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


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Donations


Everything posted by j7n

  1. With the current trend of pure white interfaces, pinned topics are annoying to scroll past to find actual new posts. Traditionally stickied topics used to be shaded darker or a different color, and easy to ignore. At "least" here the pin icon is still green, but it's barely visible being so small. On the Vista forum there is a warning about a paradox, which nobody has used or needed for years. The XP section will now look better if the redirects go away.
  2. You've done a lot of work. But I'm afraid the effort doesn't produce good and lasting results. The site is still broken, slow and they will change it again in a year. And this is just one forum of many. Roytam's Palemoon makes the site browsable. People won't like this, and I will keep it short. The MSFN management appears hypocritical when they complain about Microsoft and other websites, and then do similar updates. Maybe I am misjudging the proportion of content dedicated to legacy software support, because those are the only sections I visit as they are unique to this resource. I
  3. I will use the operating system for as long as I have old computers compatible with it where XP is the best fit, and the increased resource consumption of anything newer would be felt. To throw out a working computer as out of date, or cripple it with bloat to make it so, is an unreasonable proposal. Old applications run on WinXP, and are also much faster. As long as I don't need to exchange bleeding edge file formats with other people, this software serves me better because, in addition to its speed and efficiency, I have also learnt to use it well. It does not require new redistributables or
  4. Can we upvote and comment on videos through that interface? I risked my google password and tried logging in, but received an error message: Unexpected char 'l' at 1:2. If not, what does the login do? How come I receive recommendations of videos I have already seen on Invidious? How does it know about them? It's a neat idea, but the comments are central to my experience. On Invidious I can't even expand a thread by clicking "view x replies". The lag is real while typing on their site. Often I can't see the characters until several seconds later, and then have to backspace them all to corr
  5. Looks like the certificates for Alpine 2.24 are saved in a subdirectory of the program. It comes with a number of authorities included. Maybe you can export the required certificates from Firefox and copy them into this folder.
  6. Epic arrangement by Ed Starink, easy on the ears as most of his music. "25" from Role-Playing Game "Darkstone". Drop gold onto her plate. Merry Christmas under the Combine Suppression Field. Wear that facemask or face the Civil Protection. (I am listening to FLAC not this.)
  7. 400 megabytes? Adobe should have learned about solid compression. The standalone exe projector doesn't seem to have the timebomb restriction. There are Flash updates on Black Wing Cat's Windows Legacy Update ( win2k.org type "flash" in search), where you can directly extract the netscape plugin or the exe, and the package size is smaller. Have there been any new functional additions, new data formats in Flash recently? I'm still using Flash 11.4, and the version number has since taken inspiration from Firefox and Chrome.
  8. Just try to Update the driver on the device, From specific location, choose where hdaudbus.inf is. And see if a real sound card is then detected. Nothing to lose. I won't post anymore, as I can't seem to say it differently.
  9. Do you currently have this entry under System devices: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definion Audio? If No, try installing it over the unknown device. There is no driver made by Intel, only that comes from Microsoft. If Yes, then I don't know. Try to find how the sound card is disabled, and identify the remaining devices.
  10. The HD Audio Controller is a "PCI device" in the Intel chipset (alongside sata, usb) through which the "hd audio bus" device is accessed. To identify unknown devices, you could use a program that has a vendor database included, such as AIDA64/Everest (commercial trialware) - Devices->Physical,PCI, Unknown Devices PCI32 (old, out of date) or System Information Viewer (freeware) among others. Or throw drivers at them until one sticks. I like the above programs because they don't download random potentially unwanted drivers. PCI bus 0, device 27, function 0 could be an audio device, but I
  11. I do notice sluggish performance of the NM28 browser after a longer session, as if some tabs are still open in the background, consuming memory and CPU time. What sort of plugins is the "plugin container" supposed to handle? Flash is almost never used anymore, and the other plugin I have is PDF-Xchange, which also almost never open.
  12. To install drivers on unknown devices, if I'm quite certain of the brands, I'd just put a set of drivers and INFs in a directory, and let Windows perform a search for best in that location from Device Manager. It will only install matching drivers. The vendor of the bus controller is that of the motherboard, in my case Intel 8086. I found that on Server 2003 I had to extract and install this component (hdaudbus.inf) by hand, because there was no update package for that platform. https://i.imgur.com/KG3sIgG.png A dual-booting configuration with another OS is useful with XP. It is missing
  13. If you have an unknown device in Device Manager and haven't installed all possible updates, you may need to install KB888111 or hdaudiobus.sys before the device will appear under audio. That component is included in the Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.70. These drivers are widely available on then web.
  14. A "hardware" firewall is a misnomer. What is usually meant by this is an embedded computer running some software for network routing, often linux. It's no more hardware than another PC. A shortcoming of such a device is that it can only differentiate between computers and port numbers, not applications. It is convenient for setting up filters that apply to all computers on the network where configuring a firewall would be impractical, fresh installations, guests, portable devices.
  15. Where specifically do you observe a greater speed in Windows 2000 compared to XP with superfluous services, system file protection, and the visual theme switched off? The boot time in XP is shorter, with a similar size of startup programs and drivers(!). For a weird reason, there is a significant delay when deleting files in Total Commander under Windows 2000. I don't have much experience with Win2k and am probably missing more important differences. I get this WOW experience using any old OS, especially freshly installed, on a modern hard drive.
  16. I would vote for the group of Windows 2000/XP/2003 as the same product. Not sure why 2003 is mixed with 64-bit, when the later was not so good due to poor support. I didn't welcome the additions to XP, such as the visual style and system restore. But those parts can be disabled or removed, with less effort than required for later Microsoft products. XP has had a much longer useful life than any other version, and well worth the disadvantages. "Extended kernels" do not count towards the above OS, if they copy libraries from later products, as is the case with the BWC and OneCore. I cannot
  17. I'm a user of WinXP since around 2006 after I failed to make Win98 work satisfactory on my new intel 915 series computer. I resisted switching to it for a long time, because I knew the the old platform intimately, but had to admit that NT was a better system for stability. By this time Windows 2000 was already on its way out and I didn't feel a need to investigate it. Intially I experienced discomfort and frustration with the bare installation. I still feel that way always when install a new OS. But I started with SP1, which didn't have that many restrictions in it as later releases, and soon
  18. The most annoying blue light sources in computer hardware are high power indicator LEDs on case, loudspeakers, network routers and similar. When blue LEDs were invented, they put them on most devices. I can read under a pair of such lights. I don't think I have a problem with them being blue, but with how intense they are. They shouldn't draw attention to themselves just because the HDD is active or the speakers are turned on. A practical reason why I wouldn't sit too close to a conventional television is the flicker from the 50 Hz refresh rate in peripheral vision, worse than on computer
  19. Does the unlabelled build require SSE2 instructions (others being sse and ia32)? Probably not an issue with any Intel CPU. If it is a PIII then it is too slow to run modern heavy scripted sites. What non-SSE2 enabled CPU can you practically use with a modern web browser today?
  20. I pay €14 for 100/100 megabits. It is supposed to be reach up to 300 megabits, but I only have a Fast Ethernet line, and I get that speed in evening hours. It is in Latvia where subscriptions are cheap in cities, and apartment buildings are all wired with Ethernet.
  21. Why would you need an automated program for selecting drivers anyway? Just save the half a dozen drivers that match your hardware to reinstall them as necessary. Rename the installation file so that it clearly show the version/date and supported OS versions inside. New driver versions usually improve compatibility with other new hardware/OS or games, which might be outside the capability of the old system anyway, add new device ids, but sometimes make the driver perform worse with old software (such as losing dithering in 16-bit).
  22. I do not believe that a full row highlight is possible to achieve. The other columns are td.m, td.s and td.t, and are not nested under the anchor you use as the key. What could be the reason why New Moon 28 doesn't release the memory and stop using CPU if I close all tabs? Usually happens after browsing heavy sites. Memory usage still around 700 MB and occasional CPU spikes with everything inside the browser closed.
  23. Do you encounter sites that don't work at all with New Moon 27, but work fine in 28? I prefer the most compatibility, otherwise I could just continue using an older version of vanilla Firefox. Simpler sites compatible with any browser are fast enough anyway. After switching from Opera the speed of New Moon seems excellent for me. : )
  24. Thanks, uBlock0_1.16.4.26.firefox-legacy.xpi works well, and I can add items to a list without restart. The main reason I am looking into this is to attempt to trim down youtube. Is there a way, via extension or filter, to stop loading any videos at all? I want to browse and see comments, but watch exclusively with SMPlayer. With the old site I had managed to hide the video window entirely and browsing was quite fast. Setting /media.autoplay.enabled/ in New Moon gets me partway there, but the site still loads a few static advertisements and texts about being unable to load the video. Sorr
  25. What is the best extension currently working with Palemoon 28 for blocking advertisements? I want an easy access to the url filter list to amend it, and the least load on the processor. Something like the Opera browser. I am currently using a DNS server, but I want to block some very heavy scripts.
  • Create New...