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OldGuy

Hibernate / Popups / Run As

1) my laptop has always hibernated when the lid was closed. not it
shuts down. why. i have not changed settings.

2) i cannot find how to shut off the MS End of Support popup. how do i
do that?

3) I get Run As popups still and the dialog does not tell me what I am
running as. this is all relatively new. anyone else seen this and
solved it?
 
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Paul

OldGuy said:
Hibernate / Popups / Run As

1) my laptop has always hibernated when the lid was closed. not it
shuts down. why. i have not changed settings.

2) i cannot find how to shut off the MS End of Support popup. how do i
do that?

3) I get Run As popups still and the dialog does not tell me what I am
running as. this is all relatively new. anyone else seen this and
solved it?

In terms of controls, you have:

1) Power options control panel. It include as many as five
"power schema". And places to set behavior. The interface
looks different on a desktop versus a laptop, as the laptop
declares things like "ACPI LID" in a BIOS ACPI table. So the
OS can tell the device type, based on some of the extra
"fake" devices in Device Manager.

So you'd take a brief look at Power Options first.

Also, note that it is possible to install a third-party
program, which can add another power schema. For example,
the RMClock program, which does all sorts of nifty stuff,
has its own power schema. So you can adjust things without
upsetting what is already on the machine. RMClock also "asserts"
its schema on installation, so the machine behavior could then
change.

2) The dumppo utility, shows some of the settings. I tried it
on Windows 7, and it did not report the LID setting correctly.
So perhaps it's only suited to older OSes like WinXP.
It's a tiny, command line utility, written by Microsoft.

(This site occasionally causes problems for people. Manual FTP
and using PASV option can help.) This is the download link. ~12KB

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/products/Oemtest/v1.1/WOSTest/Tools/Acpi/dumppo.exe

(An example of usage of "dumppo", but you can easily figure it
out by just using the command too. Just type "dumppo cap" for example.
You'll need to know some basics about using Command Prompt window
to use this one.)

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread....ssue/page3&p=1825058&postcount=31#post1825058

I'm not convinced, after looking at it, that the utility is
up to the task of fixing the lid. And since all attempts here
to make a working example have failed, I'll let you tinker with it.

3) The Registry apparently has a couple hundred registry settings
related to this stuff. No, I haven't counted them :) Just to give
you some idea, you'd have to be nuts to attempt to change something
using nothing but Regedit.

*******

I can't answer your second question.

But I'd like some clarification, that may help someone else.

There are a couple of notifications. There is the WinXP End of Support,
which you might not see all that often.

There is a Microsoft Security Essentials End of Support notification
which may appear if you do an update on the definitions for it.

Make sure you know which kind of notification it is. Or
post the exact text, so we can match it to pictures of
the notifications or something.

The WinXP notification, you could try removing it
via Add/Remove, but I don't see anything in a search to
encourage such an approach. I think I just hid the update
in Windows Update, so I never got to see it.

To get around one of the nasty Windows 8 notifications,
I pulled the network plug, and when the notification discovered
it didn't have a network connection, it "relented" :) Let's
hope the WinXP one, doesn't use that darned band that
goes across the entire screen and locks things up :)

*******

For your third question, if you've used an adware or malware
removal tool, they don't always clean all the entries from the
registry. This can cause a prompt that says some file is
missing. Which it is, because the file was removed by
your adware or malware tool. If you know the name of the
file or tool, you may be able to find the entry using
Regedit. Or, you could try examining the Startup
entries using Autoruns, and "untick" the annoying one.
If the adware or malware is not totally removed, the
boxes you see in Autoruns will "re-tick" themselves
after the next reboot. Autoruns is an alternative to
the more dangerous things you could do with Regedit.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Paul
 
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Phantom Post

OldGuy said:
2) i cannot find how to shut off the MS End of Support popup. how do i
do that?

The end of support update was KB2934207. You can uninstall that and it
will kill the popups.

If you're using MSE and getting the red, nagging stuff from that the easy
solution for me was to uninstall MSE and pick an alternate anti-virus
program.
 
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OldGuy

OK it is the Win SE popup so I will live with that for a while.

I ran Avast and it started poping up crap so I killed it in favor of
MS.

is there any good free av with no popups?

I do also run malwarebytes, spybot, spywareblaster so i have never had
any probs on any pc desktop or laptop.

adware gave me a headache so i uninstalled that one.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

OldGuy <[email protected]> said:
Hibernate / Popups / Run As

1) my laptop has always hibernated when the lid was closed. not it
shuts down. why. i have not changed settings.

Not clear what you're asking; if you're asking how to change what
happens when you close the lid, it's Control Panel > Power Options >
Advanced tab. If you knew that and are asking why it has suddenly
changed, I can't help you.
2) i cannot find how to shut off the MS End of Support popup. how do i
do that?

Again, not too sure what you're asking - can you elaborate?
3) I get Run As popups still and the dialog does not tell me what I am
running as. this is all relatively new. anyone else seen this and
solved it?
And again, not sure what you're asking. Are you asking how to find out
what (administrator, normal user, guest) you're running as? Or are you
saying you know how to find that out, but it has changed suddenly?
 
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is there any good free av with no popups?

I installed Bitdefender. Others like some of the other alternatives out
there. Bitdefender doesn't give you much control but it doesn't get in the
way either. Good enough for the limited net use that my XP laptop gets.
No popups.
 
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