Mcinwwl

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  1. Ooooh, leave XP's with their beauty of pixelosis. Real fonts have corners!
  2. Below You'll have a review of ADATA SSD that interests you (512 GB variant, but this shouldn't be much concern). Polish only, but hey, we have translators, and article contains lots of comparison bar charts about speed of different SSDs under different circumstances, that are self-explanatory, I hope. https://www.purepc.pl/pamieci_masowe/test_dyskow_ssd_adata_ultimate_su800_konkurencja_dla_crucial_mx300 Can't say about partitioning of SSDs, I use my GoodRam Iridium Pro it as a single partition OS drive. Only drawback I can recall is that SSD's tend to slow down when filled up, but I can't find up to date data about this ad-hoc (this article form 2013 might be slightly outdated. https://www.howtogeek.com/165542/why-solid-state-drives-slow-down-as-you-fill-them-up/
  3. I had to wait for more than 12 hours to see the updates. The thing is, Wu on XP has some problems with Avast! on my machine, so I have disabled all the IS programs, and this PC is used by my family members. And I needed to bail out of home at the time, hoping nothing bad will happen. But finally I got 'em all, including Office 2007 updates. @FranceBB I think You have said you are in touch with Avast! devs and that you are aware of problems, that this software has on XP. Are they planning to fix em? I don't really expect them to do anything in favor of POSReady updates, since they are not a part of XP (officially), but Avast! turned on prevents me from scanning a document, and this is a serious issue for me. Already thinking of changing the AV solution on my PC...
  4. Bersaglio, you have saved my eyes. Thanks ! BTW might be worth punning on MFSN frontpage ^^
  5. If they won't wipe any of the phones told to be hacked, it means it was a hoax from the very beginning... If they will, internet will be loud about it.
  6. Direct link to English version (2.0): http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=412123&swItemId=lj_24947_4&swEnvOid=228 Site where I got it: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=412123&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=228 I didn't test it.
  7. Cool. so I won't have security updates, if I don't have newest systems... makes sense.
  8. This article (polish only, sorry): http://www.fixitpc.pl/topic/49-zabezpieczenia-robaczywe-ataki-poslaniec/ Describes SMB and corresponding ports as a threat to the 2000/XP/2003. Although it is based on old data (see last post update) it describes things somehow similar to the ones corresponding to the bug patched by M$ this week, i mean RCE using SMB. Post do not say, which SMB it is, but I guess that v1.0 is what will appear in older systems If you are paranoid and do not share files, folders and printers over network, simply block the corresponding ports. If you are just cautious, just be sure to hide your LAN behind router and follow most common good practices (do not open shady sites and files etc.) and you should be fine. You are not worth being APT target
  9. It might be simpler that expected - maybe you have accidentally chosen to always block ActiveX formants on Windows Update site when prompted? Also, your Internet Security, antivirus or whatever protective software might cause problem with windows update. My Avast! does not only cause Windows update troubles, I also have to disable it while scanning. Are you sure you have installed the same hardware driver for browser that worked previously? Maybe you should look for old CD with printer drivers you might have somewhere, or dive deep into the internet to look for other driver version. But beware of bad bloatware sites!
  10. Sorry I'll make that up. Anyway, you say that Silverlight more or less works despite not being supported for IE8/XP, right? Or do I miss some information from other sources?
  11. https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/ Do I get it right, no more Silverlight updates for IE8/XP/POSReady 2009? If so, we might need to suggest everyone to uninstall the crap?
  12. Run some 8-bit microcomputer or console emulator atop of it. http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Windows_98 Wouldn't that be ooo-som?
  13. Again, M$ has unhidden six of the updates available on the list. This is ridiculous.
  14. According to my quick search, it's only a typo, and in fact there should be there isn't. Or there is some sophisticated language trick I cannot catch? Only old Win98 physical media are legal way to get that system. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ff723773.aspx Reference from Wikipedia. Agreement refers to the lawsuit between Sun and M$ about usage of some Java branding, and dozen sources pop up after simple search. Top DuckDuckGo search result: https://www.cnet.com/news/sun-microsoft-settle-java-suit/