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cov3rt

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  1. thanks, i'll test the modified drivers as soon as i can on windows 95.
  2. i was wondering if anyone can confirm on any working driver versions for the broadcom 440x ethernet device under windows 95 osr 2.5. hardware id is "PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4401". i could not find any specific package with a designated windows 95 folder, but i did notice the "NT" folder did carry a ndis4 system file for the ethernet, however, it's unclear whether the inf file "bcm4sbe5" would request for it and work, as the "NT" package comes with the oemsetup.inf. i'm asking because i do not want to necessary install windows 95, only to find out there is no working driver for the ethernet, as it's very crucial part i need to have. the oldest driver version i found was 3.42, in 3.38, they added NT4 support, but i do not see any mention in the release notes for windows 95, although i have not checked the latest ones. cnet i think listed 4.23 with windows 95 listed somewhere as compatible on the webpage, however, it was not downloadable, and i'm not sure how one could tell which ones are legit / original packaged ones.
  3. i tried to find a solution for this online but google couldn't find a solution for it. the problem i'm having is that when i try to open recently closed tabs with google chrome, it ends up opening them in a seperate window, rather than the main chrome window i open originally, and i couldn't find any options in the settings to change this. is this a new google chrome problem? as a side note, i just recently installed windows 10 20H2, and although, i haven't had major problems with it "yet", there are some new nuisances and issues that have yet to be solved ( i did not have these issues in the previous version 2004 ). I'm wondering whether the google chrome issue is related to the new windows version?
  4. i was wondering if there is a way to remove the grey border area that is present in the upper portion of the "Settings" window of windows 10, it lists local account with a sign in text, and windows update text to the right and when it was last checked. i'm not sure if this is a new feature of version 20H2, as that's the version i just installed, but when i was using version 2004, it didn't have this grey area with those options, and i'd rather have it in the layout it was before.
  5. sorry, i don't have a solution for the keyboard shortcut related issues. as for the location of device manager link, for version 20H2 of windows 10, it should be in the settings - system - "about" page, listed somewhere on the right under "Related settings". though the problems you explained such as control panel opening up being blank could maybe due to a corrupt operating system. which version of windows 10 are you using? the version is also listed in settings - system - "about" page, under windows specifications.
  6. do you happen to know which specific update it is for 2013-2016 that had added a more "optimized" nvme driver? reason being is because i already mentioned the two updates above that i integrated, i have not found any reference to a more "optimized" driver, unless you mean update, which is different and i mentioned those, because the drivers, at least according to another site are not supposed to be updated ( the driver of the nvme drive itself ), but the storage controller can be updated, although, in my case, i integrate the ofa universal nvme driver which takes care of most devices, which was tested as partially working, partially because i only tested to see if setup would load, but not specifically with a nvme drive attached to the system. im asking all this because i want to know if there are any problems if i happen to have the same exact update and filename when creating the custom package with NTlite, in other words, does NTlite overwrite any updates of the same exact filename and type? the only major updates that come after sp1 from wikipedia was platform update to sp1, that is released sometime in 2013, and then after that, the convenience rollup 2016, and from what i looked at for the (2) nvme updates i have, as listed above, are not newer than 2015, as for the usb one, i think its a 2013 update? the usb drivers themselves have many different dates, leading from 2012-13 to 2020.
  7. i was wondering, does anyone know if the post windows 7 updates, all of which mentioned in windows 7 wikipedia "updates" section, such as the convenience update rollup 2016, whether these updates include the updates "Windows6.1-KB2864202-x64", "Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64", and "Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64"? or would i need to still integrate these if integrating all of the other ones mentioned in wikipedia?
  8. i just want to know if its required for you to check the option for file properties to unblock it, for it function properly? reason why is ask in particular is because i downloaded an iso to create a custom windows image, but i noticed right after i created the new image, the original iso file had the unblock option, and i didnt "unblock" it. would there be any issues with my new custom made iso file?
  9. i was just wondering, do you have to remove the older drivers with the removal feature in ntlite, if you added drivers that are newer with same hardware id? or can you just drag and drop whatever you like in the driver section and not have to worry about the older drivers, if they exist already. i ask, because i am trying to create a custom windows 7 iso, but i dont want to worry about going inside or finding what windows 7 SP1 already includes, and just include all the newer stuff i want to add, mostly being wifi and ethernet drivers, if not, only those two types.
  10. i know this is a seperate problem, but no one has been able to answer it in my own thread, and it isn't a complicated question, but do you know if integration of .msu updates / hotfixes, specifically the nvme and usb 3.x updates, do these need to be integrated in both the boot.wim and install.wim, or does it only need to be shown in install.wim? the drivers for them are indicated for both boot.wim and install.wim, however, ntlite only shows the 3 updates as being shown for install.wim. i ask this, because i'm having issues with the setup, causing 0x0000007E error with nvme.sys indicated in there, and it is being tested on a qm87 chipset. could it be from possibly conflicting nvme.sys? as the package has integration of two different nvme drivers, one is the ofa universal nvme.sys, and the other is a realtek one with nvme.sys. if you need to solve this issue in the other thread / private message, thats fine, but it would be really nice if you or someone else can help, as quite often, my questions and concerns, never get answered or fully answered / understood.
  11. i was just wondering for integrating updates in ntlite, does it need to also be set in the apply page for boot.wim 2 microsoft windows setup, or does it only need to be for install.wim? reason being is because the guide mentioned below, doesn't specify that. in other words, for install.wim, i have drivers and updates listed, and for boot.wim2 microsoft windows setup. is this correct. i want to know because i want to be sure that nvme and usb 3.0 gets properly detected in setup and afterwards, as those are the drivers / updates i included. UPDATE - as a notice, when i tried testing out the iso burned onto a usb, with the default format settings done by the latest version of rufus, right around the part when the windows 7 logo is about finish loading, it gives a stop error, mentioning nvme.sys. the stop error was 0x0000007E. i tried various different bios settings, such as compatibility, instead of AHCI, legacy / UEFI / both, csm support yes and no, but it made no difference in progressing forward. could it simply be that the bios cant function with the loading of this nvme driver, as it is a qm87 chipset, which has no nvme slot, but that shouldn't cause issues, or would it? my intention was using the iso on builds older than 2015, as it seems for mobile devices, the late 2015 area is when they started to include pcie m.2 slots. https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Guide-Integration-of-drivers-into-a-Win-image.html
  12. so i just wondering if it's possible to remove the "folders" section from "This PC" in the windows 10 file explorer, but still keep the individual folders so they can be accessed from the navigation pane to the left, which it looked like in windows 7.
  13. i was wondering if there is a way of showing the installed optical drives on the windows 10 file explorer, without having the "show all folders" option checked for navigation pane? reason being of course, is when enabling show all folders, it gives several other folders that i don't want there, which includes recycle bin, control panel, another desktop section when there already is one under "this pc" with the username and libraries folder as folders. there is also some other tinkering that would be completely removing libraries, although i have not googled that as much to see if that really can be done. i think i tried doing something similar many years back with windows 7, but it ended up creating more problems and / or improper functioning, of course, it'd be nice, because i really dont see what the point is in libraries anyways. although, the issue(s) im having may not necessarily require removing libraries specifically, but i was wondering how i could remove the top default 6 or so folders that show when clicking "this pc".
  14. ok, so i was able to fit Windows 10 20H2 onto a 4.7 GB dvd-rw disc, by shrinking the size to 4.05 GB. so i'm not sure exactly which way would be the quickest or straightforward, but one route is to use ntlite to add the image directory, which then should show more than one windows 10 version. what i did was delete all of them in the same area, except for windows 10 professional, but i think i took some other steps that may or may not have been necessary, such as converting to wim, then i think i clicked process process or something that created the iso. i dont remember exactly, but i believe when i used poweriso to convert wim back to esd ( after extracting the updated iso ), for less space, i then deleted the install.wim file, leaving install.esd with the lower size, then i opened up the directory again in ntlite, and created an iso, burned to disc, and it was able to boot off it, although, i only went as far as the screen that mentioned upgrade / custom install, as i didn't want to actually use the tested computer to install, but i think it would install and work fine. so the 4.05 GB size of the updated iso, is only for windows 10 professional 64 bit with version 20H2, as all the other versions, education / home, were removed.
  15. It’s been really stressful finding a way to fit the newer windows 10 version 20H2 onto a 4.7 GB dvd-rw, I’m currently doing a lengthy process with poweriso, converting Wim to esd, was using msmg toolkit earlier and I didn’t like. I’m trying to see how much space it will use once it’s in esd, because if it’s more, than that’s just stupid, because I removed all other windows versions, but windows 10 pro, so it shouldn’t use more, if it’s supposed to be back to its normal state but without the other separate windows versions. I don’t need to remove that much stuff, the base size downloaded from The media creation tool is 4.57 GB, and this included other selectable windows versions, home, education, of course not needed for me, as I just need the pro version, however, the only one I found stand-alone is over 5 GB..., what gives? I only need to free a little over 200 MB, as just under 4.37 GB is the max for 4.7 GB dvd discs. it’s dumb in the sense that the two programs ntlite and msmg toolkit, add more space on top of the image when it’s converted to wim, which requires you to delete A lot of stuff, which is counter intuitive. Not to mention I don’t want to be removing things Unnecessarily or worry about Messing up the windows 10 functioning, even though I looked at some videos on the options, it’s just not a straightforward solution. Using poweriso, msmg toolkit or nlite, make the computer extremely slow, which is odd, because it seems to have effect when I was in desktop view, but when I was playing a game earlier, it didn’t seem to affect it At all, yet outside that, as simple as trying to open settings menu would take several seconds or as much as half a minute, could it just be that these programs are extremely taxing on the cpu? As the disk usage hardly goes up, only like 4 percent or so, with 50 percent memory, but CPU at 100 percent for most of the time, using an i5 4200m, 8 GB ram, and 240 GB ssd.
  16. i was just wondering what the differences are with using the private network profile option in windows 10, with "turn off network discovery" and "turn off file and printer sharing" checked in the advanced sharing options window, as opposed to using the same settings but with the public profile? i just want to know the pros and cons, because i tried googling this, but i couldn't find any helpful info. currently, i have done registry / local security policy / settings changes, with use of private network without network discovery and file and printer sharing, and i was able to find the solution to force it to use private network profile, as before, it kept going back to public profile, the cuprit seemed to be from not using the local security policy. i just want to know if there are any drawbacks, or what would be the pros, if having it in the way that i have it right now, outside the obvious of not having network discovery and file and printer sharing.
  17. i personally do not like to use third party apps to change settings, unless there is no other choice or practical workaround. that being said, i was wondering if anyone knows what would be the most optimal settings for telemetry on windows 10. what i mean by this is, i only want the crucial factors that microsoft would need to provide updates, etc. from what i researched, windows 10 enterprise is the only one that's mentioned for allowing the "0" enabled setting in group policy for allowtelemetry setting, however, the connected user experience and telemetry service in services.msc must be in the default setting, enabled / manual? for it work properly? but the same also would need to be done for professional and home editions for example, if using the "1" setting in group policy for allowtelemetry. the only other setting i can think of that also needs to be set is required diagnostic data, found in settings - privacy - diagnostics & feedback. however, from what i also looked at, there is something else related to the telemetry from taskmanager, called "Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser", which can somehow be disabled. if someone knows what would be the best settings or a recommendation for all this, that would be nice. for me, the datacollection and privacy is one thing, but another is knowing how much there'd be slowdown and from what angles. i can understand the frustration from people alike, who share the same concern, because not knowing the exact details of whats happening from all these windows 10 things is a problem.
  18. there are two options that i just tested that have been straightforward for me ( tested on windows 2000, but apparently should work the same on windows 9x ): option 1 - saving screenshot into paint and saving as jpeg / png, etc. this option may be the easiest / most straightforward. in windows 2000, all i did was click prt sc, and then opened paint - edit - paste, with paint showing entire desktop screenshot. then to save, just go to file - save as - jpeg / PNG, etc. option 2 - prt sc, then open xnview, edit - paste, then file - save as - whatever file type.
  19. i was wondering where the screenshots are saved in windows 2000, and what's the correct command for capturing a full screenshot under windows 2000? i tried doing windows key + prt sc, but two things, it's unclear whether the screenshot went through and two, if it did, where does the screenshot get saved? i tried checking pictures in all folders, and also clipbrd.exe, however, i could not get the image / file to be present in those areas. also, this topic was for windows 2000, but if someone can mention how this can be done through windows 95 and 98SE, that would be nice. when opening clipbrd.exe, and pressing paste or w.e, nothing happens. the only other thing i can think of is pressing windows key + prt sc, then opening paint and selecting paste there?
  20. i guess it's a little early to tell or maybe there hasn't been enough testing to validate this from outside sources ( i'll test it when i can ), but it seems that if one wants to still receive all windows updates, EXCEPT for upgrading to the latest version of windows, then one could maybe follow the group policy (gpedit.msc) method you mentioned for only the "Turn off the offer to update to the latest version of Windows set to Enabled" portion", while keeping "configure automatic updates" to enabled, at least, i don't feel that it makes sense to disable ALL updates in windows 10 at least. ( windows 7 update process is a whole different story, i think i would usually use the download updates but let me choose when to install them option ), and i guess the only harm with disabling the automatic updates in windows 10 is you simply would need to do it manually here and there, no biggie, but i rather just kept it at default / enabled, but part of it is because i'm concerned about the way windows 10 manages these things, which is why i don't wan't to touch that setting specifically, but if you're disabling automatic updates completely with the intention of not even manually updating windows ( not version, just the stuff in it ), that doesn't make any sense, because you'd be losing out on actual necessary updates, security / bug fixes, etc. additionally, you might also need to use the registry settings mentioned in the below thread to disable windows version upgrade, mentioned under "METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor", which involves two settings, unless there is other things that would need to be done or if one or any of these don't work, it would be nice if someone can chime in to see what does work. https://www.askvg.com/how-to-prevent-or-skip-feature-update-installation-in-windows-10/
  21. we'll if this is indeed true, then good to know, however, it may be advised to prevent feature updates from the guide that was referenced by blabley.
  22. no, i did not come across that guide up until now. i read through it briefly and it seems that the guide only works properly if you don't have windows 10 home, at least, one of the people who commented saying they had tried doing everything they could, his system still updated to the later featured edition, do note, his comment was in Sept. 14, 2019, it's unclear, if there would be difference now vs then. in all sense, i would probably test this out with windows 10 professional anyways.
  23. does anyone have a windows 98SE machine to test a specific application. it is performancetest v9. i wanted to know if it would install and work with the original kernelex 4.5.2. only version 6.0 build 1013 works officially, but if v9 can work, then you can upload your cpu passmark ( specifically single thread passmark score as well i believe ) to the cpubenchmark site, although, i believe it only will show up / pop up in the archived old version list, but at least it still will show on site. i used version 3.5 on windows 2000 earlier, and it listed the passmark of the computer as 210.1, however, it doesn't appear to have a specific cpu passmark, or at least, if someone is more familiar with this program, maybe there is a specific entry that would indicate it, that in other words might have been called something else in the older versions? it also measured at 662.3 megaflops for the machine, which used a regular hard drive at 5400 or 7200 rpm, 768 MB ram, 64 MB integrated intel gpu, and celeron 2.4 Ghz mobile processor with 128 KB of cache. the reason why i was using version 3.5 of the program is because it works on as old as windows 95 and it's lightweight, at less than 1 MB, where as the v9 version is about 50 MB.
  24. so microsoft is planning on releasing the 20H2 version of windows 10 soon, and i was just wondering, is it possible to prevent the system from automatically updating to the newer version, as i plan on keeping version 2004 that i currently use that works fairly well. the reason why i don't wan't to upgrade / use the newer version, is because in 20H2, they are planning on removing the classic control panel, which is a big no no. i don't understand why they can't just implement the bug fixes / increased performance, without doing all these unwarranted / unnecessary / forceful changes on us. is it possible to do such a thing, or it's only one or the other? also, does anyone know the more specific details on what exact bugs are fixed / performance increases there are? i do not know what they've changed in all these different versions, but it almost seems like version 2004 might be the last "good" version, depending on subjective user experience and needs. the reason being is because people will / can use older versions for many years in the support cycle, at least according to wikipedia, so it seems like the newer versions aren't a significant difference, aside from version 2004 i should say which for me, has been the "best".
  25. if im not mistaken, but isn't aero snap, aero shake, and aero peek still seperate from desktop composition anyways? yes, indeed you can't disable desktop composition on windows 10 anymore ( at least, i can't seem to find the desktop windows session manager service in services.msc anymore ), but i was just wondering on the more specifics. also, do you know if the "themes" service affects any of this? i think when you disabled themes on windows 7, it did something specific immediately in the background but i don't remember. is there any harm in disabling themes in windows 10 services.msc?
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