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[WIP] Windows Vista Extended Kernel


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8 hours ago, LS4280 said:

I got this when i launch Firefox Developer

 

Any Firefox version above 89.0.2 IS NOT working with Extended Kernel currently. A new version has to be developed by win32 first. You can use latest Google Chrome instead. I hope a newer Extended Kernel will support Office 2013/Spotify/Steam as well

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9 hours ago, LS4280 said:

I got this when i launch Firefox Developer :

 

 

1 hour ago, yoltboy01 said:

Any Firefox version above 89.0.2 IS NOT working with Extended Kernel currently. A new version has to be developed by win32 first. You can use latest Google Chrome instead. I hope a newer Extended Kernel will support Office 2013/Spotify/Steam as well

91 ESR is working with the hex patches I described earlier. 92 beta as well, but 93 developer also has issues for me. But remember that 93 developer is bleeding edge and instability should be anticipated. I would be concerned if the crashes stuck around to beta, however.

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On 9/13/2021 at 6:32 AM, Ark_mage2180 said:

Anyone tried to install Vista on Broadwell-based laptop?

I think it might be interesting, but I know that most drivers won't work, even with Extended Kernel as of today.

It will work, but there will be serious bugs with it. Many services will refuse to start plus there are a host of other problems. Nobody knows how to get these fixed however. These problems did plague Windows 7, but it was fixed with an update not long after Haswell came out.

Most drivers also will not work. You might get lucky and find some, but not everything. Many of these won't work until Win32 figures out how to get Windows7+ drivers working with the kernel. He said to me a while ago that it should be in the release that follows up the May release, whenever he drops that.

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On 9/13/2021 at 9:18 PM, win32 said:

 

91 ESR is working with the hex patches I described earlier. 92 beta as well, but 93 developer also has issues for me. But remember that 93 developer is bleeding edge and instability should be anticipated. I would be concerned if the crashes stuck around to beta, however.

You mentioned a couple pages back that a new kernel version is coming out at the end of September. Will this feature Windows 7+ driver support? Also, is there any way to get Vista working under UEFI? Most newer laptops only include that, rendering Vista unusable on those devices, some older laptops from Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge have it, which may lead to people wanting to try it out on it (It will fail as Windows Vista's, and even Windows 7's UEFI support does not work with these hardware as they were designed more for Windows 8/8.1), and if you want to use more than 2TB of space on your hard drive/solid state drive. Both of these issues are why I had to use Windows 7 with my 4TB SSD (I got it working by installing 7, deleting the basic display driver entirely, and loading in Intel HD 4000 Graphics through Medicat Mini Windows 10. I don't have BSOD, SafeMode, or checkdisc, but oh well) instead of Vista.

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I'm still keeping my hopes up for Office 2013 support for Windows Vista. I hope Win32 finds a way to make it run one day. Same goes for Spotify. I dont see any reason why it shouldnt be possible, when Windows 7 supports it. We already got Firefox and Chrome

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7 hours ago, yoltboy01 said:

I'm still keeping my hopes up for Office 2013 support for Windows Vista. I hope Win32 finds a way to make it run one day. Same goes for Spotify. I dont see any reason why it shouldnt be possible, when Windows 7 supports it. We already got Firefox and Chrome

What does Office 2013 have that would make one want to use it though? IMHO, Office 2010 is the pinnacle of Office. It's what I run on my Windows 7.

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4 hours ago, ScrapMechanicFan2016 said:

will Microsoft Office 2019 be able to be installed and ran on Windows Vista with the latest release? if so it'd be ready enough for me to use vista as my main OS on my main rig(Vista business is my main OS on my thinkpad)

That one only supports Windows 10 and later. Although someone did get it to work on 7 and 8.1, that method will probably not work, though I could be wrong.

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1 hour ago, Jakob99 said:

That one only supports Windows 10 and later. Although someone did get it to work on 7 and 8.1, that method will probably not work, though I could be wrong.

i already said i got it working on windows 8.1 lol

 

but i failed to get it working on windows 7

edit: i remembered i left that part out so. now u know

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lol forgot i rephrased my original message before posting
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