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Everything posted by bphlpt

  1. Same result. Cheers and Regards
  2. Thanks for responding. I tried my tests with Chrome, Chromium, COMODO Dragon, SRWare Iron, and Yandex, both the x86 and x64 versions where available, all products of the same foundation, ie Chrome, and the results were the same for all of them. All seem to work fine, EXCEPT when I open the settings page, and only when I open the settings page, they cause a Windows error box to open saying "(the application) has stopped working" and the browser closes when the error box is closed. And it's not leftover stuff from a previous installation of the app since this happens with a fresh install after I cleanly reinstalled my OS. But I'll be reinstalling my OS again this weekend and hopefully the problem will resolve itself. Cheers and Regards
  3. Might be something weird with my install, then. I'm getting a new motherboard tomorrow and will be reinstalling. I'll post back whether or not I still have the issue. Thanks anyway for checking and the suggestions. Cheers and Regards
  4. Thanks guys. Yes I know that browser.exe is not a Windows file, but my point was that Windows was the one that opened the error box, and it wasn't the app that "crashed", at least not in the app's mind, ie no crash report is generated by the app itself. Anyway, I will be replacing my motherboard within the week and will be re-installing the OS again, so I'll start over and make sure that I know exactly what is or is not there, and why, and then see if the problem is still there. In the meantime, I'll be glad to run any tests anyone can think of to verify what the issue is, to make sure I don't inadvertently recreate the problem. Cheers and Regards
  5. Thanks Trip, but KB3118401 didn't help. I agree with your thought process, but I can't for the life of me think what is special about the settings page of the later versions of Chrome to cause a Windows error. Hopefully someone will chime in with knowledge of an error log that might be generated, (and know how to read it), that might help identify the culprit, or point to what Windows thinks is missing, or whatever. At least the problem is reliably repeatable so I can make it occur on command. Cheers and Regards
  6. bphlpt

    NEW! Ubuntu on Windows 10

    Thanks for the info. I typically use either batch or vbs if I need to script, so I guess I'll stay with that approach. Cheers and Regards
  7. bphlpt

    NEW! Ubuntu on Windows 10

    I'm curious what you mean by this. I don't use powershell, but what did MS do to screw it up? Cheers and Regards
  8. bphlpt

    Ask your Seven xml ? here

    @Octopuss, it might help if you at least thanked those that try to help you. On this page alone there have been four different people that have provided solutions to the various questions you have asked. Even if the answers provided haven't been exactly what you were looking for, you haven't said "Thank you" even once. Something to think about. Cheers and Regards
  9. bphlpt

    Removing/disabling telemetry manually

    So, will you share or are you keeping the results to yourself? Cheers and Regards
  10. I knew the duration limit was true for "new" variables, but wasn't sure when changing a built-in system variable like USERPROFILE. I've also only had to mess with a single user system. I guess I was thinking about the ability to change the value of things like PATH, which would stick after a job was done, but that might be a special case? No, I'm wrong. Looking at http://ss64.com/nt/path.html, I see that even changes to PATH via SET are only valid for the session. Permanent changes require use of the the control panel or AUTOEXEC.BAT. Oh well, my mistake. Never mind. Cheers and Regards
  11. I imagine that this wouldn't affect your situation, but in general I assume it would be better in Windows 8.1 to save the current value of USERPROFILE first, and then restore it after you were done? Just thinking of situations where more than one user would be involved? I don't know for sure since it originally had the value in your situation of C:\Users\Default, but just playing devil's advocate. Cheers and Regards
  12. And jaclaz pointed you to some posts that could help you do that, since you want to use vLite. Yes, the posts are old, but nothing has changed since then in either vLite or Windows 7, so those posts are still valid. If you want to use a newer tool, then you could look into ntLite, made by the same guy that made nLite and vLite. But regardless of what tool you end up using, you're going to have to change your attitude. AFAIK, no one is going to just give you a script or INI file and say "use this and you will have a 600 MB ISO." We don't work that way. We are here to HELP you accomplish a goal, not do it for you. You have to read on your own, do the work and try things, and not just one try but several trys. Then come and tell us exactly what you want to accomplish as your final goal, what you tried, what you expected, and what you actually got instead. If you keep saying " I want to use ____ tool to get to ____ goal and I want you to give me ____ to accomplish that" you will be quickly ignored. Good Luck! Cheers and Regards
  13. bphlpt

    Catch-all/Megathread discussion

    this also works: ... which anyway more people will "get", being a short, simple word (though behind the green glass door). ... which will definitely allow for a larger group to see and use it: which actually makes sense. (Don't worry, I got the joke. ) Cheers and Regards
  14. bphlpt

    Can't get to an xper thread

    Thanks, I missed that somehow. FYI That option isn't available when editing a topic. And since I can't get to the BBCode/HTML code to manually edit it, ... By the way, it's nice to see I can edit a post immediately after posting without the "edited by ..." being displayed. Cheers and Regards
  15. I tried to get to a thread that showed up in my "unread" stream - "You'll soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10" (www msfn.org/board/news/microsoft/youll-soon-be-able-to-run-ubuntu-on-windows-10-r11/) - apparently posted by xper since it says "xper posted an article in Microsoft". But regardless if I click the 'Go to first unread post' link, the thread title, or the 'Microsoft' category, (www msfn.org/board/news/microsoft/), all I get is an error message: Sorry, there is a problem You do not have permission to view this page Error code: 2T187/3 So, then it also continues to stay in my unread stream, since I can't read it. Any ideas? [NOTE - I removed the "." between www and msfn in the above links so the stupid board software wouldn't try to make a stupid preview.] I guess this is another situation like - [OT] HOW CAN I TURN OFF THE FRIGGING PREVIEWS!!!! [/OT] :sheesh: Cheers and Regards
  16. bphlpt

    Catch-all/Megathread discussion

    CharlotteTheHarlot would be having a total conniption fit at the statements, in this thread and others, from the staff regarding these megathreads. While I understand the reasoning that such threads make it very difficult to link posts to the news and the FrontPage portion of the site, like jaclaz and others, I do not consider MSFN to be a news site, as such. While I acknowledge that many folks might enter the site through the FrontPage, I never do, so I never look at any of the articles posted there. I also acknowledge that when the news articles were only updated very infrequently, there were comments made by the general public, both here and elsewhere, that MSFN was a joke and wasn't current, since the "news" was outdated. Personally, I would take the approach of ditching the FrontPage and news section completely and focus only on the forum. The information I come to MSFN for is gotten through the interaction with knowledgeable, experienced technical people, and it gives me a chance to share what little knowledge I have with those that need it. But apparently MSFN is trying to be all things to all people, (maybe driven by the advertising revenue produced?). I don't have a problem with that at all, and I think that xper totally deserves whatever income he can derive from his tireless efforts to support all of our interactions here. But I disagree with having the structure of the forum dictated by the requirements of the news portion of the site. As in most things, I fully support the rights of others to do what they want, even if they want to use Windows 10, as long as they don't hurt or interfere with the rights of others to do what they want, such as use older OS all the way back to Windows 95 or older, or even Mac or Linux. Back to the subject at hand, this of course applies to these megathreads. I considered these megathreads in the same category as the Funny Farm or games sections that some other boards have - throw-away topics for idle chit-chat, casual reading, etc, and not the main purpose of the forum. I mean look at the main page of the forum - (www msfn.org/board/) and see how many topics are available besides the General Discussion. So I think it's a shame that the forum and the news section of the site can't act more independently, satisfying everyone. But I guess if the board traffic has been declining, which I believe is true in many/most technical forums, and not as many folks are visiting and posting in all of those other technical areas, and revenue is decreasing as a result, and more activity is happening in the General Discussion topics, then I can understand the recent attention by the staff in trying to shape it up. I also know that while many might say that the rules are new, I think they are in line with the Forum Rules, and it's just the enforcement which is new. That doesn't matter to the member, if it's new there will be some that complain, even if that someone is me. In a way, this also applies to the board software. I think most of the complainers, including me, complain about changes that have been made that effect the part of the site that I use, the forum. While I believe that the newer versions of IPB have mostly benefited the FrontPage and news portions of the site. (We'll ignore the "wonderful" support "provided" by the good IPB folks, but that's between them and xper.) And if the board software has problems with long threads, (and doesn't with a vast number of little threads?), then maybe IPB isn't the best board software to use. Again, I take the argument of it's fine to make changes that you need in other areas as long as it doesn't detrimentally affect what I need to do in my area. Which, of course, goes right back to the decisions MS made when they created Windows 8 and after. Add the store and apps if you want, but leave the friggin' desktop alone! OK, end of rant. Anyway, if the irreversible decision has been made as to the board's future direction and the software that has been chosen to take us there, then we'll either have to figure out how to deal with the problems that come up, or go elsewhere, again like Windows 10. It will be a shame to lose the faithful Windows 9X group that have been stalwart members here as their ranks have dwindled. All of the above is just my opinion. Cheers and Regards
  17. bphlpt

    I forgot my Windows 7 password, how to reset?

    Interesting. Just shows that a bot can post a legitimate question on the board, with several valid free solutions which our valuable members are happy to supply, without a a companion bot posting a commercial solution -- yet. Cheers and Regards
  18. bphlpt

    MSFN Privacy policy change?

    I also saw it, repeatedly. I had a couple of board pages open in different tabs. I had to shut down the browser for an unrelated reason, and when I reopened it I had to approve the privacy terms on each tab. Seems to be gone or resolved now. Cheers and Regards
  19. bphlpt

    File associations reset

    Dibya, you are probably too young to remember Bob. Cheers and Regards
  20. bphlpt

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Did you happen to notice over on windows2000.tk the section near the top of the page labeled "HFSLIP 2000"? And in that section did you see the link "Download HFSLIP 2000"? Did you try that? If you did, did you then see the link for "HFSLIP2000-" on tomasz86's Google Drive? That download still works for me. Where were you looking? Cheers and Regards
  21. [ OT ] Hey jaclaz, did you know that your "Search ... Click here" link in your signature no longer works? [ /OT ] Cheers and Regards
  22. My experience is different. I un-check the "fast download" option, I click "Download" and immediately get redirected to a page with a "Download Now" button which downloads the correct file. That is while using a Chrome variant browser with ad-blockers installed on Windows 7 x64. At other times in the past I have run into similar behavior to what you reported where I also got a page saying that my PC is suspicious, but never for u_h's update pack. In those cases it opened a separate tab or window with that attempt to get me to "clean" my PC, another attempt by those free hosting services to make their money, but if I closed that tab, which was sometimes more annoyingly difficult to do than it should be with persistent "Are you sure?" pop-ups that had to be gotten rid of, the correct download page was back on the original tab. I definitely sympathize with your frustrations, but while you might have better success if u_h was using a different host, it is possible to get the correct file with this host, as I and others have proved and no one else is currently complaining of difficulties. So let's try to help you make changes to your system so that you can get the requested file. The necessary changes might help make your overall web browsing experience more pleasant. I assume you are using XP x64, but which exact browsers have you tried and do you have any ad-blocker installed? And just curious, but which real-time AV do you use? Cheers and Regards
  23. Not a big deal at all, but since we're trying to call attention to bugs that xper might either be able to fix, or report to IPB as a bug, this morning when I logged on an opened my "Unread" stream, I was surprised to see this post - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175367-xp-post-sp3-qfe-tampered-by-code-injection-i-pmed-one-of-the-folks-at-ryan-vm/?do=findComment&comment=1121027 - in my "Unread" stream. I was surprised to see that the board thought that was unread since I wrote that post. A very small glitch, but a glitch nonetheless. Cheers and Regards
  24. You are over-reacting. The post-SP3 QFE package has NOT been compromised. You have just been a victim of one of the tactics that many of the free file hosting services uses. That's one way these free file hosting services make their money. In this case you just need to UN-check the "Fast Download" box that is pre-selected, as 5eraph told you over at RyanVM. When using this type of service, NEVER use the "fast" or "helper" type of link, that they try to get you to use if you're not careful. I assume that using the service will probably deluge you with ads, best case. I don't know for sure and I'm not going to use their "service" to find out. All of these services will have at least one way to download the desired file directly and cleanly, you just have to make sure you only download that way. Always have your browser download setting such that it always asks you where to store the file before downloading it so that you can be sure you are download the correct file you are looking for with the correct extension. For any of the files that are linked to by anyone here, WinCert, RyanVM, or any of the "good" sites, if the service changes so that it does not have a clean download method, then if it is reported then I'm sure the file host will be changed. Cheers and Regards