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What are the drawbacks of using old Windows NT versions?

For a typical user, what they need are just having the programs work. The programs might need to be continuously updated, but is the OS too? Within the same kernel, what are the main differences ...
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How to restore a computer to a saved state on boot up? [on hold]

Some computer labs and internet cafes have software that resets the hard drive when the computer is rebooted. This is great from a support perspective, because most problems could be solved by power ...
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How to access data on raid 0 drives where Windows XP is corrupt?

Have an old computer where I set up two 80GB HDDs using raid 0 on Windows XP. It's been dormant for several years and decided to see if it still worked but I'm unable to load OS (stuck on windows logo ...
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windows xp, ntfs, reset corrupted folder permissions

I open cmd prompt, CD to my userprofile folder, and runCACLS .This output (user account msala), they are the default correct permissions:ASLBERGAMO\msala:FNT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:FBUILTIN\...
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The lowdown on paid SSL and dedicated IP?

I've been seeing conflicting answers with regards to using dedicated IP when using paid SSL. Some say you need a dedicated IP to cater website visitors with old systems (e.g., Windows XP) some say it ...
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GNS3 windows XP appliance shows blue screen

I have added a windows xp appliance to GNS3 from a working copy of a vmdk file after configuring the image as required but if open the console (TightVNC) as depicted above I am unexpectedly shocked to ...
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Wipe hard drive on old windows xp laptop - no CD Drive & no USB Boot support

I need to wipe an old laptop (one pass, all zeros will do). The laptop is ancient and has:Windows XP Professional installed as its sole os.no USB boot supportno working CD driveno hammer/drill...
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Screen flicker(Yes, I already tried googling, I need an expert)

Okay, a little background, I am poor and I am using the same laptop for last 10 years using Windows XP for all my life however, I recently upgraded to Windows 7 when my lappy stopped working(2 weeks ...
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Explorer copy hangs before all files copied (XP)

OK, so I should have moved to W10, but I still have a lot of old apps. I'm using Avast (anti virus) and Windows defender (malware only) and my harddrive is NTFS.Recently (2017 Dec 24) windows ...
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How to determine if my web browser is safe?

Based on my question here the sole answerer suggests that it is unsafe to use Firefox 48.0.2 on my XP system, and am unable to update further.I am surprised to learn that, why am I easily allowed to ...
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Access old laptop HDD from PC

Background;Laptop HDD was designated C, is at least 10 years old and runs XP (I believe), password protected at login (not boot)My computer is very new, runs windows 10I am attempting to recover ...
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Window in window term

Does anyone know what it is called when a window is inside another window, and constrained only to inside said host window? I remember some system utility in XP having this, and now I want to develop ...
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NirCmd won't run on Windows XP

I am using the NirCmd Command Line utility. It works fine on Windows 10, but I am trying to use it on Windows XP SP3. It says that it is not a Win32 compatible program. The website claims that it ...
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Method 'DeleteFile' of object 'IFileSystem3' failed. System gets stuck if try to delete/rename after this error

I have a system with windows 7 OS. I have one automation project which does the job of building the setup using NSIS wrapper. There are many file operations happens like copying and deleting the files ...
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Install a virtual Windows 7 on Windows XP machine - is it possible?

Is it possible to achieve? I have a Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 2.50GHz, 2.00 Gb RAM computer with Windows XP installed. Most of the information on virtual machines I found deals with Windows XP being ...

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