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  1. 7 points
    But... but... then, why reply to this thread if all you have to say is "never used 1.0 to 9x/ME"? This is, hands down, the most off-topic reply I've ever seen!
  2. 5 points
    basilisk/moebius new build for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20180203-a296623c2-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20180203-a296623c2-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius_restoreXP_20180128.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Put nsSearchService.js into preprocessing (51259aa16) - Take FirefoxAccounts.jsm out of preprocessing (a0b6970c6) - Added option to remove all session cookies for a specific domain (a1f1f1205) - WebRTC: GetUserMedia should reject when document not fully active. (7fd56b754) - Check for integer overflow in AesTask::DoCrypto() (DiD) (65b6c2b49) - Avoid a race condition in AutoClose. (9f2c3e611) - Use nsITimerCallback for DTMF timers. (0d5cc6e75) - Don't allow queue-jumping for gathering state change events. (020315c8d) - Move to LIFECYCLE_WAITING_FOR_MAIN_THREAD_CLEANUP at end of iteration. (8c46342c1) - Don't insert source content into the document for XSLT transforms. (958da71bc) - Switch to WeakPtr. (4e97e1c7a) - Mirror changes done to Encoder InitDone to decoder. (179d5d2ce) - Improve the use of XHR.mProxy in workers after the dispatching of sync OpenRunnable. (cffb0d60f) - Skia: port upstream path cleanup patch. (777a9638e) - Fix the remove-while-iterating for RemoveCookiesWithOriginAttributes. (5bbfaf473) - Revert "WebRTC: GetUserMedia should reject when document not fully active." (e504410aa) - Merge pull request #337 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_storage_removeAllSessionCookies_1 (b5882cdd5) - Merge pull request #334 from binoc-central/ppfix-work (3bcf295ee) - Use CheckedInt to compute guess for the location of -> in FTP parser. (173f6034c) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius (e354dd6bc) - Avoid potential race condition in nsJAR. (624dc91f6) - Handle large string lengths in nsAString's ParamTraits. (DiD) (8cbbfdc3d) - Mac: Ensure that the proper mouse cursor is shown on macOS when switching between custom and default system cursors. (60cf1d91a) - Use a consistent window for CSP, etc. for FontFace loads. (e094ab30f) - Change resolution of .now() to 1ms (following Safari's lead) (444a37c23) - Make it possible to add cookies, local and session storage entries (4b616da23) - Fix button style (ddd12eefb) - Merge pull request #339 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_storage_addItem_1 (9412b75a6) - Columns are not sorted correctly (3a7a189a1) - Merge pull request #342 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_storage_columns_sort_1 (a296623c2)
  3. 5 points
    New Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180203-d3e1e49a9-xpmod.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180203-d3e1e49a9-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win64-git-20180203-d3e1e49a9-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Check for integer overflow in AesTask::DoCrypto() (DiD) (ac44e1fee) - Avoid a race condition in AutoClose. (961d03967) - Add a null check before NotifyMediaStreamTracksAvailable (3518fbf02) - Improve the use of XHR.mProxy in workers after the dispatching of sync OpenRunnable. (6b6ec3876) - Use CheckedInt to compute guess for the location of -> in FTP parser. (0de6888e0) - Avoid potential race condition in nsJAR. (d3e1e49a9)
  4. 4 points
    First build of basilisk/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk52-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20180220-d77729916-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk52-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20180220-d77729916-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/UXP_RestoreXP_20180221.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z My changes: * Added H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 support in ffvpx * The following changesets are reverted: - Update exe manifest (drop Vista support) (756b27f58) - Adjust requirements (45f2fcd80) - Part 2 (d38f86569) - Stop shipping d3dcompiler_43.dll (b6c330e1c) - Prevent installing stand-alone installers on unsupported environments. (47b8c58d4) - Update executable manifests. (b55f0e7f0) - Remove unnecessary code in /widget. (a24398e42) - Remove no longer relevant ClearType prefs. (bc9ad467f) - Make the proper Windows APIs natively available to our tree. (85edb1c71) - Remove the use of GetProcAddress() for shell32 (c76689719) - Remove dead code in the Windows battery module. (e52c019ec) - Remove redundant Vista checks in toolkit/xre (2b01522cf) - Remove redundant Vista checks in dom/ipc (039f3e49c) - Remove useless version check from PDMFactory. (3d37f6181) - Remove always-false block from WMF. (ee70e3a36) - Remove always-false #if WINVER < 0x0600 (Windows Vista) checks in widget/windows. (66248cfbc) - Remove always-false #if WINVER < 0x0600 (Windows Vista) check in toolkit/win. (8f1c9fe4f) - Remove always-false #if WINVER < 0x0601 (Windows 7) checks in nsLookAndFeel.h. (2e0f80af4) - Remove always-false #if WINVER < 0x0601 (Windows 7) checks in nsWinGesture.h. (39578317e) - Use GetTickCount64 without a GetProcAddress check in Timestamp_windows.cpp. (a14048f0a) - Remove SEH try blocks from a11y code. (616475a0c) - Use thread_local calls on Win and Mac. (ce1bd4f24) - Remove StartupSpecialSystemDirectory() workaround. (01b1e411b) - Remove Windows shell integration checks for Windows Vista. (4f82d71df) - Remove XPCOM checks for Windows Vista and clean up unused header files. (13a9ea648) - Remove some gfx/thebes checks for Windows Vista+. (f297ef798) - Remove gfx/thebes checks for Windows 7+. (38ec1c796) - Remove some obsolete front-end code in Basilisk. (da8f20a3b) - Remove Windows XP specific code in netwerk. (40d8e355c) - Remove obsolete WinXPWifiScanner class. (a1bc6f33e) - Remove DLL blocklist checks for Windows XP. (20e533f6b) - Remove more Vista checks in dom/media (f1e863a49) - Remove more Vista checks in ipc code (a930db1c9) - Remove more obsolete checks in dom/media and ipc. (5d1eb0d3a) - Clean up Firefox specific considerations from WindowsVersion.h (9ecbf3331) - Fix build bustage: keep MF_WIN7_VERSION name (8826313be) - Remove Windows XP and Windows Vista theme components and resources. (fd9d8c20d) - Remove windows-xp and windows-vista from @media(-moz-os-version) (4c697043d) Tugging war begins, and my reverted changeset will become longer and longer in foreseeable future.
  5. 4 points
    Let me know the next time you read this thread so I can wait outside to catch it.
  6. 4 points
    New Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180210-0a3830f16-xpmod.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180210-0a3830f16-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win64-git-20180210-0a3830f16-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Fix "help cmd" in the Developer Toolbar (5b19e1e2b) - Add configure variable verification (f26f28a54) - Merge pull request #1609 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_toolbar_cmd_1 (1ede9d9cb) - Fix 1-in-5 gap (220fc7893) - Workaround for cloned videos not retaining their muted state. (95c1cdd11) - Work around crashes when trackless mediastreams are encountered. (94dc8833c) - Remove superfluous ellipses from the UI. (0a3830f16) Notice: No build in next week due to lunar new year vacation.
  7. 4 points
    So Windows 10 really is a nightmare. It has wasted way too much of my time since installing it. Windows as a service, turns out to be Windows as 'your' servitude. The license agreement basically states that your hardware will be controlled by microsoft as long as you run their software. So if they are using my hardware as their surveillance system, and I have to maintain it for them when they keep forcing updates that break stuff, then shouldn't they be paying me? Personally, I think they are in some very gray territory legally. Really, I think they are way beyond grey. What they are doing is illegal in a dozen different ways at least. But the courts seem to be behind them, as the courts have been siding with corporations who have precluded class action lawsuits through their licensing agreements. The courts allowing licensing agreements to rule out class action lawsuits is basically a license for the corporations to get away with just about anything, no matter how shady. Because individual lawsuits will generally lack the financial and legal fortitude to go up against giants, and in those rare cases that they do, the cost of a settlement for the giants will be negligible and will not serve to curb their practices in any significant manner. Another thing that really makes me wonder too, is how shady are the enterprise licensing agreements. I have not gone through them in great detail. I mean currently in enterprise, it is possible to disable telemetry (which actually only sets it to a minimal level, so the setting of 0 is a bit misleading). It is also possible to redirect all telemetry data internally - though again, that does not really account for all telemetry, only some forms of telemetry. To really shut down all telemetry and gain complete control of updates is entirely possible, but it is also a lengthy and convoluted process which is liable to break some things, and seems intentionally designed to make it possible for admins who are not extremely thorough to miss something. The question though, is do the enterprise license agreements guarantee these 'features' of being able to control the software's penchant for phoning home? Just because the software allows these customizations at present, is there any guarantee that it will do so after the next update? Seems like some enterprises may be lulled into a false sense of security, by Microsoft including the ability to manage and control services, task schedules, logging, and set group policies according to their needs, rather than Microsoft's agenda. But is there any legally binding promise from Microsoft that such functionality will be supported in the future? Seems like a massive trap to me, and smart enterprises would probably do better to seriously look into other OSes at this point. I wish some of the big players would pour some resources into bringing ReactOS to maturity. That could be brilliant. It also seems to me that other companies who are supporting Microsoft's push for world domination, like Adobe, nVidia, Intel, Wacom, Lenovo, Dell, Etc.. Should really think twice at this point, because the moment MS doesn't need them anymore...
  8. 4 points
    I have not worked with Windows 2000 to know how it performs. same with Linux. I have a Driver for AHCI which should also work for M2 SATA Drives. Making a NVME Driver would probably not be that difficult. I'm not sure what you are referring to by "limited" Multiprocessing. I haven't purchased any 2018 hardware so far. The improvements over the 2016 hardware I already have is not compelling. Windows 9x has so much less bloat than newer OSes that a lot of things run faster. When I install Windows 10, I can't even tell when it is finished without switching my Monitor back to it because the disk drive indicator is flashing just as much as when the installer is active. The speed improvements in the hardware are being eaten up by the increased overhead in the OS. I can watch SD Videos in full screen mode on a 6200 PCI Card with 98SE, not with Windows 10 in the same computer. Obviously software written to use newer OSes won't run on 9x, so of course you cannot make comparisons. You need to compare performance with programs that are compatible with both OSes.As far as difficulties with newer hardware is concerned, this is going to be a problem with any OS, not just 9x. The next generation chips will only support Windows 10 fully, so you will be playing catch up forever. Eventually the incompatibilities will be overwhelming for 9x but I don't think it will be in 2018. When it does, a lot of perfectly good hardware and software will be wasted. Attitudes like yours are why NASA cannot recover control of the IMAGE Satellite. They don't have the software or OSes they were using when they lost contact with the satellite in 2005. Incidentally, this topic is about 2013, so if you want to argue about 2018, maybe you should open a new thread for your rants. Or better yet, choose a different section of MSFN appropriate for your preferred OS where you can post some more productive comments.
  9. 4 points
    This was also driving me crazy until I figured out (by looking at the debug file from the latest experimental version 1290) that AeroGlass was unable to download: http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/dwmcore.pdb/4DFDA14B2ACD35B23AC37976303DB51A1/dwmcore.pdb Finally, by simply manually pasting the above link into my browser, I was able to download the above required symbol file. I then had to manually create a subfolder with the name "4DFDA14B2ACD35B23AC37976303DB51A1" in the '..symbols\dwmcore.pdb' folder, and then copied the 'dwmcore.pdb' file into this new subfolder. Everything worked great from that moment forward! Hope this helps anyone! -JT
  10. 3 points
    I have analyzed the buggy oleaut32.dll vs the latest stable version (5.1.2600.7248). The following functions are missing from the buggy file: Statistical analysis shows no other differences, consequently using the old oleaut32.dll seems to have no security impact whatsoever.
  11. 3 points
    Last build of basilisk/moebius for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20180218-868d263f2-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20180218-868d263f2-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius_restoreXP_20180128.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Storage Inspector should trim port from hosts for cookies (85b92c6a1) - Fix "help cmd" and "cmd refresh" in the Developer Toolbar (18b4c50bd) - Don't display storage-sidebar after deleting all cookies (156157c05) - Properly pass postData into new tab (37a2da481) - Merge pull request #346 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_storage_cookies_port_1 (fc37a2cbc) - Merge pull request #348 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_toolbar_cmd_1 (16d922f9a) - Merge pull request #350 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_storage_noData_1 (13d79ee08) - Merge pull request #352 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_network_openInNewTab_1 (16fa730b3) - Update readme for deprecation. (868d263f2)
  12. 3 points
    New Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180218-3cf6a70ed-xpmod.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win32-git-20180218-3cf6a70ed-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.8.0a1.win64-git-20180218-3cf6a70ed-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Tweak some more ellipses. (a55c51f39) - Address commit comments. (307fe019f) - Never shrink line heights as a result of minimumFontSize. (3ec6e75bd) - l10n: Split appMenu and menubar Restart entries for consistency. (3fb1113ac) - Use "getComplexValue" for new tab = home page. (45f933de8) - Match the start page URL for newtab with the default URL's scheme. (3cf6a70ed)
  13. 3 points
    Update for root certificates: Delete: OU = RSA Security 2048 V3 O = RSA Security Inc CN = Swedish Government Root Authority v1 O = Swedish Social Insurance Agency C = SE CN = WellsSecure Public Root Certificate Authority OU = Wells Fargo Bank NA O = Wells Fargo WellsSecure C = US CN = WellsSecure Public Root Certification Authority 01 G2 OU = Wells Fargo Bank NA O = Wells Fargo WellsSecure C = US New: OU = certSIGN ROOT CA G2 O = CERTSIGN SA C = RO Those using heinoganda's Cert_Updater.exe should run it ASAP. Others needing a redistributable rootsupd.exe should follow his instructions for creating their own, or PM at 5eraph for an updated EXE file.
  14. 3 points
    Hi my builds of Icecat 52.3.0 for Windows XP is here... https://mega.nz/#F!8spCWTSa!98kVn_QKDAvLMi69I-xkFA
  15. 3 points
    Recently used Vista while waiting on an SSD replacement, so I've taken the the opportunity to do some further compatibility testing. Software I've deemed Vista-friendly: Notepad2-mod (continuation of now defunct notepad 2) https://xhmikosr.github.io/notepad2-mod/ Notepad3 (another active fork of notepad2, better stylization) https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/notepad3/ Cuphead (GOG version) https://www.gog.com/game/cuphead Clementine audio player/manager https://www.clementine-player.org/ MusicBee should still work, but I haven't tested the latest version. https://getmusicbee.com/help/faq/ From the website FAQ:
  16. 3 points
    I have no idea. Be that as it may, I just bought a Dell Precision M6800 (Haswell based, so could conceivably run XP minimally with some hacks), and it is coming with Windows 7. I could go with 10, but, eh... 7 is enough for me, and it still has 2 years yet before EOL (and people will probably devise ways of extending it and keeping it relatively up to date, as done with XP). I won't touch 10 with a 10 foot pole (pun intended ), unless it's quarantined within a VM. c
  17. 3 points
    YES! Thank you @bigmuscle for this latest update, I just finished testing it and it fixes ALL of the visual glitches AND residual artifacts issues I was experiencing as well! Looks like we are good to go! Please DO post an official version as soon as you can! (watermark and debug windows get really annoying after a while). -JT
  18. 3 points
    made some good progress on my mini project, i've removed 50% of the runtime components (the core of the new windows that was introduced in 8.x), thousands of reg entries and also 90% of the services that were added in windows 8-10 and am still happy to report i have a working os. shell exp host + settings app + defender, only apps installed now. removed the following appmodel components; shoulder tap, perception, lights, proximity, hotspot, wifi direct, perception, holographic (hydrogen, lens etc), edge, point of service, payments, xbox (xbls, gamesave, gamemode, gamemonitor, gamebar, storage etc), cortana / search, softlanding, enterprise stuff, onecore speech, bioenrollment, alljoyn, backgroundtransfer, cdm, print3d / printing3d / printdialog, store, share experience, sharedpc. smartcards, targeted content, wallet, broadcast dvr, workplace, cloud domain join edit; wiped all registry traces of windowsapps and system apps (except the sechealthui which is used by defender), there were multiple locations in each reg hive so i created some ps scripts to remove those entries, had to use wild cards because they had version numbers that matched current installed os version, so they are removed by name of package and not by full key name. organised removal files in a directory structure that gets copied to c:\ from wherever you store them, you simply drop some of the bat files on the runasti exe (that removes protected keys with trustedinstaller as owner) some are not protected so they can just be run normally, ps scripts need to be run by right click and run with pshell, they create a temporary ps drive with access to full reg hive, the standard access via pshell hides lots of keys.
  19. 3 points
    The new experimental version has been released today. It has more fixes for the visual artifacts. Can't reproduce that problem on the above screenshot anymore. Nice work! We should've given more attention to the Remote Desktop in the past.
  20. 3 points
    If someone installs the Aero Glass into Program Files, it is only his problem that it is not able to download and store the symbols. It has been said milliontimes that it mustn't be installed there and even the guide mentions "Important thing is that you must place all files in writable location (i.e. not in Program Files),, because DWM process does not run under user's credential. If you don't do this, Aero Glass will not be able to download symbols". Also the note about debug.log "if the verbose logging is enabled" was not probably too bold and underlined.
  21. 3 points
    @dencorso @harkaz @i430VX I submitted a bug submit to Oracle today. I'll be interested to see what their response is. While Oracle does not "officially" support XP on Java 8, I'm hoping that they'll be motivated to fix it. It seems to me that this is likely a minor compatibility issue, since all previous versions of the JRE 8 run and install correctly. I doubt they would want people running outdated versions of their software because of an error they made with the software. If they don't care, then that is at least an ethical issue they need to make a decision about. Here is the report I submitted, with the field headers redacted: http://sdfox7.com/xp/files/java.pdf
  22. 3 points
    So in a nutshell gparted is telling you: a. I cannot repair this NTFS filesystem (or any NTFS filesystem for that matters) b. try using CHKDSK to repair it which is exactly QED. Now, there are three ways to run CHKDSK, and in these cases it needs to be run THREE times once in each mode, and - sometimes the whole set needs to be run again after a reboot. This is my personal advice, it is good, sound, and has always worked since the dawn of NTFS: 1) the first time you ALWAYS run it without ANY switch 2) the second time you run it with the /F switch 3) the third time you run it with the /R switch Have you done the above (exactly)? Again, no ifs, no buts, and - just for the record - the gparted advice is inaccurate (if you use the /R switch it implies the /F), BUT it is correct that in some cases you need to reboot for some changes to take effect and re-run the CHKDSK, more than that it (the advice fparted produced) does not apply to your case. Now the good news, since Vista there is a new option for CHKDSK, the /b one: http://www.overclock.net/forum/132-windows/1603282-what-does-chkdsk-b-argument-do.html which is what you want to try running, let us call it the 4th way : 4) the fourth time you run it with the /B switch https://technet.microsoft.com/it-it/library/cc730714(v=ws.10).aspx In other words most probably the old disk had some clusters (not sectors) listed in $BadClus and this file was imaged to the new device, and now it needs to be "reset". You can use ntfstruncate however: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/resetting-ntfs-bad-sectors-list-with-ntfstruncate-492114/ jaclaz
  23. 2 points
    PEBakery Beta 3 Commands for wim file mainpulation are added as main feature. Most of the wim commands are powered by wimlib. Manual for new commands can be found here. You can download binary and source from github. Special thanks to PEBakery Team and wimlib. Changelog - [ADD] Commands for wim file - [ADD] Command LoopLetter - [ADD] Show url of WebLabel as tooltip - [ADD] Caption can be specified in Bevel - [ADD] NT6 Style FolderBrowserDialog - [ADD] Indicate build progress on taskbar - [FIX] Before execution of scripts run `script.project` - [FIX] Missing formats added to StrFormat,Date - [FIX] Drive letter support for StrFormat,Inc/Dec - [FIX] Escape characters interpreted case insensitive properly - [FIX] Escape character `##` works properly with `#c`, `#a`, `#r`
  24. 2 points
    Thank you @harkaz for pointing out the differences and thank you all for reporting the bug. As a matter of fact, we tested the update with both Windows XP (Real Machines), WES09 and PosReady 2009 (Virtual Machines) and the bug is still there. With all the informations collected here, I contacted Microsoft to let them know about the issue. I'm confident they'll fix it and roll out a new update in the future. Cheers.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    So while wanting to view some online channels on my old laptop, i found no online tv app with working channels for Windows9x. I decided to make my own one, i took me a day. The application is very simple based on VLC ActiveX, a country selection dropdown box, a list for channels and a player. Requirements for the player to work: VLC 0.8.6a (make sure to install it with ActiveX) and some codecs and internet. The program was compiled on WinME, and i named it WorldTV Stream. It has hundreds of channels from several countries (Europe, USA, ASIA, ARABIA, AFRICA). It has some bugs like some channels that cannot be streamed shows error, and cahnging caountry several times result in an error and program restart is needed. After double clicking or pressing enter on a channel from list wait >15 seconds to load You can download it from here: https://files.fm/down.php?cf&i=m3p6pet7&n=w9x_onlinetv2.rar I'll try next to create a html5 capable browser based on CEF2 (Chromium). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Most crashes and errors are because of the old ActiveX from VLC 0.8.6a which does not understand .ts formats correctly (at least a fifth of the channels in list are working), i would recommend vlc 0.8.6i. Newer than that form 0.9.x and up won't work and won't start)
  27. 2 points
    Just for reference, in my case KB4074852 prevented the GUI portion of Comodo Firewall from loading with message COMODO Security Agent could not be started. Would you like to run the diagnostics tool to fix this error? The diagnostics didn't detect anything; had to uninstall KB4074852 to get it working again. The machine in question has a fairly old version of Comodo (7.0.317799.4142), I don't feel like upgrading it right now just to test if newer versions work or not.
  28. 2 points
    Well, I guess this is a matter of taste, but for someone who strongly prefers the UI of Windows 7 and older (like myself), it's almost necessary to tweak things, like disabling/removing Metro (Classic Win32 is fine by me, and does 100% of what I want), adding translucency with Aero Glass, ClassicStartMenu (I have mine configured with the classic Windows 95-Vista menu, but it can do a Windows 7-styled one too), OldNewExplorer to get rid of the ribbon UI in Explorer, etc. But for some, it's totally fine out of the box, and that's OK. The fact that 8.1 *can* be is nice, because it feels like Windows 10 has caused nothing but problems for most people who try to use it for anything serious, and almost 100% of the time requires a bunch of fiddling with settings to be safe and useful to any meaningful extent (using the arcane Settings app, which I find totally ridiculous when the traditional Control Panel works just fine) (or maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, not sure). c
  29. 2 points
    Actually I'm kind of immune for now from the patches in general, since I don't use an AV package and thus nothing has written the QualityCompat value. That's not going to change. But this does mark my exit entirely from the update train, so I see some logic in what you're saying. Part of me feels like a weight is being lifted from my shoulders, though. I believe the chances of my needing patches to stabilize anything are near zero (the system runs for months without problems) and owing to the more or less atypical defenses I have put up around my systems I doubt malware will ever get close enough to probe for weaknesses. Having been on 8.1 for a long time, dropping back to 8.0 would feel, well, a little weird. That being said I do from time to time crave the file system performance that was lost in 8.1 vs. 8.0. And yeah, I already don't see any evidence of Metro at all. Thanks, though, for your "think outside the box" advice. :-) -Noel
  30. 2 points
    Presumably Microsoft Office isn't installed on the machine? If that's the case, you should just need to manually install the latest IE8 Cumulative Update from here - http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/02/ie8-windowsxp-kb4074736-x86-embedded-enu_0033d1ad522fa02ff9ba5d605e0de15efbb72c66.exe Once you've done that, try scanning for updates again.
  31. 2 points
    Rev 06 Updated OpenSSL v1.0.2m Download in first post
  32. 2 points
    I'm very comfortable with Vista for the time-being. The server update repository is much appreciated and I don't anticipate switching to a newer OS any time soon. The end of Firefox support in June is a vague worry, but I suspect even then I'll be just fine.
  33. 2 points
    Notice: moebius repo has been marked as deprecated. Last build from this repo will be built after lunar new year holidays. New builds from UXP repo (a.k.a. "Basilisk52") will be available later. (Notice: there is no ffvpx in 52ESR forked builds, and ffmpeg support will be added by custom modifications in current stage, like Goanna3 way for now)
  34. 2 points
    I do, too, and your effort in maintaining the updates repo is highly appreciated; however, the last round of manual updates I installed here was last November's; I will - sometime soon - catch up, no doubt there, but I keep postponing it... Thing is, I don't feel especially vulnerable from a security standpoint (and the only one time something malicious found its way on my system was last August when I installed that hacked CCleaner x86 version - MS security updates, WinDefender, Kaspersky, all three did not prevent the infection at the time ). What I miss is new feature updates (that won't come via MS), because, as @burd rightly pointed out, server owners and app authors are moving away from things Vista supported in the past, thus obsoleting the OS little by little... I had a discussion with a server owner yesterday night (over e-mails) to try and convince him to enable server-side cipher suites compatible with Vista's SChannel/IE9; because having TLS 1.2 implemented is one thing (and how many Vista users out there in the wild are aware that's even possible?) but having support for the required stricter cipher suites dictated by the secure servers is another (as demonstrated in a more pronounced way in the XP subforum...). Server admins only look at access statistics - that's all; that specific host was configured to TLS 1.2 only, so by this setting alone all XP/Vista IE users were excluded by default; Vista OS accounted only for 0.7% on that host, this is not a real motive to continue supporting Vista there... Speaking of sites, I've found several in the recent past that would simply refuse to load if they detect NT 6.0 in the sent UA string; so I have to spoof my browser's UA to include NT 6.1 (Win7) for sites like that . While UA-sniffing is a deplorable behaviour for sites, many just do it and block Vista on the assumption NT 6.0 is vulnerable, because EOL'd by vendor... And as for software, we have a dedicated thread in the forum, the rate with which app authors are abandoning Vista support (by turning to Win7+ APIs) is quite alarming, to say the least... Yes, we need a KernelEx for Vista that would backport some (or all) of the missing APIs found in the Win7+ kernel; the ones missing are not that many in number, my experience (dependency-walker test) with recent software broken on Vista is only because of 1 to 3 missing functions, not more... I guess with some compromises we, Vista users, could well continue to use the OS for the duration of this year, but come 2019, even with MS security updates available, it'll be a crippled OS app-wise... Apologies for the slightly OT nature of my post
  35. 2 points
    Updated the repository with this month's updates. I assume @JodyT also installed some of these: Updated Monthly Rollup Update to KB4074593; Updated Flash Player Update to KB4074595: Added Security Only Update KB4074589; Updated IE10 Cumulative Update to KB4074736; Updated .NET Framework Quality Rollups for .NET 3.5 SP1 (KB4054997), .NET4.5.2 (KB4054991) and .NET4.6.x/4.7.x (KB4054979); Added .NET Framework 4.7.1 msu files and better instructions on how to install language packs. https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ That should be everything. Have a good one, everybody.
  36. 2 points
    From the screenshot, it looks like the Subsystem requirement is set too high. Look for a linker setting that will target Windows 5.1 or lower.
  37. 2 points
    Stop! Avoid KB4074852 on your real machine!!! I've just removed it from my machine! It brakes things. Achtung! Besides the issue @glnz already found, here are two more: clicking on the controls marked by the red arrows shown in the attached picture does nothing, instead of opening a new windows explorer window, as expected!!!
  38. 2 points
    Whatever! In any case, by overwriting the files in the Program Files\Pale Moon folder with the ones from the newer build, the preferences, bookmarks, etc... aren't touched at all, which is the relevant thing here.
  39. 2 points
    New release of Adobe Flash Player came today (28.0.0.161, still compatible with Windows XP) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/28.0.0.161/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/28.0.0.161/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/28.0.0.161/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
  40. 2 points
    I am in China just now, and due to current circumstances, online payments are not really practical for me at this time. That will change very soon though, at which point I will be happy to make a donation.
  41. 2 points
    Yes. But the flow of donations has to keep going, because the (steadly srinking) ad revenue is not enough to keep the site going anymore.
  42. 2 points
    I do frequently visit IKEA store (in South East Asia Country) all of their computers are still using Windows 7, not seeing any other version.
  43. 2 points
    Just curious: Has the government there switched back to Windows 7 or are they still trying to use Windows 10? I agree, someONE does???!!! I think there is a Windows 10 government here. Seems to be a lot of crap.
  44. 2 points
    Well, considering that no BIOS update shall probably be ever released for Intel's processors older than 6th gen, which is the case of most of us in the XP community, and that it's doubtful whether MS ever will release a Melddown fix for POSReady 2009 (they've already said, in no uncertain words, that XP, VIsta and 8.0, much less 2k and older, won't ever get any from them), the foreseeable future for the XP community, Vista and 8.0 diehards might be conceived as somewhat less reasuring. However, since I've had my opinion asked earlier in January -- and that remains my POV -- I've been saying that:
  45. 2 points
    I got myself a router from the States today. Unfortunately, the seller shipped it to my house in the UK with the American charger, so I went to a local shop here in Queensway. As soon as the guy went behind to look for the adapter I asked, I quickly took a picture of the computer of the shop: a dusty machine running Windows XP Professional.
  46. 2 points
    I submitted a bug submit to Oracle today. I'll be interested to see what their response is. While Oracle does not "officially" support XP on Java 8, I'm hoping that they'll be motivated to fix it. It seems to me that this is likely a minor compatibility issue, since all previous versions of the JRE 8 run and install correctly. I doubt they would want people running outdated versions of their software because of an error they made with the software. If they don't care, then that is at least an ethical issue they need to make a decision about. Here is the report I submitted, with the field headers redacted: http://sdfox7.com/xp/files/java.pdf
  47. 2 points
    I think that I already wrote it some time ago, but the Microsoft implementation of the symbol downloading (symsrv.dll) has the bug if the download fails once for whatever reason (mostly internet connection failure), it will fail forever even the reason has already gone away. Thus I recommend to delete "Symbols" folder and try again... especially if there is download.error file somewhere. Also, the real reason of the failure can be found in debug.log if the verbose logging is enabled.
  48. 2 points
    Windows 98/ME are exceptional operating systems, buggy at first but very good with updates ! Vulenability immune ! Very fast, no virus ! I am waiting for your feedback about this program (WorldTV Stream), maybe i or someone delete the channels that give error, and also add new ones (with .ts extension) and post it here I'll pot a new version in one week with exception handling and in the same time i will try to make a browser with contemporary capabilties, and next a torrent program - because win9x is lacking these programs. And least but not last as surprise ;););)
  49. 2 points
    JFYI - and as a very side note - honour ceased to exist around 1781 when the English refused to accept the "paroles" Benjamin Franklin had obtained by the released English prisoners taken by the US privateers: : https://books.google.it/books?id=LaFYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA87#v=onepage&q&f=false jaclaz
  50. 2 points
    I spent quite a good time looking after a working solution for my XP SP2 installation. I just don't wanted to switch to SP3 for many reasons, and the adobe primetime plugin failed with each and every FF version and about:config tweaks I tried. I analysed crash logs without any success. Then I checked dependencies eme-adobe.dll plugins relies on. I noticed it need GetLogicalProcessorInformation function, which is a common issue with SP2 KERNEL32.DLL , who doesn't export this function, implemented with SP3. They said! Then I tried to get hold on a hotfix for Kernel32.dll close enough to SP3, and tadaaa! The QFE version of kernel32.dll, 5.1.2600.3119 (xpsp_sp2_qfe.070416-1259) provides GetLogicalProcessorInformation ! (don't ask me why, I guess this hotfix was compiled in the pre-SP3 era.) So, to make your tweak work on XP SP2, just install the QFE version of KB935839 hotfix: Download http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/6/b/c6babe1a-30f5-4f3e-a343-5167d9e2a914/WindowsXP-KB935839-x86-ENU.exe for english locale, or for french btw http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/c/1/bc1341a6-2a23-4eae-bb38-66f0cdde7af3/WindowsXP-KB935839-x86-FRA.exe Append /b:SP2QFE to the installer's command line to force the QFE version of the hotfix (as the GDR default version does NOT feature GetLogicalProcessorInformation), click OK, follow the hotfix installer, then reboot. It just works! It may be a good idea to archive these hotfixes, as many of them get harder to find every day while Microsoft purges XP's support.
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