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  1. - And don't forget the problems with Windows Update that started around March/April 2016 !!!
  2. - Perhaps they want to avoid the "SP 2" mess again and issue SP 3 ? - My personal opinion is that issueing a new SP would avoid A LOT OF hassle, for A LOT OF people including MS itself. I also have written on this forum that a new SP would provide a clean stable foundation for those monthly roll up (security) updates MS started to issue in october 2016. - No, I am not holding my breath too. But I certainly would love to see a new Win 7 SP. But it seems MS was too busy fixing bugs in Win 10.
  3. Woody Leonhard wrote an article with a VERY interesting headline "Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'" http://www.infoworld.com/article/3158858/microsoft-windows/signs-point-to-microsofts-imminent-release-of-windows-7-service-pack-3.html (from january 18, 2017. One month old). - Seems the folks at MS have read my comments on the MS blog. I posted a comment three times on their blog with the suggestion for a new SP. - I must say I am looking forward to that SP3 for my Win 7 system. (Or is it going to be SP2 ??). - Perhaps MS is also going to issue a new Service Pack for Win 8 ?
  4. - Now MS even pulled that one "optional" update. So, the updates for February 2017 will be skipped. Is MS afraid to tell the (painfull) truth ?
  5. - A dutch comedian used Trump's words to promote the Netherlands. To make the Netherlands number #2 in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xxis7hDOE (comedians in other european countries liked the dutch version and then made their own version). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryppmnDbqJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcH9eWBs9fw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuJ8yVCgSM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYaqM8J2csw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omo1xteiXaE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Vh0qPnjpM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVDR-y03XX4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE8ubSC-TOQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmHj9FKvv38 (Bavaria is one of the states that make up the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria
  6. - Trump also plays the accordion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S65jqrHQi_c
  7. - I indeed was wondering what happened to the Update mechanism. I feared MS wanted to give priority to Win 10 systems. - This month Windows Update recommended only one "optional" update for my Win 7 system.
  8. - To see what devices are equipped with a socalled "ZigBee" chip(-set). Like an LG fridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZigBee https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=47605
  9. - At least, the actions of "The Donald" himself and his crew are a rich source to make fun of him.
  10. - Good to hear that it worked out well for you. - If Windows doesn't give you loads of errors (next time) then you also can run the repairs only and skip the "optional" steps. Just see what works out best for you.
  11. (What follows is a (more or less) blatant advertisement for a - IMO - excellent program) The folks that have bought the PRO version of Tweaking's Windows Repair have the ability to add more locations to be cleaned by the build-in "Disk Clean Up" tool.
  12. More funny stuff: http://imgur.com/gallery/va6oD
  13. - Question: Does any who is reading this have experience with the free Mail app in Win 8 & Win 10 ? - I ask because I came across some info that suggests that these apps are still a "bit buggy". And to be frank, I am not surprised because those apps are free and that could be reason why MS doesn't provide too much support for these apps. Whereas e.g. Outlook is not a free program and that's IMO a GOOD reason why MS DOES provide much better support and updates. I experienced the same with the Windows LIve Mail 2012 program. I.e free but still a bit buggy (See the 1st post in this thread)
  14. - Ooooops. Made a mistake. First MS disabled synchronization between Outlook.com & WLM (mid 2016 ??). And then MS dropped support for WLM (january 2017) but Outlook.com still works. - But I wouldn't be surprised to see that MS also will drop Outlook.com somewhere in the future. See what MS did with Hotmail.com.
  15. - OMG. Never used Outlook and not being able to export emails in *.eml format is an extra hurdle to start using the program. Seems MS wants to keep users trapped in Outlook. - But MS also ditched Outlook.com.
  16. - All email programs are able to export emails in *.eml format. And then import them in WLM. - Although I would ditch WLM (because it's no longer supported/updated) and switch to something else. My current favourite is Outlook Express Classic. https://www.oeclassic.com/
  17. - Perhaps you've allocated too little diskspace for those System Restore Points (SRP). Then Windows will run out of diskspace very soon and starts to delete those SRPs. Or Windows won't create any SRPs at all. Then you need to allocate (much) more diskspace for SRPs. - Or the amount of free diskspace is too low or went under a critical limit. That will force Windows to remove all those SRPs as well. - Perhaps you need to select a different option for those SRPs ?
  18. - What was the size of the files before cleaning ? - Perhaps those files are/were "locked" ? Can you clean them after a restart of your system ?
  19. - That seems to suggest that the HD is OK but that something "interferes" with the "seek time" of the HD. And that COULD be power related. Perhaps the power in your house has regular socalled "Brown outs". Time to seek some professional advice, IMO.
  20. - I don't know for sure. I would ask for some professional advice.
  21. - The value of SMART attribute 07 ("Seek Error Rate") of the Toshiba HD is way too high and causing that error. (red line in the picture). - Since SMART attribute 03 ("Spin Up time") is also "elevated" (for both drives) and all other attributes are OK, I start to think that your HDs (and your system) don't get enough power upon start up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
  22. - Just imagine that your IoT fridge starts to display advertisements or - even worse - starts to play advertisement jingles (audio). Brrrrr .......
  23. @Pachi: Run Piriform's SPECCY. Select File > Publish snapshot and post the link that pops up inyour next reply.
  24. - Computer users who have migrated to a newer Windows version (sometimes) find out that their old scanner driver software doesn't work anymore. But there's a program that can make that old scanner work again. VueScan (v9.5) https://www.hamrick.com/download.html
  25. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/01/smart-tvs-smart-fridges-smart-washing-machines-disaster-waiting-to-happen/
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