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xpclient last won the day on November 13 2020

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    XP was my idea. But I've warmed up to Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 & 10
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  1. One thing you can try is get StartIsBack++ since it can skin the taskbar independently of its Start menu and the rest of Windows. Once you create and apply a Uxstyles made for taskbar in StartIsBack++, it should work as long as SIB++ works. Even if the Windows Uxstyles breaks.
  2. Speaking of "where's the advancement", can we start a discussion or make a list of the features that Windows 10's dozen releases have that are a significant/notable/actual improvement over Windows 8.1 (note: not Windows 7). I have started a list in my Notepad but would like to expand it (if I can find any worthwhile features) Note: such a list should not have bogus crap, lame features or gimmicks like Cortana or Fluent design etc. Just solid advancements. - Windows Hypervisor Platform (WHPX) is nice to have for me for running emulators that take advantage of it, since 1803 - Wi-Fi Hot
  3. Sorry for offtopic post but thanks to this topic, I came to know what NVIDIA Broadcast is and what RTX Voice is (I own an RTX 2080 Max-Q). Anyway, good to know at least RTX Voice is supported on Windows 7. It does some amazing noise reduction/removal.
  4. Do MSFNers use Windows 10 with updates enabled?

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    2. InterLinked


      I use a Group Policy to delay updates for some period of time. I forget what it is. It's somewhere between 7 days and 6 months. I also have it notify me to install updates, but do nothing else, so I manually choose when to install updates.

      Most of the time, I use Windows 7, and I have updates disabled since there's no point. Every now and then, I'll manually patch it with the latest updates. No point in having the update service running just for that.

      Honestly, IMO, frequent security updates are the least of anyone's worries with Windows 10. Easily configurable with a GPO. There are far bigger fish to fry with that terrible OS.

    3. jack980517


      I do, because I'm scared of missing out on security updates. But it's really irritating. It's only been 5 months since I last re-installed Windows 10, and update failure has already happened 3 times!

      I use a batch script combined with a scheduled task to change the "active hours" every 17 hours when Windows is running, so that it's always active hours, to prevent Windows from auto-restarting due to the update.


    4. Suurin


      I don't get forced update installations, I get notified of when they're available when I check settings every patch Tuesday and usually wait a week to see how people's experiences have been. Haven't had any major issues with updates in over a year.

  5. I think for 64-bit Windows 7/8.1, SATA SSD 8 GB RAM Dual-core or Quad-core For Windows 10 especially 20H2/21H1 Insider or if you are on relatively newer (1803 to 2004), NVMe SSD 16 GB RAM Quad-core or 6-core Of course, they will run at lower specs but given the number of processes, bloat, web browser processes, overall responsiveness of UI desired, it's this.
  6. Yeah I saw the Reddit post but this user seems to be determined that it is malware just on the basis of 1 false positive without any further convincing argument. 🤦🏻‍♂️ I trust Winaero tools and apps completely and do not think you are out to distribute malware, Sergey. 😆 If anything, the tweaks and tools at Winaero are very useful to Windows users. Legolash2o would know if he updated the file later without changing the version (and the size didn't change either). As for Defender, it is known to hang or slow down PCs even for perfectly harmless apps and tools. A couple of years ago, Defen
  7. Best: XP or 7/8.1 with Winaero Tweaker, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, Classic Shell, VistaSwitcher, OldNewExplorer Worst: 10 but Winaero Tweaker, 7+TT, Classic Shell, VistaSwitcher and StartIsBack++, OldNewExplorer make it tolerable
  8. The explanation MEGA gave a while back for it sucking in Firefox is that Firefox doesn't support writing files via HTML5 FileSystem API. Of course, I agree that using JavaScript to download files is not a very good experience. In Chrome, it doesn't download it to RAM but to the disk using the HTML5 API, but the experience in the web browser still isn't great unless you have a fast machine. The MEGA client on the other hand isn't bad though - it's lightweight, fast, not updated constantly, it downloads extremely fast and the context menu verbs it adds disappear without bloating the context
  9. I live in India and pay $10 per month (Rs.767) for 85 Mbps download, 85 Mbps upload, truly unlimited, no data caps
  10. I recommend: For DOS Games => DOSBox For Windows 3.x/2.x/Win16 API apps => otvdm For DOS apps => I hope you don't have to run these and can migrate to Win16 or Win32 versions of these apps. You can with VirtualBox, Vmware, Qemu, PCem etc.
  11. I miss those days when the tech industry had quality control, the user had more control of things, and everything was well-designed, well-tested, stable and bug-free. And there were actual improvements without horrible regressions, without the "modern" redesigns i.e. skins with reduced functionality.

    1. XP-x64-Lover


      As do I. Indeed, those were precious days when quality was far more important than just quantity... Many things seem rather rushed these days; oftentimes lacking a passionate display of proper attention to detail and creativity.

  12. Btw what virtualization software were you using? OK my bad missed that VMware Workstation 16. Anyway my experience about Windows 10 in a VM is pretty much the same. It runs especially bad inside a VM i.e. as a guest OS. Windows 8.1 and earlier are extremely snappy in a VM and less resource-consuming.
  13. Interesting. So they just wanted to pair GPT with UEFI and keep MBR/BIOS combo. What's the advantage of booting Windows 10 on MBR btw? I can only think of one: compatibility with another OS that boots off only MBR.
  14. So I hope you guys know about some of the interesting things about Windows Me, at MSFN in fact, I found all this info in bits and pieces scattered over many threads so I am posting it in a single post. Also, there are many people here who already know it or are much smarter so ignore, I am only posting it for those still playing with this ancient OS in a VM or real old hardware. Hope it's not a problem: 1. Only the OEM version of Windows Me has hibernation support, retail doesn't. Also, OEM Windows Me CD is bootable. 2. It is common knowledge that Windows Me was patched to restore M
  15. I have collected all the post Office 2010 SP2, Post Office 2007 SP3, Post Office 2003 SP3, Post Office XP SP3, Post Office 2000 SP3, Post Office 97 SR-2 updates minus the superseded ones but including hotfixes. Just need to find motivation and a little appreciation to upload them (already uploaded XP, 2000 and 97).
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