Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral


  • Birthday 11/20/1951

Profile Information

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

845 profile views
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. BYTE-ME

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Updated to version 7.8e, with several fixes to hyperlinks and expanded "Shell New" items.
  4. 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.
  5. BYTE-ME

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

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

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

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

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

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

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

  9. BYTE-ME

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks v 7.8e 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. Fixed several hyperlinks and improved Shell New entries New tame your control panel tweak Improved scripts to selectively remove buggy Windows updates and telemetry features Streamlined and updated the Windows Post Install config.js file All registry files are discreet, and not combined, for easier reading. 3rd party tweaks for Classic Shell and 7-zip Pruned unneeded Windows tasks list and made disabling of Windows Defender and defrag, drives, optional Adds several clean install tweaks, including automated "F8" Windows 8 Legacy Boot Install Automate trim command on SSD drives with the correct commands syntax through scheduled tasks File: Tweaks_78e.7z CRC-32: 03ac6116 MD4: a2f948f43d5b1168c0dc7aea3737640f MD5: 33219a1529c06582410fd7347a102ba7 SHA-1: e4fb91c4b7903096969b83fe9dbae70cfdc8d665 More details and download here.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. I too generally recommend installing no Windows 8 or 8.1 updates after January 2016. I also recommend running the remove-spyware-win batch file for cleaning up any telemetry updates that were subsequently installed inadvertently. In addition, Nvidia has started integrating telemetry updates into their video drivers. You can get rid of those by uncompressing the setup file and deleting the telemetry folder and the automatic update folder, which also phones in.
  13. BYTE-ME

    Programs on another drive?

    If you change your OS, you are correct: you would have to reinstall Microsoft Office. But if you reinstall a previous drive image of your OS, you can put programs and data on any drive you want. That's why I use this procedure because when Windows 8 is on it's own partition, its image backup is only about 10GB or so and takes about 3 to 4 minutes to restore vs. a 100GB-sized backup or more if I had all my programs and data installed on the root drive as well.
  14. BYTE-ME

    Programs on another drive?

    No need to get snarky @Tripredacus. Tengerecki indicated he had limited storage on his main drive (256GB), so it would be difficult if not impossible to cram all the data on his 1TB drive onto the smaller PCI-SSD. Although many people do put everything on their system drive, my point was that when trouble strikes, it usually strikes there on the system drive in the form of driver, virus and registry issues. And the easiest way to defend against those calamities is to separate the OS from the rest of your data.
  15. BYTE-ME

    Programs on another drive?

    Clone your operating system with something like AOMEI or Image for Windows. This is a good backup practice for any system because the OS is more likely to fail due to some driver, registry or virus issue than your programs or game drive or folder. I never keep programs on the same drive as Windows. You're just asking for trouble.