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  1. 12 hours ago, Dave CCleaner said:

    Disappointingly, my suggestion that we should open up an office on the Costa Del Sol have so far been ignored.

    You'd never get anything done, the website would state Under Construction, and then underneath it an image of a beach ball with the text On Vacation.:lol:


  2. It can happen for mysterious reasons, and then out of nowhere can correct itself.

    In the meantime something to try, although I don't know if it will work effectively:
    1. Open each browser on your system, and use their own built-in cleaning tools to delete the cookies.
    2. Check in CCleaner to see if they've been deleted.

    In CCleaner make sure Adobe Flash Player cleaning is enabled, since there are Flash based cookies also. Warning: If you play Flash based games cleaning Adobe Flash Player will delete your game progress/saves.


  3. If you have Recycle Bin cleaning enabled in CCleaner try disable it to see if that helps, since each Local Disk in Windows will have a Recycle Bin that it will attempt to clean.

    If you have configured Custom Files and Folders to clean on other partitions that will cause it to access those disks too.

    To have it exclude certain drives, files, folders, registry data that setting can be found in Options->Exclude.


  4. Memory would be infinitely faster however the slow way of doing it is infinitely safer in the event of power failure/outage, BSOD, or the defrag software crashing/freezing or what not, and in the process there could be file loss or file corruption.

    It sounds unsafe with the potential for disaster, and also sounds outside of the specifications for the Microsoft Defrag API which to my knowledge all defrag tools utilize on Windows, and if it were possible (probably could be but with huge caveats) I'd imagine Microsoft would've already implemented it.


  5. 1 hour ago, Aelson said:

    except if some software explicitly tells you to uninstall the old version first.

    When it comes to security software I always go the clean install route by uninstalling the old version followed by a reboot, and then install the new version.

    Some security software speaking mostly about freeware antivirus and freeware anti-malware may not suggest anything and will by itself with no user interaction install a new version over itself, and in the process corrupts a portion or feature of itself that may not be immediately obvious but in some cases it's glaringly obvious - missing right-click context menu scanning (Malwarebytes), missing GUI elements (Panda Dome "Panda Free Antivirus").


  6. 12 hours ago, lolness said:

    until I either find which was the last version before you started misbehaving

     

    Some of us myself included have been using v5.40.6411 (available on FileHippo). I'll use that 18 month old version until Windows 10 will undoubtedly deem it "incompatible" making it impossible to use, and then from there incrementally make my way up until Windows barks again at some point about an old version. When I encounter a "newer" version that I'm not accustomed to using and that I can't stomach, then... ...well it's obvious what I'll be doing. I'm glad on the old XP system I still have that it could careless what old version I'm using.


  7. If you never configure CCleaner and just use only the "factory" defaults it's alright to do clean installs, i.e.; remove the old, then install the new.

    However if you've changed settings, configured what to clean and what not to clean, configured what cookies to keep, etc., then it makes perfect sense to just install over an older version so that your settings remain intact.


  8. I wish they'd do clean installs only, i.e.; completely remove the old and install the new with full backwards compatibility because just the updates alone have corrupted it umpteen times on older Windows systems for me. I'll pass on manually downloading and installing it, and just wait to see if Automatic Updates forces it upon me at some point.


  9. Nah, Vista didn't support it, it's Windows 7 and newer only, but I think Windows 7 had to have some update installed to eventually include.

    Really the Trim command should just be programmed and baked into every SSD made without the need for some outside source to run it. Shouldn't need to have a software scheduled to do it since the software is essentially dumb and may miss a scheduled trim for weeks, while on the otherhand the SSD knows about itself and should be smart enough to maintain itself in my opinion - would make SSD longevity a non-issue on OSes (old and newer unpopular variety) and hardware (game consoles, etc.,) that don't have a software invoked Trim command available.


  10. Assuming you're using Windows 10 it automatically runs Trim on the drive, it replaces a traditional defrag with Trim. In the Cortana/Search area type in Optimize, then click the found result 'Defragment and Optimize Drives'.

    If it's properly configured to automatically optimize with a schedule it will state it's turned on near the bottom under the text 'Scheduled optimization." You can also run Trim anytime you feel necessary (it doesn't hurt the SSD) by selecting a single drive or all drives (hold down CTRL key to enable the ability to select all drives) and click Optimize.

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