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  1. Yes! I got that message on one of my Windows 8.1 workstations yesterday after upgrading to DotNet 4.8. This is crazy.
  2. Yes, commericial video ads on PCs and text messages to your phone when you logon will be the next big "innovation". I can hear them now: "Let's see how we can monetize 2-factor authentication."
  3. Looking at the recent list of removed or deprecated features in Windows 10 got me thinking about why I almost never upgrade Microsoft products anymore. Microsoft, and many aother developers, increasingly seem to want more money for less functionality. What happened to improving the ReFS file system and making it ready for prime time? Countless other useful features are discussed but rarely implemented. there have been nearly a half dozen iterations of Microsoft Office since 2007 yet they show little real innovation. As a result, I still use Word and Outlook 2003 to retain the ability to pipe RSS feeds into Outlook or create a Microsoft word letter inside Outlook with the address field automatically populated with the Outlook contact of my choice. All this was removed from later versions of Word and Outlook The knee jerk response to security challenges today is to deprecate, not fix features. I get that security is a big issue these days. But eliminating useful features is not the way to combat the issue. Remember when you could launch an application with a webrowser hyperlink? No can do in 2020. Why can't developers work on better ways to insure that only the user's commands are executed and not the instructions of some malware or hacker. This can't be rocket science.
  4. Updated to v 8.5 July 17, 2019
  5. The cruelest part of Microsoft's pursuit of a CPU patch is that it has been clear for months now that Spectre cannot be effectively mitigated in software alone. That makes it a really hard sell to endure a performance hit for a patch that can potentially be circumvented anyway. It's a lot like getting a flu shot that's only about 40% effective.
  6. Try icon # 108 in: C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.
  7. Updated to v 8.0 March 31, 2019
  8. Updated post and link to working one.
  9. I stopped upgrading MS Word and Outlook at version 2003 and Excel, Visio, Publisher and PowerPoint at version 2010 because MS started removing features I liked, allegedly out of concern for security. What are the advantages of paying an annual $70 to $100 fee for the latest version of MS Office and being encouraged to park your data in the cloud? I don't mean this sarcastically, I'm willing to be convinced.
  10. @Tripredacus. Don't know if this was the case for you or Mr. Turley at the eeJournal, but .pst files are locked when Outlook is open and cannot be copied or altered until Outlook is closed. I recalled this because when I do automated local backups I have to taskkill Outlook before copying the .pst file(s).
  11. Just got the LGA 2066 chipset and it is definitely hostile to Windows 7 & 8. I managed to get a Windows 8 image on it and then update my drivers but Windows 7 is a non-starter, even with an image and USB drivers. Still trying to figure out how to get Linux on it. Man, 2019 really looks like Windows 10 and nothing else moving forward. This is crazy.
  12. Updated to version 7.8e, with several fixes to hyperlinks and expanded "Shell New" items.
  13. Not sure if it makes a difference but I use the slmgr.vbs -ipk with a dash not a slash. Are you connected to the Internet when you try to activate? Also, I usually follow up the -ipk switch with slmgr.vbs -ato to force the PC to to connect and verify the product ID. Afterwards you have to reboot or logoff for the activation message to change on the Windows System property page. Hope that helps.
  14. Thanks for the head's up. The uninstall icon path was fixed in the latest Tweaks_78c.7z.
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