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  1. Since you run all these tests in a VM of each OS, I wonder if there would be any differences if the host OS was different. I mean since your tests seem to favor 8.1, with a host of 8.1 running a VM of 8.1, I wonder if the overall results would be the same if the host was 7, or 10? Maybe it would be the most fair if Linux was used as the host? I realize that ideally the host OS shouldn't matter, but this has been nagging at me so I figured I'd throw it out there for consideration. Another option would be if the three OS were separately installed on their own SSD that could be swapped out to run the tests. No method would be absolutely perfect, and I really do appreciate that you are trying to compare apples-to-apples the best you can. I also very much realize that the setups and tests for each system take time that take away from your real work, and I thank you for putting forth the effort and sharing the results. Cheers and Regards
  2. Something to consider as a way to get around the buggy KB3172605 is this. abbodi1406 has made a possible fix: And if you're not comfortable using someone else's file, in the next post in that thread he explains how he created the file from the KB3172605 so you can download the file from MS yourself and make your own version. Just a thought. Cheers and Regards
  3. Dibya, we all like you, we really do, and we really admire that someone as young as you are has such an interest in modifying computer software and not just playing computer games and chatting on Facebook. But please, please, please NEVER use the term "Dude" here ever again -- EVER. You are really irritating some of our members to the point that some of them are probably tempted to ban you for the use of this somewhat disrespectful term in this environment when they have repeatedly asked you nicely over and over again not to use it. So please STOP IT! Cheers and Regards my friend
  4. WHAT!!! $595 in 1992!!! According to this, that's the equivalent to over $!000 today! Well, that answers that, then. Especially since they also said: And again, that was back in 1992. I think I'll pass. Then again, looking at page 93, I see that in 1992 a 33MHz 486 EISA Gateway2000 [ 80486, 8 MB RAM, 5.25" and 3.5" floppy, 340 MB HDD, 16-Bit VGA, a 14" monitor, and Windows 3.0 ] sold for $3895 (almost $6700 today), so I guess value is relative. But I still think I'll pass. Cheers and Regards
  5. Out of curiosity, could you please share how/where you got an install-able version of Fifth Generation Systems Direct Access 5.1? I'm not familiar with the app and don't know if it's still available or not, or whether it's a free, share, or commercial app. Cheers and Regards
  6. I think you meant Panasonic, not Toshiba. Three of them are available used on Amazon today from ~$400 to $1000 US. Cheers and Regards
  7. We're all good, Jody. I'm glad you understood my little joke about the "abomination". We'll all just continue trying to keep everyone happy with whatever OS that works best for them. To each their own and that's the way it should be. Cheers and Regards my friend, John
  8. Jody I mean you no disrespect, and you and I have had enough interactions that I know you know that. But in my mind your current stance is just an evolution of what you have been expressing for years. When XP was just starting to approach End of Support, your stance was repeatedly that of (paraphrased by me and exaggerated to make a point): "What are we going to do? Once XP gets to EOS the OS will instantly be overrun by every exploit known to man! What are we going to do?" And though you were repeatedly told over and over and over that just because the OS is not officially supported or updated does not mean that it cannot be used safely and reliably, that did not matter. Your stance remained the same, focusing on what bad things might happen, rather than taking the approach of figuring out what you needed to do to continue to use your "beloved" XP64. So you switched to Win 8.0, (after a brief run with Vista?), and you seem happy. That is absolutely wonderful. That is really one of the main goals of this forum - to help everyone use the version of Windows that they choose, on the hardware that works for them, with the applications that they need or want to use, safely and reliably. We will even help you continue to use Win 8.0 as long as you'd like, even though many of us cannot understand why anyone would possibly want to use any of the abominations that Win 8.x+ have become. heheh (NoelC obviously feels differently and that's great for him.) So now you have progressed in your stance from worrying about what might happen to your OS of choice, to almost kind of indirectly deriding others about their choice of OS. Sort of taking the attitude that since you were able to move on successfully that they should too. That would be all well and good if they were asking about whether they should move on or not, but that is not appropriate if they are trying to figure out how to stay where they are. If someone asks for an opinion then by all means express yours honestly and completely, but otherwise please be positive rather than negative. You are better than that kind of behavior. But, then, the above is just my opinion. Cheers and Regards my friend
  9. I guess we'll know when they release 11.0.18 and see if the "mistake" is "corrected", or not. Cheers and Regards
  10. Hmmm. Sounds familiar, somehow. I hope the issues are not drastic enough to require this, but... Cheers and Regards
  11. I'm not that familiar with the inner workings of the Indexing Service, so I could be completely wrong, but I don't see this as an issue, especially since you're having problems with the Indexing Service anyway. If you really feel that using the MS Indexing Service is necessary for you, I'd be tempted to completely remove the Indexing Service, then be sure you have cleaned out any remnants of IIS, then reinstall the Indexing Service and let it re-Index everything. But I'd probably look at 3rd party alternatives to the MS Indexing Service instead of reinstalling the MS service. What aspects of the Indexing Service do you actually use? Many people look at the MS Indexing Service as something that takes up both space and CPU cycles that could be better used elsewhere and do not use it at all. Something to consider, but I would definitely get advice from someone who knows more about this than I do, such as jaclaz. Cheers and Regards
  12. But Powershell is not exactly a workstation only feature. Power user, yes, but not workstation, IMO. Powershell is just MS's next generation CMD language, and it isn't new by any definition. Cheers and Regards
  13. @Jody, click Dencorso's link above for KB3170735 to see what Woody says about it. Cheers and Regards
  14. Yes, there used to be a "Sent" box until very, very recently. Now, all conversations that are not drafts are put in the "Inbox", whether they have been responded to or not, In a way I guess that's actually more convenient. But now the name "Inbox" is no longer valid. Progress? As to why there are no longer pages 2, 3, etc, but just dynamically loaded "more", the pages are still there, which you will see if you let "more" load and then scroll through what is loaded. The "Page 2", etc, headings are still there. For the majority of folks this will not be an issue, but if you have a lot of messages, (such as xper?), I think this will be inconvenient. There is no reason I can think of why the ability to go directly to "Page 4" or whatever was removed. I think they tried to change the forum threads to this same navigation method , which would be totally unworkable for longer threads, so maybe the "Page" ability is still there and could be reinstated? Overall, it seems the IPB folks thought that the "Facebook" type model is appropriate for all forums? (I don't think that it is.) Cheers and Regards