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About Glenn9999

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  1. I usually run a partition for OS/programs and one for everything else. I hate how Windows wants everything to go to the Documents folder and stuff like that because I can't save everything I want to keep to the "other" partition. Done it this way since a couple of regular hard drives before and has worked, since it's easy to just scoop the other partition for data backup. My SSD is partitioned half and half right now, mainly because Windows is a space pig. As for your other questions, I can't say I have a lot of technical expertise to tell you anything. Most of what you'll get is just simple preferences of each person that post. That said, I would imagine that if a SSD can't function in all the ways that a standard hard drive can, we would all know, and as a result the technology would never have made it to market, nor be adopted as much as it has.
  2. This actually was a good pointer towards the answer. gpedit.msc doesn't exist on my system (only the Pro version has that), but I found where the registry was changed to lock out that particular change and fixed it. Of course the question remains of what exactly did it, but I got the change reverted.
  3. On a Control Panel applet?
  4. I don't know if this helps or even relates since I'm seeing Windows 8.1 referenced in a Windows 7 forum... I had this same problem a couple of months ago, which I eventually traced to a change Microsoft put out in their patches (May updates I think). It turns out that they added a different kind of sleep option ("hybrid sleep" I believe) and then enabled it. My system didn't support that particular kind of sleep, so it'd just bounce back on if I tried to make it sleep. On top of that, they locked out the settings so only "Administrator" could change them. I can't find the settings referencing it now since my memory is foggy - and finding the setting was a pure PITA in the first place. Edit: I went into the "Administrator" account and looked for the setting and couldn't find it anymore. Evidently it was a recognized bug in a detection routine or something that they fixed in a later patch. Interestingly, they locked out the Windows Update setting in a similar way (stuck on "Never check for updates"), even if I enable "Administrator" and attempt to change it. And when I went into "Administrator", I still couldn't change this. Hopefully that'll be a good tip, if this is still a problem.
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    BatchPatcher Downloader

    I'm looking at stuff to do in my pile of projects, and right now (when I get to it), my decisions are between this project and an unreleased music player that I haven't even talked about until now. In that light, I had a question about this project: How much of the functionality is stuff that people actually use? I mainly put a lot of it in for what I needed in Windows XP, or because I thought it would be cool and not necessarily because it provides any good or decent function. Add to that that I actually have what amounts to a Alpha 2 version of a BatchPatcher Downloader 2.0 here, which is a lot more stripped down and has a few additional functions made possible by more tightly integrating what I did with the program I did to actually run patches offline. So it'd be good to know what functionality to carry over to the new version. Of course, with most all my projects I've talked about on here or offered, I don't even know if there's any interest that still remains. If there is, by all means please let me know if there's any functionality that I could reasonably pull from the version offered here... Of course, if I pick it back up, input on any additional things it could do would always be welcome.
  6. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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?
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    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. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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. Glenn9999

    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?
  15. Are these durable enough that they'll last if they get hit or dropped while in use or get EM or anything like that? I almost would worry about such a thing more than these 2 USB sticks I use frequently, especially given what I know about regular hard drives.