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  2. I don't know if this will help you much, Dave, but I'll let you know my setup. I've had the Search service disabled long ago in an effort to both speed up and secure my pc a little more. However, I do use the Search Dog. Is that the Companion? I forget it's name, but I think that's what you're asking. Anyway, in that configuration, that works for me. I used the lil doggy to help find the ntfs.sys files to swap out after the KB4056615 update.
  3. Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    Hi @Dave-H, I posted about this problem early on Wednesday morning, please see my post and the related comments.
  4. Something very strange has happened to the Search Companion on both my XP machines. If I select Start>Search>For Files or Folders the XP Search Companion comes up as usual, but only once. If I close it and select it again it's reverted to the old-style Windows 2000 looking Search Companion. Once that's happened I can only get the XP one back again by logging off and on again, but again it then only works once. As I said, this is happening on both my XP installations, one of which has only KB4056615 and KB4056941 installed, and the other of which has the Office and .NET updates as well. I do have Windows Search 4.0 installed on both machines. I've checked all the relevant registry settings and they are all fine. I of course had a nasty feeling this was a consequence of installing KB4056615! I uninstalled the updates, but the problem didn't go away. Is this happening for anyone else?
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  6. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    @JodyT , I'm still holding off on January's patches. This month's updates have been a huge mess. I need to transfer a lot of data off my system first, and make a system image , before I'm going to attempt anything. Steve Gibson has just released a handy little tool, InSpectre (portable), you might find interesting. https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm --------------------------- Found another January Server 2008 update, released on the 12th. No mention of it at any of the usual places. Just by chance I was browsing Microsoft Update Catalog earlier, and came across it. I really wish MS would get their act together (Sigh!). Description of the security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: January 12, 2018 https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/help/4056613/security-update-for-vulnerabilities-in-windows-server-2008 http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4056613 -Ruan
  7. Why Thank You @BeauH
  8. Fine, I was able to reproduce the problem using the remote desktop, so let see if it helps to fix it
  9. Latest improvement: Added paragraph 8.9 to explain more properly the use of the "Repair this" utility. HTH
  10. Runouce Virus in Windows 7

    That virus (actually the whole family of similar viruses) will be *everywhere* on your system, under a zillion different filenames. Try running Combofix following EXACTLY what is suggested here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/450940/system-is-infected-with-the-win32chirbmm-runouceexe-virus-many-programmes-have-been-corrupted/ jaclaz
  11. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    I like your thinking greenhillmaniac. And thanks for your feedback dencorso. I'll remain calm
  12. Runouce Virus in Windows 7

    Thanks for replying. I have tried removing it using Malwarebytes Anti malware. It removed the virus but when i restarted the pc it came back. Computer is overheating due to the virus and almost every software fails to start. I have scanned the other drives like D, E, F shown the hidden system files it was no where.
  13. Runouce Virus in Windows 7

    Well, if it retirns after a (proper) reinstall, it means that *somewhere* it is still there (like on another device on the same lan, the installations files, etc.). The creation of a read only folder might be a "temporary" workaround, still it needs to be understood where it remains resident and kill this possible source of re-infection. jaclaz
  14. Bersaglio - thanks. No wonder my XP machine started spewing steam like a humidifier. (Honey, unplug that and hand me a towel.)
  15. Batch conversion HTML to DOCX

    Does it allow batch conversion of html to doc (or docx)? I thought it revolved around PDF's. jaclaz
  16. Check this one too: https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=1715165&action=filfo It does contain the "athwx.sys", it is seemingly a "just later version", 7.7 and it has a specific entry for "Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter" jaclaz
  17. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Honestly, I think it's good news... No performance loss for Intel CPUs on NT 6.2. Another plus for me
  18. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I truly believe that Microsoft have lost the plot..... bookie32
  19. windows 7 and cannonlake / 10nm install

    I believe this launch of the 10nm CPU also will coincide with a new chipset, which was reported to be the first from Intel for desktop boards to be UEFI only with no Legacy or CSM support. Whenever I get one of these types of boards or notebook in, I can definately try it. For usability reasons, there has been no real requirement that I have seen to need a "latest and greatest" system in terms of CPU or RAM, and Windows 7 can run just fine on even 3-5 year old hardware. My benchmark for requirements are games, so I do not know the requirements for other types of things such as engineering applications, etc.
  20. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    At present I think treating it as FUD is the best option. Two of the variants require direct access to the machine to compromise it. The other one is more serious: while Windows (any NT 5.x+ AFAIK) is immune to it, browsers and JavaScript inside them (and maybe Java, too) may not be. So: using safe browsers and up-to-date Java (or no Java), should keep common people safe enough. Big corporations are surely at risk, though, it's a question of cost/benefit ratio, obviously. BTW, I doubt there'll ever be a BIOS update for my IvyBridges... if I had to bet, I'd bet on Intel leting owners of older processors out in the rain. Their rep is tarnished already, you know... Give the attachment below careful consideration, and see whether you agree with me or not.
  21. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Yikes! Should I be worried about this, or treat it like FUD (which is a mindset I usually don't like to subscribe to) Still awaiting a bios update, but it appears HP is taking its sweet time. since it's an old machine, that may not come to pass.
  22. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Yes. And no patches to any x86 Windows yet (or forevermore?).
  23. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I posted this over at Windows 8. Do we know if the latest patches prevent being affected by Spectre and Meltdown? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution
  24. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Am I getting this right: that the recent patches for Windows Server 2012 and 2008 do not mitigate the effects of Spectre and Meltdown? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution
  25. Installing either 98SE or ME on Compaq Mini CQ10-101SA

    Thanks for the information. I'll look into doing this soon. Should I also add entries for the AR5B95 and AR92785? Also, i need the IDT HD audio codec driver, does this exist for ME?
  26. There are at least two reasons why you can't install the driver. First reason is the inf file is too big. It's about 150 KB. It must be shortened to less than 64 KB! On my systems the files should not bigger than 53 KB. Not needed sections can be deleted. The second is inside the inf there is a reference to a "athwx.sys" file (Installs athwx.sys (NDIS 5 driver) on 9x platforms). This file has apparently been removed. There is only the athw.sys file for NT systems. The most suitable inf file entry is: ATHER.DeviceDesc.3091 = "Atheros AR928x Wireless Network Adapter"
  27. Hi Jumper, a few posts up I reported issues on my system with v17. Have you been able to reproduce these or is is just my setup (again) ??
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