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Everything posted by dencorso

  1. Good suggestion! I agree that one is a useful addition to my shortlist of must-have HotFixes above. And here's some good info on it (beyond MS's KB922120), at Linksys: KB922120 @FranceBB and @Vistaboy: @heinoganda's trick also applies to ITA HotFixes! Do try: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=922120&kbln=it-IT
  2. Well, not quite. Incubus is purported to be a type of demon, while the Basilisk is purported to be the king of serpents, sometimes considered to be a demonic being, too... and, of cousrse, the band's name has the same origin.
  3. I suggest you rename it "Incubus", because it screws MS's while it dreams of getting rid of XP...
  4. +1. It's too bad we cannot. It's worse than FF Quantum (we've still got FF esr for half next year if not more and hopefully will remain having New Moon at least until POSReady 2009 EoS, if not longer), however, because we cannot forsake MSFN.
  5. WinXP SP3 takes VERY LONG checking for updates

    I don't think that's it, because, besides IE8 Cumulative Updates, any missing Office 2003 or Office 2007 Compatibility Pack updates caused the delay, and they usually replaced only one (or, at most, just a few) files at a time. The fact that they shouldn't appear anymore due to EoS does not invalidate nor cure the know symptom. Therefore, I have no choice but to respectfully disagree with your summing up.
  6. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    That's precisely what I meant when I said: Gavotte itself uses PAE, it does not rely on a patched Windows to do it, nor require any windows patching. And it works equally well with up to Windows 8.1 x86.
  7. I'd do it. I did it to all my machines and alternate boot partitions, except I did not use the Office 2003 updates, only the ones for the 2007 Compatibility Pack, because they don't apply to my installations which are Office 2000 or 97 with the 2007 Compatibility Pack. But I also did replace the Equation Editor executable everywhere, as per @mixit's instructions.
  8. Because you must be using a supermegaüberparanoid security setting, if I know you at all!!! Look: I use MSE v. 4.4.304.0 with up-to-date definitions, the default windows XPSP3 firewall, nothing but the default on the HOSTS file, a hardware firewall on the router and pi-hole for DNS and nothing else. None of my systems ever show the "Disable for now" nor care whether MSFN is offering mixed content or not. AND, the last time I got a system crippled by a virus was back in '88, by Jerusalem.
  9. What happened? FF blocs Flash... Solution: Flash active-x and plugin (direct downloads) Enjoy!
  10. Last Versions of Software for Windows 98SE

    Would you please tell which ,pdf version the The Intel Programming Manuals report to be? It can be easily read from the file's 1st 8 bytes, in an hexeditor. Here below are two such examples, with v. 1.4 and 1.7, respectively...
  11. Last Versions of Software for Windows 98SE

    Neither I ever have, either...
  12. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Hrm... Because new crap is crappier than old crap, in what regards crapbag 17040, perhaps?
  13. Many days I haven’t seen this

    Inevitable suggestion of commercial compressed file fixer software by a new 1-post-wonder incoming in ... 3 ... 2 ... 1
  14. There's a link under the word "here" in the quote above... There's another link under the words "page about exFAT" in the quote above... If you search enough, MDGx's page may even have a driver for CP/M...
  15. At present I do recommend just 3 other true hotfixes, the ones marked as hotfix in this post, and the exFAT upgrade (KB955704), which version for XPSP3 has been already pulled by MS, but can still be found here. Moreover, MDGx's (yes he's alive!) enthusiastic page about exFAT is a good read (although I do still prefer either FAT32 or NTFS, a closed proprietary fs like exFAT dos not thrill me at all, as you may imagine). I haven't identified any other which is a true must, besides those. YMMV, of course!
  16. Then my diagnosis is right: your system fell victim of a race condition (a bug) existing between threads in winlogon.exe. It quite rarely manifests itself, but sometimes it does. Rest assured the crash you saw has nothing whatsoever to do with the updates you had just applied.
  17. @Dave-H: That's a classic one! If your machine has a winlogon.exe which version is less than 5.1.2600.6443, I strongly recommend you to install this hotfix: KB2878379-v2. I've never again got a "c000021a" error after installing it.
  18. You might try it. In case it does not apply to your system it'll just say "the expected version of the product was not found on your system" and install nothing, so it's totally harmless to try it.
  19. That's truly an unsolvable mystery!
  20. Sure! You may ignore those two all right. If installed they'd just nag you and serve no other purpose. You're better without the two of 'em. Great to hear your system is OK now!
  21. @SD73: Thanks! As I suspected, you're running Microsoft Update, not Windows Update. So... terminate it, download and install by hand the above two updates (no reboot needed), then run again Microsoft Update, and it should work fast.
  22. I've just downloaded and installed Comparability Pack update, did the same the IE8 one, and rebooted. Then I told MU to look for updates and waited less than 1 (one) minute, before it gave me the list with the remaining updates. Something is definitely not right. Please, gimme a screenshot of the page on which you've already been waiting for 3h.
  23. Antivirus for xp?

    Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it.