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Jody Thornton

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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Well in about a week and a half, Patch Tuesday arrives sans any updates for Windows 8 (as support ran out for the OS on the 12th of January). So after running System Restore, I will be running WSUS Offline and downloading February's updates for Server 2012. I'll check the bulletins for each patch and see which of the patches do not relate to server-specific code, and attempt running those. If my system updates successfully, great. I have unofficial support. If not and my system barfs, then I'll return to the last restore point. Then I'll decide if I stay with Windows 8, or go back to Windows Vista for another year (after all, my taxes will be done and I won't need any newer OS for another year.) I'll keep you posted on what happens. I may need to patch/edit the update.inf file somehow, but I'm not sure yet. This will be the first time that a Windows NT 6x based OS runs out of support, to try this experiment, so I'm eager to see what happens. Here's Greenhillmaniacs Repository of Server 2012 Patches that are Suitable for Windows 8 https://mega.nz/#F!t1ZFkAZQ!-ITPYBfDLeODe3in9FzwKw
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Got this month's updates and I installed the IE10 and Flash updates. Does anyone know when IE11 for Server 2012 is coming down? I'm hopeful that I can install it, but then remove the browser portion (just like I do with IE10 on the Add/Remove Components). I hope so.
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Like over on the Windows 8 Forums, it will be interesting to see (in one week we will know for sure) whether security updates and patches from the initial release of Server 2008 will be able to be manually applied to Windows Vista, on an ongoing monthly basis. This would extend "update support" until January 2020. Now I'm not going to spear-head the Vista initiative, but I still think it should happen, and I will be watching very closely. I would think something like this would be top of mind for Vista users (I'm sure they'd both agree ... har har har ) Any takers?
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    How to avoid being "upgraded to Win 10" against your will:

    The way I see it @greenhillmaniac is that I'll be OK-ish until October 2023 (unlike you, I'm not a gamer, so I'm less affected). After which, I either move to a Linux distro, or else I bail on PCs being my daily driver. Maybe I can use a tablet full-time by then. Perhaps after 2023, I'll setup an older workstation with XP x64 Edition, use it offline and do all of my audio recording and editing on it.
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    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    [Thread split from a previous one] So? You're just pointing out departments where IT personnel should be fired for running behind ...lol. I'm OK for running XP when NOTHING connects to it (like my music system - but I only use it because the computer was already set up and working. I would never do it again). But professional environments that are liable in any way should use supported software.
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    Internet Explorer 11 will be available for Windows 8!!

    I "think" this change will suit that need @HarryTri
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    Internet Explorer 11 will be available for Windows 8!!

    Including Here: And Here ....
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Yeah there was a post on Ghacks about this, and another thread on here in the Server 2012 section. Thanks @ComputerNerd
  9. OK this was completely different - I confused this with a different post. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Wow!
  10. I had actually asked about that previously. Mind you, two things: I think IE10 for Server 2012 will be patched until October 2023. Also, I've removed IE 10, and still install the updates for IE10, just so that the Trident engine is kept updated. However, I use Firefox ESR Quantum 60
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    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    I will say that on ghacks, the only crap I spew on Pale Moon is directed at the team. Marcus Straver and Matt Tobin are the epitome of (well you choose an expletive), so I will continue as I please to crap on those two, in addition to the fanboys that defend their actions at every turn. For that I will NOT apologize. All of the Lord Lestats and Alex's defend the team, even when no one in their right mind would do so.
  12. https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/20/the-end-of-windows-10-mobile-the-facts/#comment-4400968
  13. Apparently, the most recent engine and definition updates bring about a nag screen for end of support (but for XP ...lol - perhaps Microsoft was too lazy to change the displayed message for Vista users, as in both of them ) https://www.vistax64.com/system-security/304847-microsoft-security-essentials-begins-nag-january-10-a.html
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    MSE For Vista Now Shows XP Nag Screens

    Right, but don't Server 2008 updates (usuable on Vista) did off in January 2020? Is MSE usuable on 7 Embedded?
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Since there've been little more than crickets chirping in this thread. I have the updates. I can post what I downloaded if need be.
  16. Just one question: with the external bus only being 16-bit, will a 32-bit hybrid environment run on a 386 SX CPU?
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    It's just you ..... me ..... and the tumbleweeds.
  18. There was no SP3 for 64-bit XP. Actually the x64 release follows the codebase of Windows Server 2003, so they are slightly different operating systems (@jaclaz will argue that but anyway). When XP x64 Edition was released, it was already set up close to what SP2 was out of the gate.
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    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    Happy New Year Everyone (from Southern Ontario in Canada). What is Eastern Standard Time? GMT+5 maybe? @roytam1, I'm no longer a consumer of you modded browsers (though I install New Moon on my parents' computer), I commend you on all of your hard work.
  20. Hey folks! My question directly relates to my Surface tablet running Windows RT, but I'm sure it's also the case with Windows 8.1. I reset my RT tablet because of perceived Windows Store issues (turns out my installation was fine, and I should have left well enough alone). Anyway, I went to the Windows Store to reinstall my apps. One app I wanted to reinstall was Bing Wikipedia Browser. But in the last two weeks, the app has been removed from the Store. Now, I understand that if I can obtain the AppX package files, I can use Powershell to install the app. Does anyone know how I might possibly be able to obtain the app, without its being on the Windows Store?
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    These are the updates I've downloaded for Windows 8, from Server 2012., for December 2018 KB4471326 (Security Only Update) KB4471331 (Adobe Flash Update) **** INSTALLED **** KB4470199 (Internet Explorer 10 Update) **** INSTALLED **** KB4470492 (.NET v4.5.2 Update Rollup)
  22. Well over the last day or so, I've been unable to access to Windows Store on my Surface RT tablet. I've refreshed it, but that didn't fix the issue. I've completely reset the tablet. No go there either. The error I receive is: Windows Store isn't available right now. Please try again later. Initially, I was able to bring up the main screen of the Windows Store, but I'm unable to even do that now. Any help is appreciated.
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    Windows Store Unavailable on Windows RT 8.1

    It's working again on my Microsoft account. Just started working on it's own. So now I'm downloading my apps.
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    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    Not in this thread. Look up the thread on Windows XP: Impressions (or something like that). I'm not going to dump on the crew here. I've also benefited from @roytam1's work while I was running Vista.
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    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    Do you really think he actually goes to the trouble to absolutely ensure his apps won't run on XP or Vista? I know his personality seems to suggest so. But do you think his aversion is that intense? Sure, we all know my present-day stance on XP, but I think it's amazing what Roytam1 has been able to get running