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Everything posted by Mcinwwl

  1. Works as pagefile on HDD - will write something on the disk, when system or program will decide it's necessary. And, AFAIK, it will be stored on SDD following the same logic, which simplified model was provided by jaclaz, not any sort of special file that tries to wear specific cell of. So you should be rather concerned by overall data writes along time, not specific files or partitions. Bigger capacity, improved reliability, and long endurance of 200TB TBW(total bytes written), the drive could be used over 10 years with daily usage of 20GB - taken from the ADATA specs you've linked. Unless you'll continuously throw thousands of photos, games, movies, databases, (anything that needs lot of storage), you should be fine with the hardware for years. There are, of course, rare occurrences, when specific programs has bad impact on SSD's, but if you'll keep some common sense you shouldn't be struck by sudden loss. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239268-spotify-may-killing-ssd http://www.msfn.org/2016/09/27/adjust-setting-firefox-wears-ssd-drive/
  2. This is not a solution, since it is a computer for relatives, not for me
  3. Ooooh, leave XP's with their beauty of pixelosis. Real fonts have corners!
  4. Below You'll have a review of ADATA SSD that interests you (512 GB variant, but this shouldn't be much concern). Polish only, but hey, we have translators, and article contains lots of comparison bar charts about speed of different SSDs under different circumstances, that are self-explanatory, I hope. https://www.purepc.pl/pamieci_masowe/test_dyskow_ssd_adata_ultimate_su800_konkurencja_dla_crucial_mx300 Can't say about partitioning of SSDs, I use my GoodRam Iridium Pro it as a single partition OS drive. Only drawback I can recall is that SSD's tend to slow down when filled up, but I can't find up to date data about this ad-hoc (this article form 2013 might be slightly outdated. https://www.howtogeek.com/165542/why-solid-state-drives-slow-down-as-you-fill-them-up/
  5. I had to wait for more than 12 hours to see the updates. The thing is, Wu on XP has some problems with Avast! on my machine, so I have disabled all the IS programs, and this PC is used by my family members. And I needed to bail out of home at the time, hoping nothing bad will happen. But finally I got 'em all, including Office 2007 updates. @FranceBB I think You have said you are in touch with Avast! devs and that you are aware of problems, that this software has on XP. Are they planning to fix em? I don't really expect them to do anything in favor of POSReady updates, since they are not a part of XP (officially), but Avast! turned on prevents me from scanning a document, and this is a serious issue for me. Already thinking of changing the AV solution on my PC...
  6. Bersaglio, you have saved my eyes. Thanks ! BTW might be worth punning on MFSN frontpage ^^
  7. If they won't wipe any of the phones told to be hacked, it means it was a hoax from the very beginning... If they will, internet will be loud about it.
  8. Direct link to English version (2.0): http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=412123&swItemId=lj_24947_4&swEnvOid=228 Site where I got it: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=412123&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=228 I didn't test it.
  9. Cool. so I won't have security updates, if I don't have newest systems... makes sense.
  10. This article (polish only, sorry): http://www.fixitpc.pl/topic/49-zabezpieczenia-robaczywe-ataki-poslaniec/ Describes SMB and corresponding ports as a threat to the 2000/XP/2003. Although it is based on old data (see last post update) it describes things somehow similar to the ones corresponding to the bug patched by M$ this week, i mean RCE using SMB. Post do not say, which SMB it is, but I guess that v1.0 is what will appear in older systems If you are paranoid and do not share files, folders and printers over network, simply block the corresponding ports. If you are just cautious, just be sure to hide your LAN behind router and follow most common good practices (do not open shady sites and files etc.) and you should be fine. You are not worth being APT target
  11. It might be simpler that expected - maybe you have accidentally chosen to always block ActiveX formants on Windows Update site when prompted? Also, your Internet Security, antivirus or whatever protective software might cause problem with windows update. My Avast! does not only cause Windows update troubles, I also have to disable it while scanning. Are you sure you have installed the same hardware driver for browser that worked previously? Maybe you should look for old CD with printer drivers you might have somewhere, or dive deep into the internet to look for other driver version. But beware of bad bloatware sites!
  12. Sorry I'll make that up. Anyway, you say that Silverlight more or less works despite not being supported for IE8/XP, right? Or do I miss some information from other sources?
  13. https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/ Do I get it right, no more Silverlight updates for IE8/XP/POSReady 2009? If so, we might need to suggest everyone to uninstall the crap?
  14. Run some 8-bit microcomputer or console emulator atop of it. http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Windows_98 Wouldn't that be ooo-som?
  15. Again, M$ has unhidden six of the updates available on the list. This is ridiculous.
  16. According to my quick search, it's only a typo, and in fact there should be there isn't. Or there is some sophisticated language trick I cannot catch? Only old Win98 physical media are legal way to get that system. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ff723773.aspx Reference from Wikipedia. Agreement refers to the lawsuit between Sun and M$ about usage of some Java branding, and dozen sources pop up after simple search. Top DuckDuckGo search result: https://www.cnet.com/news/sun-microsoft-settle-java-suit/
  17. Tried editing different browser different PC?
  18. When did capitalism need a reason to sell anything? If the trend will keep, not for better. Major systems will be more like smartphones, if I can take a guess. According to netmarketshare, not really. I has grown 1/3 of its current state within 2 years, but consumed Mac users instead of Windows share. Actual 2,05% Is pretty close to the third sigma. See above, It's actually getting better ^^.
  19. I see it as an code box while quoting. both double clicking and shortcut captured work. It's also not an image when I select your post and order browser to show post's source. It's <pre class="ipsCode"> this should not be an image </pre> I'm using Firefox on Windows 7 x64 with a few extensions. Providing us more details about your system might track someone to the right solution.
  20. And, out of curiosity, are similar CD's still somehow distributed, or did it all move to the internet?
  21. And actually all his books are hosted on his site ^^ Actually started reading and will keep on during the lazy day at work.
  22. Note to mods: I wasn't sure which board the topic best applies to, I won't feel offended if it needs moving somewhere else. http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/things-every-hacker-once-knew/ An article written by Eric S. Raymond, who, after further investigation, appears to be a major persona in Unix/ Open Source community. The thing speaks about the days of minicomputers, like PDP series, and provides reader with the most important facts about the times IT technology, that are now nearly forgotten - a workflow basics of an IT pro somewhen about 40 years ago. Topics covered include minicomputers hardware, foundations of their OSes and other protocols and technology used, early days of common networks (not necessarily internet) and stone age of computer game development. And, what's cool about it, the whole article is really well written and easy to read for anyone with communicative English and basic understanding of computers - no need to be an expert in geeky terminology from past days. I got so gripped that I've nearly forgotten to get out of work ;P It might be a trip to old days for most experienced MSFN users, for me, and younger folk, it's emotional journey to the lost world form the past, lead by a great tutor. I also recommend checking rest of his website - lots of interesting materials about different topics, mainly IT connected.
  23. Laughs are laughs, but I have a feeling we are having some language barrier here, powered by a sort of panic. shibu, please, give us more details about what happened, including detailed information of what script did you use, and someone should be able to help you
  24. Today vile KB2952664 appeared on my update list again...
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