XP Emachine

By learninmypc ยท 121 replies
Mar 13, 2018
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  1. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 157   +44

    Has it installed any service packs yet? With past experiences, nothing will run on XP without the latest SP's installed.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    As I was taking the side off, I noticed it says XP Home has been pre installed so I found it online & was in the process of installing it when it asked for the product key, I entered it as I was looking at it but it kept telling me it was incorrect.
    I don't know what the heck to do.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Yes, ALL MS updates had been installed prior to previous post.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    @delrey , @Cycloid Torus @jobeard answer me this, This pc came with XP Home installed which I didn't know till today.
    I had XP Pro 32 bit installed with ALL MS updates but only IE 8 would partially work. Once I found out XP Home had been on it I tried but it wanted the Product Key which it wouldn't accept so I had a CD with XP lite SP1 on but no go. Finally I went back & now got XP Pro back on & getting MS updates. Question is why did one OS require Product Key but not other. TIA :) :)
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    http://www.ascendtech.us/emachines-au31-motherboard-101618_i_mbaemac101618.aspx
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    As of now, its XP PRO 32 bit. SuperAntiSpyware ran on it fine yet neither Firefox or google chrome will install. I am going to try using portable apps.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    I'm out of ideas, & maybe patience:confused:
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,460   +4,341

    So you should be seeing this on the front panel?
    [​IMG]

    Which is AMD Athlon XP 3000+ AXDA3000DKV4D and has Socket A (also known as Socket 462).

    A little digging and it seems AMD supported SSE2 with their Athlon 64 processors. And from what I can tell your motherboard only supports 32 bit processors. My best solution would be to use an older version of browser that doesn't require newer CPU features.

    Old versions that still support non-sse2 CPUs. These links are the best I can do without installing them myself. Please be warned I don't know anything about the site linked. All I can say is WOT didn't flag them on my end.
    The ftp link will not post correctly. You will need to copy and paste it. For some reason the forum software wants to add http:// to the front of the address.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Yes, I saw that on the front. I will try your links with fingers crossed :)
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    SUCCESS, I had to change the time & date to get in here. Now just to find an AV for this 32 bit headache :)
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Finally got an OLD version of Avast installed :) gonna scan
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    Now reflect on all the stuff with which you have become familiar (y)
     
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  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Thank you for your patience jobeard :)(y)
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

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  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    One last caution - - older versions of Avast *may* not be able to look for rootkits or scan your boot sector for infections - - don't get complacent "just because you have some version of an AV program".

    Best wishes
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Thank you, I'm trying to find a version of Mbam that has a root kit scanner. I have one for my W10 but....
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Got some MS updates & now IE & FF are having https problems again. I'm on break :confused:
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Evidently Time & Date are playing games with a time machine, I've reset it again & all is fine, so far.
     
  20. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    Enable the NTP service to sync to International GMT; set your time zone and you should be done.
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    OOPS; didn't mean to be so obscure. I just enabled autostart on the windows service Windows Time.

    Here's a screenshot of my registry:
    upload_2018-3-21_10-28-6.
     
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    I fear the registry, but will try #EEeekkk
     
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,369   +543

    Need some help with an Anti virus. Had Avast installed but it won't let me register it. Tried AVG but it won't let me update the database so I have comodo installed & hopefully it'll work.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018
  25. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    What do you know about Taking Ownership? This is likely a permission issue due to the manner of recovery/install.
     

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