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  2. Hey Dave, just another thought on your problem. You mentioned your colors were off in your Search Companion when the problem occurs. Have you looked at your video drivers? Are the video cards the same between both your machines? I'm just spit balling ideas. I'm like you though, It drives me nuts when something breaks inexplicably.
  3. Funny enough there seem to be two different pages (regarding the url name) with exact the same motive (comparing speed of a http or https connection). From Google is: www.httpvshttps.com But there is also one from a german guy (registered the domain): httpsvshttp.com Might seem to be unimportant. Hower: When I tried googles page first mentioned in my prior posting not even Android stock browser (or mobile Opera) would allow a https (spdy) speed test. Now with the second domain I mentioned speed test was possible. And it showed up that http was actually faster than https on that particular browser on my Android phone. I just dont understand why the https:// pages sometimes do work, and other times they wont. This is a thing that I noticed on both Windows 9x and also Android. Its strange. I think that SPDY aka https has more to do than what browser you use. However I havent done any additional test with any others browsers supposed to support SPDY or http/2 (both use https:// pages) like lets say Firefox. on the Android version Im running. Many pages that wont work locally will hower load via proxy but its not what I want, it must be possible (somehow) to load them within the browser. For Android there might be some browser supporting SPDY or http/2 since I havent checked all of them. For the older Windows versions than XP I fear that http/2 is out of question if it is a browser related issue. If it has to do also with network drivers(or IPv6 -just suggesting) or I dont know what else Windows 2000 should be supporting it somehow. But thats just speculation and I doubt any technology being released after 2010 could be suitable for Windows 2000 (XP officially had support until 2014 other than Win2k).
  4. Today
  5. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Well, I guess this is a matter of taste, but for someone who strongly prefers the UI of Windows 7 and older (like myself), it's almost necessary to tweak things, like disabling/removing Metro (Classic Win32 is fine by me, and does 100% of what I want), adding translucency with Aero Glass, ClassicStartMenu (I have mine configured with the classic Windows 95-Vista menu, but it can do a Windows 7-styled one too), OldNewExplorer to get rid of the ribbon UI in Explorer, etc. But for some, it's totally fine out of the box, and that's OK. The fact that 8.1 *can* be is nice, because it feels like Windows 10 has caused nothing but problems for most people who try to use it for anything serious, and almost 100% of the time requires a bunch of fiddling with settings to be safe and useful to any meaningful extent (using the arcane Settings app, which I find totally ridiculous when the traditional Control Panel works just fine) (or maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, not sure). c
  6. Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    I have tested it again, it's not working indeed due to an updated licensing DLL file not compatible with Embedded editions of Windows (not offered by Windows update to Embedded SKUs). So, yes USP4 is not compatible with POSReady 2009.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    I managed to successfully install this on my other POSReady machine but for some reason on this one it does not install (telling me I have the wrong Windows version to use it). Weird.
  9. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I like windows 8.1 with metro, I nver understand 'What's so bad about it. Windows 10 is slow, crash, adware, windows 7 runned quite fine on that but 10 ruined it. i'll be stick with 8.1 for a long time, windows 11 i'm waiting, remove windows as a service. Why did you only say it's good with tweaks?
  10. Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player has been updated. Version was released February 15, 2017. Tested and working on Windows XP. Internet Explorer ActiveX: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI, and NPAPI for Google Chrome 44 and older: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 to 49 PPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Old version uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  11. Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    @Earthnet I never got a response from Oracle, which means they are busy or don't care. Regardless, you can use either my or @dencorso's solution:
  12. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Actually I'm kind of immune for now from the patches in general, since I don't use an AV package and thus nothing has written the QualityCompat value. That's not going to change. But this does mark my exit entirely from the update train, so I see some logic in what you're saying. Part of me feels like a weight is being lifted from my shoulders, though. I believe the chances of my needing patches to stabilize anything are near zero (the system runs for months without problems) and owing to the more or less atypical defenses I have put up around my systems I doubt malware will ever get close enough to probe for weaknesses. Having been on 8.1 for a long time, dropping back to 8.0 would feel, well, a little weird. That being said I do from time to time crave the file system performance that was lost in 8.1 vs. 8.0. And yeah, I already don't see any evidence of Metro at all. Thanks, though, for your "think outside the box" advice. :-) -Noel
  13. Latest version of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7??? (SP1)

    Check the if the version of IE8 itself is updated.
  14. Windows 10 TTK Tweak Toolkit

    As smart as you maybe you still can find a good antivirus solution useful, you can't always know... That's the real shame and a big one.
  15. Thanks Den. Yes, the Search Companion problem I first noticed just after last month's updates. I rolled them back at the time but it didn't come good, which had me wondering. I don't know for sure whether it was actually caused by one of them of course, and as several people have now said that it's not happening on their systems, I'm wondering if it's actually unrelated to any of the updates. Strange that it's happening on both of my XP installations though. Thanks for your (and other people's) recommendations for alternative search applications. I'm sure they're all great, but I just don't like Windows facilities malfunctioning for no apparent reason, so I will keep searching for an answer to this!
  16. For experimental users I have modified KB4056615 and KB4074852. For KB4056615, the original NTFS.sys (The version was changed from 5.1.2600.5512 to 5.1.2600.7392) file was implemented, as well for KB4074852 the file oleaut32.dll (The version was changed from 5.1.2600.7248 to 5.1.2600.7424) and KB4018556-v2.CAT (name adapted to KB4018556-v2x.CAT) copied from KB4018556-v2. Available for the Windows language version ENU, DEU, ESN, FRA, ITA, NLD and PTB. AU, WU and MU are no longer offered after the installation of the modified updates KB4056615 and KB4074852. Before installation, the two original must be uninstalled before! If interested, send me a PM.
  17. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    8.1, if appropriately tweaked, isn't too bad, and is surprisingly similar to 7, but more up to date, so that isn't necessarily a bad thing. 10, on the other hand, *can* be tweaked to become somewhat sane, but because of this Windows as a service thing, most of the tweaks won't stick, and MS is constantly changing things so current tweaks stop working. As a result, it's a waste of time to even try at this point, unless one likes to spend most of their time tinkering, rather than doing any actual work. c
  18. WinZip 14.5 is the last version of WinZip to officially support Windows 2000. It is one of the few quality third-party applications with the Ribbon that supports Windows 2000 and is (surprisingly and thankfully) still available for download from Corel. WinZip 14.5 (and in general, the WinZip 14 branch) is notable in that it introduced the Ribbon interface as well as support for many features new to Windows 7 including Jump Lists, Libraries, and multi-touch gestures.
  19. Maybe mobius, definitely not moibus, actually either Möbius or Moebius: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moebius jaclaz
  20. Here is ffvpx in new UXP https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/tree/30bfbb3f97bd64b7838bcb55c98fa698b1bcc9d2/media/ffvpx But I still love moibus. I have compiled new UXP , it doesn't feels as fluid as moibus. Is it possible for us to fork moibus for XP by backporting secuirity updates,libraries update ,bug fixes? [It can be a better browser]. If moonchild has rewriten shell of PaleMoon for Moibus then it would have been much better. Moreover palemoon except some UI changes.
  21. Windows XP: new Z68/Z77 rig in 2017

    There maybe also boards with the NEC usb 3.0 Chipset. I don't know how good it is but gigabyte used to use them.
  22. Windows XP: new Z68/Z77 rig in 2017

    I just noticed something. The specifications for both MSI X99 boards I mentioned a few posts up speak of the Asmedia USB 3.x CHIPSET, whereas the other boards have an Asmedia/Renesas USB 3.x HUB. Also, checking the support section on the manufacturers' websites, there are Asmedia USB 3.x drivers for the two MSI X99 boards, but none for the others (they only provide Intel USB 3.0 drivers). Could that mean that the ones designated as "hubs" still get their juice from the Intel USB 3.0 controller? If that's the case, I should count on getting a USB 3.0 PCIe card anyway.
  23. *Off Topic @dencorso Hello, you seem to be lurking a lot in this thread, apologies for the OT but can you please take a look (or notify another mod) at the forum issue I reported here (and possibly oblige ) ? Many thanks...
  24. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Manual backup of profile always works, just these are necessary:
  25. Well, businesswiseit's not that dumb, as Facebook and Google (Alphabet group) are already ahead of them.
  26. Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    Importing the reg file and updating IE 8 Security update fixed my issue. I got a bunch more after scanning MU. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded] [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WEPOS] [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WES] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady] "Installed"=dword:00000001
  27. As the problem is only in the oleaut32.dll file of KB4074852 and not in the whole update (Kernel32.dll, ntdll.dll, Ole32.dll, Rpcss.dll, Updspapi.dll) this is what I have done to fix it. I do not know if it will be a good procedure but it works: - Search in C:\WINDOWS for all oleaut32.dll files - Copy oleaut32.dll 5.1.2600.7248 550KB to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache - Rename to C:\WINDOWS\system32\oleaut32zzzzz.dll 5.1.2600.7424 534KB - Wait a while for the system to automatically copy it to C:\WINDOWS\system32 - Restart (It may give some errors while shutting down the first time) Malwarebytes work, Find target work... --------------------------------------------------- I add that the list of cpu affected by Meltdown / Spectre is increasing and is already in version 7: https://www.techarp.com/guides/complete-meltdown-spectre-cpu-list/ The Core 2 Duo already appear.
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