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  1. SPECCY: Willy2's bug reports

    A follow up on the "Windows Defender" problem/bug (see also previous posts). - In a thread on "BleepingComputer" I came across this SPECCY snapshot from a Win 7 system. http://speccy.piriform.com/results/U5U22OfLXWg37BF1XModA7W This snapshot reports the user has the Windows Defender disabled. And that's logical because he/she has MS Security Essentials (MSE) as an anti virus program. When a user installs MSE then it automatically disables Windows Defender and the Windows Defender Service. - But on my Win 7 system I have disabled the Windows Defender Service and I didn't install MSE but nonetheless SPECCY reports that Windows Defender is "Enabled". Conclusion: SPECCY pulls up the wrong info from the wrong spot and then - of course - draws the wrong conclusion. To be fixed in a/the next SPECCY version !!!!
  2. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Re-installed Win 7 SP 1 some 10 days ago and I am still busy moving files from selected folders (e.g. "c:\windows") to the beginning of the drive but DF isn't "cooperating too much". Because when I remove that folder from the "Exclude" list then DF does remove that folder (for a while). But after a new restart that folder is back in the "Exclude" list. It's driving me nuts. Talking about reliability. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ......................
  3. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Makes perfect sense. - But then I would expect that the feature "Move files to end of drive" would also take LOTS of time to perform that task. Seems that that feature ("Move files to end of drive") uses a different algorithm. Don't know what to make of it but the difference is too large to "remain under the radar". (I use the program every day to keep all non-system files away from the beginning of the C: drive)
  4. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Came across another ugly thing that can be improved in DF v2.21. - Unintentionally I added all the folders except one (or two ??) of my C: drive to the list of folders that were to be excluded from defragging. Those one or two folders contained about 60 MB of data. Then I told DF to "Defrag Freespace" my C: drive. It took DF some two hours to perform this operation. And that for a mere 60 MB of data !!!!
  5. SPECCY: Willy2's bug reports

    - Bug in the installation program of SPECCY v1.31. Take the following steps: 1) Start the installation program. 2) Change the language from english (the default language) to "Nederlands/Dutch". 3) The word "More" doesn't get translated. It should be "Verder" or "Meer". 4) Choose "More" and then another english word ("Back") shows up. That should be "Terug". These are clearly 2 bugs in the programcode because when I change the language to german, japanese, latvian, russian or spanish these 2 words remain in english and don't get "translated". (Didn't try other languages). - I also noticed that translators for a number of languages need to increase the amount of translated text strings. Seems they didn't "receive the message" that the amount of text strings has increased.
  6. New .NET version available

    - Noticed something interesting/odd. When one downloads one ".NET security & quality rollup" from the MS Update Catalogus website, then one downloads 4 seperate files. The entire "Rollup" contains 4 files. 2 files then are for one specific .NET version and 2 for all .NET versions.
  7. Freeware Rebooted

    As time goes by WizTree will support more and more languages. Quote from the Antiboy software website: WizTree 3.00 now supports multiple languages, but we need your help! Please click here to find out how to add a translation. Currently available translations are below... ( http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/ )
  8. SPECCY: Willy2's bug reports

    - I'll provide some more info (See previous post). - The SPECCY (v1.31) snapshot (see my signature) says that the "Windows Defender" is disabled/stopped on my Windows 7 system. But the same SPECCY snapshot also tells me (under the header "Windows Defender") that "Windows Defender" has been enabled. A question for people who have a Win 8 or Win 10 system: Does the same issue surface on those Operating Systems ?
  9. SPECCY: Willy2's bug reports

    - SPECCY v1.31 still fails to report the proper status of the Windows Defender Service. I disabled that Service but SPECCY still think that it's running. Seems SPECCY is pulling up the wrong info to determine whether or not this Service is running.
  10. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Came across another bug in DF v2.21. - I have a USB (v3.0) SSD drive of 500 GB that's being used to backup all important files that are stored on my HD (also some 500 GB in size). An SSD has no moving parts and that's an advantage over a USB HD drive. DF recognized that the filing system on the SSD is "exFAT". DF noted there were a number of fragmented directory files. I told DF to defragment those directory files and DF performed that task well. (at least, that was based on what I saw happening on the drive map). - But now here's the problem. DF failed to determine the size of those directory files. DF said that the size of all those directory files were all 0 (zero) bytes. And I DO know the directory files were not zero bytes in size because some of those directories contained A LOT OF (large) files.
  11. Freeware Rebooted

    - WIZTREE v3.11 has been released.
  12. Boot time defrag takes up space?

    - It could be caused by something else. e.g.: 1) Windows making a new system restore point. 2) Windows increasing the size of the pagefile. Or any of the 3) Any other piece of software updating itself. 4) .......................... 5) Or a combination of the above.
  13. Defrag an almost FULL HDD

    - You indeed can speed it up. Move anything between say 10% to 25% of the drive's content to another drive, defrag the drive and then move that previously moved content back. When you move the content back then the OS will try to keep the defragmentation as low as possible.
  14. Website: Tweaking.com

    - I have a request for people who re-install Windows 7 & Windows Vista on a regular basis (MTA ? Hazelnut ?). - The request is the following: When you have installed Windows (again) then please run the latest Tweaking's "Svchost Look up tool". Can you tell me what the switches are for "Svchost.exe" that runs/controls the WMI Service ? (the tool can export the info to a text file) http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/tweaking_com_svchost_exe_lookup_tool.html - FYI: The process "Svchost.exe" is the host for several Services that can be run with several different switches. There was some discussion with which switches "Svchost.exe" should be run when it wants to control/manage the WMI Service. There's the suspicion that changing that switch (from "-k winmgmt" to "-k netsvcs") for the WMI Service will cause errors/problems on a Windows 7 and Vista system. http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,5442.0.html
  15. Freeware Rebooted

    - I have switched off the treemap (F9) and switched on the filetypes info (F8) in WIZTREE v3.10. This is the way I like the latest WIZTREE program.
  16. Freeware Rebooted

    - WIZTREE has taken a very good look at WinDirStats. Don't know if am going to like it. Perhaps I'll go back to version v2.01.
  17. - Add the size of the System Restore Points (SRP). Then the user is able to make a better informed decision whether or not he/she wants to delete a SRP. - (I - at least - hope it's possible to pull up the size of each individual SRP. Was this already suggested before ???)
  18. Animated GIF question

    - I'll need to provide more info. - In Win XP the standard photo/picture viewer was able to "play" animated GIFs. It recognized that a picture was an animated GIF file and was able to show the animation. - But the picture/photo viewer that came with Win 7 doesn't "play" the animation anymore. - I tried IRFAN but the program had its own ideas what the proper "play" speed should be for the frames inside the GIF picture. Sometimes it was (way) too fast compared to the standard build-in photo/picture viewer (in XP) or in the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer of Firefox).
  19. What do the numbers mean?

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
  20. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/firmware-update-bricks-samsung-smart-tvs-in-the-uk/#cid6120 - I thought it only could happen with computers. LOL.
  21. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - There's another thing that's "bugging" me. When I order DF to do a "Defrag Freespace" with a lot of folders added to the "Exclude" list then DF fails to do its job properly. By using this option DF will move selected folders\files to the beginning of the drive. But when I let DF re-analyze that drive then it becomes clear DF didn't move every file (that should have been moved) towards the beginning of the drive. - I use this option (Defrag Freespace") to move files located in a number of systemfolders ("C:\windows", "C:\users", "C:\Program Files", etc.) to the beginning of the drive. All other files are moved to the end of the drive. Keeping my HD organized this way, has kept my system running surprisingly smoothly, in spite of having my HD filled with a lot of files (only 17% free space). - I would love to see that the folks at Piriform would issue a new version of Defraggler. I am looking forward to a new improved version of DF.
  22. Website: Tweaking.com

    - The latest changes in the program code of versions v4.xx require that I must update post #163. To make sure that running Windows Repair doesn't "break" VSS on a Vista system the user needs to take the following into account. If the user selects repair #4 then the user also needs to run repair #18 (was repair #19). - Didn't have the time (yet) to go through the program code to see whether or not this unwanted behaviour (breaking VSS on a Vista system) has been fixed in v4.xx.
  23. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - News regarding OEC can also be followed on Twitter & Facebook: https://twitter.com/infobytehr https://www.facebook.com/oeclassic - A next version will support multiple languages (incl. e.g. dutch). See Twitter & Facebook (above). - Still no news when OEC will support IMAP. The latest bit of news was that the OEC guys "were working on it".
  24. Website: Tweaking.com

    - Tweaking's Windows Repair version v4.02 has been released. It seems version v4.00 still had some problems that forced the author to reverse some code changes. - Feedback, suggestions, bugreports etc. are still VERY welcome. Post them on the forum of Tweaking.com.
  25. - Didn't he have a socalled "Green Card" ?