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Everything posted by ppgrainbow

  1. Does anyone have any idea on how to stop File Explorer from automatically creating the "\System Volume Information" on VHD hard disk images that are mounted as a drive? I have a MS-DOS FAT formatted VHD that were created in Virtual PC 2007 when I was on Windows Vista for nearly three years. MS-DOS 6.22 and below only supports the FAT partition and has no support for long file names at all. If I try to attach the VHDs with one click using File Explorer, the "\System Volume Information" gets automatically written to the attached VHD and it ends up corrupting the volume label when running MS-DOS on VPC 2007 or Hyper-V! Here's an example screenshot of what it looks like: The "\System Volume Information" is only used for System Restore points and in my opinion, it shouldn't be created when another internal hard drive doesn't have a System Restore point enabled. Is there a way to stop File Explorer from automatically creating the "System Volume Information" folder to the attached VHD?
  2. Hello! Is there a way to get the Windows Mail (desktop app) working in Windows 8.1 Pro? I tried executing the Windows Mail desktop app from Windows Vista, but it somehow doesn't seem to work. I searched everywhere regarding getting Windows Mail desktop app to work in Windows 8.1, but no dice. I even tried to download the required components to get Windows Mail working from this page, but I'm required to register. Any thoughts? I'm sorry if I'm not providing enough information. Update: I finally got Windows Mail working on Windows 8.1! One of the Brazillian contributors decided to get Windows Mail installed with just one clock: https://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/3698-how-use-winmail-windows-8-a-10.html#post397917
  3. I would like to make a final update in this thread and the good news is that everything has been resolved! I got Windows 8.1 Pro working on my computer. I had to install the drivers for the NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 N600 USB adapter first and then when the drivers were loaded, Windows 8.1 was automatically activated! Now that I can rest easy for a while. I do a lot of business buying products on eBay and dealing with a counterfeit Windows 7 Ultimate product was really stressful on me and I sure hope that I don't go through this mess anymore!
  4. Secure Boot is just too troublesome for legacy OSes even for Windows 8 and Windows 10. By the way, the counterfeit Windows 7 Ultimate has been sent back to the seller for a refund of $79! I don't think its possible to leave negative feedback since the seller doesn't have anything on sale on his eBay account anymore. Besides that, I ordered Windows 8.1 Pro (FQC-06913) off of eBay for $100 as a replacement Christmas president. Windows 8.1 should work in legacy mode and Secure Boot disabled.
  5. I don't think that you will ever be able to run Internet Explorer 11 nor the Trident 7 engine on Windows Vista. Internet Explorer 11 requires Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Internet Explorer 11 can also be installed on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
  6. Are there any older versions of Windows Live Essentials for Windows Vista and Windows XP as well? I still have a copy somewhere on my USB hard drive.
  7. Windows doesn't do any weird stuff to the BIOS at all. I went to the BIOS setup and disabled UEFI secure boot: http://www.technorms.com/45538/disable-enable-secure-boot-asus-motherboard-uefi-bios-utility When I installed Windows Vista, I had to select Other OS. When I used Legacy OPROM features on the devices installed, Windows 8 would no longer work and would BSOD and that when I installed the OS that I'm still using today. Because the primary boot hard drive was GPT, I wound up deleting the partition and in Windows setup, recreated the partition as a MBR. It's possible to convert a MBR partition to GPT, but you have to have at least Windows Vista SP1 installed. Using a GPT partition is only truly necessary if you have a 2.5 TB hard disk or larger.
  8. Alrighty! We are in the process of getting the counterfeit item returned for a full refund and look to get Windows 8.1 Pro FPP (FQC-06913) as a replacement Christmas present. If I do, I will use the OS to replace Windows Vista and get it activated with Microsoft so, I won't have to deal with anymore major issues for a while. By the way, what are the differences between the SKUs FQC-06913 and FQC-06914 when it comes to Windows 8.1 Pro?
  9. I'll see what I can find online. The copy of Windows 7 Ultimate that I still have was counterfeit and it was all a hit-and-miss situation where I would get scammed by one non-responsive eBay user. eBay takes counterfeit products very seriously.
  10. I see what I can find. It's still possible to find retail genuine copies of Windows 7 elsewhere. Right now, I need to get a hold of eBay and PayPal to get a refund of the counterfeit Windows 7 product soon.
  11. Well...in that case, I'm gonna eBay and PayPal regarding the counterfeit Windows 7 Ultimate product that I bought as a Christmas present and get my money back before the 45-day refund window expires on Thursday.
  12. Well, if I still want to look on eBay, I have to be really careful on what I can buy over there.
  13. I don't live in Sweden. That's why. I'm in the United States.
  14. Good for you! I'm probably one of the unlucky customers who fell for a counterfeit Windows 7 Ultimate FPP and I'm still waiting to get my money back.
  15. I think that I misread my comment, but thanks for pointing the link out.
  16. If I can't go for Windows 7, there is still a opportunity to get a Windows 8.1 retail licenses off of eBay or Amazon. Walmart can't sell Windows 7 anymore, because Microsoft terminated retail sales in late 2013.
  17. Wow! I can't believe that only eBay still has a handful of Windows 7 DVDs on sale, both retail and OEM.
  18. Thank you for the information. However, Windows 7 Pro OEM licenses cannot be legally replenished anymore and once the supply completely runs out, Windows 7 migrators are out of luck.
  19. I don't think that I will be able to get it from where you are.
  20. If I can't try Amazon, I guess that I will have to stick with eBay if copies of Windows 7 are no longer available.
  21. Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 reached End of Sale on 31 October 2016. Windows Vista is no longer legally sold as of 22 October 2011 and Windows XP one year earlier. Microsoft is now telling existing Windows Vista users to get off as it will kill support for the OS on 11 April 2017. Windows 7 reaches end of life on 14 January 2020. Windows 8.1 loses Mainstream Support on 9 January 2018 and will reach end of life 10 January 2023. The Linksys WMP54A network card that I'm using is compatible with Windows 7, but has untested compatibility in Windows 8 and Windows 10. If you have checked any stock levels for Windows 7 (OEM or retail), let me know. If the secondary market dries up very quickly, consumers still stuck on Windows XP and Windows Vista are going to be clearly out of luck.
  22. The computer that I'm using used to have Windows 8 Pro when I first got it in February 2014. However, I erased the OEM code in the UEFI BIOS and used Compatibility Support Module (CSM) when I downgraded to Windows Vista Ultimate. It's really unfortunate when some eBay vendor by the name of stetson13 sold the same product key over and over again. Plus, on the top of the fake Windows 7 Ultimate package, it said "Made in USA" and I believe that it said, "Win Ult 7 English ROW DVD". ROW means Rest of the World and not for distribution in the USA. Here's a detail look of the difference between a counterfeit and a real Windows 7 retail package:
  23. I'll do just that and search for the results. Be right back while I get the Windows 7 box. Edit: I tried to search for the each part of the product keys and found nothing.
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