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glnz last won the day on December 18 2018

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  1. If it's good enough for Dave-H, it's good enough for me.
  2. How are the 14 updates doing for the more adventurous?
  3. Mathwiz and someguy25 - On my XP Machine, on my Internet Explorer 8, when I go to Qualys to check whether its TLS 1.2 is working, I can't get to the page. That's at https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/viewMyClient.html. My Internet Options - Advanced shows that TLS 1.2 (and only TLS 1.2) is checked. So, what am I doing wrong? There were some posts here how to enable TLS 1.2 on IE8 on XP - please point me to them again. Thanks.
  4. dencorso writes above, "... my main, day-to-day OS is XP SP3, and I'll cling to it until it becomes nearly impossible to use ,,,," Ah, noble thoughts, but just now SugarSync became impossible to use on XP. It forced an update that throws a kernel error. For details, see < THIS LINK >. (And the fact that den-heino-bersa already gave us TLS 1.2 did not help,) Fortunately, I have free SpiderOak with 5GB capacity through Giveaway of the Day, and I put a copy of the spreadsheet into a folder that's backing up there, but I'm not a big fan of SpiderOak, and the SugarSync was actually my wife's account, so she won't be able to follow along easily any more on the particular spreadsheet I was working on. It's just as well that THE END IS APPROACHING. It's 7 for me VERY VERY SOON. Sorry, gang.
  5. Mcinwwl - I doubt that MS will make it easy for tourists to use someone else's paid updates for XP POS (if MS is even going to provide any in the first place). I wonder whether MS let the POS hack work so far to see what would happen to us - this forum might have been a Petri dish all along. And even if some unknown registry hack would work after April, those of us who are not heinoganda need this board to avoid the traps along the way, such as last month's bad KB4487085. I humbly beseech dencorso, bersaglio, heinoganda and other savants here to lead us into 7 POS in 2020 - that would be very helpful to yours truly!
  6. Mcinwwl - I agree with SD73. Only two more updates left, right folks?
  7. Only in XP Mode on my Win 7 machine, the update KB4486463 doesn't take. After running it 32 times, it continues to appear in the yellow shield on the next reboot. Not important because this is only in the XP Mode, not my real machine, but annoying, you know?
  8. heinoganda - your steps with SSL 3.0 on and off just worked for me. But that's NUTTY, man!
  9. Dear guinea pigs friends – Now that KB4487085 has disappeared from the list, are all the other updates OK, including Office 2003 and 2007 Compatibility? Has anyone actually run them without problems? By the way, most of the Askwoody website is devoted to bad updates from MS (although only for later OSs). MS has gotten quite bad about testing them. Many thanks.
  10. roytam - I remain confident that dencorso, heinoganda, bersaglio and Dave-H will keep Win 7 going for at least 12½ years. I still have a flip phone.
  11. Whoa! For those who can still read me, which of the updates should I avoid? I have plain old XP with Office 2003. And I'd like to survive through April before moving to ... 7.
  12. Hey - I have a weekend free - what better to do than to check this mighty thread? I just manually ran Microsoft Update on my XP machine, and it shows me an OPTIONAL update - should I run it? It says: Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009 (KB4459091) I'm sure the wise leaders here have already discussed it, but I'm always sitting in the back of the classroom reading science fiction. Thanks.
  13. The walls are closing in - the room is getting smaller and smaller - soon we'll be squashed down to a singularity. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING OPERATING SYSTEM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI57rfCqWFw
  14. About my post above at >here< , the settings for my NIC would not change in Device Manager - the changes would not stick. So I changed the "Reduce power" settings in the Registry at this key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0001] However, I'm still getting the same Warnings in Event Viewer. Odd, but not fatal - I'm connected as soon as I use the machine.
  15. Jack Finley - Maybe you nailed it. I just rechecked properties for my NIC, and, in Power Management, two "Reduce link speed" settings were ON. I just UNchecked them. I always UNcheck the "Reduce link speed" boxes - I want my PC's NIC going full speed all the time. Maybe IProSetMonitor updated the driver and these settings went into a "reduce speed" default? ALSO, in Event Viewer - System, I have groupings of "Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0023AE71AAF4. The following error occurred: The semaphore timeout period has expired. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server." Thoughts? Anyway, thanks for suggestion. We'll see, Zoom zoom!