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  1. luweitest

    Missing email client in the Start Menu.

    It was me who reported again the issue, and thanks to harkaz's post, I manually edited registry to fix this.
  2. I raised a bug on firefox before to request that pref be changed automatically, (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1356939 ) but was redirected to an older bug (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=383582), which is still there unsolved.
  3. luweitest

    chrome 49 XP

    Compared to abundant software we have less freedom in choosing hardware, even less in cellphone. I, too, using Xiaomi, mainly for its price, yet I enter into its all levels of configuration menus to disable all ads and spy-like functions as many as I can , do not use its pre-installed apps, limit network connections by default, change system language to English (This will make some chinese apps treat you more respectfully, which is a shame), and still, take it for granted that anything on my phone may be collected somewhere in a database within china. IMO cellphone is not a proper platform for serious security and privacy.
  4. luweitest

    How many will continue using XP?

    As long as this Thinkpad X61 serves me well, I will continue using XP. How is a notebook's normal lifetime?
  5. luweitest

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    I am switching to XMPP. It is an open-source, E-mail like, secure IM. Get an account from thousands of independent servers, and you are free from those big monopolies. I use the client Conversations on my Android phone: https://conversations.im/
  6. Video problem : https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzE2ODg0MDAw.html I can't play that video in Serpent 52, both normal mode and safe mode, but Firefox 52 can.
  7. Basically agree with this, but my transition from Firefox ESR52.9.1 -> Serpent 52 20190323 may be an exception: I extracted serpent program file (basilisk52-g4.1.win32-git-20190323-0d9f3396a-xpmod.7z), made a copy of my Firefox profile folder, made profile.ini (in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Moonchild Productions\Basilisk) point to that copied directory, then ran basilisk.exe, and everything seemed get working right away. The only thing refused to work was ublock origin, and I found there's a legacy version which only lacks script blocking, but I use Noscript so there's no problem. My profile has evolved for more than 10 years and it seems could last even longer...
  8. Like Mathwiz, I was not aware of the "container tab" until it is removed. I am trying with it in Serpent52 20190323 and becoming fond of it immediately. So I am in those people hoping Roytam would add it back in the next release of Serpent52; For extensions I use I will not going for 52 above. p.s. I have a question for a pref involved. I assume it means long pressing the "+" sign, but It seems not function here, long pressing opens a normal tab.
  9. luweitest

    Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    Yes that is what I expected, yet different with "unofficial SP4" (which is from SP1 from SP3 above) is that, I hope it could include updates from SP3 to POSReady final. Because the common XP install media now is SP3. With WSUSOffline's framework it could be an option easily though.
  10. luweitest

    Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    Could this project continue with a form like WSUS Offline Update (www.wsusoffline.net)? The last version supporting WinXP is 9.2.4. It is highly customizable, has options to select whether .NET, service pack, VC redistributables, or other languages should be installed, etc. WSUS works by downloading updates first then installing. Those downloading scripts could be stripped and only release installable "client" directory. And the updates it gets do not include those after applying PosReady hack, which if also included, is very favorable.
  11. Have Firefox did anything that broke any web standard, making that Skype web page not function? If not, This is definitely a monopoly challenge to EVERYONE, whether use Firefox or not, like Firefox or not.
  12. luweitest

    chrome 49 XP

    Can't agree with that more. There are many great programs made by my countrymen, but you'd better avoid anything from or related to a Chinese company if you still have choice. "Do evil" is the default setting here. This is not only a political warning.
  13. This is where things get ridiculous. If they deliberately discourage the use of older browsers, they should make FF64 work.
  14. I just tested a spoof to FF60.9, as above, and GitHub does work with that spoof. Yes I confirm spoofing to FF60.9 works for FF52. However this makes no sense, so Github page's javascript must have some bug. Anyway, thanks to RT's Serpent build of Basilisk I find it's most compatible with FF52 extensions I am using, so I am switching to Serpent. p.s. For site-specific User-agent spoofing, I should mention HTTP Header Mangler: https://github.com/disptr/httpheadermangler From it's sample rules: example.com .*regexp\d+ # This is a comment. X-Forwarded-For= # Delete headers using "" or ''. X-Forwarded-For="" X-Forwarded-For='' # Indentation is allowed. foobar # Formatting with whitespace is allowed. X-Forwarded-For = User-Agent = Mozilla/3.0 (X11; I; AIX 2)
  15. Thanks for the clarification of my misunderstanding. I'll try them with my Fx52 profile and see if anything broken.
  16. Thanks for the input. I may switch to a Firefox 52 fork right away, but Serpent/NM/MyPal are all Palmoon based, which was forked from Firefox 24 as I read, and may not compatible with add-on I use. Is there anyone working on a Firefox 52 fork? It could incorporates important bug fixes only.
  17. I am using FF 52.9.1. User-agent spoof to FF64 do not work.
  18. I have no Netflix account so no "login" button shown, but "Sign in" button seems OK here (Firefox 52.9.1ESR). But this reminds me of a similar problem on Github: The "Branch: master" button do not work, e.g. https://github.com/sdlpal/sdlpal In stead of expanding it only shows a grey line when clicking. I cannot remember when this begins, and maybe due to some change on the Github side. Should I uninstall any updates too?
  19. Have asked in group microsoft.public.windowsxp.general but got no clue; so import my post here:
  20. luweitest

    Normal mode booting OK but BSoD in safe mode

    Thanks for all your input. This trivial (maybe) bug seems unexpectedly deep. As now the direction leads to driver issue and profound developer knowledge, I think I have digged enough as a layman. Thinkpad X61's drivers have stopped updating for years, so even if I located the buggy driver, I can do nothing about it. Seems I have to live with this. Anyway I don't use safe mode: I created two usb boot disk in case of emergency.
  21. luweitest

    Normal mode booting OK but BSoD in safe mode

    Instead of uninstalling video driver, I add "/BASEVIDEO" switch to boot.ini, which will make windows to use the standard VGA display driver. Still got stop message: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF76E0211, 0xF78EA700, 0xF78EA3FC)
  22. luweitest

    Normal mode booting OK but BSoD in safe mode

    Should not be related to kb831374, which states "This problem occurs because the Chkdsk utility may not find references to all the security IDs if the master file table is larger than 4 gigabytes (GB) or if there are more than 4,194,303 files on the volume." My C: have 100,738 files, $MFT is 138MB. vrfydsk could not run because "Shadow copy creation failed". I think maybe because I stopped Volume shadow copy service, and there's not enough space to create a copy of C drive.
  23. luweitest

    Normal mode booting OK but BSoD in safe mode

    I did as you said: two DIMM module, 1G each, original position A, B: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF76C0211, 0xF78E6700, 0xF78E63FC) position A, null: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7884211, 0xF7BFE700, 0xF7BFE3FC) position null, B (slot warning during BIOS start, but can continue): 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7934211, 0xF7CAE700, 0xF7CAE3FC) position B, null: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7884211, 0xF7BFE700, 0xF7BFE3FC) position B, A: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF76E0211, 0xF78EA700, 0xF78EA3FC) What can those changing numbers reveal? And I ran Memtest86+ for 55 minutes, all passed without error. ATI device is never installed. The notebook's hardware is fixed. ati3duag.dll is not there at first, it is sfc.exe that complains about it and I find it in sp3.cab, extract it out to satisfy sfc.
  24. I encountered a MS bug about remote desktop today and googled to a hotfix KB972828, but there is no result when I searched in Microsoft Update Catalog, and the KB article link is invalid either. The information I can get is from http://thehotfixshare.net/board/index.php?showtopic=13598 , "KB972828 - Files that are copied from a Windows Server 2008-based remote computer to a Windows XP SP3-based client computer by using the Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 client are corrupted". The file is signed, but I'd like to know why MS retrieved it back, if the hotfix has bug, superseded by some new fix or not. I am uncertain if I should install it.
  25. Thank you both. I didn't know there is updated RDP for XP. I have updated RDP now, but can only test it when I am back to office.