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dencorso last won the day on September 17

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About dencorso

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  1. dencorso

    .NET Framework 4.7.2

    +1 (on my various 7 SP1 boot partitons).
  2. dencorso

    win98se mouse too fast

    Which motherboard exactly are you using?
  3. dencorso

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Then again, it's perfect for reading chinese or mongol wall newspapers in .pdf, while standing in the kitchen, of course!
  4. 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.
  5. 2 Qs: (i) just YouTube videos or those from CNN, BBC, Twitter, too? (ii) have you tried to replace the CR2032 battery?
  6. 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)...
  7. dencorso

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    In Brazil, like in any of the BRICS (just under 45% of the world's population), Macs are just a luxury, except maybe for musicians or graphic artists with no tech inclinations. Why, here in Brazil, the same money that pays for a resonably top-tier iPhone can buy one both a freezer and a fridge, not a combo, mind you, and both frost free. Is it insane or what?
  8. dencorso

    Buying Windows 7

    I, for one, only buy original, seal unbroken, boxed FPP, with no geo limitations on activation. YMMV, though.
  9. dencorso

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    +1 In my experience, they're going unix, mostly to Android phones or tablets. And a handful I know kept their notebooks and went Linux (or... FreeBSD: I know of one case only but, in the context, I think it's a lot!). Less and less people uses desktops at home, AFAIK. I have yet to see a Chromebook, here in Brazil, though.
  10. dencorso

    Weird "Item Not Found" Error

    Also over at overclockers's, also by HellGates: https://www.overclock.net/forum/132-windows/721973-msupdate-kb980408-warning-all-win7-x64-2.html
  11. dencorso

    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

    I do use that one, too. Even so, I've had a handful of instances of clobbered profiles since about 2005, as I told you. My oldest extant installation dates from 2007, so it's not that frequent, after all.
  12. @roytam1: Are you OK, my friend? I saw Mangkhut has moved on so the worst must have passed already... Here's hoping you're well.
  13. dencorso

    How to access disk and folders in Windows 10?

    No, you ain't! No way! Win 10 has actually an insane interface and is really perplexing to use. And you're not alone, I, for one, do abhor Win 10 with a passion. I don't think I can be of much help to you with Win 10, sorry, but rest assured you're my hero for even giving it a try! You have all my sympathy.
  14. dencorso

    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

    Well, I've seen that happen, maybe some half-a-dozen times with my own XP installations (nowadays I have four bare-metal and one virtual XP SP3 boot-partitions in three physical machnes, but they've been seven bare-metal plus one virtual XP SP3 boot-partitions up to when I decommissioned my two beloved A7V600-X Athlon XP machines -- because they are non-SSE2, to limit how many minorities I belong to -- and gave the wife one Phenom II quadricore machine I assembled but used very little). Observe that all my XP installs, but the virtual one, are on FAT-32, not NTFS, so that permissions were sure not the issue, then (none of the instances happened with the virtual XP installation). My solution, in all cases was to redeploy the previous backup image of the system partition involved, since those never were older than one month, and usually were even more recent. IMO, there actually *is* some quirk, possibly a race-condition or some other problem arrising from a complex interaction among processes in XP that does cause it to clobber the profile info (most commonly the user.dat) once-upon-a-blue-moon. And in every case, after having redeployed the previous system image, the problem did not happen again anytime soon. I think it actually did happen twice on my oldest install, but the two events were two or three years apart, so I deem them unrelated. Sorry for the long-winded post.