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Mathwiz last won the day on October 3

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  1. Short answer: The drive will almost certainly work. However, NTFS file system performance won't be optimal unless your partition is "aligned" on a 4K boundary. XP's built-in disk management will try to align the partition on an old-style cylinder/track boundary, which almost certainly won't give you the best performance. But third-party software can align your partition on a 4K boundary. The standard these days is to align partitions on not just a 4K (8-sector) boundary, but a 1MiB (2048-sector) boundary! This seems wasteful, but 1 MiB is such a tiny fraction of a 2 TB drive you won't even notice. Linux's GPartEd will do the job, and you can download a boot image that you can burn to a bootable CD or DVD. If GPartEd isn't to your liking, the free version of EaseUS's Partition Master will also do it.
  2. I didn't think you were running version 28. Are you using the UOC Patch with it? OK, I see now. Just didn't read far enough. Since you're using "official" PM 28 on an "official" OS, you could report the issue to MCP and see what they say. They may blow it off, but you never know.
  3. We all knew this day would come. M$ has really been working overtime this year, killing any old OS features they possibly can. Early in the year they went after XP with a vengeance; now they're doing the same to Win 7. But there's a silver lining: I've read good things about EPG123. The Schedules Direct guide is from Gracenote, which supplies guide data for Zap2It.com and used to supply guide data for WMC before M$ switched to Rovi (which later bought Tivo and took the Tivo name for the merged company). The software is free but (as you noted) the Schedules Direct subscription isn't. The subscription is only $25/year though; a lot less than Tivo (unless you get a Tivo with a "lifetime" subscription), and I've read that you get a 21-day guide for your money; a nice improvement over the 12-day (at best) M$-provided guide.
  4. OpenSSL v1.1.1d for XP is now available. Only a few minor fixes since v1.1.1c, so it may not be worth the trouble to rebuild Python's Cryptography module with it, but here it is anyway, just in case.
  5. I think @roytam1's server is owned by Cloudflare, so that's probably OK; just needs a more permanent domain name. (Like many cloud servers, it hosts multiple domains, so you can't just use its IP address and be done with this nonsense.) For now o.rths.ml is fine, but I suspect @siria is correct; it's just a matter of time before it becomes too popular "fraudulent" in FreeNom's eyes.
  6. Wayback snapshots of @roytam1's software? Probably, but you don't need them; he only lost a domain name, not his server. Just change the .cf in the link to .ml and it will work (at least, until freeNom decides to yank that domain name too). He's already updated the links at rtfreesoft.blogspot.com, so you could just go there instead. (Don't know if it's possible to similarly mass-update the links on this thread.)
  7. Oddly I didn't get the usual yellow shield this time, notifying me of new updates. But I ran M$ Update from IE8 and it found them; installing now....
  8. I wonder if someone misreported your sites as fraudulent, as a form of harassment?
  9. Is something up with o.rths.cf today? I keep getting either a 503 error or a redirect to a "Girls and their Webcam" page
  10. Don't give up so easily; the problem is simply that @roytam1's version numbers have gotten ahead of what the language packs support. At one time @VistaLover posted instructions for fixing a language pack to work with a newer version: Or if that's too much, you could simply download @roytam1's last version 28.7 build of New Moon at https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/2019/08/weekly-browser-binaries-20190817.html & install the language pack in that version. (You aren't required to always use the very latest NM version!)
  11. There are a few about:config prefs that differ between FF 45-48 and FF 49-52: HTH
  12. There are language packs for NM/PM 28 as noted in the previous post. Unfortunately there are apparently no official language packs for Serpent/Basilisk.
  13. Could you post a link to a video or two that doesn't play, so we could test it and see what's going on?
  14. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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