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Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By OvenMaster
Avira support for Windows 7 ends January 13,...

Avira support for Windows 7 ends January 13, 2018. This is why I switched to Avast a month ago.
Avira Product Lifecycle (https://www.avira.com/en/support-product-lifecycle)
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,621
Posted By OvenMaster
I run 32-bit Win 7 and as soon as I found out...

I run 32-bit Win 7 and as soon as I found out this news, I ran a Malwarebytes scan and an Avast virus scan.
All Malwarebytes found was two Registry values that were connected to the malware, but no...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Aug 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 34,306
Posted By OvenMaster
Ah.

Ah.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 34,306
Posted By OvenMaster
Hm. Every time I click the Update button within...

Hm. Every time I click the Update button within Firefox 54 (Help -> About Firefox -> Check for update) it just says it's up to date. Odd.
Forum: General Discussion 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 54,244
Posted By OvenMaster
The only way that I can get Explorer windows to...

The only way that I can get Explorer windows to keep their sizes and positions where I want them is to install and use ShellFolderFix.
ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size - Windows...
Forum: News 01 Aug 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,815
Posted By OvenMaster
Considering that Avira Free's end of support for...

Considering that Avira Free's end of support for Windows 7 is January 13, 2018(?!)(2 years short of 7's M$ end-of-life date)
Avira Product Lifecycle...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By OvenMaster
Pournelle's Law - always check cables first...

Pournelle's Law - always check cables first because 90% of the time, the problem is the cable.

A few years back, every so often I would "lose" one of my 1TB storage drives. It would not be found...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 07 Jun 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By OvenMaster
For what it's worth, I tried two AsRock boards...

For what it's worth, I tried two AsRock boards about four years ago, and both ended up with dead PCI slots... one within 30 days, the replacement board after about a year. Other than that, I liked...
Forum: Sound & Audio 23 May 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,169
Posted By OvenMaster
I had three motherboards with Realtek onboard...

I had three motherboards with Realtek onboard audio. The only way I was able to get "Stereo Mix" was to disable Realtek onboard audio in the BIOS, delete the Realtek drivers, and install a separate...
Forum: General Discussion 08 May 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,885
Posted By OvenMaster
My own rig is made up of some ancient parts. I do...

My own rig is made up of some ancient parts. I do realize that it's not current anymore, so I no longer have any cause to brag. There's still plenty of horsepower under the hood for my purposes...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 May 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By OvenMaster
Turns out that bullet I dodged over a year ago...

Turns out that bullet I dodged over a year ago finally found me. I had to move to AOL - which is owned by VZ anyway - a month ago, and I did get to keep my verizon.net domain with Thunderbird.
Forum: Themes and Styles 06 May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,849
Posted By OvenMaster
For anyone else looking for these, the location...

For anyone else looking for these, the location is
C:\Windows\Web

The folder is 38MB so it's too large for storing here at Seven Forums. So, you have a PM.
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 May 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,421
Posted By OvenMaster
Macrium Free v5.3 images every 10 days, just in...

Macrium Free v5.3 images every 10 days, just in case. Better safe than sorry, and whenever I've needed it, it works.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Apr 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 34,306
Posted By OvenMaster
I installed v.53 this afternoon. Immediate,...

I installed v.53 this afternoon. Immediate, noticeable improvement in image rendering speed (Tumblr archive pages, for instance, display all thumbnail images lightning fast now), no more crashes, no...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Mar 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By OvenMaster
MeOnMine's solution is most likely better than my...

MeOnMine's solution is most likely better than my own, as what I've done is by habit over the past 18 years and 3 Windows OSes (95c, XP Home, 7 Pro 32-bit)

I have no real idea where Win7 saves...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By OvenMaster
This is the exact reason why I have saved the...

This is the exact reason why I have saved the executable file for every single Windows Update I have ever installed for Windows 7. 616 updates adding up to 3.2 GB. I have also saved all my hardware...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2,772
Posted By OvenMaster
Every time I tried to use anything from M$ on my...

Every time I tried to use anything from M$ on my Win 7 rig, it just sat there and did absolutely nothing. XP's Movie Maker worked beautifully, so this looks promising. Thanks, Callender!
Forum: News 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 10,685
Posted By OvenMaster
Stockholders > Customers

Stockholders > Customers
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By OvenMaster
Thanks, everyone :) Mine showed up in Optional...

Thanks, everyone :) Mine showed up in Optional Updates, so back to hiding it. One must always be vigilant, apparently!
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Mar 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By OvenMaster
KB2952664 is back??

Why on earth am I seeing KB2952664 in my optional updates?!
The page https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2952664/compatibility-update-for-keeping-windows-up-to-date-in-windows-7
claims "There...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jan 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By OvenMaster
[snorts] And here I naively thought support only...

[snorts] And here I naively thought support only ended for certain types of Windows features updates. I didn't realize M$ had considered Win 7 almost as abandonware.
Idiots.
Thanks, Ranger.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Jan 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By OvenMaster
No online Help or Support on multiple Win 7 machines

I've got two Win 7 machines that don't have working online Help and Support.
One is my signature machine with Win 7 Pro 32-bit, the other is Win 7 Home 64 bit.
The 32-bit machine is updated...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 Dec 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By OvenMaster
I'm no expert but I no longer trust Tor Browser. ...

I'm no expert but I no longer trust Tor Browser.

In 2013, the U.S. Government hacked into Tor Browser users' browsing sessions by injecting javascript into the browsing sessions, revealing the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Nov 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By OvenMaster
After 11 minutes in a rear-panel USB 3.0 port,...

After 11 minutes in a rear-panel USB 3.0 port, the computer screen went black and automatically rebooted.
Checking the flash drive, there's 24GB written.
I'm pretty sure at this point it's my...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Nov 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By OvenMaster
That's the driver I'm presently using, MHz. My...

That's the driver I'm presently using, MHz. My USB 3.0 cables are permanently attached to my case and are about 20cm long.
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