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greenhillmaniac

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  1. Yeah, check out my repository (on my signature) of post January 2016 updates for 8.0, both x64 and x86 versions.
  2. Even though moving into a new Windows 7 type release seems obvious to us techies, I am afraid it might be too late for M$. They're in too deep in the rabbit hole. The time for them to move away from all the apps and touch came and went with the release of Windows 10. They still had a chance back then to back down. Windows 8 was a blunder, and didn't get much traction by either devs or users. People would accept that M$ tried something new and failed. With 10, we had forced upgrades, telemetry updates and buggy patches. They are pushing so hard for the app store, that suddenly dropping eve
  3. Brace yourselves, for a mandatory SP2, with integrated telemetry updates, that extends Windows 7's lifecycle to that of 8.1 (that is until 2023), while M$ appologizes for Windows 8 and 10, and says they are doing a true successor to Windows 7, building on its codebase (a person can dream...)
  4. If you install the latest Flash Player update for IE, provided by MS, before checking for updates, it will take less than 5 minutes. However, if you check for updates without the latest Flash Player update, it can take 1 hour (this phenomenon happened to me!). It's a weird situation indeed. It happened on 8.1 for me. Don't know if 8.0 is affected. Hope this helps!
  5. And do you know if 8.0 is faster in Explorer performance compared to 7?
  6. That encryption was being done by the new security patch, released from Windows Update, by Microsoft. They figured out that the only way to keep your PC safe, when you are running an old version of Windows, is to lock it from everything, even the user After the encryption is done, the only think you will be able to see is this horrifying image on boot: And then... you wake up! (that was some good creepypasta!)
  7. Server 2008 will recieve updates for as long as Windows 7, that is, until 14th January 2020. EDIT: Also, some interesting info: Windows Thin PC, which is a slimmed down version of Windows 7, with only a x86 install option, will have support until 12th October 2021. This means Windows 7 users might have an extra year of x86 support (sorry x64 users, I can't find any obscure Windows 7 variant that has support beyond 2020).
  8. As you may or not know, Powershell 5.0 does not normally install on Windows 8.0. Microsoft restricted the install to Server 2012, so updating from the normal method of executing the .msu file is impossible. However, it's still possible to extract the update files and install the components individually, as these will install on 8.0 with no problem. So here's what you're going to do: Download Powershell 5.0 from Microsoft's website: http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/03/windows8-rt-kb3134759-x64_f266b1c2107b88968c4db134b9957bb61c11feb9.msu Creat
  9. No problem. Also, the reason the .NET Rollup didn't release is probably related to not having any kind of security fix this month (just check the Security Bulletin to see what I mean)
  10. Must be similar to what the Rollup Updates included. You should be able to see the changes in this page (although right now it doesn't contain anything useful related to this month's patches): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22811/windows-server-2012-update-history
  11. Welp, now I have to update the repository... I should make a new folder for the new cumulative security updates, to distinguish between the pre-October 2016 and post-October 2016 patch releases.
  12. Server 2008 uses the same update "old" update model as Vista, I think. Just checked the Security Bulletin: Server 2008 and Vista still get to choose individual patches.
  13. The updates have been liberated to the Microsoft Update Catalog. So far, info on them has not been released. - October, 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB3192393): http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/1/E/01ED389E-1570-4C54-9D38-4193A25C5D7E/Windows8-RT-KB3192393-x64.msu - October, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 (KB3185332): http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/2/D/72D24A16-49DF-4379-8DD9-58EC63DEF082/Windows8-RT-KB3185332-x64.msu - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 (KB3194343): http://
  14. Maybe the discontinuation of Vista in 2017 might peek the interest of some modders, and we might get some compatibility fixes (it's a longshot...) Regardless, I'll keep updating the thread with any new AMD driver developments. As long as there are some people interested in the OS, it will never die!
  15. There is a way to extract the .cab file inside the .msu file, and install the updates separately, but it requires analyzing the update.mum file, and knowing which .mum component file(s) correspond to the respective individual patches. But given the history with the update rollups for Server 2012, where they all installed successfully on my test VM, I'm sure the security rollups will install just fine.
  16. Registry Editor (regedit) in Windows 10 build 14942 now has an address bar Wow, some actual improvements to the user experience for us power users... I'm impressed. I thought they would announce they were porting regedit into UWP (God forbid!) Also, some Kernel improvements! Service hosts are split into separate processes on PCs with 3.5 GB+ of RAM in build 14942 Basically, now they can cram all of those telemetry and app services with a bit more stability (can't wait to see the number of processes running in Redstone 2)... What do you guys think of this?
  17. For Windows 8.0 the drivers work fine (in fact, I made a thread explaining how to install the drivers on 8.0). Is that what you asked? I assume you said "Do you want windows 8 32bit?(not 8.1)"
  18. Would this Compatibility Layer maybe make the mod for AMD drivers you made work, or is this more focused on getting newer apps working, as opposed to drivers?
  19. Well, I don't mind buying a new laptop with Windows 10, as long as I'm able to install a different Windows OS. I think it's a worse case scenario for modern day M$ to have the money from the licensing but not having you use their services, as opposed to you not paying for it, but using Apps and the Store (the 1 year forced free upgrade proves my point). My main problem with buying new HW is drivers. I think M$ knows that the easiest way to make people stay on the new OS, is making it harder to make your new spanking HW function properly with older Windows versions (that's why we have the
  20. Yeah, I noticed that on my laptop with an Intel 4 Series Graphics. Too bad the inbox drivers are s***, with no OpenGL support. Still... I guess it's a plus point for 8.0: more inbox drivers!
  21. (Seems like I'm the only one keeping this thread alive ) New driver version from AMD! 16.40 - released with Crimson 16.9.1. It introduces even less driver overhead to DX11, and Vulkan API version 1.0.21. Haven't tested Vista compatibility, but I assume it's the same as previous versions (that is, non functional )...
  22. Basically this. Post dates are from tommorow! @JodyT also complained that he couldn't post in his own thread because he needed to wait some -6000 seconds or something... and my more recent post appears before his edit of a previous post! I think this is an issue with the forum's internal timer or something.
  23. Repository updated: https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ Changes and notes: Replaced updates: IE11 (KB3175443 -> KB3185319); Flash Player (KB3174060 -> KB3188128); Microsoft Graphics Component replaces previous Kernel Mode Driver Update (KB3177725 -> KB3185911) and PDF Library Update (KB3175887 -> KB3184943) In the Security Update for Windows section of the security bulletin (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-110) it only shows KB3184471 available for Server 2012, but KB3187754, that only shows as available on 8.1 in the security bul
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