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Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 6 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: R.Wieser

Mayayana, Nope. I'm telling you /the OS/ gouverns the cascading of windows - if you let it and not force them to a specific location. Just try it. Not yet, but it is starting to bother me. :-| Regards, Rudy Wieser

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 6 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: Mayayana

"R.Wieser" <address@not.available> wrote | | Try using 0x8000, 0x8000 for the windows/dialogs initial position. | I don't understand. Are you saying FF has a setting to spec the opening position? Is the heat getting to you, Rudy? :)

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 6 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Mayayana

"Ken Blake" <Ken@invalid.news.com> wrote Opus) doesn't remember where it was if I reboot. It may be that it's just not designed to bother. But if it's old it could also be a permission issue. For example, if it's trying to save a config

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 7 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Big Al

No it does not restore if you snap a window to the side.

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 9 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: R.Wieser

Mayayana, Try using 0x8000, 0x8000 for the windows/dialogs initial position. Regards, Rudy Wieser

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 9 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Ken Blake

For some strange reason, one of the programs I always run (Directory Opus) doesn't remember where it was if I reboot. It's not a big deal, but it's a minor annoyance.

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 9 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Ken Blake

Same for me. I almost never run anything full screen. Can't you just drag it back where it was? Or is that not precise enough for you? That's what I do.

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 10 Hours 33 Minutes ago by: VanguardLH

You already know about using the Esc key to abort the operation while it is *in progress* (the mouse button is still pressed when Esc is hit). That the window is getting moved or resized should be obvious before you release the mouse but

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 10 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | they _do_ | remember that through a minimise/maximise followed by a restore. Or | something does - might be Windows. | No, that's what I'm saying. I write software. If I don't track an

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] It certainly does undo a move in Windows - at least to another location on the same partition; I haven't tried it on a move between partitions/drives or on a copy. It undoes a rename, too. In both cases, only if fairly soon after th

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Big Al

I've found that cntl-Z, the undo for text editing will sometimes undo a file copy. At least it does on Linux, might be worth trying on you window move/resize. Al

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Interesting point. Now you mention it, they _do_ remember (their position and size) when minimised - or maximised for that matter. (At least, I can't think for the moment of one that doesn't [obviously some have a fixed size].) We

Re: undo window move/resize? (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 14 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | I discovered fairly recently that _if I notice while the movement is in | process_ (I just see the _outline_ move, i. e. I've still got the "mouse | button pressed" [actually I use a touch

undo window move/resize?

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 15 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

(I'm on 7, but the problem applies to XP and 10 too, and the solution - if there is one! - may be universal.) Occasionally, I accidentally either move a window, or drag one of its sides, by mistake - while doing (or intending to) somethi

Re: Updates (e. g. for Office 2003) appearing? (Was: Re: Opening ODT format documents)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

That seems very plausible. I must be a lot more circumspect when asking questions: I certainly didn't mean anyone to go to the extent of reading to the 25th hit! Thanks; have done. The gist seems to be "the update mechanism is used to

Re: Updates (e. g. for Office 2003) appearing? (Was: Re: Opening ODT format documents)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Stan Brown

That was my thought also. But John said he was also getting old _Windows_ updates. Maybe MSE also flips the switch to install all updates, including the "optional" ones not previously installed, or even the ones the user has explicitl

Updates (e. g. for Office 2003) appearing?

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Ah, that would make sense. Although I hadn't specifically changed my update strategy, as you say turning on MSE might have changed that. The updates _do_ seem to be settling down in numbers.

Re: Updates (e. g. for Office 2003) appearing? (Was: Re: Opening ODT

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Paul

It's possible when you use MSE, that Windows Update is flipped to Microsoft Update and you receive updates for Office as a result. Paul

Updates (e. g. for Office 2003) appearing? (Was: Re: Opening ODT format documents)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] (I'm on W7 [32 bit], but as this is about Word 2003, I thought I'd mention it [this thread was in the XP 'group only].) The last update may be _dated_ 2010, but I still _got some_ last month. For my system - W7, Office 2003 - I'd

Re: Google wants your info, and wants it badly (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bob F

I finally spent some more time on it, and the app password does work on K-9. When you create the password, make the name for the device describe the K9, and the account name to help in future changes.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: John Hall

https://www.nips.ac.jp/~murata/o2popper/ I haven't tried it, though, or examined it in any detail.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: David E. Ross

It happens that I connect to the Internet via Spectrum. That began with Time-Warner Internet, which did not allow me to use my own domain and which had policies regarding Web hosting that I did not like. So I also subscribe to Sunset.ne

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

Okay, that's part of the reason why I was responding to David E. Ross' message and not to yours.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mark Lloyd

[snip] I have had my own domain for 20 years. The associated hosting company provides email, which I have been using. This has nothing to do with my current ISP. why should it?

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

I've used several different ISPs and none of them have allowed me to just add my own domain in to their email system. Also none of them have provided an email system that can even get near to the great functionality of gmail.

Re: Windows 10 clipboard (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: DanS

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in news:oEPqGlhoAbeiFw3J@a.a: [Top-posted for brevity...] Only because I saw Windows 10 in the subject...

Re: Windows 10 clipboard (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

I just installed the free Clipdiary. It seems like a good choice and I'll probably keep it.

Re: Windows 10 clipboard (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: david c

A quick search claimed 25 clipboard managers for windows. Quicker to use a search engine rather than a newsgroup.

Re: Windows 10 clipboard (thread)

alt.comp.os.windows-10

Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Thanks for the tip; according to http://clipdiary.com/clipdiary-free/, its free for private use. Just looking into it now.

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: R.Wieser

tesla sTinker. Lol. Kid, when you want to troll you need to pick your audience carefully. Mayayana there knows a thing or two about computers (and programming), and will most likely just chuckle at your attempt. But for the off chanc

Re: Where is my NHS account (thread)

uk.telecom.mobile

Posted: 14 Days 9 Hours ago by: mechanic

Don't overlook the obvious though!

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: R.Wieser

Mayayana, :-) They just repeated what they had done before : DOS also suffered from the same, in so much that there where actually *two* "commands" to retrieve the version. INT 21h, AH0h (get DOS version), and the DOS 5+ INT 21h, AX30

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: tesla sTinker

Mike, you have alot to learn. The whole setup is foul. It only works on windows 3.1. That is the only op system Windows ever made, where the commands are the same named,.....

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: tesla sTinker

its time, api, fuck api. I already have mine all fucked up. cannot run the software with files that dissapear. Or did they. no they did not. the dam op system cannot find them, rejects the whole api system of dlls. It does. reinst

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: tesla sTinker

Honestly, they have not repaired 6.1, why would you want windows 10 or 11. There are 12 apostles, not 11. go play games with names that are not true, and you can expect the consequences. Gates should be arrested, immediate by the f

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: tesla sTinker

here is the real question, who do you hold responsible for this.???? They are already charging everyone out through the roof for all this fuck up. MS, owe the gov, the gov owes you. The taxes on the pump have to go. And people need to

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: tesla sTinker

boy are u ever stupid. The computer is a machine. You cannot use more than one identification name for one command. It simply screws up. Its the same with the cpu. IF you punch in pie, it does not know how to divide it, if the math

Re: Event Viewer - App is not responding (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: tesla sTinker

you cannot fix something that has 2 or 3 identifications for the same function. The computer is a machine. It does not know what to do. You can so thank Microsoft for it. They are the ones that programed it. Why did Bill Gates wife t

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"tesla sTinker" <seaviews7@yahoo.com> wrote years. | Windows 6.1 you mean.... Gates was always a liar. Liar is a strong word. It's marketing. Win95, 98, and "millennium" were all v. 4. So what? Rumor was that they kept v. 6 for Win7 to

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Wolffan

very bad idea on older hardware. Win 7, or Vista, or Ubuntu. Seriously, I’d go with one of those three, probably Win 7. Of course, I do happen to have a good license key for Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit hanging around. It’d be interestin

Re: [OT] Truth be told. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: tesla sTinker

Windows 6.1 you mean.... Gates was always a liar.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Michael Trew

Alternatively, dump the trash Google mail service, and use a better service. I currently use a mixture of Yahoo and MSN/Hotmail for my e-mail needs, but I'm considering buying a domain and paying for real e-mail hosting.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: swalker

For what it is worth, Thunderbird stopped my emails to a friend about May 1st. I use Outlook 2010.

Re: Event Viewer - App is not responding (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Paul

This could be the SearchIndexer. On Pro, there is gpedit.msc and you can "disable" the backoff policy of the Search Indexer. Normally, if you move the mouse, the Search Indexer backs off. Whereas, with the policy set to disable backof

Re: Event Viewer - App is not responding (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Mine's 7SP1-32 Mine's an i3 Mine's 3G (I think all the laptop can take; 7-32 can only use about 4 anyway) [rest I don't think is the problem - mobo, HDs, etc.] Ditto. That came in - I think - with Windows 7. Basically, it happens when

Re: Event Viewer - App is not responding (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul

There is no reason for an entry to be in Event Viewer anyway. This is not a malfunction - it is a performance (or lack of it) issue. You can try disabling SuperFetch (SysMain), reboot, and see if the behavior has changed at all. They ma

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: harry

One last item - what I found rather surprising is that Yahoo allows spaces, upper/lower case, and some special characters. My wife's Yahoo passphrase is 50 + characters. The only reason I know this is because I had to change my wife's

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: harry

I'll take your word for it. All this discoursing gibberish has worn me out

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: R.Wieser

Harry, Thats what I said. Regards, Rudy Wieser

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days ago by: harry

No, it doesn't make it harder for the hacker. It makes it easier because when the max length is not revealed, the average person isn't going to experiment with different lengths. In most cases the average user will go with the 7 or 8 f

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: harry

My password for eBay is 32 characters. I used only upper/lower case plus numbers. I didn't want to go weird finding which punctuation/special characters would also be accepted. Usually, I try to use phrases, but lots of luck with that

Event Viewer - App is not responding

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Boris

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

I agree. But I disagree with that. That's only one good way to do it. I use and prefer a third-party e-mail service.

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: NY

"David E. Ross" <nobody@notme.invalid> wrote in message news:t4vmcv$fh5$1@gioia.aioe.org... I use ISP-provided mail for personal mail, but generic Gmail for online signup accounts where the implications of the *email* account being hacke

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ralph Fox

WLM should work if you replace your main Google/Gmail account password in WLM with an "App Password" from Google. To get an "App Password" from Google you must sign in to your Google account on the web, and you must also enable 2-step

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: David E. Ross

The real solution is to avoid using Gmail and also Yahoo mail. If you connect to the Interent via an ISP -- a "real" ISP -- you should be using that ISP's E-mail services. If you do not want to change your E-mail address, you should con

Re: Gmail authentication changes at end of May (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: JJ

IMO, the warning that old mail applications will no longer be usable is exaggerated. What may no longer work are mail applications which are no longer maintained and supported. Meaning that, they won't have new updates. So, adding suppor

Gmail authentication changes at end of May

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY

Gmail have emailed me to say that they are imposing more stringent POP and SMTP authentication rules, and that many older POP clients won't be able to authenticate any more. This is a pain because it means I'll have to update to newer em

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days ago by: gfretwell

Bill Gates and Andy Grove declared a couple decades ago that as much as Andy could make CPUs faster, Bill could keep them busy.

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days ago by: gfretwell

IBM was running mainframe processors at 0.8v-1,8v in the late 70s, just for that reason. Update on my quest is I decided this is a software problem on one particular bloated application (Facebook) and I am going to live with it. Everyt

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Yes, it's a tough job. But they manage it (-:

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul

If you tell me precisely what your password rules are, I will tune my Kali run, to suit. It's because of that, most of the rules could be inherited from one site to another. Aa1$ . Use the wide character set. Don't use dictionary words.

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul

The numbers between single threaded and multithreaded, betray some info about cores. I'm looking at the ratio between benchmark numbers here, for inspiration. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html # multithreaded bench h

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: DanS

"Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote in news:t4rfi3$a2h$1@dont-email.me: A lot from size alone. But that's not counterintuitive. If the electrical signal has to "travel" half the distance within the die, that time is cut in half.

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote | Now, the box I'm writing this on, with an 8-core AMD Ryzen 2700x CPU...significantly | faster than the FX-8300 (according to user benchmarks anyway). | | https://cpu.userbenchma

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: DanS

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 13 Hours ago by: R.Wieser

Harry, Indeed. My previous ISP was one of them. They did have a page with requirements, but as it turned out it was incomplete. The end result of such a "we won't tell you" is actually counter productive : After a few times trying and

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | | Most sites I've been to that need you to create a password (I don't use | the above two) usually _do_ tell you the requirements - though in many | cases only after you've tried one that

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] Old joke: Wife asks husband to help with website. It gets to the point: site: Please enter a password. Husband (intending to shock wife): PENIS. Site: Password too short. Wife collapses in giggles.

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Yes, I've had one - not often - where repeated efforts to enter something in line with what their "reject" message specified, failed. (I did eventually guess what was required - can't remember, I think it might have been _both_ uppe

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I like that word! I haven't tried using one in a password, but I've found that I can usually enter a tab character in HTML fields by cut-and-pasting it from (e. g.) a text file. (Dunno how I'd do that for a nul character, though.)

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Perhaps they did at one time, until this: The Case of Lydia Fairchild and Her Chimerism (2002) https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/case-lydia-fairchild-and-her-chimerism-2002 "By: Alexis Darby Published: 2021-06-01 Keywords: Lydia Fairchild, D

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Paul

They make an argument here, for the existence of a maximum password length, based on the use of hashes to store the password. The argument seems a wee bit circular. https://www.malwaretech.com/2014/05/the-reason-for-maximum-password-leng

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: harry

That is my point. Every site ought to give out the rules pertinent to that site.

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: harry

That doesn't answer my question as to CURRENT requirements.

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: harry

I always do that, or misspell words in passphrases. I'm not even going into that nonsense. It doesn't help the hacker if I have a complete knowledge of length, or if upper & lower case is allowed, plus which characters are allowed, if

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: VanguardLH

Then you migrate away from using passwords except for use during an out-of-band method to generate secret key, like with OAUTH tokens or SESPAKE (https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8133.html). The problem with keys that are far stronger

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: harry

Very, very few tell you the full set of requirements, even after entering one not allowed. It's ridiculous not having the neccessy info before having an intended password rejected.

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

Yes, but unfortunately the requirements vary from site to site. There should be a standard that everyone adheres to. Unfortunately yes.

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: VanguardLH

Different sites employ different password rules, and the rules can change even at the same site. You find out their requirements when you don't meet them. What they use now can change later; for example, they might now require 10 chara

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Paul

Use a password generator. Then change a couple characters in the generated password, for good measure. https://blog.1password.com/how-long-should-my-passwords-be/ One of the unwritten rules of White Hats, is not "documenting all the wea

Re: list of password re (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Most sites I've been to that need you to create a password (I don't use the above two) usually _do_ tell you the requirements - though in many cases only after you've tried one that doesn't meet them.

list of password re

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: harry

Does anyone know of a list of the requirements for creating passwords for various sites like Yahoo, Facebook, etc., etc.? I mean as far their length, characters allowed or disallowed, etc. This info simply isn't on most sites.

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: DanS

But it does stop loading. If it didn't, the vertical scroll bar 'handle' would continually become smaller and smaller and be moving up al the time. However, once [whatever] part is loaded, it's loaded.....and you can scroll back up to se

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mayayana

For what it's worth, here's my script to check services. Paste it into Notepad and save as a .vbs file. When it's run it creates a list of running services. Below is what it generated for me on Win7-64. Watch for wordwrap. I see th line u

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | | So it's probably safe (in that respect, anyway) if you're using Windows | 7. As Paul said, some things are critical. If you disable RPC you won't be able to boot again. But being out

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Paul

I only know of one caveat so far. Someone in another group, managed to knock out their sound by following BlackViper. And this incident highlights something. The "Dependency" information in the interface, is statically determined and r

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

So it's probably safe (in that respect, anyway) if you're using Windows 7.

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

alt.windows7.general

Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: mechanic

<quote from said site> This information is based upon the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803/17134.1) released April 2018. Please note: this information is no longer updated. Please take that fact into consideration when review

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | | I have 58 or 59 free out of 2864 at the moment. But though pitiful, | presumably as long as it's consistently above 0, it ought not to be | slowing down? | 59 MB RAM free? I haven't c

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

Doesn't everyone have most of those things to do in the morning when they get up? Being slow *is* a problem. Being slow only when booting is hardly a problem for anyone. Laptop? What's a laptop?

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Char Jackson

With many laptops, in the Power settings where it asks "What should the power button do?" there's a companion setting that asks, "What should closing the lid do?" On my laptops, (Dell and HP), I set the latter to Sleep or Hibernate. My

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 12 Hours ago by: gfretwell

My MP3 player machines just get the plug pulled. They survive. It is pretty much a read only machine tho.

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: NY

"Frank Slootweg" <this@ddress.is.invalid> wrote in message news:t4blun.76g.1@ID-201911.user.individual.net... I find that sleeping my Win 7 PC speeds up boot times *very* dramatically - from about 5 minutes (*) for all background apps (e

Re: Speeding up Windows (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Frank Slootweg

[...] If you're in a real hurry, just Sleep it, probably takes only 10 to 20 seconds or so. If a bit less in a hurry, Hibernate it, which is probably much faster than Shut Down. I hardly ever do a Shut Down. Only Sleep or Hibernate

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Yes, I've heard that site mentioned in this context before. Sometimes accompanied by warnings that it _can_ be a little too enthusiastic about saying what can be stopped. Plus, there is always the concern - definitely applies in my cas

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

If you have something else to do (dressing, washing, snacking, even just catching the news headlines), I agree. (Though I did know someone - back in '98 days, I think - whose system was taking 15 minutes. It was a failing HDD - but oth

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] The odd time I've had to look at a FaceBook page, that's exactly the impression I get: that a FaceBook page never finishes loading. OK, to some extent the same applies to a Twitter (Twidder, as its new owner and many of his compatri

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | | Like you, I'd just like to stop the unnecessary ones, on principle! Just | a lot of work. | This is the best info sourece I know of: https://www.blackviper.com/ The trouble is that

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: gfretwell

That actually sounds like what happens with Facebook. It may be Firefox or it might be Norton. When I look at processes it is hard to tell.

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

Right. I have things *I* want to have running autostart. So do I. But even those who don't typically boot only once or twice a day. Boot time should hardly matter to anyone, whether it's 30 seconds or five minutes. Back when I used

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Like you, I'd just like to stop the unnecessary ones, on principle! Just a lot of work. [] [] I'll admit I cant remember when I last used it for myself. It has worked for some other people I've helped though, when time was limited.

Re: Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote | | (Which browser?) Do they have SSDs? Both computers have SSDs. I use Firefox, New Moon (XP) and Waterfox (7). The streaming is in Firefox on Win7 and in Chromium on a Raspberry Pi 4. (

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mayayana

<gfretwell@aol.com> wrote | The biggest problem I seem to have is Facebook. That can drag this | thing face down in the mud. Ah. I've never used that. Though you could try, if you haven't already, NoScript and UBlock Origin. With the fo

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Paul

Part of the problem on RAM, is browsers using more and more RAM as time passes. The browser seems to be defenseless against the Javascript coding it hosts. Even Windows Update leaks memory a bit, like if you try and do 150+ updates using

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: gfretwell

The biggest problem I seem to have is Facebook. That can drag this thing face down in the mud. I don't use it a lot but it seems when I do it just gets slower and slower until I just "X" out of it and start over. It is like the script ju

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: gfretwell

I am still running the on board display adapter so that shouldn't be an issue. I did try several combinations of configurations with no joy. I am a little nervous screwing with it too much since all those plastic clips are almost old eno

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

Can? Yes. That's why I said "almost everyone" and "likely." But it's a rare person for whom it would be enough.

Speeding up Windows (was: Re: Moving to new platform.) (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

(Which browser?) Do they have SSDs? I'd love to do that, but it has always seemed both a lot of work (in finding what the individual services _do_: _simple_ explanations seem hard to find), and knowing a few months down the line that t

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mayayana

<gfretwell@aol.com> wrote | What gotchas am I going to run into? | I realize this isn't what you're asking for, but I wonder about just cleaning. I'm running XP on 3 GB and have an early Win7 box with 2 GB RAM. XP runs like the wind. Wi

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Paul

https://download.xma.co.uk/Motherboards/DQ965GF/BIOS/CO96510J.86A.5953/CO_5953_ReleaseNotes.pdf "Fixed issue where system would run slow with 4 GB of RAM and certain PCI Express Graphics cards." But it doesn't say whether that'

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: gfretwell

I have a few different sets of RAM sticks that are on the list from Intel. I can't get them to work. It looks like it is going to boot. BIOS says it has the right amount of RAM but it won't boot. It comes up eventually but 10-15 minutes

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul

When I got my new board, it wouldn't POST. And my suspicion was immediately cast on "old BIOS on board does not support Zen3". Now, in the old days, this was a pain to fix. When shopping for new retail boards, look for a button on the

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] Mostly, I'd agree, but it _can_ be enough. Have a look at the Performance tab in Task Manager to see how much you _are_ using; if "Free" is mostly above zero, then more won't help. (But I'd agree, it's probably the first thing to

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

SSD's are better than HDs, but a Gen4 NVMe is much better than either. How much RAM you need depends on what programs you run, but 3GB is insufficient for almost everyone. That's likely the first thing you should improve.

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: gfretwell

I am running an SSD C: but I only have 3 gig memory., My Intel board says it takes 8G and they list the sticks I need but I can't get them to work. I just got tired of screwing with it after a half dozen tries with different "supported"

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mayayana

"Paul" <nospam@needed.invalid> wrote in | | https://i.postimg.cc/W3QsHQ51/Pauls-Current-Computers.gif | I'm surprised the new CPUs don't seem to be faster. I'm running an AMD FX-8300. 8 cores. 3600 MHz. Bus speed 200. $65. Last time

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: Ken Blake

Unless you are short of RAM for the programs you run, more RAM wouldn't increase your speed. A faster processor? Maybe, but that depends on what programs you run. A different motherboard? Unlikely to make a significant difference You

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 13 Hours ago by: Paul

I have both sitting right next to me right now. Two terminals on desktop, one Intel driven, one AMD driven. The top computer is getting a bit old, but still not bad. The bottom computer is new and uses an AMD CPU. It replaces the Typing

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Mayayana

"Paul" <nospam@needed.invalid> wrote | Some of the lower-end Intel CPUs, don't have E cores. It's | only the more core-heavy ones that have P and E. The low | end ones might also be missing the current Turbo method, and | might be using th

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Paul

Windows 7 doesn't have in-box USB3 drivers, and then the USB3 ports can only work if you add the drivers for it. My previous PC, had Asmedia USB3 ports, and Asmedia coverage starts at Windows 7. NEC USB3 ports started at WinXP. Current

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Stan Brown

Don't just stop an unwanted service; disable it. I can't guarantee that something wouldn't re-enable this Trusted Installer service, which I've never stopped, but I've found once I disable other services, such as Apple's bloatware th

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul

As a determined individual, I bet you would eventually get your own way :-) The Security Tab is only meant to make you think it can be defeated by frontal attack. The computer hates surprise attacks. Paul

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: Sailfish

Biggest "gotcha" is whether new mobo has all needed Win7 driver support as later mobo no longer do. Same goes for new graphics card driver support, if upgraded. After that, it's mostly a tedious process. gl

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I have the feeling that, in the past, I've found services running that I was pretty sure I'd stopped; I think other things start them. Are you saying I _could_ rename the "file" in Windows\servicing and the system _wouldn't_ name i

Re: Moving to new platform. (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mayayana

<gfretwell@aol.com> wrote | | I am thinking if I can get a board and the appropriate driver disk I | might be able to just swap boards and load the new drivers, keeping my | world the same. | | What gotchas am I going to run into? | I'v

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Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: gfretwell

I have this machine set up the way I like it but I have a need for speed and I am running out of options for more RAM and faster processors. (dual core 2.3 now). I am thinking I can buy a faster board pretty cheap these days. II don't need

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 11 Hours ago by: Paul

You would rename C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe as the others seem to be in WinSxS. But I don't think rename is necessary. Disabling the service should be enough. And in keeping with standard Windows practice... Ser

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: KenW

LEAVE IT ALONE KenW

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 15 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Notwithstanding Paul's comprehensive explanation, I wouldn't mess with it.

Re: TrustedInstaller.exe (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

copy I'm asking about 7, though your whole post marked keep for reference. Any specific setup.exe? I think I have between 119 and 146 of them on C: alone. I wasn't asking about the "account" as such, just specifically the .exe. [Much

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