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Everything posted by Dave-H

  1. I usually fall back on the good old Universal Extractor for that sort of thing!
  2. Yes, I saw that too. Still, I guess we did have six months more updates than we expected, so can't complain! Now we know that version 14.0.7268.5000 of the Office 2010 MSO.DLL is the last one, I wonder if anyone could modify it to be XP compatible..........?
  3. No Office 2010 updates offered this month. This could well finally be the end.
  4. Yes, do let us know how it goes! If your laptop has to be dismantled to get at the drive I think you'll almost certainly be OK as the drive will very likely be secured by screws into its sides, which should be fine as the spacing should be the same on the SSD as on the original conventional hard drive. If however the drive is accessible though a door in the bottom of the machine, as Tripdredacus said it may need additional support.
  5. FWIW my very underpowered Asus netbook's performance noticeably improved when I changed the hard drive for an SSD. If nothing else, I assume that it makes swapfile usage pretty much as fast as RAM access. I never actually benchmarked it, but in real use it seemed significantly more responsive. Sadly the processor is still rubbish, so I can't do much else!
  6. I don't see why it wouldn't work, my motherboard is from 2009 and works with SSDs absolutely fine, but not at their maximum capable transfer speed of course. An SSD should appear to the system exactly the same as a conventional drive. One of my SSDS is 465GB and there is no problem with it. All my SSDs are Sandisk, but I can't think that the brand would make any difference. You would need a program to TRIM the drive though, as you're probably aware, you should never run legacy defrag programs on an SSD! Windows XP cannot TRIM drives like later versions of Windows of course, as SSD su
  7. Posts relating to the expiration of SHA-1 certificates moved here.
  8. There is a KB2890375 update to the 2010 Redistributable in case you haven't got it.
  9. If the files are version 10.xx then they are part of the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable as far as I know. Is that what you tried installing? If not you could try that, the last version is Visual C++ 2010 SP1 (10.0.40219.473) I think. Try installing that and remove the files in the program's folder and see if it still works. If it doesn't, just put them back again of course! You never know, it might make a difference. If it was a different runtime version you installed, installing it might have done more harm than good.
  10. From my experience with Firefox, I guess those "api-ms" files are C++ runtime files. If you can see what version they are, you might be able to install the latest version of the same runtime version to the system, in which case it wouldn't need its own. I found with Firefox (52.9 ESR) that the browser performance was better with a system runtime.
  11. @Icepick Do be aware that Cortana in the later and current versions of Windows 10 is a very different beast to what was in the earlier versions. You may be expecting it to do too much now, it certainly won't now do a lot of the things it did in version 1809! A search will tell you exactly what the changes were, it's probably all on the Cortana Wikipedia entry. HTH.
  12. Thanks, yes I have those versions of both files. Good to know where they came from!
  13. Please be clear, there is no Service Pack 4 for Windows XP! There's nothing to find. All that happened, as far as I know, is that some later XP updates were installed as "SP4" updates on systems, but only in that their registry entries are listed under "SP4", and the xpsp4res.dll "Service Pack 4 Messages" file was installed. That almost certainly means that there was going to be a Service Pack 4 for XP at one time, but for whatever reason, Microsoft decided not to press ahead with it and issue it as an installable component.
  14. KB2868626 contains version 5.131.2600.6459 of crypt32.dll, which is the one I've got. It also contains version 5.1.2600.6459 of xpsp4res.dll. My version of xpsp4res.dll is 5.1.2600.7651 however, so where would that have come from? Presumably a later "SP4" update, as it's only the "Service Pack 4 Messages" dll.
  15. My rsaenh.dll is version 5.1.2600.7345.
  16. I have quite a few updates which claim in the registry to be from "SP4" too, and have had for years. I suspect it refers to a notional Service Pack 4 for Windows XP which was mooted by Microsoft at one time but never actually issued.
  17. I suspect that's because the free version of Malwarebytes does not offer realtime scanning, whereas the premium paid version does. The Windows XP Security Center probably only recognises realtime scanner programs as being AV programs.
  18. Yes, sadly so. I was asking XPerceniol if the catalogue was actually working for them, as they had said that it was "empty". I don't think they realised that the home page of the catalogue does look pretty empty until you actually search for something!
  19. There's no point in doing it as it will apparently install but not actually do anything as the crypt32.dll file in the hotfix is older than the one already on the system, at least that was my experience. If you have 5.131.2600.6459 as I have, that is the latest (and presumably last) version for XP.
  20. Thanks @i430VX, understood!
  21. Well i430VX's installer appears to install it, but doesn't seem to produce any uninstall mechanism.
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