Windows 7 no aero and could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service

From this thread:
On the 14th page, posted on August 17, 2015 by Womp_Rat
Uninstall Windows Update KB2952664.
Prevent said update from installing later.
Several solutions were listed that was the only one that worked for me.
The problem occurs mostly with certain HP notebooks after windows automatically updates something.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. LARP 2018 – Ready for the Zone

Stalker LARP equipment

раница / backpack
цигари 4 к. / cigarettes 4 boxes
запалка 2 х / lighter 2 x
вода 2 x 2 л. / water bottles 2 x 2 l.
телефон(и) + зарядно / cell phones + charger
бележник (тефтер) / notepad
химикалка (молив) / pen (pencil)
челник (фенерче) / headlight (flashlight)
батерии ААА 5 х 3 / batteries AAA 5 x 3
работни ръкавици / work gloves
защитни очила / protective glasses
лицева маска / head mask
противогаз / gas mask
гумен нож / rubber knife
еърсофт пистолет + кобур / airsoft gun + gun holder
шалте / sleeping mat
спален чувал / sleeping bag
дъждобран / raincoat
облекло + бельо + кубинки / clothes + underwear + army boots
четка + паста за зъби / tooth brush + tooth paste
мокри кърпи / wipes
спрей против комари и кърлежи / anti mosquito anti mite spray
тиксо (скоч) / duct tape
ножка / folding knife
консерви + сухари + готова храна / SPAM + rusk + MRE

Официален сайт на Ларп-а / official site:

Uninstall and hide these updates from Windows 7, 7.1, 8 and 8.1 versions


Uninstall and hide these updates from some Windows 7 & 8 versions. Don’t know about 10.
Some might be present, others not.
Why? – google them …


Run CMD as administrator.
Type wusa /uninstall /kb:KB2990214 /quiet /norestart
Repeat with the rest.
Run windows update.
Unselect and hide each one when they reappear.

League of Legends NA account for sale

Got a LoL account on NA servers which I will not use. It’s level 30, not ranked, clean.
Three rune pages:
Ability (screen shot);
Attack-Defence (screen shot);
Attack (screen shot).
17 champions: Alistar, Ashe, Caitlyn, Cho’Gath, Fiddlesticks, Garen, Kayle, Leona, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nami, Sona, Soraka, Taric, Thresh, Tristana, Warwick (screen shot)
One skin – Guqin Sona (screen shot).
170 Riot points and 3795 Influence points (screen shot).
I am selling it for 5 $ (five USD).
If you are interested please write a comment or send me an email: contact (at)

A few DayZ (Arma II mod) screenshots and minor bragging

My First DayZ Vehicle 01

DayZ Škoda

DayZ Guba Bay

The last screen-shot: behind me, in the forest is the Ural – closest thing to tank in DayZ. Crashes down trees without taking damage :).

At a certain point in a moderately populated UK server I with a few friends controlled all available choppers! Two Hueys, two Mi-17, one Little Bird. This lasted about two weeks until the base was discovered but was a heart-warming sight … You want a heli – well, just pick one! Some days I felt like piloting the fast flying brick, next day took the agile little lady, etc. I also had total control over most important boats – the PBX and the Fishing boat.

After spending quite some time messing around and trying different approaches, I decided to go extremely peaceful – did not use any guns. Did not carry guns. Did not do PvP. And my longest period of survival was over a month, before I finally decided to quit playing.

Favourite operational locations – Skalisty island, the whole coast line, wide Berezino – Krasno – Guba bay area. Avoided places – Stary / Novi Sobor, Cherno, Electro, NWAF – especially during most populated hours.

Did not even remember how many land vehicles I used, but my favourite were the bicycle and UAZ. All over in my storage boat, tents and stashes I always had several pieces of each necessary gear for a fresh start, advanced survival and parts for vehicle repairs. Like antibacterial whipes, bandages, blood bags, antibiotics, morphine, hatchets, maps, compass, NVGs, GPS, matches, water bottles, cans, hunting knifes, wheels, engines, rotors, windscreen glasses and many more. NO guns. Also had camo and ghillie, but never wore them because they tend to scare people off.

Saw footage and game-play from the standalone and felt disappointed. Too early Alpha, tons of bugs and glitches which completely destroy the experience. Also quite expensive for its poor quality.

Finally – comfrey:

Comfrey Leaves 01

Comfrey Leaves 02

Amazon’s Kindle for PC fail

Recently I decided to download and use Kindle for PC. Started fine except that the installer did not ask me where to install the application. I think there is no need to explain why choosing the installation directory / drive is normal and expected for PC users. I mean – come on, we are not in the middle ages, and the PC is not a smart-phone/book-reader/whatever modern device.

Started a chat with the support. The first „helper“ Soundar(CSA) said that when installing for first time Kindle for PC will ask me for drive/directory. Which only showed how incompetent he is – the installer did not ask anything at all.

Then I was transferred to another Kindle specialist. Waited. Was told that I will be transferred again to another specialist.

Waited some more. Transferred again.

And again.

And again.

Finally someone named Bala(CSA) was brave enough to say directly, quoted „I’m sorry, you won’t be able to select a drive to install the application to your computer.“

That is that. I ended up uninstalling the crappy Kindle for PC, did not bother to register and link it with my Amazon account, did not even start it once. Will buy e-books form other places and will use other reader software.

My experience with Ubisoft’s Uplay support

guest-bDFV0A4w9 (that’s me) /11/2013 7:41:45 AM:
Hello. December last year I bought a DLC for ANNO 2070: The Financial Crisis Complete Pack from a sale on By that time I did not have the core game. I just got ANNO 2070 yesterday and installed it via Uplay. When tried to activate the DLC it said „the code is invalid“. I contacted and they told me the code is for a Steam activation – not for Uplay. Also I was advised to contact your support and ask you for help. Can you please provide me with a code for ANNO 2070: The Financial Crisis Complete Pack which can be activated via Uplay? Because I already bought the DLC. Sending a screenshot for my transaction. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Yours: Mario Asenov

Peter 9/11/2013 8:39:43 AM
Hello there, Thank you for contacting Ubisoft Technical Support. In order to respond to this email, please update this incident (Please do not create a new incident). Could you please send me a digital image of: 1) Your activation key. When we receive these image we will be able to help you further. Thank you for your time and understanding. Kind Regards, Peter Ubisoft Technical Support.

guest-bDFV0A4w 9/11/2013 12:36:12 PM
Hello again. I’m sending a printscreen from my account, my games and software library. As you can see the first one is „ANNO 2070 – The Financial Crisis Complete Pack [Online Game Code]“ and the Activation Key is clearly visible. I hope the information will be sufficient to resolve my issue. Or if you want me to use a camera to take a photo of the screen while logged in my account – please say so. Thank you in advance. Have a great day! Asenov

Peter 9/13/2013 4:43:12 PM
Hello there, Thank you for contacting Ubisoft Technical Support. In order to respond to this email, please update this incident (Please do not create a new incident). Could you please confirm if you already try steps in link below : If you have any further queries or issues please do not hesitate to contact us again and we will assist you further. Kind Regards, Peter Ubisoft Technical Support.

guest-bDFV0A4w 9/15/2013 2:10:45 PM
Hello. I have tried the steps described in the link. I still got „This CD Key or Activation Code is not valid. Please try again.“ message. Please help me resolve this issue. Thank you. Yours: Asenov

Peter 9/16/2013 1:49:39 PM
Hello there, Thank you for contacting Ubisoft Technical Support. In order to respond to this email, please update this incident (Please do not create a new incident). In order to investigate this case we would need to test it your game in our testing centre. Please change your Uplay password to the one you can send us in this incident. For example „Ubi00722262“ If you have any further queries or issues please do not hesitate to contact us again and we will assist you further. Kind Regards, Peter Ubisoft Technical Support.

guest-bDFV0A4w 9/16/2013 2:46:55 PM
Hello. I appreciate your effort and time you put in trying to resolve my issue. However you suggestion is unacceptable. Password change and sending the new one to you seems a bit suspicious. If you cannot help me, please escalate the incident to the next level of support. Thank you. Yours: Asenov

Peter 9/16/2013 4:08:29 PM
Hello there, Thank you for contacting Ubisoft Technical Support. In order to respond to this email, please update this incident (Please do not create a new incident). Your case has been escalated to the corrected department for a further look at your issue. Thank you for understanding. If you have any further queries or issues please do not hesitate to contact us again and we will assist you further. Kind Regards, Peter Ubisoft Technical Support.

guest-bDFV0A4w 9/17/2013 6:09:47 AM
Hello. Thank you for the information. I wait further instructions. Yours: Asenov

After a month I contacted again and described my issue. They gave me for free another code for that DLC. Sadly the new code was invalid too. In further emails they explained, that Ubisoft gives them only Steam codes for this DLC, which are not compatible with Uplay. I gave up, when suddenly got ticket update:

Peter 10/30/2013 2:15:47 PM
Apologize for late response. Unfortunately there is nothing we will be able to do as we can provide a Steam cd-key of Anno 2070 so you can use the DLC content and we will not exchange the Steam DLC content for a Uplay version.

guest-bDFV0A4w 11/12/2013 1:05:38 PM
Hello. Your apology is irrelevant. Lets summarize:

1. You provide and sell Anno 2070 for Uplay.
2. Uplay is your own platform.
3. You do not provide DLC content for Anno 2070 for Uplay. You cannot exchange Steam DLC content for Uplay version simply because you do not have a Uplay version for it.
4. You ask users to change their password and send you the new password.
5. You need months to answer that a simple support issue cannot be unresolved.
6. I (and many others) can go on with further flaws in your support, attitude, system stability, pricing, etc.

Please be so kind to answer me, before I close the ticket: Do you think that I am satisfied? What would be my overall customer experience as a user? Excellent probably? Thank you in advance for your detailed, professional, most helpful and quick response. Yours: Asenov

Peter11/12/2013 3:31:51 PM
Thank you for your feedback. Please find your new activation key for your game ANNO 2070 Activation – (some random code) Deep Ocean- (some random code) DLC1- (some random code) DLC 2- (some random code) DLC 3- (some random code) Please activated your game on oyur Uplay account

Well, that’s it. Uplay says either „You already own this game“ (which is true for core ANNO 2070) or „This CD Key or Activation Code is not valid. Please try again.“ for the rest of the new codes.


ARMA II: Combined Operations (NON-STEAM) & DayZ install instuctions

I got mine from GMG. This guide is for their version only. Steam users have tons of useful info on their forums. Tested on Win XP 32 bit and Win 7 64 bit.

ArmA2: Combined Operations includes core Arma2 (A2) and Operation Arrowhead (OA). I asked greenmanganing support about DayZ compatibility and received negative answer; also was advised to contact the mod’s moderators.Yeah, right … If I want something done right – better do it myself. After some experimenting, trials and errors – this worked for me.

Install A2 first. Then OA – it will tell (wrong) that is already installed. Just let it do everything – DirectX, BattleEye, build-in patches, etc. Now both games are version: A2 = 1.09, OA = 1.59.

From the official A2 site download 1.60 patch and launch it. Now game versions are: A2 = 1.11, OA = 1.60.

Download 1.62 patch and launch it. Now the versions are: A2 = 1.11, OA = 1.62.

/Optional: Download Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC (compatibility MP patch, or ACR lite) and install it.

From the official A2 beta patch site download the latest one and install it. At the moment of writing: build 108074.

Run both games (core A2, then OA) for a minute or two. Just start at boot camp and wonder around for several seconds while actually in-game.
Do not skip this step! It is very important, will prevent most common DayZ error and is mandatory for ALL Arma2 versions.

Download, install and launch DayZ Commander, an excellent unofficial third party application for DayZ mod.
/Optional: Donate a few bucks.

Go to „install/update“. Update Arma2 and install DayZ to their respective latest stable version. Later you may install other popular maps/mods – Epoch, Takistan, etc. However main DayZ is still the most populated and played.

You may want to use some filters on the left to narrow the results matching your personal preferences.
I set max ping to 150, mark hide unresponsive, also check locked, unofficial, wrong Arma2 version and wrong mod version. After a week of testing you will probably stick to just a handful of preferable servers.

Some public servers heavily modify and greatly override various default DayZ settings. Others use „whitelists“ and have special requirements in order to join and play there, usually posted in details on their sites/forums. DayZ Commander lists private servers too. Sometimes they have password protected login or some other kind of restrictions.

My best pings from Bulgaria are to Germany – DE servers. Some FR, RU and US servers have good connectivity too.

Pay attention to how much players are currently in and to other general information in server names.

LAST! If you have custom (too strict) firewall rules make sure that A2, OA and DayZ executables are allowed to receive and send data over the internet.

Most important – have fun and try to survive while waiting for the standalone!