• JC Zorkoff

    JC Zorkoff


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    • in reply to: Converting MBR to GPT for Win11 (Multiple drives) #2399210

      I converted 2 hard drives to GPT using MBR2GPT running under Windows 10 and left the SSD Boot drive as MBR. All has worked well.

      I am still uneasy about converting the SSD at this point. I believe my computer will still not qualify for Windows 11 if I do this, so I am not sure what the benefit would be.

    • in reply to: Becoming more security-aware #2395157

      I am still using Office 2003 (I know it is out of support).

      Does the Defender fix presented have any effect on child processes under Office 2003?


    • in reply to: Guide to Using WuMgr for Windows 10 Updates #2392459

      Highlight the update you want to unhide in the hidden updates list.

      Now click the “eye” symbol you used to hide it. It acts like a toggle.

      The update will now appear in the list of updates ready to install.


    • in reply to: Safely retiring a device #2388587

      I tried the same Firefox browser again today and it worked just fine.


    • in reply to: Safely retiring a device #2388393

      I tried this link using 4 different browsers. Only one would display the information page, but that one would not allow me to download the tool.

      An error occurred during a connection to bytejams.com. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

      The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
      Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


    • in reply to: WIFI Connected Devices #2386551

      the Comcast modem does work with Bridge off and turning Bridge ON kills the D-Link. I don’t know why it works this way, but I am writing this through the D-link.

      It may be that in Bridge mode, only Ethernet Port 1 is active. That Is why I leave Bridge Mode Disabled. I need to use 2 routers connected to the Comcast Gateway.

      If you do not use port 1 and switch to bridge mode, there will be no Internet connection to your router.


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    • in reply to: WIFI Connected Devices #2386431

      You seem to be relying on a statement from Netgear which is either flatly wrong or taken out of context and does not apply to the Comcast Xfinity Modem. This is a screen shot of my modem’s admin page which clearly shows Bridge Mode Disabled, multiple devices connected and WiFi Disabled.


      My IP address is 66.30.2xx.xx  (edited for privacy)

      The admin address of the Xfinity Gateway is

      My ASUS router sees an IP address of from the Gateway

      My Netgear router sees an IP address of from the Gateway

      My computer sees an IP address of from the Netgear router

      This is proof of Double NAT (Network Address Translation). I don’t know how to make it more plain so you will believe what I say.

      I do not use bridge mode and I do use double NAT and it works flawlessly.

      My computer gets speeds of 485 Mbps download and 12.06 Mbps upload.


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    • in reply to: PDF Program alternative to Adobe Acrobat #2386241

      I use PDF-XChange Editor by Tracker Software.

      It has extensive editing capabilities but a full license is $46.50 (never expires).

      Is it free to use?
      More than 70% of the features in PDF-XChange Editor do not require a license to use. The remaining features, which are clearly identified, will place a ‘trial’ watermark on output if they are used without a license.

      You should also check out PDFill Free PDF Editor. I use this for my PDF Printer needs and some combining/splitting of PDF Files.


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    • in reply to: WIFI Connected Devices #2386232

      As Michael432 said (below) – All routers do NAT.

      Both of my routers do NAT. They work flawlessly with this modem.

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    • in reply to: WIFI Connected Devices #2386197

      I have a Comcast/Xfinity modem/router with voice phone; it is:

      Arris Modem – Model: TG1682G

      I do not have Bridge Mode set, I have disabled the WiFi and my lights are blinking.

      I use a Netgear WiFi router connected to the Modem and an ASUS WiFi router also connected to the Modem. This gives me 2 sub networks; one for the computers and one for Cell Phones and other devices. This is a Double NAT setup times two.

      It has been working flawlessly for at least 4 years now, so the advice from Comcast on requiring Bridge mode to avoid Double NAT is not correct.

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    • in reply to: Password Managers #2371129

      Paul T,

      Why do you say NOT to use the portable version of KeePass?

      I have been using the portable version for over 12 years and have never had a problem. I still backup the KeePass data file regularly without incident.

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Patching is approved #2363110

      I use the TRV=20H2 and GP=2

      I enable the Quality Update deferral and set the number of days to 30.

      Then I use the registry Editor to make a backup of
      to a WU-CU30.reg file.

      I make copies of this file to give me WU-CU3.reg and edit the file to set the deferral days to 3.

      Now when I want to check for updates, I first check Settings>Updates to me sure there are no pending updates.
      Then I run the WU-CU3.reg file. Next I open WUMGR (or wushowhide.diagcab) and check for updates there. If there is an update I don’t want, I hide it. If the remainder of the updates are acceptable, I go back to Settings>Updates and click on Check for Updates, and away they go.

      When done I run WU-30.reg again and I am good for another 30 days.

      This has worked for me for quite a while and I have not had any update that I have not wanted.

    • The difference between the two versions with the same core is, the latter of the two has the Enhancement Pack turned ON (enabled).

      I also downloaded the Microsoft “MediaCreationTool20H2.exe” file and ran as instructed.

      The resultant ISO file was examined with DISM with this result:
      Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
      Version: 10.0.19041.746

      Details for image : I:\sources\install.esd

      Index : 6
      Name : Windows 10 Pro
      Description : Windows 10 Pro
      Size : 15,720,710,878 bytes
      WIM Bootable : No
      Architecture : x64
      Hal : acpiapic
      Version : 10.0.19041
      ServicePack Build : 631
      ServicePack Level : 0
      Edition : Professional
      Installation : Client
      ProductType : WinNT
      ProductSuite : Terminal Server
      System Root : WINDOWS
      Directories : 24132
      Files : 96477
      Created : 11/18/2020 – 10:01:10 PM
      Modified : 2/21/2021 – 1:41:37 PM
      Languages :
      en-US (Default)

      The operation completed successfully.

      So my question is how do I verify that the enhancement pack is ENABLED?

      I do not see it in the DISM data.


    • in reply to: WU Deferral Settings Page Missing #2311649

      I am running Win 10 1909 and use WuMgr to hide updates. I too, DO NOT have any problems with the Windows Settings page displaying properly.

      The Hide WU Settings in WuMgr is always unchecked.


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    • I had a similar problem with network shares not showing in Windows explorer after doing a Feature Upgrade. My original post is here.

      My problem was solved by un-installing and re-installing my 3rd party AV product (Kaspersky at one time and Bitdefender at another time).

      I have never had a problem when using Windows Defender, so I have stopped spending money on any 3rd party AV.


      • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by JC Zorkoff. Reason: Added re-installing
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