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  1. If you want links to the (English only) 2000 and XP service packs, and Internet Explorer, you can use the page I created a few years ago. It automatically downloads the SP's from the Internet Archive. http://sdfox7.com/dl2kxpie.htm The SPs are also in the http://sdfox7.com/2000/ and http://sdfox7.com/xp/ directories. IE 6 for Windows 2000 isn't on that page, but all the versions are in the FTP here: http://sdfox7.com/ie/win32/ (older 16 bit versions for Windows 3.x are here: http://sdfox7.com/ie/win16/)
  2. @submix8c yes indeed it does. I've not been on the forums much over the past two months as I just took on another business in addition to my night job, so I've been extremely busy working out of the house. If anything urgent comes up you can message me and I should receive an e-mail notification.
  3. @someguy25 @Dave-H @VistaLover @Mathwiz I'm sure if you're patient for a few days Duke University will upload the current version to their FTP. I'm sure they wait a little while to bug test, but this has always been a reliable source for Java: http://faucet.aas.duke.edu/pub/pc/bigfix/patches/java/
  4. Microsoft ruined Skype the day they bought it. They pretty much ruin everything they touch. Just look at Windows Phone. Windows and Office are the only Microsoft products I use. Everything else is third party/open source.
  5. BIOSTAR Adds Windows 7 Support To Some Intel and AMD Motherboards
  6. Well..it's actually been 5 years since XP's end of life. However, I'll continue to use it for my old programs and hardware. It continues to do the job it was designed to do, so in my eyes it's not any more obsolete than it was 5 years ago. I just bought a brand new all in one HP printer back in August that is compatible with Windows XP, as are many printers and hardware devices being sold on the market. It's like my checkbook...there are still useful situations I use that for too!
  7. I think Microsoft's new policy is "supported until we break it!" Forget about counting on quality assurance. Look at Windows 10. Microsoft Bug Testers Unionized. Then They Were Dismissed
  8. I don't think I've ever had success using the built in auto update functionality. (At least, not recently). To ensure I have the latest version I always use the "current" links. While you could argue the SHA2 won't run on SP1 or SP2, I have no reason to run anything older than SP3. For example, my HP all-in-one printer that I bought a few months ago requires a minimum of SP3 along with Internet Explorer 8. https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe Windows XP will be supported straight through the end of Flash Player support next year, so there's no risk of downloading a new version that incompatible with Windows XP. Adobe itself said as much in its July 25, 2017 press release Flash & The Future of Interactive Content. "Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL. This will include issuing regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities as needed. We remain fully committed to working with partners, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to maintain the security and compatibility of Flash content." I never recommend the SHA1 links with the embedded version numbers because they go dead as soon as a new version is released. Such as http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/, http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/, and http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
  9. I'd like to point out that today officially marks 5 years since Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP SP3. It still runs like a champ on my T41 with the 7K60 7200RPM drive!! I'm also using Office 2003 with the 2007 Office System File Format Compatibility Pack (FileFormatConverters.exe).
  10. @UCyborg If you have a modified installer or ZIP package for Windows XP, please let me know. I'd love to upload to my FTP.
  11. It's hilarious that they support Windows Vista -- the laughingstock of Microsoft -- but not the legendary XP. I tried the beta installer, which failed, but there is probably a way to make it work by using Dependency Walker. https://www.videohelp.com/download/PotPlayerSetup-1.7.18193.exe
  12. @someguy25 @Mathwiz And that's the crux of it. I expected that the page was generated from a chrome://help page within C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\49.0.2623.112. Which should have a 2016 date.
  13. If Chrome 49 was released in 2016, how is the copyright date 2019? http://sdfox7.com/xp/files/gc49copy.jpg (by the way, there is a glitch in this form where the image links don't always convert to images)
  14. So I tried spoofing Firefox on Windows XP as Firefox 66 on Windows 7. The fact that Google Earth refuses to run (anyway) proves that Google is doing other sniffing below the surface of just the browser. Browser agent spoofing should be enough to make the page work, just as it works in http://whatismybrowser.com The fact that the page knows I'm not actually running Windows 7/Firefox 66 proves that Google has deeper access to the fundamental internal characteristics of my system than my user agent is letting on. In terms of privacy and "Big Brother" that's NOT a good thing, and should concern anyone.
  15. Google Earth Web not working in Chrome 49, but the Google Earth 7 software still works fine and is satisfactory enough for me:
  16. @dencorso Yes, unfortunately, version 5 and 6 no longer seem to connect to servers on Windows 2000 and XP. But you can always use https://earth.google.com/web/ if the browser you are using supports it.
  17. Have you tried installing Microsoft Update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3509
  18. I can confirm the videos also load for me on Chrome 49 and Windows XP. For what it's worth, I can't think of a single website I use (banking, etc) that has blocked me in Chrome 49, even though it's three years old at this point.
  19. It looks like the auto update functionality is working again on Windows XP and Chrome again. My Flash Player beta was automatically updated from to overnight:
  20. Standard release channel for Adobe Flash Player has been updated today to The standard SHA 256 installers are confirmed working on Windows XP SP3. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Chrome 45 and newer, and Opera (Chromium) (PPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Chrome 44 and older, Opera (Presto) and Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  21. All initial software products have bugs. However, I enjoy Windows XP and Windows 7 more than Windows 10. I've tried Windows 10 just to see what all the "excitement" is about. It still feels rudimentary and unfinished nearly four years later. I also have concerns about the quality control being employed, since there have been numerous buggy updates to Win10 and Microsoft recently laid off thousands of QA personnel. For me, the difference with Windows 10 vs XP and 7 is that 10 has a lot more "phoning home" telemetry parts to it, and you have to jump through a few hoops to disable it all. Also, it's more work to disable automatic updates; with Windows XP and 7 you simply went into the Control Panel ==> Automatic Updates ==> Turn off Automatic Updates. Finally, Classic Shell is a must since I don't care for the Windows 10 interface at all! Your average home user is not likely to know how and/or jump through the hoops, which is why they stay with Windows XP and 7.
  22. I am reading this on my phone. Chrome on my iPhone 6 does not support service workers. Safari, however, does.
  23. @Win2000Fan If you're interested you can also try Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP: https://web.archive.org/web/20120428070151/https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23 Direct Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20120428065918/http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/5/6/a56b2342-8ebe-46ff-85f7-d9a9ca887bfa/WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-enu.exe
  24. If you are interested in the original RRAS 3.0 fix that was released post- SP3, it's here: ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pc/security/ms-patches/winnt/usa/nt40/hotfixes-postSP3/rras30-fix/rrasfixi.exe The full description is available here: ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pc/security/ms-patches/winnt/usa/nt40/hotfixes-postSP3/rras30-fix/Q189594.TXT and https://jeffpar.github.io/kbarchive/kb/189/Q189594/. FYI, even though Microsoft's FTP no longer works, there are tons of goodies including service packs here: ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pc/security/ms-patches/winnt/usa/nt40/

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