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Dave-H last won the day on January 20

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  1. Dave-H

    Beware of Office 2010 Updates!

    KB4461614 now replaced by KB4462157. Same problem, but different error message! "winword.exe - Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point EnumCalendarInfoExEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll."
  2. Dave-H

    Beware of Office 2010 Updates!

    Same scenario, but it's now KB4461614 which is causing the problem. Uninstall that and hide it and it should come good. I'm still hoping they will release a substitute which does work soon as they did last time!
  3. Dave-H

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    Thanks, I've actually now got back in again myself on 7.36. I had to do it by logging out and back in again, something I never normally do, and it then connected and now seems to be fine again. No joy with 7.41 on Windows 10 though, I still can't get past the upgrade screen. I suspect this would now also happen if you were running 7.38 on XP. I'm wondering if they're now forcing anyone on Skype 7 versions after 7.36 to upgrade to Skype 8 if they want to carry on using it, but are still allowing XP systems to log in with 7.36 (only). If that's the case I hope it stays like that, but I guess it's more likely just to be an oversight, and they will eventually block 7.36 as well. EDIT: Now I've found that 7.36 still works fine on Windows 10 too! It does pop up a warning about not being happy with the version, but it still carries on working and you can dismiss the warning. I went on the Skype forum and there are several huge threads with people ranting about now being forced to "upgrade" to what they consider to be a far inferior version! Someone there said that you can save a copy of the 7.41 folder, install 7.36 and then replace its folder with the 7.41 one, and it still works without the update nag, but I haven't actually tried that. As long as 7.36 carries on working I'm happy with that.
  4. Dave-H

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    Skype 7.36 is now refusing to log me in on Windows XP. Skype 7.41 is now showing the update nag on Windows 10, and there seems to be no way around it. A reinstall and uninstall/reinstall makes no difference, I can't now get past the nag screen, and updating to version 8 seems to be the only option. I would do that on Windows 10, but I hate the idea of not having my full chat history at my fingertips in the application any more!
  5. Dave-H

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    I reinstalled 7.38 a few weeks ago, and today the update nag came back. Back on 7.36 now.
  6. Dave-H

    Beware of Office 2010 Updates!

    AFAIK the only current problem update is KB4461614. Uncheck it and hide it when you see it in the Microsoft Update list.
  7. Dave-H

    Beware of Office 2010 Updates!

    You should be able to hide it in Windows/Microsoft Update so it doesn't install again. I assume you've got automatic updating switched on. I would recommend that you switch it off, and configure it just to prompt you when updates are available, not actually install them! IMO it's important to keep control now of exactly what is updated on your machine.
  8. Dave-H

    Should I be being offered version 1809 by now?

    Thanks, that's very interesting and helpful. So it sounds like version1809 isn't actually ready for prime time yet! Perhaps I won't keep on trying to get it........
  9. As the thread title really. I'm using version 1803 and when I check for updates I'm still not being offered the 1809 update from last October. I know that the roll-out was "paused" a couple of times, but as far as I can see all devices should now be being offered it. My system has always received previous updates through Windows Update with no problems. I realise I can update manually, but I don't want to do that unless I absolutely have to, just in case there is a compatibility problem of some sort, but how can I find out if that's the case?
  10. Are these updates the same thing as the "preview" updates that you get offered on Windows 7 and 8.1 if you manually check for updates? They are marked "optional" of course!
  11. Dave-H

    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    I actually downloaded it while I was still in Windows 10, using Firefox 64, so that's why I got the right version! Interesting to know that I might well have got an earlier version if I'd done it with FF 52.9 ESR on XP. The installer presumably contains the 32 bit and 64 bit versions, as it correctly installed the 32 bit version on XP.
  12. It's only an update for the Japanese calendar it appears. I doubt many people thought there would ever be another Silverlight update, I only knew about it because it was offered as an update on Windows 10!
  13. Dave-H

    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    I just got it from here - https://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/ I assume it's the same file!
  14. Dave-H

    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    FWIW there has been a rather unexpected update to Silverlight! It's now 5.1.50918.0. It's just an update for the Japanese calendar change. I was offered it on Windows 10, and downloaded the installer and manually installed it on XP, so I don't know whether MS Update is offering it on POSReady hacked XP or not.
  15. Ah, that's probably the problem! My AvastClear version is 18.8.4084.0, if you have version 19 it probably won't run on XP any more than Avast version 19 will. AvastClear 18 is still available here if you're quick!