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About Roffen

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  1. "and giving to order by descending date." How do I do that?
  2. Installing SP4.

    When googling QFE doesn't provide a clue, I am left in the blue. But I know what POS and IE8 are. My XP works as is. Even with a knife at my neck I wouldn't know what to integrate. I still use FF to browse, What might I want to use IE8 for?
  3. Installing SP4.

    I've always just run SP4 as an ordinary program after installing XPSp3, and can verify it's existence by checking the control panel/remove installed programs page, there SP4 shall be listed. I only wonder what good SP4 actually will be doing for me. At least I get updates and hope that is good for my system. Today, I celebrate installing XP and SP4 for the last time ever.
  4. Antivirus for xp?

    I've always used Free Zonealarm, and I even paid for it one year a while back. Isn't there also another program, AVG, that you can get for free, but I think it is free for a limited period only.
  5. I don't know how much attention I have to give to all your good advice on what to do and what not, wih Windows XP. Here I am running a Norwegian edition, but I also have an English version. I believe I had Installed SP4 on the previous installation, I am now running a newly installed Norwegian version. I presume there will be to much trouble to get Norwegian versions of all the updates - both past and present that may happen to be downloaded, I presume the default will be English. After this installation, I don't feel like I'd want to replace it with my English one. I dont like fixing machines, I like using machines, that's what they are made for. And so am I as well;) BTW, I seem to remember to have heard about something can be done with Windows 7 to make it look a litle more like XP? Anyone know anything about that?
  6. Only Office software installed is MSWord.
  7. Allright, that would downoad that file. But I think I should be able to downoad all relevant updates. Do updates have to match the language of the OS installed? I thought I had installed SP4 on this drive, but I don't find it on the lsit of installed software. It probably was installed on a different drive. How come I get updates before I've done anything to enable them. except for enabling updates in the Security Center menu Firewall/Automatic Updates/Virus Protection? I am afraid I am not as familiar with the registry as I ought to be. I will search the forum for the info I need to modify the registry to handle POS Ready updates. Alhough it seems like updates already are coming. ETA, When I try to use the link, I am being informed that the languages don't match,
  8. My problem is that I am running a Norwegian XP that refuses to update English. Should I rather install English XP. Although SP4 dosn't seem to be bothered by Norwegian XP. I have got 158 updates since oct. 13. Last one so far today is: Windows XPSikkerhetsoppdatering for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 på Windows Server 2003 og Windows XP x86 (KB2742596)18. oktober 2017Automatiske oppdateringer
  9. Machine keeps updating but I only have 1.420.2600.6421 of USP10.dll. I'll wait and see what happens. I only wonder how important all these updates may be.
  10. Installing XP on new motherboards.

    I am afraid backup of systems have never been handled well by me. Copies of files - I always make several, more than I never have had to use;) and installing SP4 has never caused any trouble. Should I just install the code for POS updates to the registry instead?
  11. Installing XP on new motherboards.

    Well, now maybe I have the problems licked, maybe signorina fortuna finally heard my prayers. Anyhow, things look quite a lot better this late evening than the last three-four days. I succeeded installing XP with no hitches, and went on to install motherboard drivers and finally the graphics driver. And it all runs sooo smoothly! On the card I suspected was kaput! On the day of victory, who count his lost battles? I don't expect to be back here for a long time, just enjoying my last days here at my St. Helena. Pray for me that installing Sp4 won't cause more problems.
  12. Installing XP on new motherboards.

    No, I've not done anything to the BIOS. First thing I do after powering up a newly assembled machine is to install the drivers from the support CD. Installing the Nvidia Geforce, Netgear wireless and Realtek network drivers are about the last to be installed. With the M5A99FX... motherboard and the AMD FX6300 6-core CPU (APU), it take 40 seconds from pushing the on-button until the screen hourglass changes into the regular pointer. That's on the No1 machine I assembled, The No2 machine is a headache. I made a litmus test this morning. I move the SSD disk from the No1 machine to the No2 machine, and as soon as the initial screen of the XP boot process appears on the No2 machine, an error msg shows for a split second before the screen shows the BSoD. That limits the problem to the mobo itself or the BIOS. If there is a BIOS problem, I don't know how or if I could fix it. I think I will contact the supplier about it. I would have tried to record the screen to my cell phone but I only know how to record stills, no movies.
  13. Installing XP on new motherboards.

    Yes, I got something like that, but didn't write it down. Earlier experience is that I don' get any feedback on it. Therefore I ignored it this time. Will take care if it happens again. I thought I'd get some advantages from replacing my old motherboards like the M5A78L-M USB3. That one has never give me any problems at all, running steady as a rock. I'd gladly swap one of the M6A99FX PRO R2.0's with a M5A78L-M USB3. I regret I started this upgrading project. I'd have saved some money and a lot of effort without it. And I haven't learned much from it either.
  14. Installing XP on new motherboards.

    Mr.Presario, what problem did you have before you disabled CPU cores? ETA: Everything is so slow I am about to give up, it doesn't make sense! Even using a typical 7200 rpm hard drive, booting ought not take so much time to appear as painfully slow. On the order of several minutes! I can't believe the problem is in my 4GB of DRAM? I put one each of two 2GB RAM strips in the DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 sockets.
  15. There is something terribly wrong with the second machine that I installed with a M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard. Everything runs at snails pace and I can't stand it. I changed the SATA parameters from AHCI to IDE but don't see much difference. Anyway, I'm going to get a SSD drive and hope a miracle happens. What could possibly be different on this machine; the first one runs perfectly! With a SSD drive though.