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  1. 6 points
    A remote code execution vulnerability was patched this month in Equation Editor, an Office component (CVE-2017-11882 | Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Description of the security update for 2007 Microsoft Office Suite: November 28, 2017). Official patches are available only for Office 2007 and higher, but since it's a standalone component that hasn't changed since the year 2000, and Microsoft has simply applied a binary patch to the executable and resigned it, you can also use this patch with Office 2000, XP and 2003. NOTE: KB4011604 was initially released as KB4011276 for English and Chinese only. If you've already installed KB4011276, you don't need to install KB4011604, the Equation Editor payloads are byte-for-byte identical. If you prefer a statement from Microsoft (from the CVE link above): "Customers who have already installed the previously-released updates (4011276 or 2553204) do not need to take any further action." If you don't use Equation Editor, instead of updating it, you might want to remove it from your computer altogether. (Even if you don't have it installed right now, since it defaults to Installed on First Use, it's a good idea to explicitly deselect it in the Office installer.) Go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, locate your Office 2000/XP/2003 installer and choose the Change option, then pick Add or Remove Features when the installer launces. Find Equation Editor in the component tree. The exact location may differ depending on your Office version, in my case (Office XP) it was under Office Tools. To disable its installation, or remove it from your computer if already installed, mark it as Not Available and complete the update. You should no longer have an Equation folder under (typically) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared. If you do use Equation Editor, you'll have to update it manually. (Trying to run the installer, it'll just tell you that you don't have an applicable product installed.) To do this, you'll be needing 7-zip (or a similarly versatile unpacker). Get the patch either as an EXE installer from the Download Center (English; other languages direct links by @Bersaglio) or a CAB file from WU/Catalog (English) . Right-click on the downloaded file and choose to open it with 7-zip. (EXE only) Select [0], right-click, Open Inside. Select eqnedt32-[your-language].msp (e.g. eqnedt32-en-us.msp), right-click, Open Inside. Select PATCH_CAB, right-click, Open Inside. Extract EQNEDT32.EXE_[numeric language code] (e.g. EQNEDT32.EXE_1033) to a location of your choice and remove the numeric part from the file name, leaving you with EQNEDT32.EXE. Copy this file to your Equation Editor folder, (typically) at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Equation, replacing the old EQNEDT32.EXE in there. (If you like, you can make a copy of the old version, but you can always restore it later by re-running the Office installer.) To make sure everything is kosher now, check EQNEDT32.EXE properties. The version should show 2017.8.14.0. (Note that if you use the Office installer in the future to change installed components or repair your installation, it may put back the old EQNEDT32.EXE and you'll have to manually replace it again.)
  2. 5 points
    New Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.7.0a2.win32-git-20171121-e15e1197a-xpmod.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.7.0a2.win64-git-20171121-e15e1197a-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - [minor fix] Build - warnings (a49558e42) - DevTools - gcli - screenshot - the vertical mode (2b66fccbe) - Merge pull request #1465 from janekptacijarabaci/build_warnings_1 (917c86ca6) - Merge pull request #1467 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_gcli_screenshot_1 (1ce42d280) - DevTools - network - Copy as cURL (POST) (cbc57c6c5) - Potential fix for missing locate_t on Mac OSX. (468257cac) - Fix Linux loading throbber to be properly encoded. (2b5597ff5) - Make sure the PNG set-option function is available. (abd5fc481) - Force a larger zlib inflate window. (623d24cdb) - Merge pull request #1473 from MoonchildProductions/osx-fix-1 (56b2a7318) - Change nsIDocumentLoaderFactory and nsIURIContentListener to take MIME types as an XPCOM string, not a char* (5952adeef) - Refactor nsContentDLF (83098db20) - Add text/json and text/vtt as text MIME types (2b145a4ed) - Merge pull request #1478 from JustOff/PR_char_nsACString (10f08b259) - Profiles - the refresh - migrate (7a6b077e4) - Merge pull request #1479 from JustOff/PR_add_text_json_vtt (d875128c0) - Merge pull request #1472 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_network_curl_2 (aa9d16c92) - Profiles - the refresh - migrate (passwords) (c40ee8c60) - Remove the "ask every time" policy for acceptance of cookies. (b243a16d7) - Profiles - the refresh - migrate - improvements (a6f83d31d) - Merge pull request #1481 from janekptacijarabaci/profile_refresh_migrate_1 (db9f8a174) - Implement X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff. (2f965ebf1) - Handle custom URLs and add "My home page" for the New Tab URL. (aff0e2bf9) - Merge pull request #1484 from MoonchildProductions/newtaburl-enh1 (ea66708b4) - Merge pull request #1483 from JustOff/PR_XCTO_nosniff (fae3ec362) - Define Ci before using it. (ccbd72d00) - Implement "cookie-averse document objects". (1ccbaeb2c) - Expose cookieBehavior and cookieLifetimePolicy preference variants from nsICookieService. (e15e1197a)
  3. 4 points
    New Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.7.0a2.win32-git-20171203-f054802d7-xpmod.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.7.0a2.win64-git-20171203-f054802d7-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Media - subtitles (implement cuechange event) (efc1cb213) - CSS - box-decoration-break:clone on block overflow container makes it draw a border (b0c367e8d) - HTML - input type="number" matches :-moz-read-only when it is not read only (866e7853e) - Fix typo (RefPtr -> nsRefPtr) (19e254050) - HTML - editor (improvements) (cdbbd876b) - Use NS_NewBlockFormattingContext() in ConstructFieldSetFrame(). (4b2512ed9) - Create block formatting context for DetailsFrame if needed. (861f3122d) - Add reftests. (857edb7d4) - Update HSTS preload list (65c519224) - The profile - resetting (improvements) (948462ac2) - Reuse ConstructScrollableBlock to build scrollable DetailsFrame. (501418edd) - Merge pull request #1495 from janekptacijarabaci/media_subtitles_events_cuechange_1 (e6419d9b5) - Merge pull request #1501 from janekptacijarabaci/html_editor_improvements_1 (41855a980) - Merge pull request #1502 from janekptacijarabaci/css_box-decoration-break_1 (65ce08409) - Merge pull request #1503 from janekptacijarabaci/html_input_read-only_1 (188f73ab6) - Merge pull request #1504 from trav90/HSTS-preload-update (a0a5441d2) - Merge pull request #1505 from janekptacijarabaci/profile_refresh_migrate_2 (2f3ed6aee) - Revert "HTML - editor (improvements)" (694cd800f) - Merge pull request #1507 from janekptacijarabaci/revert-1501-html_editor_improvements_1 (aa0f7a802) - Merge pull request #1506 from MoonchildProductions/Bug1299753 (828a7e92c) - HTML - editor (improvements) - follow up (f67fcdbaf) - Merge pull request #1508 from janekptacijarabaci/html_editor_improvements_1_followUp (814956a34) - HTML - details/summary - localize the description of default summary (2b0f743fa) - HTML - details/summary - lists (the "Second item" will be displayed as "3. Second item") (2d611d55e) - HTML - details/summary - lists (the "Second item" will be displayed as "3. Second item") - remove SummaryFrame (733878906) - HTML - details/summary - lists (the "Second item" will be displayed as "3. Second item") - potential crashtests (bf325c174) - Stop including AppVersion in the installer display strings. (b81e5b8ad) - Rewrite assert in cubeb_alsa.c: alsa_refill_stream to pass back a cubeb error instead. (7b2bbfd88) - Merge pull request #1516 from MoonchildProductions/cubeb-alsa-assert-fix1 (d49429482) - Merge pull request #1509 from janekptacijarabaci/html_details-summary_improvements_1 (ec9a2f596) - Merge pull request #1510 from janekptacijarabaci/html_details-summary_improvements_2 (e4c0d61b7) - HTML - details/summary - reftest.list (follow up) (10e5565e0) - Allow users to disable the 4th and/or 5th mouse button on Windows. (d775a1719) - Merge pull request #1518 from janekptacijarabaci/html_details-summary_improvements_3 (01ff4389d) - Mac: Re-initialize the Native Application Menu on run. (f054802d7)
  4. 4 points
    basilisk/moebius new build for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20171121-2c7948df3-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20171121-2c7948df3-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius_restoreXP_20171113.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - DevTools - gcli - screenshot - the vertical mode (822529aa6) - Merge pull request #166 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_gcli_screenshot_1 (5810a403b) - DevTools - network - Copy as cURL (POST) (9036828c0) - CSP 3 - support for "worker-src" (973cea24f) - Don't enforce the arbitrary cipher suite profile. (a7b697388) - Fix freetype glyph metrics. (d092a1fe8) - Merge pull request #167 from janekptacijarabaci/devtools_network_curl_2 (12f836eaa) - The profile - resetting (doesn't work) (44386a127) - The profile - resetting - follow up (6b1e15959) - Ensure we process FIN flags on all-padding final frames. (42a21e0d4) - DOM - nsIContentPolicy - context (document) (3aae057a9) - Merge pull request #187 from janekptacijarabaci/dom_nsContentPolicy_context_1 (b642577f6) - Merge pull request #184 from janekptacijarabaci/profile_refresh_migrate_1 (37c004cb9) - Merge pull request #186 from JustOff/PR_Http2Session_FIN (8e4a08278) - Merge pull request #169 from janekptacijarabaci/csp_worker-src_1 (f4dc53287) - HTML - table - editor (contenteditable) (30ebac5c2) - Add more NS_BUILD_REFCNT_LOGGING in AtomicRefCountedWithFinalize. (a80fdd244) - DOM - PointerEvent - improvements (1755f4f75) - DOM - PointerEvent - improvements (tests / marionette) (2e70a3c51) - Implement "cookie-averse document objects". (da172983f) - Merge pull request #195 from janekptacijarabaci/dom_PointerEvent_improvements_1 (30b1721f3) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius (1ea04c544) - Merge pull request #191 from janekptacijarabaci/html_table_editor_contenteditable_1 (599676a6a) - Hard-code the version number for Mozilla's version checker for add-ons. (bd9692aeb) - Hard-code the version number for Mozilla's GMP service. (2d4d09315) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius (2c7948df3)
  5. 4 points
    At present I do recommend just 3 other true hotfixes, the ones marked as hotfix in this post, and the exFAT upgrade (KB955704), which version for XPSP3 has been already pulled by MS, but can still be found here. Moreover, MDGx's (yes he's alive!) enthusiastic page about exFAT is a good read (although I do still prefer either FAT32 or NTFS, a closed proprietary fs like exFAT dos not thrill me at all, as you may imagine). I haven't identified any other which is a true must, besides those. YMMV, of course!
  6. 3 points
    Fact is Microsoft Update is needed especially for other MS products such as Office, Skype, Microsoft Security Essential, Silverlight, etc., when it comes to the Windows OS is enough Windows Update. Windows Update was not affected and thus it would have been possible to still get updates for Windows! Here, a distinction must be made between Windows Update (WU) and Microsoft Update (MU)! Everything else is pure speculation.
  7. 3 points
    Oh K-Meleon folks created a sub-forum for my Goanna build! http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/list.php?19
  8. 3 points
    After 3 weeks of experimenting, I have come to the following conclusions about using 4Kn Drives with Windows: Boot Drives: Supported by newer UEFI BIOSes (2014 and later) using SATA connections only. Requires GPT Partitioning. Supported by Windows 8 x64 and Windows 10 x64. Windows 7 Installs but crashes. The Z87 CSM supports DOS 7.1 TBP in AHCI Mode only. Windows 98SE TBP is unstable and only completes boot in Safe Mode. Data Drives: Windows 7, 8 and 10 support 4Kn Drives using MBR, with SATA or USB connections, but incorrectly report the size of >2TiB Partitions. The Disk Managers will not Partition beyond 2TiB but can Format existing Partitions without limit. Windows XP supports 4Kn Drives using USB connections only. XP correctly reports Partition size and can Partition beyond 2TiB. XP will ignore a SATA connected drive if it is not supported by the BIOS or an Overlay. Otherwise it will crash. XP with UNIATA will hang. Windows 2000 supports 4Kn Drives using USB connections only. Windows 2000 correctly reports Partition size and can Partition and Format beyond 2TiB. Windows 2000 will crash if a SATA connected drive is present. DOS 7.1 TBP is compatible with SATA connected 4Kn Drives if the BIOS supports it or an Overlay DDO is used. Windows 98SE TBP is compatible with SATA connected 4Kn Drives if used with DOS 7.1 TBP and an Overlay DDO. Windows 98SE TBP is compatible with USB connected 4Kn Drives. USB Drives: Older USB Bridges that do not translate or do not support >2TiB Drives will not support 4Kn Drives. Translating USB Bridges support 4Kn Drives. Newer Non-Translating USB Bridges support 4Kn Drives DOS 7.1 TBP is DOS 7.1 Patched by the TeraByte Plus Package. Windows 98SE TBP is Windows 98SE Patched by the TeraByte Plus Package. Neither standard DOS nor standard Windows 98SE provide any support for 4K Logical Sector Devices.
  9. 3 points
    Just throwing in my complaints. 1. DirectX and Nvidia drivers don't play well with each other, causing high DPC Latency, this issue was in Win 8 as well and affects even people with High End systems. The negative side effect of this is sluggish response from the system, causing audio stutters, sometimes making videos sound like a sound effect used in The Matrix. 2. No Windows Classic Shell. Seriously some people love the old Windows 9X look, myself included and I work in the Graphics Industry. I'd take it over the current look any day. 3. Windows Update...It always breaks, making me jump through hoops to get it working again. When it does work, it installs crap I don't want. 4. Windows Store, installs random crapware without my permission, uninstalled apps sometimes reappear. I don't even want Windows Store at all, will never buy anything from there. 5. XBox. I'm a gamer, but only on PC and only play games from Steam, GoG or Itch.io, i'll never buy a console. I don't want it on my workstation and even then it causes issues with game performance with it's crappy capture service. 6. Settings screens, whoever the UX designer was and their director was and those that signed off on the idea should be slapped. There is nothing wrong with the old control panel, I've managed to use it since my preteens in the 90's without hassle. 7. Accessing camera's, microphones, folders, personal information. No, just no, I don't trust it at all and refuse to ever accept it, no matter what their excuse. 8. UI customization has never felt this limited, can't scale the borders, can't change the font, colors etc easily. Have to resort to third party hacks. 9. The Apps, all terrible, only the Calculator is ever in use on my side, everything else has been replaced with Third Party tools. All of it makes me think of some bad Javascript based app made with Electron with minimal features. 10. I have to waste my time jumping through hoops to remove all this crap, disable components & services, change registry keys, downloading third party software, only to still sit with a bloated POS/OS that can't even run new hardware properly. Even Vista does a better job as an OS. If only software devs would develop for FreeBSD or Linux...and maybe M$ could hire CS students that still see the value in programming in a language like C.
  10. 3 points
    I have said this before and repeat it now.... Trying to get over this information about why one shouldn't buy 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
  11. 3 points
    Worst general UI design since Windows 3.11 (I rather use Windows 95 than Windows 10 UI-wise) The built-in spyware telemetrics The fact that games and programs are being installed without explicit permission of the user: (Like candy crush on a Windows 10 Professional OS) The apps in general. Who needs X-box on a business PC? I will most likely be using Windows Seven long after the extended support ended. It's going to be a sad time fighting security issues in the long run.
  12. 3 points
    With all the hype about "improving" the Windows Update process... I had my Win 10 v1709 test VM at 16299.19 with 100% perfect system integrity. It's a clean, well setup system I use for testing. Then I ran Windows Update. It found the Malicious Software Removal Tool, a Flash update, and other stuff typically delivered with Windows Update. But it did NOT find KB4048955 nor bring the system up to 16299.64. But here's the kicker: It did NOT emit any kind of error message! Only running the .msu directly from the catalog brought the system up to 16299.64, so my conclusion is that Windows Update is no longer trustworthy (not that anything about Microsoft is trustworthy any more). It's just a small step from "Something Happened" to emitting no message at all, I suppose, but... Good software doesn't work this way. Good systems don't expect that you have to reinstall or buy a new one every year. -Noel
  13. 3 points
    Good suggestion! I agree that one is a useful addition to my shortlist of must-have HotFixes above. And here's some good info on it (beyond MS's KB922120), at Linksys: KB922120 @FranceBB and @Vistaboy: @heinoganda's trick also applies to ITA HotFixes! Do try: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=922120&kbln=it-IT
  14. 3 points
    Hi there, thanks to all for all this gathered information! I'm using FireFox 52.5.0 ESR on Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 and having an odd issue which I didn't see others having while scanning through the thread. I can install the plugin by modifying the about:config as specified and dropping the plugin in the profile folder, going to youtube.com/html5 reveals that it's working, but then when I close and re-open FireFox, the plugin is removed! I'll close FireFox, re-open it, and as FireFox opens the 17 folder is deleted from within the gmp-eme-adobe folder, and many of the flags set in about:config are completely gone. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with being signed in to my FireFox account, so I'll probably wipe FireFox clean and try again without signing in and let you know how it goes. Thanks for reading! I found out what was causing my issue. For Windows XP Pro x64, the media.gmp-eme-adobe.abi string must be set to x86-msvc-x64 as opposed to x86-msvc-x86, otherwise the plugin is removed when FireFox is relaunched and the version, abi, and lastUpdate lines are all removed from the config. If another human being exists in the world that uses Windows XP x64, hopefully that's useful
  15. 2 points
    I do not recommend using UURollup anymore. It is old and outdated now. The BlackWingCat's extended Core and extended Kernel are the modern solution for extending Windows 2000's capabilities. Mixing UURollup with them may work but I would not do it. UURollup will install old versions of the BlackWingCat's files, so you can never be sure what the result will be. Nevertheless, you can still find the old UURollup files in the depths of my Download Archive, if you really want to . As for the other (official) updates, I recommend following my Updates Lists under http://windowsarchives.com/updates/. The only way to use all of them though is to slipstream everything with HFSLIP2000 and then install the OS from scratch. After that you can just install the BlackWingCat's packages manually. Well, I must somewhat agree with what you are saying (although reluctantly ). Especially in the beginning, I used to start a lot of small projects that ended up being scattered here and there (and thus difficult to manage). In my defence though, I can say that since around 2014 I have been trying to keep everything as concentrated and concised as possible. Correct me if I am wrong, but during the last 3 years the only major "reorganizations" were the forced domain change (which naturally broke all the old links) and the move to MEGA as the main file hosting (caused by the lack of space on Google Drive). I did discontinue and remove many old files with time because, well, most of them were just that, i.e. old, outdated, and obsolete. At the moment there are really only two places where I am active, which are http://windowsarchives.com for all information and updates, and this very thread for other news and discussion. The only two unofficial projects that are still alive and not mentioned on my website are the combined .NET Framework installer (too experimental) and the HFSLIP2000 package (somewhat risky...). I am also aware that there is lack of proper how-to and I have been working on it. It is a one-man job though, so please understand . I am always open to feedback and suggestions on how to improve the current state of things.
  16. 2 points
    What is PEBakery? PEBakery is a builder specialized in customizing Windows PE. It is intended to be used with Win10PESE, MistyPE project. Why PEBakery was written? PEBakery is compatible with WinBuilder 082. Projects like Win10PESE are dependent on WinBuilder 082, but WB082's development went discontinued. PEBakery works as a drop-in replacement of WB082, while providing much improved envrionment. Download PEBakery is a open source software, licensed under GPLv3. Source of PEBakery can be downloaded in GitHub. Bug report or Pull request is always welcome. Test Build can be downloaded in here. Latest build is 20171210. How to Test .Net Framework 4.7 and Windows 7 or upper is required to run PEBakery. 1. Download Win10PESE or MistyPE project zip distribution and extract it. 2. Put 'Binary' and 'Launcher.exe' in project root (where 'Project' directory resides in). 3. Run 'Launcher.exe' with admin privilege. 4. Configure project and run. Compare with WinBuilder 082 (which is bundled by default). Documentation Specification of PEBakery script language is being done in GitHub. It is expected to take some time, so for a while reference WinBuilder manual to write your own codes with PEBakery. Disclaimer - PEBakery does not violate WinBuilder's EULA, its development is solely based on document and manual testing. - PEBakery is still in alpha stage, so expect bugs. - Even though I did not experience file corruption, It is advised to backup your files. I do not provide any warranty.
  17. 2 points
    TL;DR, there's now an easy way to enable MP4 (H.264 + AAC) HTML5 video support in Firefox on Windows XP using the Primetime Content Decryption Module plugin by Adobe (distributed by Mozilla). Meaning, you could get rid of Flash (with some caveats). The irony of course being that you'd have to use another thing by Adobe , but at least it's something not as prone to security problems. NOTE: If you're suddenly unable to watch videos on Facebook (or any other site) even though you haven't changed anything re: Primetime, you may have to start spoofing your browser UA (user agent) string to work around this problem. See the posts starting here for the specifics. (EDIT October 30, 2017) IMPORTANT: The Primetime CDM plugin can no longer be downloaded from Adobe servers, which means that attempts to automatically download the plugin through Firefox GUI will fail even if you edit the download configuration URL per the old instructions below. From now on, you will have to manually install the plugin for all new Firefox installations and any new profiles you create; see the new instructions below. If you already have the plugin installed, you don't need to do anything. (EDIT July 18, 2017) If you're here because MP4 video has stopped working after you upgraded to Firefox 52.0, see this post. If you still have problems, make sure you have all of the required preferences listed below and their values are set correctly. If you're here because MP4 video has stopped working after you upgraded to Firefox 49.0 or higher, that happens because 49.0 introduces a new pair of preferences. You now need to set media.gmp-eme-adobe.visible and media.gmp-eme-adobe.forceSupported to true; media.gmp-eme-adobe.forcevisible is no longer used. Toggle the Primetime plugin to Never Activate and back or restart Firefox for the pref change to take effect. NEWS July 26, 2016: Unfortunately, but maybe not all that surprisingly: Primetime CDM will not be getting official support on Windows XP after all. Says a Mozilla developer: Not to worry though, this does not appear to have any near-term (<=FF52 ESR) effect on forcing the plugin to work with the same workarounds we've been using all this time. However, just in case Adobe compiles some XP-incompatible Windows APIs into future plugin updates, you may want to save a copy of the gmp-eme-adobe folder from your FF profile or download the v.17 distribution package. (Adobe has removed the package from download but @sdfox7has kindly archived a copy (backup link).) Technically, this plugin has been added to FF for DRMed HTML5 video, but it can be used to play non-DRM as well. It's not officially supported on XP, but hey, neither is XP itself, right? I've been trying it out with FF 46 (later also confirmed with 45, 52 ESR and 47-52) on XP Pro SP3 x86 (with POSReady updates, though I doubt that matters any) for about a week now, and the experience has been pretty encouraging. The vast majority of HTML5 videos have worked without a hitch; ~5% have had 1-2 temporary freezes (the video stops, the audio continues with some crackle), which can be easily worked around by moving the video position slider back a bit and then forward again to where the freeze happened. I've seen only one (1) case of a show-stopper error message about "corruption or unsupported features in video" (quote not verbatim) that couldn't be worked around by jiggling the slider (not a crash, just an error message and the video stopped). You may not necessarily be as lucky, though, as the reason the plugin is not included by default by Mozilla is its reported crashing on some high profile sites. (If you're interested in getting this to work on Windows 2000, be sure to read @blackwingcat's post below in addition to this one, and why not his blog posts (1, 2, 3) as well (in Japanese, but with screen shot images).) To be able to install and operate the Primetime CDM, add and/or set the following FF preferences in about:config (be careful, all of these are cAsE sEnSiTiVe!): media.gmp-eme-adobe.enabled (boolean; true) media.gmp-eme-adobe.forceSupported (boolean; true; FF 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.forcevisible (boolean; true; FF 45-48, no longer used in 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.visible (boolean; true; FF 49.0+) media.gmp-eme-adobe.version (string, not integer; 17; required for manual install now that automatic install is no longer an option) media.gmp-eme-adobe.abi (string; x86-msvc-x86 (EDIT: x86-msvc-x64 for 64-bit XP users); not required, you can set it if you want to more closely mimic automatic install) media.gmp-eme-adobe.lastUpdate (integer; 1500000000; not required, you can set it if you want to more closely mimic automatic install) media.gmp.decoder.enabled (boolean; true) media.eme.enabled (boolean; true; defaults to false if you downloaded a DRM-free version of FF; thanks @heinoganda for pointing this out) To manually install the actual Primetime plugin software, first download the ZIP package (backup link) from @sdfox7's site (he has plenty of other useful XP stuff there as well, definitely worth checking out!). You can use the following checksums to verify package integrity: To install the plugin: Open your FF profile folder. An easy way to navigate to it is by opening about:support in FF and clicking the Open Folder button next to Profile Folder. Inside the profile folder, create subfolder gmp-eme-adobe and open it. Inside gmp-eme-adobe, create subfolder 17 and open it. Unpack the Primetime ZIP archive into folder 17. Folder [your FF profile path]\gmp-eme-adobe\17 should now contain three files: eme-adobe.dll, eme-adobe.info, eme-adobe.voucher. After this, check the Plugins in your Add-ons list and you should see the Primetime plugin listed and ready for use. If you don't see the plugin there, make sure you've set all of the required preferences as described above and put the files into the correct subfolder. Restarting Firefox to complete the manual install isn't usually required, but try it if the plugin doesn't appear, (Also, remember that if you have more than one Firefox profile, you'll need to repeat these steps for each of them individually.) Set the Primetime plugin to Always Activate, Flash to Never Activate (not strictly necessary, but better for testing), and go to Youtube HTML5 video player check page. Both H.264 and MSE & H.264 should have blue checkmarks. You may want to try this test page (kindly suggested by @dencorso) or some Twitter videos to quickly make sure H.264 really is working (with Youtube you can get fooled by WebM getting played instead). In theory, you could uninstall Flash at this point, but realistically it's probably wiser for now to leave it installed and disabled in the browser. Personally, I installed the FlashDisable extension to quickly toggle Flash on some of the sites I frequent that don't support HTML5 video. Some of those insistently serve Flash video to desktop FF without even checking if it can do HTML5 video or not. That can be worked around by faking a different user agent string, but for now I've found it more convenient to just temporarily toggle Flash back on for them. FlashDisable supports the Ask to Activate setting, so you don't have to worry about other sites if you forget to turn Flash off again. Based on what Mozilla devs have been saying on Bugzilla (Unhide Adobe GMP on Windows XP, Hide Adobe GMP on Windows XP in Firefox 46 and 47, Make Adobe GMP available to Windows XP users in Firefox 45 and later) it seems quite possible that this plugin could soon (FF 48+) be made available without having to use any tricks (or pre-release versions), but I suppose it's also possible that the current situation will continue indefinitely (or even that the plugin will eventually be made more difficult to access under XP). (EDIT July 18, 2017) As you've likely heard, FF 52 ESR is the last version of the browser that's going to work on XP (unless some intrepid person forks a special version for us). In a way, this is a blessing in disguise, as Primetime support has been completely excised from FF 53 and Google's Widevine CDM doesn't have our helpful side-effect (and doesn't work on XP), but ESR 52 will be supported well into 2018. So, why not make use of it while we can, right? Note that HLS streaming is not natively supported with this plugin. It does work on sites coded to use some JS library or player to work with HLS, but not for directly playing .m3u8 video sources. You may want to keep an eye on developments with hls.js in general and firefox-hls in particular if a favorite site of yours falls into the latter category.
  18. 2 points
    It does not depend on the number of XP Embedded users. With only one that has a PosReady contract until April 2019, they have to fix it. XP Embedded: C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\authcab.cab\authorization.xml has been updated without asking anything: <IssuedDate>2017-12-01T00:00:00.0000000-00:00</IssuedDate> <ExpiryDate>2025-07-01T00:00:00.0000000-00:00</ExpiryDate>
  19. 2 points
    It's not perfectly clear on my box TV but I believe I have spotted Windows XP on NBC Nightly news: See that monitor in the background? Looks to be Firefox on XP to me!
  20. 2 points
    Microsoft has now also solved the problem with Microsoft Update, the missing / updated components are downloaded when called in Internet Explorer (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate).
  21. 2 points
    --------------------------------------- REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}] @="Adobe Flash Plug-in" "IsInstalled"=hex:01,00,00,00 "Version"="7,0,19,0" ---------------------------------------
  22. 2 points
    basilisk/moebius new build for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20171203-9d17ead7f-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20171203-9d17ead7f-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius_restoreXP_20171113.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - DefineOSFileConstants should return false if OSFileConstants service is not initialized. (2460215d3) - Remove display: contents pseudo frames. The content insertion frame may be tagged instead of the primary frame. (6717ddc80) - Force punycode display for IDNs with a <dotless-i/j, combining mark above> sequence. (58da163c8) - Special-case typed arrays in PropertyReadNeedsTypeBarrier. (1078d5a88) - Add extra check for the http performance object's origin. (385875d58) - Explicitly cancel channel after mixed content redirect. (fc7702866) - Keep an extra reference. (bd714564d) - In order to not leak properties, ensure all the properties of adopted nodes are removed in case the adopt call fails. (01301c0ce) - Avoid rooting the object twice in EnumerableOwnProperties. (136ece224) - Fix a crash by setting a flag to true. (178a122ae) - Use ARGS_LENGTH_MAX as upper bound in MArgumentsLength::computeRange. (89ffb02a4) - Reorder when GPUProcessHosts are destroyed. (3e7a2e393) - Only fetch mPresShell after flushing the relevant content pres shell. (c4d1b228d) - Make decoding of IDN ACE more robust. (76210dcf5) - Make the url bar strip javascript even when preceded by control characters. (9665b74c4) - Address misc. SnprintfLiteral correctness nits. (b6b47654e) - Mark Heap<T> and barrier classes as MOZ_NON_MEMMOVABLE. (05282b01d) - Clear gApplicationReputationService in the dtor. (f9e1f08ff) - Use GetStyleContextNoFlush in UpdateCurrentStyleSources, and avoid flushing mPresShell twice. (6551515c1) - Hold Windows AudioSession object while recycling registration. (f1a7d83b3) - Fix double definition. Follow-up to 6551515c1a042f9b0f904b1fe64069cf237296e4 (9bfd5c0ee) - Use a static mutex for getting deviceId keys in MediaParent. (cdf744019) - Hold reference to layers in ContainerLayerComposite::mPrepared. (3604ebbce) - C++ Promises: Stop using optimized path for non-PromiseObject. (0b55b89d3) - Cancel timer in TLSFilterTransaction if a transaction is canceled. (79c4a1717) - Bug 1343147 - Part 1. Do not double-apply transform vector of the root frame in a glyph mask into the target context. (b4a5912d2) - Bug 1343147 - Part 2. A crash test of painting elements with both perspective and transform in generating a text mask for background-clip:text. (15a52123a) - Confirm we actually have a PKCS#7 signedData content info. (acc8df46a) - Remove unnecessary InvalidateCompilerOutputsForScript call. (1c2b117fd) - Set MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS to 0 if GetIntegeriv fails. (66729e90b) - Add missing sanitization for HTML exporting of bookmarks. (d0ea81c17) - Fix up toolkit about: page. This resolves #173. (0325689cc) - Use our provisioned blocklist server. (d2546bc38) - Stop trying to be a CRL provider. (25b0783cd) - Update names in installer defines. (a1685e0e9) - The profile - resetting (improvements) (3a621c6a4) - Stop building EME support by default on desktop browser builds. (57383bda7) - Remove rust conditional leftovers. (b7d249766) - Revert "Stop building EME support by default on desktop browser builds." (68bde621e) - Make use of configured EME module defines to set UI/CDM prefs. (d083dcacf) - Reinstate comment. (c8707d112) - Reconfigure building EME. (f1a8302e6) - Merge pull request #205 from janekptacijarabaci/profile_refresh_migrate_2 (2c4eb63be) - Throws an error: CloudSync is not defined (2b031ac87) - Throws an error: CloudSync is not defined (adding an condition, for sure) (f89b159d0) - Merge pull request #209 from janekptacijarabaci/error_CloudSync_1 (adea8c4ad) - Two (and more) extensions together - http resume - basilisk crashes (fce6679fa) - Remove arbitrary NPAPI plugin whitelist for 64-bit. (062c4cc9a) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius (74ea5ac9a) - Merge pull request #211 from janekptacijarabaci/extensions_together_crashes_1 (21fda0172) - Make the SVG scaling limit for the surface cache more lenient. (7728f8b72) - Get rid of link to irrelevant information after build. (9d17ead7f)
  23. 2 points
    Nope, the installer linked by @dencorso does not work. This one gives out an error saying the OS is not supported... I think OP should step in and tell us exactly how he got Internet Explorer 11 working on Windows 8.0, step by step. I even tried extracting the cabs and install it with Dism, but no luck...
  24. 2 points
    New Equation Editor update for Office 2007... separate update for each of the 38 languages... http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-ar-sa.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-bg-bg.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-cs-cz.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-da-dk.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-de-de.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-el-gr.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-en-us.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-es-es.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-et-ee.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-fi-fi.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-fr-fr.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-he-il.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-hi-in.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-hr-hr.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-hu-hu.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-it-it.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-ja-jp.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-kk-kz.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-ko-kr.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-lt-lt.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-lv-lv.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-nb-no.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-nl-nl.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-pl-pl.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-pt-br.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-pt-pt.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-ro-ro.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-ru-ru.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-sk-sk.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-sl-si.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-sr-latn-cs.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-sv-se.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-th-th.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-tr-tr.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-uk-ua.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-zh-cn.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-zh-hk.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/8/6288CCA1-0E58-48EE-A6C7-D506417C9082/eqnedt322007-kb4011604-fullfile-x86-zh-tw.exe
  25. 2 points
    http://www.msfn.org/board/uploads/css_built_*_custom.css.* *custom.css* Working in Opera 10.63 with theme IPS Default. Font quality better at 90% scaling.
  26. 2 points
    Hello, MSFN! I am known as ied206 in other forum, and developing PEBakery, a WinBuilder compatible builder in GitHub. Nice to meet you!
  27. 2 points
    basilisk/moebius new build for XP! Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win32-git-20171126-2c7948df3-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/basilisk-55.0.0a1.win64-git-20171126-2c7948df3-xpmod.7z diff: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius_restoreXP_20171113.7z source patch of ffvpx H264/HEVC/AAC/MP3 Addition: http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/moebius-ffvpx-h264-aac-hevc-mp3-addition.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - DefineOSFileConstants should return false if OSFileConstants service is not initialized. (2460215d3) - Remove display: contents pseudo frames. The content insertion frame may be tagged instead of the primary frame. (6717ddc80) - Force punycode display for IDNs with a <dotless-i/j, combining mark above> sequence. (58da163c8) - Special-case typed arrays in PropertyReadNeedsTypeBarrier. (1078d5a88) - Add extra check for the http performance object's origin. (385875d58) - Explicitly cancel channel after mixed content redirect. (fc7702866) - Keep an extra reference. (bd714564d) - In order to not leak properties, ensure all the properties of adopted nodes are removed in case the adopt call fails. (01301c0ce) - Avoid rooting the object twice in EnumerableOwnProperties. (136ece224) - Fix a crash by setting a flag to true. (178a122ae) - Use ARGS_LENGTH_MAX as upper bound in MArgumentsLength::computeRange. (89ffb02a4) - Reorder when GPUProcessHosts are destroyed. (3e7a2e393) - Only fetch mPresShell after flushing the relevant content pres shell. (c4d1b228d) - Make decoding of IDN ACE more robust. (76210dcf5) - Make the url bar strip javascript even when preceded by control characters. (9665b74c4) - Address misc. SnprintfLiteral correctness nits. (b6b47654e) - Mark Heap<T> and barrier classes as MOZ_NON_MEMMOVABLE. (05282b01d) - Clear gApplicationReputationService in the dtor. (f9e1f08ff) - Use GetStyleContextNoFlush in UpdateCurrentStyleSources, and avoid flushing mPresShell twice. (6551515c1) - Hold Windows AudioSession object while recycling registration. (f1a7d83b3) - Fix double definition. Follow-up to 6551515c1a042f9b0f904b1fe64069cf237296e4 (9bfd5c0ee) - Use a static mutex for getting deviceId keys in MediaParent. (cdf744019) - Hold reference to layers in ContainerLayerComposite::mPrepared. (3604ebbce) - C++ Promises: Stop using optimized path for non-PromiseObject. (0b55b89d3) - Cancel timer in TLSFilterTransaction if a transaction is canceled. (79c4a1717) - Bug 1343147 - Part 1. Do not double-apply transform vector of the root frame in a glyph mask into the target context. (b4a5912d2) - Bug 1343147 - Part 2. A crash test of painting elements with both perspective and transform in generating a text mask for background-clip:text. (15a52123a) - Confirm we actually have a PKCS#7 signedData content info. (acc8df46a) - Remove unnecessary InvalidateCompilerOutputsForScript call. (1c2b117fd) - Set MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS to 0 if GetIntegeriv fails. (66729e90b) - Add missing sanitization for HTML exporting of bookmarks. (d0ea81c17) - Fix up toolkit about: page. This resolves #173. (0325689cc) - Use our provisioned blocklist server. (d2546bc38) - Stop trying to be a CRL provider. (25b0783cd) - Update names in installer defines. (a1685e0e9) - Stop building EME support by default on desktop browser builds. (57383bda7) - Remove rust conditional leftovers. (b7d249766) - Revert "Stop building EME support by default on desktop browser builds." (68bde621e) - Make use of configured EME module defines to set UI/CDM prefs. (d083dcacf) - Reinstate comment. (c8707d112) - Reconfigure building EME. (f1a8302e6)
  28. 2 points
    I hate how W10 condescends to the user and it honestly feels like a bunch of HTML/JS hipster-built apps cobbled together on top of the NT 6 kernel with unfitting and seemingly random interfaces that demands an always-on connection to mine your data.
  29. 2 points
    Very well said. There are many, many more issues but you covered most of them. If I get started, I'll run out of time to criticize this Windows 10 monstrosity. I can't believe how much this degenerate system has devolved from my beloved Windows XP Professional. It is out of control !!
  30. 2 points
    SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2017: Updated information about Cocoon, Comodo IceDragon, and Tor browsers: these browsers are not likely to support Vista much longer, as the current versions of each browser are all currently based on the final version of Mozilla Firefox to be compatible with Windows Vista without rework (Firefox 52 ESR). Updated information about the future of Pale Moon: The browser will soon be merging into a new browser called Basilisk. When this merge occurs, Pale Moon will no longer support Windows Vista. However, efforts to restore Vista (and XP) compatibility are currently being conducted by MSFN user roytam1 via the New Moon project. Removed Dooble browser from the list, as the browser is no longer being developed as of November 19, 2017 with the release of 1.56e. Removed Conkeror from the list, as the browser has still to this day never been updated from its initial 1.0 release from April 2016. As such, the browser is more than likely abandoned, and in addition to this, the browser is not compatible with many websites due to being widely recognized by most sites as Netscape Navigator 5. Removed (ONG) "Web browsers">"Independently based" section, along with K-Meleon from the list, as the browser has not received a single update in almost a year. As such, it is most likely abandoned, but may be added back in future if development resumes. Updated status of Foxit Reader's Vista compatibility: the current version still works under Windows Vista as of November 2017 (I had not tested this since January previously). Updated status of Java's Vista compatibility: with the release of Java 9, the software no longer officially supports Windows Vista. However, I have tested the latest version of Java 9 under Windows Vista myself and have found it to be working just fine. As such, Java will be kept on the list in the ONG section as a UNS entry.
  31. 2 points
    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.
  32. 2 points
    A tip for the unofficial updates that are no longer findable, directly paste the following link in the address bar and insert the required KB number. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=KB NUMBER&kbln=en-US An example for KB916157: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=916157&kbln=en-US
  33. 2 points
    Hi Schwups. It seems that we are the only ones interested in this. Anyway, i would have found a workaround, using the opera content block. But i'm just not 100% sure if, for the board rules, i'm allowed to write it here. I ask permission to admin before. Can i report it? Thanks This is my actual layout:
  34. 2 points
    Abbodi1406, nice to see you around... Let's not get into the image.exe timings anymore. I think the point is clear: Imagex.exe was almost "forgotten", but as Abbodi1406 found out, it can be useful for direct apply of UUP files, and fast as well, for some people (with old hardware/ disks?) even faster than the mighty WinNTSetup. If people are concerned with/ interested in this time difference, I'm sure they will try it themselves. That's it.
  35. 2 points
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150922145904/download.microsoft.com/download/A/0/5/A05EF63F-F0FF-4D7F-9441-3BAFCCDED0F0/WindowsXP-KB955704-x86-ITA.exe
  36. 2 points
    @Dave-H: That's a classic one! If your machine has a winlogon.exe which version is less than 5.1.2600.6443, I strongly recommend you to install this hotfix: KB2878379-v2. I've never again got a "c000021a" error after installing it.
  37. 2 points
    Hey, Guys. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Updates. New Security Content: Windows6.0-KB4046184 Windows6.0-KB4047211 (Supersedes: KB4042067) Windows6.0-KB4048968 (Supersedes: KB4042122) Windows6.0-KB4048970 (Supersedes: KB4042120) Windows6.0-KB4049164 Windows6.0-KB4050795 (Supersedes: KB4042007) IE9-Windows6.0-KB4047206 (Supersedes: KB4040685) New non-security content: Update to add support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 SP2 Windows6.0-KB4019276 (Supersedes: KB4019276) Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB4049019) 4041778 Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4041778) 4040977 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4040977) 4040978 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4040978) Update replacement information This update replaces updates 4043768 and 4042201. Changes to existing nonsecurity content: KB4035176 Improvements and Fixes to Universal C Runtime in Windows Metadata has changed. Binaries have not changed. This update does not have to be reinstalled. Think I got them all, will report back how things went after I install them later.
  38. 2 points
    JFYI: Don't try to cry and Try not to cry have very different meaning in English. jaclaz
  39. 2 points
    @Vistaboy I realize this is a public forum, but at what point do we hold people responsible for their own actions? Are we going to dictate what people are going to run on their computers? Are we going to outlaw classic cars because they don't have seatbelts? A car without seatbelts is more likely to kill you than Windows XP without updates. People need to make decisions without hand holding. They are not absolved of personal responsibility just because information is public. We are turning into a nanny culture. It's a free country here in the US, and people need to realize there are consequences for everything you do in life.
  40. 2 points
    Don't afraid. It was just an ironic note, because of users asking the same things over and over again and they still expect some answer although it has been covered milliontimes.
  41. 2 points
    We will be online for one more month for now. If we get enough donations we will continue to be online. Advertising no longer works. Ad blockers hurting us. You can donate here: sponsors at msfn.org or http://www.msfn.org/board/donate/make-donation/. Thank you. Best regards MSFN
  42. 1 point
    Thanks for testing this new browser! Looks like we have a cascading failure. What to do: * The "box of stuff" is very important--please report it exactly. You probably don't have enough CPU (FineSSE might help). * Profile in Dependency Walker to see what module is failing to load. * Enable API logging on modules that fail to init and retest/profile with DebugWindow/KexApiLog open. * Test each (and every) module with Import Patcher. That version of Msvcr120 loads on my Via C3 system (no SSE or CMOV). I put it in C:\Windows\KernelEx\Msvc and enabled it with this registry setting: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\KernelEx\KnownDLLs] "MSVCR120"="MSVC\\MSVCR120.DLL"
  43. 1 point
    I realised how stupid I am to broach this still so sensitive subject. By criticizing one place it suggests that I support the other, oh yes, of course. What an a***ole I am. Sorry to wake up the old demons. At the same time and to avoid losing face, it has the merit to be clear: Better a place in peace like here maybe but especially Github for the development. I deleted the concerned part in my previous post. That is none of my business, after all.
  44. 1 point
    A Pentium OverDrive is actually a Pentium on 486 architecture(platform), so it is NOT 486 actually and the title is a bit misleading.
  45. 1 point
    How exactly do you do it? ----- Later addition: Never mind. It just dawned on me you meant changing the system date (= machine date), not the date inside the cabs. Of course! That should work but is not recommended at all.
  46. 1 point
    So kmeleon.js is updated in 7z archive, you may redownload and replace your files.
  47. 1 point
    I also see KB4049068 in the yellow shield. What is it? A 50% CyberMonday discount to upgrade to Vista?
  48. 1 point
    Well, historically the good MS guys failed at it (after the re-unification with XP), but you seem like more in a conspiracy theory than anything else, there is an official announcement (in late August): https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/08/10/microsoft-announces-windows-10-pro-workstations/ (which BTW also explains why they are ripping away ReFS from "normal" Windows ) Basically new machines with the "right" kind of processor will be sold with the new "higher end OS", those with same level hardware can buy an upgrade, see: https://www.uk.insight.com/en-gb/shop/microsoft/software/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-10-pro In a nutshell it is IMHO not about "Microsoft also would like to stop people from purchasing mis-matched configuration, which is common." but more "How can we extract a few more bucks from either the OEM or the final user in exchange of next to nothing". jaclaz
  49. 1 point
    Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it.
  50. 1 point
    A lot has been said here. For me at least, XP is still a stable and worthy work environment, and probably has had the widest hardware and software compatibility of any modern Microsoft operating system. While I would argue that XP SP3 is much different than XP SP0 / RTM, at its core it is still NT 5.x. There aren't too many operating systems that can still be used on a daily basis after 16 years, and many third-party software and hardware manufacturers are still supporting XP, as long as it is SP3. Some examples are HP (any printer you pick up will support XP SP3), Norton/Symantec antivirus/security products, Linksys and Netgear wireless devices, Logitech keyboard/mouse products, etc. There are many other manufacturers continuing support but I have made my point. In my opinion, if the system still does what it was designed to do, it is not obsolete, and continuing operation is not an issue.
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