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      It has come to our attention that people using Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) are having trouble with copy/paste to the forum. If you encounter this problem, using a different browser like Firefox or Chrome seems to get around the problem. We do not know what the problem is, but it seems to be specific to IE 11 and we are hopeful that Microsoft will eventually fix it.
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      UPDATE on Upgrade   02/07/2017

      We were somewhat delayed on getting the upgrade done, but it looks like it will now be done in the next few days or possibly even later today.   There is one change coming with the new upgrade that may affect people when they log in. There will no longer be separate Usernames and Display Names. Your Display Name will now be the only name you have for the forum and, if you used your Username to log in, you will now need to use your Display Name. It is likely that everyone who visits after the upgrade will need to log in again, so please keep this in mind.   Update again - Feb 7 - We have completed the main part of the upgrade and we are working to tweak settings for the site.  It will probably take us a while, but we will eventually settle down to the way we want it.  In the meanwhile, your posts should be secure, but the look of the forum and some functions may change over time.
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      We backup daily at 9:00 PM Pacific Time   02/13/2017

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      PLEASE READ - Reversing upgrade   02/23/2017

      We have found that this new upgrade is somewhat of a disaster.  We are finding lots of glitches in being able to post and administer the forum.  Additionally, there are new costs associated with the upgrade that we simply cannot afford.  As a result, we have decided to reverse course and go back to the previous version of our software.  Since this will involve restoring it from a backup, we will lose posts that have been added since January 30 or possibly even some before that.    If you started a topic during that time, we urge you to make backups of your posts and you will need to start the topics over again after the change.  You can simply paste the copies of your posts that you created at that point.    If you joined the forum this month, you will need to re-register since your membership will be lost along with the posts.  Since you have a concealed password, we cannot simply restore your membership for you.   We are going to backup as much as we can so that it will reduce inconvenience for our members.  Unfortunately we cannot back everything up since much will be incompatible with the old version of our software.  We apologize for the confusion and regret the need to do this even though it is not viable to continue with this version of the software.   We plan to begin the process tomorrow evening and, if it goes smoothly, we shouldn't be offline for very long.  However, since we have not done this before, we are not sure how smoothly it will go.  We ask your patience as we proceed.   EDIT: I have asked our hosting service to do the restore at 9 PM Central time and it looks like it will go forward at that time.  Please prepare whatever you need to prepare so that we can restore your topics when the forum is stable again.
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Data Execution Prevention (DEP) - how to turn it off

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Microsoft's Data Execution Prevention is a powerful protection agains certain kinds of malware. Normally data and executables are in separate parts of memory. If a program is trying to execute from a data memory segment, it would usually indicate something wrong with the program or an invader that has sneakily disguised itself as data. So DEP is a good safeguard.

 

However it can be annoying and can be mistaken for malware when it shuts down a program. Here's how to turn it off in Windows XP.

 

Start->Help and Support. Search for DEP. Follow the directions:

To turn Data Execution Prevention on or off for a program

If you turn off Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for a specific program, it might become vulnerable to attack. A successful attack could then spread to other programs on your computer, to your contacts, and damage your personal files. If you suspect that a program does not run correctly when DEP is turned on, check for a DEP-compatible version or update from the software publisher before you change any DEP settings.

 

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

To open System Properties, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

Click the Advanced tab and, under Performance, click Settings.

Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.

In the Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select list, do one of the following:

To turn off DEP for a program, select the check box next to the program name and click OK. (If the name of the program doesn't appear in the list, click Add, navigate to your Program Files folder, select the program's executable file which will have an .exe file extension, and click OK).

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To turn on DEP for a program, clear the check box next to the program name, and then click OK.

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You can turn off Data Execution Prevention for a particular program in Windows by following the steps below. Note that you can turn off DEP globally for the entire system, but it’s not recommended as it makes your computer less secure.

 

Step 1: Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties. Then click on the Advanced tab and then Settings under Performance

 

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Step 2: Now click on the Data Execution Prevention tab and you’ll see two radio buttons

 

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Step 3: Go ahead and click on Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select

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Step 4: Click the Add button and browse to the location of the executable for the program you want to remove from DEP protection.

 

After you do this, you should reboot your machine once in order for the changes to take place.

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