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Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Dec 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By SevenOfNine
How to obtain fast ping times and download speeds?

I'm replacing a friend's old Belkin N150 WiFi router (10+ year old technology) with a new Arris SBR-AC1750. The old router does not deliver sufficient throughput when multiple devices are connected,...
Forum: Sound & Audio 14 Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks. In your example, which is the HDMI Audio...

Thanks. In your example, which is the HDMI Audio and which is the regular PC Audio?
Forum: Sound & Audio 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks for your reply. :geek: So sound being...

Thanks for your reply. :geek:

So sound being output over HDMI isn't generated by the sound chip on the motherboard? If so, I didn't know that. I thought the HDMI was just a cable that carried...
Forum: Sound & Audio 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By SevenOfNine
Why is Windows showing less volume for an external monitor's speakers?

When a friend's laptop was connected to an external HDMI monitor with integrated speakers, the volume attainable through the laptop speakers was louder than that attainable through the external...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By SevenOfNine
Is this a good tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7?

I read about this tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7. It's from AskVG.com (http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-on-windows-7-and-8/):

Besides not...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Dec 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,974
Posted By SevenOfNine
Any Windows Update patches with privacy or telemetry issues?

As of December 9, 2016, are there any current Windows Update patches for Windows 7 that perhaps should not be installed due to privacy or telemetry issues?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Oct 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 16,670
Posted By SevenOfNine
I'd like to add my 2 cents to the Telemetry...

I'd like to add my 2 cents to the Telemetry discussion. The measures I take are:

1. I keep GWX control panel running

2. In my Hosts file, I have limited the following to to Local loopback IP...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Oct 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 16,670
Posted By SevenOfNine
I'm not installing that one yet either. See link...

I'm not installing that one yet either. See link in this post:

More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Oct 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 16,670
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks. Appreciate it. Hopefully someone will...

Thanks. Appreciate it. Hopefully someone will know! :)

Don't want to get OT right at the beginning of this thread, but the KB you posted is so weird... it's called "October 2016 Preview of...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Oct 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 16,670
Posted By SevenOfNine
Anything undesirable in KB3185330 or KB3188740?

Do either of these Windows Updates include any telemetry or other undesirable crap?:


October, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3185330)
October,...
Forum: Software 30 Jul 2016
Replies: 735
Views: 323,135
Posted By SevenOfNine
The link to DiffMerge needs a small adjustment. ...

The link to DiffMerge needs a small adjustment. Also, Folder Axe is no longer being developed.
Forum: Software 30 Jul 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,328
Posted By SevenOfNine
Program (or method) to compare two large folders

I need to compare 2 very large folders. One is a backup of the other, so I expect them to be identical, but I want to verify that each file is truly identical (byte for byte).

The folders have...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 22 Jul 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks. I'll take a look at it.

Thanks. I'll take a look at it.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By SevenOfNine
Hmmm... isn't that how 99% of users are...

Hmmm... isn't that how 99% of users are "upgrading"? What makes it so bad?

Having to reinstall and reconfigure every piece of installed software sounds painful.

BTW, on...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By SevenOfNine
The "free upgrade" allows a clean install? ...

The "free upgrade" allows a clean install?



Because I read thousands of posts from people claiming it is horrible in so many ways. But I've also read some posts by people saying they like it. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jul 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By SevenOfNine
Are any Windows 7 Updates required to try Windows 10?

Like many people, I have blocked all Windows Updates in Windows 7 SP1 that have anything to do with Windows 10.

If I want to give Windows 10 a try (using the "free" offer from MS), will I need to...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Jul 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By SevenOfNine
Is there a truly risk-free way to try Windows 10?

I've been hemming and hawing about giving Windows 10 a try.

But I'm very hesitant. Windows 7 SP1 runs fine and is configured to my liking.

Is there a truly risk-free way to try Windows 10?
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Jul 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 4,186
Posted By SevenOfNine
I sure hope not. And hopefully the Windows...

I sure hope not. And hopefully the Windows Update version in that rollup doesn't have any Windows 10 offers or telemetry.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Jul 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 4,186
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks. It will be interesting to hear if people...

Thanks. It will be interesting to hear if people decide to install it, and the results.

On the surface, I don't see any Win10 stuff, but I don't want MS to get sneaky and slip something in with...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 03 Jul 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 4,186
Posted By SevenOfNine
Thanks for your reply, but I think you understood...

Thanks for your reply, but I think you understood the question backwards. The question is for systems that are *not* going to be "upgraded" to Windows 10 (intentionally).
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 03 Jul 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 4,186
Posted By SevenOfNine
What is the verdict on MSKB3161608 - June 2016 update rollup?

What is the verdict on MSKB3161608 - June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?

I see that MSKB3161608 includes quite a few patches, including MSKB3161647 - Windows...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 39,153
Posted By SevenOfNine
Like many people, I've learned that I can no...

Like many people, I've learned that I can no longer trust Microsoft. It's a shame.

When Microsoft states that this Windows 7 update (KB3138612) contains "support for Windows 10 updates (feature...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 39,153
Posted By SevenOfNine
Installation not recommended

Perhaps Microsoft changed the description of this update after this thread was created.

Microsoft states:

This update includes Windows Update support for Windows 10 updates (feature updates)...
Forum: System Security 05 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By SevenOfNine
That's completely normal. The antivirus will...

That's completely normal. The antivirus will never listen for external connections (doing so would be a very serious vulnerability). It instead initiates the connection itself to the update server,...
Forum: System Security 03 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By SevenOfNine
Avira free antivirus with Windows 7 firewall

I use a third-party firewall that allows full control.

But some of my friends use the firewall built in to Window 7. To each their own.

I've taken a look at that firewall, and it's actually...
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