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Forum: News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By Brds7t7
Don't worry about GWX it's over and done with...

Don't worry about GWX it's over and done with now. Despite what many users think, I highly doubt MS cares to rerun all that again. From what I've seen, people are still using old Windows 7/8.1...
Forum: News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By Brds7t7
I ditched live mail when MS stopped supporting it...

I ditched live mail when MS stopped supporting it last year. Switched to Thunderbird now as it gets regular updates. Not sure I'd feel comfortable running any software which hasn't been updated in 5...
Forum: News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brds7t7
I've never disabled UAC in Windows 7. One extra...

I've never disabled UAC in Windows 7. One extra click has never bothered me. And the programs I trust and run frequently - I have a shortcut in the start menu which points to a scheduled task to run...
Forum: News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By Brds7t7
I can't even work out why they would want to...

I can't even work out why they would want to switch to cumulative updates for Windows 7 anyway. As it's reaching EOL in a couple of years. The individual patches have worked fine for years, so why...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By Brds7t7
You know if you'd said that to me a few years...

You know if you'd said that to me a few years ago, I'd have found it hard to believe. But, since the Windows 10 upgrade fiasco... I can believe that!

Also, what happened to MS rolling all the...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Brds7t7
Hi Antioch, if you installed either the March...

Hi Antioch,
if you installed either the March quality rollup or the March Security-only update then you're patched against that variant of Wannacrypt. I'm sure there will be more variations of it...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By Brds7t7
That's right, you only need the latest one. It...

That's right, you only need the latest one. It should be around 53mb for 64-Bit, and because it's cumulative contains all past security patches for IE.
Well actually it's just one patch, but you...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By Brds7t7
That's the old site with the ActiveX requirement....

That's the old site with the ActiveX requirement.

The new site is Microsoft Update Catalog
(http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx)
If it has v7 in the address bar then it's the...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
It's a beautiful looking device, I can definitely...

It's a beautiful looking device, I can definitely see the appeal of them. Although, I wouldn't like to take it apart to try and fix/replace something. :D



Thanks for clearing that up Anak....
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Went PC shopping with my brother yesterday. He...

Went PC shopping with my brother yesterday. He had every intention of buying a Windows laptop. Ended up buying a Mac! :D I had a play around with it while setting it up and came home considering one...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Phew! I was getting a little nervous then! :D ...

Phew! I was getting a little nervous then! :D

I know MS has used some pretty aggressive and annoying tactics to get us all on Windows 10, but I would be switching to Linux tomorrow if they did...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Thanks a lot Anak, very helpful. So, are MS...

Thanks a lot Anak, very helpful.

So, are MS blocking DDR4 RAM on 7 and 8.1 too? I thought it was just the CPU's they were blocking? :confused:
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
I'm confused now. I just looked up the 6800k on...

I'm confused now. I just looked up the 6800k on Intel and it says it's Broadwell-E. I thought Broadwell came before Skylake though? I thought the order was Haswell -> Broadwell -> Skylake? Or have I...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Anyone know if the Skylake-S processors are...

Anyone know if the Skylake-S processors are affected by the blocking? I'm assuming they're not, but I'm looking at buying the 6600k or 6700k for my next build before the prices get ramped up too...
Forum: News 17 Apr 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By Brds7t7
Hmmm... Not a bad idea there Jody! Think I'll...

Hmmm... Not a bad idea there Jody! Think I'll look into that thread a bit more. Although, the way things are going, I'm beginning to completely give up on updating Windows altogether. MS track record...
Forum: News 16 Apr 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By Brds7t7
The 7th gen CPU blocking also applies to Windows...

The 7th gen CPU blocking also applies to Windows 8.1, not just Windows 7. They won't be supported on any past Windows version, only Windows 10. And there has been telemetry updates pushed out to...
Forum: News 15 Apr 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By Brds7t7
Some updated info from the MS blog. ...

Some updated info from the MS blog.

Protecting customers and evaluating risk MSRC (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/04/14/protecting-customers-and-evaluating-risk/)
Forum: News 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By Brds7t7
The tools have been released and it appears they...

The tools have been released and it appears they do work on all Windows OS versions prior to 10. So any hacker can get their hands on those tools now.

MS needs to act fast on this one!

What...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Brds7t7
Could be that the graphics card driver is missing...

Could be that the graphics card driver is missing and maybe Windows is using a default driver instead. Or something like the WiFi card in your Probook.

Are all the devices working properly?
Forum: News 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Thanks Sky Range, yeah seems I got it the wrong...

Thanks Sky Range, yeah seems I got it the wrong way round on Skylake CPU's :D
Forum: News 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
Only to fix the bork up they made where its...

Only to fix the bork up they made where its blocking certain older AMD CPU's.

But yeah... Great idea! :roflmao:
Forum: News 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
I had read that they originally did a U-turn and...

I had read that they originally did a U-turn and were going to allow the updates on Skylake, but then I read recently that they're only going to allow updates on Skylake until 2018. So they will...
Forum: News 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,000
Posted By Brds7t7
It's like the original tagline for Jaws! ...

It's like the original tagline for Jaws!

Just when you thought it was safe to start updating again.... :doh:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Brds7t7
I got it from Amazon UK. They had a 1 day flash...

I got it from Amazon UK. They had a 1 day flash sale a few months ago. I wish I'd picked up more than one at the time. But I wanted to see how it performed first. I'm impressed with it.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Apr 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Brds7t7
After using Samsung 850 EVO's and wanting to try...

After using Samsung 850 EVO's and wanting to try something different, I managed to pick up a Crucial MX300 525gb for 85 which was a bargain. Have to say I've been really impressed with it.

I've...
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