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  1. - Thanks for the answers so far. I still some more questions (even after doing some GOOGLE-ing)

    - Someone said that when I use the Media Creation tool then I still can get a free transition to Windows 10. Is this true ? It sounds too good to be true.

    - How does this work with the Win7 license key ? Is it transformed to a Win10 license key ? Can I still use it when I want to back to Win7 ? Or can I use it for both Win10 & Win7 ?

    - I also read that in some cases users want to go back to e.g. Win7. I assume that that is only possible when I upgrade and not when I use the media creation tool ?

    - SPECCY: tried to make a new snapshot and upload it but to no avail ("Service Unvailable"). Is SPECCY going to be "phased out" and is this the 1st step to discourage the usage of the program ?

    - Disk space is not a problem (500 GB SSD) and I Always can delete several GBs (got it nearly all the content of my SSD backed up) to free up space.


  2. - After january 2020 Microsoft won't support Window 7 anymore.

    - I am already thinking about moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I would prefer to install Win10 on the laptop I now have (see the system setup in my signature). But I fear that the biggest hurdle is going to be the system drivers for my system. Can I install those drivers on a Win10 system as well ? The support website for my system suggests that I can't install those drivers on a Win10 system. Is Windows10 smart enough to provide those drivers as well ? Or is MS able to provide those drivers ?

    - I also fear that my system is too old to be able to upgrade to Win10. The laptop was produced in 2011/2012 already some 8 years ago.

    - In a discussion on the "Wilders Security" forum someone commented that installing those drivers wouldn't be a problem. But I am not convinced it will work.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/survey-predicts-the-rise-of-windows-7-zombies.417270/

    - Is there anyone who can shed some light on this matter ?


  3. - Outlook Express Classic has an option that tries to automatically configure the settings for a(n) (new) account. This is done with the "Auto Config" button in the "Accounts" menus (Tools > Accounts > Properties > Basic). When the user clicks on that "Auto Config" button then OEC seeks through a list with known settings for a number of domains.
    - If the "Auto Config" button doesn't work then the list doesn't (yet) contain the settings for that email provider/domain. In that case the user can help to improve OEC by submitting his/her email/domain settings to the developers of OEC. Send them an email with e.g. screenshots of one's settings and/or provide an weblink to the webpage where those settings are listed. Then the developers will add those settings to their database.


  4. - POPMAN  (v1.3.8)

    http://www.ch-software.de/popman/

     

    Quote from the webpage:

    "What is PopMan?

    - PopMan is a POP3 and IMAP4 manager. It can be used to list all e-mails received on your incoming mail server, without having to load these mails completely. Unwanted e-mails can be deleted directly from the server.
    - You can use PopMan to check your e-mail accounts in the background. When new e-mails arrive, you will be notified.
    - To show you whether e-mails contain useful information, or whether they are just spam, PopMan provides a preview functionality. You can use this preview pane to read the text-based content of your e-mails – whether they are plain text or HTML.
    - In contrast to most e-mail programs, reading mail with PopMan is absolutely secure. There is no threat of executing dangerous code or being infected with viruses."

     

    - I still use POP3 for my email program (Outlook Express Classic v3.0) and POPMAN gives me a user friendly software GUI to manage (e.g. read and delete) one or more emails that are stored on the server of my email service provider BEFORE I allow those emails to be downloaded. I DO hope that with the help of the program I am able to reduce the amount of spam even more.

    - Yes, my email service provider has a website where I can manage (e.g. read & delete) my emails as well. But the GUI of that website is NOT user friendly, is outright horrible !!!! E.g. it's a nightmare to sort the emails on e.g. sender, subject, date received, etc. Although the POPMAN GUI is fairly minimal, it provides, in this regard, a (MUCH) better and user friendlier GUI. I have been using the program for about a week and wish I had come across the program much much earlier.


  5. - In the previous post, I confused the date of the articles with the date of release of the updates. And then the info in the articles start to make sense.

    - The "Microsoft Update Catalogue" website says that KB 4498206 was released on May 11, 2019. But KB 4505050 was issued on May 18, 2019.


  6. -  I came across the following text on the Outlook Classic website (posted: October 1, 2016):

    "In other news, we are testing IMAP support. It works already and internal builds can connect to a server and fetch messages. But there is a lot of work in tweaking it properly and adding it to the user-interface in a user friendly manner. We'll get there and we will keep you informed."

    - Source:

    https://www.oeclassic.com/news


  7. - I tried it today but the browser is still missing a number of things.

    - It can be used on a Win 8, Win 10 and even on a Win 7 system. Seems MS is very serious/determined to get this right.

    - First impression: It seems to be running fast/smoothly and with a lower CPU usage. But I must test/use the program more before I make a final decision whether or not I am going to use it more frequently. Internet Explorer 11 still has a number advantages over Edge.

    - I downloaded it from the following weblink:

    https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_edge.html


  8. @Mrs. Jones:

    - With this kind of problems I would recommend to run Tweaking's Windows Repair. it can fix a whole range of things in Windows. I am not convinced that an IE 11 update would have fixed your problem.

    - After Installing the latest Internet Explorer 11 Cumulative Update Windows Update recommended one general and one "Stack Update" patch. i can't figure out why and how this happened and if this is IE 11 related. I am sure there is a clear logic behind all this but I can't see what the logic is supposed to be.


  9. - Perhaps some other program is very busy at the same time ? If so then try to increase the delay with which the program is run would help to fix this problem. The program uses Task Scheduler to be started.

    - Post your problem on the Tweaking.com forum website.


  10. - Actually, the update for IE 11 is included in the monthly "Roll up update" for Windows 7 (SP 1). But I always download both the update for IE 11 and the monthly rollup. Just in case I need to re-install Win7.

    - MS started in 2013 (2014 ??) to release a "Cumulative Security Updates for IE 11" every month. That was long before MS started to issue "Monthly Rollup Updates" (mid 2016 ?).


  11. - Odd, very odd. After re-installing most (not all) programs I removed before, I still can play videos without a problem on e.g. YouTube.

    - But now I have a different video problem. I have a bunch of videos on my HD but some of these videos won't play with the installed (video) codec(s). I have to install a different codec pack to be able to play those videos, those trouble makers. But then other videos won't play. Then I have to (re-)install the old codec (again). And I think all this switching back and forth, all these codec changes ultimately caused the troubles in the first place (see the 1st post in this thread.)

    - That brings up another question: Can anyone recommend a codec pack that contains every codec that is able to play every type of video with e.g Real Player or Windows Media Player ?

    - I know, I know these 2 players are also (fairly) old but Real Player has one VERY nice feature I have become addicted to and I haven't seen that one feature in other media players (yet).


  12. - Thanks for all the replies. Especially the answer of Nikki605 gave me a good clue what to look for. With the help of CCleaner I sorted all the software installed on the "date installed" and removed all the software I installed this year (quite a long list). And yes, I was able to play Youtube videos again.

    - Now I will re-install all the removed software again, one by one. Then I will be able to see what software causes YouTube to "malfunction". I fear some programs I use are - like IE 11 - (a bit) outdated. We'll have to wait and see what I'll come across.


  13. - This could pose a problem for third party software who use the "rendering engine" of Edge and perhaps even Internet Explorer (like e.g. Outlook Classic). We'll have to wait and see what the future will bring.


  14. - I need help for a nagging problem. I am still a happy user of Internet Explorer 11 on my Windows 7 system. Yes, I know it's (a bit) outdated but it still works good enough. There are - at least - 2 good reasons why I prefer IE 11 over e.g. Firefox and Chrome (I use the last 2 as well every now and then).
    - But since say 2 weeks I am not able anymore to play videos (e.g. on YouTube) with IE 11. The message is "An error occurred. Try later again. ................. ". This error doesn't show up when I use Chrome or Firefox (I don't use them that often for a good reason).
    - I tried several things. I removed several rollup updates (for IE 11, Windows and .NET). I removed and re-installed Flash, Java, VLC Player and REAL player, etc. etc. I tried all the suggestions that were made on the internet (thanks to GOOGLE) but it was all to no avail. The only thing I can do is changing the ActiveX settings but I don't know what boxes to tick or un-tick (in IE 11 ??).

    - Does anyone have an explanation why this started to happen right now ?  Does anyone have suggestions to solve this problem ? Is it related to e.g HTML-5, Flash, Microsoft Edge/IE 11 or something else ?
    - Lots of questions but GOOGLE failed to give any good answers. That's why I pose these questions here on this forum.

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