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About Glenn9999

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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."
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. Yeah, 2x16GB, 2x8GB, 1x4GB. Not all completely full of course (yet, one of the 16's IS). One of the 8's is a volatile backup, the 4 is my media toaster stick. The other 4 have steady-storage files on them of various kinds. 4.7GB on each of the DVD platters. Of course, all probably not completely full. Like I say, since it's about 20 years worth of stuff, probably could pare it down. But at the same time as a content creator, it's pretty hard to delete something you worked on once upon a time.
  12. Right now, I have perhaps 12-20 burnt DVDs and 52GB worth of USB drives. Probably could pare a fair amount of it down if I wanted to sit down for several days and look at it all, but the best is if I can keep what I need to keep.
  13. A problem I'm running into: I've been moving into USB drives for offline storage and away from DVD media. Besides the lack of the need for reburns and worry about the media failing, I've been able to downsize things considerably. The only thing is that I'm sitting on six USB drives now with most of them full of data, and still have a number of DVD platters with things. So, the question I had is if there's any good options for massive external offline storage that people could suggest, along with ways to assure that the data won't be lost by media failure or the device getting broken (I have broken one USB drive before)? That's a concern I'm getting now as I notice how these USB drives are filling up, I'm having to swap them out to find the right one (labeling is a question keeping that many, too), and the prospect of many more to keep ahead of my offline data storage needs if I stick with the USB drives. Perhaps, while suggestions of good external media would be welcome, any good text on handling backup/offline storage needs in today's day and age would be as much or more welcome too. So, thoughts?
  14. Downgrade Windows 10, now?

    And another piece of news. I had to really work to jury-rig an Internet connection for this Windows 10 machine (don't have a solid ethernet connection now, just enough to do stuff like post here) because I couldn't find an activation avenue for it other than the Internet. Of course, the problems just multiplied when it came to everything wanting to connect out. This was especially true when I tried to load help or any other web page (nope!). Of course, trying to find out what drivers it needs was a trick too (though I figure it's okay since it is 10 on an old system). At least the reinstall cured the slow as molasses problem. All I can say is that I hate Windows 10 the more I have to work with it. If Microsoft wanted people to try Linux or whatever else, they couldn't do better than having to put up with Windows 10. Cripes!
  15. Downgrade Windows 10, now?

    Some news. Got the 7 one wiped and reinstalled/activated correctly and ready to sell. But on the 10 one, got all the personal files copied off of it, found out it has this restore tool, complete with restore partition on the drive. Boot up into Recovery Mode and select the "Reset PC" task, thinking I'm going to get a virgin 10 install with all personal files and things wiped. Ran a little bit, said "could not wipe some personal files", and then borked the install so it wouldn't reboot into the OS anymore. Woops. Went ahead and wiped the drive, as I get a feeling Microsoft already effectively did that for me. Seems like Microsoft did end up invalidating the key when I presented it on the Windows 7 install site (likely what it is, the 7 one was a newer PC), so hopefully downloading a fresh Windows 10 install disc it will be, assuming I can, and assuming there's no alternative way of figuring out how to handle getting a valid OS onto the machine (is there a Microsoft support channel for this I'm not aware of?). Funny how this stuff always conspires to be a lot more of a headache than is reported on the tin.