woolie

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  1. Even though Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP, I suspect the intentional release of this information coinciding with headlines to put MSFT in a kindlier and gentler posture in the public's eyes after all the events surrounding the 'HORRORS" of the internet revealed publicly... Simply put, XP users can Thank Bill Gates, el alia, for an early Christmas; or, in the alternative, a Happy Thanksgiving... Maybe they want to make us happy and just give back a little... After all, They are pretty rich... HAPPY HOLIDAYS...
  2. Many thanks for all your excellent work...
  3. A retired msft employee tells me it's call 'FORCED MIGRATION' I could add what I call it but it's not appropriate here...
  4. Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Version: 1.1 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update to Windows that restricts the use of certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length. The private keys used in these certificates can be derived and could allow an attacker to duplicate the certificates and use them fraudulently to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks. The update is available on the Download Center as well as the Microsoft Update Catalog for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. In addition, Microsoft is planning to release this update through Microsoft Update in October, 2012 after customers have a chance to assess the impact of this update and take necessary actions to use certificates with RSA keys greater than or equal to 1024 bits in length in their enterprise. Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers download the update and assess the impact of blocking certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length before applying the update to their enterprise. Please see the Suggested Actions section of this advisory for more information. Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2661254 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. Top of section Advisory Details Issue References For more information about this issue, see the following references: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661254
  5. Thank you all so very much...
  6. Thank you all very much...
  7. thanks to all of you...
  8. for reasons beyond me, I do NOT has a last session.ini
  9. i found one by accident via google searching for KB Article Number(s): 922667 Language: English Platform: i386 It's the last windoes 2000 update rollup thingy
  10. I only had a minute when I posted last and just wanted to comment on the xp_remove_hotfix_backup utility. I mentioned in an earlier post that I had done a disk clean up. I tried to defrag but the drive is too full to do it effectively. I did not know about the "detect and repair" option in office but I will try it. My intention all along (and I have already spoken with my son about this) was to eliminate uneeded programs and files. I am a big believer in backups. On my computer I have several partitions that are easy to back up (OS,Program Files, Data, Games, etc.). I use Drive Image to backup-love it. Just because I didn't mention it doesn't mean I wasn't going to do it. I'm still trying to come up with a plan and it would be nice to know why this happened so steps can be taken to prevent it happening again. If I could have successfully run the "msizap.exe G! " utility it would have identified the orphans so I could delete just the uneeded ones but no such luck. Finances are probably going to preclude him buying a second hard drive at this point. I started reading "What files can I safely delete in Windows Explorer?" and I'm thru 3+ pages (of 9)so far it either wasn't relevent or I already knew it but I will read it all. CC Cleaner is free so I will download it and check it out. Tune up Utilities is a little too pricy(I'd buy a 2nd HD before that). I appreciate all the suggestions and will probably utilize most of them. Thanks, Urge Understood: 1. Get rid of the installer and installer files. that will cleanup needed room. Reboot after each deletion. 2.Run check disk on the drive and after the deletions (It will do it on reboot) 3. Tuneup utilities has a "trial version" at the bottom of the link I provided, utilize the tools provided. 4. Use a program Uninstaller to remove any unneeded programs. http://www.ursoftware.com/ it also has a 21 day trial use, fully functional, and will remove unneeded registry entry's along with the program and 99 % of the unneeded folders. 5. Run an anti-virus check on line or use Avast it's free, and stay away from Norton's, McCafee or others "suites." http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html 6. Run Spybot Search & Destroy free and Adaware free. 7. That drive can be defragged even at 2% full. Use this: or after the uninstaller and installer folders are removed either way. http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag_2...tion_d4545.html 8 From what your saying and have indicated there is no reason you can't free up enough room to get out of trouble. 9. As Charlotte said, invest in a second HD they are dirt cheap now. http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=HDD 10. Good luck and I trust success. thank you very much... get another hard drive works for me, too...
  11. Thank you so very much for setting me straight on these issues
  12. Thank you so very much
  13. Hi

    Hi, I'm new to all this. Thank you