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  2. rloew

    use custom CAB files for a win9x installation?

    I wrote a toolkit that automates part of the process for customizing Windows 9x Installation CABS. It does not automate Layout*.inf or Copy*.inf File modifications.
  3. I've not received a single notification on this thread......
  4. MrMateczko

    use custom CAB files for a win9x installation?

    The more interesting related question I have is, do you even need CABs other than MINI.CAB and PRECOPY1/2.CAB at all? Win9x setup program recognizes bare files put alongside the setup program. (Which can be seen in the official OSR2.5 win95 folder on the CD) Can we just dump all files from Win9x_*.CABs and be done with it? Is there a way to automatize the creation of the Layout*.inf files? Those control all the files in all the CABs. I remember using CabPack to make my own CAB files (I think it's a GUI wrapper for CLI CAB programs): https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/CabPack.shtml
  5. Hello and welcome to MSFN forums! IMHO, you have a bigger problem in your hands by staying with Fx 28.0 ; it was released back in Mar 2014, still has a lot of unresolved functional bugs, not to mention that, security-wise, it has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese... If you're clinging on it because it was the last pre-Australis major Fx release, then you can switch to latest, but EOL'd, FxESR 52.9.0 and install Classic Theme Restorer to regain 95% of the pre-Australis GUI+features; or install latest New Moon 28 build (a Pale Moon 28 fork modified so as to run on XP/Vista) that never implemented the Australis design... As for your original query: am afraid the answer is NO Fx 28.0 is simply too old; it does not support any form of EMEs (Encrypted Media Extentions = DRM components) and relevant CDMs (Content Decryption Modules), so installing Adobe Primetime CDM on Fx 28.0 is out of the question... On top of that, Fx 28.0 has no support for Media Source Extensions (MSE), needed for youtube MPEG-DASH streams; visiting https://www.youtube.com/html5 with Fx 28.0 on XP you should have got only HTMLVideoElement and WebM VP8 ticked in blue (i.e. supported); it would appear that youtube have retired the VP8 encodes, thus rendering Fx 28.0 on XP unusable... ; BTW, I'm not just speculating, I have got a portable installation of Fx 28.0 on an external HDD and by toggling media.windows-media-foundation.enabled (from true to false) I simulated an XP environment and conducted tests before posting this... On those of us on Vista and higher, Fx 28.0 by default has H.264 ticked in blue, because Fx 28.0 has support for Media Foundation, hence it has access to patented system decoders (h.264/aac) not present in the XP OS (by a M$ decision)... So I can still use Fx 28.0 on Vista on youtube, they serve me a progressive download (no MSE) of an MP4 encode... You want youtube in XP? 1. Use Google Chrome 49, or Advanced Chrome fork (or possibly other Chromium derivatives still supporting XP, e.g. Maxthon...) 2. Update to FxESR 52.9.0 ; native support for MSE+WebM VP9 (for other sites that require h.264/aac native browser support, follow the guides of this thread). 3. Update to New Moon 28 or Basilisk 52.9.0 by roytam1; both have native support for H.264/MSE+H.264/MSE+WebM VP9; (some) people on XP have encountered a small nuisance on Youtube, affectionately known as the "23min youtube bug"; it's not a deal breaker, TBH... And at least one person here has reported better aac (audio) decoding experience by disabling native support in Basilisk 52.9.0 and installing Adobe Primetime CDM there, as per this thread... Hope I made everything clear for you, I'm confident others can chime in for more detailed help, if you need it that is ...
  6. Tripredacus

    ThinkPad Can't Connect to School Interent

    It is not entirely this fact, more like saying N is backwards compatible (as a blanket statement) is more of pushing marketing speak. If Wireless N was backwards compatible, you wouldn't need mixed mode. Mixed mode is the function of the router/AP to use both N and previous types at the same time. When speaking in terms of this backwards compatibiltiy, you must be specific to the device and to the configuration. A, B, G and N are not compatible with each other. It is the interfaces that determine the compatibility.
  7. I believe it should work Yes, alot of the Strings and Booleans are missing in the about:config, and need to be put in manually. But also some folders n files into the FF profile folder
  8. Mathwiz

    How to Activate Windows XP Online in 2018

    Slightly OT, but if you own Windows 7 Pro, you can download & install "Windows XP Mode" and use it to run those old programs in Windows XP on a virtual machine. Anyhow, on your old PC you'll probably need the POSReady hack to get your https: support up to speed. That should help with downloads.
  9. is there any way possible to use you own customized CAB files for win9x installation? if so how?
  10. Nomen

    Weird "Item Not Found" Error

    Have a look here: https://msfn.org/board/topic/176381-win-7-renaming-folder-item-not-found-when-just-create-mess-after-october-updatesrollups/?tab=comments#comment-1134596 I have found that kb 958559 causes this behavior on Win-7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit: - not showing (not having) any Libraries - not being able to create new libraries, and - giving an "Item not found" message when creating new folders or renaming existing ones.
  11. Thanks again Rudolph, yes I'll certainly give that a try if I'm still getting problems. I got a notification for your posts OK.
  12. Looks OK. If it is corrupted, you could change something on the settings page, save it, unchange it and save again.
  13. Yesterday
  14. vcw39

    How to Activate Windows XP Online in 2018

    Installed Windows XP Pro 32 bit on an old computer so I could run some old software that Windows 7 and up do not support. While trying to register the XP install 130 updates downloaded even though Internet Explorer wouldn't let me connect to the internet. The automatic registration didn't work, evidently due to the IE problem, but the updates did get downloaded. There were 6 more updates completed after a restart. After the restart I now can get on the internet but downloading any other software hasn't worked. Used the telephone to register and it worked as expected.
  15. I'm not sure if this has been asked, but does this fix work on Firefox 28 on Windows XP? I am not a technically minded guy, but these instructions seem more or less simple, and I can always ask if I have an issue. I have two machines. One of which is on Windows 10 and modern Firefox, where this is not necessary. The other machine is Windows XP and does require this fix as Youtube only just started acting up on Firefox 28 last night.
  16. i430VX

    ThinkPad Can't Connect to School Interent

    So It must not be a pure N radio, because I can see it. This ThinkPad can detcect and use my 5ghz home networks (So 5Ghz must exist in G mode, and N) . I don't know if these ones are 5Ghz or not.
  17. Thanks, I haven't knowingly changed my notifications for years, but I thought it was possible that the outage a few months ago might have scrambled things, so i checked, and it looks correct. Those are my settings, and they look like what I want, with a separate e-mail for every added post.
  18. Check your Notification settings. There is an option that blocks subsequent messages until you return.
  19. dencorso

    Weird "Item Not Found" Error

    Also over at overclockers's, also by HellGates: https://www.overclock.net/forum/132-windows/721973-msupdate-kb980408-warning-all-win7-x64-2.html
  20. I got a notification for your post as well, but nothing for the previous eight before mine, but that may have been because I didn't visit the forum again until I next posted. Are the certificate errors you're seeing just about a name mis-match? If so, you can just switch those warnings off in the internet settings.
  21. sdfox7

    ThinkPad Can't Connect to School Interent

    Ok. I stated that Wireless N is backward compatible with G up to 54mbps. I am aware Wireless G is not forward compatible with Wireless N. Most routers I have come across have the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios both enabled, which makes sense to maximize compatibility. I believe that legacy devices such as the Nintendo Wii cannot work with Wireless N and must fall back to wireless G.
  22. Dave-H - I'm getting email notifications for SOME of the new posts on this thread (like yours just above but not some of the immediately preceding ones). At a meta+ironic level, in my XP machine's Outlook Express (which I understand is closely tied to IE). when I click on email notifications about updates to MSFN threads, I get Certificate Error warnings, but NOT just now for the one that has inspired this post.
  23. I've now set up a scheduled task to run @heinoganda's certificate updater automatically on Patch Tuesday every month. I'll leave the automatic updates turned off unless and until someone reports that it's fixed. I hadn't realised that they were doing the same thing anyway! When updates happen, is the old certificate information replaced with the new information, or will any old certificates that aren't in the new update remain on the system? Is anyone else getting e-mail notification from this thread BTW, as I don't seem to be, although I am getting them from other threads?
  24. Radish

    Weird "Item Not Found" Error

    Also found this. You need to read the whole thread. The fix mentioned there isn't discovered till Page 2: https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/81527-need-help-unable-rename-move-folders.html The long and the short of what is being suggested there is that update KB980408 is the culprit. They do though propose a fix, see "HellGates" post.
  25. Radish

    Weird "Item Not Found" Error

    Don't know the solution myself but found this post elsewhere that suggests a couple of ways of a potential fix that folks say worked for them: https://superuser.com/questions/620238/could-not-find-this-item-every-time-when-renaming-moving-copying-win-7-expl/683995 If it was me and I was going to edit the registry I'd save off any keys I was going to edit/delete before trying the registry hack. That way can get back to base if something goes wrong. That said, if it was me, I'd try booting in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs while in Safe Mode. I think I'd try that before doing anything else.
  26. bthompson1234

    Aeroglass stopped working for me

    Thanks for the quick response! It's Windows 10, Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.285). I read in the comments that v1.5.9 is supposed to work for that version. I got this PC in early July and Aero worked for me until it updated just this past weekend. I turned the computer on and got a "Hi" message, followed by a login screen with all my settings wiped out, including Aero Glass.
  27. Naaah, bots have short, simple names, "Sachpreet K." sounds like a human, possibly a clueless one , but still a human. jaclaz
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