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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
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Posted By pstein
How to get the date of the last Windows Update?

Assume I am sitting in front of a Win7 computer (of a buddy).

How do I get the date(s) of the last update installed for this Win 7 system?

Be aware that there might be TWO different dates:

Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By pstein
Thank you so far. But my intention is NOT to...

Thank you so far.
But my intention is NOT to install these patches, but on the opposite to NOT install them!

They slow down my system dramatically.
As long as there are no exploits on the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By pstein
Exactly which Updates KB...... are responsible for Spectre & Meltdown?

Does someone know and tell me the list of Win 7 Updates KB...... which are responsible for fixing Spectre & Meltdown (from the Windows side (not by BIOS-fimware updates))?

May be there is a...
Forum: Software 17 Jun 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By pstein
How to set file associations for portable program?

Assume I run a program from USB flash drive or network drive.
It is not installed on the local Win 7 computer but it works.

Hence when I go to menu

Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By pstein
How to find out which Spectre &Meltdown updates are locally installed?

Assume I updated oocasionally my Win 7 system.

How can I find out which of the many Win 7 Spectre, Meltdown and Spectre NG updates are currently locally installed?

Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Mar 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By pstein
How to install additionally Win 7 onto a system with Win10?

Assume I bought or got a desktop/notebook with a pre-installed Windows 10 system.
The hard disk is either MBR or GPT based and contains the typical partition scheme

Windows Recovery...
Forum: Network & Sharing 25 Feb 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By pstein
How to find out from computer the public (!) IP4 address of router?

Assume I connect from my Win7 computer to the router which in turn is connected to the Internet provider servers.

Now the inhouse LAN assigns the IP4s depending of the local DHCP-server. Ok.
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Feb 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By pstein
How to enforce new network to connect to master browser serv.?

Assume I have a local network with no DNS server.
All computer are managed by the network master browser service which runs on one of the connected

Now when I connect my notebook...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jan 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By pstein
Time frame for Win Resource Monitor? Reset to 0 for all sum values?

When I call in Win7 the Ressource Monitor then a lot of values are fluctuating.

The mount of bytes written to disk from process AAA for example is even sometimes automatically decreasing!

Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Aug 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By pstein
Does Sfc /scannow append new entries to CBS.Log?

It seems to me that the well known command

sfc /scannow .....

appends all logmessages to a possibly already existing CBS.LOG file rather than create a new logfile.

Is this correct?

Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By pstein
Hi Roy, your command is the same as mine...

Hi Roy,

your command is the same as mine just with switch parameter sequence.
Since the order of parameters does not matter its the same command
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By pstein
"sfc /scannow" an offline Win7 on hard disk from booted Win10 ?

Assume a hard disk contains a possibly (partially) corrupted Windows 7.

I boot now a ToolsCD or USB flash drive with Windows 10.

When I open now a CmdPrompt and enter

sfc /scannow...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By pstein
How to find out which files are linked to bad sectors? Repair with chk

A surface test of my hard disk with some partition tools showed one or more bad sectors.

How can I find out exactly which of my files allocated space these bad sectors in the past?
....and which...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Jul 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By pstein
Long boot after battery removal - How to change Power Plans to "NO bat

Until recently I had in my notebook a battery.
I removed it due to defects and don't want to buy a new one.

Unfortunately the boot process slows down dramatically.
It now takes approx. 5-10...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jul 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By pstein
Why is there oftentimes a setup.exe AND a setup.msi in ONE inst packg?

When I download software from official webpages then I observe oftentimes a setup.exe AND a setup.msi within the just downloaded single *.zip installer package.
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jul 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By pstein
Structure of Registry: HKCR vs. HKLM; Wow6432Node branch

I have some questions about the structure and dependencies of Registry branches.

When I inspect (on 64bit Win 7) all entries of a certain program then I found two identical branches of it in
Forum: System Security 11 Jun 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,282
Posted By pstein
Can files+folder inherit owner or only permissions?

Assume I have a file


Can this file inherit its owner from the wrapping folder?

Can folder ccc inherit its owner from the parent folder bbb?

Or is inheritance...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By pstein
How to find files+folders with access perm.not equal to owner?

Assume I have a big directory tree.

1.) How can I find out all (non-inherited) access permissions of user unequal to the current owner?

2.) How can I find out all (non-inherited) access...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By pstein
Take Ownership only for files+folders of user "karl"?

Assume I have a huge directory tree with lots of files and folders.
Some of them belong to (simplified) user "karl" (or unknown user "S-1-5-21-107808153") others not.

When I execute now a...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By pstein
Switch ownership of "normal" folders (tree): Disadvantages?

When I inspect my file system some of my "normal" (=non system) folders then I can see owners like
"S-1-5-21-15185678....." or "S-1-5-21-107808153

Why do only approx 30% of all folders have...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,927
Posted By pstein
Avoid "Press any key to boot from USB" after boot device selection?

I installed windows on an USB flash drive.

When I boot a computer with this USB flash drive inserted I press F8 to get into the boot device selection.
I selected the USB flash drive as boot...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By pstein
How to copy dummy file onto defect hard disk sector and block it?

On one of my (older) computers there is a defect sector on the hard disk.
Checking the surface of the hard disk shows a red square for it.
It seems to me that all the "usual" reserve sectors are...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By pstein
Where to download security patches (NOT full rollups) from web page?

Assume I want to download ALL security patches (NOT full rollups) for Win 7 (32bit or 64bit) NOT through the built in updates service but separately from a web page.

Where can I do this?

Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By pstein
Rollup-packages=cumulative vs. security packages=every is required?

As far as I found out the rollup packages are cumulative.

So if I want to apply all patches from November 2016 until now only the last rollup package is needed.

Regarding the security...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By pstein
How to put screen after 2h to sleep and NOT turn it off?

How can I put my current screen/monitor into sleep mode (e.g. after 2h) and NOT turn it off completely (after 2h) ?

When I go to Control Panel--Hardware and Sound ---Power Options and switch for...
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