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  2. What should I install?

    Install latest Extended Kernel and newer firefox is ready to use (IF you have IE6 hotfix installed first)
  3. 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. There is 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.
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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. This will pretty much explain it all: -DW
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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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  13. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    what did you expect? What part of EXACT info did you fail to understand?
  14. 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.
  15. I wonder if you can upgrade NSS for supporting TLS 1.2 first.
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. Seaching for Intel 218V XP 32bit driver

    Made some edits to .inf https://ufile.io/4p5ly please try it
  19. 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?
  20. One thing I could never understand: Why do some websites INSIST on letting you know someone posted with a mobile device? They don't make a special note letting people know you posted via PC, so why is mobile so special? Facebook used to be really bad with this but as the years went on, they dropped it. But to be honest, I couldn't care less that you posted something with your precious phone. To me, all I see in "Posted via mobile" means, "Look at me, I'm cool! I have a phone! :w00t:"

  21. I am also thinking to buy the donation version i am from india how to do that where to create the account the only option i see it to donate and then it redirects me to paypal
  22. WinNTSetup v3.8.7.4

    Yes, it should be supported, but will require the command line ref option. There is no way to tell that these esd are not standalone ones. I did try it yesterday and today. I choose the fully unattended option. But maybe the problem is my poor Internet speed. Well it took some hours to download these 5 GB.
  23. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Any replies?
  24. So Windows XP will be a updated OS until 2020?
  25. WinNTSetup v3.8.7.4

    So that's not a flat-out "no" to the idea? What did you use to download the UUPs? The tools are in constant development at the moment... Did you use a fully automatic solution, or did you start the download from a list of URL's (they sometimes time-out after a few minutes already!)
  26. We are getting almost same vulnerability as of Server2008/Vista since XP sp3 is XP sp2 with lots of vista codes .... It seems it will not be to tough to make patches till after EOL of posready2009 until Server2008 in 2020!! We are all set until 2020
  27. Seaching for Intel 218V XP 32bit driver

    I on other location so i have to use other MB with same Intel 218-V controller, device ID is now: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15A1&SUBSYS_78851462&REV_05 With this board its not working. When i point Device manager to folder with driver, driver is installing, but device name is work, i press install anyway (not signed driver) and after installation there is error, that searched line was not found in the inf file.
  28. Windows NT 4.0 api wrapper

    I don't know. BTW the project is still alive, I haven't done much this summer but now I have came back from holiday, I will work on it again
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