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    Naaah, I would say He has more important - no offence intended - matters to deal with. In case of need, there is a small nice command line from the good guys at CTRL-ALT-DEL: http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au/CAD_TSUtils.htm Search on the page for "TSTBARSET", here is the doc: http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au/files/TSTbarSet.txt and direct download: http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au/files/TSTbarSet.zip jaclaz
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    I made a video describing all creations of roytam1
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    Hey all, So, Microsoft is on the cusp of EOL'ing Windows XP and XP64, but I don't wanna get off this train. I've been using XP64 since my last major hardware overhaul in 2008, and (despite the horror stories I've heard and the reputation the OS has) I've had a great time with it. I was determined to get XP64 to avoid Vista while still having access to 64-bit computing for things like 3D animation and graphics programs (3DSMax, etc). Driver/software compatibility/BSoDs have, on the whole, been very rare for me. But with end of support from Microsoft, end of support from hardware manufacturers is sure to follow. I'm glad I came across you guys, because you're working magic with OSes that everyone else deems to be "botnet fodder" or "unsuable dinosaurs" or what not. Tech news sites are making great sport of XP users right now, and as more games start to drop support for XP, their discussion forums are full of snark from 7 and 8 users saying crap like "But what about Windows 3.1 support?!!?! What about MS-DOS support?!?!?!?!?!" Here at MSFN, it's much different. I've already seen discussion of how to get continued security updates from Microsoft for XP64 for another year, and that got me thinking. Come next year, DDR4 RAM-friendly motherboards and chipsets are set to appear for desktops. Stuff like Intel's Skylake, Cannonlake and so on. My computer has been in serious need of an upgrade to keep up with the increasing demands of software and the sort of heavy duty multitasking that I do. 4 GB of DDR2 RAM was awesome in 2008, but nowadays ... not so much. The EOL of XP and XP64 has me worried, though. What challenges, if any, can I expect to face if I decide to upgrade my computer's guts to something DDR4-compatible? Would I be better off making the overhaul now, on the tail end of DDR3? Or, is it too early to tell if there will be driver/hardware compatibility issue with that stuff? Thank you in advance!
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    Well, I'll see what I can do... It might take some time; I'm new to allot of this stuff. I ran into an ACPI error constantly when trying to do a fresh install with my custom USB stick on the x99 System but, I had my previous semi-portable install backed up. (It already had hundreds of drivers, tweaks, and updates over the years to increase; compatibility, speed, security, privacy and to be more portable.) Since I own a legal Volume License of XP x64 Edition activation was no issue. So, I decided to try booting it and it did; without any errors! I will see about getting the links or hosting the drivers myself somehow. Like I said, it will take me some time. I'll update you as soon as I can. Feel free to follow me so you can get the links as soon as I share them.
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    Isn't it would be great to post driver links ? I would love it .
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    The Aero Glass GUI doesn't reset everything at run time. Try logging off then back on after making changes, so the Explorer instance running the desktop gets informed of all the changes. Also note that ribbon-enabled windows (e.g., Explorer, WordPad) have different rules governing title bar coloration. It's possible to get the colors fairly well coordinated if you choose just the right colors for the Windows interface. I think I still have some instances where the title bar text color is lacking contrast, though. I find things work better with a dark background (e.g., I have a number of astroimages I use). The Aero Glass tool doesn't - possibly can't - seem to make everything perfect. Gone are the days when YOU get to specify how things look to great detail. Basically the problem is Windows 10 and Microsoft's moves away from proper theming. The poor dears in Redmond probably found it too hard to follow a standard for desktop development. I found a picture Microsoft published of one of the current Windows 10 programmers... Ah, here it is... For what it's worth, to improve the readability of things and strengthen the color of partially transparent title bars I created my own Theme Atlas with some blue color baked into the elements that are composited together. A copy of this theme atlas (with corresponding .layout file), which I am using with Win 10 v1709, can be found here: http://Noel.ProDigitalSoftware.com/ForumPosts/Win10/16299/RoundedCorners.zip -Noel
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    I just found out something very interesting for both Vista and 7: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012371 I also found this pdf file from Microsoft detailing this service: https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/5/1/C51D8E55-5538-4F21-8C9D-A66DB31C4B46/SQL_Server_and_Windows_Server_Premium_Assurance_Datasheet.pdf Microsoft probably knows how s*** Windows 10 (and its related Server offerings) are for enterprises, and is milking the NT 6.0/6.1 cashcow for all it's got. In fact, if you go to the lifecycle page, you can see it mentions the 6 years extended support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2008 Seems like this agreement could extend to Server 2012/R2, but I haven't found concrete dates on that, aside from the same support page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2012 Anyway, if we could get a hold of someone (anyone) who had access to this licensing agreement and could provide the updates, we could be seeing Windows Vista and 7 support up until 2026!!!
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    I fear for the present. When I do. I'll deal with the future when it becomes present. Life's too short.
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    I'm thinking 8.1 might be a safe haven because the powers that be aren't thinking we 8.1 users are a big group that needs to be pushed off our current systems as hard as Win 7 users. -Noel
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    I just don't get that. Once you excise all of the metro stuff from Windows 8x, it really looks more like a windowing system than 10 does. The caption buttons (min/max/close) in Windows 10 and UI are more flat than 8x by a long shot. And the dialog boxes in 8x are more like Windows 7. I just don't get the dislike for Windows 8.
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    LOL... Click [ CONTINUE TO SITE> ] and see... Hey Forbes, take a hint: Your content isn't interesting enough to suffer through the ads. -Noel