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  1. That's good to hear. Does anyone remember the Gateway 2000 programmable keyboard? It was possible to unintentionally reprogram a key. You then had to follow the instructions in the manual in order to correct it.
  2. I've been running a Skylake CPU with a Q170 motherboard. It took me a while to figure it out. One problem is that the Win 7 x64 installer BSODs with more than 4 Gb memory. My 65w Skylake system tests out about the same as my 65w Ivy Bridge system did. No significant increase in performance.
  3. I have not noticed any YouTube video stutter using Waterfox. I have a Nvidia 1030 video card. This is with Windows 7 x64.
  4. Is Edge your default browser on your Windows 7 machine?
  5. No, it does not replace Internet Explorer. I have both. If you install Office XP or Office 2003, Internet Explorer has to be the default browser in order to successfully activate Office over the internet. I use Waterfox for most of my browsing. I dislike the lack of a menu bar in Edge. I have to use Edge to access one of my financial accounts, as I can no longer log on to it in Waterfox.
  6. Interesting. When I upgraded my computer, I decided to use a SATA SSD instead of NVME on my Asus Q170 motherboard. Since my mouse and keyboard are not USB, I did not have to attempt to integrate any drivers. Sounds like I saved myself a great deal of hassle.
  7. The August 2018 Windows 7 x64 ISO I got from Microsoft included the SHA-2 update. That saved me the trouble of having to install it prior to installing the Nvidia video driver.
  8. This article explains what patches need to be installed for SHA-2 support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus-64d1c82d-31ee-c273-3930-69a4cde8e64f
  9. In my attempts to install Windows 7 x64 on a new motherboard, I kept getting a Page File BSOD. I came across something on the web indicating this was a problem with the installer. After buying a 4GB DDR4 memory stick, I was able to install it on an Asus Q170 motherboard. Finally able to replace my Asus P8Q77. I don't remember the last time I installed Windows 7 x64 on the Asus P8Q77. Never had any troubles. Perhaps I only had 4GB of memory at the time. I was able to get a Windows 7 x64 iso through Microsoft that was current to August 2018. Saved a lot of time downloading patches. A few patches would not install until I manually installed KB4490628 and KB4523206. KB4474419 was already installed. Anyway, I now have a newer system, including 2 SSD hard drives.
  10. It's also over for Windows 8 & Windows 8.1. But this is not that big of deal. It's not like my Nvidia driver will stop working on October 2021. I'm not a gamer; I selected a GeForce GT 1030 for its low power consumption.
  11. I went to Waterfox Classic when I moved from Windows XP x64 to Windows 7 x64. It has a number of advantages for my purposes, such as being able to set my location exactly (With CenturyLink DSL, it otherwise gets reported as somewhere in northwestern Ohio, which prevents me from using Locast Cleveland).
  12. I had to install both kb4474419 and kb4490628 before I could install the Nvidia video driver. As far as issues, I have not experienced the OP's issues, nor any other issues.
  13. I installed both kb4474419 and kb4490628 for the SHA-2 update.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Black Viper has a guide to services configuration: http://www.blackviper.com/ But increasing your ram to 4 GB would help a lot.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 another try. It goes on its own hard drive, too.
  20. I had not heard of Explorer ++. If I do decide to try it, I will wait until version 1.4 is RTM.
  21. 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.
  22. When I moved from Windows XP x64 to Windows 7 x64, I also moved to Waterfox Classic. It has been working well for me.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.

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