The badge date resets at UTC time


#1

Well folks, I missed today’s count for my Afficianado Badge. It says 0 visits for today. I am just now logging on at 19:41 Pacific time in the USA. So I am guessing the day resets at UTC. Which is good to know, but now my counter goes to zero. NOOOOO!:tired_face:


#2

Awe no, how frustrating is that :confounded: I feel for you Helen :hugs:


#3

AWWW I’m so sorry to hear this @kateg. :anguished:

Thank you for posting - the badges are so mysterious even to me and it is helpful to know what we are working with. I’m so sorry about your counter.


#4

And I went home to do yard work and spend two nights - without my son’s laptop! Starting all over - again! :roll_eyes:


#5

You know, it’s been so long, I’ve forgotten why you need to use your son’s laptop hm


#6

MS’ Windows 10 update affected my CPU subset so that Windows will not load - at all! MS’s update messed up about 40,000 machines and all they could say was 'Oops!" :rage:


#7

Sounds fairly typical of MS… :frowning_face::persevere: Is there nothing they can (or will) do to resolve it?


#8

MS won’t do anything, but worse come to worse I can contact HP and get a DVD with everything that was installed (OS and bloatware) but then they’re all to factory settings. So I’ll be pulling my HDD out, plugging it into an adapter I have and plug that into my son’s laptop USB port. Then I can copy my data onto some 128 GB thumb drives. At least I’ll have that back. The big drawback is that all the paid software with lifetime licenses I had installed will get deleted upon the new install.


#9

Typical!

A factory set laptop with bloatware is better than a non-working laptop, once you’ve backed all the data up, of course! You can always delete the bloatware… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

That sounds like a sensible idea. I had to do that recently for a friend’s PC that desperately needed a reinstall of Windows 10.

Good point. I’d be looking at any email receipts I had that proved I’d purchased the software, then giving the companies a shout… worth a shot, they can only say “No” and then you’re no worse off!

Some of the licences may be buried in the registry - it’s a long shot, but it might be worth having a look around in there to see if you can get to export any of the registry keys if they exist.
I know your machine won’t boot up, but if you can copy the registry onto one of the backup drives, I seem to remember there is some software that will look at the contents of registry files without them actually being open.


#10

I have nearly every license key written down in a card file, along with the original version number. I do have a backup of my downloads which has nearly every one of the installation files. Heck, I even have some of the original program CDs. What annoys me is having to go through all the re-installs… but not having any of my
preferences. Of course, there are those files I had worked on but didn’t get a chance to back up before this problem presented itself.
As for the registry, I believe a hex editor or some other 3rd-party registry editor should be able to read it. It’s just so time consuming, especially when something like this should have never happened!


#11

what I have discovered recently is that if you have 7 visits for the “week” it doesn’t mean you visited every day. For some reason I have 2 visits on a given day, when I didn’t do anything different. I have to check the “day” log to see if I visited that day. And yesterday was when it said zero.