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Jul
13
comment What updates iTunes?
(To update, now that ASU has been disabled (by replacing the exe with a dummy and then locking all the users out of it) iTunes has been safe for two weeks.)
Jul
1
comment What updates iTunes?
(I've also set Deny on my fake exe for every user. Whatever's re-installing it can get around my firewall, can get around the 'read-only' flag I put on the iTunes install dir, but it surely isn't smart enough to change permissions! I hope.)
Jul
1
comment What updates iTunes?
@Richard, I don't like the interface. I use iTunes 10 as an MP3 player only, and have done for a long time. It does everything I want it to. I know where everything is. It's never crashed. I also think it looks nicer than iTunes 11. Some apps yes, esp. new ones, that do complicated things like 3d modelling or desktop publishing, provide significant productivity gains with UI and stability improvements in each update. iTunes 10 though does one thing. Its done that thing perfectly for what feels 10 years, and will continue to do so for another 10... if only I can keep Apple away from it!
Jul
1
comment What updates iTunes?
I think this is it. I definitely uninstalled Apple Software Update. Twice. And it somehow came back. The update check box is unchecked in iTunes, but not in Apple Software Update. I have unchecked it in ASU. I have also deleted the EXE and renamed one of the DLLs to SoftwareUpdate.exe to try and flummox whatever it was that was re-installing it...
Apr
15
comment How do I tell if issues are caused by a faulty motherboard or Core i7 CPU memory controller?
+1 As I agree this is the best thing to do in this situation, but unfortunately it is not possible. No-one I know has LGA1366 parts (they all have LGA1155) - not even my office IT dept. has spares - and since LGA1366 has been replaced by LGA2011 the components have gone up in price and become rarer, so even picking up cheap bits off eBay to test with is no longer an option.
May
25
comment Where can I find CPU cooler footprint drawings?
Agreed thats perfect! Thanks alot.
May
19
comment Merge/Combine two 'overlay' layers in GIMP
Yes thats all i've been able to do so far. Thanks!