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  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. Oh, I see.. Anyway, 1.46 GB aren't so much for today's disks (personally at least I can live with it.)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. September 2017 update rollup

    Thanks, I noticed KB4038774 is available 2 or 3 days ago, but decided to hold it off for now.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I'm amazed that Microsoft is still developing Metro Apps. Do people really use this crap? I mean just look at the Settings app, it's cluttered as hell and it's really frustating to use. Windows Phone is finally dead and people use Win32 apps on tablets. Windows Vista really is the last OS from Microsoft which had Desktop PC's in mind. I'm using Windows 10 right now, because.. i don't know.. and the only way to make it usable is to install StartIsBack (to have the Win7 start menu and taskbar) and Aero Glass for making Windows look normal again.
  19. What should I install?

    @r3muxd For the most up to date browser, I would also recommend Firefox ESR 45.8.0 Portable. I tested it a few months ago on Windows 2000, and it worked. It was released in March 2017, and will also work with an ancient SSE only processor such as Pentium III. However, I believe it requires the UURollup. You can get the entire standalone installer from SourceForge, or from my FTP: http://sdfox7.com/2000/Important_EOL_Updates/FirefoxPortableESR_45.8.0_English.paf.exe
  20. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Either 1) copy the contents of the boot.ini file using a text editor and paste them here, or 2) upload a copy of the boot.ini file to one of the free file servers and post the link to the file here. Anytime the file is larger than a few lines, then (2) is preferable. But boot.ini is usually quite small. No offense intended, but if you are confused about how to do either option, then you probably should not try to implement large RAM for XP, since it is not a simple, foolproof exercise for a beginner. Cheers and Regards
  21. XP Apps Repository

    Add The Unarchiver 1.10.1 (official version is older), this is universal archive extractor no need for separate executables... tar.* extracted in one pass! support mac archives too see https://theunarchiver.com/ Add Rhash, this is universal hasher Mono has been reuploaded to include F# 4.0 compiler, Nuget and MSBuild
  22. September 2017 update rollup

    The other problems the September update causes. EDIT: This also happened to me
  23. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    How to do that?
  24. September 2017 update rollup

    I am reinstalling 8.1 on 3 of my pc. Dam on Microsoft. I will never update it any more. I have to fix my bootloader with easy bcd for my xp . I hate reinstalling
  25. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    You are partially correct concerning useful activities with Windows 10. My expectations are very low with this product from my experiences over the past 2 years. Consider the fact that I'm excited that the product, W10, actually starts up to a working desktop! And it actually shuts down! Ghostery was not removed from the browsers during the update! Mail actually gets mail! Now consider a lot of end users that buy a computer at Costco that comes with Win 10 installed. If it get email, it's working. This Fall release may actually get email and browse the Web, start up and power down, all without black screening , hanging or crashing. The conclusion is buy an Apple if you want a computer with talent.
  26. September 2017 update rollup

    Well I wouldn't be able to answer that because I sign into Windows 8 using a local account, not a Microsoft one (and if I'm not mistaken, such an issue wouldn't affect Vista or XP)
  27. September 2017 update rollup

    I was wondering if the issue was on my side, seeing I had just clean installed a Windows 8.1 PC and couldn't login with my account (for OneDrive purposes, of course). I thought it had something to do with me purging all of the telemetry on the system. As usual, Microsoft keeps showing what their standard of quality is: half baked updates that should work, but really just make systems worse. I bet Windows 8.0, Vista and XP are nice and stable...
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