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    • in reply to: Macrium Partition on WINXP Pro-Gone! #2169583

      GoneToPlaid
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      It occurs to me that not being able to get the Macrium recovery to properly run could be due to having selected a different Windows PE other than version 3.1. Perhaps create a new rescue USB drive on a different computer using Macrium 7.2 and selecting Windows PE 3.1.

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      No updates are showing up for my Windows 7 computers.

    • in reply to: 2 weird processes shown after uninstalling Firefox #2021135

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      In Panda, go to Process Monitor and view the detailed report. Sort the report by date in descending order. See if Un_A.exe and Un_B.exe were detected by Panda at the same date and time as when you uninstalled Firefox. If so, then most likely these files were created by the Firefox uninstaller.

    • in reply to: new to Win-10–USB hubs won't work #2013044

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      Are these external hubs powered hubs? If so, are they being powered via a power supply instead of being powered by the motherboard?

    • in reply to: MS has broken changing a drive volume's label? #2013043

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      Interestingly, a reboot solved the issue. I am not able to replicate the issue at the present time. I will chalk this one up as some sort of obscure bug in Windows Explorer.

      Thanks to Kirsty and the_Unforgiven for offering their help.

      This thread can be marked as solved.

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    • in reply to: Scam email #2012855

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      I have received a couple of fake Docusign emails. I simply delete them before they ever get onto my computer. How? I use Pop Peeper which is configured to download only the email headers, and not the email itself or any attachments.


    • GoneToPlaid
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      The router could have been hacked. I had that happen. I had to reset my router back to factory defaults. I then configured a much stronger password, and I disabled all router functions which I don’t need.

    • in reply to: Where we stand with the December 2019 updates #2042654

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      In all of the cases of second reboots which I have seen, it just happens automatically. The upshot is that if stuff for the kernel is updated and which the rest of the update depends on this kernel stuff being already installed, then a second reboot is automatically performed in order to finish installing the rest of the stuff in the update.

    • in reply to: Where we stand with the December 2019 updates #2042646

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      Hi anonymous,

      I have the ordered list which you are asking for, in case you ever want to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Group B style.

      Best regards,

      –GTP

       

    • in reply to: Where we stand with the December 2019 updates #2041877

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      All of my Windows 7 computers Group B. I installed the December SSU before installing the December SO update and then the December IE update. I didn’t encounter any apparent problems when installing them.

      Obviously I should have installed the December SSU last. I wish that I had not installed the December SSU since it is suggested that it breaks TrustedInstaller? I would recommend not installing the December SSU at this time.

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    • in reply to: 2 weird processes shown after uninstalling Firefox #2021214

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      Yep, I agree.

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    • GoneToPlaid
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      Unfortunately, no.

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    • GoneToPlaid
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      Hi Seff,

      All of my Win7-x64 computers are Group B. Yesterday, after creating a system restore point, I decided to install the November KB4528069 ESU Test Update, and then to install the December SSU and the December SO rollup.

      — Installing the November KB4528069 ESU Test Update appeared to do nothing at all, yet it was installed successfully. Yet maybe it does set some stuff in the registry??? Possibly which the new SSU expects to see???

      — I then installed the December KB4531786 SSU. It installed successfully. I did not reboot since I manually installed this update and since the update did not ask me to reboot my computer.

      — I then installed the December SO rollup KB4530692 which of course required a reboot. On rebooting, KB4530692 performed an expected second reboot before reaching the login screen after it initially installed some of its files.

      I have not experienced any reboot issues, slow reboots, or long delays in getting to the login and welcome screens.

      Everyone, we are at Defcon 2. I like to test the new updates only after I have made another backup of my computer. This is a prerequisite to do, if you want to be brave like me and test updates while we are not at Defcon 4 or 5. Why? Because in this case even a System Restore will not restore the previous version of a SSU. This is nothing new in terms of the SSUs.

      Back to your SSU issues…

      You might try booting into Safe Mode and blowing out everything the Windows\Logs\CBS folder and then rebooting normally. You probably will not be able to delete the CBS.log file since it probably will be in use even in Safe Mode. That doesn’t matter since Windows will create a new CBS.log file along with several new and relatively small CAB files after rebooting. Hopefully this will resolve your issues since I suspect that the December SSU is a bit buggy at parsing either lots or large files in the CBS folder, just as some past SSUs have been. I have only eight files in my CBS folder, totaling only 37 MB.

      Best regards,

      –GTP

       

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    • in reply to: WIN 7 administrator password #2016487

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      Hi Bill,

      In BIOS, try typing in “Toshiba” without quotes for the BIOS administrator password. Note that this is case sensitive with a capital T and the other letters in lower case. If this doesn’t work, then try the methods shown in this YouTube video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb0fGxT9VYU

      If the above doesn’t work, then Bill is going to have to short the U contact on jumper J1.

      Bill emailed me photos of his laptop back in September. Please see the attached photos. Bill’s laptop is a Toshiba NB505-N508BL. The User’s Guide for Bill’s laptop is here:

      https://support.dynabook.com/support/modelHome?freeText=3043211&osId=3333616

      Chapter 5 in the User’s Guide contains information about the password features in the BIOS.

      The BIOS has a feature to store a Windows password such that the user never needs to type in a password when booting Windows. Like other BIOSes, the BIOS also supports setting both user and administrator passwords for the BIOS itself.

      Bill does not know the administrator password for the BIOS. If he knew that, then he would have access to the BIOS setting for either setting a new Windows password in the BIOS, or for completely disabling this BIOS feature. If Toshiba is not the administrator password for the administrator level settings in the BIOS, then Bill is going to have to ground the U shaped contact on jumper J1 by following the procedure in the YouTube video which is linked further below.

      Toshiba realized that it is possible for a user to become locked out of the administrator sections of the BIOS. So Toshiba provided a jumber pad, labeled as J1, for clearing all passwords in the BIOS. All that is needed is a thin strand of copper wire. Bill can get a thin strand of copper wire by cutting a cheap dollar store electrical extension cord and using needle nose pliers to extract a single strand of copper wire.

      The procedure for shorting the U shaped contact on jumper J1 is shown in this YouTube video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P516wdYnlYI

      Best regards,

      –GTP

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    • in reply to: Hacked Petrol Pumps #2012858

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      Perhaps not so. I deliberately use debit cards which are associated with accounts with limited funds. At gas pumps, I run them as credit, which requires me to enter my billing zip code instead of a PIN. After I make my purchase, I instantly get a text message and an email alert from my bank about when, where, and the amount of the purchase. Debit cards always have much lower daily credit, versus the available credit on a credit card.

      On the other hand and with most credit cards, the only thing I get are emails that the card was used to make purchases. I then have to log into my banking in order to see the charges.

      The upshot is that I have turned on every possible alert and security feature which my banking institutions offer, including creating both verbal passwords and agreeing to voice recognition.

      I also disabled any charges for any of my cards which were made from abroad, and I only enable this when I am about to travel abroad.

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