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  1. Images. I format, install windows, tweak windows (create a simple image here), make sure all drivers working properly, install all software that has a small chance of being updated, and create an image (second image) from bootable media (personal preference is older acronis). Takes like 2-6 hours the first time but after that it takes me about 5 minutes to load up 3 OS's and dozens of programs. If the installed programs get long in the tooth i revert back to my simple image without software and start a new image version. I have one image that contains 3 systems. If one OS has a problem its easy enough to replace only that one and the other two have no downtime. Fairly random when i load images. I do it when i start to notice performance issues. I keep a list of software in the images next to them. I also like to keep a text file where i write down everything wrong with the current image. Wrong windows setting for folder view? Need to swap some program to a different version? Write it down and correct it the next time i have to load that image, make my corrections and resave a new image after.
  2. Microsoft - "Windows 10 is the final last windows" Also Microsoft - "Oops, our Windows 11 got leaked"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I use Dtaskmanager. Trim ram to all processes feature is great for when im switching tasks on my box without a reboot.
  6. 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= 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Is the stick usb2 or 3? If its usb3.x, i would try with a 2. Good luck!
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Im so tired of people trying to hold onto the past. I sell combs, and i too would like to have income flowing after the initial sale. With bluetooth connectivity to your cellphone, i can collect some data that helps me to better target the customer with what they dont know they need yet. I can charge your bank automatically through your cellphone per month to keep the supply of hair balm being shipped to you. I dont care if you dont want hair balm, it is not a comb i am selling you, but a hair care and grooming enhancement service. But seriously, what i wonder more is why people would come to an xp specific section in a forum just to p*** on everyones parade. After you rid the world of old OS users, there are people world wide who, brace yourself, like old cars. Destroy their communities, think of the poor car manufacturers.
  16. Thanks for the settings tips, added them to my info folder. Did some digging, If you add : CustomLocation1=FIREFOX|C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Moonchild Productions\Basilisk\Profiles\ into ccleaner.ini it will check and determine its firefox based, this feature seems to be added in ccleaner v2.28.1091, tested basilisk with v4.11 slim.
  17. Thanks so much for this project. Finally started to move away from 52esr to basilisk 52-g4.1, nice smooth transition, my addons work, i just have one question; Has anyone set tools like ccleaner with folders to be cleaned, before i start looking myself? Temp / net tracks type things that wont break basilisk. Thanks!
  18. Asus Sabertooth 990FX Rev2.0 (not sure about rev1) running amd-fx 8350 32gb ram radeon HD 7800 series- WinXP x86 + x64 run great. Sadly when they moved to Rev3.0 they dropped xp support. I know they changed some components when they rev'd, but i am not sure how much you could "force" the rev2 drivers into rev3.
  19. Clamwin + Clam Sentinel gets you real time scanning, and its still lightweight.
  20. Any apps like wsuso for xp posready, offline update? Searching around leads me to nothing interesting.
  21. Fresh install of x86 sp3 slipstreamed with updates ~2014, ExtXp patch installed/rebooted smooth. I picked some really bad choices to test as far as software goes, so i wasted time. When i get more, will try some other stuff.
  22. Thanks for what you're doing, and sharing.
  23. This is a possible way for them to force features even onto LTSB branch before the max allowed (10 years?) feature push. Heres a big pile of updates that we wont call a service pack anymore. It adds features a business does not want. So far so good, except.. Sorry, but we decided not to update ###1 anymore, you need to accept the ###2 big pile of updates & features to get any more security updates. I use the term features loosely. One mans source of milk is another mans source of manure.

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