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  2. Regarding WIFI: There was an update for Windows XP, KB4042723 (wzcsvc.dll). Best inquire inform at your router manufacturer, whether your router is affected by this vulnerability.
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  4. Last Versions of Software for Windows 98SE

    TaskInfo2000 v2.1 displays real-time file cache, memory, and CPU usage for processes, threads, and the whole system.
  5. Again (last time) anyone else (but you) have been capable of booting Windows XP from "normal" USB sticks since the original work by Dietmar came out, in 2006. You simply cannot negate more than ten years of evidence and of all the world experience, and insist of spreading this kind of misinformation. Here is where it all started via Wayback Machine (911CD is dead): https://web.archive.org/web/20160523171220/http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=14181 There are however several different ways, later developed. You cannot invent your own limitations (if a suited tool is grub4dos' grub.exe, why would you not use it?), Why you keep asking questions on things you evidently haven't studied or tested and have not experience with BUT refuse to accept the answers? It is tiring. The "normal" method of booting a XP is: BIOS->MBR->PBR of active partition invoking NTLDR->NTLDR->Choices in BOOT.INI->XP (if you chose the XP entry in BOOT.INI) The "normal" method of booting a DOS/9x is: BIOS->MBR->PBR of active partition invoking IO.SYS->IO.SYS (aka DOS) The "normal" method of booting a DOS/9x when in dual boot with XP is: BIOS->MBR->PBR of active partition invoking NTLDR->NTLDR->Choices in BOOT.INI->DOS/9x (if you chose the DOS/9x entry in BOOT.INI which actually chainloads a copy of the PBR invoking IO.SYS) What you can do is: 1) Boot to 98SE DOS. 2) Run GRUB.EXE. 3) Chainload NTLDR. 4) Choose an entry in BOOT.INI 5) If you chose the XP entry, you boot into XP. 6) NO reboot was performed. jaclaz
  6. Thanks so much ! And should I install Theme Bypass Signature ?
  7. Is ME really that bad?

    I was at Best Buy yesterday looking at the Computer section. It looked like something out of Star Trek. Too many Egyptian Hieroglyphs and stupid buttons that I can't tell what they mean. In short, the user interface stunk. I still think the Windows 3.1 Program Manager was the greatest desktop screen ever invented :-)
  8. Is ME really that bad?

    Depends on your definition of bad. Do you want to own your computer, and feel free to use it for the next 40 years until, and go through as many hard drives as you want, and get your money's worth out of it. Or do you want to rent a worthless hunk of soon-to-be expired piece of over priced scrap metal that will become outdated in year, because of planned obsolescence that will require to buy the same old crap year after year, for the rest of your natural life. The top is Windows ME.... the bottom scenario is EVERYTHING after Windows ME. (Windows 2000 came out first, so yes, Windows ME was the last real Operating System that you didn't RENT.)
  9. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    It's about time I have the obligatory Windows 10 VM, but I'd rather run Windows 3.1 than put up with that data mining spyware masquerading as an OS. Much of it *can* be fixed, but then what? It's basically a slightly improved Windows 7 with a half-broken UI. Might as well just run 7, then. It does pretty much all the same things, but with much less work to get it to behave properly (it's actually pretty good out of the box, but with a couple minor additions (7+ Taskbar Tweaker, Classic Start Menu), it's perfect). c
  10. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Wouldn't it be a step in the right direction if Microsoft actually started listening.....WOW did you see those pigs flying....quite a sight... bookie32
  11. Login on the website and then you can download the UNSTABLE DEBUG version.
  12. Don't afraid. It was just an ironic note, because of users asking the same things over and over again and they still expect some answer although it has been covered milliontimes.
  13. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Just came across this today, it seems that people are finally waking up to Windows 10's true intentions (which we had known since before it even came out).
  14. Vulkan Backport On Vista

    Their is no special way. Just copy to application directory
  15. XP already has LBA48 support? Like, since SP1! c
  16. Vulkan Backport On Vista

    Yes,is there some specific way to use it or it just wont work on vista?
  17. Vulkan Backport On Vista

    That backport doesn't work on XP even unless you have a nvidia card
  18. @rloew can you impliment lba48 on xp for free?
  19. I would just not combine the products (EMBR and GPT Loader). I understand if you combined both then you wouldn't need a separate patch. I just think it's highly unlikely the EMBR is going to be that popular a product and adding it as a separate Freebie purchase with the GPT Loader so the user could choose to install it or not would be preferable. Personally I don't see myself using an EMBR unless it could be used without modifying any OS which is what the JT EMBR was trying to do and I wouldn't want it combined with my GPT Loader program but want to install it separately if I needed it. I understand your hesitance in releasing a "read" only EMBR driver due to reverse engineering and cracking of it might be possible and you want to protect your work but I still doubt it would be something people needed or wanted badly enough to pirate. Perhaps if you had come out with this 20 years ago and got it put into 98SE this could have become a new standard today. That time is long gone. The GPT Loader for legacy OSs is something I see that could have potential monetary value. MBR is pretty much dead imo except through USB which will cap around 17.6TB or 18.0TB drives. Either you learn how to reverse engineer those 4K adapters and sell them as SATA to SATA 4KB-64KB to 512 Byte adapters so any SATA drive can use them and internally or if you can crack that 256TB GPT Windows barrier safely I would get that licensed to MS to gain better adoption. It's still early enough GPT isn't fully adopted by all and still in its infancy. You would still have rights for Linux and MAC OS distribution and if Windows adopts your GPT method you will milk more clients. This is where I see you could make money for your business. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_block_addressing LBA48 shows a limit of 128PB=128,000TB (about 16,000 times the common 8TB drive) 256TB Max for Windows which is about 1 / 500th. Compared to history the 5MB MFM hard drive to 8TB SATA today took about 16 years to increase 1,600,000 the capacity. Finding a way to patch the 256TB GPT barrier to reach 128PB would be the new holy grail in capacity for GPT. You figure this puzzle out and license it to MS and it gets adopted and it will be used beyond your lifetime most likely. I'm not sure if 128PB will be as large as we think it is today when we start hitting that limit. Maybe by then they would have started using LBA64.
  20. Extended Kernel for XP (ExtendedXP)

    Welcome Back Please do great things
  21. If my EMBR is combined with GPT, it can be used with new OSes without any modified Drivers. Unlike PKZIP, my EMBR implementation is done with Patches. Adding Read Access automatically adds Write Access. I would have to add extra Code to disable Write Access. This would easily be found and defeated by Reverse Engineering, especially with all the Free Copies that would be around. Like PKZIP, I can safely provide free Read Only Demos of my RFDISK Program because the Code for Write Functionality is completely absent. This is why I do not provide a Demo of my SATA or nVidia Patches. I have already tried substituting Windows 2003 Files without success. PARTMGR.SYS cannot be substituted. For Data Disks, a GPT Loader TSR would be fairly easy to write for DOS. I already have a manual Loader that can Mount anything that is EMBR compatible. The Partitions would be available in Windows 9x in Compatibility Mode.
  22. Dumb Q - should I install http://support.microsoft.com/kb/4019276 ? I ask because my XP machine is wired to my home network, not WiFi. (But other devices are WiFi off the same modem-router with wired and WiFi.)
  23. Dual boot Win 10 with Win 10?

    LOL. Cheers! Relating to XP 32-bit, Which DJ program are you using? More importantly what is the computer Motherboard Chipset? I remember the MAYA44 was quite popular in the old days what sound card are you using for it?
  24. I would probably recommend you don't combine the products. I'd rather have clean code keeping to GPT legacy OS support only. Any possible EMBR could pose some compatibility or corruption issue unforseen and add to the cost or time. GPT is considered the new standard and it would better to keep it simple. Now you could offer it as a FREE separate package included with the GPT driver purchase that the user could choose to install on their own if they chose. Now if you are clever enough to find better ways to implement or expand the GPT standard beyond the 256TB Windows barrier safely I'd recommend you sell or license this to MS so they could add it into their next OS or service pack. The earlier the better the adoption can happen as 256TB could be around the next decade. Yes I understand you could add your special "EMBR" but most would probably refrain from using it if they intended the data to be distributed and accessed easily by others without your driver. But a global free (read) driver only for your EMBR would be useful for adoption purposes if you wish to retain as much income for the licensed EMBR write access. Think of when PKZIP was first released. It was the PKUNZIP program that was free so they could decompress the files without needing a license. This is what benefited its adoption. Had PKZIP been stringent and didn't offer PKUNZIP freely I think the amount of users and adoption of it for BBSs would have been low and wouldn't have spreaded to the internet ubiquitously. As you can see even XP came with a ZIP decompressor built so it made opening zip files and accepting ZIP even on Windows a non issue. I guess a similar program could be Adobe Acrobat since AA Reader is offered freely. I understand this may be enough to dissuade you from doing a stand alone "Read Only" which is why a GPT read/write driver for XP and older OS on internal and external drives is the only forward compatible useful solution and probably the only guaranteed licensed product I could think would be as far as income. The Paragon driver so far is only internal and limited to XP and not any older OSs so if they are unable or unwilling of doing it someone else with the capability could close in on this niche. I have no idea how many people still use XP 32-bit all the way back to 98SE DOS in this world but that would be the potential customer pool. Perhaps analyzing your own customer database could give you an idea if its worth pursuing. Also I'm in agreement here as I forgot to address this since I have used 2TB FAT32 USB external drives it does not in any way effect the read/write speed compared to a 1TB or 500GB. Now the initial USB plugging in of the drive could take slightly longer before it's fully detected (depending how full it is) and the drive letters are recognized if you have multiple partitions. If the FAT32 was corrupted or you disconnected during a write transfer then you might trigger the CHKDSK at reboot issue and like all drives with larger and larger capacities it takes longer to finish the CHKDSK scanning the disk and it can't be helped. Often times hitting the key (within the 10 second countdown) to bypass the CHKDSK at start and manually scanning the drive once inside the OS is faster as you aren't waiting around and can still multitask and do other things while it's scanning.
  25. Yes the Fixed bit is just one issue. But USB sticks cannot boot into XP just 98SE. Now a SSD (with XP previously installed and working) connected to a USB adapter still can't boot into XP in this manner so you have to connect directly to the SATA controller. I'll have to do a few more tests to confirm. I think it requires some sort of patching to the OS to boot XP off a SATA to USB adapter. Just from memory I believe it either resets the computer after attempting to load into XP or it shows a BSOD error. I hope you were making a joke here? If you weren't Wow you really haven't been keeping up with hard drive technology over the years. I'll refresh your memory on the USA side in case in Italy things differed. Starting with 40GB to 500GB USB powered external hard drives were common to be FAT32 for instant usage. Yes a 500GB FAT32 drive came standard out of the box ready to go. HD videos had not yet required NTFS since most SD videos were about 1GB per hour. Once HD videos started happening in 2007 hitting 4GB files were common place for anything over 30 mins in length. For awhile I was struggling with 1TB hard drives which Seagate also released in FAT32. So as a result I began manually stopping recording at near half hour increments because once you crossed over the 4GB file size it would not record any more to the file and in some cases could corrupt the video file entirely. This was the SD vs HD headache and the battle between FAT32 vs NTFS adoption. Here's a link that someone commented that also confirms 1TB came as FAT32. https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/11174-external-hard-drive-fat-or-ntfs-format.html Then came the 1.5TB hard drives but I held out as long as possible for 2.0TB hard drives and BOTH these drives shifted to NTFS by default but this also caused problems for MAC users so they even sold specific MAC versions in FAT32 for cross platform compatibility. You also have to remember DVDs could be ripped and they came in 1GB VOB file chunks max even though most were around 8GB max in capacity for the entire disc. They were intentionally split in this manner because FAT32 was the norm then. I think it took awhile before I finally before I became a full NTFS adopter. Most 1.5TB and larger drives had already standardized NTFS out of the box and again HD recordings ran over 4GB in file sizes for anything over 30 minutes in length and the HD transition had solidified. Well to trust something one must overwrite the entire 2nd > 2.2TB partition region 100% full and inspect if any corruption occurred in Partition 1 Region below 2.2TB. I would actually do to 4 tests just for thoroughness. FAT32 Part1 (2.2), FAT32 Part2 (>2.2 to 4.4) NTFS Part1 (2.2), NTFS Part2 (>2.2 to 4.4) FAT32 Part1 (2.2), NTFS Part2 (>2.2 to 4.4) NTFS Part1 (2.2), FAT32 Part2 (>2.2 to 4.4) Although even if the Math looks good I still go the extra mile to test integrity and for any chance of corruption not accounted. How it handles FAT32 files > 4GB file size limit if left recording non stop will the final write byte when stopped cause a strange corruption of either Partition. Doing the same filling up to the last byte on each partition. There are probably more tests I could think of or repeatedly copying video files onto both partitions 10 cycles to look for anyone sign of data corruption before completely trusting it for serious storage. Now I did ask if there was a way to seamlessly combine the two partitions to act as one but it sounds like this isn't possible and two partitions and two drive letters must be exhausted and 4.4TB is the maximum capacity possible for EMBR without using special drivers. Lastly did you document what program or tools and simplified the process so it can be repeated and tested by others with ease? Probably both a 98SE DOS command line program method and a XP method of repeating the process for further integrity testing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table#Windows:_64-bit_versions 64-Bit OS that had GPT support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 2005-04-25 Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition 2005-04-25 Windows Server 2003 x64 Itanium Edition 2005-04-25 - First one with GPT boot support Windows Vista 64-Bit 2006-07-22 - First one with GPT boot support 32-Bit OS that had GPT support Windows Server 2003 32-Bit SP1, 2005-03-30 Windows Vista 32-Bit SP0 2006-07-22 Windows 8 32-Bit 2012-08-01 - First one with GPT boot support If you examine the dates Windows 2K3 32-Bit needed SP1 for GPT support, but XP Pro 64-Bit and 2K3 64-Bit both had GPT support built in from the start. Now it would be worth looking at the Vista 64-Bit edition since it supported both GPT and boot capability as the standard and any previous version of GPT support could be different in some fashion or not finalized. Windows 8 32-Bit also had this this support reverse engineering this code might be more adaptable to Windows XP 32-Bit. The normal Windows method calls the XP Boot Loader Menu which can then select XP, 2K, or Older OS like ME or 98SE. I'm referring to booting into 98SE Real DOS. At the command line (in 98SE Real DOS) could you boot into XP or call up the NTLDR or XP Boot Loader Menu without rebooting the computer first and not using Grub4DOS?
  26. I have Updated to 10.0.16299,but Aero Glass for Win 8.1+ 1.5.6 doesn't work,so I NEED Build 1109 Files.Ask for Help——a download link! P.S.:Should I install Theme Bypass Signature the same time ?
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