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Everything posted by dencorso

  1. IIRR, @glnz actually *IS* a lawyer, so I'm hereby asking him to ping in and kindly provide us some advice, which sure'll be much appreciated!
  2. MS cannot do it to XP anymore. Not easily, at least!
  3. @VistaLover: Please do refresh my memory: how do we know Adobe Flash player v32.0.0.171 is actually the last one not to contain a time-bomb? Or we don't really know that, do we?
  4. Did you do all these operations with the PSU turned off for at least some 10 sec? How good are the board's capacitors nowadays?
  5. @Vistapocalypse Just the latest 3 posts (yours included) or earlier material, too? If the latter, a post list is required... In any case, give me a proper thread title and I'll split the thread gladly.
  6. With all due respect, probably because the older software still performs perfectly and is licensed for life, while an upgrade would require a new and expensive license just for show purposes, since it adds nothing really needed. Do you think people are made of money? Moreover, you yourself told he's gotten his clinic renovated... for normal human beings, there's only so much money (more so in times of covid-19, on top of it)!
  7. Broken google? https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A"Rudolph+R.+Loew"
  8. Why? I have a NTFS formatted 4KiB sectored USB 3.0 WD My Passport using a single primary partition of 4TB for a long time already (since Mar 11, 2018, to be exact), with no issues at all. At the time I said (link, it's in the 1st attached .pdf): And there is report by @Asp of having created a single 6 TB patition (in the 3rd attached .pdf to the post linked above), too.
  9. No. You'll need to use the WD Quick Formatter to reformat the 4 TB WD external USB HDD with 4 kiB sectors (= Windows XP compatibility option) so that XP will be able to use it. Afterwards you can format the this as a single primary partition with NTFS, exFAT (after installing WindowsXP-KB955704-x86-ENU, of course) or FAT32 (but for FAT32 you'd need Ridgecrop Consultants' FAT32Format and, of course, it doesn't support files bigger than 4 GiB). Because, nowadays, most of the ca. 1% of all PC users who keep on XP (a) don't have nor want Macintoshes and (b) have no reason at all to reformat the partition as exFAT, since the WD Quick Formatter yields the Windows XP compatible partition as NTFS, which is usually perfect to be used with XP+ and all PC unixes (linux/BSD/illumos). Or, in other words, you must be the first human being alive to face the type of problem you described, IMHO.
  10. Yes. But you can edit your post here above and add a link to that topic, for easy reference, too.
  11. Who's "we"? MSFN's policy is simple: we do not propagate FUD. Period.
  12. 1.) I'd say probably about 10. 2.) Probably nobody. In case of day-to-day use plain vanilla is not viable anymore. Some members here, however, still use extensive updated and patched versions of 9x/Me on bare iron as day-to-day machines. I'm not one of them anymore, having migrated fully to XP SP3 about five years ago.
  13. No. It won't work on NTFS. Nor, BTW, can it be run at all, unless from plain Real Mode DOS (not from 9x/ME, nor from NT-OSes). RLoew was very careful. But It does have an option to trim all zeroed-up sectors, throughout the disk, regardless of the filesystem present, IIRR. Why don't you download the package (nowadays it's for free) and actually read the documentation included, instead of just guessing, with all due respect?
  14. Updating the registry, even if by hand, is fundamental. The worst part of it is the path to java (=JavaHome). So, for one who isntalls from scratch, using the last working oracle installer (jre1.8.0_152), it'll normally be "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_152", unless one uses the "Change default Java folder", offered at the start of the install (or, like I did, performs an extensive search-and-replace inside the registry afterwards). After 152 is installed, replace all files by those from the 251 tat.gz by hand inside the JavaHome folder, then replace those files I listed above (most of which were identified by yourself @FranceBB) and replace also sunmscapi.dll by v. 141 Replace also the Java cpl at %windir%\system32 by another copy of the one from 251. Then, delete the sunmscapi.dll from the Azul JRE 262 and replace all files of 251 in JavaHome by those that exist in the Azul release 262 (which contains a lot less files, including *no* plugin). Fix by hand the registry as usual and you should be able to reproduce my results. I really doubt this frankenversion can be created by any canned installer, although a custom one might do the trick.
  15. Hey, @loblo! For the record: you do rock! I installed it by hand from the .zip on XP SP3, while keeping the files from JRE 1.8.0_251 that do not exist in the Azul release, including those older ones listed some posts above (and replacing sunmscapi.dll by the one from JRE 1.8.0_241). The result is the one shown below:
  16. Namely? BTW... Flash Player is out!
  17. Welcome to this thread, @jaclaz! But... where is the OP? Has he/she gone put out the trash and got hit by a 10-ton meteorite? Did he/she take out the Velostat cap to wash his/her hair and then aliens took the opportunity to abduct him/her? Or maybe the Compaq nc6220 laptop just disappeared in a puff of purple smoke as some old Compaqs are wont to do? So many questions... and no answers yet... it's sort of depressing, isn't it?
  18. What was the source computer? Attach a zipped binary image of the VBR and the next sector, please. The XP SP3 you're trying to transplant was installed on NTFS or FAT32?
  19. Bump! Just to float this to the 1st page...
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