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  2. WinXP SP3 takes VERY LONG checking for updates

    Not everyone has resolved WU/MU issue with same amount of time, despite using similar unblocking procedure: i think a lot has written but there's something still missing on the table and should be further investigated about the relation beetween Posready updates and Office updates, as sometimes if you don't unblock both (IE8 cumulative+SP3comptability_pack&office2007 KB_current month related) it doesn't work individually. I underline this is only my opinion based and what has worked for me, absolutely not presuming is valid for everyone. I used this little modified Destro steps, tailored on November '17: 1. Install clean Office with clean SP3. 2. Run windows update and only install the office 2007 updates or do it manually if u have a list. 3. install Fileformatconverters.exe "Office 2007 compatibility Pack" 4. Run windows update and install the updates for just the compatibility pack. 5. Install Office 2007 compatibility pack SP3. 6. Download KB3213644, KB4011205, KB4011265 for compatibility pack SP3 and KB4011199 + KB4011266 (for Excel Word 2007) . 7. Manually apply the 5 patches in step 6 8. Windows update works now. Until i've install the Office 2007 update-unlocks (KB4011199 and KB4011266) i can't get over svchost 50% + no updates avaible on a clean XP_SP3_Office2007+POS regestry.
  3. Today
  4. Sorry that was a typo! I've tried 20000 (and 30000 and 40000) if I set MaxPhysPage and I'm using the onboard GPU, or SBLive the windows pagefile gets disabled. I wish there was an error logged somewhere then at least I'd know why it was being disabled. Since my last post I have tried RLoew's patch and this works, however the first 2 games I tried, Colin McRae 2 and UT99 (both D3D), crashed instantly with exceptions relating to D3D. I'm running DX9c. It's a 128MB 9600SE
  5. All user32/uxtheme function can be stubbed out. You already know how to fix dwmapi codes. Avrt don't make sense to me I hope it can be stubbed. inet_ntop & inet_pton implementation from xompie are good one. CoGetApartmentType can be replaced with a XP function which I forgotten. K32 function can redirected to psapi by removing word k32 from beginning. Preferred UI languages can be stubbed with out any issue. LCIDToLocaleName Can be stubbed. For other API one core API has implementation. https://github.com/Skulltrail192/One-Core-Api Just some little concern from my poor knowledge.
  6. Disassembling A Compaq Presario 1065 Laptop

    Removing the screen is NOT needed for the CD swap. Anyway the hinges (and screws) are inside plastic caps, see this photo, the right side has the cap off. Use this page (spares for this model) to have a visual reference to the parts: https://store.emprgroup.co.nz/HPc-46816-6-compaq-presario-notebook-pc-1065-us-282730-005.aspx jaclaz
  7. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    Tu quoque ... jaclaz Seriously, as long as an "old" version working with XP remains available that would be just fine , after all it is not like new, strange ways were added (for XP) in the last several releases,
  8. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I have said this before and repeat it now.... Trying to get over this information about why one shouldn't by Windows 10 is not the easiest task.. I explain to my customers that this OS is crap, it has been basically designed to spy on us and for each release Microsoft are boasting about improvements but things just do not work... It is almost impossible to explain that if you have upgraded your computer from Windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1 the chances are your manufacturer doesn't support Windows 10 and that they would not want to pay the cost of me trying to fix things in Windows 10 when all manufacturers categorically say if you experience problems...reset your computer.... We are all aware of the fact that even purpose built computers for Windows 10 are experiencing problems with the crappy updates..."Crator's Edition" my arse! The couldn't create a p***** in a brewery.... The other thing is even though they say that Windows 10 is here to stay...Windows 10 isn't today what Windows 10 was when it was released and even that is creating enormous problems for manufacturers... I still have Windows 7 with updates turned off and check the new updates from time to time to see if anything can be installed.... There is no way we will ever get these tossers to except that what they are producing is crap until the general public and huge companies say enough is enough... Just had a customer tell me that here email provider is going over to Office 365 exchange because it is better and more reliable...what a load of horse manure...!!!! bookie32
  9. BSOD x00000007b during install

    There should be a working Windows 7 driver. I see a few reports of successfully installing Windows 7 on Acer ES1-131.
  10. BSOD x00000007b during install

    I discovered that the same problem is while installing Windows 7, the installer needs hdd drivers.
  11. Off Topic: For getting idea how Firefox 57 is incompatible with older Windows, I tried to compile it from source. There is a list of Missing APIs in XP (* in front of DLL = missing DLL) In MOZGLUE.DLL: KERNEL32.DLL InitializeConditionVariable WakeConditionVariable WakeAllConditionVariable SleepConditionVariableCS InitializeCriticalSectionEx GetTickCount64 In XUL.DLL: KERNEL32.DLL SleepConditionVariableSRW WakeConditionVariable InitializeConditionVariable SleepConditionVariableCS WakeAllConditionVariable K32QueryWorkingSet K32GetProcessMemoryInfo GetCurrencyFormatEx GetNumberFormatEx ResolveLocaleName GetDateFormatEx GetTimeFormatEx GetUserDefaultLocaleName LocaleNameToLCID GetLocaleInfoEx GetUserPreferredUILanguages LCIDToLocaleName InitializeCriticalSectionEx AcquireSRWLockShared AcquireSRWLockExclusive ReleaseSRWLockShared ReleaseSRWLockExclusive InitializeSRWLock TryAcquireSRWLockExclusive K32EnumProcessModules K32GetModuleFileNameExW K32GetProcessImageFileNameW GetFinalPathNameByHandleW InitOnceExecuteOnce GetProcessIdOfThread QueryFullProcessImageNameW K32GetModuleInformation USER32.DLL GetTouchInputInfo RegisterTouchWindow GetGestureInfo CloseGestureInfoHandle SetGestureConfig UnregisterPowerSettingNotification RegisterPowerSettingNotification CloseTouchInputHandle ADVAPI32.DLL RegGetValueW SHELL32.DLL SHGetKnownFolderPath SHOpenWithDialog SHQueryUserNotificationState SHGetPropertyStoreForWindow SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID SHCreateItemFromParsingName SHGetStockIconInfo *AVRT.DLL AvRevertMmThreadCharacteristics AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsA OLE32.DLL CoGetApartmentType WS2_32.DLL inet_pton inet_ntop *DWMAPI.DLL DwmSetIconicThumbnail DwmSetIconicLivePreviewBitmap DwmInvalidateIconicBitmaps DwmGetCompositionTimingInfo DwmIsCompositionEnabled DwmFlush DwmSetWindowAttribute DwmDefWindowProc DwmExtendFrameIntoClientArea DwmGetWindowAttribute UXTHEME.DLL BeginPanningFeedback EndPanningFeedback UpdatePanningFeedback *API-MS-WIN-CORE-WINRT-L1-1-0.DLL RoGetActivationFactory *API-MS-WIN-CORE-WINRT-STRING-L1-1-0.DLL WindowsCreateStringReference And for example, grepping K32GetModuleInformation in source tree shows: Roy@roy-srv /d/test/firefox-57.0 $ grep -r K32GetModuleInformation * Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/dist/bin/xul.dll matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/toolkit/library/i686-pc-windows-msvc/release/deps/libkernel32-84f4ad81dbbcb414.rlib matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/toolkit/library/release/deps/libkernel32-7fb45f562450be31.rlib matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/toolkit/library/xul.dll matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/toolkit/library/xul.pdb matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/tools/profiler/generated.pdb matches Binary file obj-i686-pc-mingw32/tools/profiler/shared-libraries-win32.obj matches third_party/rust/kernel32-sys/src/lib.rs: pub fn K32GetModuleInformation( third_party/rust/kernel32-sys-0.1.4/src/lib.rs: pub fn K32GetModuleInformation( So I have no clue how to deal with it.
  12. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    XP support is hard to maintain and so it get's often broken. I soon will remove it completely.
  13. I keep forgetting to mention that I wasn't able to make this problem appear with the latest ESR update and a clean profile, so it likely only manifests in case of some combination of other settings and maybe extensions. Just setting FF to never remember history didn't cause me any problems with manual installation. In any case, thanks for reporting this and hopefully your workaround will work if anyone else should experience something similar.
  14. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    v3.8.8.3 not start & not found cabinet.dll in LiveXP, but if put this dll in dir WinNTSetup - all works
  15. @dencorso Not bad, but it might confuse Windows 2000 users. NT 5 implies being compatible also with Windows 2000, which it is not.
  16. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    You can be right. But from the same assembly of LiveXP but in the WiNTSetup version 3.7.*.* such mistakes weren't On 7 based PE I didn't check. But I will surely try
  17. > Settings: MaxPhysPage=2000, MaxFileCache=65536 Try: MaxPhysPage=20000, MaxFileCache=65536 You can also disable the swapfile if your games don't need it. ATI 9600 AGP: 128MB or 256MB? You probably will need RLoew's RAM patch to get everything that you want without compromising.
  18. Firefox Quantum

    Sounds like you need to refresh your Firefox. Had no problems at all with the upgrade, only one addon disabled due to being Legacy/not WebExtension compatible. Edit: also shouldn't this be in the Software forum rather than Networks and the Internet? I mean, Firefox is software.
  19. Disassembling A Compaq Presario 1065 Laptop

    Isn't the screen in the other half of the chassis? You probably need to open the lower chassis from the bottom--screws can be visible or hidden inside or under rubber feet or stickers.
  20. Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    I don't have a file with subtitles to test with, but my WMP6.01 does have View->Captions. Help counts it as an Accessibility feature. So two more questions to help narrow things down: - Does WMP7.1 have the View->Captions (or equivalent) Accessibility option? - Does WMP6.04 display the subtitles as captions even without VobSub? According to Videohelp.com, VobSub (up to 2.23) may only be for VirtualDub. WinDVD needs VSFilter: The latest (2.41 and also xy-VSFilter) requires Windows XP SP3. The earlier ones (2.24-2.37) all look okay in Dependency Walker on my 98se system.
  21. (This is a generalized version of something I put together to help out a member here. Of course after having written it I found out that @heinoganda has already mentioned most of this earlier in this thread, but at least this is prettier , so I'm still going to post it.) So, you're looking for an older version of Microsoft Security Essentials in your local language (for example version 4.4.304, the last one officially supported on XP) and find out that the web is full of English versions, but it's very difficult to find an installer for the language you want. Fortunately, you can convert an English installer into any other supported language in just a few steps, using 7-zip and a text editor. Any place you see Italian and IT-IT in this example, just replace them with your language from this list: Download the "English" 4.4.304 installer, for example from https://web.archive.org/web/20140325144125if_/http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/3/8/A38FFBF2-1122-48B4-AF60-E44F6DC28BD8/ENUS/x86/MSEInstall.exe Right-click MSEInstall.exe > 7-zip > Extract to "MSEInstall" (or wherever you like). Open the folder you extracted it to. Open setup.ini in a text editor, change Market=EN-US into Market=IT-IT. Copy the folder EN-US, paste the copy into the same folder (top folder, not EN-US), rename the copy to IT-IT. (Optional) If you also want to change the installation dialogs from English to Italian: Go into the x86 subfolder, open epp.msi in 7-zip. Right-click product.cab > Open Inside. Locate SetupResDllMui_IT_IT, extract it to the IT-IT folder you created before. Delete the existing setupres.dll.mui, rename SetupResDllMui_IT_IT to setupres.dll.mui . (If you absolutely need an Italian EULA as well, download the latest version of the Italian installer and extract EULA.RTF from its IT-IT folder into your IT-IT folder. Judging by the English EULA, the contents differ slightly between versions, but who really cares about the EULA anyway, right? ) To install MSE, execute epplauncher.exe. (If you want to re-pack your results into a single executable installer, search for sfx in 7-zip help.) Of course none of this would even be necessary if only Microsoft could be bothered to make proper unified installers that automatically launch in the OS language (or, even better, allow selecting the language at program startup). I mean, why not just do this if you have all 33 languages packed into the installer anyway?...
  22. This laptop is nice, but a pain in the neck. (Or keeping with the old computer theme, should I say pain in the NEC? ) The system arrived to me in excellent shape but with a broken CD drive. I have a replacement. This system requires complete disassembly to swap the drives. After getting the laptop open by taking off the TouchPad assembly, then the keyboard, I can access the HDD. I now (I think) need to get the screen off. Does anybody know how to get the screen off, or know where I can find disassembly instructions for this model, or any from the 10xx series as IIRC they are the same chasis.
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  24. I've been trying to get this to work for ages and familiarised myself with a lot of the limitations and setting involved but I seem to be getting an issue that I can't see anyone else having. I've tried on a few other forums, but a lot of links lead here so I thought I'd try my luck and see if you guys can figure this out! Without trying to tell the full story chronologically, as it get's complicated, let me tell you what I've figured out so far... System: P4 / Intel 865G, Tried 512/1024/2048 MB RAM, ATI 9600 AGP Settings: MaxPhysPage=2000, MaxFileCache=65536 What I've discovered: Limiting physical memory with MaxPhysPage in addition to using onboard GPU (shares physical memory) causes windows to disable the swapfile regardless of swapfile settings. This only happens once GPU drivers have been installed and the problem goes away after uninstalling the drivers. Limiting physical memory with MaxPhysPage in addition to using a SBLive (uses physical memory to store SoundFont files) causes the same swapfile issue. Uninstalling the drivers did not seem to fix the issue. Sometimes I end up in a situation where windows boots but hangs with a completely empty desktop and no tasks running. Ctrl-Alt-Del works and you can shutdown. Changing system .ini settings has no effect, the only way to resolve this issue is to remove the RAM and install 512MB. I have had the system running fine with 1GB and 2GB of ram using the settings above just fine, it seems to be installing the drivers for either SBLIve or onboard GPU that causes the problems. I've removed all drivers but now I seem to be stuck in a situation where no matter what I do with system.ini it won't boot unless I install only 512MB RAM. Using RLoew's patch does allow me to use windows without MaxPhysPage, however it's causing Direct3D games to crash. (Using DX9c), I'm not bothered about utilising all the RAM either I just want a stable system. What I want to achieve: Multiboot system with several OSes, therefore I need 1GB, ideally 2GB of physical RAM installed in the system. Not bothered about Win98 being able to use more than 512MB RAM, just want it to run standard Win98 games. The extra RAM is just for the other OSes. Don't need on-board GFX, The Radeon 9600 AGP is needed for gaming. Would prefer to be able to use SBLive or Audigy2, but I can settle for SB Vibra 128 for example which also has DOS SB16 emulation.
  25. WinXP SP3 takes VERY LONG checking for updates

    Hi Yellow Horror: Thank you again for trying to help. I downloaded KB4011268 and tried to install it - and in typical M$ idiotic style I got a vague message that it cannot install because something else is missing (what exactly is not clear, my guess is previous update). I tried to see in Add/Remove Programs (Show Updates checked) what was the latest update for Office 2010. It seem to be from May 2016, which means that I have to seek out and download updates for the period of 1.5 years and apply them manually. I guess it beats the alternative of leaving Microsoft Update Agent to grate on my nerves for several hours while scanning for updates. Best :-)
  26. Latest DivX codec for Windows 95C

    Hi jumper, Thank you for responding. Here is what I can answer to your questions: 1. Currently, I have three players on my machine that I use to play DivX/MP3 encoded files: - Windows Media Player 6.4 - Windows Media Player 7.1 - InterVideo WinDVD 3.0 None of these can display subtitles, even though VobSub filter loads up every time I open up a video file (a little green arrow pops up in the system tray). There is one exception, though - in WMP 6.4, when the Captions option is selected under the View menu, then subtitles CAN be seen in the caption bar that appears within the player window - see pic below. I tried to play around with the VobSub filter settings, but none of the tries produced any success in displaying subtitles. 2. The DirectX version installed is 8.0a ( VobSub is version 2.23. 3. My audio card is Yamaha AW724. The DirectSound driver for the card - YDSXG.VXD - is version, and I believe it is the latest to support Windows 95C. In addition, none of the versions of Media Player Classic (my preferred player) that I tried wanted to work - it simply refuses to start. Best
  27. WinNTSetup v3.8.8.3

    The message is repeated two times because it is related to two files: bootstx.dll bootstx.dll.mui Most probably (for whatever reasons and whatever those files are) they are compiled for an earlier version of the OS. This would make sense for LiveXP (as most programs are now compiled for MajorVersion 6 and Minor version 6.1 or 6.2 and anyway XP doesn't uses .mui files) but that shouldn't apply to a 7 based PE. , unless somehow a later (10) version is in use? jaclaz
  28. Thank you! I made the entire theme from scratch so to speak. I copied the default aero theme from Windows 10 FCU to a separate folder, injected all the new elements into it, changed other elements (Font colors mostly and some other basics), then replaced it (in windows\resources....). I saved the original aero theme in a back up for just in case. All with Windows Style Builder and Photoshop. As for the icons, up button and removal of the Views and Help button in the command bar, those are accomplished by editing the shell32.dll.mui file in the system32\en-us and syswow64\en-us folders. Basically creating icon image class entries to overwrite the class entry for those specific icons in the actual shell32.dll file. Because you cannot edit the shell32.dll file directly, or windows will not load. However the imageres.dll file you can which must be done in both System32 and SysWow64. Then simply deleting iconcache and using Disk Cleanup to delete cached thumbnails will reset all the icons. (Took me a while to figure that out). I suppose I could share. I've not shared my themes before. Just have to make sure to warn people of the risks and all that which I don't like to think of being responsible for if someone corrupts their system. Though I've done it to myself a number of times, I've learned almost every possible way to fix it, even from boot up into troubleshooting options you can access the file system on any installation of windows to revert files back (provided that you rename the original files to something like imageres.dll_ORIG). You basically choose restore from System Image, then choose Install device drivers, choose browse, and you can access your windows directory. It will be a different disk than the one you're using to load the startup with. I use a USB with a copy of Windows 10 Install on it. (ISO to usb sort of thing). I will consider putting this on my Deviantart page in the customization themes section.
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