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WinClient5270 last won the day on November 11 2018

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About WinClient5270

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  1. Happy New Year all! Thanks for keeping the topic alive while I've been gone. Finally got around to updating the list. As for Skype, it appears that the only version users seem to be having issues with now is version 7.38.x, instead of 7.36.x, so I have pointed this out in the list now: Did pretty much the same thing with Steam, since the situation seems to be similar... Some users report that it doesn't work for them anymore while others report no problems... Strange. Speaking of browsers, I just happened to notice that Sea Monkey (stable) still hasn't been updated since the last version to support XP/Vista, version 2.49.4, released July 2018 (almost 6 months ago): https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/ Wonder what's been taking them so long to finally release a new version...
  2. Thanks for letting me know. Fixed. Happy to report that Virtualbox 6.0 final works just fine in Windows Vista Thanks for the very informative post as always, VistaLover Updated the list to reflect this information:
  3. Well I have discovered what appears to be an Electron-based application that still supports Windows Vista (and maybe even XP) - Megasync (a cloud storage desktop client from MEGA): If it is Electron based, it makes me wonder how they do it... perhaps they still use older Chromium 49 code? Or if it only supports Vista or later (I haven't tested XP), perhaps they've somehow ported the Win7 version to Vista? Makes me wonder... Also thanks to the recent Discord findings, I have clarified Discord Voice support under Vista as well: Hope my list continues to make the lives of those of us on Vista (and XP) a little easier! Thanks to everyone who has continued to contribute to the topic!
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    Web version of discord doesn´t work

    Oh ok, I didn't know that since I never use Discord voice, I only text on it. Hopefully changing the UA string will work. I bet it probably has something to do with the 6.0 version string since Discord stated on their Twitter here that they don't support Windows Vista with their Desktop Client or on their website... I could understand the former since it's Electron-based, but the latter is just a classic case of senseless artificial OS blocking IMO.
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    TLS 1.1/1.2 and Vista issue (no options)

    Since you're running 64-bit Vista, be sure to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Wow6432Node>CRYPTO and delete the 'OSVersion' values in the 'TLS1.1' and 'TLS1.2' keys (folders).
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    Web version of discord doesn´t work

    Try using roytam1’s New Moon browser instead. I use Discord with it and have no issues.
  7. Thanks for pointing that out! Fixed That's a darn shame... oh well, I never was too big a fan of Avast myself to be honest. I still run an older version of MSE along with the last major version of Malwarebytes for XP/Vista, both of which still receive definition updates which is what really matters (Avast will still receive definition updates on XP/Vista too ) Anyway, aside from Avast/AVG, I have found a couple of pieces of software that no longer support Windows Vista: 1. OBS Studio, a popular livestreaming software, no longer supports Windows Vista after 21.0.1 (released Jan. 2018), so this version has been added to the list: 2. Dolphin, a popular GameCube/Wii Console emulator, hasn't officially supported Windows Vista for quite some time. Despite this, the latest "Stable" release (5.0) along with new "Development" releases continued to work on Windows Vista until a certain point at which I cannot exactly pinpoint, since there are so many versions that have been released since the last time I tested Vista compatibility. For this reason, I have simply listed the last "Stable" version to work with Vista for now: Also, I have added a couple of new pieces of software that continue to support Vista to the "Video & Photo Editing Software" section (thanks to @i430VX for showing me these):
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    Unofficial Service Pack 3 for Windows Vista

    You may not like what I'm about to say, but just know that I mean this in the nicest of ways... First off, asking for 'instant answers and collaboration' isn't going to help anything. All this does is make you look rude and somewhat disrespectful to other members here that would maybe otherwise not mind helping you achieve what you're wanting to achieve. Please stop saying things like that when you post or you're likely just going to get ignored. Second of all, you want an unofficial update for Vista? You're not alone. There are various posts here since 2014/2015 that have been discussing a hypothetical unofficial update for Vista to bring it to par with Windows 7 in terms of software compatibility. But, guess what? In these past 4 (almost 5) years now, not a single thing has come to fruition. Need me to explain why? Windows Vista does have a cult following here (myself included) that would love to be able to do something like this. However, doing it requires years of programming experience that no one in the Vista community has. Seeing as (according to your profile) you were born in 2004, that puts you at only 14 years old, which makes me doubtful that you have the experience (if any at all) to even come close to putting something like this together. Those here that do have the knowledge and experience (most notably @blackwingcat) to pull something like this off aren't interested in doing it for Windows Vista, and I had a discussion with BWC about this last year, and he said that creating unofficial updates for 64-bit OSes would be much more difficult as the code is far more complex, which makes it even less likely that anything is going to be made for Windows Vista in the near future since this is the version of it that most people use. In conclusion, you might as well just enjoy what little life Vista has left while you can, because it's only going to get worse from here on out.
  9. Thanks for pointing that out @Vistapocalypse. I wonder if this policy also affects Windows Server 2008, since it's supported until 2020... Anyway, I have added this info to the list:
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    Install Office 2013 on Windows Vista?

    Office 2013 will not work in Windows Vista since it requires system APIs that are only in Windows 7 or later. Here’s an example of an error you’ll get when attempting to run it: “The procedure entry point K32GetProcessImageFileNameW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll” I have to ask... why would you want Office 2013 anyway? It’s ugly, slow, and bloated... The fact that it doesn’t work with Vista is a blessing in disguise as far as I’m concerned.
  11. Any of roytam1's options are great for Windows Vista and XP. You can use Basilisk/Serpent 52, K-Meleon on Goanna (KM with the Pale Moon engine to give it better compatibility), or New Moon. I won't get too far off topic here, but even though the Pale Moon developers (or at least Matt Tobin in particular) may be childish, don't let them stop you from supporting/using @roytam1's work to keep updated browsers going for Vista/XP, as if it weren't for him, us Vista/XP diehards would be out of luck... I'm extremely grateful that he's dedicating time and effort into providing not only one, but several browsers for these OSes, since I am still an avid user of Vista myself. Read paragraph above Thanks for the addition! Added to the list in "Audio & Music Creation/Editing Tools" section. Another thing I should mention, Avast Antivirus (both editions) will soon stop supporting Windows Vista (and XP) in January 2019. According to this article, the software will no longer receive major version updates (and therefore new features) on Vista, but it will continue to offer protection for users of these operating systems through definition updates, which personally is fine with me since that's what really matters. Another update for AV on Vista - Sophos Endpoint Security & Control, a suite of applications made by Sophos (including AV), no longer supports Windows Vista as of October 31, 2018, so the last version has been listed: However, as I pointed out on the list entry, it should also be noted that this EOL does not affect Windows Server 2008 SP2, which should be supported until around July 2021, according to the Sophos support article linked. Anyways, thanks to those of you who kept this topic active while I have been away. I should be online more often from now on (for real this time )
  12. Hi again all - sorry for the inactivity (again). Had a lot going on IRL lately. Anyway, not really much has changed in terms of software compatibility for Windows Vista in these past few weeks since Firefox 52 stopped being updated, however, there is one thing I should point out: Users of Sophos Endpoint Security & Control on Windows Vista might want to be looking for other alternatives, as the software will soon no longer be supported on Windows Vista after October 31, 2018, as pointed out here. I'm not sure about other Sophos products at the moment but I'll post back here if/when I find any information regarding Windows Vista support. Thanks again guys for keeping this topic alive and helping me keep it up-to-date. Hope to be posting more frequently from now on now that things have finally settled down in my personal life!
  13. Thanks @Ruan for the kind words and the info on Sandboxie on Vista. I will restore its entry on the list as ONG, UNS when I'm on my desktop again (can't do it on mobile).
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I have, with the help of many other Vista users on here, created just the post for that
  15. Also, looks like Firefox derivatives have already begun to drop support for Vista with the EOL of Firefox 52 ESR: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en Tor Browser v8.0 now requires Windows 7 or later as it is now based on Firefox 60 ESR. Probably won't be long before SeaMonkey (stable) drops support as well. If anyone is still using these browsers on Vista/XP, there's no better time than now to switch over to one of @roytam1's browsers, such as New Moon... Crazy to think that these are pretty much the only browsers that still receive updates on Vista/XP...