Jump to content
MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. ×


Platinum Sponsor
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Donations

  • Country

    United States

Everything posted by i430VX

  1. PS/2 "hotplug" generally depends on the BIOS, or perhaps an even lower level thing than that. Most computers did not support that, and most still dont. The OS cannot change that. while serial and parallel usually can be plugged/unplugged from a "hot" system, The "certain devices" are probably more referring to PCMCIA cards (PC Cards) and docking stations.
  2. Read the video description. WIndows Vista SP2 section. It is text.
  3. I mean - why is it any more stupid then any other OS they've dropped support for? XP wasn't supported for much further past its EOS... And, at this point, most hardware already has stopped support for 7, usually long ago thanks to microsofts meddling in 2017/18. Vista was more or less lumped into XPs EOS for nvdia as it had not much market share. Windows 8 is the vista here. I see nothing going on with this that doesn't make sense.
  4. But... Firefox 59 esr does not exist. So he wont get very far.
  5. Climate change is a natural process but all current science points to the current trend of very, very very fast changes being directly tied to the very very very fast and large increase of carbon (and to an extent, methane) emissions. Studies show, that no, this warming would not have happened without help. The earth is capable of warming and cooling on its own, yes. But not this fast. We have already made irreversible changes because of this (greenland, antartica, etc) but it is still mostly capable of being stopped. Just stopping emissions does not do it. The carbon also needs to be removed from the atmosphere. But if we can put it there, it is possible. Expensive? Probably. Neccesary? Yes. More expensive to do nothing? Very, VERY much yes. The earth was naturally on its way to cooling again relatively soon, but now that the carbon system has been disrupted there is absolutely not a way that can happen naturally for a very very long time, short of some unprecented solar event that somehow reduces the power of the sun, or pushes the earths orbit further. And, by the way, we do have approximate records going back a long time thanks to ice core and rock sampling, among other methods. There are reasons virtually every scientist thinks climate change is pretty much squarely our own fault.
  6. Well, you mentioned kernelex. so I figured that was acceptable. But yes, I don't beleive i know of such a program for vanilla 9x. Also worth mentioning besides monitor settings is that some display drivers may support mangling the color temperature.
  7. Indeed it does. Try the latest version of flux 3 (you can find it on their site)... that version probably works. If not I can help find a working one. Also you may be able to just get away with making a color profile on your monitor, if it supports it.
  8. No. This certificate does not affect web browsing or internet connections as it is for completely unrelated things than that.
  9. No. The driver sigs are timestamped. Check out your drivers with "valid" signatures, that don't complain about being unsigned... You'll be surprised to see many or even most have expired certificates. For these, it only matters if the certificate was good at the time of signing. Anyone besides M$ can still SHA-1 code sign executables if they want to.
  10. And why is this certificate expiry the death of Windows XP? (hint - it's not - almost nothing will change)
  11. I suppose. The only thing is you might still get bit by OCSP/certificate checking if both dates are in the future. But I'm sure when the future becomes the present you'll still be able to log into https routers with no change.
  12. I am not a TLS expert, but it is my understanding that basically nothing is going to happen when this certificate expires. This cert is what microsoft signs stuff with (for example, new updates, drivers...). There aren't any new updates being made for any SHA-1 system anyway. The reason you canot connect to HTTPS sites when you change the date is because you are changing the date, not any significance pertaining to what that date is. Firefox-based browsers do not rely on windows for encryption anyway. Chrome (at least on XP) partially does. but even for chrome and IE, nothing is going to change.
  13. This is normal. Browser removal instructions: -Delete shortcuts(desktop and startmenu) -Delete browser folder in program files directory -If complete removal is desired, delete the folder in appdata (the name varies, but for new moon, for example, it would be Moonchild Productions) At some point perhaps I could try to make an uninstaller. Don't expect such a thing very soon, as time is rather scarce these days, sadly.
  14. Already known for a long time. Try reporting the false positive to whatever checking service firefox uses. I tried reporting the false positive to Microsoft SmartScreen a while ago, never got a response, never got the false positive removed. So if you do report it to whoever it is, Don't expect much to change.
  15. It looks like whatever issue was happening disappeared rather quickly, without any intervention on my part. Cool!
  16. Judging by the "wsus.reg" on the desktop... You're probably not using the normal windoze update servers. This poster is banned now so they wont be responding, but i highly suspect people are not lying when they say the original MS servers dont cater to 2000 and XP anymore. Third-party WSUS servers are the only way to do it reliably since I think almost a year ago now.
  17. I decided to look into this AV: Long story short, I am pleased with it and have not seen such a lightweight AV in a long, long time. As said before this post, it is of Chinese origin. This does raise the concern of telemetry, as many Chinese programs are known to be chock-full of it (Maxthon, 360Chrome, etc.) However, I definitely didn't want to just assume anything, so I did some research. To my delight, it seems surprisingly void of telemetry. Of course, this point in particular is thoroughly covered in the posting directly above mine, but for the sake of a full review, I've reiterated it. This analysis comes, of course, from the thread at the Wilders Security Forums: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/wisevector-stop-x.431502/ (by the way, that's a great thread for all sorts of delving into this program.) The program has settings for fine-tuning the protection to your exact needs and desires. The English in the program is very good, with no remnants of Chinese text in sight. As to the user interface, it is modern-ish and very minimalist, which is disappointing but expected for basically any modern AV. It supports skinning, which is...odd. But options are always welcome, of course! I cannot speak exactly to its detection performance, but on my HP Compaq 6200 Pro with XP x64 (8GB RAM, i3-2100) NO performance hit while doing everyday tasks with real-time protection enabled was observed. I do not usually use real-time protection on my machines, but for the sake of testing today I did. Similarly, nothing was noticed when performing a full system scan and continuing use of the system during the scan. While scanning, it was using approximately 90-150MB of RAM. Certainly a very competitive if not outright better figure than any other modern AV. CPU usage was observed to be around 25-30%. Unsure if it is capped there or if it was simply not able to pull files from the disk any faster. All in all: A surprisingly good and surprisingly lightweight AV supporting real-time scanning.
  18. I would like to note that, currently, the browser installer seems to be broken. I will try to put out a fix with in a couple of days, free time permitting. Thank you to @donnie6232 for alerting me to this issue
  19. You can try the WSUS server. Instructions to set your computer up to use it are in this video:
  20. I beleive the redirection is only temporary to alert users of the move, but I agree with your second point, RT1.
  21. Though, to be fair, edge used to be IE-ish, but you could only use that particular abomination by running windows 10
  22. Try using the UOC patch. For whatever reason FF-based browsers completely flip out when they are used on my ThinkPad's video card (mobility radeon x1300), and a lot of freezing was happening. However, the UOC patch resolved the issue for sure.
  23. Why? its not like you somehow run out of room in a subforum. And moving anything old to an archive would: A: prevent any responses if someone DID have something to add and... B: disorganize the threads, as currently they exist in their appropriate subforums. For example if i want to find something about XP, i simply look around in the XP subforum. and... C: break links to any archived threads as they've been moved.
  24. Thanks for that. I've always just played the latest version, but yeah 1.12.2 was the last that seemed to run well on a fair bit of hardware for me. (In fact, it may be the last at all for linux x86, iirc) When the normal launcher ceases functioning I will try out the Magic Launcher.
  25. They are going to block that from working, but not really by any sort of API functionality difference, as far as I know. They are changing the account login method to need a Micro$soft account. Which, the old login method doesnt do.

  • Create New...