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  1. The Steam patch of NieR:Automata released on July 15 supports Windows 10 and Windows 7/8.1. But 1607 is not compatible with the Windows 10 game patch and gets stuck on a black window, so I have to run Windows 7/8.1 version. PSO2 New Genesis benchmark and FFXIV: Endwalker benchmark work on 1607. Besides, Windows cumulative update removes Flash Player and its control panel from 1607.
  2. I am using inbox VGA driver. I tried VBEMP and the SVGA driver few years ago. I need to open MS-DOS command prompt window, so VBEMP is not a perfect solution. Unfortunately, the SVGA driver from Windows 3.1 results in graphical glitches because the OS is Traditional Chinese version. If I have different motherboard, maybe I can run the emulator at SVGA mode with Integrated Radeon R7, but it is not my purpose.
  3. I tried to compare GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R7 Graphics again by running DOS version of Zsnes. Integrated Radeon R7 supports VESA2. It also supports VGA, SVGA (crashing), and SXGA (supported legacy video modes). GeForce GTX 1660 Ti can't initialize VESA2. It supports SXGA (HDMI) and QHD (Displayport). I can open MS-DOS command prompt in full-screen mode, but the workaround does not always work.
  4. When I tried to launch an MS-DOS command prompt window in Windows 98 SE, my screen went blank. I could restart my computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, so the OS didn't freeze. I didn't notice the issue because I can boot to command prompt without problem. And I guess other modern GPUs may have same issue because 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported. I can open MS-DOS command prompt window with old integrated Radeon R7 Graphics (Kaveri).
  5. Someone in Guru3D forum combined 21.5.2 and 21.6.1 as a workaround.
  6. I tried to modify U0368764.inf in Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1, but Windows 10 version 1607 crashed during installation. However, it seems that latest AMD HDA device driver still works. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-21-6-1 https://community.amd.com/t5/blogs/product-and-os-support-update-for-radeon-software-adrenalin-21-6/ba-p/477423 https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/PA-120
  7. Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10. And Microsoft Edge with IE mode is officially replacing IE 11 desktop application. It seems that IE mode will be supported through 2029. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/05/19/the-future-of-internet-explorer-on-windows-10-is-in-microsoft-edge/ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/internet-explorer-11-desktop-app-retirement-faq/ba-p/2366549
  8. I think it is reserved for Windows Server 2012.
  9. You can run 32-bit and 64-bit programs on 64-bit Windows 10, but you will spend more time installing cumulative updates, so you may need a reliable solid state drive. Microsoft offers Intel microcode updates for Windows 10. However, Intel no longer fixes vulnerabilities for your CPU. If you can uninstall the microcode updates offered by Microsoft, you will find your answer to the performance problem. If you think the performance hit is not acceptable, you can install the firmware update for Intel ME without applying the BIOS update. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/protect-your-windows-devices-against-speculative-execution-side-channel-attacks-a0b9f66c-f426-d854-fdbb-0e6beaeeee87 https://software.intel.com/security-software-guidance/processors-affected-transient-execution-attack-mitigation-product-cpu-model
  10. I have no plan making a instruction guide for modified NVIDIA driver.
  11. If the manufacturer does not release BIOS update for your PC, you may solve the problem by learning BIOS modding. https://www.win-raid.com/forum.php
  12. Only Microsoft knows the answer. Besides, Intel does not fix Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for Core Duo processors.
  13. Ampere based Quadro GPUs support 1607, but it seems that drivers for Ampere based GeForce GPUs will not be installed on 1709 or earlier. FurMark test result of 456.38: https://gpuscore.top/furmark/show.php?id=159930
  14. It seems that you are trying to use gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Home. Users may stop Windows Update, but configuring access to Microsoft Store in Windows 10 Home is a problem.
  15. SuperKoko built Python 2.6.8 and Python 2.7.3 for old Windows. https://msfn.org/board/topic/162317-python-27-for-windows-95/
  16. I think there is nothing I can do about it. 1607 does not support extension INF. The old OS ignores HdBusExt.inf during installation of graphics driver, so I can't install Intel SST on 1607. Maybe it is possible to install SST by INF modification, but 1607 does not support Wake On Voice.
  17. The three things users need to know before installing old versions of Windows 10 on NUC 10: 1. DSDT does not exist, so I can not install 32-bit Windows on NUC10i3FNH. 2. If I enable Thunderbolt in BIOS, Windows 10 x64 1607 or earlier gets stuck on black screen (UEFI) or messed up screen (LEGACY) when booting. 3. The error message "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed." appears if I install Windows 10 x64 1703 or earlier on a GPT partitioned drive by UEFI booting with modern standby enabled. And I found another error message "Failed to create a new system store. Status = [c0000001]" in setupact.log. To solve the second and third problem, I contacted Intel Support. Intel released BIOS FN0042 to change Thunderbolt boot default. And I found a workaround to the third problem. I solved the third problem by installing Windows 10 x64 1703 or earlier on an MBR partitioned drive by legacy booting with S3 standby enabled. Then I converted MBR to GPT by using MBR2GPT. Finally, I could use Windows 10 x64 1607 in UEFI mode with modern standby enabled. After a lot of trial and error, I learned that 1709 will become the minimum required version if someday Intel removes CSM support. I downloaded these drivers from Intel's website. INF or XML modification is required during installation of Intel Graphics, Wi-Fi, and HDA drivers. BIOS Update [FNCML357] (FN0042, withdrawn) Intel RST driver (, withdrawn) Chipset INF Utility (10.1.18383.8213) Intel Graphics DCH drivers ( Intel Network Adapter driver for Windows 10 (25.0) Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver for Windows 10 (21.90.2) Windows 10 Wi-Fi drivers for Intel Wireless Adapters (21.90.3) Intel Serial IO driver for NUC (30.100.1947.3) ITE Tech CIR driver for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC 10 Kit ( USB Type C Power Delivery Controller for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC ( Genesys Chipset Device Software for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC 10 Kit ( Realtek HDA driver for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC Kit (6.0.8791.1) I don't know how to install ISST driver in 1607, but I installed Display Audio driver 10.27 manually. Besides, I also found the control panel utility for SF314-58G from Acer's website. I want to play UHD Blu-ray disc on NUC10i3FNH, so I didn't install Intel ME consumer driver for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC Kit (1931.14.0.1323) because it only supports HDCP 2.2 and Advance Protected Audio/Video path. Intel Management Engine Interface driver (1937.14.0.1350, for DELL Vostro 3590) Intel SGX driver for Windows ( The ME driver from Intel contains MEI drivers. But the MEI driver from DELL contains MEI drivers, applications, and iCLS. Honestly speaking, similar names are confusing. The DCH version of MEI requires Windows 10 version 1709 or later, and it is hard to find CML compatible traditional MEI drivers. Most mini PC manufacturers provide MEI driver 1919.14.0.1269 for CML, so I installed x86/x64 MEI driver for ASUS PN62 before I found compatible x64 MEI from DELL. The device ID of IMEI on NUC10i3FNH is 02E0. (Unlike CML, CML-V requires version 1809 or later) Old Intel SGX 1.x drivers are not compatible with NUC 10. Therefore I tried different SGX 2.x drivers because the online SGX test in CyberLink Ultra HD Blu-ray Advisor 2.0.3231 always failed with error code 394260080. I tried modifying INF files to install latest MEI and DCH version of SGX driver, but INF modification didn't work at all! I almost gave up until I found Corel Ultra HD Blu-ray check tool, which was released in May 2019. All offline tests were passed, including SGX test. Apparently the only way to find the answer was playing UHD Blu-ray disc. archgon MD-8102-U3-UHD-K (Pioneer BDR-UD04) CyberLink PowerDVD 20 Ultra Anyway, PowerDVD 20 Ultra plays UHD Blu-ray disc on NUC10i3FNH without major problem. The program activates HDR and 2160p@24Hz on LG 27GL850-B. Compared with Intel UHD 630, the integrated UHD Graphics in Core i3-10110U provides poor gaming performance, just like HD 610 Graphics in Pentium G4560. FurMark test result of https://gpuscore.top/furmark/show.php?id=102343
  18. I have no plan to release modified NVIDIA driver. If you are using a Turing GeForce graphics card on Windows 10, you can use version 1809 and later for enhanced gaming experience, but it is better to stay away from latest feature update. On version 1607, HEVC B-frames is available, and Mesh Shaders for OpenGL and Vulkan are available, too. I guess NGX may work because official driver is available. Anyone can make the modified NVIDIA driver by spending a month learning debugging and using IDA 7.0. But many features are unavailable due to old Windows version, and it is a big problem. Another problem is modern PC may require version 1709 and later.
  19. Did you try connecting the mouse without the combo cable?
  20. I didn't know that Device Manager ignores NvProfileUpdaterPlugin.dll during installation. NvProfileUpdaterPlugin.dll is required since R435. Without the file, NVIDIA Control Panel keeps showing access denied error when I try to apply Adaptive-Sync or 3D settings. After reinstalling Windows, I solved this problem by copying the file to Session folder. Now Adaptive-Sync works on D3D 11 windowed mode, and VLC media player can use D3D 11 video output in full screen.
  21. Resident Evil 3 demo supports Windows 10 HDR instead of NVAPI HDR. When I enable full screen HDR in game, the screen goes black and the input response becomes very slow. If I switch to other program, the problem temporarily disappears because the game leaves full screen HDR mode. Anyway, adaptive sync works in full screen mode and borderless windowed mode under DirectX 12, and the graphics are nice. VLC media player also has black screen issue because it only supports Windows 10 HDR. This is one limitation of 1607, so updating driver to 445.75 didn't help. FurMark test result of 445.75: https://gpuscore.top/furmark/show.php?id=38606
  22. Microsoft made a list of Windows Processor Requirements, and AMD Ryzen processors are supported since 1703. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/windows-processor-requirements But it seems that 1607 works with Ryzen 5 3600. https://community.amd.com/thread/246190
  23. It seems that users of Dell desktop computers have similar problem. using incompatible graphics card from different Dell PC http://nice.kaze.com/inspiron_3250.html unknown reason https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron-Desktops/Inspiron-530s-BIOS-setup-F2-fails-to-load/td-p/6184376 I guess there is something wrong with the BIOS used by Dell Inspiron 7720. And it's weird that restarting from Windows didn't fix the issue. Off-topic, Windows 10 UEFI patch results in boot issue. https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/Suspected-KB4524244-Boot-issue-on-Inspiron-15-3576-i5/m-p/7499212
  24. Nvidia removed SHA1 from 442.50, so I think users of Windows 7 will need the update that adds SHA2 code signing support for OS.
  25. Nvidia released GeForce driver 442.50 for Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10. https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/442.50/442.50-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf NVIDIA Quadro driver support for selected Windows operating systems ended on January 14, 2020. I can't find R390 U13, R418 U8, R430 U9 for Windows 7/ 8.1. https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4913/~/end-of-nvidia-quadro-driver-support-for-select-windows-operating-systems

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