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On 11/4/2021 at 7:09 PM, Vistapocalypse said:

Do you have BSODs before you install the antivirus that I think might be Webroot, or only after??

the bsods happen on fresh installs of both vista and server 2008. and continues to happen unless i have windows in debug mode. in fact it starts happening happens before the 2nd part of setup after the first reboot from Windows PE. so yeah they happen before i install anything. including the extended kernel. i think i mentioned it before. but i also had this problem on another uefi capable machine

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Today i tried Firefox 91.3.0 ESR on Windows Vista with the new extended kernel. It looks like there is some problem with font rendering... (Same issue with Firefox 94, Firefox 78 works fine)

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Does anyone know how to solve this?

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91.3.0 not 93.3.0
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22 minutes ago, Jakob99 said:

Does anyone know if .net framework 4.8 works under Vista? If so, how do I get it working.

Installation is possible, but I would advise against it because you will get missing dependency errors with .NET software that should work on vanilla Vista (see this May 17, 2019 post). Unless you simply must test some program that specifically requires 4.8, you would get better results with any lower 4.x version.

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1 hour ago, TSNH said:

Today i tried Firefox 91.3.0 ESR on Windows Vista with the new extended kernel. It looks like there is some problem with font rendering... (Same issue with Firefox 94, Firefox 78 works fine)

1164079647_firefoxfont.thumb.JPG.ac87e77e855a884ecb12321d140f7558.JPG

Does anyone know how to solve this?

I believe the previous extended kernel had the same issue. Aside from sticking with Firefox 88 or below, you could try the hex edits in win32’s September 11 post. Edit: Next post suggests that this advice no longer applies.

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Just now, Vistapocalypse said:

I believe the previous extended kernel had the same issue. Aside from sticking with Firefox 88 or below, you could try the hex edits in win32’s September 11 post.

Thanks for reply. It looks like i had a spelling error in my osver.ini file.

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No hex editing is needed!

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10 hours ago, Vistapocalypse said:

Installation is possible, but I would advise against it because you will get missing dependency errors with .NET software that should work on vanilla Vista (see this May 17, 2019 post). Unless you simply must test some program that specifically requires 4.8, you would get better results with any lower 4.x version.

I'm trying to run Bloons TD 6 Steam version. What is weird is that the game worked in the past with the Kernel and without .net framework 4.8 (it would prompt me to install it, but I could still run it), but now doesn't. I uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it, but it throws an error. I should note that the game and steam are in my osver.ini file (otherwise it will tell me there is no connection). I should note that Bloons TD 5, also from Steam works, but this game was released when Steam still supported Vista.

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