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      AskWoody Lounger

      Pretty funny how this pans out. It seems that it is all just hit and miss. I have a very low spec Rikomagic MK36T box hanging around.

      CPU Intel Atom x5-Z8350
      2GB RAM
      32GB eMMC
      Intel HD Graphics 400
      Windows 10 1809 Home installed out of the box.

      It got the 1903 and 1909 updates that installed without issues despite the low specs. June 2020 updates installed and it is now offered the 2004 update which I am sure will also install without issues. Not that I plan on doing that right now. CrEdge is not installed on the system and I am not using a Microsoft account.

      At the same time I have a Medion Laptop that came with Windows 10 S that I converted to Home.

      CPU Intel Celeron N4000
      4GB RAM
      64GB eMMC
      Intel HD Graphics 600

      It got the 1909 update. June 2020 updates including forced upgrade to CrEdge which did not happen on the MK36T box. But here Microsoft update says the 2004 update is not ready for this computer. Again not using a Microsoft account on this one as well. I only created a Microsoft account to converd it from Windows 10 S to Home then immediately deleted said account.

      Main computers all still on good old Windows 7.

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the June patches installed #2279089
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      I did get CrEdge automaticly on a Windows 10 1909 Home laptop via Windows Update after un pause to install june updates.

      To prevent this read this article:

      How to Block Windows 10 Update Force Installing the New Edge Browser

      If are like me and you got it thru Windows Update and want to remove it then read this article:

      How to uninstall Microsoft Edge forced-installed via Windows Update

      Do not forget to enable the blocker in the first link after removing CrEdge before you reboot the computer.

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      This Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Computer installation is from 2009. Still in use every day. It has seen its fair bumbs and bobs along the way.

      My Directory of C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis contains

      User.dat 16-09-2015 0 kb

      and 8 Folders

      \AsimovUploader 16-01-2017 empty
      \DownloadedScenarios 19-05-2015 empty
      \DownloadedSettings 16-01-2017
      ..cfc.flights.json 04-06-2015 1 kb
      ..telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json 16-01-2017 11 kb
      ..telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json.bk 15-09-2015 6 kb
      ..utc.app.json 16-01-2017 38 kb
      ..utc.app.json.bk 15-09-2015 22 kb
      \ETLLogs\AutoLogger 20-03-2020 empty
      \ETLLogs\ShutdownLogger 16-01-2017 empty
      \LocalTraceStore 16-01-2017 empty
      \Sideload 16-01-2017 empty
      \SoftLanding 16-01-2017 access denied
      \SoftLandingStage 16-01-2017 access denied

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Used this on Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. Everything went well and after two reboots the computer still works. I did it with the network cable pulled. Once everything was done I ran the W10Tel.cmd After another reboot I replugged the network cable. So far so good.

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      The article says:

      No, Microsoft Security Essentials won’t get updated. You need to move to a different antivirus.

      I just tried to update and got definition files created on 15-1-2020.

      Version 1.307.2401.0

      antimalware-definition-release-notes

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Looks like Chredge is just a stand alone browser. Like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. It is a x64 or x86 application that can run on any Windows version starting with Windows 7.

      It does not replace Windows native Internet Explorer or it’s integrated parts. But it might make them less visible. Like the default placing of the app Edge on the taskbar in Windows 10 but still having IE 11 in the start menu. As such it can be maintained independently from the installed OS. Even though Windows 7 is going out of support. At least at first that does not effect Chredge the application from getting updates and patches on Windows 7.

      But for users that are at least a tiny bit serious about privacy Firefox and it’s clones are the only browser I would use. Try to not feed big G. Or in this case M&G.

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      in reply to: Patch Lady – need a way for a device to email? #2039619
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Pegasus Mail and the Mercury Mail Transport System.

      I have used Pegasus as an e-mail client for decades. I have no experience with the Mercury mail server but might be worth a look. Coded as an indipendent by the amazing David Harris.

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      In the Firefox options menu Privacy & Security you can manage/delete individual cookies. You can even set per cookie permissions of which cookie to keep and which cookie to delete when you close Firefox.

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      in reply to: Chrome OS FAQ, Part I: Is a Chromebook right for you? #2013757
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      On Chromebooks runs Chrome OS that is Googles closed source version of the open source OS Chromium. Chromium OS is basically the same as Google Chrome OS but without access to the Google Play Store.

      Chromium Os is available to be installed on hardware of your choosing. This can be a laptop or a desktop. As long as it has 2 GB Ram then it should be able to do this. Those old tiny 10 inch nettops running Windows XP for example. Provided the various components of the computer are supported. You just have to try it to see if it works.

      The official website of Chromium OS is meant for developers and does not have ready to use download links for Chromium OS. As such you need to get the installation files from somewhere else. There are multiple guides on the web on how to go about this. Here is an example:

      How to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook.

      As an alternative source for installation files other than CloudReady try this:

      Chromium OS Builds

      Select the Special map and hit Last Modified twice. The most resent builds should then be up top. Now select either a 32x “Cx86OS” or 64x “Cam64OS” bit build depending on your hardware.

      Note that any USB stick or SD Card used as boot device to first load the Chromium OS boot files is repartitioned as such you may loose part of the USB sticks capacity. To get this back after installation you need to repartition the USB stick again.

      Again you do not get access to Googles Play Store. But it should work pretty much as any other non modified Chromebook. Offcourse there are other app stores or sites on the web that you can use to add extra apps should you want that. Just beware of malicious sites.

      I have not tried this my self. I tend to steer well clear of Chromebooks and Googles sell your soul in return for content economy. I was curious as to how Chromebooks work and how Google uses them to fuel its user data driven format. This post is the result of me reading up on that and seeing if it is possible to get something that functions almost like it without having Google involved and without going full Linux Mint. See my other post about how to add or possible even replace the Chrome Browser with Firefox.

      Maybe some people here find this usefull to check it out without spending money on a new Chromebook. Be sure to report back on how or if it worked for you.

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      in reply to: Please say goodbye to my Sainted Aunt Martha #2006412
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      AskWoody Lounger

      Terminator 2 Uncle Bob

      A T-800 called Uncle Bob on the cover of a Windows for Dummies would be hilarious. He is a drapery salesman in Terminator Dark Fate so it is not even that weird. There he is called Carl.

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Both patch notes point at each other. They say the exact opposite. Both are MS documents. Woody asked why KB 4524157 was re-released this is the best I can come up with. Maybe Microsoft has no clue either?

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      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m scratching my head. As @mn- notes, the Oct. 3 Win7 Monthly Rollup — remember, that’s the official “out of band” patch, the third in a series of I
      [See the full post at: Why was the Oct. 3 Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4524157, re-released?]

      On the Windows Support page for KB 4524157 there is an extra note under the IMPORTANT section that says:

      Note This update does not replace the upcoming October 2019 monthly update, which is scheduled to release on October 8, 2019.

      So KB 4519976 does not cumulatively contain the fix offered by KB 4524157. KB 4519976 does not superseed KB 4524157. At least that is how I read that.

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      • This reply was modified 9 months ago by Sinclair. Reason: wrong kb number used same number twice
      in reply to: Alternatives to Adobe Flash Player #1947754
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Online with Firefox

      Firefox blocks flash content by default even when the flash plugin is installed. The flash plugin is also run in disabled mode by Firefox. It only activates and uses it when you want to run a website that has flash content. You can store your preferences on a site to site basis.

      Mozilla says this about it:

      Mozilla explains that once Flash has been disabled by default in Firefox, users will not be prompted to enable Flash, but they will be able to activate Flash on certain sites using browser settings.

      The second final step for Flash on Firefox is due in 2020 and will see Flash support completely removed from consumer versions of Firefox. Flash will continue to be supported in the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) version until the end of 2020. In 2021 Firefox will “refuse to load the plugin”.

      Some websites are creating there own Flash players to enable the use of Flash when support ends.

      Flash still has a lot of use. Even my payslip is generated in flash.

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the August 2019 patches installed #1942225
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Please tell me if I’ve got this wrong but my understanding was that on Win 7 you had to have KB3133977 first in order to install KB4474419. You had to have KB4474419 installed in order to install any new updates from August on.

      I can not tell you if your right or wrong but this is what I did.

      The AMD A6-5400K turned out to be an UEFI system after all. On an ASRock motherboard that had the Safe Boot option in the Bios but I had never enabled that.

      The AMD X2 270 is a NON UEFI system on an ASRock motherboard.

      As far as I can find out both systems do not have KB3133977 installed. Both systems installed the new KB4474419 as offered through Windows Update with an earlier version of that already in place. They both rebooted to the desktop and seem to work fine. With the update on the AMD A6-5400K UEFI taking very long 1.5 hours before rebooting. It is my understanding that as long as you have at least the March version of KB4474419 then you are good to go SHA-2 wise for Windows Update. I have not installed the August Rollup Patch.

      Both systems use Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the August 2019 patches installed #1942060
      Sinclair
      AskWoody Lounger

      Okay this may sound stupid but…

      Could it be that the bitlocker update is not offered because Windows 7 HOME and HOME PREMIUM do not have Bitlocker at all?

      I just checked a Windows 7 PRO system and that has Bitlocker…

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