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  1. - 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.


  2. - 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.


  3. - 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 ?


  4. - 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.


  5. - 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


  6. - 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).


  7. - Can anyone recommend a program that is able to play an animated GIF file outside a webbrowser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) ?

    - From time to time there're some VERY nice animated GIFs pictures. I tried IRFAN but there the GIFs sometimes are played (way) too fast.


  8. - 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.


  9. - 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.


  10. - 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.


  11. - Tweaking's Windows Repair has advanced to a new version (Version 4). The latest build is version v4.0.1.

    - The basic features are still available for free.

    - Those who have bought the version 3 PRO program can still access those PRO 3 features in version 4. For the extra PRO features in version 4 one needs to buy a new license key.

     

    For more details:

    http://www.tweaking.com/

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