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Everything posted by Andavari

  1. With the on and off bug reports about cleaning (various browsers) I'd personally just leave it as is - kind of a more "brute force" way for users to get rid of it.
  2. So essentially then this version of SRWare Iron I'm using is the last version then if it the dev doesn't modify/undo what Google is doing.
  3. There are other ways to uninstall those built in apps such as using Power Shell to uninstall them, even works on some of those that Add/Remove won't allow. There's also uninstall tools like Geek Uninstaller Free and O&O AppBuster (freeware) that allow for uninstalling some of the Windows Store apps.
  4. Last paragraph in this post is what works for some, i.e.; using the Slim build installer. For others such as myself I use the Portable ZIP version which has no ability to install any 3rd party software be that Avast Free Antivirus or Google offers. There is an on-going discussion about it here, which even has some official responses: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/51681-avast-hidden-install/
  5. For the cleaning side look through the Winapp2.ini file. For uninstalling there's a few websites that list Command Prompt/Power Shell commands that will remove apps, but keep in mind allot of the apps have stuff stored elsewhere and full removal may not be easy.
  6. Good to know, and that it has an official Microsoft page. I for one don't rely upon System Restore Points but instead Macrium Reflect disk images.
  7. Supposedly the update can break System Restore/System Protection, came upon that info purely by accident when looking for Computex 2019 videos on YouTube.
  8. That's in the Winapp2.ini community file, it's titled: [Outlook Recent Searches *] And it cleans the path+profile you've mentioned.
  9. I'll point one of the admins at this topic, and let them decide. I know the forum won't let such a large size upload, according to Google that translates into 946.646 MB. Then again if it's just pure text or plain text that's very compressible and you ZIP or 7-Zip it that might make it relatively small.
  10. Allot of the "updaters" are made by another company for many PC manufacturers, unfortunately allot of them get hopelessly outdated and even more somewhat useless in short order if they don't give a system necessary updates.
  11. The XP machine "might be able to boot off the USB stick" if you enable booting off USB in the BIOS. The Win98 machine I'm not sure if it can boot from USB (I don't remember Win98 having that option), but even if it can't if it has a CD-ROM drive you could go that route with it making a bootable CD to nuke it, or even bootable floppy disks. Maybe even take the hard disks out of the Win98 machine if it poses difficulty and use the XP machine to nuke all of the hard disks.
  12. @siliconman01 [Intel Management Engine Components Logs *] Doesn't have a path for the DetectFile.
  13. The documentation for it doesn't state any limit on hard disk size when I looked. However running it in Debug Mode "may shed some light" as to why it's failing. If you run it in Debug Mode you can also post the log it creates in this topic to help the devs/bug fixers.
  14. I witness just that all the time by looking at the backup file size of the registry that Tweaking.com Registry Backup makes. After updates are installed the registry grows a tiny amount in size, a few days later Windows does something to reduce the registry size all on its own.
  15. New entry to clean logs associated with Intel Driver & Support Assistant: [Intel DSA Logs *] LangSecRef=3024 Detect=HKCU\Software\Intel\Driver and Support Assistant Default=False FileKey1=%CommonAppData%\Intel\DSA|*.log;*.log.bak
  16. To figure out the file system open: 1. This PC, then right-click the hard disk or SSD and select Properties. 2. In the window that opens near the top it will state what the File System is formatted as. Examples: File system: NTFS File system: FAT32
  17. That page is giving some wrong information, and it's been complained about before yet it's still in that confusing state. To get correct information and even instructions for a working .REG file you can make have a look at this topic on the forum: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/
  18. Problem is deleting them in some programs can have the following scenarios, I've seen them all: * The program doesn't care, and happily works in its native language such as English, etc. * The program complains about missing language files and auto-closes, or it won't load at all. * The program deems itself corrupt and will re-download/re-install itself, or instruct the user to re-install it before it's usable again. This was discussed on here several years ago with several of us that would manually go about removing language files/packs from software on our systems. It really is hit and miss what will happen when removing a language from a program and each has to be tested and readily have available the installer to re-install it should the need arise.
  19. It's been ages since I've used Opera, however I do remember it always leaving a registry key behind even after it had been uninstalled - then again most browsers do that. If it was made the default browser then a good amount could be left behind in the registry.
  20. Nergal it's not too much of a surprise that the previous v1809 wasn't offered with all the issues it initially had and the continued issues being found with it. I think I read somewhere online where the install rate was only in the 20% range. Only thing is with v1903 and the potential issues listed and versions of drivers and software they state are needed from OEM's, well good luck with that. Many OEM's offer "new" drivers at a glacial speed.
  21. I wouldn't run any disk cleaning program during that scenario rather it's built into Windows itself such as Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense, and definitely not any third party cleaning programs such as CCleaner, etc.
  22. Those are put there by CCleaner itself, located in the Cookies to Keep area so it won't delete them. You can find those located in CCleaner at: Options > Cookies
  23. No, no, no! If you do that registry "hack/tweak" that was on some websites a few years ago the problem it causes with Windows Updates, and Automatic Updates is it lists updates that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with your computer. Then your stuck with going through a myriad of updates that have a good chance of causing issues on your system. Also after that "hack/tweak" is applied you can NOT undo it, to get rid of it would mean you'd need to restore the computer (disk image or manufacturer restore partition), or format+reinstall if you have the original install CD to have a new fresh copy of Windows.
  24. I installed it days ago, it installs without any issue. It simply replaces what used to be called the Terminal Services (called something else nowadays) in the System32 folder to protect against another WannaCry (2017) type of malware outbreak.
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