just restarting it will set the system defaults back to the original settings?
Recently, an old computer running XP Mode would no longer boot so I had the hard drive removed and encased to an external drive.  On this old computer was Windows 7 and XP Mode.  

I now connect the external drive to my new computer and I see the files from the Windows 7 side of the old computer.  How can I get to the files that were located on the XP Mode part of the external hard drive?
I had shared a folder in windows 7 system. i am trying to connect from Windows xp to the share folder. But its keep on asking IPC$ password.

Any Idea how to resolve it ?
Hi all. I read that if choosing AD Lightweight Directory Services for application integration,  this is one way to keep the application from adding to the Active Directory, and so decrease the need to expand out the DIT which increases replication and all that good stuff. My question is perhaps 2 parts, first, is that assumption correct? And for the main question, If I was to deploy apps in the future to AD LDS, how does LDS integrate into the main Active Directory, if AD LDS is separate to the directory itself? What am I missing here?
Any help appreciated.
Hi ,

the workstation is windows xp.

** not from the printer redirect via rdp.

** not via hp universal print driver pcl 6 on the server and the client and redirected with local port ( \\computername\printer_share )

please assist,
I have a VM built in Windows XP SP2 .  I have opened the VM in my Laptop .  I  am able to ping  from the VM to my Laptop , but I am not able to get the shared files from my laptop ( Infact , It doesn't even identify the Laptop)  . I tried  VMWare setting for Network Adapter as Bridged/NAT/Host only . But all give same result

My Laptop OS  is Windows 7
In the IpConfig /all , I don't see any IP address  assigned ( This might be the fundamental reason)
Please see the attachment for the Ipconfig

Any help to have the  fileshare possible is highly appreciated

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.