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    The inability to make a DVD seems to me to be an...

    The inability to make a DVD seems to me to be an anti-piracy move, albeit a pretty dumb one. I had missed that little gem about the Windows 8.1 upgrade. I guess I'd better stock up on Flash Drives...
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    I think you are correct. Except for a few cases...

    I think you are correct. Except for a few cases such as Quicken, most folks won't miss MSXML 4.x. That PSI Show Path feature is often overlooked by users, and yet it is a very useful guidepost to...
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    Under Windows 7, Google's Chrome Browser is...

    Under Windows 7, Google's Chrome Browser is reported to have issues relating to the way this browser sets Windows 7 System Ticks.

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  4. I looked over that White Paper, and noticed that...

    I looked over that White Paper, and noticed that it is a sales document to sell business Network Admins on two Network Analyzers, both of which cost more than a home user would want to pay.

    Their...
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    The concerns in this thread seem to overlap with...

    The concerns in this thread seem to overlap with a thread I opened in the Security Forum here in The Lounge. (http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/162943-Zombies-in-our-midst)

    I am...
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    I use Avast on Windows 7, SP1. Yes, it is well...

    I use Avast on Windows 7, SP1. Yes, it is well hidden, but the Avast Dropbox add-on does have an opt-out by unchecking the box on that final screen. As for an IE add-on, this installs unless you...
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    Three types of rescue media would be best, if you...

    Three types of rescue media would be best, if you ask me.

    (1) When you first get a PC, make a burn of the Hidden Recovery Partition. This will allow resetting to factory original setup, and will...
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    Let's not forget that local PC accounts are not...

    Let's not forget that local PC accounts are not the only ones we need to be able to access when someone dies. Email is another commonly overlooked account which heirs and family members will want to...
  9. It's All About Interoperability

    There already is a desktop Android OS. It's called Linux.

    Linux doesn't scale down to small tablets and phones very well, with the current desktop interfaces. But that could be changing.
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  10. Regarding Linux Chromium Pepper Flash player...

    Regarding Linux Chromium Pepper Flash player update to version 14.0.0.145:

    I found a method which I refined to extract the needed files from the Chrome for Linux Beta rpm installer and get those...
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    I get outages of the Windows Secrets Newsletter...

    I get outages of the Windows Secrets Newsletter and/or The Lounge from time to time. I think it's an ISP or Network issue most of the time. The bits get tired travelling all the way from the West...
  12. What is this "Kremlin Wall of Security"? I only...

    What is this "Kremlin Wall of Security"? I only have to log in with my user name (for The Lounge) and my Password (for The Lounge). For the newsletter, paid subscribers also may create a password for...
  13. This is my experience on only one laptop. IE...

    This is my experience on only one laptop.

    IE 11 on Windows 7 SP1 did not allow the Flash Player plugin installer to run until I ran the Flash Player uninstaller. This was also indicated when a...
  14. Well, a year or so from now. Put your stick shift...

    Well, a year or so from now. Put your stick shift in neutral again.

    Umm, folks -- Android and Linux branched away from each other shortly after Apple and Linux went their separate ways. Calling...
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    What I would like to do is, upon finding some...

    What I would like to do is, upon finding some component to be End of Life, to do the reverse of what Dependency Walker seems to be doing. I want to look at the component, and find out if any programs...
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    Macrium Rescue Disks come in two varieties. Tha...

    Macrium Rescue Disks come in two varieties. Tha Linux-based one does not allow exploring archives, as these don't mount into Linux. I chose with my Macrium Reflect Free Edition to burn the WinPE...
  17. Kindle offers its own Apps, through the Amazon...

    Kindle offers its own Apps, through the Amazon Marketplace. These include security Apps.


    OTHER NOTES:
    Linux has the most installations in the world only because of embedded versions in...
  18. With Flash Player, only the Windows 8 editions of...

    With Flash Player, only the Windows 8 editions of IE 10 and IE 11 get their Flash Player updates from Microsoft Updates. On Win7 and lower, IE 10 and IE 11 use the IE Flash Player installer from...
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    One of many, many possibilities. Some have...

    One of many, many possibilities.

    Some have reported that games have installed MSXML 4.2.x. Others may have gotten it through software. Some free software might still have it, but only if it was...
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    If you are concerned about having reasonably up to date backup files in case your data files ever get encrypted (or otherwise damaged beyond repair), why not just dedicate a part of your local backup...
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    Thanks for the info. I am not sure where (or...

    Thanks for the info.

    I am not sure where (or when) the MSXML 4 came from. Good to know that SP3 is OK, but I'd still rather not have something unsupported on my PC than take a risk of future...
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    Zombies in our midst

    I may be raising issues here which have been previously addressed in The Lounge or in Susan Bradley's Patch Watch column in Windows secrets Newsletter. But I have done a bit of searching and not...
  23. CCleaner when set up correctly, does a good job...

    CCleaner when set up correctly, does a good job of cleaning up browsers. Geek Uninstaller ( site ) has completely removed all traces of Ask Toolbar from my browsers, with the exception of resetting...
  24. I find that when I post long strings of advice,...

    I find that when I post long strings of advice, and when I pose as an expert with opinions and suggestions which are superior to other members of the Lounge Community, that this is when I get strong...
  25. EMET does not impact performance of Windows. It...

    EMET does not impact performance of Windows. It can block unsafe actions, which may interfere with poorly designed programs, and users may get confused and enter the wrong settings. Barring these...
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