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Everything posted by videobruce

  1. You can always just stop using it and revert back. Juts like there are other program software choices, there are other O/S choices. AKA; free & Open Source.
  2. I've yet to hear anything good about 'Edge' ; Maybe that is the reason they want to 'infect' W7 with it to get users to upgrade, or maybe I should say downgrade back to XP.
  3. jaclaz; That link in your post is dead.
  4. BTW; I found that using ResourceHacker (or similar) by choosing "Restart" for explorer.exe, under Processes, that will break the hold (or hook) that prevents the change. So far it's worked more than once. There are also shortcuts that can be created, attached to a script to do similar, thou I haven't tried those yet.
  5. I made a error with SM, that does have PP, PM v28 only goes directly to a print dialog pop-up. What version PM do you have and where did you get it? I have no idea what/who that guy is. I got both browsers from the respective websites. https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/ https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml .
  6. Gotta love the topic title! What more needs to be said? That's what happens when you give the job to a bunch of post teenagers that don't know the difference between a real computer and a toy id*** phone.
  7. I have tried SeaMonkey & Pale Moon. Both are missing critical features that FF v56 has, namely print preview (w/PM), 'Simplify page" (w/both) and/or the lack of navigation button add-ons . BUT, they are superior to FF with far less overhead taxing (loading down) the O/S with multiple processes running, even with setting a limit to one process. There are still three running! This is a screen shot from ProcessHacker after less than 1 minute after starting FF with only one page open (which is just a login for a stock market trading site). (The 3 last columns are I/O counts of Other, Reads & Writes counts). Compare that with Palemoon & SeaMonkey with the same page loaded! (Palemoon is a portable also, just not from Portable Applications web site)
  8. No, I corrected that previous post. I've tried to find some kind of pattern. It seems, folders with .exe's are the prime target. I can open folders with images (.jpg, .png etc), then close and there is no issue re-naming. Folders that have programs in (not installed, just original backups), even just opening, then closing will cause the lockup. BUT, not always. I also removed Panda with those 2 loaded programs that I couldn't stop (by their design). Using MS Config, I unchecked all of my installed programs (non MS), but that made no difference. To be clear, none of this has to do with the active O/S partition. These are other partitions on other HDD's (I have 1 SSD, & 2 HDD's all partitioned at least once. The O/S is on the SSD) I'm going to try a shot at AutoRuns. ProcessHacker & MS Config aren't cutting it. I use them since they are reasonably easy to read, understand & use. .
  9. ShellFolderFix has to run, same goes for ClassicShell it retains the 'Classic' (2k) look. I disabled both, but the problem remained. I took a screen shot of Process Hacker in normal mode and Safe Mode to compare the differences. BTW; Explorer was running, I had a folder opened at the time. .
  10. dencorso; Probably not, but "Starter" is from someone/somewhere else and after 10 years of no updates, "abandon" surely qualifys. I am going to remove Panda, it's only a backup A/V program, it's not active (per say, but those 2 processes running when not really doing anything doesn't cut it for me.
  11. The startup tab doesn't list what MS Config does (there are also two under Services in MS Config that aren't there also).
  12. Under the "Processes" tab, there is no Explorer entry.
  13. I guess I did, thanks. Autoruns is a bit involved, but current. As interesting as this appears, it's 10 years out of date (v5.6.2.9 2009). Isn't that a issue?
  14. What 's "Starter"?? Goodmaneuver; One of the 1st things I do when I used RT7 Lite (now NT Lite, assuming if it's still available) to remove M$'s bloat is to unhide everything that is hidden. .
  15. I also grabbed that tool, there are so many entries it's kinda hard to separate any of them. Thanks for the guide. Safe Mode is fine. I tried a number of folders, opening them up, closing and doing minor name changes. None failed. There are 8 or so processes that don't load in Safe Mode. I don't see any that would be of suspect, but I'll try one at a time.
  16. Understood. I believe I do have both programs. Thanks. Anyone else reading this, welcome to join it.
  17. How could that be tracked down? I use Process Hacker as my Task Mgr replacement, but I don't see that would do any good.
  18. Oh, closing Explorer and re-starting seems to solve it, but that isn't that convenient to do.
  19. Safe Mode is not necessary. Just a re-boot. Half the time, even 'Unlocker' doesn't work, but gives the option to do the action (delete or re-name) after a re-boot. Cut and paste is another non-worker. But again, this isn't with every or just any folder. I don't see any pattern. Funny thing is, copy & paste does work. Just to show the extent of the problem, this has a list of 36 'so-called' fixes; https://windowsreport.com/action-cannot-be-completed-because-file-open-another-program/ The common issue is thumbnails, which never applied here. BTW, this also applies to W10 !
  20. Yes W7 is x64. And yes, after a reboot I can delete that folder as long as I don't open it back up. I don't see any connection to IP addresses and this problem.
  21. Here is the list, nothing even remotely close to that number. Thanks for the link. I'm surprised I didn't find that thou the title of the thread isn't close to what the error message was which is what I based my searches on. I assume this gets C/P to a command line? I tried it as it more than once, but nothing was created; Security updates list 1210 thru 0315.txt
  22. Never done it, I have full admin rights across the board (by initial design), it's running AFAIK, any drive, any partition.
  23. Yes, it shouldn't of been, the O/S is on a SSD. I disabled it. Not sure to the 2nd question. Was that "do .net" or "dot.net"? I don't see it running in Process Hacker as a service or process, but not sure of the exact name it has. No to both.
  24. Doing a search brings up plenty of hits. Never heard of "Unlocker"?? (There are others.) The only updates I have are security related up to the middle of 2016 when this base image was created via RT7 Lite. I have never done auto-updates! All I was doing was renaming a file inside that folder. Sometimes just opening a folder up, doing nothing, this stops renaming or deleting that folder and worse yet many time Unlocker is unable to do the action until next boot.
  25. Then, what is the purpose of these in the 1st place??
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