Mathwiz

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  1. For Rename, I usually just slow-double-click the file name, which eliminates the chance of accidentally clicking Delete, but I too would like to know if the context menu could be changed. I suppose you could add your own Delete to HKCR/*/Shell, but you'd still need to remove the system-provided Delete. From a UI standpoint it didn't make sense for Microsoft to put a destructive operation between two non-destructive ones (Create Shortcut and Rename). Even with confirmation, there's too much chance of deleting something unintended.
  2. If the PosReady key isn't there under the WPA key, right-click the WPA key, select New / Key, and name it PosReady. Then click the PosReady key. There should be a value named "Installed" on the right. If it's not there, right-click on PosReady, select New / DWORD Value, and name it Installed. Set its value to 1 (0x00000001 in hex).
  3. I tried lowering the priority of svchost.exe with task manager but it wouldn't let me. You're right, it'd make it take even longer to run, but at least it wouldn't slow down everything else as much. Oh, well; I don't need to worry about it again until next month.
  4. I think the big deal isn't so much that it takes so long; it's that it hogs the CPU the whole time. You'd think at least they could put the misbehaving svchost.exe task at a below-normal priority.
  5. Yes, it is listed in Add/Remove Programs. Thanks. I just installed the Flash update and let the WU scan run overnight, and when I came in this AM I had a dozen updates waiting. (Some were for Office.) I installed them all and the WU scan runs fine now. I guess it must have needed another update besides the IE8 one to fix it this month.
  6. Thanks. That's what usually works if you've gone a few months without updates. Unfortunately it didn't work for me this time. After downloading, installing, rebooting, and re-enabling Windows Update, it went back to svchost.exe using 99% again And "review your update history" didn't even show 4012204 as being installed So I guess I'll just have to wait it out....
  7. As of today I still see no updates for either Win 7 or POSReady 09. So just for the heck of it, I went to Windows Update with IE 8 and checked for new updates - and now I'm stuck waiting on the svchost.exe using 99% CPU bug! And it probably won't find anything anyway. Exasperating.
  8. Besaglio gave us the link a few posts ago (this is for the regular version though): Like yours, my FF 45 ESR claimed to be up-to-date. I had to download & install the upgrade manually
  9. If using Firefox, search for the CanvasBlocker add-on. It will block or defeat canvas fingerprinting. Edit: Looks like Sampei.Nihira already has CanvasBlocker Edit 2: Well, that was a bust. Cert. Updater is failing for me with this: Open SrcStore failed => 0x80092003 A search turns up: 0x80092003 = CRYPT_E_FILE_ERROR = An error occurred while reading or writing to the file. Something must have had the cert. stores in use. I closed Excel and Windows Live Mail and tried again, and it worked. But I only got an updated ROOTS.SST
  10. Make sure you don't have any of these keys either: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded (you said you removed this one already) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WEPOS HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WES And make sure you've installed version 4.5 of the Windows Installer.
  11. I thought this thread was dead, but today, 2/14, I saw our old friend KB2952664 reappear in my update list. I guess it's been reissued? I hid it again, but it makes me wonder if M$ is going to make another push to get Win 7/8.1 users to upgrade to Win 10.
  12. I don't see any Win 7 updates today either, so it might be for all - or at least for more than just the POSReady systems.
  13. While you're there, scroll down a little further and make sure you have TLS 1.0 enabled (and preferably, SSL 2.0 and 3.0 disabled).
  14. That error dialog does not look like a root certificate issue to me. If it were, I'd expect the warning flag on the first line, not the third. To me it looks like a problem with the server configuration. That said, it could be that XP isn't handling new certificate extensions, so it thinks the certificate is invalid for the site even though it actually isn't. Have you downloaded the latest IE 6 updates? (You may need the POSReady '09 hack for this.) BTW, if at some point you want to upgrade from OE 6, I'd recommend Windows Live Mail. It's much more like OE 6 than the Outlook from MS Office, and it will import all your OE 6 mail and contacts. The 2009 version runs on XP, but you'll need the offline installer.
  15. Cryptography 1.7.2 is new. A check with my hex editor shows that it has been updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2k. So it looks like your package is up-to-date after all!