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  1. Hey there! I found an older laptop in my house, decided to boot it up and it still works. It has an Intel HD Graphics 5500 and a i3-5005U CPU, it has drivers for 7(x64), but not for Vista. Would there be any way I could get the GPU drivers to install&work on Vista? It also has a Realtek RTL8723BE. Thanks! EDIT: By the way, I was able to install Windows Vista, it's just that I need to get the drivers to work somehow, any help would be highly appreciated!
  2. Hello all and thanks in advance for any input. I'm considering an upgrade for one of my rigs . Current config : Q87 Mobo with Intel Pentium G3470 (yes, I know it's a cheap son of a bleach , no jokes please). GPU GTX Titan will stay , I like it . Will H410 chipset and Pentium Gold socket LGA 1200 work OK with 32-bit Vista ? Someone tried this already ? Mobo has USB 2.0 and PS/2 ports. P.S. Why not 64-bit ? I know 64-bit will most likely fail to start some services .
  3. Good afternoon everybody! I follow and appreciate your forum for a long time! thanks to you I was able to apply Windows server 2008 security patches to my Windows vista installation .. now I was wondering: since Powershell 3 is compatible with Windows server 2008 sp2, there is some possibility to update it also on Windows vista ? thanks to those who want to answer me!
  4. the great battle of the windows versions is still going on and windows vista is still the best please share you experience of why vista is better than 10 (anything about how bad windows 10 is and why vista is better) please answer below
  5. Sadly, this came too late, but please try it. It's based on the same AMDXHC driver for Windows XP, but this required just a device check patch. Included are both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) drivers, plus the "switch" driver. - The AMDXHC driver is safe to use and easily installed. - Supports all Intel USB 3.1 XHCI controllers (7, 8, 9, 100, 200 and 300 series, maybe even HEDT chipsets). - "Switch" driver may be needed if you don't get USB3 speeds on Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell (*) systems (7, 8 and 9 series chipsets). To use this, I'd recommend a backup. Open Device Manager -> System Devices -> PCI Bus Update driver -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer Have Disk -> open the folder containing the HCSwitch driver files PCI Bus will be displayed, continue the installation. When finished, just restart Vista. (*) Haswell should work with Vista 32-bit (x86) only. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1kjhhl0fq1ofc2m The original Intel XHCI driver can be modded to work on Vista, but as this one works so fine, I don't have any plans to do it.
  6. The Poll is now closed but i will now leave this thread open for talking about vista
  7. Hello , I really want you to share your Microsoft Windows Vista updates' experience ! I've never installed any updates on my Vista , and I'm still alive and well , no "evil viruses" during all these years (since approx. 2008) , when I first started to use Vista . Yes , I have Framework 4.0 installed , but that's pretty much it . Please stay on topic and try to include your hardware config , also KB number and you service pack , which was installed at the time of the mentioned update , this is a must . The description may be short , for example : "My PC started to freeze after the installation of KB x.x.x.x.", "My boot time increased by xx milliseconds , after KB x.x.x.x. The initial time was xxxx ", thank you very much. The idea is to create a database of the most successful / needed updates for each service pack !
  8. I have installed and run VMware Workstation 15.5.2 on Windows Vista x64. Created a virtual machine but gives the following error. Can I fix it?
  9. I've attached RAR5 compressed files with lists of download links for all official updates for Vista 32-bit and 64-bit Post SP2 up to April 2017. Includes all language packs for Vista, IE9 and local Help update. Also included are Ultimate Extras, Optionals and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 / 4.52 with updates. Superseded updates are not included except for a few ones just to satisfy Windows Update. Hotfixes are not included, unless available through Windows Update. Someone please mirror them on Web Archive. ASAP. EDIT: Updated files with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Packs. Installing System Updates: If you want to install a language pack, you must do it first, by downloading and running the language pack executable. 1) Download all files from Main_URLs.txt to the same folder. 2) Using WinRAR, sort files by type and unpack all .MSU files to the same folder, overwriting existing files. Then you may delete the .MSU files to save space. 3) Unpack the WindowsVistaSP2_x86_Installer.rar or WindowsVistaSP2_x64_Installer.rar (just batch files) to the same folder where you extracted the files. 4) Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges and switch to the folder where the update files are. 5) Run Main_Part1.bat, Main_Part2.bat and Main_Part3.bat. At the end of execution of every batch file, Windows will restart automatically. 6) Optionally you may install local copy of Help update (LangPacks_Help_URLs.txt) and the IE9 language pack (LangPacks_IE9_URLs.txt). PS: It'll take a while to install all 210+ updates. Installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 / 4.52 with updates: 1) Download all files from NDP35_45_URLs.txt to the same folder. 2) Unpack the WindowsVistaSP2_x86_Installer.rar or WindowsVistaSP2_x64_Installer.rar (just batch files) to the same folder where you extracted the files. 3) Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges and switch to the folder where the update files are. 4) Run NDP35_45_Install.bat, if needed Windows will restart automatically. 5) Optionally you may install a language pack (LangPacks_NDP35SP1_URLs.txt and LangPacks_NDP452_URLs.txt). Installing updates for optional features (only if you have installed IIS, IIS ASP, IIS FTP or Telnet from Program and Features Control Panel extension) Download all files from Features_URLs.txt and run the following .MSU packages if you have installed: IIS: KB4012373 IIS ASP: KB2124261 IIS FTP: KB975254 Telnet: KB960859 and KB3020393
  10. Just trying to dual boot vista with windows 7 on my laptop. Setup runs fine, but the first boot results in stop code 0x0000001E and what looks like memory addresses and no more. I know its a kmode error, but it doesnt say that. When i boot into windows 7, it boots fine. The system is configured to use uefi and legacy, with legacy boot set as priority. I know that vista sp2 should be able to boot off of gpt, or even uefi. What is causing this problem?
  11. Windows Vista's Market Share was at 0.59% in july of 2019 however, it's market share is rapidly decreasing! It went from 0.59% in July to 0.42% in August and then to 0.33% in September. Two weeks later, it just sits at 0.31%. I hate to say this but.......... Windows Vista Is Doomed. i've tried to encourage people create Vista Vms on YouTube but with no luck. link to my youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlntSljsta9FzC2YJeA0NA
  12. Roblox is ending support for Windows Vista™ and Windows® XP! Is there any way to bring back an older version of Roblox after it ends support for Vista and XP like people did with steam because i don't want to have to upgrade to Windows® 7+ just to play a game...
  13. I desire to save into web.archive the update packages still offers to download in my localized language, to prevent a possible future unpleasant surprise when (if) MS will remove them. Could anyone kindly provide me a current reliable list of the relevant updates post SP2 for Vista?
  14. Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am looking for the Dutch offline installers of Windows Live Essentials for Windows XP (2009?) and Windows Vista (2011) Does anybody know where I can find them? Microsoft deleted the software from their website, which is no suprise because it's Microsoft Thanks
  15. Is anyone having this problem lately? I've been trying to update the Windows Vista x64 installation and so far, when I try to use Windows Update in the Control Panel, the green glowing progress bar under Checking for Updates seems to be moving endlessly and taking hours, if not, forever to try to check for updates. Is there a easier solution to check for Windows updates on Vista without taking forever?
  16. Hi, I have an Acer Aspire ES1-531 and would like to run Windows Vista on it, since I prefer it over 7 for some reasons. ^_^ I noticed that there aren't USB 3.0 drivers or Intel HD Graphics drivers for my machine, running Celeron N3050 (Braswell) however the Windows 7 drivers for them work perfectly fine with the system. Hoping some sort of tweaks can be done to the INFs to work with Vista ^^ Thanks for any help! --Amy
  17. I have designed multiple virtual folders (saved searches) based on the latest versions available in pre-release, post-reset builds of Windows Vista for distribution and use by users of the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of the operating system. I am also sharing most of the virtual folders included in Windows Vista RTM—as they are fundamentally similar to those introduced later in development—to complete the collection of post-reset virtual folders, which can benefit users who no longer have these in a Windows Vista installation or who use a more recent version of Windows (where they are absent); the RTM virtual folders have not been modified. For those unfamiliar, virtual folders "expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk." All of the virtual folders listed below that pertain to documents, music, and pictures and videos (excluding Events and Favorite Music) are based on those that are included in Windows Vista build 5231.winmain idx03.051004-2120—the last build known to include them after Microsoft transitioned to a single Library virtual folder and its subqueries for similar functionality in build 5219.0.winmain_idx02.050830-2010 (on the subject of Library, it and the similar User's Files virtual folder are not being included as they have been effectively superseded by the RTM version of the Indexed Locations virtual folder). Virtual folders that pertain to e-mail messages (excluding Attachments) are based on those included in Windows Vista build 5461.vbl_media_ehome.0606221-1930—the last build known to include them; however, the Sent E-mail virtual folder is based on the version included in build 5342.2.winmain_idx04.060321-1730, which is the last build known to include it. Events is based on the version in 5048.winmain idx02.050401-0536; Favorite Music is based on the version included in Windows Vista build 5461.vbl_media_ehome.0606221-1930; and Attachments is based on the version in 5384.4.winmain_beta2.060518-1455, which is the last known version to search for items that are attachments. The virtual folders included in the RTM version of Windows Vista are Recent Documents, Recent E-mail, Recent Music, Recent Pictures and Videos, Recently Changed, and Shared By Me. All of these virtual folders (excluding Recently Changed) were first seen in Windows Vista build 5308.winmain_idx01.060202-1920 under their preliminary names: Last 30 Days Documents, Last 7 Days E-mail, Fresh Tracks, Last 30 Days Pictures and Videos, and Shared by Me. Recently Changed debuted in 5355.vbl_media.060329-2048. Build 5355.vbl_media.060329-2048 is also known to have introduced the notion of using indexed locations in the search scope rather than individual folders. I have tried to remain as authentic to the original pre-release versions of the virtual folders as possible; however, some modifications that do not depart from the scope of the pre-release versions have been deemed necessary. To clarify, the new virtual folders are similar to the original versions in that they all: Aggregate and display their items in an identical manner (e.g., virtual folders that originally stacked items continue to stack them) as pre-release builds. Virtual folders that stack items over properties, for instance, will continue to display stack icons at a size of 128px. Include visible column headers—displayed in an identical arrangement—as those included in post-reset builds. The modifications to all of the new virtual folders include: All new virtual folders display a Folder (i.e., Item Folder Path Display Narrow) column header, which allows users to filter, group, or sort items and view them based on their underlying locations, which is useful as Windows Vista RTM does not allow one to perform drag-and-drop operations or item save operations on virtual folders like earlier pre-release builds did. While not a modification in and of itself, the new versions of virtual folders display shortcuts to relevant content (e.g., shortcuts to documents in All Documents) in search results—unlike earlier pre-release builds—which is the default design of search in Windows Vista RTM. I chose not to omit shortcuts from search results not only because it is the default design, but also because it can be advantageous in that shortcuts can reference items present in other locations that are not indexed. Individual changes to 5048.winmain idx02.050401-0536 virtual folders: Events originally displayed visible columns for the Name (i.e., Item Name Display), Keywords, Title, Date Taken, Event, and Location properties and also displayed optional columns for Camera Model, Dimensions, People, Bit Depth, Date Imported, Size, Date Modified, Date Created, and Date Accessed properties. The arrangement of these columns has been changed to be consistent with virtual folders from 5231.0.winmain.050912-2020 related to pictures. Location and People have no equivalent properties in Windows Vista RTM; therefore, they are excluded from the version of the Events virtual folder that is available for download. Individual changes to 5231.0.winmain.050912-2020 virtual folders: All new virtual folders aggregate content from indexed locations rather than specific directories (e.g., All Documents now searches indexed locations instead of Desktop, Documents, and Public Documents). Similarly, virtual folders for associated metadata properties (e.g., Albums) now search indexed locations instead of the Saved Searches directory. The original virtual folders in build 5231.0.winmain.050912-2020 searched for items based on Known Folder GUIDs; the new versions search for items based on the Indexed Locations Known Search GUID, which allows items present in locations other than the original few locations, as well as shared items and Offline Files (client-side cache), to be displayed among search results. Most important is that the use of GUIDs instead of absolute paths allows virtual folders to be used by (and shared with) a user who is not their original author. All of the virtual folders related to documents, music, and pictures and videos include (through frequentlyUsedColumns child elements) the optional column headers that should be displayed in File Explorer (as per those in pre-release versions). In All Documents, for instance, this means that the Size, Title, Comment, Category, Subject, and Rating properties will be displayed within the context menu when one clicks a column header or the column header area with the secondary mouse button. Without frequentlyUsedColumn child elements the optional properties available in pre-release builds would not be displayed. Virtual folders that stack items over properties automatically display the File Count property in this context menu. All of the virtual folders related to music files include optional columns for the Encoding Bit Rate property and the Size property, which are optional properties from Favorite Music in 5461.vbl_media_ehome.0606221-1930. All Documents, All Pictures and Videos, All Videos, and Events sort by the Item Name Display property in an ascending direction rather than their Date Modified or Date Taken properties in a descending direction; the reason for this change is that Recent Documents and Recent Pictures and Videos in Windows Vista RTM already sort by Date Modified and Date Acquired, respectively. All Music and Favorite Music sort by the Item Name Display property in an ascending direction rather than by the Title property used by previous versions, which allows them to properly display items that do not include a title. All Pictures and Videos, Date Taken, Picture and Video Keywords, and Picture and Video Ratings include a column header for the Kind property so that users can easily filter between pictures and videos. Date Taken stacks pictures and videos at a size of 128px instead of 96px as in the original version, which makes its icon size consistent with other virtual folders that stack items. Document Ratings omits extraneous frequentlyUsedColumns and columnChooserColumns child elements related to music items that were present in the original version (as a result the Rating column header is no longer displayed by default). The inclusion of these child elements in the original version was an oversight during the development of Windows Vista and their omission from the new version does not affect any aspect of the search experience. Documents Shared By Me now displays a column header for the Shared With property that, although was designated as the column by which one sorted, was absent from view (and not even an optional column) in the original version. The file names of several virtual folders have been changed from their original versions to avoid potentially confusing user scenarios. Document Keywords was originally named Keywords; Document Ratings was originally named DocRating; Document Types was originally named Types; Picture and Video Keywords was originally named PictureKeywords; Picture and Video Ratings was originally named PictureRating; and Music Ratings was originally named Rating. For consistency, Date Taken has been renamed as Dates Taken, and Genre has been renamed as Genres. These changes do not affect the search experience, but are nevertheless worth documenting for users interested in pre-release information. Individual changes to 5342.2.winmain_idx04.060321-1730 virtual folders: Sent E-mail includes column headers for From names, Has attachments, To names, and Size properties that were not included in the original version to make it equal with the most recent versions of Important E-mail and Unread E-mail. Sent E-mail now displays all e-mail messages regardless of when they were sent; the new version will even display e-mail messages sent after the relative date today which, while typically a nonfunctional query condition, is useful for those who, for example, change the BIOS date to a time in the past to test pre-release operating systems and then need to access a correspondence sent to another person at a later time. The new design ensures that all sent e-mail messages are always displayed by the virtual folder, which makes it equal with Attachments, Important E-mail, and Unread E-mail, as these all display items from any time. Individual changes to 5384.4.winmain_beta2.060518-1455 virtual folders: Attachments displays column headers for the From address and To address properties, which allows users to filter, group, sort, and view a list of an attachment's participants (e.g., the person(s) to whom the attachment was sent). The proximity of the Folder property has changed from the Type property to being at the end of the column header filter list; this was done to make it consistent with the other new virtual folders, which all display Folder at the end of the list. Individual changes to 5461.vbl_media_ehome.0606221-1930 virtual folders: Favorite Music originally displayed visible columns for Name, Artist, Album Title, Folder, Genre, and Rating properties, as well as optional columns for Title, Year, Album Artist, Encoding Bit Rate, Length, Protected, and Size properties. The arrangement of these columns has changed to be consistent with the other music virtual folders included in build 5231.0.winmain.050912-2020 (the versions of Favorite Music in 5231.0.winmain.050912-2020 and 5461.vbl_media_ehome.0606221-1930 are otherwise similar). Favorite Music now also groups tracks by rating in a descending direction. While all of the virtual folders listed below are intended for Windows Vista, cursory tests suggest that they (excluding Documents Shared By Me and Shared By Me) should function in later versions of Windows. However, there is an issue in at least Windows 7 that renders only the virtual folders which stack items inoperable if the user attempts to group items that are already stacked. To resolve the issue, one can simply open a virtual folder that does not stack items—and ungroup its contents if they are grouped—and subsequently open a virtual folder that does stack items. Regardless of which version of Windows you use, if you decide to use the virtual folders that pertain to e-mail messages you must have an e-mail client that exposes its contents as shell items to see items stored by that e-mail client. Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the last version of Outlook to include this capability as its successor, Outlook 2013, removes it. Moreover, Windows 8 and onward reportedly do not display search results related to e-mail messages regardless of which version of Outlook is in use. Names of virtual folders are displayed under their categories alongside their descriptions (preliminary names of each virtual folder are included in parentheses). To download the virtual folders listed below in a compressed ZIP folder, click here. Documents All Documents — Documents in indexed locations arranged by their names in an ascending direction Authors — Documents stacked by their associated authors Document Ratings — Documents stacked by their associated ratings Document Keywords — Documents stacked by their associated keywords Document Types — Documents stacked by their types (e.g., Microsoft Word Document) Documents Shared By Me — Documents shared by the current user arranged by the users with whom they are shared in a descending direction E-mail Attachments (All Attachments as per the Windows Vista Product Guide) — All items that are attachments, arranged by the dates they were modified in a descending direction Important E-mail — All messages of High (i.e., level 5) importance arranged by the dates they were received in a descending direction Sent E-mail — All sent messages arranged by the dates they were sent in a descending direction Unread E-mail — All unread messages arranged by the dates they were received in a descending direction Music Albums — Music tracks stacked by their associated albums All Music — Music tracks in indexed locations arranged by their names in an ascending direction Artists — Music tracks stacked by their associated artists Favorite Music — Music tracks rated 3 stars or more arranged by their names in an ascending direction Genres — Music tracks stacked by their associated genres Music Ratings — Music tracks stacked by their associated ratings Pictures and Videos All Pictures and Videos — Pictures and videos in indexed locations arranged by their names in an ascending direction All Videos — Videos in indexed locations arranged by their names in an ascending direction Dates Taken — Pictures and videos stacked by the dates they were taken Events — Pictures stacked by their associated events arranged by the dates they were taken in a descending direction Picture and Video Keywords — Pictures and videos stacked by their associated keywords Picture and Video Ratings — Pictures and videos stacked by their associated ratings RTM Recent Documents (Last 30 Days Documents) — Documents that have been modified within the last 30 days arranged by the dates they were modified in a descending direction Recent E-mail (Last 7 Days E-mail) — Messages received within the last 7 days arranged by the dates they were received in a descending direction Recent Pictures and Videos (Last 30 Days Pictures and Videos) — Pictures and videos acquired within the last 30 days arranged by the dates they were acquired in a descending direction Recent Music (Fresh Tracks) — Music tracks that have been modified (e.g., ripped from optical media) since the relative date last week arranged by the dates they were modified in a descending direction Recently Changed — Documents, journals, movies, music tracks, notes, pictures, and videos modified within the last 30 days arranged by the dates they were modified in a descending direction Shared By Me — Folders and items stored in the current user's profile and the Public directory that are shared by the current user arranged by the users with whom they are shared in a descending direction
  18. Hello,I'd Like To Inform you people i managed to successfully run ie10 on vista http://imgur.com/a/Eb3ui You Need To Download Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview,Extract it and Run it in Vista its that simple.
  19. Hello! I've recently downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 (Server 2008 R2) and one thing annoys me a little. Window animations are not super-smooth. Vista, 8, 8.1 and 10 have VERY smooth window-opening animation, but not 7 I've been looking through registry editor and didn't find anything related to it. Is it even possible to enable "super-smooth" animations in Windows 7? And I don't want to completely disable animations.
  20. Is anyone able to confirm this? I'm currently running Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 x86 inside VMware Workstation Player 12 and when after I install the KB3217877 update and reboot, it results in a STOP error that can only be viewed for a fraction of a second and the Windows Vista guest OS reboots over and over. Would it be possible to resolve this issue by fixing the security permission that caused Windows to fail to start or is it just another botched update that Microsoft needs to pull?
  21. Hello! Is there a way to get the Windows Mail (desktop app) working in Windows 8.1 Pro? I tried executing the Windows Mail desktop app from Windows Vista, but it somehow doesn't seem to work. I searched everywhere regarding getting Windows Mail desktop app to work in Windows 8.1, but no dice. I even tried to download the required components to get Windows Mail working from this page, but I'm required to register. Any thoughts? I'm sorry if I'm not providing enough information. Update: I finally got Windows Mail working on Windows 8.1! One of the Brazillian contributors decided to get Windows Mail installed with just one clock: https://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/3698-how-use-winmail-windows-8-a-10.html#post397917
  22. Hello! Sorry that I've been offline for nearly two weeks. I recently had a technician install a second Western Digital Black 1 TB hard drive on my computer and I want to move some of the software installed on drive C to drive D without re-installation. I got the second hard drive for Christmas and had the technician install it the day after. I also used a utility called XXCopy to copy the files to a different drive and most importantly preserve the date and time the folders were created. Under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, I used XXCopy to copy the files, preserve the timestamp of the folder and COA2 (Change of Address) to change the link to the software and the registry. This is not the case, because COA2 will not install on Windows Vista and higher. So, tell me this. Which freeware utility compatible with Windows Vista will let me move installed software from drive C to drive D without re-installation and preserves the date and time the folders were created? Thank you for your time.
  23. I'm having a problem installing the router on my Windows Vista Ultimate x64-based PC! I had my sister and my father connect the Frontier Netgear B90-755014-15 router to my computer and installed the software associated with the router. However, when the setup attempted to check the gateway and network connections, the Frontier Installer crashed with the following error message: Viewing the problem details produces the following: The Belkin USB wireless router connected has the Frontier1638 SSID. However, the internet connection has been terribly crappy for the last couple of days. The wired router that I'm trying to install, has the Frontier8943 SSID. How can I fixed this?
  24. Hey there! I currently operate my oekaki board for over a decade now. When I updated to Java 8 Update 20 (and higher) on my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 PC, any attempts to access the Java applet on my oekaki throws this error message: Oracle had been informing people for sometime that Java would hard block unsigned applets. I had failed to realise that the oekaki that I've been running has unsigned applets and Oracle has been calling it a policy issue. Is there any way to fix the issue involving Java and unsigned applets without having to break legacy compatibility with older browsers? (I'm currently running Windows 95 under VMware Player with 64 MB of memory, Firefox 1.5 and Java installed and I don't have a problem with it at all. If you feel that I placed this thread in the wrong part of the forum, I apologise.)
  25. Hello again! I installed one of my favourite analog clock screen savers, Analog Clock-7 from Style 7 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and when it was first installed, it appeared on the screensaver list, ready to activate in 15 minutes. However, when I right click on the desktop screen by clicking Personalize > Screen Saver in the Control Panel, the screen saver is set to (None) and Analog Clock-7 does not appear on the screen saver list. Analog Clock-7.scr can be found in the \System32\ and \SysWOW64\ subdirectories. When I right click on Install, the Analog Clock-7 screen saver pops up once and that's it and then it disappears again when I access the screen saver feature in the Control Panel, although the screen saver does run when when I right click Test or Configure on the Analog Clock-7.scr file. Is there any way to fix this issue of 3rd party screensavers not showing up on my 64-bit Vista installation? Update: I solved my problem by moving Analog Clock-7.scr from the \System32 and \SysWOW64\ sub-directories to the main C:\Windows directory as a workaround under a 64-bit operating system. I expect that this workaround to work in other 64-bit Windows operating systems. Did anyone have any problems getting 3rd party screensavers working under 64-bit Vista? If so, please let me know.

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