mitchsc

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  1. Just got notification on your post from 2 minutes ago JorgeA. As for me, I'll call this matter a wrap. Thanks again to all...
  2. Worked! Thank you K. I'm such an id***. I am so sorry. I actually did get JorgeA's email notification. For some reason, I missed it. My apologies... All is working well for me again.
  3. This is weird. I received several email notifications yesterday (see post 120), but did not get the latest one for JorgeA's post #121, last night. Can someone please do a test post below so I can confirm one way or another? Than you...
  4. Same here !!! Woke up this morning delighted to see the letters MSFN on my phone. Someone did something. THANK YOU !!! buyerninety: Thank you for the enormous effort you must have put in to writing up the detailed settings for me/us. Even though my email notifications started working, I shall go thru your suggested settings just to be sure. Thanks all...
  5. Buyerninety: Thank you so much for the upcoming additional info on "email notification replies to posts". As I mentioned in post 105 above, I've been having some HDD issues, and then my wife got a wicked redirect virus on her machine that I couldn't get off. Spent the better part of last week doing a fresh install for her. I did not mean to ignore your PM. My apologies.
  6. JorgeA: Thanks for the Test Post. It didn't generate a notification email. Buyerninety: Thank you very much for the detailed rundown. This is exactly what I was hoping for. I shall go thru each step. I do have an ad blocker, but it has not prevented notification emails in the past. Is it necessary to select Daily Digest? I'm really only interested it email notifications of topic replies.
  7. Hi all. It's been a week since I tried the suggestions to get my email notifications working. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test and see if they are now working again because there haven't been any more posts since my last one just above (#110), Can someone please post a comment, so I can see if my email notifications are working? Thanks so much...
  8. Regarding not getting email notifications of posts: Thank you both for the "Unfollow This Topic" location. Of course it was right there. I guess I was looking for the term: "unsubscribe". I unfollowed the topic > signed out > closed MSFN forum > reopened forum > signed in > clicked "Follow This Topic" (reply instantly) > signed out. So now I wait...
  9. Tripredacus: I'm sorry, but how do I unsubscribe/resubscribe to a topic? Can't seem to figure that out. buyerninety: Still need to get back to you with requested info. Got sidetracked with some HDD issues.
  10. Regarding not getting email notifications of posts... xper: Just checked in and noticed your post on 11/10. I have still not received any notifications as of today 11/12. Many thanks to buyerninety for info in PM. One thing off the top without any testing: I have not been logging out of the forum. Maybe that's the whole problem for me. I shall do so now. Thanks all...
  11. xper, On 11/6 you posted that YOU are getting notifications, but clearly several of us on this thread alone are not. I haven't been getting any for months, but used to. Does this suggest there there may still be a problem with something on the site? I am happy to try changing settings, or whatever you think might help, but need some instructions / suggestions. Forgive my directness (is that a word?), but telling us that you get notifications, doesn't help. It's very difficult to use MSFN if one doesn't know when there is a reply. Thanks in advance for your help... HELP
  12. Duffy: I'm usually the one asking the questions, so it is my pleasure to be able to contribute for a change. Glad you found this helpful...
  13. SOLUTION FOUND. Just after positing my question above, I stumbled on the following forum discussion on the same topic. The "Best Answer" offered a description of the cause, as well as a solution that worked for me. For anyone else having this problem, I suggest giving this a try. Forum: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1176387-xp-windows-automatic-updates-svchostexe-100-cpu-ms-did-something/ Best Answer mcihelka , 22 October 2013 - 09:25 I am pleased to offer a definitive answer on this issue. This issue comes about because Windows Update is heavily reliant on components of Internet Explorer. If these components are not up-to-date, later versions of Windows Update Agent (that's the engine that scans for and manages updates) may fail or exhibit very poor performance. For folks that are doing a fresh install of Windows XP, the problem will always reveal itself when you try to do your first Windows Update. By initiating an update via the Windows Update website or enabling automatic updates, Windows will first upgrade Windows Update Agent. You cannot prevent this from happening. After that, Windows Update will fail or perform poorly thanks to the dated components of Internet Explorer 6. For folks that have an existing Windows XP installation, this problem may still pop up if you have not been regularly updating your Internet Explorer installation. It is NOT necessary to install a new version of Internet Explorer to resolve this issue. What is actually required is to install the latest cumulative security update for whatever version of Internet Explorer you have installed. This will be IE6, IE7, or IE8 (if you're doing a fresh install of Windows XP it will naturally be IE6). This will upgrade the various components of your Internet Explorer installation. Thereafter Windows Update will perform as it should. The latest updates are dated October 2013 (as of writing this). Download and install the update that corresponds with your currently installed version of Internet Explorer: IE6: WindowsXP-KB2879017-x86-ENU.exe http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=40612 IE7: IE7-WindowsXP-KB2879017-x86-ENU.exe http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=40519 IE8: IE8-WindowsXP-KB2879017-x86-ENU.exe http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=40390 For more information (or for details of updates suitable for 64-bit versions of Windows XP) see http://technet.micro...lletin/ms13-080.
  14. About 30 secs to 1 minute after booting into Windows XP, the computer starts lagging heavily. When CTRL+ALT+DEL is pressed to open Task Manager, it shows that the process svchost.exe is using up maximum CPU resources and only occurs when Automatic Updates is enabled, or when a manual Windows Update is attempted. I tried the 3 fixes in this article, but nothing helped: http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svchost-using-100-cpu-memory-leak/ . This article describes exactly what is happening on my XP laptop. Even Microsoft has a fix (KB927891: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891) but when I try to install it, I get a message that it's included in SP3 and I already have it. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as I can no longer do a Windows Update. Thanks very much...
  15. No, MSSE not installed. I don't know if this could be related, but around the same time, my Windows boot up started hanging just before it finished loading (already had Desktop displayed). Sometimes it would complete on it's own after several minutes. I just created and ran the Windows System Repair Disk yesterday, which indicated that there were problems with the startup files. After selecting "Repair", that solved my startup issues. Could this have had anything to do with the Windows Update Settings changing on their own? It hasn't happened since the startup repair, but it's only been 24 hours. Hopefully the Windows Update Settings problem was fixed with the Startup Files, but I'd be surprised. I don't see any relationship, but what do I know... :-) Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. By the way Tripredacus. You have helped me resolve a number of issues since I joined the forum. Many thanks. I'm still not getting email notifications to replies to my posts (such as this one). I thought I had my notification settings correct, but apparently not. I posted a request for help with this on 9/27, but never received any responses. Would you mind taking a look at my other post? It's a bit inconvenient for me to log in every day to see if someone replied. Thank you, and here's the link: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/165723-correct-notification-settings-for-email-replies-to-posts/