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Everything posted by nukecad

  1. Windows Store is acting up

    Because Microsoft are playing Big Brother again? Try going to the CCleaner 'builds' page and downloading the 'Slim' installer. That doesn't have the bundled offer so Windows should allow it to install. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  2. Bad Version Number in Properties

    Just checking back a few couple of CCleaner versions (installed and then removed them) and they are all the same as you have noted with the extra ".0" shown in the Windows properties that is not shown in the GUI , or in the version noted on filehippo. It's never known it be a problem before which would suggest that filehippo are doing/have done something different with their version check this time round? (It might be tied in to the new CCleaner Software Updater, which uses filehippos listings and has been having issues of the same kind with wrong version number format showing for various software. If they have tried to fix this they may have inadvertently caused another issue?).
  3. Uninstall an app as an administrator

    That error message is interesting in the way that it says "full administrator rights". Are you using the special "Windows Administrator" account in Win 10? That account has very special privileges and should not be used as a normal Administrator account. Most people don't even know that it is there and will never see it except during the initial Windows installation. Assuming that you do have other accounts set up: Open a command window and type in "net user administrator /active:no" - without the quote marks. Then reboot and use a normal Admin account, or a user account.
  4. That is a consideration if you have old software. I still have a Win98 PC, simply because I occasionally use a full copy of AutoCAD on it. You can get updated AutoCAD, they bring out a new version each year, but it's a yearly license now rather than buying it outright, and it's pretty expensive for a license. (Free alternatives are available, but they are not AutoCad if you get what I mean).
  5. With Win 7 coming to end of support have you considered upgrading to the latest Windows 10? We've just been discussing it on another thread and have found that you can still upgrade Win 7 to Win 10 for FREE.
  6. A few Windows 10 questions

    I found this article (updated last week) about it: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/ It doesn't seem to happen for everyone though. So officially you need to buy a Win 10 digital license, unofficialy it will still update your valid Win 7 (or 8.*) license for free.
  7. It is probably due to a Windows update. (There have been quite a few in the last month or so). I've just updated my Win 10 to 1903 and following the update CCleaner showed hundreds of 'issues' in the registry (including many firewall rules). I left it alone and just looking again now CCleaner is only showing 50 or so 'issues'. Obviously Windows has been cleaning itself up in the meantime. I'd just leave them alone, it won't make any difference to your computers performance, and Windows will probably cleanup what is not needed when it gets around to it. In fact don't run the registry cleaner at all, Microsoft themselves recommend that you don't use any registry cleaner. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  8. One Drive app affected by CCleaner

    It's been suggested many times by many regulars here, as you say it's just too tempting where it is as a big button. At least if it was in the tools section inexperienced users may not be as quick to click it and clear their registry willy-nilly. (We frequently see posts from users who have done just that and 'broken' their computer). As of yet though Piriform have not taken any action on this. I believe that at one time they said it was too dificult to modify the sidebar, obviously that's not true as evidenced by the new Easy Clean button. Edit - That just crossed with Dave CCleaners post. Good to see that they may be looking at moving it at last.
  9. One Drive app affected by CCleaner

    With Win10 MS keep changing how/where things are strored in the registry and/or adding new keys all the time. (monthly with the cumulative updates). No 3rd party reg cleaner can keep up with those changes, by the time they've worked out what has changed there are probably more changes, and so they may not recognise the new/changed keys and remove things that Windows 10 needs to work properly.
  10. A few Windows 10 questions

    That's news to me. May be what I said above about trying to get more users on 10. Not doubting you for a second. I'll do some searching when I get back home, but it's Friday night and I'm in the pub for a while.
  11. Where are you trying to download from?
  12. A few Windows 10 questions

    That's what I thought, you have to buy a digital license. There again I could sort of see them offering free updates including a license again - just to get the 'hangers on' to update to 10.
  13. A few Windows 10 questions

    Realy? Colour me surprised?
  14. A few Windows 10 questions

    1- There was a legal way to get a free upgrade to Win 10 for about 2 years after the mainstream offer ended, but that eventually also ended. You simply had to say that you used "assistive technology" (disability aids) and the upgrade was still free. They never checked just took your word. I don't know of any currrent way to get a free, legal, upgrade. 2- If you still have Win7 installation media (discs) then you could still use those to roll back.
  15. One Drive app affected by CCleaner

    It's probably the registry cleaner. Microsoft recommends that you do not use any registry cleaner, especially with Windows 10. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities Registry cleaners do have their uses, but they are more of a troubleshooting/repair tool and not something that should be used on a regular basis. Cleaning the registry will not free up noticable space or make your computer any faster. (Years ago they might, but not with modern computers). Unless you have a specific (Malware/virus) problem then it is best not to use them at all.
  16. Apparently Easy Clean does not always respect all of the Custom Clean settings. It uses it's own default settings, and some of the custom settings but not all. (Not sure if thats a bug or intentional). If you are having problems with EC then it's probably best to use Custom.
  17. Windows 10 will update those itself as part of the Automatic Updates. To stop it doing that: Go to Windows Update > Advanced Options and turn off "Receive updates for other Microsoft products...."
  18. Open the Custom Clean, not the Easy Clean, go to the 'Applications' tab and under 'Chrome' untick the boxes for 'Saved passwords' and 'Saved form information'. CCleaner should then respect those settings in both Easy Clean and Custom Clean and leave the passwords/forms alone. (If you find that Easy Clean is still removing them then simply use Custom Clean instead).
  19. A few Windows 10 questions

    I guess it's just marketing talk and misdirection. Even then there are some lower spec Microsoft "Surface" tablets that were sold with Win10 installed that will not (currently) support an upgrade to 1903 because of the new memory requirements. We are all expected by the marketing men to replace "old" stuff at least every 3years nowadays.
  20. A few Windows 10 questions

    Not just new PC's, it also applies to new Win10 1903 installs on an old machine. It's with updates from an existing Win 10 version that it's not needed. https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-1903-well-still-update-pcs-with-less-than-32gb-storage-says-microsoft/
  21. A few Windows 10 questions

    Drivers shouldn't be a problem. (Unless they are very old drivers for a specific application that is no longer supported, it which case it probably wouldn't run on Win10 anyway). Win 10 will download and install any drivers that are needed, as Hazelnut says doing a "Search for Updates" after a new install will make sure. The problems for older machines, especially laptops and tablets is the amount of ram and storage available, as well as the processor speed. Microsoft upped the requirements for the latest Win 10 version (1903). . If you use Microsofts' Upgrade Assistant it will analyse your specs before doing anything else, and advise you if your machine will sucessfully support Win 10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 You will need to purchase a digital licence for Win 10, if you haven't already got one for that machine, this is a one off transaction and gives you a digital key linked to that machine/motherboard. The key is stored digitally at Microsoft so you don't even have to remember it for any future updates/reinstalls. You don't need a Microsoft account, but be careful as it will push you to create one during the install. You can install with a Local Account instead but i the installation screens they put that option in small print hoping you wont notice it. The look of Win 10 when first installed is obviously a change from 7, but it's not that different and you can soon customise it to look as you want. (It's not like 8.# which was a dogs dinner, and it's even a lot better and easier to customise the look than the early Win 10 was). Turn off/disable Cortana and OneDrive, install your favourite browser, and things start to get more like older Windows versions. My Laptop is from 2014 and I put Win 10 on it as soon as it became available. I've never had any real problems with Win 10, (a few niggles), it's always upgraded seamlessly and is now on Win 10 version 1903. I did get tricked into signing up for a MS account, but later deleted it. (Takes 6 months to delete, they don't like you doing it).
  22. Speccy reports CPU Temp as 2x hotter

    This wrong reporting of temperatures has been happening for years. It even has it's own dedicated thread, started in Feb 2015 and still going. I believe most people have given up on ever seeing it fixed.
  23. I would check out the latest news about Chrome. Especially do a search for Chrome and MS money. Google are changing quite a few things that may (will) impact some older applications.
  24. Windows 10 update error

    @hazelnut you may want to moderate/remove that link. My Malwarebytes browser extension blocked connection to it with a "Website Blocked due to Fraud" message. Charlie909, Assuming that you had a genuine problem and were not just posting a spam link: As hazelnut says 80070103 is a driver error; It's not serious and is more of a warning than an error: You should be able to simply ignore it and continue with the install. If it won't let you then try updating your drivers before trying the Windows update again.
  25. VPN connection

    Good to hear you got it sorted out. This problem should eventually dissapear as the blocking lists get updated. But it does seem to be taking a while.