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sdfox7

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  1. Interesting, the default download links that Adobe provides on their web page is still serving the .101 release: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html 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
  2. I may have made a mistake. Download the newer 11.0.10 installer, then update to 11.0.23. I wasn't aware there were installers available for the versions after the RTM 11.0 release. The 11.0.10 is the last installer made available, the remaining updates are cumulative and require a previous version of the product installed. I'm pretty sure you will be successful. Adobe Reader 11.0.10: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.10/en_US/AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe Adobe Reader 11.0.23 update: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.23/misc/AdbeRdrUpd11023.msp
  3. Adobe Reader 11.0 (Acrobat Reader XI) is the final supported version on Windows XP (requires SP3). However, a final update was released in 2017 which brings it up to 11.0.23. It's not widely publicized. EDITED: 11.0.23 is a CUMULATIVE update. This means updating to 11.0.23 requires having the 11.0.10 or higher version already installed. You can download the 11.0.10 installer from here (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.10/en_US/AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe) and then update to 11.0.23 here: (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.23/misc/AdbeRdrUpd11023.msp) (these are United States English, you can pick the proper link for your country in the root directory: (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.10) I've also archived them for the inevitable day Adobe deletes them from the server: Installer (http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe) and update (http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/AdbeRdrUpd11023.msp) If you have XP SP2 you'll have to take Adobe Reader 9.5 (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.5.0/en_US/AdbeRdr950_en_US.exe) and update to 9.5.5 (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.5.5/misc/AdbeRdrUpd955_all_incr.msp) EDIT (I added this to a later reply in this thread): I may have made a mistake. Download the newer 11.0.10 installer, then update to 11.0.23. I wasn't aware there were installers available for the versions after the RTM 11.0 release. The 11.0.10 is the last installer made available, the remaining updates are cumulative and require a previous version of the product installed. I'm pretty sure you will be successful. Adobe Reader 11.0.10: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.10/en_US/AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe Adobe Reader 11.0.23 update: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.23/misc/AdbeRdrUpd11023.msp
  4. In my opinion, Microsoft's decision to support Edge on Windows 7 is dubious, since they will just turn around a year from now and tell you Windows 7 is no longer supported.
  5. Windows XP had about 26% market share at the end of support in April 2014. (source https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-xp-market-share-2014-2 and https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/weeks-before-expiration-date-windows-xp-still-has-29-os-market-share/ and https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/os-2014-04-640x480.png) Other sources are available but I won't post them all here. Image below courtesy ArsTechnica With Windows 7 currently near 35% (http://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/windows/desktop/worldwide), this means it would have to lose 10% in the next year JUST TO REACH THAT SAME LOW POINT OF THE RANGE. While it's possible, I don't see such a dramatic drop, particularly when you consider macroeconomic factors. The global economy is slowing. It has been cited that the global financial crisis in 2008 contributed to keeping people and businesses on XP for so long. As of today, here in the United States we are dealing with a (currently) 15-day-old government shutdown with no end in sight; 800,000 federal workers aren't being paid and there is a highly polarized political climate. Wild swings in the stock market; with Windows 10 no longer being free, upgrading may be the last thing on people's minds right now. Finally, my opinion is that people who were going to upgrade to Windows 10 already have. Even XP's market share has remained stable since 2014, and has more market share than most versions of Mac OS X (source NetApplications Desktop OS share for December 2018: https://netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?options={"filter"%3A{"%24and"%3A[{"deviceType"%3A{"%24in"%3A["Desktop%2Flaptop"]}}]}%2C"dateLabel"%3A"Custom"%2C"attributes"%3A"share"%2C"group"%3A"platformVersion"%2C"sort"%3A{"share"%3A-1}%2C"id"%3A"platformsDesktopVersions"%2C"dateInterval"%3A"Monthly"%2C"dateStart"%3A"2018-12"%2C"dateEnd"%3A"2018-12"%2C"segments"%3A"-1000"}).
  6. Care to cite a specific website? Like a link? I haven't had any "gray background" issues accessing any sites. Even my financial sites like Citibank and Capital One load correctly. (I am not going to debate the security of Windows XP in this thread). Do you have Service Pack 3 installed?
  7. Correct. So we can reasonably expect that Windows 7 will probably continue receiving Chrome updates until at least January 2022 three years from now. This ComputerWorld article addresses just that in addition to other milestones during Windows 7 end of life (EOL): https://www.computerworld.com/article/3322618/microsoft-windows/the-definitive-windows-7-retirement-timeline-countdown.html However, I believe that Windows 7 will persist with high market share for years due to the fact that Windows 10 has much higher system requirements (XD or NX bit execute disable bit processor, etc). In contrast, it was relatively easy to install Windows 7 on a Windows XP computer dating back to the original Pentium 233. Windows 7's market share in January 2022 probably will strongly influence Google's decision either way on whether or not to continue or discontinue support. Infected machines could wreak havoc on the rest of the Internet. Also, don't forget that Chrome 49 (49.0.2623.112 m) is still highly serviceable on Windows XP. I'm still using it nearly three years later! Adobe Flash Player updates for Chrome (PepperFlash) still work if you follow my instructions here: http://sdfox7.com/chromexp3.htm
  8. Windows 7 will be the next Windows XP. Only a year of Windows 7 support left and it still has nearly 40% market share. The fact that Windows 7 turns 10 years old this year and still commands such high market share is a testament against the spyware and flawed updates that make up Windows 10. You'll never change my mind Even with Microsoft offering Windows 10 for free and using "unethical" methods to get people to unwittingly install, it couldn't kill Windows 7 quickly enough.
  9. The updates I usually install are SP4, Security Rollup Package, UURollup (and Internet Explorer 6 SP1 depending on machine). I try to keep 2000 as lean and mean as possible. With all of the other updates, and might as well install XP in my opinion.
  10. Windows 2000 will be 19 years old this year on February 17. Regardless, many recent software that I've been testing still works well provided you have UURollup, KernelEx or some other platform update installed. Some software from 2018 that I have confirmed is working: Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.101 (current version): Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon and other NPAPI based browsers: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe Audacity 2.2.2 (I have not yet gotten 2.3.x working): https://web.archive.org/web/20180223164924/https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html/audacity-win-2.2.2.zip CoreTemp32 1.12.1 (current version): https://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp CPU Z 1.87 (current version): https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html Pale Moon ("New Moon") 27.9.1 branch (thanks to @roytam1) (current version): https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20181215-c581f09b3-xpmod.7z WinRAR 5.61 (current version): https://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar561.exe Some screenshots: http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/aud2xw2k.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/coretemp.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/cpuz187.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/fpie32x101.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/fppm32x101.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/pm279w2k.jpg http://sdfox7.com/2000/files/wrar561.jpg LONG LIVE WINDOWS 2000!
  11. Are you all aware that Java 8 Update 192 superseded 191 on the same day? It's not clear to me why the older 191 is the one being served on the Java download page. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u191-relnotes-5032181.html https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u192-relnotes-4479409.html
  12. Might be related to NET Framework. Some installation programs install NET Framework. If you search Google you'll find NET Framework 4 is known to cause "hanging" issues in Windows XP, at least for the first several minutes.
  13. Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player updated to 32.0.0.105 on December 10 and confirmed working on Windows XP SP3. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Chrome 45 and newer PPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Chrome 44 and older, and Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  14. I use my phone whenever I have to call someone, too! I've only used Skype to instant message, especially now that AOL Instant Messenger is gone. But I don't use Skype that much at all.
  15. You can use http://web.skype.com with Firefox or Chrome on Windows XP. It might not be the answer you wanted, but it works.
  16. I was referring to MP version 11, as is indicated in the title of this thread.
  17. I guess my answer was geared more towards people who aren't tech savvy and just want something that works.
  18. Windows Media Player was released 12 years ago in 2006, and will not be able to play many files available today. For years I have highly recommended VLC Media Player. It still supports Windows XP and will play many files, even one you may never have heard of such as mkv, flv, etc. The current version is 3.0.4 and their webpage is here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
  19. I am pleased to announce that I have tested the first beta for the next major release of Adobe Flash Player 32. Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player was updated to 32.0.0.93 on November 21, and is confirmed working on Windows XP. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI) and Google Chrome 44 and older: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Google Chrome 45 and newer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  20. I am pleased to announce that I have tested the first beta for the next major release of Adobe Flash Player 32. Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player was updated to 32.0.0.93 on November 21, and is confirmed working on Windows 2000. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe For best results, I recommend Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Security Rollup Package (SRP), the Windows 2000 UURollup, and Internet Explorer 5.0 (included with Windows 2000) or Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2. Many sites no longer work or are broken after upgrading to Internet Explorer 6 so I do not recommend it!
  21. Does Microsoft Office work on 64 bit XP? I think I recall the failure of Office to work on XP being a major turnoff.
  22. An out-of-cycle update was released to the stable release channel on November 20. The updated version is 31.0.0.153 and is confirmed working on Windows 2000. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ 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 For best results, I recommend Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Security Rollup Package (SRP), the Windows 2000 UURollup, and Internet Explorer 5.0 (included with Windows 2000) or Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2. Many sites (like Google) don't work or are broken after upgrading to Internet Explorer 6 so I do not recommend it!
  23. Yes. I have used that file for years. I have the Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 version and the Windows 95/98/ME version in my FTP. Windows NT/2000/XP/2003: http://sdfox7.com/2000/Important_EOL_Updates/daylightsavingfix.exe Windows 95/98/ME: http://sdfox7.com/win98/daylightsavingfix98.exe
  24. Release channel for Adobe Flash Player was updated to 31.0.0.148 on November 13, and is confirmed working on Windows 2000. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ 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 For best results, I recommend Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Security Rollup Package (SRP), the Windows 2000 UURollup, and Internet Explorer 5.0 (included with Windows 2000) or Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2. Many sites (like Google) don't work or are broken after upgrading to Internet Explorer 6 so I do not recommend it!
  25. To my knowledge there is no difference between the files. I have successfully used that file on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0. 

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