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Or you could go into about:config and set "browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled" to False

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Try adding the following to the userChrome.css file

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menupopup > menu,
menupopup > menuitem,
popup > menu,
popup > menuitem {
  font-size: 8pt !important;
  padding-top: 0px !important;
  padding-bottom: 0px !important;
}

If you aren't using a userChrome.css file, the internet if full of instructions on how to create it and where to put it. Or I could post step-by-step instructions if you need help.

Don't forget that with the new versions of FF in order to get userChrome.css to work you need to go into about:config and set "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets" to true

ps: The above modifies the Menu Bar drop down menus. Doesn't do anything for the Sidebars

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Good work!  That required some independent thinking on your part.

I can't take the credit. My search for information about the Troublshooter you mentioned lead me to a site that talked about problems with Windows Update. Not my problem specifically, but problems in general.

It talked about the Toubleshooters and also had instructions for using SFC, which included running DISM as one of the steps.

Other things it mentioned that I didn't do were:
1. Stopping, resetting and restarting Windows Update
2. Clearing and resetting some cache whose exact name escapes me now

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I ran the Windows Update troubleshooter. It said it found and fixed some errors but I was still unable to install KB4577671. I got the same error message

Then just for grins I ran the BITS service troubleshooter. It said it found nothing.

Then I opened a CMD prompt window (as admin) and ran the System File Checker. It said it found some corrupt files and fixed them.

I then tried installing KB4577671 again. SUCCESS! It installed with no errors.

If this happens again I think I'll try running the System File Checker first

Thanks for your help

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For the past two months I've received errors when trying to update Windows 10.

Last month I got this:
2020-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x86-based Systems (KB4574727)
Last failed install attempt on ‎09/‎20/‎2020 - 0x8e5e0158

And this month it was:
2020-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x86-based Systems (KB4577671)
Last failed install attempt on ‎10/‎26/‎2020 - 0x8e5e0158

All other updates (Flash, .NET, Malicious Software Removal, etc.) successfully installed
I tried downloading the file from the Windows update catalog and installing it offline. I get the same error.
I tried with my AV shields both on and off. It makes no difference.
I tried with the firewall both on and off. It makes no difference.
I've searched the Net for "0x8e5e0158" and didn't see anything useful.

Can anyone tell me what error code 0x8e5e0158 means and how to fix it?

Windows 10 Home
Version 1909 Build 18363.1016
X86-based PC
AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor
Avast Anti Virus

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Suggestions and Site Feedback / Re: "Web News" Section
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:17:53 PM »
It looked to me like this series of Web News posts were carbon copies of posts already made at another popular forum. This raises the question: Do we even need them here? Those looking for the OP's contributions can just go to the other forum.

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Isn't that the way it works?
I know nothing about what or how Memtest86 does whatever it does

Maybe you've already determined that it's the operating system and not the hardware. However if you still want to check for the possibility of a hardware problem then boot up into Linux and use the "free" command.

Just open a terminal window and type "free -m" without the quotes and hit return. The -m tell it to give the output in megabytes rather than kilobytes. It'll list total, used, free, shared, buffers and cached.

Be aware that if you're running Linux on a Live CD or a Live USB stick that some of your RAM will be eaten up by that.

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Try the RAM one stick at a time.

Check to see if the usable RAM is reported as being the same for each stick. That will tell you if one of the sticks is bad. It they are both the same then you know to look elsewhere for the problem.

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So how do i get palemoon to run on usb stick
I have never installed anything outside the repository for the distro I was using.
Whatever browser was in the distro, that's the one I used.
The Pale Moon for Linux installer (aka pminstaller) is the way to go. I've used it in both Mint and Puppy. It does all the work for you. It even creates menu entries in the proper places.
Get it here:
https://linux.palemoon.org/download/installer/

After installing PM don't throw the installer away. The same program is also used to update Pale Moon.

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There are different types of drives and CDs... +, - , and +/-

If the disc is CD+ and your drive is CD- (or vice versa) then you might have problems.

Most drives these days are +/- which means they can do either format. But if yours is more than a few years old it might not be +/-.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome [Lost] Forlorn
« on: September 17, 2015, 11:22:34 AM »
Now all those strange pm messages I received when I first signed up make sense.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: I am still lost
« on: September 15, 2015, 10:13:39 PM »
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I'll wait until you re-confirm that this is acceptable and then will make the change
It's OK by me

Make sure Mr Lostness knows

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Meet & Greet! / Re: I am still lost
« on: September 15, 2015, 02:33:16 PM »
Looks like I took your friend's username.

I am not all that attached to it. If one of the administrators wants to change our names I have no objections. That might prevent any confusion among the friends of Lost from the your other forum.

Some forums let the user change his/her screen name but that does not appear to be an option here.

Change me to "Forlorn"

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I think MS is going to have to do something different for dial-up users because you are right. You cannot have your phone tied up for hours on their schedule.
If any of you MVPs have contacts at Microsoft, would you please ask the question. The future of computing as I know it depends on it.  It's about time you earned that enormous salary we pay you.

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A dial-up user needs to be able to control when and how these updated are applied.
When I was running Windows 8.x on dialup, I downloaded the updates in batches....
It's possible, but you need to be able to control it.
EXACTLY!! We need to be in control of it. But from what I'm hearing we will no longer be in control. Windows 10 will decide when to download and what to download. On patch Tuesday (or whenever it decides it needs updating) it will start churning away for hours and hours in the background trying to download multi-megabytes of updates. Dial-up users don't usually stay connect for very long at any one time, especially if they have only one phone line in the house. If they are forced to let Windows 10 manage the downloading their phones will be tied up and unavailable for other calls for the better part of day... maybe even longer.

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