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About WinClient5270

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  1. windows 7 programs supported version

    Perhaps (when necessary) Windows 7 will have its own "blackwingcat" so to speak, as in maybe someone will create an extended kernel for the OS to allow it to run modern software, again, if necessary. Given the popularity of Windows 7, it won't be surprised if somebody does this, or something similar. How exactly do you come to that conclusion? I don't think this will be the case at all. Third party support for Windows 7 and 8.x will almost certainly decline simultaneously, not years apart. How do I come to this conclusion? I'll say it again... A large amount of software dropped support for XP and Vista simultaneously (or is in the process of doing so): Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, VLC Media Player, Microsoft Office, Skype, Opera, Slimjet, SeaMonkey, iTunes, VMware, Paint.NET, and the list goes on. There were a few outliers here and there such as Pale Moon and a few DirectX 11 games, but these were pretty rare. This is more than likely due to the fact that Vista had a very small market share, so developers decided to simply drop Vista support along with XP when they were changing their OS support policies. Being a Vista user myself and having witnessed all of this first hand, I can confidently predict that this whole debacle will be repeated with Windows 7 and 8.1, probably sometime around 2021 (support for XP began to rapidly decline in 2015, one year after its EOL, which is the formula I'm using here). 8.1 has a very small market share compared to its predecessor, just like Vista did, whereas 7 is still very popular. Once software vendors begin changing their support policies again and Windows 7 gets left behind, I guarantee you Windows 8.1 support will be going down right alongside it, so if you're using 8.1 because you think it'll offer you better long-term third party support than Windows 7, you're probably going to end up disappointed.
  2. I'm not sure. I couldn't find any documentation on K-Lite Codec Pack's current system requirements from the K-Lite site itself. They simply state here that it works with Windows XP-Windows 10. I also don't have a Vista RTM (or SP1) installation to test it. Regardless of whether the software requires SP1/SP2, I'd wholeheartedly recommend that anyone running Vista install SP2, if they don't have it already. SP2 greatly improved Vista's overall performance and stability, and many of the bugs that plagued Vista RTM/SP1 have been alleviated in SP2, so there are absolutely no downsides to updating to SP2. The Platform Update only improved Vista further, adding support for things like DirectX 11, DirectWrite font rendering, DXGI 1.1, and many more Windows 7 APIs were added to Vista via this update, improving software compatibility for Vista users. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 21/22, 2018: Added K-Lite Codec Pack to (ONG) "Multimedia" section. Updated Slimjet 10.x entry to Slimjet 10.0.13, as this is likely the final version of Slimjet 10 to be released, since it has been over 1 year since this release. Updated Opera 36.x entry to Opera 36.0.2130.80, as this is likely the final version of Opera 36 to be released, since it has been nearly 2 years since this release. Simplified additional information about various entries, eliminating unnecessary details and making the list faster/easier to read, and less overwhelming.
  3. It is worth noting (since so many developers quietly dropped support for Vista alongside XP) that while K-Lite Codec Pack has dropped support for Windows XP as of version 13.8.2 of the software, this change does not affect Windows Vista users. The latest 14.0.0 release of K-Lite Codec Pack installs and works just fine in Windows Vista, as well as Media Player Classic Home Cinema. K-Lite has been added to the list in (ONG) -> "Multimedia" section as a result.
  4. windows 7 programs supported version

    I doubt a "Last versions" list for Windows 7 will be necessary for at least a couple of more years, which is what I presume you're trying to do here. In fact, I can't think of any software off the top of my head that has already dropped support for Windows 7. Another thing to consider is that Windows 7 is still the most widely used desktop operating system as of now, according to Net Applications. In contrast, Vista was in need of a list when I first started it back in March 2016, despite the fact that it was still over a year away from being EOL'd. This is likely due to the fact that Vista had such a minuscule market share, and since XP support was being phased out across the board, most developers just simply decided to drop support for Vista alongside XP, most likely due to the aforementioned low usage share. I believe the XP/Vista support situation will be repeated with Windows 7/8 come 2021/2022. Windows 8 will rely on 7's continued popularity to remain compatible with most software/drivers, just like Vista relied on XP back in the day.
  5. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 17/18, 2018: Fixed link (courtesy of MSFN member sdfox7) for last version of Skype for Windows Vista (v. Updated information about AVG Free Antivirus and AVG Internet Security: the programs do not support Windows Vista Starter Edition. Updated information about Gyazo: the application now officially requires Windows 7 or later, but unofficially works with Vista, however the Gyazo GIF component does not work in Vista. Updated information about ScreenToGif: the application now officially requires Windows 7 or later, but unofficially works with Vista. Added new (ONG) subsection: "Software Development." Added Java Development Kit 9 and Java SE Runtime Environment 9 to (ONG) "Software Development" section. Note: the applications officially require Windows 7 or newer, but continue to (unofficially) work in Vista. Added new (ONG) subsection: "BitTorrent Clients." Added BitComet, BitTorrent, qBittorrent, Transmission, uTorrent, and Vuze to (ONG) "BitTorrent Clients" section. Added BitComet to (ONG) "FTP Clients" section. Updated Open Live Writer to (UNS) status, as the application now requires Windows 7 or later but unofficially works on Vista. Rearranged some (ONG) subsections to be better sorted by relevance.
  6. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    You're very right, VistaLover. For 2000 and XP, there's blackwingcat (and many others) who have done tremendous work for those OSes, but as far as I know, nobody has expressed interest in helping Vista's current state of compatibility, and unfortunately as we all know there's noone like that in the Vista community. There was @smeezekitty who did a lot for Vista in the past but he hasn't been online in over a year, sadly. I do, too!
  7. Thanks for the information @VistaLover! Hate to hear about yet another program dropping support for Vista. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 10/11, 2018: Added MKVToolNix v19.0.0 to "Multimedia Editing software" section. Added information about VLC Media Player: Support for Windows Vista/2008 is ending soon. Users must also have installed Service Pack 2 and Platform Update in order to run the latest version of the software.
  8. Important announcement for VLC Media Player users running Windows Vista: According to the VLC development team, the 3.0.x branch of VLC will be the final release for Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. This also means that to run the latest version of VLC in Windows Vista, users must now have Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update installed.
  9. Latest Version of Software Running on XP

    VLC Media Player will soon stop supporting Windows XP and Vista, as well as the Server-editions of each OS. I have posted more information about this on my Last versions of software for Windows Vista list here:
  10. As usual, thanks for the information and additions, guys. Also, in an effort to improve the "Games" sections of the list, could someone test Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015), and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017) on Windows Vista? As of now, the latest release in the Wolfenstein series to be tested as (unofficially) working on Vista is Wolfenstein: The New Order, which was released in 2014. Wolfenstein TOB (a prequel to Wolfenstein TNO) and Wolfenstein II TNC (a sequel to TNO) have yet to be verified as working on Vista. Both games require Windows 7 as a minimum, which increases their likelihood of being compatible with Vista. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2018: Removed NVIDIA Display Driver version 372.54 from "NVIDIA Graphics Drivers" section since all driver versions up to v372.70 were verified to be unofficially working in Vista. Added link to the 32 bit version of the NVIDIA 372.70 display drivers. Moved Doom 2016, Rocket League, and Sonic Mania to (ONG) "Games" section, since these games continue to be actively maintained. Moved Wolfenstein: The New Order to "Games" -> "Last official release to run on Vista" section, as the game's October 2017 sequel has yet to be tested in Vista. Added Clementine Music Player and MusicBee to (ONG) "Multimedia" section. Added Cuphead (GOG.com version) to (ONG) "Games" section. Added link to a tutorial on how to remove OS restrictions from MSI installers using Orca for VNC Connect and VNC Viewer entries, as this is required in order to install the latest versions of these pieces of software on Vista. Added Notepad2-mod and Notepad 3 to (ONG) "System File Editors/viewers" section.
  11. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 1 & 2, 2018: Added link to MSFN member VistaLover's "Enabling TLS 1.1/1.2 support in Vista's IE9" tutorial in "Quick Links" section. Added information regarding NVIDIA Display Drivers version 372.54: the drivers work out of the box with Vista and require no modifications, despite claiming to support only Windows 7 or later on NVIDIA's website. Added Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft (October 2017) to "Games" -> "Last official release to run on Vista" section. Added LLVM Compiler Infrastructure v3.7.1 to "Software/game development" section. Added new (ONG) subsection: "Window management." Moved Ultramon to (ONG) "Window management" section, as I previously thought the program was abandoned but a recent November 2017 update shows this is not the case.
  12. IE 8 in 2018?

    Sorry, I am of limited help since I don't use nor do I have access to Windows XP at the moment. Although if it has only been 30 minutes, you may have to give it more time as I recall XP taking even longer than that to find updates sometimes back when I used the OS. This thread has a few solutions that may work for you; I would read the replies there. Since the suggestions didn't work for them, the OP ultimately ended up reinstalling the Unofficial SP4 which fixed the problem they were having, but if you don't have that update installed to begin with then I guess that solution is out of the question. Looking at heinoganda's reply here, try setting the DWORD "Installed" value to 0, which would be safer than deleting things if it works. If that doesn't work then I would simply delete the entire "POSReady" key by right-clicking on the key and choosing "Delete" (WARNING: BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN DELETING REGISTRY KEYS! Make sure you have the correct one selected before deleting anything!) Good luck!
  13. IE 8 in 2018?

    Do you have Microsoft Update installed? Try installing the updates listed in this post:
  14. IE 8 in 2018?

    I did not know that; that's unfortunate. Does this mean that TLS 1.1/1.2 (in IE) relies on ECC to work? If that is the case, since Vista introduced ECC, I guess this means that TLS 1.1/1.2 is Vista/IE7+ for now, unless someone manages to backport ECC to XP (if that's even possible).
  15. Thanks for the information, burd! Will update the list to reflect that now!