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TrevMUN

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  1. Yeah. I was looking into it and, at least at a cursory glance, Dell actually didn't support XP64 for the Latitude E6430. Even though XP32 is explicitly supported. The only available driver/software downloads are for XP32. I'm a bit surprised. That might not be the be-all end-all; there could be drivers out there which Dell doesn't have listed on this page. You might try asking @XP-x64-Lover for help; if they're out there, she might know where.
  2. I think whether or not it'll be worth it to you depends on what you like to do with your XP machine and what parts you're able to get. During XP's support period, XP64 had a reputation for not being supported by hardware/software. I personally have rarely run into that issue ... at least until after XP lost favor with Microsoft, and compilers stopped providing support for XP, thus causing newer programs to not work. But that's a hurdle all XP OSes face. The main advantage with XP64 is the ability to run 64-bit programs. If you're doing things that require a lot of RAM (e.g. running a
  3. We'll see what the future holds, but like most of the other responses so far, I've no intention of giving up Windows XP for my daily driver computer. Even when I had decided to stick with XP back in the Vista days I knew that would mean eventually needing other machines for certain tasks. After all, Microsoft first tried to force gamers into upgrading to the newest Windows OS with Halo 2's release (and with deciding to make DX10 Vista-only, a tactic they've repeatedly used since). So I knew even back then I'd need a dedicated gaming PC not running XP at a certain point. Yet here I am, sti
  4. Although it's been half a year, I'd just like to add for @FelixPls1's benefit (and anyone else looking for help with slow XP installs on older hardware) there was an old thread I posted years ago when I was having a problem with a Celeron laptop that ran XP, overheated very easily even when idling, and was generally sluggish. @tomw gave me a link to a tutorial at AskVG which might help increase system responsiveness even if none of these remedies actually address the problem. The guide helped make the laptop much faster to boot and not as quick to overheat. I'd also check some of the othe
  5. That's a good point, I didn't think about the possibility of someone making adapters for an ATX12VO power supply for pre-ATX12VO motherboards and equipment. I have no experience with electrical engineering, but I wonder what such an adapter would look like ... As for storage devices, I'm not certain, but I think that the motherboard will take responsibility for providing 5v power for the devices that need it. I guess you'd be hooking those devices up to the mobo for power rather than through the power supply.
  6. So I've been hearing about this one since last year. Intel's working with motherboard manufacturers to introduce a new power supply standard that's probably going to up and replace power supplies as we've known them since the mid-90's. PSUs on this standard will only supply 12V power. Intel touts this as a way for computers to lessen energy usage when idling. Here's Intel's design document for ATX12VO. KitGuru also has an article about this in a more easily readable format. That's going to come with an overhaul to how the connectors work, and also require motherboards to handle conv
  7. Speaking of that, has anyone seen MattKC's video where he deliberately tries to infect Windows 98 with viruses? He went into it expecting to get viruses immediately, but got more and more frustrated that he couldn't no matter what he did. Granted, Nostalgia Nerd was able to mess up Windows 10 with DOS-era viruses, 7,000 of them, ultimately. Though unlike MattKC he actually went and deliberately downloaded a huge bunch of "zoo viruses" rather than just trying to be a particularly careless about his Internet habits. Either way, it does show that there is an element of security through
  8. Oof. I'll have to keep that one in mind. Are you talking about this happening if you happen to just power the system off rather than shutting down through the menu as normal?
  9. I'm of a similar mind to Tripredacus. I have a Windows 10 machine a friend donated to me when my XP64 daily driver's old setup had RAM issues. The Windows 10 machine stays powered off most of the time, except when I have no choice but to use Windows 10 for something. For example, I used that machine to conduct job interviews due to videoconferencing software/websites not wanting to work with XP64. I'm wary of the telemetry crap in Windows 10, even though I took all the steps I could to mitigate it. I also prefer XP64's lighter memory requirements, giving me more room to work and multitask
  10. I imagine that the differences are much greater since the time that this article was written, but this one says CC 2014 introduced Focus Mask selection, two new types of motion blurs (path blur, spin blur), smart guides from Illustrator and InDesign, and the ability to link or embed Smart Objects, which allow you to treat imported images the way you would use a Symbol in Flash and other Adobe products. (That is to say: you can import instances of a file to other Photoshop files, and then if you update or change the original file all the instances will change as well.) Content aware tools
  11. Man do I miss the pre-Eclipse version of DeviantArt. I know I'm not the only one. So many pointless and irritating changes, and it broke compatibility with a lot of older browsers. There wasn't any reason for them to overhaul the site design, and they blatantly ignored their userbase. Then again, that is par for the course for a lot of these places. They know that their users won't stop using their service no matter how much they dislike the overhauls. Oh the other hand, I'm not sure how much of the bloat and sluggishness can be blamed for CSS3. My personal portfolio page uses both H
  12. Oh hey, I haven't given compiling this for XP64 a shot yet, but there was something I was curious about before I do attempt it: Is this compatible with the other compatibility projects like OneCore API and XomPie?
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