• analogkid

    analogkid

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    • in reply to: Does 0patch become a riskier alternative to ESU in 2022? #2543145

      I still have one PC on Windows 7 that has been protected by 0patch since Feb 2020. Just auto renewed for another year and I’ve had no issues.

      I was also installing the SO updates only using the “ask woody” stand alone installer method in addition to having 0patch.

      0patch support was very quick to respond when I had a question and I feel it is well worth the modest fee for peace of mind. I’m very happy with their service

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Missing Regedit Settings for TargetReleaseVersion #2525396

      Hi Paul

      Thanks for the advice ūüôā

      you wrote “set the update to the version you want”, well the issue is that every month when it is time to install the cumulative updates (when askwoody give the all clear) my original Dell win 10 desktop never offers the latest feature update for some reason unknown to me.

      Maybe when 21H2 is no longer supported 22H2 will show up, I hope so anyways.

      So far the three former 8.1 pc’s that I upgraded to win 10 running version 22H2 are operating well

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Missing Regedit Settings for TargetReleaseVersion #2524364

      Hello Paul

      Actually I did have InControl and I wondered if that somehow had something to do with the missing “settings” so I deleted it.

      Taking your advice I just reinstalled it.

      I’ve used many GSC utilities over the years: UnPlug ‘n Pray, Shoot The Messenger, ShieldsUp! and Leak Test.

      I will be installing this on my four other “new” Win 10 machines as well.

      I have one question……

      When the time comes to update this pc to 22H2¬† all I need do is go to InControl and click on¬† “release control” and I should see 22H2 at when installing the usual monthly security updates?

      I realize this is a dumb question however I ask because the past feature updates (2004, 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2) never appeared when downloading and installing the regular monthly updates which is why I had to do it manually in the registry.

      Thanks

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Windows 10 21H2 Patch Strategy #2524086

      I also update this way on my Win 10 Home pc.

      However with all four of my former Win 8.1’s I was strictly “Group B” for years only installing the monthly security updates and SSU’s along with .NET updates.

      It took me a long time to get used to the Win 10 OS and way of patching after I bought the new pc 3 years ago. I¬† pause updates¬† until the askwoody DEFCON changes and use wushowhide to defer mainly driver updates. So far I’ve had few problems (knock on wood)

      Now that I updated all of the Win 8.1’s to Win 10 machines last month I will go ahead and use this same method.

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Still Possible #2510791

      I certainly have no interest in having an account with Microsoft.¬† I still get the occasional nag screen on my original Win 10 pc asking me to set up an account and I just click the “Remind Me Later” button. Been doing this for years and I suspect I’ll be doing it on my newly upgraded computers as well.

      I just thought it might be helpful let others know that the upgrades worked for me without having an account

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: The technology of cars #2471121

      I’m under 60 and married to a classic car guy. He does all of the work on them – mechanical and body wise.

      We own alot classics/oldies. The newest is my ’94 Toyota Camry. His daily driver is a ’92 Ford Explorer that he alternates with an ’84 Dodge Ramcharger.

      The others – all from the 60’s, 70’s and an ’83 Monte SS – come out on nice weather days. All are nice condition but not showroom/museum cars.

      I use a cassette adapter for my MP3 player in the Camry. He installed aftermarket cassette decks in some the others. There are no CD players.¬† The two ’60’s Fords only have AM radios.

      There is no tech in these cars and I love it this way. I will never buy one of these new mostly plastic, ugly, over computerized, track everything you do, overpriced  vehicles sitting on the car lots of today.

       

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: PC World Software Store OEM Win 10 Home/Pro #2466688

      Actually 7Pro you echo exactly what my brother said when I brought this up. He saw no reason to upgrade either.

      Yes I do love my 8.1 PC’s.¬† In fact I specifically looked for the 8.1 desktop on ebay to replace another one that died. I’ve found it to be a very stable, simple to use OS

      I also like 8.1 because of the control it gives me (I have been a Group B security “patcher” for years). I have been very happy with 0patch on my Win 7¬† (I still apply the security updates using the stand alone installer) and was really hoping they would offer the same for 8/8.1

      I would prefer not to upgrade. My only concern is security after January.

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: PC World Software Store OEM Win 10 Home/Pro #2466527

      Thank you for that link, I’ve bookmarked it to follow step by step.

      I did read that it may be possible to upgrade to 10 for free and yes, all three PC’s came with 8.1 installed.¬† I also checked the product ID keys, they are OEM versions of Win 8.

      My brother has suggested I don’t attempt the upgrade. He said he’s never had one go smoothly without a clean install. He’s probably right. I also think he’s worried he’ll end up cleaning up my “mess”

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Windows 8.1 support will end on January 10, 2023 #2466056

      Thanks for contacting them.

      This is truly sad news for me

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Windows 8.1 support will end on January 10, 2023 #2466023

      It does????

      when I contacted 0patch with an issue some months ago they were terrific in helping me resolve it. I thanked them and suggested they consider supporting 8.1 when it reaches ESL, told them I would be happy to buy¬† pro protection for all three of my pc’s.

      Their response was that there aren’t enough people running 8.1¬† so they had no plans to cover that OS.

      If that’s changed it is truly fantastic news and a load off my mind.

       

      Update: Just checked their website and I couldn’t find anything about 8.1.

      Only mentioned Win 7, Server 2008 R2, and Win 10

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: Windows 8.1 support will end on January 10, 2023 #2465972

      after installing the July updates today on my three Win 8.1 pc’s I’m getting the ESL nag screen for the first time.

      I have a Win 7 that runs 0patch pro and I also have been installing the regular monthly security updates for years with the work around posted right here on askwoody.

      It’s too bad I won’t¬† be able to do this also for my Win 8.1’s, I really like this OS. I have a Win 10 desktop that I dislike (but have finally gotten used to now that Win 11 is coming)

      I’m going to contact 0patch and plead my case for them to add 8.1 to their micropatching system

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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    • in reply to: Can’t Sign Into “News & Interests” #2373354

      I am not interested in signing in to customize this newly installed “News and Interests” crud that just installed on my pc today.

      I want to know how to remove it.

       

      (Just figured out how to shut it off before I saw the link below. But thanks anyways)

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Paying for 0Patch Using PayPal #2339658

      I also used paypal last March to pay for a year of 0patch, the price was 22.95 euro  which I was billed $26.93.

      I have been very happy with their service and would not hesitate to purchase another year. I feel the price is more than reasonable.

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • Just a question for us 0patch users….

      I purchase 0patch pro in March after my one month trial. I have also installed the Win 7 ESU updates through April using the “abbodi86” method and everything seems to be running well.

      The AskWoody PLUS¬†Newsletter that arrived this morning in my inbox had and article entitled¬† “.NET Framework oddities and ESU issues highlight May patching”.

      In it there is the recommendation to purchase an ESL key but what about those of us who have purchase 0patch pro? Are we still vulnerable?

       

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • in reply to: Is there a way to cheat Pause Update? #2260640

      Yes there it is! I am slowly getting the hang of this Win 10 OS. I am so used to the old way of patching as I still am Group B with my 8.1 pcs.

      Thank you again for your help and patience, you really are Da Boss ūüôā

      "An analog kid in a digital world"

      Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

      Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

      Win 10 Dell desktop

      and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

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