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Vistapocalypse

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  1. WinClient5270 listed ShareX Portable support for Vista as ONGoing, but noted that it Requires installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2, which requires special procedures to install on Vista (unlike 4.6.1). In fact https://getsharex.com/changelog/ states that the .NET requirement was upgraded to 4.6.2 beginning with version 12.1.0 in March 2018, so you are fortunate if 12.4.1 functions well with .NET 4.6.1. The changelog also says the .NET requirement was again upgraded about a year ago to 4.7.2 beginning with version 13.2.0, which might also be doable on Vista.
  2. If you have installed .NET Framework 4.8, downgrading to a .NET version that better supports Vista might get 8.6.0 working. If you used mfplatsetup for the benefit of Firefox, that might conceivably affect Camtasia as well. Current versions require Windows 10.
  3. It seems that VLC 3.0.16 was released about a month ago. I have no idea when they will end support for version 3, which still supports XP and Vista.
  4. If that concerns you, there is a workaround that you could try: https://msfn.org/board/topic/176686-server-2008-updates-on-windows-vista/?do=findComment&comment=1197007
  5. Dolphin 5.0 is said to have been the last version to support vanilla Vista x64, but let us know what happens if you try a higher version.
  6. You may have learned that from a video posted in 2020. I was quoting something the developer wrote in February 2021 that winvispixp is also aware of. Good luck!
  7. Should be 88.0.1 as win32 posted Feb 27 (at another forum), “NTEXT is deprecated in favour of NTDLL, so no modification of the Firefox executable is necessary.” Firefox 89 has unsolved font rendering issues that win32 has acknowledged.
  8. WinClient5270 has been inactive for many months, but he started working on the original post back in May 2016. In previous years I used to check that link to see if it still worked, which is the most surprising part. Perhaps he got it from a webpage such as this one, where the x86 link still works but the x64 link has been 404 for years.
  9. Windows 7 is not supported by Blender anymore, and Requirements further specify “Haswell architecture and newer” which is inhospitable to Vista. Previous versions might be worth a try.
  10. Good question. I haven’t investigated this in well over a year, but was once able to figure it out after looking at VistaLover’s screenshot in this post. Polymer v2 also has fewer thumbnails per line, probably with mobile users in mind.
  11. There is no need for that: Chromium 57 does not support Vista either, but Yandex 17.4.1 is a Chromium 57 fork that supports both XP and Vista, i.e. a backport like 360. Anyway, I hope that ArcticFoxie will not be dismissive about any YouTube issues that might be reported here.
  12. I’m sure it works fine with YouTube’s Polymer v1, but if you changed your user agent in order to be served Polymer v2, I believe it would be most unsatisfactory. As I stated above, “Whenever Google deprecates Polymer v1” (which they obviously haven’t done yet), Chromium 49-based and Firefox 52-based browsers (including UXP browsers) will not be able to display YouTube’s homepage. I first learned about this in VistaLover’s February 26, 2020 post (near the bottom of it) and subsequent discussion in that now-dormant thread. I was sufficiently concerned that I actually tried Yandex 17.4.1 on Vista (reluctantly, since it is Russian), and confirmed that this Chromium 57 backport is served Polymer v2 by default. I assume that the same is true for 360 and other Chinese backports (except “Advanced Chrome,” which is known to not work so well with YouTube).
  13. Pardon my intrusion, but YouTube is one of the most popular websites, and their Polymer v2 layout is incompatible with Chromium 49-based and Firefox 52-based browsers. Whenever Google deprecates Polymer v1, YouTube users running XP or vanilla Vista are going to want a good browser for YouTube. If not Extreme Explorer 360 or one of the other Chinese backports, that only leaves Yandex 17.4.1. IF I ever use the browser being discussed in this thread, it would only be my “different browser for YouTube” because 99.9% of websites work fine in Firefox 52-based browsers.
  14. No surprise that the game works on Windows 7 because system requirements say that it should, but do not mention Vista. If that is the same NVIDIA driver version that you were using on Vista, then it is puzzling that the error you posted yesterday said “no appropriate graphics hardware acceleration is available.” If you find a solution, I’m sure you will let us know.

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