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  1. Weird, you didn't get offered KB4493142? Seems like there were 5 total updates.
  2. Wouldn't this download all post-SP2 updates though, including those that have been superseded? My thinking was just to download the relevant ones, to reduce the size of the files on disk. Already this is taking up several GB on my hard drive.
  3. I know people who do that, but can't understand why. Why not just use an OS that doesn't require such tweaks, like W7? W7 still requires tweaks, but at least they can all be done through GPOs or reg edits or built-in OS toggling. No third party software needed to make it not drive you insane! Compatability for 8x can be even worse than 7 so I can't see that being a bonus, either. Security updates for 8x will end before or at the same time as security updates for 7 do, IIRC.
  4. Without patching the operating system in a way that makes sfc /scannow fail? Enlighten us, please... The W10 PowerToys are useless IIRC. The XP ones were more useful. Well, I think I'd go mad if I didn't have OpenShell on W10 when I have to use it You're saying people should just use the default sorry excuse for a start menu? It looks more like what an 8x real start menu would have looked like but the point is functionality not look necessarily. Best solution: upgrade to Windows 7, and forget about Windows 10, if you can!
  5. Exactly, I'd say these are all excellent points. I know retrocomputers comprise a good portion of this forum, and as such they/we are all doing our part insofar as electronics go. Today, nothing is built to last, all kinds of rare earth minerals are endlessly purged and wasted - look at sour companies like Apple. They are the epitome of planned obsolescence. Proprietary hardware, exclusive software, planned obsolescence, hardware and software incompatibility, and mobile first. As an environmentalist, it disgusts me. As a technology enthusiast, it disgusts me even more. I'm also
  6. Plenty. Especially lesser used, obscure, or academic sites. Keeping an old version on hand would be a smart idea. I've also got that version I believe safely downloaded from the Wayback Archive. The bomb goes off Jan 12, not Jan 1.
  7. Yeah, you might be right... but I feel like you could get close. Windows Mail, when I ported it to W7, just crashes mostly. MailNews is nice but with 11 accounts it's a memory account. Something like QTWeb that makes it easy to toggle on/off different things like JS would at least allow easy reduction of resources. Also has automatic ad blocking which is probably more efficient than ublock origin.
  8. I was afraid that was the case We just need QTWeb updated for the modern web... I was able to get it to not crash on one page by disabling JS, so that's a relief, but o/w, it loads many things slowly, improperly, or not at all. If someone could make a decent browser that was lightweight < 100 MB idle, < 150 MB with a couple tabs open, that would be awesome! $$$$.
  9. Why not dial your local time and temperature number?
  10. Curious, why the 755 and not the 760 or the 780? I like the 780 the best, but the 755 was the last I think with the built in floppy drive. And none of them have PS/2 ports... gak... can't have everything!
  11. Thanks, I ended up extracting the whole ~400 MB file and finding these and a bunch of other stuff in them. I kept all the Windows files and deleted the Mac and Linux junk. If people block the Windows Update removing Flash support then I think we're home free from here. I probably won't necessarily install it right or use it actively but it will be handy to keep handy. I don't trust the web to all of a sudden remove Flash everywhere. That takes years, maybe decades, not months.
  12. Please change username to "InterLinked". Thank you!
  13. Yeah, it's very sad. As I said, Microsoft has forgotten about its longtime loyalist corporate and power user base and moved on to another market - the fickles who can't tell a computer from a hard drive from a tablet. Very sad.
  14. OK, here is is everyone! Actual download (425MB): https://web.archive.org/web/20200618035158/https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_32.0.0.371_archive.zip Sourced from: https://web.archive.org/web/20200609220527/https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html Live links don't work anymore. Adobe really wants this stuff gone from the face of the earth.
  15. Wow, thanks! How did you figure that out? Are you saying if I install, I should be good to go? Wonder how old that is. Looks like Adobe doesn't have the older versions on their site, do you know where the old versions can be found? Thanks!
  16. Please make sure your programs are supported on *ALL* versions of Windows NT! Nothing irks me more than apathetic developers that make their software incompatible with any version of Windows not currently in stores.
  17. Hi, there, I've actually use both Pale Moon and New Moon, and I have New Moon. It's not at all what I would consider a lightweight browser. It uses more memory than Iron does! Something like a few hundred MB just to open and load a single page. Interesting it's only 95 MB on XP, but there must be more overhead on Windows 7. That's why I'm struggling here. I've tried all the browsers that most people consider "lightweight" that are somewhat modern, e.g. New Moon, and my finding is that they are not lightweight at all, CPU and RAM just go through the roof, just like any browser.
  18. Has anyone found any real lightweight browsers that actually work well on the modern web? By this, I mean tabbed browsing, HTML5, CSS3, etc. - basically drop-in compatibility with the duopoly of browsers that dominate today. I'm talking about something like QtWeb, which I found mentioned on here, and is actually lightweight but incompatible with many things I need to view. Any way to have my cake and eat it, too? Even K-Meleon is not all it's cracked up to be. Uses 120 MB of RAM viewing the same page that only brings QtWeb up to 68K RAM. Looking up "lightweight web browser Windo
  19. Hey, I've been scouring around this place for suggestions for lightweight browsers, and glad I found this. Taking a look now. Anything else you recommend that actually works with most sites and is lightweight? I know, oxymoron, but I'm hoping there's something...
  20. Well, Linux, quite frankly, sucks as a workstation OS in general. It's often impractical to use anything other than Windows for a variety of reasons. I love Windows in general, I just hate the most recent releases of it.
  21. Bad news for Flash users: https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-to-block-flash-content-from-running-on-january-12-2021/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=29555123352311730618807440776796&mid=13196659&cid=2340241330 Anyone know what the last Flash update is *WITHOUT* the kill switch? Trust Adobe to screw things up even more than Microsoft.
  22. I agree with the person who said this was one of the best posts on the forum in a long time. I have used Windows for a long time and have NEVER gotten a virus except for the one time I actually tried, too, in a dev environment. If anyone else "accidentally" just rolls through a bunch of UAC prompts for unverified software from sketchy publishers, I guess they don't have brain.exe Eh, not really. Just FUD. I recommend people stay on Windows 7, the technically inclined and very-much-not-so alike. This actually speeds up web browsing a fair bit!
  23. WOW! Now I'm beginning to think the Office team forgot they were supposed to end support... SHHH!!! Let's not tell them... In actuality, these are once again RCE bugs, so crossing my fingers there are more in January so we get more updates!
  24. I'm willing to take a slow boot for faster overall operation. Fast boot is meaningless if it's laggy afterwards. I also use W2K with KernelEx, not vanilla SP4, but should be only better in that case. I've tried with XP and it's just never been as good. W2K is great out of the box with near-XP compatibility with KernelEx. Yeah, agreed! I use Windows 7, which isn't as fast as something older like W2K, but there are other benefits obviously.
  25. I think this time it is different. There is really a lot of backlash against Windows 10, and really Windows 8, that has just never been the case with previous version of Windows. Yeah, there was Vista backlash, but people got over it, and Vista itself wasn't bad at all. Same thing with XP when it came out, though I think 2000 is better. My point is, people really are boycotting Windows 10, and I hope it will never see the adoption rates that previous versions of Windows have. Microsoft has made my job easy. They have lost me as a customer. I have all the software from them already th
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