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Everything posted by glnz

  1. First, before making the registry change below, you should download and install Microsoft's updated Windows Installer 4.5 (KB942288-v3) from THIS LINK for Windows XP 32-bit, which is what we assume you have. (The MS article that explains this updated installer is HERE.) Next, copy the text given by @Sebijk (below) to notepad and save it as POSReady.txt Make sure what you copy starts with the "Windows..." line and has two blank lines after the line that ends in "00000001" Rename the file POSReady.txt to POSReady.reg, right-click on it, select "Merge", then "Yes". Reboot the system. =================######================= Direct Links to WU/MU (just in case...): for Windows Update http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate for Microsoft Update http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate =================######================= NOW, sometimes Microsoft Update (MU) takes a long time to get anywhere - sometimes a LONG LONG time. Sometimes even longer than that. When MU takes ages to find anything, stop it, install by hand the Office 2007 Comparability Pack and all Office 2003 updates (they usually don't require rebooting), then the latest IE8 update, then reboot. After that, MU will find all remaining relevant updates fast. If using Windows Update (WU) instead, then the latest IE8 update and a reboot should be enough. Moreover, as both Office 2003 and 2007 are now EoS, the latest IE8 update and a reboot may be enough for both MU and WU. See: <link> , <link> , <link> , and <link> . =================######================= THEN, after you've installed the initial truck-load of updates for POS since 2014, if you want to skip ahead and enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 in your Internet Options - Advanced, go to this < LINK > and follow Heinoganda's instructions. And then you might UNcheck TLS 1.0. But please promise to come back here and slowly and carefully read every page of this thread and take notes because there'll be a test later and it's only 568 pages at this point. =================######================= 'Nuff said!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. heinoganda - "buffered 5 or 8 ports" means managed? Or still unmanaged, which of course is cheaper? At some point I shall buy an inexpensive unmanaged switch because we need a few more wired connections. But isn't that just an extension of the router, like adding network sockets to the router? I thought switches were NOT sub-networks. (I bought my first and only switch six months ago for $17 to fix an issue with one device in my wife's small office. Her ObiHai device for GoogleVoice telephone stopped working behind her old small router, and with the new switch connected to all of the landlord's network, the router and now the ObiHai, I was able to move the ObiHai directly into the landlord's network, and it started working again. That's when I learned that a switch is not a router and does not create a sub-network. I describe it as adding ethernet sockets directly to whatever network it's connected to, like an extension cord with five sockets.) Thanks again.
  6. Happy Holidays to all again ... and now I have a free day to ask this question: My XP machine seems to disconnect from home network connection and then reconnect a few times a day (and night). I do not see this while I am using the machine, but I get messages in the tray that now I am connected to the internet. (I leave my machine on all the time and reboot maybe once every ten days.) I don't see the same issue on my Win 7 machine (same network). Maybe this started when I got FIOS 1Gbps and Verizon's Quantum G1100 router in April. (Is it too fast for my old XP+duct tape machine?) How can I trace the issue? Is there a small-footprint monitoring program that might help? Thanks.
  7. someguy25 - suggest the following: From here in this forum thread, go backwards until you find Bersaglio's list of links of manual downloads of this month's updates. Manually download and install only the link for the update to Internet Explorer 8. Reboot and then see if you're OK. If still not OK, manually download and install only the link(s) for update(s) to Office 2007 Compatibility Pack. Reboot again. Then wait for yellow shield, which should update you nicely without your CPU running at 50% or 100% (or you could manually install ALL of Bersaglio's links).
  8. Looks like I'm not the only nut case here. Happy Holidays!
  9. You have Escargots in Lithuania? I love them in France, but maybe they're better in Lithuania?
  10. I have just now UNchecked TLS 1.0, leaving 1.1 and 1.2 CHECKED, and rebooted. Well, here I am (on Firefox), and my Outlook Express emails seem to work. So OK. Unless, of course, while TLS 1.0 was checked, everything I did was secretly intercepted by Russia, and the last 4½ years have been communications with FAKE heinoganda, dencorso and others and the next sentence will destroy the internet, So I'd better not wri
  11. My yellow shield list shows only one version of KB4467689 ready to install, not two. And KB4467689 is NOT already installed, per MU update history and Belarc. Should I do anything before letting the yellow shield run? Thanks.
  12. Heinoganda's post prompted me to look. In my Internet Options, I have DISabled SSL 2.0 and 3.0, but TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1,2 are all ENabled. Is that still OK for XP? Is it OK for Win 7? Thanks.
  13. Mcinwwl - October 12, 2021 - three years from yesterday, And considering that it's only four years since I started doing the XP POS updates (thanks to this thread), those three years will pass fast enough. I am NOT looking forward to Win 10, neither at home nor at work. Does anyone know how many people are actually (still) updating XP with the POS hack?
  14. I wonder whether MS might not extend Win 7 a bit. Just this month, there were two meltdowns from updates to Win 10. I don't see how businesses (especially mom-and-pop businesses) can trust Win 10 yet. But it will be another year before the world realizes that Win 7 is going away, so maybe the complaining won't start soon enough..
  15. Vistaboy - but then in 2020 we'll all be back for Win 7. Hey, is there a Win 7 POS?
  16. Heinoganda - yes - all good. Thanks again. HEY - WHAT IF I PUT A PICTURE OF ELVIS?
  17. Heinoganda - thanks again, from me and all five of my doppelgangers. Your Info Version 1.6.txt says "For this the image (CertUpd.jpg) of the screen print must be loaded into the same directory of Cert_Updater, or in the same directory of Cert_Updater a text file with the name "Cert_Updater.txt" where the corresponding link to the image of the screen printout is inserted." But I installed your .reg file and I have just run Cert_Updater_v1.6, Do I also need to follow your instructions above about CertUpd.jpg?
  18. Dave-H and heinoganda - this is only about the schannel error, not the crypt32 error, correct?
  19. heinoganda - I just tried it (without understanding the Info .txt), and the results are: ******************************************************* * authroots.sst 07/18/2018 05:09 PM Roots * * delroots.sst 07/06/2018 02:05 PM Roots * * roots.sst 07/06/2018 02:05 PM Roots * * updroots.sst 08/20/2018 08:12 PM Roots * * disallowedcert.sst 04/27/2018 03:29 PM Revoked * ******************************************************* Does that look correct? Thanks.
  20. Well, today I started the process of moving 13 years of emails from my Outlook Express to Thunderbird ("TB"), all on my XP machine. I installed Thunderbird on my XP machine and had it Import all settings, folders and emails from my Outlook Express. But then when I had TB start checking for new emails, it started downloading the same very old emails that are in the successful Import. See my details at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1233978 and at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3041629 . Any thoughts? Thanks.
  21. Dave-H - I'm getting email notifications for SOME of the new posts on this thread (like yours just above but not some of the immediately preceding ones). At a meta+ironic level, in my XP machine's Outlook Express (which I understand is closely tied to IE). when I click on email notifications about updates to MSFN threads, I get Certificate Error warnings, but NOT just now for the one that has inspired this post.
  22. Dave-H - you are not alone!!! My XP Applications Event Viewer page looks exactly like yours, ending with the same Warning. And I run Heinoganda's cert_updater every few months, which splits the timeline into alternate universes. However, I have not tried any of the other suggestions in this thread.
  23. Looking forward to the future ... Time to set a goal to wean myself from XP by April. These are my tasks: How to migrate my ten years of existing emails from Outlook Express 6 (many folders of ten-years past and current sent and received emails) to a new email app on my Win 7+10 dual-booting machine. Which email app? Someone has said that Mozilla is no longer updating Thunderbird, and I am (as Den knows) just a tad security-conscious. OE6 has been basic but very good to me. Its search function has been 100% A-OK, and I'm able to find what I need. I do have Outlook on my constantly-updated O365 Home on the Win 7 machine (not used yet), but I also use Outlook at work, so it's a bit boring. How to migrate over the air gap? Hire an unlicensed New Jersey trucking company? Ideally the emails will sit on a second hard drive as data. Better than a paper bag. All my emails have been on a POP3 basis until now (but with the OE6 setting "Keep copy on server" checked). How hard is it to change that to IMAP so that I can start accessing from numerous devices but keep a central record and not lose anything? I've never used IMAP. How to pour a copy of my old XP machine into a virtual machine that I can call up when I'm on my Win 7+10 and feeling lonely? I ask because my XP duct-tape machine isn't doing so well. I could just keep its hard drive, but that might be what's getting poky. As these are sort-of new topics, in what folder on this Forum should I start them? Hey - don't cry yet - we still have till April. But then it's auf Wiedersehen -- Au revoir -- adiós -- さようなら -- Прощай -- Tchau -- "Windows is Shutting Down".