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Everything posted by greenhillmaniac

  1. I found the following articles with a bit of DuckDuckGoing. For the lockscreen issue: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2012/11/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-the-default-lock-screen-image-in-windows-8/ https://techjourney.net/disable-lock-screen-in-windows-10-8-1-windows-server-2016-2012-r2/ For the default account picture: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-a-default-user-logon-picture-for-all-users
  2. The ones of changing the INF file with those older entries and replacing the coinst17_30 dll?
  3. Just tested @Tripredacus's suggestions, but they didn't work... I'm still convinced there's something going on at a sys file level that's keepign these drivers from installing, be it explicit Windows 8 blocking or just implicit code that prevents the installation by messing with the dxgkrnl.sys. Just tested with the recently released Crimson 17.12.1, but still got the same error. If anybody has the knowledge to debug drivers and check what's causing the BSOD please post here or PM me.
  4. Would you look at the time... I haven't updated the repository in 2 months! Here we go: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new one, KB4054520; Replaced the Flash Player update with the new one, KB4053577; Added this and previous month's Security Only updates, KB4048962 and KB4054523; Replaced Internet Explorer's cumulative update with the new one, KB4052978; Replaced all of the .NET Framework Security and Quality Rollups with the new ones: KB4041776 for .NET 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 and 4.7; KB4040975 for .NET 4.5.2 and KB4040979 for .NET 3.5; Replaced Timezone update in the Extras folder with the new KB4051956. I think that's all. Sorry for the delay https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  5. So if one installs Vista fresh, will updates actually work without any patching, or just slowly? Individual updates install just fine. The problem occurs when running Windows Update. It takes forever to find updates, unless you install the latest IE cumulative update and a few other updates...
  6. I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but I finally got the will to do it... Introducing the NT 5.x PT-PT Update Repository! Feast your eyes on over 400 updates for Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 combined, all localized in portuguese of Portugal. Including some XP hotfixes recomended by this board, old Internet Explorer and Media Player versions. Might not be for everyone (heck, who here speaks the tongue of Camões?), but I think it should still be here for posterity's sake, and for any Internet lurkers we might find, who will most certainly need these updates. Windows 2000 SP4: https://mega.nz/#F!NoZynbLK!mRCRh9nD_BiKZNUMemWc8A Windows XP SP3: https://mega.nz/#F!Qo5GkbLA!jm79nJzmhYlKwHKf19pMSw Windows Server 2003 SP2: https://mega.nz/#F!84p3WaQJ!UAg9C-IN4poNd3UDRWUwfw FAQ: Why didn't you include the updates for XP x64 or Server 2003 x64? These version of Windows are not localized for PT-PT. I'm not seeing update KBXXXXXXX! Let me know and I'll be sure to track it down. Where are the XP Embedded updates, that go past XP's EOL? Since updates for that version of Windows are still going, I plan on adding them AFTER 2019, (hopefully before Microsoft pulls them from their servers, like they did to Windows 9x updates in 2009 ). So here you'll find updates for XP until April 2014. How did you do this? I used a nifty tool called Portable Update, that uses the OS's built in Windows Update engine to track down needed updates and download them into a folder. I did this to fresh installs of 2000, XP and Server 2003, with only a few updates needed to get the Update engine going (like Windows Update engine 3.0, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5, ...). You can get the tool here if you plan to do what I did, but for your native language. Do you plan on doing the same thing for Vista/7/8/8.1/10? Starting with Windows Vista, updates have been language agnostic, meaning the update file already contains all the files for all supported languages. This means there's no need to collect updates specific to one language (except for a few isolated cases, like Windows Live Essentials, Windows XP Mode, ...). So the answer to that is maybe. Do you have anything like this for Windows 95/98/ME? Unfortunately, no. AFAIK, PT-PT updates for those OS's are practically gone, since most of the stuff everybody archived is for EN-US, so the only way to find other language specific updates is to scourge through archive.org, or be lucky enough to find good folks who have the version you need (I got lucky and found PT-PT versions of IE 4.01 SP2 and IE 5.5, for example)
  7. @Dibya, sorry for the delay in uploading the updates. Was having trouble uploading through Firefox on Mega... Ended up installing the Desktop Client. Also, real life got in the way. Here's all the updates. The only outdated files are the Monthly Rollup, the Flash update and the Malware Removal Tool (they're from last month). Everything else is OK. https://mega.nz/#F!1oJSiCCQ!1qHbKcZQEgfAPL937WL15g
  8. Thanks for all the replies, guys! @mixit's solution worked. They had the PTG update for x86 XP in Mega.nz repository. Just installed it on my VM to test it
  9. Can anybody find the PT-PT version of the exFAT update for XP, KB955704, mentioned in this thread a few pages ago? I'm trying to build a repository of all updates for the NT5.x line of Oses in my native language, and I just can't find a working link for it... Here's the best I could find, from archive.org: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=pt-pt&FamilyID=1cbe3906-ddd1-4ca2-b727-c2dff5e30f61 Unfortunately, this page isn't archived and I don't know the exact download link for the update... (sorry if this comes a bit out of the topic at hand, but I figured it would be an extension of the discussion had here a few pages ago)
  10. If you have an iso with Update 1 you don't need to install the Updates in the April 2014 folder. If you have the latest Windows 8.1 ISO with Update 3 integrated you don't need to install the updates in the November 2014 folder. Simple as that. I also have a folder with a bunch of hotfixes that Microsoft never released on Windows Update, that fix a number of issues. I'll see where I can upload it, and I'll post a link here.
  11. Nope, the installer linked by @dencorso does not work. This one gives out an error saying the OS is not supported... I think OP should step in and tell us exactly how he got Internet Explorer 11 working on Windows 8.0, step by step. I even tried extracting the cabs and install it with Dism, but no luck...
  12. I have a folder with all updates for Windows 8.1 RTM (no Update 1 included), if you want.
  13. I'm sorry to say, but the installer starts, asks to install, but doesn't do anything. It asks right away to restart without having installed anything. I've tested it on my Windows 8.0 VM with the portuguese installer on the link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17621/internet-explorer-downloads
  14. And how do you install it? Where's the link? Just use the regular exe or extract the cabs and use Dism to install? Also, how do you apply updates? Do you apply the Windows 7 updates or the 8.1 updates? This seriously needs a better explanation.
  15. I would recommend you use WHDownloader, a program developed by the good guys over at My Digital Life Forums: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/whdownloader-download.66243/ It uses various update lists, mantained mostly by user abbodi1406 and downloads all updates you've selected. It comes with the option to even downloads updates if you choose to install the Convenience Update Rollup, KB3125574, or not. You do have to register on the forums, though (which I do recomend, since you can find all sorts of community made programs that are extremely useful).
  16. The last branch of drivers to work with Windows 8 was the 16.30, which means the Radeon 16.7.3 work great (tested it just now. The drivers install through device manager just fine. No need to disable driver signature enforcement). Link: http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-radeon-software-crimson-16-7-3-whql-driver-download.html
  17. Maybe it was a temp link... Here's the driver's article page (I'm using the W7 x64 version, BTW): http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Software-Crimson-ReLive-Edition-17.9.3-Release-Notes.aspx I have a R9 380 4Gb version with the following driver ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6939
  18. Yeah, I should've probably been more explicit on this... I'm trying to install the AMD Radeon Crimson 17.9.3 (the latest WHQL drivers available) and I'm trying to install them through the Device Manager, linking directly to the INF fille. The BSOD happens after the driver files have copied, when the screen is shifting resolutions (and you even hear the W8 sounds of hardware being unplugged and plugged, indicating the GPU is being installed). After that the BSOD appears on my desktop resolution of 1920x1080. I don't even get to see the desktop on its full resolution. As soon as the screen is changing resolutions the BSOD happens. Here's the link to the driver. I extracted the files from the .exe with 7-Zip and used the INF in \Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF\C7318501.inf https://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/whql-radeon-software-crimson-relive-17.9.3-win7-64bit-oct2.exe Yeah. It was part of the May 2016 Patch Tuesday, which you installed just fine back then
  19. Nope, still BSOD. This confirms my suspicion that AMD is blocking installation on NT 6.2. The only way this seems to be fixable is to actually mod the driver... Shouldn't be too hard. Only look for the DRIVER_INSTALL_NT62=0 section Here's the minidump. 110717-34890-01.dmp
  20. Welp, there's a Server 2012 version, which means there is a version for Windows 8.0 I'll try it and report back.
  21. For anyone willing, I have a MiniDump file of the BSOD. I was trying to analyze it, and it says the error was with dxgkrnl.sys? Seems weird, considering it's a system file... MiniDump contents: Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.17016.1000 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\Downloads\110617-37484-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available Symbol search path is: srv* Executable search path is: Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Built by: 9200.16384.amd64fre.win8_rtm.120725-1247 Machine Name: Kernel base = 0xfffff801`fe206000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff801`fe4d0a60 Debug session time: Mon Nov 6 16:31:18.127 2017 (UTC + 0:00) System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:21.807 Loading Kernel Symbols ............................................................... ................................................................ .......... Loading User Symbols Loading unloaded module list .............. ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information. BugCheck 139, {3, fffff88004ef9dd0, fffff88004ef9d28, 0} Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys ( dxgkrnl!DXGCONTEXT::SubmitPresentHistoryToken+1ef ) Followup: MachineOwner --------- nt!KeBugCheckEx: fffff801`fe281040 48894c2408 mov qword ptr [rsp+8],rcx ss:0018:fffff880`04ef9ab0=0000000000000139 110617-37484-01.dmp
  22. Doesn't work. Booted with Driver Signature Enforcement disabled and the same BSOD happened. Even edited the INF file to see if it did anything. I don't think this is an issue, because the driver was designed for Windows 7.
  23. Starting in 2016 AMD drivers stopped working on Windows 8.0, giving a BSOD with the following message: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE. This seems to be an artificial block imposed by AMD, because the drivers work just fine in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and the BSOD occurs when the driver has already adjusted to the screen resolution of my monitor (switching from the default 1024x720). It's a shame really, because previous driver versions worked great, with the Radeon Control Panel, Vulkan and video acceleration all working fine with WDDM 1.2! My question to anyone with enough knowledge on this subject: is there a way to remove this artificial block? Any tools you might recomend for me to trace this issue and possibly fix it? Also, please don't come with the useless response of "Just use the older version" because that's not the point. The point is to extend the longevity of NT 6.2, seeing new driver versions support new GPUs (for example, the recently released RX Vega is not compatible with Windows 8.0 because of this driver block).
  24. IE10 updates are cumulative and only necessary if you only install the Security Only updates, since the Monthly Rollups already include it. As for .NET updates, there are 3 files basically released each month: one for .NET 3.5 SP1, one for .NET 4.5.2 and one for .NET 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 and 4.7. Security Only .NET updates are a mess, and I recomend that you just simply install the Quality Rollups, because they don't release in tandem with the QR and are harder to track.
  25. BTW, does anyone want me to include a folder in the repository with the Windows Update speedup patches, as mentioned in @2008WindowsVista's video on the subject? I think it would help whoever is trying to fresh install Vista in 2017 and beyond (all 0 people, lol)
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