glnz

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  1. heinoganda - a few details - 1) First, you and I are having this very nice conversation in this thread while the world holds its breath for more XP POS updates. If you want me to move this to a new topic, please let me know. But, who knows, maybe this issue is helpful to others still clinging to their XP life preservers. (Mine is getting waterlogged.) 2) Your link for the C++ Redistributable 2008 installer was for version 9.0.30729.6161, which certainly seems correct. However, the version of C++ Redistributable 2008 which pCloud always installs (no option) is 9.0.21022. Would that be a possible issue? Actually, I would guess that is NOT the problem. But just FYI. 3) Other forums discussing other explorer problems suggest that either DEP or too many shell extensions might be the problem, and I have downloaded two nirsoft utilities to check later. What do you think? 4) Got your PM and will be sending you stuff later. 5) I have written that explorer.exe crashes. Correct, but the actual symptom is this: Immediately after I install pcloud (and before I start pcloud.exe), if I open any explorer window showing a folder and its files, as soon as I right-click anywhere in that window, explorer freezes, I get error messages and there are errors later in Event viewer. Thanks.
  2. heinoganda - thanks for info. I downloaded the C++ Redistributable 2008 installer and ran it; it "Repaired" my existing 2008 C++ Redistributable; but a re-install of pCloud again caused errors and a freeze as soon as I clicked in any Explorer window, even before I actually ran pCloud. As soon as I uninstall pCloud, explorer works again. Would you want to see - and would it be safe to upload here - a minidump file? If not safe to upload here, how do I send you? Thanks.
  3. heinoganda - thanks again for your interest. (MSFN is like a secret headquarters where the best super-pals hang out !!! You guys are like the Justice League of America, and I'm Snapper Carr!!) Yes, that's the one I downloaded for XP -- 3.1.1 (27/05/2015). I tried it one more time yesterday and set the installation so that the actual pCloud app would NOT start after the installation. However, the installation, by itself, wrecked my explorer.exe again. So I again UNinstalled and ran sfc /scanonce to fix. 1) Now, my installations of pCloud said they were also installing a Redistributable. So, I wonder whether I should install all needed Redistributables myself first, and then try to install pCloud again. Problem is that I don't know which Redistributable pCloud was installing. 2) Next, this got me curious about C++ Redistributables on my XP machine. Is there a way to install and update ALL possible C++ Redistributables on XP, in the correct order, with SPs and updates? The MS index of C++ Redistributables is a jumble of downloads that are not in any order. 3) Also, while researching the Redistributables, I came across the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool, also known as NetFxRepairTool.exe. Very nice! However, after running it twice, there is one error in Event Viewer, and this error appeared at the end of both runs of .NET Framework Repair Tool. See the attached Word .doc for the screenshots and error info. 4) Anyway, I wish I could figure out the problem with pCloud. I really miss SugarSync and Cubby. Thanks, heinoganda !!! error at end of Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool 2-20-17.doc
  4. Heinoganda- thanks. Yes, I'm using Avast. However, this time I turned it off before installing pCloud, but explorer froze again, and I got a BSOD when restarting. However, you have just proven that it's not the POS hack. Too bad for me - frustrating. Thanks for testing - much obliged.
  5. Team MSFN - I tried twice to install pCloud on my XP machine and it crashed explorer.exe both times. Uninstalled both times. Is there any chance that the POS updates might somehow interfere with it? I wanted to try pCloud because I need a replacement for the free versions of Cubby and SugarSync, both of which were discontinued. They gave me PC-to-PC Immediate Folder Sync over the web (as well as a cloud-related "drive"). Thanks.
  6. CRK: You quoted w2k4eva as follows, and I add my answers here: To dencorso and glnz, could you both check what account is the owner of the folders: C:\Documents and Settings\Default User -- Administrators C:\Documents and Settings\Local Service -- Administrators C:\Documents and Settings\Network Service -- Administrators C:\Documents and Settings\ (your account name) -- Administrators Mine are all owned by the "Administators" group, I'm thinking that glnz may have this too but perhaps dencorso does not? -- Yes for glnz Also could you both open a cmd prompt and type cd c:\Documents and Settings cacls "Default User" > perms.txt cacls LocalService >> perms.txt cacls NetworkService >> perms.txt cacls (your account name) >> perms.txt then paste the contents of perms.txt here? C:\Documents and Settings\Default User NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)F BUILTIN\Users:R BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(special access:) GENERIC_READ GENERIC_EXECUTE BUILTIN\Power Users:R BUILTIN\Power Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(special access:) GENERIC_READ GENERIC_EXECUTE Everyone:R Everyone:(OI)(CI)(IO)(special access:) GENERIC_READ GENERIC_EXECUTE C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE:F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:F BUILTIN\Administrators:F NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE:(OI)(CI)(IO)F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)F BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)F C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE:F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:F BUILTIN\Administrators:F NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE:(OI)(CI)(IO)F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)F BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)F C:\Documents and Settings\[my name] DELLOPTIPLEX755\[my name]:F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:F BUILTIN\Administrators:F DELLOPTIPLEX755\[my name]:(OI)(CI)(IO)F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)F BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)F But I've forgotten what this means. Will Hillary win the election?
  7. dencorso and jaclaz - well, using TIdo.cmd to start both regedit and regscanner64 running as TI, I manually changed Permissions in 67± registry keys to give Full Control for SYSTEM. Then I did an "Online Repair" of Office 2016 through O365, which looks just like a re-installation. Unfortunately, I still got 99 Warnings that Protected Registry Keys could not be changed. A group of 58 Warnings at 5:20pm and a group of 41 Warnings at 5:48pm, probably these being the start and end of the re-installation process. And I can see that at least some of these Warnings are the same keys that I changed -- and they still show SYSTEM with Full Control. Well, as far as I can tell, Office works, so I surrender. Thanks, however, for the TIdo.cmd process, which definitely let me skip the steps of manually changing Owner on each key (and changing it back). Both regedit and regscanner64 thought I was Trusted Installer, and F8 in regscanner64 did indeed take me to keys in regedit (which still thought I was TI) to make changes to Permissions without having to change Owner.
  8. HOLD ON - I'M EDITING BELOW Gents - all good advice as always. My emails back to 2008 are the only reason I'm holding on to my XP machine with OE6 anyway. Time to plan a migration to my better dual-booting Win 7 - 10 machine - to put an email client on both parts and somehow move my old emails there. But I think it won't be easy, especially as I would like both parts of the machine to look at the same email databases on a second drive and keep current with each other. Just FYI - I got a security alert email yesterday from Chase Bank that led me to call them. Straightened everything out - no problem - but the security emails from Chase generate this new warning about ActiveX when I try to view them: And I have also attached a Word doc with screenshots from Natural Rug email's original error message from a few days ago that I described above. EDIT - I am also attaching the der .cer file from the Natural Rug email - I opened it in notepad and it's in Chinese !!! Is that normal ??? We've ordered from that company before and they're here in the US. Thanks !! Natural Rug certificate error messages 2-2-17.doc Natural Rugs DER info.cer
  9. EDITED AT BOTTOM dencorso - I haven't looked at more than a few keys. On most, as to Permissions, TI has Full Control, and other user accounts have only "Read" permissions. I'm certainly going to leave TI with "Full Control" but will also give "Full Control" to System and -- not sure -- Administrators ? But then, if the Owner is TI, I'd prefer to leave it that way. Unless you think I should move Owner to a different user account? And, per your "Yes", I hope that going first to TIdo.cmd and running regedit from there will let me skip the steps of changing Owner in order to change Permissions. I'm going to to have to do this manually, so the fewer steps , the better. I'll let you know when I get a chance to dive in. EDIT - I used regscanner64 to search for the keys and (using CTRL+k and then paste) to make a manual list of the keys in a notepad .txt file, as the EventViewer Warning message did not give complete key names. And regscanner 64 is faster than regedit to get around. But if I right-click on a regscanner64 search result line to go to that key in regedit, I won't be in TI anymore. Is there a way to run both regedit and regscanner64 in the same TI bubble? Or does regscanner64 have a secret step that works directly on the registry (in this case as TI) without going to regedit? Thanks.
  10. dencorso - From fixing other errors, I learned a tiny bit about Ownership and Permissions. It seems I should change the Permissions on the 67± registry keys so that System or Administrators (or maybe Everyone) has "Full Control", and then reinstall O365. However, to change Permissions, I would first need to change Ownership of each key to Administrators and then change it back to whatever it was - usually Trusted Installer. But -- if I run regedit from TI.cmd, could I skip the two "change Ownership" steps because regedit thinks I'm Trusted Installer? (I would still need to change the Permissions on each key manually.) Does that sound right? Thanks.
  11. Gents - I'll get back to you shortly with more screenshots from this certificate error. Meanwhile, I just found this in my Event Viewer on my XP machine - and it seems to have been an automatic thing - not done by me manually: So - is my PC updating certificates automatically, without my running Heinoganda's Cert_Updater? Thanks.
  12. Unless he smokes the Gauloises. I did notice that the TrustedInstaller.exe process in Task Manager disappeared about 2/3 of the way through the lengthy installation, but the OfficeClickToRun processes had been running for some time, so I doubt that's the issue. I do have a list of the keys and can probably change their permissions manually to give Full Control to ... what? System? Everyone? (Hey, if I run regedit from the TIcmd window, will I need to change Owner to add the Permissions?)
  13. Well, guys, thanks very much for help and teaching me something new. The new install of O365 Home again triggered 69 Warnings about not being able to change Protected Registry Keys. Maybe instead of installing as Trusted Installer, can we install as Donald Trump?
  14. jaclaz - thanks. FYI, right now, from my day office, when I clicked on your link for RunAsTI.exe, the Symantec security gave me a warning: Anyway, dencorso's two RunAs items do work through steps 1 - 7 in my email above. I haven't yet run the O365 installation. But it sounds like I'm not missing anything in the steps above.
  15. dencorso - PRELIMINARY: I followed your links and their links and saw that the brilliant jschicht combined the two commands as a single RunAsTI on github at > RunAsTi < . UNFORTUNATELY, even though I'm signed in to github, I cannot download his files. I get error messages that the server won't connect or (occasionally) that the files aren't complete on the server. SO, I shall follow your instructions, which seem very promising. NOW: Let's see if I actually understand your instructions, as I am only a notary public who types love letters for friends, not a code wizard like yourself and everyone on MSFN. By the way, I did a full Macrium Reflect backup of my entire hard drive earlier today - just in case. 1) From the links you gave (not github), I have downloaded RunasSystem_v1.0.0.3.zip and RunFromToken_v1.0.0.2.zip, and using 7-zip I have now extracted both as sub-folders in my Downloads folder. Each folder has the pseudonymous files - *.exe, *.au3 and *64.exe, all of whose last modified dates are 10/3/2012. 2) I will copy all six files into C:\Windows\System32 because that folder also includes both cmd.exe and net.exe (I checked). 3) On my desktop, I will make a new file called TIdo.cmd. In it I will insert the lines and save. 4) I will move TIdo.cmd into C:\Windows\System32 ... because that's where the party is !! 5) I will right-click TIdo.cmd and select Run as administrator. 6) A black cmd window will open up and it will say C:\Windows\System32> 7) Now, let's take a break, light a Gauloise and be morbidly philosophical like Michel Houellebecq: what if I type whoami? (French coders hit that one 15 times a day.) Normally, I see my computer-name\glnz. If TIdo.cmd is working, I should see nt authority\system, yes? (I checked already, and, yes, these steps 1 - 7 give me nt authority\system. Zut, alors!) Interesting!! Do you think that might be enough to overcome the 67± protected registry keys? I understand (from other posts here on MSFN and on 7Forum) that "nt authority\system" is the same as "SYSTEM" in the Permissions change windows, yes? Will that truly be as high and mighty as Trusted Installer? I suppose we shall see. I ask because (if I remember correctly) in a few of the protected keys, System does not have Full Control permission !!! 8) At this point, before taking the plunge, I should turn off my anti-virus, etc. 9) In this TIdo-created new cmd window, I now type pushd C:\Users\glnz\Downloads\O365HomePremRetailExtracted\Office <Enter> I should then see C:\Users\glnz\Downloads\O365HomePremRetailExtracted\Office\> and I should then type Setup64<Enter> 9) O365 should now install, and that takes quite some time. I might have to identify myself (for the 45th time). When it's all over, I'll see what's what in Event Viewer and let you know whether those 67± Warnings returned. 10) If the TIdo-created cmd window is still open after all the above is finished, I can just type exit, yes? I don't have to type popd, do I? 11) If everything has settled down but if Trusted Installer is still showing in my Task Manager, I can manually End Process it, yes? Do you think I've missed anything? Is there anything that could further strengthen the O365 installation? Merci mille et un fois !!!