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Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 4,604
Posted By OvenMaster
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 2,786
Posted By OvenMaster
Apparently as of October 24, 2017, Avira has...

Apparently as of October 24, 2017, Avira has changed their minds and has now extended Win 7 support until December 31, 2019.

Avira Product Lifecycle...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 4,604
Posted By OvenMaster
I've been putting off updating from v.57 because ...

I've been putting off updating from v.57 because
1. I want to see bugs wiped out,
2. I don't have many add-ons but I rely on most of the ones I do have, and
3. I haven't been able to find many...
Forum: News 01 Nov 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By OvenMaster
They actually released this for XP SP3?! :D

They actually released this for XP SP3?! :D
Forum: System Security 01 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,786
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 23 Sep 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3,243
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: 99
Views: 42,418
Posted By OvenMaster
Ah.

Ah.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 42,418
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: 55,378
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: 3,036
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: 932
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: 3,560
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: 6,352
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: 2,184
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: 2,229
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: 2,179
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: 6,508
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: 99
Views: 42,418
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: 1,154
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: 1,154
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: 3,143
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: 12,966
Posted By OvenMaster
Stockholders > Customers

Stockholders > Customers
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
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: 1,734
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: 736
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.
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