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  1. 4 points
    Finally got the time to create the much requested Update Repository for Vista. I've collected these updates a year ago, but only recently took the time to put them on my Mega account and organize them. It has roughly the same format as my post-EOL repositories, with x86 and amd64 versions. A few highlight points: Most updates come in ".cab" format, because at the time it was easier to manage bulk installations in this format (I was trying to update offline images) Includes hotfixes not distributed through Windows Update. These were collected through a mix of the now defunct MS Hotfix service and the website "hotfixshare". There's some interesting fixes in there. While most of the updates are language agnostic, some are specific to the language I use, Portuguese of Portugal (like the IE9 installer). If you'd like to provide a version for your language, please contact me. To install a ".cab" format update, just run the following command: start /w pkgmgr /ip /m:<path to updates> /s:<temp path for extraction> /l:<path for log files> /norestart To bulk install updates, I usually run the following set of commands: forfiles /p <path to update folder> /m *.cab /c "cmd /c mkdir @fname" forfiles /p <path to update folder> /m *.cab /c "cmd /c pkgmgr /ip /m:@file /s:@fname /norestart" The first command creates a folder for each individual update and the second one installs each update and extracts onto each created folder. Here's a practical example. Say, I have all of the updates from the repository located in my Downloads folder inside my user profile. In this case, I want to install every update in the "General" folder. I'd use the commands above like so: forfiles /p "C:\Users\greenhillmaniac\Downloads\General" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c mkdir @fname" forfiles /p "C:\Users\greenhillmaniac\Downloads\General" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c pkgmgr /ip /m:@file /s:@fname /norestart" I'd recommend you install no more than 200 updates at a time. This can also be used to create an updated Vista ISO for later use (tutorial coming soon™) Anyway, here's the link for the repository
  2. 3 points
    i’ve stumbled on this issue myself (mind you it was before doomsday) but updating my Vista copy up until april 2017 and updating root certificates solved the problem. I hope microsoft would not prevent us from activating our os that we paid for??
  3. 3 points
    For now, wumt and wsusscn2.cab is still able to search, download and install updates. Probably is a good idea to backup wsusscn2.cab. Microsoft might remember to delete older updates at anytime from now. (Top: vista sp2 vanilla, Bottom: xp sp3 + posready)
  4. 3 points
    Yes, I would appreciate it too so it will be released when it is ready. Current status is that it does not work correctly yet. On the other side, I doubt that someone needs to upgrade to new builds immediately when it is released, especially when some needed software is not compatible with it.
  5. 2 points
    ... That link also mentions the following: ... so without SHA-2 code-signing support (AFAIAA, this can't be implemented to OSes prior to Vista SP2 and in the latter, packages targeting originally WS2008SP2 are needed ), that method will become a moot one... For the time being, the latest cab downloadable via either http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=74689 http://download.windowsupdate.com/microsoftupdate/v6/wsusscan/wsusscn2.cab is dual-signed on July 14th 2020: so you might want to back it up... I foresee that the next release will only be SHA-2 signed...
  6. 2 points
    I've attached RAR5 compressed files with lists of download links for all official updates for Vista 32-bit and 64-bit Post SP2 up to April 2017. Includes all language packs for Vista, IE9 and local Help update. Also included are Ultimate Extras, Optionals and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 / 4.52 with updates. Superseded updates are not included except for a few ones just to satisfy Windows Update. Hotfixes are not included, unless available through Windows Update. Someone please mirror them on Web Archive. ASAP. EDIT: Updated files with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Packs. WindowsVistaSP2_x86.rarWindowsVistaSP2_x86_Installer.rar WindowsVistaSP2_x64.rarWindowsVistaSP2_x64_Installer.rar Installing System Updates: If you want to install a language pack, you must do it first, by downloading and running the language pack executable. 1) Download all files from Main_URLs.txt to the same folder. 2) Using WinRAR, sort files by type and unpack all .MSU files to the same folder, overwriting existing files. Then you may delete the .MSU files to save space. 3) Unpack the WindowsVistaSP2_x86_Installer.rar or WindowsVistaSP2_x64_Installer.rar (just batch files) to the same folder where you extracted the files. 4) Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges and switch to the folder where the update files are. 5) Run Main_Part1.bat, Main_Part2.bat and Main_Part3.bat. At the end of execution of every batch file, Windows will restart automatically. 6) Optionally you may install local copy of Help update (LangPacks_Help_URLs.txt) and the IE9 language pack (LangPacks_IE9_URLs.txt). PS: It'll take a while to install all 210+ updates. Installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 / 4.52 with updates: 1) Download all files from NDP35_45_URLs.txt to the same folder. 2) Unpack the WindowsVistaSP2_x86_Installer.rar or WindowsVistaSP2_x64_Installer.rar (just batch files) to the same folder where you extracted the files. 3) Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges and switch to the folder where the update files are. 4) Run NDP35_45_Install.bat, if needed Windows will restart automatically. 5) Optionally you may install a language pack (LangPacks_NDP35SP1_URLs.txt and LangPacks_NDP452_URLs.txt). Installing updates for optional features (only if you have installed IIS, IIS ASP, IIS FTP or Telnet from Program and Features Control Panel extension) Download all files from Features_URLs.txt and run the following .MSU packages if you have installed: IIS: KB4012373 IIS ASP: KB2124261 IIS FTP: KB975254 Telnet: KB960859 and KB3020393
  7. 2 points
    Let me clarify a few things. as I've spent several days creating this: - .msu files can't be used to install many updates at a time: those packages include an update scanner (wsusscan.cab) to check applicability, which is run before installing every update and gets slow and slow over time. Svchost also consumes more and more RAM until your system crashes. - .cab files are installed immediately, the check for applicability occurs during install, thus is faster and reliable. - some updates have pre-requisites that require a restart. Because of this, I've split the updates in 3 parts.
  8. 2 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win32-git-20200808-57e81f0-uxp-b5762c6c2-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win64-git-20200808-57e81f0-uxp-b5762c6c2-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win32-git-20200808-57e81f0-uxp-b5762c6c2-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.1a1.win32-git-20200808-5f05a0799-uxp-b5762c6c2-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.1a1.win64-git-20200808-5f05a0799-uxp-b5762c6c2-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - Issue #1621 - Part 1: CSSEditUtils should use atom for CSS property if possible. (baa4b609d) - Issue #1621 - Part 2: Implement nsIAtom version of SetAttribute/RemoveAttribute/CloneAttirubte. (1c0c7cf58) - Issue #1621 - Part 3: Use nsIAtom to change attirbute if possible. (1115c63bf) - Issue #1621 - Part 4: Check whether node can be splited. (5f6ecd756) - Issue #1619 - Convert Intrinsic Ratio to Float (232f987cf) - Use an alt script to properly determine the OSX SDK version (c3ec6c613) - Add license header to media/webrtc/trunk/build/mac/find_sdk_uxp.py (02bd56c44) - Issue #1619 - Missing Dimension Computation (e664d4369) - Issue #1619 - Add Vertical Writing Testcase (ba0a2e796) - Issue #1619 - Nits Picked (a90b8d98e) - Merge pull request #1622 from RealityRipple/master (2e1c5dafc) - [js] Try to catch bad pointers for GC and bail if not valid. (8d38e3575) - Issue #1625 - Allow MailNews Oauth2 support to be configured in confvars.sh (7c6d822be) - Merge pull request #1623 from g4jc/libeditor_patch (267d32f4f) - Issue #1628 - Remove redundant PREF_EM_UPDATE_BACKGROUND_URL (d357eec56) - Pref and disable getRootNode() (b5762c6c2) Official Basilisk changes since my last build: - Update Back-end branch pointer (c15535d) - Issue MoonchildProductions/UXP#1628 - Remove extensions.update.background.url from preferences (57e81f0) Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Update back-end branch pointer (2762ee9d5) - Issue MoonchildProductions/UXP#1628 - Remove extensions.update.background.url from preferences (5f05a0799) My changes since my last build: - Revert UXP issue 1628 related changes. (35f288dc4)
  9. 2 points
    I've just finished an update list of Office 2010 (32/64-bit). The patches are automatically applied during installation. Anyone interested? If so, should I create a topic in the Office section?
  10. 2 points
    Just checked the WindowsUpdate.log on Vista, XP and Win7, the block is in the remote WU servers. On supported OSes, this url is used to check for updates: https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx On unsupported OSes, this url is used to check for updates: http://www.update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx But it was deleted. If we could redirect it to the link above, maybe it would still work. Any ideas?
  11. 2 points
    Was working a few hours ago. Now they killed it for sure: WARNING: SyncUpdates failure, error = 0x80244019, soap client error = 10, soap error code = 0, HTTP status code = 404 Database was deleted. RIP.
  12. 2 points
    It is now ca. 20:40 UTC, Aug 6th 2020, and Windows Update is again broken here, in Windows Vista SP2 32-bit ... When I opened the WU window I got: Notice that WU did last perform a successful check on Aug 6th 2020, 00:57 EEST (that was Aug 5th 21:57 UTC); as expected, the check had ended with a Windows is up to date message () ; when I click "Check for Updates", I end up with: i.e. no dice, but with a different Error Code this time (80244019) Something similar happens when I manually check Windows Defender for updated definitions: Normally, the manual check would return a "No updated definitions were found for Windows Defender" result (or something to that effect...), but now it quickly errors out like this: I think we can say, with a fair degree of certainty, that WU on Vista IS DEAD... Of course, there are various online articles pertaining to Windows Error 80244019 (or 0x80244019), e.g. https://blog.pcrisk.com/windows/12473-how-to-fix-widows-update-error-code-80244019 which states: but in this case I think it is both a "Windows Server problem" (M$ shut the door to it, took it down, etc. ) as well as due to "computer system and configuration" (we have the Vista OS, which M$ vehemently wants to swipe off the face of the Earth...). FWIW, I have WS2008 M$ updates installed that enable SHA-2 code-signing support: so I had, at least, expected that I would still be able to connect to the newer SHA-2 WU endpoints, though, of course, nothing would come down from there, as Vista 6.0.6003 is detected (not being proper Vista SP2 & not being proper WS2008 SP2) and fenced off... PS: KB4474419 is v4 ; please also notice that the last thing ever WU fetched on this machine (then at version 6.0.6002) was a WD def update, on July 6th 2019; after that date, nada ! EDIT:
  13. 2 points
    You're the second one who has reported that. I still have it on mine, but that's my main machine with April 2017 updates. Indeed, my VM with July 2020 updates does have this problem. The solution is to make a folder named sidebar.exe.local in Program Files\Windows Sidebar and place your original ole32.dll in there (make sure you applied my reg key). Then it will work.
  14. 2 points
    MS did say that they were shutting down SHA-1 endpoints for Windows Update. So 2000, XP and Vista are dead right there. The SHA-2 updates for Server 2008 came out after the build number changed to 6003, and Windows Update also broke on Vista with the change to 6003, so you're SOL.
  15. 2 points
    My vista system now shows 0x80072efd error every time I search for updates. I suppose vista updates should still work because of windows server 2008... Can anyone confirm that updates are also down for vista?
  16. 2 points
    A more general way would be something like (one liner on command line): FOR /F %i in ('DIR /B *.msu') do (@call set name=%~ni&&@ECHO "%i" "%name:~0,-41%%~xi") and FOR /F %i in ('DIR /B *.cab') do (@call set name=%~ni&&@ECHO "%i" "%name:~0,-41%%~xi") Or in batch: @ECHO OFF SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION FOR /F %%i in ('DIR /B') do ( SET name=%%~ni IF "%%~xi"==".msu" ECHO "%%i" "!name:~0,-41!%%~xi" IF "%%~xi"==".cab" ECHO "%%i" "!name:~0,-41!%%~xi" ) jacla
  17. 2 points
    Hi, I'm busy with other stuff, so can't provide you with a script/batch file to rename the files. I'm sure you'll eventually figure it out by yourself. For obvious reasons, you shouldn't have such long filenames to avoid issues during installation because of long pathnames exceeeding MAX_PATH size.
  18. 2 points
    It will dont worry , as mentioned previously by WinClient5270, he is very busy due to a surge of work so it might take a while.
  19. 2 points
    They have a purpose in allowing for the user to easily check if the file downloaded properly https://awau.moe/2TeqNyC.png
  20. 2 points
    Should you want a small, simple, no bells and whistles, working worksheet running on *any* windows AND Excel/.xls/.xlsx compatible, check this SPREAD32: http://www.byedesign.co.uk/ (portable, can run even from within a .zip) jaclaz
  21. 2 points
    (Note: this text is written for and directed at Big Muscle. Just pointing it out in case that the "you"s looks a bit wierd to you (the person reading this text)) Let me first get the most important thing out of the way: You CAN make money with open source software. In many ways actually: You can charge for the convenicance of auto updates You can charge for direct support (for example, via email or via a private discord chat) You can charge for the convenicance of having an already compiled binary version (which is especially true on windows; on linux for example, you usually git clone the repo, cd into it and type `make && sudo make install` and that's it. On Windows though...) You can make (optional) donations Speaking of donations: what you offer on your website, those are NOT donations. Those are payments. It is NOT freeware. You just get a free demo version. A donation is something optional. The point of a donation is not to get something back from it (besides maybe the knowladge of having helped someone/-thing or maybe getting a "Thank you" mail from them), but purely to support someone/-thing. And I want to mention that that is the only reason why I actually paid 5 bucks for it: not because I care about the watermark (if that would be my only reason, I could have just used a cracked version, and yes, I DID have a working one back then, but I didn't use it), but because I want this project to stay alive. In other words: I am pretty shure that a lot of peole donated just for support, or at least partially. Anyways, I of course know that there are not only positive things about open sourceing this software, namely: You may not make the exact same amount of money from "donations"* You may unveal your secrets* However, both of these arguments are very weak. The first one I already talked about above. For the second one: opening this app would mean that a lot more developers could integrate it (as in making their app compatible with it, not as in stealing your code; the only app I know of that supports aero glass is Winstep Nexus, and that one only works when it really wants to, which, as a dev explained to me, is not their fault). It would allow other people to learn about windows from (because, as described on glass8.eu, it uses undocumented windows features). TL;DR both arguments are... bad. Now let's finally get to why I think it should be open sourced: You (Big Muscle) are not able to maintain this on your own, or at least not in a way that I would concider acceptable for a paid app. Often times, this app gets a fix about 1-2 months before the next major update comes out, which will break it again. And again. And again. This app would be accessable to a lot more people. It would improve the user experiance since it will allow updates to be completed much, much faster. You would not have to stem this project all on your own anymore, which, again, you're not able to. Almost the entire forum is just "It doesn't work" posts. As described previosly, third party compatibility could also be improved massively. A concern you may have is others missusing your code to make money on. This is actually not a problem. You can either use the GNU GPL (or similar), which will technically not prevent your code from being commericallized, but since every modification that is being made availably has to also be opensourced under the same license (or a newer version), it is very unrealistic to think that someone would actually do it, exept maybe in those ***** bundles. While some apps (like OpenOffice or 7-zip, see here ) do suffer from this problem, I, again, don't think that such a tool like AeroGlass would really suffer from this. Alternatively, you can also write your own license, for example like this (this is not legal advaise): Of course, the above mentiond "license" is only one of many ways it could be done (and, again, it is not legal advise). I hope that you will change your mind about this program and it's licensing and distribution, as it would gain both you and even more so it's community. Cheers.
  22. 1 point
    The Protocol Support section of the SSL Client Test available in browserleaks.com also fails for me here in IE9 32-bit: ... while, at the same time, the Handshake section is displayed correctly: Perhaps they're using some CSS/JS code in the first failing section that the deprecated IE9 rendering engine can't cope with... (?) For IE9 specifically, you may want to use the SSL Labs Client Test, https://clienttest.ssllabs.com:8443/ssltest/viewMyClient.html :
  23. 1 point
    This tutorial is based on early versions of the kernel which act as nothing more than providing stubs for API functions. Actual functionality is being implemented though and once completed, it will be communicated in this thread. Please contact me directly for inquiries regarding the expanded functionality.
  24. 1 point
    That did the trick! I hadn't seen the comments regarding 64-bit vs. 32-bit, thank you it worked! I had examined the reg files closely myself and run various versions of it, but they were all targeting 32-bit in retrospect. I use Group Policy to disable insecure SSL anyways so the additional changes seem not to be necessary, just this did the trick: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.1] "OSVersion"=- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.2] "OSVersion"=-
  25. 1 point
    Hi, here is my list of updates (applies to both 32-bit and 64-bit). Office / Project / Visio / SharePoint Designer 2010 Post-SP2: Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3115475) Security Update for Microsoft Access 2010 (KB4464527) Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB4484415) Security Update for Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (KB3114414) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553313) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553332) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589288) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2850016) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2880971) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2881029) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2956063) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2956076) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3114565) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3191908) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3203468) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3213626) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3213631) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3213638) - XP ONLY Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4011610) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4022206) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4022208) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4484238) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4484266) Security Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB3114885) Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB4484382) Security Update for Microsoft Project 2010 (KB4484463) Security Update for Microsoft Publisher 2010 (KB4032216) Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB4462225) Security Update for Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (KB2999465) Security Update for Microsoft Word 2010 (KB4461625) Security Update for Microsoft Word 2010 (KB4484458) Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB2956084) Update for Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0 (KB3114879) Update for Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (KB2817369) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553140) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553347) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553388) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589298) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589318) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589339) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589375) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589386) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2597087) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2791057) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2825640) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2881030) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2883019) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3054873) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3054886) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB3055047) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4092436) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4461579) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4461626) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4462172) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4462187) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4484377) Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4484454) Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB3114559) Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553308) Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (KB4092435) Update for Microsoft Project 2010 (KB3054882) Update for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (KB2881023) Update for Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (KB2760601) Update for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB2881025) Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (KB3001652) - Must be run manually (.exe) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4092483) - XP-compatible MSO.DLL according to @Dave-H Business Contact Manager Post-SP1: Service Pack for Business Contact Manager for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553006) Security Update for Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (KB2500170) SQL Server 2008 Express SP2
  26. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure the broken behavior is because of other BWC files being made with the expectation that certain functions in kernel32 are stubs. In KERNEL32-XEC, some of these stubs have been replaced with full functions, which explains why the broken behavior disappears when no BWC files are present. I added my files and the new prerequisites to KB2479629-v3 and felt like it was enough of a change to change the v3 to a v4. The update can be found here. I noticed that the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library errors related to VMware Tools are still there. Honestly, I have no idea what's causing them.
  27. 1 point
    Here, you will find a list of software compatible with Windows Vista, after installing the new extended kernel by Win32. As this project is very new, this list will remain quite short for the time being. List: BeamNG.Drive 0.16 and later Chromium versions 53-73 beta (later versions currently do not work) Firefox "classic" versions 53-56 Firefox Quantum version 57 and later GIMP 2.10.18 Google Earth 7.3.3 and later Interlink Mail client Logitech Gaming Software 9.02 Opera 44 (later versions currently do not work) Palemoon 28.x Rocket League Thunderbird versions 53 and later Waterfox Classic Waterfox Current Whatsapp I will continue to update this list as more software is made compatible. Feel free to contribute your own additions in the form of a reply to the topic, and I will add them ASAP.
  28. 1 point
    I think latest for XP are 368.91: https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/NVIDIA/NVIDIA-GeForce-iCafe-Graphics-Driver-36891-for-XP.shtml But it seems like it is a hit and miss game, see: https://msfn.org/board/topic/177373-winxp-drivers-for-gtx-10xx-video-cards/ https://msfn.org/board/topic/177373-winxp-drivers-for-gtx-10xx-video-cards/?do=findComment&comment=1177300 jaclaz
  29. 1 point
    There are some functions that are present in WildBill's ntdll but not BWC's ntdll. I have been working on adding all of BWC's functions to WildBill's kernel32. It should be ready for release in the next few days, and there will also be a few new functions that don't exist in either WildBill or BWC's extended kernels.
  30. 1 point
    Someone has made an update rollup pack for vista? I don't suppose you would care to let us know what and where that might be?
  31. 1 point
    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. I don't trust these 3rd party software vendors anymore than I trust Microsoft now. Pale Moon, maybe, but the official InterLink doesn't support Windows XP. So a lot of what Roytam1 forks *is* pretentious software. Yeah, I've noticed that! I've put a ZIP download up here: https://w2k.phreaknet.org/ - download link is right at the top I don't take most of the credit since I just forked it, but I fixed all the issues I observed with it so it should be tenable in a "real" deployment. Must be run as admin, but programs will work for all users afterwords. No guarantees but it's worked well for me so please let me know if there are issues!
  32. 1 point
    Yeah the update servers have been back again, but who knows for how long.
  33. 1 point
    Yeah, Outlook is great but it has some weaknesses. In particular, it's pretty bad at actually doing email. Message quoting is something that is basically broken in Outlook. You can't use HTML email at all, it must be plain text, and even then it has massive issues. Numerous people have complained about terrible message formatting when sent this way. No issues in MailNews. Here's an example from O2K7: https://w2k.phreaknet.org/o2k7/ I use Outlook for calendar and contacts, sometimes reading, almost never for composing or replying to email, unless it's the Exchange account which I use mostly for calendaring/contacts these days and "read only" email. TB/derivatives have turned out to be much better at supporting the email standards, so MailNews just works better. Initially it was annoying to have both open all the time, but I've kind of gotten used to it; sometimes I'll close Outlook after the workday is over and there's nothing left on my calendar for the day. On the other hand, Outlook obviously does Exchange, which TB doesn't. Effectively, both programs are required so I've just made peace with that. Yup, exactly! I tried TB itself out and had some bad experiences with it, though that might have been XP + TB and not TB itself. But it sort of went the way that FF did, so MailNews has been much nicer. At one point on this site I think I found an unofficial installer script for the Roytam programs. Problem was it didn't quite work right, since it assumed UAC would always be disabled and only admin users would ever use it, plus it didn't work cross-NT platforms. I added some patches so it works as a proper installer now - works from W2K through W10, and installs programs for all users (technically portably still, but in the Program Files directory) and adds desktop and start menu shortcuts in the appropriate places. Just used it to put New Moon on W2K. If the program is already installed, the installer just overwrites the files, so if the batch script were a startup script via GPO, the roytam programs would all get updated automatically on reboot. I haven't done this, though; I just manually update once in a while. In the future I think it would be nice to mirror the repository locally so if I did this update mechanism it would pull locally, not over the Internet.
  34. 1 point
    It seems to be up once again, but for how long though? Might be the best moment to reverse engineer this s*** while it's still alive, and mirror updates that haven't been archived yet in any form.
  35. 1 point
    Should be OS-agnostic, or to be eexact, for OS supporting Windows Update v6 and up
  36. 1 point
    Windows Update v6 not dead https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MzNoy_hUv3gIcm35JkoQTlKbUSTNrh2S/view?usp=sharing Maybe it was a little maintenance, thinking that Microsoft did the same as Windows Update v3.1 and v4 in this month but in 2011. Sorry i'm fixed permissions
  37. 1 point
    Who's "we"? MSFN's policy is simple: we do not propagate FUD. Period.
  38. 1 point
    There's like no reason to use anything above 4.19 though.
  39. 1 point
    the problem is https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4569557/windows-update-sha-1-based-endpoints-discontinued
  40. 1 point
    Thanks so much for your communication, and letting us know that this great project is still alive! Looking forward to "when it's ready"!
  41. 1 point
    Microsoft Update Catalog still has many Windows 2000 updates, so I would have expected that they wouldn't have used the SHA-1 deprecation to dismantle the update infrastructure for a product that will only exit extended support in October. Mobile apps with short clips of people dancing are now more important than Windows and Office to MS.
  42. 1 point
    Keep in mind firefox is in version 79 already. So not beta anymore.
  43. 1 point
    I'm not exactly sure what your hardware is, but I see that you have some kind of AMD graphics. Their newer drivers crash under Windows 8, yet they don't on 8.1. In any event, try finding the drivers on AMD's website. You also seem to have Realtek audio. Vista and up do have an inbox driver so it may not be a problem but it appears their newest stuff will work: https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-software
  44. 1 point
    @bigmuscle Yes, please consider this for the future development of Aero Glass. If you want to keep it paid, at least provide a bit more communication.
  45. 1 point
    Some readers may not know what a broken record sounded like. In the days when music and other audio was sold on vinyl records, a crack or scratch often prevented the stylus (needle) from following the groove containing analog audio. In some cases the stylus skipped forward, but in a good many cases it skipped backward, causing the same passage to repeat over and over until someone intervened to break the cycle. I have seen many of your posts far and wide. Your preferred topic is always old Vista patches, but you seem to have an aversion to post-EOL patches (such as the one that was required to solve this thread), and you seem to believe that Firefox 52.9.0 is the only browser worthy of discussion. Your “broken record” analogy seems appropriate.
  46. 1 point
    That's bad... I mean, putting notifications, fair enough, introducing a banner saying that it will be discontinued, fair enough, but removing the whole archive and putting a time-bomb inside an executable?! I mean, c'mon... I know that they're doing it for security concerns, but honestly, they shouldn't take such an extreme measure, 'cause perhaps I'm not on a machine connected to internet, perhaps I wanna run .swf files locally... Adobe shouldn't artificially block Flash, it should be up to the users, really...
  47. 1 point
    Normally you right click on the link and choose "Save as", anyway you can copy and paste the following and save it with Notepad as "vista-tls-1.1-1.2-update.reg" Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.1] "OSVersion"=- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.2] "OSVersion"=- it is a simple .reg file that - once merged to the Registry - deletes the two OsVersion values. But the issue here may be (see my previous post) that the above is OK for 32 bit systems but for x64 you need other modifications, i,e. this .reg: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.1] "OSVersion"=- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.2] "OSVersion"=- But since they are just a few changes, only involving deleting a value you can do the above manually with Regedit. jaclaz
  48. 1 point
    Post one or two of the .txt diskpart script. JFYI, later (i.e. once the diskpart scripts/commands are tested and work) it is possible to embed them within the batch. See: https://msfn.org/board/topic/126069-updated-on-feb-27-2011-ordering-messed-drive-letter-batch-file/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-817142 https://msfn.org/board/topic/126069-updated-on-feb-27-2011-ordering-messed-drive-letter-batch-file/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-817388 You need "better" control of the input, if the user by mistake inputs "strange" characters there may be issues, though it is possible to better validate set /p input, In windows post-XP there is (in case) the choice command which accepts input without needing the [ENTER], maybe it would be more suited than set /p (as it has - besides input validation - also a timeout and a default provision): https://ss64.com/nt/choice.html jaclaz P,S, : ONLY for the fun of it, this is how I would have written your batch (mind you everyone has his/her own "style", not necessarily one is better than the other): @ECHO OFF SETLOCAL :debut CLS SET my_120GB=1 120 GB c:/Project/120.txt SET my_200GB=2 200 GB x:/diskpart/200.txt SET my_450GB=3 450 GB x:/diskpart/450.txt SET my_1000GB=4 1000 GB x:/diskpart/1000.txt SET my_2000GB=5 2000 GB x:/diskpart/2000.txt ECHO *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* ECHO "DISK CAPACITY AVAILABLE" ECHO *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* ECHO. ECHO 1^) 120 GB ECHO 2^) 200 GB ECHO 3^) 450 GB ECHO 4^) 1000 GB ECHO 5^) 2000 GB ECHO. ECHO *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Choice /T 60 /D 1 /C 12345 /M "Choose your disk:" ECHO *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* CALL :MyChoice %Errorlevel% ECHO DONE. PAUSE :fin GOTO :EOF :MyChoice FOR /F "tokens=2,3,4 delims= " %%A IN ('SET my_ ^|FIND "GB=%1"') DO ( ECHO. ECHO "you have chosen: %%A %%B" ECHO diskpart /s %%C ) GOTO :EOF
  49. 1 point
    Hello everyone! Hereby I would like to introduce myself to you all. After browsing through this forum for quite a while now, I have decided to create an account and fully benefit from a membership status. As you might suspect, here in Switzerland we have many great goods. Chocolate, cheese, that kind of stuff. But what we do not have is a community for older Windows Operating Systems. It should be noted that Windows 10 surpassed Windows 7 as the most popular OS back in 2016 (!) here. I never understood why people had the urge to upgrade so quickly. So me, back then being a Windows Vista user, was out of luck. It would be a challenge to find anyone using that OS, let alone a proper, warm and friendly environement like this one! I have always loved Vista, for me the peek in Windows history. It saddens me that many overlook the fact, that Windows Vista was groundbreaking. It introduced us to a new era..but eventually it was 7 that got the reputation that Vista deserved in the first place. That is why I am here. Because this is the community I was looking for, a community that respects us Vista lovers . Note: People tend to say that my writing comes off as "cold-hearted" and "arrogant". That is not the impression I intend to leave! I fear the reason for that is simply that English is not my first language..I appologize for such issues beforehand. I am looking forward to the future and wish you well. It is important to stay safe, especially during such frightening times. Thank you for reading! NT 6.0
  50. 1 point
    @dencorso Done! Was about to post this on Win-Raid, but I believe this forum has more Vista diehards!
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