Risk of Running Windows XP


 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/security/archive/2013/08/15/the-risk-of-running-windows-xp-after-support-ends.aspx

 

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Problem connecting to Wireless Network


There are issues while connecting to Wireless Network. System was connected to same wireless network before and next day does not work. Does not acquire any IP address.

We could try following steps which fixed the issue most of the time.

1. Uninstall the Wireless Network Adapter from device manager and install again.

2.If above step does not work then install then update the wireless network adapter driver.

3. Try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew

4. Try ipconfig /flushdns

5. If above steps fails then try to repair WinSock

1. Click Start, click Run, type Command, and then click OK.
2.Type netdiag /test:winsock, and then press ENTER.
The Netdiag tool will return the test results for several network components, including the Winsock.

Use the Msinfo32 program
Note Use this method only if you do not have a Windows XP Setup CD and you do not have Support Tools installed. 1.Click Start, click Run, type Msinfo32, and then click OK.
2.Expand Components, expand Network, and then click Protocol.
3.You will have ten sections under Protocol. The section headings will include the following names if the Winsock2 key is undamaged: ◦MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]
◦MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP]
◦RSVP UDP Service Provider
◦RSVP TCP Service Provider
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
◦MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip…
If the names are anything different from those in this list, the Winsock2 key is corrupted, or you have a third-party add-on, such as proxy software, installed.
If you have a third-party add-on installed, the name of the add-on will replace the letters “MSAFD” in the list.

To reset Winsock:

Click on Start Menu

Run type cmd and press enter

Type netsh winsock reset in command prompt

Restart the PC.

Hope this should resolve the problem.

If the problem still exist please check whether anti virus is updated in your system.

Try temporary disabling anti virus

Also check whether windows firewall disabled.

 

For more information please visit below links.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259