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  2. Chromium-based M$ Edge (on Win 7) started nagging about eventually not supporting Flash at least a month ago. I never really liked Flash all that much, but always keep it installed in case I run across a Web page that still needs it.
  3. Well I don't think that anyone could deny that Flash has had a pretty good run! The end had to come sometime.
  4. Well, announcements of EoS are becoming more and more common all the time, so this one should be no surprise at all but, in any case, heads up: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/
  5. If an app does not save any data in any way, there is no distinction between a portable and non-portable app. Many portable apps (single or multiple files) support the creation of a configuration or settings file. If that file contains any file paths, any relative paths can be rewritten to include a uniquely-named system subfolder. RegDllView (even if renamed) saves menu settings in an app-local RegDllView.cfg file. To make RegDllView non-portable (each computer gets its own settings), those settings need to be stored non-locally or in the registry. Changing the Start In folder with a shortcut does not work and RegDllView will not use the registry. If RegDllView.exe is unUPXed, then hexed, "RegDllView.cfg" can't be changed to another drive. The following batch file allows each computer to retain its own settings: rem npRegDllView.bat del RegDllView.cfg copy %TEMP%\RegDllView.cfg start /w RegDllView copy RegDllView.cfg %TEMP% del RegDllView.cfg If what is really being asking is how to prevent RegDllView.exe from creating a RegDllView.cfg settings file, delete RegDllView.cfg then create a folder with that name instead. Note: tested on Win98se.
  6. Hi, Could you please provide more details? What file type are you working on? xlsx, xls, xlsm, xlsb or something else? is your office up to date? Do you have macros enabled in MS office? Is the file coming from a trusted source? are you sure the file is not a malware trying to rick you into enabling macros or DDL execution? Is the file containing any confidential data?
  7. There used to be Web Rings on various topics that a site could join by adding a footer to their pages that linked to the Next or a Random site in the ring as well as to a hub or index page for the ring. Now there are Social Media bars to register a page on popular destination sites and other site aggregators. Perhaps an IE8 web-ring hub can be created that compatible sites can link to. IE8 users could also tag any compatible sites they come across.
  8. Because they decided to. Same reason that anyone uses any program. but I booted my one 7 system with the MSE on it, let it update, no EOL nag there yet, FWIW
  9. I am not sure. I have always posted in this forum and waited for resolution. @bigmuscle always takes care of the bugs. The instructions on the support page are "Use MSFN forum for any kind of support" so that is what I have always done. The hard part (for me) is being patient because Windows 10 sucks so bad without AeroGlass. Since 1909 was only just released for public consumption a couple of days ago, it would be unreasonable to expect it to be fixed already. For now it is an annoyance to have to click the cancel button on the DWM error at every logon, but otherwise it seems to be working. For the record, my desktop and my laptop both have the same issue with 1909.
  10. If by "unportable" you are meaning that if a portable exe is on a computer, if it is copied to a different location or onto another drive or computer then it won't function... then yes. There are multiple ways to approach it, one would involve modifying the portable program itself, which may not be allowed under license. Another option is to write a wrapper. This wrapper would do the following: 1. Check against some data on the local system (look for a file, contents of a file, WMI/DMI, etc) before execution. 2. If pass, then extract the portable exe into memory. 3. Execute exe from memory. In this scenario, the wrapper contains the portable exe within itself and the original program does not exist separately. There would have to be some work to determine how to get the exe into memory and/or whether or not to make use of temp files as installers do. NOTE: this is a theory post. I have not made a wrapper like this before, and this is just one example of how it could be accomplished.
  11. NextPVR 4.2.5 was released last month. There was still no pronouncement that this was the final 4.x version, and NextPVR 5 (incompatible with Vista) is still in public beta. I'm currently still using Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 as DVR, but Microsoft is retiring its Electronic Program Guide service in January 2020.
  12. You didn't even read what I wrote, what a helpful forum!
  13. When I tried out FF 53, I discovered that some of my add-ons got disabled. The problem was with "unsigned" add-ons. Usually these were legacy add-ons that continued to be maintained after Mozilla banned pre-WebEx add-ons, and thus could no longer get Mozilla to sign them. The biggest example was the legacy version of uBlock Origin, which I use because it offers more privacy protections than the WebEx version does on FF 52 and 53. (A couple were add-ons that were originally signed, but from which I had removed the signature in order to implement some hack.) In FF 52 ESR, unsigned add-ons aren't much of a problem. You simply set the about:config preference xpinstall.signatures.required to false and you're good to go. The unsigned add-ons will produce warnings in the about:addons page, but they work. You can even hide the warnings with an add-on like Classic Theme Restorer. But FF 53 is a "stable" release, and xpinstall.signatures.required doesn't work in stable FF releases. Luckily, there is a workaround, but it's a bit more complex than just setting a preference. The workaround at the link can be combined with @VistaLover's fix for re-enabling SSUAOs in Firefox 52: First, follow the instructions there; then add this JavaScript to the config.js file you just created: try { Components.utils.import("resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm", {}) .eval("SIGNED_TYPES.clear()"); } catch(ex) {} (I put it after @VistaLover's code, but it will probably work before it too.) One last thing. Since FF 53 doesn't expect to have add-on signing disabled, it doesn't have the yellow "warning" text that FF 52 ESR does for an "unverified" add-on. Instead, you'll see a scarier, red "This has been disabled" message. However, it has not been disabled; you'll still see a "disable" button which wouldn't be there if the add-on were already disabled. Luckily, hiding warnings (with, e.g., the Classic Theme Restorer add-on) will hide these scarier messages just as it hides the yellow warnings in FF 52 ESR.
  14. Vista's integrated AHCI driver would probably work. Hardware RAID would be a different story but I don't think it's present in that configuration. I also don't believe that Vista has any ACPI issues like NT 5.x does; it would be unfortunate if it did, considering that the modified acpi.sys actually comes from a later Longhorn build (50xx-52xx) I believe, and probably would be equally or less functional than the one with the released product. And for the 1050 TI, look for modified 372.70 drivers. They do not work well with DirectX applications though.
  15. Seeing this is a Coffee Lake CPU, partially, at worst. To install, you'll require... *VLite (to integrate drivers in a Windows Vista installation) **A newer ACPI.sys file (Windows XP did; Vista may not, depending on the vendor) *SATA/ACHI Drivers (These are Windows XP drivers, but they should work) *Modified Windows 7 driver for your Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (this may not work because it's meant for 7) I do not recall any forum post mentioning getting the 1050 TI to work on Windows Vista...I do not believe modified drivers exist for the 1050... Also, you'll need to provide what sound card you are using. Do you happen to be using a wireless card by chance? I'm also not aware whether the video card I provided will provide chipset drivers or not.
  16. Any way to directly contact the developer?
  17. Delete the "s" in the URL HTTP:// instead of HTTPS:// and it should download fine. I have to do that every time.
  18. Wondering the same. Symbols download fine, but I am still getting the DWM compatibility error. I have deleted and downloaded new symbols about 4 times and it does not change anything. If I click "cancel" instead of "retry" then Aeroglass works on 1909, but I have to do that every time do a logon.
  19. I don't understand what you want. If you don't want them to move, then don't move them. Just because they "CAN" be moved to a new location, doesn't mean they will or can move by themselves. Or do I not understand the problem? Cheers and Regards
  20. @VistaLover, it turns out it was because I was at 100% zoom on my 1024x768 screen. It does appear when I zoom out a bit.
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  22. I came across this YT video , I hope it's useful ! Cheers !
  23. @jaclaz Thanks a lot for your efforts! The results of a few dozen experiments are suggesting that you are right with the attribute-"thing" I did some new tests with help of my old Diskedit, with maybe conclusive results, at least on my system (don't try this at home......). On a newly FAT32-partitioned 4GB USB-drive with only one primary partition, I wrote a volume-label with MS-DOS 7.1 LABEL.EXE. This gave the volume-label as first Directory-entry with attributes A - - - V and date and time of writing. The volume-label was further written to the Bootrecord in Sector 0 and to the Backup-bootrecord in sector 6. Changing volume-label in Bootsector after erasing in Directory was useless, no output from MS-DOS 7.1 VOL, DIR, LABEL.EXE and FDISK.EXE anymore. Grub4Dos gave with vol (hd0,0) following output: "(unsupported)". Writing volume-label with vol --write (hd0,0) GRUBDOSNAME gave this volume-label as second Directory-entry only, with attributes - - - - V and as date 0-00-80 (whole entry is marked "RED" by Diskedit, but okay after writing a valid date). Output of vol (hd0,0) was still GRUBDOSNAME In MS-DOS 7.1 VOL, DIR, LABEL.EXE and FDISK.EXE displayed all the first volume-label written by LABEL.EXE. As soon this volume-label was erased by setting first byte to E5, they displayed all the second label written by Grub4Dos. Rewriting the volume-label with LABEL.EXE erased the label written by Grub4Dos, LABEL.EXE set first byte to E5. Grub4Dos showed this label as sRUBDOSNAME (Greek 's', can´t show it in this post) and was willing to write a new volume-label. Deleting volume-label with LABEL.EXE erased both, and the directory-entries were overwritten after copying files to the drive. On my 1GB FAT16 USB-FDD: same results, although I am not fully sure if LABEL.EXE erases the second volume-label if it´s on an other sector of the Root-directory. Tired of testing I never ran into problems while using Partition Magic 5.01 because this program write volume-labels without the Archive-attribute! I hope you are confident now with my comment "# vol --write not compatible with labels written by FORMAT or LABEL", presumably the MS-DOS 7.1 one´s - the post is about Windows 98
  24. Thanks for all the media player suggestions. Still checking stuff out, downloaded and installed many. Some versions don't work or can't find the required old version, don't play all file types, mostly music oriented, too commercial, too cluttered, too complicated, want to call home, etc. Will casually keep looking, may max update WMP. Must say downloading and installing random files from the internet feels dirty, after almost 15 years of utilizing centralized open source repositories, coding and compiling much of my own. Almost wore out add/remove, cleaned up temp files and registry, must take long shower :) Added a Dillo search engine to find information on this forum: search_url="MSFN_Yahoo https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=site:msfn.org+%s"
  25. Instant messaging platform, I guess it's sorta how (old) skype works in terms of it's function. Upwards of 300 million users IIRC https://telegram.org/
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