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  2. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    I did some testing and here is what I have found. Everything slipstreams and installs correctly when using the official version of HSFLIP 2000, which at the moment is version 1.0.2, which is also included in the FullPack package. Using my test version of HSLIP 2000 which I talked about sometime 2 years ago (i.e. the one which greatly sped up the integration process) results in a partially broken installation. I am not sure what exactly gets broken, but there is at least this IE and DX problem, and also the installer once asks something about installing unsigned drivers, which should not happen in an untouched, clean installation. I liked to use that version of HFSLIP 2000 for my testing because, well, it is so much faster, but I will not do it anymore. That version is currently available to download at my GitHub, but it is not advertised anywhere else otherwise. The FullPack uses just the standard version of HFSLIP 2000 as well. My question then is - @win32, did you happen to use the experimental version of HFSLIP 2000 by any chance? On the other hand, the problem with .NET is unrelated and I believe it is simply HFSLIP being unable to properly slipstream it. All the files are copied to the system folders correctly, but there is likely an error in the file registration and executing process. I will try to see if there exists any simple fix to this issue. In the worst case, I may simply end up disabling the automatic installation, and leaving only the manual installation through the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel. Right now I will very likely remove the broken experimental version of HFSLIP 2000 from GitHub, as I have not been working on it any longer. I actually do not want to do any more patchwork on HFSLIP, and I have some other ideas in mind for the future, so for now I will concentrate on bug fixes only.
  3. Today
  4. JFX

    WinNTSetup v3.9.4

    Well first make sure the installation has the wof driver installed. Best if you have installed that system with any of WinNTSetups compact option. Than start the compression: WofCompress -c:LZX -path:C:\ It will automatically use the exclusion list in WimBootReCompress.ini that WinNTSetup has placed in Windows\System32 folder. You can also use it to just compress any folder, if you want: WofCompress -c:LZX -a -path:D:\Programs
  5. bluebolt

    Antivirus for xp?

    Download link for BitDefender Free version for XP x86, great basic anti-virus engine: https://www.filehorse.com/download-bitdefender/26767/ I checked out the versions for XP x64, but they did not work: https://www.filehorse.com/download-bitdefender/old-versions/
  6. Mathwiz

    Missing email client in the Start Menu.

    I am disappointed that MailNews did not create the registry entries you need when you told it to become your default email client. But that only means that New Moon and MailNews work differently. New Moon does create registry entries under StartMenuInternet when you make it your default browser; I just tested it! That would work; the registry entries could also be written by an installer (but someone would have to write one) or by MailNews itself (but someone would have to patch it to do so). You asked why MailNews doesn't appear as a choice when customizing your start menu, but New Moon does. It seems clear that the reason is, New Moon added the appropriate registry entries; MailNews didn't. I don't know what else you're still wondering about....
  7. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Actually I think it's the same file. (M$ updates the definitions 2-3 times a day, so the third number keeps increasing.) The downloaded file can be opened with 7-Zip. It contains four malware definition files: a spyware definition "base" and "delta," and a virus definition base and delta. (It also contains two executable files: mpengine.dll and mpsigstub.exe.) On Windows 7, Windows Defender is antispyware only, so I'd assume it only uses the spyware definitions. You have to install MSE to get antivirus functionality. But I think on Windows 10, Windows Defender is both, and essentially replaces MSE.
  8. Yesterday
  9. Of course, silly me!
  10. Hello and welcome to the forums Technically speaking, @roytam1's New Moon 28 builds are being compiled from source snapshots derived from the master branch of the upstream UXP (= the application platform) repository: https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/commits/master This is, more-or-less, similar with https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/master which gets synced with upstream before new binaries compilation... The exact source code from which the binaries are being compiled is best represented by the "custom" branch: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom which is official UXP + Roy's own changes... Given that the UXP master branch is being used for the compilation of the official Pale Moon "unstable" builds, https://www.palemoon.org/unstable/ simply put, New Moon releases are just forks of the official unstable Pale Moon update channel! But don't let the term "unstable" intimidate you one bit; Moonchild advises: so, to be on the safe side, just back-up your New Moon profile prior to updating your build (so you can restore it if something goes awry with the new build; you can always re-download a previous NM build from Roy's repository ); basically, just watch this thread and if something is broken with the release of a new NM28 build, it'll be reported and either fixed quickly via a re-issued build, or the "bug" will be properly addressed in the coming weekend's release... Personally, I've been using NM28 builds for many months, never have I suffered any data loss! I have no issue whatsoever with New Moon 28.5.0a1 while using the forum's post editor to submit/edit posts; but I'm not using No Script either... Adblocker used here is the "legacy" edition of uBlock Origin by gorhill, which works optimally with New Moon! No Script isn't just an adblocker but a more potent content-blocker, which has known issues with official Pale Moon and is not endorsed/recommended by Moonchild: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19110 https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?p=140965#p140965 Dedicated thread: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=19119 However, I understand several members here do use it with NM28, so perhaps it's them that should advise you better on how to tailor its settings to best accommodate the forum's post editor... Sometimes, it's not enough to simply disable No Script on a site for its effect to go away; you may have to temporarily disable the extension in about:addons and restart the browser or, even, have to uninstall it completely to test things; I would start by creating a new clean New Moon 28 profile and test there how the forum behaves; often times, the cause of issues is No Script conflicts with other(s) installed extension(s); you have to troubleshoot this yourself... Best greetings
  11. I didn't talk about direct access, but about using a webproxy. I used http://proxycrime.com to have at least a sort of access. Good rendering is a different issue, although Opera has always User mode as ultimate remedium.
  12. I found Panda to be very similar to Avast when I tried it a while ago. This is off-topic for this thread anyway, which is specifically about MSE, not possible alternatives to it which is a discussion that could go on for many pages! There's are threads all about XP-compatible AV and security programs here and here. (The second thread is specifically about Avast).
  13. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    If in an event ther eis No workround to get MSE defs again, what would be a lightweight friendly AV, alot I had in past like Avira, Avast wasn;t too kind and threw false positives. Norton embeds into system too much and Mcaffee is a No go, what about Black Ice or Panda
  14. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Well, for the moment, the safest thing to do is to stick with v. 1.291.2489.0 It may be. Than again, it may not. We simply don't know yet. However, if it validates its signature files every time it uses them for a scan, then we'll be in deep waters. If, however, it validates the files only at install/update time, we've got a good chance of bypassing that.
  15. I'm not taking about the old XP Windows Defender, but the one that comes with Windows 10. A very different animal, but it may still share the same definition files with MSE.
  16. My understanding is they are betas or something similar to nightlies pending the release of an updated version. I am not exactly sure but the last official Basilisk release may have been in March?? Again not positive but eventually there will be a new one minus Roy's changes to work with XP.
  17. alacran

    WinNTSetup v3.9.4

    @JFX I assume it is a command tool, would you please explain me how to use it. Thanks in advance alacran
  18. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I would think swapping to Defender will probably be same as MSE the definitions will not update
  19. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    essentially alot of the files are the same opened with 7zip I wonder with a bit of manipulation you could swap file(s) I did try a windows defender definition update, didnt work it;s called mpas-fe instead of mpam-fe
  20. Silly question I'm sure, but the latest definition for Windows Defender on Windows 10 is I presume that can't be used in MSE? I only very recently started using MSE on the XP side of my netbook because its original AV stopped supporting the last XP compatible version of its program. I don't know much at all about how its updating system works, but surely it's not just a matter of copying files across to make MSE think it's got the latest version?
  21. Mcinwwl

    What Are You Listening To?

    Theoretically Vinyls preserve much better, but yep, still "lossy" over time. Not as lossy as any streaming services, when they decide to shut down the servers, anyway
  22. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    is there a possible way SHA-256 can be updated or have a newer in XP SP3 or be signed so updates for MSE works again, maybe there is a hotfix there is new kb updates/hotfix here https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=xp sp3
  23. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Well, @Bersaglio did say: You don't have the very latest, but the last update you got is still pretty current. If we can figure out a workaround, you don't need to worry about missing just that one very last update. If we can't, it won't matter anyhow, because MSE will soon be useless without updates.
  24. Probably not... CTR itself as an extension targets the Australis GUI (Firefox 29-56), not Photon (Firefox >=57.0); I believe updated versions of CustomCSSforFx should be applicable in the Photon iteration of Waterfox 68.0a, but any such talk is still very premature... In any case, Waterfox discussion, methinks, should be continued in a more "appropriate" forum, seeing that the browser requires at least Windows 7 64-bit...
  25. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I can't get to this link https://definitionupdates.microsoft.com/download/DefinitionUpdates/VersionedSignatures/AM/1.291.2489.0/x86/mpam-fe.exe this is what I am getting trying to get to the link I did wonder if teh MPStigstub was borked again
  26. Jody Thornton

    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    @cc333, the UI name is Photon. See I think Photon represents the flat look version of a classic browser.. I have mine set with tabs below the address bar (using usrChrome.css) and it goes sooooo well with Windows 8.
  27. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    @heinoganda's MSE Definitions Updater will download and extract the latest definitions, but they won't install. I don't know how his program works, but I suspect installation makes use of Windows Update components that try to verify the signature, and that the installation fails there.
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