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  2. Aero Glass for Win8.1+ 1.5.3

    Guys, have you seen this? Questions - PM me. Glass&Blur
  3. Today
  4. WinNTSetup v3.8.7.4 / 3.8.8 BETA2

    I removed my previous message, because in my latest tests everything seemed to work OK. But once again, when I tried my "old" (tried and tested) command line, and just tried adding "-ref:*.esd", something is going wrong, and upon reboot, I get a blue screen error ("CONFIG INITIALIZATION FAILED"). Maybe some combination of command line options is causing this... Normal/ manual setup (selecting esd file "by hand", no extra options) works OK, setup is starting normally. After using the "extended" command line, the same amount of files seems to be applied (5.7gb for x86), so it must be a setting here or there... q:\winntsetup\WinNTSetup_x86.exe nt6 -source:F:\w10pro-x86-16296-uup\Professional_nl-nl.esd -syspart:c: -unattend:"autounattend_w8.xml" -savedriveletters -sysletter:c -reboot -disableuac -wimindex:3 -DisableHiberBoot -win8noanimation -DisableSystemRestore -DisableSFC -DisableHibernate -BootToDesktop -drivers:L: -regtweaks:"regtweaks-w10" -ref:*.esd This command line (minus "-ref") has worked perfectly hundreds of times with other w10 versions. What could be going on? (none of the settings has caused any problems when I tried manual apply with wimlib, either).
  5. Running Windows 98 in 2017...

    If you would contact me at pionner121 at [biggest search engine mail service] dot com I would gladly host all the updates on my webserver for everyone to use them. I could also create autoinstaller for them.
  6. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    I'm probably not the best guy to instruct a beginner how to install XP x86 in a non-standard location using a patch to access more than the standard amount of memory - it's been too many years. But I can ask some basic questions about how and why you find yourself in this situation. @jaclaz and @dencorso both tried to get you to provide more information, which you declined to do, so I'll spell out some specific questions. You need to answer ALL questions asked so that whoever does help you has the information they need. It seems that XP is not your only OS, (apparently Win 7 x64 as well?), and you said earlier that you installed XP on D: so: 1) Mainly out of curiosity, but it might help - Why do you want to use XP x86, and why don't you want to use XP x64? Nothing wrong with either OS, but if we understood your motivations we might be able to better explain your options. 2) Are you trying to end up with XP x86 as the only OS on this computer, or are you wanting to dual boot between XP x86 and another OS, and if so, which OS? 3) Explain your overall system setup, ie Is this a laptop or desktop? Are C:, D:, etc separate drives or partitions or what? 4) Explain what is currently on C:, D:, and any other drive in your system. 5) Explain what you want to end up with on C:, D:, and any other drive in your system. 6) Explain how, EXACTLY, you attempted to install XP x86. Once we have the answers to the above, then we should have enough information to begin to help you. Good luck! Cheers and Regards PS - in a normal installation where XP x86 is the only OS installed on a system with only a single drive, boot.ini is a hidden system file on the root of the drive, ie C:\boot.ini. The answers to the above questions might help clarify whether it should still be there or in a different location.
  7. Oh no I realize that. I just wanted to see if I could clean it completely. To me, even though 1.46 GB is perhaps piddly, I still think like the rich millionaire who still realizes the worth of a dollar. Every gigabyte counts.
  8. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Okay, i just want to access my boot.ini and view it and i need a file explorer to boot from a usb, i tried rebuilding it on XP installation disc, but doesn't help, i set the OS name to Windows XP Professional and OS Load options : /fastdetect, even though i'm not a computer professional i'm a noob ( one last thing how can i view my boot.ini without using any tool but the XP recovery console or maybe i need a file explorer to boot from usb )
  9. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Can you please also add the possibility to hide the navigation bar (address bar and the nav buttons)? The following AHK script does it but it is unreliable: #NoTrayIcon #NoEnv Gui +LastFound hWnd := WinExist() SetControlDelay, -1 SetBatchLines -1 DllCall( "RegisterShellHookWindow", UInt,hWnd ) MsgNum := DllCall( "RegisterWindowMessage", Str,"SHELLHOOK" ) OnMessage( MsgNum, "ShellMessage" ) Return ShellMessage(wParam,lParam) { If (wParam = 1 ) ; HSHELL_WINDOWCREATED := 1 { WinGetClass, WinClass, ahk_id %lParam% if (WinClass = "CabinetWClass") { ControlGetPos, ,y1,,ha,ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% SendMessage, 0x0082,,,ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, WorkerW1, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% ControlGetPos,,y2,,h1,ShellTabWindowClass1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ShellTabWindowClass1,, y1,,y2-y1+h1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ReBarWindow321,,,,0, ahk_id %lParam% WinSet, Redraw,, ahk_id %lParam% Sleep, 100 SendMessage, 0x0082,,,ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, WorkerW1, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% ControlGetPos,,y2,,h1,ShellTabWindowClass1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ShellTabWindowClass1,, y1,,y2-y1+h1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ReBarWindow321,,,,0, ahk_id %lParam% WinSet, Redraw,, ahk_id %lParam% Sleep, 100 SendMessage, 0x0082,,,ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, WorkerW1, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% ControlGetPos,,y2,,h1,ShellTabWindowClass1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ShellTabWindowClass1,, y1,,y2-y1+h1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ReBarWindow321,,,,0, ahk_id %lParam% WinSet, Redraw,, ahk_id %lParam% Sleep, 100 SendMessage, 0x0082,,,ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, WorkerW1, ahk_id %lParam% Control, Hide,, ReBarWindow321, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ShellTabWindowClass1,, y1,,y2-y1+h1, ahk_id %lParam% ControlMove, ReBarWindow321,,,,0, ahk_id %lParam% WinSet, Redraw,, ahk_id %lParam% } } } So to arrive to something like this:
  10. The IPv6 protocol support update for Win2000 has been removed from MS site but can be found in Web Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20070129075223/http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/b/a/4ba76461-31be-49df-a2c6-7d0ee318d1e9/tpipv6-001205.exe Also, I wonder whether you include the fix for the 4 GB memory limit (which can be removed with changing 1 byte).
  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Win7 has never had anything too do with touch, thank you! But if U mean W10, then U right.... (btw the titlebar got small icon in w7 as well)
  12. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    Sorry but could someone better explain what these instructions mean? OldNewExplorer can override UIFILES from most files loaded by explorer.exe. To take advantage of this, add UIFILES to your ShellStyle.dll named the following way: Example: SHELL32.DLL UIFILE 23 -> SHELLSTYLE.DLL SHELL32_UIFILE 23 EXPLORERFRAME.DLL UIFILE 20482 -> SHELLSTYLE.DLL EXPLORERFRAME_UIFILE 20482 and, WARNING: custom resource types are not loaded from ShellStyle.dll if it has MUI resource pair. Merge it with mui file and remove MUI resource. Thanks.
  13. September 2017 update rollup

    It's been good, though I have noticed the last couple of moths security-only rollups; they required me to run SFC first, to be able to install the updates. I guess they don't like the Windows Mail files from Vista.
  14. Running Windows 98 in 2017...

    i gave up trying to collect all 98SE updates, yet alone want to install all of them individually, restart the system, and so on. i use the unofficial service pack instead and through a certain update process that works fine, quicker and offers better compatibility / performance. however, i still install each individual update on my windows 95 osr 2.5 systems, except for of course stuff like the unofficial usb update, etc. my windows 95 update folder contains more than 105 updates and at least 55 MB of space, i know there may be a few updates i still dont have but i never went back to search which ones i may not have, although there was some guy recently who posted a link in msfn of w95 update history, so i may use that in the future if needed.
  15. Yesterday
  16. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Offhand, I'd suggest getting a command prompt using your XP installation disc and accessing boot.ini from there. You could also either plug the disk drive into another computer so you could access it, or boot into another OS off a DVD or USB drive, (either a version of Linux or one of the various "rescue" OS that are available), which is the same idea as using the XP installation disc. Or, you might be able to repair your boot.ini file -- this might help -- which also uses the XP installation disc. Cheers and Regards
  17. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    There are some applications that shouldn't, couldn't and wouldn't be running on small size/high PPI monitors. Unless they will become smart enough to auto-render and auto-resize ALL the controls on EVERY kind of display, apps like Photoshop, Premier Pro and all other media oriented software won't be small-screen-friendly. However, web browsers, instant messaging apps, some games, media content viewers are less big-screen-friendly. (I tried only once to read a plain text mail on a 24" 4K display without DPI scaling, I wouldn't recommend doing like that). On that side, DPI scaling in Win10 is one of the less crappy thing that has got implemented, even if software developers are going to wait for adding OS-controlled scaling features. P.S.: Previous OSes also got DPI scaling, but don't you remember that ugly font resize with no ClearType resizing?
  18. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    They've been "dumbing down" windows - whether for touch use or just because the poor dear users get cognitive overload if there are more than 5 things on the screen - since way back. Many of us reconfigured those things to maximize working area and minimize fluff. The difference is that now the configurable parts for geeks / power users have just been made unavailable. They've lately focused on making it important that UI elements can move themselves around depending on what kind of screen you have (tiny phone screen in portrait orientation to massive multi-4K monitor setups). They forgot to consider that you just can't do the same things on both of those systems. LOL, I am looking over my big Photoshop workspace - 14 panels, each of which has tabs, plastered across 3 monitors - and imagining that if that were all shrunk down to, say, a 480 x 750 pixel desktop on a tablet App, what would actually be possible... -Noel
  19. September 2017 update rollup

    With only it's own updates Windows 8 is as stable as always. With the Windows Server 2012 updates I don't know (JodyT can talk about that).
  20. Oh, I see.. Anyway, 1.46 GB aren't so much for today's disks (personally at least I can live with it.)
  21. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Okay, but if i install Windows XP Professional with Dibya's patch using nLite i can't access my OS. this error happens after the blue setup screen completes, so how am i going to get my boot.ini or view it? No i'm not going to Install Windows XP x64 edition. And it may be my only solution to get Full 4 GB of ram on 32-bit windows xp.
  22. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    This is an impressive computer system. With these resources you could have a dual boot system with Win 7 or Vista maybe and then have options. Your choice for the day. One of my W10 insider systems is a dual boot, Windows 7 Pro and Win 10 Pro preview test, so I can pick Win 7 when I need a reality check. Choices are good. Good for comparison and control.
  23. Running Windows 98 in 2017...

    Nice to see another diehard Windows 98 user around here. It sounds as though you'd rounded up quite a cache of updates from Microsoft which is good because most of them are non-existent now unless you visit archive.org and muck around there a bit. With printers, I've discovered that HP printers in particular aren't extremely picky at drivers and sometimes you can get newer ones to work with older model drivers. Of course you won't have your high end function drivers, but if you're just looking to print, it will get the job done. In fact when I contacted HP what seems to be quite a few years ago now about my Photosmart working on Windows 2000, he even went out of his way to find a solution for me even though on the box is says a minimum of Windows XP. He said just to use 1 of 2 DeskJet drivers which I cannot remember offhand what they are now unless I go through my emails but with that and being able to use the IP address to remote into the printer and use the scan utility within it, it was fully functional as far as I was concerned. So I'm sure something like this would be possible for Windows 98 as well.
  24. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Windows 7 has larger titlebar buttons, the taskbar (superbar) was especially redone for touchscreens and some other new touchscreen programs were added. I mean it wasn't drastically forced to everyone like they did in Windows 8, since the taskbar also had advantages for keyboard mouse users, but you could see what Microsoft wanted to achieve with future releases of Windows.
  25. September 2017 update rollup

    Thanks, I noticed KB4038774 is available 2 or 3 days ago, but decided to hold it off for now.
  26. September 2017 update rollup

    I experience these issues with the September Preview, KB4038774. I dont know if it's the same patch that also affected @xpclient
  27. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    what about 7? aside from the fact that it has an input method for tablets I dont remember much tablet specific there.
  28. September 2017 update rollup

    Thanks for the heads-up. DISM with /ScanHealth has been stuck at 20% for the last half-hour and counting... Edit: just completed without finding any corruption. Are we talking about KB4038792? Edit2: using local account here.
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