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  1. Some HTTPS sites use TLS cipher suites that work in IE11 under in Windows 10, but not in Windows 7 or 8. (Details linked below.) Anyone tried using Schannel.dll from W10, maybe along with any registry dependencies?
  2. (Not exactly XP related, but I think this subforum fits best, somehow?) In the last few days Cloudflare's anti-DDoS pre-page stopped being compatible with older browsers like Opera 12 and older Firefox (it fails with "t.eharCundefineddeAt is not a function"). I really dislike how the whims of external companies, unrelated to the actual sites you visit, can force the web's hand. Last year it was Google's reCaptcha that stopped being compatible. Now it's Cloudflare, which arguably is used in even more places. Doing the "validation" on a new browser then copying the cookie __cfduid
  3. After a fresh install from the latest Windows 8.1 ISO (11/2014's "with Update"), are the cumulative rollup updates supposed to be the only thing needed? There are various older updates that Update Catalog doesn't report as superseded (like KB3110329, a security update from 2016), but Update Catalog isn't always accurate. If some older updates are needed, does installation order matter?
  4. You should figure out what's going on. Maybe you found a secret way to do it? It would be useful to know.
  5. It was with XP Pro. I doubt Home would work differently. I tried now partitioning the whole HDD in XP's setup. Still ended up a logical partition:
  6. Right. So next time GRUB4DOS it is. @Harry I don't recall ever getting more than 1 primary partition out of XP's stock tools. Here's another experiment. No Rufus, in a VM. 1. After creating 1st partition, there's one "unpartitioned space". 2. After creating 2nd partition, there are two "unpartitioned space"s. 3. Disk Management says partition 2 is logical.
  7. Answers below, but by now I've given up and connected an optical drive. Before that I tried running the installer from the HDD, with the setup files in a 3rd partition. It didn't work. After first reboot it ended with some error message. (BTW, it took surprisingly long to get there. Maybe FreeDOS' LBACACHE wasn't set right.) If GRUB4DOS can boot an ISO as a CD drive, maybe that would be the best solution. cdob>> the USB get's a drive letter at textmode normally. When MIGRATE.INF works correctly, does the setup's partitions screen show the USB drive as U:?
  8. Thanks. I tried setting the USB drive letter with \i386\MIGRATE.INF (only the USB, not the HDD partitions). Seems like the easiest and most generic way to do it. But it still ended as before, with the USB disk appearing as drive D. I'm not sure if it integrated MIGRATE.INF at all. When overridden correctly, should the forced USB drive letter show in the setup's partitioning screen? It didn't in this case. I figured maybe the registry import phase happens only later on, so I let it install fully, to no avail. Regarding the USB drive having no drive letter, which jaclaz said did
  9. I'm installing XP from a USB flash drive created with Rufus. I want XP on the second HDD partition as D:. But XP's installer decides that the USB drive is D, so Windows ends up on E. How can I force a certain drive letter order in the installer? Or maybe, create a bootable USB XP setup where the USB drive appears as an optical drive? Extra details: I've pre-created the partitions before XP's installer because I want them all to be primary, not logical. If I start from an unpartitioned drive all is good, because the installer doesn't assign the USB drive any letter (in the partitionin
  10. How do you keep track of the updates to download? All the offline updaters are either not updated anymore, or are incomplete (WSUS Offline). For keeping track of Office updates, this Microsoft blog has been useful. But I've found nothing as organized for Windows (nothing too useful here).
  11. This guy did it manually. I think it was just taking ownership of the DLL and giving yourself "Full Control" permissions: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163665-clean-alt-tab-for-win8-desktop-item-and-thumbnails-removed/?do=findComment&comment=1066005 You can also try with commandline (3rd line optional): takeown /f filename.dll /a icacls filename.dll /grant administrators:F icacls filename.dll /setowner "NT Service\TrustedInstaller" Maybe the problem was that you're not running as administrator? The above is also what the WSF installer automates, in the W8.1 DLL ZIP link
  12. Replacing the DLL worked for me in the past, and I think other people as well. Some previous posts discussed it. It didn't require anything special, really. I don't know why it would be more trouble on your OS. I'm not saying I will be working on a 32-bit version. I don't mind helping out if it can be done quickly enough, but this is too time consuming. The whole thing here started as something for my own use. It's not like it's a "product" or anything. In the rare cases I needed to test something on x86 I didn't mind the original task switcher. It's just a localized test VM, not
  13. Not sure why you would need the recovery env, but do you mean that even if there was a patched DLL for the latest 8.1 32-bit it wouldn't be good? I might have done it if it were quick enough to do, but even just patching the DLL would take a while. Then, if you also mean the memory patcher utility, it would take much more. It probably can't be compiled to 32-bit without modification.
  14. What happens if you try the old Win8 patched DLL? It will probably misbehave, but worth a try. But ultimatly, why not use x64 Windows?
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