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21 hours ago, Radish said:

Mozilla VPN only available for Windows 10 and 11.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/vpn/

Win7 is gradually being pushed out.

Mozilla VPN is same as Mullvald VPN expect sold with "good" mozilla and collects plenty of data on process to big G. Mullvald VPN works with Openvpn.

Always buy VPN from actual provider and not someone who rebrands it

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Steam is literally freezing my machine on start with classic theme enabled. No idea if 16 bit color or any mode. Discord is buggy and slow outside aero.

I'm very worried about the future. Will maybe need to dual boot windows 10 only for games and extra stuff. 

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I fully expect to have to change to a "Windows 10" at some point but I hope there is still going to be many years (or never) before Steam artificially blocks Windows 7 like they did with XP.

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On 12/1/2021 at 7:36 AM, Radish said:

Mozilla VPN only available for Windows 10 and 11.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/vpn/

Win7 is gradually being pushed out.

 

On 12/2/2021 at 5:21 AM, Mr.Scienceman2000 said:

Mozilla VPN is same as Mullvald VPN expect sold with "good" mozilla and collects plenty of data on process to big G. Mullvald VPN works with Openvpn.

Always buy VPN from actual provider and not someone who rebrands it

 

Just checked my Mullvad app. 

Version 2021.6 is the last version for Windows 7 & 8.

For the future, Windows 7 users can also run Mullvad using either the Wireguard app or the OpenVPN app.

https://mullvad.net/en/help/install-mullvad-app-windows/

https://mullvad.net/en/help/wireguard-app-windows/

https://www.wireguard.com/install/?downloadwindowsprealpha=1

https://mullvad.net/en/help/windows-openvpn-installation/

https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

 

 

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On 11/15/2021 at 1:30 AM, ivanbuto said:

More info on OneDrive here:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/end-of-support-for-onedrive-desktop-application-on-windows-7-8/ba-p/2929066
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/onedrive-sync-app-no-longer-supported-on-windows-7-8-or-8-1-a3bd41c7-5f82-42c3-aa46-de782581be2a

Really kind of a shame that this is happening... why break something if it works? They recently changed security requirements and TLS 1.2 is now required to be able to sign in and synchronize files. Windows 7 is fine with this after installing proper updates and modifying registry settings.

So the last version of the OneDrive app to run on Windows 7 is 21.230.1107.0004:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/onedrive-release-notes-845dcf18-f921-435e-bf28-4e24b95e5fc0

Tried to install more recent versions, but the installer gives an error:

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I suspect the app itself would actually run fine on Windows 7 and that this is just an artificial block; maybe someone more knowledgeable could check.

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14 minutes ago, ivanbuto said:

I suspect the app itself would actually run fine on Windows 7 and that this is just an artificial block; maybe someone more knowledgeable could check.

Unfortunately, Application Verifier doesn't bypass the block of the installer. I tried it myself on a Windows 8.1 VM of mine. :no:

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I suspect the app itself would actually run fine on Windows 7 and that this is just an artificial block; maybe someone more knowledgeable could check.

Yes, this appears to be correct. Here are instructions to patch the latest (as of writing) onedrive installer so that it will install and work on Windows 7.

OneDrive installer version 21.245.1128.0002, download link: https://oneclient.sfx.ms/Win/Prod/21.245.1128.0002/OneDriveSetup.exe
1. Open OneDriveSetup.exe in HxD or any other hex editor
2. Ctrl+F and search for hex string "84 C0 75 11 C7"
3. Change "84 C0 75 11 C7" at the beginning to "84 DB 75 11 C7"
4. Ctrl+F and search for hex string "8B F0 89 B5 30"
5. Change "8B F0 89 B5 30" to "31 F6 89 B5 30"
6. Save and exit
7. Run installer and it will work.

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I don't have a microsoft onedrive account and I'm not interested in making one, so you'll have to test by yourself to see if it actually works. Honestly, I don't understand why one would install windows 7 and then add modern MS garbage on top of it, but at least it was an interesting technical exercise to get the installer running.
I don't know whether the auto update will f*k everything up when it runs, so do this at your own risk yada yada.
Uninstalling the app from the control panel does appear to work fine.

Known Issues: The taskbar icon of OneDrive is blank. You have to hover over the blank space to find where the icon is.

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On 2/7/2022 at 11:29 AM, vxiiduu said:

Yes, this appears to be correct. Here are instructions to patch the latest (as of writing) onedrive installer so that it will install and work on Windows 7.

OneDrive installer version 21.245.1128.0002, download link: https://oneclient.sfx.ms/Win/Prod/21.245.1128.0002/OneDriveSetup.exe
1. Open OneDriveSetup.exe in HxD or any other hex editor
2. Ctrl+F and search for hex string "84 C0 75 11 C7"
3. Change "84 C0 75 11 C7" at the beginning to "84 DB 75 11 C7"
4. Ctrl+F and search for hex string "8B F0 89 B5 30"
5. Change "8B F0 89 B5 30" to "31 F6 89 B5 30"
6. Save and exit
7. Run installer and it will work.

Thanks a lot!
Seems that the current version 22.002.0103.0004 does not contain the mentioned hex strings, though. Could you take a look at it? How did you determine those were the ones to change in the previous version?

 

On 2/7/2022 at 11:29 AM, vxiiduu said:

I don't have a microsoft onedrive account and I'm not interested in making one, so you'll have to test by yourself to see if it actually works. Honestly, I don't understand why one would install windows 7 and then add modern MS garbage on top of it, but at least it was an interesting technical exercise to get the installer running.

The reason for me is simple - we use OneDrive quite a lot at work. While I have a Win10 work laptop, I also keep my core files on my home PC machine, which has relatively recent hardware (Intel Z390 chipset) and on which I run Windows 7. The app has worked with no problems thus far.

It's a shameful behavior by MS to deliberately break products in this manner.

Then again, they did something similar together with Intel where they decided to not allow people to install Windows 7 on anything higher than Skylake.

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On 2/15/2022 at 9:35 AM, ivanbuto said:

Thanks a lot!
Seems that the current version 22.002.0103.0004 does not contain the mentioned hex strings, though. Could you take a look at it? How did you determine those were the ones to change in the previous version?

Yeah, I've gotten this one working as well. This time I've used a better solution which should work with many future versions of the Skydrive installer, so that I don't have to keep modifying the binary with hex editor. Download the Zip file attached to this post and read Instructions.txt which is easier to follow than the hex editing solution I described in my previous post. You are welcome to contact me through pm or discord or whatever if you want a better explanation.
The methods I used for figuring out which bytes to edit are too complicated to fully explain here, but essentially you look at what APIs the program is calling. I use a tool called "API Monitor". There is an API called VerifyVersionInfoW which skydrive installer calls in order to... verify that the OS is windows 10 or higher. Then I set a breakpoint on that function, and then open WinDbg (a debugger) to attach to the Skydrive installer process, find out where exactly it is checking the return value (a BOOL) of VerifyVersionInfoW, and patch out the check. Doing this requires knowledge of assembly language. You can run the hex strings I gave through a disassembler to find out the difference. For the first one: 84 C0 to 84 DB, this changes the instruction from TEST AL, AL to TEST BL, BL. Test <reg>, <same reg> means to check whether a CPU register is zero. In this case, EAX contains a BOOL (either 1 or 0), the return value of the VerifyVersionInfoW API call, which can be accessed through the AL pseudo-register. By changing the function to check for BL instead, the program is fooled, because using the debugger I could see that just by chance, at that point in the program execution, BL contains a non-zero value.

The second changed hex string is to remove the cryptographic signature check on the installer, using a similar methodology. This needs to be done because once you modify the installer it will know that it wasn't a "legit" one from Microsoft. However, with the new method, this doesn't have to be done since the original installer file is not modified.

Anyway without further ado, here are the instructions (same as Instructions.txt inside the zip file) for the new, easier method which will work for multiple versions of skydrive.
If you are downloading the x64 version of OneDrive installer, you need to use the 64-bit compatibility pack which is also attached to this post.
If you get error 0xc000007b when trying to install, you are using the wrong version of the compatibility pack.

OneDrive Win7 Compatibility Pack

Refer to Screenshot.png for proof that it works.

1. Double-click on "Enable DLL Redirection.reg" and add the registry entries.
2. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, this step is mandatory. Won't work unless you restart after adding the registry entries.
3. Download the latest (or your preferred version) of OneDrive, which will be called OneDriveSetup.exe
4. Place the downloaded file in the folder of the compatibility pack (next to the empty file, OneDriveSetup.exe.local)
5. Double-click to run "CopyKernel33.bat", which copies C:\Windows\SysWOW64\kernel32.dll into the pack folder.
6. Run OneDrive setup to install it.

In order to uninstall, you can use the Control Panel add and remove programs screen, and the uninstaller will work fine.
You are free to delete the compatibility pack and the original installer after installing, however, you will need the
compatibility pack to install new versions. Auto-update probably won't work.

And here's a screenshot:

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OneDrive_Win7CompatPack.zip

OneDrive_Win7CompatPack_x64.zip

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10 hours ago, vxiiduu said:

Yeah, I've gotten this one working as well. This time I've used a better solution which should work with many future versions of the Skydrive installer, so that I don't have to keep modifying the binary with hex editor. Download the Zip file attached to this post and read Instructions.txt which is easier to follow than the hex editing solution I described in my previous post. You are welcome to contact me through pm or discord or whatever if you want a better explanation.

Wow, thanks for your efforts! I'll be glad to understand better how this works, I assume OneDriveSetup.exe uses the "local" kernel32.dll.

I've been unsuccessful following the instructions thus far. Get the following error upon launching OneDriveSetup.exe.

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On 10/19/2021 at 6:05 PM, ivanbuto said:

Vidcoder v6 not officially supported anymore on Windows 7.

https://github.com/RandomEngy/VidCoder/releases/tag/v6.41
The minimum version of Windows supported is now Windows 10. Windows 7/8 are now "run at your own risk."

Seems to run fine thus far.

Vidcoder v7 now refuses to install on Windows 7.
https://github.com/RandomEngy/VidCoder/releases/tag/v7.12

It uses .NET 6.0.

It also uses HandBrake 1.5, which requires Windows 10:
https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.5.0/technical/system-requirements.html

The following error appears upon launching the installer:
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I posted about the issue here:
https://github.com/RandomEngy/VidCoder/discussions/974

It seems this issue occurs with other software as well, and perhaps can be fixed?
https://github.com/dotnet/core/issues/6976
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/issues/1077

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32 minutes ago, ivanbuto said:

Vidcoder v7 now refuses to install on Windows 7.
https://github.com/RandomEngy/VidCoder/releases/tag/v7.12

It uses .NET 6.0.

It also uses HandBrake 1.5, which requires Windows 10:
https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.5.0/technical/system-requirements.html

The following error appears upon launching the installer:
image.png.570336854232235edb3e350fdf12eddb.png

 

I posted about the issue here:
https://github.com/RandomEngy/VidCoder/discussions/974

It seems this issue occurs with other software as well, and perhaps can be fixed?
https://github.com/dotnet/core/issues/6976
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/issues/1077

Even though it requires windows 10, it runs without any problem on 8.1

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