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Chrome 74.0

15 May 2019


Google has released Version 74.0.3729.157 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



CCleaner 5.57

15 May 2019


A new Version 5.57.7182 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes in this version include a new simplified Easy Clean option, with the original cleaner renamed Custom Clean, a new tab in Startup to manage Windows Services, a new Preferred Home Screen setting, updater and installation improvements, as well as bug fixes.



Microsoft Security Updates

15 May 2019


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes the latest Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates, as well as Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.



Acrobat Reader DC 19

15 May 2019


Adobe has released a new Version 2019.012.20034 of its free software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Acrobat Reader DC. This update provides new features as well as security and bug fixes.



Flash Player 32.0

15 May 2019


Adobe has released Version 32.0.0.192 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.5.1

14 May 2019


AMD has released the Adrenalin Edition 19.5.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7 and 10. This driver provides support for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, improves performance in Rage 2, adds Instruction Tracing for Radeon GPU Profiler 1.5.X, as well as a range of bug fixes.



Opera 60.0

14 May 2019


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 60.0.3255.84. This update addresses a GPU bug that causes black screen crashes at startup.



Site Update

14 May 2019


To respond to a few general queries: I will at some point update the site to a modern platform and possibly update some key material like the Nvidia Tweak Guide as time and resources permit. In the longer term, I need to find a more productive way to channel my tech efforts. I'm sorry that some readers feel that I've abandoned gaming, and them. I want to share with you the fact that I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2015, at the age of 44. Lots of medication means I'm not visibly affected yet, but initially, I found typing to be incredibly difficult, much less gaming, so both guides and games went by the wayside. These past 6 months have seen me return to lifting heavy weights and regaining my ability to type at a decent speed. It's still a challenge, and I'm not sure how long this will last, but I want to make the most of it. In a random Universe, sometimes negative events can lead to positive outcomes. For example, few PC gamers think the new Elder Scrolls: Blades mobile game is worthy of its proud heritage - but it has given us a beautiful soundtrack. So don't count me out just yet ;)



Site Update

13 May 2019


Shortly I'll commence what I've dubbed my "Linux Experiment": a step-by-step look at how easy it is for a Windows enthusiast with virtually no prior Linux experience to undertake the transition. It's not intended to be an advanced optimization guide, it's primarily a pathfinding exercise to make it easier for others to judge whether they want to switch over to Linux, and how best to do it, before Windows 7 goes EOL in January 2020. I'm starting with a Linux/Windows 10 dual boot, a configuration that should suit most people.



Nvidia GeForce 430.64 WHQL

10 May 2019


Nvidia has released the 430.64 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 600 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is the recommended driver for RAGE 2, Total War: Three Kingdoms, and World War Z. The driver contains PhysX version 9.19.0218 and GeForce Experience version 3.18.0.



Firefox 66.0.5

8 May 2019


Mozilla has released Version 66.0.5 of the Firefox browser. This update provides additional fixes for the disabled add-ons issue.



O&O Shutup10 1.6

8 May 2019


O&O Software has released Version 1.6.1402 of the free O&O Shutup10 utility, designed to provide greater control over Windows 10's privacy and update related settings. This version adds support for the upcoming Windows 10 1903 update, as well as providing bug fixes.



Firefox 66.0.4

6 May 2019


Mozilla has released Version 66.0.4 of the Firefox browser. This update fixes the disabled add-ons issue.



Firefox Add-on Issues

5 May 2019


Firefox is experiencing Add-on Problems due to the accidental expiry of a certificate used to sign add-ons. This results in the following message bar appearing: One or more installed add-ons cannot be verified and have been disabled. Mozilla is working on a proper fix, but for now, a workaround is to go to Firefox Options>Privacy & Security, scroll down and tick the 'Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla' option, then tick the 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' option. It may take up to 6 hours for this Study hotfix to be downloaded and applied to Firefox.


Update: Some people are reporting this as being fixed, but my Firefox is still affected. One unsupported workaround that works straight away is provided here.



Intel Chipset Device Software 10.1

4 May 2019


Intel has released Version 10.1.1.45 of the Chipset Device Software, the main driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



Intel Management Engine 1909.12

4 May 2019


Intel has released Version 1909.12.0.1236 of the Intel Management Engine driver, which coordinates hardware and software monitoring of CPU functions.



Windows Updates

4 May 2019


Microsoft has released another new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809.



Windows Updates

2 May 2019


Microsoft has released a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1809.



Chrome 74.0

2 May 2019


Google has released Version 74.0.3729.131 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 430.53 Hotfix

1 May 2019


Nvidia has released the 430.53 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 600 series and above under Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. It addresses: higher CPU usage by NVDisplay.Container.exe introduced in 430.39; flickering in 3DMark Time Spy; crashes in BeamNG; freezes in Shadow of the Tomb Raider when launched in SLI mode; and desktop flicking when videos are played back on a secondary monitor.



WinRAR 5.71

1 May 2019


The archival utility WinRAR has been updated to Version 5.71. Changes include improved performance with the convert archives command, improved corrupt ZIP processing, along with bug fixes.



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