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  1. Why Windows 10? You just could install Windows 8.1 X64 and dual boot it with your XP X86. Windows 8.1 is much better than Windows 10.
    2 points
  2. I think whether or not it'll be worth it to you depends on what you like to do with your XP machine and what parts you're able to get. During XP's support period, XP64 had a reputation for not being supported by hardware/software. I personally have rarely run into that issue ... at least until after XP lost favor with Microsoft, and compilers stopped providing support for XP, thus causing newer programs to not work. But that's a hurdle all XP OSes face. The main advantage with XP64 is the ability to run 64-bit programs. If you're doing things that require a lot of RAM (e.g. running a
    2 points
  3. The original Basilisk 52 project from "upstream" did have WE support, be it somewhat inferior to the one present in the Mozilla 52.6.0 platform they forked off as UXP; the MCP devs disabled/removed some WE features/APIs initially, e.g. id-less WEs were not supported, because Basilisk 52 does not observe extension-signing... Having partial WE support in their test UXP browser application (Basilisk) was something the MCP people felt quite uneasy about, given their lack of any will to further maintain that part of the platform code; coupled with their general disdain/aversion for WE (a Goog
    2 points
  4. NTOSKRNL Emu_Extender Library of missing functions for Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 NTOSKRNL.EXE Project is intended to help in porting drivers from Windows 7/8/8.1/10 for work with Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 How-To: 1) Compile sources to make ntoskrn8.sys 2) Make corrections to xxx.sys so that it loads ntoskrn8.sys instead of the original ntoskrnl.exe 3) Place ntoskrn8.sys to X:/Windows/sytem32/drivers/ folder Compiling: 1) Install Windows 7 DDK v7.1.0 (download from Microsoft site) 1a) Original DDK header files has mistake with definintion of MmAllocateContiguousMemoryS
    2 points
  5. Yes I remember that thread, I may have chimed in as did some others. Glad it was kept too. Also good question, what happened to @Mathwiz, he seems to have vanished.
    1 point
  6. Parabola with lightweight WM and sometimes dual boot to XP to play my favorite games OFFLINE
    1 point
  7. If you specify the names of your installed devices, maybe you could find recomendations of drivers for older Windows versions.
    1 point
  8. I cannot find any information relating to Minecraft changing requirements to Windows 10 only.
    1 point
  9. @XPerceniol @sparty411 @roytam1 @VistaLover @XP-x64-Lover @RainyShadow @Win10-Hater Thank you all for the beautiful words written.
    1 point
  10. WinNTSetup 4.5.1 - VHD GUI will be saved to ini - ini option BootMountExclude supports DiskID - fixes listview font on non darkmode
    1 point
  11. Thus far.. @roytam1 has done our community an enormous service with his proficient browser builds. So, between Firefox 52.9.1 ESR; Serpent, and New Moon, I'm able to do everything I need to. When I do have to use Chrome, regrettably, Vivaldi/Opera/Iron are all only based on 49, so I only use it when I truly need to because of 5 years of gaping security holes. Otherwise.. I'm basically on a 'Rickroll'
    1 point
  12. Hi ntoskrnl_extender compilable and usable on xp64 too, usb3/storage drivers works (but not tested widely) "OneCore API and XomPie" - read carefully what these and this projects do, they live in different words "ring3 vs ring0" and no way to say hello to companion :)
    1 point
  13. It successfully compiled in the Vista x64 build environment so it wouldn't hurt to try in the XP/2003 x64 one.
    1 point
  14. This is AMAZING! I should give this a try on my XP32 laptop and see what she can do. Out of curiosity, how difficult would it be to create a version of this for XP64? Is it just a matter of compiling a certain way?
    1 point
  15. The graphics card is actually the newest part of the rig (aside from the hard drives). Since 2012 I've been using a N560GTX-Ti Hawk as the previous video card was damaged by a lightning strike (the bizarre thing about that: the old video card, a BFGTech GeForce 8800 GT, still works but when doing 3D graphics beyond a certain level, it will cause the computer to lock up). So the video card should be able to handle DX10 stuff ... Its specs say that it can handle up to DX11, even, and it supports OpenGl up to version 4.1.
    1 point
  16. I really should have asked around here before I attempted doing this, but ... I've been looking at discussions over at Epic Games' forums for its Unreal Engine and saw a discussion about giving Windows XP64 DirectX 10 functionality. The link provided in the discussion was this: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-install-and-download-directx-10-for-windows-xp/ I read through the article and decided to give it a whirl, following the "Download DirectX 10 for Windows XP" link to Softpedia, which gave me DirectX 10 for Windows XP RC2 Pre Fix 3 by LWGame. (I didn't bother with that "DirectX change
    1 point
  17. System Restore restores the registry to a backup created at the same time with the restore point, so there mustn't be anything related to DirectX 10 left in your system's registry. The real issue is, perhaps, that DirectX 10 must be supported by your graphics card, if it is older than Windows Vista then this surely isn't the case.
    1 point
  18. OK, the System Restore seems to have taken care of the problem. Checked the registry, too. Any extraneous registry keys/files relating to DirectX 10 shouldn't cause a problem if nothing in the rest of the system actually points to them because of the restore, I imagine? Alas, it would have been nice if there were an unofficial working DirectX 10 patch for XP64 ... Or, for that matter, DX11 or 12, heh.
    1 point
  19. That's a relief, at least. Though the way my OS is behaving now after trying to install this is very troubling ... The most recent System Restore point I've got is from a few days ago, barring the one automatically created when I tried to install this. Would that fix the problem, or will this require more in-depth action?
    1 point
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