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  2. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    My GeForce GTX 750 Ti is back from the dead, apparently it only needed cleaning/reseating to stop random hangs. I should try out the driver package for Vista/7/8/8.1 to see if that smooths things out on Windows 10 next time I boot into it. I've seen another oddity on multiple Win10 PCs; the crapload of events with ID 504: Completing a failed IOCTL request. There were two others in that particular section (Applications and Services Logs->Microsoft->Windows->Stordiag->Microsoft-Windows-Storage-ClassPnP/Operational) on my hardware, which I don't recall at the moment. This one is not really new, but they've been improving the audio stack to reduce latency without needing anything extra. One thing I'm not sure I completely understand, what's the deal with Windows Sonic for Headphones? When I first read about, I thought it could be an alternative to software like Razer Surround or Creative's CMSS -3D tech, but it doesn't appear to behave that way. Then after the quick glance through documentation, If I'm understanding it right, application must be coded specifically to use it. I guess just another thing to lock one to Windows 10 ecosystem. Microsoft is trying harder than ever to pretend earlier versions don't exist.
  3. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I just found out something very interesting for both Vista and 7: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012371 I also found this pdf file from Microsoft detailing this service: https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/5/1/C51D8E55-5538-4F21-8C9D-A66DB31C4B46/SQL_Server_and_Windows_Server_Premium_Assurance_Datasheet.pdf Microsoft probably knows how s*** Windows 10 (and its related Server offerings) are for enterprises, and is milking the NT 6.0/6.1 cashcow for all it's got. In fact, if you go to the lifecycle page, you can see it mentions the 6 years extended support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2008 Seems like this agreement could extend to Server 2012/R2, but I haven't found concrete dates on that, aside from the same support page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2012 Anyway, if we could get a hold of someone (anyone) who had access to this licensing agreement and could provide the updates, we could be seeing Windows Vista and 7 support up until 2026!!!
  4. dencorso and mixit - thanks for your encouragement to update the Office 2003 (with 2007 Compatibility) on my wife's Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine. HOWEVER, there seem to be a variety of update files, and I'm not sure which to install. Please see the possible different update sources at my post above <HERE> Among other things, should I install Bersaglio's KB4011703 ? EDIT - Here's the list of the updates already on her machine:
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  6. Install old skype in Windows 10?

    Okay, so I found this post where there is the download link to the latest Skype for Windows 10.
  7. KB4074852 replaces KB4018556 so you must fix the same type of error: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/894199/software-update-services-and-windows-server-update-services-changes-in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4018556/title
  8. Until now I used to use this installer, which downloaded the latest installer: http://repacks.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37 However it stopped working and now Im stuck with this mediocre skype for windows 10. The official download page redirects me to the store and I dont have a W7 computer to download the installer and I fear that its possible that the installer downloader redirects me to the store. In short, do you know if its possible to install the old skype in windows 10? The one that isnt from the store. Thanks you
  9. This will only fix sites using CAcert, there are hundreds of certificates out there, and each and every one pops up that it can't be trusted under Firefox It happens on pretty much every site I visit. Didn't test Firefox 3 yet.
  10. Bandicam

    No. You want to record games or desktop? For games use Fraps 1.9D, alongside an audio recorder (Fraps 1.9D does not record sound), like Audacity, then combine the audio and video in the software of choice. For desktop, old version of CamStudio seems to work apparently. Don't have any experience with recording desktop on 98SE, I usually capture using an USB Grabber, as that's much better, albeit not free
  11. The key does not work (aero glass)

    Thanks for your reply must have been smth wrong with the key got a new one and... success !!!! and a BIG THANK YOU for Aero Glass !
  12. This may seem odd, since its a list of instructions for different systems: http://wiki.cacert.org/FAQ/ImportRootCert But atleast for Firefox theres a description to import the Certs of "Cacert". http://wiki.cacert.org/FAQ/BrowserClients#Mozilla_Firefox I dont know which certificate popups on which pages or which issues you have. I can however report that I had troubles logging in my outlook mail on Firefox 3.6 or Opera 12.02 some times. Sometimes it would work other times not. I did import the Certs for Opera the way it was mentioned in one of these sections "Microsoft Internet Explorer" Manual Installation (for a single user) " or "Microsoft Windows" single user . Not sure which one particular. It seems outlook.com opened again without issue. The menu to import certificates in Opera ofcourse is somewhere different to find than firefox or IE. Cant really say if it made any bigger different. But when I updated CaCerts on a Android Phone a few https pages that would normally not show-up did open however. If you got time you can give it a try.
  13. Ok. I wanted to leave out the www for both links but somehow forgot that. On my Android phone its before version 4.0 only one of these two pages did show up the https results. The other one (Google) only http. Going to the https version would show a "Webpage not available" message. And I would assume that https is in your case 57% faster than http or simple math its a 1,611 s difference in speed. Or if you see it the other way round if you could only browse with http it would mean a speed lose of 75% (+1,611 s) compared to https . I Just dont know why the http:// version works and the https:// not regarding googles page on my android phone. Also other pages with https sometimes also dont open.
  14. My MSI 1050Ti just died and I wondered if I could use this until I get my card back from MSI? The 5670 would have to be better than the on-board graphics. Thanks, Bob Yes, it does!
  15. Open regedit go to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Set EnableSIHostIntegration to 0 Then install startisback, to have some of the disabled feature available again(like start menu, closing windows from taskbar) logoff to take effect
  16. POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU

    Ah, thank you very much. I guess the most relevant part would be this:
  17. Bandicam

    There is a version that works on Win98?
  18. MS18-02-2K8_INTL: https://community.ivanti.com/docs/DOC-66122
  19. POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU

    Umm, sorry for this maybe stupid question, but... What exactly does KB4074852 even do, or what is it supposed to fix? I can't find any actual information about that, no Technet article, no CVE numbers or anything.
  20. The Trusteer Rapport 2018 issue with XP Search

    In my VM I noticed with the versions 3.5.1804.xxx that they could not be uninstalled. There were no problems with the 3.5.1609.xxx versions.
  21. Aero Glass GUI

    Hi, I've one question about Aero Glass GUI. Most of these sliders doesn't work for me. Un(checking) checkxboxes also don't make any difference. Practically I can change only glass opacity and blur effect radius. Also title bars for inactive windows are unreadable. Currently I haven't any custom theme, becuase I've updated my W10 to Fall Creators Update (finally), but before with W7 theme the problem was exact the same. I tried to reinstall Aero Glass or download again AG GUI. I open it with admin rights. Changing "Caption glow effect" now doesn't make any difference too, before it partially work but gave strange results. Inactive text was gray too, but it had glow effect.
  22. Of course, if you actually use it and are aware of the risks. There are plenty of people, though, who have it installed simply because they did a full installation, have never used it and probably don't even know about the functionality. I think it makes sense for them to remove it.
  23. Well, I for one, will keep v.2017.8.14.0, regardless. I consider it useful, been using EQNEDT32 since my Word 2 for Windows times. One of the most valuable forms of human freedom is the freedom to act against what one's paranoia might cause one to consider one's own self-interest. Nothing is safe, anyway.
  24. @glnz Also, Equation Editor deemed unfixable and purged by Microsoft, remove it from Office 2000/XP/2003/etc. ASAP.
  25. The Trusteer Rapport 2018 issue with XP Search

    Congratulations Dave! You're now the OP of a new thread. I think I gave it a passable title, but you may change it at will, by editing the 1st post, as you know. I'm not positive I've caught all the pertinent posts, so please do revise both this an the parent thread for posts out of place. Is it fully solved now? Hope so. If not, then do try v. 3.5.1609.100... and read this, too: it's what makes me think all of those v. 3.5.1804.* may not work right. Of course, it's just my 2¢.
  26. Yes. If she has Office 2003, all updates to Office 2003 should be installed. Moreover, If (and only if) the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack is also installed, then ALL updates to the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack must be installed, else not.
  27. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Thanks, but I'm already there. Thing is, I'm getting tired of RE-tweaking it, then having to watch carefully for all the ways Microsoft tries to untweak it (WaaS Medic, scheduled tasks, etc.). And lately my v1709 Win 10 VM just won't update any more. It just gets to near completion then reverts itself, without any clue about what's gone wrong. I restored my fresh install and even IT won't update either, not even from a .msu from the catalog. It shows that all viability of this OS being the basis for a serious computing environment is gone. At this point I'm just getting fatigued from paddling against Microsoft's formidable current of spew. When v1709 came out I fantasized about waiting until the waypoint formerly known as CBB, but I didn't and nothing good came of it. The magic is SO gone. That they've eliminated CBB entirely proves that they're no longer serious about Windows at all. For 1803 maybe I just won't make an updated VM at all, or maybe only if a customer reports a problem to me that requires I bring the latest version up. It was fun while it lasted. -Noel
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