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  1. I don't know if I'm correct, but I would like to point out that Pixia v3.3b is the last to support Windows NT 4.0. I don't know about Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me. I had to install Pixia v3.1 first and then update to Pixia v3.3b. The files names are pix31je.exe and pix33be.exe. By the way, does anyone have idea which version of Blender is the last to support Windows NT 4.0? I currently have v2.2.8 installed.
  2. I have been trying out the latest version of DOSBox 0.74-3 running on Windows NT 4.0 SP6 under VMware Workstation Player 16.1.2. When starting DOSBox, I get the following output in the Command Prompt window: SDL_Init: Starting up with SDL windib video driver. Try to update your video card and directx drivers! CONFIG: Generating default configuration Writing it to C:\WINNT\Profiles\ppgrainbow\Application Data\DOSBox\dosbox-0-74-3.conf CONFIG: Writing it to C:\WINNT\Profiles\ppgrainbow\Application Data\DOSBox\dosbox-0-74-3.conf MIXER: Got different values from SDL: freq 44100, blocksize 512 MIDI:Opened device:Win32 However, when I try to close the DOSBox window, DOSBox hangs hard and robs 100% of the CPU usage! Using Process Explorer, I tried to terminate DOSBox.exe, but instead I get an error message: Error terminating process: Access is denied. Here's a screenshot of this issue: https://imgur.com/a/74tilnb The only way to resolve the issue was to perform a hard reset of the guest OS. Since Windows NT 4.0 has limited DirectX support (up to version 3 officially), how can I get around this issue?
  3. I would also like to add that Rainmeter 0.12 was the last to support Windows NT 4.0 along with Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition: http://modules.shellfront.org/rainmeter-0.12.zip
  4. Gotcha! Users of older operating systems (Windows 95 OSR2 to Windows 2000) who want to install FontForge can always use this forum post for help. Oh hear, I'm tired and I'm headed for bed. ^_^
  5. I do. Thank you for providing the link in question. I kinda imagine that it's gonna take time to get used to Linux commands in Cygwin and Unix-based utilities ported to Windows.
  6. Oh, dear. Why are the basic Cygwin DLL too large for your personal taste? I couldn't respond, because my PC had a blown PSU and recently got it replaced by the way.
  7. So true. I can't imagine that so many software got ported over to Cygwin over the years which is the reason why the repositories have gotten so large.
  8. Thank you for telling me. I also managed to get VLC Media Player 0.8.6e and Connectix Virtual PC 5.2 build 418 to work under Windows NT 4.0 SP6 with your SSE patch: Sorry if the output of the screenshot is turning out not so good, but I need to reduce the size of the image to be under the 191.36 KB maximum image size.
  9. Thank you so much! I tried your ntsse.zip patch file found here, I managed to install your patch, by running the nt4sse.reg file and replacing the intlfxsr.sys file that was shpped with SP6 with your patched versiom and...what do you know. QTWeb now works! :) I'm gonna try testing out the last working versions of VLC Media Player and Connectix Virtual PC 5.2 to see if it works now that the patch has been applied! I tried to find the ntsse.zip file on your original website, but it seems that it's no longer there. The webpage appears to be blank.
  10. Okay, I ran the installer manually by using RUNDLL32 with this command: The installer requested the file \intlfxsr.sys and the file was in K:\Temp\SP6a\ sub-directory. After I rebooted, I checked the Event Viewer and found that a Event 3 warning has occurred in intlfxsr driver: My host CPU is AMD FX-4300. How can I patch the intlfxsr.sys file to make it work with AMD host processors?
  11. Yeah! bloated indeed. Installing all of the repositories on the latest release of Cygwin requires as much as 90 GB of disk space...something which Windows NT 4.0 can't seem to handle!
  12. Thank you for telling me. Apparently, when Connectix released Virtual PC 5.2, it apparently made improvements to the CPU that requires SSE instructions. The driver that I need is the Windows NT Intel SSE driver (intlfxsr.sys) which is included in Service Pack 5. How can I install it?
  13. I'm currently trying to run QtWeb 3.8.4 with QtWebKit v2.2 (QtWeb-qtwebkit22.exe) that is designed to work under Windows NT 4.0. I'm currently running Windows NT 4.0 under VMware Workstation Player v16.1.2 and when attempting to run QtWeb 3.8.4, the browser crashes with the following error provided by Dr. Watson: The error message that I received was a Illegal Instruction (0xC000001D) and this error might have also occured when attempting to run a Virtual PC 5.2 virtual machine under Windows NT 4.0 guest. Does anyone have any idea what I could be missing here and how this can be resolved?
  14. Has anyone gotten Conectix Virtual PC v5.2 build 418 to work under Windows NT 4.0? I tried to run the emulation window and Virtual PC v5.2 crashed with a Illegal Instruction 0cC000001D error when running it under VMware Workstation Player 16.1.2. Update: In order to get Connectix Virtual PC v5.2 build 418 working under Windows NT 4.0, I had to install roytam1's patched Windows NT SSE driver that can be found here. I ran the nt4sse.reg to get it to work and replace the intlfxsr.sys driver with a newer version. More information about it can be found here: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28694 Without the patched SSE driver, Virtual PC v5.1 build 370 is the last version that will work under Windows NT 4.0 on a PC without SSE support.
  15. Okay! I solved the problem. I couldn't post an update, because MSFN.org went down for a few days. I somehow had the Windows Subsystem for UNIX 3.0 installed and somehow, its environmental variables somehow interfered with the xterm shell inside TWM...so, I wound up uninstalling the Windows Subsystem for UNIX and restored POSIX. Everything seems to work now. Here's a screenshot: This was taken before I started using bbLean on my Windows NT 4.0 VM. A full installation of Cygwin 1.5.25 will take up approximately close to 3.8 GB with close to 879 MB of repositories downloaded.
  16. Okay, I managed to use install Cygwin 1.5.25 (setup-legacy.exe with the -X paramater, Setup v2.674). I have pointed the link to http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/circa-legacy/2009/12/27/103117 for the repository to show up. Then, I followed this procedure to install the prequists for Fontforge 2009-09-14. I have managed to follow instructions on how to install Fontforge from the Cygwin shell: $ bunzip2 fontforge_cygwin-*.tar.bz2 $ tar xf fontforge_cygwin-*.tar $ cd fontforge $ ./doinstall Then when I typed in startx, I got the twm shell. However, the keyboard input does NOT work, meaning that I have fallen one step short of getting FontForge to work on Cygwin under Windows NT 4.0! Here's a screenshot so far: The XWindow display is there, but I cannot type anything on the keyboard (fontforge -new) in order to launch Fonrforge. How can I fix this? Would I need to obtain a older version of Cygwin that works correctly? Just curious. UPDATE: Okay, somehow, I managed to start thee seamless X Windows server by clicking on startxwin.bat located in K:\Cygwin\bin, then I launched FontForge by typing "fontforge -new" at the X Terminal: I'm lucky that I can run FontForge seamlessly by launching startxwin.bat, but not through the rxvt or twm shell due the broken keyboard input. The size of the Cygwin 1.5.25 installation is 280 MB and the size of the downloaded local files is 87.9 MB so far. Thoughts on this, anyone?
  17. Thank you for explaining this. I know that XWin 1.6.2 was full of bugs afterall, xeyes rendering messed up and menus not lining up with the menu bar in FontForge to name a few. Customer migration from Windows NT 4.0 to new versions of Windows which resulted in evaporation of the Windows NT 4.0 userbase along with Windows NT 4.0 being out of support since the end of 2004 might have resulted in intentions to pull the plug on Windows NT 4.0 support after Cygwin 1.7.9. I'm gonna try using the Cygwin snapshots to see how this can play out under Windows NT 4.0. If you have plans to put up a custom build of Cygwin Setup 2.752 with improved Windows NT 4 compatibility that would be lots of fun! I would love to see which of the older repository files are compatible with Windows NT 4.0.
  18. I would like to point out that if you want to install VMware Workstation 4.5 (VMware-workstation-4.5.3-19414) when running under Windows NT 4.0 on VMware Workstation Player/Pro, you must add the following line in your VMX file: monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE" If the monitor_control.restrict_backdoor parameter is set to FALSE or if it's not present, VMware Workstation 4.5 will refuse to install or run.
  19. Thank you for your experiences with running Cygwin under Windows NT 4.0 before support was dropped. However, developers just couldn't fix the compatibility problems that you mentioned above with Cygwin 1.7.9. I'm wondering if later versions of XWin after version 1.6.2-2 failing to work correctly, if not at all on Windows NT 4.0 was the final straw that led developers to remove Windows NT 4.0 in Cygwin 1.7.10. For once, I did run FontForge 2009-09-14 with TWM under older versions of Windows (Windows 98SE and Windows 2000) before switching to a newer PC. As for the Cygwin Easy 2007-03-21, it's roughly 1.83 GB in size including 112,098 files in 6,302 directories. If you have the files containing the downloaded apps from the \cygwin\local directory that were compatible with Cygwin 1.7.9, you're welcome to provide a link to the list of apps along with the Cygwin 1.7.9 setup. It's a good thing that older releases of Cygwin exists for Windows NT 4, Windows 9x and Me for a reason - virtualisation purposes.
  20. v1.5.9 was the version that I found on one of the websites so that's correct. v1.5.25 was the last to support Win 9x/Me. v1.7.10 was the version where Windows NT 4.0 support was dropped. Copying all of the files from the 1.99 GB Cygwin Easy DVD-ROM took up around 2.23 GB of disk space (or almost 15% of the total space) out of the 15 GB SCSI volume set on drive L. Other than that, I have managed to run a few Linux-based apps ported to Cygwin such as xclock, xcalc and xeyes. Have a look : For the time being, I had to run one of the apps off of the CD-ROM in order for it to work. If I can find a way to run it without the use of a DVD ISO, I'll let you know,
  21. Thank you for the help. There is also the Cygwin Easy 2007-03-21 release on GitHub! Here's the author's website: https://www.cygwineasy.net/ And here is the link to the Cygwin Easy ISO on GitHub. It's a 1.99 GB ISO file: https://github.com/whitone/cygwin-easy/releases/download/2007.03.21/Cygwin-Easy-2007.03.21.iso There is also Cygwin v1.3.12 and v1.5.9 on Shawn Novak's website, who goes by the name Kernel86 on Discord: https://www.shawnnovak.com/stuff/cygwin/
  22. I've decided to install Cygwin 1.7 under Windows NT 4.0 Workstation. I got the utility (setup-1.7.exe) from the Cygwin Time Machine page on the CrouchingTigerHiddenFruitbat website. In order for Cygwin setup 2.661 to work properly, I had to provide this URL link here: http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/ So, I wanted to install the 2009-09-14 build of FontForge to use under Cygwin 1.7. I have followed all of the procedures to get FonFforge to work properly on this page: https://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~boyer/typophile/doc/ms-install.html The installation took a while and when I tried to type startx under Cygwin, I get this output: Looking to see what could be wrong here, I looked at the XWin.exe file located in L:\bin directory, when I try to execute the file, I get this error: XWin.exe failing to execute due to the missing VerSetConditionMask entry point which is not present under Windows NT 4.0 or earlier. VerSetCondition mask entry point is only present on Windows 2000 and later. Over a decade ago, I remember running FontForge on Windows 98 Second Edition under Virtual PC and I don't think that I can find an old enough version of Cygwin that will work on these versions of Windows anymore. I'm sorry if I'm not providing enough information or if I'm not making sense, but is there any way how I can get an old enough version of Cygwin with the older repositories that will work under Windows NT 4.0? Thank you for your time.
  23. Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I have posted a good tutorial on how to install Windows NT 3.51 on Virtual PC 2004 or Virtual PC 2007 if two or more core on the processor are installed:
  24. Windows NT 3.51 has installation and data corruption problems when installing it under Virtual PC 2007 with more than one processor core installed. This is a follow-up to a previous post that I made on April 20, 2014 and I have decided to post a good tutorial on how to install Windows NT 3.51 under Virtual PC 2007. This applies to users who are still using Virtual PC when using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x as host machines and for Virtual PC 2004 when running Windows 2000 and Windows XP as host machines. 1. Start Virtual PC 2007. 2. Using Process Explorer, look for the process that says "VirtualPC.exe" (or equivalent) and set process affinity to use 0. Process Explorer can be downloaded here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer 3. Create a Virtual Machine using the New Virtual Machine Wizard and with the recommended settings (a 2 GB VHD with 64 MB of RAM). Windows NT 3.51 does not support hard disks larger than 4 GB on install. 4. Install Windows NT 3.51 as usual using installation diskettes and the Windows NT 3.51 ISO. 5. You will need to use ImDisk to edit the VHD disk image, apply the Windows NT 3.51 Post-SP5 SuperPack: http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/ I also recommend to using the IMDisk ToolKit to better manage the hard disk image: https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit/files/20200727/ 6. Install Windows NT 3.51 install Service Pack 5. The file that you can search on Google is SP5_351I.EXE (1996-09-19) for Intel x86 processors: http://cd.textfiles.com/cica/cica9710/PATCHES/ 7. Shutdown the VM, close Virtual PC 2007 and install the Windows NT 3.51 Post-SP5 SuperPack here: https://bearwindows.zcm.com.au/winnt351.htm#4 I recommend placing the SP5_351I.EXE and the SuperPack file on the root directory of the hard disk image. 8. When you're done, you can start Virtual PC 2007 again without the use of setting the process affinity to 0. 9. If you need to change the drive letter for a Windows NT 3.51 installation, go to Disk Administrator found in the Administrator Tools group. 10. From the Tools menu, choose Drive Letter and in the Assign Drive Letter box, select a drive letter other than C, commit the changes and reboot. This is useful if you want to move the Windows NT 3.51 installation onto a logical drive. 11. If you have MS-DOS 5.0 or later installed, place the BOOT.INI file, NTBOOTDD.SYS and NTDETECT.COM on the primary partition of the C drive and leave NTLDR on the drive other than C where Windows NT 3.51 is installed. Please refer to Chapter 16: Disk Administrator starting on page 428 for more information on how to use this feature. I must apologise if my tutorial is not 100% perfect, but if you got any questions regarding how to install Windows NT 3.51 under Virtual PC 2007, please let me know.
  25. I still have the July 2020 version of the WSUSscn2.cab file as a backup. I'm wondering if it will still work under Windows XP and Windows Vista even though they're out of support.

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