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Everything posted by Tripredacus

  1. You can buy COAs on the secondary market, either used or NOS FPP. It is a license violation to transfer a license to different hardware but it isn't illegal. If you are a individual who purchases and uses a license, there is no problem but caveat emptor if a used key doesn't activate. There is no recourse with the seller or Microsoft in that case. If you are a business, you can fail auditing if you are found to be in violation of the license (or contract should you have one) so it is not recommended at all for a business to buy used licenses. A sealed System Builder or Retail FPP is perfectly
  2. If you hate Windows 7, stay out of Windows 7 threads. When a person asks "how can i fix this" we should never answer with "change the OS" unless it is specifically a software related question. For OP, my recommendation is to get the OS to 4 GB RAM, or if the system supports more than 4 GB RAM physical, get it to above that and use a 64-bit OS. Would like to know what type of operations are being done on the system that make it slow. If you are talking about using websites, then this is a totally different situation. As a daily user of a 32 bit Win 7 (specs are higher than yours but) I can
  3. This version of IPB doesn't show who leads what anymore. The "leaders" are typically the moderators or globals who used to be the moderators of a specific section. I knew it was some "old OS" section, I just couldn't confirm. Back to the topic at hand, doing a quick look and it seems to me that there should only be 2 topics pinned: puntoMX's AHCI thread and mixit's H.264 thread. Everything "above" the H.264 thread are active enough that they do not need to be pinned. Everything below is the dead weight. If that seems to be correct, we can just unpin all of them besides the two I men
  4. We do not need more than one thread created for this.
  5. Closed poll. Forum moderation/administration is not up to community vote. Typically we would like to limit the amount of pinned topics to at most 1/4 of default view of forum index. Our typical way to manage this is to create FAQ/Important Threads topics such as in win9x: https://msfn.org/board/topic/95815-important-stickified-pinned-959898-seme-topics/ and in winPE: https://msfn.org/board/topic/131897-new-win-pe-faq/ However, this is managed by the "forum leader" and is not usually handled by globals or supers. I believe the XP forum leader is @LoneCrusader
  6. The primary reason for archiving is to save space on the server. We are well past the point of that being useful.
  7. Your guide has been removed because it violated the forum rules. Windows install.wim has multiple editions and either the answer file or ei.cfg will determine which edition is installed. This is handy because you can use just one install source for multiple editions.
  8. You should post how you fixed it. Even if it was a simple thing that was missed, others may find it useful in the future.
  9. I am going to presume this is a translation error, since baseband refers to signal frequency and typically you only see baseband referenced in the installation of OS onto mobile phones.
  10. Presumably, you will still be able to play up to v1.12 using Magic Launcher. Not that I ever had a need for running offline, but I just realized I've never played a version newer than 1.12.2 myself. So I would not even consider it to be a deal breaker to have to stick to old versions.
  11. They only have "Windows 7 and up" but specify bitness for Linux and MacOS. They really should put the bitness on the Windows requirement, since if the game requires 4 GB RAM, a 32-bit OS isn't going to meet that requirement. Now the thing I am wondering about is whether you can still use an old launcher on an old OS, or if they are going to block that from working.
  12. 8.0 and newer EDIT: I am also only referring to having the appropriate product key installed. 8 and 8.1 are technically different SKUs and so is Windows 10. So a 8.0 from any OEM can work on an 8.0 system of any OEM, 8.1 to 8.1 and 10 to 10. There is no garauntee that you can cross up the SKUs, for that depends on how the recovery media was made. An 8.1 to 8 may work better than an 8 to 8.1 or 10 to 8/8.1, but I would have no expectation that an 8/8.1 would activate on a 10 system.
  13. I wasn't even going to attempt that type of fix. The owner of the computer is not savvy enough to understand how it works, it would just result in more phone calls tbh. Besides, they were not using any of the advanced functions. They just print and scan, and that can be done without having the HP software installed.
  14. The HP Solutions Center software for HP Printers was built using Flash. I have run into a situation where that software will generate an error in Event Viewer saying that you need to reinstall the software after upgrading the OS! This gets written when that software is set to load at boot. If you try to open the software, it will just show the Flash killswitch image. HP has not released any other version that doesn't have Flash in it, so it basically has ended support for this. In the situation I had to deal with yesterday, it was on Windows 8.1 and it was actually not possible to print until
  15. An installation using the OEM's recovery media of Windows 8-10 will always try to read the product key in the BIOS. An installation that is not provided by the/an OEM will not try to read the key from there. For example, System Builder will not make use of that. It does not matter if you are using UEFI boot or legacy. However, in contrast to previous versions of Windows, it is now possible to use recovery media from any OEM on any OEM's hardware. Such as using an HP recovery disc on a Dell, which in Win7 and older would not result in a successful activation.
  16. You'll want to look in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png which should show the default association for that type of file. I can't do a good comparison for you because I don't have Irfanview but I can tell you what mine has: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png] "Content Type"="image/png" @="Fireworks.Doc" "PerceivedType"="image" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png\OpenWithList] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png\OpenWithList\ehshell.exe] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png\OpenWithProgids] "pngfile"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png\PersistentHandler] @="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
  17. I think it is just naming. Defender is just MSSE and the the Defender Firewall is just the Firewall with Advanced Security. If it were me, I would change the ACLs on HOSTS to deny write permissions to the Trusted Installer security context and then look in Event Viewer for errors. I did a quick look at my "Windows Security" app (apparently not called Defender anymore ) and I didn't really see anything besides "allowed threats" option.
  18. 32bit vs 64bit is really a matter of preference. And specifically about what kind of programs you are going to want to be running. With Windows 10, there probably isn't going to be any need for running a 16bit program, but there may be a need for a 64bit program. If there is any chance to add more RAM to the system, 64bit would be the way to go.
  19. What, tabbed browsing? IIRC Maxthon was the first IE shell (or maybe even the first "browser") to have tabbed browsing, but I don't know if the 9x versions have it. Unless you are talking about memory pages...
  20. Wireshark can be overwhelming for beginners, you can also look into something else like TCPView. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/tcpview
  21. Moved to GD. I tried to figure it out, but without a complete inventory I can't say for sure. Perhaps I will do that and confirm. For this post I will say 5 that are current, plus an additional 6 that are known to work, and perhaps another 15 20 that are complete systems but in an unknown level of operation. EDIT: oh god I forgot about the servers.
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