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Microsoft extend the partial support for Windows XP

It is almost the end of life of Windows XP. vi

Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system*. To help organizations complete their migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to our antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.


Microsoft anti-malware support for Windows XP.


Windows XP: End of the life

Microsoft announced that Windows XP will not be supported any more until April 8, 2014.

There are certain terms of Microsoft support lifecycle.

Mainstream support: Microsoft will offer mainstream support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the successor product is released, whichever is longer. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version.

Extended support: Microsoft will offer extended support for either a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the second successor product (two versions later) is released, whichever is longer.

Regarding Windows XP

  • Mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009
  • Extended support will be ended on April 8, 2014

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How to make WPA work on Acer Aspire One ZG5 or AOA110

It has problem when I first install Windows XP with SP2 on this tiny netbook, Acer Aspire One ZG5 or AOA110. I can connect it to AP with WEP security setting. But WPA is not working.

The wireless card driver is the official release which I download from the Acer support site.
The driver version is Atheros_7.6.0.224.

I am still want to use WPA protection. I am sure the hardware support the WPA security. Because I use Ubuntu, a Linux distribution, on this netbook with WPA more than one year.

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KB2481109 fails to install on Windows XP SP3

I installed a testing Windows XP in Vrtualbox. When I do updating, I got an error on KB2481109.
I tried restart and reinstall, all failed.
Google the error and get the answer. I did it and solve this problem.
Steps as below:
Go to, to install RDC7.0
After install this software and re-launch the Microsoft Update.
This time, KB2481109 is not shown, but KB2483614 was found and selected to install. It is smoothing and install it.

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Fix the problem of Google Drive crash

Today, when I click the Google Drive folder in Windows Explorer, the Windows Explorer is crashed and give an error message. I forget to record it.
Anyway, I right click the Google Drive icon on the status bar, and click about. It shows version number is $1.1.3019.0542. I am not sure if it is the latest one. I did google the problem with the error message. No good answer. Someone has same problem and switch off the Google Drive.
I think maybe my Google Drive is not updated.

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Windows Live Messenger error 0xc000005

I tried many time to start a Windows Live Messenger on a Windows XP with SP3.
It is always come with error 0xc000005 when I try to load it.
I uninstalled it and reinstall it. Still error.
I download the new installation file, still error again.
How I solve it at the last? I did a clean installation of Windows Live Messenger.

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Oracle VM VirtualBox is Great VM software

The only Free Virtual software.
Sometimes I need a different OS for testing purpose. I don’t want to install on a real computer. Otherwise I will be bothered by install another one or rewrite it.
To save time and space. I am looking for the VM software.
There are some products on the market. Including Oracle VirtualBox, VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, etc.
After researching, I decide to use VirtualBox.
Host OS:
Windows, OS X, Linux, Solaris.
I tried both Windows XP and Windows 7. Easy and simply to installation.
Just download the VirtualBox 3.2.10 for Windows host, Save it and install this file.

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Auto Time Sync is not working with RPC error

I am working on one Windows XP which is belong to my parents in law. The clock runs faster. I would like to enable the automatically synchronize with an Internet time server. The problem is it is always give me the error.
The RPC Server is unavailable.
I Google it and find some one has this problem before.
I have to enable the service called, Windows Time.
But I can not find it. It is not in the list of services.
The way to get Windows Time in is to run following command.
To restore the Windows Time Service if it has been broken. Open a command
Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
Type: net stop W32Time hit your Enter key.
Type: w32tm /unregister hit your Enter key.
Type: w32tm /register hit your Enter key.
Type: net start W32Time hit your Enter key.
Type: sc query W32Time hit your Enter key.

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Windows Updates does not work

I have a Widnwos XP pc has the update problem as below:

When attempting to run Windows Update the following message appears: ‘Error number: 0x8DDD0018.’ This message states that the Automatic Updates, BITS, and Event Log services must be started, but they are all started and WinUpdates still fails.

First I know, this pc has kind of virus or spyware. I clean them and make it looks OK. But still can not update.
Later I find the post and the solution.
run command from command window.

regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

After it, enable the service above and run windows update. Works.

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