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  1. Follow-up: Windows 95 and Windows ME install without a hitch in VMWare. However, when you run a 16 bit program in 8086 virtual mode, you still risk it locking up the system. The only solution is to run said programs in real mode. Windows 98 first edition is extremely buggy with the VME bug, and I haven't been able to fix it at all. Also, the VME bug doesn't exist on 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs or later. It is solely a Ryzen 1000 series problem.
  2. AnX

    KernelEx for Win2000

    You should install only the latest extended kernel. Indeed, every succeeding version contains the previous version's patches.
  3. I didn't expect fixes for Windows 7 to ever happen, but here we go. The Ryzen APUs, atleast on MSI motherboards, are now Windows 7 compatible. Unfortunately, the integrated graphics driver is not compatible, which kind of negates the whole point of these CPUs. Still, that means that this is merely a bug, and not a lockout, which makes me optimistic for future Ryzen CPUs.
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    Win2k Kernel32 rewrite progress

    Use @blackwingcat's Extended Kernel, WillBill's has been out of development for quite a while.
  5. I'd like to know if there's still a modern browser or a fork of a modern browser that can support Windows 2000 without the kernel extensions. @roytam1's builds for XP run great under 2000 + ExtKern, but there hasn't been an updated build for 2000 w/o ExtKern in particular for a while.
  6. AnX

    Activate all processor cores at startup

    You must enable the ACPI Multiprocessor Hal in Device Manger. It's under the "Computer" section. For you, it'll likely be ACPI Uniprocessor. All you have to do is update the driver and select the ACPI multiprocessor Hal, which should give you full multi core support, without having to do anything else.
  7. Don't mention it. This'll probably be useful for anyone trying to run 9x bare metal, too. I believe Ryzen 2 and TR/EPYC don't have the VME bug, or it's much less pronounced. But Ryzen 1.0 does, and the fixes don't completely mitigate it.
  8. The AMD Ryzen CPUs have a VME bug, which was mostly fixed in the latest revisions and BIOS updates, but hasn't been entirely fixed for hybrid 16/32 bit OSes (such as Windows 9x). A solution to this is to disable the 32 bit protected disk drivers (go into Safe Mode, then System Properties > Performance > File System > Troubleshooting > Disable all 32-bit protected mode disk drivers), and then install the 48-bit LBA fix, as well as all of the previously released Windows 98 updates. Then, you should be able to re-enable the 32 bit drivers. This may not guarantee 100% stability, but it seems to work fine for me.
  9. I personally think we should start working on an "extended kernel" for Windows 7, just like how blackwingcat made one for Windows 2000, which can port Windows 10 functions and the like. It won't be long until manufacturers/devs succumb to the will of MS, and prevent older OSes from working on newer hardware and software.

    1. greenhillmaniac


      I think in terms of Win32 functions there isn't much difference between Windows 7 and 10. Where we really should focus is on porting driver functions, since those seem to be really different between the OSes (and Microsoft only ported the Windows 8.0 User Mode and Kernel Mode to 7)

    2. Anixx


      Better, for Win8.1

  10. I'm looking at getting my Ryzen system working with Vista. Getting the USB 3.x drivers in is probably gonna be the biggest hurdle. It runs 7 like a charm, but for a friend of mine who likes Vista, I'm looking to test Vista on it too. AMD uses ASMedia for a lot of their chipset, and ASMedia is known to support Vista to an extent, so we could get lucky.
  11. When will Microsoft actually start listening to the people? Guess never, at this rate. Windows 10 is designed to be a dumbed down, cash cow for folks who just want the latest stuff and trust MS to keep things in check. Good luck with that!

    1. Tommy


      They don't want to listen to people, they want to do what they want to do. Gone are the days of giving the people what they want, now they want to follow the crowd and do their own thing regardless if it works or not.

    2. Anixx


      It was Bill Gates who knew what people wanted. Now, Nadella is completely clueless. He is trying to ape Apple, Android and Ubuntu.

  12. I have a feeling this would be more appropriate on the XP forum, but regardless, it had to do with it popping up some strange storage related errors. Even updating AHCI drivers did nothing. I'll install XP again as a secondary OS and see if I can get it working the next time around.
  13. AnX

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I was starting to like Windows 10. But some caveats have caused me to go back to Windows 7. 1. For some reason, when I go to open my folder with all my documents, Explorer would crash. 2. Windows 10's updating system was horrible. Because my Internet is limited, I need more control on how Windows 10 downloads its updates. But when I go to do that, it decides to just sit there and use up 30% of my CPU doing nothing. 3. Who knows how much data was being siphoned out... however I haven't really recorded any significant signs of that happening. 4. Compatibility with older programs is quite subpar. Anyway, that's just me. I'm pretty sure Windows 10 has been working for many others, but I'm gonna wait longer. 'Till then, 7 is a solid OS.
  14. Thanks for the heads up, BWC. It's really a shame how MS let Windows 2000 to die off. The fact that they claimed 2000 had an issue which was fixed just so they could sell more copies of server 2003 is downright misleading. Furthermore, I'm relived that Windows 2000 supports high cache CPUs, as I run it on an FX-8320 box because of my 26 year old compiler that hates modern OSes (and virtual machines). I would run XP, but XP simply produced issues of all sorts on that machine for whatever reason. Also, I must clarify that the BSOD only happened while installing a sketchy HPET driver. My simple solution is to simply disable the device altogether, and Windows 2000 runs solid as a rock. Additionally, my AFD.SYS is version 7204, the fixed version.
  15. AnX

    install win 10 on a Win Vista computer?

    You'll be able to run Windows 10 x64 on your machine just fine. http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/112596 These are the drivers needed for your graphics unit.