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  2. No, I get lines over the desktop.
  3. Octopuss

    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    After several weeks to a few months after finally deciding to bite the bullet and installing v1803, I can say I got used to it. Even the lack of pure Win7 Aero (couldn't find any suitable AeroGlass theme I'd like). I don't see any performance improvement, but it seems more stable. Some minor annoyances I disliked on Win7 are fixed here. I guess it's ok.
  4. The integration is basically dism /Mount-image /ImageFile:"<path>\install.wim" /index:<number> /MountDir:"<where to mount>" /Optimize /CheckIntegrity dism /image:c:\mount /add-package /packagepath:"<path to the folder with the servicing update" dism /Unmount-image /MountDir:"<path>" /Commit /CheckIntegrity And then again the same thing, only you have to specify different folder where the actual CU is (not sure if you can point to specific files, probably yes, but I prefer not to edit the d*** batch file over and over).
  5. That's partially why I couldn't figure it out! The servicing stack updates are sometimes mentioned at the bottom of the cumulative updates' page, like here. There doesn't seem to be any kind of centralized info/download page for the servicing updates.
  6. Today
  7. I still haven't figured out where my files came from but turned up some possible MS sources for yours (apart from 3rd party stuff like cellphone packages, tablet packages, GPS packages, etc) . At https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9200 there is some discussion and mention of KB971286. The KB article still exists and mentions the relevant files/versions but the package (WINUSB_UPDATE_XP-SRV03.exe) has been pulled from the update catalog, it is not on wayback, and apparently nobody posted it to thehotfixshare either. In the last post of the thread there are non-MS download links. It also gave me a lead to KB970159 which at one time was thought to be a prerequisite. Again the KB article still exists but the package (Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Install-v1.9-Win2k-WinXP-Win2k3.exe) has been pulled from the update catalog. On https://msfn.org/board/topic/175487-standalone-winusb-installer-for-xp-kb971286/ cdob points out the android sdk which has a link to latest_usb_driver_windows.zip where he describes getting the winusb package out of the winusbcoinstaller2.dll. What he doesn't mention is that alongside this the zip also has wdfcoinstaller01009.dll, and packaged inside that is the kernel mode framework package that went missing from KB970159. Also in this thread blackwingcat mentioned kb975559 which MS intended for W7 but it contains a newer winusb.sys 6.1.7600.16421 and Dibya says he uses it in his custom installer. This too has the KB article still available but the package is not in the update catalog. At least for this one there is a hotfix download available, though it is intended for W7 so it might not install to XP from this package even if the file inside could work (this may be why Dibya did his custom installer for it).
  8. Hello, I have just installed Hyper-V on my Windows 8.1 x64 installation that had a licensed copy of Aero Glass running. Upon reboot to finish the installation of Hyper-V, Aero Glass now shows its watermark and instantiates a messagebox titled "Information" and reads "This is free version of Aero Glass for Win8.1+"... and includes my machine code and the option to copy it to my clipboard. I have donated twice now and don't mind necessarily doing so again, but is there a fix for this? I have changed no hardware or installed anything else... just Hyper-V. I searched the forum and found this thread: but it appears to have no visible solution for this. Thanks in advance
  9. Nomen

    Buying Windows 7

    Does a technet subscription still get you a bunch of licenses for Win-7 (and a bunch more other stuff)?
  10. maybe in spam/junk folder? BTW here are the links: KB Article Number(s): 872952 Language: English Platform: i386 Location: (https://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%20NT%20Workstation%204.0/sp7/Fix131681/1381/free/199776_ENU_i386_zip.exe) ----------------------------------------------------------- KB Article Number(s): 872952 Language: English Platform: i386 Location: (https://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%20NT%20Server%204.0/sp7/Fix131681/1381/free/199777_ENU_i386_zip.exe)
  11. dencorso

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Like I said a fridge (with the usual small freezer) on top *plus* a stand-alone freezer of the same size for the same amount needed to buy an iPhone 8/8+ !!! And the same holds in Brazil as in Italy. Ain't it preposterous? And there are plenty of Samsings and Huaweis here to satisfy one's every smartphony (pun intended) need (if any) for way less than that.
  12. Yesterday
  13. BudwS

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Interesting cost comparisons. The iPhone 7 Plus with maximum sized storage had a retail price of about US$1,200 versus a refrigerator with freezer that cost about US$1,800. I expect the iPhone to last for more than 5 years technology and software wise. I saved for more than 2 years to get the money to buy it and also got a discount at the Apple store which helped. Wages are a little different in Arizona. I have a job as a custodian (Fancy name for janitor.) now and make US$2 per hour more than what I was paid as a computer technician at a public school here. Also, I can walk to work now and don't have to drive 40 to 60 miles just to get to work. Glad to have a job. Seven years ago I had saved up and bought a maxed out 27 inch iMac. The technology in that iMac is still beyond most of the computers on sale at retail stores here today. And the iMac runs Apple, Windows and Unix software and applications. Stopped buying cheap new computers because they cost too much in the long run. So, yes, a higher priced Apple is a much better buy than a cheap computer that comes with Windows 10.
  14. I tried. I swear I tried. I searched for that fix for almost two hours, but came up empty handed By the way, I also tried filling up those forms with my email details in Microsoft's page. I submitted my request but they don't even reply, they simply ignore you!
  15. This update can fix some NTFS issues - KB872952: You cannot run the Chkdsk.exe program on NTFS file system volumes on a Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4-based computer. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=872952&amp;kbln=en-us
  16. 2 Qs: (i) just YouTube videos or those from CNN, BBC, Twitter, too? (ii) have you tried to replace the CR2032 battery?
  17. jaclaz

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Well, this doesn't take anything away from the (correct) comparison you made, stupid smartphone vs. fridges. It remains insane no matter how much the country's population median (or lower, or top) income is, that would only affect how many people will be able to afford the one (or the other). jaclaz
  18. bthompson1234

    Aeroglass stopped working for me

    Hot diggidy dog!!! That worked!!! I didn't even have to hit the retry button. You are awesome!
  19. dencorso

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Bear in mind, however, that, while in the US the federal minimum wage is US$7.25 per hour, it's just about US$ 2.00 (PPP) per hour, in São Paulo State in Brazil (the highest in the country), and some 60% of the population earns less than that (if at all, we've got a 13% official unenployment rate)...
  20. I see , but JFYI (hopefully not needed as there won't be a "next time") you can change those bytes with *any* disk editor even on a later windows, as long as you unmount the volume/operate at the physicaldrive level, it's not like you need Diskprobe and a NT 4.00 to change them, you only have to be careful that the stupid windows running would not revert them. Personally I would have used DOS or *any* live Linux or even grub4dos for that little edit. jaclaz
  21. Sampei.Nihira

    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    Now the link works even with the extension enabled. @Tangy
  22. jaclaz

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    My bad, I meant the 8, more or less prices should be the same between Sweden and Italy on these items, possibly a little less in Italy: https://www.apple.com/it/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-7 here the 7/7 plus is between 549 and 789. The 8/8 plus have been rebated recently I believe due to the launch of the new XR/XS, they are currently : https://www.apple.com/it/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-8/display-da-4,7"-256gb-argento#00,10,21 889 and: https://www.apple.com/it/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-8/display-da-5,5"-256gb-argento#01,10,21 999 to which you add the Apple Care 169 Euro. jaclaz
  23. Yes, I wouldn't do that either, it's too risky for my taste. But in my case this procedure was needed to fix a dumb mistake one of our technicians made. We had a computer with Win NT 4.0 that wasn't booting, and he suspected it could be a problem with the hard disk. He took the HDD from the old PC, and used an IDE-to-USB adapter to check it in a new computer running Windows 10. As soon as the disk was connected, BAM! the NTFS version was upgraded. He simply browsed the volume with Explorer, but didn't write anything to it. It turned out that the real problem with the old computer was a faulty cable. We replaced the cable, but now it still wouldn't boot because of the changed NTFS version (the old PC only had NT4 SP3 installed, so we got a Blue Screen of Death at startup) We finally managed to fix the drive by installing NT4 in another (very old) machine, and plugging it in that box to be able to run DiskProbe and change those damned bytes related to the NTFS version When the failing machine booted again at last, we ran chkdsk just to be sure and it only found a few metadata errors, that were quickly corrected. There was no data loss, and the PC runs fine, thankfully. Regards.
  24. Damnation

    win98se mouse too fast

    It might be something to do with how windows98 handles USB devices, since the keyboard will also misbehave if I disconnect and reconnect it.
  25. You could use Smart HTTPS 0.2.5 as it says " automatically changes HTTP protocol to HTTPS and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP ".
  26. mikedigitize

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I say in Sweden it's about 700 Euro or so
  27. mikedigitize

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    No its not; I got a newer iMac (for Majove sake), for a week ago an I love every minut of it...
  28. Tomcat76

    Disable "Special Tasks" in XP

    I was wondering if there is a way to disable "Special Tasks" in Windows XP. For folders containing pictures or videos, Windows will add a section in the left side bar named "Picture Tasks" or "Video Tasks", right above the always-present "File and Folder Tasks", "Other Places" and "Details" sections. There are probably more types than just the ones for pictures and videos. For several years now, I have had XP set up to display all folders in Details view (by clicking the "Apply to all folders" button after having configured one to my tastes). This way, I don't get additional columns in the main panel of the folder if Windows decides this to be an image or video folder. However, this doesn't prevent the "Picture Tasks" or "Video Tasks" sections from appearing. I have found many articles on the web describing how to disable "Automatic Folder Type Discovery" on Vista and later, but the procedure doesn't appear to work for Windows XP.
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