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Everything posted by Tommy

  1. My question is: Why would you want it this way? 32-bit and 64-bit should never touch each other. Are you looking to just save on resources and keep it all on one DVD/Flash Drive, rather than having it on two seperate media? Other than that, I really don't have a clue what the benefit would even be for doing this.
  2. I wasn't aware of that, thank you for the clarification. I think it was on their site that I saw something about them discontinuing the 32-bit version of Windows 10 which I wouldn't even have investigated in the first place but after Carey Holzman was investigating the y3k bug through the BIOS, he was trying to figure out why someone would return a Gigabyte motherboard to Amazon with a BIOS year of 2091 and apparently Windows won't install if the year is beyond a certain threshold but it sounds like it was more of a 32-bit issue rather than a 64-bit.
  3. In case anyone isn't aware, but Microsoft has quote on quote dropped 32-bit support on Windows 10 as well. I can't remember which version was the last, might have been 2004...that you can't do a new install of Windows 10 32-bit. Now if you do have an older version of Windows 10 installed you can still fetch the newer version via Windows Update and it will install and run just fine. But that means they're already axing 32-bit support. I can understand why they're doing it even if I don't necessarily agree with it either. But as someone else mentioned in the thread, it was inevitable for this to happen since the server versions dropped that in Windows Server 2008 R2 (based on Windows 7). And with Windows 11 having such steep requirements, they probably figure there's no sense to have a 32-bit version and have to keep two different repositories for them and just focus on one single 64-bit because for *most* people, there's no benefit to having 32-bit over 64-bit.
  4. I'm skeptical on the whole thing like I was with Windows 10. I've been using Windows 10 as a daily driver for a year now and even though I'm not fond of it, it drives a lot of the programs I've been running. So while it's not bad, it's not awesome and I've had more problems with it than my beloved Windows 2000. But of course as we've seen time and time again from Microsoft, there are usually a lot of bugs and stability issues with vanilla releases of Windows and don't really improve until the service packs start rolling out. It would be nice to see actual service packs again rather than these continuous rolling updates. Windows 10 never felt finished because of this update method. A small thing I miss is the ability to really tweak the user interface and use real themes. I don't care for the flatness of Windows 10 and prefer above anything, the Windows Classic theme which was completely removed. Even Aero had a bit more character than the Windows 10 theme. So I don't really expect that to change judging from the screenshots I've seen so far. But of course the big thing will be functionality and we'll have to see what the system requirements are to run the OS but I'm assuming they won't be too different from Windows 10. Probably anything that can run Vista smoothly will most likely be able to run Windows 11. For anyone that wants a little more information: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466394/microsoft-windows-11-launch-teaser-rumors I would have to agree that launching a whole new Windows would be a smart move, considering that like the article says, new versions of Windows spark more PC sales and considering the whole Covid mess over the past year and a half and many US citizens receiving stimulus checks from the government, it could potentially nudge people who saved some of that money to buy a new computer. That's just my thought though.
  5. Here's my take on it. I agree that too many stickies in a forum can get cluttered and look unorganized. So if it were me, I would go through some of that information and make a good one stop thread with links to all of these important articles, sort of like what I did with the Windows 9x forum. So make a sticky with all these links and unpin some of the less important ones. Or we could create a subforum within the Windows XP forum and move all of the important topics/references in there so that way they're easier to find, but leave it so only mods and above can make any post or topic in there. It would be more like an archive. But we don't want people just posting in there randomly and creating more fluff to bury other topics. But that's just my two cents on it.
  6. There is an ongoing thread trying to accomplish just this: With that being said, I'm going to lock this so that we don't start having conversations about it in a bunch of threads so if a solution is found, then it'll be easier to locate instead of mucking through threads trying to find it. Topic LOCKED
  7. Is that "the IRS" the calls you and tells you that? I used to get those every so often myself and if I don't recognize the phone number, I just let the answering machine take it. Well, a computer would leave the voice message and some of their horrible English skills were laughable at best. One of my favorite lines was "As soon as possible, call back on (and then the phone number)." Like....What Even Is That???
  8. No, you can't. Did you ever read the rules or are they like stop signs to some people? Here's a piece of advice, never engage in criminal activity. Loose lips sink ships.
  9. It depends. Is it a desktop or a laptop? You typically have a much easier time getting older operating systems to work on desktops but can be spotty on laptops. Once you can answer that and tell us any other hardware it has can help determine whether or not Windows 2000 would install and actually usable.
  10. This is one of the worst threads I could think of to have pinned. Pinned threads are reserved for important information that generally affects everyone using the OS. If there was a crucial fix that applied to everyone or just about everyone, then it warrants a pin. But pinning a thread will not give it more attention. I don't even know what the original post said but even then, this is more of a per user basis issue and not a widespread problem. I mean, you don't even have much explanation about what's so slow about it or when it occurs so how does that help anyone?
  11. I would love to test it, but unfortunately I haven't had a dual monitor setup for over a year now since I replaced my smaller monitors with a 32in one.
  12. Why not download it as a trial and give it a go to make sure that it suits your needs before you spend the money to buy it?
  13. xper may have removed/disabled it for the time being since it is having issues. And with that, I'm locking this. Since it's a plugin issue and not something we can control, no amount of complaining will fix the problem. If something changes, we will announce it and if need be, can allow discussion to continue at that time. Until then... Topic LOCKED If there are other forum issues you are experiencing aside from this, please reply to the appropriate thread or create a new thread if a recent previous one doesn't exist.
  14. It looks to be a plugin, and not actually part of Invision Community by default. But from a screenshot I'm seeing in the Invision Marketplace and the download page, it was updated on the 1st of December. So more than likely, there's little to nothing we can do to fix it.
  15. The only person who could do that is xper and he's got a lot on his plate as it is, so I don't know if he'd be willing to do it or not. But that's where the fine line comes in as well. We need to be very careful when it comes the licensing agreement. Especially considering instead of Invision Power Board it is now referred to as Invision Power Community, I don't know if there's a difference or not. I know it sounds trivial but some of these companies can get fussy if you use resourses from other licensed software and considering xper paid for this upgrade, it wasn't free so it might come with different terms. Not saying that's the case but you always have to read the fine print to see what you are and aren't allowed to do.
  16. Lulz, I haven't used XP in a good many years. Don't believe everything you see.
  17. You're right, they can. And that's exactly what this originated from. But the question is, what made our forum a specific target for the attack? Either way, the software still needs to stay up to date otherwise older versions do become unsupported and then you risk of back doors being found and exploited.
  18. We had to upgrade out forum software as it was out of date and with the recent spam attack we had, we needed to ensure that we're up to date to make sure things like that aren't a common occurrence in the future. I'm honestly not sure if there's much that can be done about the rounded UI. I'm happy that Invision didn't decide to go with rounded profile pictures. It seems that has been the current trend and I hate it. But please try and be as patient as possible as xper continues to work on the site. He's currently got his hands full so it might take a little time.
  19. I have made an announcement about this yesterday. If you or anyone else receives messages like this again, use the report feature so that staff members like myself can take the appropriate action to deal with them. Thanks!
  20. Tommy


    The staff is aware that there are currently spambots sending out private messages to random members here on the forum. We are actively dealing with the situation but if you happen to get one of those spam messages, please do not simply ignore or delete it but use the report system so that we can permaban every account responsible for these messages. Thank you for your patience!
  21. Thank you, Win10-Hater! Merry Christmas to anyone who celebrates it and best wishes to those who don't! Let's all hope for better times ahead! I'm finally starting to get over my depression so I'm hoping for better times in the upcoming year.
  22. Welcome to MSFN! It's great to have you here!
  23. Welcome to MSFN! Glad to have you here!
  24. I'd go with Boingo as well. For whatever reason...there's an issue with the Intel Wireless Manager and the only way I ever got it to work again is reinstalling it...and not restarting it, since the driver itself wasn't changed. But anytime you shut it down or restarted, you'd have to do it again. It got very irritating. Boingo works great and I'd recommend using it.

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