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  2. So I have a big stack of these HP laptops that I would like to put 98 on. They are HP nx6110. I have gotten 98 to install using a 98 disk with LoneCrusader's extra chipset stuff on there. There aren't many options in BIOS and I was afraid it would have serious issues, it does run though. I tried /p i on the install first but that didn't work, it would hang at about 14 minutes left on "installing hardware" and reboot over and over. Using no switches worked and it installed to my surprise. I turned off legacy USB and execute disable and I think that's it. There were no power options to disable ACPI or any other power options. I installed unofficial service pack 3 main updates, nusb, and direct x 9.0c. Then installed display doctor to get video going and that is seemingly working good so far. One yellow exclamation I would like to get rid of on one of the "motherboard resources" with a resource conflict I'm not sure how to resolve. Now to the stuff I'm really stuck on other than the resource conflict that doesn't seem to stop it from working. Audio & network drivers. I took pictures of the chips but seems I'd have to make them super small to post here, so I'll just put the numbers on them up. Intel chip - 915 Intel 82801FBM F603ID14 SL89K '03 ADI - sound chip (Soundmax) 1032AR 0604 21443 Broadcom Gigabit ethernet (Net Xtreme I think) Broadcom BCM4401KFBG RS0602 P20 767875 E1 Intel Wifi mini-pci card (believe this is an intel 2915) Spares No: 390685-001 Assembly No:390427-001 Sound - I've tried a bunch of soundmax drivers to no avail. Couple of them would go through the install but them come up and say "no adi codec" and wouldn't actually work on reboot. Tried: 5.12.01.5250, something .3890 / adi1888_7154_win98 which is a great one that has worked on a bunch of 800 series adi chips that nothing else worked on, Dell's 5.12.01.3503 (R41863) and a few others. No joy. I tried looking up the 1032AR chip and it seems to be on Adi's site but can't find SQUAT on what else it would be called or leads on any specific drivers for it. HP's site isn't specific at all either to help identify it. Just adi ac'97 is all it says and 2000 is the oldest driver there unfortunately. Sounds is almost always the biggest pita I swear. I would be so amazing if someone made a universal 98SE sound driver package. Network - I have a number of broadcom netxtreme drivers but none of them worked for some reason. Looked around for 4401 drivers and found many that said they had 98 drivers but didn't. Haven't found any 4401 that actually DO. Wireless - Think this is an intel 2915 wireless, pretty much same here, can't find 98 drivers for it, if they exist. I've got like literally 60 of these little laptops, most of them in good condition, some of them the batteries even still work! I'd really like to at the very least get sound on them if nothing else. Wired ethernet would be a nice 2nd and the longshot wireless last but would be extra cool if it did work.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Slavich

    Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    A set of fonts for Windows XP allowing to display correctly many new symbols in Google Chrome 49 Establish fonts that browsers correctly displayed the majority of symbols instead of squares: in the Control panel we choose Fonts, we choose the File, Establish a Font menu, we specify the folder where they are, we press OK. We wait when the program finds them in this folder, we press to Allocate everything and we press OK.
  5. Slavich

    Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    Standart player
  6. Mathwiz

    Instagram videos not working in Firefox 52 ESR?

    From your description, I'm guessing the relevant fixes (that let PM/NM/Basilisk/Serpent work) are: There's probably an equivalent fix somewhere in the Mozilla repo. (That is, if someone really were intent on trying to patch FF 52.9.0/1 to take care of this little issue)
  7. I am indeed a genius, because I already had this solution two days ago, but thought there was something missing from it, because I could only get it to work when loading a video page URL directly, and not when clicking on a video on a user's list. You know, when it pops up with apparently the same URL, but it looks like the video is put into an overlay over the list page with an X in the corner. So I spent quite some time trying to debug this, and in the end it turned out that for some weird reason Instagram was using different URLs to fetch my test videos in these two cases. The direct-to-video URLs were getting theirs from fbcdn.net, but the "overlaid" versions were loading them from cdninstagram.com, which for some reason wasn't on my uMatrix whitelist for instagram.com and uMatrix was on. So, yeah, a real genius here. Turn off them content blockers when investigating browser issues, kids! Why, that sounds almost like the MSFN forum post editor has taken over your uBO installation! The very same version works fine for me. If it's just a matter of typing not working, you could put the line into a text file and "Import and append" it from there.
  8. Mathwiz

    Instagram videos not working in Firefox 52 ESR?

    A tour de force, @mixit! I never would have thought uBO could fix this issue. Actually, in my case, it couldn't because when I click on "my filters" an empty filter list comes up - but for some reason I can't type anything on the page! (I'm using the latest legacy uBO version, 1.16.4.10. Unsigned, of course.) So I instead went with the userContent.css solution, and it works perfectly! I'll give it a try on SeaMonkey too. Edit: This works on SeaMonkey too. (Just don't forget to restart the browser when using the userContent.css fix!) BTW, thanks for the heads-up about spoofing "too new" of a browser version. New Serpent versions default to 60.9, and sure enough, Instagram quit working today. I backed off to version 56.0 and it's OK again.... ... except that breaks GitHub so it's a SSUAO for GitHub back to 60.9 again.
  9. helpdesk98

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    my surface tablet/laptop-ish thing is stuck on Windows Update every time I attempt to power it off it goes into hibernation mode. needless to say it is still sitting in my to fix pile
  10. @mixit You sir, are a genius! The addition of the css file (my chrome folder was empty) has fixed it perfectly! I love this forum so much!
  11. As @Sampei.Nihira said, it's often good to have multiple browsers for situations like this. I have Serpent 52, Serpent 55, NM 28, Seamonkey 24.9.5, FF 52.9.1, Advanced Chrome, Opera 12.18 ... and IE8 of course. So far Instagram videos are the only thing I've found (aside from DRM issues) that spoofing another FF version (sometimes newer, sometimes older) can't fix. I wish FF had site-specific user agent overrides (the pref is there and defaults to "true," but it doesn't seem to work), but one can get around that with an add-on. Over time, JS / CSS issues are likely to become more serious for browsers that aren't being updated. I don't know how MCP will deal with future JS changes that have to be ported to PM / Basilisk from newer FF versions, but they seem to have gotten pretty good at it. As long as the necessary patches can still run on XP, we should be fine. I was surprised to find Seamonkey doesn't show Instagram videos either. Haven't yet tried BOC (based on Borealis (based on Seamonkey)) though.
  12. heinoganda

    Problems accessing certain sites (Https aka TLS)

    Have new build generated by ProxHTTPSProxy v1.5 (Rev3c), python module cryptography-2.6.1 with openssl-1.1.1b (Thanks to @Mathwiz) updated. If anyone has interest please write a PM to me. Info: At Python 3.44 the support ends in March 2019. With the latest official cryptography module version 2.6.1 (Feb 28, 2019) ProxHTTPSProxy does not work on Windows XP anymore. Last official working version 2.4.2 (Nov 21, 2018).
  13. After a refresh , restart of FF seems most vids do work and GIF's so it must be as said, its the surrounding area and/or JS/CSS all files in FF are as should be and Strings / Booleans are correct with right UA
  14. win32

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    My Kaby Lake HP bs-017ca ran somewhat slower and less stable (BSOD every 1.5-2 weeks) on Windows 7, and I want to stay in the Windows ecosystem, so a (heavily tweaked) Windows 10 will do. But I won't stand to torture my other machines because I still have a few gripes, a few more than I ever had with 7 or NT5. -Aunt's laptop (upgraded from win8) got stuck with full-screen start menu obscuring the desktop constantly and the settings app crashing 6/7 times. An upgrade from 1607 to 1809 fixed the crashes but not the start screen. -Whilst attempting to use Edge last summer, it would keep forgetting my history (though if M$ could too that would have been great) -When opening the Open-Shell start menu, the fade-in transition is very choppy sometimes, with the smoked-glass menu appearing through solid black.
  15. Sorry - in Canada we actually do just call it "hydro". It's Canadian-specific slang. But yes, you're "technically" correct And better yet, I have a Samsung SyncMaster 213T 4x3 screen that is 22". So I have the wide-screen benefit for web pages horizontally, but I have amazing vertical real estate. It's nice to view a lot of information on one screen without scrolling So what was that Iris, TV, thingy, what was that (I'm just kidding)
  16. You mean: "hydroelectric power"? In any case, I do agree about the desk real estate. And they gave off a lot of heat, also. And were real heavy. As for definition of image, I suppose you've never used a good old 19" Iris workstation CRT monitor, did you? My only complaint about good LED / LCDs is the widescreen format: the old more-or-less square CRTs had much more screen real state than current widescreen LED / LCDs... particularly when you're stuck with a 14" monitor, as I do sometimes at work. But that's a problem that has spilt over from TVs, and not the other way around. Then again, the current 25" rotatable by 90° displays are awesome!
  17. Apparently they've changed something, at least on the @qvcuk page you gave as an example, the latest video https://twitter.com/qvcuk/status/1108737574363754497 doesn't work. It's probably not really a video problem, but they've changed something in the surrounding JS/CSS. At least their earlier GIF https://twitter.com/qvcuk/status/1108698147474341890 and video https://twitter.com/qvcuk/status/1108654509352378369 work fine for me.
  18. Yes. Silently, because there wasn't much to say about it. You're welcome!
  19. Turns out you don't have to patch anything in the browser, just change the page styling:
  20. jaclaz

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    OT, but not much, (still related to MS "policies"), something of relevance (see WHO is actually ranting about some MS practices ): https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-angers-ex-windows-boss-halting-office-365-sync-on-his-new-iphone-is-crazy/ jaclaz
  21. You guys give up too easily, is this the infamous XP lair of fanatics or not!? Fortunately there is (for time being, anyway) a pretty simple fix for this "video problem". (I use quotes because it has nothing to do with video as such.) You don't need to switch or recompile browsers either - at least not right now over this particular issue. Apparently ESR 52.9 handles CSS flex layout a bit differently, so with the current Instagram code the video and its surroundding elements kindly get the height of 0 pixels... This can be fixed by modifying a surrounding <div> container to use block display instead of flex. If you use uBlock Origin, you can add the following rule to your My filters: instagram.com##div.ZyFrc[role=dialog]:style(display: block !important) (Just make sure Filterlists > Parse and enforce cosmetic filters is checked and that Settings > Default behavior > Disable cosmetic filtering is not checked or is overridden per-site for instagram.com.) The same can presumably be done with other styling/tweaking extensions, only the syntax may be a little different. I don't use anything else, so can't give you the specifics. If you don't use any such extensions and don't want to install them, you can just add the following CSS snippet to your userContent.css file (it's located in the chrome subdirectory under your Firefox profile folder. Edit: as @Dave-H pointed out, the file may not exist yet, in which case just create a new text file, put this stuff in it, and rename the file to userContent.css.) @-moz-document domain(instagram.com) { div.ZyFrc[role="dialog"] { display: block !important; } } (In this case you'll have to restart the browser for this to take effect, only refreshing the page won't make a difference.) BTW, aside from div.ZyFrc[role="dialog"] , simply using div.ZyFrc or div[role="dialog"] also works. I'm just using the more specific condition to hopefully avoid accidentally breaking something else on Instagram (I'm not a frequent visitor there, so I wouldn't know). The mangled class name ZyFrc is pretty likely to change when they rebuild they code, and using the role-based version without a class name may survive that. Or it may not - as we know web devs need to constantly tweak their stuff, even when it's not broken... So this may need to be revisited. Edit: Forgot to give kudos to @Mathwiz for narrowing down the problem and linking to this change list with hints to flex layout being the problem. Edit 2: I tested this style fix on ESR 52.9.0, but I'd be surprised if 52.9.1 would be any different in this regard. ----------------------- In other news, if you're spoofing a more current version of Firefox on all sites with ESR 52.9, apparently you'll have to drop your spoofed version below 57 on instagram starting today, because they seem to have switched over to Quantum-specific code for newer versions and basically nothing works anymore. (If you're using the default 52.9 user agent, you shouldn't need to make any changes because of this - at least it seems to work for me.) It could mean, though, that they'll be dropping support for anything pre-Quantum sooner rather than later, which may also affect the various Pale Moon derivatives, depending on how up-to-date their CSS and JS support is.
  22. has Twitter changed in format in way it displays / shows videos, as I sied to be able to see All videos, not it is only some. I have all the correct files in right places, gmp-eme-adobe/17 gmp-gmpopenh264 gmp-widevinecdm / 1.4.8.903 i used to be allbe to see this now don't Even GIF's don't work, and sketchy IF some vids play or don't I've made No chages to Firefox or the config
  23. Thanks @Mathwiz, I'll have a look at that version of Serpent and see how it goes. I'm not thinking I will abandon FF52ESR imminently. The Instagram video issue is annoying, but I can obviously still view them on my phone or on other browsers (including Google Chrome 49 on XP!) so it's not the end of the world. If other sites start breaking though, I will have to reconsider. Cheers, Dave.
  24. caliber

    Instagram videos not working in Firefox 52 ESR?

    that's why I have uninstalled all chrome based browsers forever. it's not only an instagram related issue there are plenty of other sites no longer supported by FF52 btw I don't know what does the Sampei message has to do with mine...
  25. Tripredacus

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I have to run Windows 10 on my office computer also, which I only use for email and intranet stuff. I still kept my Win7 system to use as the primary.
  26. Final patch Tuesday ! who are hobbyist know what heck goes behind making money for Microsoft. Windows is no more owned /licensed by user , it is now like Netflix of operating system . It is end of service not end of life . Windows XP is kicking and it will still keep kicking until the day world ends . Remember XP got Windows NT kernel which is more than enough to make it next os/2. Let windows 7 eos comes , which is obviously closer to us like door to heaven for us but it will be door to hell for Microsoft. Microsoft might not consider but you know truth is bitter. NT6.X is failure. Those who just browse Facebook and run Microsoft office they will never realise that . Windows Vista is better writen than bloody windows 7 and successor. Lazy asses over Microsoft replaced most old win32 api with stubs . Don't believe me ? Use a disassembler to see it yourself. When major companies will move to windows 10 and it's embedded versions , tons of old systems will become sluggish and un usable . We will get some tons of e-waste , we shall Thanks Microsoft for that . I know what being die-hard means and what it means to run my favourite piece of software. I don't see software as tool they are more of a living persons to me . Windows NT 5.X is & was the most stable kernel ever designed by Microsoft . I am not claiming it . Windows 2000 proven what stability really means yet being light weight . XP proven what it means to user-friendly yet robust system needs to be .Sever 2003 proven what actually stability , speed and performance means on earth . Server 2003 was regarded as rival of Linux . Three daughters of Windows NT 4.0 will be alive and kicking on the Earth . Windows 2000: robust and reliable who is smart . [/url] Windows XP : most dependable and user-friendly person who loves her user .[/url] Windows 2003: she stays Strick always on performance issues . She doesn't consider crashes as any good things . She loves to work day and night and most dependable os for servers. [/url] Picture credit goes to respective artist . I don't had links of these pictures. I have downloaded them back in days to use as my wallpapers.
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