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anyone used Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs?

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Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (Windows FLP) is based on the Windows XP Embedded codebase and is designed for older and less powerful hardware. Windows FLP is not a full-fledged operating system and only made available to Microsoft Software Assurance Customers and it is neither available to retail nor OEM.

Released on 8 July 2006, Windows FLP is designed as a inexpensive upgrade towards organisations that had a number of Windows 98/Me computers (that was on the brink of losing all support from Microsoft at the time) in their corporate organisation, but lacked the hardware that is necessary to run Windows XP at the time of its release.

Windows FLP requires about 610 MB of disk space (as opposed to the 1.5 GB disk space requirement for Windows XP) and it has a smaller feature set than Windows XP. The downside is that Windows FLP does not include Paint, Outlook Express and Windows games such as Solitaire. Another limitation is the absence of the Compatibility tab in the Properties... dialog box for executable files.

Windows Thin PC (based on the Windows 7 codebase) replaced Windows FLP on 6 June 2011 as Windows XP was being phased out.

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The downside is that Windows FLP does not include Paint, Outlook Express and Windows games such as Solitaire.

...but nowhere in the world masses of people actually cried for this. :whistle:

...as a matter f fact the very few people that got one legally were extremely happy for having NOT "Rover" in the search dialog. :yes:

AFAIK a number of "missing features" listed are actually "good, intelligent removal of senseless bloat" ;).

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On 2/21/2013 at 11:32 AM, ppgrainbow said:

Another limitation is the absence of the Compatibility tab in the Properties... dialog box for executable files.

Compatibility engine is present regardless. And so is the default compatibility database. Judging from the strings in apphelp.dll, there's a flag in compatibility database that says it shouldn't be loaded on that version of the OS.

Consequently, you may have a buggy Win9x era application that works out-of-the-box on full XP, but crashes and burns on FLP. Nevertheless, it's still possible to apply compatibility fixes with Compatibility Administrator v5.0 that comes with Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit v5.5.

It's also possible to install newer, also easier to find 5.6 version of the toolkit, but its Compatibility Administrator can't read application entries from system database on XP, which might be useful for reference.

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We deployed it to a bunch of netbooks a few years ago. It did the job and runs better than standard XP on lower spec machines. It’s beneficial for its purpose but not much use if your machine can take standard XP

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I have a copy and tried it a few years ago. I was not impressed. It's basically a neutered XP.

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On 2/21/2013 at 12:14 PM, jaclaz said:

AFAIK a number of "missing features" listed are actually "good, intelligent removal of senseless bloat" ;).

Because as we all know, the only pre-installed game on windows that ever mattered is Minesweeper. Period :)

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13 minutes ago, Mcinwwl said:

Because as we all know, the only pre-installed game on windows that ever mattered is Minesweeper. Period :)

What about pinball? :P

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I have it somewhere and tried it before.  It's basically not as good as the advertisement leads you to believe.  Reason is becasue it really doesn't have a smaller footprint than XP and the description would leave you to believe.  Nlted XP is much smaller and more customization without the fact that it is basically neutered as other person said.  It is basically trash.  That microsoft came up with that works with the same corporate keys as xp pro corp.  That is why its silly.  Becasue if you had pro corp and a working/legit/unblacklisted key than its pointless.

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