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  1. Nigel Thomas

    Community Edition expiring again, no new keys

    Hi all, I emailed @Marco Cantu and he has replied promptly. They are aware of the issue with renewing CE licences and are working on a solution, although he says it may take some days to implement.
  2. Nigel Thomas

    Community Edition expiring again, no new keys

    I tried using the Support link, but only received a vanilla response: Perhaps @Marco Cantucould get the right people informed?
  3. Hi all, My D10.4.2 Community Edition licence expired today. When I request a new licence from: Download the Free Delphi: Community Edition - Embarcadero I receive the following email: Subject: Thank You For Downloading Delphi 10.4.2 Sydney Community Edition Our records show that you have previously obtained a trial license for this product and version. A trial license can be issued only once. If you would like to extend the product evaluation, please contact Embarcadero Support at www.embarcadero.com/support. I seem to recall that this exact issue happened last year, when Embarcadero said it was a glitch. Looks like the glitch is still there? Nigel
  4. Nigel Thomas

    D2007 in Windows 10 VM

    Windows "Feature Updates" move Windows to Windows.old as part of the update process. I usually search in there for the missing files, and move them to the new Windows directory. I also keep a copy of the files elsewhere, just in case Microsoft loses them.. The files concerned are: Borland.Common.Targets Borland.Cpp.Targets Borland.Delphi.Targets Borland.Group.Targets And they need to be present (and therefore copied to, from Windows.old, or your stashed location) in: Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v2.0.50727
  5. Nigel Thomas

    Tries to convert from D7 to D10

    I would also suggest reading "Delphi in a Unicode World" by Nick Hodges, it gives a lot of detail on how to change pre-D2009 code to D2009+. https://edn.embarcadero.com/article/38437
  6. Unless you need to re-install, or install on a new system, and you've run out of activations 😞
  7. Nigel Thomas

    Menu captions with images are hard to read under Windows 11

    "Ouch! - that bit!"
  8. I doubt much has changed since this blog was written in 2018: https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2018/08/16/partnering-with-the-industry-to-minimize-false-positives/ " One of the most effective ways for developers to reduce the chances of their software being detected as malware is it to digitally sign files with a reputable certificate. "
  9. As it is clearly a false positive, then yes. In my experience, MS have always been good at fixing false positive detections when I've sent them. Others might suggest uploading a copy to VirusTotal as well; I'd recommend against that, as it tends to just lead other AV vendors to jump on the bandwagon and add detection for a file they can see other(s) detect, but they don't, instead of actually analysing it.
  10. 1. Sign your files. Windows Defender heuristics are much more forgiving if an executable file has a valid digital signature. 2. Submit false positive detection: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission
  11. Nigel Thomas

    RAD Studio 10.4.2 crashes upon exit

    Try Tools| Options | IDE | Saving and Desktop > Autosave options
  12. This crops up every time there's a Windows 10 Features Update (and as you have now experienced, also with Windows 11 Feature Updates). Make sure you have the following files saved outside of the Windows path, for when it next (and it will) happens, so you can copy them into the "new" Windows Net Framework \v2.0.50727 directory: Borland.Common.Targets Borland.Cpp.Targets Borland.Delphi.Targets Borland.Group.Targets
  13. Nigel Thomas

    Tool to inspect properties at run-time?

    marco.cantu[at]embarcadero.com. He has contributed to this forum before so may respond to you here. You can find other ways to contact him via his website: https://www.marcocantu.com/
  14. Nigel Thomas

    Windows 11 and Server 2022 versions

    I'd like to know where OSName is read from. Msinfo32.exe shows the same string, but I can't find values in the registry to match it.
  15. Nigel Thomas

    Windows 11 and Server 2022 versions

    ReleaseID was deprecated after version 2009: Gabe Frost on Twitter He also states not to depend on DisplayVersion looking ahead either. As for Windows 11 not having the Major version upped to 11, there's always the possibility this might change during the preview process. Microsoft is doing its level best to stop people depending on version information, but rather just try whatever API function you want to call, and fail/fallback gracefully if it isn't available. That of course does nothing to those who still want to know/show accurate (and not shimmed) version information, for whatever reason.
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