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  1. Thanks to all, I have a few things to try now. This guy: http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/ has a few interesting options. That seems to be mostly about lack of file locking, so several programs can try to write to a file without being aware of each other. Particularly bad news for databases. With a single user running a DTP app, unless you absentmindedly start two copies of a program, this isn't a big problem. Yet another reason to backup your files periodically though. It's primarily DOS. But I also have a couple of Win3.1 apps I have missed. X
  2. Yes, I understand the concept. I was hoping for some specific recommendations.
  3. I'm currently running XP, but I'm not in love with it. I do it because I have some old software I really need to use and this is the last Windows that supports it. Oldest is Ventura GEM, a DOS DTP app from the 80s that uses VGA graphics. This does run fine on XP, full screen. I also have some Win3 and 9x programs I'd like to keep using. I also run some more contemporary software, and most of that is now updating to be non-XP compatible. So I think finally time to update to Win7 (yes, I know that's also obsolete, but seems likely to be supported for a while). What
  4. Thanks, that was it. I had looked at my Adblock and script blocker, but they were not active on the pages I had problems with; but somehow I had blocked Google.com so the captcha script was blocked. But still interested in these "browser builds". Where to start on those?
  5. I'm on XPXP3 Recently I found that I am unable to do Google "Recaptcha". Don't see the images. I'm on the last version of Firefox that will install on XPSP3: 52.9 I see Firefox released version 81 on 22 Sept, so I guess Google decided to cut off 52.9, and thus screw everyone on XP. https://support.google.com/recaptcha#6262736 I see some topics here about "browser builds". These jump into a forest of detail without any introduction or overall explanation, sorry if I missed there is. Are any of these a patched/compatible Firefox that can pass for mo
  6. I had tried that. Still no way to create a USB port. If the original problem is in the printer and not the cable, then if the printer parallel port is no good, perhaps the USB is also?
  7. I've got a HPLJ 2400 laser printer. It was working on the parallel port until last night when it just stopped receiving data. I hope this is just the cable, and I'll replace it. (Not as easy as it used to be, none of the local computer shops stock them.) In the meantime, I'm trying to connect it via USB. It does have a USB port. But it isn't plug and play. I tried to use "Add printer" in the printers folder. It asks me to choose a port: there is no USB port. Or create a port? How do I create a USB port? I can create a port with any name, but if I try to configure it, I
  8. Thanks. Just removing the filename from the quarantine list seems to have fixed it. False postives are a real pain, but it shows how effective Threatfire's quarantine is,
  9. Update: I think this is solved. When I first realised that Threatfire had quarantined Far.exe, I opened Threatfire and added Far to its exceptions (i.e., whitelisted), then reinstalled Far. However, the original Far.exe was still quarantined, and this apparently also applied to a file with the same name (and location? Didn't test that). As below, the reinstalled file has no owner and can't be run, deleted or moved. (Except sometimes runnable once, somehow.) Anyway, I looked into Threatfire's Quarantine settings and found Far.exe still listed, so I deleted that. Reinstalled Far a
  10. I disabled Threatfire, and Avast, and my firewall. Still the same message. I can't see a "Security" tab on the properties of the file. There is one on the folder. "Owner" has all the permissions on. I rebooted and now I get the error first time I try to run it.
  11. One reason I stuck with XP is that I thought I would not need to worry about permissions issues that bedevil you on later versions. But now it has. I've been using "Far Manager", the Norton Commander look alike for Windows, for about 20 years. A week ago it suddenly stopped working. I looked in the folder and the far.exe file was gone, other files it used were still there. I found that an antivirus app had suddenly decided Far was a risk (possibly because I used it to execute another installer that the program also didn't like) and "quarantined" it. So I told the app (Threatfire
  12. Asp

    iPad and WinXP

    Follow up: Yes, you can upload files via Airdroid, but it is completely pointless, because you cannot "share" the files with any apps (except maybe images). So you cannot, e,g load media, epub books, documents etc,. However, I found the free "Documents" app, from Readdle. This has a mode, "Computer" where it acts like Airdroid, creating a web server to up and download files from a browser on a another device. (Didn't work on browser on Android though.) The difference is, once the file is in Documents, you can then "Share" it with any other app. While you can upload batches of files
  13. Not a friend, someone I asked on a Thinkpad forum. Don't want to nag them. Anyway, this does not seem to involve any non-MS drivers, First thing I tried. same result, no drivers. I also tried unhiding all devices and then deleting all the USB devices -- did a hardware scan and back to the same "unknown devices" How do you "force" install? I try "update driver", give it the location of the unzipped files, and it just says "Could not find driver software".
  14. DEVCON DriverFiles =USB PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04\3&21436425&0&E8 Name: Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1E26 No driver information available for the device. PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E2D&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04\3&21436425&0&D0 Name: Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1E2D No driver information available for the device. PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04\3&21436425&0&A0 Name: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXt
  15. Yeah, I've already installed them, as I said above. It's the USB2 drivers that are AWOL. The X230 has two USB2 ports and one USB3 port. The "properties" open in the screencap are for a USB2 port. There are drivers for the USB3, but it doesn't detect anything I plug into it. Maybe they aren't independent of the USB2 drivers. I asked someone with the same model and OS to check, they have these drivers: USB Serial Bus Controllers (2x) Generic USB Hub - MS 6/21/2006 V: 6.1.7601.21832 (2x) Intel 7 Series/C216 Chipset family USB enhanced host controller - 1E26 (and 1E2
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