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  1. - Even before installing the "Convenience Update" (of may 2016) WU didn't recommend the latest "Rollup Update(s)". See my 2nd post on march 25 in this thread.

    - And this kind of hassle is precisely why a new Service Pack and follow-ups with "Cumulative Updates" would make life much easier, even for MS. MS thinks that those "Rollups" will simplify the updating process but I disagree. My story in this thread (convincingly) proves that, IMO.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/


  2. -  @ mta: I fear you're right that MS doesn't care too much about Win 7 anymore. Especially in the light of the experiences/info below (I am still busy updating/configuring my freshly installed Win 7 SP1).

    - After installing the "Convenience Update" (of may 2016) Windows Update continues to behave in a strange way. Windows Update simply won't offer the latest "Quality & Security Rollup" update. I think I'll have to manually download and install that one update.

    - Also installed the latest "Cumulative Update for IE 11" and now that extra pop-up warning for "Active content" doesn't show up any more in the IE window. Odd, very odd.


  3. - Indeed, it's better to keep the amount of write operations (that includes "Wipe Free Space") on your SSD as low as possible.

    - But if you REALLY want to use the "Wipe Free Space" (sparingly) on your SSD then don't let that warning deter you.


  4. - I made a screenshot of what happens to the "Size options" in the "Duplicate files" screen on my dutch Win 7 system. See inside the blue rectangle in the picture in the attachment.

    - To let this bug show up twice (!!) the user has to check both (!!) "Size" boxes. When the user only checks one box then the bug shows up only once.

    - (A) similar bug(s) show(s) up in other languages as well (I tried dutch, german and italian).

    - What I consider to be VERY odd is the following: When another program opens a (new) window (partially) overlapping the CC "Duplicate files" screen and I then close/minimize that new window then this bug also shows up (again !!). Seems the handling of that kind of windows pushes CC (a bit) "off the rails".

     

    Duplicate-Dutch-MBs-1.PNG.b750ff5691fd86eae6906ff7d2fbfca0.PNG


  5. - MS will in april 2018 remove PowerPoint Viewer 2007 & 2010 from their download servers.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=13

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=6

    - I downloaded both Viewers because I never used Outlook.

    - But I still received the old (security) updates when I re-installed the program a few days ago. And those security updates are still available on the "MS Update Catalogus" website.


  6. - Found a bunch of language related bugs in CC v5.41.

    - I started CC and switched the language from dutch to english. Then a number of words remain in dutch in the "Duplicate Files" screen. See inside the red rectangles in the picture attached.

    - There's another small bug in this same screen. When the language is dutch and I open this screen for the 1st time then inside the blue rectangle the 2 arrowheads aren't being displayed. Only when I click on where I think these Arrow heads are supposed to be then those arrowheads show up.Duplicate-EN.thumb.PNG.ce717c4d904e169870a95bd580f77a13.PNG


  7. - Re-installed Win 7 today because a number of things didn't work (properly) anymore (e.g. Windows Update (??)).

    - Did put "Windows Update" (WU) to work and it came up with some very odd suggestions. WU told me/suggested that I should install:

    (Important):

    - the december 2017 Rollup update for Win 7 (KB 4054518)

    - the september 2017 .NET Rollup update (KB 4041083)

    (Optional):

    - the november 2017 .NET Rollup update (KB 4049016)     (???????)

     

    - Is MS too busy fixing (truck loads (???) of) bugs in Win 10 and therefore ignores Win 7 & Win 8 ((a bit) too much) ?


  8. - And yes, I found more things in DF v2.21 that can be improved in the next version. I don't know what the intentions are of the developers of DF but the program does show some inconsistent behaviour.

    - The user can choose between 3 options ("Modern", "Original" and "Custom") on how the program displays the drive map with the defragmented and fragmented files. But only under the option "Custom" the user is able to change the colors (in the "Colors" tab) used in the drive map. What I would like to see, is that the user is able to change those colors for all 3 options (incl. "Modern" & "Original").


  9. - No. Because I installed the latest "Cum. Update for IE 11" (KB4096040) first. After that I asked Windows Update to find more updates but it didn't find the March 2018 "Rollup Preview for Win 7". But this same Preview was available from the "MS Update catalogus" website.


  10. - I fear "Windows Update" on my Win 7 system is (a bit) "broken". Because the "MS catalogus update" website already has the "Windows 7 March Rollup Update Preview" but when I run "Windows Update" that one Preview update doesn't show up.

    - I downloaded & installed the March 2018 Cumulative Update for IE 11. It was the second "Cumulative Update for IE 11" for this month. Did MS spot a "few bugs" in the 1st update released earlier this month ?


  11. - RC v1.53 is the latest version.

    - When I run the installation program (RC v1.53) and select a language (I tried dutch, german and french) then all texts in the GUI remain in english. Only when RC "extracts"/installs the files (the screen with the "progress bar") it displays the text(s) in e.g. dutch, german and French.


  12. - The lastest version of Recuva (v1.54) has a number of language related problems. The installation program fails to recognize the fact that I have a dutch Windows system and therefore fails to propose dutch as the installation language. Then all texts in the first installation screen remain in english. Other Piriform programs do recognize that I have a dutch computer system when I install that program. But - as mentioned - above, not RECUVA.

    - I would assume that it should be fairly simple to copy that from other programs to RECUVA.


  13. - No, in IE 11 that nagging pop up message keeps popping up. No matter what I try. (Did I overlook something ?)

    - When  the user has installed a few "Cumulative Updates" & "Rollup Updates" (both for e.g. win 7 and for .NET software) then it seems that the the amount of files in the infamous "Winsxs" grows at a rapid pace (again). I ran the build-in "Cleanmanager" program ("cleanmgr.exe") 2 days ago and it was able to remove 1.42 GB worth of system files. Ouch !!!


  14. - The previous posts gave me some suggestions what to look for. But after changing some settings the nagging "Active content" pop-up message keeps popping up. I would assume that IE 11 would remember my preferences after a while. Perhaps I need to dig a little deeper (registry ???).


  15. - The latest update of IE 11 contains an extra filter/pop up mesage which helps the computer user to shield from "Active content". All fine and well but now the user has deal with one more pop up message. And it (seems to) interfere(s) with typing text when I want to use e.g. the GOOGLE search engine. VERY annoying !!!!!!!

    - I haven't quite figured out what to do about this. I hope this will get picked up by the "Customer Experience" software in Windows (7) and MS will remove it from the next IE update.

    - Question: Does the Piriform forum use "Active content" of any kind ? Because when I visit this forum this (annoying) message does pop up as well.


  16. - Search the "Microsoft Update Catalogus" website with "2018-03" and see what shows up. At  this moment MS already has some 13 updates available for downloading & installing this month. These updates are "Updates" and "Cumulative updates" but no " Rollup" updates. I assume those "Rollup" updates will be available tomorrow ?

    - My personal opinion is and remains that MS should release a new Service Pack for both Win 8 & Win 7. And after doing that MS should  release only "Cumulative Updates" (either with or without updates for IE 11).  That  - IMO - would make life for A LOT OF computer users AND for Microsoft much easier. Just install e.g. Win 7 (with or without SP1), install the latest Service Pack and the latest "Cumulative Update". And the computer user is ready to go.


  17. - Besides the "Monthly Rollup Update" for both Windows (e.g. for Win 7 and Win 8) and the .NET software, the user also can download the "Preview" versions of those updates. Search on the "MS Update Catalogue" website with the words "Preview Rollup Update" and "Preview Rollup Update .NET".

    - I failed to find the february 2018 Preview Rollup for the .NET software. Is that still "Work in progress" ?

    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx

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