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  1. You should try providing the names of the drivers required (chipset name, sound driver model, ethernet or wireless card, etc.). Try providing hardware IDs of unknown devices as well. Google is your friend with those. Because Intel HD Graphics 4000 are Ivy Bridge, you might be able to install Windows XP completely in theory. But this varies with computer brands, I think. A I would recommend is snappy driver installer (SDI). It's a bit of a gamble, but it's helped me a lot when I experimented with Windows XP on a Haswell.
  2. It's sad to see legacy support dropped yet again for legacy hardware. Although I agree PC's older than 2005 are pretty slow, cutting them off will make it hard for those who can't afford new PCs...
  3. I found one that provides docx on Vanilla Windows 2000: LibreOffice 2000. The only reason I do not desire to install the extended kernel on one machine is because it's a very dated laptop that can only use up to 1gb of ram; super slow.
  4. During my searches, I've found a .docx word writer for Windows 2000. Is it possible to obtain one for Windows 9x? I prefer an application that can natively open the documents instead of require a manual conversion! I've also found an epub reader that works on Windows 2000. Too bad Windows 98's life support ended about 8 years before epub.
  5. We need to find the last working versions of digital art software: -Autodesk -MediBang Paint Pro
  6. There are multiple possible issues: 1) The ACPI might prevent you from properly installing Windows Vista on that machine. Perhaps Dell used a different ACPI version for that laptop, but an AIO Dell of mine from 2013 can't even install Windows 7 because of the ACPI stuff. On the win-raid forums, there are experimental Windows XP ACPI files, but I'm not sure whether they are compatible with Windows Vista; no one appears to have tried. 2) As mentioned on a top post, HAL Timer is probably the issue that causes Windows Vista to act funky on these newer boards. 3) Looking at the drivers, it's a hit-and-miss situation. Windows 7 is the minimum requirement, but I guess you could try it on Windows Vista. Be sure to update any possible dependent components like DirectX and other system updates. I would recommend using SDI's (Snappy Driver Installer) offline version. It's possible the Windows 7 drivers could work on Vista due to having a similar driver model.
  7. Oh, sure! Next time, just privately message me! Here you go!
  8. Hello MSFN, I've found a great deal on this PC model, and find that it would fit my needs perfectly to test demanding software on a Windows XP installation. However, I realized the chipset provided by Dell lacks a Windows XP driver. This model has a Q87 chipset and uses Intel HD 4600 Graphics. I've located the graphics here: But, I have yet to find any answers regarding whether the video drivers will work fine. I've previously tested HD 4600 Drivers for Windows XP from the snappy driver installer pack (on my AIO 2015 HP), BUT found numerous glitches. The PC would have momentary lag and PCSX2 games had numerous glitches: the polygons were often black, input lag, etc. Has anyone attempted to install Windows XP on this model? I have not had the best of luck on modern PC's in general.
  9. Hello MSFN, I was wondering if there is a workaround to copying files from newer Windows/MacOS/Linux machines that use characters unavailable on Windows 9x. For example, a file with specific symbols (like hearts?) and fonts unavailable on Windows 9x cannot be copied to the machine. Is there a workaround to fix this besides having to rename the file on a modern PC? I like to use my old 9x PC to backup a few files. Same issue occurs when using a virtual PC and attempting to copy a file with an "illegal" name to the Windows 95/98/ME machine. Thank you!
  10. I am using an Intel chipset. I've never had access to an AMD chipset. The laptop was also a Dell.
  11. BWC has a dual-core patch...perhaps test if that will fix the bug?
  12. Trust me, just because I can install Windows 9x on a laptop and setup things, and maybe find the proper softwares, my experience with understanding the architecture or even compiling software is very, very limited. xD Also, the site you linked me to confirms it's incompatible with Windows ME...
  13. Below is an experience of a physical installation only on 8xx chipsets: I've only experienced this on Windows 98, I think???? I've found Windows 98SE isn't as friend with newer hardware compared to Windows ME. Perhaps give ME a try as a last resort; my Dell laptop's explorer.exe keeps crashing with Windows 98SE, but works just fine with ME.
  14. Hey, I'm a pretty big newbie at this, so I am wondering if it could be possible for you to provide a version with a GUI? The compiled version provided here lacks a skins folder, so I can't simply drag-and-drop one of the available skins on the website.
  15. Hey MSFN, I've obtained a very low-end laptop with a limit of 1gb of ram, so I am hoping to figure out if I can get NT 4.0 running on this little device. I have tried installing a NT 4.0 SP1 installation, but am currently having a few issues that are preventing me from updating or even installing drivers: CD drive does not appear to work under NT (says wrong function), lack of native USB support, and partitioning. I am hoping to install Windows NT 4.0 for the fastest experience; the installation alone was lightening fast. In theory, I could put Windows ME on this laptop, but I already have a ME installation at the moment. Back to the NT installation, I obtained drivers for most of the devices (I don't think I have the chipset driver yet), but have no way to test the drivers because the laptop won't accept any transfer media. Perhaps I could try making a dual-boot with Windows 2000 and transfer files via partition, or (this is a very time-consuming and inefficient method) install NT 4.0 on a virtual machine and bundle it with needed files and copy to the laptop via copyzilla.
  16. No, you simply apply the INF6 files to hard disks in device manager.
  17. Hmmm, after trying to reinstall Windows ME, I've come across and issue that is preventing me from doing so: After installing the INF chipset drivers by lonecrusader, the OS' resources are stuck conflicting. Attempting to change the resources ends up in a "disk write error" and does not proceed with changing the settings. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
  18. I am definitely a newbie; I am attempting to launch this program on Windows ME, but the Window immediately closes. What's the issue here?
  19. Has anyone gotten a chance to test IDM Download Manager on Windows XP?
  20. I wonder if this has something to do with making it compatible with XP. The Advanced Chrome Developer backported Chromium 69 to Windows XP at one point, but he lost the code...and executable. During the process, he had to remove material design and disable hardware acceleration.
  21. Hey MSFN, Does such a thing exist on the web? We have the Youtube video helper, but I am hoping for just a direct video downloader for legacy systems because 9x is limited by both its wireless cards (I think?) and lack of modern web browsers. Is there any youtube downloader that is still compatible with Windows 9x or 2000? If not, I am hoping to maybe create one (that is, if I can learn how to)...
  22. Hey MSFN! We all unite on these forums to exchange computer knowledge, so I was wondering if you anyone here wants to share their personal recipes. I'll start! Coconut-Banana Pudding I happened to have zero eggs on me and decided to see if I could make a good no-egg pudding, and to my surprise, bananas were the key! The pudding came out very nice and smooth. Ingredients: 2 very ripe bananas 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 cup milk 1/3 cup sugar 4 teaspoons tapioca starch Instructions: 1) Mix tapioca starch with coconut milk and milk in pot. Cook on low heat. 2) Stir slowly to allow starches to form at high temperatures. 3) Smash 2 bananas and cream with sugar in other bowl. Mix until smooth. Put some pudding base in bowl, then recombine with pot. 4) Let thicken and cool.
  23. Nobody has updated the main list for over a decade, so here's my importing of softwares: https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/p/latest-versions-of-software-working-on_20.html There is a lot more to be added for the sake of preservation. I still need to color-code, fix alphabetical order, and import a lot of software.
  24. Hello. I know this thread is devoted to Windows 2000, but are there any topics providing a list of supported hardware for NT 4.0? Any info I could find on NT is extremely limited because it's rather obscure compared to its 9x brothers. I am trying to figure out whether or not my Dell Latitude D600 can properly run NT 4.0 with full driver support. Chipset driver (8xx; I believe there is a working driver) ATI Raedon 9000 (required DirectX on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP...would SciTech work? It would theoretically work on my Thinkpad R60's 945GM) Sigmatel Audio 9250 (all versions of AC97 audio appear to work on Windows 98/ME) - Wondering if SnapAudio would do it. Broadcom Ethernet (I think there's a valid driver for this one) Dell Wireless 1300 and 1400 series (PROBLEMCHYLD had to modify the W2K driver to work on Windows 98/ME)

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