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  2. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR MARCH 21-22, 2018: Added UNS tag to and updated information about ShareX: the software now requires Windows 7 or later, but continues to unofficially work on Vista (with modification). Vista compatibility could cease with any given update. Added OpenMPT to "Audio & Music Creation/Editing Tools" section. Updated information about Dropbox on Windows Vista: the software must now be downloaded from FileHippo, as the vendor's site only allows you to download the software if you're running Windows 7 or later. Just to clarify, the workaround that I discovered back in January still works (as of writing this). Increased all section headers to font size 16 for easier reading. Re-arranged sections (again) to what I believe to be the most to least relevant (this is the last rearrangement for a while - I promise! )
  3. Today
  4. Out of curiosity, I decided to download the latest version of OpenMPT (audio/music editing/creation software) to see if it would work in Windows Vista. Upon downloading the software, I opened the installer and was given these options: Obviously, one would normally choose "XP/Vista" if they were using these operating systems, but again, out of curiosity I decided to select the Windows 7 version and, lo and behold: However, I am greeted with this error message every time I open the program, but I can simply click "No" and the software stays open and works as normal, despite the claim that the software "will exit now": After testing the software (albeit not extensively), I found no problems using the Windows 7 targeted version on Windows Vista with SP2, Platform Update, and Platform Update Supplement. After testing the 7 version, I uninstalled it and installed the version meant for XP & Vista, and found no discernible difference from the Windows 7 version, other than the fact that the OS nag error no longer appears when starting the program. Considering I don't use the software myself and only tested it out of curiosity, there may be advantages to the Windows 7 version over the XP/Vista version that I don't know about, however some features may not work on Vista due to missing APIs. For this reason, I will add OpenMPT to the list and inform users that the Windows 7 version appears to work just fine, although the nag when starting the program may get annoying after a while...
  5. Yesterday
  6. In reality, majority of GPUs handle composition with glass effect just fine. But in the end the choice for the lowest common denominator was there to stay. When you think about the fact that removal took collaboration between 9 departments, then it was re-implemented single-handedly by @bigmuscle. Just wow! And the ability to configure it to one's liking is always a plus. This is strange, the talk about there being no time to implement a flip-switch. Windows 7 actually has transparency switch in Window Color and Appearance panel. Or the thing about boot process on Windows 8+ being so fast there's no time to register F8 keypress at startup. Documentation about BCD setting bootmenupolicy states that in default state, the keypress is ignored. But that's not what they said when they were promoting Windows 8. Seems that larger amount of obvious bugs manage to slip through these days. Breaking something in the code is really easy. Developers always tend to find things that could be done differently, for better or worse, then a buggy update is released and people rant about it on the internet. I know in this case you meant the design decision to remove Aero Glass. For some of these decisions, we're lucky to get a really good alternative. Aero Glass didn't have as much configuration options in Windows 7/Vista, did it? I remember some hacked Windows 7 DWM DLLs floating around that make window frames completely transparent.
  7. @Mcinwwl Only @heinoganda's repacks of these updates are safe. Please ask him using PM. Or refrain from installing these updates entirely.
  8. Hi guys. Is it safe to go with KB4074852 and KB4056615 or should they wait just one-more-month laid off?
  9. UxTheme Signature Bypass

    I ended up patching system files with that method as well. No dependency on AppInit_DLLs and secure boot status, no random blue screens or cancelled logins that may arise when using Aero Glass's CreateRemoteThread method, no issues with .deskthemepack files, works when applying themes via Windows 10's Settings app and the chosen them loads even in Safe Mode. Interestingly, with original files, system just falls back to default theme in Safe Mode rather than freaking out. Also ran the patcher on 32-bit system to get patched versions of 32-bit files, for consistency.
  10. Bit Rot is a type of PEBCAK. :yes:

  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    My Win10 Build 16299 install is still going. No apparent data corruption despite the strange errors in Event Log. Windows Update history almost fully clean with one failed Flash Player update which got installed successfully the second time around. How did hibernation file get a size of less than half the RAM amount without touching powercfg remains a mystery, but it sticks after correcting the setting. Found another inconsistency. Using USB tethering to access the internet via Android smartphone and setting *NdisDeviceType to 1 in registry to stop the system from creating and asking for a new network location every time it's plugged in makes the notification area network icon indicate no internet connectivity. Clicking on it does show the Connected status for the device and so does the network indicator on the login screen. UWP apps behave as if there's no internet so can't check for updates. Internet Explorer browses the web just fine. Still getting a bit stuttering graphics with NVIDIA's Windows 10 graphics drivers. The issue goes away with older ones predating Windows 10. Newer drivers for older systems refuse to work on Windows 10. It seems they've made software compositing via WARP slower. Got smooth window animations on Windows 8.1 in safe mode, but they're choppy on Windows 10. And the big UWP app opens after logging in and tells you you're not connected to the internet. Did they forget to make safe mode with networking mandatory? Regarding the Settings app; I don't know if things are better in 2018 when it comes to stability. Back in 2017, it would almost always crash on me when going through the settings A - Z, somewhere in Privacy section. They've also changed auto accent colorization change to quick and abrupt from smoother variant (eg. when the desktop background changes). The background change is still animated and the AnimationDuration setting in registry respected. Maybe the swift accent color transition is meant as an optimization? Smoother version does spam application windows with more WM_DWMCOLORIZATIONCOLORCHANGED messages, but looks nicer. Now what rough edges may the RS4 bring?
  12. Yes, this is the 64-bit version of the software so it's located in Program Files.
  13. I know it is achievable . We did it last week in our overclocking club . But system is bit unstable.
  14. It doesn't work for me atleast . I am looking forward to Vista lover result.
  15. @VistaLover did you test if widevine work when media.eme.enabled = true ?
  16. Text-to-Speech Programs on Windows 9x?

    I never heard Siri on Windows. By the way what about changing voice of Sam. I believe somewhere it is their in binary.
  17. Text-to-Speech Programs on Windows 9x?

    Question is, will she be a usable TTS voice? I'm simply just asking if I could find her voice anywhere on pc.
  18. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    I have a patch that reports the Drive name. It works on any 9x OS.
  19. Copy and Paste is frowned upon in forums. I saw all three in a matter of minutes.
  20. New chipsets - Z170,Z270,Z370 or Ryzen support?

    What about plain 8100 on H/B/Z1x0 with modded microcode and graphics module? or 8400 hard-modded blocking 2 pins from connecting on H/B/Z1x0 with modded microcode and graphics module?
  21. Text-to-Speech Programs on Windows 9x?

    Get a iPhone you will have Siri
  22. Text-to-Speech Programs on Windows 9x?

    Back once again. So, I discovered Windows 9x computers were outstanding for reading books, something which will never go obsolete. Windows 9x is perfect for the job because ebooks are never gigantic or over 4gb. However, I have two problems: Where can I find some good, 9x-friendly document programs? I'm hoping these programs can open newer pdf and epub files. Is there any good, free TTS voices out there? Microsoft Sam, Mary, and Mike are pretty robotic sounding. I don't expect human-like voices, but something less more comprehensible like L&H Michael and Michelle. I have not tested Microsoft Anna yet (if her voice works, I'm content). Not 9x related- does anybody know where I could obtain the Siri voice used on mobile phones?
  23. Great, what about Z370, untested, or its not working? Performance of new 6 cores look nice. I also forgot on 2066.
  24. Yeah, what is wrong with that? Same question about different OSes. Third was in other thread, is normal to assume that not everybody watching all threads..
  25. YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Something I noticed maybe a few weeks ago is that my work win-98 system can play youtube video's in opera 12.02. It's sort of a back-burner project to see how it is different than my home win-98 setup...
  26. ... For Pete's sake, please don't give the devs of ShareX such bad ideas (only joking, of course... ). I am a fan of portable applications myself, that's why I opted to go for the portable package - one additional advantage of such packages is you simply do away with a proper installer (mach, NSIS, Inno Setup, msi etc) and the OS checks/blocks they might contain, especially in the case of software not meant "officially" for your chosen OS So, is that a ShareX 64-bit installation made by the installer? I know you have a 64-bit Vista OS, if the app was 32-bit only, I'd expect it to end up in "C:\Program Files (x86)\ShareX" ?
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  28. Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    I'm pretty sure that 7.39.x and above will not install on XP, but I'd be delighted to be proved wrong! AFAIK the last version that works on XP is
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