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  1. TrevMUN

    Newer motherboards that support WinXP

    What was your method for installing XP on the Fatal1ty? Did you have to go through a process similar to what XP-x64-Lover did for installing XP with SABERTOOTH X99?
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    RAM Slot Not Keeping Stick Secure?

    Yeah, that's the type of lever on the RAM slot. Rubber wouldn't be a danger to the other parts in the CPU when it breaks, yeah? How long would a rubber band hold out? What would be my options to build an external clamp? The sticks I've got are Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1024 MB DDR2-800s, the kind with the red and green LEDs that cycle when the RAM's in use.
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    Newer motherboards that support WinXP

    @Dietmar @Dibya and @deSSy2724 ... Do you think it might be possible to get XP64 running on a Fatal1ty Z370 Professional Gaming i7? I've been finding that my need to overhaul my rig is growing a bit more urgent. I held off trying due to financial concerns. As a result, the SABERTOOTH X99 boards that @XP-x64-Lover recommended last year have all but vanished from the market. I'm in a somewhat better financial position now, and I'd like to get my XP64 rig running a more modern, DDR4-based setup. It's due to my financial problems that I don't have a lot of money or space to spare on experimenting and potentially breaking hardware in trying to find a setup that works, so if you guys can give me pointers on if it's possible and how to do it, I'd appreciate it.
  4. Hey gang, I've got a rig with an ASUS P5Q PRO TURBO motherboard. I've been using this setup since 2009. Since May last year I've been having a problem with the RAM; far as I can tell through hours of MemTest86+ runs and seating/swapping RAM sticks, it's not the sticks themselves that are causing the problem, but one of the RAM slots. Specifically, it appears that the slot closest to the CPU is no longer keeping the stick locked in place. When I start experiencing memory errors, reseating the RAM makes the problem go away for a time; before reseating the RAM I'll see errors come up right away on MemTest86+, but after reseating I can run the program for an entire day (six or ten passes or more) without a single error ... and a few weeks (or even days!) later, the errors come back. I'll have to pay attention the next time this happens but I think the PCI-E side of that particular slot I mentioned has a lever that isn't closing all the way shut, or won't stay closed shut. I noticed this when swapping the sticks out just earlier today when I came home from work to find the errors were happening again. I had to press down on that side of the stick to get that particular lever to snap into place. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remedy this problem? Far as I can tell everything else is still working great and I'd like to reuse these parts for a different PC in the near future, once I can finally overhaul this rig.
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    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    Perhaps not. There is, however, the issue of programs that use one or the other as a basis for their web-based apps and launchers ... (In that example I tried using an undocumented feature to switch the base browser type used for said program's launcher, to no effect.)
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    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    I don't suppose there's a way we could get this working for XP64, is there?
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    Windows XP SSL Certificate Errors

    Just a heads up for the future, @Windows 2000. Earlier last year FFXIV suddenly dropped TLS 1.1/1.2 support, and that kept me from actually connecting to FFXIV's servers. However, ProxHTTPSProxy allowed me to continue playing the game as normal (for now at least). I've run into a few cases where a site won't load on Chrome or Advanced Chrome unless I have that running. Firefox hasn't had this problem. Still, I'd recommend pinging @heinoganda for ProxHTTPSProxy in case you come across problems like this again.
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    Steam for XP in 2019?

    Can confirm. I happened to have, miraculously, a copy of Steam from before the countdown update which still works with the servers. For now. Really hoping Valve doesn't pull a dick move and block access to the servers for older versions. Though I suppose they could still technically be used to run XP-friendly games as Steam does offer to run offline if it can't connect. It's true that some of the games on Steam which once supported XP get updates that cease compatibility. I've noticed this happen with some of the titles I own, to my chagrin. However, it's still worth it for the games that don't get such updates, especially for offline games. I'm currently having a problem with my computer (one of the motherboard RAM slots isn't keeping the chip secure and it's throwing bad data ... My hand may be forced and I may have to overhaul my desktop now) but once I can confirm my other RAM is working fine and my hard drive data is still valid, I'll see about preparing an archive if no one else does.
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    Steam Dropping XP&Vista Support

    For what it's worth, @sdfox7, I don't think Tommy was reprimanding you, considering he didn't edit your post. He edited the other guy's. I was alerted to an update to this thread by e-mail and was rather annoyed when it turned out to be that guy sounding off about his personal political opinions here. His post offered absolutely nothing of substance or relevancy to the topic at hand; he treated this thread like his own little soapbox. Being notified of such updates is the equivalent of being woken up early in the morning on a weekend by a door-to-door salesman or a telemarketer. For the record, I didn't contact the mods. I just turned off updates by e-mail and put the guy on ignore. I don't come to MSFN to debate politics, but to find solutions to problems. Such as, in this case, finding ways to access the products I've bought via Steam once Valve blocks XP and Vista users from their service.
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    MyPal Browser

    MyPal still seems to be supported according to @wyxchari's thread: I checked the GitHub link there, and the most recent release is July 19. I see Feodor2 was doing monthly updates, but I'd wait to see an official announcement (or enough time passing without an update ...) before writing the browser off.
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    Steam for XP in 2019?

    Just relaying my own experiences here; I happened to have a copy of the Steam client just before Valve introduced the overhaul which, I believe, is the reason they are putting an end to XP and Vista support. (Steam's new Discord-like messaging system and adoption of Chrome.) Even when launching this copy with -noverifyfiles, Steam still attempted to update itself. You'll want to check your package subdirectory before launching Steam each time, because Steam will download updates to that directory and try to install them even if you try to circumvent that step. I hope that we'll still be able to do this come 2019, but for now I'm still able to log in, download, and play games. I even get time and achievements logged. If we can continue to do this next year, I'll be happy. I can do without Steam's new messaging system: most my buddies don't even use it anymore simply because they don't know people are messaging them.
  12. Hey folks, I've been looking at @apreese16's thread from January, "IE 8 in 2018?" in which @WinClient5270 mentioned that Windows XP 2009POSReady received support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2. @dencorso describes how to get it to work for Vista. Is it possible to get this update working for XP64? I ask because I've found myself in a rather frustrating situation. I've been playing Final Fantasy XIV in recent years. The game does not launch directly, but has a web browser-based launcher client that then launches the game. After an update this month, I was met with multiple errors. I've tried to remedy them, but it seems I've come to a dead end based on what Enkidoh says in this thread, which perfectly describes the dead-end situation in which I've found myself. Notably, that situation Enkidoh describes happens even if you try the workaround she described in an earlier thread. I suspect an XP32 machine using the 2009POSReady trick would be able to continue playing FFXIV by way of the TLS 1.1/1.2 update.
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    Newer motherboards that support WinXP

    Offhand I can't think of any. I was surprised Wayback even caught XP-x64-Lover's post! Lucky break for us. If anyone's got confirmation of an AMD DDR4 rig working with XP (or XP64) let me know, though. I'd be very interested.
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    Newer motherboards that support WinXP

    As for me, I'm interested in finding out what the most recent XP and XP64-friendly AMD hardware is, ideally something with DDR4. Last August there was some discussion on Guru3D about Ryzen's compatiblity with XP. Don't know about XP64 yet, though, and wading through the thread there means dealing with the irritating "XP? Why would you want to run that pathetic obsolete piece of junk?" smuggery. Best part is someone pointing out VM is not an option for some older games, then getting told "Just use a VM" in reply. https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/installing-windows-xp-on-am4-ryzen-7.414683/page-2 I'll highlight the interesting bits so you don't have to deal with the FUD and BS: "ASRock X370 Killer SLI, Ryzen5 1600, and the EVGA 980Ti SC+/Xtreme IV qualify for the necessary components for a good chance to install XP natively." "Drivers exist for 900 series. It has been tested on an Intel Z270 chipset. The most important would be video and audio. Even on the High end you could use GeForce GTX 980 Ti or GeForce GTX Titan X. For other hardware a USB card could be installed to support any USB device." "I've installed XP on a KabyLake it's a no brainer. Fully working video, audio, network, and USB. But for laptops I'd avoid since you can't install your own graphics card internally. Chipset drivers aren't necessary to install XP. What is important is a proper SATA driver which can be modified to work to get the installation to start." "I can confirm that XP are running even on Z370 - at least my Gigabyte MB z370 has ACPI compatible problem, so you need install it in no ACPI mode (MPS multiprocessor PC HAL) and USB and PS2 not working after 1st reboot - you need enable remote desktop for 1st login and detect network card running setup - nlite is your friend." Unrelated to the "Will it support XP/XP64" question, this amuses me to no end: "I managed to get Windows98Se on X99, maybe it will work even on Z370.." We got some kindred spirits there!
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    Newer motherboards that support WinXP

    Awesome! Definitely grabbing those drivers while I can. Thanks for recovering it!