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greenhillmaniac

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  1. 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)
  2. And following my Windows 8.0 repository update, here comes the Vista update for October! Better late than never Added the following Security Updates: KB4041671 KB4041944 KB4041995 KB4042007 KB4042050 KB4042067 KB4042120 KB4042121 KB4042122 KB4042123 KB4042723 Added the following .NET Security and Quality Rollups: KB4040978 for .NET 2.0 SP2 KB4040977 for .NET 4.5.2 KB4043764 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 Added the following non-security update in the extras folder: KB4035176 - Improvements and Fixes to Universal C Runtime in Windows Added a readme file in the extras folder with details on what each update does Changed the names of the .NET Security Only and Security and Quality Rollup folder for easier navigability Corrected a file insider the mandatory .NET updates on the x86 folder See y'all next month https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  3. And another (late) repository update with October's patches plus one extra for both x64 and x86. These include: Monthly Rollup: KB4041690 Flash Update (released a week after the Monthly Rollup): KB4049179 Internet Explorer 10 Cumulative Update and Security Only Update: KB4040685 and KB4041679, respectively .NET Framework Security and Quality Rollup Updates for .NET 3.5 SP1 and 4.5.2 and 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 and 4.7: KB4040979, KB4040975 and KB4043762, together with the required pre-requisite update KB4019990 .NET Framework 4.7.1: KB4033345 (extracted from the .exe installer), together with the required pre-requisite update KB4019990 and instructions for language pack installation I've also put the Update Rollups in their own folder in the Extras, for easier navigation. That is all... See you next month https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  4. Could you explain specifically in which scenarios this happens?
  5. I managed to get the Catalyst 15.6 somewhat working with my R9 380, but it's super unstable (not suitable for day to day work): http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175825-about-amd-drivers-on-vista/?do=findComment&comment=1128711 Hope this suffices.
  6. OK, let me be perfectly clear, since apparently I'm not getting through... I was asking if you could take a look at later driver releases of AMD drivers made for Windows 7, and see if you could somehow make them work on Vista, since newer AMD cards need those drivers to work properly. If you need links, this is the first driver that with modifications stopped working on Vista. This is for Windows 7 x64 BTW! https://us.softpedia-secure-download.com/dl/1069864f843f79accc67b99dffd22ee4/59e24e1b/300450294/drivers/video/amd-catalyst-15.7-with-dotnet45-win7-32bit.exe Sorry for getting off topic guys!
  7. I would redirect you to this thread, where everything is explained: But basically, we were able to mod driver versions newer than the latest official one (the Catalyst 13.12 that you mention), but we got stuck on Catalyst 15.6. After that each and every INF modded driver gives Error 39 when trying to install (this happens on Catalyst 15.7 and later). This means any user with a Rx 300 series, RX 400 series, RX 500 and RX Vega card cannot get 3D acceleration on Vista (I'm included in the Rx 300 series group )
  8. .NET Security and Quality Rollup for October 2017 https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4043769 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043769/october-2017-security-and-quality-rollup-for-net-framework-3-5-4-5-2-4
  9. I hate to derail a perfectly good thread, but consider this a side note: Could you also take a look at the AMD drivers? They don't work since the 15.200 branch of drivers (or since Catalyst 15.7), leaving anyone with a Rx 300 series or newer GPU on the cold, when it comes to Vista...
  10. I would also add this to the analogy: the motorbikes were great to use, and had in many ways superior handling and features to the competition! But the new CEO decided to make the exclusive parts of their bikes for other bike manufacturers, all the while not telling consumers if their own brand of motorbikes was still worth getting. Ultimately they decided to shrink their offer of motorbikes, stopped offering new firmware updates, replacemant parts, etc. and left users with a dead end motor vehicle
  11. To be fair... Windows Media Player was always garbage
  12. I usually disable account sync from the settings when I use a Microsoft account, along with automatic OneDrive photo upload, which means OneDrive only functions as a cloud file server and nothing else. Also, since I disable settings sync, I don't get any extra disk IO or network activity. Besides, OneDrive on 8.1 has the huge advantage of file placeholders, which means my HDD won't be filled with useless space (I have almost 3GB worth of data).
  13. I've done some digging, and it turns out the new Monthly Rollup Preview is not at fault for the inability to login with a Live account on Windows 8.x. Turns out it's just Microsoft's servers' fault (what a shock). They say they are working on a fix for this issue, but don't have an ETA. On the other hand, the corruption of the CBS is the fault of the new MRP, since i ran the command "sfc /scannow" before and after applying the patch, and it reported corruption after installing it. Just clearing up some (dis)information
  14. Do you know where I can find PEMaker? I can't find it with a simple Google search.
  15. I experience these issues with the September Preview, KB4038774. I dont know if it's the same patch that also affected @xpclient
  16. The other problems the September update causes. EDIT: This also happened to me
  17. I was wondering if the issue was on my side, seeing I had just clean installed a Windows 8.1 PC and couldn't login with my account (for OneDrive purposes, of course). I thought it had something to do with me purging all of the telemetry on the system. As usual, Microsoft keeps showing what their standard of quality is: half baked updates that should work, but really just make systems worse. I bet Windows 8.0, Vista and XP are nice and stable...
  18. I've updated the repository with this month's updates, plus the extra ones mentioned previously by @VistaLover (sorry if I'm not documenting the changes properly, but I'm kinda sick, and did this in a bad state). NEW LINK: https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  19. So you used a x86 driver? Interesting... might give it a shot. Will report back, as usual.
  20. I know how to INF mod. I was asking specifically WHICH drivers did you mod, because I've been testing a load of driver versions to try and get my R9 380 working on Vista, and so far I haven't had any luck
  21. And time for another repository update: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new one, KB4038799; Replaced the Flash Player update with the new one, KB4038806; Added this month's Security Only update, KB4038786; Replaced Internet Explorer's cumulative update with the new one, KB4036586; Replaced all of the .NET Framework Security and Quality Rollups with the new ones: KB4040971 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; Added this month's .NET Framework Security Only Updates: KB4040955 for .NET 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 and 4.7; KB4040959 for .NET 4.5.2 and KB4040965 for .NET 3.5; And something extra: Added a new folder insider the Extras, containing new files and info about the installation of .NET Framework 4.7, both on x86 and x64; Cleanup of some files on the Security Only updates folder for x86 I think that's all. Hope you enjoy it https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  22. Could you elaborate on this? Are there some style files that "unlock" Aero on 8.1 without Aero Glass? I'd like very much to know
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