Jump to content
MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. ×

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 02/25/2020 in Posts

  1. To prevent user confusion, I strongly recommend disregarding the tutorials and contacting me directly instead about the extended kernel. The original post was removed as it was continuing to confuse users. There will be further discussion about the evolution of the extended kernel in the coming pages. If you are interested in making a monetary contribution for this and my other projects (such as minor extensions for Windows 2000, 7, 8.1 and time zone updates targeting NT 5.x), please visit this page: http://paypal.me/win32420.
    16 points
  2. 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
    16 points
  3. 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.
    16 points
  4. 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
    15 points
  5. Hello Windows XP gaming community. I have what i believe are good news for you, if you are into emulation. I'm a developer and i've recently modified the latest version of the popular PCSX2 PlayStation 2 emulator to make it run again under the Windows XP operating system, since they removed that compatibility by 2016. The development to my modified version of PCSX2 started in May 2020, just when the latest stable official release was made public (v1.6.0), confirming it wasn't indeed compatible with XP. I wanted to do something about it, so i started peeking the code and considering the op
    12 points
  6. Please, be patient, of course, there is going to be the new version soon, bit I'm a bit busy in the current situation.
    12 points
  7. Hi Just made an account here, I have been following threads on this forums ‘anonymously’ for quite some time now, and wanted to share a few words about this. Nothing makes him special, really. For what is worth, I do not like that he did not open source the project. I mean, I don’t know, from my philosophy and point of view, you shouldn’t charge for projects like this, but whatever, that does not matter, I myself ‘donated’ (read: paid) for this software a good few years back as well. Thing is, it takes a lot of time to research these kinds of projects, and yeah, it teaches you a
    11 points
  8. I'd rather recommend than listening to the FBI but to upgrade your very unique Brain.exe instead. It's the best anti-virus out there. The only downside is, that Brain.exe can't be bought for money and downloading it is impossible, too. It must be fed proper knowledge to grow. And then one day, you will be capable of using the old operating systems online without running into a wall. Would I recommend to average users who use their brain on other things than computers to use Windows XP and Windows 7 for example? No, because that would put them easily in danger. But if you know, what you ar
    11 points
  9. I think there is more to the old operating systems than just internet. These machines are resources of creativity with the tools, that run on them. Writing programs, graphic programs, music programs, programming tools... even if there would be no internet at all, the old computers are capable of plenty of things. I can work best with the tools that I know best, which are the old tools. Okay, the resolution may not be the highest. But as long as the hardware runs (whose spare parts cost 0 money on the scrapyard)... it would be an uneconomic choice to switch. Consider the time you need to l
    10 points
  10. (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
    10 points
  11. @Dixel Excuse me, but I would like to ask who D.Draker is.
    8 points
  12. 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 defunc
    8 points
  13. I wouldn't touch that. There's an EOL timestamp in recent versions of Flash Player. It can be altered so latest Flash Player continues to work as usual. Find a hexadecimal string 000040463E6F7742 in NPSFWXX_32_0_0_465.dll (XX = bitness, either 32 or 64) with a hex editor, replace it with eg. 0000C02055148042, that will just change the year from 2021 to 2040. It's a unique string, so only one will be found as long as you got the right file. The string represents time elapsed since Unix epoch in milliseconds, stored as 64-bit double precision float number (no fractional part).
    8 points
  14. The staff is aware that there are currently spambots sending out private messages to random members here on the forum. We are actively dealing with the situation but if you happen to get one of those spam messages, please do not simply ignore or delete it but use the report system so that we can permaban every account responsible for these messages. Thank you for your patience!
    8 points
  15. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201226-97b3dce-uxp-62568d94d-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20201226-97b3dce-uxp-62568d94d-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.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201226-97b3dce-uxp-62568d94d-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    8 points
  16. for people who can't register here, there is another place you can create post for asking/help besides in github and blog: https://forum.eclipse.cx/viewforum.php?f=33
    7 points
  17. I was under the impression that this topic is about using software that requires Win7 or above on Vista with the aid of win32’s extended kernel. It has become clear to me that you are not particularly interested in security software, and therefore see no reason why others wouldn’t be content with a legacy version of Malwarebytes. Personally, I am not very interested in gaming, but I would never presume to declare all discussion of PC games as being OT in someone else’s thread.
    7 points
  18. That's *NOT* the right attitude at all: when one posts something one deems useful, but then nobody else seems to notice it nor react to it, that content ought to be let stand, nonetheless. We here post to help others, even if we never get any feedback on it, let alone any kudos. To delete the content out of spite for being ignored is very much frowned upon here (even if it's quite typical of the worst the 21st century has brought us: an oversensitive generation).
    7 points
  19. W2k3_SETUPLDR_SP2_to_SP1.xdelta3Most of us don't really need/use the WAIK to build our custom WinPE's. So there were always a problem to get the few tools like wimgapi, imagex or the WIM filter drivers. Attempts were made to use httpdisk to download files from inside the WAIK iso, but it was not a good solution as you still need to load hundreds of MB and it requires to install an unsigned driver. You even had to set your x64 Windows in testmode ... But now we came with a good solution: Our tool uses cURL winhttp functions provided by Homes32 to download only the nee
    7 points
  20. Thank you for the kind words about my father. Rudy has two sons. Jason loew is his blood son and we have the same mothers and I am Tony Sotomayor. Rudy was my step dad. I miss him so much.And Im glad to see how he impressed his fellow programmers on this thread and how much they respect his work. I knew as a child Rudy was very intelligent and a gifted programmer. If anyone would like to download a picture of Rudy when he was in his last year in College at University of Oklahoma 1970(Sooner 1970). I have a pic of him that was taken of him at the Engineers Club Engineers week party pic. Maybe s
    7 points
  21. Upstream support forum thread: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=25435 Workaround, that will restore ~ 95% of GitHub's lost functionality: Install github-wc-polyfill-1.0.3.xpi from: https://github.com/JustOff/github-wc-polyfill/releases/tag/1.0.3 All credit goes to (upstream) Ukrainian developer @JustOff ; however, that extension was created with official Pale Moon in mind, hence its install.rdf file has: <em:minVersion>28.14.0</em:minVersion> Should install as is on Mypal 28.14.x (if that's what you want it for ), but to install o
    7 points
  22. One year ago today... Rudy, you are sorely missed!
    7 points
  23. All versions Adobe Flash Player newer than 32.0.0.371 contain a time-bomb. After 12-Jan-2021 local SWF-files does not playback. The latest working version is 32.0.0.371. Use a virtual machine to check. Install the Adobe Flash Player and set the clock to January 2021.
    7 points
  24. For me using xp is not just the internet. It is lot more too. I got adobe photoshop, gimp2, paintdotnet, illustrator for photo editing. Then pinnacle 12, adobe premiere, avidemux for video editing. For listening radio/scaning radio freqs I got SDRsharp with RTL-SDR dongle. For tv I got happauge wintv soloHD DVB-C/DVB-T/DVB-T2 tuner that I use with DVBviewer to watch/record free tv channels. Then I got lot of films/videos/music/other contect on my hdd and windvd to play ones I got on dvd. For remote management of computers I got putty (latest build). Then I got old visual studio,
    6 points
  25. I wouldn't consider myself to be a hardcore diehard; I just enjoy it, and for me, it's a challenge to keep it running. When somebody says you 'can't' do something, that makes me want to prove them wrong even more! I intend to hold on to it so long as my aging hardware continues to grow old gracefully :)
    6 points
  26. This has been known for years. And this is obviously a years-old article, too... as Windows XP does NOT have 27% market share since probably 2014. And, Windows 8 is cited as "new". You did give credit to the site and author of the article, but a direct link (no shorteners) would be very handy, and reccommended to include should you share another article. Also, it is considered weird and somewhat annoying by many to capitialize the first letter of every word in English. Only the first word of a sentance, names (Microsoft, Bob, Ontario, etc.), and acronyms (Such as M.A.D.D.) would typic
    6 points
  27. I got similar issues in KM forum and that it always traced into same rev range: http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,145699,154398#msg-154398 I'm surprised that why the problem floating on water right now but not in Nov. EDIT: after some debug, guilty commit is found and workaround is committed, it should be fixed in next build.
    6 points
  28. This is one of the worst threads I could think of to have pinned. Pinned threads are reserved for important information that generally affects everyone using the OS. If there was a crucial fix that applied to everyone or just about everyone, then it warrants a pin. But pinning a thread will not give it more attention. I don't even know what the original post said but even then, this is more of a per user basis issue and not a widespread problem. I mean, you don't even have much explanation about what's so slow about it or when it occurs so how does that help anyone?
    6 points
  29. Hi everyone, My name is Ricardo and I'm 25 years old. I am a big collector of vintage hardware and software and have been for about half of my life. My daily occupation is IT support for other companies and mainly with Windows client/server networks. Besides this I have always been a big fan of social events, tinkering, cars and I have a big general interest towards fascinating things.
    6 points
  30. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210109-22e23d5-uxp-c1825acab-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20210109-22e23d5-uxp-c1825acab-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.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210109-22e23d5-uxp-c1825acab-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    6 points
  31. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-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.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    6 points
  32. Merry Christmas to all of you wise folks on this wonderful forum and Happy New Year 2021!! Let's hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Stay safe, stay online and have a wonderful time!! (BTW, I'm a Hindu so I don't celebrate Christmas myself)
    6 points
  33. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201205-11839e2-uxp-fd576c427-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20201205-11839e2-uxp-fd576c427-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.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201205-11839e2-uxp-fd576c427-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    6 points
  34. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201121-ffb32e0-uxp-a89597b5d-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20201121-ffb32e0-uxp-a89597b5d-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.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20201121-ffb32e0-uxp-a89597b5d-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    6 points
  35. Today, I learned something about those API Set DLLs (api-ms-win-core-*) while working on an auxiliary project (its contents will be eventually incorporated into this one). The legacy win32 subsystem DLLs like ole32/kernel32/user32 etc. started forwarding functions to the API Set DLLs in 7; this practice became more prevalent in 8 and 10. To the layman, it appears that these functions have been reduced to stubs, as they appear in the API Set DLLs. But many of the legacy DLLs are also being paired up with *base dlls (kernel32 = kernelbase, ole32 = combase, user32 = win32u(?). etc.). So I fo
    6 points
  36. /!\ Doesn't work anymore, use the proxy method : Guys, I have good news : A solution has been found to make XP and server 2003 compatible with SHA-2 updates! Special thanks to daniel_k and abbodi1406 on Mydigitalife for the work :https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-update-for-2000-xp-2003-and-vista-is-die-august-2020.82143/page-5 Some registry hacks and patched wuaugen.dll and voilà! A 7zip file contains all necessary files : http://www.mediafire.com/file/1ontv0vkh0ghfbi https://anonfiles.com/P024Sfh0p6 https://download.ru/files/DMFZOv3t
    6 points
  37. Chromium 88.0.4091.0 x64 is working on Vista now. Themes install, but I still haven't figured out webextensions.
    6 points
  38. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win32-git-20201003-ef27fbe-uxp-15acac52b-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win64-git-20201003-ef27fbe-uxp-15acac52b-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-20201003-ef27fbe-uxp-15acac52b-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/royt
    6 points
  39. 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 P
    6 points
  40. Who's "we"? MSFN's policy is simple: we do not propagate FUD. Period.
    6 points
  41. ... If you have upgraded past 32.0.0.371 (as I expect most have already), simply uninstalling the newer version and running a backed-up version of the 32.0.0.371 installer won't cut it Adobe, since long ago, have taken extra measures to hinder you from easily downgrading AFP; you have to first uninstall a current version with their special Uninstaller tool: that tool also gets updated with each new AFP release and can uninstall the current version of Flash as well as all preceding ones; but it can't uninstall a fresher AFP version than its own! https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/
    6 points
  42. 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...
    6 points
  43. Using the W7 versions of mf.dll, mfplat.dll plus msmpeg2adec.dll and msmpeg2vdec.dll (plus my newest kernel32.dll), I have restored H.264/AAC support to newer Firefoxes. You will have to use a tool like CFF Explorer to change the Operating System and Subsystem Versions from 6.1/6.2 to 6.0 before applying these files to your system. The issues facing later releases of Chromium, as far as I can tell, seem to be rooted in RtlFreeOemString's subroutines, which seem to differ between Vista and 7. With this in mind, I may start tampering with ntdll.dll in spite of its lack of redirect-ability a
    6 points
  44. Microsoft bashing is... Sometimes warranted. Ignoring their own "desktop consistency guidelines" to what, try to make it look "different"? Just bad policy. Show me someone who honestly thinks desktop usability is "new and improved". I love the system Windows is based on. I've been a Windows afficionado since the time of NT. Second to none the kernel is. Dave Cutler's design was so many decades ahead of its time and is still better than any version of Unix, IMHO. But it is not open and it is starting to look like we have already seen the best it could become. Today Windows
    6 points
  45. Bk52 (the browser, as test application) was initially built by upstream on top of a fork of the Mozilla ESR 52.6.0 platform code; the derived platform is named UXP. Since then, both the original official Basilisk 52.9.x upstream project as well as roytam1's Serpent 52.9.0 fork have significantly diverged from that starting point, but have also diverged significantly between each other, too... IMHO, stating that Serpent 52 is "based on FF52 code" is no longer descriptive of the current situation... Bk55 (the browser, as test application) was initially built by upstream (Moonchild P
    6 points
  46. Default settings just spoof the user agent, which you can replicate by setting general.useragent.override.youtube.com in about:config to: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
    6 points
  47. kb3124624-v2: Fixes: CVE-2020-1035, CVE-2020-1058, CVE-2020-1060, CVE-2020-1093,CVE2020-0674(0 Day),CVE2019-1429(0 Day) kb4056941v2: Fixes: CVE-2020-0938(0day), CVE-2020-1020(0day) https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=22749
    6 points
  48. Always remember Dibya that those criticising your work, usually unjustifiably as the issues have been caused by them, almost certainly wouldn't have been able in their wildest dreams to do what you've done. Please don't let a few id*** stop you sharing your work, the vast majority really appreciate your efforts I promise!
    6 points
  49. KernelEX 4.5.2 Microsoft Layer for Unicode MSLU: unicows.dll (version 1.1.3790.0) Latest Updates: Update24c Kexbasen.dll and Kexbases.dll Update19delta KernelEx.dll Update18(beta) Kexcom.dll, verify.exe and VKrnlEx.vxd Update21delta Sheet.dll and Core.ini 20i => Core.20i must be renamed to Core.ini psapi.dll and uxtheme.dll
    6 points
  50. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.5.win32-git-20200509-670d30e-uxp-823eca65a-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.5.win64-git-20200509-670d30e-uxp-823eca65a-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-g4.5.win32-git-20200509-670d30e-uxp-823eca65a-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/royt
    6 points
×
×
  • Create New...