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FranceBB last won the day on August 20

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About FranceBB

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  1. lol. The first reply is a bot, but the followin ones are not. I mean, there's a real operator there. I contacted them other times and some of them were funny and very polite. Besides, a bot wouldn't ask me to fill a report (a feedback), saying how was my experience with the operator. They basically have a set of pre-configured answers (like the one you send with your mobile when someone tries to call you, but you are busy), but they can write things down themselves as well.
  2. I just reported it to Microsoft, but this little fella was a bit confused. xD I hope they'll fix it.
  3. FranceBB

    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

    @dencorso... it's the first time that I experience this in years... I guess I've been lucky so far. @heinoganda... oh, so it has been integrated in later OS. I followed the guide, but the link was dead. I found out that v1.6 is outdated and the latest version of UPHClean compatible with XP is This because it has been updated via Windows Update in later OS, so they had to release a new .msi for XP as well. Anyway, I now have the service up and running. Hopefully it will prevent further errors. @bluebolt... I found the temporary profile and I deleted it, after that I renamed the ".bak" and I rebooted, but unfortunately Windows just recreated the temporary profile.
  4. @Dave-H You can tell them if something it's wrong: as long as it's just a feedback, MS support doesn't check the licence. I do it all the time pretending to be on POSReady. As to this one, I'm gonna report it as well as it's happening on my machine as well. Anyway, I just disabled the Update Root Certificates from the Windows Components Wizard, as @mixit suggested. Hopefully, this is gonna solve the problem, as I already update my certificates once a month using the Cert_Updater_v1.3.exe
  5. FranceBB

    Windows cannot load the locally stored profile

    I run CHKDSK C: /F /R on a monthly basis, nothing pops up. Besides, the drive is kinda new as I clone my disk every 3 years and I replace my hard drives. Anyway, I'm gonna follow the link and copy everything into a new profile. Thanks.
  6. Whenever I log in using my account, an error log appears "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile: Insufficient security rights or a corrupted local file. Windows has logged you in with a temporary profile any setting you make will not be saved." However, I manage to log in normally and I can do pretty much everything. I mean, I wouldn't even have noticed the "issue" if it wasn't for the error in the event log prompted by "usernv". Is this something I should be concerned about? Is it a false-positive? Is something corrupted?
  7. Microsoft released a security advisory about a denial-of-service vulnerability that could render Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP (and embedded), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 as well as the corresponding server editions completely unresponsive. Microsoft said that there is no mitigation and patches will not be offered to unsupported systems (Windows 95, 98, 2000, Vista, 8.0) and recommends disabling packet reassembly with the following command: Win95, 98, 2000: Netsh int ipv4 set global reassemblylimit=0 Win Vista and 8.0 users will also need: Netsh int ipv6 set global reassemblylimit=0 The bug is called FragmentSmack because it responds to IP fragmentation, a process that adjusts the packet size to fit the maximum transmission unit (MTU) at the receiving end. Basically the victim computer receives multiple IP packets of a smaller size that are expected to be reassembled into their original form at the destination. The effect is that the CPU of the machine reaches maximum utilisation level and renders the operating system unresponsive. As soon as the packets flow ceases, the CPU returns to normal usage and the system recovers. On Windows XP we are gonna be fine. (thank you POSReady updates).
  8. Just to report that if you are using proxHTTPS and Whatsapp, you should add *web.whatsapp.com* to [SSL Pass-Thru] otherwise it's not gonna let you login for whatever reason. ^_^ Cheers.
  9. Yes, the lovely yellow shield is back. There's no need to manually install updates anymore, Microsoft Update it's back and it works as it should.
  10. FranceBB

    Netflix playback

    Uh... that's weird. I personally don't watch Netflix (I work for a broadcast company and I'm actually fine with our contents), but I just looked at their site and it says that the minimum OS version is Windows XP, Google Chrome version 37 or Mozilla Firefox version 47. Make sure that the date on your computer is correct. If it is, I would suggest you to try with Chromium 54 http://browser.taokaizen.com/ or Firefox 52.9 ESR https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/en-GB/ Although New Moon is supposed to be made from Firefox, it might not work as Firefox with some particular sites like Netflix.
  11. FranceBB

    CHKDSK Different OS: Truth or Urban Legend?

    Yes, that's what I thought. Got it, thanks. ^_^
  12. FranceBB

    Windows XP Spotter (the club)

    Your personal computers in your household don't count. However, if you use XP at your workplace and you are authorised to take a picture, then that computer counts. Everybody here is running Windows XP. If we just take a picture of our computers, it doesn't make much sense. The point is to find companies that run Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center, Windows XP Tablet Edition, Windows Server 2003 or Embedded systems like Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. The point is to get an idea of how much XP is still used in offices and most important in embedded systems. It's a funny way to collect data.
  13. I've been using the Windows Check Disk since March 2000, but I've always been told that it has to be used with the same OS. In other words, a Windows 2000 install shouldn't be scanned using a Windows XP CD and vice-versa, 'cause CHKDSK versions were created with a specific OS in mind and might misbehave while repairing another system. Here I am, 18 years later, without Windows 2000, but still using my XP CD (actually, I turned it into an ISO to use it via USB long time ago) whenever I have to do a check disk (I know that I could leave the OS repair itself, but I prefer to use the CD). Anyway, I now wonder: is really true what they told me 18 years ago and does it still apply to modern OS (Win Vista -> Win Vista / Win 7 -> Win7 / Win8 -> Win8 / Win8.1 -> Win 8.1 / Win10 -> Win10)? And how about Windows Server Versions? Let's say Windows Server 2008 R2. It's made with the Win7 kernel (revised and corrected) with added features. Can Windows Server be used to scan its Windows Desktop equivalent? Just asking out of curiosity. Thank you in advance. ^_^
  14. Although I don't generally spoof Firefox, I do spoof Chromium 54 as the latest version of Chromium. Right now, I'm pretending to be running Chromium 69.0.3497.86. Together with ProxHTTPSProxy it works for many websites, however I still rely on Firefox for some of them that misbehave or have bugs. "C:\Programmi\Advanced Chrome\chrome.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/69.0.3497.86 Safari/537.36"
  15. @Dibya still, as I said in the chat, an emulated BIOS that runs on the top of a modded UEFI is not the solution as it might not work reliably (or at all) on the majority of hardware out there. @broken120x120 probably. Still, antivirus softwares still support XP and they will for quite some time, so we are talking about many years into the future. Avast, for instance, won't deploy Avast 19 to machines running XP, however Avast 18 will be supported and will receive updates for years, just like Avast 8 still receives updates for Windows 98SE computers. Security wise, I think there's nothing to worry about, at least for the near-future. And, unless a new major security issue will be discovered after April 2019, I don't think there will be problems, as running an Antivirus and a good Firewall will be enough.