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  1. - The latest update of IE 11 contains an extra filter/pop up mesage which helps the computer user to shield from "Active content". All fine and well but now the user has deal with one more pop up message. And it (seems to) interfere(s) with typing text when I want to use e.g. the GOOGLE search engine. VERY annoying !!!!!!! - I haven't quite figured out what to do about this. I hope this will get picked up by the "Customer Experience" software in Windows (7) and MS will remove it from the next IE update. - Question: Does the Piriform forum use "Active content" of any kind ? Because when I visit this forum this (annoying) message does pop up as well.
  2. - Search the "Microsoft Update Catalogus" website with "2018-03" and see what shows up. At this moment MS already has some 13 updates available for downloading & installing this month. These updates are "Updates" and "Cumulative updates" but no " Rollup" updates. I assume those "Rollup" updates will be available tomorrow ? - My personal opinion is and remains that MS should release a new Service Pack for both Win 8 & Win 7. And after doing that MS should release only "Cumulative Updates" (either with or without updates for IE 11). That - IMO - would make life for A LOT OF computer users AND for Microsoft much easier. Just install e.g. Win 7 (with or without SP1), install the latest Service Pack and the latest "Cumulative Update". And the computer user is ready to go.
  3. - Besides the "Monthly Rollup Update" for both Windows (e.g. for Win 7 and Win 8) and the .NET software, the user also can download the "Preview" versions of those updates. Search on the "MS Update Catalogue" website with the words "Preview Rollup Update" and "Preview Rollup Update .NET". - I failed to find the february 2018 Preview Rollup for the .NET software. Is that still "Work in progress" ? http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx
  4. - A future version of Windows Repair will be available in multiple languages (other than english). Don't know whether or not people can volunteer to provide a translation for the program and when the program will be available for translation. Perhaps Tweaking has already lined up a bunch of translators. I assume that there will be an official announcement somewhere in the future on the Tweaking website. - For questions, feedback (on e.g. bugs) people can go to the Tweaking.com website. Feedback is still very welcome. www.Tweaking.com
  5. - It turns out that the behaviour - as reported in the previous post - was indeed caused by interference of some other program. I tried to enter "200" and "300" (MB) today and I could do it without a problem. - But perhaps it's possible to "insulate" the program more from interference of other software ?
  6. - But was that partition or a similar drive this full (1.6% free) in the past as well ? Suggestions: 1) Increase the amount of free space to 10%. 2) Use "Defrag Freespace" and/or "Defrag Freespace (allow fragmentation)" to create the largest amount of contiguous amount of free space. 3) then start to defrag the drive.
  7. - I fear the latest "Cumulative Update for IE 11" update isn't "a success". I installed it yesterday and now the CPU fan makes (a lot) more noise. I will try if removing the update will help help to "cool things down".
  8. - The current version of Defraggler (v2.21) was released years ago. The program is known to have "a few rough edges" and it seems the developers never found a good solution to get rid of those "rough edges". I fear the developers "lost interest" in trying to improve the program code (and that includes making better use of the CPU's processing power) or the developers have other priorities. And that's a pity because I use the program every day. - Question: Do you see a difference between a compressed file and a non compressed (video-)file when you open it with your mediaplayer ? (I never had to compress files in order to free up space) - I also could imagine that Defraggler could speed up the defragmenting process when it would read the files (to be physically moved) into memory before it starts to (physically) move those files. Currently that doesn't seem to be the case when I look at the resource monitor in my Windows 7 system. - The "heavy lifting" of moving files is done by an Windows API and I could imagine that that API has "a number of flaws" as well. Don't know what to make of it. (Developers of Defraggler: Are you reading this thread/these posts ???)
  9. - Defraggler is indeed known to use a (fairly) high amount of CPU in combination with low disk I/O and low memory usage when it's performing its tasks. - The amount of free space on your HD is 11 GB / 660 GB * 100% = 1.6 %. Then it's no wonder that every (Windows) copy/move/read operation involving that drive will take (much) more time. Including using Defraggler, no matter what option you choose. I fear there's no way around to move between say 30 (5% of 660 GB) or 60 GB (10% of 660 GB) of video files to another (extra) drive. Then I am convinced that every Defraggler option will perform better. - Having all videos defragmented doesn't automatically mean that your media player will perform better. I have the same problem with (some of) my (defragmented) large video files as well. Although I perhaps don't use the most sophisticated media player.
  10. - I rarely do a "Full Defrag". Only once or twice since I came across Defraggler (DF). I only let DF defrag all fragmented files. - I also use DF to move all system files to the beginning of the drive and all non-system files to the end of the drive.
  11. - Odd, very odd. Perhaps MS is getting a little "sloppy" ? Anyway, I now have the installation files for these updates and that's all that matters right now.
  12. - The KB numbers of the february 2018 "Monthly Security Rollup Update": Windows 7: KB 4074598 Windows 8.1: KB 4074594 .NET v3.5 through v4.7.1 for Windows 7: KB 4076492 - If the user wants to find other "Monthly Security Rollup Updates" for other Operating systems and/or .NET versions, then search the "MS Update Catalogus" with the words "Security Rollup" and sort the results on the date (released).
  13. - Ouch. Did a search with the words "Security Rollup" on the "MS update catalogus" website and then a number of things showed up. It turns out that MS DID release "Security Rollups" for e.g. Win 7 and for a number of .NET software versions. - But the "Security Roll up" wasn't issued through the "Windows Update" mechanism. I am VERY sure of that !!!!
  14. - I took a better look at the "MS Update catalogus" website. It turns out that MS released an IE 11 update for Win 8.1 in february 2018 as well. But it has a different KB number (KB 4074736) than the update for Win 7. (Win 8.1 updates Always have - compared with Win 7 updates - a different KB number). To find that Win 8.1 IE 11 update the user must sort the list of updates on the date of release.
  15. - I can only report on what's available for Win 7. Haven't got a clue if it applies to Win 8 or Win 10 (think: "Edge"). - I also know that some programs still use the IE (HTML) rendering software/engine. I think Outlook Express Classic uses that engine as well.
  16. - In february 2018 Microsoft didn't release a "Rollup Update" for e.g. Windows 7. - People who are still using Internet Explorer 11 (I am one of them) still can update their IE 11 browser. MS has continued to release a separate "Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11" every month, alongside with the "Rollup Update". And even in february 2018 MS issued another "Cumulative Update for IE 11" (KB 4088835)". - These IE 11 updates aren't released through the "Windows Update" feature/mechanism. Instead the user has to go to the "Microsoft Update Catalog" website and search with the keywords "Internet Explorer 11 update". https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx
  17. - Defraggler has also "a problem" when the user wants to try to specify the minimum and maximum size of files to be searched in the "Search" tab. - I tried to enter the number "200" (MB) and "300" (MB) in the "size" fields but DF simply won't let me do that. When I tried to enter "200", DF turned that into "20". When I tried to enter "300" DF turned that into "30". - It should be very simple to enter "200". E.g. clear the field, type a "2", a "0" and a second "0". But after I typed the "2" the cursor did not stay on the right hand side of the "2" but it moved to the left hand side of the "2". - When the field contained "20", I tried to move the cursor one position to the right, to the right hand side of the "2". I was able to do that but DF "didn't like that" and moved the cursor back to the left hand side of the "2" within a split second. Even moving the cursor to the very right hand side of the "20" is impossible. DF simply won't let me do that. (I hope this behaviour isn't caused by interference of some other program running on my computer system)
  18. - Send one of the staff members a Personal Message (See under "Staff" at the top of this thread). Was/Is "MrT" responsible for the translations ???
  19. - OEC supports/uses TLS v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2 for a secure connection with email servers. And that's a problem for users of Windows XP and Server 2003 and older. These Operating Systems only support TLS v1.0. It makes the connection with the email servers (a little) less secure/safe for XP and Server 2003 users. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/kaushal/2011/10/02/support-for-ssltls-protocols-on-windows/
  20. - Made a mistake. CO should be C4. Both 05 and C4 are "nasty" ones when they're no longer at zero.
  21. - SPECCY gives a "Warning" for your drive. And rightfully so. The "Raw" values of C0 and 05 are no longer at zero. Yes, that could be an indication that your HD is (in the 1st stages of) failing. Yes, and then your HD takes "more time" to read & write data. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T
  22. - I thought PIO mode was a problem in Windows XP only ? - Fragmentation has already dropped down to ~ 55% and then already such an increase in speed. WOW !!!! - I did some additional research with DF on my own laptop. Let DF list the fragmented files, sort the list on size and then (manuallly) defragment the largest files first. That should help to increase the read & write speed the most. - And then run "Defrag Free space" as well (several times) to compact those files on that drive.
  23. - In Win 7 Defraggler isn't able to defragment the System Restore Points. In Win XP it is able to do that.
  24. - Indeed. 350 kb/s is indeed (very) slow. But defragmenting the drive certainly should help to increase that reading speed. - My HD rates at ~ 1,2 MB per second (with ~ 6% fragmentation).
  25. - Fiddling with the translated version(s) of OEC Beta exposed a number of bugs in the OEC program code. (I LOVE this kind of work). No information available on when OEC v2.80 will be (officially) released. I assume it depends on how fast the work on the translations progresses. - Still no news on when OEC will support IMAP.
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