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MrMaguire

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  1. Regarding the issue with Microsoft Update hanging for hours and days while searching. I have a few different XP machines that I use, all of which have Office 2007 installed. One is regular 32-bit XP Pro, one Server 2003 32-bit, and the third XP Pro 64-bit. Even after installing the most recent cumulative update for IE, plus a few updates for Office, Microsoft Update would still labour the CPU on all of them (Interestingly enough usually only affecting one core on the dual cores machines) and would seem like it was never going to return results. But most recently (within the last few weeks or so), the problem has completely gone away on all of them. Microsoft Update now uses very little CPU, but does more with the hard drive, and even though I'm not keeping score, I'm confident it returns results in about 5-10 minutes, which I think was pretty average before this whole fiasco started. I post this because I'm surprised no one else has said they've noticed the same thing.
  2. Resurrecting NT4 in 2016

    I'm interested in trying NT 4 on my own Latitude D610. Any tips on where to get the drivers? Does your D610 have ATi or Intel graphics?
  3. That link points to the 32-bit version
  4. I noticed the same graphical oddity as apreese16, on multiple Windows installs. This is actually on XP x64 (using the 32-bit Basilisk). With other themes (Royale, Zune etc.), the window buttons remain oversized, but the blue colour of the address bar changes to conform with the theme. With the classic theme it looks totally normal.
  5. That isn't the XP Conversion Pack, that's something else called eXPerience Pack. The files and documentation are dated 2001/02, and it isn't happy about running under Server 2003. I was able to find it here: http://www.x64bit.net/site/board/index.php?showtopic=2966 Though the download doesn't work but I found it on Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20070225134424/http://www.windowsxlive.net/download/xpconv.zip No need for sarcasm
  6. What can I do with this old XP computer?

    I had an Optiplex GX280 in the desktop form factor until I gave it away recently. Prescott Pentium 4s are vile, evil things, and I don't wish to ever own one again. I much prefer to use a Dothan Pentium M laptop in a docking station / port replicator.
  7. Instructions to install Kernel32???

    I've always found BlackWingCat's website a little difficult to get my head around... I can't see a download link for the IE6 update on that page, but I do have it, and I've uploaded it to Mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/download/olaus7o3shh5h2x/IE6.0SP1-KB2722913-WINDOWS2000-X86-ENU.EXE I found two versions of the Extended Kernel on BWC's website; the version with C, and the other with D. I'm not sure what the difference is between them. I use the C version I've never made that change to the registry before installing the update.
  8. Microsoft are pandering to the masses. Technology is a part of pop culture now, and Microsoft doesn't want to be left behind. They are in the business of making money after all. I think the fact that Windows 7 and 8 domain clients don't get the Windows 10 upgrade nagware speaks volumes. Maybe Microsoft are well aware that their business customers aren't going upgrade. Towards the end of Windows 7's life cycle we may see a new version of Windows intended for businesses and alike, deviating away from the consumer-oriented releases we've seen since 2012.
  9. Erratic Start Menu

    Does the problem exist under a new user profile?
  10. I'm wondering exactly what kind of benefit that has. I use the Windows XP Cleartype Tuner to tweak the font rendering. If set to use the "heaviest" rendering, I find that XP Cleartype looks no different to that of Windows 7.
  11. Unable to drag and drop any files?

    Tomasz86, have you considered writing a guide to the unofficial Windows 2000 updates? That would be very useful.
  12. Unable to drag and drop any files?

    I've been using the Nov. 30th Release of UURollup (Windows2000-UURollup-v11-d20141130-x86-ENU) since its release, and so far I haven't experienced those issues. Is this on a real computer or virtual machine. As far as I know, all you need for BWC's Extended Kernel are an update for IE6 (KB2722913), and the extended Kernel package itself. I use Windows2000-KB935839-v28c-x86-ENU.
  13. Win7 Ultimate on Dell Latitiude D800

    That thread has been hiding from my Google searches! Thanks. I guess that's why they call you "The Finder". I read through the entire thing, and it seems that they did come up with a D610 BIOS with working 48bit LBA. However from what I understand PXE booting from the onboard LAN does not work with that BIOS. A deal breaker since I do use PXE booting. Oh well, I'll just keep using my stock BIOS and SSD.
  14. Win7 Ultimate on Dell Latitiude D800

    Well, I had read on the Dell forum that relying on the OS access routines could result in random data corruption. Now you've made me question the validity of that... I have no idea why Dell never added 48bit LBA support to the D800 BIOS. They never added it to the D610 either, but did to the D810 (D610's 15" cousin). It would be nice if somebody could implement the code from the D810 BIOS into the D610 BIOS, and perhaps others. I get along just fine in Windows 7 with 2GB of RAM. Like you said, it depends. I use mostly old software and Pale Moon for my web browser. I've found Chrome and Firefox to be quite CPU intensive on a computer this old. I haven't disabled any services. I feel that it's not entirely necessary to do that. Just FYI, if anyone is concerned about playing YouTube on a computer this old, Flash Player seems much more optimised than HTML5. A media player called SMPlayer with the SMTube addon works quite nicely for playing higher-res. videos outside of the browser without Flash or HTML5.
  15. Windows 7 Uptime

    My daily use Windows 7 Professional system has been running for 80 consecutive days without reboot, sleep, or even logging off. I'm posting this simply because I think a few members here will get a kick out of it, and also because I'm feeling that itch to switch back to XP for a while. (I usually like to switch between the various computers and operating systems I have.) I booted the system in late March and it's been running flawlessly since then. Not one problem at all. I have (so far) missed 3 months worth of updates, and in my view the system is no worse off because of that. This is Windows 7 Professional 32bit with SP1 running on an Intel 320 series 120GB SSD, inside an 11 year old Dell Latitude D610 laptop with a Pentium M processor at 2.13GHz. Not bad for an old machine, eh?
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