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  1. Too much, too less, improper cleaning of old paste or a bad quality paste may cause it. Also make sure the heat sink is firmly attached to the processor. Here you have processor specs: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/27499/intel-pentium-4-processor-supporting-ht-technology-3-06-ghz-512k-cache-533-mhz-fsb.html As you can see TCASE is 69° C, where TCASE or Case Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor Integrated Heat Spreader. So it means it has been overheated, AFAIR the highest temp during heavy loads (running AIDA 64 stress tests or whatever it was called on those times) I used to get on those processors was about 60 to 62° C If applaying new paste do not fix the issue it may be time to raplace the equipment, after all that processor and MB are from 2002 or 2003 (17 to 18 years old) and that's a long time. alacran
  2. @ Cixert Turn off the PC, remove/unplug the power line, remove the heat sink, clean old thermal compound (on it and on processor), apply new thermal compound, reinstall heat sink, replug power line and reboot PC. Problem should be solved unless there is a failure on the temperature sensor. alacran
  3. You can try Simplix Pack (Use Google translate as the page is in Rusian), but the program is in English: http://forum.oszone.net/thread-257198.html alacran
  4. I use this 3 free programs: MSMG Toolkit This is a good start to let you remove all unwanted (CR)Apps and many other parts, from your install.wim image indexes including some related to telemetry MSMG Toolkit: https://msmgtoolkit.in/ O&O ShutUp10 After install you can also use O&O ShutUp10: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 Firewall App Blocker And finally you can use Firewall App Blocker (Fab) v1.6, by means of Whitelist all inbond and outbond connections are blocked, and only the programs you select will be able to connect to Internet: https://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app-blocker-fab-v1-6/ alacran
  5. I know this is not a vsbscript but this little utility has been very useful to me. Old Timer’s ConvertIt is a simple to use tool that will convert single and multiple hex strings to ASCII text and also the reverse of creating hex values from ASCII text. It supports both the old Windows 9x version 4 and the modern version 5 registry .reg files. Paste in the hex (everything after the colon in the .reg file) or text value, select the conversion method and click the button. The result is clean and stripped of erroneous characters. Hex(2) is for a single line value, Hex(7) is a multiple line value. OTConverIt is only 174KB in size and portable. http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/404-otconvertit/ alacran
  6. @JFX Sorry I didn't know it is already applied on WinNTSetup. @wimb It was only an idea trying to avoid the need to boot in Safe Mode, and yes it is a good practice the way you do it.
  7. JFYI In some cases it is good to control the expansion of an expandable VHD, a simple reg file added by means of WinNTSetup >>> Tricks, will do it. For more info see: http://reboot.pro/topic/22195-vhd-virtual-disks-tips-and-tricks/#entry213553 alacran Controlled-Expansion-VHD.reg
  8. @wimb Perhaps a second reboot after applying the update, before capture could solve the issue too. And then no need to boot in Safe Mode after applying the image. alacran
  9. @JFX Thanks for your quick answer, I think usb-boot-watcher will solve my problem. alacran
  10. @JFX I need to make a Win7 VHD capable to run from USB on an old PC with only USB 2.0 ports, checking Win7USBBoot.ini it seems to me it is actually oriented for USB 3.x, I remember there was an older version of this file for USB 2.0 (using Win 7 generic driver), hope you still have it available. Could you be so kind and give me a link to download it? or just attach it on your post. In case the old version of Win7USBBoot.ini (for USB 2.0) is not compatible with curret version of WinNTSetup, also an old version on WinNTSetup made before the current version of Win7USBBoot.ini (dated October 5th 2016) will work for my actual needs. Thanks in advance alacran
  11. JFYI Just in case some of you are interested on FFU format, I started a thread about this subject on reboot.pro: http://reboot.pro/topic/22182-capture-and-apply-windows-full-flash-update-ffu-images/ Where you can see more info about the use of this format, and about DismMountService a GUI tool for Dism (from Retokener) capable to capture/apply on FFU format, and recommended version of Dism (10.0.17763.1 on 10 v1809) for this task, since Dism Version 10.0.18362.1 ( on 10 v1903) seems to have some bug related to this feature. Best Regards alacran
  12. @JFX Any plans on adding .ffu images to WinNTSetup, or maybe for future version 5. Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/deploy-windows-using-full-flash-update--ffu Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/wim-vs-ffu-image-file-formats FFU image format: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/mobile/ffu-image-format alacran
  13. alacran

    Uninstall DXSDK

    AFAIR The installer let you know once installed you can't remove it, anyway it do not cause troubles and it is better to have it installed on your equipment, you never know when it (DX-9 ) will be required, since DX-10 wich comes with Win7 is uncomplete (lacks many featurs from DX-9) without it. I always install it just after installing Win and MB drivers, on all PCs at home. alacran
  14. Try a newer version (if possible on your Win8x64) I'm using v70 on Win7 and there is not a single problem. alacran
  15. And expect more updates to slow down the OS, it is the usual strategy to push users to change to the newer OS. It started on January 2018 with Spectre and Meltdown palliative (pseudo) fixes from Intel and MS. Just after Dicember 2017 updates, I stopped installing updates, and not a single problem here, just keep updating Avast Free and Firefox. and running Malwarebytes AntiMalware free about each two months, just to make sure everything is fine. alacran
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