Win 7 questions?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Guest

    I don't see a Windows 7 newsgroup anywhere. Can I ask Win 7 questions
    here? If not, can someone point me to the appropriate group?

    , Nov 4, 2013
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  2. Kirk Bubul Guest

    Kirk Bubul, Nov 4, 2013
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  3. It's fairly new (I think), so the OP might have to refresh his newsgroup
    index or list.

    This NG does have some traffic, although it's no longer hosted by MS.
    And as proved by your response and mine, one can ask for advice here
    with some hope of a reply :)
    Gene E. Bloch, Nov 4, 2013
  4. Guest

    FWIW, a refresh still doesn't show it. No big deal and thanks for the

    , Nov 4, 2013
  5. Ken Springer Guest

    Maybe the newsgroup isn't being carried. I read it using


    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Firefox 24.0
    Thunderbird 17.0.8
    Ken Springer, Nov 5, 2013
  6. I'm using, but I have also seen it on Albasani.

    But if memory serves me right, Albasani might be gone. The site owner
    died, but I don't know the sites current status. My account is expired,
    so I won't check. is still up. It says (in 2012) that Alexander
    Bartolich "ist verstorben", but they want to continue with the server.
    Gene E. Bloch, Nov 5, 2013
  7. Guest

    Odd. So am I, but I don't see it.
    , Nov 5, 2013
  8. Ken Springer Guest

    Wondering... Do you have any other newsgroup software other than Forte
    Agent? If yes, use it and see if you see the newsgroup. If yes, I'd
    look at Forte Agent as being the problem somehow.


    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Firefox 24.0
    Thunderbird 17.0.8
    Ken Springer, Nov 5, 2013
  9. Tim Slattery Guest

    I'm dubious about that. I have no trouble with alt.windows7.general
    using Agent with eternal-september.
    Tim Slattery, Nov 6, 2013
  10. I used the word "refresh", but my newsreader actually calls it "Update
    grouplists". Maybe we were miscommunicating before...

    This reader also lets me apply filters to a newsgroup list, so that I
    might not see all the groups in the list, if I accidentally have a
    filter set.
    Gene E. Bloch, Nov 6, 2013
  11. Guest

    No, that's what Forte has. I press update, it asks from what news
    provider, I select It blinks then comes back but
    still no windows 7 group. If it's failing to refresh, it's not telling
    me so.
    , Nov 6, 2013
  12. OK, I agree with what you've done, and we are now left with a mystery

    You might do well to use a different news provider just for the one
    newsgroup - IMO, that's not a major PITA. I used to use a couple of
    providers with a setting to combine their results in a single pane[1],
    since at the time both were losing a few posts. Luckily, their omissions
    didn't overlap much, so I got to see almost all of the newsgroup posts.

    [1] IIRC, at the time I was using MesNews. Not sure all readers have
    that capability.
    Gene E. Bloch, Nov 6, 2013
  13. Ken Springer Guest

    May or may not work. Just something to try as a troubleshooting step. <G>


    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Firefox 24.0
    Thunderbird 17.0.8
    Ken Springer, Nov 7, 2013
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