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  1. I have posted about this problem with a new 1.0 TB WD disk before, but after another attempt I wrote down the error message: Stop 0x9999997B (0xF78D2524 0xC0000034 0x00000000 0x00000000) Does it convey any meaningful information? There is some text as well, but I don't think it says anything of value.
  2. I have an old Plexgear USB wireless adapter that I am convinced would run with XP - but I can't find a driver on the web, and the mini CD with driver that I have had for many years, suddenly disappeared. Where can I find/buy XP compatible wireless cards or USB sticks?
  3. I am somewhat unhappy with the current installation of SP4 that I am using. And I am unable to verify the update status. Typing often is very sluggish and I want to make a new installation. What may or will happen if I remove Sp4 from the installation? At present I have a dual boot setup: XPSp4 or Win7 on each their own partition of a SSD drive. In addition to the SSD, I have a 200GB disk with several partitions. If I install a plain XPSp3 on one of the partitions, what exactly do I have to do in order to make it POS Ready updateable? I keep the machine running 24/7 so there are no reasons for attempting a fast boot process. I think complete instructions are available somewhere upthread. I don't know what will happen with the boot order setup when I have installed XP again on another of the hard disk volumes, but am I correct in assuming that I can always install a new system on any of the partitions without disrupting the installation on the other volumes on the same disk? I presume I always may modify the active boot.ini file to suit my preferences. I also expect to be able to install what's required for POS Ready to the registry. I just rounded 87 and I am not quite the man I used to be. Maybe it is time to buy a Win10 machine and forget all about the good old days? There's only one reason why I have computers: I only want to use them, that's all. I leave all the rest to you guys. And MusicMatch Jukebox is what necessitate my use of XP. AFAIK, there is no other way it can be done?
  4. I run IE in order to check that XP updates keeps coming. But IE tells me that 1. Your browser is out-of-date You need to update your browser to use the site. Update to the latest version of Internet Explorer So I install 2. Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB976749) This update addresses issues discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 976749. For more information see the Overview section of this page. 3. But problem remains. Any possible cure?
  5. I may have posted this before, but haven't got any response. My problem is that when I go to the Security Center check for updates, I get the msg Your Browser is Out-Of-Date. I am running XPSp4, the IE8 is version 8.9.6001.18702, update version 0;3283 Anything I can do to fix it?
  6. I'd like to try the POS Ready version of XP instead of Sp4, how do I do it? Presume there is an up to date 'how to do it' somewhere.
  7. "Internet Explorer 8 is not compatible with your system. You are running Windows XP 32-bit. Although Internet Explorer 8 will not run on your system, you can download Internet Explorer 8 for other operating systems." I am not even allowed to get a look at my downloads, but that was working as it should only a few days ago. Is version 8 the only one usable on XP?,
  8. The download page shows updates for everything from Vista and up, but none for XP?
  9. I've installed IE8-WindowsXP-KB976749-x86-ENU but still get msg. Your browser is out-of-date. I presume IE8 is the only version I can use on XP? So what can I do?
  10. Just now tried my usual path to updates, and got a msg telling me to ge the the latest version of IE. Yesterday it was all ok. ETA Just tried again, get to a download link but can't get the file KB976749 that seems to be the one needed. Anyone have a copy, English version?
  11. I guess I am ignorant, but what is the purpose of all those .Net Framework files? How do I know I should install anything beginning with .Net? I don't know anything about certificates either, is there something I ought to do about them?
  12. I am happily ignorant about what certificates are good for. I don't know and don't worry as long as I don't have any problems with the OS I am running. Latest update here was april 19, Update for WEPOS and POSReady 2009 (KB4015193)
  13. Thank you, will try tomorrow - hope and trust I can report success then.
  14. I've done his before but now I can't do it, can you tell me how to add this line to my registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\WPA\POSReady] I can open the registry and find my way in there, but exactly how can I add the entry in the right place? The entries to delete isn't there already.
  15. That's what I have thought as well. I don't remember why I suspected it was a ActiveX problem but I must have sen a message or something. Anyway, updating doesn't work. But right now I am very confused. I copied instructions for an edit to the Registry, and took the doc file to another machine for printing. But what I found is that none of the two Brother printers I have connected to that machine would print. I get an error message, cancel the print jobs but nothing helps. And that is a machine i can't even remember having had any problems for a very long time. I could even use the printers from this machine on the my network. I didn't ever expect I'd want to use this word again, but now I am flabbergasted! Was even tempted to use all caps there;) Is there something in the air? In the news this morning was a report on several bursts of a radium isotope in the air somewhere in the country. That's the best explanation i can find.