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Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

Question: Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

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Answer: Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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Can I network my computers? One is running WIndows 98, and the other one is using WIndows XP. I have them both on a hub so they can use the internet, but i was wondering if i can network them. If I can how will I do it? Last time i tryed nothing happened so I just forgot about it. If you can help me it would be greatfull

Thanks for your time reading this, bye
 

Answer:Network on Win98 machine and a XP machine

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I'm trying to use my desktop P3 / 550 Win98 machine as a print server. It worked great for my Win XP laptop. Now I have a new Vista laptop and things aren't so good. Things I have tried:

1. Changing "LmCompatibilityLevel" to 1 from 3
2. Connecting the printer directly to the Vista laptop (worked great, just the USB cable isn't long enough to make the laptop mobile....)
3. Create a local printer using a Local Port with the name \\Desk_office\konica

With #3, when I print a test page from my Vista machine, it gives no error, but also no test page.
I've checked to make sure the Win98 desktop has the printer set to sharing (Share Name: KONICA).
On the Vista laptop I go to Network > Desk_Office and I can see the Konica there. But if I try to connect to the printer from there I get an "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed. (error 0x00000866)"

Any other ideas?
 

Answer:Printing from Vista to a Konica connected to an Win98 Machine

You need to install the printer drive for the printer before you can connect to printer, since 98 knows nothing about 2000/XP/Vista, it cannot provide the driver automatically.
 

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I had my own motherboard start playing up on a machine I use with Vista Business on it. I upgraded it from XP Pro Feb 2007. When it started playing up I changed the motherboard and CPU and thought that I would have to do a repair install, then install motherboard drivers and possibly have to activate all over again the same as you do with XP in this situation. Nope. I could NOT do a repair install on it and in fact had to lose the whole thing and install fresh! I have my own image backup using True Image 10 Home version so can get data back from there but it isnt the ideal setup. What happens, in the future, when a business with Vista has the motherboard go bang? They have to lose everything the way I did and start again? Talk about a BIG problem for Microsoft if so.

So, after I quietened down I thought - no it must just be my mistake. I looked around and I cannot prove I was wrong.

If there is a way to repair install so you can move everything to a new machine the same as you could for XP, can someone let me know please? I dont think you CAN do it but would Microsoft be so STUPID as to anger business like this?

Answer:Moving ANY Vista from one machine to another.

Hi Vistalover,

My recommendation is to reinstall Vista when replacing your motherboard. This advice also applies to other operating systems. This is because of the differences in system hardware architecture, and also to prevent conflicts between different versions of drivers. Your applications can be restored from the original install disks, and the data itself can be restored from your backups. I recommend that you use an external hard disk for these. I notice that you performed an upgrade from XP to Vista. If so, that could be part of the problem. Although Microsoft says that this should cause little or no problems, I always recommend that an operating system should be clean installed. For details, please refer to the following tutorial by Shawn. Should you wish to try the repair installation option, the second link is to a tutorial on that topic, again by Shawn.
Dwarf

Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

Repair Install For Vista

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Alright, I'm bout to lose my mind with this thing, and I have no idea what I'm going to do. I have a Laptop running Vista. This computer is connected to a home network, which has an XP machine. All I'm trying to do is copy a file from the XP machine to this new Vista laptop. I have no problem seeing the file, it's right there. I copy it, but when I go to paste it, (not into a network folder, a folder I have created) it tells me "You need permission to perform this action."

I have done everything short of taking the hard drive out of my XP machine, taking my laptop apart and putting that hard drive in. I have disabled UAC. I have changed the permissions on the XP machine. I have unlocked the super secret Administrator logon on Vista, and it still won't let me do it. I don't know what is going on with this thing. Having Vista has been the biggest mistake of my computer life. Does anyone have any other suggestion on what I can do? I'm at my wit's end. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You may just save this laptop from having a hole in the display.
 

Answer:Moving file from XP to Vista machine.

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I would like to move my current mobo and my Vista home premium to another machine. I have to do a clean install of Vista as the target machine has XP installed.

I noticed that under computer properties the Product key is an OEM key. This key is different from the key that is on the back of the CD box with the Vista software . The key at the rear of the CD box is the same one as the back up key I extracted .

Since the mobo and vista is move as a pair , will I run into activation problems?

Thanks

Answer:Moving Mobo and Vista to another machine

I think that there is a chance that you will have a situation.

When you install, do not give your key number and do not check the box for automatic activation.

Use the system, install your programs etc. When you are happy, activate.
No problem, good.

Problem, just call the number that you will be given, activate by phone

Still a problem, just speak to the rep that will get on the line. I promise, he will be agreeable and extend every courtesy. He will activate you.

Good luck

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Here are the details: I bought a pre-built Gateway LX6810 PC with Vista installed on the HDD. After 2 years, I feel the MoBo, processor, and RAM are sub-par. I built a whole new rig with very nice components and want to move the HDD with OS in tact to the new machine. I realize that I will most likely have to clean out the drivers for the old MoBo...but how do I do this? What else should I be concerned with? I know this could get messy...is it even worth it to preserve my programs and file structure?
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Old system:
Intel Core2 Q8200 2.33GHz running at 2336MHz
GATEWAY LX6810 MCP7AM01G1 MOTHERBOARD
DDR2 8191 MB
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New system:
Intel? Core? i7 950 Processor
ASUS Sabertooth X58 Intel X58 1366 Motherboard
DDR3 12GB (3x4GB) 1600MHz C9 Kingston HyperX

Answer:Need help - moving my HDD with Windows Vista to use as OS in a new machine

Your best bet is to put the drive in the new machine and then do a repair install of the os and during the repair install you feed it the new mobo drivers.

Normally you just do a new install and install your programs again. Much cleaner.

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I have an older IBM unit and now a new Asus unit.

I would like to take programs and what not from the older unit, with a dying hard drive, to the newer unit.

Best method?
Ethernet transfer?
Files and folders transfer has serial cable option, I am looking to move several 100's GB of things.
Windows Backup? Or MG Backup?
 

Answer:Old machine New machine, moving data from one to other

i found a serial cable, not a db-9 to db-9 at tigerdirect.com. it's a "Diablotek CA-1638 USB 2.0 to 9-Pin RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter".

I did find a db-9 Female to db-9 female somewhere else, cablesforless.com. It's a "6 Foot Serial DB9 Female to Female".
 

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While waiting for my new computer to arrive, I'm researching.

My 5 year old Dell XPS died last Thursday. File backup ran last Wednesday to my 1TB external HD. Yesterday, ordered HPE_180t running Windows 7.

Will 7 recognize my files on the external for a smooth and easy transfer?

Answer:Moving Vista Backup Files To New 7 Machine

Welcome burntpixel!

If all goes as designed, it should be very smooth. Of course, anything can happen, but there are not any known bugs that would give you problems here.

Let us know if you have any problems, and we will do our best to help you. If you have any questions, just ask!

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I have my first windows 7 computer on my home network, and it appears to me I have outgoing networking, but not incoming. On the Windows 7 computer, I can get to the router and the Internet, and can access shared folders on Vista machines on the home network. The computer name "advertising protocol" works as the name of the Windows 7 computer in the "Network" user interface on the Vista machines (the user interface accessed from Network and Sharing Center by 'view computers and devices"), but attempting to access it gets a "cannot access" error, and attmepting to diagnose gets a "cannot find" error. For whatever it is worth, highlighting the icon in the "network" user interface does not show anything for "location".

I am going through this to get shared folders on the Windows 7 computer visible on other computers on the network. Obviously this is not working. Just to recap the configuration:
1) all computers on the network are members of same Workgroup
2) My documents on the Windows 7 computer are shared read-write with everyone
3) advance sharing options show:
Network discovery ON
File and print sharing ON
Public folder sharing ON
128 bit encryption
Password protected sharing OFF
IPv6 disabled
Homegroup stuff either OFF or ON and managed by Windows (but this is irrelevant)
4) firewall off

A observation:
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Answer:Cannot ping W7 machine from any vista machine

Why is IPv6 disabled? You do realize that IPv6 is only used on the LAN and is needed for Homegroups to work correctly. Maybe you were just thrown off by the first picture below which is only telling you that IPv6 is not connected to the WAN because it's not supposed to be.

The second picture shows it as enabled for the LAN.
It doesn't matter much either way unless you are Homegroup, but Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers. For Vista and Win 7 you need to use either workgroup or public file sharing. You also need to enable file sharing on the Vista machine.

You should not need to turn the firewall off.

Are you sure that you are sharing the correct group. There is a seperate public file sharing settings page but the workgroup and homegroup use the same settings page.

Maybe you were thrown off because there are two settings pages. The third picture is the Homegroup and Workgroup settings page and the fourth one is for the Public file sharing.

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i recently built an old computer and was going to use it as a play server. at first i was going to use freebsd, but all my floppys are messed up and i dont have a cd burner. i was going to use the floppys to do a network install. then i decided to use an old copy of win98 that i have. well, it goes into dos mode (i think its dos anyways) and i get "a:>". i tried switching to the c drive by typing c:>. i tried c:., c, cd c, cd c:, cd c:>, pretty much any way to change directories, i tried. then i tried drive d. and cddrive. and cdrom. when i turn the machine on and its detecting devices, it detects my hdd (quantum bigfoot tx 8). do you think if i hook that hdd up to this machine and format it something may work differently?
EDIT: i just realized this is in the hardware section. perhaps it should go in the software section? if any mods see this would you move it please?)
 

Answer:win98 on old machine

Most Linux distro's are available shipped to your house on CD's or DVD's for free or very little charge (to cover shipping). Otherwise, without a valid install disk, you are going to run into lots of trouble (especially formatting on another machine and switching over, as lots of drivers are loaded during setup)
 

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My XP machine just gave up the ghost - however, the hdd is fine. So, I had the bright (I thought) idea of just putting the hdd on another, unused, machine that I had, boot up and just continue working. Well, it doesn't boot. I changed the BIOS so that at least it recognizes the xp hdd, but when it starts to boot xp, I get a blue screen that flashes by so quickly I have been unable to pause in time to see it, and then the machine reboots.

The old (win98) machine is pretty hefty, 2GHz, so I'm sure it will support XP. I had a suspision that it is because the hdd is NTFS (instead of FAT32 like the Win98 hdd), but when I got the BIOS to recognize it, I thought I was over that hump. Wrong, again.

I have been hunting around to see if this problem has already been answered somewhere. I only found one reference; in it, the writer made reference to changing a strap, but no particulars.

Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:use xp hdd on win98 machine

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Hi. Someone I know received free a computer that has Windows NT on it - an older version, not sure what version. There are administrator passwords set up (the machine was brought home from his work, and the "administrator" is no longer available, so that info is lost).

Can it be formatted back to fat32 and windows 98 installed on it? They have a copy of win98 from a previous computer.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Format NT Machine to Win98

Hi,

Download the image file for a Windows 98 FE or SE bootable floppy disk from http://www.bootdisk.com

Run the downloaded file to create a bootable floppy disk

Boot from the floppy disk

Change Boot order in BIOS if necessary

Then run FDISK to remove existing partition information

Say yes to the question re large disk support

Delete existing partitions

This will erase all data on the hard drive.

Use FDISK again to create the required number of partitions

Format them

With the Win 98 CD in the CD drive now CD D: to change to the CD drive.

Type setup and follow the onscreen Wizard

Some Win 98 SE CD's were bootable.

There are countless Win 98 installation guides on the net.

hth

Ceri
 

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A win98 machine has been shutting down at approx. 4 PM each day for the past week. I have performed the following and it still has not remedied the problem. Any help is greatly appreciated.

1. Checked to make sure in task scheduling that it was not set for the computer to shut down at 4 PM each day.

2. Checked to make sure that suspend mode was not set.

3. Checked for spyware. Deleted spyware.

4. There was originally a UPS backup system connected to it. When I ran my antivirus program, it detected a virus in the shutdown.exe file of the UPS software, so I deleted the file and then uninstalled the problem. I originally thought this was the whole problem, but since it is still shutting down at 4 PM each day I have no idea what is going on.

The machine is not connected to the internet in any way.

Thanks
 

Answer:Win98 machine shuts down at around 4 PM each day - Please help

Whats msconfig look like? Nothing suspicous there?

IMO you touched all the bases....maybe there is a "creep" temp problem?

Is the box on 24/7 or you hit it on in the morning and by afternoon the sun is on it, kids are using it, and its just dirty inside?

/stumped/

-=M=-
 

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Please help!!!

I am trying to transfer files between a win 98 machine and an xp machine using a crossover cable. the xp machine has been configured with ip 192.168.0.1 and the 98 with 192.168.0.2 and both on subnet 255.255.255.0. I have also used the xp cd to set up the network and activated file sharing on both machines and they are set up with different names and in the same work group. I can ping both network cards, but I can't ping either computer.
 

Answer:networking win98 and xp machine

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Hi guys... I had a PS start shutting off, which eventually died on me completely. So I ordered a new PS and replaced it with no luck - while everything turns on, the system refuses to boot (black screen). Im nervous that my crappy PS mustve overloaded and killed my HD, and was wondering if its possible to throw it in my older Win 98SE PC? The thing is, the newer HD is a 120g 5400rpm with Win XP installed, and I dont wanna screw up the formatting or lose anything. Can you guys point me in the right direction? Thank you all so much, I can see you help alot of people here - and its appreciated.
 

Answer:Use XP disk in Win98 machine?

Windows 98 can read the XP disk if you drop it in as a slave to Offload files/data , as long as the drive is formatted Fat 32.You won't be able to Boot to it though. Also there is a program I recall that can read the NTFS either from 98 or from a dos prompt for file copying .You can do a Google.
 

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I had a problem on my Windows 2K machine and i do not think it is fixable without formating it. If I hook the windows 2k Harddrive that is formated in NTFS to the Windows 98 machine, would it be able to read it so that i could take off some files and put them on the Windows 98 machine? If not how would i be able to do this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2k on Win98 machine

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what do you have to do to get a machine made for xp to work with win 98
like i can't get my cdrw to burn even with nero
 

Answer:cdrw on xp machine using win98

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Hi. I have recently set up a network of three computers. One cpu uses XP Home, the other two are newly-installed Win98 machines. I use a Linksys router to connect them. All machines see each other and access the Internet via the router. All machines have a sharing password enabled for full control. However, my XP computer cannot get past the password stage when trying to access the other two machines. Both Win98 machines have no trouble accessing the XP computer.

I don't understand how this can happen. At the password prompt, the XP machine shows the User name as "Guest" and is greyed out. Typing in the password and hitting "OK" does nothing at all. In addition, if I back out a bit in Network Neighborhood and try to access the Win98 machine again, sometimes I get the "inaccessible" error and the prompt says I may not have permission to use the (Win98) computer.

I have never had this problem before on other networks and, as far as I know, there are no specific permissions set on the Win98 machines. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:Cannot Access Win98 Machines from XP Machine

cycled thru the Network Setup Wizard a couple of
times on each machine alternately, A-B and then A-B again. also changed the name
of the workgroup from one name to another and then back, on both units. Don't use
the default MSHOME name. ( installed NETBEUI and then removed it. You don't need
any protocols except TCP/IP.) Also try Start>Run>"COMMAND" (enter) and then at the
DOS prompt type IPCONFIG to give local stats and then NET VIEW to see if the XP unit
sees the 98, and then PING (name of the 98 unit, as seen in net view) to see what
the XP thinks the 98's parameters are. These should get you on the road. --Are you
using a firewall? If so, then turn it off when troubleshooting.
 

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is lpt support available through a virtual machine in win 7?

if so, how? I can't get lpt1 to work in my win98 virtual pc.

Thanks

Answer:LPT Support in a win98 virtual machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by niche


is lpt support available through a virtual machine in win 7?

if so, how? I can't get lpt1 to work in my win98 virtual pc.

Thanks


I don't know, maybe if you tell us why you want to do this we can suggest a workaround.

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Symptoms:
Computer was working severely slowly. Lost access to the ZoneAlarm firewall user interface; though ZoneAlarm seemed to be running after having the usual load on start up. The Internet Explorer 5.0 Browser had changed homepage to something to the effect of "coolsearch.com".

Response:
Turned off computer. Removed internet cable from the back. Restarted computer. Killed a never before seen winproc32 process. Computer kept crawling. Uninstalled ZoneAlarm in safe mode. Compiled a list of files created within the last 1 day. Using another computer connected to the internet, googled several suspicious looking files. Linked some of the files to trojans and browser hijacks. Manually deleted (sent to recycle bin) several "funny feeling" files including these:
winproc32.exe,dc28.exe,,dc29.bin,,dc30.exe, dc32.exe,,winpcr64.exe, favico.dat, q.exe.
Proceeded to read up on adware removal. Possible culprit: a CWS.variant.

Reinstalled ZoneAlarm 3.7 from a back up. Connected computer back to the internet. The computer seemed to function properly - except for a few attempts by Explorer to access the internet on its own, as well as the change in the homepage.

Scans:
Downloaded several spyware killers. Carried out some scans (with some repeats). The entire process included runs of Trend Micro's "HouseCall" online scan, Symantec Virus Check, Panda ActiveScan (with heuristic trojan detection), McAfee AVERT Stinger (in safe mode), Ccl... Read more

Answer:Need HJT help - persistent possible WCS variant on win98 machine

You should have read the tutorial in this Sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Do not post a HijackThis log until we ask you to and when we do it must be text document attachment to your message. To do this save the log file and select manage attachments in a new thread to upload it. All running programs should be closed, including your web browser, e-mail, items in the tray, anything you can close... Close before running Hijack This!

Also if you had read this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

You would see it explains all about MS & Sun Java.

Make sure viewing of hidden file is enabled.
Run HJT and fix the following line
O21 - SSODL: Web Event Logger - {7CFEFEF1-ED03-1337-ABCD-526492F5D679} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Cicihp32.dll

Then boot in safe mode and delete:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Cicihp32.dll

See if that helps at all! But on a more important note, you must to Windows Update at http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp you are way out of date with your critical updates.
 

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hi guys,
got this old pentium system that i have given to my kids and tweaked it up a little bit is their anywhere on the net i can get an up-to date all in one download for win98se that i can burn to cd without having to take the old rig online with at least most of the win98se updates included its a fresh install with no updates at all can anybody help it would make my day and my kids frag geek teenagers (pot).
any help would be ace
rob
 

Answer:complete win98 update for old machine

Online through Microsoft is the best bet for you, otherwise consider this: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4131.html
 

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Hi All
I have five computers linked together through a netgear ADSL wireless router to form a workgroup called Archbell
Computer1- running win95 cable connection
Computer2 - running winME cable connection
Computer3 - running win98SE wireless connection
Computer4 - running win98SE cable connection
Computer5 - running winxp professional cable connection

all computers have shared folders and all can be seen by each other except the winxp computer cannot open the shared folders on the win98se cable machine it comes up with the following fault
\\computer69 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.
The parameter is incorrect

If I try and run the command \\Computer69 I get the network path was not found.
I can see the shares on the XP machine from the win98 one ok.
the firewall on the xp machine has been disabled and zone alarm disabled on the win98 machine.
Thanks in advance

Steve
 

Answer:Cannot see share on Win98 machine from Winxp

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My brother's computer is really messed up. He can not visit many internet sites because he gets a "Page Can Not Be Displayed" error and sites that he can visit usually end up locking up IE on him. I've tried to run Spybot on the machine, but it always ends up with an error written in German which I can not understand. Every time I try to remove things from there, they say they were removed successfully, but they end up coming back again.

Here is the Hijack This log from his Windows 98 machine:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:02:35 PM, on 12/27/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SM56HLPR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\TOUCH MANAGER\TOUCHMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGEMC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\TOUCH MANAGER\MMUSBKB2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\TOUCH MANAGER\MEDIACTR.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NETROPA\ONSCRE~1\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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Answer:Hijack This Log From Brother's Win98 Machine

bump

I know that the first few entries there (search, search bar, customized search, search assistant, the other toolbar one) are obviously hijacked. Can you guys help me fix it please?
 

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I have a 2000 machine that has a printer attached and shared.

I have a 98 machine that I want to connect to this 2000 machine so that it can print.

All that the 98 machine can see on the 2000 is the desktop. The 2 machines have the same workgroup name.

Any thing you would try?
 

Answer:Win98-Connecting to a 2000 machine

make sure that the file and print sharing boxes are all checked
right click the lan connection and go to properties, also make sure that the win2k machine has the drivers for win98 or your print quality is not going to be consistent.
 

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Symptoms:
Computer was working severely slowly. Lost access to the ZoneAlarm firewall user interface; though ZoneAlarm seemed to be running after having the usual load on start up. The Internet Explorer 5.0 Browser had changed homepage to something to the effect of "coolsearch.com".

Response:
Turned off computer. Removed internet cable from the back. Restarted computer. Killed a never before seen winproc32 process. Computer kept crawling. Uninstalled ZoneAlarm in safe mode. Compiled a list of files created within the last 1 day. Using another computer connected to the internet, googled several suspicious looking files. Linked some of the files to trojans and browser hijacks. Manually deleted (sent to recycle bin) several "funny feeling" files including these:
winproc32.exe,dc28.exe,,dc29.bin,,dc30.exe, dc32.exe,,winpcr64.exe, favico.dat, q.exe.
Proceeded to read up on adware removal. Possible culprit: a CWS.variant.

Reinstalled ZoneAlarm 3.7 from a back up. Connected computer back to the internet. The computer seemed to function properly - except for a few attempts by Explorer to access the internet on its own, as well as the change in the homepage.

Scans:
Downloaded several spyware killers. Carried out some scans (with some repeats). The entire process included runs of Trend Micro's "HouseCall" online scan, Symantec Virus Check, Panda ActiveScan (with heuristic trojan detection), McAfee AVERT Stinger (in safe mode), Ccleaner, Ad-Aware (a... Read more

Answer:need HijackThis help - possible CWS variant on win98 machine

Hi, Is anything turned off using msconfig> System Confiuration Utility...

Start>Run, in the run line type msconfig and hit Enter then click the Startup tab...
If there are items unchecked...need you to put the marks back in and repost. If nothing there has been unchecked- back to square one:

Might be DAP was uninstalled incorrectly or the items are just leftovers, but they as you can see do not show in the log...

You may need a download to run SpywareBlaster and other programs:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloadfaq.html

Older versions of Windows don't have the needed VBRuntime files to run newer software, try them and let me know if that helps.

You are correct about the 021 item- most often they are bad, wait on fixing it tho!

You should try CWShredder if you haven't yet:

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

For Sun java: No need to uninstall the MS Virtual Machine, IE simply will not use it when you install and set up Sun Java:

http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

Hit the Download Now button...it checks and will prompt you to install.
There are directions there that will show you what to do.
 

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I've been asked to supply a small business with some new computers running windows98. There existing network uses a Novell Netware 4.11 Server with about 8 Win95 Machines. I have no experience with Novell, so please excuse my ignorance. I've done some searching, but haven't found anything that helps, so I thought I'd stop here before I go back to searching. If someone could supply a relevant link it would be greatly appreciated.

The server is running Netware 4.11 (Aug 96).
I also saw Netware 4.x Console Monitor 4.34

What do I need to do to connect the Windows 98 machine to the server? Is it as simple as installing the protocals?

Do I have to do anything on the server? I'm replacing the existing computer that is already connected. Is there any software I need to load, or just the protocals?

Thanks for any help.

-Steve
 

Answer:Setting up Win98 machine on Novell Server

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hello, i switched my bosses computer to win7 here at work, all went fine.. we are using win98 under VMWARE 6.5 for our windows 98.. everything works great, except i cannot get it to access the printer on the win7 machine, it sees it but always gets a access denied error, i have turned off password sharing.. and any of the xp/win7 machines see it fine.. just the damn 98.. and i can't not use 98 cause of our POS software...

Any ideas? thanks!

Answer:Anyway to share the win7 printer to a win98 machine?

Anyone have any luck trying this? i have tried the tricks people posted for making vista work with 98.. but no luck in 7

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Can someone help me delete the istsvc and other bugs that Adaware and Spybot seem to have problems with? I'd really like to clean-up and delete everything you see that you feel is not needed in my reg.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:54:52 AM, on 2/1/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\ADVTOOLS\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EXECUTIVE SOFTWARE\DISKEEPER\DKSERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\AOTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXAMSP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PRINTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\01.02.3000.1001\EN-US\MSNAPPAU.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\KODAKCCS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BNOEYX\ACLDNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\DESKTOP MESSENGER\8876480\PROGRAM\BACKWEB-8876480.EXE
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Answer:Hijack This Log from my Mothers machine running Win98 OS

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My spouse's computer is still running Windows 98. For a long time, I ran the wireless network through a proxy (AnalogX) to the internet. With that setup, we had no problems (except if this 'puter went down, nobody had net access).

I've upgraded equipment, and now all our computers connect to the internet directly thru the router. Everything works beautifully, except: We cannot get citibank pages from the Windows 98 machine, from either Firefox or IE. It's running the newest version of Firefox... IE I think is still version 5. This computer and my XP laptop have no problems.

What happens is - essentially nothing. We see the connecting... along the bottom, but it eventually just times out. The page is blank.

He can get there using ninjaproxy, but cannot actually *do* anything while there (ssl doesn't work). We've tried a couple of things - there's nothing about citibank in his hosts file, we've cleared all private data in Firefox, and tried using citibank's IP addy to connect.

I just don't understand why this is. I could understand that he's using an older OS, but that doesn't seem to be the issue, as he could connect through a software proxy and can partially connect through a proxy service.

It's not a browser configuration problem, since both browsers exibit the same symptom.

I'm flummoxed. Anyone have a clue what the problem is, and if there's a fix (and what that'd be?)

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Answer:Solved: Win98 machine cannot connect to one website

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What the hell did I get into?





When I rebooted my computer after finding some 450 files in adaware (I was just looking to find out the name of a song that was in a movie), I got something asking me to log in with user name and organization, then it gave me this.

WTF happened? the blocky text at the top sure as hell isn't standard, and I'm not going to fill it out...but I would like to know what's going on.

(ok, I did fill it out just for the sake of curiosity, the wallpaper popped up, then explorer.exe failed. So, likely a virus, but I'd still like to know what this is a symptom of)


(luckily, I have another virutal machine image I can use, just copy and paste and I have my expendable image again)
 

Answer:What the heck happend to my Win98 Virtual Machine!?

Wow thats a nifty one . No idea there bud, sorry.
 

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I need access to information on my Win98 created discs and I do not have any idea how to recover the discs.

Answer:need to read Win98 formatted CD discs on Win10 machine

Did you try putting them in the optical drive? There's is nothing preventing a Win10 computer from reading a disc created in Win98.

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Somehow she's gotten a bunch of sata mining spyware again

Suddenly, "Precision Time" and "Gain Publishing" are in her startup menu, the machine has slowed to a crawl, and pop-up ads galore. Of course, the IE 6 critical update didn't arrive until now either.

Here's the Ad-aware log file:

Lavasoft Ad-aware Personal Build 6.181

Logfile created on :Friday, February 13, 2004 3:41:17 AM

Created with Ad-aware Personal, free for private use.

Using reference-file :01R256 09.02.2004

______________________________________________________

Ad-aware Settings

=========================

Set : Activate in-depth scan (Recommended)

Set : Safe mode (always request confirmation)

Set : Scan active processes

Set : Scan registry

Set : Deep scan registry

Set : Scan my IE Favorites for banned URLs

Set : Scan my Hosts file

2-13-04 3:41:17 AM - Scan started. (Custom mode)

Listing running processes

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#:1 [kernel32.dll]

FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\

ProcessID : 4279208523

Threads : 4

Priority : High

FileSize : 460 KB

FileVersion : 4.10.2222

ProductVersion : 4.10.2222

Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1991-1999

CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation

FileDescription : Win32 Kernel core component

InternalName : KERNEL32

OriginalFilename : KERNEL32.DLL

ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System

Created on : 1/1/01

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Answer:Solved: HELP: more nasty spyware on my daughters Win98 machine

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Hi, I have a question regarding installation of the Win 10 when I purchase new machine. I have older laptop (Sony) that I bought with Win 7 on it. I didn't get the disk, the OS was pre-installed.
Last year I upgraded to Win 10 normally, but now I want to purchase new laptop instead of the old one, which is not working very good lately and I pretty sure I do not intend to use it afterwards.
So my question is, can I move the Win 10 to the new laptop and how? This can save me some cash when I buy new laptop.
Thanks

Answer:Moving Win 10 to a new machine

If you are buying a new Laptop then it should come with Windows 10.
Depending on how old is your current Laptop, you might want to upgrade your current HD to an SSD, re-install Windows 10 fresh then it would be as good as new.

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Hi, I just need a little advice on shifting a small hdd formatted as primary with win98 to another machine, (small hdd will be slave to primary 8gb drive)
The main machine runs XP Pro, and my question is: once the small drive is set up and configured in the new machine, how can I change the small drive to non-primary so the os wont conflict with XP on boot?
I suppose that having 2x os on seperate disks at boot would cause dramas, but I'm not sure about arranging it without losing the data on the small drive.
The old machine has no CDR or backup facilities other than a fdd
Any advice greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:moving hdd w/os to xp machine

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Hi, I have a question regarding installation of the Win 10 when I purchase new machine. I have older laptop (Sony) that I bought with Win 7 on it. I didn't get the disk, the OS was pre-installed.
Last year I upgraded to Win 10 normally, but now I want to purchase new laptop instead of the old one, which is not working very good lately and I pretty sure I do not intend to use it afterwards.
So my question is, can I move the Win 10 to the new laptop and how? This can save me some cash when I buy new laptop.
Thanks

Answer:Moving Win 10 to a new machine

If you are buying a new Laptop then it should come with Windows 10.
Depending on how old is your current Laptop, you might want to upgrade your current HD to an SSD, re-install Windows 10 fresh then it would be as good as new.

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Hi

Dell are goign to replace my laptop on which I have installed a full retail version of Windows 7. Is there anything I need to do on the old machine to make sure I can install and activate the operating system on the new machine?

The replacement will actually be 'exactly the same' model and specification.

Thanks

Answer:Moving Win 7 from one machine to another

changing notification on thread

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Hoping someone can help. I have set the old drive up as slave and this is recognised by vista disk management. However, it has no drive letter and is not recognised by my computer so I can't access any of the files. The only action I can access is delete volume. I really need to access some of the programmes and files from the old hd.

Can anyone help?

Peter
 

Answer:Moving old HD to new machine

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Have a friend who owns an embroidery business. He has all of his artwork saved on floppies and all was done on an OLD Win98 machine. There are hundreds of these floppiesRecently acquired a computer with Win7. New out of the box. It finds that all these floppies do not have a recognizable file system... We know this not to be true because they all can be read on other Win98 systems as well as the embroidery machines themselves.I tried the solution at: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...Both manually and creating a script. DEBUG functions fine up until W 100 0 0 1. Then I get a "Disk writing error drive a:/" error. Of course doing this on the Win98 machine.I am hoping that the reason why the Win7 machine can not read any of these disks is the issue this solution is supposed to address, it seems logical to me.Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. There are hundreds of these disks totaling thousands of stitch patterns that need to be moved to CD and it will be much more difficult to do on Win98 machine as it does not have a CD writer in it and installing one would be a real pain as the machine is just so old.message edited by Babarous

Answer:Need to read info from Win98 formatted disks on Win7 machine

The problem with floppy disk is that they were unreliable at the best of times. Often a disk formatted and space in one machine could not be read in another because of slight misalignment of the heads in one or the other disk drive.One solution was to format a floppy in the computer that you want to ultimately read the disk then copy the data from on floppy to another using the old computer. Having said that, a USB CD drive is not that expensive and installing a CD writer is not hard either.Stuart

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Hey,

Got a win98 machine here at work, interesting problem, using Dial-Up the machine is unable to access anything on the Internet, nothing at all, not even able to ping the net provider.

Also tried connecting with a different ISP as well as plugging it into our network and using our ADSL connection, still no luck. Tried uninstalling Dial Up Networking and Network Drivers and reinstalling but still not making any progress. I'm stumped and don't feel like doing a windows reinstall on this machine due to the comical amounts of stuff on it.

Cheers
 

Answer:Win98 machine connects to internet but wont send/receive

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Hi this is a hijackthis log from a friends computer who is elderly and knows nothing about them. She dose have a grand son that comes and uses it all the time but it is running slow for her so I told her I would try to give her a hand. Thanks Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 10:23:42 PM, on 10/25/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe C:\Documents and Set... Read more

Answer:Slow moving machine

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Finally, p... Read more

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I have 2 Windows XP machines. I am trying to consolidate them into one computer. The older machine has several programs that I want to keep and would not be able to re-install on the newer model. The newer model is HP Media Center m1160m. I have that machine set up as dual boot into either XP or Win 7. If this works, I would replace the other XP image with this one. I used a Windows imaging software (GImageX) to copy the old image and loaded it onto a spare hard drive for the second machine. I then tried to boot off of that HDD but it did not boot, asking me to install a system disk.

I believe that the image copied correctly. I have not tried using a system disk to rebuild the new image, as I have heard it can be quite time consuming and it would take XP back to the original install system version (SP 1).

I am looking for any other alternatives that may be available. I have the original Windows disk and will try to repair the image I copied, if I find no other options.

If there is something I am doing that is not legit, let me know. Thanks.
 

Answer:Moving an XP image to a new machine

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A question I've been curious about for a little while:

I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 not long after it first came out. With a retail license, you can install onto a different computer if your original one dies, or you decide to take in a different direction (Linux). I've done this a couple of times now.

I've upgrade current machine to Win 10. I understand that puts the machine in Microsoft's system as a "digital entitlement". How does that affect my retail license? If i want to move things to a newer system, can I do a fresh install of 10 with my current license, as I've done before with 7, or is it locked to my current computer now?

I don't have any plans to upgrade at the moment, but it would be nice to know for future reference.

Answer:Moving Windows to a different machine.

Your upgrade to W10 is locked to your current computer. If your current W10 machine has a motherboard failure you will be able to use your W7 retail license to install W7 again but after end of July you will not be able to upgrade to W10. Any future W10 installations will then require a W10 purchase.

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This could be as easy as 1-2-3 or as hard as MCSE.

I'm basically a Solaris admin, but fair with "Bill Gates Systems"
If I installed windows 2000 Pro on a 4 gig hard drive using PC1 a year ago. then deside to move the 4 gig HDD to a new PC2 which is a better computer just purchased..... there seems to be this haunting error message.
( You have a new controler or HardDrive in you system - {Reboot now to see if error comes back or }-----> remove and new controlers or HDD's that may have been inserted since last boot) """Or something to that effect""""

Now I would think you could relocate Hdd's between machine as you did with 3.1/95/98 but with w2k it may be a little harder due to (security)

Is there a known quick and dirty way to remedy this problem... Is there any one who has come upon this problem - or even tried it themselfs?
If so you can write me @
mailto:[email protected]
 

Answer:moving a w2k install to another machine.

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A question I've been curious about for a little while:

I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 not long after it first came out. With a retail license, you can install onto a different computer if your original one dies, or you decide to take in a different direction (Linux). I've done this a couple of times now.

I've upgrade current machine to Win 10. I understand that puts the machine in Microsoft's system as a "digital entitlement". How does that affect my retail license? If i want to move things to a newer system, can I do a fresh install of 10 with my current license, as I've done before with 7, or is it locked to my current computer now?

I don't have any plans to upgrade at the moment, but it would be nice to know for future reference.

Answer:Moving Windows to a different machine.

Your upgrade to W10 is locked to your current computer. If your current W10 machine has a motherboard failure you will be able to use your W7 retail license to install W7 again but after end of July you will not be able to upgrade to W10. Any future W10 installations will then require a W10 purchase.

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Hi all,

I have a two year old Vista64 machine (HP) that has been a disappointment. I need a more powerful machine with more memory (I'm maxed out at 8GB) etc.

Is it possible to take the drive (SATA) and put it into a new bare bone system without major issues with driver, etc. etc. making it not worthwhile to pursue? I have a lot of software on this machine (Office, Visual Studio, Adobe, etc. etc.) but not much data that isn't either on separate drives or on my network server. If I need to spend a week on upgrading drivers, etc. etc. I might as well get a machine with Win7-64 pre-installed and spend that week installing my software on a new drive

Best regards,

Answer:Moving OS drive from one machine to another

It will depend on what your running on the new system compared to the old one.

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Hey,

I need to move some emails from a Outlook 6 machine to one with Office 2003. I've been reading on how to do it and there was something about a pst file, only outlook 6 doesnt seem to have that file. Can someone please help me, thanks.
 

Answer:Moving emails one machine to another

You`ll have to setup Outlook Express on the "Outlook machine",then transfer files from Express machine - HERE or HERE

Then,import into Express on the Outlook machine,then import into Outlook. - HERE
 

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I have an iMac which is running Win10Pro (non-oem as the original product was Win8 Preview which I eventually upgraded to Win10Pro non-Insider) via Parallels Virtual Machine. I'm buying a barebone system (Intel NUC) soon and, as I need Windows for it and as I don't use the aforementioned Windows via Parallels that much, I'd like to move that Windows to the SSD of my new NUC.

Is this possible? What is the procedure? I've moved Windows between HDs before (via Macrium Reflect cloning) without hiccups but I cannot do that with a virtual machine setup (or can I). Another way to do this I guess would be to create install media (as I don't have one) and then re-install it to the SSD.

Please help!

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I have 2 machines, 1= XP Home 2= XP Pro. I bought a new drive and formatted it in the HOME machine. After formatting, I restarted the machine and inserted the Pro Boot CD and loaded Pro on the new drive. Here is the problem. I have now taken the Pro drive out of the Home machine and installed it in its machine. I cannot get it to boot up in its machine, but it booted fine from the dual boot menu in the home machine before I moved. Anyone have any ideas? TIA for any help.
 

Answer:Moving A Formatted Drive w/ OS To Another Machine

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My old XP machine stopped turning on a while ago and it was time to upgrade anyway so I got a sweet new machine with Windows 7 on it. I took the hard drive out of the old machine and hooked it up with a cable so that it works as an external drive. I've been trying to get the files off of that onto my new machine, but no dice. I tried windows easy transfer, but it requires that you install and run windows easy transfer on the old machine, which I can't do because it won't turn on.

So how do I get the files that I need off of there?

Answer:moving files from XP HDD to Windows 7 machine

http://www.techist.com/forums/f127/h...a-win7-155100/

Take Ownership of the files/folders you want to transfer first then transfer them onto your new machine.

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I posted on a different thread about needing to get a new PC to replace my failing system. I plan on purchasing a box with Win 7 Pro, the failing system is XP Pro. My current plan is to plug the hard drive from the old system into the new box via USB.

From what I understand from the other thread, I should be able to move all my favorites and data files without problem.

My concern is all the freeware on the old system. I only have a dial up connection and it could take weeks to download all that software again.

My question is: If the exe install file still exists for any given software package, can I copy that to the new system and run it to reinstall the software on the new system?
 

Answer:Moving data/programs to new machine with different OS

The only way you could move the programs would be to move the installation programs and reinstall them. Some of those programs may be recent enough that Win 7 will accept them, others will not be. Microsoft is pretty good about being backwards compatible. Is there any chance that you could borrow a day of fast-speed internet from a friend, take your computer there and get all the programs you want off the internet in an installation form that is compatible with Win7?

You could do the research ahead of time by writing down your favorite freeware programs and checking if they are compatible with Win 7 or not. Most programs can be tracked down easily with a google search. Then if you had a day of fast internet somewhere, you would be ready to download whatever installation programs you could and install them at your leisure.
 

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I have an iMac which is running Win10Pro (non-oem as the original product was Win8 Preview which I eventually upgraded to Win10Pro non-Insider) via Parallels Virtual Machine. I'm buying a barebone system (Intel NUC) soon and, as I need Windows for it and as I don't use the aforementioned Windows via Parallels that much, I'd like to move that Windows to the SSD of my new NUC.

Is this possible? What is the procedure? I've moved Windows between HDs before (via Macrium Reflect cloning) without hiccups but I cannot do that with a virtual machine setup (or can I). Another way to do this I guess would be to create install media (as I don't have one) and then re-install it to the SSD.

Please help!

Answer:Moving Windows from a Mac Virtual Machine to a PC SSD

You can use macrium with a VM just the same. I went the other way and transferred from laptop to VM running on Fusion on my MBP.

Install Macrium on your VM and create an image to a (non HFS) drive or partition. Make the Macrium recovery USB and boot your NUC from it then restore the image.

Depending on how your VM is set up (BIOS or UEFI) you may find it easier to download Windows 10 install media from MS and install Windows (any version, don't bother to activate it) to the NUC first so the correct partitions are created and then just restore the C drive from the image.

If you link your existing log-on on the VM to a MS account you should be able to transfer the license. At least this worked for me.

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Running WinNT4

When I want to move a client machine from one domain to another, should you go to a workgroup first? Or just go from domain to domain.

I like to do things orderly so I always go to a workgroup first and it's what I recommend but does it really matter?

Thanks.
 

Answer:moving client machine between domains

Have a read of this article
 

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We have a copy of XP Volume License edition (Legal Licensed edition).

The computer we are trying to install XP on doesn't have a cdrom drive or working network card.

Heres what we want to do:
Install XP on a hard drive (working machine, different model) and then move that hard drive to the cdromless machine.

Is there a way to do this? Theres no problem with activation, just rebuilding a whole new hardware subsystem to adjust to the different machine. Whats the best way to do this?
 

Answer:Installing XP on a different machine and moving hard drive

May not work. It won't boot, but you can try running a repair installation after the move to install the correct drivers. Uninstalling as many drivers as possible before the last shutdown on the installation machine may help.

Using the "Universal Restore" feature of Drive Clone Pro or Acronis True Image is about the only method of direct transfer.

Wouldn't it be easier to borrow the CD-ROM?
 

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I need to move some of the installed software from one machine to another because the machine on which the software is installed has virtual memory problems - and I'll either have to replace it altogether or to move it to do only a limited set of tasks.

Unfortunately, I had installed most of my software on this machine and do not have CDs for all of it. Even some that I have CDs for have been registered, when originally installed - and I only have one user version.

Any advice on how to tackle this challenge would be appreciated. Please note that I own all the software legally - and am interested in moving my one copy from one hardware to another, nothing illegal.

Thanks a lot for your advice.
 

Answer:Solved: Moving installed software from one machine to another

I'm not sure if there is any method that is 100% reliable for doing this since this often involves writing keys to the registry. There are several software vendors that sell software that they claim to do this. Here is one:

http://www.spearit.com/about_MoveMe.html

Rollin
 

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I have just gotten a new machine running on Windows XP. I wish to move the slave drive with all my files and some programs that I had on my old machine running under windows 98 to the new machine.

My new machine recognizes that I have the slave drive now installed there (local Disk drive E) but I can not access any of the data on it. When i try to access the E drive I receive a message that the drive is not formatted and am asked if I want to format the drive which i don't if it will erase all my data.

I would appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this issue.

TIA
 

Answer:Moving slave drive with data onto a new XP machine

There may be errors in the drive's partition tables. XP is not very forgiving.

The best idea, before attempting to repair the drive and possibly losing your data, is to try to recover it and move it to another location. Then format the drive as requested.

Try some of these apps to recover the contents:

Free recovery applications:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
5) EasyRecovery Pro
 

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WIN... Read more

Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

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Answer:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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