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greenhillmaniac

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  1. I just installed this on a Windows 11 VM and have some feedback (mixed with some requests): There's no option to show folders before shortcuts in the Start Menu - as someone who uses the Windows XP style context menu for all programs, this would be appreciated. I'm assuming the previous advanced options to disable pre-launching of "SearchUI" and "ShellExperienceHost" are being enabled by default? This new version lacks the toggle for them, but from a look at the Task Manager the options seem to be enabled. Would it be possible to remove the "Windows Terminal" option on the Win+X Context Menu and restore the classic Powershell/Command Prompt options? The Explorer tweaks are phenomenal, but will you integrate the rest of the functionality OldNewExplorer had? I always used a mix of Windows 10's Explorer with some elements of Windows 7's, and the current beta doesn't have fine tuned control over these aspects (I'll attach a picture of my current Explorer setup). Maybe this one is a bit of an overstretch, but since there's the ability to replace all of the context menus, would it be possible to have an option to use the classic style of context menus? Similar to the ones you'd get with the "ImmersiveContextMenu" registry tweak up until v1809 My last bit of feedback would probably be the name, considering the current scope of the project, something like "ExplorerIsBack" would be more fitting. Other than that, this will probably be THE piece of software that will make me use Windows 11 (otherwise I'd seriously consider the penguin varieties)
  2. Are those hex values constant across different driver versions, or did you test it with a specific version?
  3. Oh yeah, I found your collection on MyDigitalLife way back. I actually use it a lot (and also the Office one). For the most part, information on the updates should be on the Internet Archive, if you search with the URL: support.microsoft.com/kb/xxxx But yes, I should probably get around to doing that one of these days
  4. @win32 mind sending me that 460.89 mod you did to bypass the version checks? I can test it on Windows 8.1 today and see if it works
  5. The first driver version to support the RTX 3060 TI was the 457.51 (I keep an archive of all the drivers for this card). I tested this version as soon as I acquired the card on 8.0, and it Code 43'd on me right away.
  6. Yeah, I also got a RTX 3060 TI and have the same Code 43 on both Windows 8.0 and 8.1. Guess they really don't want new users on Windows 8.x
  7. There, the Mega link is updated. Enjoy Since this update repository is now a bit more generic and not necessarily NT 5.x oriented, I'm not sure if the topic should be moved. I'll leave it up to the moderators to decide it. Also, I don't know how to put a link in spoiler tags, but I think they would be appropriate for the repo link. If anyone wants to tell me how to do it, I'd appreciate it.
  8. To everyone: sorry for not updating this thread when I said I would. I'll be going through my external HDD and uploading all of the updates I have onto Mega. This includes the Windows ME updates provided by @RoboSkirt (seriously, much appreciated!) and some (not all) Windows 95 and 98 updates in Portuguese. I manage to scavenge a lot of them through archive.org and a heap of other collections. These include: Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2 Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 Windows Media Player 6.4 Windows Media Player 7.1 Windows Media Player 9 You get the picture. I've also got Windows POSReady 2009 updates, since that has also gone EOL in the meantime. Windows 2000 also includes a whole lot of Hotfixes not released on regular Windows Update.
  9. I can't download NewMoon 26.5 for vanilla W2000. Are the links broken?
  10. Forgot about this thread. I rearranged some items in my Mega account, and those links got expired. I'll update them as soon as I can.
  11. Is that the System Update Readiness Tool? I think you only need that if you have trouble installing updates. If your system was freshly installed, there's no need. I usually go: Platform Update + Suplement > Internet Explorer 9 > Net Framework 3.5, 4.6 and updates > Powershell 2.0 + BITS 4.0 > Media Player 11 > General > Security > Hotfixes The idea is to install as many updated components as possible before moving on to the General, Security, etc updates. That way, the updates will cover a wider range of software. I'd say so, yeah. The main one would be the TLS 1.1 and 1.2 updates, but you can also add the SHA2 updates (they do make Windows Update non functional, but @abbodi1406 managed to make it work regardless. go to MDL and you'll find it) In here you won't find any. It's usually best if you create your own.
  12. I have a R9 380, precisely the point where AMD drivers stopped working. Had to used a hacked together Embedded version of the drivers. Not ideal. Never heard of SDI. I'll have to check it out. EDIT: Yeah, your GPU still had officially compatible drivers with Vista, that's why SDI (Snappy Driver Installer?) found a matching pair.
  13. Any chance you'd also take a look at AMD drivers? They stopped working in mid-2015 when they changed driver branches (introduced with the RX 300 series: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-catalyst-15-15-download.html).
  14. So far I have it on Mega and my external HDD. Don't know if I can put in on Archive.org If you want to include subfolders just add the /s switch to forfiles.
  15. A small update on the repository. Thanks to the efforts of @Regele there are now EN-US version of IE9 and KB937286. I've also change the folders names in the Ultimate Extras to English.
  16. Will this custom kernel allow the installation of newer Windows 7 drivers on Vista?
  17. For the most part, these telemetry updates have all been included in the newest Monthly Rollup, so if you want to avoid it you should use @abbodi1406's script hosted on Askwoody: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/2000012-neutralize-telemetry-sustain-win-7-8-1-monthly-rollup-model/
  18. You can use the /l flag to create a log. It would go something like this: start /w pkgmgr /ip /m:C:\Update\update.cab /s:C:\Sandbox /l:C:\log.txt
  19. Unfortunately, as far as I know, pkgmgr does not show any visual progress on update installation, unlike its successor, Dism. When an update is not applicable or has been superseded, pkgmgr simply doesn't install it, so you shouldn't have to worry too much about that. As long as you install updates in the correct order (from oldest to newest, installing first the Platform Update alongside IE9), you should be gold. I guess you could just install the Windows 7 AIK and adapt the script to use Dism, as it will act as a wrapper for pkgmgr, but I'm not sure it displays any more information.
  20. It does not. MS never bothered to port DiagTrack to NT 6.0.
  21. SHA2 updates disable Windows Update, since they bump the build number to 6003 Yes, you open command prompt with admin rights, then run the commands. I recommend you put the updates in a path with no spaces, like "C:\Updates", just so it's easier to run the commands.
  22. Yes, I mention it in the thread. Not entirely, but it is recommended that you install previous updates first. Some of the newer ones might not install without pre-requisites.
  23. Yeah, I posted it in a thread somewhere and it got lost to time (I can't find it either!). I still have those drivers archived: https://mega.nz/file/wgxAFCzJ#N8_D1L59p8isZ2Gz4nmgBPxkdXlFqS52uxbctbvumDQ They're AMD Embedded drivers based on an early 15.100 branch, still compatible with Vista. To use your R9 300 GPU (or any other, since it has few cards listed) with them you need to edit the INF and add your HWID (I think I added my GPU's HWID in that archive, the R9 380, so you could use that as the baseline for changes specific to your card).
  24. I have a pertinent question... Why create a thread, when this topic is already being discussed: https://msfn.org/board/topic/181739-windows-update-error-code-80072efd/ https://msfn.org/board/topic/178377-on-decommissioning-of-update-servers-for-2000-xp-and-vista-as-of-july-2019/ Furthermore, you're linking to the Server 2008 update repository that I created without any kind of credit. Honestly, this thread seems pointless...

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