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  1. Video Driver Stopped Working

    Craig, have you made sure the contacts are clean for the vid card and any other pluggable hardware like RAM? Easily done, usually just unplug them a time or two, but if it the contacts have darkened a pencil eraser will magically brighten them up.
  2. Defraggler take too long

    See these references about default & manual scheduling: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/defragment-hard-drive-windows ... Windows 10, like Windows 8 and Windows 7 before it, automatically defragments files for you on a schedule (by default, once a week). ... So with SSDs, just let Windows do its thing and don't worry about defragmentation. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8963-change-optimize-drives-schedule-settings-windows-10-a.html ... By default, Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, runs automatically on a weekly schedule https://davescomputertips.com/windows-10-quick-tips-scheduled-defrag/ ... Those of you with keen eyes also noticed that Windows is supposed to run this optimization every week. ... Windows 10 cannot be trusted when it comes to scheduling things ... Edit: I didn't notice the date of the original post before I commented. Still though I think it's worth noting that Andavari was correct. Unless of course I have managed to completely miss the point of yet another post. With all that said, a user might still wish to defrag manually, maybe on a schedule. I have used Defraggler off and on for a while, mostly like mta described.
  3. Hosts File Update

    Got it, thanks.
  4. Wonder what those characters are that start of the 1st post? Looks like an apostrophe and 3 periods. These seem harmless but I remember a while back that someone hid some malicious links like that. No offense meant to inteltek2, just wondering.
  5. http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds . . . opens builds page all 3 versions show http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download/slim/downloadfile . . . downloads ccsetup540_slim.exe edit: running win xp, uBlock origin, Avast
  6. The link from hazelnut's post #2 opens the builds page and it shows all 3 versions. Is not true for you, CSGalloway? The link in my signature does too.
  7. Downloaded spsetup131 from filehippo also from Piriform, scanned with Avast AV, submitted to virustotal, got same hashes,same result as Andavari.
  8. CCleaner Error Message

    It seems that If your CPU is not compatible with SSE2, the last version of CCleaner that will work properly is ver 5.26. You can use Speccy to check if your CPU is compatible. Post back what works, would be helpful to others. Check these 2 links:
  9. Freeware Rebooted

    BurnAware Premium Ver 11.0 SoS is free for 1 day + 10 hours from now. Notice was posted on another forum by a member here, hayc59 https://sharewareonsale.com/s/burnaware-giveaway-sale Author's description: BurnAware is a full-fledged, easy-to-use burning software ... easy to use interface ...Besides standard options, BurnAware offers many advanced options such as BOOT settings, UDF partition and versions, ISO levels and restrictions, session selection, CD-Text for track and disc, byte by byte verification, direct copying and many more. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) I installed it here on win xp. Unlike many giveaways the installer hub allows you to save the full installer exe & run it later. I did that and the program showed the registered version. The installer tries to phone home when it finishes but if it can't the program works anyway.
  10. Windows changes how it updates on Win 7 and 8

    I agree but I don't think that's the central issue. In 2015 Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott had an interview with Chris Capossela of microsoft. It is very informative. It is still available online but it's about 1 hour and 47 minutes. I saved it as an .mp4 file. Plays on win xp with VLC player. https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/445?autostart=false About 38 or 39 minutes into it, Caposella says, in effect, that the bigger their win 10 install base is the better off their phone will be. That, I think, points to the issue that drives microsoft on this win 10 give-away-free auto-update setup. More customers with unstoppable telemetry means more folks to help them tune up their OS, and more data available to help them target their other" stuff". That has been the windows business model since its debut. Just get the product out and let your users tune it up as they go. Lately a more objectionable imho initiative has begun. The co-opting of hardware manufacturers. For example, Kaby Lake & Ryzen processors for win 10 only, HP changing firmware & not publishing drivers, etc. Not judging here, just sayin'. Personally, I don't want an OS that I can't control, but for many it seems to be OK.
  11. Try right click & start process explorer as administrator. Works here on win 7, not needed on win xp.
  12. Fwiw you can use process explorer to shut down or suspend FF. I run FF 52.6.0 on win xp and sometimes the HDD gets very busy. That stops when FF is suspended or stopped.
  13. Try Process Explorer from Sysinternals, its free, doesn't need installation. Once or twice it has showed FF to be running here when nothing else did. Wild swing, but worth a shot. Listed here. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysinternals-suite More specifically https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer
  14. Office 2019 will be for Windows 10 only

    I'm buying all the old computers I can find, made before kaby lake & ryzen. <- - - - Just kidding, don't call. Win 10 caught up with win 7 in December 2018, according to these guys. Only took 3 years of giving it away free. Edit: make that December 2017. Duhh. http://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/windows/desktop/worldwide
  15. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Thanks, trium. Fwiw, running 52.6.0 now on win xp, it is running well.