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  1. Thread: XP retro support

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    Not every update has an uninstall folder, so...

    Not every update has an uninstall folder, so you're better off downloading them anew. You have several options; I'll mention three, as it'll give you an idea of what's involved (wherever I say...
  2. Thread: XP retro support

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    Me neither. Which is why I suggested the OP...

    Me neither. Which is why I suggested the OP downloads them now rather than later. He's always got them then, if he puts them on a CD or something.
  3. Thread: XP retro support

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    No, forever. A disk image is all very well, but...

    No, forever. A disk image is all very well, but there's nothing like the security of being able to reinstall from scratch if you have to. If he downloads the updates, he can apply them manually, or,...
  4. Thread: XP retro support

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    Well, if you download them now, they'll remain...

    Well, if you download them now, they'll remain available to you forever. :)
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    Only in the Professional edition. In the Home...

    Only in the Professional edition. In the Home edition, you have to restart in Safe Mode.
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    The plan was that Windows Explorer and Internet...

    The plan was that Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer were going to merge - they started the process with Windows 98 till they got their wrists slapped.

    BTW, has anyone else seen this thread...
  7. Thread: FF 38.0.1 Out

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    ↑ Same here. The biggest change UI-wise with 38x...

    ↑ Same here. The biggest change UI-wise with 38x seems to be the options dialogue, which looks similar to the Avast! AV UI.
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    Works OK for me, no redirection. Windows XP,...

    Works OK for me, no redirection. Windows XP, Firefox 38.
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    I've an XP machine which has been up continuously...

    I've an XP machine which has been up continuously (apart from maintenance, holidays etc.) since 2003. The disk only died in 2014. It's now good as new with a drive I took from a video recorder which...
  10. Avast! is committed to XP till 2017 at least.

    Avast! is committed to XP till 2017 at least.
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    It's not new...

    It's not new.
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    YW, glad I could help.

    YW, glad I could help.
  13. Thread: Dead laptop?

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    Nothing is irreparable. It's all just down to how...

    Nothing is irreparable. It's all just down to how much time you want to spend on it.
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    Put your mind at rest. The installer is a package...

    Put your mind at rest. The installer is a package of apps, and allows you to choose which to install, just like when you installed WLM.
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    Data limits are quite common in the UK, though...

    Data limits are quite common in the UK, though not universal (on DSL, anyway). The ISPs that impose limits usually offer an unlimited service - at a price.
  16. Thread: Dead laptop?

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    A computer won't boot if the video adapter fails...

    A computer won't boot if the video adapter fails POST.

    Just sayin'...
  17. Couldn't agree more. If I can draw a parallel:...

    Couldn't agree more. If I can draw a parallel: someone posts on a forum for advice with a problem with Internet Explorer. Umpteen people then chip in with "Ditch it and install...
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    Ah yes, I should've realised that. The only thing...

    Ah yes, I should've realised that. The only thing I can suggest is beg, steal or borrow an installation disk (or make a copy of one), and install from that. Using your own product code of course.

    ...
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    Get it here...

    Get it here. Just enter your existing product code.
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    Me too!

    Me too!
  21. Thread: Switching AV

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    You'll be OK for the short time it takes to...

    You'll be OK for the short time it takes to download a file :D . But if you're that worried, download the full installer instead of the stub. For example, Avast! does it here.
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    Well, I've never heard of any easter eggs causing...

    Well, I've never heard of any easter eggs causing a security breach. They're just a bit of fun, and no worse than any other feature in software that you may not have known about.

    BTW, I'm using...
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    OK, then :D There are two main broadband...

    OK, then :D

    There are two main broadband delivery systems in the UK: cable and ADSL. Cable is subdivided into optical fibre and...er, not optical fibre, which would be a metal cable; it would only...
  24. Thanks, Coochin. I do my best at spreading the...

    Thanks, Coochin. I do my best at spreading the word: Microsoft do not make cold calls. But I can't do it on my own. :D
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    A couple of random thoughts: if your virtual...

    A couple of random thoughts: if your virtual memory is too small, or perhaps not best configured, I'd expect some HD thrashing after playing a video, especially if your physical memory itself is...
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