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  1. As a result of a discussion in another thread the following suggestion surfaced. Let the user (by ticking one or more boxes) choose which part of ones computer is analyzed by Speccy (SP). Then there's no or much less need for the Debug mode. Then the user can find out more easily which part of SP causes an error/breakdown in the analysis.
  2. @Hazelnut, When the user clicks on ""Start"", ""Run"" and uses the command box in an attempt to run Speccy in debug mode, then an error occurs. And I know why. Windows XP doesn't like the space between ""Program"" and ""Files"" !!!! Because then it responds with: ""Can't find the program c:\program"". Before typing the path to Speccy, the user should open the MS-Dos prompt window first. Type in the ""Run"" box: ""CMD.exe"" and then the path to Speccy. If this ""space error"" occurs in Win 7 and Vista as well (I use XP) then the info in the online documentation should be rewritten.
  3. There're still a lot folks who were inspired by Bin Laden and want to revenge his death.
  4. I need to add something to my previous post. 1. After modifying both Winapp1.ini and Winapp2.ini both files need to saved in the very same folder in which CC has been installed for this finetuning to work. 2. There's a second possibility to let CC not wipe that ""Recent files"" info. Just add the line %appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.* or add, when you use Windows XP (like I do), C:\Documents and Settings\Eigenaar\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Recent\|*.* to the ""Exclude"" section in CC. (I don't know what the precise path should be in Vista or Win 7).When all is OK then the files in this particular folder shouldn't be listed anymore by CC after you hit ""Analyze"". EDIT: Corrected some small errors.
  5. Willy2

    Flash player.

    I use a small *.SWF file to tell me which version of Flash I have installed. See attachment. To play this *.swf file one needs a version of Flash to be installed and a stand alone SWF player like e.g. SWF Player from a company called GlobFX (http://www.globfx.co...oads/swfplayer/)
  6. I want to add something to post #1: 1. There's a (small) difference between what CCleaner and Speccy report concerning the CPU in my laptop. Speccy reports I have a ""Athlon XP-M" but Ccleaner says I have an "AMD Athlon XP2400+". Nothing to worry about but nonetheless a difference. See attachment 2. I made a picture of how Speccy reports the name of the CPU. See attachment as well.
  7. Made a typo in the title of this topic. It should have been ""Bugs in Speccy".
  8. Here's how you finetune the CC wiping: CC uses an embedded script that tells the program where to wipe what. Starting in version 3.05 or 3.06 those scripts can be extracted from the program. More details can be found in the online CC documentation on how to tweak/modify the CC wiping process. 1. Open the Windows program called "MS-DOS prompt" and go to the folder in which CC has been installed. I hope you how to to that. Because this is a trick only known to those who have some/good knowledge of MS-DOS and Windows. Type "Ccleaner.exe /export ." The dot is important !!! Then CC will place three extra files in that folder, and one of them is called "Winapp.ini". 2. Open that file with a texteditor. Save the file under the name ""Winapp1.ini". Move the set of lines under the header "[Office 2007]" (including the header) to a new text file called "Winapp2.ini". In that latest file there's a line called "Filekey=.......". Now put in front of the word "Filekey" a ";" character and save the file again. Place all Winapp.ini files in the very same folder where CC was installed. Then there should be that same box called ""Office 2007"" but it shouldn't wipe those names any more.
  9. In Speccy v1.10 I came across a number of bugs. I use XP Home, SP 3 with all the latest updates. 1. In the Summary screen, under CPU: The program mentions the type of CPU twice (in my case: ""AMD Athlon XP-M""). This doesn't happen under e.g. ""Motherboard"" or "" Hard drives"". Speccy contains a number of translation/language related bugs. I came across the following ones: 1. When I change the language then some words remain the same and these words are changed/""translated"" only when I restart the program. -- In the CPU screen: The word "Unsupported" behind ""Virtualization". -- In the Summary screen: the second line under "Graphics". -- In the Graphics screen: A. The second header line (on my laptop it's called "ATI Video"). B. The text "count of performance levels". 2. There're no strings available for the following words and can't be translated and therefore the words/text always shows up in english: -- In the CPU screen: the word "Unsupported"" behind "Hyperthreading". -- In the Motherboard screen: "System Temperature" Edit: Deleted one line
  10. Cleanmem v2.11 is released.
  11. Is this the only MS Word setting that you want to keep ? Are you OK with that CC wipes other Word settings as well ? Because you can finetune what Word (or for that matter any other program) settings are wiped by CC. If you're interested in finetuning what CC wipes then at least tell me what version of MS Word you use. MS Office keeps a separate list of recently openeed documents and that's stored in a special location.
  12. Simply the entire content. According to my memory somewhere in that thread it was stated that a lot of info was removed from the embedded file/info because it negatively impacted the speed of CC. With that info the user can make his/her own customized Winapp2.ini and/or Winapp1.ini file. I certainly did. Edited: I found where Winapp2.ini has stored the link to the updated Winapp2.ini file: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=32310 I have added that link to my Piriform internet favourite links.
  13. Hazelnut, I know, I know. But I haven't got a clue which Anti Virus program to install. And that's why I am glad I came across this thread. I am still digesting the info I found here.
  14. Perhaps the Piriform folks can add the info for the Winapp2.ini file from this thread http://forum.pirifor...?showtopic=1110 to the CC installation program as well. Not as an embedded file/info but in a seperate file that shows up in the installation folder after installation of CC. Then the user can choose which info he/she wants to add to his own Winapp2.ini file. Edit: Has the thread mentioned above removed from the forum or don't I have enough rights to access that page ? I thought it still would exist, I added that thread to my internet Favourites list.
  15. Downloaded and installed DF v2.04. I still would appreciate it when a future version of DF would incorporate the feature/behaviour of CC I described in post #1 of this thread.
  16. I guess it has to do with the old settings in the old settings file of your 2nd computer. Some suggestions: 1. Change the language to e.g. dutch and then back to german. Perhaps that will work. 2. Untick the box "Save settings to INI file"" and then tick that box again. Perhaps (un-)ticking that box twice or more times will persuade CC to display the german text. 3. Is there a file called ""lang-1031.dll"" in the subfolder ""Lang"" ? That contains the german text strings. The code 1031 in the *.ini file points to that file.
  17. I don't use any Anti Virus software. Although I regularly run antivirus programs like: 1. Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tool (MRT.exe, in the folder C:\Windows\system32 (Win XP)). Make a shortcut to this tool and place it e.g. on your desktop. 2. McAfee's Stinger. Still regularly updated. (latest version is from april 21, 2011) It, say once every 6 to 9 months finds one or two viruses. 3. Norton Power Eraser. 4. Some other programs that specificly targets one ((small) group of) virus(es).
  18. Willy2

    Modem problem

    No, I don't have any access problems anymore. I ran the program Stinger (McAfee) and it indicated that one program was infected by a virus/trojan(??). Thankfully Stinger directly deleted that file and now I hope future access problems to the Piriform forum will be something of the past.
  19. I would recommend to install ERUNT, it's - IMO - better than System Restore. Or try the new version ERUNTgui. Question: Does DF allow you defrag manually those files ? Perhaps Win 7 doesn't allow the user to defrag those files ?
  20. Willy2

    Modem problem

    I have a hardware related problem and I hope this is the right subforum for posting this problem. I have a problem accessing one website. When I try to visit the Piriform Software forums (e.g. http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showforum=4) (or any other webpage on that forum) then I am not allowed any more to gain access. The website responds with the following message: ""forbidden. You don't have permission to access /index.php on this sever. Additionally a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument while handling the request"". So, it seems the website recognizes me but doesn't allow me to enter that website. I blame the modem/router because when I go to a friend and try to visit the Piriform forums I am allowed in and then I am automatically recognized as well. Can a modem/router be infected with a virus ? I had some trouble with my firewall and had to (briefly) switch it off. As soon as possible I switched it on again but it seems that brief moment was enough to ""throw the modem/router into disarray"". I tried to re-install the router software but I can't find the installation software on the CD/DVD that came with the router modem. Yes, I purged a number of internet related buffers (e.g. DNS) and deleted a cookie and logged in again but to no avail. This post is written on a friend's computer where I do have access to the Piriform forums.
  21. Ooops, I made a mistake in my previous post i this thread. I rewrote that post.
  22. Defraggler (DF) should - IMO - behave, in one regard, like CCleaner (CC). When I hit ""Analyze"" in CC then CC builds/displays a list of files to be wiped. Then I can, by right clicking on a file in that list, open the folder in which that file is stored. When I do the same for a second file then CC checks whether that folder already has opened in Windows Explorer. When that folder already has been opened then that folder is made ""active"" by Windows Explorer. That folder is not opened again by CC\Windows Explorer for a second time. But DF behaves differently: When I want to open, say 10 files, that are stored in the same folder, then DF opens, unlike CC, that folder 10 times, 10 separate new windows. So, DF does not check whether that folder already has been opened or not. It simply reopens that folder again. I use the Defraggler (& Ccleaner) ""open folder"" feature a lot and therefore always end up with a lot of the same folders opened. It allows me to extract (especially) video files from the temporary internet files. DF opens those folders where as Windows Explorer doesn't. I don't have RECUVA installed, so I can't tell whether it behaves, in this regard, like CC or DF. But if RECUVA behaves like DF then I think RECUVA could/should be improved as well.
  23. Willy2

    Adobe Acrobat 8.0

    The point - IMO - is that when the user installs Adobe Reader only, two registry keys called ""HKCU\Software\Adobe\xxx\Acrobat Reader\...."" and ""HKCU\Software\Adobe\xxx\Adobe Acrobat"" are created. (The xxx is the version number e.g. 8.0, 9.0 or 10.0). And then that second registry key in combination with the abbreviated detection line makes CC v3.03 think that the Acrobat software has been installed as well. Solution: CC v3.03 and higher versions shouldn't contain/use that abbreviated detection line for detecting Acrobat. This also assumes that Adobe Reader 9.0 and higher versions do create that registry key ""HKCU\......\.....\....\....\AVgeneral"" as well.
  24. Willy2

    Adobe Acrobat 8.0

    Don't worry. I have installed Adobe Reader v10 recently as well and it has added two entries to the registry called ""Acrobat Reader"" and ""Adobe Acrobat"". In the first registry entry info for Adobe Reader is registered. The second registry entry contains only a very limited amount of data/info for Adobe Acrobat but as a result of that second entry CC thinks that Adobe Acrobat has been installed as well.
  25. Add an option to defrag a drive according to the current directory structure. Suppose there're three directories called A, B and C on a drive. Then DF could defrag the drive in such a way that after defragmenting those files are physically arranged in that order, files in directory A, then files from directory B and then of directory C. This is in fact defragmenting in alfabetical order. When I look at how DF works (at least for me) the way the sorting takes place isn't clear at all. (BTW my previous post in this thread was edited. Do the moderators get a notice everytime a post has been modified ?)
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