Solved Re Drop My Rights (Advice from Derek)

April 7, 2014 at 15:08:47
Specs: Windows XP
Hi Derek, re your advice about using "Drop My Rights" as security to counter MIcrosoft ending support for Windows XP tomorrow (April 8th.)

I've installed it per your instructions and got it working with the browsers I use (Opera, Safari and Firefox.) Just one small point though, which had me scratching my head for a while, from your notes:

"There is one last thing to do. Underneath the Target box is another one named "Start in". Highlight and delete all that is in there, then replace it with just your system drive letter followed by a colon. This will simply be C: if your system drive is C."

Didn't work for me with C: and had to be C:/ so I changed it and it now works fine.

But thanks a lot for your help!

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April 7, 2014 at 16:12:01
Thanks for posting.

C:/ looks odd (forward slash means a "switch" or qualifier to a command). Did you
mean C:\ perhaps? If not then could you try backslash instead please and see if that also works for you?

I wound up my XP and it is working with just C: (but also works with C:\). If there is a quirk with some computers then I'd like to know about it and make whatever amendment is necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 7, 2014 at 16:29:52
Sorry my mistake. But I've now tried both C:/ and C:\ and they both work!

Might not work for everyone though I guess, so probably best to stick with the standard C:\ .

I suppose it's possible that plain C: might work as well on some computers but on mine it just goes to the folder where I stored the .exe prog for Drop My Rights (ie the root C: folder as you suggested,) but without loading the browser. When it works properly with C:\ (and for me or C:/) a brief DOS screen appears then the browser loads.

(EDIT) Sorry again - I just tried changing Safari back to C: and it works with that as well. That's odd because it didn't work the first time I tried. (That was the first browser I changed after I installed the prog and when I got that working properly I then changed the others.)

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April 7, 2014 at 16:44:45
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Yep, backslash is the correct format for a path so lets go for that. In fact C:\ appears above in the written area of the shortcut box on mine (even with just C: entered).

I should have said set the shortcuts to Run "Minimized" rather than "Normal Window". That prevents the DOS screen flash up and puts it on the taskbar instead (hardly noticeable then).

Thanks again for your useful feedback, I'll amend it to include both of the above

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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