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Everything posted by bphlpt

  1. Even though it has been suggested that it might just be that the restaurant is for discerning customers only, I thought that this site's behavior was very bizarre. I figured that no restaurant would want to exclude any potential customers, even if it only excluded those still using IE11, which admittedly might not be a bad decision. In my mind, this was a fault in the programming of the site. So unless the "missing" cipher suites, that Win 10 supports, are added to Win 7 and Win 8.1, this problem will continue to occur, because lazy site programmers will continue to exist, and will probably grow in number. Of course, those of us who never use IE if at all possible, and instead use a legitimate browser, might never run into the issue, but I think it is still worth knowing about. And I think it would be a good thing if all of the TLS and PSK cipher suites that Win 10 supports could be added to Win 7 and Win 8.1, if possible. TLS Cipher Suites in Windows 7 shows how to select the order of the cipher suites that are used by IE and your OS: ...but I believe that is only applicable to the cipher suites that are already a part of the OS, and to add any that aren't probably requires an update, like what was done with this one - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3161639. I have no idea whether it is possible to add the ones from Win 10 somehow, officially or un-officially, but it would be nice. Of course, if site programmers would just stick with Steve Gibson's cipher suite suggestions - https://www.grc.com/miscfiles/SChannel_Cipher_Suites.txt - that would also solve the problem. I also thank @VistaLover for his testing and reporting his findings. Very informative. Cheers and Regards
  2. If anyone can get IE to work it would probably be @NoelC, since that is his browser of choice, AFAIK. You might PM him and ask if he would check it out for you. I am curious as to what is going on. He primarily uses Win8.1 these days, but I believe he has installations of both Win7 and Win10 he can use for this kind of testing. Cheers and Regards
  3. After further testing, trying to load the problem page (https://www.cote.co.uk), on Windows 7 Pro x64 it loads and works just fine on the following browsers except as noted: SRWare Iron v72.0.3750.0 (64-bit) Firefox v70.0.1 (32-bit) Firefox v70.0.1 (64-bit) Chrome v78.0.3904.97 (64-bit) Opera Next v23.0.1522.28 -- No background video Opera v65.0.3467.42 Slimjet v24.0.6.0 (based on Chromium 76.0.3809.87) (64-bit) Vivaldi v2.9.1705.41 (Stable channel) (32-bit) Vivaldi v2.9.1705.41 (Stable channel) (64-bit) SeaMonkey v2.49.1 SeaMonkey v2.49.5 (64-bit) IE v11.0.9600.19230 -- Doesn't work at all Cheers and Regards
  4. I asked a friend of mine, who also uses Window 7, to also check it out. His response was: Maybe someone could ask the restaurant's IT guy if they did something special? They might actually appreciate someone contacting them, since I wouldn't think they would want to exclude any potential customers. Cheers and Regards
  5. I NEVER use IE these days, but, just for you I tried it ( IE11 on Widows 7) and got a similar result to what you did, but it connected fine using SRWare Iron, a Chrome variant. IE11 indicated that I should "Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2", but those were already turned on, and I did not pursue it further. If you can get it to work, I'll see if I can replicate it on my end. Cheers and Regards
  6. I don't understand what you want. If you don't want them to move, then don't move them. Just because they "CAN" be moved to a new location, doesn't mean they will or can move by themselves. Or do I not understand the problem? Cheers and Regards
  7. We can identify for his problems, since MSFN has had the same problems on more than one occasion. So Jody, please go ahead and make your post. Cheers and Regards
  8. I, and others, have told him that, I'm just asking for others to also post at RyanVM to give Ryan some encouragement and add their voices to the suggestions. As you say, jaclaz, it would be a shame to lose a site with the "years of shared knowledge" that are there. Cheers and Regards
  9. Ryan has been overwhelmed lately with spam posts on his phpBB based forum, so is thinking of just chucking the whole thing and shutting it down. So for any of you who have ever visited RyanVM, please go here - https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22279 - and post your thoughts. TIA ========================================= posted by RyanVM: Hey all, after logging in today for the first time in awhile and seeing over 10,000 spam posts awaiting moderation and seeing very little in the way of new posts lately, it's got me thinking long and hard about whether it's worth keeping this site alive anymore. I'm strongly considering making everything read-only and stopping new registrations. It's been a heck of a run, but all things eventually come to an end. I'll give it a couple days to think it over more. Let me know if you have a reason to strongly object.
  10. Looks good, I might want to use this for my Win 7 install. Cheers and Regards
  11. Not a single file, no there is not. Cheers and Regards
  12. I hope whoever has them will see that ALL of his programs and patches are uploaded and archived at the archive.org link posted above, both the free and pay ones. They should all be stored together for easy access. That the family has graciously encouraged that rlowe's work be preserved and distributed is a truly kind and wonderful thing. Their wish, and his memory, should be respected. Cheers and Regards
  13. @sukistackhouse, I don't think what you claim is correct, if you are implying any kind of integration of KindleGen with Atlantis Word Processor, since KindleGen is a Command Line application and there is no built-in linkage available that I am aware of to facilitate just : That is not to say that KindleGen and the other free apps that Amazon has available to work with Kindle content are not good apps, though I think KindleGen might be the only one of them that is still officially supported to work under Vista, but I don't think it can work the way you claim. If I'm wrong, please explain. Cheers and Regards
  14. I think his point was that both JFX and wimb said that wimlib was much faster, while laddadator's test showed that wimlib was slower. I'm sure that any test depends on the actual circumstances, but it might be better stated that wimlib is usually much faster. Cheers and Regards
  15. OK, and since Eve Wang (MSFT CSG), who we can trust, at the link you pointed me to said: Then what exactly does that mean? I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, or argue with MSFN's policies, I just want to be totally clear. I do trust Tripredacus, along with dencorso and yourself of course, but... Cheers and Regards
  16. @dencorso, not to disagree in any way with you or MSFN's policies regarding warez, but I did want to mention something about Hiren's which I did not know about until just yesterday. The last "official" release of Hiren's BootCD was back in 2012, v15.2, and it has not been "officially" updated since then. It, along with previous releases, did include software which conflicted with MSFN's policies, so that's all I'll say about it. I don't know which version@exogenesis used or where he got it, containing software circa 2015, so I won't say anything about it either. BUT, I discovered when reading a review of various rescue disks that Hiren’s BootCD was revitalized as a Windows PE rescue disc in 2018. It is now Windows 10 PE based, with the official 72 hour usage limit, and is only supposed to contain software that is truly legal, either free or trial ware. I won't provide a link in case you disagree, but a web search for Hirens Boot CD should provide links for it, unfortunately along with those of the older version as well. So the new version might not be the "bad guy" that it used to be. This is based only on what I've read about it, I have not downloaded it, so I might be wrong. Cheers and Regards
  17. I don't know when that originally came out, but posted back in 2012, this still "exists" today, available on YouTube - Fake OS: Microsoft Windows 99 WITH DOWNLOAD LINK!! - The download link provided at YouTube still functions and the file will download and open. I did NOT install it. While the YouTube video is amusing, I AM NOT SUGGESTING ANYONE INSTALL THIS ON ANYTHING EXCEPT MAYBE ON A WELL PROTECTED VM. It is obviously and admittedly a FAKE. A harmless one just meant to amuse? Who knows? It's probably just Win98SE with some edited text and images, but... If I truly NEEDED to use a version of Win 9.x, I'd contact @rloew and work with him to get as true a version of Win 98 as possible that could meet my needs with my hardware and software requirements, regardless of what I had to pay him to accomplish it. If I just wanted to PLAY with Win 9.x for the nostalgia or whatever, I'd see what I could do with some combination of the work of @rloew, @PROBLEMCHYLD, @MDGx, @jumper, and others, possibly including things like U98SP3, 98SE2ME, Revolutions Pack, KernelEx, and whatever else I could find to make it work on the latest equipment, at the fastest speed, with the largest amount of memory, and running whatever other software I wanted to play with. Realistically, running Win98SE in a VM every now an then would probably be enough to get my "fix". Then I would run a different OS, probably Win 7, when I needed to browse the web safely and/or get some actual work done. All of the above is just my 2cents, and is in no way meant to disrespect any Win9.x, Win2K, XP, Linux, MacOS, or even Win 10 [shudder] fans. I always say that any computer user should have the right to use whatever OS meets THEIR needs with THEIR hardware and software. Cheers and Regards
  18. And as Jaclaz already pointed out in a similar thread: https://msfn.org/board/topic/178967-plugging-in-second-monitor-causes-xp-x64-to-bsod/?tab=comments#comment-1169669
  19. bphlpt


    Thanks. At least the other two methods to show UUID, yours and Trip's, do work in Win7, AFAIK. Correct? And it does seem like useful info to include. Cheers and Regards
  20. bphlpt


    Please don't abandon Win 7. Tools like this one should be tailored for the widest possible audience unless it's very inconvenient to do so, IMO. Cheers and Regards
  21. @Radish, Very glad the comment helped. I think a similar situation was part of the solution to the old MU/WU problem where it took hours to display the available updates each month. I'm hoping that @dencorso will chime in to remind us of what the full solution for that problem was found to be. For the IE updates I choose to install, first off I usually wait a month or two after ANY update is released before I even think about installing it. Then, unless it has been flagged either here or at Woody's that the update has a problem, if it is specified for IE11 then I install it. But I NEVER use IE on purpose. I've never installed or used MS Edge. and unless it becomes required for some other part of the OS to function, such as MU/WU, I don't intend to. If that changes, I'll probably treat Edge like I'm currently treating IE. I'll keep it fully updated and never purposely use it. If you choose to use certain software products (such as MS Office products or a particular VPN) you might need additional MS updates, even if they are not specified for those products' use, because of what might be going on in the background, like you discovered trying to play certain videos with Firefox. Cheers and Regards
  22. For me, the past behavior is the same as the current behavior. That is that clicking on the thread title takes you to the first post. [The thread title will be bold if there are posts you haven't read.] Hovering over the thread title allows you to see at least part of the first or last post in the thread, you can choose. If there are posts you haven't read, there will be a "quote balloon" marker to the left of the thread title, which will be filled in if you have participated in the thread and open if you haven't. Clicking that marker will take you to the first post that you have not read, with the "New content begins here" marker directly above that. That is the behavior I see when going through the various forum index pages. The look is a little different when using the Activity or Unread Content pages, it also includes avatars of the posters, but the effect is the same. At least the above is what I see using Win 7 and a Chrome variant browser. I don't know if that helps you or not. Cheers and Regards
  23. It ends up that first one might not be needed after all. According to this: (look in the "Package Details" tab) KB3177467 has been replaced by KB4490628. The "Package Details" info of KB4490628 confirms that it replaces KB3177467. So unless KB3177467 is required as a prerequisite for one of the other updates, it looks like it can be left off. Or you might just change the installation order. I also need .NET for my VPN. I don't go out of my way to either use or avoid .NET, but I prefer to have it fully updated in case it is needed. Like you, I avoid IE completely, but since I think other parts of the OS might use aspects of IE behind the scene, I choose to keep it updated, but NEVER use it on purpose. EDIT: Regarding: I THINK that one or both of those were involved in fixing the "Windows Update takes forever" problem, along with manually installing the latest IE updates and perhaps MS Office updates? I've forgotten what the solution ended up being, and how it might apply to this thread. Perhaps @dencorso can remind us? On the one hand, if you're not going to install updates you might not care how long it takes to come up with the potential update list, but on the other hand, having the computer stuck in a loop for several hours definitely indicates something is very wrong. I have no problem with having: installed, and since I keep .NET up to date that will address KB958488 that you have installed. Cheers and Regards
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