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dencorso last won the day on January 12

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  1. You will have to download the new 7z file when a new update gets released.
  2. That's how I got the 1st error.
  3. Nah. It's just way slower than usual... nothing to worry about, though. OTOH, here you go: KB969262.pdf
  4. Yes. it's in the $NtUninstallKB4056615$ folder (which may be hidden). After you revert the 5.1.2600.7392 version to the 5.1.2600.5512 version by hand, then you can apply, if you want, KB969262 (here, too, the KB article is gone but the actual HotFix remains available by request from MS) to get to 5.1.2600.5782. But this last step is optional. N.B.: MDGx's MS Support HotFix Request Form remais the easiest and most strightforward way to request HotFixes.
  5. Even having reversed ntfs.sys, myself, that's my take on it and the reason I kept the newst kernel files. If, and when, MS releases a newer version, then I'll update them again. But until I observe any issue with the kernel files, I'm keeping them.
  6. Source: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/info-notes/meltdown-and-spectre-critical-processor-vulnerabilities
  7. @erwanl: Welcome to MSFN! It's great to have you around!
  8. Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    Curiouser and curioser!!! Those download addresses yield installers signed with SHA1. However, the default locations (below) yield instead installers signed with SHA256, which are seen as invalid by Win XP SP3. On stripping the signatures from both, the remaining installers are binarily identical. This means adobe is creating installers with both types of signatures, nowadays!!! By default locations I mean those: Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe I didn't, however, find any address yielding the "uninstall_flash_player.exe" signed with SHA1, instead of with SHA256...
  9. I've just got the "This security identifier cannot be applied to the owner of the object", so I, too, can confirm that issue. Interesting it happened on an NTFS partition used by Win 7 Ult SP1 x64, but didn't on another NTFS partition used by Win 7 Ult SP1 x86, go figure! So I put back the just the ntfs.sys v. 5.1.2600.5512, while keeping the updated kernel files and the problem have been solved. It's crystal clear, by now, that the ntfs.sys v. 5.1.2600.7392 is flawed! The workaround, however, is simple and easy to perform (from outside windows, of course, like from another boot partition or a live-linux CD, for instance).
  10. Because POS operators are oblivious to it. And IT personnel only looks for CPU usage, etc., if and when asked to intervene...
  11. POS systems must use WU, which ignores the Office Compatibility Pack updates, but not so the IE8 cumulative updates...
  12. 3TB drive and WinXP

    Problem lies in the MBR, which cannot index more than 4294967296 sectors (hence 4294967296 * 512 = 2TiB, while 4294967296 * 4kiB = 8TiB), so that, to go above 2TiB with 512-bit sectors (no matter whether real or emulated) MBR is no-go and one needs GPT (which XP does not understand). Paragon has a GPT driver for XP (according to @jaclaz), but it only works for internal, not for USB connected, HDDs. So, to get XP to understand a > 2TiB HDD connected through USB, 4Kn disks are necessary (but not sufficient, the SATA-USB bridge also must pass the 4kiB sectors on to the USB stack).
  13. No it's not. But since you do know the dance already, just go with it: latest IE8 cumulative update and Office Compatibility Pack updates go by hand, then MU gets happy and serves you the rest. No reason for amazement, at this point, just dance the known dance and be happy.
  14. 3TB drive and WinXP

    The only combination known to work is HDDs which expose 4kiB sectors (the so-called 4Kn disks), when connected through USB via a SATA/USB bridge that also expose 4kiB sectors, instead of emulating 512-byte sectors. I think @rloew did identify some such bridges, IIRR. There aren't many 4Kn HDDs on market nowadays, and I think none is WDC. @rloew used a Samsung in his experiments, IIRR. Since you have an old USB -SATA enclosure and just bought the HDD, I think you should try to exchange the WDC disk for the right model of Samsung, and then try again. My 2 ¢ only, of course!