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  1. I wouldn't consider myself to be a hardcore diehard; I just enjoy it, and for me, it's a challenge to keep it running. When somebody says you 'can't' do something, that makes me want to prove them wrong even more! I intend to hold on to it so long as my aging hardware continues to grow old gracefully :)
    4 points
  2. For me using xp is not just the internet. It is lot more too. I got adobe photoshop, gimp2, paintdotnet, illustrator for photo editing. Then pinnacle 12, adobe premiere, avidemux for video editing. For listening radio/scaning radio freqs I got SDRsharp with RTL-SDR dongle. For tv I got happauge wintv soloHD DVB-C/DVB-T/DVB-T2 tuner that I use with DVBviewer to watch/record free tv channels. Then I got lot of films/videos/music/other contect on my hdd and windvd to play ones I got on dvd. For remote management of computers I got putty (latest build). Then I got old visual studio,
    3 points
  3. alright I just missed this change, partly reverted.
    3 points
  4. Leak for leak, the 2k code has been leaked so long ago nobody even talks about it anymore... so what?
    3 points
  5. I benchmarked x86 versus x64 once-upon-a-time and x86 has better performance than x64, not the other way around. I do admit that this was a couple years ago, but the results were so CONVINCING and UNDENIABLE that I've never bothered with an x64 browser ever since.
    2 points
  6. @Mr.Scienceman2000 Maybe you could have a look at an Invidious instance (https://instances.invidio.us/) to watch Youtube videos. It allows you to watch Youtube videos but in a much more efficent way. It's like a real-time third-party hosted Youtube video index. The videos itself are loaded from Google servers, but what makes Youtube.com a bloated website nowadays is missing. Horray!
    2 points
  7. YouTube is actually reasonably OK for me, the only thing which doesn't work is the video preview function when I put the cursor over a video in the list, which does work in Firefox 85, but not in Firefox 52.9 ESR. I use this UA string on YouTube - "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0".
    2 points
  8. HP Pavilion Notebook (can't find much else about this model other than that.) AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics 6 GB DDR3 RAM 1 tb hdd I hadn't known much about vista up until about 2 - 3 years ago. I wasn't as tech savvy before then so I just thought vista was another windows version that was different because of the name. After I learned about how vista had gotten quite the bad reputation for it's apparent "instabilities", I did a bit more research into vista, then I tried vista, and loved it. Shortly after that I stopped caring about vista because I was re
    2 points
  9. I'm one of the younger guys here (I was born between XP and Vista), but especially when I have nostalgia for older versions of Windows (I used 7, barely remember XP).
    2 points
  10. Same here.. We can't get a 'do-over' - I would have done things differently goes without saying (even though I'm saying it), but Hindsight is 20/20! Heck ... where did the last 20 year go LOL :)
    2 points
  11. Regret. I didn't realize how fast the last 10 years would go by.
    2 points
  12. im having a problem but more about it in a reply of the topic i made about sfc. i feel troubled. edit: update on my mood now im feeling relief and im feeling gooooooooooood
    2 points
  13. Another not welcome (at least by me) implemented change in latest NM 27.9.7 (32-bit) (2021-02-19), as a result of backporting Fx 41.0 code, is the disappearance of extensions' version numbers inside addons-manager (AOM): This is a direct result of Bugzilla Bug #1161183 landing in https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27/commit/fd2bb43 as: Bug 1161183: Don't show the add-on version in the list view. r=dao (559bfa7a5) That change was one I objected to with vigor at the time (being a Nightly Tester), but when Firefox 41 stable arrived with it merged, I was already using Cl
    2 points
  14. I have to agree with this! A few years ago, I needed to install Visual Studio for a class I was taking, and since my daily driver laptop was (and still is) a 2012 MacBook Pro (Ivy Bridge i7-based), I figured I'd install it to a VM for convenience. Well, that was a mistake, as it took over three hours to install, and it was so slow it was worthless. So instead, I used an older version of Visual Studio on my Dell Latitude D630 running Windows 2000 or XP (or maybe it was Notepad++ with a standalone compiler?); the instructor kept looking at me funny for doing this, as he was a big fan
    2 points
  15. I said i will stick with xp , but i didnt , i tried switching to newer versions , linux distros , but none of them filled my needs , So xp is the best
    2 points
  16. Even if I cannot use Windows XP for modern activities (websites that require the newest browser), I'm definitely never getting rid of XP. It's a great OS and isn't overly bloated like Windows 10. So, I'll be sure XP stays on the older machines with Linux, and Windows 10 can stay on the hardware XP isn't compatible with. Not completely XP-related, but I'm annoyed how much Microsoft has bloated Office 365 and Visual Studio. Both have become stupidly slow for simple tasks on a i5 haswell PC from 2015.
    2 points
  17. My Windows XP pc is still alive. So there is no reason not to use it for almost every online business including home banking.
    2 points
  18. We'll see what the future holds, but like most of the other responses so far, I've no intention of giving up Windows XP for my daily driver computer. Even when I had decided to stick with XP back in the Vista days I knew that would mean eventually needing other machines for certain tasks. After all, Microsoft first tried to force gamers into upgrading to the newest Windows OS with Halo 2's release (and with deciding to make DX10 Vista-only, a tactic they've repeatedly used since). So I knew even back then I'd need a dedicated gaming PC not running XP at a certain point. Yet here I am, sti
    2 points
  19. I think there is more to the old operating systems than just internet. These machines are resources of creativity with the tools, that run on them. Writing programs, graphic programs, music programs, programming tools... even if there would be no internet at all, the old computers are capable of plenty of things. I can work best with the tools that I know best, which are the old tools. Okay, the resolution may not be the highest. But as long as the hardware runs (whose spare parts cost 0 money on the scrapyard)... it would be an uneconomic choice to switch. Consider the time you need to l
    2 points
  20. Okay, here we have an old 256 MB USB stick. It's slightly bigger than a finger. Of course there was a driver CD with it, when it was new. That was required to get the thing to operate under Windows 98, which didn't have a generic USB driver like later Windows versions. Surely we have genereric USB drivers now for Windows 95 and Windows 98. For whatever reason, I have trouble with them on Windows 98 First Edition and on Windows 95. It's different on Windows 98 SE, where the NUSB-driver does recognise every USB device. Does anyone here around the globe have the exact same USB stick wi
    1 point
  21. And this is the only reason I don't use Windows 8.1 or older. Its nostalgic to me.
    1 point
  22. Profiles of Serpent 52.9.0 are basically architecture independent, except if you have extensions with binary components (very few exist), plus you'll need the x64 versions of some plugins (e.g JRE) if you want them to load in a x64 browser profile... However, I can't currently test with a x64 OS, so take what I said with a very minute (!) pinch of salt... As you noted, mixing profiles of different applications isn't advised - and profile migrations within the same application should only be attempted when updating from an older to a newer application version/build (i.e. not backwards).
    1 point
  23. For me, remembering the past brings me great pain if I'm to be totally honest. Actually, there is a difference, though, between Nostalgic and Wistful. Speaking computers and legacy items from the past ... nothing wrong with 'digging up bones' ' / 'blast from the past' - so to speak. We get a chance to appreciate what others were seeing as brand spanking new and fresh at that time in history. Sometimes it bring lots of us comfort to seek out what is familiar, it seems, at times, just when we get the 'hang' of it ... boom - things are already obsolete; its frustrating. So, being nostalgic is fin
    1 point
  24. I know of a better way to explain it. Nostalgia in a way instead of making me feel happy about those times, instead it makes me have regret and just brings me down.
    1 point
  25. No, unless MS recognizes the extended kernel files as "legitimate" and grants us the use of their authenticode signatures to sign them.
    1 point
  26. Thanks. I have tried different user agents on Facebook (I have an add-on which allows me to do that on a site by site basis) but they never seemed to make any difference. I don't want to use the mobile version of the site because it looks awful on my desktop. The new page layout has if anything made things even worse than they used to be, it's pretty slow and unresponsive even on Firefox 85! Why they use ridiculously bloated huge javascript routines on sites like Facebook is quite beyond me, I'm sure it's not necessary.
    1 point
  27. Windows Vista x64 / Server 2008 R1 x64 is quite a pleasant operating system on modern hardware I shall say; thus my answer is yes and no. It may not be my main operating system of choice; although it is a nice go to as experienced in the past. I shall keep it around for testing and just for the hell of it because there is Indeed quality to be found in that NT 6.0 OS.
    1 point
  28. Great news! The update did not break anything! I don't know why SFC was behaving like that, but it's fixed so that's good.
    1 point
  29. Repositioning just two round brackets and that's all. Pretty simple (If you only know how...) Just a brilliant job, Roy!! THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES... And thank you too for that EXTRA mile and job!! Priceless... Just works OOB. Great, VL!!
    1 point
  30. ... and here is AdblockEdge v2.1.10 for NM27: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=00091647840675622436 Changes from v2.1.9: 1. Implemented patch to ui.js as per @roytam1 2. Removed signature related directory/file 3. Removed references inside chrome.manifest to non-existing localisation dirs 4. Cosmetic changes to install.rdf 5. Changed Fx related entries inside install.rdf to <em:minVersion>41.0</em:minVersion> <em:maxVersion>45.*</em:maxVersion> ... so it could install and work in FxESR 45 fork (hopefully...) 6. Introduced
    1 point
  31. I would only use XP on a machine that doesn't perform good enough with a modern operating system (pentium 4 or older) and linux isn't a viable alternative. Software patches are important for our own online safety
    1 point
  32. You should try providing the names of the drivers required (chipset name, sound driver model, ethernet or wireless card, etc.). Try providing hardware IDs of unknown devices as well. Google is your friend with those. Because Intel HD Graphics 4000 are Ivy Bridge, you might be able to install Windows XP completely in theory. But this varies with computer brands, I think. A I would recommend is snappy driver installer (SDI). It's a bit of a gamble, but it's helped me a lot when I experimented with Windows XP on a Haswell.
    1 point
  33. Ningen Isu - Namahage (人間椅子 - なまはげ)(JP 2013) Ningen Isu - Sakura No Mori No Mankai No Shita (JP 1991) Kiyohiko Senba & The Haniwa All-Stars + Mishio Ogawa - Mizu (JP 1991)
    1 point
  34. Yes, I use XP for online banking without a second thought. As long as the banking sites don't start failing with my browser (Firefox 52.9 ESR) I see no reason to stop doing that. I must confess that I've started to go over to Firefox 85 on Windows 10 for sites like Facebook, because they are crawlingly slow in Firefox 52.9.
    1 point
  35. Well, I shall say in order to have a better understanding of where to possibly begin to being able assist you; I shall need more information pertaining to what your exact laptop model is etc. So, what is your laptop model?
    1 point
  36. That is kinda normal for NT6.x, though you can help it a bit by disabling services you dont need. DWM, Windows search indexing, automatic updates, SuperFetch would be a good start to disable as long as you use none of those. Also perhaps clean out the task scheduler.
    1 point
  37. I still use XP as my default OS, and hope to continue to do so for a very long time yet. I have to have Windows 10 as well now because I have programs I need, like Adobe editing and web publishing programs, which now will only run on 64 bit Windows 10. For general use I still much prefer the UI of XP though.
    1 point
  38. Hello! My name's Matthew and I really like NT 6.0 and 6.1 which I use as my daily drivers (dualboot), but I may consider plain Vista. I'm happy to be a part of the MSFN community!
    1 point
  39. I use Vista in a VM, so the host hardware doesn't matter so much (it runs fine on my i5-6700K this way). If I want to use it on real hardware, I have a 2.8 GHz P4 and a Dell Latitude D630 I can install it on, as well as numerous other machines. If there were an easy way to patch it so it runs trouble-free on newer hardware, that would be neat, if only so I can do it "because I can". c
    1 point
  40. To each their own, but I disagree with your paradigm. NOTHING on my computer "auto-updates" - I hate software on my computer doing things on its own behind my back! But I also acknowledge that it's only the "Type A's" such as myself that will understand that hatred.
    1 point
  41. I'm feeling : (Somewhat) Good. I know MSFN is an awesome forum (no other forum has been like this) with lots of wise people who are ready to help noobs and enthusiasts (I'm a PC enthusiast and not a complete noob) but some people pick fights within topics and that brings the discussion to nowhere, and this is frustrating. Someone (not going to name that person) has already fought with me, misunderstood me and is now very hostile but I don't care as it's not my fault if he misunderstands me. I'm hoping that this behaviour is discouraged. This is all I ask.
    1 point
  42. It can be installed on the 370 chipset, but a BIOS mod may be required, and the system installation disk needs to be modified. There are no drivers for the RX5700.
    1 point
  43. He was a amazing man , Of course a good friend . It is honor for me that i once worked with him in some project and learned many thing from him. He was pioneer in patching OSes beyond their limit . He was always straight forward which is rare in today's engineer . I cannot say anything , i am crying . Heck even i am so late , as i was offline for long . We will definitely miss him. RIP
    1 point
  44. 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 en
    1 point
  45. when i see rloew reply at first i was shocked. my deeply condolenses to all your family. his work will be continue to exists eternaly like his memory.
    1 point
  46. I couldn't agree more, a very generous gesture, which will I hope ensure that Rudolph will never be forgotten by the DOS and Windows 98 preservation community. I have four of his programs, and I will happily provide them if they prove to be missing from the proposed archive.
    1 point
  47. Just to make you aware: The Vogons Community was able to provide some of the software sold on rloew's website in the past. It has been archived on archive.org so it doesn't get lost: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rudolph+R.+Loew%22 If you have bought some software still missing there, you can help extending that library. Just make sure to fill the creator field with "Rudolph R. Loew" so it gets added to that list. I wanted to create a collection, but that's only possible with a minimum of 50 items. So we'll have to make due by going with the creator name
    1 point
  48. If you're still using Windows Vista (like me) and would like to play games with the XBOX One Controller, then you're pretty much out of luck.. Right? No! You can actually install the Windows 7+ XBOX One Controller driver on Windows Vista without modifying anything. You just need to extract the .MSI installer and install the driver via Device-Manager. But you don't need to do all this since i already uploaded it for you.. DOWNLOAD DRIVERS Have fun!
    1 point
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