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  1. 31 points
    I didn't realize that people would find out so soon about my father's passing. I wanted to express my appreciation of the impact he has had for many of you with all his work on Windows. I got to hear about it for years over meals and I never realized how many people found value in his patches. It is a busy time right now but I did want to clear the air regarding the patches. I would like them to continue to be distributed, for his work to be remembered and to be beneficial to others. So, please, freely distribute what you may have in terms of the work my dad did. When things are more settled, I will see what I can do regarding anything missing he might have had available and whatever relevant material there might be that someone could use to further pursue his work.
  2. 15 points
    I am glad that he had found friends here. I never really knew the extent of all of his Win9x work. My current desktop can still boot into Win9x because of him, although, I haven't in a while. I would like to try to provide some closure for others so I'll give a timeline of what happened. You may or may not have known that my father had heart issues. He had a mild heart attack in his 40s. August 19th: Goes in for angiogram, gets fast tracked for triple bypass surgery. He left me a message midday about it and I called him that evening. We discussed the options they gave him and he seemed settled on the bypass surgery. August 21st: Has the surgery. Gets out of surgery, doctor tells me take he handled it well. August 24th: First time I was able to contact him on the phone after the surgery. He seemed well but certainly worn-down after the surgery. August 25th: Had a heart attack (cardiac event). Survived, but apparently it was not a good situation. I was able to talk to him that evening (I think, it could have been the next day). Got the impression that his diabetes and insulin resistance played a major role in the incident. August 28th: Last night I get to talk to him. I made plans to come down to see him on the 30th. August 29th: Situation escalates, possible infection/sepsis. August 30th-September 2nd: He is heavily sedated for the pain. But things seem stable. Not good, but stable. I return home and hope for the best. September 3-7th: Situation goes back and forth, fluid buildup leads to treatment for infection. Ultimately, the infection is treatable but the sepsis is not. September 9th: Palliative care nurse contacts me and I go back down that afternoon. Situation is getting worse. September 10th: Responsiveness to questions during sedation vacation is lost except to pain stimulus. September 11th: Taken off of life support. Passes at 1:28pm. I hope that helps. I think it has helped me to write it out. I forgot I had the message from him in my voicemail about going to the hospital. My own personal take on it is that complications from diabetes played a major role in his inability to recover but I am not a doctor and it's just my own mind trying to justify the situation.
  3. 14 points
    I got some ideas for branding.. Pale Moon could be called Whistler after the Codename for Windows XP Basilisk could be called Freestyle the Codename for Windows XP Media Center Edition because of the extra media features and Australis UI Borealis could be called Neptune the Codename for a developmental predecessor of Windows XP Interlink could be called Lonestar the Codename for Windows XP TabletPC Edition (writing, email, get it?) These are all UXP based applications for Windows XP and there you go a theme for all your forks of them. OH just call Basilisk 55, call it the codename for the repo.. Moebius/Mobius. Good name at any rate. Again for the four UXP applications.. I am willing to do the work for you, get em all in one repo, do the branding (yes I will keep the appdata paths as they are to avoid profile issues) and gift wrap it for you for Christmas. What do you say? EDIT: Thank you for removing the official branding from the modified-uxp repository. ALSO, if you go forward with this I will list you on thereisonlyxul.org in a special section for Windows XP users.
  4. 13 points
    NTOSKRNL Emu_Extender Library of missing functions for Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 NTOSKRNL.EXE Project is intended to help in porting drivers from Windows 7/8/8.1/10 for work with Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 How-To: 1) Compile sources to make ntoskrn8.sys 2) Make corrections to xxx.sys so that it loads ntoskrn8.sys instead of the original ntoskrnl.exe 3) Place ntoskrn8.sys to X:/Windows/sytem32/drivers/ folder Compiling: 1) Install Windows 7 DDK v7.1.0 (download from Microsoft site) 1a) Original DDK header files has mistake with definintion of MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCacheNode, apply fix: \WinDDK\Win7\inc\ddk\ntddk.h: \WinDDK\Win7\inc\ddk\wdm.h: #if (NTDDI_VERSION >= NTDDI_WIN2K) typedef ULONG NODE_REQUIREMENT; to: #if (NTDDI_VERSION >= NTDDI_VISTA) typedef ULONG NODE_REQUIREMENT; 2) Download project files to any local folder git clone https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu 3) Select Target OS Keep in mind that depending on the target operating system the way of exporting the functions changes, if a function already exists in the kernel it will be simply redirected without injecting emulation code 4) Run shell Start Menu\Programs\Windows Driver Kits\Win7 7600.16385.1\Build Environments\Windows XXX\YYY Free Build Environment XXX - target OS, YYY - target CPU, 5) In shell change current directory to local project folder 6) Use shell command BLD to compile project 7) Compiled ntoskrn8.sys will be in ntoskrn8/objfre_XXX_x86/YYY folder STORPORT Windows 7 Emu_Extender This is Library of missing functions for Windows 7 STORPORT.SYS to emulate Windows 8 STORPORT.SYS How-To: 1) Compile ntoskrnl Emu_Extender 2) Place storpor8.sys to X:/Windows/system32/drivers/ folder 3) Make corrections to target xxx.sys so that it loads storpor8.sys instead of the original storport.sys Ported drivers: WDF 1.11 for Windows XP/2003 x32 Last version for Windows XP/2003 is 1.9, but possible to backport 1.11 version: 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates: WDF01000.SYS v 1.11.9200.20755 WdfLdr.sys v 1.11.9200.16384 2) In WDF01000.SYS replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now WDF01000.SYS will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Recalc checksum If need coexist with original WDF1.9 drivers: 4) Rename WDF01000.SYS->WDF01_W8.SYS, WdfLdr.sys->WdfLdr8.sys 5) In WDF01_W8.SYS replace string WdfLdr.sys to WdfLdr8.sys in import section 6) In WdfLdr8.sys replace unicode string \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wdf%02d000 to \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wdf%02d_w8 7) In WdfLdr8.sys replace hex pattern **F6 78 1B F6** to **F6 EB 1B F6** 8) In ported driver xxx.sys replace string WdfLdr.sys to WdfLdr8.sys in import section 9) In .INF of ported driver add creating new service: AddService=WDF01_W8,, WDF.AddService .... [WDF.AddService] DisplayName = "Windows Driver Framework v1.11 for XP/2003" ServiceType = 1 ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER StartType = 3 ; SERVICE_DEMAND_START ErrorControl = 1 ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL ServiceBinary = %12%\WDF01_W8.SYS LoadOrderGroup = Base Windows 7's Storport.sys for Windows XP x32 Storport was released only for Windows 2003, but possible to backport Windows 7 version: 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates (KB3125574): storport.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) In storport.sys replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now storport.sys will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Storport uses MSI interrupts, need to force use only legacy/compatible interrupts replace hex pattern **8B 8E 3C 01 00** to **B9 00 00 00 90** 4) Recalc checksum Windows 7's NVMe driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates (KB3125574): stornvme.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) MS Win7 NVMe driver require Win7 Storport.sys, use backported one Windows 8's USB3 driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get required files from Windows 8: ucx01000.sys usbhub3.sys usbxhci.sys wpprecorder.sys usbd.sys from Vista Beta/Longhorn 5456.5: ksecdd.sys 2) In files ucx01000.sys, usbhub3.sys, usbxhci.sys, wpprecorder.sys, usbd.sys change security_cookie to random value 3) In files ucx01000.sys, usbhub3.sys, usbxhci.sys, ksecdd.sys replace string name "ntoskrnl.exe" to "ntoskrn8.sys' in import section, now *.sys will import kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 4) Rename ksecdd.sys->ksecd8.sys, usbd.sys->usbd_w8.sys 5) In usbhub3.sys replace string name "ksecdd.sys" to "ksecd8.sys' in import section 6) In usbhub3.sys replace string name "usbd.sys" to "usbd_w8.sys' in import section, 7) recalc checksum Windows 8’s STORAHCI driver for Windows XP x32 STORAHCI driver requires storport.sys from Windows 8, but possible to use storport.sys from Windows 7 storport.sys from Windows 7 more compatible with Windows Xp/2003 because it still call required PoStartNextPowerIrp when processing power IRPs. MS removed calls to PoStartNextPowerIrp in Windows 8’s storport.sys, without this call Windows XP/2003 kernel cannot finish current power IRP and start next IRP, also it generate BSOD (0x0000009F) Take attention: Win8’s STORAHCI + Win7’s STORPORT have significal performance drop and high CPU usage, there is no fix yet 1) Get files from Windows 8 (): storahci.sys v 6.2.9200.16384 2) In storahci.sys replace string storport.sys to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now storahci.sys will import all storport functions only from Emu_Extender 3) storahci.sys was compiled with Windows 8 DDK’s storport.h and writes to new fields of _PORTCONFIGURATION_INFORMATION, these fields not exist in Windows 7’s storport.sys Need to skip these writes to avoid damaging structures in memory: replace hex pattern 83 A6 C8 00 00 00 00 to 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 replace hex pattern 83 8E CC 00 00 00 03 to 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 If you compile storahci from sources (from Windows 8 DDK Samples), comment two lines: ConfigInfo->BusResetHoldTime = 0; ConfigInfo->FeatureSupport |= STOR_ADAPTER_FEATURE_STOP_UNIT_DURING_POWER_DOWN; 4) In storahci.sys change security_cookie to random value 5) Recalc checksum Windows 7’s MSAHCI driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates(KB3125574): atapi.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 ataport.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 msahci.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 pciidex.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) In ataport.sys, pciidex.sys replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now these *.sys will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) pciidex.sys uses MS Internal/Undocumented HalDispatchTable way to call functions from Kernel/HAL, For Windows XP/2003 x32 need to use compatible variant: replace hex pattern FF 50 3C to FF 50 40 same in asm code: mov eax, ds:HalDispatchTable ... call dword ptr [eax+3Ch] => call dword ptr [eax+40h] 4) Recalc checksum 5) MSHDC.INF from Windows 7 may conflict with original mshdc.inf from Windows XP/2003 For example msahci enumerates IDE/SATA channels as InternalIDEChannel and compatible ID as *PNP0600. Original mshdc.inf for *PNP0600 will install wrong Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller driver Intel RSTe (Enterprise/Premium) AHCI/RAID driver 4.7.0.1098 for Windows XP/2003 Intel RST AHCI/RAID drivers (any version, last compatible is 15.9.8.1050) for Windows XP/2003 These drivers require storport.sys from Windows 7, use backported version. 1) In file iaStorA.sys or iaStorAC.sys replace string “ntoskrnl.exe” to “ntoskrn8.sys” in import section (do not change second string “NTOSKRNL.exe”) now these *.sys will import kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Recalc checksum Implemented Func List v6: _chkstk _i64toa_s _i64tow_s _itoa_s _itow_s _makepath_s _snprintf_s _snscanf_s _snwprintf_s _snwscanf_s _splitpath_s _strnset_s _strset_s _strtoui64 _swprintf _ui64toa_s _ui64tow_s _ultoa_s _ultow_s _vsnprintf_s _vsnwprintf_s _vswprintf _wcsnset_s _wcsset_s _wmakepath_s _wsplitpath_s _wtoi _wtol DllInitialize DllUnload EmClientQueryRuleState EtwActivityIdControl EtwEventEnabled EtwProviderEnabled EtwRegister EtwUnregister EtwWrite EtwWriteString EtwWriteTransfer ExAcquireRundownProtectionCacheAware ExAcquireRundownProtectionCacheAwareEx ExAllocateCacheAwareRundownProtection ExEnterCriticalRegionAndAcquireResourceExclusive ExFreeCacheAwareRundownProtection ExGetFirmwareEnvironmentVariable ExInitializeRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReInitializeRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReleaseResourceAndLeaveCriticalRegion ExReleaseRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReleaseRundownProtectionCacheAwareEx ExRundownCompletedCacheAware ExSetFirmwareEnvironmentVariable ExSizeOfRundownProtectionCacheAware ExWaitForRundownProtectionReleaseCacheAware IoAllocateSfioStreamIdentifier IoConnectInterruptEx IoDisconnectInterruptEx IoFreeSfioStreamIdentifier IoFreeWorkItem IoGetActivityIdIrp IoGetAffinityInterrupt IoGetDevicePropertyData IoGetIoPriorityHint IoGetSfioStreamIdentifier IoInitializeWorkItem IoQueueWorkItemEx IoSetActivityIdIrp IoSetDevicePropertyData IoSizeofWorkItem IoUninitializeWorkItem IoUnregisterPlugPlayNotificationEx KdRefreshDebuggerNotPresent KeAcquireGuardedMutex KeAcquireGuardedMutexUnsafe KeEnterGuardedRegion KeGetCurrentNodeNumber KeGetCurrentProcessorNumberEx KeGetProcessorIndexFromNumber KeGetProcessorNumberFromIndex KeInitializeGuardedMutex KeLeaveGuardedRegion KeQueryActiveGroupCount KeQueryActiveProcessorCount KeQueryActiveProcessorCountEx KeQueryDpcWatchdogInformation KeQueryGroupAffinity KeQueryHighestNodeNumber KeQueryLogicalProcessorRelationship KeQueryMaximumGroupCount KeQueryMaximumProcessorCount KeQueryMaximumProcessorCountEx KeQueryNodeActiveAffinity KeReleaseGuardedMutex KeReleaseGuardedMutexUnsafe KeRevertToUserAffinityThreadEx KeRevertToUserGroupAffinityThread KeSetCoalescableTimer KeSetSystemAffinityThreadEx KeSetSystemGroupAffinityThread KeSetTargetProcessorDpcEx KeTryToAcquireGuardedMutex LpcReplyWaitReplyPort LpcSendWaitReceivePort memcpy_s memmove_s MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCacheNode MmAllocateContiguousNodeMemory MmGetSystemRoutineAddress ObfDereferenceObjectWithTag ObfReferenceObjectWithTag PcwAddInstance PcwCloseInstance PcwCreateInstance PcwRegister PcwUnregister PoDisableSleepStates PoEndDeviceBusy PoGetSystemWake PoRegisterPowerSettingCallback PoSetDeviceBusyEx PoSetSystemWake PoStartDeviceBusy PoUnregisterPowerSettingCallback PsSetCreateProcessNotifyRoutineEx RtlCheckPortableOperatingSystem RtlIsNtDdiVersionAvailable RtlQueryRegistryValuesEx RtlSetPortableOperatingSystem SeReportSecurityEventWithSubCategory SeSetAuditParameter SeSetAuthorizationCallbacks sprintf_s sscanf_s strcat_s strcpy_s strncat_s strncpy_s strnlen strtok_s swprintf_s swscanf_s vsprintf_s vswprintf_s wcscat_s wcscpy_s wcsncat_s wcsncpy_s wcsnlen wcstoul ZwAlpcConnectPort ZwAlpcSendWaitReceivePort Download Binaries https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu/releases Download Sources https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu
  5. 12 points
    Please, be patient, of course, there is going to be the new version soon, bit I'm a bit busy in the current situation.
  6. 12 points
    Thank you, I've been in touch with @LoneCrusader regarding his cotnact with my father. I appreciate what you've done with my dad's account. I have found some source code, lots of it, so I know some of it isn't related to his patches. I'm going to make that stuff available too once I actually have some free time (my life was already busy before all of this). @LoneCrusader mentioned to me that he might have been using a custom compiler which I am unaware of at the moment so it may not just compile nicely. But, I've attached a few of the TRIM named files (and what look like dependencies he had) that I have. I don't know if these are the most recent or even if they are the right ones! BLK13EX.C TRIMCHK.C TRIMCMD.C DISKPORT.C TRIM.C DRIVE.C IDENTIFY.C GETNUM.C
  7. 11 points
    Throughout time, the number of processes to support my empty desktop, with my favorite tweaks and "to work" software: XP: High teens. 100 MB. Vista: 30 or so. 800 MB. Win 7: 34. 1 GB. Win 8.1: 42. 1.2 GB. Win 10: 120. 4 GB. 3x the processes prior versions had to rock, just to get anything done. Says it all right there. No wonder it really doesn't seem to run any better on modern hardware than prior versions did on the best hardware of 7 years ago. And you can't really trim it down any more, for several reasons. Back when we thought Vista, Win 7, and Win 8.1 were bloated, we simply didn't know what True Bloat was. -Noel
  8. 11 points
    I think I'll have to set up one of his computers to find it. I have a feeling it isn't in the "active" set of stuff I'm looking at. Thanks! Uploading them without going through them would not be a good idea. Right off the bat, there is customer information scattered in there. I already seen some family photos in the mix and even some code that I know is not relevant. I wouldn't want to just throw it out there. I can hold my own in regards to programming knowledge so that isn't a concern. A repo can be made at any point and anyone here could do it if they felt inclined to do so. I can't offer support for it anyway - I just don't have the time. My option was to upload source without a build system or to not upload source. I would like to think you can see what the better option is. In any case, the logic in the code is more important for anyone to try to learn or extend his work. Regarding who my dad was, I'm uploading his resumes so you get an idea of what he felt was appropriate to say he did. He did a bit of consulting work for Aerospace Avionics (I think that is the name, I have a pile of hardware schematics from them but they were absorbed into another company) but pretty much was consulting for the last 30 years and living off investments and tax liens. My dad was phone phreaker in his youth and actually got arrested for it (I'm quite proud of him for that) and was forced to write a public apology to avoid jail time. He was also responsible for this article: http://explodingthephone.com/docs/dbx0431.pdf I'm pretty sure that I'm about the only person he would trust with this. Although, he would not be pleased that I'm just giving away his work and that is a point where we differed in opinion, I think it is the best option for me to preserve his legacy. I never got into Windows like my dad did but I do take after him quite a bit. I wish my dad followed more modern standards for organization and such but the major issue is that there is just a massive amount of data. I brought about 60TB of stuff back home with me and that might only be half of his recent stuff (last few years). He has tape archives going back at least 20 years but I am pretty confident that stuff isn't related to his Windows endeavors. HTML by hand fits my dad so well. But I'm thinking about using React for the long-term of the page. Newspaper Article for Rudy.pdf resume.txt RESUME.DOC
  9. 11 points
    Wow, that is quite a timeline you have provided here. Let me first start out by saying thank you ever so much for posting this and giving those that "knew" him some closure. I know @LoneCrusader will probably appreciate seeing this post as well because he and your dad kept in contact a lot and worked on projects together. I'm glad it also helped to get it off your chest as well, so it benefited all of us in the end. I still feel very sad over the loss and in time we will all heal but it sounds like he was quite a trooper through the whole thing but unfortunately just wasn't strong enough to come through. But some of us truly liked your father and he was always welcome here. As a small token of our gratitude, we promoted his account that you're using to the patrons group which is reserved for those who have had a special impact here or retired staff members. We know it's not much but it's all we can really offer along with our most sincere condolences. While you may or may not have much use being here, please be aware that you're certainly most welcome in the community, even if you just want to talk to some of us who were close to your dad. Not a lot of people would have done what you did but I know myself and others will be more at peace with your dad's untimely passing. Again, thank you ever so much for the update!
  10. 11 points
    ... And I'm so tired reading that same ol' mantra there: As if they (third party software developers) would give one nickel whether someone's setup is secure or not; what is the underlying truth inside this PR talk is that Microsoft themselves make it gradually impossible for third party software developers to target older OSes with their (M$'s) updated Windows SDKs! ... and it always comes down to that! Win7 will soon reach End of Extended Support, hence it'll also be "outdated and unsupported by Microsoft", with no more "security patches"; what is their stance on Win7? Security reasons my... behind!
  11. 9 points
    Here, you will find a list of software compatible with Windows Vista, after installing the new extended kernel by Win32. As this project is very new, this list will remain quite short for the time being. List: BeamNG.Drive 0.16 and later Chromium versions 53-73 beta (later versions currently do not work) Firefox "classic" versions 53-56 Firefox Quantum version 57 and later GIMP 2.10.18 Google Earth 7.3.3 and later Interlink Mail client Logitech Gaming Software 9.02 Opera 44 (later versions currently do not work) Palemoon 28.x Rocket League Thunderbird versions 53 and later Waterfox Classic Waterfox Current Whatsapp I will continue to update this list as more software is made compatible. Feel free to contribute your own additions in the form of a reply to the topic, and I will add them ASAP.
  12. 9 points
    Yes, I would appreciate it too so it will be released when it is ready. Current status is that it does not work correctly yet. On the other side, I doubt that someone needs to upgrade to new builds immediately when it is released, especially when some needed software is not compatible with it.
  13. 9 points
    The largest the logo icon would be anywhere is 256x256 which is the second largest size. At that resolution it doesn't look as chunky as it does in the 512 size. But let's see..
  14. 9 points
    Well.. I created an icon for the Whistler Branding which would be used on Pale Moon... It is based on a public domain photo of the actual whistler mountain.
  15. 9 points
    for me, I just want a working browser and naming is unimportant to me. If just changing the names and no artwork works need to be done in short period (as I have no time working on artwork and I have no sense about audio-visual), then it can be done. As I have no idea what name to use, I'd create a poll here and let people to choose use names that Tobin given, or a name by other forum member suggested, and also give out a "No" option for reference. if these can be accepted by people, then it can be proceeded afterwards.
  16. 9 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Bug 1509685 - Add more bounds checking in nsMsgDBView::UpdateDisplayMessage() to avoid crashes (717be395f) - Bug 1482248 - don't crash on empty file name in nsMsgLocalStoreUtils::nsShouldIgnoreFile. (b797607a8) - Bug 1571481 - Improve multipart/alternative. (282cdd6ba) - Merge branch 'master' into release (642032029) - Merge pull request #1314 from g4jc/mailnews_patches (ca46bc1f6) - Merge branch 'release' (5ba7f92d5) - No Issue - Execute the precomplete command on *nix AltPackaging (647d14de8) - New cycle version bump (7758b9a26) - Update default bookmarks toolbar FAQ entry to redirect to forum. (d2a1d638b) - Issue #1317 - Increase the XML nested depth limit to 2048. (dacb3da00) My changes since my last build: - Revert "Issue #1259 - Adjust Widewine strings after removing Adobe Primetime support" (37e153f59)
  17. 9 points
    semi-OT: finally got my firefox55norust creating working build, by specifying `--disable-sandbox' switch in .mozconfig. maybe finally I can revert all XP+ only commits and creating a working XP 56-ish build.
  18. 8 points
  19. 8 points
    Thankfully @Sampei.Nihira and @LoneCrusader kindly sent surgical masks to me, so I and my family have enough mask for daily works for the time being. Again, thank you very much!!
  20. 8 points
    That's because FxESR 52 gets by default the (supported) Polymer v1 (Pm1) layout; only versions of Firefox older than 44 (Fx <=43) are being served the Classic layout, the one to be retired in March; if you use a UAO on FxESR 52 to spoof it as Fx 43, you'll get the older layout with the deprecation infobar: BTW, Firefox (Quantum) versions newer than 62 (63 =< Fx) are being served the newer Polymer v2 (Pm2) layout, which, on the outside, looks a lot like Pm1, but on the inside it's quite a different beast... FxESR 52 and the UXP browsers don't currently support it; of course FxESR 52 isn't maintained anymore, but MCP devs are already making talk about "upgrading" UXP to support Pm2 in the coming months; Google have not yet indicated for how long they'll keep supporting Pm1 Pm1 is considerably more resource hungry compared to the out-going Classic style, and this fact alone will create problems for older browsers capable of handling Pm1 but which are installed on old hardware (which seems to be the case with many XP/Vista users here... ) Of course, the forced migration to Pm1 will disable many user YT customisations, in the forms of XUL extensions, userstyles, userscripts etc., which were initially targeting the Classic layout; sadly, it'll be game over for those older browsers (on, perhaps, even older OSes/hardware) that can't cope with Pm1 at all... Some relevant links: https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/27596769 https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/eyjy4i/misc_fd_youtube_is_removing_the_old_design_soon/ https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23566 Chrome 49 has adequate support for Pm1, so if OP wants to continue using it for YT past March 2020, OP must: Install the User Agent Switcher extension from GWS: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher/kchfmpdcejfkipopnolndinkeoipnoia Set a "Permanent Spoof" for youtube.com domain (aka SSUAO) and pretend to be Firefox 60 (e.g. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0); then, every time a YT URL is loaded, OP will get the supported Pm1 layout without any nags about an unsupported browser: However, that workaround will, sadly, come to an end when evil Google decide to remove Pm1, too (which can be anytime, I hazard a guess and predict some time towards the end of this year) .
  21. 8 points
    I wanted to update you all that I have not abandoned you all. It's just Christmas night I got VERY VERY ill with a hospital-grade superflu I acquired a few days prior while visiting my father when he was in the hospital. I had a very high 104.5F fever that night and was pretty debilitated for days after as such serious flus tend to do. It has taken me a while to get better and get back into the swing of things. I see that discussion has been fairly constructive given the scope of a public forum so I am positive about the prospects of eventually resolving this. Indeed, I am very positive about the prospects the 2020s are offering in general. Oh I know it will be a lot of hard work and struggle but anything worthwhile always is. ANYWAY, this post is technically irrelevant so I will leave it there. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't just abandoned this or all of you as may or may not have been suggested. I look forward to constructive monitoring
  22. 8 points
    I have yet to go through stuff on what I think are his testing machines. I have plans for doing that mid next week though. I can use this info (knowing that there might be an RFDISK 3.1) to help me figure out if I'm looking at something more recent than what I am working off of.
  23. 8 points
    > Oh crap, Tobin's here.. what insanity does he have this time? WELL non-existant but likely quote, I am gonna clarify both the Navigator version reduction and the deal with FUEL. The reason the version was changed to a lower version is because I intend to start making releases of what is essentially an unfinished product and thus isn't 1.0 quality. I announced this would be happening eventually some months ago but other priorities have delayed it. When it does happen, consider it a public beta and technology preview with a goal of reaching a true 1.0 status. As for fuel.. As Australis Technology progressed, FUEL was an ancient developmental burden in the eyes of Firefox developers. It was eventually depercated and removed from Firefox. Proper Basilisk comes from a time where FUEL was long gone and the Australis Technology progressed (or is that regressed) the specific capabilities of the browser application code. It doesn't make much sense with the custom Australis Based UI of the main window. As for its deprecation in Pale Moon.. As you may know, the specific Application code for Pale Moon 28 is actually an uplifted and evolved form of code that started life in 2013 as Firefox 24 modified for Pale Moon 24 though 26, ported to Tycho for Pale Moon 27, and ported again to UXP for Pale Moon 28. There is absolute continuity for the application specific code from 2013 to today regardless of the platform codebase. This has been my design and the bulk of my research and contribution over the past five years. Pale Moon has stayed Pale Moon as I have promised so shall it is. I considered removing FUEL but decided against it for extension compatibility reasons and instead added a deprecation warning so that forks and new extensions do not use the component. It is not outside the realm of possibility it could be removed at a future date but it is exceedingly improbable. Think what you will about me and how I conduct my self but truth be told I have been the driving force for years in ensuring as much compatibility with extensions as reasonably can be achieved and the general continuity of Pale Moon AS what everyone expects Pale Moon to be. Without that influence over the years, I shudder to think what might have happened. Likely potential eventualities may have followed a path similar to the likes of Cyberfox and Waterfox. We shall never know because not only will my influence never be wiped out and I shall never be stopped from continuing forward on the path I helped to lay out. Sometimes you have to accept the good with the bad and perhaps I am neither.. Or perhaps I am all those things and more.
  24. 7 points
    I've found out about it by reading a thread on VOGONS, where a user mentioned his RAM patch for Windows 98. While I never used his patches, being an XP user, it is a big loss for the entire community and the people who still RDD on Windows 98. Here's his obituary: https://kraussfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/858/Rudolph-Loew/obituary.html Rest in peace, @rloew. He was 67 years old and passed away the 11th of this month.
  25. 7 points
    Features: - Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8.x/10 x86/x64 - Practically runs even on the most minimalistic WinPE - Choose able drive letter for the new Windows installation - Install Windows also if nlite/vlite has remove winnt32.exe/setup.exe - Integrate Drivers: normal PNP and Textmode Drivers also - patch uxtheme to allow unsigned Themes - Some tweaks - Support "Windows to Go" for Windows 7 and later installs - Supports WimBoot option for Windows 8.1 Update 1 - supports all current WIM files: WIM/SWM (XPRESS / LZX / XPRESS HUFFMAN = Wimboot compression) - supports unencrypted ESD files (LZMS compressed WIM) Not Supported: - No Windows embedded version (this includes WinFLP) - No Installation onto USB disk *New* only Windows 7 and later - No upgrades of existing installations As some may know the last version 1.5 had only Support for Win 2000/XP/2003. Fujianabc present an very easy approach to install Windows 7 NT 6.x fast installer basically it's simply applying the windows image from install.wim and generating the boot files. He also discovered that the drive letter of a Windows 7 image can be (opposed to Vista) easily changed. So I have added that way of installing to WinNTSetup. For the driver installation: Every driver added in NT6.x windows will be added to the driver store. So it's not recommended to add countless driver, but rather more really required ones. NT5.x massstorage driver integration is possible thanks to Mr dUSHA powerful MSSTMake.exe tool To the Unattend option: It's possible to use an unattend.xml to run the Setup unattended. But as the actual WinPE Setup Phase isn't effective in that way of install, all Winpe related settings inside the unattend.xml won't be applied. Ini config file It's possible to save all GUI-settings to a ini file: push Ctrl + S to save all settings to an ini. push Ctrl + L to load all settings from an ini. A WinNTSetup.ini file in the same dir as the app itself will be loaded automatically at startup. It also can be selected via command line: WinNTSetup.exe /cfg:"C:\mysettings.ini" more command line options To install Windows in a VHD file: - requires Windows 7 as OS and Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 as Source - create a partitioned VHD and assign a drive letter (push Ctrl + Shift + V to use build in diskpart wrapper for this) - select the VHD drive as installation drive (make sure you boot drive ist a active primary partition on a physical disk) If you get an Antivirus warning from your AV software, please report it to them as a false positive and let them check it. Current Version: 4.2.1 Mega - MediaFire
  26. 7 points
    Well, I got most of these. I know I have the rest, I've seen them but they weren't in the stuff I had easily accessible.
  27. 7 points
    Adobe Flash Player has been updated today for unknown reason. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.321 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
  28. 7 points
    New version of Adobe Flash Player has been released today. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.314 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe P.S. Adobe Flash Player will be supported 'till the end of this year.
  29. 7 points
    The patched version of EE 360 browser has preference for displaying sites in Russian. How do I force it to English? Relevant items in Settings page seem to be missing. Edit: found solution. 360Chrome\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences With text editor, look for "accept_languages" Flip language order like: "accept_languages": "en-US,en,ru-RU,ru" Clear cookies or start with new Portable if sites are still RU.
  30. 7 points
    You have to think though.. Names need to be able to be visually represented.. With what I suggest it not only follows a theme for those in the know.. It also stands on its own as basic concepts that can be represented easily. Whistler, a mountain Freestyle, some sort of abstracty glyph Neptune, Blue planet or perhaps the God Neptune's trident and Lonestar some sort of star likely akin to a sherrif's badge.. put it on an envelope or stamp or something.. That is what I was thinking.
  31. 7 points
    I don't think being confrontative helps any, I'm sorry to say. I do think ignoring Matt's offer (as in hiding one's head in the sand) leads nowhere. And his offer *was* ignored, while very minor issues continued to be discussed. There's much to gain and nothing to lose in accepting it. My 2¢, of course,,, but this is one occasion I think keeping silent a real bad choice..
  32. 7 points
    For the past few months I've been backporting Chromium 76 for Windows XP. I made GUI improvements as well. Here are some screenshots. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/499221835225890829/570061156253958174/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570299310428651540/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570300563753795614/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570421865416491008/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570298720785268766/unknown.png I started with Chromium 76 and fixed a long list of errors on Windows XP before reaching the point where I have to replace DirectWrite with GDI. I tried several times without success. A few people have expressed interest in the code for my Chromium project but I declined to share it. I'm willing to share it now with someone who can help because I think it's more important to keep the project going. Here is a notice I posted on Skype and Discord: I'm willing to cross-license my work with anyone who can enable GDI font rendering. That means I'll give credit to whoever helps me, and they will be required to give credit to me if they release their own browser using my XP patches. Both of us can make our work open- or closed-source as long as we give credit to the other party. Here is the list of errors I resolved. GetThreadId EnumSystemLocalesEx GetFileInformationByHandleEx GetUserDefaultLocaleName InitOnceExecuteOnce K32GetPerformanceInfo K32GetProcessMemoryInfo K32QueryWorkingSet SHGetKnownFolderPath EventRegister SetProcessDPIAware GetDateFormatEx GetDynamicTimeZoneInformation GetLocaleInfoEx InitializeConditionVariable K32EmptyWorkingSet K32EnumProcessModules K32GetMappedFileNameW K32GetModuleFileNameExW K32GetModuleInformation LCIDToLocaleName LocaleNameToLCID PowerClearRequest PowerCreateRequest PowerSetRequest RaiseFailFastException CloseTouchInputHandle DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo GetDisplayConfigBufferSizes RegsterPowerSettingNotification RegisterTouchWindow UnregisterPowerSettingNotification SHCreateItemFromParsingName SHGetPropertyStoreForWindow SHOpenWithDialog SHQueryUserNotificationState UIAutomationCore.dll (fixed by installing the .Net Framework) PROPSYS.dll (fixed by installing Windows Search) DWrite.dll (in progress)
  33. 7 points
    Sadly, this came too late, but please try it. It's based on the same AMDXHC driver for Windows XP, but this required just a device check patch. Included are both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) drivers, plus the "switch" driver. - The AMDXHC driver is safe to use and easily installed. - Supports all Intel USB 3.1 XHCI controllers (7, 8, 9, 100, 200 and 300 series, maybe even HEDT chipsets). - "Switch" driver may be needed if you don't get USB3 speeds on Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell (*) systems (7, 8 and 9 series chipsets). To use this, I'd recommend a backup. Open Device Manager -> System Devices -> PCI Bus Update driver -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer Have Disk -> open the folder containing the HCSwitch driver files PCI Bus will be displayed, continue the installation. When finished, just restart Vista. (*) Haswell should work with Vista 32-bit (x86) only. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1kjhhl0fq1ofc2m The original Intel XHCI driver can be modded to work on Vista, but as this one works so fine, I don't have any plans to do it.
  34. 7 points
    As I've posted in a previous thread, it is possible to get Ryzen working on Vista, but drivers are kind of a pain to get working. Windows 7 USB3 drivers do work on Vista, but don't try and slipstream them, because they're not signed for NT 6.0. I would recommend first installing using a PS/2 keyboard and a DVD, if possible.
  35. 7 points
    It's been a long time, but I finally managed to update the repository: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4530695 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Updates, KB4516051, KB4520009, KB4525239 and KB4530719 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Added Servicing Stack Update KB4531787 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4530677 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Updated SHA2 update KB4474419 to v4 (located in the folder "/SHA2") Replaced .NET Security and Quality Rollups: KB4507003 for .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4507001 for .NET Framework 4.5 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4533012 for .NET Framework 4.6 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup"). Updated the TLS 1.1 and 1.2 enabling reg file to include x64 (located in "/Extras") I hope I didn't miss any updates. This should cover the 4 months of updates missing. I think all of these updates require SHA2 support, so be sure to first install the Servicing Stack and SHA2 updates found in the "SHA2" folder. After Server 2008's EOL there might be a chance to use Extended Security updates on Vista until 2023, thanks to @abbodi1406's "Bypass Windows 7 ESU" hosted on MyDigitalLife forums, though I don't think anybody has tested the bypass on an actual Vista install. Merry Christmas, happy New Year and here's to 3 more years of patching https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  36. 7 points
    Today I managed to install .NET Framework 4.8 on my VM with Windows Vista Home Basic x64, how did I do it? First to install it use the method previously used with the .NET Framework 4.6.2 and 4.7.x; nothing more than this time the procedure is longer since when starting any application designed for .NET Framework 4.x in Vista an error dialog appears for lack of instructions in kernel32.dll and ole32.dll respectively. In HxD edit the clr.dll file that was the library that calls those instructions, replace clr.dll with the edited version and, surprise! NET Framework 4.8 is compatible with Windows Vista! Even create a small application with Visual Studio in Windows 7 to see if it worked at all and NET Framework 4.8 works correctly in Vista. Instructions for installing NET Framework 4.8 on Vista (you need to have a minimum .NET Framework 4.6.1 installed) 1. With the method of previous versions on this page: https://msfn.org/board/topic/178673-tutorial-how-to-install-net-framework-472-on-windows-vista/ 2. After finishing the installation, replace clr.dll in "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319" and "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319" with the versions in the zip file 3. Do regsvr32 if necessary 4. Restart your Windows Vista 5. NET Framework 4.8 in Windows Vista! Link to download the parch: Download
  37. 7 points
    Additional Microsoft software/utilities: Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 (FREE, CS). (ISO file; does not require to be mounted or run under Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 but it is the last version for NT 6.0.) Download from Microsoft Autoruns (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) (FREE, CS). (Requires Windows Vista SP2.) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Expression Web 4 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Photo Story 3 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1+ (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013 ($$$, CS) Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service 1.0.3 (FREE, CS). Download from Microsoft (Additional information here and here.) Microsoft Windows Preview Handler Pack (Preview Handlers for AS, ASPX, BAT, CMD, CS, CSS, DIFF, JS, PATCH, RB, RHTML, RJS, SQL, and VB files) (FREE, CS) Download from CodePlex MSDN Sample Preview Handlers (Preview Handlers for BIN, CSV, MSI, PDF, XAML, XML, XPS, and ZIP files) (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) Process Explorer (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Process Monitor (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Sysinternals Suite (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer 7 (Windows Easy Transfer of Windows 7 for Windows Vista) (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Windows Help (WinHelp32) for Windows Vista (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Windows Speech Recognition Macros (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Windows SteadyState 2.5 (FREE, CS): (Supports the 32-bit version of Windows Vista editions only (also supports Windows XP)). Download from the Wayback Machine (Additional details) (Technical FAQ (PDF)) (Technical FAQ (XPS)) AntiVirus & Security Software: Avast AntiTrack / AVG AntiTrack ($$$, CS, ONG). (Relies on an annual subscription-based business model.) Dashlane (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free and paid plans available.) Download from vendor Glarysoft Malware Hunter (FREE, CS, ONG). (Paid subscription version provides scheduled scan functionality and USB flash drive protection.) HijackThis 2.0.4 (2.0.5 Beta is also supported) (FREE, OS). (Download for 2.04 from SourceForge) (Download for 2.05 Beta from SourceForge) Kaspersky TDSSKiller (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor: (EXE) (ZIP) Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor KeePass (FREE, OS, ONG) Prey Anti-Theft (FREE, OS, ONG). (Free and paid plans available.) VeraCrypt (FREE, OS, ONG) Windows Live OneCare 2.5.2900.30 ($$$, CS). (Listed for reference purposes only; updates are no longer being provided.) Audio & Music Creation/Editing Tools: Exact Audio Copy (FREE, CS, ONG) Fmedia (FREE, OS, ONG) Generatosaur 1.0.0.2 (FREE, OS). (It has not been updated since 2008.) Download from vendor MediaMonkey (FREE, CS, ONG). (The non-free MediaMonkey Gold offers additional features.) Softpointer Tag&Rename ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Wavosaur (FREE, OS, ONG) Wavosaur Rec Recover (FREE, OS, ONG). (It has not been updated since 2011.) Download from vendor XRECODE3 ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Benchmarking and System Stress-Testing software: Cinebench 15.038 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) BitTorrent/P2P Clients: BitTorrent Sync 2.0.93 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo / BitTorrent Sync Pro 2.0.93 ($$$, CS). (Optional 30-day trial within the free version (also available to purchase from within the free version).) Tixati (FREE, CS, ONG) Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Tools: UNetbootin (FREE, OS, ONG) Cloud Storage Clients: Attachmore (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free accounts limited to 1GB monthly upload limits, 5 downloads per file, 15 day hosting per file, and 1 user / computer; paid options available.) Download from vendor CloudMe Sync (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free accounts are limited to 3GB of storage and 150MB uploads; paid options available. (Strangely when viewed from Windows Vista the download page references version 1.10.3 for Windows XP—presumably this installer is for "legacy versions" of Windows—but the latest version, CloudMe Sync 1.11.6 not only installs and runs in Windows Vista without issue, but the former version even updated to it.) SugarSync 3.8.0.15297 (FREE, CS, UNS) Desktop Enhancement software: Bing Desktop 1.3.478.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) CoolSoft PDF Property Extension (FREE, CS, ONG) Ditto Clipboard Manager (FREE, OS, ONG). (A highly configurable clipboard manager that surpasses the clipboard history feature of Windows 10 (e.g., can export clipped content as a QR code and even supports clipboard sharing over a network via IP addresses and computer names).) Icaros Shell Extensions 3.1.0 (3.1.1 Beta also supported) (FREE, CS) (Download for version 3.1.0 from Softpedia) (Download for Beta version 3.1.1 from Softpedia) LightBulb (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG). (An open source f.lux alternative (portable version additionally available).) Rainmeter 3.3.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor RTT PDF-ShellTools ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) (Notably includes a Property Handler for PDFs.) (By far my preferred PDF tool for the rich Windows Vista Shell.) SageThumbs (FREE, OS, ONG) Seer (FREE, CS, ONG). (MacOS Quick Look feature if one for some reason prefers that over the rich Preview Pane...) (The paid version provides automatic updates.) Softpointer AudioShell (FREE, CS, ONG) Sysinternals Desktops v2.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Start++ 0.8.1 by Brandon Paddock (FREE, CS) Download from developer (Wayback Machine) VoidTools Everything (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero Cursor Commander (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from developer WindowBlinds 7.4 ($$$, CS) (30-day trial (without support for applying textures to themes other than Aero themes) at least formerly available.) Download from FileHorse X-Mouse Controls (FREE, OS, ONG) E-mail Clients: eM Client 7.2.36694.0 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor / em Client Pro 7.2.36694.0 ($$$, CS) Mailbird 2.6.1.0 (FREE, CS) / Mailbird Pro 2.6.1.0 ($$$, CS). (Last officially supported version as per vendor release notes.) Pegasus Mail (FREE, CS, ONG) Opera Mail 1.0.1044 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor File Management: Cryptomator 1.3.4 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: (x86) (x64) Explorer++ (FREE, OS, ONG). (The current version is 1.3.5; support for Windows Vista will likely be terminated following version 1.4.) PowerArchiver ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver Command Line ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver for Office Add-ins (PAOP) ($$$, CS, ONG). ("[...] distributed under same license and evaluation period as PowerArchiver Professional.") PowerArchiver Zip To Email ($$$, CS, ONG) Tabbles (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free for personal use but with limitations; paid options available.) TagSpaces 2.1.1 (FREE, OS) Hard Drive Utilities: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free (FREE, CS, ONG). (The free version can recover up to 2GB total.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Partition Master Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Partition Master Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Todo Backup Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Home ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Hardware Identification and Temperature Management: HWiNFO (FREE, CS, ONG) Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software: AdiIRC (FREE, CS, ONG) DingTalk (FREE, CS, ONG) IceChat (FREE, OS, ONG) ICQ (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Irssi (FREE, OS, ONG) Linphone (FREE, OS, ONG) MicroSIP (FREE, OS, ONG) Miranda NG (FREE, OS, ONG) mIRC ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Download from vendor Quassel IRC (FREE, OS, ONG) qTox (FREE, OS, ONG). (It was not the desire to place the application in another category.) Invoicing, Finance, and Business Management software: GnuCash 2.6.21 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Money Manager EX (FREE, OS, ONG) Language Translation software: Rosetta Stone Language Learning ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Rosetta Stone TOTALe ($$$, CS, ONG) Miscellaneous.: DOSBox (FREE, OS, ONG) Evernote 6.7.6.7584 (FREE, CS). (There is also the Web version.) Download from vendor Feem (FREE, CS, ONG). (Cable, hotspot, LAN, and even Wi-Fi Direct file sharing application compatible with Windows Vista!) (Can be used to transfer files between desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets.) (For devices without Feem, there is also the Feem WebShare service with both free (max 3 files shared at a time) and PRO options.) GoToTags (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG). (NFC application for Windows Vista!) (Latest version is 3.5.0.1.) (Requires .NET Framework 4.6.2.) Download from vendor RedNotebook (FREE, OS, ONG) Send Anywhere 2.6.9 (FREE, CS). Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) Scribus (FREE, OS, ONG) Stellarium (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Todoist (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero OneClickFirewall (FREE, CS) Download from vendor WinHTTrack (FREE, OS, ONG) Wunderlist 3.21.4 (FREE, CS) (Referenced download from FileHippo is version 3.19.7; follow the instructions here to resolve potential issues and update to the latest available version.) (There is also the Web version.) Download from FileHippo Office Suites: AbleWord (FREE, CS). (Update announcements have not occurred since 2015.) Optical Disc Media Management software: BurnAware Free (FREE, CS, ONG) BurnAware Premium to BurnAware Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (10-day evaluation available.) CDBurnerXP (FREE, CS, ONG) ImDisk Toolkit (FREE, OS, ONG) PDF Viewers/Editors: CutePDF Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trial available.) CutePDF Writer (FREE, CS, ONG). ("Requires PS2PDF converter such as Ghostscript (recommended)" (downloads are available at the referenced software link).) doPDF (FREE, CS, ONG). (A printer for PDFs, allowing other applications to "print" (export) files as PDFs.) RTT PDF Explorer ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) RTT PDFrizator (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare PDFelement ($$$, CS, ONG). (A trial is available that is functionally analogous with the full version; however, the trial includes undesirable effects such as watermarks, as well as limited conversion capabilities.) Phone Integration and Management software: AirDroid (FREE, CS, ONG). (AirDroid Web is also available.) Apowersoft Phone Manager 2.8.9 ($$$, CS). (An evaluation version with limited functionality is available. Superseded by the (also) non-free ApowerManager, which is incompatible with Windows Vista.) (The referenced installer is for version 2.8.4; the application updates to the latest version.) Download from FileHippo FJ Software Development MyPhoneExplorer (FREE, CS, ONG) Mobizen PC (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor MTUX MyMobiler 0.9.8.2 for Android (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (Portable (Wayback Machine)) MTUX MyMobiler 1.25 for Windows Mobile (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (Portable (Wayback Machine)) Pushbullet (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Samsung SideSync 4.7.5.244 (FREE, CS). (The referenced installer is for version 4.7.5.203; the application updates to the latest version.) Download from vendor Unified Remote Server (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Wondershare Dr. Fone ($$$, CS, ONG) (An evaluation version with potentially significant limitations is available.) Wondershare MobileGo ($$$, CS, ONG) (15-day trial available.) Wondershare MobileTrans ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation version with potentially significant limitations (transfer of only 5 contacts; no restoration or transfer of social app data) is available.) Remote Access: PuTTY (FREE, OS, ONG) Software/Game Development: AutoHotkey (FREE, OS, ONG) Download from vendor Geany 1.3.2 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Speech Recognition software: Voice Finger (FREE, CS). (Full version and functionality require a purchase; it has not been updated since 2013.) Download from developer System Management, Cleanup, and Analysis: Atribune ATF Cleaner 3.0.0.2 (FREE, CS) Download from MajorGeeks Avast Cleanup / AVG TuneUp ($$$, CS, ONG). (I would write that it is unsupported—Windows Vista is not listed among compatible operating systems—but the latest version executes, installs, and functions perfectly. Moreover, according to Avast's Priyanga Sekar the 2019 version is compatible with versions from Windows XP to Windows 10.) (Relies on an annual subscription-based business model.) Chocolatey 0.9.9.8 (FREE, OS, UNS). (Windows Vista is not listed as compatible—and other versions of Windows also are not listed—but Windows Vista does meet the minimum listed requirements.) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional to EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trials available.) EasyBCD (FREE, CS, ONG). (Registration is required to download from vendor; purchase is required for commercial use and for automatic updates.) Softpedia download Inno Setup (FREE, OS, ONG) Ketarin (FREE, OS, ONG) KC Softwares BATExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares HDDExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares KCleaner (FREE, CS, ONG). (A PRO version with an automatic update feature and without the "thank you" nag screen is also available for purchase.) KC Softwares RAMExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares Startup Sentinel (FREE, CS, ONG) WireShark 2.2.17 (FREE, CS). (Last officially supported version as indicated in the release notes.) 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  38. 7 points
    That isn't a problem only for users of older OSes; it's a problem for anyone who prefers a platform other than Google's Chromium! Opera switched to Chromium long ago. Micro$oft switched from IE to Edge a little less long ago, but the "new" M$ Edge for Win 7/8.1? It's Chromium-based. It's gotten to where Chromium is the new IE monopoly! (But at least M$ wasn't using IE to spy on me or to dragoon me into helping train their AI.) I sometimes wonder if I should have a SSUAO for Google sites, claiming to be Chrome, just so Google's reCaptchas don't bug me quite so much, but then I remember I'd have to update the SSUAO almost as often as @looking4awayout updates the UOC Patch! No, he means New Moon, as the Pale Moon folks will angrily tell you if you ever make that innocent mistake on one of their forums. "Pale Moon" is only one of the browsers officially released by Moonchild Productions. Pale Moon does not run on OSes considered "obsolete," like XP or Vista, and woe to the poor soul that mentions XP or Vista on a Pale Moon forum. Anyone else's build is "New Moon" unless they develop their own branding (e.g., MyPal, Arctic Fox) for their own fork of Pale Moon. Edit: Doggone it, @VistaLover beat me to it again! Foiled by a page break....
  39. 7 points
    You would be horribly mistaken. It’d still be wrong, but vastly less wrong to say you’re the only person who doesn’t use single core CPUs here these days. And complaining about the hardware people choose / choose not to use isn’t something we do here.
  40. 7 points
    You haven't provided me the specs of your machine, nor the Foxbox version you are using. The purpose of the UOC Patch is to optimize Mozilla based browsers for old and obsolete systems. Not for modern computers. Your computer is multi-core with PCIe and such? You do not need the UOC Patch. As simple as that. Try it on an Athlon XP or a Pentium III machine with a supported graphics card, and you will notice the difference. As for why I use a Pentium III computer in 2019, I do not need to add anything other than "for fun", because I like to use it. You don't like that? Not my problem. You clearly have completely missed out the point of this patch, and I am not interested to continue replying to your posts. I have been taught that trolls must not be fed. Have a nice day.
  41. 7 points
    I think another problem is hardware support. Vista cannot be installed on anything following Intel's Ivy-Bridge. Some users have luck with AMD's Ryzen, but most people still have Intel systems. It may seem odd (and it is), that Vista doesn't install on anything after Ivy-Bridge, considering a lot of Windows 7 drivers actually work on Vista. This is further exemplified with Windows XP, which is left with scarce NT5.x drivers on newer hardware, but yet, actually can install with proper SATA drivers. I'm sure there are a few members here that would install Vista on second partition if it were practical. Security and FUD certainly play a role in the declining market-share. Although most FUD was centered around XP, Windows 7's "your computer will explode if you use the internet" day is coming quickly. Some people who have Vista probably see Windows 7's EOL as a reminder or something of the sort. Most of all however, is browser support. Roytam1's Pale Moon and Firefox 56(?) back-ports are excellent, but the average user is only going to think about Chrome and Firefox which are both no longer updated.
  42. 7 points
    So shocked to hear this, it was only a month or so ago that I was corresponding with Rudolph about a disk partition alignment program that he had just built. I use several of his programs, to enhance my Windows 98 installation, and to do things like applying TRIM to my FAT32 SSD. He was an absolute genius, up with the very top experts on this forum IMO. 67 is no age to go nowadays. RIP Rudolph.
  43. 7 points
    I released Extended Kernel v3.0d * Installer is improved. * TLS1.1/1.2 support *Download Folder Support. ・GDIPLUS・MSXML6・JSCRIPT9 update ・add functions in KERNEL.DLL GetLocaleScripts GetStringScripts VerifyScripts ・add functions in ADVAPI32.DLL EventProviderEnabled EventSetInformation EventWriteEndScenario EventWriteStartScenario EventActivityIdControl EventWriteString EventWriteTransfer EnableTraceEx ・wevtapi.dll bug fix ・WindowsCodecs.dll/wmphoto.dll (WIC) upgrade to Windows 7 compatible
  44. 6 points
    Dropping support is one thing, and that is not what happens with software these days. Instead these developers are actively blocking OSes that are not in their support list. That is entirely different situation.
  45. 6 points
    I really don't see why it is such a big problem to create an original logo/name. @Matt A. Tobin is extending the olive branch, THEN SOME, and being flat out ignored.
  46. 6 points
    It's been a while since I've logged in here so I'm glad to see you're still posting. I really hope that you and the family are doing well and that some sort of comfort is starting to set in. Rudy's death really hit hard for me for several reasons. One of them because even though I wouldn't consider him a great friend, I still considered him a friend and I really respected him. But also, because of what led him to passing away. Heart problems run in my family. I'm 30 going on 31 in a few months and I'm also extremely overweight. I was literally in a race car speeding towards heart problems and other awful stuff. Since his passing, I started eating healthier and a lot less. I stopped binging all together and no longer have the desire to stuff myself full of sweets. I also joined the local gym and I work out four to five times a week now. Since the end of September I'm down 22 pounds and I'm feeling great! My knee no longer hurts when I walk and I'm not completely wiped out after walking only four blocks. I still have a super long journey ahead of me but considering how hard life was getting for me and then Rudy's unfortunate passing, it really started clicking that I needed to do something otherwise it won't be long and I'd end up joining him. So while this is really for me in the end, I want to dedicate a part of this to Rudy's memory, a great man taken from us way too early.
  47. 6 points
    First off, let me thank you ever so much for coming here to post an update, you have no idea how much it is appreciated. Second, I personally want to extend my sincerest condolences for your loss, to you and the rest of the family. We truly enjoyed having your dad as part of our community. Heh, my heart actually started racing when I saw his username had posted, thinking that somehow we got a bum steer and he was coming to tell us that he was still alive. But back to seriousness, we understand that it's probably a very busy time for you and the family and we want you to take all the time you need to grieve and take care of important business. But know that even though we didn't get to meet him personally, he was still a friend around here and we treasured the time we had with him. If I may ever be so brazen, was his passing expected or unexpected? You don't have to answer if you don't want to but it may help some of the hurt that some of us feel and give us some closure. Again, thank you so much for coming and posting this update for us! It really helps to keep up in the loop of things. I'm sure some of our users will greatly appreciate his work not being lost to the world, especially those who are as diehard Win9x users as your dad was.
  48. 6 points
    Here spammers get banned and reported to anti-spam services. And get all posts removed, too. Done!
  49. 6 points
  50. 6 points
    Yesssssssssssssssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa all USB3 on XP SP3 on Intel chipset on full ACPI Multiprocessor https://www.win-raid.com/t4035f45-Windows-XP-SP-bit-and-modern-PC-parts-86.html#msg84052 Dietmar
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