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  1. 31 points
    I didn't realize that people would find out so soon about my father's passing. I wanted to express my appreciation of the impact he has had for many of you with all his work on Windows. I got to hear about it for years over meals and I never realized how many people found value in his patches. It is a busy time right now but I did want to clear the air regarding the patches. I would like them to continue to be distributed, for his work to be remembered and to be beneficial to others. So, please, freely distribute what you may have in terms of the work my dad did. When things are more settled, I will see what I can do regarding anything missing he might have had available and whatever relevant material there might be that someone could use to further pursue his work.
  2. 20 points
    Here are two UL's that will let you download the custom Post-SP1 updates up to: 10th November 2020! Here are two UL's that will download ESU updates up to: 19th November 2020! All Downloads will remain active until 21st October 2022. ESU update lists are seperate from the Custom lists. ESU update lists will be supported until 15th January 2022! After this date no further ESU lists will be updated or released. Info on how to install ESU Bypass v9 AIO tool can be found here Custom Post-SP1 update lists have been removed, but are available here win7-sp1-esu-x86.ulz win7-sp1-esu-x64.ulz
  3. 17 points
    Notice: These projects have no affiliation with any upstream community code sources or organizations. Please direct all support or related questions to here. "Serpent", "New Moon", "MailNews" are generic debranded names and they are subject to change in the future. Archive directory names and archive filenames will only be changed once generic debranded names are not used in the future. Latest changelog is available here as well: http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser Serpent/UXP browser (MCP reforked 52ESR as new base), and NM28XP releases: Binaries are moved to here: (I'm lazy to edit all previous posts) https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc BOC related binaries: Binary list: https://o.rths.ml/boc-uxp/?sort=date&order=desc FAQ: Q: Having audio distorted when watching Twitter/etc.? A: Please try turning on "Firefox compatibility" in options dialog or either "general.useragent.compatMode = 2" or "general.useragent.compatMode.firefox = true" in about:config and reload the page. Q: Can't play H264 clips? (for PM27/KM76) A: Download following packages for your browser edition(32bit/64bit) and extract DLLs to same place as palemoon.exe lives. 32bit LAV dlls are in separated package (extracted from K-Lite codec pack 13.5.5) https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/lav.7z Just in case if you have an older processor which has no SSE instruction set support: 32bit NoSSE (ffmpeg 3.1.1 lite build) https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-mmx.7z 32bit No ASM (ffmpeg 3.1.1 lite build, if build above doesn't work on your processor) https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-noasm.7z 64bit LAV dlls are in separated package (LAV Filters 64bit 0.70.2) https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/lav64.7z Q: AV1 Support? (for UXP-based applications except mailnews) A: You need to enable "media.av1.enabled" in about:config Q: VP9 Support? (for PM27) A: VP9 works if async MSE option is unchecked and "Enable MSE for WebM Video" checked in options. Q: Extensions/Themes not working after updating binaries. A: If you encounter extensions not show icon, clicking options button of extension causing browser unresponsive, etc. please try following actions: 1.a Killing palemoon.exe process 1.b Copy whole extensions folder out of profile folder (to somewhere else for example, desktop) 1.c Restart browser without restoring previous sessions 1.d Goto about:addons page 1.e Drop XPI files from the copied-out extensions folder to about:addonss page One-by-One. 1.f After all XPI files are dropped and installed/updated, restart browser Q: Virus detected? A: Tell your anti-virus program to exclude palemoon.exe and/or plugin-container.exe. Some anti-virus heuristic engines (for example symantec's sonar engine) is too sensitive to palemoon.exe/plugin-container.exe network activities. Q: Where's your patches for compiling my own? A: Please visit the link above "FAQ:". Latest source patch files are named "sources_patches_YYYYMMDD.7z" in that page. Q: basilisk browser showing basic pages in GMail? A: set these to "ture" in about:config general.useragent.compatMode.firefox general.useragent.compatMode.gecko Q: How to change User Interface language? A: Please see this post: Q: Portable Loader? A: You can always use official portable launcher with my binaries, or you can use my simple portable loader written in NSIS: Q: How to install extensions/themes in BNavigator browser? A: Please check this post out: ------------------------------------- NewMoon 27 build: ------------------------------------- Serpent/moebius browser (deprecated by MCP, forked by me), and also 26.5 as playground : And NewMoon 26.5 and K-Meleon 74 with Goanna 2.2 (newmoon-26.5) for vanilla Win2000 build: ------------------------------------- K-Meleon browser with Goanna/Tycho engine: It has its own sub-forum in K-Meleon official forum! http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/list.php?19 Latest build: ------------------------------------- Firefox ESR 45 with TenFourFox fixes for SSE-only machines: ------------------------------------- K-Meleon Original cross-post is here: ------------------------------------- ArcticFox XP win32 test build: ----original post message belows---- Today's build with portable LAV libraries. Place LAV dlls (av*.dll) in same place as palemoon.exe lives. Official repo changes since my last build: -Clobber for Brotli/WOFF2 update -Fix some comments (no code change) -Enable Brotli content-encoding by default (https only). -Pull woff2 upstream update. -Update Brotli decompressor. My changes since my last build: - Upgrade Mozilla NSPR and NSS to 4.16 and 3.22 for (hopefully) faster AES operations 32bit: https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win32-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z 64bit: https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win64-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z
  4. 16 points
    What is it? OldNewExplorer is the Windows 10 (and Windows 8.1, and 8) shell extension / tweaker which can undo "improvements" to file browsing made in newer Windows version. Everything is optional for your liking. - Restore devices / drives grouping Everything is 'Devices and drives'. That's stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8. - Restore libraries / remove folders Remove all those folders which were unoptionally added into Windows 8.1 This PC folder and put the libraries back to their place, without registry hacking / breaking apps. - Restore command bar / remove Ribbon Because some people consider it an abomination. - Restore details pane at bottom Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space. - Improve styling Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles. For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 8, maybe even Start screen! Download https://tihiy.net/files/OldNewExplorer.rar TEST VERSION READ BELOW 100% FREE Stupid FAQ - This is a TEST version, no installer. Potentially dangerous too! - This is for Windows 8.1. Also should work for Windows 8 as well, though 8.1 options do not apply there; - No changes are enabled by default. If something does not apply, try logging off / restarting explorer.exe; - Install is for all users, settings are per-user. For long thoughful posts use email.
  5. 16 points
    ============================================================================== New on Mar 20, 2019: For Windows 7 users: Beware of the new KB4493132! Do hide it, it's just the 7EoS Nag! More about it on this article. In any case, eyes wide open: MS says "If automatic updates are enabled, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically." !!! ============================================================================== Warning: until the situation becomes clearer, I think it better to block MS16-023 on 7 SP1 and 8.1. Please read this, and remember It's easier (and surer) to block now, and decide to add it in the future, than trying to remove it later, instead. My 2¢. KB2952664 "Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7" This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows. KB2976978 "Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8" Describes an update that improves the compatibility and upgrade experience in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program in order to determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who are seeking to install the latest Windows operating system. KB2977759 "Compatibility update to Windows 7 RTM" This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. KB2990214 "Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to a later version of Windows" It is an update to the Windows Update Client. It is a pre-requisite (for now) in order to be able to "update" to Windows 10 when it becomes available. This is the actual correct download link. KB2999226 (also in CR) "Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows" It is an update that enables one to run windows 10 applications on earlier versions of windows. KB3021917 "Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements" This update performs diagnostics in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in order to determine whether performance issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. Telemetry is sent back to Microsoft for those computers that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). This update will help Microsoft and its partners deliver better system performance for customers who are seeking to install the latest Windows operating system. KB3022345 (probably not offered anymore because it was superseded by KB3068708, of which more below) "Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry" in Windows 8.x and Windows 7 SP1 This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet been upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights. This update has been replaced by the latest update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry that was first released on June 2, 2015. To obtain the update, see KB3068708 Update (of which more below) for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry. KB3035583 "Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1" This update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user. It applies to a computer that is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section. It installs GWX.exe which has the description “Get Windows 10″ More info (myce on Apr 05, 2015): Update for Win 7 and 8.1 silently installs Win 10 downloader To remove this update easily, there's now also rn10950's "I Don't Want Windows 10" KB3044374 "Update that supports you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to a later version of Windows". This article describes an update that supports you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to a later version of Windows. This update has prerequisites. KB3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate..." for in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 This update enables the system to determine whether to migrate the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to a later version of Windows when you upgrade from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 to a later version of Windows. This determination is based on the usage of the .NET Framework 1.1. KB3050265 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2015 This update addresses an issue in which system performance can be decreased during scans. This issue has the greatest effect on computers that have a small amount of physical memory. This update addresses an issue in which Windows Update scans can fail and generate a 0x8007000E error.General improvements are made to support upgrades to a later version of Windows. KB3050267 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: June 2015 A change is made on the log level for %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log to reduce the frequency of certain events from exhausting log space. Fixes an issue for managed computers in which managed computers have to update drivers as a set. Driver sets are not processed by Windows Update during shutdown, and are still available to be installed after you restart the computer.Fixes an issue in which the files of an update may not be found by Windows Update (0x80070002) if the download operation spans multiple sessions.General improvements are made to support upgrades to a later version of Windows. KB3064683 (disclosed by MS in KB3184143) Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10 KB3065987 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015 KB3065988 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: July 2015 KB3068708 (also in CR) Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 This update, aka DiagTrack or Diagnostics Tracking Service, introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices... <snip> This kind of update helps the overall application experience on Windows, by improving the current operating system for upgrade to the latest version of Windows. <snip> By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. KB3072318 (disclosed by MS in KB3184143) Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10 KB3075249 (also in CR) "This article describes an update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Win 8.1, Win RT 8.1, Win Server 2012 R2, Win 7 SP1, and Win Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update adds telemetry points to the User Account Control (UAC) feature to collect information on elevations that come from low integrity levels." KB3075851 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: August 2015 This update also resolves an issue in which certain Windows Update operations fail when you install Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015 (KB3065987) on Windows 7 Embedded editions." In other words: it also fixes the mess created by KB3065987. KB3075853 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: August 2015 KB3080149 (also in CR) "This article describes an update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry, for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1." KB3081954 (also in CR) Ensures users be able to continue using Work Folders after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7SP1, and adds further telemetry! KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: September 2015 KB3083325 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 2015 KB3083710 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: October 2015 KB3083711 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015 KB3090045 - Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 KB3102810 - Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KB3102812 - Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 KB3112343 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: December 2015 This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience. KB3112336 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: December 2015 This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience. KB3123862- Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 This update adds capabilities to some computers that lets users easily learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10. KB3135445 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: February 2016 KB3135449 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: February 2016 KB3118401 (also in CR) Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows It is an update that enables one to run windows 10 applications on earlier versions of windows. KB3138612 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: March 2016 KB3138615 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: March 2016 KB3139929 - MS16-023: Security update for IE: March 8, 2016 (because it brings, bundled, KB3146449 - Updated IE11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1)... which seems to be yet another nagging software to push Windows 10. [KB3146449 (not standalone: bundled into KB3139929 and allegedly removed by KB3184143) Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7] KB3150513 This update provides updated configuration and definitions for compatibility diagnostics performed on the system. The updated definitions will improve accuracy and help enable Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. This update will be offered only if KB2977759, KB2952664, or KB2976978 is installed on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 7 RTM. KB3163589 - Windows 8 and Windows 7 PC running an outdated version of Windows notification (aka NAG). KB3170735 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 This update adds the capability to notify you about future Windows Journal developments. (Woody's remarks). This seems to be Just Another Nagger, AFAICS... KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification (aka NAG). KB3192403 - October 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 KB3192404 - October 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 KB3192406 - October 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 These titles are a mounthfull, of course, and are nothing more than shameless euphemisms for "More Tracking Trash" !!! -------------***************------------- More info (InfoWorld on Apr 16, 2015): MS elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win 10 nagware! -------------***************------------- Summary: Now, there are some of these updates that come in pairs (pairing revised after reading post #111): KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB2976978 for Windows 8.x. KB2990214 for Windows 7 SPx and KB3044374 for Windows 8.1. KB3050265 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3050267 for Windows 8.1. KB3065987 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3065988 for Windows 8.1. KB3075851 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3075853 for Windows 8.1 KB3083324 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3083325 for Windows 8.1. KB3083710 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3083711 for Windows 8.1. KB3102810 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3102812 for Windows 8.1. KB3112343 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3112336 for Windows 8.1. KB3135445 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3135449 for Windows 8.1. KB3138612 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3138615 for Windows 8.1. KB3192403 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB3192404 for Windows 8.1. While the others are intended for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.x, namely: KB2999226, KB3035583, KB3046480 and KB3068708 (which replaces KB3022345), KB3075249, KB3080149, KB3090045, KB3118401, KB3123862, KB3139929, KB3146449, KB3150513, KB3163589, KB3170735 and KB3173040. And there is, in addition, KB2977759, KB3021917 and KB3081954, just for Windows 7 SPx. and also KB3064683 and KB3072318, just for Windows 8.1, of course! -------------***************------------- This list intends to cover both Windows 7 and 8. Some of the updates listed are offered to either 7 or 8, while others are offered to both. This list is a work in progress, which tends to grow with time. My main intent here is just to keep all relevant info as together as possible, for easy reference. Of course, the idea for this sticky post came from NoelC's post I quoted at the top of this very post. -------------***************------------- At this point (Oct. 31, 2015), the task of keeping track of all of this has become complex, so I do recommend the aegis.cmd script by thepower from voat.co (findable here) as a handy tool, that helps both with the avoidance of the "upgrade" do Win 10 and with privacy issues, too. Thanks are due to epic, for first suggesting its use on post #273. After runnining aegis.cmd, the Windows Update is set to check/notify, but I always reset it to off, and check manually, from time to time. One must keep eyes wide open, because some of the updates keep being re-offered, too, and need to be re-hidden! -------------***************------------- Alphabetized list specific to the OS for more convenient checking (courtesy of bphlpt ): Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8.x KB2952664 KB2976978 x KB2977759 KB2999226 x KB2990214 KB3022345 x KB2999226 KB3035583 x KB3021917 KB3044374 xx KB3022345 KB3046480 x KB3035583 KB3050267 xx KB3046480 KB3064683 KB3050265 KB3065988 xx KB3065987 KB3068708 x KB3068708 KB 3072318 KB3075249 KB3075249 x KB3075851 KB3075853 xx KB3080149 KB3080149 x KB3081954 KB3083325 xx KB3083324 KB3083711 xx KB3083710 KB3090045 KB3090045 KB3102812 xx KB3102810 KB3112336 xx KB3112343 KB3118401 x KB3118401 KB3123862 x KB3123862 KB3135449 xx KB3135445 KB3138615 xx KB3138612 KB3139929 xx KB3139929 KB3146449 KB3146449 KB3150513 KB3150513 KB3163589 KB3163589 KB3170735 KB3170735 KB3173040 KB3173040 KB3192404 KB3192403 x == Windows 8.x xx == Windows 8.1
  6. 16 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.
  7. 15 points
    TL;DR, there's now an easy way to enable MP4 (H.264 + AAC) HTML5 video support in Firefox on Windows XP using the Primetime Content Decryption Module plugin by Adobe (distributed by Mozilla). Meaning, you could get rid of Flash (with some caveats). The irony of course being that you'd have to use another thing by Adobe , but at least it's something not as prone to security problems. NOTE: If you're suddenly unable to watch videos on Facebook (or any other site) even though you haven't changed anything re: Primetime, you may have to start spoofing your browser UA (user agent) string to work around this problem. See the posts starting here for the specifics. (EDIT October 30, 2017) IMPORTANT: The Primetime CDM plugin can no longer be downloaded from Adobe servers, which means that attempts to automatically download the plugin through Firefox GUI will fail even if you edit the download configuration URL per the old instructions below. From now on, you will have to manually install the plugin for all new Firefox installations and any new profiles you create; see the new instructions below. If you already have the plugin installed, you don't need to do anything. (EDIT July 18, 2017) If you're here because MP4 video has stopped working after you upgraded to Firefox 52.0, see this post. If you still have problems, make sure you have all of the required preferences listed below and their values are set correctly. If you're here because MP4 video has stopped working after you upgraded to Firefox 49.0 or higher, that happens because 49.0 introduces a new pair of preferences. You now need to set media.gmp-eme-adobe.visible and media.gmp-eme-adobe.forceSupported to true; media.gmp-eme-adobe.forcevisible is no longer used. Toggle the Primetime plugin to Never Activate and back or restart Firefox for the pref change to take effect. NEWS July 26, 2016: Unfortunately, but maybe not all that surprisingly: Primetime CDM will not be getting official support on Windows XP after all. Says a Mozilla developer: Not to worry though, this does not appear to have any near-term (<=FF52 ESR) effect on forcing the plugin to work with the same workarounds we've been using all this time. However, just in case Adobe compiles some XP-incompatible Windows APIs into future plugin updates, you may want to save a copy of the gmp-eme-adobe folder from your FF profile or download the v.17 distribution package. (Adobe has removed the package from download but @sdfox7has kindly archived a copy (backup link).) Technically, this plugin has been added to FF for DRMed HTML5 video, but it can be used to play non-DRM as well. It's not officially supported on XP, but hey, neither is XP itself, right? I've been trying it out with FF 46 (later also confirmed with 45, 52 ESR and 47-52) on XP Pro SP3 x86 (with POSReady updates, though I doubt that matters any) for about a week now, and the experience has been pretty encouraging. The vast majority of HTML5 videos have worked without a hitch; ~5% have had 1-2 temporary freezes (the video stops, the audio continues with some crackle), which can be easily worked around by moving the video position slider back a bit and then forward again to where the freeze happened. I've seen only one (1) case of a show-stopper error message about "corruption or unsupported features in video" (quote not verbatim) that couldn't be worked around by jiggling the slider (not a crash, just an error message and the video stopped). You may not necessarily be as lucky, though, as the reason the plugin is not included by default by Mozilla is its reported crashing on some high profile sites. (If you're interested in getting this to work on Windows 2000, be sure to read @blackwingcat's post below in addition to this one, and why not his blog posts (1, 2, 3) as well (in Japanese, but with screen shot images).) To be able to install and operate the Primetime CDM, add and/or set the following FF preferences in about:config (be careful, all of these are cAsE sEnSiTiVe!): media.gmp-eme-adobe.enabled (boolean; true) media.gmp-eme-adobe.forceSupported (boolean; true; FF 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.forcevisible (boolean; true; FF 45-48, no longer used in 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.visible (boolean; true; FF 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.version (string, not integer; 17; required for manual install now that automatic install is no longer an option) media.gmp-eme-adobe.abi (string; x86-msvc-x86 (EDIT: x86-msvc-x64 for 64-bit XP users); not required, you can set it if you want to more closely mimic automatic install) media.gmp-eme-adobe.lastUpdate (integer; 1500000000; not required, you can set it if you want to more closely mimic automatic install) media.gmp.decoder.enabled (boolean; true) media.eme.enabled (boolean; true; defaults to false if you downloaded a DRM-free version of FF; thanks @heinoganda for pointing this out) media.gmp-provider.enabled (boolean; true) may also be needed, if not already present, as found out by @VistaLover, in the case of SeaMonkey 2.49.5... To manually install the actual Primetime plugin software, first download the ZIP package (backup link) from @sdfox7's site (he has plenty of other useful XP stuff there as well, definitely worth checking out!). You can use the following checksums to verify package integrity: To install the plugin: Open your FF profile folder. An easy way to navigate to it is by opening about:support in FF and clicking the Open Folder button next to Profile Folder. Inside the profile folder, create subfolder gmp-eme-adobe and open it. Inside gmp-eme-adobe, create subfolder 17 and open it. Unpack the Primetime ZIP archive into folder 17. Folder [your FF profile path]\gmp-eme-adobe\17 should now contain three files: eme-adobe.dll, eme-adobe.info, eme-adobe.voucher. After this, check the Plugins in your Add-ons list and you should see the Primetime plugin listed and ready for use. If you don't see the plugin there, make sure you've set all of the required preferences as described above and put the files into the correct subfolder. Restarting Firefox to complete the manual install isn't usually required, but try it if the plugin doesn't appear, (Also, remember that if you have more than one Firefox profile, you'll need to repeat these steps for each of them individually.) Set the Primetime plugin to Always Activate, Flash to Never Activate (not strictly necessary, but better for testing), and go to Youtube HTML5 video player check page. Both H.264 and MSE & H.264 should have blue checkmarks. You may want to try this test page (kindly suggested by @dencorso) or some Twitter videos to quickly make sure H.264 really is working (with Youtube you can get fooled by WebM getting played instead). In theory, you could uninstall Flash at this point, but realistically it's probably wiser for now to leave it installed and disabled in the browser. Personally, I installed the FlashDisable extension to quickly toggle Flash on some of the sites I frequent that don't support HTML5 video. Some of those insistently serve Flash video to desktop FF without even checking if it can do HTML5 video or not. That can be worked around by faking a different user agent string, but for now I've found it more convenient to just temporarily toggle Flash back on for them. FlashDisable supports the Ask to Activate setting, so you don't have to worry about other sites if you forget to turn Flash off again. Based on what Mozilla devs have been saying on Bugzilla (Unhide Adobe GMP on Windows XP, Hide Adobe GMP on Windows XP in Firefox 46 and 47, Make Adobe GMP available to Windows XP users in Firefox 45 and later) it seems quite possible that this plugin could soon (FF 48+) be made available without having to use any tricks (or pre-release versions), but I suppose it's also possible that the current situation will continue indefinitely (or even that the plugin will eventually be made more difficult to access under XP). (EDIT July 18, 2017) As you've likely heard, FF 52 ESR is the last version of the browser that's going to work on XP (unless some intrepid person forks a special version for us). In a way, this is a blessing in disguise, as Primetime support has been completely excised from FF 53 and Google's Widevine CDM doesn't have our helpful side-effect (and doesn't work on XP), but ESR 52 will be supported well into 2018. So, why not make use of it while we can, right? Note that HLS streaming is not natively supported with this plugin. It does work on sites coded to use some JS library or player to work with HLS, but not for directly playing .m3u8 video sources. You may want to keep an eye on developments with hls.js in general and firefox-hls in particular if a favorite site of yours falls into the latter category.
  8. 15 points
    First, credit where is credit is due. I originally found this posted in /r/Windows10 by /u/C-Ron. I'm reposting this here for the people that don't browse Reddit so they can benefit from it. Link to reddit post that contains original guide text (as recommended by Tripredacus) First Time Setup Settings App Scheduled Tasks Group Policy Editor Registry Editor Hosts File Or continue to the pastebin link. Doesn't matter to me. And if you want, click here for a hosts file that is complete and total overkill. From what I can tell, it's a list of every Microsoft domain known to man merged with the MVPS domain list. Useful Software/Scripts/Forum Threads Also please remember this is not an exhaustive list so feel free to post things that can improve this post an I'll add it to this post and credit you. Lastly, to paraphrase NoelC: try things for yourself. Keep good notes on what you do, on what works, and save original files. The knowledge gained from the experience of seeing how things work is invaluable. 7/29/15: Changed IPs to as recommended by NoelC. 7/31/15: Expanded telemetry list and added overkill, nuke-from-orbit list. 7/31/15: Reformatted the OP, reflected as many IPs as possible into hostnames, added Techie007's post to the relevant sections, and added gpedit.msc fix for Home users. 8/3/15: Added tomasz86's OneDrive uinstaller and automated services & scheduled tasks command script. 8/5/15: Added useful software/scripts section. 1/9/16: Renamed useful software/scripts to useful software/scripts/forum threads and added stuff to it. 6/26/16: Reformatted to be readable with the new forum software.
  9. 14 points
    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: https://www.patreon.com/win32
  10. 14 points
    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 MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCacheNode, apply fix: \WinDDK\Win7\inc\ddk\ntddk.h: \WinDDK\Win7\inc\ddk\wdm.h: #if (NTDDI_VERSION >= NTDDI_WIN2K) typedef ULONG NODE_REQUIREMENT; to: #if (NTDDI_VERSION >= NTDDI_VISTA) typedef ULONG NODE_REQUIREMENT; 2) Download project files to any local folder git clone https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu 3) Select Target OS Keep in mind that depending on the target operating system the way of exporting the functions changes, if a function already exists in the kernel it will be simply redirected without injecting emulation code 4) Run shell Start Menu\Programs\Windows Driver Kits\Win7 7600.16385.1\Build Environments\Windows XXX\YYY Free Build Environment XXX - target OS, YYY - target CPU, 5) In shell change current directory to local project folder 6) Use shell command BLD to compile project 7) Compiled ntoskrn8.sys will be in ntoskrn8/objfre_XXX_x86/YYY folder STORPORT Windows 7 Emu_Extender This is Library of missing functions for Windows 7 STORPORT.SYS to emulate Windows 8 STORPORT.SYS How-To: 1) Compile ntoskrnl Emu_Extender 2) Place storpor8.sys to X:/Windows/system32/drivers/ folder 3) Make corrections to target xxx.sys so that it loads storpor8.sys instead of the original storport.sys Ported drivers: WDF 1.11 for Windows XP/2003 x32 Last version for Windows XP/2003 is 1.9, but possible to backport 1.11 version: 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates: WDF01000.SYS v 1.11.9200.20755 WdfLdr.sys v 1.11.9200.16384 2) In WDF01000.SYS replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now WDF01000.SYS will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Recalc checksum If need coexist with original WDF1.9 drivers: 4) Rename WDF01000.SYS->WDF01_W8.SYS, WdfLdr.sys->WdfLdr8.sys 5) In WDF01_W8.SYS replace string WdfLdr.sys to WdfLdr8.sys in import section 6) In WdfLdr8.sys replace unicode string \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wdf%02d000 to \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wdf%02d_w8 7) In WdfLdr8.sys replace hex pattern **F6 78 1B F6** to **F6 EB 1B F6** 8) In ported driver xxx.sys replace string WdfLdr.sys to WdfLdr8.sys in import section 9) In .INF of ported driver add creating new service: AddService=WDF01_W8,, WDF.AddService .... [WDF.AddService] DisplayName = "Windows Driver Framework v1.11 for XP/2003" ServiceType = 1 ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER StartType = 3 ; SERVICE_DEMAND_START ErrorControl = 1 ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL ServiceBinary = %12%\WDF01_W8.SYS LoadOrderGroup = Base Windows 7's Storport.sys for Windows XP x32 Storport was released only for Windows 2003, but possible to backport Windows 7 version: 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates (KB3125574): storport.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) In storport.sys replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now storport.sys will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Storport uses MSI interrupts, need to force use only legacy/compatible interrupts replace hex pattern **8B 8E 3C 01 00** to **B9 00 00 00 90** 4) Recalc checksum Windows 7's NVMe driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates (KB3125574): stornvme.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) MS Win7 NVMe driver require Win7 Storport.sys, use backported one Windows 8's USB3 driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get required files from Windows 8: ucx01000.sys usbhub3.sys usbxhci.sys wpprecorder.sys usbd.sys from Vista Beta/Longhorn 5456.5: ksecdd.sys 2) In files ucx01000.sys, usbhub3.sys, usbxhci.sys, wpprecorder.sys, usbd.sys change security_cookie to random value 3) In files ucx01000.sys, usbhub3.sys, usbxhci.sys, ksecdd.sys replace string name "ntoskrnl.exe" to "ntoskrn8.sys' in import section, now *.sys will import kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 4) Rename ksecdd.sys->ksecd8.sys, usbd.sys->usbd_w8.sys 5) In usbhub3.sys replace string name "ksecdd.sys" to "ksecd8.sys' in import section 6) In usbhub3.sys replace string name "usbd.sys" to "usbd_w8.sys' in import section, 7) recalc checksum Windows 8’s STORAHCI driver for Windows XP x32 STORAHCI driver requires storport.sys from Windows 8, but possible to use storport.sys from Windows 7 storport.sys from Windows 7 more compatible with Windows Xp/2003 because it still call required PoStartNextPowerIrp when processing power IRPs. MS removed calls to PoStartNextPowerIrp in Windows 8’s storport.sys, without this call Windows XP/2003 kernel cannot finish current power IRP and start next IRP, also it generate BSOD (0x0000009F) Take attention: Win8’s STORAHCI + Win7’s STORPORT have significal performance drop and high CPU usage, there is no fix yet 1) Get files from Windows 8 (): storahci.sys v 6.2.9200.16384 2) In storahci.sys replace string storport.sys to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now storahci.sys will import all storport functions only from Emu_Extender 3) storahci.sys was compiled with Windows 8 DDK’s storport.h and writes to new fields of _PORTCONFIGURATION_INFORMATION, these fields not exist in Windows 7’s storport.sys Need to skip these writes to avoid damaging structures in memory: replace hex pattern 83 A6 C8 00 00 00 00 to 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 replace hex pattern 83 8E CC 00 00 00 03 to 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 If you compile storahci from sources (from Windows 8 DDK Samples), comment two lines: ConfigInfo->BusResetHoldTime = 0; ConfigInfo->FeatureSupport |= STOR_ADAPTER_FEATURE_STOP_UNIT_DURING_POWER_DOWN; 4) In storahci.sys change security_cookie to random value 5) Recalc checksum Windows 7’s MSAHCI driver for Windows XP x32 1) Get files from Windows 7 Updates(KB3125574): atapi.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 ataport.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 msahci.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 pciidex.sys v 6.1.7600.23403 2) In ataport.sys, pciidex.sys replace string ntoskrnl.exe to ntoskrn8.sys in import section, now these *.sys will import all kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) pciidex.sys uses MS Internal/Undocumented HalDispatchTable way to call functions from Kernel/HAL, For Windows XP/2003 x32 need to use compatible variant: replace hex pattern FF 50 3C to FF 50 40 same in asm code: mov eax, ds:HalDispatchTable ... call dword ptr [eax+3Ch] => call dword ptr [eax+40h] 4) Recalc checksum 5) MSHDC.INF from Windows 7 may conflict with original mshdc.inf from Windows XP/2003 For example msahci enumerates IDE/SATA channels as InternalIDEChannel and compatible ID as *PNP0600. Original mshdc.inf for *PNP0600 will install wrong Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller driver Intel RSTe (Enterprise/Premium) AHCI/RAID driver for Windows XP/2003 Intel RST AHCI/RAID drivers (any version, last compatible is for Windows XP/2003 These drivers require storport.sys from Windows 7, use backported version. 1) In file iaStorA.sys or iaStorAC.sys replace string “ntoskrnl.exe” to “ntoskrn8.sys” in import section (do not change second string “NTOSKRNL.exe”) now these *.sys will import kernel functions only from Emu_Extender 3) Recalc checksum Implemented Func List v6: _chkstk _i64toa_s _i64tow_s _itoa_s _itow_s _makepath_s _snprintf_s _snscanf_s _snwprintf_s _snwscanf_s _splitpath_s _strnset_s _strset_s _strtoui64 _swprintf _ui64toa_s _ui64tow_s _ultoa_s _ultow_s _vsnprintf_s _vsnwprintf_s _vswprintf _wcsnset_s _wcsset_s _wmakepath_s _wsplitpath_s _wtoi _wtol DllInitialize DllUnload EmClientQueryRuleState EtwActivityIdControl EtwEventEnabled EtwProviderEnabled EtwRegister EtwUnregister EtwWrite EtwWriteString EtwWriteTransfer ExAcquireRundownProtectionCacheAware ExAcquireRundownProtectionCacheAwareEx ExAllocateCacheAwareRundownProtection ExEnterCriticalRegionAndAcquireResourceExclusive ExFreeCacheAwareRundownProtection ExGetFirmwareEnvironmentVariable ExInitializeRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReInitializeRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReleaseResourceAndLeaveCriticalRegion ExReleaseRundownProtectionCacheAware ExReleaseRundownProtectionCacheAwareEx ExRundownCompletedCacheAware ExSetFirmwareEnvironmentVariable ExSizeOfRundownProtectionCacheAware ExWaitForRundownProtectionReleaseCacheAware IoAllocateSfioStreamIdentifier IoConnectInterruptEx IoDisconnectInterruptEx IoFreeSfioStreamIdentifier IoFreeWorkItem IoGetActivityIdIrp IoGetAffinityInterrupt IoGetDevicePropertyData IoGetIoPriorityHint IoGetSfioStreamIdentifier IoInitializeWorkItem IoQueueWorkItemEx IoSetActivityIdIrp IoSetDevicePropertyData IoSizeofWorkItem IoUninitializeWorkItem IoUnregisterPlugPlayNotificationEx KdRefreshDebuggerNotPresent KeAcquireGuardedMutex KeAcquireGuardedMutexUnsafe KeEnterGuardedRegion KeGetCurrentNodeNumber KeGetCurrentProcessorNumberEx KeGetProcessorIndexFromNumber KeGetProcessorNumberFromIndex KeInitializeGuardedMutex KeLeaveGuardedRegion KeQueryActiveGroupCount KeQueryActiveProcessorCount KeQueryActiveProcessorCountEx KeQueryDpcWatchdogInformation KeQueryGroupAffinity KeQueryHighestNodeNumber KeQueryLogicalProcessorRelationship KeQueryMaximumGroupCount KeQueryMaximumProcessorCount KeQueryMaximumProcessorCountEx KeQueryNodeActiveAffinity KeReleaseGuardedMutex KeReleaseGuardedMutexUnsafe KeRevertToUserAffinityThreadEx KeRevertToUserGroupAffinityThread KeSetCoalescableTimer KeSetSystemAffinityThreadEx KeSetSystemGroupAffinityThread KeSetTargetProcessorDpcEx KeTryToAcquireGuardedMutex LpcReplyWaitReplyPort LpcSendWaitReceivePort memcpy_s memmove_s MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCacheNode MmAllocateContiguousNodeMemory MmGetSystemRoutineAddress ObfDereferenceObjectWithTag ObfReferenceObjectWithTag PcwAddInstance PcwCloseInstance PcwCreateInstance PcwRegister PcwUnregister PoDisableSleepStates PoEndDeviceBusy PoGetSystemWake PoRegisterPowerSettingCallback PoSetDeviceBusyEx PoSetSystemWake PoStartDeviceBusy PoUnregisterPowerSettingCallback PsSetCreateProcessNotifyRoutineEx RtlCheckPortableOperatingSystem RtlIsNtDdiVersionAvailable RtlQueryRegistryValuesEx RtlSetPortableOperatingSystem SeReportSecurityEventWithSubCategory SeSetAuditParameter SeSetAuthorizationCallbacks sprintf_s sscanf_s strcat_s strcpy_s strncat_s strncpy_s strnlen strtok_s swprintf_s swscanf_s vsprintf_s vswprintf_s wcscat_s wcscpy_s wcsncat_s wcsncpy_s wcsnlen wcstoul ZwAlpcConnectPort ZwAlpcSendWaitReceivePort Download Binaries https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu/releases Download Sources https://github.com/MovAX0xDEAD/NTOSKRNL_Emu
  11. 14 points
    EXE install_wim_tweak.exe install_wim_tweak_NET4.6.exe SOURCE win6x_registry_tweak_src_v1.4.7.zip ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Before i start i have to say that this tool was originally released by wnuku and that i have just updated it with extra features, colours and bug fixes. The original concept was by Aviv00. This little tool un-hides "packages" like Windows Media Center/Player, IE, IIS, Games, etc... so you can lower the size of your install.wim Top left is un-hiding a specific package, top right is writing the log of available files to a txt file, bottom left is un-hiding all components of an image and finally the bottom right is un-hiding all the packages from current installed OS. install_wim_tweak.exe /? This will show all available options.. install_wim_tweak.exe /p <MountPath> This will unhide all the packages in the selected image install_wim_tweak.exe /o This will unhide all the packages on the currently installed OS install_wim_tweak.exe /p <MountPath> /l This will list all the packages available in the selected image and write them to a text file in the same directory. install_wim_tweak.exe /o /l This will list all the packages available on the installed OS and write them to a text file in the same directory. install_wim_tweaks.exe /p <MountPath> /c Microsoft-Windows-......... This will just inhide the selected component from the selected image, can also be used with /o. If you add /r at the end it will remove the package. Changes made from the original version by wnuku */h will restore them to default (must use without /h first) */n will not create backups (faster) */d will not delete owners keys. */m is no longer needed, will do the task by default */l will output a list of all packages to a text file. */o will use currently installed image. *fixed a bug where it did not work if there was a space in the mountpath. */c <PackageName> will un-hide specific package * using /r with /c will remove the package *Win32Security.dll file is no longer needed *Added new colours, errors are displayed in Red *Fixed bug crashing at end of running *Fixed bug where it cannot unmount registry if something fails *Added specific component selection *Fixed some other bugs *Added an appropriate small icon for the app Also normally you will have to put the specific component name i.e. "/c Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.7601.17514" but if for example you put "/c Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package" it will show all packages starting with that. F.A.Q If you have any questions let me know...
  12. 14 points
    I got some ideas for branding.. Pale Moon could be called Whistler after the Codename for Windows XP Basilisk could be called Freestyle the Codename for Windows XP Media Center Edition because of the extra media features and Australis UI Borealis could be called Neptune the Codename for a developmental predecessor of Windows XP Interlink could be called Lonestar the Codename for Windows XP TabletPC Edition (writing, email, get it?) These are all UXP based applications for Windows XP and there you go a theme for all your forks of them. OH just call Basilisk 55, call it the codename for the repo.. Moebius/Mobius. Good name at any rate. Again for the four UXP applications.. I am willing to do the work for you, get em all in one repo, do the branding (yes I will keep the appdata paths as they are to avoid profile issues) and gift wrap it for you for Christmas. What do you say? EDIT: Thank you for removing the official branding from the modified-uxp repository. ALSO, if you go forward with this I will list you on thereisonlyxul.org in a special section for Windows XP users.
  13. 14 points
    I am glad that he had found friends here. I never really knew the extent of all of his Win9x work. My current desktop can still boot into Win9x because of him, although, I haven't in a while. I would like to try to provide some closure for others so I'll give a timeline of what happened. You may or may not have known that my father had heart issues. He had a mild heart attack in his 40s. August 19th: Goes in for angiogram, gets fast tracked for triple bypass surgery. He left me a message midday about it and I called him that evening. We discussed the options they gave him and he seemed settled on the bypass surgery. August 21st: Has the surgery. Gets out of surgery, doctor tells me take he handled it well. August 24th: First time I was able to contact him on the phone after the surgery. He seemed well but certainly worn-down after the surgery. August 25th: Had a heart attack (cardiac event). Survived, but apparently it was not a good situation. I was able to talk to him that evening (I think, it could have been the next day). Got the impression that his diabetes and insulin resistance played a major role in the incident. August 28th: Last night I get to talk to him. I made plans to come down to see him on the 30th. August 29th: Situation escalates, possible infection/sepsis. August 30th-September 2nd: He is heavily sedated for the pain. But things seem stable. Not good, but stable. I return home and hope for the best. September 3-7th: Situation goes back and forth, fluid buildup leads to treatment for infection. Ultimately, the infection is treatable but the sepsis is not. September 9th: Palliative care nurse contacts me and I go back down that afternoon. Situation is getting worse. September 10th: Responsiveness to questions during sedation vacation is lost except to pain stimulus. September 11th: Taken off of life support. Passes at 1:28pm. I hope that helps. I think it has helped me to write it out. I forgot I had the message from him in my voicemail about going to the hospital. My own personal take on it is that complications from diabetes played a major role in his inability to recover but I am not a doctor and it's just my own mind trying to justify the situation.
  14. 14 points
    Game over I think, it doesn't get better than this! Neneh Cherry onstage at the Glastonbury Festival after the laptop running her background video apparently crashed!
  15. 13 points
    Please welcome on the stage again: the Start menu which refused to die! StartIsBack++ is the all-new StartIsBack version for Windows 10. What's hot about StartIsBack on Windows 10 now? - Full taskbar skinning! - Jumplists replacement! - Dark Mode support! - Ability to reduce resource usage by disabling newer Start menu and Cortana processes from prelaunching - Ability to use adequately sized (32x32) large icons and larger start menu button on taskbar - Modern icon glyphs on Start menu right hand pane - Modern blur, drop shadow and immersive context menus for start menu - Fully dynamic DPI aware start menu and configuration app - New modern style with round user picture - Lots of new minor additions and tweaks
  16. 13 points
    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 (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 (FREE, OS) [June 2017] Based on Chromium 58. Download here. Mozilla Firefox based: AOL Shield (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 (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 ($$$, CS, ONG) Requires at least SP1; SP2 recommended. The Mobile Administrator software requires Windows 7 or later. G Data Home Security Suite (Antivirus/Internet Security/Total Security) ($$$, 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 ($$$ & FREE editions available, CS, ONG) Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.4.2 (FREE, CS) Download here. Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (FREE, CS, ONG) Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit ($$$ & 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 ( Microsoft Security Essentials (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 ($$$, CS, ONG) Zonealarm Free firewall (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Must contact support to download. Built-in System Components: DirectX 11.0 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2 and Platform Update. Windows Installer 4.5 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Windows Media Player 11.0.6002 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Online Stores/Online Media Service Listing Program has been discontinued and is no longer available. Windows Search 4.0 (FREE, CS) Will be automatically installed upon installation of SP2. Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software: AdiIRC (FREE, CS, ONG) DingTalk (FREE, CS, ONG) HexChat v.2.10.0 (FREE, CS) IceChat (FREE, OS, ONG) ICQ (FREE, OS, ONG) Irssi (FREE, OS, ONG) Linphone (FREE, OS, ONG) MicroSIP (FREE, OS, ONG) Miranda NG (FREE, OS, ONG) mIRC ($$$, 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 (FREE, CS) Download here. Yahoo! Messenger (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 ($$$, CS) Mailbird (FREE, CS) Mailbird Pro ($$$, 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 ($$$, CS) Evernote (FREE, CS) Download from vendor LibreOffice (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: x86 x64 Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2, All Editions ($$$, 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 (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 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Video Studio ($$$, 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 ($$$, CS, ONG) Generatosaur (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Guitar Pro 6.2.0 R11686 ($$$, CS) Download from vendor here. LMMS (FREE, OS, ONG) MediaMonkey (FREE, CS, ONG) MixPad ($$$, CS, ONG) Mp3tag (FREE, CS, ONG) Ocenaudio (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) OpenMPT (FREE, OS) Download here. PerfectTUNES (FREE, CS, ONG) Registration required to unlock all features. Unregistered version has certain limitations. View the vendor's site here for more details. PitchPerfect ($$$, 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 (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 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 (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 : 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 (FREE, CS) Download from MajorGeeks Avast Cleanup / AVG TuneUp ($$$, CS, ONG) Belarc Advisor (FREE, CS, ONG) BleachBit (FREE, OS, ONG) Chocolatey (FREE, OS, UNS) Comodo Cleaning Essentials (FREE, CS, ONG) DeadPix (FREE, OS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional & EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician ($$$, 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 ($$$, CS, ONG) Space Engine (FREE, CS, ONG) Stellarium (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Console Emulators: Gamecube/Wii Emulators: Dolphin 5.0 (stable) (FREE, OS, UNS) 64-bit only. Download from vendor here. PS2 Emulators: PCSX2 (FREE, OS, ONG) PSP Emulators: PPSSPP (FREE, OS, ONG) Software/Game Development: Adobe AIR (FREE, CS) Download here. ApexSQL Diff 2017 R6 ($$$, 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 ($$$, CS) eMule (FREE, OS, ONG) qBittorrent (FREE, OS) Download here. Tixati (FREE, CS, ONG) Transmission 2.94 (FREE, OS) Download here: x86 x64 uTorrent (FREE, CS, ONG) Vuze (FREE, OS, ONG) FTP Clients: BitComet (FREE, CS, ONG) CuteFTP (FREE, CS, ONG) CyberDuck (FREE, OS, ONG) FileZilla 3.39.0 (FREE, OS, UNS) Fling FTP ($$$, 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 & $$$ versions available, CS) Download from vendor here. Also requires KB2763674 to be installed. QuizoApps QTTabBar (FREE, CS) Download from vendor Taskbar Shuffle v2.5 (FREE, CS) Download here. Ultramon ($$$, 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.
  17. 12 points
    Features: - Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8.x/10 x86/x64 - Practically runs even on the most minimalistic WinPE - Choose able drive letter for the new Windows installation - Install Windows also if nlite/vlite has remove winnt32.exe/setup.exe - Integrate Drivers: normal PNP and Textmode Drivers also - patch uxtheme to allow unsigned Themes - Some tweaks - Support "Windows to Go" for Windows 7 and later installs - Supports WimBoot option for Windows 8.1 Update 1 - supports all current WIM files: WIM/SWM (XPRESS / LZX / XPRESS HUFFMAN = Wimboot compression) - supports unencrypted ESD files (LZMS compressed WIM) Not Supported: - No Windows embedded version (this includes WinFLP) - No Installation onto USB disk *New* only Windows 7 and later - No upgrades of existing installations As some may know the last version 1.5 had only Support for Win 2000/XP/2003. Fujianabc present an very easy approach to install Windows 7 NT 6.x fast installer basically it's simply applying the windows image from install.wim and generating the boot files. He also discovered that the drive letter of a Windows 7 image can be (opposed to Vista) easily changed. So I have added that way of installing to WinNTSetup. For the driver installation: Every driver added in NT6.x windows will be added to the driver store. So it's not recommended to add countless driver, but rather more really required ones. NT5.x massstorage driver integration is possible thanks to Mr dUSHA powerful MSSTMake.exe tool To the Unattend option: It's possible to use an unattend.xml to run the Setup unattended. But as the actual WinPE Setup Phase isn't effective in that way of install, all Winpe related settings inside the unattend.xml won't be applied. Ini config file It's possible to save all GUI-settings to a ini file: push Ctrl + S to save all settings to an ini. push Ctrl + L to load all settings from an ini. A WinNTSetup.ini file in the same dir as the app itself will be loaded automatically at startup. It also can be selected via command line: WinNTSetup.exe /cfg:"C:\mysettings.ini" more command line options To install Windows in a VHD file: - requires Windows 7 as OS and Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 as Source - create a partitioned VHD and assign a drive letter (push Ctrl + Shift + V to use build in diskpart wrapper for this) - select the VHD drive as installation drive (make sure you boot drive ist a active primary partition on a physical disk) If you get an Antivirus warning from your AV software, please report it to them as a false positive and let them check it. Current Version: 4.2.5 Mega - MediaFire
  18. 12 points
    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 options i had. Well, after months of testing and patience, i got the latest v1.6.0 stable release from May 2020 running perfectly fine under XP. This project is called "PCSX2 XP" and is been made available from my website: http://neonfloppy.sytes.net/projects/pcsx2-xp/ and there is also a github repository: https://github.com/blueclouds8666/pcsx2_XP You may also join to my discord server, where you can find about my other projects and chat with other xp fans: https://discord.gg/KXKXcs4 I will be answering any questions you have regarding my project down below. I hope you all find this useful. Thanks for your attention.
  19. 12 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. 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
  20. 12 points
    Please, be patient, of course, there is going to be the new version soon, bit I'm a bit busy in the current situation.
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    Thank you, I've been in touch with @LoneCrusader regarding his cotnact with my father. I appreciate what you've done with my dad's account. I have found some source code, lots of it, so I know some of it isn't related to his patches. I'm going to make that stuff available too once I actually have some free time (my life was already busy before all of this). @LoneCrusader mentioned to me that he might have been using a custom compiler which I am unaware of at the moment so it may not just compile nicely. But, I've attached a few of the TRIM named files (and what look like dependencies he had) that I have. I don't know if these are the most recent or even if they are the right ones! BLK13EX.C TRIMCHK.C TRIMCMD.C DISKPORT.C TRIM.C DRIVE.C IDENTIFY.C GETNUM.C
  22. 12 points
    Wow, that is quite a timeline you have provided here. Let me first start out by saying thank you ever so much for posting this and giving those that "knew" him some closure. I know @LoneCrusader will probably appreciate seeing this post as well because he and your dad kept in contact a lot and worked on projects together. I'm glad it also helped to get it off your chest as well, so it benefited all of us in the end. I still feel very sad over the loss and in time we will all heal but it sounds like he was quite a trooper through the whole thing but unfortunately just wasn't strong enough to come through. But some of us truly liked your father and he was always welcome here. As a small token of our gratitude, we promoted his account that you're using to the patrons group which is reserved for those who have had a special impact here or retired staff members. We know it's not much but it's all we can really offer along with our most sincere condolences. While you may or may not have much use being here, please be aware that you're certainly most welcome in the community, even if you just want to talk to some of us who were close to your dad. Not a lot of people would have done what you did but I know myself and others will be more at peace with your dad's untimely passing. Again, thank you ever so much for the update!
  23. 12 points
    You actually expect anyone here to take you seriously while you continue to maintain a condescending attitude toward roytam1 and everyone else in this community? You can't even speak of these things without lacing it with some ignorant derogatory language or FUD. Emphasis mine. I assume once again that users are intended to believe that "poor modification" is an acceptable definition of "restoring the pre-existing functionality that you intentionally chose to break?" Not one of us here cares one iota whether or not roytam1 has some useless eye-candy website or some fancy branding for his browser builds. What we care about is that they work and that he is very responsive to bug reports and quick to address other issues that may arise on the target platform(s). Yourself and "Moonchild Productions" could do with some lessons from what you find here. When the rest of the world leaves your precious Windows 7 and your "outdated" Mozilla forks, along with their "outdated" addons behind, where will you be? In the same boat with the rest of us. If you expect anyone here to take you seriously, you'd better learn to treat people here with respect whether you agree with them or not.
  24. 11 points
    Most 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 needed bytes for the hugh WAIK ISO's. There is no need for admin rights and you only need to download 4-6 MB per choosen WAIK. For command line: GetWaikTools -? W2k3_SETUPLDR_SP2_to_SP1.xdelta3 GetWaikTools.zip
  25. 11 points
    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 lot, but there is no financial incentive to doing it. Not short term, not long term. So you need to have some spare time which a lot of people do not have much. Like, take security researchers, that do a similar thing, they play around looking with whatever tools they have available to the inner workings of various pieces of software. BigMuscle here did the same for DWM. Yet, security researchers have the incentive that if they find some critical vulnerability, they get paid by Google etc. Hacking DWM serves no one’s business interest, so... you get what I mean. Anyway, developing this kind of software is pretty hard and becomes tedious and boring easily. You work only with closed source code, you have access only to binaries you can disassemble to various degrees and fortunately, for Windows files, Microsoft offers you symbols, which are little pieces of information that augment the binary ‘code’. That’s it, from there on, you have to look and understand all their architecture, how things piece together and so on. This is tremendous work, and even with financial incentives, it takes time, sometimes you get it wrong etc. Also, the appeal to doing this gets even lower because once you publish it, you have to support it, people will like it and demand it gets ‘updated’ with every release of the Windows OS, and in a timely manner of course. And this complicates the initial problem: you have to find ways to patch it in a way that is less likely to break on newer versions, so that you minimize your work when a new update comes. That again, it consumes a few resources, and especially a lot of time. And also, what programmers try to do when they encounter projects like this, is try to reuse old dormant code that’s still in the binary from previous versions, by maybe also looking on binaries from older versions of the software that had what they wanted. It is pretty hard to develop new stuff for a closed source binary with hardly any public interfaces... Now, regarding DWM, it changed quite a bit in Windows 10 2004. A good couple of the methods BigMuscle hooked in pre-2004 are simply not there in the new DWM. Microsoft actually changed a lot of the underlying architecture. What exactly, for what purpose, what is the high level meaning behind it? I did not have time to look enough at it to figure it out. Also, I had a try at this myself as well. I disassembled BM’s Aero Glass a while ago and looked a bit on it a while ago and gathering a few ideas from there, I coded a utility that changed the title bar text in Windows 10 to be centered. “Version 1” was pretty future proof, but had some edge cases which were still problematic, plus it did not do it quite like Windows 8 did it. I researched a lot more and was able to now fix my main issue with it, namely centering the text between the window borders, not the icon and minimize button. But it took considerably more time and effort and hooking to achieve this minor effect. I looked on DWM a bit more (BigMuscle did the same, but probably on way more of it then I did until now) and could ‘easily’ do a lot of stuff. You know acrylic (aka blur behind)? I enabled that on all title bars via DWM, it looks pretty awesome, I’d daily drive that. Imo it looks even better than Aero Glass, but that’s not the point. Point is it can be done, I relatively easily have done it myself, there were some rough edges of course, but I played with it. Some other stuff came up, did not really had time to work on it anymore, at least for the moment. But maintaining the kind of hacks required for releasing a public version of this is insane. People want UIs, configuration etc, for a niche and specialized thing like this, even command line arguments are too much, I’d rather DEFINE some stuff and compile it for each user’s taste. And there also is not a community keen on developing this. A one man army on this is not feasible, but maybe a team, on a public Git could each member write small bits and get somewhere. That’s why I believe, for e.g., that BM better open sourced it. Even in its now broken state with a lot of the code not that useful on newer Windows builds, still, it is a starting point. In a closed binary, without even symbols, it is uselessly lost knowledge, unfortunately, as no one has the time and incentive, as I said, to take a look at it. There are brilliant programmers out there, but this does not pay off that much. Anyway, I write this on mobile. Maybe when I open the PC I could upload a screenshot of my ‘Aero Glass’, but I don’t want to needlessly tease. Because this probably will never ship. An optimistic plan is to integrate this with my previously mentioned tool, but in the state of mess (coding wise) it is at the moment, it may take a while, especially not having a lot of time to work on this. What I can do in the mean time, is leave you a link to WinCenterTitle (https://github.com/valinet/WinCenterTitle), this software I mentioned that centers your title bar text. If you go to releases to download binaries, the latest modifications are in a pre releas version situated there. So that’s the story of it, at least how I see it. Edit: Yeah, also, forgot to say, what is pathetic here is that DWM is closed source, especially considering that third parties cannot really do compositors for Windows. I mean, I blame Microsoft here, it would be so cool to have official, powerful mechanisms to hook into it and do cool stuff. With that, I tell you, in 2 weeks someone will implement, for e.g., the genie effect when minimizing windows and all sorts of crazy stuff. It is pretty much a shame they also have this mess lately (some stuff that should be in DWM is in Explorer for some reason, like Win Tab, Alt Tab, Snap Assist etc) and also do not realistically look forward to collaborating with the enthusiasts; DWM is actually a pretty decent compositor and window manager.
  26. 11 points
    Throughout time, the number of processes to support my empty desktop, with my favorite tweaks and "to work" software: XP: High teens. 100 MB. Vista: 30 or so. 800 MB. Win 7: 34. 1 GB. Win 8.1: 42. 1.2 GB. Win 10: 120. 4 GB. 3x the processes prior versions had to rock, just to get anything done. Says it all right there. No wonder it really doesn't seem to run any better on modern hardware than prior versions did on the best hardware of 7 years ago. And you can't really trim it down any more, for several reasons. Back when we thought Vista, Win 7, and Win 8.1 were bloated, we simply didn't know what True Bloat was. -Noel
  27. 11 points
    ... And I'm so tired reading that same ol' mantra there: As if they (third party software developers) would give one nickel whether someone's setup is secure or not; what is the underlying truth inside this PR talk is that Microsoft themselves make it gradually impossible for third party software developers to target older OSes with their (M$'s) updated Windows SDKs! ... and it always comes down to that! Win7 will soon reach End of Extended Support, hence it'll also be "outdated and unsupported by Microsoft", with no more "security patches"; what is their stance on Win7? Security reasons my... behind!
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  30. 10 points
    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.
  31. 10 points
    I think I'll have to set up one of his computers to find it. I have a feeling it isn't in the "active" set of stuff I'm looking at. Thanks! Uploading them without going through them would not be a good idea. Right off the bat, there is customer information scattered in there. I already seen some family photos in the mix and even some code that I know is not relevant. I wouldn't want to just throw it out there. I can hold my own in regards to programming knowledge so that isn't a concern. A repo can be made at any point and anyone here could do it if they felt inclined to do so. I can't offer support for it anyway - I just don't have the time. My option was to upload source without a build system or to not upload source. I would like to think you can see what the better option is. In any case, the logic in the code is more important for anyone to try to learn or extend his work. Regarding who my dad was, I'm uploading his resumes so you get an idea of what he felt was appropriate to say he did. He did a bit of consulting work for Aerospace Avionics (I think that is the name, I have a pile of hardware schematics from them but they were absorbed into another company) but pretty much was consulting for the last 30 years and living off investments and tax liens. My dad was phone phreaker in his youth and actually got arrested for it (I'm quite proud of him for that) and was forced to write a public apology to avoid jail time. He was also responsible for this article: http://explodingthephone.com/docs/dbx0431.pdf I'm pretty sure that I'm about the only person he would trust with this. Although, he would not be pleased that I'm just giving away his work and that is a point where we differed in opinion, I think it is the best option for me to preserve his legacy. I never got into Windows like my dad did but I do take after him quite a bit. I wish my dad followed more modern standards for organization and such but the major issue is that there is just a massive amount of data. I brought about 60TB of stuff back home with me and that might only be half of his recent stuff (last few years). He has tape archives going back at least 20 years but I am pretty confident that stuff isn't related to his Windows endeavors. HTML by hand fits my dad so well. But I'm thinking about using React for the long-term of the page. Newspaper Article for Rudy.pdf resume.txt RESUME.DOC
  32. 10 points
    Hello, everyone Because I am a Chinese, I want to provide you with some useful information about Chinese browsers. Since many government agencies and users in China are using windows xp, at least 80% of browser vendors in China support windowsxp, and you can search engines in Google or Baidu ( https://baidu.com the equivalent of Google in China). Search directly on the "浏览器" (Chinese in the browser), he will return search results of many browsers, such as “猎豹浏览器” (Cheetah browser, based on chromium55), "搜狗高速浏览器" (Sogou high-speed browsing , said to be based on Chrome6x), "UC浏览器" (UC Browser, based on Chromium55), ”2345 浏览器“ (2345 browser, based on chromium56), as well as the “360 浏览器" mentioned in this article, etc. But these browsers have the following problems compared to foreign browsers (such as chrome) First: advertising, because Chinese manufacturers of domestic browsers need to be profitable, so they will have built-in ads in the browser (advertisements are sent by the browser, you can not use adblock to block it), usually these ads will be at the bottom of the browser Or the bottom right corner of the pop-up window, you are very bored Second: privacy issues, due to Chinese government policies and browser vendors need to make a profit, so it can be said that all Chinese browsers will collect your personal privacy data, no matter how you set it in the browser, but because of this Political issues, I am not convenient to say here. (The above users also mentioned why the 360 browser can't log in using the google account, it is also because of the government's policy, so all Chinese browsers are not allowed to log in to the google account) For the above two questions, I am here to give you a few suggestions: First, and most basic, if you want to use the Chinese version of the browser, then please use the international version instead of the Chinese version. Second, if you know Chinese or if possible, you can go to Google or Baidu to search for the browser + green version you want in Chinese, or the browser + Lite you want, or the browser you want + Optimized version, for example, if you want to use 360 browser, then you can use keywords: 360浏览器精简版、360浏览器优化版、360浏览器绿色版 (English meaning:360 browser lite, 360 browser optimized version, 360 browsing Green version) to search,Please note that after downloading, use anti-virus software to check whether the file contains viruses. Because China's domestic software generally contains a large number of advertisements, the privacy collection of the software itself is too serious. Therefore, there are many good third-party modified software collection websites in China. For example,吾爱破解 ( http://www.52pojie.cn , English means I like to crack), qiuquan's blog ( http://www.qiuquan.cc/browser/, a private blog, but the modified version of the blog master made the browser, especially the 360 browser is very famous),This is what he did -- Streamlined automatic update procedures; -- Streamlined English language files; - Streamline presets for each plugin; -- Streamlined Thunder download module; -- Streamlined URL query module; - Streamline the browser doctor module (because it is a bit useful, so use it as an option); -- Streamlined built-in 360 security guard module; -- Streamline the win8 metro interface support module; -- Remove developer mode warnings; -- Remove redundant menu items from the Help menu; ++ Upgrade the built-in Flash plug-in version to The latest harmonious stable version (because the latest version of the Flash plug-in is preset, the installation package is larger than the official version). ++ Optional install "Advertiser Defender" filter plugin, default subscription "cjx82630" + Baidu Beautification Rules + Add Network Disk interface refresh rules (if you need to overwrite the installation, this box is not selected); ++ Modify the word search engine to be "Baidu"; ++Adjust multiple details, optimize program settings, and change the default search to "Baidu"; ++ The default setting of the new tab page is 12 squares, and remove the extra button in the upper right corner. Thanks to the group members for "low-key dě gorgeous" to provide technical support! ++Resolved the problem that the previous version could not preset the skin to "Speed 8" (Speed 9 is no longer needed); ++ restore the new tab page to the nine-square grid style; ++ Turn off "hardware acceleration" by default to avoid watching some videos appear card screen phenomenon; ++ prohibits the generation of the "debug.log" log file; ++ prohibits the creation of the "User Data\safemon" directory; ++Add "Xunlei" dedicated chain plugin and "Alipay" security plugin; The ++ uninstallation process adds "whether to retain browser bookmarks and personal configuration information" to avoid accidental deletion of important bookmarks; The ++ program is packaged with Inno Setup, which supports silent installation and adds a parameter. download link: http://www.qiuquan.cc/browser/360chrome.html Similarly, there is a post in the Russian forum ( http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=49673#1) which is also about modifying the 360 security browser, you can also use this version
  33. 10 points
    GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Thanks to @Osman Kovan for figuring out how to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows Vista, I was able to use that same method to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Windows Vista. I just extracted the setup .exe file with 7zip and ran the .MSI installation file contained within it, netfx_Full_x64.msi: After installing, I then tested ShareX Portable to see if it gave the same missing dependency errors that it does when running it with .NET Framework 4.8 Preview installed, and to my delight, it works just fine in Vista with 4.6.2 Final! Remembering what @VistaLover asked me to try with 4.6.2 Preview installed, I then decided to try the latest .NET Framework 4.6.x security rollup for Windows Server 2008 to see if it would patch .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Vista, and, lo and behold: It works! This means that .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final CAN be installed and patched on Windows Vista using @Osman Kovan's installation method, and then by downloading the .NET 4.6 patches for Server 2008 manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. As such, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview has been replaced with the final version on the list: Special thanks to @VistaLover, @Osman Kovan, and @artomberus for helping make this possible!
  34. 10 points
    I have yet to see any evidence of these supposed "misguided people." We have only your word on the subject, which, given your general behavior and attitude, is not necessarily reputable. If one takes the source code for a given program (X) and re-compiles it targeting another platform (Y), how is it NOT "X for Y"? These programs are open source. If someone chooses to recompile them targeting a different platform, they have every right to do so, whether you like it or not. Good luck switching to "closed source," drop back by in a few years when you reach a closed-source state equivalent to the current open-source one you "leeched" from Mozilla. I've seen how you deal with these "poor ___ Linux builders" as you refer to them. You drop in, make demands and threats, create a general atmosphere of negativity that poisons the waters and turns everyone off, all the while hoping that no one stands up to your bullying. Most people eventually give in and give up, not willing to deal with your constant attacks. I'm afraid that modus operandi will not work here. I know for a fact that roytam's New Moon 27 builds are in fact named "New Moon" and not "Pale Moon" and do include a disclaimer on the About dialog that states the build is unofficial and specifically says not to request help on the official Pale Moon forum or otherwise. This thread is also mentioned. So what more do you expect? If the supposed "misguided people" you refer to are too ignorant to read and abide by these disclaimers then nothing else is going to stop them either. In the end all of these programs, including yours and those of Moonchild Productions, descend from Firefox or other Mozilla sources. The "chain of descent" is there, and it is not going away because someone changes a name or writes a disclaimer. Even if the name were changed, what happens when someone simply asks "what is this based on?" When the answer is given no one can control how others may use that piece of information to seek out the project's "upstreams." Even after all this ranting you still have not made any set of concrete "minimal acceptable changes" from your point of view. You keep changing them based on your level of annoyance each time you post. First it's change a name. Then it's full branding. Then "unofficial branding" is OK. Then it isn't. You noted at one point that mentions of the original names would be necessary for "profile compatibility reasons." Now, "ALL THE ORIGINAL NAMES MUST GO!" This is beyond ridiculous. Maybe roytam isn't a good graphics artist? I myself certainly wouldn't want to have to undertake the task of creating new "branding" that is worthy of the underlying code here. I'm no programmer, but I would take bets that changing the names and such would also create more headaches for roytam and his users in the fact that this could cause Addons and other associated applications to not recognize roy's builds, thereby forcing him or his users to manually modify every single Addon or associated application in order to get it working as it should. If my assumption of this is correct, what reasonable person with a life and better things to do who would choose this path? I'm sorry, but no truly serious user of these builds has any confusion whatsoever about what they are using. If the official installer(s) won't run on your non-supported platform and you had to get a build from here, that's self explanatory. And, if you're running on a supported platform where the official installer(s) work, that's self explanatory as well, and why would you come here in the first place? Covered this above, but once again - "If one takes the source code for a given program (X) and re-compiles it targeting another platform (Y), how is it NOT "X for Y"?" You "don't want to hear" these things because you don't like the fact that someone had the gall and took the time to compile your project for a different target platform that you disapprove of. That's the beauty of open source. Also once again - "Good luck switching to "closed source," drop back by in a few years when you reach a closed-source state equivalent to the current open-source one you "leeched" from Mozilla." See above about causing issues with Addons and associated applications. You claim that there is some "advantage" in the changes you are demanding when it seems more likely that this will only create more work for the developer. I see no advantage whatsoever to be gained by these projects from your suggestions, only that you just want things your way. I don't speak for roytam, but if I were in his shoes I would be all the less inclined to acquiesce to any of your demands simply based on your behavior. You have chosen to act in a condescending and demanding manner laced with threats to keep throwing roadblocks in the way of or create problems in any way possible for roytam's projects. On the other side, you create more annoyance for yourself by coming here and ranting about supposed "misguided users" who are troubling you, when it would be simpler (and probably better for your health) just to tell them off and go on about your day. You appear to thrive on creating a negative environment and beating dead horses. And, in the end, if you decide to try and make good on your threats then you will create more work for yourself in rewriting closed-source code to replace the open-source code you "borrowed" but don't like others "borrowing." Based on this and in the interest of civility I will state that I believe this "discussion" is never going anywhere. Please stop wasting everyone's time with your threats, condescension, and negative attitude. These will get you nothing here, except an end to OUR "diplomacy."
  35. 10 points
    Hmm.. let's see. "Not doing a good job" could easily be defined as "breaking things that already work." For example existing code support for older operating systems. Nice and simple. I fail to see how roytam's software is "abused," give that he is actually fixing things you or Moonchild have broken, on purpose. See above. No one claimed they are official. In fact the About dialog in these builds clearly states they are not. "Not doing a good job" again..? See above. I'd like to see some proof of this supposed "massive confusion." If there is any confusion, it must come from those who are clueless in the first place. You cannot fault roytam for users who are too ignorant to read the About dialog or to deal with any issues here, where the builds are linked, rather than going to you or to the official PaleMoon forum. Also I'd love to see even one example where you or Moonchild or anyone else in your "group" has "cleaned up a mess when something goes wrong" that addressed the first single issue that affected these older operating systems or users of the unofficial builds on these systems. It sounds more to me like you're just a butthurt jerk who is having a tantrum because someone is making your toy work in places where you don't want it to. If you don't like it, write your own closed source program and stop "abusing" Mozilla's existing code. Without Mozilla's existing code, which once again I will remind you already provides compatibility for the systems roytam is targeting, and which you have intentionally broken, your pet projects would be nonexistent.
  36. 10 points
    I finally managed to get also new versions of Basilisk work on windows NT 4.0 with my kernelex, now they work new versions of firefox too (up to 52.0 for now). The first release will be in the fist term of July.
  37. 9 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.
  38. 9 points
    The largest the logo icon would be anywhere is 256x256 which is the second largest size. At that resolution it doesn't look as chunky as it does in the 512 size. But let's see..
  39. 9 points
    Well.. I created an icon for the Whistler Branding which would be used on Pale Moon... It is based on a public domain photo of the actual whistler mountain.
  40. 9 points
    for me, I just want a working browser and naming is unimportant to me. If just changing the names and no artwork works need to be done in short period (as I have no time working on artwork and I have no sense about audio-visual), then it can be done. As I have no idea what name to use, I'd create a poll here and let people to choose use names that Tobin given, or a name by other forum member suggested, and also give out a "No" option for reference. if these can be accepted by people, then it can be proceeded afterwards.
  41. 9 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-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-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-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-28.9.0a1.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Bug 1509685 - Add more bounds checking in nsMsgDBView::UpdateDisplayMessage() to avoid crashes (717be395f) - Bug 1482248 - don't crash on empty file name in nsMsgLocalStoreUtils::nsShouldIgnoreFile. (b797607a8) - Bug 1571481 - Improve multipart/alternative. (282cdd6ba) - Merge branch 'master' into release (642032029) - Merge pull request #1314 from g4jc/mailnews_patches (ca46bc1f6) - Merge branch 'release' (5ba7f92d5) - No Issue - Execute the precomplete command on *nix AltPackaging (647d14de8) - New cycle version bump (7758b9a26) - Update default bookmarks toolbar FAQ entry to redirect to forum. (d2a1d638b) - Issue #1317 - Increase the XML nested depth limit to 2048. (dacb3da00) My changes since my last build: - Revert "Issue #1259 - Adjust Widewine strings after removing Adobe Primetime support" (37e153f59)
  42. 9 points
    semi-OT: finally got my firefox55norust creating working build, by specifying `--disable-sandbox' switch in .mozconfig. maybe finally I can revert all XP+ only commits and creating a working XP 56-ish build.
  43. 9 points
    UPDATE [June 7, 2019]: Post-SP4 Update Pack released! This final update pack should be applied to Windows XP installation media immediately after slipstreaming SP4 v3.1b to a Windows XP RTM/SP1/SP2/SP3 source. This will update installation media to May 2019, including every single update released until the POSReady 2009 end-of-life in May 2019. Download available at RyanVM.net.
  44. 9 points
    An interesting little change I noticed in the April 2019 update rollup: For those that didn't notice, since 2009 with the release of SP2, Windows Vista's build number has been 6.0.6002 (while SP1 was build 6001, and RTM 6000). However, with the new rollup, Vista's build number has been changed to build 6.0.6003. At first I wondered if this was an error/discrepancy on MS's part, but turns out the change was intentional, according to this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4495374/build-number-changing-to-6003-in-windows-server-2008 Just an interesting little thing I thought I'd point out This change doesn't seem to affect functionality of anything though (at least not that I'm aware of), which is good.
  45. 9 points
    I'm far from sure about that. He sure wants us out of his forum, but I'm quite OK with that. I'd not like having him here either. But I doubt he'd go the extra lenght of actually inserting code to actually prevent his browsers from running on either Vista or XP. He's taken out code intended to enable that, because he sees it as bloat, of course. But adding code to forestall XP/Vista use would be adding bloat, which contradicts his slim-and-mean optimized code philosophy, IMO. Now, if people, like @Dibya, keeps on nagging him, that might change...
  46. 9 points
    First, I don't break it. If someone must take responsibility for this, then it should be Mozilla and Moonchild Productions, not me. Second, you should study whats the difference between gecko 38 and 52, and how many changes do Moonchild people changed that enhance speed and security, and changes that prevents running in old windows, and how much effort I put to restore functionality on old windows. If you failed to do this, then please leave this thread.
  47. 8 points
    Although this could go in the "browsers" thread, I didn't want this to get buried in the many pages of that thread. After some detective work, I've located Firefox 52.9.1 ESR buried on Mozilla's servers and confirmed it works on Windows XP. The 52.9.0 version is dated 25-JUN-2018 while the 52.9.1 version is dated 06-SEP-2018. The links are https://download-origin.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe and alternate link is https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe. I've also added it to my FTP: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe I'm not sure why Mozilla didn't make this release public, but ENJOY! Note that I don't use XP 64 bit but I would expect the same results.
  48. 8 points
    I also don't see how frank was rude at all, sounds like you could use an emotional support animal.
  49. 8 points
    Not in my opinion. Although the more paranoid may eschew it, I do believe the more browser alternatives we have, the merrier! In fact, to me it's clear that day-to -day use requires just a decently working browser and, preferably, also a not-too-paranoid real-time antivirus. All the rest can be done without any need to use the very latest version of whatever program one must use. So Chrome 360 actually is a welcome gust of much needed fresh air into our already very claustrophobic EoS-is-not-EoL situation. Long Live XP!
  50. 8 points
    I see you've decided to come trolling again Jody... because what else is this really? If you no longer use XP, you no longer care about XP, and you think XP users are somehow backward, then why do you bother to come here to read the XP forum or even attempt to engage the XP users? You say you come here for "discussion" - but most of the time you're only interested in pushing the "accept change and move on" argument. You will agree or semi-agree with some minor point here and there to maintain the impression that you're having a fair discussion or that you're open-minded, but in the end your opinion never really changes. So why do you keep expecting other users minds to change? Do you just like to keep the disagreement stirred up to waste everyone's time? Why do you have such an intense interest in what operating system others choose to use if your mind is already made up about it? Why does it seem to bother you so much when other people don't just "go with the flow?" Who are you to question anyone else for their choices, or to seek "justifications" for those choices? (even if, as you claim, you mean nothing ill by it) If you really believe that something newer is always better, then you're welcome to your opinion. But that's nothing more than "chronological snobbery." The fact that something is newer does not make it better than something older. In fact, the reverse is frequently true. This attitude (prevalent most everywhere I look online these days) that it's OK to force, browbeat, insult the intelligence of, shame, chide, or in any other manner "push" users of any product to give it up for something newer just because someone else says it's better is a cancer, pure and simple. I'll bet that most people pushing this drivel would be deeply offended if say, someone told them their political views were wrong and that they should change because someone else says so. Too many people today are willing to sing the praises of freedom until that freedom applies to something they don't like. Yes, Microsoft has a right to change their products and/or change their business philosophy or whatever. But as far as I am concerned they have a moral obligation to NOT WILLFULLY make it more difficult for users of previous products to keep those products operating. Said users paid for those products, and the fact that some time has passed does not make those users somehow obligated to give up something that works perfectly well and buy something else because Microsoft says so. Don't want to support it any longer? Fine. But don't start putting roadblocks out for those older systems intentionally. This is the main root of the problem that many of us have with Microsoft and many other software/tech companies. It's not what they choose to do, but how they go about doing it. So they want to release a new operating system? Fine. Release it, and if it's really better than what users already have then people will begin to move to it of their own accord. Where the problem arises is 1)when they start pushing FUD garbage about how suddenly you will become vulnerable to this or that catastrophe simply because you haven't chosen to move on; 2)when they use their "influence" to push other companies and products to no longer support an older system; and 3)when they start "manipulating history" to remove information or files relevant to older products, thereby making it more difficult to keep the older systems running (which once again were paid for, and the fact that time has passed does not invalidate this). Very few things make me angrier than when I follow a link to Microsoft's site that is supposed to lead me to some documentation or update for an older system and instead I get some garbage like "We're sorry. This page/update is no longer available. Update to Windows 10 today! It's up to date, fast and secure!" My response? Sure. When .... freezes over. +1 Amen. +1
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