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Everything posted by FranceBB

  1. Probably yes. All we need now is a "hero" who has a Premium Support contract and is willing to... well... do what it needs to be done (you know what I mean).
  2. We are all well aware of the mess WannaCry caused, yet it was mostly due to unpatched Win7 machines, not the ones running Windows XP, so here we are, years apart, with computers running Windows XP. We can see the programme opened in which the doctor was filling the forms and the obvious bar at the very bottom showing that it's Windows XP (no POSReady or whatever, plain XP). I wonder whether these machines are patched or not... (If you are wondering what that medicine is, it's something to encourage you to p*** and it's not for me. I was "lucky", though, 'cause another doctor asked the one I was talking to a consultation and as soon as she walked out of the room I took the chance to take a picture of the screen. When she came back, she suspected nothing).
  3. That's great!! :D Thank you very much indeed harkaz, I was looking forward to archive it. :)
  4. A big fat thank you, Microsoft! So you do love us, after all. Why am I thanking Microsoft? Well, it's because contrary to what they said in 2018 and reiterated in 2019, they have released the new Microsoft C++ Redistributable 2019 x86 and guess what? They are XP-Compatible. This is a very good news as it means that programmes compiled with Visual Studio 2019 will be able to run on XP without targeting the old deprecated v141_xp but using the new one. Thank you, Microsoft, thank you!! https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads
  5. I wanna tell you something that happened to me. I have a network populated by Windows XP machines, all patched and with Avast and they are all connected to internet and they use it on a daily basis for any sort of stuff. There are other machines in the network that are running other OS like Fedora Linux with Nod32 antivirus and Android with Avast as well. Last but not least, there are virtual machines with Win10, Win98 and other versions of Windows for testing purposes, but they are not accessible from the outside world. Recently we decided to setup a test bench in bare metal, running Windows Server 2019 and connect it to internet and the outside world. We've got an email from the ISP stating that one of our machines has probably been compromised as it has been used in an attack. Later on, we found out that the attacker managed to get access to the machine by using a vulnerability in the RDP protocol of Windows Server 2019. The machine had all the latest updates installed, but no antivirus or firewall other than the default Microsoft ones (it was a test bench after all). It's funny how someone who attacked a network full of Windows XP machines just ignored them, went straight to the one running Windows Server 2019 and managed to compromise it... It surely makes you think...
  6. He's gonna see whether you are a Winnie the Pooh fan and judge you. xD https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/07/china-bans-winnie-the-pooh-film-to-stop-comparisons-to-president-xi
  7. Yep, in Windows XP Professional is there:
  8. When I installed it from the official page. I expected to find the Google account login option, but it prompted me to the 360 account instead. This way it's impossible for me to sync my bookmarks, autofill and passwords across browsers and since I have no intention to install 360 on my mobile as well nor to register for an account, I'm not gonna use it.
  9. I contacted him and he replied. Please note that his very first release release is expected to run on Windows 7 and above as it's just a test, so it will not on XP and Vista as there are many missing kernel calls. Even by linking it to our modified kernel there are still QueryThreadCycleTime, SHGetKnownFolderPath, SetProcessDPIAware, and an API API-MS-WIN-CORE-SYNCH-L1-1-0.DLL which makes use of OpenProcess which will prevent it to run on XP. I sent to him our code stored on GitHub and some of our compiled binaries, although I didn't send the compiled version of Chromium yet, but he'll be able to access it soon as I'm gonna add him to the Windows XP Forever group. C'mon guys, let's make this flipping browser run! EDIT: On an unrelated note, I'm trying Chrome 360, but it's asking me for a 360 Account. Can't I just log in with my google account? Is there a way to link those two? EDIT: Some messages about the CPU and other stuff are still in Chinese. Is there a way to get them in English?
  10. The invite link is invalid, however I'm gonna contact him via the advanced Chrome Forum. There's no reason to have two backported version of Chromium when we can have a joint project and share what we achieved. I'm gonna send him everything we have done as soon as I have the chance to have a word with him, then perhaps this time we will really have Chromium running on XP.
  11. Because it can place an executable in the autorun folder in which resides links to programs that are gonna be opened at boot-time, then wait 'till you'll reboot and boom. Anyway, I'm still running my browser normally, but I think I'm gonna use the Avast Sandbox in the future.
  12. FranceBB

    chrome 49 XP

    Crap! You're right! It doesn't work anymore on Outlook365 2019 either! -.- I guess I'm gonna have to use New Moon to check my emails from now on...
  13. The support may be over, but this doesn't mean that people stopped using XP. Today I've been to the dentist and he is using XP. When I asked him why, he said that XP is connected to the sensors of the tools he uses on a daily basis and that he upgraded to Windows 10 months ago as he changed his computer, however the technician he called spent hours trying to make it work with those sensors but he failed, so he reverted to Windows XP. "I've been using these things since 2005" he said, "I'm gonna keep using XP until I'll change the whole thing, its tools and its sensors, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon". Since I wasn't able to take a clear shot, I told him about the Windows XP Spotter group and I quickly told him that we take pictures of XP running in businesses 'cause we are fan of the OS, so he kindly let me take this picture:
  14. It says that "The vulnerability doesn't affect Windows 8.1 or 10 (or Server variants starting with 2012), but it does affect Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2". Windows Server 2008 R2 is based on Windows 7, but the 2008 version is based on Vista, so I'm pretty sure that Vista is also affected.
  15. Fingers crossed for a hero to leak them.
  16. Hi, I gotta buy a new repeater as I have to repeat the WiFi signal from a place to another. Every router/repeater I have doesn't support WPA2 Enterprise, but only supports standard WEP/WPA/WPA2 protocols. I also have an Asus RT-N12+ firmware The router finds the network correctly, however I can't connect to it as it says "unsupported authentication method". According to the support page, it should support WPA Enterprise authentication method, though https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTN12Plus/specifications/ but later on I found out that it was only if it was used as router and not as repeater... I also updated it to the latest version of the firmware, but it didn't change anything: I also have other repeaters like a TP-Link and another one from another brand but they both don't support WPA2 Enterprise, so I'm here to ask you which repeater you would suggest to extend my WPA2 Enterprise network without spending an eye and a leg. Thank you in advance, Frank.
  17. I can't really stand duck duck go and I use the whole Google ecosystem: Google as search engine, Gmail, Android, Google Assistant, Google Drive and so on. I mean, c'mon people, let's face it, Google is the best search engine available, it has many useful services and many of them are free. Yes, the fact that NSA and MI6 can access my data as easily as Thanos snaps his fingers does annoy me, but since I don't do anything wrong and those agencies are working to keep our country safe I say "it doesn't matter". As to my connection, I do use a VPN every time I visit Italy and I turn it off as soon as I go back to the UK.
  18. Speaking of .NET Framework, Microsoft is gonna release the new .NET Framework 5.0 on November 2020. They can't wait to drop Windows 7 and do to it what they have done to XP, I guess...
  19. No 1: No 2: Four attempts, no luck. It's not easy for countless reasons that I don't wanna keep repeating in each and every post. I'm becoming pragmatic: the modified source code is there and available. Wanna help? Publish commits, otherwise being yet another person asking for it won't help us. Yes, we do want Chromium on XP, but don't expect to have it by some sort of magic stick that makes it work. I had four goes at it, trying to backport it, working together with @Dibya and Samuel, but we failed. The last attempt got very close, but guess what? It's not working. Why? I partially know why. Will I try to have a fifth go at it and try again? Maybe. Will I do it right now because yet another person asked it? No. This is something me and other people are doing in their spare time so don't hold your breath. Good afternoon, Frank.
  20. Those two old updates popped up again. I've already installed them in the past, but the yellow shield just prompted me to them again. I've tried to download the two KB and re-install them myself as well as letting the yellow shield do its thing and install them, but although it successfully completes the installation every time, it keeps popping back up at the next reboot. What's your suggestion? Uninstalling them and re-installing them again? I can't just hide them as they are marked as important... EDIT: Never mind, I just managed to hide them.
  21. Why is the installer even using this call? It's reported as Vista and upwards inside SHELL32.dll https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/shlobj_core/nf-shlobj_core-shgetknownfolderpath
  22. FranceBB

    chrome 49 XP

    I implemented the workaround you told me about and I managed to get past the QuryThreadCycleTime, however, now that every call to the kernel is resolved, Shell32 argues about the SHGetKnownFolderPath function. HRESULT SHGetKnownFolderPath( REFKNOWNFOLDERID rfid, DWORD dwFlags, HANDLE hToken, PWSTR *ppszPath ); And I tried to link against my faked Shell32.dll that I put inside the folder in order to dynamically load it ('cause XP doesn't have the function), however Windows ignores my fake Shell32.dll and uses the one in System32, which of course makes the program fail to load. Anyway even when I managed to make it use my modified version of Shell32 (that was reporting the directory successfully to the caller Chrome_elf.dll), it didn't work. Well, I managed to make it load, however it was pretty much useless as the UI is broken and it didn't render any page. Note that what you are seeing in the background is my Desktop, 'cause up there there was supposed to be part of the UI, but since I've brutally commented out several parts of the UI and replaced with other code, it clearly failed to load and it showed up some pretty bad glitches when I tried to open other tabs and move the Windows. Oh, and the reduce to icon, maximize and close buttons pop up only if I move my mouse over them and they don't work if I click on them. Anyway, the very bad thing is that I can't render any page, 'cause even though the calls are fine and the engine works, I have probably screwed up somewhere when I changed how it was referencing the webkit because I had to write down some new "artistic" way to do it and I've done something wrong for sure. Debugging? Sure, except for the fact that there there is a ***** amount of lines and I have no clue where the problem lies as it compiles, the compiler (Borland) doesn't argue and the coding assistant doesn't show any red squiggly lines and the other suggestions are just bogus. I'm on my own and I don't know how to get past this point. The very same thing happens when I target Vista, except for the fact that the UI does load slightly more correctly, however I can't get pages to work correctly, so sorry Vista users, you're not gonna get a late Easter present from me. I'm not gonna keep going on with this. At least not now, as I don't have time and I don't wanna stare at the code wondering what I did wrong. As I said before, I'm a broadcast engineer, so this is not really my field of expertise and although it's a good exercise, I have many other more important things to do for my job and my academic career, so I'm not gonna spend any more time on this. I've already shared the things I've done and the compiled version with the installer on the Windows XP Forever group and if someone else there wants, I'll share the source code and everything else, but I don't think they'll have time to keep this going either. I'm sorry if I made you hope that this was going to work, but as you can see, I've done my best... literally... Good afternoon from a p***ed off FranceBB...
  23. Is it open source? I can't find any Github/SourceForge/Codeplex project. If it's not open source, then it would have to be disassembled with IDA Pro, thus producing potentially wrong unreadable everlasting lines of code. I.e you are better off forking Chromium 69 from the official repository. That said, I don't see Chinese people willing to cooperate on open source; I mean, if you are going to make a spyware built into your browser, the last thing you wanna do as a company is to make it explicitly readable/obvious with open source code, right?
  24. Sure it does. At least on Chromium. https://preview.web.skype.com/ (I'm using a VPN, so I've hidden the IP address). Anyway, this is what I'm using to spoof my Chromium 54 as Chromium 75: "C:\Programmi\Advanced Chrome\chrome.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3732.0 Safari/537.36" Of course, calls don't work as the extension and the MSI fail to install. I don't know why you are all having so many issues... I've never tried it with Firefox, though, but on Chromium it has always worked flawlessly and I'm reporting my real OS: Windows XP as the last thing on earth I wanna do is to make the Win10 net market share larger.
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