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bphlpt last won the day on July 10 2020

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  1. I agree with this part of your statement, but the problem you will probably run into is the newest games will refuse to run on Win 7, whether they truly need the latest driver which doesn't install, or if the game company can't or won't support Win 7 any more. Older games, using older drivers, should still be able to run on Win 7 just fine. Not being a gamer, neither of these cases bother me, and I fully expect to be able to run Win 7 for many more years of "normal" usage. As to the purpose of this thread, it will be useful to others if you note which versions of which games or apps are the last ones to run on Win 7. If possible, try to determine if it is the installer which, possibly artificially, will no longer function on Win 7, or if it is the game or app itself. Cheers and Regards
  2. @wimb, would you please point me to a link where it explains in detail what exactly that Win_Reduce_Trusted does? In an early post you state that it is "suitable to Reduce Windows 7/8/10 x64", and I'm interested it in using it for install applications other than VHD installations, primarily for Windows 7 and 8. If it wouldn't be directly applicable for such use, I could at least use it as an example to model from. TIA. Cheers and Regards
  3. Thanks, @jaclaz! That works. Cheers and Regards
  4. Sorry @cannie, but when I just tried that link I got this as a response via email: Have you actually downloaded DisplaySet? If you have it, can you put it up somewhere like MediaFire? Cheers and Regards
  5. Yes, v1.1 of DisplaySet was first listed for download at PCMag on August 1, 2001. You can read the write up here - https://web.archive.org/web/20020602105227/http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,,s=1478&a=7388,00.asp, and the download page was here - https://web.archive.org/web/20020409051959/http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s=1478&a=7361,00.asp, but it doesn't work now. I couldn't find it available on the web, but someone else's Google-Fu is probably better than mine. Between 2001 and 2014 DisplaySet has been mentioned here at MSFN by several others including @jaclaz, @xpclient, and @cannie, so hopefully one of them might still have access to the file. Cheers and Regards
  6. According to https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623830/only-windows-11-pro-will-let-you-install-windows-11-with-a-local-account.html, I think that is only true for the "home" version, and not for "Pro." and even then, Cheers and Regards
  7. While I respect your frustration, I interpret your references differently, As I read the newspaper, I thought it meant that the "previously planned" part referred to them previously planning to allow tourists in as of August 1, but new data about the severity of continued infections has caused them to reconsider. Your interpretation could be a case of a misplaced coma in the newspaper text. As to the rest of your post, even Twitter itself has marked that tweet as misleading, so... Regarding the software/Green Pass mentioned in the OP, my state is one that has not planned such a thing and I doubt they will unless forced to. While I am vaccinated, I have never been asked to show such proof. I think such passes or software can be a good thing, but because of the worldwide nature of the problem, its use and enforcement needs to be consistent. While I respect states rights, the problem is too wide spread and people from various states and countries interact too frequently. It just doesn't make sense to use anything but a consistent unified approach. What approach is that? I have no idea what it is nor how we can get past the political nature of how this has evolved. All governments seem to be quick to blame anyone else for the problems and take credit for any small improvements. The public has become confused and distrustful. Very disheartening. With the current variants of the virus, and the likelihood of future variants, I can see this situation becoming like the flu vaccine, and maybe even combined with it? Each year a new one will come out, with varying degrees of effectiveness each year. I think that the virus and the flu are different than polio or other diseases. Those other diseases can be treated by a single shot that can immunize an entire population with an extremely high effectiveness. The virus and the flu, based on what I have seen, seem to have too many variants, morph too quickly, and affect folks too differently with their different physiology, ages, and medical histories. We're always going to be chasing a cure like playing whack-a-mole. But I hope I am wrong and an effective vaccine can be found. Cheers and Regards
  8. Site search does not work for me either. But then even when it did work, just using Google to search with a search string something like "site:msfn.org 'search string' " often worked better.
  9. @kasfruit, I respectfully disagree. The question was ''Can my 2006 Laptop use Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD?'' NOT ''Can my 2006 Laptop use Samsung Magician?'' To my knowledge, Magician is NOT required in order to use the 860 EVO SSD. Magician might offer some extra optimizations, but they are not required. Please explain, with appropriate references to Samsung documentation, if I am mistaken. While I have used the Samsung 850, 860, and 870 SSDs, it has always been with Win 7. I have not used any SSD with XP, so I could be wrong, but I don't think so. Cheers and Regards
  10. Since this is your first post, and since you don't want to reformat your disk, along with your other questions, I'm tempted to just give you the short answer that with those restrictions that you can't do it. At a minimum, you would need to either use a second disk or a second partition, and typically you install the older OS first. There are some patches for Win 7 available for NVME, but in general, a lot will depend on the EXACT hardware you are trying to use as to whether all the drivers you will need, not just for the drive, are available. As to Win 10 details, I don't know since I don't use it and I hope I will never have to. Cheers and Regards
  11. That was the identifier it gave me as well. Very Strange. (Win7x64, SRWare Iron [Chrome variant] as browser) Cheers and Regards
  12. And a 7th possibility could be a power supply that is just beginning to fail. An iffy power supply could cause the same kinds of flaky performance and random issues as bad RAM contacts or disk cable contacts. Cheers and Regards
  13. In addition to the recommendation to update the RAM, what helped my wife's laptop was to change the HD for an SSD. I was thinking I would have to also do a clean install to really see a difference, but merely cloning her drive to an SSD changed things from being intolerable to being as fast as my desktop system. The laptop is now as much of a joy to use as it was when it was brand new. Absolutely incomparable to the agony it had become. I'm sure a clean install would also help, but currently not necessary. Cheers and Regards
  14. Interesting internal design. I assume the blade is discolored from decades of use? And the plastic "surround" on either side of the blade is meant to protect little fingers? Or is the blade itself also plastic? From your first pic I thought it was rather flat, but it's actually kinda square. Just out of curiosity, it would be interesting to see a pic showing how it interacted with the envelope to be opened. You mentioning a screwdriver version triggered something in my memories. I might have had one like that myself back in the day, LOL Surprisingly, to me, when searching, most "letter openers" seemed to usually be more expensive ($15 -$25 or more) than "knives", all of which I know are WAY more expensive than your el-cheapo one was. But then prices from 1971 are LOONG gone. (gasoline is no longer 35 cents a gallon, but counting inflation I guess $15 today is equivalent to about $3 in 1971) The closest I could find (visually, though flat) was a Traditional Japanese craft knife - "joint" Yoshiharu Kiridashi for wood carving, with a carbon steel blade and brass handle/scabbard. They are relatively inexpensive, $5 - $12, or so, but shipping?? An example of the high end ($12) I found is this one - https://osakatools.com/products/wood-carving-marking-blade-cutter-kiridashi-chisel-craft-knife-yoshiharu-left-or-right-handed?currency=usd. I'm sure yours was probably also made in Japan, the el-cheapo ones usually were back in 1971, but I don't know if we'll be able to find a picture of it now on the web, and thus find out the brand.

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