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  1. I'm neither an admin or mod, but I'm afraid that I can't replicate your problem. My situation is the same as Jumper/NoelC. I can't imagine that it's your MSFN account, and it doesn't appear to be a fault, surprisingly this time, of IPS, so it is most likely some setting or issue on your end. I know that you have said that you have tried both IE and Firefox, but have you also tried any of the various Chrome browsers? How about creating a new user account and trying the different browsers from there? If all of those have the same behavior, then it doesn't seem to be a browser setting, but must be a system setting or issue. The only way to verify that is see if you can log into MSFN using a different computer and see if the behavior is still the same. A few months back I had some very weird behavior that only affected certain versions of certain browsers and only when trying to access very particular pages - the settings pages. I was convinced that it was a browser issue, but it wasn't. The problem only went away by doing an OS reinstall. Then, using the exact same browsers and settings I had no more problems. Sometimes there are just weird problems. Good luck! Cheers and Regards
  2. Hello indeed Kiki! It has been quite awhile, my friend. I hope you are doing well. Cheers and Regards
  3. Well, besides thinking that RT7 is the problem if you did any tweaks or removals with it whatsoever, unless you were absolutely positive that you knew from personal experience exactly what each one did and it has worked successfully for you in the recent past, you could try the following: Download a portable version of yet another browser, maybe either one of the Chrome variants or Pale Moon, or whatever, completely stock with absolutely no extensions installed. Make sure you don't have any other browser open at all and see if you can get to SourceForge using the portable browser. If you can, then the problem is a browser setting or extension. If not, then it has nothing to do with the browser, but instead it's an OS issue. This is assuming that your Win98 machine is on the same home network, which should eliminate a router or external problem. If all systems use the same DNS provider, then it's not that. If you have all extensions disabled in both IE and FF, then it's not those. Do you use the same AV for both OS with the same settings and both updated the same? If so then it's not that. That pretty much narrows it down to a HOST or maybe a service setting? That's what comes to mind to test. If you still have a problem, then I'm probably missing something simple to tell you which someone else will immediately think of. [Or it's something that RT7 did. ] Good Luck! Cheers and Regards
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I think you meant Panasonic, not Toshiba. Three of them are available used on Amazon today from ~$400 to $1000 US. Cheers and Regards
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I guess we'll know when they release 11.0.18 and see if the "mistake" is "corrected", or not. Cheers and Regards
  13. Hmmm. Sounds familiar, somehow. I hope the issues are not drastic enough to require this, but... Cheers and Regards
  14. 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