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    Windows 10 Update Problem

    Yeah, I did run both DISM and SFC prior to the repair install, but they did not help, even though SFC found some corrupted entries (or so it said). I am pretty sure now that the culprit for this problem was a bunch of Samsung USB drivers for my aging GT-S6310 phone (Galaxy Young from 2013). Best :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi cov3rt: I cannot speak for others, but myself I never liked the VLC player. It used to crash on me pretty often back in the days with the original WinXP release, if I am not mistaken. I am a die-hard fan of Media Player Classic (still keep using it today in Win10). Unfortunately, I was never able to find and old version of it that can run under Win95. Thus I resorted to using the otherwise hated Windows Media Player. Best :-)
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    Windows 10 Update Problem

    Thank you for your help, UCyborg: I followed your suggestion to the letter; when I tried "Check for updates" it did not find any updates to download and returned this stupid red line "Your device is at risk....". The only difference was that when I clicked on "View Installed Update History" it gave me completely empty screen. So I reverted back to the original folder Software Distribution. Best :-) PS. I finally found a way to solve the problem. This was done trough the so called "Windows 10 in-place upgrade or Windows 10 repair install". In essence, it is a re-installation of Win10 with keeping your programs and settings (which was very important for me to begin with). Here is the excellent article that explains the whole process: https://neosmart.net/wiki/windows-10-repair-installation/ Hope this will help another soul who finds himself in my shoes. I wish I could have found the culprit for the particular problem, but I did not have time to tinker with Windows due to time constraint. Peace to all :-)
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    Windows 10 Update Problem

    Hi guys, For about 2 weeks now I have been struggling (no success so far) with a very annoying problem related to Windows Update. Around Jan 10th, I got this thingy - see first screenshot. I have been reading and implementing some solutions found on the Internets, but nothing seems to work. The most common suggestion was to run Windows Update Troubleshooter (wu170509.diagcab), which I did several times, but it did not remove the problem, despite that every time I ran the Troubleshooter I got a success confirmation - see second screenshot. It seems Windows Update is not shot down completely, since I still get some updates, including everyday definition updates for Windows Defender - see third screenshot. My OS system version is Windows 10 x64 Educational, Version 1709, Built 16299.19. No hardware problems or conflicts; no apparent virus or malware infections (scanned with Symantec and NOD32 online scanners). If anyone has a solution, please share it - help is greatly appreciated. I just neither have too much time to tinker with the M$ id*** child, nor a reinstall is an option at the moment. Thanks in advance :-)
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    Windows98SE startup/boot problem ( annoyance)

    Hi partner, When you type C:\Windows\Win, this manually executes the WIN.COM file - an important thingy for the OS to boot successfully (it loads the system files). Normally, Win.com is invoked automatically by IO.SYS, and possibly by Autoexec.bat (not entirely sure about this). So my humble suggestion is to check and see the status of IO.SYS - I guess that in your case it is either missing or corrupted. More info on the situation: http://www.davidakroyd.com/W98start.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIN.COM Best :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Good call, Jumper :-) I must be sleeping in my old age, since I fidgeted with WMP7.1 settings a lot, but somehow missed the d*** thing. So yes, WMP7.1 can also display subtitles with the help of VobSub 2.23, provided the latter is installed on the machine and the former has its Captions option enabled (see pic below). Now, I have two dedicated Windows 98SE machines, on which I use my beloved Media Player Classic to play video files. MPC has built-in capacity to load up subtitles regardless of whether or not VobSub is around. However, for the sake of the experiment, I installed VobSub and then used Windows Media Player 6.4 to play a movie. Subtitles popped up right away, even without the enabling of the Captions as on the Win95 machine. Being a total noob when it comes to software engineering , I will make a humble guess that VSFilter and its successor VobSub were designed to make use of Directx 9.0. Since I have Directx 9.0c on my Win98SE machines, and only Directx 8.0a on my Windows 95C machine, I think the above-mentioned guess is the only explanation. It is probably totally futile to hope that someone will make it their pet project to make either MPC or VobSub version that will work on Win95 too. Pity... Best to all :-) PS. I forgot to mention that DivX Codec Pro 5.2.1 also works perfectly under Win95C. Even though the installation gives you some warning in the beginning that this codec version is not supported on Win95, it installs and works perfectly.
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    Searching for a few utilities

    Hi ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~, If you have a taste for adventure and exotic, I'd advise you to give ClarisWorks 5 a try for your office needs. It is soooo much fun! <direct download link to unredistributable file removed> Best :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi again Jumper, Sorry for responding a bit late. - WMP7.1 does not have "Captions" in the View menu. - WMP6.4 does not display subtitles in the captions box when VobSub 2.23 is not installed on the machine. - I uninstalled VobSub 2.23 and tried to install several versions (one at a time) of the VSFilter. It requires to put the stand-alone VSFilter.dll file in C:\Windows\System folder, and run the command regsvr32.exe VSFilter.dll. While the filter is loaded every time an AVI file is being opened up in WMP6.4, WMP7.1 and WinDVD 3.0, no subtitles are displayed. On a side note, I had to configure the filter via DOS command window in order to prevent vicious freezing every time I tried to play an AVI file in either of the above-mentioned players. The culprit was a checked option "Pre-buffer subpictures". Here is a very good guide on the matter, despite being in French: http://sweetkaraoke.pagesperso-orange.fr/Tutoriels/Tutoriel1_1b.html To re-cap the experience so far: 1. Only WMP6.4 can display subtitles, provided VobSub 2.23 is installed and Captions option is enabled (this opens up a caption box within the player window). 2. VSFilter loads up with all three player that I use, but subtitles are not displayed, even when Captions in WMP6.4 is selected. 3. No version of Media Player Classic that I tried works under Win95C. Best :-)
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    WinXP SP3 takes VERY LONG checking for updates

    Hi Yellow Horror: Thank you again for trying to help. I downloaded KB4011268 and tried to install it - and in typical M$ idiotic style I got a vague message that it cannot install because something else is missing (what exactly is not clear, my guess is previous update). I tried to see in Add/Remove Programs (Show Updates checked) what was the latest update for Office 2010. It seem to be from May 2016, which means that I have to seek out and download updates for the period of 1.5 years and apply them manually. I guess it beats the alternative of leaving Microsoft Update Agent to grate on my nerves for several hours while scanning for updates. Best :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi jumper, Thank you for responding. Here is what I can answer to your questions: 1. Currently, I have three players on my machine that I use to play DivX/MP3 encoded files: - Windows Media Player 6.4 - Windows Media Player 7.1 - InterVideo WinDVD 3.0 None of these can display subtitles, even though VobSub filter loads up every time I open up a video file (a little green arrow pops up in the system tray). There is one exception, though - in WMP 6.4, when the Captions option is selected under the View menu, then subtitles CAN be seen in the caption bar that appears within the player window - see pic below. I tried to play around with the VobSub filter settings, but none of the tries produced any success in displaying subtitles. 2. The DirectX version installed is 8.0a ( VobSub is version 2.23. 3. My audio card is Yamaha AW724. The DirectSound driver for the card - YDSXG.VXD - is version, and I believe it is the latest to support Windows 95C. In addition, none of the versions of Media Player Classic (my preferred player) that I tried wanted to work - it simply refuses to start. Best
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    WinXP SP3 takes VERY LONG checking for updates

    Hi Yellow Horror, Thank you for responding and pointing out the culprit. I suspected that it was another manifestation of Microsoft's perpetual idiocy, forcing people to waste time on troubleshooting what should be perfectly working machines... Anyways, I will take you advice to manually install updates for Windows and Office as they come up on Windows Update Catalog. For the record, I installed KB4047206 and ran Microsoft Update anew - it again went into endless checking for updates. I reverted to Windows Update and ran it - took about 1 minute to find the 4 remaining updates from November 11th. My guess is that not the Windows Update Agent, but the Microsoft Update Agent is buggy... On this particular machine I use MS Office 2010, perhaps some of its past updates are bad and contribute to the protracted update checking. Thanks again, and all the best :-)
  12. Hi guys, I have two almost identical machines running genuine Windows XP Home OEM SP3 - one is my work computer, the other is used for file storage. Internet Explorer 8 installed; POSReady hack too. Automatic update is off, I prefer to check for updates manually on weekly or by-weekly basis. Usually there is no issue with updates, except for the very annoying fact that of lately it literally takes several hours for the updates to show up (per usual, every time they are no more than a few of them - update for Internet Explorer, the OS and now and then MS Office). I use Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 client for anti-virus and firewall - this thingy is pretty heavy, but it does not really matter if it is on or off when the update is going on. Both machines have 2.2 MHz dual-core processor, one has 4 GB of dual-channel DDR400 memory, the other - 2 GB. In other words, hardware is not a problem for the scanning of updates to take so long. I have been browsing this forum, as well as the Internets for solution, but could not really find anything that would help (probably my bad). So I would really appreciate it if a friendly soul guides me on a way to solve the issue. Thanks in advance! Best :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi again :-) For the benefit of the community and per the suggestion of @sdfox7; I tried DivX 5.1.1 Pro Codec on my Win 95C machine. It works flawlessly. In the process though I hit some snags. Namely, when I first tried to play DivX/MP3 encoded video file, Windows Media Player loaded up some crappy InterVideo Audio filter (iviaudio.ax), and not the Fraunhofer MP3 filter that I wanted, thus producing a garbled and crackling sound. This necessitated me to get rid of the InterVideo crap. After some search on the Internets, I managed to do this by the following: 1. Start/Run 2. regsvr32 -u iviaudio.ax 3. Delete iviaudio.ax from Windows\System 4. Restart comp. After that, Windows Media Player loads up the MP3 codec to play audio as it should. I also had to install Radium MP3 codec 1.263 (believe it is a hacked official Fraunhofer MP3 codec; had it in my archive, it is also available on the Internets). Finally, InterVideo WinDVD 3.0 (my software archive is bottomless) can play perfectly single AND double-layer DVD disks. It is awesome. The only remaining problem so far is that no version of VobSub that I tried works under Win 95C. Have to figure something else out in order to display subtitles. Hope this info will help other people. Best :-)
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    Windows 95 2.1GHz CPU Limit BROKEN!

    Thank you very much, LoneCrusader, only because of you I now have a wonderful Win 95C machine based on a 900MHz CPU. Great work with the fix :-)
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    Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi again, I experimented with a bunch of DivX Codec releases, and found out that DivX Codec Pro 5.0.5 works perfectly under Win 95C. Version 6.0 and above do NOT work, however. Hopefully someone in my shoes will find this info helpful. Interestingly enough, the movie rip that I used for my trials was DivX 3 video-encoded, and WMA2 audio-encoded. This prompted me to dig up and install decoder for WMA2 audio - thankfully, I had it in my software archive. More trials will follow, and results will be posted. Win 95 is so much fun, despite the occasional hiccups - for example, every now and then my machine hangs on shutting down. Best to all :-)