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About Glenn9999

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  1. I've tried this enough myself using different pages and variations (I usually do that when I post anything). I asked the question the way I did, because I have to think I'm missing some kind of step along the way. Like if I have to put the same information in the manifest that's in the certificate when I compile something, or the like. Hard to know when you just start out and try to learn something without knowing what the proper result should look like.
  2. Lately, I've been trying to figure out how to code sign something (either something I've written or an installer I make out of a script). I've read a lot of material that says a lot of different things, with different commands and the like, so it's been confusing trying to figure out the right tools and the right commands to get a good result. I figured out I could use the verify command of signtool.exe to check things. I get this error, which reflects what I see under the Digital signatures tab of the file properties as well: SignTool Error: A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider. Unfortunately, I haven't and I'm not seeing anything indicating what I'm doing wrong or a step I'm leaving out. Here's what I'm doing to create my certificate files... and what I'm signing my file with: I figured out that I needed to "install the certificate" from another error I was getting. My understanding is doing this locally, I still have to have something for it to compare against to get the fullest result I can expect. Then too, I probably won't get the fullest result without having a paid certificate at a public provider... Could anyone show me what I'm doing wrong and walk me through what to expect? I might just be doing something wrong, but I may not be understanding something correctly too. At least give me an idea of what this looks like done correctly?
  3. I did a test and confirmed it for myself. Page Faults go way up when you use EmptyWorkingSet habitually. It seems all it does is push as much as it can to the disk cache. But what did you mean by "usually"?
  4. Okay so basically using that is akin to the old programs that used to allocate all the RAM and then release it to try to "clear RAM". More or less, just snake oil that causes unnecessary hits to the page file.
  5. I recently came upon an API call in Windows called EmptyWorkingSet, which seems to be pretty interesting. Microsoft's description of it is: "Removes as many pages as possible from the working set of the specified process." This seems to be pretty interesting in terms of possibilities to try to rein in some of the programs that do memory leaks and the like. Of course, I can't say I'm too sure that I understand 100% what this API call does. Anyhow the question I have is if anyone has any experience with it in terms of general system stability and the like - does using it make a difference upon the system in general in terms of program stability, stemming memory leaks, and the like?
  6. BatchPatcher Downloader

    I saw your post just now. Anyway, I'll definitely put that on the list should I have occasion to pick this program up to do another version.
  7. Windows XP License

    You'd be surprised. The Windows ME license (Upgrade Edition/Retail) I sold last year went pretty quickly after I posted it. It just depends on what people are wanting at any one moment.
  8. Windows XP License

    Actually it's the original installation media (SP3) and accompanying paperwork, but I preserved the sticker too. I saw on E-bay that people had "just media" OEM copies for sale, so that's probably the answer. As long as I don't include the key or the sticker, I probably could sell the media. But I may just hold onto it just to be sure (or destroy it). This is what I originally thought. But some of the things I was reading when I searched the question made it so I wasn't too sure. Especially with the question of an end-user reselling a used copy as opposed to an OEM provider of parts. The others are right. The Service Pack build of the original install media is irrelevant. If I can patch a RTM XP image to SP3 and then install it, then that really should make no difference in comparison, if I can get an original SP3 image from Microsoft.
  9. Windows XP License

    I have an old Windows XP Professional OEM license. Main question is if there's a way that it's legal to sell. The machine that it was on has long since failed and I've long since moved on to something else. The language I'm seeing when I search this question is kind of sketchy. Any ideas?
  10. Wireless Connection, Windows 8.1

    I don't have access to Windows 7. By "functionality" I mean the thing just doesn't work sometimes. I get a "No Internet" message when I connect and a "IP configuration not valid" message when I try to diagnose the connection. I can attempt the connection a bunch of times and reset the hardware and finally get it to work again (like it is now). Even getting it to work at all was a challenge. I had to tweak a bunch of settings like disallowing QOS to even get the thing to function at all. Then (of course), the settings don't STAY set. So it just turns into a pure PITA. From what I get reading around, this is not a unique experience. I gather that wireless functionality under 8.1 is seriously broken as to be near useless. So maybe the right question I should be asking is if someone has gotten wireless networking to work under 8.1 100% of the time?
  11. Wireless Connection, Windows 8.1

    Are there any settings I can tweak or patches I can get to help the wireless functionality in Windows 8.1 be more stable and functional?
  12. list of all updates for Windows 8.1x64

    Thanks for the tips. However on this, I get an error text: "Error: 0x800f081f The source files could not be found."
  13. list of all updates for Windows 8.1x64

    It's been a while since I attempted to load the OS, but if I recall, there was something wrong (some kind of error message or the like) that kept me from loading the DX User Runtimes copy that I had here from Windows XP. I'll compare the file I get off of that link to see. And yes, the .NET Framework 3.5 does require an Internet connection when you try to install it for the first time. And as I do quite remember, the offline version of that I have here doesn't work with Windows 8.1 at all.
  14. list of all updates for Windows 8.1x64

    Thanks for the list. It's always good to have something to compare off of, and especially interesting to notice the differences in the mainstream patches. I'll attach a text file of what I got off of my 8.1 x64 computer when I echoed my list of files here off of Windows Update about 2 hours ago. The question I really haven't answered between doing the two Windows Update programs I wrote and posted on here is how to pare out the non-essential stuff. Running the comparison program I have here takes out a lot of non-essentials, but I'm hoping there's a good way to tell to be able to identify the KB #'s and uninstall them. Or at the very least clean up the garbage of old updates on a computer (got 533 installed on mine right now, some of that has to be old stuff). patchlist.zip Edit: Also, does anyone know anything about getting an offline version of the DirectX installer compatible with Windows 8.1 (I got an online one) or any of the .NET compatibility layer stuff that it insists on you downloading on trying to run a 3.5 program?