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beansmuggler

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  1. In Windows 10 Home, I'm not able to access the Power Management tab under Device Manager > Network adapters > Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC > Properties. This network card is apparently notorious for disconnecting every few minutes and requiring a reset when the computer isn't plugged into a power outlet. I've tried the trick where you make DWORD key CsEnabled with value of 0 under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power in regedit, but this didn't work. I also tried taking the alternate route, Control Panel > Devices and Printers > (Computer name) > Properties > Hardware > Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC > Properties, which was reported by some to make the Power Management tab to appear, but this didn't work either. Some people pointed out that certain Dell machines will need to have Wake on USB enabled in their BIOS to make it appear after making the above changes. However, my BIOS doesn't have any such option. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 currently. Is there anything else that can be done to get this thing working without being plugged into a wall outlet? I want to avoid purchasing more parts if possible, since I have no experience making these changes and also want to avoid wasting one of my USB slots on something my computer should've been able to accomplish by itself.
  2. I have yet to reinstall Win10. I don't think I've ever seen the slowdowns people talk about. The only reasons I've ever had to get a new installation is because I drop the computer and break the screen. I still keep them as backups.
  3. Setting my time zone to Asuncion seemed to fix it, though it looks like I may have the problem return sometime around October. It does make me wonder if anyone released a timezine fix for XP like there is for 98SE, but a quick search provided no fruit
  4. I've noticed it earlier, but the whole certificate debacle has reminded me of the issue again after reading some error stuff: v13 believes that my timezone should be an hour earlier than it is. As a result, Discord message timestamps will say a message was sent at 22:00 even if it was really sent at 23:00. Right now, if I try to visit Ecosia, the Advanced button of the "Your connection is not private" warning tells me that the current time on this machine is "09/08/2021 21:30" even though it's actually an hour later right now. The time is reported correctly as 10:30PM on my computer, so it doesn't seem to be an OS issue. While I dont think the time discrepancy would break anything major, does anyone know how to fix this? I searched for "time" in the flags, but found nothing, and dow loading the latest version didn't help, either.
  5. My main concerns are having a properly functioning browser and, more importantly, not having to add an extra click to visit any new websites. I will say again: correct certificate stuff is just for convenience. My actual main security concern is when 360chrome reports that my connection is not encrypted despite knowing what encryption tools should be used.
  6. Alright, I installed purely up to SP3, then installed Firefox and 360chrome v13. Ecosia , MSFN, and Discord were trusted in Firefox, but not 360 v13. Waiting on updates to download (decided to take a non-SP4 method that should avoid POS updates)
  7. I'm not sure, though really I've done enough stuff to this machine with updates and certificates that I might just try starting afresh and seeing if the problem is fixed there. Would the post-SP3 you provided be necessary if I installed all updates through a service like the one described here? Also, I my concern isn't so much having a green padlock as it is having a slightly more reliable certificate assessment and, more importantly, having secure encryption algorithms that 360 doesn't seem to be employing on some sites (for this example, Discord and Ecosia).
  8. As a kid, I remember having a computer tower someone modified by replacing the ethernet port with an antenna (PCIE I guess) that let it connect to wifi. Either that or creating a wifi bridge with a raspberry pi is my best guess at getting that USB slot free (will need a second wall outlet at your library for the pi). In unrelated news, I'm going to try ProxHTTPSProxy to see if running that somehow allievates the issue of some games being unable to connect to Steam. It probably won't work, but it's worth a shot. I just have to wait to for my antivirus provider to give the file the OK so it stops blocking it from running (I dont like hitting "exclude" on a file that may be good now but could be infected later)
  9. The SP4 and post-SP4 both contain POS updates iirc, so that's true on my end
  10. Oh, my apologies, I'm running this in 32 bit XP with SP4 and post-SP4. I keep forgetting that people use this outside of XP...
  11. Im not the guy replied to, but this quote describes my situation atm. Ecosia and Discord have acceptable certificates in Firefox, but not 360chrome v13.
  12. Does making the exe read-only work, or will Steam undo that and "fix" it anyways?
  13. I hesitated to make this thread, but ultimately think the issue separate enough from the Latest Version of Software Running on XP thread (and the various Steam threads left hanging from recent history) to warrant a thread of its own since the Latest Version thread is mostly focused on productivity software and because I hate waiting half an hour downloading a game only to find that it doesn't even work. Steam lost XP support in 2019. Since then, multiple solutions have come up with varying levels of success. After trying 2 other avenues, I used the method described in this video to install Steam on XP because, while it's uncomfortably unfamiliar (they say this Steam rebuild has multiple patches, but only name one of them), it's the only way I got games to download in-client. Another method from December 2020 in the comments of this post claimed to do the same, but it didn't work for me, though this may have been because of an error I made midway. Anyways, this isn't for discussing Steam compatibility as much as it is for Steam game compatibility. Some games on XP claim to be compatible (or at least logically should be compatible) but aren't for a variety of reasons. Some games even used to be XP-compatible, but have somehow lost this after newer updates that, due to the nature of Steam, are entirely unavoidable. With this thread, I aim to create a more uniform list of what is and isn't working on XP in 2021 and beyond. So far, this is what I've found: SteamVR is not compatible. Attempts to install will only restart Steam. For all hl2-era games, your game may render itself sideways for some reason. If this happens, change your video setting to the lowest possible setting on 4:3 mode, then change it back to the resolution and aspect ratio you prefer to play at. Closing the notification you get about screen resolution from Windows is fruitless, since it comes back instantly. Attempts to change your in-game volume settings will not last after closing the game. Team Fortress 2 is not functionally compatible. The game will run, but it doesn't connect to Steam, so you lose your overlay, your inventory, the store, and really everything in the game that isn't the main menu. Starting your own server ingame crashes before reaching the team choice screen. I'm going to try one last thing (getting a Steam invite and trying to join the game through that), but otherwise I don't know of any way to make it work that wouldn't require modifications. I guess if you wanted to take the commentary tour, you could try that? Garry's Mod is not functionally compatible. After it flips your screen sideways, it gives you a bug warning in a standard MessageBox window about how to report bugs to the team. I may try some testing later with the facepunch common issues guide, but will wait on confirming things with TF2 first. Half-Life is fully compatible, even online multiplayer. Half-Life 2 is fully compatible. Portal 2, afaik, is fully compatible. Poker Night at the Inventory is fully compatible, though I don't know if it gives TF2 items due to aforementioned issues. Even though Steam overlay doesn't work with this game, you will still get achievements. Audiosurf is fully compatible, though I haven't tested the login feature. Crazy Taxi is fully compatible. Lethal League is not functionally compatible. You can hear game audio and control the menu, but the game will only display a series of scattered pixels that don't move. I haven't tested to see if resolution adjustments or menu choices will remedy this. Ultimate Custom Night, in a strange twist of fate, is fully compatible despite being released in 2018. I have other games I could test, but those are all I've covered for now. If anyone has anything else to test, or weird workarounds that could fix any incompatibility with the above, do share. Also, a game that only works when cracked doesn't count as a compatible game. You're aiming for things you can download legally with the Steam client, and nothing else.
  14. I checked again and saw that it was just a mixed content warning, so it's a false alarm, sorry about that. In the process, though, I remembered another weird thing I've been facing. 360chrome seems to only save my browser history *sometimes*. After trying to look at my history for the past hour (I had visited my college website and was going to clear my history/cookies), I found that none of the pages I visited were present. In fact, 360chrome still seemed to believe that today is Wednesday, August 4. The last entry was at 23:59 on Aug 4, with none of the pages I visited today around midnight. It also has two entries for Aug 3 that both contain the exact same contents. When checking Aug 3, I also noticed that my last entry (Google at 23:43) had the same icon as the university website until I ran a "Clear browsing history" for the past hour and restarted the browser.
  15. Two more things I've noticed today: 1. I think 360chrome may lack certain encryption mechanisms used by TLS 1.3 webpages, but I may just be misunderstanding the "Insecure connection" portion of the security bubble. When visiting a website I trust, it initially marked it with a green padlock (because the certificate was approved), but then became red after the page continued loading. This might just be me misunderstanding though, since the bubble also indicated that there was mixed content. I noticed another thread yesterday saying that newer versions of NoScript cause a slower, gradual website loading experience, and I use a newer NoScript version, so this may be the plugin's fault and not 360chrome's. 2. When using Discord in 360chrome, I (usually) can't see things like right-click menus, server settings, or pictures that I've clicked on to get a full view of. When I try to open those things, I notice that my cursor leaves the "Enter a message" box, but will return after I hit Esc enough times, so I think the feature to eliminate the login menu in 360chrome has somehow carried over to affect Discord. Also, when I was streaming my computer screen during a voice call, these features began to work consistently for a while. I'm not sure why it worked in that situation. I just needed to allow discordapp.net in my NoScript. Not sure why that had to be assigned to a separate domain...

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