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  1. Your skepticism is perhaps not unwarranted. I couldn’t help noticing that the BetaWiki link currently says “Last edited 5 days ago,” which was the same day the “news” appeared in this thread. Where did BetaWiki learn about this “new version of the HAL driver which fixes the corruption bug that affects Intel CPUs based on the Haswell and later microarchitectures”? Obviously not from the Microsoft link provided under References, which does not mention HAL at all. You also have a valid point that this discussion is rather OT here in the extended kernel thread. It might have been better to resurrect Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista. (My link leads to the point where contemporaneous discussion of build 6003 began, but you wouldn’t find anything about Haswell+ issues there. Personally, I was rather concerned about 6003’s potential to break software that worked on 6002, and there were a few such instances.) Or perhaps Compatible hardware with Windows Vista, which AFAIK was where Haswell+ issues were first documented. On the other hand, I would very much like to hear what @win32 has to say about this HAL discussion. Your forum style is perhaps overly aggressive. I wouldn’t be surprised if TSNH feels offended, because I was once offended by one of your attacks. Let’s seek the facts without any flame wars.
    3 points
  2. 4e is in relation to a user who is posting about a project they have created or is involved in, that is vaporware, or that the person is making promises about accomplishing something in the future but doesn't live up to the promises. So it is not relevant here, since the entity that made this so-called Vaporware is Microsoft and not the person who posted a link to it. Since Microsoft doesn't have an account, they can't get banned for posting about vaporware or have their posts deleted.
    3 points
  3. Hi, 1. As you may know Microsoft doesn't always document what they do. For example Microsoft articles about this update say nothing about files that this update changes. If we trust only the Microsoft's official statements than we should follow the guidelines showed here: https://support.microsoft.com/en/help/22882/windows-vista-end-of-support :) 2. 2 users have already tested this and said that this update (partially) solves Haswell+ problems. 3. I said "According to" meaning I don't know if that information is correct. I posted it here to encourage someone to verify it (as i cannot do it myself). 4. If this information turns out to be fake anyway, I'll do this and i don't need moderator's help. I really don't want to argue here.
    2 points
  4. You can actually change the audio backend in current Firefox versions by setting the media.cubeb.backend (string) pref. If you set it to winmm and restart the browser, about:support should show it under Audio Backend. At least it does on Windows 7, haven't tried on later versions. But since they rewrote the drivers after XP, the fix would be superfluous even when using WinMM. But it's still nice that it'll now be part of modern Firefox, considering the "MSFN hackers" meme, etc.
    2 points
  5. Microsoft’s article on KB4493471 (April 2019) and associated links don’t appear to mention Hardware Abstraction Layer at all. Since it was a monthly rollup, any subsequent monthly rollup would presumably include the undocumented changes and perhaps even undocumented bug fixes related to those changes (but the Security Only updates might not include anything of the sort). If one were to install e.g. KB4499149 from May 2019, they should be able to duplicate your results and would also be patched against the once-infamous BlueKeep vulnerability. It might be worth noting that the SHA-2 update KB4474419 was not a monthly rollup, although installing it would change the build number to 6003.
    2 points
  6. @win32, wait a minute ... I'm stunned , it's a legit win10 driver ported to Vista !!! This driver exists out there in the wild ... but for Win10 only !!! Just search for "nvidia driver 373.19" yourself . So the Fujitsu Siemens staff ported a win10 driver !??! And look at the date added "November 2017". https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/NVIDIA/Acer-Aspire-TC-730-NVIDIA-Graphics-Driver-373-19-for-Windows-10-64-bit.shtml
    2 points
  7. 360 Extreme Explorer Screenshot of the browser: (360 Extreme Explorer, Ver: 13.0.2250.0, "Chrome" Theme) Modified Version download links: v9 --> (Updated 24/10/21) Version: 9.5.0.138 Based on Chromium: 63.0.3239.132 v11 --> (Updated 24/10/21) Version: 11.0.2251.0 Based on Chromium: 69.0.3497.100 v12 --> (Updated 24/10/21) Version: 12.0.1592.0 Based on Chromium: 78.0.3904.108 v13 --> (Updated 24/10/21) Version: 13.0.2250.0 Based on Chromium: 86.0.4240.198 Archive with all versions --> https://archive.org/details/360EE_Modified_Version See: https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2019/05/360-extreme-chrome-browser.html https://xpforever.miraheze.org/wiki/360_Extreme_Explorer Note: The changes I made are so many that maybe some little errors related to translation and/or the building of the modification notes can be present so please tell me if you find any. Also, if you want to propose something else, please be aware that I do not have a lot of free time and that at any moment, I could be gone for a while for whatever reasons (I do not intend to be rude with this comment, feel free to speak yourself). If anyone wants to help, it will be truly appreciated. Kafan Mini-Browser Another Chinese Chromium-based browser that seems to be pretty much like a standard Chromium build. Official Page --> https://browser.kfsafe.cn/ Forum --> https://bbs.kafan.cn/forum-298-1.html Screenshot of the browser: Modified Version download link: v1 --> (Updated 17/10/21) Version: 1.0.0.121 Based on Chromium: 87.0.4280.66 Folder --> https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ytdozcs6wco9x/Mini_Browser_Modified_Version Observations: - On startup the browser will connect to the website of the search provider selected as default because of the search bar provided on the new tab. - Browser crashing when inserting a USB drive? --> Disable the "Enable new USB backend" flag in "chrome://flags/" (Thanks to @realisty). - Only compatible with XP-32bits. - Very heavy for old computers. - Doesn't have NPAPI support. Original download link (you can unzip the EXE file with 7zip): http://browser-download.kfsafe.cn/MiniBrowserSetup.exe DC Browser A Chinese Chromium-based browser. The only version compatible with XP is v4 (Chromium 75). Official page --> http://dcbrowser.cqttech.com/home Screenshot of the browser: Modified Version download link: v4 --> (Updated 11/11/21) Version: 4.0.7.22 Based on Chromium: 75.0.3770.100 Folder --> https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gc3rbagwt99pr/DC_Browser_Modified_Version Observations: - On startup the browser will connect to the website of the search provider selected as default. Similar to Mini-Browser. - All default extensions were removed (the PDF Feature and Screen Capture will not work). You can get them out of the browser's interface through the settings. - Doesn't have NPAPI support. - Has DRM support --> https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm Original download link (you need to install to get the browser files, fortunately you can set the location of the installation): http://file.cdn.cqttech.com/dcbrowser/DCBrowser_1261_4.0.7.22.exe General Section Information --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/2jvdjs9igpow4ra/General_Section.pdf/file Thanks to all the following for the information I could gather for the modification of these browsers: @Windows 2000, @VistaLover, @Sampei.Nihira, @win32, @DragonSC7601, @redapple0204, @blackwingcat, @404notfound, @Cixert, @thebuildone, @ArcticFoxie, @Dixel, The Russian Repackers, @dmiranda, @we3fan, @athlonxpuser and @Greyfox77 I really hope this can help someone. Cheers. - Humming Owl
    1 point
  8. Process to update existing version without losing your current profile and settings: You have to perform the following steps while 360Chrome is closed. Download the newest update from the below links. Extract the downloaded file. Use your file manager to navigate to your existing 360Chrome folder structure (archive for safety) and navigate to the Chrome\Application folder. Delete the two folders and the two .exe files. Keep that file manager window open and open a new file manager window and navigate to the Chrome\Application folder of the extracted file you downloaded. Copy the two folders and two .exe files from that extracted file you downloaded. Return to the first file manager window of the existing 360Chrome and Paste those two folders and two .exe files. You can exit/close all file manager windows now and launch your newly updated 360Chrome and all profile and settings should remain intact. Note regarding versions: The regular version will have a file name ending in _rebuild_#. Versions with a file name ending in _ungoogled disables embedded Google APIs in much the same way that "ungoogled-chromium" ( https://chromium.woolyss.com/ ) disables embedded Google APIs. The "ungoogled" version is recommended for those that prefer tighter control over a Google-based browser basically giving special treatment to Google cookies and violating user preference settings. A side effect to this approach (which also exists in "ungoogled-chromium") is that the Chrome Web Store is intentionally broken only in as far as the "Add to Chrome" button is concerned. This is great for those that prefer to manually install extensions as opposed to obtaining from the Chrome Web Store. A workaround to restore the "Add to" button (special thanks to @VistaLover for this solution) can be obtained from here -- https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store Mileage may vary, for me this only added the "Add to" button but clicking it only downloaded the extensions .crx (which I personally prefer anyway) as opposed to 'adding to' 360Chrome. I had similar results with official "ungoogled-chromium" on the official Chrome Web Store (restores "Add to" button but does not actually 'add to'). Special thanks to @Humming Owl for translated .png files. Special thanks to @Dixel for discussions leading towards the "ungoogled" versions. Special thanks to @we3fan and @Humming Owl for the XP x86 SP2 .dll modifications. Download links: Regular: https://www.dropbox.com/s/45gxe80ef2925s1/360ChromePortable_11.0.2031_rebuild_5.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/6f6lh795fuiphpb/360ChromePortable_12.0.1247_rebuild_9.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/37h83jcgg71a2jz/360ChromePortable_13.0.2206_rebuild_6.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ncj0nzfyds2y3x/360ChromePortable_13.5.1030_rebuild_3.zip Ungoogled: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q89s6f5e1ou9ys8/360ChromePortable_11.0.2031_rebuild_5_ungoogled.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/hc3t7h4lvfupgsu/360ChromePortable_12.0.1247_rebuild_9_ungoogled.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/bafd9iqpkrjp5x5/360ChromePortable_13.0.2206_rebuild_6_ungoogled.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/8enhqpq4gvgecny/360ChromePortable_13.5.1030_rebuild_3_ungoogled.zip XP x86 SP2: (above v12, v13, and v13.5 should already work in XP x86 SP2 without special modifications required for v11) https://www.dropbox.com/s/5g5umr9ucc8j98m/360ChromePortable_11.0.2031_rebuild_5_XP_x86_SP2.zip https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfr1gr11uxofuss/360ChromePortable_11.0.2031_rebuild_5_ungoogled_XP_x86_SP2.zip
    1 point
  9. Hello, I am trying to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows Vista on AMD Ryzen 3 3250U, but however, Windows 8.1 worked on it, How can I do the same thing using Windows Vista? and I need the modded drivers of AMD Radeon(TM) Vega for Windows Vista? Here are the specs: Memory: 4GB RAM with DDR2-2400 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) GPU: AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 3 SSD: 128GB M.2 SSD CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Wireless card: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11b/g/n/ac EDIT: It didn't work, can I try Windows 7 instead?
    1 point
  10. Introduction: This list was created for the purpose of documenting final releases of programs, drivers, and hardware to support Microsoft® Windows Vista™ and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, as well as software that continues to support these operating systems. Feel free to contribute your own additions to the list in the form of a reply to the topic, and I will add your entries as soon as possible. Note: this list is for vanilla, unmodified Windows Vista/Server 2008 installations without the Extended Kernel by Win32. For the extended kernel version of this thread, go here. READ THE MSFN RULES BEFORE POSTING - LINKS TO PIRATED SOFTWARE/WAREZ WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Important Updates for Windows Vista: Download Service Pack 1: Vista 32 bit • Vista 64 bit Download Service Pack 2: Vista/2008 32 bit • Vista/2008 64 bit Download Platform Update & Supplement: Vista/2008 32 bit • Vista/2008 64 bit Additional Resources for Vista users: Windows Vista Security Update Repository by greenhillmaniac (All updates for Vista until April 2017) Get security updates for Windows Vista until 2020 YouTube tutorial (by me; big thanks to MSFN user greenhillmaniac for maintaining the Server 2008 update repository). Get TLS 1.1/1.2 support in Vista's Internet Explorer 9 tutorial (by MSFN member VistaLover) Compatible hardware for Windows Vista list List (valid as of Oct. 4, 2020): Key: $$$ - Paid software | FREE - Free software | CS - Closed Source | OS - Open Source | UNS - Not officially supported on Vista, but still works | ONG - Support ongoing; continues to be updated on Vista *Disclaimer: any software marked as UNS & ONG could stop working on Windows Vista with any given update. Web Browsers: Note: Any browser not marked as (ONG) no longer receives major updates and may have trouble displaying websites correctly as time goes on. For the best experience, I personally recommend you choose a browser marked (ONG), as these browsers continue to be actively updated on Vista. Independently based: K-Meleon on Goanna by roytam1 (FREE, OS, ONG) Visit this K-Meleon Forum thread to get the latest version. Lunascape (FREE, CS, ONG) Supports IE7-9 (Trident), Gecko, and Webkit rendering engines. Otter Browser (FREE, OS, ONG) Must use "Windows XP or later" installer; "Windows 7 or later" version does not work. Polarity Portable 8.4.4 (FREE, OS) [Feb. 2017] Download from FileHippo here. No longer supported by Polarity as of Feb. 25, 2017. QupZilla 1.8.9 (FREE, OS) [Nov. 2015] Windows Internet Explorer 9 (FREE, CS) [Mar. 2011] Requires SP2 & Platform Update. Download here: 32 bit 64 bit Chromium based: 360 Extreme Explorer (FREE, OS, ONG) Russian Repacked Version with Chinese Telemetry removed is recommended. Advanced Chrome v54.20.6530.0 (FREE, OS) [Jan. 2018] Based on a combination of Chromium 51, 54, and 48. Download here. Comodo Dragon 46.9.15.425 (FREE, OS) [Jan. 2016] Based on Chromium 46.x. Download from FileHorse here. Epic Browser Version 58.0.3300.190 (FREE, OS, UNS) [June 2017] Based on Chromium 58. Download archived installer here: Epic Browser v58 silent installer for Vista (mega.co.nz) Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112m (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] Download from Google directly here. Google Chrome 50.0.2661.102m (FREE, OS, UNS) [Apr. 2016] Download from FilePuma: 32 bit 64 bit (After downloading, extract the file using the file extraction software of your choice [such as 7zip]. After extracting, run Chrome.exe directly, and the browser should run just fine in Windows Vista). Maxthon (FREE, CS, ONG) Opera 36.0.2130.80 (FREE, OS) [Aug. 2016] Based on Chromium 49; will likely receive no further updates. Download from vendor here. Opera 37.0.2178.54 (FREE, OS, UNS) [May 2016] Based on Chromium 50. Download from vendor here. Simply extract the installer with 7zip after downloading and run Opera.exe from within the extracted folder, and the browser should run just fine. Slimjet 10.0.13 (FREE, OS) [Feb. 2017] Based on Chromium 50. To download from vendor, click here. Slimjet 11.0.8 (FREE, OS) [July 2016] Based on Chromium 51. Download here. Slimjet 12.0.15 (FREE, OS, UNS) [Jan. 2017] Based on Chromium 53. Has minor font spacing issues with some pages. Download here. UC Browser (FREE, OS, ONG) Based on Chromium 55. Vivaldi 1.0.435.46 Stable (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] Based on Chromium 49. To download from vendor, click here. Vivaldi 1.1.453.59 Stable (FREE, OS, UNS) [Apr. 2016] Based on Chromium 50. Download here. Vivaldi 1.1.443.3 Developer (FREE, OS, UNS) [Apr. 2016] Download here. Yandex Browser v17.4.1.1026 (FREE, OS) [Mar. 2017] Based on Chromium 57. Download here Yandex Browser Portable 17.6.0.1633 (FREE, OS) [June 2017] Based on Chromium 58. Download here. Mozilla Firefox based: AOL Shield 1.0.0.35 (FREE, OS) [Nov. 2017] Based on Firefox 52. Download archived installer here. Basilisk 2018.03.21 (FREE, OS, UNS) [Mar. 2018] Based on Firefox 56.x. Requires modifications to run; view this post for more details. It also doesn't properly support Vista's system codecs (H.264/MSE) so using roytam1's version instead is advised. Cliqz 1.12.1 (FREE, OS) [Mar. 2017] Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (This installer is for 1.11.0; it updates to the latest available version.) Cocoon 52.1.1 (FREE, OS, UNS) [July 2017] Based on Firefox 52. Comodo IceDragon 52.0.0.4 (FREE, OS) Based on Firefox 52. Download from FilePuma here. Cyberfox 52.9.1 (FREE, OS, UNS) [July 2018] Based on Firefox 52. Requires modifications to run; view this post for more details. GNU IceCat 38.8.0 (FREE, OS) [May 2016] Download from GNU.org FTP here. Mozilla Firefox 52.9.1 Extended Support Release (ESR) (FREE, OS) [Sep. 2018] Download from Mozilla here: 32 bit - 64 bit Download this addon to fix the addon disabling issue for Firefox 52 ESR. Follow this guide to learn how to run the 64 bit build of Firefox 52.9.1 ESR on Windows Vista. Mozilla Firefox 53.0.3 (FREE, OS, UNS) [May 2017] Requires modifications to run; view this post for more details. Download from Mozilla here. New Moon by roytam1 (FREE, OS, ONG) Download unofficial installer by fellow MSFN member i430VX here. Pale Moon 27.9.4 (FREE, OS) [Aug. 2018] Download from vendor here. Requires SP2, Platform Update, and Platform Update Supplement to be installed. The 64-bit version doesn't properly support Vista's system codecs (MSE & H.264), so using the x86 version instead is advised. SeaMonkey 2.49.5 (FREE, OS) [Sept 2019] Download from vendor here. SeaMonkey 2.50a1 Nightly (FREE, OS, UNS) [Jan. 2017] Based on Firefox 53. Download from vendor here. Requires modifications to run; view this post for more details. Serpent by roytam1 (FREE, OS, ONG) Download unofficial installer by fellow MSFN member i430VX here. Tor Browser 7.5.6 (FREE, OS) [June 2018] Based on Firefox 52. Download from vendor here (scroll to bottom of page for Windows installers) Waterfox 53.0.3 (FREE, OS) [May 2017] Based on Firefox 53. 64-bit only. Download from vendor here. Web Browser Plug-ins: All browsers: Adfender ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Adobe Flash Player (FREE, CS, ONG) Requires IE8 or later (for IE users). Adobe Shockwave Player (FREE, CS, ONG) Requires SP2 & IE7 or later (for IE users). Java SE 8 (FREE, CS, ONG) Last version of Java SE to include the web browser plugin. Requires IE9 (for IE users). Will stop receiving updates in January 2019 (for corporate use) and December 2020 (for personal use). Norton Family v3.7.0.55 (FREE, CS) Requires SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Requires IE7 or later (for IE users), Firefox 45 or later (for Firefox users), or Chrome 32 or later (for Chrome users). Final versions of Add-ons/Plug-ins for Firefox 52 ESR: NoScript 5.1.9 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. ScreenGrab (fix version) 0.99.12 (FREE, OS) Download (Wayback Machine) uBlock Origin 1.17.4 (FREE, OS) Download here. Umatrix 1.1.4 (FREE, OS, UNS) Requires certain procedures to be installed as this isn't officially supported (but despite this, works fine); go here for more details. AntiVirus & Security Software: Adguard ($$$, CS, ONG) 14 day trial available. Avast AntiTrack / AVG AntiTrack ($$$, CS, ONG) Relies on an annual subscription-based business model. Avast Antivirus - All Editions v.18.8 ($$$ & FREE, CS) Only definition updates will be provided for this version for Vista/XP. No new major updates will be released. AVG - All Editions v18.8 ($$$ & FREE, CS) Only definition updates will be provided for this version for Vista/XP. No new major updates will be released. Avira 2013, all paid editions ($$$, CS) Windows Server operating systems aren't supported. Avira Antivirus Free v15.0.9.504 (FREE, CS) Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 ($$$, CS) Bullguard Antivirus ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day trial available. Bullguard Internet Security ($$$, CS, ONG) 60 day trial available. Bullguard Premium Protection ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day trial available. Clamwin (FREE, CS, ONG) Comodo Antivirus For Servers ($$$, CS, ONG) For Windows Server 2008 only; Vista is not supported. Comodo Cloud Antivirus ($$$, CS, ONG) Comodo Cloud Scanner ($$$, CS, ONG) Comodo Free Antivirus (FREE, CS, ONG) Comodo Internet Security ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS, ONG) CryptoPrevent Anti-Malware ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS, ONG) Cybergenic Shade Sandbox ($$$, CS, ONG) Dashlane (FREE, CS, ONG) Dr. Web AntiVirus ($$$, CS, ONG) Dr. Web KATANA ($$$, CS, ONG) Dr. Web Security Space ($$$, CS, ONG) Emsisoft version 10 ($$$, CS) No longer receives database updates as of April 2016. Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.52 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download from Microsoft, click here. EMET is no longer supported by Microsoft as of July 31, 2018. eScan, all editions ($$$, CS, ONG) ESET File Security for Windows Server ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day trial available; supports Windows Server 2008. Windows Vista isn't supported. ESET Internet Security v12.2.30.0 ($$$, CS) ESET NOD32 Antivirus v12.2.30.0 ($$$, CS) ESET Online Scanner (FREE, CS, ONG) ESET Smart Security v12.2.30.0 ($$$, CS) FortiClient 5.2.4 ($$$, CS) F-Secure Client Security 12.20 ($$$, CS) F-Secure Internet Security 2017 ($$$, CS) Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. F-Secure SAFE 2017 ($$$, CS) Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. G Data Business Solutions ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1; SP2 recommended. The Mobile Administrator software requires Windows 7 or later. G Data Home Security Suite (Antivirus/Internet Security/Total Security) 25.1.0.12 ($$$, CS) Download from vendor here. Glarysoft Malware Hunter (FREE, CS, ONG) HijackThis 2.0.4 & 2.0.5 Beta (FREE, OS) Download: 2.0.4 - 2.0.5 Beta Hitman Pro; all editions ($$$, CS, ONG) HouseCall (FREE, CS, ONG) Continues to receive definition updates only. Immunet 5.0.2 ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS) Jetico Personal Firewall ($$$, CS, ONG) Kaspersky Antivirus 2018 ($$$, CS) Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 ($$$, CS) Kaspersky TDSSKiller (FREE, CS, ONG) Kaspersky Total Security 2018 ($$$, CS) Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (FREE, CS, ONG) KeePass (FREE, CS, ONG) KeyScrambler ($$$ & FREE editions available, CS, ONG) Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.4.2 (FREE, CS) Download here. Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (FREE, CS, ONG) Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.12.1.90 ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS) Download from vendor here. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (all editions) v3.5.1 build 2522 component package 1.0.365 ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS) Download from vendor here. Will continue to receive on-going protection updates only; no new program versions or features will be created for XP/Vista. Malwarebytes Chameleon (FREE, CS, ONG) McAfee 2015 product suite ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo here. Does not include the EOL timebomb of the last version for Vista (4.10.209.0). Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 (FREE, CS) No longer supports or functions on Windows Vista as of April 11, 2017. Continues to function normally on Windows Server 2008 and will likely do so for the foreseeable future. Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.47 - April 2017 (FREE, CS) Later versions don't work with Vista, but continue to support Windows Server 2008. Norton AntiVirus Basic v22.15.X ($$$, CS) Will stop receiving database updates in early 2021. Norton Internet Security 2015 v22.15.X ($$$, CS) Will stop receiving database updates in early 2021. Norton Security v22.15.X ($$$, CS) Will stop receiving database updates in early 2021. NoVirusThanks Anti-AutoExec (FREE, CS, ONG) NoVirusThanks SysHardener (FREE, CS, ONG) NoVirusThanks Registry Guard/Guard Service (FREE, CS, ONG) OSArmor (FREE, CS, ONG) Panda Security ($$$, CS, ONG) Prey Anti-Theft (FREE, OS, ONG) PrivaZer (FREE, CS, ONG) RogueKiller Anti-Malware ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS, ONG) Sandboxie (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) SecureAPlus ($$$, CS, ONG) 12-month trial available. Simplewall (FREE, CS, ONG) Simple Software-restriction Policy (FREE, CS, ONG) Sophos Endpoint Security & Control version 11.0.15 ($$$, CS) No longer updated on Windows Vista as of October 31, 2018 (Server 2008 will continue to be supported until around July 2021) Sophos Server protection products ($$$, CS, ONG) Spybot version 2.4 Free Edition (FREE, CS) Download from vendor here. SpyShelter Anti-Keylogger ($$$, CS, ONG) Spywareblaster (FREE, CS, ONG) SuperAntiSpyware ($$$ & FREE, CS, ONG) Free version is for personal use only. Paid version requires an annual subscription. SystemShield AntiVirus ($$$, CS, ONG) SystemShield AntiSpyware ($$$, CS, ONG) TinyWall (FREE, CS, ONG) Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. Trend Micro Internet Security 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. Trend Micro Maximum Security 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. TrustPort ($$$, CS, ONG) Unchecky (FREE, CS, ONG) VeraCrypt (FREE, OS, ONG) VIPRE Antivirus, Internet Security, and Internet Security Pro v10.x ($$$, CS) It was announced back in February 2018 that version 11 of these pieces of software would not support Windows Vista. As of right now, v11 has yet to be released, so the last version for Windows Vista is unknown right now. It is unknown at this time if this policy also affects Windows Server 2008. Webroot, all editions ($$$ CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Winaero OneClickFirewall (FREE, CS) Windows Defender 1.1.1600.0 (FREE, CS) Should continue receiving definition updates until January 2020 via Windows Update. Windows Live OneCare 2.5.2900.30 ($$$, CS) No longer updated. WiseVector StopX (FREE, CS, ONG) Xvirus - all products ($$$ & FREE, CS, ONG) Zemana - AntiMalware & Anti-Keylogger ($$$, CS, ONG) Zonealarm Free firewall 14.3.119.000 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Must contact support to download. Built-in System Components: DirectX 11.0 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2 and Platform Update. Windows Installer 4.5 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Windows Media Player 11.0.6002 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Online Stores/Online Media Service Listing Program has been discontinued and is no longer available. Windows Search 4.0 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software: AdiIRC (FREE, CS, ONG) DingTalk (FREE, CS, ONG) HexChat v.2.10.0 (FREE, CS) IceChat (FREE, OS, ONG) ICQ (FREE, OS, ONG) Irssi (FREE, OS, ONG) Linphone (FREE, OS, ONG) MicroSIP (FREE, OS, ONG) Miranda NG (FREE, OS, ONG) mIRC ($$$, CS, ONG) Mumble (FREE, OS, ONG) x86 only! x64 doesn't work. Pidgin (FREE, OS, ONG) Quassel IRC (FREE, OS, ONG) qTox (FREE, OS, ONG) Ripcord (FREE, OS, ONG) Skype v7.36.0.150 (FREE, CS) Download here (link provided by MSFN user sdfox7) This version no longer connects to the servers as of April 2019. Skype v7.38.0.101 (FREE, CS, UNS) Download here (link provided by MSFN user sdfox7). This version no longer connects to the servers as of early 2019. TeamSpeak 3.2.5 (FREE, CS) Download here. Telegram Desktop 1.8.15 (FREE, OS) Download here. Trillian (FREE, CS, ONG) Viber 6.8.2.878 (FREE, CS) Download here. Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.228 (FREE, CS) No longer connects to the Yahoo servers; you must use the web version of Yahoo Messenger. E-mail Clients: Claws Mail (FREE, OS, ONG) eM Client 7.2.35595.0 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor em Client Pro 7.2.35595.0 ($$$, CS) Mailbird 2.6.1.0 (FREE, CS) Mailbird Pro 2.6.1.0 ($$$, CS) MailNews by roytam1 (FREE, OS, ONG) View this MSFN thread to get the latest build. Microsoft Outlook 2010 (FREE, CS) Will continue to receive security updates until October 13, 2020. Mozilla Thunderbird 52.9.1 (FREE, OS) Download from Mozilla here Opera Mail 1.0.1044 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor Pegasus Mail (FREE, CS, ONG) PostBox ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Sylpheed (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Blogging Software: Open Live Writer (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) PDF Viewers/Editors: Adobe Acrobat Reader X v10.1.16 (FREE, CS) Download 10.1.14 installer here Download 10.1.16 update here. Adobe Acrobat Reader XI v11.0.23 (FREE, CS, UNS) Download from Adobe: 11.0.10 installer (choose Server 2008 as your OS) - 11.0.23 update (a standalone installer for 11.0.23 is not available, so you must first install 11.0.10, and then update to 11.0.23 by downloading the installer using the link provided) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2015.10.20060 (FREE, CS, UNS) Has some stability issues, but functions as a basic PDF Viewer. To learn how to install the software in Vista, view this YouTube tutorial, created by myself. Corel PDF Fusion ($$$, CS, ONG) CutePDF Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) CutePDF Writer (FREE, CS, ONG) doPDF (FREE, CS, ONG) FineReader 14 Portable (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Foxit PDF Reader (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Foxit PhantomPDF ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Infix PDF Editor ($$$, CS, ONG) Master PDF Editor ($$$, CS, ONG) Nitro PDF Reader (FREE, CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Nitro PDF Pro ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. PDF-XChange Editor ($$$, CS, ONG) RTT PDF Explorer ($$$, CS, ONG) RTT PDFrizator (FREE, CS, ONG) Sumatra PDF (FREE, OS, ONG) Wondershare PDFelement ($$$, CS, ONG) Word Processing & Office Suites: Ability Office & Ability Office Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) AbleWord (FREE, CS) Hasn't been updated since 2015. Apache OpenOffice (FREE, OS, ONG) Atlantis Word Processor ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day trial available. Corel WordPerfect Office X7 ($$$, CS) Evernote 6.7.6.7584 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor LibreOffice 5.4.7.2 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: x86 x64 Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2, All Editions ($$$, CS) Extended support will end on October 13, 2020. Notepad++ (FREE, OS, ONG) Notepad2-mod v4.2.25.998 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. Notepad3 4.18.512.992 (FREE, OS, UNS) Download from FileHippo here. RedNotebook (FREE, OS, ONG) Scribus (FREE, OS, ONG) Softmaker FreeOffice 2016 rev 767.0516 (FREE, CS) Todoist (FREE, CS, ONG) Wunderlist 3.21.4 (FREE, CS) WPS Office 2019 - All Editions ($$$ & FREE editions available, CS, ONG) Content Consumption Software: AIMP (FREE, CS, ONG) Clementine Music Player (FREE, OS, ONG) Foobar2000 (FREE, CS, ONG) K-Lite, All Codec Packs (FREE, CS, ONG) Kodi 17.6 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. Must run the installer in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 to get the software to install. Leawo Blu-ray Player (FREE, CS, ONG) Media Player Classic Black Edition (FREE, OS, ONG) Media Player Classic Home Cinema (FREE, OS, ONG) mpv Media Player v0.25.0 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: 32 bit 64 bit MPlayer (FREE, OS, ONG) MusicBee (FREE, CS, ONG) Potplayer (FREE, CS, ONG) PowerDVD 15 ($$$, CS) SMPlayer (FREE, OS, ONG) Spotify 1.0.24.104 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo here VLC Media Player 3.x (FREE, OS, ONG) Requires SP2 and Platform Update to be installed. This is the final branch to support Vista & XP; 4.x does not work. Winamp 5.8 (FREE, CS) DVR/PVR software: MediaPortal (FREE, OS, ONG) NextPVR 4.2.5 (FREE, CS) Download here. Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 (FREE, CS) Download TV Pack 2008 here. No longer updated as of April 2, 2020. Adobe Editing Software: All CS6 apps are $$$, CS, UNS. For official support, use the CS5.5 suite instead. Adobe After Effects CS6 Adobe Audition CS6 Adobe Director 12 ($$$, CS) Adobe Photoshop CS6 Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Dreamweaver CS6 Extendscript Toolkit CC Fireworks CS6 Flash Professional CS6 Illustrator CS6 InCopy CS6 InDesign CS6 Lightroom 4 ($$$, CS) Video & Photo Editing Software: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.81 (FREE, CS) Download here ACDSee 17 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Pro 7 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Video Converter 4 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Video Studio 2.0.0.588 ($$$, CS) AniView (FREE, OS, ONG) AnnyStudio JPEG Lossless Rotator (FREE, CS, ONG) AnnyStudio Just Color Picker (FREE, CS, ONG) ArtWeaver Free 6.x (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) ArtWeaver Pro 6.x ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Avid Pro Tools 10 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modification of MSI installer with Orca to work. *Avid Virtual Instruments 10 doesn't work. Bandicam ($$$, CS, ONG) Free version with reduced functionality is available. CamStudio v2.7.2 (FREE, OS) Hasn't been updated on Windows as a whole since October 19, 2013 and is most likely abandoned. Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 ($$$, CS) CardWorks Business Card Designer ($$$, CS, ONG) ContaCam (FREE, OS, ONG) Corel PaintShop Pro X7 ($$$, CS) Disketch Disc Label Software ($$$, CS, ONG) DrawPad Graphic Editor ($$$, CS, ONG) FastPictureViewer Pro ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires SP1; SP2 recommended. FastStone Capture ($$$, CS, ONG) FastStone MaxView ($$$, CS, ONG) FastStone Image Viewer (FREE, CS, ONG) FastStone Photo Resizer (FREE, CS, ONG) FireAlpaca (FREE, CS, ONG) Flashback Express (FREE, CS, ONG) Flashback Pro ($$$, CS, ONG) Fraps v3.5.99 (FREE, CS) Hasn't been updated on Windows as a whole since February 26, 2013 and is most likely abandoned. GIMP 2.10.0 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. Handbrake 1.0.7 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download from Microsoft, click here. Imagine (FREE, CS, ONG) Inkscape 0.92.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: 7Z (x86), EXE (x86), MSI (x86), Portable (x86) - 7Z (x64), EXE (x64), MSI (x64) IrfanView (FREE for non commercial use, CS, ONG) KC Softwares PhotoToFilm (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares VideoInspector (FREE, CS, ONG) Krita 4.1.7 (FREE, OS, UNS) Download here (must use portable version). Lightworks ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS, ONG) MKVToolNix v19.0.0 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. MyPaint (FREE, OS, ONG) OBS Classic 0.659b (FREE, OS) Requires SP2. Download from vendor here. OBS Studio 21.0.1 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2 and Platform Update. Download here. OhSoft oCam (FREE, OS, ONG) Paint.NET 3.5.11 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo here. PhotoPad ($$$, CS, ONG) PhotoStage ($$$, CS, ONG) Picasa 3.9.141 Build 259 (FREE, CS) Download archived installer here. Pinta (FREE, OS, ONG) Pixillion ($$$, CS, ONG) Prism Video Converter ($$$, CS, ONG) Sony Vegas Pro 12 ($$$, CS) VideoPad Video Editor ($$$, CS, ONG) VSDC Free Video Converter (FREE, CS, ONG) VSDC Free Video Editor (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare DVD Creator ($$$, CS, ONG) Wondershare UniConverter ($$$, CS, ONG) XnConvert (FREE, CS, ONG) XnRetro (FREE, CS, ONG) XnSketch (FREE, CS, ONG) XnView Classic (FREE, CS) XnView MP (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Zoner Photo Studio 17 Free (FREE, CS) Download from vendor Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO ($$$, CS) Screenshot Software: Auto Screen Capture (FREE, OS, ONG) Download here. Greenshot (FREE, OS, ONG) Gyazo (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Gyazo GIF does not work. Lightshot (FREE, CS, ONG) ScreenToGif (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) ShareX 12.0.0 (non-portable) (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. ShareX Portable (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Requires installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 to work. Audio & Music Creation/Editing Tools: Abelton Live 9.1.10 ($$$, CS) Download trial from vendor here. Acoustica Mixcraft ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day trial available. Asset UPnP audio server ($$$ & FREE, CS, ONG) Free version has certain limitations. View the vendor's site here for more details. Audacity (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Crescendo ($$$, CS, ONG) dBpoweramp: mp3 Converter ($$$, CS, ONG) Equalizer APO (FREE, OS, ONG) Exact Audio Copy (FREE, CS, ONG) FL Studio ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Fmedia (FREE, CS, ONG) Forte Notation - All Editions ($$$, CS, ONG) Generatosaur 1.0.0.2 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Guitar Pro 6.2.0 R11686 ($$$, CS) Download from vendor here. LMMS (FREE, OS, ONG) MediaMonkey (FREE, CS, ONG) MixPad ($$$, CS, ONG) Mp3tag (FREE, CS, ONG) Ocenaudio (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) OpenMPT 1.28.10.00 (FREE, OS) Download here. PerfectTUNES (FREE, CS, ONG) Registration required to unlock all features. Unregistered version has certain limitations. View the vendor's site here for more details. PitchPerfect ($$$, CS, ONG) RecordPad ($$$, CS, ONG) Softpointer Tag&Rename ($$$, CS, ONG) Sony Sound Forge 11.0.272 ($$$, CS) Newer versions up to 13.x can be ran on Vista by using the Portable version of the software. SoundTap ($$$, CS, ONG) Switch ($$$, CS, ONG) Synthesia ($$$, CS, ONG) Voxal ($$$, CS, ONG) VRS Recording System ($$$, CS, ONG) WavePad ($$$, CS, ONG) Wavosaur (FREE, OS, ONG) Wavosaur Rec Recover (FREE, OS) XRECODE3 ($$$, CS, ONG) Zulu ($$$, CS, ONG) 2D/3D Modeling Software: AutoCAD 2012 ($$$, CS) AutoCAD 2013 & 2014 ($$$, CS, UNS) Must run in Windows XP compatibility mode for the software to work. Autodesk 3dsmax 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modifications to run. Last officially supported version is 2012. Autodesk 3dsmax design 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modifications to run. Last officially supported version is 2012. Autodesk Maya 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modifications to run. Last officially supported version is 2012. Autodesk Mudbox 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modifications to run. Last officially supported version is 2012. Blender (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Daz Studio (FREE, CS, ONG) DreamPlan Home Design software ($$$, CS, ONG) FreeCAD (FREE, OS, ONG) LibreCAD (FREE, OS, ONG) MeshMagic ($$$, CS, ONG) Sketchup 2014 ($$$, CS) Sketchup 2015 & 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Modifying of MSI installer is required. See this MSFN post for more details. Virtualization Software: DOSBox (FREE, OS, ONG) Hyper-V "1.0" (2008) (FREE, CS) Included with Windows Server 2008 only. Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (FREE, CS) UNS on Starter/Home versions of XP and Vista. Download from Microsoft here. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (FREE, CS) Oracle VM VirtualBox (FREE, CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1 to be installed; SP2 recommended. VMware Player 6.0.7 (FREE, CS) Download 6.0.4 from FileHippo here, which can be updated to 6.0.7 (a 6.0.7 installer could not be obtained). VMware Workstation 10.0.7 ($$$, CS) VMware Workstation 11.1.2 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires special procedures to be installed. 11.1.3/11.1.4 do not work. VMware Workstation 12.0.0 ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires special procedures to be installed. Later versions (including newer 12.x builds) do not work. VMware Tools 10.3.10 (FREE, CS) Download here. While newer versions may be installed on Vista, the drivers rely on functions found in only Windows 7 or later which may cause unexpected errors with certain applications. Remote Access: AnyDesk (FREE, CS, ONG) Logmein Rescue Technician Console ($$$, CS, ONG) PuTTY (FREE, OS, ONG) Splashtop Business Access ($$$, CS, ONG) Splashtop On-Demand Support ($$$, CS, ONG) Splashtop Remote Support ($$$, CS, ONG) TeamViewer 14.2.8352 (FREE, CS) Must pay for license in order for continued use as of Feb. 2020. TightVNC (FREE, OS, ONG) UltraVNC (FREE, OS, ONG) VNC Server ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Requires modification of MSI installer with Orca to work. VNC Viewer (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Requires modification of MSI installer with Orca to work. Data & File Management/Sharing: 7zip (FREE, OS, ONG) Bandizip (FREE, CS, ONG) calibre 3.48 (FREE, OS) Download here. Cryptomator 1.3.4 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: (x86) (x64) Doxillion File Converter ($$$, CS, ONG) Explorer++ (FREE, OS, ONG) The current version is 1.3.5; support for Windows Vista will likely be terminated following version 1.4. Feem (FREE, CS, ONG) Free File Sync 10.11 (FREE, OS) Download here. GoToTags (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Requires .NET Framework 4.6.2. WinHTTrack (FREE, OS, ONG) PeaZip (FREE, OS, ONG) PowerArchiver ($$$, CS, ONG) PowerArchiver Command Line ($$$, CS, ONG) PowerArchiver for Office Add-ins (PAOP) ($$$, CS, ONG) PowerArchiver Zip To Email ($$$, CS, ONG) Send Anywhere 2.6.9 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) Tabbles (FREE, CS, ONG) TagSpaces 2.1.1 (FREE, OS) Universal Extractor (FREE, OS, ONG) WinRAR ($$$, CS, ONG) 40-day trial available. WinZip ($$$, CS, ONG) WinZip Command Line (FREE, CS, ONG) WinZip Courier ($$$, CS, ONG) WinZip Self-Extractor ($$$, CS, ONG) Zipware (FREE, CS, ONG) Cloud Storage Clients: Attachmore (FREE, CS, ONG) Backup and Sync from Google (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) CloudMe Sync (FREE, CS, ONG) Megasync (FREE, CS, ONG) Microsoft OneDrive Version 2017 Build 17.3.7076.1026 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2, Platform Update, and Platform Update supplement for Windows Vista/2008. Download from FileHippo here. SugarSync 3.8.0.15297 (FREE, CS, ONG) Invoicing, Finance, and Business Management software: ClickCharts Diagram & Flowchart ($$$, CS, ONG) Copper Point of Sales ($$$, CS, ONG) Express Accounts ($$$, CS, ONG) Express Invoice ($$$, CS, ONG) FlexiServer Productivity & Attendance ($$$, CS, ONG) GnuCash 2.6.21 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor H&R Block Tax Software ($$$, CS, ONG) IBM SPSS Statistics 25 ($$$, CS, UNS) Inventoria Inventory ($$$, CS, ONG) MoneyLine Personal Finance ($$$, CS, ONG) Money Manager EX (FREE, OS, ONG) QuickBooks Desktop 2016 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Reflect CRM Customer Database ($$$, CS, ONG) Studio Tax 2018 ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires SP2. TurboTax 2016 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. uFile ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires SP2. Speech Recognition software: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 ($$$, CS) Express Dictate Digital Dictation Software ($$$, CS, ONG) Voice Finger (FREE, CS) Has not been updated since 2013. Download from developer Language Translation software: Promt 18 ($$$, CS) Rosetta Stone Language Learning ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Rosetta Stone TOTALe ($$$, CS, ONG) Weather Forecasting software: WeatherBug (FREE, CS, ONG) Phone Integration and Management software: AirDroid (FREE, CS, ONG) Apowersoft Phone Manager 2.8.9 ($$$, CS) Download 2.8.4 here (a 2.8.9 installer cannot be located) FJ Software Development MyPhoneExplorer (FREE, CS, ONG) Mobizen PC (FREE, CS, ONG) 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) Samsung SideSync 4.7.5.244 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor Unified Remote Server (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare Dr. Fone ($$$, CS, ONG) Wondershare MobileGo ($$$, CS, ONG) Wondershare MobileTrans ($$$, CS, ONG) Apple Software & Hardware Support (all software is FREE, CS) : iCloud Control Panel 2.1.3 : Download archived installer here iTunes 12.1.3.6 : Download from Apple: Vista 32-bit Vista 64-bit Limitations/issues: On 64-bit versions of Vista/2008, you must use the "older video cards" installer linked above. The normal release doesn't work. Starting with iTunes 11.2, you'll get Data Execution Prevention errors when closing the program. iTunes 12.1.3.x only supports devices released up to the iOS 9 era (2015). If your older device runs iOS 10.0-10.1.1, you may backup and sync your device; upgrading/restoring doesn't work. Any device running iOS 10.2 or later will not work at all with iTunes 12.1.3. While you may still access the iTunes Store, signing in no longer works. QuickTime 7.7.9 : Quicktime for Windows is abandoned as of this version. Visit this page to download from Apple. Safari 5.1.7 : Safari for Windows is abandoned as of May 9, 2012. Download from FileHippo here. NVIDIA GPU Drivers: Recommended for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, & 300 series: NVIDIA Display driver version 342.01 - Download: 32 bit 64 bit Recommended for GeForce 400-900 series: NVIDIA Display driver version 365.19 - Download: 32 bit 64 bit Recommended for GeForce 1000 series, up to 1080ti: NVIDIA Display driver version 372.70 - Download: 32 bit 64 bit Note: DirectX applications aren't properly utilized by these drivers under Windows Vista, so this will cause a bottleneck in performance over using the GTX 980 or older, where the 365.19 drivers (more optimized for Vista as they're officially supported) can be used. Later drivers will not work on Windows Vista. AMD/ATI GPU Drivers: The first official version of ATI Catalyst to support Vista is version 7.1. The last official version of AMD Catalyst to support Vista is version 13.12 (Download: 32 bit 64 bit). However, newer versions up to 15.6 Beta for Windows 7 can be modified to work on Vista. View this thread for more details. Hardware Identification and Temperature Management: CPU-Z (FREE, CS, ONG) GPU-Z (FREE, CS, ONG) HWiNFO (FREE, CS, ONG) HWMonitor (FREE, CS, ONG) Logitech Gaming Software v8.96.88 (FREE, CS, UNS) Download from vendor: 32 bit 64 bit OpenGL Extensions Viewer (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Piriform Speccy (FREE, CS, ONG) SpeedFan (FREE, CS, ONG) Benchmarking and System Stress-Testing software: AIDA64, all editions ($$$, CS, ONG) Cinebench 15.038 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) GeekBench ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) GFXBench GL (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Passmark PerformanceTest ($$$, CS, ONG) 30 day evaluation available. Prime95 (FREE, CS, ONG) Hard Drive Utilities: Windows Vista/2008 do NOT support TRIM for SSDs without third party software. AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite (FREE, CS, ONG) Supports both client & Server Windows versions (Windows 2000 and up). AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) For client versions of Windows (such as Vista) only. Windows Server operating systems (such as Server 2008) aren't supported. AOMEI Partition Assistant - Server & Unlimited editions ($$$, CS, ONG) Supports both client & Server Windows versions (Windows 2000 and up). AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard (FREE, CS, ONG) For client versions of Windows (such as Vista) only. Windows Server operating systems (such as Server 2008) aren't supported. DAEMON Tools Lite v10.2 ($$$, CS) Free version with reduced functionality is available for download from FileHippo here. DAEMON Tools Pro v7.0 ($$$, CS) A download link (for the trial version) is unavailable; sorry for the inconvenience. Diskeeper 12 Pro ($$$, CS) Diskeeper 16 Home Edition ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Home ($$$, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG) IOLO DriveScrubber ($$$, CS, ONG) Piriform Recuva (FREE, CS, ONG) Samsung Magician v4.9.7 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHorse here. Works with (supported) Samsung SSDs only. SSD Tweaker; all editions ($$$ & FREE editions available, CS, ONG) System Management, Cleanup, and Analysis: Advanced PortChecker (FREE, OS, ONG) Atribune ATF Cleaner 3.0.0.2 (FREE, CS) Download from MajorGeeks Avast Cleanup / AVG TuneUp ($$$, CS, ONG) Belarc Advisor (FREE, CS, ONG) BleachBit (FREE, OS, ONG) Chocolatey 0.9.9.8 (FREE, OS, UNS) Comodo Cleaning Essentials (FREE, CS, ONG) DeadPix (FREE, OS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional & EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician ($$$, CS, ONG) EasyBCD (FREE, CS, ONG) Hard_Configurator (FREE, OS, ONG) Inno Setup (FREE, OS, ONG) IOLO Search and Recover ($$$, CS, ONG) IOLO System Mechanic Business ($$$, CS, ONG) Ketarin (FREE, OS, ONG) KC Softwares BATExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares HDDExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares KCleaner (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares RAMExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares Startup Sentinel (FREE, CS, ONG) Network Monitor 3.4 (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). To download from Microsoft, click here. Orion File Recovery ($$$, CS, ONG) Piriform CCleaner 5.64.7577 (FREE, CS) Download here. Revo Uninstaller Free (FREE, CS, ONG) SpeedTest App (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) SUMo Software Update monitor (FREE, CS, ONG) System Mechanic Classic v16.0.0.10 ($$$, CS) System Mechanic Professional Classic v15.5.0.61 ($$$, CS) Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) WireShark 2.2.17 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor: (x86) (x64) WPS Data Recovery Master ($$$, CS, ONG) WSUS Offline Update 10.9.2 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here. While newer versions will run on Vista, this is the last version with which you may download updates for Windows Vista. Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Tools: UNetbootin (FREE, OS, ONG) Rufus 2.18 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor here: Rufus 2.18 installer - Portable version Rufus 3.5.1433 (FREE, OS, UNS) Download from vendor here. Thanks to MSFN member UCyborg for making this version compatible with Vista. WinSetupfromUSB (FREE, CS, ONG) Optical Disc Media Management software: Alcohol 120% ($$$, CS, ONG) AnyDVD HD ($$$, CS, ONG) BurnAware Free (FREE, CS, ONG) BurnAware Premium & BurnAware Professional ($$$, CS, ONG) CDBurnerXP (FREE, CS, ONG) CloneCD ($$$, CS, ONG) dBpoweramp: CD Ripper ($$$, CS, ONG) DVDFab ($$$, CS, ONG) Express Burn ($$$, CS, ONG) Express Rip ($$$, CS, ONG) Golden Records ($$$, CS, ONG) ImDisk Toolkit (FREE, OS, ONG) IMGBurn (FREE, CS, ONG) MagicDisc (FREE, CS, ONG) MagicISO ($$$, CS, ONG) MakeMKV ($$$, CS, ONG) Nero 2019 Platinum ($$$, CS, UNS) Must use unofficial repacked version. Last official version to support Vista is Nero 2015. Roxio Creator NXT 3 ($$$, CS, ONG) UltraISO ($$$, CS, ONG) WinCDEmu (FREE, CS, ONG) Game Distribution: Origin 2015 (FREE, CS) *Reduced functionality as of August 2016. For a list of what you can still do, visit this dvdhardware.net article. Steam (Jan 4, 2019 build) (FREE, CS) To prevent Steam client updates, create a file using Notepad containing the following information: BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable . Save it to the Steam folder as steam.cfg. Games: Platform Update is required for DirectX 11 support. Pre-Vista era (DX10/11 not utilized): Serious Sam 2 ($$$, CS) Star Wars Republic Commando ($$$, CS) Last official release to run on Vista (sequels/updates do not support or work with Vista): Battlefield 4 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2 & Platform Update. BeamNG.Drive v0.15.0.6 ($$$, CS, UNS) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Diablo III ($$$, CS) No longer supports or runs on Vista as of October 2017. Hearthstone ($$$, CS) No longer supports or runs on Vista as of October 2017. Heroes of the Storm ($$$, CS) No longer supports or runs on Vista as of October 2017. How to Survive ($$$, CS) Killing Floor ($$$, CS) StarCraft II ($$$, CS) No longer supports or runs on Vista as of October 2017. Wolfenstein: The New Order ($$$, CS, UNS) Wolfenstein: The Old Blood ($$$, CS, UNS) World of Warcraft ($$$, CS) No longer supports or runs on Vista as of October 2017. Active Development: Future/upcoming sequels may not support Vista. AssaultCube (FREE, CS, ONG) Bioshock Infinite ($$$, CS, ONG) Chivalry Medieval Welfare ($$$, CS, ONG) Counter-Strike Global Offensive ($$$, CS, ONG) Cuphead (GOG.com version) ($$$, CS, ONG) Don't Starve Together ($$$, CS, ONG) Doom 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Dragon Ball Xenoverse ($$$, CS, ONG) Fallout 4 ($$$, CS, ONG) Fallout Shelter ($$$, CS, ONG) Goosebumps Dead of Night ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) GTA V ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Requires SP2 + Platform Update. Also requires a workaround for new versions as of Sept. 2019. Just Cause 3 ($$$, CS, ONG) Left 4 Dead 2 ($$$, CS, ONG) Minecraft (FREE, CS, ONG) One Late Night: Deadline ($$$, CS, ONG) Planet Explorers ($$$, CS, ONG) Portal 2 ($$$, CS, ONG) Road Redemption ($$$, CS, ONG) Serious Sam 3 BFE ($$$, CS, ONG) Sonic Mania ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Star Trek Online ($$$, CS, ONG) SuperTuxKart (FREE, OS, ONG) Outer Space Simulation software: Google Earth Pro 7.3.2 (FREE, CS) Download here: 32 bit 64 bit Outerra ($$$, CS, ONG) Space Engine (FREE, CS, ONG) Stellarium (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Console Emulators: Gamecube/Wii Emulators: Dolphin 5.0 (stable) (FREE, OS, UNS) 64-bit only. Download from vendor here. PS2 Emulators: PCSX2 (FREE, OS, ONG) PSP Emulators: PPSSPP (FREE, OS, ONG) Software/Game Development: Adobe AIR 29.0.0.112 (FREE, CS) Download here. ApexSQL Diff 2017 R6 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. AutoHotkey (FREE, OS, ONG) CryEngine V ($$$, OS) Requires SP2. dnSpy (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Geany 1.3.2 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Java Development Kit 9.0.4 (FREE, OS, UNS) 64 bit only; 32 bit Windows is not supported. - Download here. Java SE Runtime Environment 9.0.4 (FREE, OS, UNS) 64 bit only; 32 bit Windows is not supported. - Download here. LLVM Compiler Infrastructure v3.7.1 (FREE, OS) Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 ($$$, CS) View this Microsoft Support article to download the SP1 update. System File Editors/Viewers: EditPad Lite (FREE, CS, ONG) HxD Hex Editor (FREE, CS, ONG) Resource Hacker (FREE, OS, ONG) BitTorrent/P2P Clients: BitComet (FREE, CS, ONG) BitTorrent (FREE, CS, ONG) BitTorrent Resilio Sync 2.0.93 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo BitTorrent Sync Pro 2.0.93 ($$$, CS) eMule (FREE, OS, ONG) qBittorrent 4.1.9.1 (FREE, OS) Download here. Tixati (FREE, CS, ONG) Transmission 2.94 (FREE, OS) Download here: x86 x64 uTorrent (FREE, CS, ONG) Vuze (FREE, OS, ONG) FTP Clients: BitComet (FREE, CS, ONG) CuteFTP (FREE, CS, ONG) CyberDuck (FREE, OS, ONG) FileZilla 3.39.0 (FREE, OS, UNS) Fling FTP ($$$, CS, ONG) FTP Voyager (FREE, CS, ONG) SmartFTP ($$$, CS, ONG) Total Commander (FREE, CS, ONG) WinSCP (FREE, OS, ONG) VPN Clients: HideMe VPN (FREE, CS, ONG) Logmein Hamachi (FREE, CS, ONG) OpenVPN v. 2.4.6-I602 (FREE, OS, UNS) Private Internet Access Client v75 (FREE, CS) TorGuard VPN (FREE, CS, ONG) TunnelBear ($$$, CS, ONG) Tunngle (FREE, CS, ONG) Window Management software: Actual Window Manager ($$$, CS, ONG) Aerosnap 0.61 Beta (FREE, CS) Somewhat buggy. To download from Softpedia, click here. AquaSnap 1.17.1 (FREE & $$$ versions available, CS) Personal Edition is free for home use, and has reduced functionality. Professional Edition requires purchase after 60 minute trial period. To download from the vendor, click one of the following: MSI File Portable Installation Ave's Thumbnail Sizer (FREE, OS) Download from developer Ave's Vista Folder Background (FREE, CS) Download from developer DisplayFusion v8.1.2 (FREE & $$$ versions available, CS) Download from vendor here. Also requires KB2763674 to be installed. QuizoApps QTTabBar 1.2.2.1 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor Taskbar Shuffle v2.5 (FREE, CS) Download here. Ultramon ($$$, CS, ONG) To download 30-day trial version from vendor, click here. Desktop Enhancement software: Bing Desktop 1.3.478.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) Classic Shell 3.6.8 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor's SourceForge page here. CoolSoft PDF Property Extension (FREE, CS, ONG) Ditto Clipboard Manager (FREE, CS, ONG) Fences 2 ($$$, CS) Folder portals and pages functionality requires Windows 7 or later. f.lux (FREE, CS, ONG) Icaros Shell Extensions 3.1.0 & 3.1.1 Beta (FREE, CS) Download here. LightBulb (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) ObjectDock 2 ($$$, CS) Rainmeter 3.3.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor RTT PDF-ShellTools ($$$, CS, ONG) SageThumbs (FREE, OS, ONG) Seer (FREE, CS, ONG) Softpointer AudioShell (FREE, CS, ONG) Sysinternals Desktops v2.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Start++ 0.8.1 by Brandon Paddock (FREE, CS) Download from developer (Wayback Machine) Universal Theme Patcher (FREE, CS) Vista Visual Master (FREE, CS) VoidTools Everything (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero Cursor Commander (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from developer WindowBlinds 7.4 ($$$, CS) Download from FileHorse X-Mouse Controls (FREE, CS, ONG) 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 Exchange Server 2010 ($$$, CS) IntelliPoint 8.2 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: 32 bit 64 bit IntelliType Pro 8.2 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: 32 bit 64 bit Microsoft Camera Codec Pack 6.3.9721.0 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Expression Web 4 (FREE, CS) Download archived installer here. Microsoft Lync 2010 ($$$, CS) Download archived installer here. Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download from Microsoft, click here. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft here. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 (FREE, CS, UNS) Download from Microsoft here. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 (FREE, CS, UNS) Requires special procedures to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (FREE, CS, UNS) Requires special procedures to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (FREE, CS, UNS) Requires special procedures to be installed. 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 Silverlight 5.1.50907.0 (FREE, CS) Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013 ($$$, CS) Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Visual c++ Redistributable for Visual Studio (FREE, CS, ONG) Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service 1.0.3 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft - Additional information here and here. Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2011 (FREE, CS) To download, use Windows Update. Some components no longer work, such as Messenger and Mail. Microsoft Windows Preview Handler Pack (for AS, ASPX, BAT, CMD, CS, CSS, DIFF, JS, PATCH, RB, RHTML, RJS, SQL, and VB files) (FREE, CS) Download from CodePlex MSDN Sample Preview Handlers (for BIN, CSV, MSI, PDF, XAML, XML, XPS, and ZIP files) (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) Process Explorer (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Process Monitor (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 (FREE, CS) *For Windows Vista only, Server 2008 is not supported.* Requires Vista SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Download here. Search Server 2010 ($$$, CS) Requires Windows Server 2008 SP2; Vista is not supported. SharePoint 2010 ($$$, CS) Download trial from Microsoft here. SharePoint Designer 2010 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Speech Platform Runtime Languages 11 (FREE, CS) To download from Microsoft, click here. SQL Server 2012 ($$$, CS) Sysinternals Suite (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel (FREE, CS) Download here. Visio Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Download here. Windows Easy Transfer 7 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Windows Help (WinHelp32) for Windows Vista (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: 32 bit 64 bit Windows Powershell 2.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft here. Windows Powershell 3.0 (FREE, CS) Supports Windows Server 2008 SP2 ONLY. Windows Vista is not supported. To download from Microsoft, click here. Windows Speech Recognition Macros (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Windows SteadyState 2.5 (FREE, CS) (x86 only). Download from the Wayback Machine. Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (FREE, CS) To download from Microsoft, click here. XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack 1.2 (FREE, CS) Does not work on Server 2008. Click here to download from Microsoft. Microsoft Office Add-ins & Tools: Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download from Microsoft, click here. Junk Mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: Office 2003 x86, Office 2007+ x86, Office 2007+ x64 Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for Word and OneNote (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Supports Microsoft OneNote 2010 and Word 2007/Word 2010. Office File Validation Add-in for Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 and Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 (FREE, CS) Requires Office 2003 SP3 or Office 2007 SP2. For client Windows versions only (Server 2008 isn't supported). Office 2010 Filter Packs (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). To download from Microsoft, click here. Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup (FREE, CS) Requires Office XP, 2003, or 2007. Server 2008 is not supported. Download from Microsoft here. PowerPoint Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Search Commands Add-In for Office 2007 and Office 2010 (FREE, CS) No longer being maintained, UNS on Server 2008. Download from Microsoft here. Word Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Download from archived Microsoft download page here. No longer receives security updates as of November 2017.
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  11. I do not recommend UEFI multi-booting Windows Vista, 7, and 11. I tried so last night and while 7 and 11 loaded up just fine, Vista Blue screened with 0x01E. Keep in mind I was doing this on Ivy Bridge with a Windows 10 ISO that had 11's Install.wim. I suspect it might have something to do with 11's UEFI files. Regardless, I reinstalled the Vista and 7 dual-boot I had and am fine (this also allowed me to use a different extended kernel compatible/Vista ISO that actually had nothing broken or missing). So, let this be your warning to not multi-boot Vista and 11 with UEFI unless you know of a way to make it work without a 0x01E BSOD when booting into Vista. I should clarify that BIOS (MBR) multi-boot works just fine. I currently have a multi-boot of Vista, 7, 8.1, and 11 on an Acer Aspire A315-21 and nothing is wrong with it so far.
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  12. This information was added on 31 August 2021 https://betawiki.net/index.php?title=Windows_Vista_build_6003&oldid=153735 I understand that it might look suspicious when someone's first post looks like mine . In my opinion the extended kernel should target Windows Vista with 6003 and SHA-2 updates but without KB4341832, KB4090450 and KB4089229 - meltdown/spectre patches that slow down the CPU. Also, I have an AMD Ryzen PC so if @win32 decides to make a patch for Ryzen problems I can test it and send some logs.
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  13. Can't center startmenu icon (only pinned icons can be centered) and keep old right click context menu. I can only send startmenu to left and keep old context menu Or I can only center it but have no context menu Hope you understand the problem....
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  14. i cannot recommend VS series to anyone. Had few of them exploding under 100w load (430w unit). VS stands for very s***ty likely
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  15. Tahnks! That was it, I didn't expected for info about update in notifications area, I thought it will pop up some window within an app itself. But right I had my notifications turned off, now it's working
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  16. maybe turn off focus assist? check your notifications.
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  17. 1 - I declare this to be fake news / vapourware under section 4.e of the forum rules https://msfn.org/board/guidelines/. @Vistapocalypse is absolutely right , there's no confirmation or any info from Microsoft at all . There's zero proof . In the article you mentioned , it says "Summary Customers who have applied KB4489887 or later Monthly Rollup Packages to Microsoft Server 2008 SP2 may notice a change to the operating system version string." Well , I read about it too : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/build-number-changing-to-6003-in-windows-server-2008-1335e4d4-c155-52eb-4a45-b85bd1909ca8 "Addresses an issue with a Microsoft Access 97 (!) database ..." and some Asian language/time fixes for Japanese and Quazaqians , etc . More here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/march-19-2019-kb4489887-preview-of-monthly-rollup-d05eafca-6fd3-1106-6f42-fba0a558ac27 I tested myself and [of course] it doesn't do what you claim it supposed to do. Besides , you post in the wrong section , even if they allow this to exist , it belongs to the update section , not the ex-kernel . I'd like to ask the supervisors , moderators @Tripredacus , @Dave-H to intervene and delete his and other posts regarding this no-existent "fix" (vapourware).
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  18. 1 - What do you mean by "Win7 SP2" ? There's no such thing exist. Perhaps you meant some un-official compilation ? 2 - False ! My neighbour ran WIn7 RTM on a B85 Board (haswell) for years without issues.
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  19. == Custom userContent.css == A custom userContent.css file (3 KB) can be downloaded below (login required). It enhances the default stylesheet used by RetroZilla and other browsers that support a custom userContent.css file (eg. Firefox, K-Meleon, Netscape Navigator). Only tested on one system, one monitor resolution and two browsers (K-Meleon, RetroZilla). Place the file in the 'chrome' subdirectory (create if not present) of the browser's profile. In RetroZilla the default path is: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\RetroZilla\Profiles\default\your_profile\chrome\userContent.css The first section is a code snippet from @Siria that displays sometimes hidden webpage output. This occurs on occasion, you will see a block of webpage surrounded by a two pixel thick dashed red line. The second section helps view and utilize this MSFN forum, entries are commented for editing, modify as desired. Just a hack so the forum works a bit better, it won't fix everything. MSFN forum enhancements: - Prevent off-screen text output. - Gray background to visualize white text, change lightgray to darkgray for nightmode. - Box forum categories for better visualization (default blue). - Box forum thread topics for better visualization (default green). - Box member quotes for improved thread readability (default blue). - Box member signatures for improved thread readability (default yellow, must be logged in). - Shrink stretched/oversized member avatar images. - Remove duplicate member avatar images in thread posts. - Remove not useful mobile navigation clutter. - Display member menu when logged in, log out without toggling browser's Style to None. Note: It is still necessary to manually disable all 'style' to best visualize many problematic web pages. This often provides a cleaner layout and uncovers otherwise hidden text, pictures and hyperlinks. In RetroZilla toggle View -> Use style -> None and in K-Meleon use @siria's StyleKill macro (stylekiller.kmm). Review 'Vanilla Windows 98 Web Browsing Summary' for more Windows 9x web browsing information. https://msfn.org/board/topic/177106-running-vanilla-windows-98-in-2020-and-beyond/page/33/?tab=comments#comment-1189203 userContent.css
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  20. http://web.archive.org/web/20201209013928/https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Archive/Add-ons/Working_with_multiprocess_Firefox
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  21. The documentation was removed last December: http://web.archive.org/web/20200801000000*/https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/Working_with_multiprocess_Firefox Relevant articles: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2016/08/02/multi-process-firefox-and-add-ons-a-call-to-action/ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/developer/communication#Migration_paths_for_developers_of_legacy_add-ons https://extensionworkshop.com/documentation/develop/comparison-with-the-add-on-sdk/ I'm quite sure additional documentation has been spared from Mozilla's axe, it's just that one needs to hunt it down with determination...
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  22. Does this happen with a new profile as well? I haven't experienced this so far.
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  23. StartAllBack 2.9.95 (RC6) Available only if you check for updates I really want to finish with RCs, so please curb your enthusiasm
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  24. Yes, you can install Windows 7 in Ryzen computers. The problem is UEFI, there's a thread for installing it with UEFI. It works with windows 7
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  25. some 6th gen cpus matches performance of 8th gen intel cpu and that requiment is artificial by for needing that TPM chip for no good reason. I know Windows 11 been running fine on 2007 dual xeon board since @Dave-H mentioned from it on another topic. Whole system requiment thing is to milk off more from users
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  26. Firefox's libcubeb has been updated and the "Youtube video freeze" fix is now officially part of mozilla-central: https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/c7768090c505715c543b2a71e42b07fcb905d7a9. Thanks again @roytam1 for submitting it! Let it not be said that MSFN hasn't contributed to upstream!
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  27. That fetches a .CSV file, inside which: ia64 Windows Server 2008,,,,,,, File name,File version,File size,Date,Time,Platform,SP requirement,Service branch Hal.dll,6.0.6003.20489,"428,264",21-Mar-19,1:32,IA-64,None,Not applicable File name,Ia64_hal.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6003.20489_none_0726f69c1b902d52.manifest,,,,,, File version,Not applicable,,,,,, File size,"1,655",,,,,, Date (UTC),21-Mar-19,,,,,, Time (UTC),3:40,,,,,, Platform,Not applicable,,,,,, x86 Windows Vista,,,,,,, File name,File version,File size,Date,Time,Platform,SP requirement,Service branch Halacpi.dll,6.0.6003.20489,"137,960",21-Mar-19,1:53,x86,None,Not applicable Halmacpi.dll,6.0.6003.20489,"169,704",21-Mar-19,1:53,x86,None,Not applicable File name,X86_hal.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6003.20489_none_072552a61b922456.manifest,,,,,, File version,Not applicable,,,,,, File size,"2,244",,,,,, Date (UTC),21-Mar-19,,,,,, Time (UTC),3:57,,,,,, Platform,Not applicable,,,,,, x64 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008,,,,,,, File name,File version,File size,Date,Time,Platform,SP requirement,Service branch Hal.dll,6.0.6003.20489,"230,632",21-Mar-19,1:41,x64,None,Not applicable File name,Amd64_hal.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6003.20489_none_6343ee29d3ef958c.manifest,,,,,, File version,Not applicable,,,,,, File size,"1,656",,,,,, Date (UTC),21-Mar-19,,,,,, Time (UTC),4:15,,,,,, Platform,Not applicable,,,,,, So, though not specifically mentioned, the KB does update HAL related files to v6.0.6003.20489
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  28. Just click Yes anyway. Sometimes it will work. If it doesn't, you will have to add in your hardware ID to the INF. Sometimes, a driver may include multiple ID's that share the same values as the one you have, but are actually just different enough. Also, I got the KB4493471 update installed on my Haswell machine (Did it after the Extended Kernel was installed, but luckily no errors and I just had to simply reinstall it), and a lot of the errors disappeared, however, on occasion, I get some error messages when running programs that require the UAC to pop up. Closing the error message and restarting the program that requires UAC will run fine on the second run (although a second error message may appear after the first. If it does, just simply close it and restart the program and it will proceed normally). Also, I tried to install the Windows XP x64 graphics driver for Haswell by adding in my processor and copy and pasting the data into the blank Vista section, but I get a page fault in non-paged area BSOD. Anyone have any solutions?
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  29. I dont think any official statement was there, but they quietly fixed the HAL timings on a patch tuesday, which did help quite a bit.
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  30. If you can access admin panel of router you should be able to check what devices are connected now and which stoles your IP. I would recommend set any static ip below dhcp range which is most routers is below 100 (for example 192.168.0.99). To check ip use IPCONFIG command on command prompt Sounds like someone else been enjoying joy of network on work too. How about some smart peoples filling DHCP leases since they use mac address randomisation resulting address space to be reserved faster than they released and place having too many peoples. Been dealing with it and no joy
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  31. Is "whole family" two people, three people, twenty people, fifty people? You are making this much more difficult than it really is! You do not need any added software, you do not need to learn networking. When you get that error, how many people are home and using their computer? It really is THAT easy. You're not trying to track down the IP Address on a factory floor with 400 computers and 399 of them have a static address and 1 of them was a dynamic address that "stole" a different assembly line robot's IP Address. You're dealing with the "whole family" - period. PIECE OF CAKE! Why are you making this so much more difficult than it really is? Either track down the other ONE out of "three or four", not that hard to isolate, family members using the same IP Address or just change your own IP address. Changing your own IP Address takes 30-60 seconds, 5-10 if you already know how. But instead of doing that, you're 3 days into this already? You are dealing with a FAMILY of computers. You're not dealing with a LAN with specific file-sharing needs, your not dealing with a factory floor with HUNDREDS of computers. You are dealing with three or four computers! Ten TOPS!
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  32. I have a unique driver version 373.19 x64 and x86 too (released on 1st of January 2017) , it was available only for those who paid for extended support . Only for Fujitsu Siemens notebooks' owners (some models) . So , as you may guess , I'm the owner of this marvel ! This driver works on laptops and desktops too . I'm guessing it could help you , no ? I mean , you could compare the dlls , right ? It has outstanding FPS in Vista . This driver includes the telemetry , but partially removed . I would gladly give these drivers to all of the members here , but their EULA forbids me to do so , sorry folks !!! But we know win32 has a Fujitsu-Siemens laptop , so no problem giving it to him ! Why silent about it ? I dunno , perhaps bacause he just stopped writing to me ... all of a sudden.
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  33. In most cases, yes, but there may be issues with temp-folder based installers that are spawned from another installer. By the end of September. I have close to enough new features to justify a new release, but I think I can stuff some more in. And I also need to test. I have every K32 function implemented for both architectures, SetDefaultDllDirectories fixed on both archs, ResolveLocaleName (basic implementation) and soon some other things. I hope to get many basic x86 applications running. The kernel32 wrapper itself is probably more compatible than it was at another point in the extended kernel's existence, as it doesn't rely on the original kernel32 having SetDefaultDllDirectories (which was added to Vista in 2013). But that will soon not be the case, as it will call functions from my NTDLL wrapper, and that will need a modified ntoskrnl to work.
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  34. That depends on personal preference and nobody can answer it. If you want to be guinea pig for Microsoft and do QA team work without payment on production system then go ahead and use Windows 11. If you want stable OS without constant changes use anything but Windows 10 or 11 (unless LTSB).
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  35. Hi. I trying to setup Remote Desktop 7.0 on Windows 2000 with Extended Kernel, I installed RDP 5.2 from my Windows XP disc, then I installed your RDP update from WLU. But when I try to run RDP, I getting an error message that mstsc.exe.mui couldn't find in System 32 and then message about some error with Activex.
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