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  1. I have already tested it on Windows XP x64, however I received the following error: I then tried copying dwmapi.dll from Vista to XP, but then received this error: It seems Ripcord heavily relies on APIs and DLLs only available in Windows Vista+. I'm just thankful that Vista works with it, albeit excluding the x86 version like @VistaLover pointed out. Since Vista is so similar to Windows 7 API wise, it doesn't surprise me that QT 5.9 (and newer) applications can work on it. As long as the applications don't call for Windows 7+ functions, they will work in Vista just fine it seems.
  2. @Werewolf Thank you so much for the HUGE list of additions! Finally got around to adding them all. Glad to see you around again. I have you to thank for my list gaining popularity in early/mid 2017 thanks to the plethora of additions you provided then. Thanks again! In addition to what Werewolf posted, I have added another piece of software called Ripcord to "Instant Messaging" section, after discovering it in a thread over at the XP forum here. What makes this software unique is that it provides a fully functional Discord client for Windows Vista users, which I much prefer to using the Web version: As you can see, this is based on QT, rather than the infamous Electron (which is like a cancer contributing to the sharp decline in software support for Windows XP/Vista since 2015 ) which allows it to work flawlessly on Windows Vista. Voice Chatting also works great, for those wondering. I can't seem to find any system requirements listed anywhere, but since it does not work on Windows XP (giving a "not a valid win32 application" error message, indicating the software was built targeting Windows NT 6.0 as the minimum) I will assume that it officially supports Windows Vista or later. Also, Telegram Desktop 1.8.15 has been listed as the last version for Windows XP and Vista (1.9.0/1.9.1, both pre-releases, do not work due to missing DLL functions; the developer has stated here that it will not be fixed).
  3. I have used Windows Vista on a Samsung 840 EVO for nearly 6 years now, and it still works great. Unlike your SSD, mine does support & require TRIM, but this is performed by the Samsung Magician software. Your SSD should be just fine with Windows Vista. If the SSD doesn't support TRIM in the first place, then it wouldn't make any difference if you used Windows Vista or 7/8/10, as Windows Vista supports proper partition alignment for SSDs and will do this for you automatically upon formatting the hard drive during installation. The only steps you'll need to take for the most optimal experience, and to get the most life out of your SSD would be: Disable Superfetch via services.msc. Disable Automatic Disk Defragging, by opening Disk Defragmenter and making sure the "Run on a schedule" option is unchecked. To save disk space, decrease the footprint of System Restore by following this guide here. Disable Search Indexer on the SSD by opening Computer, right click on the SSD, click Properties, and uncheck "Index this drive for faster searching" under the General tab. As long as you do these things, Windows Vista will be just fine on your SSD and the overall lifespan will be the same as it would be with Windows 7.
  4. Unfortunately, the switch drivers do not work for me. After installing it, my USB 3.0 ports simply don't work, and attempting to install the AMDXHC driver gives me an error: "Code 10: the device cannot start." I'm using an ASUS P8B75-M motherboard.
  5. I can confirm the issues with iTunes Store when attempting to sign in; I get the same errors described in this post. However I can still view the contents of the Store, but that's pretty much useless since I can't purchase/download anything. I have updated the list to reflect this new information: As always, thanks so much to everyone for the additions to the list while I've been away, and sorry for taking so long to finally get around to updating it. With that said, here's the Summary of Changes this time: SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR OCTOBER 24, 2019: Added Viber as last version for Vista to "Instant Messaging" section. Updated Autodesk 3dsmax 2012, Autodesk Maya 2012, & Autodesk Mudbox 2012 to their 2016 versions as last unofficially supported versions for Vista in "2D/3D Modeling software" section. Updated Blender to UNS status. Added VMware Tools 10.3.10 as last version for Vista to "Virtualization software" section. Added calibre 3.48 as last version for Vista to "File Management" section. Updated information about iTunes Store: While you still may access the store, signing in no longer works. Added OpenGL Extensions Viewer to "Hardware Identification & Temperature Management" section. Updated information about GTA V in "Games" -> "Active Development" section: Now requires a workaround for new versions as of Sept. 2019.
  6. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR SEPT 13, 2019: Added SeaMonkey 2.49.5 as last version for Vista in "Web browsers" -> "Firefox-based" section. Added Mumble (x86 only) to "Instant Messaging software" section. Updated status of Telegram Desktop on Windows XP/Vista: the software continues to be updated on XP/Vista despite the supposed-end of support on Sept 1. Added VMware Workstation 11.1.2 and VMware Workstation 12.0.0 as last UNS versions for Vista to "Virtualization software" section.
  7. I can confirm, 12.0.0 works great in Windows Vista! Huge thanks to @WinFX for figuring this out. I will have to add these programs to my list sometime this week.
  8. Well after changing the launch condition of each .exe file in the VMware Program Files directory with Application Verifier (x64) using its "HighVersionLie" feature, I have successfully managed to remove the artificial OS block. However, all that did was create a different error... The VM at least tries to start now, but after a few seconds the VM shuts down and this error appears... I'm pretty stumped at this point. Link to Application Verifier is here if anyone wants to try it out.
  9. I already discovered this was possible back in 2015/2016, however I never posted about it because this absolutely infuriating little error prevents any VM from starting with no way around it: Unless someone knows a workaround... I have tried using Application Verifier and FCWin2k to no avail.
  10. Thank you @Ruan for all the additions! Added them to the list. Also, Telegram Desktop now no longer supports Windows XP and Vista as of yesterday. A message that once said "Update your OS, Telegram is ending support for it on Sept 1." or something along those lines, now says this upon launching the application: I have archived the software installer along with its portable version here for those interested, and the link is also provided on the first post. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2019: Added PriviZer & Simple Software Restriction Policy to "Antivirus & Security software" section. Updated information on Telegram Desktop: version 1.8.2 is the last for Windows XP and Windows Vista; the software no longer supports these operating systems as of September 1, 2019. Added Hard Configurator, Revo Uninstaller Free, and SUMo Software Update monitor to "System Management, Cleanup, & Analysis" section.
  11. Thank you for letting me know. Updated the list to reflect this information; will list the last specific version once this branch stops being updated:
  12. What sound card/chip are you using? Are you certain that no drivers exist for Windows Vista? If you're trying to get the drivers from your OEM (HP, Dell, etc) instead of the actual chipset manufacturer (Realtek, VIA, etc) then try getting them directly from the chipset manufacturer instead. You can also try using Snappy Driver installer to download and install the drivers automatically; although the name may sound fishy, this is a legitimate piece of software that makes installing the drivers much easier and I've used it myself on many occasions; it continues to support Windows XP and Vista. Download here.
  13. And.. it appears they're gone again
  14. Also a reminder for users of Telegram desktop on Windows Vista (I use this software myself): in less than a month, the software will no longer support Windows Vista, however it should continue to connect to the Telegram service, as older versions dating as far back as 2014 continue to do so. https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/releases/tag/v1.7.4
  15. Thanks for letting me know. NVIDIA drivers (as well as AMD GPU drivers) used to be covered in LVSFWV/2008, but I decided to move them here since I felt they would be more appropriate here since, although they are software (obviously), they are drivers pertaining to hardware listed here. I have added them back to the software list since I see no harm in doing so: I must admit that my knowledge of hardware/driver compatibility is pretty shaky compared to my knowledge of program support for Windows Vista, so suggestions to improve this list are welcome.
  16. Hey all, sorry for the delay. Thanks to everyone for all the contributions and keeping the topic active while I've been away! Now for the summary of changes since the last time I posted one of these... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JUNE 13, JULY 22, & AUGUST 19, 2019: Added Yandex Browser Portable to "Web Browsers" section. Added CryptoPrevent Antimalware, Cybergenic Shade Sandbox,Dr. Web Antivirus, Dr. Web KATANA, Hitman Pro, Jetico Personal Firewall, KeyScrambler, NoVirus Thanks Programs: Anti-Auto-Exec, SysHardener, & Registry Guard/guard service, RogueKiller Antimalware, SecureAPlus, Simplewall, SpyShelter AntiKeylogger, TinyWall, TrustPort, Unchecky, Xvirus, & Zemana to "Antivirus & Security software" section. Added TeamSpeak 3.2.5 to "Instant Messaging software" section. Updated Audacity to UNS status, as the software no longer officially supports Vista, but continues to work fine as of August, 2019. Added Daz Studio to "2D/3D Modeling software" section. Added TeamViewer 14.2.8352 as last version for Vista to "Remote Access" section. Re-added NVIDIA GPU & AMD GPU driver sections.
  17. I'm glad you're enjoying my transformation pack! I found it to be a practical solution for those that are using newer hardware incompatible with Windows Vista (such as Intel Haswell), or those that require newer software that don't work with Vista. The Windows 8.1 one isn't as accurate to the real Windows Vista due to changes in the shell/DWM compared to Windows 7 but it's still far better than anything achievable on Windows 10, where everything is such a broken mess and Microsoft insists on keeping any sort of customization impossible through forced updates that break your changes. As for me, personally though, I choose to stick with the original Windows Vista as I use Ivy Bridge hardware which works with Vista fine, and don't require anything that only runs on Windows 7 or later. I also find Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 to be faster and more stable than Windows 7 on the same hardware in most cases. Thank you for the kind words
  18. Sorry for the inactivity all- finally got around to updating the topic! Now to post the latest Summary of Changes... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JUNE 11, 2019: Updated Vivaldi 1.0 entry to 1.0.435.46. Added Vivaldi 1.1.443.3 Developer to "Web Browsers" -> "Chromium-based" section. Added Adguard to "AntiVirus/Security software" section. Updated information about Telegram Desktop: the software will stop supporting Windows XP/Vista on Sept. 1, 2019. Fixed broken download link for Adobe Reader X v10.1.16. Added FineReader 14 to "PDF Viewers/editors" section. Updated WPS Office 2016 entry to WPS Office 2019. Updated link for VLC Media Player 3.0.7 to point to the final version instead of the beta version. Added ArtWeaver Free and Pro 6.x to "Video/Photo Editing software" section. Updated information about Krita - no longer ONG; added 4.1.7 as the last version to work with Windows Vista (newer versions do not work due to missing Win7+ DLL functions). Updated information about Sony Sound Forge - later versions up to 13.x can be ran on Vista by using the Portable version of the software (thanks to @artomberus for finding this). Fixed broken download link for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Added new section - "Language Translation software" Added Promt 18 to "Language Translation software" section. Added Nero 2019 Platinum (unofficial repacked version) to "Optical Disc Media Management software" Added SuperTuxKart to "Games" -> "Active Development" section. Added Adobe AIR to "Software/game development" section. Fixed broken download links for Java 9.x. Fixed broken download link for Notepad3 4.18.512.992. Added OpenVPN 2.4.6-I602 to "VPN Clients" section.
  19. Thank you both for the information about FileZilla in Windows Vista, hate to hear it no longer works Updated the list to reflect this: Thank you for the information! TeamViewer shall remain on the list as ONG, and f.lux and Geekbench have been added also:
  20. Thank you for the information about MSVC VistaLover After installing it, the error disappeared, however, the program still does not work : As you can see, yet another artificial block implemented to keep the software from potentially working perfectly fine in Windows Vista Programs like this aren't worth the time of day, in my opinion. I recommend GIMP 2.8.22 instead of this garbage. Although GIMP no longer supports Windows Vista, it at least somewhat had merit, as it does not work in Vista due to missing Win7+ functions instead of being artificially blocked:
  21. Yes, I tried the final version of .NET 4.8 on Vista just now, and while it could be installed, it unfortunately displays the same behavior as 4.8 Preview: This means that .NET 4.7.2 is the final version that can be used on Windows Vista without these issues, seemingly I did just that, and here are some of the files I got: I then modified the .MSI file with Orca like @artomberus did, and received the same error message when attempting to run the program after installing it... However, this limitation is pretty easy to circumvent using @blackwingcat's PEMaker tool: After modifying and recompiling the .exe file using this tool, that eliminated the "not a valid win32 application" error but sadly, my success was short-lived: So it looks like Paint .NET is a no-go on Vista As far as SP1 goes, .NET Framework 4.7.2 does "require" this, but there is no mention of the Platform Update "requirement" on Microsoft's .NET OS compatibility chart here. Bearing this in mind, the software likely calls for functions introduced in Windows 7's Platform Update, which would explain why it doesn't work in Vista even with .NET Framework 4.7.2 installed... Sadly, no. Downloading the installer and attempting to run it does not work, and extracting it provides no .MSI installer to use/modify, nor are there any available elsewhere on the web, from what I've found:
  22. Well it turns out that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 can also be installed on Windows Vista using the same installation method for 4.6.2 Final, and it can also be patched using the .NET 4.6 security updates for Server 2008! In addition, ShareX still works with this version installed, and no dependency errors are present: Now, I could not find an application that specifically required this version of .NET Framework, but it appears that ShareX is able to use it without any issues, in contrast to .NET Framework 4.8 Preview... As such, I have also added this version of .NET Framework to the list Also, this is irrelevant to .NET Framework, but Twitch Desktop App recently dropped support for Windows XP and Vista, so it has been removed from the list
  23. GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Thanks to @Osman Kovan for figuring out how to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows Vista, I was able to use that same method to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Windows Vista. I just extracted the setup .exe file with 7zip and ran the .MSI installation file contained within it, netfx_Full_x64.msi: After installing, I then tested ShareX Portable to see if it gave the same missing dependency errors that it does when running it with .NET Framework 4.8 Preview installed, and to my delight, it works just fine in Vista with 4.6.2 Final! Remembering what @VistaLover asked me to try with 4.6.2 Preview installed, I then decided to try the latest .NET Framework 4.6.x security rollup for Windows Server 2008 to see if it would patch .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Vista, and, lo and behold: It works! This means that .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final CAN be installed and patched on Windows Vista using @Osman Kovan's installation method, and then by downloading the .NET 4.6 patches for Server 2008 manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. As such, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview has been replaced with the final version on the list: Special thanks to @VistaLover, @Osman Kovan, and @artomberus for helping make this possible!
  24. Oh I'm sorry, I understand now. I didn't know that the updates for .NET 4.6.0 applied to 4.6.1 as well, that's good to know. Thanks for clarifying that for me, VistaLover. However, those updates will not apply to 4.6.2, as the same "do not apply" error appears above when trying to apply them when 4.6.2 is installed. However, this is not the case with 4.6.1 installed, which confirms your hypothesis:

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