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Everything posted by greenhillmaniac

  1. We REALLY need a KernelEx for Vista... I mean, it's in the same predicament as Windows 2000! Heck, I bet it would be easier to develop than what we have for Windows 2000, because Vista has most of the components 7 has (with the Platform Update and all).
  2. Speaking of Vista's planned obsolescence, Vista's forum here, at MSFN, just got demoted to the Older Windows OS category... How the great have fallen :/
  3. Looks more modern... (get it? M$ renamed Metro to Modern on Windows 8's release)
  4. Has anyone made a ULZ for Windows 8, since it got EOL in January? I wanted to create an updated ISO with all updates up until that point. If you could point me to a link, or website that has that, I would appreciate it!
  5. Yes, the free upgrade does not invalidate the original license key. I know this because I've helped a few people who wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 (AAHH, don't throw rocks at me !!), and used a Windows 7 Professional retail key I had laying around for all of them (just needed to contact Microsoft activation to activate on each PC, due to different hardware configurations). Yes, they had pirated Windows .
  6. From what game is that? Looks like a real world picture...
  7. Unfortunatly, Microsoft seems to be leveraging the Windows Store as its only distribution method for their new and upcoming games, and not only is the Windows Store buggy, but the UWP is MORE LIMITING, compared to the regular Win32 games we've had in the last 30 years: - No VSync - all UWP games are windowed fullscreen - No access to game's executables - so... Microsoft controls their games? no mods or anything?! - No 3rd party overlays - again, no freedom? - No SLI or Crossfire The PC Gaming market needs competition from Steam, but this is not competition. This is bruteforcing. Holding games ransom so people will adopt a platform is not going to make them start using your service! Look at Origin and UPlay!
  8. That would be awesome! Could finally stop asking people for things and do something myself
  9. Do you plan on working on Windows Vista, to get Windows 7+ drivers and programs working on it? Because since 7 is basically Vista SP3, it shouldn't be too hard to port some of its libraries and dependencies (I speculate). That OS is seriously underrated, and I would like to use it again!
  10. I would like to test, but there are a few problems in the way: - I don't have XP drivers, even though my GPU is DX12 compatible (you've guessed it, it's AMD) - How will people be able to test DX12, when all XP drivers are made with DX9 in mind? Do you plan on making Windows 10 WDDM 2.0 drivers work on XP? Just a few thoughts...
  11. Yes, you can install media capabilities as a separate update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=48231 The license should activate anywhere, aslong as it matches the Windows version you have. As for changing the language, aslong as its Windows 10 Pro, you will be able to change the OS language. You don't need a Microsoft account to run Windows 10. You can do it with a local account. That way your kid won't be able to install apps from the Store. There's also built-in parental controls if you need them. Hope this answers your questions
  12. It's a shame the new drivers don't work on Windows Vista. I have a R9 380, and the only drivers that work are the 15.7 and up. I guess I'm limited to Windows 7 and up.
  13. You sure you are on the right place , this is MSFN , MSDN is here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/ jaclaz Ups, first post in the forum and I screw up like that
  14. Hello people from MSFN. I'm relatively new here, but I am enjoying all the knowledge the flows through here. Now, here's the thing. I plan on installing Windows 8.1, seeing that Windows 10 doesn't offer any advantage to me, in comparision to the former OS, and I want to tweak 8.1 to have as very little Metro bul***** as possible, aswell as keep the Services running in the background to a minimum. Any advice to create a clean Windows 8.1 system? Also, I have another problem with Windows 8.1. I'm a gamer , and I usually play old games, like Kega Fusion, Winquake, Doom on Dosbox, amongst others, and one thing that I noticed about 8.1, is that DirectDraw compatibility is broken, in the sense that games in fullscreen only run at about 33FPS, and some objects don't display correctly, like the last boss from Episode 1 in Quake. I found the following tweaks, but I'm not sure if they will fix the issues: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\YourGame\\GameExecutable.exe"="$ DWM8And16BitMitigation Layer_ForceDirectDrawEmulation"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\<NameOfGame>]"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00"ID"=hex:00,00,00,00 ;replace ID with game ID on [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\MostRecentApplication]"Name"="game.exe"Funny enough, Windows 10 doesn't have these issues, and runs Quake in Software Mode just fine, at 60FPS. So do you think these Registry Tweaks will solve my issue? Any other ones that I need to be aware of? EDIT: Corrected an error, as noted by jaclaz
  15. Has anyone tested the new AMD Crimson on Vista x64? I saw a NT 6.0 reference in the INF files of the Windows 7 version, so it should work, right? Also, since they dropped NET Framework, maybe it will have less Windows dependencies and work on Vista?!?
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