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benyaboy

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  • Defrag: What's your oldest, still in active use, computer'ish device at home?

    My two year old son plays with my old yamaha electronic keytar from 1989.

    Question:

    A few months ago windows update started showing a batch of security patches for visual studio 2008 and 2010.  

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB2538241)

    Download size: 365.8 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability in DLL planting due to MFC not specifying the full path to system/localization DLLs. You can protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=216801

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB2669970)

    Download size: 2.1 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified leading to a vulnerability with add-ins on your Windows-based system running Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=241621

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB971092)

    Download size: 365.2 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=155933

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB972222)

    Download size: 4.1 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162545

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 ATL for Smart Devices (KB973675)

    Download size: 131.5 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158265

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 XML Editor (KB2251487)

    Download size: 2.5 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified leading to an XXE (Xml eXternal Entity) vulnerability. You can protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195035

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2565057)

    Download size: 270.6 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability in DLL planting due to MFC not specifying the full path to system/localization DLLs. You can protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221006

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2645410)

    Download size: 1.7 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified leading to a vulnerability with add-ins on your Windows-based system running Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=234924

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2529927)

    Download size: 2.2 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    Migrating setup project from VS2008 to VS2010 SP1 changes component GUIDs, which causes upgrades to fail.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=223680

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2635973)

    Download size: 1.5 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    This update will address a crash in localized versions of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that may occur when opening a Visual Studio Solution. This crash occurs in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Design.dll's VSTypeResolutionService.get_References.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=224792

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB3002340)

    Download size: 3.4 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    This download installs a fix for an issue that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 customers will see the following dialog box when creating or opening an existing Windows Azure Project or Web Site project after installing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.3.
    "Configuring Web for ASP.NET 4.5 failed. You must manually configure to site for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for the site to run correctly."

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=518335

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Report Viewer (KB2549864)

    Download size: 9.1 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    This update addresses functionality breaks in Report Viewer after installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=224530

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

     

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Web Platform Tools (KB2548139)

    Download size: 6.6 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, the IDE may crash when you undo a change to a table of a webpage in Design view. A Dr. Watson error together with the following faulted symbol is generated: FPEDITAX.DLL!LaidView::FindProperties

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219997

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

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    Some these update succeed some fail with error code 66A

    Of course clicking the "Get help with this error" link finds nothing with that error code. (Why does this never find the error code?)

    I tried the "fix-it" on this page but it didn't seem to help.

    The weird part is 4 updates are successful but they keep showing up in the list of important updates. And I'm not sure why these updates popped up a few months back because they seem like older fixes.

    Any help would be appreciated?

  • Defrag Tools: #61 - Windows 8.1 - Disk Space, Sysinternals DU and RU

    Correction of my own post.

    Junctions can be to external locations. They just can't point to files and they don't seem to work with DFS link locations. I have it in my best practices notes to use symbolic links for external systems or brittle connections (removable drives, skydrive), junctions for internal systems (usually for binding a second drive directly into a user profile), and hardlink for intra-drive.

    I highly recommend link shell extension as mentioned by others.

  • Defrag Tools: #61 - Windows 8.1 - Disk Space, Sysinternals DU and RU

    Junctions can be on a second drive in the same machine. But they can't be on an external machine like symbolic links. Hardlinks have to be on the same storage.  

    I've used hardlinks to get files to update via skydrive but exist in a folder outside of the skydrive folder.

    This ended up not working so well if two computers would update the file. Skydrive creates and deletes the file for some updates, thus breaking the hardlink.

    I had more success with symlinks and skydrive since symlinks can reference a file or a folder. The issue remains if you want to rename the file though since renaming the original file breaks the symlink, and renaming the destination is allowed but then the user won't know what it was pointing to.

     

     

  • Defrag: CEO Changes, Pinning Sites, Form Factor Via CMD

    Reguarding the pinning of tabs, the idea isn't quick access to favorites. It's keeping the "app-like" sites like facebook and outlook.com easy to switch back to and find. In ff or chrome you can split things into pinned sites and transient pages. In IE each pinned site is it's own thing, hence creating the clutter. Albeit, I try to keep only a handful of sites pinned. So maybe it's not that cluttered. I didn't even find the pin feature in chrome for quite awhile so perhaps they aren't too essential.

  • Defrag: All about RAM Disks, Locking Apps, File Copy Tricks

    This is a nice ramdisk software that can use more than 4gb. http://winramtech.hostei.com/RAMDriv/

  • Defrag: NAS Delete Delay, Drive Issues, Booting Connected Users

    Hi,

    I was the one posting about the resolution reset on reboot. I'm using displayport so I can get 10bit per channel color support. I need this for my work in video/animation production. I tried the latest drivers for the monitor but they were already installed, so that was no help.  I did notice that the loading windows screen is at the correct resolution, it's only when it reaches the logins creen that it switches to the 1920x1200 resolution.

  • Defrag: NAS Delete Delay, Drive Issues, Booting Connected Users

    Hi,

    I was the one posting about the resolution reset on reboot. I'm using displayport so I can get 10bit per channel color support. I need this for my work in video/animation production. I tried the latest drivers for the monitor but they were already installed, so that was no help.  I did notice that the loading windows screen is at the correct resolution, it's only when it reaches the logins creen that it switches to the 1920x1200 resolution.

  • Defrag: Uninstall leftovers, IE Crash, Watchdog Bugcheck

    I believe the Jurassic Park "Unix" was the "Button Fly" demo app that came with Irix on Silicon Graphics Workstations. SGI workstations were the computers for visual fx at the time.

    http://youtu.be/aqcc2lm0L9Q?t=1m28s

  • Defrag: Migrating Predictive Text, Defrag Spam, PlayTo & MKV's

    Follow up on the restore. It took about 16 hours total. Everything is working great so it's hard to complain. Here are some additional details. I had a hdd that I suspected was bad. (256gb). So I made a system image to an empty 2TB drive. I then restored back to my new ssd. The image was 97GB but it was about 129GB uncompressed as it seemed to unmark compression on all files. I just assumed if the drive speed was the issue, I would see the hdd light thrashing. (32GB memory, PhenomII 6 core 3.2ghz)

  • Defrag: Deprecated HW, Deleted Partition, Disabling Right Click Animation

    This seems like the perfect place to ask this question. Why is restoring a system image so incredibly slow? What is it doing? I barely see the hard drive light come on. I'm at about 25% after five hours. The image is about 95GB. Creating the image took only 40 minutes or so. New hard drive is a 256GB ssd.

    At least I have time to watch all the old episodes waiting for this to finish.

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