clicking excel xp home edition shortened forces professional xp search
I started to receive an error message when I click on the shortcut to excel that says please wait while windows configures Excel XP Professional. When I cancel it gives me an error 1706. I am running XP Home, non-professional. The only thing I can think is that either it is a virus or my son used his school and somehow flash player, he has fucked my excel. How can I fix it - I am not a technophile.
Once I have cancel and click ok in the error message, it will go ahead and bring up my excel and work well. I deleted the shortcut and made a new directly on my excel icon in the office 10 folder. Don't know what else to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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I need to upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition SP3 of Windows XP Professional. I'm a small business and 3 computers running Windows XP Home Edition. I need run Windows XP Professional to join a domain. I was wondering if doing updated since XP Home SP3 I need to upgrade to XP Pro SP3?
Thanks for posting. To perform the upgrade, you must download the House to a pack of equal service than the Pro version. After having done that, you should have no problem, perform the upgrade.
I hope this helps!
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I get a message that I can't because the XP Home Edition is newer than the Version Professional. That's not true, but the home edition is the most recent Service Pack. I can boot from the professional disc without losing my other installed software and data files?
Your XP Home is at a higher level of Service Pack to your installation of XP Pro media. Integrate Service Pack 3 into your XP Pro and use this CD to install Windows.
How to integrate the XP SP2/SP3
http://www.nliteos.com/ - nLite
http://theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd.htm MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - don't panic!
I have the OEM installation DVD and modes of action with product codes for each edition (XP Professional SP2 & XP Home Ed SP2).
I installed and activated them on two separate computers (a Mac Mini (XP Pro) and a MacBook Pro (XP Home) both running under Parallels). Now, I want to Exchange editions beween the two machines. How to activate one-"Windows XP on each machine, so I can re - install on another machine?"
Thank you. Sayling
You cannot "turn off" Windows. Because these operating systems are running in virtual machines, you can simply move the virtual machines on the desired computers and start them, by removing the 'old' of their respective computers later. Usually, when I opened a back-up-and-move virtual machine with VMware Fusion/Workstation I get a message in the sense of "was this virtual machine, copied or moved? I say always "inappropriate" and VMware makes the necessary adjustments. Parallels will probably do the same thing. You can't even get a prompt to re-enable installs it XP, but if you do, it's no big deal. If the automatic activation does not work it just use the phone option, wait for a human to come on the line and tell them that you have uninstalled XP and reinstalled on the same machine and it is installed on a single computer. Technically, you will be in violation of the LICENSE agreement given that the license for an OEM version is linked to the computer on which it is first installed but things will still work. MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - don't panic!
I bought a laptop with windows 7 family, and updated Edition upgraded to windows 7 Professional, how can I buy the Windows 7 Professional Backup CD?
You can't (unless you want to buy it separately at full price).
Windows 7 uses the "anytime upgrade" feature Because Windows uses image based install now, technically you were always professional, you just had not unlocked it again by typing in the code. If you were ever to re - install your computer, you'd be at the publishing house and just simply type the code again (Don lose it!)
If you wish, you can create your own system image backup. It's more than a Windows installation disc. It is an exact replica of your entire hard drive, including all your programs and settings that you have configured. It's like a photo snapshot in time. This gives you a CD, you can use to immediately restore your computer to the point in time where the image was taken - even all your installation and installs.
If you want to create it, here's how:
- Open Control Panel
- Choose system and security
- Choose the backup and restore
- Choose to create a system image on the left
My system a s hard drive will not start. I can hear eight short beeps. The hard drive led shows red momentarily and then beeps, but it won't start. Previously, the system does not recognize mouse and keyboard P/S2 or USB. I think that the hard drive is faulty, if I replace the hard disk drive can I stiill install systems or do I have to inform Microsoft of any changes to the system. The tower is tiny manufacture with 1gig of RAM and a disk hard 250gig. Sorry I can't give more information. Any help much appreciated reveal. IF the answer is to a new friend hard drive could do for me.
* original title - I've owned my system for a few years, the hard drive died recently. I have home edition and XP Professional genuine discs that have been previously activated on a certain occasions.*
Thank you very much JS, problem solved thanks to you. Andy
MY PC in the year 2002 came with windows XP Home Edition? But it was much slower compared to windows XP Professional. Many users for win XP prof especially pyrated version. PL Council MS will offer win XP Professional without cost or at a price of offordable?
There is actually no difference in speed between XP Home and XP Pro on a system clean and well-maintained, with adequate equipment. XP Pro can still be bought on Amazon, and perhaps other places. Looking right now, I see a full retail XP Pro on Amazon for $259. I would stay away from eBay and Craig's list for this sort of thing.
No, XP Pro is not available for free from Microsoft.
A better option would be for you to discover why your XP Home is slow instead.
Some reasons for the slow pace of the computer:
1. computer has not been maintained - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Maintenance
2. the computer is infected with the malware - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
3. the disk is too full. Remove useless stuff, uninstall unused programs. Do not forget to save!
4. flaky third party software. Toolbars and modules are particularly guilty in this area. Uninstall toolbars (Google, Yahoo, ISP brand, etc) and look at what modules are in use in your browser (s).
5. computer has too many unnecessary programs/processes running in the background. Manage your Startup:
For XP - How to troubleshoot using the Msconfig in Windows XP utility - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560
The free Autoruns program is very useful for managing your Startup - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx
For Vista/Windows7 - Start Orb > Search box > type: msconfig and when it appears in the results area above, right-click and choose 'run as administrator '. Autoruns is also very useful.
6. the user runs an inflated/invasive such as Norton and McAfee antivirus program. Replace it with a better program. I recommend NOD32 (commercial) or Avast (free). Avira is also good, but the free version has an unpleasant reminder screen (Google for instructions on how to disable it). The user can also run several real-time antivirus/firewall/security programs.
7. the user has installed new programs that are processor and/or memory-intensive (Photoshop, AutoCAD, Mathmatica or similar) and does not have the power of the equipment.
8 drive fails and is in PIO Mode. It's very much slow (like being in 1985). See Hans-Georg Michna here information - http://winhlp.com/?q=node/10
In addition to the above, see also http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/help-my-computer-is-slow.html
Note: If the computer has always been slow, in addition to the above user may have bought a machine with a less powerful processor and not enough RAM (memory). The normal use of the computer, 512 MB to 1 GB is sufficient for XP; Vista should have a minimum of 2 GB; Windows 7 is less demanding than Vista, but the minimum of 2 GB should also be used.
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I use Windows 8 home edition. I want to keep automatic updates turned on, but I don't want my computer restarts automatically after some Windows updates are installed.
I am aware that there is a notification on the lock screen, indicating that a reboot is needed, but normally, I keep my computer on all the time and don't ever see this notification. There are no notifications on the desktop until 15 minutes before the forced restart. Still, he seems to be at an inopportune time and translates into loss of work.
I saw messages and articles describing the methods of disabling restarting forced on different versions of Windows by changing the registry keys or by using the Group Policy Editor. But Windows 8 Home edition does not have the registry key mentioned nor has he a Group Policy Editor.
Is there a way to display the notification on the desktop even more in advance?
Is it possible to postpone indefinitely or completely disable the forced reboot?
I get an error message "Windows cannot find gpedit.msc", probably because I have the Home version and not Pro (even though I really don't like about the reason, I get the error, to be honest). Which unfortunately for Member States does nothing to increase the probability that I'm going to buy the Pro version (of Win8 or any later version) and instead reduced the probability that I will never buy another product of MS at all. If anything this behavior makes more sense to a professional (i.e. IT Department coordinated group policy settings) rather than a home setting, so for me to have no way to remove/fix this "feature" really turns me off purchase Windows for domestic use.
Oh if you have a House version, you will get the editors of group policy. Actually, politics made the most sense for users. Send the editorial at MS, not me.
Open a powershell high command prompt and run this (it's a single line):
New-ItemProperty 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\au"- the name"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"- PropertyType 'DWord' - value 1
Or, if you do not want to use powershell, open a command prompt and run this (all one line):
Tracking Add 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU' v NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers /t REG_DWORD /d 1 f
I need to upgrade Windows Home Edition SP3 to Windows Professional SP2. I have the CD SP2 Professional. I need to remove SP3 so that can perform the update. How can I do this?
I ask why you "may need to be upgraded" Win XP (I guess) professional?
How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer
NB: If your computer came with WinXP SP3 preinstalled, you can not uninstall it.
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I am running XP Home Edition, when I right click on an icon/folder on my desktop, I get a fatal error message of "unable to start this program because it lacks the 'resources' directory or one of its subfolders. __
I am running XP Home Edition when I right click on an icon/folder on my desktop, I get a fatal error message of «unable to start this program because it lacks the "resources" directory or one of its subfolders» How best to solve this problem without reload my OS which would be suh a pain that I've been running with it for many years and to return to, where I'm now should always be! »
Right click issues are usually caused by third party software who pushed himself into the context menu. This is more easily managed using the ShellExView free program.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html - ShellExView
Make a right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menus management - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
Manage the entries in context menu for folders, readers, and the Namespace objects - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - Don ' t Panic!
I got xp home edition preinstalled on my Zenith zbook pc, but for some reason, that it was not updated and later I removed it and installed xp professional but now I reinstalled xp home edition on drive d, computer laptop works fine and update but now I want to remove xp professional version of drive C. How can I do? Please help as soon as possible.
Then just delete the files/folders in C. I'll repeat it here...
Just delete all the C files on XP Home on D. Docs and settings, program files, windows and any other records that may exist.
Do not delete all the files in the root of C! This is essential for Windows to start. They include ntldr and NTDETECT.COM, ini, boot.
..... Will it take to get rid of XP Home Edition or can I install right to it? What are the steps needed to 'move' from XP Home, XP Professional?
Since the retail upgrade from versions of Windows XP Professional are no longer available, you will need to purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows XP Professional - OEM and perform a Clean install Windows XP. Carey Frisch
Could you please direct me to the Microsoft Documents where I can find detailed specifications and characteristics of the two operating systems:
(1) Windows XP Home Edition
(2) Windows XP Professional Edition
Thanks for the clarification on the "new computer".
If, as you say, the card mother and any other material is compatible XP then by all means install Windows XP on this machine. As you said you "my idea is to get the XP and keep as long as possible, even after support ceased in 2014, because I like it better than any other operating system." You have been made aware of possible problems concerning the lack of support and you are ready to accept those. The only problem is to get a copy of Windows XP from a reliable source. Unfortunately, I can't help you with that. Personally, I prefer to get my software direct from the manufacturer or by a reliable retailer. As no other retailer has copies of Windows XP you are, unfortunately, has left the search for credible resource on the web.
My note to the subject of sticking with Windows 7 or 8 on your new computer has been in regards to your initial comment to a "new computer". I have two computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows 8, but then again maybe I need the additional machines and you do not have.
I have to admit that Windows XP is a great operating system, and to be honest, I also use it on a virtual machine on one of my PC. However it is more for support reasons than the generalization on my part.
Windows 7 get some getting used to, but I found it a usable operating system. Windows 8, however, is an altogether different beast. You love or hate it and judging by the comments on the Microsoft forums many people hate everything simply. Yet once I used it since the first beta of the operating system, so I'm used to it.
I agree with voluntary J on Windows XP Mode. This is useful if you have applications that are not compatible with Windows 7. However, as you said in your reply to J to volunteer, you must upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. You can run Windows XP on a virtual machine, with, say, Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (as a free option); However, you should always buy a copy of XP and new Virtual Machines have some restrictions, especially when it comes to certain types of hardware connected to your PC. Maybe your best bet, if you prefer to upgrade would be to use Windows XP from Windows 7 mode.
I hope that you succeed in your quest for a reliable copy of Windows XP
This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or the opinion of Microsoft, its employees or other MVPS.
I am running XP Home Edition SP3 and loaded Visual 2005 and find the tutorial that I use for Visual c# 2005 must have XP Professional SP2 (but I don't know SP3 would also work) and I don't want to have to do whold many other changes. Am I right that installing a version upgrade is the best option? Any suggestions? The speed of machine and disk space is fine.
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It is difficult nowadays to find the installation CD of infringement for any version of XP, so before you go to eBay or a similar place to find an XP Pro upgrade CD, really tried your tutorial and it had fail or are you just read the 'minimum requirements' from somewhere?
If you have not tried to run on your system, I suggest to try this before doing anything else. If you have failed, what was the specific error, without paraphrasing, that was displayed? There may be a workaround solution that someone here might suggest.
Can someone give me an answer to confirm if netbooks with Windows XP Home, Vista Home Edition, Windows 7 starter (these BONES other than professional or company) be used in a corporate environment...
Original title: Netbook Licensing
Can someone give me an answer to confirm if netbooks with Windows XP Home, Vista Home Edition, Windows 7 starter (these BONES other than professional or company) be used in a business, connected to the server environment to share files?
I read somewhere that these permits cannot connect to a domain, is this true?
Of coz these OS has not input parameters are even to join a domain, how can they connect?
CAN, that my understanding of that statement means that it cannot be connected to a domain server, means that the netbook cannot be connected to the server to access files shared server?
Can the netbook share files with other computers (vice versa), other than a domain server, on a network of companies?
So what my final question is a netbook can exist in an enterprise environment? What's a standalone machine?
I'm not able to get an answer very Microsoft Singapore confirm after the call to them.
Computers running Windows 7 Starter Edition cannot connect to a domain.
Reference: Networking in Windows 7 Starter
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