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  1. Well it could be a number of things: Vista had the first implementation of Superfetch, and even with SP2 could be sluggish at relinquishing RAM to apps that called for it. Try disabling it (but keep Prefetch enabled) Is your graphics adapter adept at rendering Aero and transparency? You could try the Windows Basic theme. Do you have a lot of widgets loaded? Perhaps turn those off. There is a registry setting (I think it's EnablePrefetchParameters) that can allow you to disable Superfetch, but keep Prefetch enabled. I'm a bit tired right now, but I'm sure someone c
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  2. Honestly IDK what you want to hear. Is it a clean install? if so then disable superfetch, windows update. Vista has always been slower for me on the same hardware in comparision with windows 8 for example but never "super slow"
    2 points
  3. @VistaLover By subscribing to Kees1958's list (which I recommended in the UBO lists) you would have had no problem: https://github.com/Kees1958/W3C_annual_most_used_survey_blocklist/blob/master/TOP_EU_US_Ads_Trackers_ABP It's the premier list for third-party ad blocking. See line 319.
    2 points
  4. Thanks, once again, for your erudite guidance! After more searching done on my part, the culprit is indeed the Adobe DTM SatelliteLib script ; this is compatible with Chromium (of course...) but not compatible with previous Mozilla Firefox versions (like the one UXP is derived from...); so, technically, this issue is still a UXP bug... That script is just a commercial tracking script developed (and served) by Adobe, thus one would expect it to be blocked by default in a content blocker (); I'm not a fan of many layers of browser content protection, that make it more difficult to
    2 points
  5. go to MDL (my digital life) forums and search in the vista related topic
    2 points
  6. for people who can't register here, there is another place you can create post for asking/help besides in github and blog: https://forum.eclipse.cx/viewforum.php?f=33
    2 points
  7. I'm a fairly experienced C, C++, and Assembly programmer and want to experiment with diving into the inner workings of Windows 9x drivers. Is there any publicly available documentation specifically on the format of VxD files, API references, and toolchains for compiling and testing them?
    1 point
  8. Hi all, I've followed MSFN on and off for a few years as a lurker, but finally decided to join as I'm building my first bare-bones old-school Windows/DOS system and wanted to share the experience and get some tips too I'm hoping to build a dual-boot DOS/Win3.11 and Windows 98SE system. Let's see how it goes! Stay safe everyone Jasmin
    1 point
  9. This is one of the worst threads I could think of to have pinned. Pinned threads are reserved for important information that generally affects everyone using the OS. If there was a crucial fix that applied to everyone or just about everyone, then it warrants a pin. But pinning a thread will not give it more attention. I don't even know what the original post said but even then, this is more of a per user basis issue and not a widespread problem. I mean, you don't even have much explanation about what's so slow about it or when it occurs so how does that help anyone?
    1 point
  10. LMAO I have moved on long ago. I'm not an id*** to refuse to update my OS so I can use visual software that's unsupported. I'm also not the first or the last person to think he should have open sourced it to help the community.
    1 point
  11. Personally I prefer to use Noscript, always developed by my compatriot, Giorgio Maone. Not only because a long, long time ago he taught me to use his Firefox extension. Moonchild regards Noscript as smoke in the eyes. I have no problem using this extension with NM28. I can't recommend other users if it is better to use Noscript or eMatrix with our browsers.
    1 point
  12. The fork below, made by a compatriot of yours , is being still maintained, latest update was 4 days ago... https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/ematrix/
    1 point
  13. You should (in my mind) leave your original post intact, because now our responses make less sense for someone else stumbling across this in the future.
    1 point
  14. I figured it out. This article was pretty helpful https://www.drdobbs.com/windows/building-vxds-in-windows-95/184410047 Oddly enough, the program loading the vxd has to be in the same directory as the vxd, and when using CreateFile to open the vxd, the filename passed in has to be \\.\mydriver.vxd instead of the full path to it for some reason. I also find it interesting that most example drivers in the Windows 95 DDK are written in assembly with some of them partially in C. WDM and modern WDF drivers are almost always written in C.
    1 point
  15. Not sure if that’s what it’s about, but here’s what I found: https://community.microfocus.com/t5/DevPartner-Knowledge-Base/Automatic-Unloading-of-VxDs/ta-p/1740946
    1 point
  16. Kinda off-topic, yet it speaks volumes about "upstream"... Moonchild is now blocking in (official) Pale Moon (recently updated to v29.0.0) an extension made by his ousted ex-associate JustOff (former head of PM localisation team): https://github.com/JustOff/moon-tester-tool/releases resulted in: https://repo.palemoon.org/MoonchildProductions/Pale-Moon/commit/1c163a1 which, in turn, resulted in: https://github.com/JustOff/moon-tester-tool/issues/10 PS: The MTT extension allows PM users to prolong the functioning of (otherwise still compatible) "originally
    1 point
  17. The project remains his. All the reverse engineering he has done to viabilize it is solely his hard work. Were it obvious at all, there'd be clones galore of Aeroglass for Win 8/10 already, so it's not. Nobody has any right to try and browbeat him into open sourcing the code he devised by himself alone. Y'all ought to grow up and either go ahead and white-room reinvent it, or else stop whinning and move on. Throwing tantrums do not help, but annoy. Wake up to reality!
    1 point
  18. Block JavaScript from adobedtm.com and see if there's anything missing.
    1 point
  19. OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit Browser: Serpent v52.9.0 (2021-01-27) (32-bit) BuildID=20210127235057 UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/4.8 Firefox/68.0 Basilisk/52.9.0 https://www.oracle.com/index.html does NOT display in latest St52 (and I suspect the same happens with the rest of the UXP-based forks...); even when I fully disable uB0 (v1.16.4.28) and then concede to accepting cookies (in the pop-up window), the page apparently loads fully, but no content is being displayed (blank white tab) ... No warnings/errors are being generated in WebConsol
    1 point
  20. I Used The Windows Vista Update Restore tool from my digital life forum
    1 point
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  22. There was an addition to the firewall API that allows newer versions of simplewall to run. But it turns out many of the other functions in the file are outdated which made it not function properly so no release for that yet. I also made modified versions of dbghelp/dbgcore which can be used for newer applications like Code::Blocks that need them in their program folders. And then there's still the issue of ntoskrnl blocking modified ntdll and win32k. I seem to have detected the functions responsible for the checks of the image hashes (which will also be good for 7, 8.x and possibly even 1
    1 point
  23. This site is almost 20 years old, it is not that surprising. There are many accounts that I have made on other forums and not gone back to. There is not enough time in the day to be posting on forums, especially as you get older. Times change and people do different things.
    1 point
  24. I trust Roy to skip those commits in his builds like he has done before for other unwanted chages.
    1 point
  25. @VistaEX Why are you switching OSes every now and then? If you like Vista, stay with Vista. Yes, there is this free utility named USB Disk Eject 1.3.0.6 that does the job very well. Notifications are displayed as balloon tooltips.
    1 point
  26. Oops. Sorry for repeating that. Well, at this point, I would go to Nvidia's forum, but it's complete f****** trash. Like, holy hell, they aren't even cleaning up the garbage left by spambots. All in all, my efforts to get these damn drivers working has been a great big nothing burger, and I am getting thoroughly discouraged to try any further. With this, and that Hardware Unboxed fiasco, and the forcing of customers to make online accounts just to use GeForce Experience, and the annoying telemetry, and just the mere fact that they're listing a Windows 8 category for the 30 series and
    1 point
  27. I Had To Install A Lot Of Authinticode developer Certificates And update Windows A Lot And Then The Driver Just Worked Here is the download for the Certificates If This Is Not Allowed In The Forum Rules I Will Take The Download Down Authinticode Certificates.zip
    1 point
  28. Welcome to MSFN :) Oh.. the memories of DOS/Win3.1 and my IBM Thinkpads. Have fun !
    1 point
  29. Welcome to this wonderful forum @Jasmin and hello from India
    1 point
  30. From Belgium, hello @Jasmin and welcome to MSFN! I wish you enjoy the forums! Have a nice day. hpwamr
    1 point
  31. @Dixel Excuse me, but I would like to ask who D.Draker is.
    1 point
  32. My Specs: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Toshiba MK3261GSYN 298 GB HDD Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz e6430 atg laptop Ive Been Useng Vista off and on for the past year and i finally decided in 2021 i would Switch to vista full time and its been great so far it runs fast on my laptop from 2012
    1 point
  33. The staff is aware that there are currently spambots sending out private messages to random members here on the forum. We are actively dealing with the situation but if you happen to get one of those spam messages, please do not simply ignore or delete it but use the report system so that we can permaban every account responsible for these messages. Thank you for your patience!
    1 point
  34. Yeah, no luck. Different error code:
    1 point
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