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WalksInSilence last won the day on February 14 2020

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  1. I have actually contacted KLS Soft in the past about an earlier problem. They were quick to respond and, good as their word, it was fixed in the next release. I was hoping that would be the case this time so I didn't bothered to contact them about this specific XP one. Its not been fixed so indeed I will be getting in touch with them about this.
  2. Just to update this: there's a new WSSC update v4.0.7.1 (26.03.21) - just tried it in portable version (32bit) on the XP VM and the same problem repeats: it won't load any of the tools after updating. Looks like v4.0.5.8 is going to be the final XP compatible WSSC version.
  3. https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2013/11/14/windows-defender-and-microsoft-security-essentials-which-one-do-i-need/
  4. In Windows 7 Defender is only an anti-spyware tool. As Vistapocalypse suggests MSE gives a PC far better and wider AV/AM protection.
  5. I use Process Hacker 2 to view CPU performance and things like RAM use and even when the CPU (i3 4th gen) is showing <10% Firefox still uses 840MB RAM which, as others have said, is normal. The problem is very obviously the RAM - 2GB has never been enough for a Windows 64bit OS, it is the bare minimum. 4GB is considered the norm and 8GB ideal for all uses. So upgrade the RAM and all your performance issues will likely disappear. Check your system's requirements/RAM type support and try to get ones which match your existing RAM modules as closely as possible, Used RAM, pa
  6. WSCC is an umbrella GUI for large (300+) suite of small groups of utilities, including the MS Sysinternals Suite. 95% of them you'll probably never use or even forget you have. But its only around 250MB in total size so worth installing because over the years I've found specific instances where tools were recommended to fix certain problems and they were already on my PC as part of this suite. It updates the tools (manually) quickly and easily, the program too. Some of the tools still need registering before they'll work fully with WSCC so you may need to launch them first time as s
  7. Windows(7) remembers your 'Restore Down' window size and position so you should change that so its smaller and more centralised. However what you should be able to do with any Explorer window, with the mouse controlled cursor on any part of the title bar, no matter how small an area, pull the whole reduced window down (left click, hold. drag). Alternatively if you push it up the screen in the same way it should automatically maximise the window. The only thing that might prevent you seeing you can do this is overscan where the screen bevel overlaps the edge of the screen but you shou
  8. ..................................which is................?
  9. Not something I know anything about from personal experience but plenty of information out there suggesting explanations for this problem. The most obvious one is you're exceeding your GPUs performance capacity. But the explanation that seems to fit the information provided is that mixing monitors with different refresh rates can cause lag. So that 60Hz 900p ACER (the bad one?) may be the cause and if you had three identical ones there would be no problem. However without that third identical one to to test the theory you can't prove it.
  10. Found this with a minimum of Googling - no idea if it is applicable but may help. Hope its OK to post this link:- https://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/10724-solved-cant-run-win-toolkit-error-stopped-working/?do=findComment&comment=93211
  11. I do not like Win7's version of Spider Solitaire at all so I rarely use it. I installed WinXPs version and also the XP pinball game too. Easily found and copied from a XP installation. Personally I'd focus on the positives of Win7, the things I have come to appreciate which I did not think I would like or use initially. Too many to list but ones that immediately come to mind:- 1). The Show Desktop button on the far right edge of the taskbar taking you back to the desktop quickly. Hover to view the desktop or click to go and when done click to return to where you were. 2). The pr
  12. Not sure if this is relevant here as I'm using a much older version of VMWare Player but this week, for the first time in months, I had a Windows update prompt which was actually a new driver version for it. Worth checking your Windows updates to see if that driver is available to you.
  13. It isn't a dual boot set up in the usual way. Each OS was separately installed to their respective HDDs by which I mean entirely separately. The other OS's boot drive was physically disconnected during the install so in effect I had two separate PCs in one case. Win7 set as primary on a SSD and manually selecting the WinXP boot drive on the 160GB HDD (F12) when wanted. That was the theory at least; I had read that this method of setting up a dual boot might solve the issue of WinXP deleting Win7 Restore Points, It didn't. It also didn't work out quite as neatly as I hoped either due
  14. I've decided to use one of the more obvious solutions mentioned: delete the 320GB clone HDD 'Y' partition and convert the whole of the, now unallocated, free space to a simple volume and copy the contents from the Y partition of the original 160GB HDD. Whilst I don't like not understanding it and how to fix whatever the problem was either with the way it was cloned or the original partitioning I was hoping it would be relatively easy. I just want the new 320GB HDD to behave like the old one. It seems to me at this point it makes more sense to go for a simple solution which I can't think o
  15. Sorry but I'm not understanding the significance of the MBR? That, I thought, only applies to physical disks with an OS not other partitions. The WinXP OS on X is largely an irrelevance now. I've not booted it for at least a 18 months because it is a pain to do so. No working SATA Controller Driver so I have to use the BIOS to swap to legacy IDE then reboot, select the XP boot partition. Then do the reverse to get Win7 back again also incidentally losing any Win7 restore points in the process too. I now use Win7 XPMode on a VM instead if I need to run some legacy software - far simpl
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