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  1. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Updated to v 8.0 March 31, 2019
  2. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Updated post and link to working one.
  3. BYTE-ME

    Office 2019 on Windows 8.x!

    @UCyborg. Understood...
  4. BYTE-ME

    Office 2019 on Windows 8.x!

    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.
  5. BYTE-ME

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    @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).
  6. 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.
  7. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Updated to version 7.8e, with several fixes to hyperlinks and expanded "Shell New" items.
  8. BYTE-ME

    windows 8 activation message

    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.
  9. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Thanks for the head's up. The uninstall icon path was fixed in the latest Tweaks_78c.7z.
  10. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Assorted bug fixes for 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks in version 7.8c.
  11. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Works for me. Please refresh your browser.
  12. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

  13. BYTE-ME

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    2019 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks v 8.3 I've uploaded more than 200 tweaks in HTML format to make it easier to see helper files and folder and file paths that need editing; just unzip the files and click on tweaks.html file. All the helper scripts are perfectly safe text files that you must change to a suitable file extension to work. Updated instruction page and improved Shell New entries Added new clear temp files tweak Many tweaks now make backups before changing registry keys Minor spelling corrections and updated download links Updated tame your control panel tweak Improved scripts to selectively remove buggy Windows updates and telemetry features Added more than a half-dozen new tweaks Improved and annotated Windows Scheduled Tasks tweak and made disabling of Windows Defender and defrag, drives, optional File: Tweaks_83.7z CRC-32: eb2f03e7 MD4: 0747474d5e4e9649174fa94c7ed81e36 MD5: 35ede4f56094ef268e940a76891da6d8 SHA-1: ad4f464d2795a2c094aef59fed8184443dfebcea More details and download here.
  14. BYTE-ME

    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    I was just being facetious with the use of the word "impressive" because, as I recall, the screen shot uptimes I saw NoelC post were all less than a couple of months . @jaclazI have no experience with Windows 10 because I don't use it, but my own personal experience has been that Windows 8 slows noticeably to me after two to five months, depending on how much other software I have installed and how frequently I access the PC; I've never keep the same hardware/software combination on my Windows 7 installations to fairly measure any slowdown, but my sense is that it stays more responsive longer than Windows 8. Your mileage may vary.
  15. BYTE-ME

    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Don't mean to hijack this thread, but I wonder, since NoelC has been posting his impressive Windows "uptimes" from time to time, whether he has noticed any difference in the inevitable time it takes for software rot to set in on Windows 10 vs. Windows 8 or 7? In other words, how long before you wipe the slate clean and do a clean install again due to system sluggishness and performance issues?