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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Windows 7 issues

Whenever I pull up Spey PAges Forum on my Windows computer, it locks up & I have to shut down the browser. I'm using google Mozilla Firefox 57 (I think, whatever the latest greatest version is)

Is anyone else experiencing difficulties? Is it Windows? Is it Firefox? Seems to work fine on iPad. Only problem I find on Androis is I can't find the button to toggle the Los style blue & white format.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 12:14 PM
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Have you tried clearing your browser's cookies and cache @JDJones ? Might be worth trying to see if it helps with the issue you're having.

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I use only Macs.
My Firefox is version 57 - 64 bit.
Firefox works well with SpeyPages....
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We will have to consult the ancient tome of the history of operating systems...*creak*...*thump*...*cloud of dust fills the room*...*coughing subsides*... Now let’s see....

I kid, but I myself held on to 7 for way too long. I know it is “only” 8 years old, but that is about 98 is OS years. I’d try the suggested cashe and cookies, plus everything you can think about in terms of maintenance. In spite of the theoretical reverse compatibility of everything, every new update of your browser is going to make things go slower and work less well with 7 until you are ready to tear your hair out. At some point and for some sites I’d not be terribly surprised that browser crashes and lockup occur. Personally I’d do a search on google for general website crashes with 7 and Mozilla and see what you find. If it is a common glitch you should find somehting. Also, maybe time to try a different browser and see what happens. At least that would be a free experiment. Good luck.

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Hi there,

Have you tried loading the page on a different browser? I am not having any issues with Chrome.

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Seems to be doing much better since I cleared the cookies. Thank you.

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Yeah I know, computer technology advances at light speed. But I' gonna jump ship. I have upgraded windows since 3.0 & patches out the ying yang. I've had it with Microsoft & planned obsolescence. When this windows desk top craps out, that will be the last windows anything for me. And I'm not going to Apple anything either. I've got enough peripheral equipment hooked into this thing, what with surge protector, battery back up, 500Gb backup drive, to start a computer store. And then there's the anti this anti that, you have to have just to keep the bad guys from hacking your system. Microsoft is the biggest target out there. Screw it. I'm going Android, phone & aPad. No worries about power failures, or spikes, micro SD cards are cheap & only two devises to maintain. But thanks for the heads up.

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Seems to be doing much better since I cleared the cookies. Thank you.

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Yeah I know, computer technology advances at light speed. But I' gonna jump ship. I have upgraded windows since 3.0 & patches out the ying yang. I've had it with Microsoft & planned obsolescence. When this windows desk top craps out, that will be the last windows anything for me. And I'm not going to Apple anything either. I've got enough peripheral equipment hooked into this thing, what with surge protector, battery back up, 500Gb backup drive, to start a computer store. And then there's the anti this anti that, you have to have just to keep the bad guys from hacking your system. Microsoft is the biggest target out there. Screw it. I'm going Android, phone & aPad. No worries about power failures, or spikes, micro SD cards are cheap & only two devises to maintain. But thanks for the heads up.
Amen brother! I’ve switched over to an iPad and password manager for all the (multiplying) security associated, personal stuff. I still need a pc for work-related tasks, but everything else that can be migrated has been.

In addition to browser-related cookies window 7 tends to accumulate huge and ever growing amounts of startup programs. Every software that you ever installed probably auto-installed one or more of these, ranging from BS utilities to things that border on outright spying. If you find it is takes a long time to boot up I’d check what is currently running in the background and eliminate everything you can. Can sometimes speed things up dramatically, and in some cases avoid crashes and freeze ups when there is a conflict with resources these “parasites” are using. Also may give your available memory a boost. But read about the optimal way to do this online first to make sure you can restore things if you make a mistake. I once spent a whole day doing this on a computer at work that somehow had over 200 of these running, only one of which was causing the crash I was trying to fix! Ugh, bad flashbacks.

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Glad everything worked out in the end!
Thanks for the feedback
Please let us know if you guys have any other issues in the future.

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