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  1. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

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

    - No, this IE 11 update (KB 4486474) won't be offered through the Windows Update mechanism. The user has to go out and actively search for this update on the Microsoft Update Catalogus website. See e.g. the 1st post in this thread.
  3. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    - Ah. MS was a "bit late". Today I did find the "Cumulative Security Update for IE 11". It's KB 4486474 (for Windows 7).
  4. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    - It seems this month there is no separate Cumulative Security Update for IE 11. I searched the MS Update catalogus website but to no avail.
  5. Problems with playing videos

    - 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).
  6. Hidden restore points

    - Run Antibody's Wiztree. It will show the size of the folder "System Volume Information". That's the folder where the System Restore Points (SRPs) are stored. - Even if CCleaner shows no SRPs then that one folder can contain GBs in data.
  7. System restore points are missing

    - Interesting that work-around. - This reminds of something else. In a different thread someone reported that without System Restore active, Defraggler ran (much) faster on his (her ??) Windows 10 system.
  8. Problems with playing videos

    - 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.
  9. RIP Edge browser?

    - 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.
  10. Problems with playing videos

    - 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.
  11. NSA love song

    - We all know that the NSA in the US and other "intelligency agencies" in a lot of other countries are listening to/spying on almost all computer users and their activity on the internet. That makes me feel very uncomfortable (every now and then). However, Roy Zimmerman provides here a little comic relief. He wrote a song called "Hello, NSA". The song is a (kind of) love song for the NSA. LOL.
  12. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - There is a discussion thread on the topic "OE Classic" on the "Wilders Security" forum. And here one developer of OEC also chimes in. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/oe-classic-discussions-and-updates.393261/
  13. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - For those who want to know the difference between the free and the PRO version of OE Classic: https://www.oeclassic.com/order
  14. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - Here a screenshot of the main screen of OE Classic.
  15. Website: Tweaking.com

    - Users of Windows 10 build 1809 and who want to use Tweaking's Windows Repair MUST use version v4.4.0 or newer. This Windows 10 Build 1809 contains a bug that - in some particular circumstances - will "break" Windows and prevent Windows 10 from working properly. - Windows Repair v4.4.0 (or newer) makes sure that this bug doesn't become a problem, fixes this problem. - I hope Microsoft will take care of this bug in the next Build. - More information is available at the Tweaking.com website: https://www.tweaking.com/