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Posts posted by artomberus

  1. 2 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    Can you confirm update checks work as intended with .NET FW 4.8 force-installed?

    Unfortunately this does not work. I get the same error as in the screenshot. But keep in mind that I have installed an update that adds TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for Vista. Perhaps it breaks something, and an older version of the secure connection will work (although this is unlikely). Also note that I installed .NET FW 4.8 using the MSI method, which is more simplified than the one recommended here. Perhaps it leads to an error. Although most likely, the fact is that the latest version of the .NET Framework was not tested for Vista and old network stack. This means 2 options: either all applications of the .NET 4.8 do not have access to the network, or the applications of the same author (AniView, DeadPix) are written in such a way that they work incorrectly under Vista.

    I recommended these applications just because they do not run on a version of the .NET below 4.8 without additional modification. And if the application started, it means the Framework is working (at least the basic functionality - the applications start). And any incompatibilities are expected, due to the fact that none of the Microsoft developers tested such a bunch (Vista + .NET FW 4.8).

    I would like to find .NET application (targeted at version 4.8) that tries to connect to the network through different types (versions) of encryption. Then it would become clear what limitations the .NET 4.8 has on Vista. Maybe the .NET Framework 4.8 is trying to connect via TLS 1.3? We need more testing...

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  2. @WinFX, I confirm - it works. Thank you! To check it the useful program is AniView 1.5.3 - it requires .NET 4.8. https://github.com/CodeDead/AniView/releases
    But I used the MSI installation method - on top of the already installed .NET 4.7.2. Now Vista has a fully functioning .NET stack :)

    Advanced PortChecker 1.5 - https://github.com/CodeDead/Advanced-PortChecker/releases

    DeadPix 1.2 - https://github.com/CodeDead/DeadPix/releases

    Now they can be launched on Vista.

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  3. @Vistapocalypse, yes, I tried version 6.8.5 - it gives an error about dll incompatibility. I downloaded Viber from FileHippo. https://filehippo.com/download_viber_for_windows/history/6/  In the end of page. Unfortunately, we can no longer officially download Viber 6.8.2.

    UPD. Here is the "almost official" link (to 6.8.1, not 6.8.2 :( ), through webarchive - http://web.archive.org/web/20170606091256/https://download.cdn.viber.com/desktop/windows/ViberSetup.exe  It must work.

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  4. 16 hours ago, Vistapocalypse said:

    Have you tested that version on Vista yet?

    No, for the reason that I use the repacked, localized for my language version of the program. And I update it only with significant changes. But all minor application updates are still compatible. There are no viruses there - this is the official website of the browser. I don’t consider Chinese telemetry as a virus - this is an known feature of that software :)

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  5. I do not know if my discovery is of practical importance, but VirtualBox 6 beta 2 x86 works on Vista, and this is the latest version (from the 6.x series) for 32-bit hosts. Beta 3 and up requires 64-bit host system. Also, if you update from a stable 5.x branch, then localization remains (very partially), if installed from zero, only English is available. Perhaps this version has some functional advantages. Or maybe not. In any case - it is undesirable to use such complex software in the beta form - there are possible bugs with drivers, networks, and so on. But the fact remains that it can be launched on Vista.

    UPD.  Just replace the folder C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\nls from the release version - and all languages will be available.
    UPD2. To disable beta warning run in terminal window: VBoxManage setextradata global "GUI/PreventBetaWarning" "6.0.0_BETA2"


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  6. @VistaLover, Thanks for the file!) Already downloaded.

    2 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    stable build v1.1.453.59 has a digital signature of 2016-05-13 and is built on slightly fresher Chromium source

    I did not know it. In truth, I'm - the user, and appreciate the interface features. Mouse gestures and stuff. But I really thought that all unstable assemblies use a fresh engine, and stable ones always lag behind. It turns out that it is not.

    2 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    Yes, but only in (unsigned) ZIP format (which means you'll have to enable developer mode in vivaldi://extensions and install from unpacked folder; or, create yourself a .CRX file from within Vivaldi and permanently install that way... :dubbio:).

    I've done it before :)

    2 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    Link availability at the discretion of forum admins... ;)

    This is not pirated software... I think there is no reason to ban it. But maybe I need to learn the rules better. I still give links to 32-bit Java.

  7. @VistaLover Excellent - thanks for the clarification! I checked the stable version 1.1 of the one that was on my hard drive without taking the latest build. I'm more interested in version 1.2.470.11.dev . Of course, any old browser has vulnerabilities and incompatibilities - but in a more recent build there are fewer ones - so it is preferable. And it is interesting to test the implemented features that formally should not work on Vista. uBlock Origin should be on GitHub - all versions.
    If you can not share this version of Vivaldi here - can you send it via e-mail? I wrote you a private message.

  8. An obvious thought occurred to me and I decided to check it out. If Vista is compatible with Chromium 50, then Vivaldi at its base must also be compatible. I unpacked the installer 1.1.453.52 Stable - and put the files in the place where the already installed version of Vivaldi was located. And the browser has successfully launched :) I also assume that the latest test version of the browser that will run on Vista is Vivaldi 1.2.470.11 Snapshot. But unfortunately - links to old snapshots from the official site do not work - the files are deleted. And nowhere else on the network is there an installer for this version. If you have it or you know where to find it - please share it :)


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  9. @Vistapocalypse, I have installed all the updates for Vista, including some of those offered for the server version. Perhaps because of this, the build number has changed? I would like to know the reason. Nevertheless, the system works stably, there are no incompatibilities or blue screens. I do not use resident protection on this system - any antivirus causes slowdowns. Instead, I configure the OS to work safely, disabling unused services, installing updates, configuring firewall. I carefully watch what programs I run. And I left UAC enabled. I check the system from time to time using the MSE - installed on Windows 7 on the same computer. Also the last time I used Dr.Web CureIt - it started up normally on Vista and did a scan. This is a non-resident portable scanner. And a year ago I used the AVG, and everything worked. It is a pity if now it no longer works.


    UPD. I just installed AVG Free. Everything is working. Rebooted - no BSOD. What update breaks antivirus? I installed everything mentioned in the forum thread that you gave, except for KB4474419 - it leads to errors and incorrect functioning of the services.

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