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  1. - Windows NT 5.x family windowsupdate.com links for available languages, including all (any?) Custom Support Updates - The updates links are grouped for each build, slightly sorted, and ordered lexicographically per update number or file name as possible - Superseded (replaced) updates are not filtered or excluded - The dump is available as csv files containing updates name and url, or plain text files containing updates url - It's recommended to use CSVFileView to check the csv files https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/csv_file_view.html - You can filter or extract update
    4 points
  2. If you hate Windows 7, stay out of Windows 7 threads. When a person asks "how can i fix this" we should never answer with "change the OS" unless it is specifically a software related question. For OP, my recommendation is to get the OS to 4 GB RAM, or if the system supports more than 4 GB RAM physical, get it to above that and use a 64-bit OS. Would like to know what type of operations are being done on the system that make it slow. If you are talking about using websites, then this is a totally different situation. As a daily user of a 32 bit Win 7 (specs are higher than yours but) I can
    4 points
  3. I never owned a slow Vista laptop myself. Would you do me a big favor Mr. Dixel? Please never again quote one of my posts for any reason? You may rest assured that I will henceforth show you exactly the same courtesy! Thanks!!!
    4 points
  4. okay it seems like you're not objective cause you are windows 7 hater (I looked on your profile) my core 2 duo t5870 is 2 ghz at base clock! I simply asked why are you recommending vista when we can't use it? (security reasons and office) I don't have any experience in kernel stuff or programming. so extending something isn't my cup of coffee. I would buy new laptop if they were in stock (I already said that) like paying 800 dollars for pentium laptop is something I simply refuse to do. We already upgraded the ram to 4gb so it seems to be little better and I'll try to reinstall windo
    4 points
  5. Does the date April 11 ring any bells? Today is the Fourth Anniversary of Windows Vista’s EOL. (Of course the 11th fell on a Tuesday in 2017.) I had joined MSFN a few months earlier, figuring (quite correctly) that this would be the last place on the internet where Windows Vista diehards would congregate. Microsoft Security Essentials was nagging me about the approach of Doomsday. I was in a very fatalistic mood, and selected a screen name and avatar to match. Oddly enough, I now feel sentimental about those days. Getting back on topic, VistaLover pointed out in a March 31 post in the X
    4 points
  6. Guys I have to thank every one of you. I upgraded the ram to 4gb. Replaced old spinning hdd with 500gb ssd samsung 860 evo. Reinstalled windows 7 but remained at 64bit flavor. GUYS this laptop has never been so fast like it is now. It boots up under 20 seconds. Websites are snappy (well snappy considering this cpu) and for 2-3 tabs in browser it is more than enough. Before windows 7 I tried vista again on that ssd, but it kept bluescreening with dpc watchdog violation. Mom is happy with 7 though so it is not a problem at all. Again HUGE thanks to everyone that helped and su
    3 points
  7. In addition to the recommendation to update the RAM, what helped my wife's laptop was to change the HD for an SSD. I was thinking I would have to also do a clean install to really see a difference, but merely cloning her drive to an SSD changed things from being intolerable to being as fast as my desktop system. The laptop is now as much of a joy to use as it was when it was brand new. Absolutely incomparable to the agony it had become. I'm sure a clean install would also help, but currently not necessary. Cheers and Regards
    3 points
  8. ... I think they have been candid about the type of "continued support" in the May 17th 2018 article below: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/191650-malwarebytes-3-frequently-asked-questions/?tab=comments#comment-1243649 i.e. their "support" is limited, in practice, to just offering def updates, via a separate development track (they also make mention of "other maintenance upgrades", but only an actual (paid) user of the app can testify whether such "upgrades" ever took place... ) . Still, if you compare them to other vendors cited in this thread (who decided to cut-off
    3 points
  9. I know for a fact that the component package version hasn’t changed in two years, and it most likely hasn’t changed since 3.5.1 was released on May 8, 2018. Therefore I cannot take Malwarebytes seriously when they claim to be “committed to continue support for Windows XP and Vista“ - but don’t get me wrong: Definition updates are certainly better than nothing! Since this thread has been bumped, I will summarize some of the bad news I’ve heard in the last several months: As pointed out by VistaLover in a recent post, versions of McAfee antivirus products that were old enough to work o
    3 points
  10. I am not. Ask the Linux community! (before or after joining it) they will no know much better than people on MSFN. jaclaz
    3 points
  11. Advanced user does not block threats through browser-level ports anyway, but uses a firewall. It's just new chrome advertising.
    3 points
  12. If that is on Serpent 52.9.0, on latest build at least, javascript.options.jit_trustedprincipals is not an included pref by default ; I found a mention about it here : but that Bugzilla bug refers to a relatively recent Firefox version; further searches landed me on: https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js/issues/928 which states: new in 75beta but commented out by default //user_pref("javascript.options.jit_trustedprincipals", true); // [FF75+] [HIDDEN PREF] so, in all probability, it is not applicable to St52... If you're just picking up user.js files from the web, ple
    3 points
  13. It‘s very simple. I dont know if you use Vista as your main OS or as a VM but you need a machine running Vista SP2 (64 Bit). 1. Make sure you have all the updates installed till EOL (04/2017) - you cannot get them from Windows Update anymore, since WU was shut down on Vista back in August 2020. You need to run a Tool called WindowsPatchLoader 2.0, from where you can downlod all Updates for Vista till 2021/04. Please dont patch your system till that date, it will crash after installing Extended Kernel. Go as far as 04/2017! 2. After downloading all 2010-2017 Updates, down
    3 points
  14. These days many MSFN members read that many modern browses have blocked some ports to prevent NAT Slipstreaming attacks. For members who want to learn more: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-to-block-port-554-to-stop-nat-slipstreaming-attacks/ If we want to take as an example the ports blocked by Google Chome these are: 69, 137, 161, 554, 1719, 1720, 1723, 5060, 5061, 6566. But are our browsers protected too? I did some testing with my NM28 and the answer is yes. For those who want to do a simple test: http://example.com
    3 points
  15. I see , but you made me laugh (in a good sense) , not laughing at you . I mean it was funny . Thank you !
    3 points
  16. the great battle of the windows versions is still going on and windows vista is still the best please share you experience of why vista is better than 10 (anything about how bad windows 10 is and why vista is better) please answer below
    2 points
  17. Thanks Den. @roytam1could I suggest that you wait until you publish your next set of browser updates, and put them at the head of a part 3 thread. That would seem to me to be the best time to do it. The part 2 thread can then be locked and placed in the subfolder for reference purposes.
    2 points
  18. I use the open source Violentmonkey extension (WE, currently at version 2.12.14) in latest Serpent 52.9.0, as well as in 360EE... VM being a WE, it can only affect web content, not browser looks (this is not possible in 360EE, of course, but I use Greasemonkey for Pale Moon in St52 to change several browser-GUI aspects...). https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/410687-google-shut-up https://greasyfork.org/el/scripts/412178-youtube-dismiss-sign-in (has some overlapping functionality with the previous one) https://greasyfork.org/el/scripts/375525-youtube-age-verification-bypass
    2 points
  19. OK. By popular demand: Redirects removed. The 1st user to ask about where they went gets a kick on the bee-hind! @roytam1's own thread brought back and unpinned. I think creating "Part 3" and letting that ginormous thread sink is really warranted.
    2 points
  20. Thanks and of course i will enjoy. Ive been here for 1 month with no accounts. And today i made my account
    2 points
  21. I really miss Windows Aero Vista did everything what i needed/wanted. I wish i could use Windows Vista as my main operating system.
    2 points
  22. Windows 10 is overrated that should already elevate the rating of older oses, vista feels clutter free and fast compared to trash10 and i say this on a modern system.
    2 points
  23. I searched some more in an effort to better understand win32’s meaning. His March 21 post is perhaps clearer than the March 26 post I cited above. Again he mentions April 2017 and March 2019, but says “the latter is the SHA-2 update point.” March 2019 was indeed the SHA-2 update point for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, but the relevant Server 2008 SP2 did not have a single SHA-2 update month, but rather two (see Microsoft’s SHA-2 Code Signing Support article). In his previously mentioned March 26 post, win32 said KB4474419 “will become the minimum soon.” I would infer that the extended kernel c
    2 points
  24. Your question is a good one VistaEX. I hesitated to answer because I’m only running Vista x86 and obviously not using the great extended kernel. If I was in your situation, the very first thing I would do is familiarize myself with win32’s March 26 post in which he mentions the two update levels that are currently supported (and some upcoming changes): April 2017 and March 2019. April 2017 was obviously the month of Vista’s EOL, i.e. no post-EOL Server 2008 updates whatsoever. March 2019 was the end of the line for Windows build 6.0.6002. Beginning in April 2019, the build number changed to 60
    2 points
  25. Might be another bummer for XP Microsoft to use SHA-2 exclusively starting May 9, 2021 KB5003341: Issues you might encounter when SHA-1 Trusted Root Certificate Authority expires
    2 points
  26. Pinning, unpinning, my head is spinning ... jaclaz
    2 points
  27. Nobody´s ever happy, ain't it? Yes it is. But for those who never take the trouble to read posts of more than 140 characters, the relevant part of my previous post is quoted below:
    2 points
  28. Only to endorse the suggestion by bphlt and Gansangriff, 7 tends to use the hard disk for "background" (mostly unneeded) activities a lot more than previous Operating Systems, a number of services can be disabled to regain some of the lost performance, but the change to a SSD is what usually gives the install a speed boost without the complexity. About RAM, 2 GB is definitely a bit tight, upgrading to 4 GB (of which you will probably be able to "see" only 3.2 to 3.5 GB) will also make a difference, and - optionally - you can usually (but it depends on the specific hardware) use Gavotte R
    2 points
  29. For Vista x86, my policy has long been to keep DEP enabled for all programs as a general security precaution. I have reason to believe that DEP once saved me from a FlashPlayer exploit, and does not interfere with MBAM Free. Of course DEP only protects against threats that cause buffer overflows to force execution of malicious code, and IDK whether any such threats have targeted legacy MBAM specifically.
    2 points
  30. @VistaLover your information is accurate as always! I quote myself rather than you only because I feel that your defense of Malwarebytes was disproportionate to my perceived attack. What bothers me about the specific Malwarebytes link I cited is that it seems to exploit the ambiguity of the term “support” in order to sell more Malwarebytes Premium licenses. Call me old school if you like, but if a software vendor hasn’t issued a new version that works on your OS for 3 years, then IMO that vendor cannot properly be said to “support” your OS (unless there are truly two separate development
    2 points
  31. <OT> yeah I'm fine after 2nd dose, just feel additional tiredness for 2~3 days after doses. </OT>
    2 points
  32. Of course you could have simply consulted (or resurrected) your February 3 thread on exactly the same topic. Considering you just joined MSFN in January, you seem to have great difficulty remembering all of your previous posts - perhaps because you have tried at least four different versions of Windows since then?
    2 points
  33. Because now Vista has the marvelous Extended Kernel , created by the talented MSFN member @win32 , so all modern browsers do work. If you don't like what I suggested , go and use what you want. Yet another solution would be buying a new laptop for your mother . Core 2 Duo is what , like 15 years old ? I wanted to place this solution as the first one in the previous post , but avoided doing so because I'm polite . Buying a new notebook is exactly the thing I would do in this case , even if I had to sell the parts from one of my rigs. Regards. EDIT : Took a look at that 800mhz CPU. This kin
    2 points
  34. Hi, Why do you save go back to vista? Why is it obvious? (I don't want to sound rude or anything but this is something very different to opinions on internet) We need windows 7 on there because internet banking stopped working on windows vista and most websites no longer loaded up correctly. SP1 is needed for microsoft office 2016 (office 2010 stopped being able to read modern documents that my mom needs to open because of work) She could click on anything so having an updated windows is important for her. She does not play any games (I have my gaming tower for that).
    2 points
  35. I've been using that for several years now too, it works very well, and they say it will continue to receive pattern updates for the foreseeable future. It isn't free though. The free version of MB still works on XP too AFAIK, but has no real-time scanning.
    2 points
  36. Beleive me , you don't wanna touch Linux.
    2 points
  37. Here are a few I've found to be must-have's. Disable AutoRefresh -- https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/16079-disable-autorefresh/code Halt! -- https://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/review/125995 I personally use the one-liner version v0.0 but replace whitelist @include's to run on ALL http and https because I want the OPPOSITE effect of blacklist versus whitelist, ie RUN ON ALL until I tell it not to. Disable Javascript setInterval and timers -- https://kplug-list.kernel-panic.narkive.com/65G6iuYC/disable-javascript-setinterval-and-timers
    2 points
  38. mwahahaha ... Isn't he cute and cuddly? The Blobfish needs love too, ya know https://authorrisingtide.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/creation-in-and-of-itself-is-a-miracle-but-boy-it-can-sure-be-ugly/ I'll admit; sometimes when I log in its hard to keep breakfast down, so time for a change again. Sorry guys, back to regularly scheduled programing.
    2 points
  39. @nicolaasjan I tried now, the port 69 is closed. Many thanks. I probably did too many tests yesterday. Or given the late night hour I was very tired. P.S. I made the necessary corrections in my post.
    2 points
  40. Blocked here by default (Pale Moon 29.1.1; Linux)...: And in New Moon (28.10.3a1; XP) as well:
    2 points
  41. Thankfully your browser doesn't have the FLoC API. Which is available in Chrome 89. For those who want to take a test: https://amifloced.org/ Another reason why it is better to disable third-party cookies.
    2 points
  42. New NewMoon 27 Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210410-2f3df1855-xpmod.7z 32bit SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210410-2f3df1855-xpmod-sse.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210410-2f3df1855-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win64-git-20210410-2f3df1855-xpmod.7z source repo: https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27 repo changes since my last build: - import changes from `dev' branch of rmottola/Arctic-Fox: - namespace comment (0
    2 points
  43. On the contrary , it was interesting to know what other people feel today/felt back in the day. You can always share with me. Yeah , lots of emotions , I agree , though I'm not emotional myself and even I always remember that times like it was something from some other world (in a good sense). So you're from the late 90's period .... I skipped that part completely due to the worsened music . I started as an ordinary DJ in the early 1994. Later I had a small club of my own, but the music/style just went bad , the club had became flooded with junkies , I fed up with it and quit in 1996 , I think
    2 points
  44. You missed out VistaEX :) Yeah Dixel, I miss dancing in the clubs in the late 90's to the music ... oh the days when I was young and fearless. I would stay out in the clubs till 4AM in Greenwich Village ... drive home (I don't drive now) and do it again the next day. NYC was hot then, a bit risky, but nah, I didn't care. Now; come 9PM, I'm in my pajamas and enjoying camomile tea preparing for bed at 10 LMAO Oddly enough (I'm very odd Lol) I did enjoy some "Trance" music ... haha ... but it was getting too loud after a while and I got out of the club scene totally about 2001 and clea
    2 points
  45. I very STRONGLY suggest using the REPACK version. The hurdles to jump through aren't nearly so GIGANTUOUS as far as telemetry-prevention with the REPACK version. I have personally only witnessed roughly 5% of Dixel's list so I would be curious to see screencaps of evidence that such a huge list is required even under the "official" (non-repack) version. My HOSTS file blocklist suggestions are much much smaller and I've not yet witnessed anything in Dixel's list outside of the below -- 0.0.0.0 browser.360.cn 0.0.0.0 cloud.browser.360.cn 0.0.0.0 dd.browser.360.cn 0.0.0.
    2 points
  46. The best dance music in this genre (dance , techno) existed only for a short amount of time . Somewhere between 1991-1994, maybe early 1995. It was fast and catchy , but not too loud to the point of complete distortion . Everything after 1995 sounded too flat and loud (loud not like "good" loud , but like an overload). Why ? Maybe it's because they began to use notebooks instead of real recordiing studios, maybe the governments decided that the music was too cool and people spent too much at the clubs instead of having children and constantly working. But it is a fact . You can listen for
    2 points
  47. For what I use of them, I find no real functional differences between 2008 R2 to 2019. As for which to use on a specific hardware platform, I would pick the OS that is certified or qualified for it, so that drivers are available and that support is available if needed.
    2 points
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