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jaclaz last won the day on August 30

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  1. Going (completely) Off-Topic, I just repaired a window handle. (though we are still talking of windows ) Looking at it, there were no pieces broken, there is a counterplate fixed with two M5x10 screws to an aluminum "body", simply the thread had worn off and the screws had no more grip on it. Looking at the thread on the body I saw that it was much deeper than the length of the screws, so I thought to try using a little longer screw, thinking to use a M5x15 , and went to the hardware store and bought 20 (twenty) M5x16 screws ( they had only these, slightly longer, ones) for the price of 0.60 Euro (VAT 22% included), i.e. 0.03 Euro each ( not so cheap per unit) . I got back and re-assembled the thingy with the new screws (that fitted perfectly) and the window handle works and is perfectly solid. Assuming that the hardware store price for a little quantity such as 20 for these screws is 3 or 4 times the cost to the window handles manufacturer (excluded VAT) the original cost must have been around 0.007 or 0.008 each or less and the difference between a M5x10 and a M5x16 probably in the 0.001 to 0.003 Euro. Evidently an engineer decided that in order to save 2*0.025=0.005 Euro in the manufacturing of a device that is sold for 12-15 Euro (to the window manufacturer) and which I paid actually more like 30 or 40 Euro (as part of the finished/installed window) he was allowed to introduce a defect/weak point. This defect costed to me besides the 0.06 Euro (I still have 18 spare screws, so I will be able to fix another 9 handles when they will break in the same manner), almost an hour of time and a trip with the car to the hardware store (think of the pollution this caused). But all in all it's fine. What really troubles me is thinking/knowing that the next engineer will notice that the recessed screw hole is too d@mn deep for the M5x10 screw and - in order to optimize manufacturing time (saving a few hundredths of second when drilling and threading the hole) - next batch will have less deep holes, so that the handle will not be repairable in this simple way anymore. jaclaz
  2. Could it be - somehow - connected with the (stupid) volume tracking of Win9x? See: https://jeffpar.github.io/kbarchive/kb/148/Q148637/ and: https://jdebp.eu/FGA/volume-boot-block-oem-name-field.html https://web.archive.org/web/20061124201419/http://www.microsoft.com./technet/archive/win95/rk20_dsk.mspx jaclaz
  3. Hmmm, only out of curiosity, how do you know exactly that the photo in question was not authorized? Guys, please respect a bit the presumption of innocence. And now, for NO apparent reason, hipsters: https://petapixel.com/2019/03/07/hipster-p***ed-over-his-photo-in-article-on-hipsters-looking-the-same-but-its-a-different-hipster/ jaclaz
  4. Well then try looking for other files. There are possibly a zillion versions of these. no idea which license key is compatible with which. But it seems that no .msi ever existed for Office 2013 Professional, only for Professional Plus: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/office-2013-msi-version/7abddc2e-f088-4d55-95b2-be3fb76575f1?page=1 jaclaz
  5. I know , Basically because it is written in clear letters on the given site : Life is tough. Anyway, if you read between (or beyond) the lines you could try searching around for X18-65189.iso. Maybe you could land here : https://web.archive.org/web/20150331001338/https://drcdn.blob.core.windows.net/office2013/X18-65189.iso or maybe here: https://archive.org/details/en_office_professional_plus_2013_x86_x64_dvd_1135709 And again that (or that other one) may (or may not) be what you are after. jaclaz
  6. Try here (AGAIN - maybe - they will do): https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/73-office-2013-direct-download-links jaclaz
  7. Check here, it seems that the good MS guys have removed links from where they were (and should have been), of course - in order to simplify things for the user - making them not findable, though seemingly they are still available (maybe): https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/2013/office-2013-removed-office-portal/ jaclaz
  8. Which is good, but only (possibly) part of the problem: If you check that thread, it is about verifying that the VM machine settings are adequate, seemingly the "key" is: jaclaz
  9. If "no luck" is the complete, detailed, exhaustive description of what happens on your machine, I guess that we can end here our conversation, as it is pretty much pointless. Go trying helping people ... But if you have a friend that writes .bat files for you, and they "work great", ask him/her to write a new batch capable of starting IE the way you want, you may have better luck . Have fun . jaclaz
  10. You open notepad. Then copy the posted text to the notepad window. Save the file as tryme.vbs in the same directory where the default.html file is. Then you try running it by double clicking on tryme.vbs or type tryme.vbs on the command line and press [ENTER] or "cscript tryme.vbs" [ENTER]. If you have .vbs associated to executable it should work, otherwise you ned to set the association, set permissions, etc. Once by running it you get an Internet Explorer Window opened (whether it actually reaches google or it throws a no connection error is the same) you open the file in Notepad and change the address, "http://www.google.com" in the example, with the path to your "default.html" file (that would probably be simply "default.html" or possibly ".\default.html"). Save the file and run it. What happens? jaclaz
  11. On the given link there are reports of success with Windows 10, but I cannot see a reason why Windows 7 wouldn't work unless *somehow* the Windows 7 install has not suitable drivers for the (virtualized) graphic card or these drivers are *somehow* missing a specific functionality. Do double check the actual VMware settings and drivers *like*: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/579259 jaclaz
  12. First thing you shouldn't use a .bat but rather a .cmd. Second - even if it might work - you have the double quotes in your example all wrong. Third - this is only a side note - the start command traditionally has some quirks and it should always be used with the "title" parameter, see: https://ss64.com/nt/start.html Fourth you are not launching any "app" in chrome, you are laubching a "normal" .html page in "app mode" (i.e. without the address bar). I don't think there is an "easy" way to do so from command line (i.e. there isn't AFAIK a correspondent command line parameter to the chrome "--app" one, ther is the "-k" one, but that is "kiosk mode" so it will have no address bar but it will be full screen), you will probably need to use vbs, something *like*: Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") With objIE .visible=1 .left=200 .top=200 .height=800 .width=600 .menubar=0 .toolbar=0 .statusBar=0 .FullScreen=0 .navigate "http://www.google.com" End With 'Wait until IE has finished loading Do While objIE.ReadyState <> 4 WScript.Sleep 100 Loop Set objIE = Nothing should do. jaclaz
  13. No. But you can use some other field. Like - say - the OEM fields: https://www.askvg.com/add-customized-strings-oem-information-and-logo-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-xp/ jaclaz
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