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pointertovoid

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I don't bother with Adobe / Acrobat Reader anymore being that Chrome and Firefox have built in capability- they also seem faster at loading than Reader.

Full installers of Firefox versions from the original 0.8 to the current Firefox 50 can be downloaded from the FTP repository:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

(Select the version number, then navigate to the /win32 or /win64 directory (I don't know if the /win64 versions are compatible with XP 64-bit)

For legacy versions of Flash Player, you can always download them from Adobe's Archived Flash Player page, all the way back to version 2.0 from 1996: (for versions from 2010 to 2016, the second heading, "Flash Player archives"; for versions from 1996-2016, the last heading, "Older archives"): https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

Full Google Earth installers are on this page: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en

Google Earth 7.1.7.2606 fixed compatibility problems with Windows XP, according to this link: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/40901?hl=en

Direct full installer for 7.1 is on that page: https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE7/release_7_1_7/googleearth-win-bundle-7.1.7.2602.exe

https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE7/release_7_1_7/googleearth-win-bundle-7.1.7.2606.exe


Direct full installer for 6.2 is on that page: https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE6/release_6_2_2/googleearth-win-bundle-6.2.2.6613.exe

The Java Archive page is here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/archive-139210.html

The Opera archive page offers versions back to 3.21 (2002) and is available here: http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/


I usually use WinRar for many files, and the current 5.40 version runs fine on XP: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
Direct download 32 bit is http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar540.exe

HOPE THIS HELPS! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Edited by sdfox7
Page incorrectly links to Google Earth 7.1.7.2602 when the updated version is 7.1.7.2606
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@pointertovoid... Avast 2017 has been tested on XP since 07/11/2016 and it will be supported through 2017. It still has bug, but they are going to be fixed ;)

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21 hours ago, sdfox7 said:

Thanks a lot for the download address of Google Earth 7.1.7.2606!
It must be installed from a session with admin rights (if not, the installer fails silently...) then it runs from an Xp poweruser session and maybe from a normal user session, and is multilingual.

Built-in display of Pdf in Firefox: yes, but it doesn't fill Pdf forms, that's why I do bother with Foxit.

I've noted down carefully the archive pages for Firefox, Opera, Flash Player, Java. But as a seasoned W2k user, I want to warn the Xp users that archive webpages use to disappear without warning, don't mention the program's language all too often, give wrong information about what Windows can run the application, tend to become incomplete as time passes, and so on. It is paramount not to rely on them, but instead note down this information and store the complete installers on one's hard disk. Check for instance Google Earth's download page: it offers only v7.1 and v6.2, without any indication about what version fits W2k or W98-Me. Within 2 years, the information about Xp compatibility will be lost (7.1.7.2602 versus 7.1.7.2606 will become "take v7") and the full installers will have vanished. Right now is the proper time to download and make notes.

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On Monday, December 26, 2016 at 6:43 PM, pointertovoid said:

Thanks a lot for the download address of Google Earth 7.1.7.2606!
It must be installed from a session with admin rights (if not, the installer fails silently...) then it runs from an Xp poweruser session and maybe from a normal user session, and is multilingual.

Built-in display of Pdf in Firefox: yes, but it doesn't fill Pdf forms, that's why I do bother with Foxit.

I've noted down carefully the archive pages for Firefox, Opera, Flash Player, Java. But as a seasoned W2k user, I want to warn the Xp users that archive webpages use to disappear without warning, don't mention the program's language all too often, give wrong information about what Windows can run the application, tend to become incomplete as time passes, and so on. It is paramount not to rely on them, but instead note down this information and store the complete installers on one's hard disk. Check for instance Google Earth's download page: it offers only v7.1 and v6.2, without any indication about what version fits W2k or W98-Me. Within 2 years, the information about Xp compatibility will be lost (7.1.7.2602 versus 7.1.7.2606 will become "take v7") and the full installers will have vanished. Right now is the proper time to download and make notes.

This is why it is critical to use the Internet Archive!

Microsoft has already removed most Windows XP pages, but I have described in detail in this forum how to access them.

The key is that the Internet Archive not only archives the pages themselves, it also archives the downloads that are linked to on those pages! As long as you can access the pages, you'll be able to access the downloads.

I have provided examples of this here with the service packs for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and also for the Internet Explorer downloads for those operating systems. Microsoft may have deleted the downloads, but they will live on permanently on the Internet Archive. Please click on this link to visit that post.

Mozilla FTP is a page you could potentially have a problem with in the future, because the Internet Archive doesn't archive FTP pages (I'm not sure why!) You'll also have issues with Google Chrome since Google contains ROBOTS.TXT. However, the other websites you should no issues with.

I have archived quite a few things in my XP end-of-life (EOL) directory. I never archived Google Earth for XP because browsers now have mapping capability and Google Earth seems like a bygone era. However, I did archive it for Windows 2000 (version 5.2.1.1588) a few years ago, and I'd be happy to archive Google Earth for XP.

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By the way, it has come to my attention that there is a /pub directory for Opera versions 15 to the present: http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/

The final XP version at this time is 36.0.2130.65. http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/36.0.2130.65/win/Opera_36.0.2130.65_Setup.exe

Opera 36 is technically still supported, but it's unknown if there will be any further patch releases- this was released way back in April.

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58 minutes ago, sdfox7 said:

By the way, it has come to my attention that there is a /pub directory for Opera versions 15 to the present: http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/

The final XP version at this time is 36.0.2130.65. http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/36.0.2130.65/win/Opera_36.0.2130.65_Setup.exe

Opera 36 is technically still supported, but it's unknown if there will be any further patch releases- this was released way back in April.

The last XP version  is Opera stable 36.0.2130.80

See : http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15247465#Comment_15247465

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I never heard of this program till about 30 minutes ago over at the ThinkPad forum ... from some posts from 2005. It is still available for download at this link ... only one I could find but I stopped looking when I found this one and it still worked. It seems to be only for an older system like WinXP. I am going to try it out later to see if it has any use ... some people seemed to like it in 2005 at the ThinkPad forum. The download link supplied there no longer works. Maybe it still can be of use to WinXP people.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/MobileMeter.shtml

MobileMeter v0.3.1.0

Made to monitor the CPU clock and temperature, HDD temp and battery charge/discharge rate, compatible with Windows XP and older systems.

MobileMeter is a very old software application designed to display live sensor readings for notebooks when it comes to the CPU clock and temperature, battery lifespan, and HDD temp.
Apart from the battery, its features also work for desktops. However, it seems that the tool has been abandoned a while back, so it has not been made compatible with newer operating systems. Those still running Windows XP, 2000 or Server 2003 may give it a go.

No installation necessary
There is no setup pack involved, which makes MobileMeter portable. It means that you can save it to a pen drive or other removable storage unit and run it on any PC easily and without any other installers. Plus, it does modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk, leaving it clean after removal.

Accessibility via the system tray
At startup, MobileMeter creates an icon in the taskbar notifications area for quick access. Its interface is based on a small graph that keeps track of the processor frequency, CPU and HDD temperature, along with battery charge rate.

Disable any components or change their reading refresh rate
It is possible to minimize the window to the tray, make it stay on top of other frames, change its size or fix it, adjust its opacity, as well as to make it clickthrough when working with other applications. The frequency may be adjusted or removed from the graph, while the update refresh rate can be altered. Likewise, you can disable the battery power, HDD and ACPI temp readings or set an update frequency for each component.

Evaluation and conclusion
MobileMeter has minimal impact on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and memory. However, it is a very old application and may not work well on some computer systems. Plus, you should keep in mind that it is not supported by Windows Vista and upward, so you should probably look for another monitoring tool to be on the safe side.

*** Tried the program ... will use it or have it handy to use. When you start it ... let it run for a few minutes and you will see the graphs start to show up on the right side. The figures ... CPU temp and Frequency are accurate and match another program that I have installed. I do like the graph records ... very easy to check for spikes or to just see what's been going on for 30 or 60 minutes. In options there is a setting to color the graphs with depth ... more interesting to read.

Also, just to mention ... I came across this neat fan and temperature control program just before Christmas. I had never heard of it but for anyone with an older ThinkPad, you may want to check it out. It's a small free program made by a member to monitor several temperature sensors in a ThinkPad. It was originally made for a ThinkPad T42 but later versions did seem to work with other models. You will have to read the last pages of the thread. It will keep the fan from running all the time ... you set the settings you like. The last version is TPFC 0.62 (TPFanControl) ... the thread is 39 pages long so the last 8 or 10 pages may be off interest:

Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel ... I know there are some ThinkPad owners here.
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@monroe have you ever tried Speccy? It does pretty much the same things and it's XP to Win10 compatible.

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Thanks FranceBB ... I actually have Speccy on my WinXP setup, but I haven't used it for so long that I completely forgot about it. I just fired it up and yes, you are right ... lots of information there. I have the version 1.11.256 from 2011, so I will update to the the newer version at File Hippo - Speccy 1.30.730 (Nov 2016).

I have an older version of Astra32 and a newer version of Everest ... use them often but completely forgot about Speccy. I had a fan in my T41 go bad and went to the ThinkPad forum for assistance. I got everything replaced with a good seller from eBay and new thermal paste.

After what I saw in my T41 ... when I got inside to clean and replace the fan ... the thermal paste was dried out. I also have two ThinkPad T42s and I cleaned them out really good and replaced the thermal paste also ... everything was dry. It sure didn't look right to me.

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Hi. Avast works, yeah,but why not using MSE for XP instead ? :-)  .

In my experience, it's lighter,at least as good as Avast,and integrates well in the OS. I still keep the latest XP executable for MSE,if anyone wants it. And ,for now,at least,still gets update signatures. My two cents.

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The last official working version of MSE for Windows XP is 4.4.304.0, as well as unofficial version 4.8.204.0 (if interested please PM). Definitionsupdate by MSE under XP only with POSready 2009 entry in Registry possible.

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7 minutes ago, heinoganda said:

The last official working version of MSE for Windows XP is 4.4.304.0, as well as unofficial version 4.8.204.0 (if interested please PM). Definitionsupdate by MSE under XP only with POSready 2009 entry in Registry possible.

:)

Indeed that is the version,the last one 4.4.304, but you can update your virus defs even if you're not on the POSready updates.

I dont have the POSready trick done and still updated with no problem :-)

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