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  2. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I don't get it ... Why having KB4019478 already installed prevented you from installing KB4019276 ??? (Unless this is a typo, of course... ) In my case, I always let "Installed Updates" completely finish populating the relevant entries, which can take a while on my system, and only then proceed with typing in the search bar the update ID, always including the KB characters (i.e. a search for KB4019276 will succeed, but a search for just 4019276 will fail! ) BTW, @JohnRichardTLH and @mike_shupp, welcome to the Vista Community of the MSFN forums ! The more we are, the merrier...
  3. How to get navigation bar to be transparent

    I was gonna say that I had the same problem until I used OldNewExplorer to disable the ribbon and now it works flawlessly.
  4. Today
  5. I don't know what Microsoft was thinking when it decided to ditch Aero Glass. I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I 'upgraded' my PCs from Windows 7 to 8. The dull, mundane look of the UI took me back to the days of Windows 2000. What BigMuscle has contributed towards restoring the look is fundamental. If it weren't for his hard work, I would have resorted to using WindowBlinds, which, seems to be a memory hog, and, doesn't work as well as it should given the asking price for it + premium themes. For a time after Windows 8 was released, I had thought that Microsoft would realize that they messed up (and would work to patch Aero Glass back in), but then Windows 10 came out, and now I'm convinced that they won't bother listening to the countless requests to implement Aero Glass back in for W32-based apps at least (UWP apps they might). So yeah, BigMuscle's work has been invaluable in this regard - I can't stress that enough. And that's why I'm proud to have donated to the cause + will do so again for the work to continue. And Microsoft clearly doesn't appreciate the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Sad story indeed (but thank goodness that BigMuscle stepped in).
  6. Foce close programs on shutdown

    Good reference, which leads us to : http://www.proffs.nu/brutus.htm http://www.proffs.nu/readme.txt The AutoEndTasks is Windows 2000 and later only. jaclaz
  7. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Hello, name is Vix I am running into an issue with OldNewExplorer. It has worked perfectly up until a week ago. I imagine an update broke something, or maybe a personal id10t error. I am running Windows 10, Professional. Most recent update, and drivers. I have a custom theme Arc and up until a week ago everything worked fine. I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling. I tried using a new download, and I also tried refreshing my registry to a backup. But no matter the action, the ribbon remains! Thank ahead of time for any help! Amazing software too!
  8. Foce close programs on shutdown

    Many years ago at a company, everyone had very slow Windows NT 4 systems that would take AGES to shut down. Due to scheduling requirements, users had to shutdown or restart their computer at the end of their shift while on the clock. BUT this typically would result in someone having to stick around for 10-20 minutes longer than required. I didn't want to do this, so I used the registry to speed my shutdown/restart time to a more reasonable timeframe like 10-20 seconds. I'm not sure if it is what you want, because it is relating to all programs... maybe an atom bomb vs a hammer comparison. WaitToKillAppTimeout used with AutoEndTasks: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978624.aspx This will force close all programs on shutdown and not wait the default period of time and/or there should not be any programs that keep the OS from completing the shutdown process.
  9. You Want to Change Your Username?

    rustamabd > rustyx7
  10. Free version limitations

    two questions 1) Free edition ... trying to clarify what it includes (maybe?) Free edition includes Basic Features (as listed www.ntlite.com/features/) + Image Management + Live-install Modifications + Component Removal + Integration for Updates, Language and Service Packs + Driver Integration + Hardware Targeting + Registry Integration and Editing + Tweaks + Unattended Setup + Application Integration + Pending Changes Overview and + Post-process Automation for personal home use Except Free edition excludes those features that are added by the Home License (as listed www.ntlite.com/shop/) – Live install direct editing – Full component removal – Other machine hardware list imports and hidden devices – Exclude irrelevant drivers from the integration list – Export drivers from image or install – Auto-fill unattended options – Update cache (WinSxS) cleanup – License never expires, includes 1 year of upcoming features – sign features (Free edition) would be + plus sign (included) when Home edition is purchased 2nd question) -- If purchaser is in US, is VAT tax added, hidden but not shown? From my computer, when I press blue "Buy now" button, avangate shows $49.20 as "total price" -- does that include VAT? Thanks NUHI ! Molecule-X ---- edit ---- 3rd question -- can I use NTLite to build a Windows 7 PE environment, integrate Rollup, install drivers, and add software (total commander, firefox, notepad++, imgburn, terabyte backup, ..., etc.) if NTLite can, and it's a lenghty answer, this maybe put this in its own separate thread, to show full capabilities
  11. Does this performance tweaks make any sense? https://github.com/xunxun1982/pcxfirefox/tree/master/patches/release
  12. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Yeah... Unlike the error messages from Windows 7+, where it clearly says the update is already installed on the computer, in Vista it just says that the update is not applicable on your PC... A bit more annoying, but manageable.
  13. NTFS support in Win 98/SE/ME?

    Good. In theory (not necessarily in practice) the Winternals one should be if not faster at least more compatible (since after all it uses "original" MS drivers/programs), but I suspect that the Paragon driver issues are due more to some combination with hardware, it is one of those programs (as we have seen here) for which opinions are either "it's just fine" or "it's unstable/slow". jaclaz
  14. I installed a newer version of the ADK, I think build 17115 or something, and now the SIM doesn't even start, complaining (or it's actually Windows) about unsigned driver. I guess I will just wait for full release. I just hope they didn't take away the possibility of running it on Windows 7.
  15. You Want to Change Your Username?

    Please change my username to rustyx7. Thanks in advance!
  16. [Update] Firemin (2018-03-19)

    New version: Firemin v6.1.0.4963 (2018-03-19) at: https://msfn.org/board/topic/177538-update-firemin-6104963-2018-03-19/
  17. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    thanks for the info, the touchpad has been working so far within windows, i haven't updated the system much, just applied some setting changes in system.ini, etc, but it seems that i may be impacted with some unfavorable results later on if i choose to install xusbsupp, but i'll see how much i want to experiment with the system. what may be nice to find out is if there is a working driver for the mobility radeon 9500 that the laptop uses, the package has some vxd files in it so i am hoping it will work, though they may be for w98 first edition, gpu driver version is to be installed for the following below: "TO BE DISCONTINUED" = M10_ENU, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E52 also some other random questions and info, probably not the best place to put it but i was wondering if you know a good lightweight system information tool for windows 95 and 98SE, i tried to download "ReSysInfo System Information Viewer v2.1.0 32-bit" from mdgx but couldn't find any trace, even with wayback machine or manually searching google for file contents / etc. i won't be using aida or everest as my goal specifically is to find something a lot lighter than those that is either around the same date or newer supported chipsets. i found benchmarkx 4.1 for w95 but it's only good till like 9-2-2002. there are some other ones but i can mention those later if necessary. i already updated some other components, dtemp was very nice and worked right away on w95, Roadkil's Disk Speed 2.0 for 9x was also nice and worked right away, i think it measures 4K random read with a queue depth of 1 ( which is a main reason why i wanted it ) as the speed almost identically matched AS SSD benchmark on a windows 7 system where i tested both programs, AS SSD not supported on windows 95, very early versions of AS SSD work on 98SE but are sort of buggy / slow.
  18. Yep, there are rules everywhere in life. Better get accustomed to it. You should try being more organized yourself. Might have prevented some of the weird issues you kept having before. I saw. I can't moderate there anyway, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt on that one as there could have been progress on these systems for XP without progress for 98 and vice versa.
  19. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    Well, you found the culprit all right. Enabling "USB Legacy Support" means that USB input devices are set to emulate PS/2 (or older types) input so that they will be functional in DOS or other environments where there are no USB drivers (the first round of 95 SETUP launched from DOS falls into this category). The problem with this is that when Windows loads and loads its USB driver stack, the Windows drivers take over and the emulation is lost, leaving you with no input control unless either the KB or Mouse is not USB. In the case of Windows 95, where there are no USB drivers until one installs USBSUPP/XUSBSUPP, there's a chance that the emulation would continue to work provided one does not install one of these packages. However this would also have the effect of preventing use of USB Storage devices with that particular 95 installation. With 98/ME, the touchpad should work as a regular USB-HID device, but there might still be some hiccups during the SETUP process if any dialog boxes are triggered that require clicks to continue (unless the keyboard still works).
  20. Just lost another love one today. My uncle. The second uncle I lost within a year.

  21. Missed one. There is a third post in the XP section.
  22. Back from vacation, so time to start updating the list again! Anyway, the latest nightly build of Handbrake doesn't work on Vista, showing this error when attempting to run the installer: Since I've found this to be the case, I have now added Handbrake 1.0.7 as the last version for Vista. Thanks to @burd and @VistaLover for all the information and research on this program. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR MARCH 11-18, 2018: Added Skype v7.38.0.101 as last UNS version to run on Vista to "Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software" section (thanks to @sdfox7 for providing a download link). Removed ONG tag from Handbrake; added Handbrake 1.0.7 as last version to run on Vista in "Video & Photo Editing Software" section. Added Roblox to "Games" -> "Active Development" section. Added H&R Block Tax Software, QuickBooks Desktop 2016, and TurboTax 2016 to "Invoicing, Finance, and Business Management" section.
  23. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Well... turns out that KB4019478 was already installed, which was the reason for the error message. I had searched Installed Updates but I could swear it didn't show up. I booted into Safe Mode, then rebooted again. This time, I'm finding KB4019478 in the list. Go figure
  24. Win 98: Explorer in another language??

    Don't forget the backslashes: COPY C:\explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS
  25. Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    Skype is the version I'm using. Its works without issues.
  26. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Thanks @mike_shupp I just tried downloading the three 32bit versions again (July 18, 2017; Sep 09, 2019; Nov 10, 2017). They all behave the same way when I try to install them. I tried changing the default browser to IE9 but still get same message as my prior post. I wonder if another update is interfering with it?
  27. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    John Richard -- Maybe you've actually installed one of those earlier versions of the update? Or perhaps you weren't using IE 9 or have something else selected as your primary browswer? I'd think if it were still on the hard drive that Vista would accept updates affecting IE 9, but I might be wrong.
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