March 2014 LCCU Meeting • How to use Windows XP safely after end of support. • We’ll answers members’ questions: • How to restore Win XP backups to Win XP, 7 or 8, with consideration for backups on flash drives. • How to repair & recover a flash drive.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • Securing Windows XP after end of support & • What to do if you absolutely can’t, or won’t, give up XP after updates end on 4/8/2014: • Preferably, disconnect it from the internet, otherwise • Use a third-party internet security suite after June 6, 2015 – Security Essentials will update until then, most security companies will continue after. • Run on-demand antivirus scanners weekly, Malwarebytes Antimalware, Superantispyware, etc.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • Securing Windows XP after end of support. • Use an alternative browser – Firefox, Chrome. • Protect browser against scripts with NoScript Security Suite for Firefox or NotScripts for Chrome. • Clear internet cache frequently – use CCleaner. • Use alternatives to built-in software • Media players – VLC Media Player, etc. • Windows Explorer - Free Commander, etc. • Email clients – Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • Securing Windows XP after end of support. • Keep software up-to-date – use Secunia PSI. • Make files show their extensions - Control Panel, Folder Options, View, uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types”. • Disable Remote Desktop – Control Panel, System, Remote tab, uncheck “Allow remote assistance…”. • Use a standard account instead of administrative – Control Panel, User Accounts, account type: Limited
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • Securing Windows XP after end of support. • Take care when connecting a USB drive, scan it with antivirus software. • In email, don’t click on unknown links or attachments • Consider taking Windows XP offline.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • Securing Windows XP after end of support. • Create drive images with • EaseUS Todo Backup Free • Aomei Backupper • Macrium Reflect Free
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • How to restore Win XP backups to Win XP, 7. or 8, and copy a Windows XP system backup. • See “How to use the backup utility in Windows XP.” • File created is Backupnn.bkf, where nn is 01, 02, etc. • If restoring backup to WinXP from flash drive with exFAT format, update in KB995704 must have been applied. All Vista and Win 7/8 PCs support exFAT. • If restoring to Win 7 or Vista, download & install the Windows NT Backup-Restore Utility, which will then be found under Accessories, System Tools.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • How to restore Win XP backups to Win XP, 7. or 8, and copy a Windows XP system backup. • If restoring to Win 8, copy files from a Win XP PC: ntbackup.exe, ntmsapi.dll, vssapi.dll to a folder, e.g. NTBackup, you create in C:\Windows\system32, or download nt5backup.cab and unzip it there. Then run ntbackup.exe and ignore (click OK) to “Removable Storage not Running” . See Restore a Windows XP Backup in Windows 8 for details on running the restore. Can restore individual files.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • How to install the Windows XP backup utility on Windows XP Home: • Using your Windows XP Home edition CD, open the Valueadd\Msft\Ntbackup folder and double-click Ntbackup.msi.
March 2014 LCCU Meeting • How to repair & recover a flash (or other) drive. • File Scavenger – free to try, $50 to buy. • Supports NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, etc. formats • Recovers files that have not been overwritten by new data. • Trial finds but doesn’t save files. • Recover My Files – free to try, $70 to buy. • Recovers after disk crash, reformatting, O/S reinstall • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition • Free version recovers up to 2GB of files, $55.96 to buy. • List USB devices: USBDeview & USBDeview 64