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  1. Does anybody remember those days when it actually made sense to use IE as a daily web browser?
    They are never going to come back...... IE is going to be killed off completely few months later....

    RIP IE 1995-2021

  2. Hello all, I had to reinstall IE9 on my Vista machine due to KB4014661, an IE9 update refusing to install for some reason. After reinstalling, I faced the issue where explorer would always open folders in a new window. I know of a fix that involves regsvr, but I can't find instructions to fix this issue anywhere (I also don't know the instructions to fix lol). Can someone please provide me the instructions to fix? This topic can be closed once the instructions are provided. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hello again sir.

    Why have you downgraded to Windows 10 from a perfectly working Windows 8.1? Just curious

    1. xpclient


      Sir? LOL I am honored but anyway, because my 9th gen 'Coffee Lake Refresh' gaming laptop with RTX 2080 does not have drivers for any OS prior to Windows 10 1709/1803 so I run 10 Enterprise. Anyway I do have Windows 7/8.1 in a dual boot on my older 4th gen Intel Haswell laptop and have no intention of giving that up. But most of the regressive changes in Windows 10 - I have reverted or fixed with third party software. Also certain features of Windows 10 are useful. I have listed them here:



  4. To my surprise, it does find all the updates, even for Office 2010!! Also offered are Visual Studio updates, Ultimate Extras and even Windows Live Essentials 2011!
  5. Not AV, but I suggest you take a look at Malwarebytes Free 3.5.1 which I use on my Vista system (I use it instead on AV). You can automate scans via Task Scheduler. Also, I used to use Avast Free AV (it still receives definition updates on Vista and XP), but it suddenly became glitchy at a point of time. Don't know whether it's just my issue though. One more suggestion: take a look at Clamwin AV, a wonderful, open-source AV that supports Windows 95 (yes 95!) through 10.
  6. Update: I finally set up a Windows Vista - 8.0 dualboot on my main laptop (Dell e5420) yesterday, after planning for one month. Windows Vista will continue to be my main OS with Win8 for things like Skype, Teams, etc.etc. that don't work properly on Vista now. I originally planned on dual-booting Vista and 8.1 but seeing as Sandy Bridge CPU's are not officially supported on 8.1 and because 8.0 has some teeny tiny performance improvements and some other goodies over 8.1 (e.g, no telemetry updates, no CPU blocks, being easier to tweak visually than 8.1), I chose 8.0. With the UI tweaks necessary
  7. Same here. This is Windows 8.0 Pro x64 transformed into Windows 7 (it actually looks a little better than the original Win7) dualbooted with Vista Business SP2 x64 on my main laptop. Will be posting my Windows 8.1 desktop screenshots from my 2 other laptops that run Windows 8.1.
  8. My best guess is you used a third party dark theme that changes some settings in chrome://flags to make everything look dark? Also, uBO does not install even thru dev mode from an unpacked extension folder on Chrome/Chromium. It says "could not load manifest".
  9. Yes this is Vista inside Vista. Server 2008 is on another VM (not shown in these images)
  10. No, this does not happen on Chromium 89.0.4385.0. I installed 2 themes, Just Black and B and W to test, they do not switch off after relaunch. Tried local redirection, same case. This is on a Vista Home Premium VM updated till Jan.2020. I also tried on vanilla SP2 (actually Server 2008 SP2) and issue is absent for me.
  11. I have been wondering, you use Firefox 78 that is not officially supported on Vista, with the extended kernel and you along with Dixel seem rather adamant to update, so you use local method. I along with @Ximonite use the system file replacement method with all Vista updates installed and we don't have your issue. Don't misunderstand me. Think about it. Also, respect @xper
  12. I have read, I just wanted to clarify that this is nonexistent on v.68
  13. None of this is happening with me on Firefox 68.11esr or Chrome (not Chromium) 87 on Vista Business x64.
  14. Alternative solution: upgrade to Windows 8.0 or 8.1 (I use 8.1 on my secondary laptop), and tweak the UI to make it look like Win7 or Vista.
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