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  1. Hello everyone. I'm sorry for the long periods of inactivity lately. I've finally gotten around to getting the list up to date. Here's a summary of changes: Updated all links for Windows Vista Service Packs and Platform Update to ones provided by @greenhillmaniac as Microsoft removed these updates. Removed the link to my "Fix Windows Update stuck on Checking for updates in Windows Vista" video since Windows Update on Vista was shut down in August 2020. Fixed last version of eM Client for Vista: changed from version 7.2.36694.0 to slightly older 7.2.35595.0 (thanks to @tweak
  2. Awesome! Can confirm that your method is working for me here on 78 ESR
  3. Since someone mentioned Google Earth in the Extended Kernel thread, I decided to dig into it again and see if the latest version still works in Vista. Unfortunately, versions starting with 7.3.3 do not work in vanilla Windows Vista, requiring Windows 7+ functions (K32EnumProcessModules being the one I received an error about). And so, Google Earth 7.3.2 is listed as the last version (thankfully Google still has a download available.. I downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit installers to have on hand for when they will inevitably take them down): I also removed Rocket League from
  4. Thanks to everyone for the additions. Finally got the post updated. Now to tackle vanilla Vista's list...
  5. Oops! Sorry for the mistake. I'm only human I will fix the original post so that others that run across it aren't thrown off by the typo.
  6. I am on it. I should have it done by the end of the week
  7. I also find it amusing how that ominous "Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported" message is still shown when Chromium/Chrome are launched under anything below NT 6.1, despite them being dropped over 30 versions and 3 years ago. Google were sure keen on breaking XP/Vista support, but they made sure to let us know they weren't going to tolerate XP/Vista anymore.
  8. Yes! And also, unlike Firefox Quantum, H.264/AAC are working, and after noticing the slightly smoother fonts compared to other browsers, I noticed Directwrite font rendering is working also!
  9. It would appear that OhSoft oCam now works on vanilla Windows Vista SP2 again (Extended Kernel is not installed on my system; I'm using the localized method to run some software like Firefox Quantum instead of replacing system files), after a brief period of being broken (since version 5.00) due to calling Win7+ functions, but it now works just fine. Happy to see a developer still dedicated to supporting Vista out there OhSoft oCam has regained ONG status once again:
  10. Thanks to those who've provided new additions so far. Added BeamNG.Drive 0.16 and later ( is last version for vanilla Vista SP2), and Chromium versions 53-73. Has anyone tested other Chromium forks, such as Opera? I presume those would work as well, as long as what they're based on falls within the Chromium versions outlined above.
  11. There is one little issue I'm running into with Firefox though. Vista's H.264/Windows Media Foundation codecs are not being fully utilized, and as such, videos on some sites like Twitter and Twitch do not work (although YouTube works fine): According to the Video Codec Test Page here, my system supports all formats except for H.264/AAC & MPEG4. FWIW, this was also an issue for me when using the (not officially supported) 64 bit build of Firefox 52 ESR x64 in Vista. I've tried every way I know how to get it to fully utilize Vista's system codecs, with no success. Perhaps som
  12. Finally got around to trying this today (Firefox Quantum), and I must say this is simply amazing. I'm still in awe that this project even exists, after wishing for it for years. Thank you @win32 for all the work you're putting in. I will definitely have to make a video on this project soon.
  13. Here, you will find a list of software compatible with Windows Vista, after installing the new extended kernel by Win32. As this project is very new, this list will remain quite short for the time being. List: BeamNG.Drive 0.16 and later Chromium versions 53-73 beta (later versions currently do not work) Firefox "classic" versions 53-56 Firefox Quantum version 57 and later GIMP 2.10.18 Google Earth 7.3.3 and later Interlink Mail client Logitech Gaming Software 9.02 Opera 44 (later versions currently do not work) Palemoon 28.x Rocket
  14. Phew... After over an hour, I have finally checked every single link on the list to make sure everything still worked, and fixed quite a few broken ones. I hadn't done this since around 2017, so hopefully all the links should be working now for a while
  15. Absolutely! And thank you for the kind words about my YouTube videos. Unfortunately I haven't made another one in a while due to being so busy IRL, but I'll try to make another one soon. I will certainly make one on your kernel extension project for Vista in the future, too. Speaking of getting programs working, I have one that you may be interested in trying: After growing up with the widely-beloved original console game from 2003, I decided to purchase the newly released SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated on Steam. To my dismay (but not to my surprise), it will
  16. Wow! Am I dreaming?! Vista Extended Kernel is a reality?! Thank you, @win32 for putting work into this project and bringing it to fruition, and creating this tutorial. This is something that has been discussed & yearned for among those of us "old-timers" in the Vista community as early back as 2013/2014, and the closest thing we ever got was @smeezekitty's proxy stub DLL wrappers for Adobe Reader DC & Catalyst Omega, but unfortunately he has been inactive since 2016 I never thought anyone would ever come forward with a full-blown extended kernel project. This is very exciti
  17. Yes, this has been known for quite some time, however the original posts on it were removed following the June 2018 server crash, so allow me to post here how to get it working, since it requires special steps: 1. Download the 52.9.1 64 bit installer, linked on the list. 2. Extract it using 7zip. In the extracted folder, open the "core" subdirectory: 3. Download @blackwingcat's "Pemaker" program here. After downloading, be sure to run it as administrator, otherwise the following will not work. 4. After opening Pemaker, click the "English" checkbox, and then click on t
  18. Hello everyone. Sorry it took me so long to get the list updated again, had a lot going on outside of MSFN lately. Anyway, thanks to everyone for the contributions and keeping the topic alive in my absence. March 1 marked 4 years since I originally posted this list back in 2016... I can't believe it has already been that long! Time flies... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR MARCH 15, 2020: Added updated links for Roytam Browser installer by i430VX, Vivaldi 1.1.443.3 Developer, and last version of Yandex for Windows XP/Vista. Updated Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0 ESR entry to
  19. I'm sorry to hear that. It does sound like most of what you do requires at least Windows 7. Could you specify what exactly is happening with Rocket League? It isn't officially supported on Vista so I'm not surprised to learn that it has stopped working. I'm not much of a gamer by any means, but what few games I do play all work fine on Vista. As for Skype and Teamspeak, I have never (nor will I ever) use them, so this is a non-issue for me, however, you can still use the web version of Skype and Discord. Discord Voice, Screenshare, and Webcam support can easily be achieved on V
  20. As Windows 8/8.1 never caught on in the corporate world, I expect history to repeat itself. Not only in the case of Chrome, but I'm sure several other applications will drop support for Windows 7 and 8.x simultaneously, as with what happened back in the early-to-mid 2010s with Windows XP and Vista. There may be an outlier or two that does officially support 8.x but not 7 (there were actually several, where applications supported Vista+ but not XP), or there may be some programs that, despite officially "requiring" Windows 10, may continue to run on Windows 8.x anyway, but I wouldn't count on i
  21. No longer happening for me as of this evening. Seems the issue has been fixed
  22. Like Ripcord, Telegram is also based on QT (except a slightly newer version, 5.12 vs Ripcord being based on 5.9). Unfortunately, the latest stable version of Telegram Desktop released just a couple of days ago does not work in Windows Vista I receive the following error when attempting to run it: For this reason, Telegram Desktop 1.8.15 will remain listed as the final version for Windows Vista (and XP, too).
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