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JodyT last won the day on September 14

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  1. Oh no I realize that. I just wanted to see if I could clean it completely. To me, even though 1.46 GB is perhaps piddly, I still think like the rich millionaire who still realizes the worth of a dollar. Every gigabyte counts.
  2. September 2017 update rollup

    It's been good, though I have noticed the last couple of moths security-only rollups; they required me to run SFC first, to be able to install the updates. I guess they don't like the Windows Mail files from Vista.
  3. September 2017 update rollup

    Well I wouldn't be able to answer that because I sign into Windows 8 using a local account, not a Microsoft one (and if I'm not mistaken, such an issue wouldn't affect Vista or XP)
  4. Oh OK. I'm simplifying the process a lot, so this is how I understand it: Let's say the component "shell32.dll" is initially released in October 2012. There are three updates for colour rendering problems, and two for security holes (I'm making this up of course ...lol). The way Windows 8 removes components, is that it keeps the original version, the newest colour-fixed one, and the newest security-fixed one. Then Windows 8 uses hardlinks to point to the correctly matched version to support whatever program you run. In the Windows 8.1 /resetbase option will remove all but the newest version, and JUST use that. I hope I have that correct. It appears that DISM++ calculates that (if I were able to use /resetbase) I could rid of an additional 1.46 GB.
  5. It does. It sets the currently installed components as the new "base" components, and removes everything else. The Start Component Cleanup command will delete older updates but not replace older components that came with the system initially that have been replaced. Thanks for helping me though.
  6. Hey Folks: On Windows 8.1, there is the /resetbase switch that was designed to remove all older replaced components in the WinSxS folder. Windows 8 cannot do this. Now I tried DISM++ (sorta like Ccleaner) which can do this for the component store, but only if you have Windows 8.1 or higher. Does anyone know of a tool or method that CAN reset the base components to the latest installed? on Windows 8?
  7. Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Oh I have no problem with that. Jaclaz's comment were very complete mind you. And I suppose I'd have more to say, but yes in a thoughtful manner.
  8. When I wanted to change mine, I just put in a PM to xper (pretty sure it was xper) and they got 'er done.
  9. Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    And I respect that. Again, no ill will meant. But I think being able to disagree (and to express why) is a good thing too. Anyway, no more on this from me, I promise.
  10. Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Yes, I know accountability can be equated to corporate blame. Still you want to be able to pick up a phone a call your vendor right? I do have to ask something though (and this isn't starting a fight - just hear me out). Why is my negativity expressed towards XP frowned upon, yet we have ENTIRE threads called "Windows 10 is the worst crap ever"? Now I agree, I hate Windows 10 too, but Dibya would have you believe that even Windows 7 and 8 have "crap-wares" submitting info to the government. But me expressing that XP in a corporate environment is ..... er, a bad idea? See what I mean? I really think we should be able to openly discuss, argue (politely) and even disagree with our points and beliefs. No personal vendetta is ever meant. If there is real offense taken, then we are taking this all too seriously. I find I learn best when sides disagree, because you hear other points of view. When we all agree, nothing new is exchanged, right?
  11. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Interestingly, the update for v4.7 installed, even though I only have .NET v4.5 that came with Windows 8. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
  12. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Just checking in to see how things went for September. I'll be updating Windows 8 tomorrow morning.
  13. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    I knew I forgot something today. I'll get at it tomorrow morning - updates that is
  14. Disable your adblocking for MSFN

    Done a month ago