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About mshultz

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  1. For Windows 7, you should use Microsoft Security Essentials, not Windows Defender. Microsoft is still providing definition updates for MSE on Windows 7. I just had MSE install today's update as I was typing this response.
  2. I have not noticed this. Windows 7 x64 is slower to start up and respond than Windows XP x64 was. Also, Office 2003 seems to be slower to respond than Office XP was when I used Windows XP x64. Windows XP x64 was considerably faster to respond than Windows XP, and much more stable.
  3. Microsoft Security Essentials will be supported on Windows 7 until 2023: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-microsoft-security-essentials-c25ad47a-7d15-8072-1438-b07dffcbbb20 Windows Update still provides the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool once a month. My Windows 7 x64 system receives both updates without problem.
  4. Black Viper has a guide to services configuration: http://www.blackviper.com/ But increasing your ram to 4 GB would help a lot.
  5. In order to use this version, you need a copy of Windows 7 POS with a valid product key. A quick check of eBay did not turn up any Windows 7 POS copies for sale. It looks like a dead end.
  6. I used to have a triple boot system with Windows XP, XP x64, and Windows 7 x64. Windows XP x64 was my main operating system, but when I could no longer use it to buy stuff off eBay, it was time to move on. I use VueScan for my scanner, since HP did not provide x64 software other than a driver. My LightScribe software works under Windows 7 x64, which is great. In the past, each operating system had its own drive. Now I have Windows 7 x64 on one drive, and the data on another. I have an Asus Prime Q270M-C motherboard that I have yet to get working under Windows 7 x64. I need to give that
  7. I had not heard of Explorer ++. If I do decide to try it, I will wait until version 1.4 is RTM.
  8. I don't own a laptop. I bought my computer in 1993, a FastData from FastMicro computers, and have upgraded parts incrementally, but never bought a new computer. Although every part has been replaced at least once, I still call it FastData. Like George Washington's axe, even though the handle has been replaced 3 times, and the head replaced twice, it's still George Washington's axe.
  9. When I moved from Windows XP x64 to Windows 7 x64, I also moved to Waterfox Classic. It has been working well for me.
  10. Another minor problem with Windows 7 is that it cheats at Spider Solitaire by not properly shuffling the deck. My success rate with 2 suits went from about 50% to 7% when I changed from Window XP x64 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
  11. My biggest complaint is that the "up one level" icon is gone from Explorer. However, since I use Office 2003, when I am searching for a file in Office, that icon is still available.
  12. I did not realize this until you pointed it out. I was thinking the time change was next weekend, but I always get a reminder from my investment broker. It's on my calendar, too.
  13. I was using Windows XP x64 as my main operating system until recently, with Windows XP and Windows 7 x64 on different drives. I moved to Windows 7 x64 only because I could no longer buy things on eBay. Jitsi does not work on XP either. Now I have my operating system on 1 drive and data on another, which is a handier arrangement. Windows 7 has moved some settings around, which I don't like. I really don't like the loss of the "up one level" icon on Explorer. These changes are like a spouse who is constantly rearranging the furniture. Change for the sake of change, not change in order
  14. I don't know. I just installed Windows 7 x64 on my computer. After installing SP1 from DVD and installing the Update Rollup from disk, I attempted to install Nvidia 452.06. It refused to install until after I had installed the SHA-2 updates: KB4474419 & KB4490628. Nvidia was kind enough to provide direct download links in the error message. Edit: Upon further research, it turns out I had installed the Servicing Stack April 2015 Update (KB3020369), which is required before installing the April 2016 Convenience Rollup (KB 3125574-v4).
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