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WR v3.xx issues
« on: August 28, 2016, 07:31:18 PM »
- The "Windows Update" repair needs an update. According to this article

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

this Repair needs to stop/reset an additional Service ("Appidsvc") as well, before it can proceed with repairing Windows Update. The current repair doesn't tackle/include this Service called "Appsidsvc".

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Re: WR v3.99 issues
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 04:48:01 AM »
I've passed this onto Shane.

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 04:50:32 AM »
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 07:16:02 AM »
- MS regularly releases new Update Agents for Win 7. The latest one is KB 3138612. More info on this WU Agent is found at

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612.

The interesting thing of the info on that webpage/weblink is that it lists the files that the update installs/updates on the user's system. And I see - at least - one file ("Wu.upgrade.ps.dll") that doesn't get registered in the latest WR repair called "Repair Windows Update". Nirsoft's program "RegDLLView" does confirm that that file is registered on my Win 7 system after I installed KB 3138612.
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 04:18:14 AM »
- I have a license key for WR but after entering that license key and restarting the program, WR it still says "Free Version" in the header of the GUI. Outdated license key ? Bug in WR v3.9.10 ??
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 08:05:24 AM »
That happened to me with 3.9.9. I re-entered the licence details and all was well. Haven't yet installed 3.9.10 as I'm away from home.

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 08:08:50 AM »
Wished I'd seen your post before I'd emailed Shane about this....

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2016, 08:38:02 AM »
- I have a license key for WR but after entering that license key and restarting the program, WR it still says "Free Version" in the header of the GUI. Outdated license key ? Bug in WR v3.9.10 ??

Shane has said that he will email you about this and may have already done so.

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 03:12:07 PM »
- Have been fiddling a bit with the WR System Tray Icon. And it seems the tray icon doesn't respond to the (Windows) Event called "Explorer.exe started". In response to that Event the WR tray should make the system tray icon show up again.

- I did 2 things. I killed "Explorer.exe" and then re-started "Explorer.exe" (2 commands in a *.bat file). And no, the WR Tray Icon didn't show up. The icon was gone. I had to kill the process and re-start the process.
- I noticed that one other program that also has an icon in the system tray, did re-appear in the system tray.

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2016, 09:29:40 PM »
Topic: "Repair Icons".
- Suggestion: Add this command to this repair:

   del C:\thumbs.db  /s /f /q

(And, of course, do the same for all other logical drives)

This command deletes all the files called "thumbs.db" in each folder. In this file a thumbnail copy of a picture file (*.jpg, *.gif, *.bmp, ............... ) is stored. And as the user moves more and more files to one folder this "thumbs.db" file grows and grows. But when the user removes or deletes files then "thumbs.db" doesn't shrink at all. This is a similar situation with the thumbnail caches. These files grow & grow over time as well.

- I ran two MSDOS commands (with admin rights):

   taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
   start %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe

and the WR systemtray icon vanished into thin air. The 2 pictures in the attachment show what the system tray looked like before & after running these 2 commands. (Watch the time stamps in both pictures).
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 09:42:05 AM »
- More bugs. WR overlooks to register 2 files in "Repair MDAC-MSjet":

%CommonProgramFiles%\System\Ole DB\msolap90.dll
%CommonProgramFiles%\System\Ole DB\msolui90.dll

These files need to be registered in "%commonprogramfiles(x86)%" as well.
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 01:20:22 AM »
- I found 2 "*.reg" files in one of the folders that are related to "MDAC-MSjet". Would repairing/refreshing/adding those registry entries help to fix problems with "MDAC-MSjet" ?

See also inside the red rectangle in the picture in the attachment. The file path where these *.reg are located can be found inside the blue rectangle.
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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2016, 11:57:04 PM »
- One more suggestion for the next WR version. Add a registry tweak that will reset one's computer from PIO mode back to DMA mode. GOOGLE helped me to find this info on what registry tweak needs to be made.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/stuck-in-pio-mode/1189ac64-5828-48b6-b6d4-797cd3e9561c?auth=1

About DMA mode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_memory_access

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 10:38:09 AM »
- And yes, Win 7 has a "thumbs.db" problem as well. In Win 7, a thumbnail copy of each picture file is stored in a "Thumbnail cache" file. But there seems to be one exception to this rule. For picture files in the "Pictures" folder (C:\users\<--Username-->\Pictures") those thumbnail copy are still stored in "thumbs.db".

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Re: WR v3.xx issues
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2016, 09:38:33 AM »
- (Small) Bugs in the program (don't worry, it doesn't crash the program). I ticked every box in WR and ran the program. And 3 bugs showed up in the main logfile. E.g. for repair # 14 this line shows up in the main log file:

    14 - Remove Temp Files


For repair #16 this shows up in the logfile:

    Unhide Non System Files        (Without the number/text "16" in front of this text)

Similar story for repairs # 2 & 33.

See also the attached file.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2016, 09:51:02 AM by Willy2 »

 

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