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Everything posted by AnX

  1. I'm on Firefox 68 ESR currently, though as a result of the new regimen, I'll be switching to WaterFox once the newest release comes out.
  2. The Intel 7260/8260 AC support Windows 7, albeit with updates. There may be others. I'm eyeing the 8260 in particular to replace my laptop's 9560 (using a cheap TPLink dongle with Windows 7 as we speak)
  3. Update: the machine in question isn't mine anymore. But I did purchase a new one, a Dell G5 5587. This has the same wifi controller, although this time I'm simply going to use a USB wifi adapter for the time being. I'll replace the internal with one that has Windows 7 support down the road. In the meantime, I'm going to create a guide on how to install Windows 7 onto this laptop.
  4. I've seen many individuals use newer GPUs with older Legacy BIOS systems just fine. According to this forum post, it seems to be an issue with AMD cards mainly. Video of a GTX 1050 running in a legacy bios system. His channel has many more examples, too.
  5. My sincerest condolences. He was one of MSFN's most talented individuals. I'm still in awe about how he was able to do so much for the Windows 9x series of OSes. He will be missed greatly.
  6. PCem v15 is a great option for emulating 9x-era hardware. But 200MHz+ chips and SLI Voodoo cards can be taxing unless you have a very good host CPU (particularly single thread wise). As far as VMs go, as @~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said, VMWare WKS and Player are your best bet.
  7. So I got this laptop, it's an HP 14 ce1000 with the whiskey lake i5 CPU. I was able to get everything else to mostly work with some MacGyvering and modified drivers. But these don't seem to budge at all. This is the hw ID if you're interested: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9DF0&SUBSYS_00348086&REV_30 I've tried many workarounds but none work. Any help?
  8. Well I have two GT 710s, so I'll probably install the other one and see if that helps. Although, the issue isn't as bad after I ran system restore.
  9. Well I'll be darned. I used System Restore and it fixed everything. I used it as a last resort, but it seems it actually did what it was supposed to do. Problem solved. The last time I used System Restore was 2009, so I didn't know what to expect.
  10. I've tried disabling startup programs to no avail. I honestly think something must've messed up the system.
  11. I have a fresh install of Windows XP, updated, on the 2nd PC I'm using. Initially there weren't any issues with Explorer, but after I installed a driver from Nvidia, explorer has kept locking up ever since. I am forced to end it via task manager and restart it. Even when I completely removed the driver, the same thing happens. Will I have to reinstall windows? I honestly can't point to anything else that's causing this. I've uninstalled and disabled as many programs as possible, and yet, the issue persists.
  12. Has anyone tried using one of @roytam1's browsers and spoofing the user agent?
  13. Probably. Windows 9x seems to act up on the system in all sorts of weird ways. Even though I can install ME, trying to open up an MS-DOS command prompt hard locks the system, and therefore anything that relies on the DOS prompt doesn't work. I'd also need the SATA/AHCI driver to get proper disk access. For now, I'm only going to be running XP on that box until I can purchase the needed software.
  14. New version of Basilisk running excellent. As always, thank you @roytam1. Testing on Windows XP SP3(4) (AHCI) installed to the SSD of machine #2 in my signature.
  15. Okay, so I tried what you told me to do, and I found out that the system.ini file gets corrupted on its own, being replaced by a bunch of garbled junk. At this point, I'm pretty much at my wit's end with this system. Recently, two windows xp installs have failed for strange reasons, and I think this machine has some bigger issues with it that may be causing these problems. EDIT: was able to get XP on the SSD but only in AHCI mode. I think the IDE emulation on this platform might be broken.
  16. Will do, thanks. I already had the majority of devices disabled, but left a few dormant. Those could be the culprits.
  17. I see. In that case I'll purchase it when I can, since it seems that is the only proper solution to this "madness".
  18. UPDATE: I have been successfully able to get Windows Millennium Edition to install, using the setup /p i switch. I still don't have 32 bit file access, however I think if I can find an ATA driver, I should be able to fix it. Regardless, the OS is working perfectly (ironic, as it's supposed to be the other way around, lol). Anyway, I still want to get Windows 98 installed. Any solutions for the registry error that it keeps coming up with? The install media is 100% clean and legit, I've tested it multiples of times. Edit: there are still some strange issues with Me. DOS prompts don't work at all, they freeze the system. Also, anything in general that is trying to directly access the hardware doesn't seem to run right (like the system information tool, cpuz, etc.). That might also be related to the disk access issue.
  19. Excellent work. Did you have any troubles getting it running?
  20. I've been trying to install Windows 98 SE on the M5A99FX PRO R2.0, socket AM3+. I have a secondary machine that I wish to use for Windows 9x and other older Operating systems. The specs are in my signature. Unfortunately, I run into a lot of issues when I go to install Windows 98. Windows 98 is being installed on the 60GB SSD, in this case. I've tried the following approaches. -> When I install using the setup /p i switch, the OS seems to be installing normally with very little to no problems. But then, out of nowhere, SCANREG starts and claims that the registry is corrupt, and it can't fix it. The entire install is trashed for no apparent reason. -> When I install using the setup /p j switch, which forces ACPI, the OS starts detecting devices and hangs. I then reboot into Safe Mode, remove the ACPI stuff, reboot again, and this time setup can successfully install the OS (there is still a registry error, but it gets fixed this time). Windows 98 also re-enables ACPI, and it works, partially. Unfortunately, Windows 98 in this config proves to be quite unstable, where even a small change in the USB devices could hang the system. However, by far this is the setup I've had the most success with. -> When installing using setup /p a;b for safe and selective detection, I tried to selectively disable detecting certain devices which may be problematic. Unfortunately, not only did it take much more to seemingly get running, but the SCANREG error creeped up and trashed the install. In all cases, I've disabled the 32 bit file access drivers. I use the MaxPhysPage trick to limit RAM, and can confirm it works. This is at 100% stock, factory CPU settings, no overclock, and SATA is on IDE mode. The platform runs Windows 2000 and XP fine (obviously newer than those, too) What can I do to get Windows 98 to install correctly? In any non-ACPI case, it simply trashes the registry all by itself. In any ACPI case, it either haphazardly works or simply hard locks, and it takes so much effort and trial and error to get it to somewhat work, too.
  21. 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.
  22. You should install only the latest extended kernel. Indeed, every succeeding version contains the previous version's patches.
  23. 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.
  24. Use @blackwingcat's Extended Kernel, WillBill's has been out of development for quite a while.
  25. 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.
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