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  1. 1) This is odd, very odd. When I ran Windows Update a few days ago it recommended the "Roll Up" update for April 2018 but the size of that rollup was smaller than the previous "Roll up" of March 2018. Is MS about to change its update policy (again) ? Is MS working on a new Service Pack ? Or are/were there one or more (new) bugs in the previous "Roll Up Update" (march 2018) ?

    2) Then I ran WU today again and it now recommended (among 5 others) to install (Surprise #1) a "Cumulative Security Update for IE 11" from (Surprise #2) september 2016 !!! And 3 of those recommended (security) updates were from (surprise #3) 2014 and 2016 (twice) !!!

    (I must say that I ran the build-in "CleanUp" tool between 1) and 2). But I don't think that it should matter).

  2. - A (dutch ??) hacker called "D0gberry" has put online a list/database with some 1.4 billion hacked passwords. When a computer user goes to the website "Have I been pwned" then that person can check whether or not his/her password has been hacked.





    A dutch newspaper brought this news. I still find it a bit suspicious/"dodgy". Don't know what make of it. Do the readers of this forum have an opinion on this topic ? Was it perhaps reported on other websites before ?

  3. - Even before installing the "Convenience Update" (of may 2016) WU didn't recommend the latest "Rollup Update(s)". See my 2nd post on march 25 in this thread.

    - And this kind of hassle is precisely why a new Service Pack and follow-ups with "Cumulative Updates" would make life much easier, even for MS. MS thinks that those "Rollups" will simplify the updating process but I disagree. My story in this thread (convincingly) proves that, IMO.


  4. -  @ mta: I fear you're right that MS doesn't care too much about Win 7 anymore. Especially in the light of the experiences/info below (I am still busy updating/configuring my freshly installed Win 7 SP1).

    - After installing the "Convenience Update" (of may 2016) Windows Update continues to behave in a strange way. Windows Update simply won't offer the latest "Quality & Security Rollup" update. I think I'll have to manually download and install that one update.

    - Also installed the latest "Cumulative Update for IE 11" and now that extra pop-up warning for "Active content" doesn't show up any more in the IE window. Odd, very odd.

  5. - I made a screenshot of what happens to the "Size options" in the "Duplicate files" screen on my dutch Win 7 system. See inside the blue rectangle in the picture in the attachment.

    - To let this bug show up twice (!!) the user has to check both (!!) "Size" boxes. When the user only checks one box then the bug shows up only once.

    - (A) similar bug(s) show(s) up in other languages as well (I tried dutch, german and italian).

    - What I consider to be VERY odd is the following: When another program opens a (new) window (partially) overlapping the CC "Duplicate files" screen and I then close/minimize that new window then this bug also shows up (again !!). Seems the handling of that kind of windows pushes CC (a bit) "off the rails".



  6. - MS will in april 2018 remove PowerPoint Viewer 2007 & 2010 from their download servers.



    - I downloaded both Viewers because I never used Outlook.

    - But I still received the old (security) updates when I re-installed the program a few days ago. And those security updates are still available on the "MS Update Catalogus" website.

  7. - Found a bunch of language related bugs in CC v5.41.

    - I started CC and switched the language from dutch to english. Then a number of words remain in dutch in the "Duplicate Files" screen. See inside the red rectangles in the picture attached.

    - There's another small bug in this same screen. When the language is dutch and I open this screen for the 1st time then inside the blue rectangle the 2 arrowheads aren't being displayed. Only when I click on where I think these Arrow heads are supposed to be then those arrowheads show up.Duplicate-EN.thumb.PNG.ce717c4d904e169870a95bd580f77a13.PNG

  8. - Re-installed Win 7 today because a number of things didn't work (properly) anymore (e.g. Windows Update (??)).

    - Did put "Windows Update" (WU) to work and it came up with some very odd suggestions. WU told me/suggested that I should install:


    - the december 2017 Rollup update for Win 7 (KB 4054518)

    - the september 2017 .NET Rollup update (KB 4041083)


    - the november 2017 .NET Rollup update (KB 4049016)     (???????)


    - Is MS too busy fixing (truck loads (???) of) bugs in Win 10 and therefore ignores Win 7 & Win 8 ((a bit) too much) ?

  9. - And yes, I found more things in DF v2.21 that can be improved in the next version. I don't know what the intentions are of the developers of DF but the program does show some inconsistent behaviour.

    - The user can choose between 3 options ("Modern", "Original" and "Custom") on how the program displays the drive map with the defragmented and fragmented files. But only under the option "Custom" the user is able to change the colors (in the "Colors" tab) used in the drive map. What I would like to see, is that the user is able to change those colors for all 3 options (incl. "Modern" & "Original").

  10. - I fear "Windows Update" on my Win 7 system is (a bit) "broken". Because the "MS catalogus update" website already has the "Windows 7 March Rollup Update Preview" but when I run "Windows Update" that one Preview update doesn't show up.

    - I downloaded & installed the March 2018 Cumulative Update for IE 11. It was the second "Cumulative Update for IE 11" for this month. Did MS spot a "few bugs" in the 1st update released earlier this month ?

  11. - RC v1.53 is the latest version.

    - When I run the installation program (RC v1.53) and select a language (I tried dutch, german and french) then all texts in the GUI remain in english. Only when RC "extracts"/installs the files (the screen with the "progress bar") it displays the text(s) in e.g. dutch, german and French.

  12. - The lastest version of Recuva (v1.54) has a number of language related problems. The installation program fails to recognize the fact that I have a dutch Windows system and therefore fails to propose dutch as the installation language. Then all texts in the first installation screen remain in english. Other Piriform programs do recognize that I have a dutch computer system when I install that program. But - as mentioned - above, not RECUVA.

    - I would assume that it should be fairly simple to copy that from other programs to RECUVA.