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Feedback & Suggestions / Thumbs up for Windows Repair
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:55:19 am »
Regularly one or more icons only show the generic (Windows) icon and not the appropriate icon. For a long time I thought my AV program was responsible. That Windows wasn't able to pull up the icon fast enough. It turns out that the icons were corrupted and that running Windows Repair ("Repair Icons") solves the problem.

I discovered this because I was forced to remove the AV program for a short while but the generic icons kept popping up.

Feedback & Suggestions / Thumbs up for Registry Backup v3.20
« on: September 06, 2015, 12:45:10 pm »
- I ran a program that cleaned the registry too aggressively and then it took my Win 7 system to ages to open a file/program. But with the help of Registry Backup v3.20 I was able to restore the registry to a previous date and then win 7 worked well again.

28 Support & Help / Windows Repair scripts info/syntax
« on: July 16, 2015, 01:59:59 pm »
I would like to write my own scripts to be added to the build-in Windows Cleanup Tool. I have opened the files with a text editor and saw some very interesting things. It doesn't look too difficult to write one's own script. But too many question marks remain.

Does any one knows what the syntax of those scripts is supposed to be ? Is there a Microsoft weblink that provides info on what the possibilities for those scripts ?

Everything Else / Apple's IOS security breach
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:23:15 pm »
Apple's IOS contains a MAJOR flaw.

Everything Else / HP bows to popular demand
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:50:45 am »

It seems HP doesn't like Win 8. The fact MS already seems to working on Win 9 is - IMO - an admission that Win 8 is not accepted or even already has failed.

General Computer Support / Adobe Flash Problem
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:49:56 am »
Adobe Flash gives me headaches. I upgraded from IE 9 to IE 10 and then to IE 11. IE 11 is a "pain in the but" because some programs seem to be killed by IE 11 (Google toolbar & Adobe Flash). Browser kept complaining over and over, that I should update Flash.

The Adobe help forum reported that IE 11 "doesn't like" Adobe Flash 11 (no, not Flash v12). So, I downgraded to IE 10 but even now IE "doesn't like" Flash v12". Tried to remove Flash and re-install but to no avail.

Now some videos do play, some videos don't play and some videos don't play (video) but then sound does work. Weird. don't know what to make of it.

Perhaps upgrading the driver for my AMD graphic chips(et) is part of the problem ?

33 Support & Help / Firewall rules problem
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:01:02 pm »
When run on my XP laptop the new "Firewall Rule add" program doesn't show the "right click options" right away, the first time. I had to fiddle a bit (don't know what I did) to get it working. Then the second time it worked.

34 Support & Help / Registry Compressor problem
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:51:00 am »
Ran Registry Compressor (RC) and the program doesn't work as promised. When I ran the program then RC tells me that the hive "components" can be reduced in size from ~ 35 MB down to ~ 28 MB. So, I put RC to work and I rebooted my laptop. But when I rerun RC then it tells me (again) that the hive "components" can be reduced from ~ 35 MB down to ~ 28 MB. In other words, RC failed to compress the registry.

Feedback & Suggestions / Thumbs up for Registry Backup
« on: May 03, 2013, 05:32:55 pm »
Registry Backup has saved "my (computer) bacon" about 4 times. The last time was today. Somehow the registry got compromised and when I started five times my Win 7 laptop I was confronted five times with the infamous BSOD. Then I started windows in Safe Mode, ran Registry Backup, restored the registry to a previous date and after a restart the system was back to normal.

Everything Else / The disaster called Microsoft
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:47:15 am »
Read these threads:

I read your Facebook comment on the disaster called Microsoft. Microsoft certainly has to deal with changing circumstances !!!!

Feedback & Suggestions / Two things
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:48:24 am »
1. I wanted to update Windows XP on my laptop but Windows Update was completely "scr**ed up". But Windows Repair brought back that sub system back to life. Was forced to run a number of other jobs as well.
2. Keep an eye on datatraffic coming out of ...... Switzerland (webadresses ending with ".ch") in the coming say, 2 months. I expect that to pick up during those two months.

Feedback & Suggestions / Repair Winsock & DNS succes
« on: March 22, 2013, 01:54:46 am »
Had been fiddling with MSDOS commands that were in the batch file for this repair. After that my internet connection was messed up, didn't work anymore. (Surprise, surprise). Ran WR with this particular box ticked and all was back to normal.

BTW: This repair contains a command that refuses to be executed when the repair is run under an account without Administrator rights.

Everything Else / Windows 8 disaster
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:45:00 pm »

41 Support & Help / Website request
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:54:59 pm »
Currently the symbol at the top of the forum pages links to the forum itself. Can it be changed to link to the homepage ?

42 Support & Help / Simple Performance Booster
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:46:33 am »
Is there a chance that you bring out a new (improved) version of Simple Performance Booster ?

See reply #13 of this thread,39.0.html

Feedback & Suggestions / windows repair
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:49:49 am »
A number of folks seem to have problems with Piriform's Speccy. So, I refered them to your program Windows Repair.

Perhaps you want to post a reply ?
BTW: your Piriform forum avatar need to be restored.

Feedback & Suggestions / Thumbs up for Windows Repair
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:54:54 pm »
The build in Windows Update feature in Win 7 didn't work as it should. It told me I needed to install one particular update for - at least - 10 times in a row. Then, in all those - at least - 10 cases I told the windows update feature to install the update. But everytime the update was installed way too fast. It took the update way too little time to install the update. So, Windows Update didn't behave like it used to do. That made me very suspicious.

Then I ran Windows Repair with only the "Windows Update Repair" box ticked. Then the Win 7 Windows update feature showed its normal behaviour again. Problem solved thanks to Windows Repair v1.7.5. (Yes, I still need to upgrade to the new version).

Feedback & Suggestions / Microsoft fixit center
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:55:21 am »
I think you've got competition. Mircosoft provides the "Fix it Center".

and scroll down to "Troublshooting & Support".

Perhaps you can reverse engineer some of the fixes Microsoft provides and use it for Windows Repair ?

Feedback & Suggestions / Registry Backup program
« on: July 20, 2012, 12:30:45 am »
Please read this:

Seems she's impressed.

47 Support & Help / WR and HP buttons
« on: May 09, 2012, 11:34:02 am »
I have a HP laptop with WIN 7 and ran WR on that laptop some time ago. But since I ran WR every time when I start the laptop there's an error message: ""HP Lauchbuttons don't work anymore"".

Since WR stops and starts a number of services, I consider it most likely that there's a service dependency on my laptop (i.e. one service depends on another service and therefore that first service is stopped as well.). Perhaps one HP specific service was stopped and not/never restarted again. But I have gone through the list of services and I haven't got a clue what service needs to be restarted again.
Besides that I noticed that the services as mentioned in Win 7 have a different name than the names used in WR. Or should I use MSCONFIG to restart that service again ?

Feedback & Suggestions / Download Traffic
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:37:40 am »
(I hope thanks to me) in the april issue of a dutch computer magazine Windows Repair was brought to the attention of the readers of that magazine. Did the download traffic go up in late march and april ? Did register more traffic from the Netherlands ?

Everything Else / Security certificates
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:14:08 pm »
When I visited today the webpages IE 8 reported that there was an isuue with the "security certificates". Is my computer (software e.g. IE8 ) to blame or is something wrong with the site ?

50 Support & Help / Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 21, 2011, 12:24:08 am »
There're a number of options/tweaks (Visual Tweaks) in Simple Performance Boost (SPB) that only can be (un-) selected together because they share the same registry key. That's the subject of the suggestions/thoughts below.

-- They could be placed/grouped together and be given/share one option-box only as well. Move the entire group as a whole to e.g. the top of the tab. To make it clear they belong together.
-- You could reduce the amount of lines they occupy in the tab. Simply one box/option called e.g. ""Several visual tweaks that increase computer speed and are controlled by one reg value/key"" or something along those lines. Then you could move the extended explanation to the explanation pane in the bottom left hand corner.
-- SPB states that these tweaks either can be switched on together or switched off together only because they share the same reg keys. But Windows (XP) on my laptop clearly suggests that I can individually tweak/manipulate each option, each with a separate box (Start, Configuration, System, Advanced, (visual Settings)). :confused: See attachment (this is the dutch version of the menu that allows the user to set those visual options). Or has these options/boxes removed from Vista & Windows 7 ?

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