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MikeyV

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  1. Microsoft - "Windows 10 is the final last windows" Also Microsoft - "Oops, our Windows 11 got leaked"
  2. I have an old xp x86 8gb. 2gb system limit and 6gb ram disk. Sometimes i used it for windows temp folders (auto clears on shutdown), other times i used it as my pagefile for a performance boost to large VST instrument libraries, and if i was working with a large video file i would use the ramdrive as storage to copy the video over to before editing. Iirc i was using a program called RamDisk by SuperSpeed back then. Worked great but maybe 1 out of 10 bootups the ramdrive would get created too slowly (usually fixed with a reboot) causing errors with PF and temp folders. Maybe i will try out VSuite Ramdisk free and see how it acts on reboots.
  3. When i ran MediaInfoLite2103.exe i received a message: The program does not support the version of Windows your computer is running. I was able to run MediaInfo_GUI_21.03_Windows_i386_WithoutInstaller.7z just fine.
  4. I use Dtaskmanager. Trim ram to all processes feature is great for when im switching tasks on my box without a reboot.
  5. I rarely touch Java, but what i have laying around is Jportable (from 2014). Portable Java environment that can run .jar files. I checked my old backups and its PackageVersion=7.0.55.0 This runs on xp x86 SP2 with SP3 reg hack. Did some snooping and found this info that may be helpful. Here is an official link to the installer and a link where you can download the jPortable_7_Update_55_online.paf.exe that i've tested in the past. It links to the official file that they still host so i believe that running it would create a portable version even today. http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=86895 DisplayVersion=7 Update 55 DownloadMD5=8793ef637ab0ea07973e81bf9515bd09 https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Java Portable/ If you try the portable route make a zip backup of your CommonFiles and JportLauncher folders for when they remove old versions from the web in the future. Good luck!
  6. I use SumatraPDF v1.5.1. No installer, exe is about 3mb. I haven't tried their newer versions. Edit: They appear to have dropped XP support @ v3.2
  7. That sounds like a great idea until the System Requirements for software looks like a chinese restaurant menu. You need updates #1, 2, 17, 87, 23471 You need features #1-87, 98, 101, 117-500 Screw it, you just need to be up to date as of Today.
  8. Is the stick usb2 or 3? If its usb3.x, i would try with a 2. Good luck!
  9. Is this a multi-OS system? I would check the permissions to see if there are any strange (sometimes unnamed) accounts with permissions. Im a hardcore XP user who recently added a win7 to my multiboot, i had lots of problems that sound similar to your experience. It occured when i was trying to access files from xp to 7, or 7 to xp, needing to take ownership, and then things started to bork themselves. XP program files had a damaged "account" as having permissions, i couldnt even install software properly, other software was crashing, until i deleted the "unknown" accounts. Good luck!
  10. Just right-click the "+ Add to Firefox" button on the addons website, and save target as... Then you get the save dialogue. Maybe i will edit/delete this post in a few days, i dont want MozFox to read it and change things... quick, go right-click right-click right-click
  11. The simplest answer is supply and demand. If enough people are using a 10 or 20 year old os, then keep supporting it. New Coke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Coke They should have just told everyone that they need to move on, even if it tastes bad? The old recipe should go away? The tech companies are in cokes shoes now, but they are telling the customers to keep drinking the bad stuff.
  12. I dont care if companies want to abandon stuff, but lately its artificial barriers to block older things. Im so glad i dont live in a "cloud" world, because all my old software wouldnt work, some guy somewhere could just flip a switch on some server and im forced to play some upgrading game on something that was working perfectly.
  13. Haha, my comb is a joke, i dont really sell combs. Light hearted joke, newer is not always better. Skim the xp subsection, and you will find a thousand reasons people still use xp. Your "as it should be" comment is dismissive of everyone who still has a use and a preference for using xp. I will never believe the death of xp is "as it should be". Same goes with 7.

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