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  1. Well. those notebooks were designed for Windows 9x! Some of those Compaq models have an option to expand RAM to 320 MB, running IE8 should be possible also with 192 MB RAM , but if you have only 64 MB RAM with no possibility to expand it, you should better forget about Windows XP and more modern software.
  2. One instance works as a service (server part), another one works as GUI (client part). Some programs use different files for different tasks, some allow to close GUI and run only service, if you don't need to change configuration or see tray notifications... Open Task Manager on Processes tab, turn on "Show processes for all users", ensure that you have Username column visible and look how many svchost.exe instances you can see - one running as NETWORK SERVICE user, some running as LOCAL SERVICE user, some other as SYSTEM.
  3. There's something unusual in the User Agent of your IE8. It is changed by some tools. It should start like that: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; and not like that: User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; Trident/4.0; The server reads the User Agent and then may provide some IE9 compatible JavaScript code which cannot be properly executed by IE8 JS engine. Just guessing... Do you know why the User Agent is changed? Is is caused by some add-on in your IE or by the proxy?
  4. I'm not using those systems. Thanks for corrected info. Looked at the Windows usage statistics: https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/windows/desktop/worldwide Win10 78.43%, Win7 16.03%, Win8.1 3.49%, Win8 1.17%, WinXP 0.59%, WinVista 0.26% The order stays unchanged for a long time. Obviously people in Windows 7 use better browsers than IE11.
  5. Windows Vista ans Windows Server 2008 have had EOS in 2018, before Windows POSReady2009. There may be updates for IE11 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There may be also notifications from Adobe. If some sites can't run FlashPlayer, they may redirect users to Adobe FlashPlayer download page. But I'm only guessing. If you provide any link for webpages with such a "security feature", I will be able to check it.
  6. Don't forget that Google knew about such problems and abused that knowledge, though Google coders working with Mozilla team should rather help to make fixes. They even might deliberately keep bugs unfixed. Mozilla claims Google has made YouTube perform worse on Edge and Firefox Mozilla engineer says Google slowed YouTube down on non-Chrome browsers Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years
  7. Sure, but it doesn't matter. The only difference is missing updateURL in install.rdf downloaded from Basilisk site. Well, reading the topic there: http://tabmixplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20034 …it was a bug report for TabMixPlus with Basilisk 52 updated to build 2019.06.08 and onemen claimed it should be fixed in (the latest update). But I did try TMP and with older Basilisk build (2019.05.04) and failed. If any of you is a registered TMP forum user, could you post a new bug report there, please? When you watch 480p, your browser downloads a single audio/video file containing both audio and video streams. For 720p and higher Youtube uses MPEG DASH standard - it downloads separately audio and video streams divided in segments. In most cases audio stream is always downloaded while video quality in every segment depends on your current connection speed. If your connection goes bad, you may lose video for a few seconds, then watch video segment in worse quality. The player may even automatically switch back to 480p in a single audio/video file.
  8. Anyone using TabMixPlus with Serpent in Windows XP? I can't get it working in any way. Tabs aren't colored, closing tab doesn't go back to previously active tab… Edit: TabMixPlus works OK with Serpent 55 described as "post-deprecated Serpent/moebius for XP", but this fork has problems with Javascript similar to Firefox 52.9 which aren't present in Serpent 52/UXP.
  9. Microsoft Catalog still works, but almost all updates described as "Security update for Windows XP" only have been removed from the list. You can find updates for drivers, dotnet, IE8, Windows Media, XP Embedded, POSReady, Windows Server 2003 and XP…
  10. Maybe that script is too dumb to understand that you have installed system on drive D: ;-)
  11. It looks like your old PC is going to die so they're definitely hardware issues. However, you can do some things with your software: 1. Lower refresh rate for 1600x1200 resolution. 2. Turn off hardware acceleration in your browser. 3. Download MSI Afterburner and underclock settings for your graphic card. 4. Underclock your CPU in BIOS settings. For more helpful hints you should visit some hardware oriented forum, I think.
  12. It doesn't prove anything. You DID try to connect via HTTPS. You should see "403 - Forbidden: Access is denied" when connected to http://update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx However, I still don't know why are you trying to connect to that very page. Where did you get it?
  13. Currently there are problems with both https://update.microsoft.com and https://widowsupdate.microsoft.com pages or subdomains. Firefox 52.9 also cannot connect or reports SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER error. Only Catalog seems to work OK.
  14. I have no problem with Windows XP fully updated with POSReady updates. Just opened the site and downloaded one file. Maybe you have connected to https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx (Catalog for newer systems) or to https://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx (Windows Update site) rather than to https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/
  15. AFAIK some sites allow either TLS 1.2 with strongest cipher suites (Elliptic Curves etc.) or TLS 1.3 only. Internet standards for TLS 1.0 (RFC 2246) and for TLS 1.1 (RFC 4346) are marked as HISTORIC now so they shouldn't be used any more.
  16. I think, that some moderator should split OT messages (including ours) to separate threads. I won't comment searching capabilites, some things are really better searchable with Google and search limited to site:msfn.org
  17. I tested plugin on Yandex full installer for version and had NO problems. Maybe Russian devs went Mozilla way in newer builds. Mozilla uses zip files with central directory moved to the beginning of the archive.
  18. The pak file is a simple archive containing uncompressed files, similar to tar. HTML files are mostly gzipped, some large js or css files may be gzipped as well. I guess, that resources.pak may contain different resources for different operation systems and for different languages. The latest 360Chrome may have less resources as it seems to support only Windows 10 (or 8+). You can download this 7zip plugin: https://www.tc4shell.com/en/7zip/grit7z/ and try to open pak files from Yandex in 7zfm. The pak archive doesn't contain any file names or sizes and the plugin seems to use some heuristics to determine sizes - sum of all the reconstructed files is greater than the pak file size. Some files may stay unrecognized - they have dat extension.
  19. Thanks for your efforts. I think that there are still many things possible to find as long as there are interested Windows XP users.
  20. I installed Windows XP SP3 integrated with all patches for XP, then changed the system to POSReady and installed POSReady patches from Windows Update. I was aware that some XP patches were re-released (see v2 in filenames?) and I wouldn't integrate POSReady patches in any case because they weren't checked as intensively as XP patches.
  21. What update do you mean? I have installed kb4034775, kb4493796 and kb4493795 (for Excel) - and dlls 4.0.9801.x are registered with no problem.
  22. It's a zip archive containing files from currently installed Firefox extensions. It is created to make the browser startup faster. There is NO private info there. If you delete it on your browser close, it will be created again on the browser start, so deleting is just a waste of time. However, you may need to delete the startup cache it if you have problems with some extension or if you hack extensions on your own.
  23. Read about Fiji and Morocco here: https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/fiji-starts-dst-2020.html https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/morocco-changes-clocks-2019.html Fiji seems to stop using DST - now DST will be only in 4 summer weeks. Morocco moved to EU time zone (for economic reasons), then restored Sun time for Ramadan (for religious reasons).
  24. Just checked WU and it worked again with no problem - with patched dll mentioned earlier:

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