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Vistapocalypse

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  1. I wanted to react to your June 2020 post, but I cannot find it. AFAIK, the “googlebot” agent solution was first mentioned at MSFN by UCyborg in a June 22 post.
  2. Under DVR/PVR Software, NextPVR no longer has ONG support for Vista, and a legacy download link for version 4.2.5 seems to be needed: https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthread.php?tid=59880. (Recent 5.x versions require .NET Core, which was shown not to work on Vista earlier in this thread.) Also, Microsoft’s electronic program guide service ended on April 2, 2020, which greatly reduces the appeal of adding TV Pack 2008 to Vista systems with Windows Media Center.
  3. Member @SIW2 posted at another forum that it works, assuming sha2 support has been installed. (I believe one or more Server 2008 servicing stack updates are prerequisite for the update SIW2 provided links to.) My last attempt to use MSE on Vista was in July 2019. I believe the definition and engine updates were still dual-signed at that time because I was able to manually install them without sha2 support. The deal breaker for me was that MSE 4.4 was only able to detect and quarantine an EICAR test file intermittently, not consistently. So I opted for Avast 18.8 instead.
  4. The greater evil is YouTube’s owner, Google. They are not in the habit of making things easy for Firefox, much less for developers of Firefox forks. As VistaLover pointed out on page 1 of this thread (which has not benefited much from subsequent expansion IMO), Firefox Quantum 63 or above supports Polymer v2 but UXP does not. If MCP thinks they can backport Polymer v2 support to UXP, then I wish them luck. For XP/Vista, Yandex 17 (or perhaps one of the Chinese Chromium backports) is the alternative.
  5. Yandex 17.4.1 (a 2017 version based on Chromium 57) supports YouTube’s Polymer v2 as well as XP. (VistaLover prefers a portable version based on Chromium 58, but I don’t know if anyone has used it on XP.) Another advantage: I found in February that a current version of UBO (not a legacy version) worked with Yandex 17.4.1 on Vista. My Vista hardware is currently out of commission so that might have changed by now.
  6. Microsoft/Rovi EPG data expired on the evening of April 2. Attempts to Get Latest Guide Listings fail, producing an error message never seen until recently: This might really be the end of Microsoft's EPG service.
  7. The last version of iTunes for Windows to support XP was of course 12.1.3, released in September 2015. Versions older than 12.6.5 have been unable to sign in since October 2019, apparently because the iTunes Store now requires secure TLS 1.2 connections. If anyone is interested, a workaround has just been posted in the Windows Vista forum that might also work for XP:
  8. My apologies. I was under the impression that YouTube had already introduced changes, as mentioned in March 8 posts on page 4 of this thread (i.e. "lack of miniatures"). I must have missed the YT announcement that even bigger changes were coming 31/03/2020. I can hardly wait!
  9. Solution for Chrome 49 was posted by VistaLover on page 1 of this thread February 6. This will be my last reminder for those who did not read the thread.
  10. It is a moot point since the OP has already enabled TLS 1.2 and this thread appears to be concluded, but the only prerequisite for the IE9 standalone installer is SP2.
  11. Microsoft/Rovi EPG data expired on March 19 and efforts to Get Latest Guide Listings have failed. Microsoft may have finally figured out how to retire their EPG service. Then again, the situation looked just as bad on New Year's Eve. Correction: After a brief data outage, I now have Microsoft EPG data until the evening of April 2.
  12. You could always create and upload a profile photo, i.e. avatar (e.g. I put a Windows Vista flag on the Titanic using Photoshop), or just use this one:
  13. I wonder why 52.9.0 does not simply update to 52.9.1 in the usual way? Perhaps because the 52.9.1 tinderbox build contained no significant changes. I will continue to use 52.9.0 on Vista x86. Are you saying that the 64-bit build works on Vista x64? That would be remarkable.
  14. That image looks more like one posted by someone using Advanced Chrome in the thread Chromium V 54 not displaying Youtube properly on February 25 (which was before the classic layout was discontinued by YouTube). My guess is that both browsers are being served Polymer v2, but are incapable of actually displaying it. Citrio has a bad reputation, e.g. Beware of Citrio, an iffy Chrome-based browser.
  15. My settings were mostly the same. When you see the "Health Check" system tray notification, I suggest that you click "No, thanks" and perhaps it will never pop up again.
  16. Does that mean you know how to disable system tray notifications for 5.64.7577? If so, could you please explain how?
  17. Pretending to be Opera would presumably work also.
  18. Not very surprising to me, because it seems to confirm what VistaLover said in his February 6 post on page 1 of this thread, i.e. that Chromium 49 is capable of displaying the polymer layout, but YouTube served the now-discontinued classic layout to Chrome 49 by default. (When it comes to browsers, VistaLover is seldom mistaken!)
  19. If anyone still has Opera 36 installed, it would be interesting to know if it suffers from the same inability to display thumbnails as Chrome 49. The only Chromium-based browser that I use is Yandex 17.4.1 (based on Chromium 57), which is unaffected by this issue - and btw I'm using UBO 1.24.4 from the Chrome Store with Yandex.
  20. If I use that link with FF 52 now, then it suffers the same issue as PM 27 and IE 9. Have you perhaps altered your user agent for Chrome 49?
  21. The classic YouTube layout seems to be either going or gone now. Pale Moon 27 (forked from Firefox 38) now displays only a fraction of thumbnails at YouTube's home page, but is nevertheless still able to play videos. (In my February 6 post on page 1, PM 27's only issue was the warning message.) The situation is the same with IE 9, which was no longer a good browser for YouTube anyway. It would be interesting to hear from Chrome 49 users like @Dave-H. Firefox ESR 52 and Yandex 17 are not affected.
  22. I'm beginning to see your point. No wonder I used the same old version for 3 years, but I'd rather not send everyone to FileHippo. How to disable system tray notifications?
  23. Piriform Ccleaner support for Vista is no longer ONGoing. Last version 5.64.7577 was released today, https://download.ccleaner.com/sunset/ccsetup564_xp-vista.exe. However, there might still be "critical security updates" according to Why do you no longer support Windows XP or Vista?
  24. Yes, the main download page should now serve it to you (unless you are spoofing a newer OS). Working on Vista, but I prefer much older versions.
  25. Your conclusion might be a little hasty, since 5.64 hasn't even been released at this time. According to a Wilders Security post, Edit: New FAQ posted just minutes ago: Why do you no longer support Windows XP or Vista?
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