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WinClient5270 last won the day on April 14

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About WinClient5270

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  1. WinClient5270

    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    An update regarding IE11... For the past few hours, the download links for the Server 2012 and Windows 8 Embedded x64 versions of the browser have been broken, however thanks to @i430VX for finding a working link (it seems the original link contained an error): Server 2012: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/updt/2019/04/ie11-win6.2_09d0341148e4d19db1960163df568b9c25180abc.msu Windows 8 Embedded x64: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/updt/2019/04/ie11-win6.2_09d0341148e4d19db1960163df568b9c25180abc.msu (pretty sure they're the same file, but linked them individually just in case) Anyway, installation went without any issues on Server 2012 x64, and the browser works just as it should: However, on Windows 8.0, it looks like the browser will not install Perhaps there's a way to modify the update itself to install on Windows 8, similar to the method used with Powershell 5.0?
  2. IE11 is now available for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.0 Embedded users! From the OP's link: Download IE11 here: Server 2012 x64 (scroll down toward the bottom) Windows 8 Embedded (go to the third page and scroll down to the bottom for the download)
  3. Didn't see your post until just now, but Telegram Desktop also still works with Windows XP and Vista, I use it myself and it works fine: https://desktop.telegram.org/ However, it doesn't support group voice calling or video chat yet, but you can at least call people on it like you could with Skype, and of course you can IM/Group IM with it.
  4. WinClient5270

    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    It looks like Internet Explorer 11 has been released for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Embedded users as of today: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Bringing-Internet-Explorer-11-to-Windows-Server-2012-and-Windows/ba-p/325297 As I have installed Windows Server 2012 alongside my Windows Vista partition recently (for compatibility reasons), I will be downloading and testing out IE11 on it and will post with the results when it is complete. I'll also be testing it on my Windows 8.0 virtual machine... Hopefully it'll work. Wish me luck! Download IE11 here: Server 2012 x64 (scroll down toward the bottom) Windows 8 Embedded (go to the third page and scroll down to the bottom for the download)
  5. Thanks @Vistapocalypse (and others) for contributing to and keeping this topic alive while I've been away! Finally got around to updating it, so I reckon it's about time I post one of these (albeit, short): SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR APRIL 13, 2019: Updated status of Skype v7.36.x: this version no longer works on XP/Vista as of April 2019, meaning that XP/Vista users effectively can no longer use Skype (desktop). Added MediaPortal to "DVR/PVR software" section.
  6. WinClient5270

    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    An interesting little change I noticed in the April 2019 update rollup: For those that didn't notice, since 2009 with the release of SP2, Windows Vista's build number has been 6.0.6002 (while SP1 was build 6001, and RTM 6000). However, with the new rollup, Vista's build number has been changed to build 6.0.6003. At first I wondered if this was an error/discrepancy on MS's part, but turns out the change was intentional, according to this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4495374/build-number-changing-to-6003-in-windows-server-2008 Just an interesting little thing I thought I'd point out This change doesn't seem to affect functionality of anything though (at least not that I'm aware of), which is good.
  7. WinClient5270

    Will Vista work on Kaby Lake?

    No, I have attempted modifying the Windows 7 USB 3 and HD 4600 graphics drivers for Vista when I tried running it on Haswell, and it just doesn't work. Not necessarily. According to @greenhillmaniac, Windows Vista works fine on AMD's Ryzen platform, at least on the first generation Summit Ridge processors. This problem seems to be isolated to Intel's Haswell (and later) platforms. If you want to run Vista on Intel hardware without issues, your best bet is going to be Sandy or Ivy Bridge. I use Vista on a Core i7 3770 (Ivy) without any problems at all; the OS works just like it's supposed to and driver support is much better.
  8. Thanks for letting me know! Added. Anyway, I decided to cut out a lot of unnecessary information on the list to make it a lot less overwhelming to navigate and read, especially for newcomers to the topic. Hope everyone enjoys the new changes, and thanks again to all of those who have contributed to the list over the past 3 years, can't believe it's already been that long since I first posted the topic. Time flies!
  9. WinClient5270

    Compatible hardware with Windows Vista

    Finally got around to updating this topic after so long - sorry for the delays everyone! Thanks to everyone for the additions!
  10. Thanks for letting me know. Added
  11. Thanks for the information about Kodi and letting me know about the broken link, @Vistapocalypse! Fixed
  12. Thanks for the information, @Vistapocalypse! I think you'll enjoy today's changes... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR MARCH 4, 2019: Added new link for the last version of Yandex Browser for Windows Vista and XP (thanks to @i430VX for providing it), as visiting the vendor's site no longer delivers a compatible installer for XP/Vista users. Added new category: DVR/PVR software. Added Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 and NextPVR to "DVR/PVR software" section. Added Piriform Recuva to "Hard Drive Utilities" section. That's strange; I have just updated to the latest definitions on my system today with no problems
  13. WinClient5270

    Lite program for Windows Longhorn

    Nostalgic =/= Practical There’s no practical use for such a program these days. Longhorn is a dead platform; a beta of an OS which was completed in November 2006, Windows Vista. Therefore, no one is using it anymore these days, meaning the demand for the software you’re requesting is no longer there. If you like the look/UI of Longhorn (which is the only reason I can think of as to why one would want to use it these days), the best thing to do would be to install Windows Vista or 7 and apply a third party custom theme to make it look like Longhorn; there are several available on sites like DeviantArt.
  14. WinClient5270

    Lite program for Windows Longhorn

    No offense, but you're asking for someone to make an unattended setup program for obscure, long-obsolete and expired betas of an operating system that was completed 13 years ago... that's pretty funny to me
  15. One thing I thought I'd mention since a number of people (most recently @yoltboy01) have been asking about this on the Vista forum lately... As we all know, Microsoft Office 2010 is the last version to support Windows Vista and newer versions such as Office 2013 and 2016 will not work as they require APIs/functions found in only Windows 7 or later. However, a free (for personal use) office suite that's been on the list for sometime now called WPS Office 2016 (despite the year, this is still the latest version for all Windows versions and still receives updates) that is very similar to Microsoft Office 2013, fully supports Windows Vista and is one of the last office suites to do so. As you can see, it works great (don't care for the UI myself, however): You can download it here: https://www.wps.com/office-free