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  1. If you are having trouble installing/running Windows 2000 on an Acer TravelMate 2480, please read this guide. 1. Grab a Windows 2000 CD and pop it in. Ensure it has service pack 4 integrated. No SATA drivers are needed. 2. Ensure your hard drive of choice is inserted. Windows 2000 should work with drives up to 500GB, though you will need a modification to work it. Drives 130GB or less require no mods. 3. Start it up, press F2, and ensure the laptop is set to boot from CD/DVD drive. Hit F10 to leave. 4. Let the installer load up. Once finished, go through and follow the prompts. Partition the drive how you'd like. If you want to dual-boot it with XP or Vista, make equal space (E.G. If you have 130GB, make two 65GB partitions). Let it install. 5. After loading it up, using another computer with internet, go here https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/187?b=1 Everything there should work, even the wireless driver, though I haven't had any luck with the audio driver listed there. 6. Go here http://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2018/01/boingo-wireless.html and download this. It will link itself to the wireless driver and allow internet to work. 7. Follow this video to update Windows 2000. 8. Go here and set this up. Extended Kernel allows any XP SP2/3 Apps to run. 9. You have successfully set up your Acer TravelMate 2480 with Windows 2000 and Extended Kernel!
  2. You mentioned a couple pages back that a new kernel version is coming out at the end of September. Will this feature Windows 7+ driver support? Also, is there any way to get Vista working under UEFI? Most newer laptops only include that, rendering Vista unusable on those devices, some older laptops from Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge have it, which may lead to people wanting to try it out on it (It will fail as Windows Vista's, and even Windows 7's UEFI support does not work with these hardware as they were designed more for Windows 8/8.1), and if you want to use more than 2TB of space on your hard drive/solid state drive. Both of these issues are why I had to use Windows 7 with my 4TB SSD (I got it working by installing 7, deleting the basic display driver entirely, and loading in Intel HD 4000 Graphics through Medicat Mini Windows 10. I don't have BSOD, SafeMode, or checkdisc, but oh well) instead of Vista.
  3. It will work, but there will be serious bugs with it. Many services will refuse to start plus there are a host of other problems. Nobody knows how to get these fixed however. These problems did plague Windows 7, but it was fixed with an update not long after Haswell came out. Most drivers also will not work. You might get lucky and find some, but not everything. Many of these won't work until Win32 figures out how to get Windows7+ drivers working with the kernel. He said to me a while ago that it should be in the release that follows up the May release, whenever he drops that.
  4. Actually, this laptop is able to emulate Gamecube Games and Wii games nicely. It can also run Steam games such as Bloons TD 6 nicely as well. This thread is actually now redundant as I decided to put the 4TB SSD into this laptop instead and install Windows 8.1 to it.
  5. Is that all? I will do that. Thanks for the tips!
  6. Hi! I just purchased a WD Blue 4TB 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive which will go into another laptop and replace the WD Blue 1TB 3D NAND Solid State Drive currently in that computer and I was thinking about popping the 1TB into my Dell Latitude E6530 and installing Windows Vista with Extended Kernel to it and was wondering about SSD care tips when using one with Vista. I do have Elpamsoft's SSD Tweaker Pro, which I got when I tried Vista on a 500GB SSD on an older Vista laptop, and it appeared to work, but I wanted to know of other tips that can help in prolonging the life of the SSD while using it with Vista. Thanks in advanced for your guys' help!
  7. Not sure if this is extended kernel related, but sometimes when I wake my laptop from sleep mode, the wireless internet does not work and trying to configure a wireless network causes Explorer to freeze, requiring me to restart just to get it working again. This has happened on an Acer Aspire E1-531 and a Dell Latitude E6530. The Acer had Qualcomm Atheros for internet while the Dell (which I am currently using) has Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN. I should note that I did disable the "Allow Windows to turn off this device to save power", but it still does not fix the problem! Any help is greatly appreciated!
  8. I think you need VCRedist2019. Install that and then try again.
  9. I got it working a few days ago! Most of the 7 drivers from the Dell website worked. A few, I just used driver booster to get.
  10. I have tried the latest beta version and it works like a charm with vcredist 2019 installed. Per Vistafand, you don't need the Extended Kernel for 2019. Fore some reason, I thought you did. Anywho, for the latest beta build of Dolphin, you will in fact need the Extended Kernel (unlike Vcredist 2019). Just install Vcredist 2019, download the latest beta build of Dolphin (Vcredist 2019 has a link on the Dolphin download page), extract it to your desktop or whatever, and then open it. It should open just fine. No modification of files needed. I'm only using Dolphin 2014 as that was compiled around the time Ivy Bridge was still on the market (and around the time the early Haswell's were heading out) and I experience less glitches in most Wii Games, although to beat World 6-1 and 6-2 in Super Paper Mario, I had to temporarily upgrade to the newest beta. In all, Haswell is the minimum I recommend for Dolphin as I have a 2015 desktop with that and I have no glitches using the latest beta and Windows 8.1, although if you have souped up Ivy Bridge laptop like I have and want to travel with Dolphin, you will be fine for the most part, although you may need to swap Dolphin versions as issues/glitches dictate (Google search the glitch/issue and check the search results for more info on this. The save data is compatible with most versions. For Wii, copy the title folder located inside Documents\Dolphin Emulator\Wii. For Gamecube, copy GC. Move these to Desktop and then delete the Dolphin Folder. Setup the different version of Dolphin, run a Wii game once til you get to the save data screen, close it down, and then copy the title folder in as well as the GC folder).
  11. Well, I caved, popped back in the 1TB HDD, and installed a dual-boot Windows Vista and Windows 8.1. Currently playing Super Paper Mario with Dolphin on Vista. Works really great! I'm using the 2014 build of Dolphin, so Extended Kernel is probably not needed for this version. For later versions it is as I believe Microsoft VCRedist 2019 does not work without the kernel and new Dolphin requires that to run (The beta builds that is).
  12. Will Windows 7 driver support be coming in the next release? Ironically, I bought a used Dell Latitude E6530 (to replace a broken Windows Vista laptop from 2013) with the purpose of running this and Vista, only to find out, it is an insanely powerful beast (like powerful enough to emulate both Wii and Gamecube games with little to no lag/glitches under Dolphin) and that Windows 8.1 with SSD is better suited (Windows Vista does not do SSD's well I hear). I did run Dolphin under Vista, but I ran into a freezing problem with it when trying to do three player MKDD, so between my dad and my brother, was told to upgrade at least one Windows up. I then discovered the freezing was the result of corrupted MKDD save data due to the cheats I used. Anywho, hopefully this comes soon, although if you want to dual-boot Vista with 11, you are SOL until Vista gets modern Secure/UEFI boot.
  13. It's in Program Files (x86) folder, so it has to be.
  14. No problem! Also, I tried running Kotobee Reader, but got this error: The procedure entry point K32GetPerformanceInfo could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. I should note that it installed just fine and that this error occurs when trying to open the program. Not a huge deal since I have another laptop with 7 that can run this perfectly. I should also note that I opened the exe in CFF Explorer and there was nothing to edit from what I could tell.
  15. Bloons TD 6 is suddenly working. Popped up a message about needing .NET framework 4.8, clicked ok, and it loaded up just fine.
  16. FireFox 81 works as a charm. Setup.exe didn't work, so you have to uninstall your existing FireFox, recreate the Mozilla Firefox folder in Program Files (x86), and then copy the files over. You can then create a shortcut to Firefox.exe by right clicking it and clicking create shortcut, at which point it will be put automatically on the desktop. You can also remove the .exe - shortcut stuff that gets added to the name so it is just Firefox. To pull this off, do the following, which was obtained from this video by WinClient5270 and this thread by TatsuyaSou: 1. Go to the FireFox website and act like you're going to download it. Cancel the download prompt that pops up and scroll down. There should be a link called "Download FireFox for a different OS". Click it, leave all the options the same (Windows, x64, etc), and it should download FireFox 81. 1.5 (Optional). If you don't have 7zip, grab it now from the 7zip site and set it up. If you also don't have CFF Explorer, grab that now as well. A link to that is available in the YouTube Video I linked above. 2. Right click the Firefox installer, hover over 7zip, and then click Open Archive. Extract everything there to the desktop. 3. Open the folder you just extracted and in the search bar type in *.exe This will show only the exe's, and files that have .exe, but which otherwise end in a different extension (such as .config). 4. Right click each exe and click on open in CFF Explorer. Navigate to Optional Header and you should see two fields that have 0006 and a 0001 under MajorOperatingSystemVersion, MinorOperatingSystemVersion, MajorSubsystemVersion, and MinorSubsystemVersion. This refers to the version number. Leave the 6 intact, but change the 0001 to 0000. Do this to the other 0001 as well, and then save. If the exe has a 0004 and a 0000 in place of the 0006 0001, don't edit that. Check every exe except the ones that end in .exe.InsertFileExtensionHere. Those were included in the search as they include .exe even though that is not the files official extension. 5. Afterwards, open back up Firefox.exe, navigate to Import Table, then to ntdll.dll, and then change the entry RtlQueryPerformanceCounter to NtQueryInformationProcess. Save the file and test it out 6. Open Firefox and it should open up just fine. 7. If you wish, you can uninstall your current Firefox installation and move the files for the new one to the Mozilla Firefox folder in Program Files (x86) (you will have to recreate the folder since the other one got deleted), and then create a shortcut to the Firefox.exe, which will automatically get placed on the desktop. If you want it to look official, you can remove the .exe - Shortcut junk from the name so it reads simply Firefox instead of Firefox.exe - Shortcut. 8. Credit goes to WinClient5270 and TatsuyaSou for these methods. I am just posting it here so people don't have to hunt all over for this information. I should note that I have no idea if Firefox 81 has any major problems as I only went to Google, but I imagine videos would be a problem since people reported those in prior versions beyond the 60's I think. Ensure you also have the May 2021 Extended Kernel update.
  17. Trying to install Bloons TD 6 using the November 26th, 2018 Steam client and I get this error: An error occurred while installing Bloons TD 6 (content servers unreachable). Anyone have a fix for this error? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  18. Sorry for double post, but how do you get Steam working with Extended Kernel? Want to install Bloons TD 6 which is on Steam. Thanks in advanced for your help!
  19. You have to or had to mod the exe files and change MajorOperatingSystemVersion, MinorOperatingSystemVersion, MajorSubsystemVersion, and MinorSubsystemVersion from 6.0 to 6.1. In the firefox exe, you also had to navigate to ntdll.dll and change RtlQueryPerformanceCounter to NtQueryInformationProcess. I'll try that version. I just went with 86 as it was the first one I thought of. EDIT: I tried Firefox 88 from the Mozilla FTP and it works just fine after modding the exe's. Problem solved!
  20. I installed the May 2021 Extended Kernel and modded the Firefox exe files, but when I open firefox.exe, I get The procedure entry point K32EnumProcessModules could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. I know Extended Kernel May 2021 is working as Windows 7's Paint and Calculator work just fine. I am wanting to use Firefox 86 as Firefox 89+ has been known to have rendering issues in Vista. I will include an image of the error below. Any help on this problem is greatly appreciated!
  21. Not yet. Not sure if that would even work with Vista. EDIT: I just posted here https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/uefiseven-easily-boot-windows-7-on-uefi-class-3-devices.82137/ asking if this would work with Vista. Waiting for a reply.
  22. What I was trying to do is Install Windows Vista to UEFI mode using Windows 10's installer. Basically, I removed Windows 10's install.wim and replaced it with Vista's so when you ran the USB, it would load Windows 10's setup, but install Windows Vista instead of 10. Unfortunately, this did not work in getting Vista to load on my laptop's UEFI mode (It was bought in 2019).
  23. Does anyone know if it is possible to install Windows Vista to a USB HDD/SSD and run it from there? I know Windows 7 works with it provided you are using USB 2.0 ports (trying to use USB 3.0 produces an Inaccessible Boot Device Error) as does 8 and later (which does support USB 3.0 using this configuration). I have tried installing Vista to a USB HDD using Rufus' Windows To Go feature (only available when running the program on 8 and later), but got a blue screen with Inaccessible Boot Device, even on laptops with USB 2.0 ports. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  24. I have a solution that may work. Burn a Windows 10 ISO as UEFI to a USB using Rufus or similar and then replace 10's Install.EFD (or whatever its extension is) with Vista's Install.wim. I'm gonna try this out and see what happens. EDIT: This did not work. The installer loaded up, I could manage the partitions (and I was indeed able to create more than 4), and let it do the initial installation (Expanding Windows Files), but after restart, I got the black screen @burd got. There has to be a way to get it to work. We could wait until @win32 adds Windows 7 driver support, but I am not sure if DISM Command Prompt supports installing Windows Vista through it (I tried to use 10's DISM to merge drivers into Vista, but it told me that DISM did not support Vista installations), and not a lot of people would want to do that. They'd rather have a simpler way to install Vista on UEFI, especially if they want a penta-boot (5 OSes).

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