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About bluebolt

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  1. XP task bar vertical?

    I always lock the taskbar on my parents' computer, yet this has still happened--I think because they're moving the mouse around the desktop while accidentally holding down the left click button. It's best to just drag it back into place, but you can also fix it using System Restore.
  2. I don't know Advanced Server from Professional, but maybe the first link here will work: https://msfn.org/board/topic/173710-intel-mei-driver-pci-simple-communications-controller/?do=findComment&comment=1097275
  3. Cryptojacking block for Windows XP

    I'm using Firefox 52.6.0esr, and the cryptojacking test says I'm protected. I wonder if that's because my install is spoofed to version 76.
  4. I experienced the usual slow scans when test running MU. I have only tried to update a few machines so far (because of the odd nature/timing of this month's updates), and have not tried to preempt the long scan times by manually applying any updates this month, instead just waiting for the yellow shield to show up. I'm holding back a little and reassessing whether the risk posed going forward is greater from Microsoft's patches or from the vulnerabilities being patched. The update process looks more rickety every month.
  5. Office updates are not showing up on some of my machines, as well. Time to bang on the side of the chassis, like in the old days.
  6. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Why do you say the HFSLIP2000 package isn't mentioned on your website? And doesn't the HFSLIP2000 Full Package already include all of the individual updates?
  7. They fixed the MU problem for Windows 2000 Professional, too, so it wasn't based on popularity.
  8. Perhaps the Office Compatibility Pack will receive security updates until April, 2018: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3
  9. Integrate Unoffcial ExKernel?

    Why do you say "theoretically"; I thought you were doing this regularly a few years ago, and planning to do it again at some point? http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/156521-unofficial-sp-52-for-microsoft-windows-2000-wip/?do=findComment&comment=1103672
  10. EMET on up-to-date Windows XP

    Same here; I tried this and I tried that, and finally figured out it was malwarebytes anti-exploit (after uninstalling it fixed my browser problems). Obviously a major botch on their part.
  11. Unfortunately, you haven't given us much information about your hardware, but "computer is too new" may mean you're running up against this problem: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175782-ntdetect-failed-during-setup/?do=findComment&comment=1126466 In which case--if your motherboard does not have a PS/2 connector--there is no way to make your USB ports work in Windows 2000 Professional.
  12. Never mind the Turing Test, let's just have them fight it out!
  13. Maybe in the future it will be Tay that who is expected to apologize: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-10/skype-s-homeland-grapples-with-dilemma-of-robot-as-legal-person To summarize: law as a nice cover in case something goes wrong... "Hey, don't sue me, sue the killer robot I built."
  14. We have seen that URL bar version information can be unreliable; remember this instance? where simply renaming the folder (regardless of what version was actually in the folder) produced misinformation:
  15. "Hello, World!"

    I see you're not running Windows 8.x or Windows 10, so however bad your day, it could be worse. Hang in there.