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  1. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    so i added the hardware id of ac55 to the ac50 driver inf and it the cardbus works! i was not able to find any package officially that had ac55 in it with the vxd files so now i made my own. it shows as texas instruments pci-1420 cardbus controller in device manager. although the code 29 is in the toshiba wireless mini pci card extension, at least the laptop's internal cardbus controller works, you can just use a cardbus alternative for wifi, several are supported in the same driver that is used for the toshiba mini pci card.
  2. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    the hardware id of the gpu is actually "PCI/VEN_1002&DEV_4C66" when i checked regedit, the other one was put down because i read from one site mentioning it uses the mobility radeon 9500 that happens to use a different hardware id. so now i know for sure there is working driver for the new hardware id which i would have to use driver version "", however, other laptops may use "TO BE DISCONTINUED" = M10_ENU, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E52 so it leaves this part still not fully tested to confirm more practical usability for windows 95. one of the cardbus bridges have the code 29 issue which for me is a dead end for the cardbus portion unless someone can give me a practical easy fix or solution. the laptop uses the 1510 cardbus controller which is "PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_AC55", i don't think the package i downloaded will work, it's version "", with a date of 12-27-00, however, it doesn't have any vxd files or the typical files you would see such as pccard, etc. although some vxd files are mentioned in copying section of the inf file, that could just be for w98 first edition, even then it wouldn't work with the code 29. interestingly, the toshiba mini pci wireless card i have installed that calls for the ac50 cardbus driver, it is listed in that other dev ac55 driver. the rest of the drivers should work, ess1988 sound, 100 ve network, ich3 modem, etc.
  3. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    thanks for the info, the touchpad has been working so far within windows, i haven't updated the system much, just applied some setting changes in system.ini, etc, but it seems that i may be impacted with some unfavorable results later on if i choose to install xusbsupp, but i'll see how much i want to experiment with the system. what may be nice to find out is if there is a working driver for the mobility radeon 9500 that the laptop uses, the package has some vxd files in it so i am hoping it will work, though they may be for w98 first edition, gpu driver version is to be installed for the following below: "TO BE DISCONTINUED" = M10_ENU, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E52 also some other random questions and info, probably not the best place to put it but i was wondering if you know a good lightweight system information tool for windows 95 and 98SE, i tried to download "ReSysInfo System Information Viewer v2.1.0 32-bit" from mdgx but couldn't find any trace, even with wayback machine or manually searching google for file contents / etc. i won't be using aida or everest as my goal specifically is to find something a lot lighter than those that is either around the same date or newer supported chipsets. i found benchmarkx 4.1 for w95 but it's only good till like 9-2-2002. there are some other ones but i can mention those later if necessary. i already updated some other components, dtemp was very nice and worked right away on w95, Roadkil's Disk Speed 2.0 for 9x was also nice and worked right away, i think it measures 4K random read with a queue depth of 1 ( which is a main reason why i wanted it ) as the speed almost identically matched AS SSD benchmark on a windows 7 system where i tested both programs, AS SSD not supported on windows 95, very early versions of AS SSD work on 98SE but are sort of buggy / slow.
  4. windows 95 on gateway 600yg2

    yeh, my last option was to just get a cheap used or new ps/2 mouse from somewhere, although i would like to at least know why the touchpad wouldn't work at all or properly or potentially what the culprit is before doing so. i can try doing setup again with the things you mentioned on the keyboard route, i didn't install windows 7, i only loaded the setup disk and i was able to see a cursor and move it around using the touchpad while in the partition window so i know for sure it isn't a hardware issue. it don't think it's a usb device because if that was the case, it wouldn't even have loaded that one time and allow me to move around with it during the w95 setup wizard, though please correct me if i am wrong on this. EDIT - it seems the usb legacy support option was the culprit, i enabled it instead of having the setting at disabled and i am now able to proceed into the setup right now. i will provide more info if i run into any other issues.
  5. hi, i am trying to install windows 95 osr 2.5 on a gateway 600yg2 laptop but i can't seem to get even past the first setup portion. the specific issue i'm having is that the touchpad does not want to load upon setup phase. i have ruled out hardware problems as the touchpad worked fine when testing it out through the windows 7 setup wizard. for some very weird reason, it worked one time when i ran with the "setup /l" command, the l being an L. i was able to move around and see the touchpad cursor. i did not go any further into the setup as i wanted to retest it again to confirm that it had to do with using that different setup switch, however, it wouldn't work again after trying many times with the same setup switch as well as different ways such as "setup /p i", running the regular setup, setup /il" and "setup /n", i think the "n" is for mouses that are plugged into the ps/2 port, unless im wrong, someone can correct me here, i did not have any ps/2 mouses connected to the laptop at any time btw. the laptop is currently configured and was tested using 512 MB of ram. i ran setup from the c: drive as i copied the cd contents to the main storage device. the bios has several settings that could affect installation / functionality. this includes a plug and play o/s setting, usb legacy setting, etc.
  6. Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    i use vlc 0.8.6f on my windows 95 osr 2.5 builds, i am not sure on it's reliability as i've only used it for minor testing of sample mp4 videos and it seemed to play them ok, the volume on the side seems to be a bit loud for default settings, sometimes i need to put the slider as low as i can to get a better sound adjustment in general as the sensitivity is pretty high on the vlc player's volume.
  7. windows 7 tweaks ( mostly for ssd )

    thanks, this answered part of my question in that i should not set the view to classic theme as it would cause all ui to be rendered via cpu, however, what about the themes service, does disabling that also disable aero? also you mentioned a tweak tool, i wouldn't want third party tool if it is one or a similar approach such as ram disks.
  8. i was gonna make a thread mostly for windows 7 tweaks with the assumption that the system uses a solid state drive, however before giving all the detailed info and tweaks i found so far, i wanted to first ask individually on specific tweaks and how they work as i am unsure on them and what can really help with performance. one thing in particular i am not sure of is the windows 7 aero function. i have searched up on it and at fist, there were sources saying that disabling aero entirely will improve performance, but then other sources and forum users saying it actually reduces performance because it disable hardware acceleration on the gpu and / or so the cpu / gpu have to work harder and so overall, this would reduce performance? the problem is i havent found a step by step instruction on what the best settings would be and what you need to do. for example, a user on one of the forums posted this "You get the highest performance from using Aero with Shadows, Transparancy and Animations disabled. Known this for a few years now, it's pretty obvious too." with that being said, and if that's true too, can i also set the windows view to classic or does that disable windows aero or does that not have anything to do with aero? i guess what im asking is what the highest performance settings would be for aero, i understand there may not be a huge difference in performance if any with tweaks in general, though some may be noticeable, however this is something i would like to have in customization. not all tweaks would be for a faster system but more for reliability such as disabling caching of thumbnails but making it so it actually shows the thumbnails. on my w7 systems, i always disabled themes in services.msc, as well as set windows to classic theme and adjust for best performance option with smooth edges of screen fonts checked for one. i also wanted to talk about bios tweaks.
  9. Windows NT 4.0 api wrapper

    i had made my own personal update checklist for nt 4.0 a while back, i've collected most updates, were there any in specific you wanted information on or just wanted like a list in general? since my checklist was made in a specific order to work ( mostly from earliest to latest dates ), you might have to follow it exactly the way i do, meaning, you might have to install windows 2.0 restributable before "q314147i".
  10. Windows NT 4.0 api wrapper

    this is very interesting, i thought 98SE was nice with kernelex, but after seeing this api wrapper project, it makes it seem like nt 4.0 is even "better". i wish there was a similar project in windows 95 and i've tried voicing this out before, since there is so much that can be improved in windows 95 such as newer web browsers with better compatibility, wpa2 support, etc, i mean, imagine a wpa2 client that worked on windows 95 and custom network drivers for certain wifi cards that allowed connecting them to wpa2 networks. sorry if i went a little off the topic but i thought it may have been nice to mention and somewhat relevant.
  11. Windows 95C on a Dell Latitude D510

    as far as i have experienced, there is no usb 2.0 in windows 95 osr 2.5, meaning, the speeds will be limited to usb 1.1, that being said, you should still get the controller and hub to work, just that it will be limited to usb 1.1 speeds, getting usb to work on 95 osr 2.5 can be tricky sometimes, the bios settings like you mentioned can change the way devices show up or work, interestingly for me, i actually had to do the opposite, set usb emulation to disabled for some usb devices to work on certain laptops, though i don't really remember to be honest how i got them to work on 95 osr 2.5. as far as the other things go, i did want to mention that i wasn't gonna necessarily point out which installation order to do things but for the other stuff, can you list the hardware id of the ethernet and firewire, i have gotten firework drivers to install on 95 but i never tested them. i may or may not have had to manually add the hardware id to the inf. also, i was wondering where you got the scitech display doctor 7 beta, i have been using more recently the univbe driver but for some reason on some systems i tested, it gives a windows protection error / fault / divide in zero related error, i am not sure if the scitech did this but i feel like the scitech would be better overall and not have the issues i have experienced.
  12. hi, i was just wondering if there is anyone out there who might want to install windows 7 on a cannonlake system or 10nm architecture ( ice lake for example ) on either a laptop or desktop based system and whether or not it's possible, being that it's a little early to say, i still wanted to talk about it generally, i already researched what ssd i would want to use and how you would have to install it on windows 7, apparently the intel optane ssd 900p which is one of the fastest ssd's in the world with very fast random read 4k qd1 speeds is supported on windows 7 and intel has step by steps on how to install it on windows 7, though im not sure if this will be affected by newer hardware, i dont see why it would. i suppose it might be easier on a desktop, so far its a hypothetical thing for me and i dont know if il do so for either or no, but im still interesting in knowing what obstacles there would be in doing so, apparently there is some unofficial update that bypasses the blocked microsoft thing so that you can still receive updates till 2020 or whenever they stop updating windows 7. there is also the usb 3.0 / 3.1 drivers you have to get and nvme support, one program i downloaded does this but it doesn't mention the optane 900p ssd, i suppose you can just add the hardware id in the inf file? also the program was designed for a certain brand / models i think, though i think it might be universal?
  13. Planning to get this PC for a particular build

    i agree generally on what is being said here, my main reason for opting for pentium 4's in w95 osr 2.5 - 98SE builds instead of pentium iii is many reasons, but mostly it's because i have the intention or at least wan't others to have the ability to browse the web better and have websites load properly from the added instructions (SSE2 VS SSE), the difference doesn't seem to be much but i do remember some sites not loading properly with SSE only capable processors where as SSE2 processors had more compatibility, also hardware for SSE2 compatible is more readily available / cheaper and CAN offer just as much, if not more support than pentium iii or older hardware in terms of combining legacy and modern functioning in one computer / operating system. sure, SSE2 still might limit web browsing, but some boards can accept also SSE3 processors which i think most websites or sites work properly with, i think it is SSE2 and lower that may not load every site out there properly, but don't quote me on this, im just guessing this based off some random experimenting with some SSE2 based systems in the past, however SSE only is limited to very basic sites and web browsing such as wikipedia. btw lonecrusader, thanks for the info on the motherboard version and bios stuff, it's nice to know this when assembling or picking out a pc build, especially if you want to maximize legacy and modern in one package.
  14. Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    sorry if im just skimping here but why not just use vlc player? i guess i was wondering what the biggest differences would be from running for example an mp4 file on vlc player vs media player 6.4 on windows 95C. part of the reason i use vlc player now for the default of watching video ( mp4 ) mostly that is on 95C is that mp 6.4 wouldn't load mp4 and i use winamp 2.95 for mp3. there are a lot of different build options / software mentioned here so i was wondering if someone can sort of give me a conclusive answer to me. i basically want to know what would be the best software or softwares ( if more than one is needed ) to play mp4 and mp3 in highest quality possible. i noticed vlc player isn't bad for mp4, however the picture / video quality is limited a little and so i was wondering if anyone knows why, in 98SE, the quality seems to be the same as well, the sample file i use was a downloaded file off youtube that looks very nice in actual youtube playing at 1080p, however with vlc, it's limited somehow.
  15. Modern Browser Project 2018

    is there any particular reason you would know why it still won't start, even if fixing the missing function part? or in other question, would it practical to found out why and find a solution that can actually allow the browser to work?