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About 11ryanc

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  • Birthday 10/31/1998

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  1. Recently used Vista while waiting on an SSD replacement, so I've taken the the opportunity to do some further compatibility testing. Software I've deemed Vista-friendly: Notepad2-mod (continuation of now defunct notepad 2) https://xhmikosr.github.io/notepad2-mod/ Notepad3 (another active fork of notepad2, better stylization) https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/notepad3/ Cuphead (GOG version) https://www.gog.com/game/cuphead Clementine audio player/manager https://www.clementine-player.org/ MusicBee should still work, but I haven't tested the latest version. ht
  2. Can confirm the new K-Meleon 76 Goana build is working on Vista (as to be expected). Found a similar encoder to Handbrake as well, but the last version to support XP/Vista systems is, which at the time of writing is 2 years old. http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,143253 http://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.html
  3. I would like to add that Star Trek Online still supports Windows Vista. Both the Arc and Steam version install. (I had some issues updating the launcher with Arc)
  4. I'd like to add that PotPlayer and Leawo Blu-ray Player still support Vista, and even XP for that mater. I've also tested the Steam version of Planet Explorers (build v1.1) and that too appears to run without error. (ensure you have Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 both x86 and x64 installed). I did however experience crashing while using OpenCL and DirectX mode. Most common errors addressed here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/237870/discussions/0/540735426811547416/steam_api.dll/so/dylib.?l=italian&ctp=3 Space Engine (not to be mistaken for Space Engineers) also runs perfectly stable under
  5. You do realize there are nearly 65 million people that don't speak English in the United States, right? Creative differences aside, I wish you the best of luck in your testing.
  6. How I feel reading this thread right now
  7. Do forgive me in case I come off as being snarky, but I sense miscommunication here. Perhaps English isn't your mother tongue? Nobody was talking about gaming here. But since graphics cards are being mentioned, I myself used a GTX 950 with Vista for about a year before switching to Haswell. It was a rock solid card that I continue to use with 7. The boot issue does not change for as long as you use the 1150 platform itself. I also really hope you aren't actually using GPU's from 2011.. Graphics are the least of Vista's concern. I'm well acquainted with 2008WV, we both worked tooth an
  8. @2008WindowsVista I concur. Vista on Haswell is messy. On a vanilla install of SP2 with no drivers, the startup error will occur at random. Not a pretty sight if you try to install updates. Now I haven't tested any of the newer platforms, but I imagine it's similar. Don't be fooled by a few successful boot tests.
  9. I have BleepingComputer news saved as a live bookmark/RSS. I've also used the forum in the past. I agree that it seems like a great place, but MSFN is very unique. I'm not sure it can easily be substituted. I suppose the transition will be easier if we all congregate in a single place and re-build from there.
  10. I hate to be frank.... STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM THAT FORUM! I've met friendly, helpful people there before. There have been useful tutorials as well. But the administration left me with a very sour taste. I created a thread about 4 years ago regarding the-then upcoming EOL. I asked if anyone had the knowledge to create a 7/8 compatibility layer. I was greeted with friendly responses, some expressing similar concern and ideas. But about 1 hour in, my account was terminated on the grounds of "Advocating illegal activity". I created a new account and contacted the board expressing my apo
  11. This is just tragic. MSFN has been an invaluable source of information for me over the last few years, especially for older operating systems. I've been making Internet Archive backups for certain threads. Would be great if somebody could make a full site backup/mirror to preserve all the information accumulated over the years. It would be disastrous to lose it all.
  12. I used Vista on my MSI Z97 PC Mate/4790k build for several months. Each boot had a 50/50 chance of success. Even more troubling, the OS began to break after a few months of usage. Eventually I couldn't even use ClearType rendering. Updates would also fail and revert back to previous state. That very well may have just been the hard drive though. I'm very curious as to how Vista is with your config? I may get a spare SSD and give it another whirl. To the OP, @2008WindowsVista: Would you mind testing the TorGuard VPN client under Vista? It uses OpenVPN and a Chromium based wrapper for
  13. Good lord this thread has really blown up since I were last active. It's great to see there are still people that care enough about Vista to assort through this all. Honestly a little surprised nothing like this has been pinned yet. Kudos to the efforts, OP. Favorable OS or not, all software should be well documented for future reference.
  14. Very intriguing project. But I haven't the slightest idea how to install it? Downloading the packages and extracting the resources onto XP x64 or Server 2003 x86 simply renders the OS unusable. Looking further on the dev's website, I found bootable ISO's. However it requires a product key to proceed. I must be very punctual here. I'm not asking how to illegally circumvent activation. But what is this OS/distro even based on? Would you activate it using a Server 2003 key?
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