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      All – Happy and relentlessly safe Fourth!

      I imagine we’ll soon see Woody’s DefCon “Go Ahead” for the June updates to Win 7.  Susan Bradley has already indicated corporate users can go ahead.

      Will aboddi86’s fabulous method work again?  Also the .NET method?

      Thanks!

       

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      in reply to: Windows 10 information hub #2275993
      glnz
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      Ed Bott has links about Win 10, and one of them leads to getting Sysinternals.

      Question:  At work, on my Win 10 1903 64-bit machine, when I open a Word document, the PC shows me the doc full-size, but then its focus goes somewhere else, so if I start typing, I discover I’m not in the doc that is right in front of me, but it’s not clear where I am or what stole the “focus” of the machine.

      Can Sysinternals help us figure out what is stealing the machine’s “focus”?

      Thanks.

      glnz
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      This guy was in charge of Office?

      I’m a hard-working transactional lawyer, and Word is the all-time worst garbage I have used in my long career.  WordPerfect in 1996 was orders better than every single version of Word I have ever seen.  But because of MS’s monopoly position, in 2002, we had to ditch WordPerfect and go to Word.

      And I’m very good with all the technical garbage in Word — I’m much better with Word than any secretary or any other lawyer I have ever worked with.

      Using Word is like having a crippling nerve disease.

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      in reply to: Patch Lady – late to the microcode party #2269816
      glnz
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      Is this for Win 10 only or also for Win 7?

      glnz
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      Update – checked that machine again, and Belarc Advisor got back its long list of Windows 7 updates.

      abbodi86 and PKCano – curious whether you might have a guess as to why this happens.

      But I’m super-happy about doing these updates – many thanks again.

      glnz
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      I tried it PKCano’s way on a different Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine, and it worked very nicely.  Faster than using cmd.

      If you follow PKCano’s links just above, this means (a) making a shortcut of the .NET update file, and (b) in the shortcut’s “target” adding the
      /msioptions "ESU_LOCK=2D40812E-974C-4EA2-8DCC-63C992D505B9"

      (preceded by a space by the way).  Then running the shortcut as Administrator.

      Thanks again, PKCano.

      glnz
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      Just FYI that, after running abbodi86’s tool for the May updates in my third Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine (a Dell Optiplex 3010 with 8GB RAM), the May updates show in Installed Updates, but the long list of historic updates in Belarc Advisor is now mostly gone – none of the Win 7 updates show, from 2014 to now.  This has continued after a reboot, etc.

      The last time, they came back after a while.  But not yet this time.

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by glnz.
      glnz
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      Thanks again PKCano.  I’ll try it your way next time.

      Meantime, I succeeded just now by starting cmd as Administrator, using cd to go to the folder where I had downloaded the ndp48-kb4552921-x64_6912af0422fc16a14f4f398fda98117f1e2f01b8.exe
      and then pasting in the complete command from above
      ndp48-kb4552921-x64_6912af0422fc16a14f4f398fda98117f1e2f01b8.exe /msioptions "ESU_LOCK=2D40812E-974C-4EA2-8DCC-63C992D505B9"

      It worked.

      Amazing!!!   Many thanks again to abbodi86 and you.

      glnz
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      One thing I don’t understand.  Where should I be when I run for x64:
      ndp48-kb4552921-x64_6912af0422fc16a14f4f398fda98117f1e2f01b8.exe /msioptions "ESU_LOCK=2D40812E-974C-4EA2-8DCC-63C992D505B9"  ?

      That is, am I running any cmd window from my Start button, or am I running only abbodi86’s special tool in the WE7UI folder I created for it?  And should I first go to (cd) the folder where I downloaded ndp48-kb4552921-x64_6912af0422fc16a14f4f398fda98117f1e2f01b8.exe ?

      Thanks.

      glnz
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      Thank you, PKCano.  I see what you mean.

      Now, should I put those two KBs into abbodi86’s Standalone ESU tool on this thread and run it again, or should I go to the other thread about .NET and follow those odd instructions?  (And where is that again?)

      glnz
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      So now that we are Defcon 4 for the May patches, I am running this installer script for KB4555449 and KB4556836 on one of my Win 7 Pro 64-bit machines.

      However, Susan B also recommends
      >>>>  4556399   5/12/2020   Install   .NET Framework security/quality update

      When I went to download that from MS Update Catalog, the subwindow that popped up showed me at least ten sub-files, and I don’t know which one(s) to pick.  The dotnet.exe tool says I have these versions of .NET on my machine:  2.0,  3.0,  3.5 and 4.8.

      So, what should I do?  Thanks.

      in reply to: POP3 and IMAP comparison for Email downloading #2268262
      glnz
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      This is a great thread, kempware and all others here.

      So this is what I have to do, and your views will be appreciated:

      For years, I was viewing my personal email on one PC – an XP machine with Outlook Express (which I miss).  It was all POP3 with the setting to leave a copy of the original email on the server.  I never used IMAP.  A year ago, still in that XP machine, I moved ALL of my emails to Outlook 2003 and stopped using Outlook Express.  Still POP3 and leave a copy of email on the server.  My older in and sent emails were and are in folders in Oultook Express and now Outlook 2003 – only the past year is in Inbox and Sent on Outlook 2003.

      My personal incoming email has always been [myname]@verizon.net.  Verizon moved that to AOL a few years ago, and there are issues with AOL being the server for my email.  The worst is that the emails re-download over and over, now almost every day.  I’m pretty sure the problem is with AOL, not the Outlook 2003, as the problem does not happen with a second email account on that Outlook that is not hosted by AOL.  To reduce the duplicate downloads, I have been going to AOL on a browser and moving the emails into Archive on AOL.   So my AOL Inbox now only holds a few emails (or none) at any moment.

      But now I want to ditch the XP machine.  I have a newer Dell Optiplex 7010 running Win 10 Pro 64-bit (currently version 1909) and Office 365 Home 64-bit.  I have not yet set up its Outlook.  When I set up that Outlook, I know that it will prompt me first to connect to a different email account, [myname]@outlook.com, which I hardly use, but I will let it do that.  I do not know whether it will do that as IMAP or POP3.

      Then, when I test to see that [myname]@outlook.com is working, I will add my original [myname]@verizon.net account to to that Outlook 365.  Before I do that, I will go into AOL and move my remaining Inbox emails to Archive so that the Outlook 365 will only download new emails going forward.  I am strongly tempted to continue as POP3 with leave a copy of message on server.  But then, finally for the first time in my life, I will connect my iPhone to this personal email, and there I think I will make it IMAP.  (My iPad is already connecting to [myname]@verizon.net, apparently as IMAP, even though my Outlook 2003 on my XP machine connects to the same email as POP3.)

      What do you think?

      in reply to: Sagemcom Router/Spectrum Woes #2265444
      glnz
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      You might also wish to read a very good article on Ars Technica about encrypted DNS.  I’ve been using Simple DNSCrypt (on my PCs) and DNSCloak (on my iPhone and iPad) connecting to Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 service for two years now.

      https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/how-to-keep-your-isps-nose-out-of-your-browser-history-with-encrypted-dns/

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by glnz.
      glnz
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      abbodi86 – you are correct, and I owe you an apology.  I rechecked, and in Belarc Advisor, the long Win 7 update history has returned.

      Thanks for your explanation, and thanks with BIG KISSES WITH NO SOCIAL DISTANCE for your update tool.

      … And let me add that this thread is a great reason for everyone reading this to donate a little something to Askwoody, as I have.  A little something multiplied by each of us would let Woody and PKCano have a much-deserved vacation (as long as they don’t take breaks at the same time).

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by glnz.
      glnz
      AskWoody Plus

      PKCano – I am guessing that KB2952664 has shown up because something in the special tool or the 04-2020 update deleted the long historic list of past updates, so the PC is not picking up that the superseding Monthly Security Quality Updates were installed.

      Is there a way to get the old list restored to wherever it used to be?

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