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greenhillmaniac

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  1. windows 7 programs supported version

    Pretty much what I think will happen past 2020, with the added bonus that the Win32 API hasn't been improved since Windows 7, which means, in theory, applications should remain compatible with little to no tweaking (there's still the possiblity they use some Windows 10 modern features, but who knows). Too bad AMD has already plugged support for 8.1. They supported Vista for longer
  2. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I just found out something very interesting for both Vista and 7: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012371 I also found this pdf file from Microsoft detailing this service: https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/5/1/C51D8E55-5538-4F21-8C9D-A66DB31C4B46/SQL_Server_and_Windows_Server_Premium_Assurance_Datasheet.pdf Microsoft probably knows how s*** Windows 10 (and its related Server offerings) are for enterprises, and is milking the NT 6.0/6.1 cashcow for all it's got. In fact, if you go to the lifecycle page, you can see it mentions the 6 years extended support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2008 Seems like this agreement could extend to Server 2012/R2, but I haven't found concrete dates on that, aside from the same support page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2012 Anyway, if we could get a hold of someone (anyone) who had access to this licensing agreement and could provide the updates, we could be seeing Windows Vista and 7 support up until 2026!!!
  3. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    As @JodyT mentioned, NT 6.2 (and 6.0) haven't recieved the Microsoft made Meltdown mitigations. That might change in the future, but I find it highly unlikely. If you want to avoid the performance loss you might get from these patches (and possibly avoid other annoyances that Microsoft throws at you), I would seriously recommend you switch to NT 6.2... I'm serious! Since you recently switched to a nVidia card, drivers are of no concern to you, since nVidia officially supports NT 6.2 (and AMD drivers BSOD on 8.0). The Metro portion of the OS can be completely disabled with @Tihiy's Ex7ForW8 (not available for 8.1): https://msfn.org/board/topic/157302-windows-7-explorer-for-windows-8/ The latest .NET and Powershell work great (see my repository on how to install), the latest programs run just fine on it (even Visual Studio 2017, though you do have to spoof your OS version in the installer) and you don't get any telemetry updates (if I recall correctly, KB2976978 was re-released 23 times for 8.1!). Even the Release Preview theme works on 8.0 with no hacking needed! It gives the OS a more rounded look, while still having the square edges. Similar to this (without the transparency): Speaking of transparency, @bigmuscle's Aero Glass runs almost natively on 8.0, because it hooks itself onto DWM, so it doesn't need to use an extra process, like in 8.1 and above.
  4. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Repository updated with all of the above mentioned updates aswell: https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  5. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Does nobody care about poor old Vista? Here's the list of updates for February 2018: Security Updates: KB4034044 - Description of the security update for the Windows scripting engine vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4034044 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4034044 KB4058165 - Description of the security update for the Windows Kernel information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4058165 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4058165 KB4073079 - Description of the security update for the Windows Common Log file system driver elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073079 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4073079 KB4073080 - Description of the security update for the Windows Kernel vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073080 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4073080 KB4074603 - Description of the security update for the Windows Kernel vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074603 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4074603 KB4074836 - Description of the security update for the Windows remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074836 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4074836 KB4074851 - Description of the security update for the StructuredQuery remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074851 http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=4074851 .NET Framework Updates (non Security): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4076495 https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4076495 KB4054996 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054996 KB4054992 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.5.2 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054992 KB4054981 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054981 Non Security Updates: KB4056446 - Terminal Server systems use excessive memory when using smart cards https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056446 http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4056446
  6. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Updated the repository with this month's updates. I assume @JodyT also installed some of these: Updated Monthly Rollup Update to KB4074593; Updated Flash Player Update to KB4074595: Added Security Only Update KB4074589; Updated IE10 Cumulative Update to KB4074736; Updated .NET Framework Quality Rollups for .NET 3.5 SP1 (KB4054997), .NET4.5.2 (KB4054991) and .NET4.6.x/4.7.x (KB4054979); Added .NET Framework 4.7.1 msu files and better instructions on how to install language packs. https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ That should be everything. Have a good one, everybody.
  7. 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    Mega must've removed your files, because it says they're not available anymore from your download link. EDIT: It's now working.
  8. 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    So you're linking Tweaks made by you from another forum that requires registry to access the file(s)? Couldn't you just place them here directly?
  9. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Honestly, I think it's good news... No performance loss for Intel CPUs on NT 6.2. Another plus for me
  10. Windows 7 doesn't include Hyper-V in any of its editions. To get it you'd have to install either Server 2008 R2 or any Windows version past 8, Pro edition.
  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Unless someone actually manages to port the OneCore API Windows 10 uses for its apps (along with WinRT for Windows 8.x apps), no, it's impossible to run any Windows 10 apps on anything NT 6.x (I think it's kind of a blessing, really )
  12. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    They until October 2016. From October until January 2016 you have to install the individual updates (that I have on separate folders in my repository).
  13. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    I think those are the patches that Microsoft would release today, if not for the whole CPU exploit debacle. Unless you have an old AMD system (with an Athlon 64), you should be clear to install them.
  14. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Small repository update. More updates probably coming on Patch Tuesday: Updated Monthly Rollup Update to KB4056896; Added Security Only Update KB4056899 and updated IE10 Cumulative Update to KB4056568 (only on x86. Microsoft only provided the January IE10 update to Server 2012 so far). I'd also like to mention that these updates don't fix the recent CPU exploits, as mencioned on Microsoft's own article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698 so they should be safe to install.
  15. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Updated the repository with 3 months of updates, including: All of the updates mentioned by @Ruan for November 2017, December 2017 and January 2018; Updated Extras folder with a better description of each update on a readme.txt file, a new timezone update and a dedicated folder for the .NET Framework 4.6.1 installer; Updated the readme.txt file at the root of the repository with updated info; Removed every superseeded update in the repository (from each month... It was a lot of manual labor). https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w Should be all. Vista lives on for another month
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