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  2. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    I've been giving Advanced Chrome a whirl since, if possible, I'd like to use a more up-to-date variant of the Chrome browser and I haven't seen anyone try to compile a XP-friendly version of Brave yet. Advanced Chrome's a temperamental little thing. I haven't figured out what triggers this, but the browser is liable to crash in a bizarre way: it will first attempt to open a new window, entirely unprompted, and then crash. It doesn't always happen, but as far as I can tell it has to do with what tabs you've got open. Maybe even a cache/history related issue, as I've noticed this persist if you try to restore your previous browsing session and close down almost all previous tabs ... but it won't crash *until* you attempt to restore.
  3. MATD is a game bundle of former arcade games, right? It seems to be dependent on an already installed Windows Media Player - something you cannot necessarily expect on a freshly installed W98SE (and which is also missing on newer versions of Windows 7, the "N"-type without media player for the european market, to be precise, so you would have the same problem there). Maybe just having the file is necessary, but not enough, and the installer of the gamepack has to do some additional DLL-registration when installing the game. I cannot say for sure, but perhaps try to uninstall and reinstall the game now, that is, AFTER you installed WMP. Then, report here.
  4. Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    To think, I made this picture as commentary on Microsoft's campaign to put XP in the grave three years ago. I put a big ol' rant in the commentary (with a shoutout to MSFN!) for that picture that delves into my personal reasons for sticking with XP and my frustration with contemporary events, but really my views align with @sdfox7 on this matter: "I believe an OS can only truly said to be dead when there is no longer any practical use for it." I'm still running XP64 on my desktop, and XP32 (utilizing POSReady updates) on my laptop and, aside from gaming, I've not yet felt seriously disadvantaged from doing so. I've not run into any real crises, but I take precautions as best I can.
  5. Adobe to Pull Plug on Flash

    Well I suppose its not like Windows, Adobe could claim "You want the patch so pay 1$". I mean Apple makes money with every new iSHIT so Microsoft that doesnt provide hardware(ok forget the Cloud I mean like Microsoft Laptops or so yeah ok they have Surface but its not a laptop like lets say Macbook or if they even call it like that). so the sell software. Should mention to be correct here: Apple produces in china so its just the brainstorming and maybe a bit coding for the iOS that happens in the first world countries. If you think about that theres not so much difference, except the ones say the sell "their" Hardware with an own system the others sell Operating system thats bundled with some random hardware manufacturer (except if its Lumia or Surface or "Apple" ofcourse and various others that support linux). I know you need a better machine to support HTML5. The strange thing is the people that made this standard mainstream sell it like "its for lowlevel devices". Thats not entirely true. 512 MB RAM and 800 Mhz CPU single core might sound "poor" but on a smartphone thats not the same like on a Pentium 3 or Pentium 4 machine. CPU and GPU are far more connected(GPU is even in the CPU) in a mobile device. And such devices are small and need less power but still will already support HTML5 and also support OpenGL 2.0 standard if Im not mistaken.
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  7. This new version of the forum is very slow in Opera 12. Scrolling doesn't work work: scrollbar always indicates the top of the page and dragging it down causes a blank screen to show. I have switched to using Firefox on WinXP. I don't see why the forum dedicated to discussing and supporting old operating systems needs this bloated forum engine.
  8. Missing Components - Harkaz's SP4

    I have replaced Harkaz's USP4 with XPSP3 QFE Update Pack and everything works ok now, there is nothing missing. I have actually removed even more components and made more tweaks in nLite than I originally did with USP4. Harkaz's USP4 is a "service pack" so it doesn't require any third party utilities for integration into SP3 source, it can be easily done from the command line (as shown in the first post). XPSP3 QFE Update Pack, on the other hand, is an "update pack" and can only be integrated using nLite or RVMi, so all testing must be done using those two utilities. Unlike USP4, XPSP3 QFE Update Pack and related addons are still actively developed, so the system is up-to-date after the first boot. For the record, the update pack and addons integrated into SP3 source were as follows: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack_20170808.7z XPSP3_QFE_POSReady_Addon_20170916_5er.7z YumeYao_IE8_Addon_Clean_ENU_1.5.33.7z https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7184 https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479 https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10482
  9. When will Microsoft actually start listening to the people? Guess never, at this rate. Windows 10 is designed to be a dumbed down, cash cow for folks who just want the latest stuff and trust MS to keep things in check. Good luck with that!

  10. rn10950, can you possibly get youtube to play videos with RZ 2.0 ? For me, the page loads with text, but the video screen is black with no activity.
  11. Adobe to Pull Plug on Flash

    Just more planned obsolescence. At least it's not happening like right this second but you'll still need to make sure you have a powerful enough computer to handle all the new standards. Probably by 2020 most computers in use will have plenty of power but people like me just has another nail in the coffin. Although since we've got YouTube working properly with HTML5 and H.264 on Windows 2000, we should be good for a little while. Not to make this a discussion about Windows 10 and how I won't use it, but since Microsoft had said it was the last Windows operating system they will make, it makes me wonder how they'll actually keep up with so many new standards. Or maybe Microsoft is going to ditch Windows all together in the future and create a new operating system. But if it's the former, why didn't they just leave stuff alone like Windows XP or Windows 7, operating systems most people want to use, and just follow a similar business model. I don't know if Windows 10 will have free updates or eventually charge people to update to a better core every so often, but if it's the latter, then to me they should just keep all of their customers happy and support several different platforms. It's certainly better than chasing them away to other companies. But that's my two cents.
  12. What should I install?

    Install latest Extended Kernel and newer firefox is ready to use (IF you have IE6 hotfix installed first)
  13. Can you recommend me a professional style UI theme for XP that is as readable as Classic, but still a step up in visual fidelity. There are many themes offered on the web that aim to make Windows look like system or fictional environment X, but they do not have good utility. I'm looking for calm colors of blue and grey shades, rectangular corners, well defined buttons. The main panels should better be some grey to avoid clashing with unthemed controls in older applications. I have installed all official themes: Embedded, Royale, Noir, Zune. Zune is overall the best. But all these themes share the following two flaws. Title bars of active and inactive windows are too similar. it is not easy to find an active window among many. The button-face panel colors are too light (about 230 compared to 210 on Classic or 192 on Win95), which causes unthemed buttons without an additional frame as well as group boxes and raised/sunken panels to disappear. Disabled text becomes hard to read. There is too little contrast with button-highlight (pure white). This also a reason why I find Windows Seven hard to use, as if I was looking through a glass with reflections. A good third party theme that fits most criteria is TangoBU3. But it is a little unpolished with vertical columns of pixels appearing on one side or between column panels and tabs.
  14. Last versions of software for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2017: Rearranged some existing misalphabetized items. Increased the font size of subsection headers from 12 to 14 for easier reading, and color-coded them (purple) for easy distinguishing between main section headers. Added BleachBit to (ONG) "System cleanup, management, and analysis" section. Added dBpoweramp: CD Ripper to (ONG) "Optical disk media management software" section. Added Asset UPnP audio server, dBpoweramp: MP3 Converter, and PerfectTUNES to (ONG) "Audio creation/editing tools" section. Removed Open Broadcaster software from ONG section. Added OBS Classic 0.659b to "Music/video streaming software" section. Added OBS Studio 18.0.2 to "Music/video streaming software" section. This may be removed (and OBS Studio placed in the ONG section) in the future if Vista support is added back (the OBS homepage claims Vista is still supported), but as of right now, OBS Studio versions 19.0 and onward aren't compatible with Vista due to missing dependencies and will not launch at all. I will post a complaint about this on the OBS forum and wait for a response. Whatever happens will be posted here when it happens.
  15. I'll have to look into it. It depends on how long after Gecko 1.1.19 was released that TLS 1.2 support was added. The further out something was added, the more difficult it would be to add to rzGecko. If it is possible, it would most likely be added in rz3 instead of the 2.x release.
  16. This will pretty much explain it all: -DW
  17. Windows 10 Regressions

    Turns out that's tied to the SuperFetch service, which is supposed to self-disable (and often even does) on SSD-equipped systems. New regression I've discovered: The latest cumulative Windows Update won't install on my test VM. It gets to 98% then reports: I cannot find a reason listed in any log file, at least not one readable by someone who can get pretty geeky as needed. -Noel
  18. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Didn't fail to understand, It just gets stuck on ntoskrnl.exe is corrupted or missing, I did everything correct, My Windows is located on D: hard drive.
  19. Hi Guys; i am trying to get Midway Arcade Tresures Deluxe working on Windows 98SE, i can confirm it works flawlessy as i had it installed before doing a re-format. I tried installing the game, reset computer tried to open, it was greeted with an error message "unable to locate WMVCore.dll" i then installed Windows Media Player which comes with that Dll file. After installation i had a new error now "The MCR2_3.exe file is linked to missing export WMVCore.dll:WMCreateReader" Does anyone know what this means or how i can fix it. Thanks
  20. Seaching for Intel 218V XP 32bit driver

    Thanks, im on work trip so give me 2 days, or perhaps someone with same NIC, could test it.
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  22. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    what did you expect? What part of EXACT info did you fail to understand?
  23. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Maybe this patch designed for XP Professional. I did it multiple times and still didn't work.
  24. I wonder if you can upgrade NSS for supporting TLS 1.2 first.
  25. WEEK TWO: Still trying to get the build process to respect the objdir flag. I think I may just mount the HDD from the old build machine in another PC and see what I did to get it working in the first place. HOWEVER: Once I get the thing to build, I am considering releasing another 2.x release before I get to the good stuff. There have been a few issues I've had that could be fixed quickly before I get to the long-term development of the rendering engine. (default prefs [security alerts get annoying], search issues [prevent that g*dda*n sidebar from opening everytime one searches from the addressbar], possibly some tabbed browsing fixes, etc)
  26. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Replies to what? These patches are known to work perfectly (or at least good enough) on some setups and to not work or work unreliably on some others. You posted that it doesn't work on your machine. There could be tens of reasons why the patches don't work, including among them an improper install/setup, some of these may be solvable, some may well not. Without any detail (EXACT hardware involved, EXACT patch/files used, DETAILED description of the way they were installed/setup, etc., etc.) apart: what did you expect? jaclaz
  27. Seaching for Intel 218V XP 32bit driver

    Made some edits to .inf https://ufile.io/4p5ly please try it
  28. What should I install?

    I also need help. I'm using Win2k SP4 Update Rollup 1 and simply want to use a newer Firefox than Version 12. I only want to make minimal changes to my system, so do which updates do I need to install in order to use a modern version of Firefox?
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