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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 08:41    Post subject:  

The newer seamonkey wants to download and store imap mail loacally..that dumb change is reversible though.
Do their devs understand what IMAP is for??? For smart people they make some dumb choices...sqlite is another one.
Been trying out seamonkey 2.9.1...last version for 2000...seems ok once you make a pile of config changes...reminds me of firefox 3.6 but handles crap sites better.

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I have to make special arrangement in VS2012 to build for XP


Yes he will...MS build in dummy kernel functions to new versions to break compatibility with older windows...forced obsolescence.. Did exactly the same to 2000. Technically there is NO reason whatsoever why this software will not work...its all still NT underneath.
Yes new drivers needed for newer software...that's no problem..NT is extensible...you just add on what you need. After all vista, 7 and 8 are doing EXACTLY that...they just come with more drivers in the package. I had fat32 and usb flash working just fine under NT4.... Very Happy

Agreed 7 is the only new windows worth using ..it does actually run ok.... if you don't mind the 4-17GB install size .... just avoid any antivirus as it would be endlessly scanning the system at that size. (does not need it anyway...just remove IE/outlook...)

If XP was truly obsolete then so would vista, 7 and 8 as they al have the same core. Very Happy

Ok someone will contest that last statement I am sure...

Funny how one dev seems to know the future of computer usage...clever man ... perhaps true in his little circle but the rest of the world might just be working under slightly different circumstances.

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 09:14    Post subject:  

Not sure if its been mentioned but this looks like a really useful tool..
https://sites.google.com/site/gbrtools/home/software/bootice-portable/information
brought to my notice by burnIT. Smile

mike
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Burn_IT


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Location: Tamworth UK

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 10:02    Post subject:  

Never avoid anti virus.
AV only scans the whole system on install to make sure that there aren't any nasties already there. From then on they only scan things that have been changed or are new - and sites that you visit. (unless of course the user wants a full scan)

Yes Vista and Win 7 used a different core, though (like just about any software) I suspect many functions and routines were re-used to save rebuilding the wheel.

Without showing proof about MS building in deliberate tools, you are not doing your credibility any favours.

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 11:00    Post subject:  

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Without showing proof about MS building in deliberate tools, you are not doing your credibility any favours.


well i was compiling several windows programs when I came across this...the information was from various sources and it seems well known about amongst program developers.

In this case it was for 2000 as was a few years back and any dev who wanted to could hack the headers to build 2000 friendly programs using the non 2000 friendly SDKs.... this technique will be being applied and the example mentioned earlier is a current one...indeed it mentions that the builder was able to make changes to the SDK in just the same way.
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(I have to make special arrangement in VS2012 to build for XP),

if they were truly different how could he do this and get a working build?
Ask him...he will give a similar answer to that which I found
Note that using VS 2010 will make an XP friendly build and VS 2012 will not unless you fiddle... same sources...same resultant software..same target system.

You must have come across 'this is not a win32 executable' before....the message you get when a kernel function call is not present. If that function call was essential to the software then XP would be out of the question but its simply that the later SDK are designed to prevent building XP software in order to promote/sell new systems...after all it is their business and their software so they can do what they like...better than threatening hardware retailers like they used to.

The parallel is 'environmental' justifications for scrapping perfectly good cars that are used in many countries.

here is an example of the stuff I had to plough through...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11305633/xxxxxx-exe-is-not-a-valid-win32-application
I have not the time or the inclination to make this stuff up.

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Yes Vista and Win 7 used a different core,

yes the different NT core... same kernel... apart from the dummy functions there may be the odd addition. MS have no reason to deviate from using the NT system they paid for...it does the job nicely and they can simply add to it.
A good test would be to run dependency walker on an exe and compare the functions shown in the kernel for XP and 7.
Between 2000 and XP the only changes were 2 functions that did not actually do anything a system would need...hence the term 'dummy'

Analysing an exe in this way would save doing a net search and would be interesting to see what has been added.

As for antivirus...well you know i am the bunny who has never used it and not had a sniff in over 10 years...either I am very lucky or got something right. 7 seems a lot more inherently secure when i tried it...and IE/outlook is sort of removable now...at least it was well hidden when I tried it.
All that seems left is someone grabbing the web trinkets that hide nasties cos they cannot help themselves, but protecting those users is always going to ultimately fail...same as even the safest cars will still end up with casualties if an idiot drives recklessly.... More fool them and just try and keep out of their way.

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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 23:10    Post subject:  

" if you don't mind the 4-17GB install size "

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Complete Win 7 lite install backup...no pagefile

4.51gigs.

Chris.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 01:48    Post subject:  

How do I create an UEFI bootable USB?

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2416777

Answer....

How To Make UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 8

http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-make-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-to-install-windows-8/

Other good guides on the bottom >> Related posts.

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bark_bark_bark

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Location: Wisconsin USA

PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun 2015, 12:06    Post subject:  

Do you run Windows 10? Do you have a stylish Tin Foil Hat? Do you have the idea Cortana is really an agent of the NSA trying to seduce you?

Well you can get rid of her with the instructions here: http://www.howtogeek.com/220955/how-to-remove-cortana-from-the-windows-10-taskbar/

And if you think she will get revenge and unspeakable things to you, call your nearest mental institution.

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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Fri 03 Jul 2015, 21:19    Post subject:  

Windows 7 Genuine ISO

cobrin answer to genuine downloads.

http://mirror.corenoc.de/digitalrivercontent.net/

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2421396&p=2

Chris.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul 2015, 05:09    Post subject:  

Thanks for the 7 links...they don't seem to mind running in permanent trial mode either... which means updates if desired work ok.

Its how i did my testing...might use it one day ..its rather nice.

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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug 2015, 07:43    Post subject:  

Windows Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade

http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/windows_updates_to_hide_to_avoid_telemetry_or_windows_10_upgrade.html

Thanks to Majorgeeks...a great download Trusted website.

" If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then

head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features >

View Installed Updates

then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none
of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it,
reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it
and hide it. "

Chris.
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d4p


Joined: 12 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Sep 2015, 21:28    Post subject:  

http://www.techworm.net/2015/08/new-windows-788-1-updates-spy-on-you-just-like-windows-10.html
"Microsoft is pushing KB3075249 and KB3080149 updates for Windows 7/8/8.1 users which can spy on you"
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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep 2015, 02:07    Post subject:  

Imaging software from old PC to New PC.

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2447602

Whirlpool Forum post...might be handy for some.
Untested by me...costs around $39.95 .

There is a Demo version next to the price. Registration need.

"""""""'
voltron53

"Is there any software out there where I can take a image from my old PC and copy to a new PC without it crashing cause of dirver issues. And still have all my programs etc."

fincoder

" I've successfully used Paragon Drive Copy Professional 15 to clone an old system to a new PC with completely different hardware. " etc....

Paragon Drive Copy Professional 15

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/dc-professional

usage scenarios for Paragon Drive Copy Professional

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/dc-professional/scenarios.html

Chris.
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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov 2015, 19:12    Post subject:  

Win 10 password recovery.

jmatt from Whirlpool Forums provides the latest answers.

Free PC Audit

Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition

recALL

Portable recALL...which I briefly tested.

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2470669

Chris.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jan 2016, 18:03    Post subject:  

I have just had the pleasure of inheriting a HP 110 Desktop.
Windows 8.

http://www.support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04077792/

Entering the bios to disable Secure booting....nightmare.
So many processes after hitting F10 and Esc keys.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/access-bios-hp-110-210/td-p/4066618

I re-installed it and gave it a test run as I have another new Toshiba
laptop to setup for a client, so I had to give it a whirl.

Unbelievably slow.
What were these muppets at HP and Microsoft thinking?
Vista looked good after this mess.
And people buy this sludge.

:::::::

Probably been posted here but this guide was good for disabling
Secure booting.

He also has an Acer one...which may help me with the HP???

How To Disable UEFI Secure Boot In Windows 8 & 8.1

http://itsfoss.com/disable-uefi-secure-boot-in-windows-8/

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Acer laptops.

How To Disable Secure Boot In Windows 8.1 In Acer Laptops

http://itsfoss.com/disable-secure-boot-in-acer/

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb 2016, 20:10    Post subject: Windows XP Service Pack 4 Unofficial 3.1a  

Windows XP Service Pack 4 Unofficial 3.1a

[url]http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_xp_service_pack_4_unofficial.html[/url]

" If you download the WindowsXP-USP4-v3.1a-x86-ENU.exe you can also scan Windows Update for POSReady updates, because the POSReady trick has been included.

Windows XP SP4 security enhancements: Windows XP SP4 includes registry updates to enhance security. These security enhancements address issues not fixed by Microsoft updates. "

Developer >> harkaz

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10321

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