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  2. 8 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.
  3. 7 points
    So new build and new thread. Latest build is here: Binaries are moved to here: (I'm lazy to edit all previous posts) https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc FAQ: Q: Can't play H264 clips? A: Download following packages for your browser edition(32bit/64bit) and extract DLLs to same place as palemoon.exe lives. 32bit LAV dlls are in separated package (extracted from K-Lite codec pack 13.5.5) https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/lav.7z Just in case if you have an older processor which has no SSE instruction set support: 32bit NoSSE (ffmpeg 3.3.1 lite build) https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-mmx.7z 32bit No ASM (ffmpeg 3.3.1 lite build, if build above doesn't work on your processor) https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-noasm.7z 64bit LAV dlls are in separated package (LAV Filters 64bit 0.70.2) https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/lav64.7z Q: VP9 Support? A: VP9 works if async MSE option is unchecked and "Enable MSE for WebM Video" checked in options. Q: Extensions/Themes not working after updating binaries. A: If you encounter extensions not show icon, clicking options button of extension causing browser unresponsive, etc. please try following actions: 1.a Killing palemoon.exe process 1.b Copy whole extensions folder out of profile folder (to somewhere else for example, desktop) 1.c Restart browser without restoring previous sessions 1.d Goto about:addons page 1.e Drop XPI files from the copied-out extensions folder to about:addonss page One-by-One. 1.f After all XPI files are dropped and installed/updated, restart browser Q: Virus detected? A: Tell your anti-virus program to exclude palemoon.exe and/or plugin-container.exe. Some anti-virus heuristic engines (for example symantec's sonar engine) is too sensitive to palemoon.exe/plugin-container.exe network activities. Q: Where's your patches for compiling my own? A: Please visit the link above "FAQ:". Latest source patch files are named "sources_patches_YYYYMMDD.7z" in that page. Q: How to change User Interface language? A: Please see this post: Q: Portable Loader? A: You can always use official portable launcher with my binaries, or you can use my simple portable loader written in NSIS: ------------------------------------- moebius/basilisk browser: ------------------------------------- K-Meleon browser with Goanna/Tycho engine: It has its own sub-forum in K-Meleon official forum! http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/list.php?19 Original cross-post is here: ----original post message belows---- Today's build with portable LAV libraries. Place LAV dlls (av*.dll) in same place as palemoon.exe lives. Official repo changes since my last build: -Clobber for Brotli/WOFF2 update -Fix some comments (no code change) -Enable Brotli content-encoding by default (https only). -Pull woff2 upstream update. -Update Brotli decompressor. My changes since my last build: - Upgrade Mozilla NSPR and NSS to 4.16 and 3.22 for (hopefully) faster AES operations 32bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win32-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z 64bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win64-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z
  4. 7 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.
  5. 7 points
    Remember all the doom and gloom announced by tech sites all over, that Kaby Lake processors would be incompatible with Windows 7 and 8.1? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-7-wont-work-intels-current-next-gen-cpus/ http://www.pcworld.com/article/3112663/software/microsoft-made-em-do-it-the-latest-kaby-lake-zen-chips-will-support-only-windows-10.html Well... I managed to get my HP laptop with an Intel Core i7 7500U and Intel HD 620 GPU working, without a single warning symbol on Device Manager. It was a bit tricky though... I had to install the Kernel Mode Driver Framework and User Kernel Mode Driver Framework v1.1 updates, along with a pretty obscure hotfix released by Microsoft, to make Windows 7 support TPM 2.0. http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/updt/2012/11/windows6.1-kb2685811-x64_191e09df632b70fd4f4b27d4cb9227f7c5a1c98c.msu http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/updt/2012/11/windows6.1-kb2685813-x64_22a969bada171678b0936bb320e6a7778e8adc07.msu https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2920188/update-to-add-support-for-tpm-2.0-in-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2 There was no USB support after the fresh install, so I had to put the essential USB 3.0 drivers on a CD-RW I had laying around. Aside from that, Intel also really doesn't want you to install Windows 7 on their new platform... The GPU drivers were compatible with 7, but the HW IDs for the new iGPUs were exclusive to the Windows 10 part of the file. All I had to do was copy paste them to the 7/8.1 section, and it installed without any problem. Also, the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework drivers were only available for 10... Had to search the HW IDs on google to find older compatible versions. Now I should finish setting up the system, and see if I can get updates. Will report back
  6. 6 points
    Project Name : ExtendedXP(Extended Kernel for XP) Current Version : 2017/05/22 Production Stage :: Public beta KernelEx or ExtendedKernel was invented long ago by loyal MSFN Member Xeno86 to run XP/2000 application on 9x .Further reflected by rloew in his unicow wrapper project for windows 98 second edition .The idea was carried after long time by BlackWingCat of Windows 2000 community and WildBill of windows 2000 community . This my attempt for coming up with similar kernel extension for windows xp in time so that when in future most programs will stop working on XP that time we can use it . Updated System Components :- Functions added to advapi32.dll:- Function added to kernel32.dll:- Added function to ntdll.dll:- Added function to shell32.dll Note: Most of the functions are stub so i have future plans to remove them Added functions to User32.dll :- KnownIssues :- *VLC media-player always crash (Though Skinned mode work) *Resource hacker setup crashes always .(inno setup ) ( Bug found with CryptoLibrary )(thanks to heinoganda) *Avast free 2017 & esed does not work (Something wrong with Shell32 )(thanks to heinoganda) LINKS ARE REMOVED DUE TO NEW RELEASE OF HOT FIXES WITH KERNEL32.DLL & NTDLL.DLL This Post is my request to knowledgeable persons to help me to fix the known issues . Thanks in advance THIS VERSION IS ONLY FOR TESTING PLEASE KINDLY USE ANY VIRTUAL MACHINE OR ANY PC THAT NOT IMPORTANT . THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING. !!Windows XP Forever!!
  7. 6 points
    Introduction: This list was created for the purpose of documenting final versions of software to support Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008. It is actively maintained by the Windows Vista community here on MSFN and edited by myself, so if you have any additions that you'd like to add that aren't found on the list currently, feel free to reply with them and I will add them as soon as possible. However, please avoid suggesting abandoned, useless, obsolete, or deprecated pieces of software (especially web browsers) that have been discontinued on Windows as a whole. If the software was well known and widely used (i.e. Winamp, Apple Quicktime), then the addition is welcome. IMPORTANT: DO NOT provide links to pirated software, or software that is not hosted by the software vendor (without permission from the vendor), as that will not be tolerated by MSFN per rules 1a, 1b, 1c, and 1d. The information listed here is subject to change at any time, so while something might be supporting Vista when you view the list, it could very well stop supporting it the day after, so bookmarking the list and checking back every so often is encouraged if you make use of this list, whether you're a Windows Vista/Server 2008 system admin or enthusiast. Quick links: Windows 95 version of this thread • Windows 98 version of this thread • Windows 2000 version of this thread *NOTE: It is unknown why this occurs, but clicking on the following update links may randomly send you to an "Error 404" page. If this occurs, just refresh the page until the proper download page appears. Download Service Pack 1 update: Vista 32 bit • Vista 64 bit Download Service Pack 2 update: Vista/2008 32 bit • Vista/2008 64 bit Download Platform Update: Vista 32 bit • Vista 64 bit • Server 2008 32 bit • Server 2008 64 bit *If your system has no service packs installed, SP1 must be installed before installing SP2, as SP2 is not cumulative, meaning that it only includes updates released since SP1, not before SP1. If you're running Windows Server 2008, SP1 is not needed as Server 2008 was released in conjunction with SP1, so Microsoft already included the update in all Server 2008 installation media sold since release. Fix Windows Update getting stuck on "Checking for Updates" in Windows Vista (video by me) Get security updates for Windows Vista until 2020 (video by me; big thanks to MSFN user greenhillmaniac for maintaining the Server 2008 update repository). List: Key: $$$= Paid software | FREE= Non-paid software | CS= Closed Source | OS= Open Source | UNS=Not officially supported on Vista, but still installs/works Web Browsers: Note: most of these browsers are no longer updated and may (eventually) have trouble displaying websites correctly. Please check the ongoing support section for browsers that continue to be updated on Vista. Independently based: Polarity Portable 8.4.4 (FREE, OS) [Feb. 2017] Download here. Supports IE7-9 (Trident) & Chromium rendering engines. No longer supported by Polarity as of February 25, 2017. QupZilla 1.8.9 (FREE, OS) [Nov. 2015] The installer for 2.0.1 gives an NSIS error, and 2.0.2 will run but crashes the OS when trying to load pages. Later versions simply don't work. Windows Internet Explorer 9 (FREE, CS) [Mar. 2011] Requires SP2 & Platform Update. To download, click here. You can still receive security updates for IE9 on Vista (until Jan. 2020) by installing security updates for the browser for Windows Server 2008. Chromium based: Advanced Chrome v54.15.5320.0 (FREE, OS) [Mar. 2017] Based on a combination of Chromium 51, 54, and 48. Download here. Comodo Dragon (FREE, OS) [Jan. 2016] Based on Chromium 46.x. Download here. Epic Browser Version 58.0.3300.190 (FREE, OS, UNS) [June 2017] Based on Chromium 58. Download: Epic Browser v58 silent installer for Vista Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112m (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] To download, click here (Link provided by MSFN user sdfox7; visiting the main Chrome download page no longer works). Google Chrome 50.0.2661.87m (FREE, OS, UNS) [Apr. 2016] Download portable version here (works with Vista out of the box). Non-portable version requires modification to the application executable to run; view this post for more details. Opera 36.x (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] Based on Chromium 49. Supposedly continues to receive security updates, however hasn't been updated since August 2016 (at the time of writing). To download the latest version, click on this link and then click on the most recent entry in the list. Opera 37.0.2178.54 (FREE, OS, UNS) [May 2016] Requires modification to the application executable to run; view this post for more details. Download here. Slimjet 10.x (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] Based on Chromium 50. Supposedly continues to receive security updates, however has not been updated since February 2017 (at the time of writing). To download, click here. Slimjet 11.0.8 (FREE, OS) [July 2016] Based on Chromium 51; no longer updated. Might display more webpages correctly than Slimjet 10. Download here. Slimjet (FREE, OS, UNS) [Oct. 2016] Based on Chromium 53; no longer updated. Although it has minor font spacing issues with certain pages, it may display more pages correctly than Slimjet 10. Download here. Vivaldi 1.0 stable (FREE, OS) [Apr. 2016] Based on Chromium 49, and no longer receives security updates. To download, click here (link provided by Vivaldi.com). Yandex Browser v17.4.0.2461 (FREE, OS) [Mar. 2017] Based on Chromium 57; no longer updated. A download link could not be obtained; sorry for the inconvenience. Mozilla Firefox based: Firefox 52.x ESR (FREE, OS) [Mar. 2017] This release is set to receive security updates until May 2018, according to the release schedule. Download here (choose your language/country from the listing, and you should then be directed to a page to download the appropriate installer). Firefox 53.0.3 (FREE, OS, UNS) [May 2017] Requires modification to the application executable to run; view this post for more details. NOTE: Codec support is broken under Windows Vista, so using Firefox 52 ESR instead is advised. Download here (choose your language/country from the listing, and you should then be directed to a page to download the appropriate installer). GNU IceCat 38.8.0 (FREE, OS) [May 2016] Download here. SeaMonkey 2.49 (FREE, OS) [Nov. 2017] Download here. It is confirmed here that this will be the final release for Vista/2008. Waterfox 53.0.3 (FREE, OS) [May 2017] 64-bit only. According to the head developer, creating a separate release for older systems (presumably Vista/XP) is being considered. Download here. Security software: Avira 2013, all paid editions ($$$, CS) No longer supports Windows Vista as of April 10, 2013. Windows Server operating systems aren't supported. Avira Antivirus Free v15.0.9.504 (FREE, CS) Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 ($$$, CS) Emsisoft version 10 ($$$, CS) No longer receives database updates as of April 2016. Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.52 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download, click here. EMET will reach end of life on July 31, 2018. FortiClient 5.2.4 ($$$, CS) G Data Home Security Suite (Antivirus/Internet Security/Total Security, $$$, CS) Last official versions of these pieces of software to support Vista is uncertain, but are estimated to have stopped supporting Vista sometime in 2016. G-Data Business solution products still support Vista SP1+. McAfee 2015 product suite ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Microsoft Security Essentials (FREE, CS) No longer supports or functions on Windows Vista as of April 11, 2017. Server 2008 is still currently supported, where the software works fine as of August 2017. Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.47 - April 2017 (FREE, CS) Last version for Vista. Later versions don't work with Vista, but continue to support Windows Server 2008. Spybot version 2.4 Free Edition (FREE, CS) Download here. Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. Trend Micro Internet Security 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. Trend Micro Maximum Security 2017 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2+IE9. Support for Vista ended on June 30, 2017. Windows Defender 1.1.1600.0 (FREE, CS) Not reputable for providing quality protection, however still receives definition updates as of April 2017. This could change at any time, though. Click here and scroll down to the OS chart to download the most recent definitions. Multimedia: Kodi 17.3 (FREE, OS) mpv Media Player v0.25.0 (FREE, OS) Download: 32 bit 64 bit PowerDVD 15 ($$$, CS) Winamp 5.6 (FREE, CS) No longer updated on any version of Windows as of 2013. Download here. PDF viewers: Adobe Acrobat Reader X v10.1.16 (FREE, CS) No longer updated/supported by Adobe as of November 15, 2015. Adobe Acrobat Reader XI (FREE, CS, UNS) Officially supports Windows Server 2008, however Vista is not officially supported. Despite this, the software still works in Vista, with the exception of auto-updating. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2015.10.20060 (FREE, CS, UNS) To learn how to install the software in Vista, view this YouTube tutorial, created by myself. Office Suites (all $$$, CS): These versions of Microsoft Office are certified Vista-compatible here. Microsoft Office XP SP3 (Extended support ended on July 12, 2011.) Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 (Extended support ended on April 8, 2014.) Microsoft Office 2007 SP3 (Extended support ended on October 10, 2017.) Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 (Extended support will end on October 13, 2020.) Microsoft Office Add-ins & Tools: Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2013 Database Tool (FREE, CS) Download here. Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download, click here. Junk Mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook (FREE, CS) Download links: Office 2003 x86, Office 2007+ x86, Office 2007+ x64 Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for Word and OneNote (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. Supports Microsoft OneNote 2010 and Word 2007/Word 2010. Office 2010 Filter Packs (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). To download, click here. Office File Validation Add-in for Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 and Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 (FREE, CS) Requires Office 2003 SP3 or Office 2007 SP2. For client Windows versions only (Server 2008 isn't supported). Download here. Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup (FREE, CS) Requires Office XP, 2003, or 2007. Server 2008 is not supported. Download here. PowerPoint Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). To download, click here. Search Commands Add-In for Office 2007 and Office 2010 (FREE, CS) No longer being maintained, UNS on Server 2008. Download here. Word Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Download here. No longer receives security updates as of November 2017. Virtualization Software: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (FREE, CS) UNS on Starter/Home versions of XP and Vista. VMware Player 6.0.7 (FREE, CS) VMware Workstation 10.0.7 ($$$, CS) Apple software/hardware support (all software is FREE, CS): iCloud Control Panel 2.1.3 iTunes Download: Vista 32-bit Vista 64-bit Limitations/issues: On 64-bit versions of Vista/2008, you must use the "older video cards" installer linked above. The normal release doesn't work. Starting with iTunes 11.2, you'll get Data Execution Prevention errors when closing the program. iTunes 12.1.3.x only supports devices released up to the iOS 9-era. If your older device runs iOS 10.0-10.1.1, you may backup and sync your device; upgrading/restoring doesn't work. iOS 10.2 or later will not work with iTunes 12.1.3. QuickTime 7.7.9: Quicktime for Windows is no longer updated. This release is the last version for Windows Vista and later. Visit this page to download. Safari 5.1.7 : No longer updated on any version of Windows as of May 9, 2012. Download here. Final Apple Mac computers to support Vista under Boot Camp: iMac; all Late-2009 models Macbook Air; all Mid-2009 models (32-bit only) Macbook and Macbook Pro; all Mid-2010 models Mac Mini; Mid-2010 (This is the only Mac Mini to support Windows Vista 64-bit; earlier models are 32-bit only.) Mac Pro; Mid-2010 Music & video streaming software: Music streaming: Spotify (FREE, CS) Paid services are available. Video streaming: OBS Classic 0.659b (FREE, OS) Requires SP2. Download here. OBS Studio continues to support Windows Vista as of version 20.1.x. Adobe editing software (All CS6 apps are $$$, CS, UNS. For official support, use the CS5.5 suite instead.): Adobe After Effects CS6 Adobe Audition CS6 Adobe Photoshop CS6 Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Dreamweaver CS6 Extendscript Toolkit CC Fireworks CS6 Flash Professional CS6 InCopy CS6 InDesign CS6 Illustrator CS6 Lightroom 4 ($$$, CS) Multimedia editing software: ACDSee 17 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Pro 7 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Video Converter 4 ($$$, CS) ACDSee Video Studio v1.x ($$$, CS) Avid Pro Tools 10 ($$$, CS, UNS) While v9 is the last to support Vista, editing the MSI installer with Orca allows v10 to install. Later versions have not yet been tested. Click here for more details. *Avid Virtual Instruments 10 doesn't work. Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 ($$$, CS) Corel PaintShop Pro X7 ($$$, CS) Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download, click here. Paint.NET 3.5.11 (FREE, CS) Picasa 3.9 Build 141.259 (FREE, CS) Sony Sound Forge 11.0.272 ($$$, CS) Sony Vegas Pro 12 ($$$, CS) 2D/3D Modeling Software (All $$$, CS): AutoCAD 2012 AutoCAD 2013 (UNS) Must run in Windows XP compatibility mode for the software to work. AutoCAD 2014 (UNS) Must run in Windows XP compatibility mode for the software to work. Autodesk 3dsmax 2012 Autodesk 3dsmax design 2012 Autodesk Maya 2012 Autodesk Mudbox 2012 Sketchup 2014 Sketchup 2015 (UNS) Modifying of MSI installer is required. See this post for more details. Sketchup 2016 (UNS) Modifying of MSI installer is required. See this post for more details. Sketchup 2017 and later do not work. Game distribution: Origin 2015 (FREE, CS) *Reduced functionality as of August 2016. For a list of what you can still do, click here. Cloud storage clients: Microsoft OneDrive Version 2017 Build 17.3.7076.1026 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2, Platform Update, and Platform Update supplement for Windows Vista/2008. OneDrive is no longer supported on Windows Vista/2008 as of November 1, 2017. Download here (link provided by FileHippo.com). AMD Graphics drivers: AMD Catalyst version 13.12 (later versions up to 15.6 Beta for Windows 7 can be modified to work on Vista. See this thread for more details. AMD GPUs released after June 2015 will not work with Vista, since 15.6 Beta does not include support for newer cards.) Intel chipset and graphics drivers: The Intel Sandy Bridge platform is the last to fully support Vista. Ivy Bridge also supports Vista, with the right hardware. Check out my guide for more information. Ivy Bridge Intel HD Graphics drivers for Vista (HD 4000 desktop & mobile) • Ivy Bridge Chipset drivers for Vista Limited Haswell support is available, as Intel updated their chipset drivers to support XP and Vista, however it is not recommended to attempt to use Vista or Server 2008 on Haswell due to a known bug that causes Windows and some of its services to not start up correctly. This bug renders Windows Vista on Haswell quite unstable, and using it in a productive or business environment is strongly discouraged. In addition to this, Intel HD graphics 4200 and later drivers, as well as USB 3.0 drivers are not available for Haswell machines running Vista, so upgrading to Windows 7 on Haswell systems is encouraged to receive proper support. I explained the problems with running Vista on Haswell (and later) in greater detail here. NVIDIA Graphics drivers: NVIDIA Display Driver version 365.19 (Vista 3D vision support was dropped around driver version 310.00). NVIDIA Display Driver version 372.70 (UNS) This driver enables support for the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 GPUs under Windows Vista. Download here. Games (Platform Update for Windows Vista is required for DirectX 11 support): Pre-Vista era (DX10/11 not utilized): Serious Sam 2 ($$$, CS) Star Wars Republic Commando ($$$, CS) Unofficially works on Vista (Vista is not a targeted platform): Doom 2016 ($$$, CS, UNS) Rocket League ($$$, CS, UNS) Sonic Mania ($$$, CS, UNS) Wolfenstein: the New Order ($$$, CS, UNS) Last official release to run on Vista (sequels do not support or work with Vista): Battlefield 4 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2 & Platform Update. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Killing Floor ($$$, CS) Window management software: Aerosnap 0.61 Beta (FREE, CS) Somewhat buggy. To download, click here. AquaSnap 1.17.1 (FREE & $$$ versions available, CS) To download, click one of the following: MSI File Portable Installation Taskbar Shuffle v2.5 (FREE, CS) To download, click here. Ultramon 3.3.0 ($$$, CS) To download trial version, click here. Desktop enhancement software: Classic Shell 3.6.8 (FREE, CS) Fences 2 ($$$, CS) Folder portals and pages functionality require Windows 7 or later. ObjectDock 2 ($$$, CS) Universal Theme Patcher (FREE, CS) Vista Visual Master (FREE, CS) Built in system components (Bundled with SP2+Platform Update, all FREE, CS): DirectX 11.0 Windows Installer 4.5 Windows Media Player 11.0.6002.18005 (Online Stores/Online Media Service Listing Program has been discontinued and is no longer available.) Windows Search 4.0 Additional Microsoft software/utilities: Exchange Server 2010 ($$$, CS) IntelliPoint 8.2 (FREE, CS) Download links: 32 bit 64 bit IntelliType Pro 8.2 (FREE, CS) Download links: 32 bit 64 bit Microsoft Lync 2010 ($$$, CS) Download links: x86 (trial) x64 (trial) Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download, click here. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.0 (FREE, CS) Download here. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 (FREE, CS, UNS) Download here. Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2011 (FREE, CS) To download, click here. Some components no longer work, such as Messenger and Mail. Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 (FREE, CS) *For Windows Vista only, Server 2008 is not supported.* Requires at least Vista SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Download links: Vista x86 Vista x64 Search Server 2010 ($$$, CS) Requires Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Vista is not supported. A free version with reduced functionality is available for download here. SharePoint 2010 ($$$, CS) Speech Platform Runtime Languages 11 (FREE, CS) To download, click here. SQL Server 2012 ($$$, CS) Requires SP2 for Vista/2008. A free version with reduced functionality is available for download here. Visio Viewer 2010 (FREE, CS) Requires SP2. To download, click here. Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 (FREE, CS) Windows Powershell 2.0 (FREE, CS) Download: Vista 32 bit Vista 64 bit Server 2008 32 bit Server 2008 64 bit Windows Powershell 3.0 (FREE, CS) Supports Windows Server 2008 SP2 ONLY. Windows Vista is not supported. To download, click here. XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack 1.2 (FREE, CS) Does not work on Server 2008. Click here to download. Software/Game Development: CryEngine V ($$$, OS) Requires SP2. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 ($$$, CS) Instant messaging: Yahoo! Messenger (FREE, CS) However, this release will no longer connect to the Yahoo servers. You can use the web version to communicate via Yahoo Messenger, though. Misc. Software utilities: DAEMON Tools Pro v7.0 ($$$, CS) Diskeeper 12 Pro ($$$, CS) HxD Hex Editor (FREE, CS) Hasn't been updated since 2009. Logitech Gaming Software 8.96.81 (FREE, CS, UNS) The last official version to support Vista was v8.81. However, later versions have continued to work fine with Vista, including this release (this is the latest version at the time of writing this). Network Monitor 3.4 (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). To download, click here. System Mechanic Classic v16.0.0.10 ($$$, CS) System Mechanic Professional Classic v15.5.0.61 ($$$, CS) Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility (FREE, CS) Download: (x86) (x64) WSUS Offline Update 10.9.2 (FREE, OS) Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel (FREE, CS) To download, click here. Misc. Hardware utilities: Samsung Magician v4.9.7 (FREE, CS) Works with (supported) Samsung SSDs only. Windows Vista and Server 2008 do NOT support TRIM without third party software. Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (FREE, CS) To download, click here. Support ongoing (ONG section) (Valid as of November 2017): Antivirus/security software: Avast Free Antivirus (FREE, CS) E-mail registration required after 30 days. Avast Pro Antivirus ($$$, CS) Trial available. AVG Antivirus Free (FREE, CS) AVG Internet Security ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. Bullguard Antivirus ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. Bullguard Internet Security ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. Clamwin (FREE, CS) Comodo Free Antivirus (FREE, CS) Comodo Internet Security (FREE & $$$ versions available, CS) eScan, all editions ($$$, CS) ESET File Security for Windows Server ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available; supports Windows Server 2008. Windows Vista isn't supported. ESET Internet Security ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. ESET NOD32 Antivirus ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. ESET Smart Security ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. G-Data Business Solutions ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1, SP2 recommended. The Mobile Administrator component requires Windows 7 or later. Kaspersky Antivirus ($$$, CS) Kaspersky Internet Security ($$$, CS) Kaspersky Total Security ($$$, CS) Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (FREE & $$$ versions available, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Malwarebytes Free (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Malwarebytes Premium ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. *The anti-ransomware protection component is only available on Windows 7/2008 R2 or higher. Norton Security ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Panda Antivirus ($$$, CS) Sandboxie (FREE, CS) Support apparently ongoing; however, site lists both Windows XP and Windows Vista as "legacy operating systems," thus support may be terminated at any time. Sophos Endpoint Antivirus ($$$, CS) Sophos Server protection ($$$, CS) Spyware Blaster (FREE, CS) SuperAntiSpyware ($$$ & FREE, CS) Free version is for personal use only. Paid version requires an annual subscription. SystemShield AntiVirus ($$$, CS) SystemShield AntiSpyware ($$$, CS) Webroot, all editions ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Zonealarm Free firewall (FREE, CS) Web browsers: Mozilla Firefox based: Cocoon (FREE, OS, UNS) Not likely to support Vista much longer, as the latest version is currently based on the last version of Firefox compatible with Vista without rework (Firefox 52 ESR). Comodo IceDragon (FREE, OS) Not likely to support Vista much longer, as the latest version is currently based on the last version of Firefox compatible with Vista without rework (Firefox 52 ESR). Pale Moon (FREE, OS) Requires SP2 with the Platform Update and Platform Update Supplement for Windows Vista. The 64-bit version will not play videos properly in Vista. To fix this, visit Tools-> Options -> Content -> Video and make sure "Enable MSE for WebM video" is checked. Pale Moon will soon merge into a new browser called Basilisk, made by the developers of Pale Moon. While Basilisk will keep the original Pale Moon codebase, it will add in Firefox 57+ code, which is not compatible with Windows Vista. It is also confirmed here that this new browser won't support XP/Vista. The New Moon project by MSFN user roytam1 is an attempt (which has so far been successful) at restoring XP/Vista compatibility for this new browser, however only time will tell as to whether or not the final version of Basilisk will be able to work with XP/Vista via this project. Tor Browser (FREE, OS) Not likely to support Vista much longer, as the latest version is currently based on the last version of Firefox compatible with Vista without rework (Firefox 52 ESR). Chromium based: UC Browser (FREE, CS) Not likely to support Vista much longer, as the current version of the browser is based on the final version of Chromium compatible with Vista without rework (v50.0.2661.102). Multi-engine supported browsers: Lunascape (FREE, CS) Supports IE7-9 (Trident), Gecko, and Webkit rendering engines. Maxthon (FREE, OS) Supports IE7-9 (Trident) and Webkit rendering engines, as of version 3.0. Web browser plugins: Adfender ($$$, CS) Requires SP1 to be installed (SP2 recommended). Adobe Flash Player (FREE, CS) For Internet Explorer, IE8 is required. IE9 is recommended, since IE8 no longer receives security updates on Vista or Server 2008. Java (FREE, CS, UNS) The last version to officially support Windows Vista was Java 8. However, the latest version of Java 9 works fine under Windows Vista as of December 2017. Multimedia: Foobar2000 (FREE, CS) Handbrake (FREE, CS) Media Player Classic (FREE, OS) Media Player Classic Black Edition (FREE, OS) Leawo Blu-ray Player (FREE, CS) Potplayer (FREE, CS) Twitch Desktop App (FREE, CS) VLC Media Player (FREE, OS) Screen Recording & Capture software: Screen Recording: Bandicam ($$$, CS) Free version with reduced functionality is available. CamStudio (FREE, OS) Last updated in 2013, uncertain if or when a new update will be released and whether or not it will support Vista/2008. Fraps ($$$, CS) Last updated in 2013, uncertain if or when a new update will be released and whether or not it will support Vista/2008. Free version with reduced functionality is available. OBS Studio (FREE, CS) Screen Capture: Gyazo (FREE, CS) Lightshot (FREE, CS) ScreenToGif (FREE, OS) Video/photo editing tools: CardWorks Business Card Designer ($$$, CS) Disketch Disc Label Software ($$$, CS) DrawPad Graphic Editor ($$$, CS) GIMP (FREE, OS) IrfanView (FREE for non commercial use, CS) Lightworks ($$$ & FREE versions available, CS) PhotoPad ($$$, CS) PhotoStage ($$$, CS) Pixillion ($$$, CS) Prism Video Converter ($$$, CS) VideoPad Video Editor ($$$, CS) VSDC Free Video Converter (FREE, CS) VSDC Free Video Editor (FREE, CS) Audio creation/editing tools: Acoustica Mixcraft ($$$, CS) 30 day trial available. Asset UPnP audio server ($$$ & FREE, CS) Free version has certain limitations. Click here for more details. Audacity (FREE, OS) Crescendo ($$$, CS) dBpoweramp: mp3 Converter ($$$, CS) FL Studio ($$$, CS) MixPad ($$$, CS) PerfectTUNES (FREE, CS) Registration required to unlock all features. Unregistered version has certain limitations. Click here for more details. PitchPerfect ($$$, CS) RecordPad ($$$, CS) SoundTap ($$$, CS) Switch ($$$, CS) Synthesia ($$$, CS) Voxal ($$$, CS) VRS Recording System ($$$, CS) WavePad ($$$, CS) Zulu ($$$, CS) Office suites: Ability Office & Ability Office Professional ($$$, CS) Apache OpenOffice (FREE, OS) Corel Office ($$$, CS) LibreOffice (FREE, OS) Games (sequels may not support Vista): Installing the Platform Update is required for DirectX 11 support. Games listed here continue to be actively maintained. Bioshock Infinite ($$$, CS) Chivalry Medieval Welfare ($$$, CS) Counter-Strike Global Offensive ($$$, CS) Don't Starve Together ($$$, CS) Dragon Ball Xenoverse ($$$, CS) 64-bit only. GTA V ($$$, CS) Requires SP2. Just Cause 3 ($$$, CS) Left 4 Dead 2 ($$$, CS) One Late Night: Deadline ($$$, CS) Planet Explorers ($$$, CS) Portal 2 ($$$, CS) Road Redemption ($$$, CS) Serious Sam 3 BFE ($$$, CS) Star Trek Online ($$$, CS) PDF viewers: Corel PDF Fusion ($$$, CS) Foxit PDF Reader (FREE, CS, UNS) The last version to support Vista was version 7.3.4. However, the latest version still works under Vista as of November 2017. This could change at any time, though. Foxit PhantomPDF ($$$, CS, UNS) Free trial available. Despite not being officially supported, the latest version still works under Vista as of November 2017. This could change at any time, though. Nitro PDF Reader (FREE, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Nitro PDF Pro ($$$, CS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Sumatra PDF (FREE, OS) Cloud storage clients: Dropbox (FREE, CS) Backup and Sync by Google (FREE, CS, UNS) Officially requires Windows 7 and up, thus Vista compatibility could break at any time. Remote access: Logmein Rescue Technician Console ($$$, CS) Splashtop Business Access ($$$, CS) Splashtop On-Demand Support ($$$, CS) Splashtop Remote Support ($$$, CS) Team Viewer (FREE, CS) Free for personal use; business use requires purchase of license. VNC Connect ($$$, CS, UNS) Requires modification of MSI installer to work (tutorial coming soon). Not officially supported, meaning compatibility with Vista could break at any time. VNC Viewer (FREE, CS, UNS) Requires modification of MSI installer to work (tutorial coming soon). Not officially supported, meaning compatibility with Vista could break at any time. Game distribution: Steam (FREE, CS) Console Emulators: Gamecube/Wii Emulators: Dolphin (FREE, OS, UNS) 64-bit only. Requires SP2 and Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (2017 required for latest Development releases). Platform Update is required for proper Direct3D support. PS2 Emulators: PCSX2 (FREE, OS) Optical disc media management software: Alcohol 120% ($$$, CS) AnyDVD HD ($$$, CS) CloneCD ($$$, CS) dBpoweramp: CD Ripper ($$$, CS) DVDFab ($$$, CS) Express Burn ($$$, CS) Express Rip ($$$, CS) Golden Records ($$$, CS) IMGBurn (FREE, CS) MagicDisc (FREE, CS) MagicISO ($$$, CS) MakeMKV ($$$, CS) Roxio Creator NXT 3 ($$$, CS) UltraISO ($$$, CS) WinCDEmu (FREE, CS) Outer space simulation software: Google Earth (FREE, CS) Outerra ($$$, CS) Space Engine (FREE, CS) 2D/3D Modeling software: Blender (FREE, OS) DreamPlan Home Design software ($$$, CS) MeshMagic ($$$, CS) Spin 3D Mesh Converter Software (FREE, CS) FTP clients: CuteFTP (FREE, CS) CyberDuck (FREE, OS) FileZilla (FREE, OS) Fling FTP ($$$, CS) FTP Voyager (FREE, CS) SmartFTP ($$$, CS) Total Commander (FREE, CS) WinSCP (FREE, OS) VPN Clients: HideMe VPN (FREE, CS) Logmein Hamachi (FREE, CS) TorGuard VPN (FREE, CS) Tunngle (FREE, CS) TunnelBear ($$$, CS) Instant messaging/internet communication: If you want to use Discord, you must use the web version. Desktop application doesn't work. TeamSpeak (FREE, CS) Telegram Desktop (FREE, OS) Trillian (FREE, CS) Skype (FREE, CS) Blogging: Open Live Writer (FREE, OS) File management: 7zip (FREE, OS) Doxillion File Converter ($$$, CS) Universal Extractor (FREE, OS) WinRAR ($$$, CS- Trial available) WinZip ($$$, CS) WinZip Command Line (FREE, CS) WinZip Courier ($$$, CS) WinZip Self-Extractor ($$$, CS) Virtual machines: Oracle VM VirtualBox (FREE, OS) Requires at least SP1 to be installed. SP2 recommended. Hardware identification and temperature management: CPU-Z (FREE, CS) GPU-Z (FREE, CS) HWMonitor (FREE, CS) Piriform Speccy (FREE, CS) SpeedFan (FREE, CS) Invoicing, finance, and business management: ClickCharts Diagram & Flowchart ($$$, CS) Copper Point of Sales ($$$, CS) Express Accounts ($$$, CS) Express Invoice ($$$, CS) FlexiServer Productivity & Attendance ($$$, CS) Inventoria Inventory ($$$, CS) MoneyLine Personal Finance ($$$, CS) Reflect CRM Customer Database ($$$, CS) Speech Recognition software: Express Dictate Digital Dictation Software ($$$, CS) Hard drive utilities: AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite (FREE, CS) Supports both client & Server Windows versions (Windows 2000 and up). AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional ($$$, CS) For client versions of Windows (such as Vista) only. Windows Server operating systems (such as Server 2008) aren't supported. AOMEI Partition Assistant - Server & Unlimited editions ($$$, CS) Supports both client & Server Windows versions (Windows 2000 and up). AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard (FREE, CS) For client versions of Windows (such as Vista) only. Windows Server operating systems (such as Server 2008) aren't supported. Diskeeper 16 Home Edition ($$$, CS) IOLO DriveScrubber ($$$, CS) SSD Tweaker; all editions ($$$ & FREE editions available, CS) Benchmarking and system stress-testing software: AIDA64, all editions ($$$, CS) GFXBench GL (FREE, CS, UNS) Officially requires Windows 7 or later, but works on Vista. Compatibility with Vista might break at any time. Passmark PerformanceTest ($$$, CS) 30 day evaluation available. Prime95 (FREE, CS) System management, cleanup, and analysis: Belarc Advisor (FREE, CS) BleachBit (FREE, OS) Comodo Cleaning Essentials (FREE, CS) IOLO Search and Recover ($$$, CS) IOLO System Mechanic Business ($$$, CS) Orion File Recovery ($$$, CS) Piriform CCleaner (FREE, CS) SpeedTest App (FREE, CS, UNS) Requires Windows 7 or later but unofficially works on Windows Vista. As such, compatibility with Vista could break at any time. Microsoft software: Microsoft Silverlight (FREE, CS) Microsoft Visual c++ Redistributable for Visual Studio (FREE, CS) System File Editors/viewers: Notepad++ (FREE, OS) Resource Hacker (FREE, CS)
  8. 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.)
  9. 6 points
    Aero Glass for Win8.1+ 1.5.3 * hardcoded symbols patterns up to build 14393.953 * fixed caption misalignment when glow effect is disabled * added option to draw caption centered (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM: CenterCaption (DWORD 0x0 / 0x1)) - if glow effect is enabled and caption is set to be centered, the glow effect will be drawn over whole frame width - do NOT report it as the bug! * changed IAT hooks initialization order * enable SeDebugPrivilege in aerohost process
  10. 6 points
    I am sorry I have been gone for so long everybody, but I'm back now, hopefully for good. I had a death in the family, and it tolled on me extremely, along with some complicated projects outside of computing, as well as being locked out of my main building machine. I now have some more free time on my hands, and I recently picked up an old laptop that I could dedicate to building and testing on. I can't promise when I could get a build out, but work will be done slowly but surely. I have to get re-oriented with the code and build process, and where I left off. I haven't read the thread since I left, but I will tonight and answer any of your questions and concerns. Again, I am sorry that it took so long for me to work on this project, I really wish that I didn't fall off the radar like I did, but I'm back.
  11. 6 points
    A Start Menu and other amazing apps like OldNewExplorer etc can fully fix Windows 7 or 8.1, but they cannot fix the atrocities of Windows 10. Windows 10 is an OS fundamentally designed to mess up your setup. Candy Crush and other crap auto installing without asking, ads in File Manager and other places, shilling MS apps to the user even after the user has set his defaults, using bandwidth without permission to download or share updates, taking an abnormally long time to do updates, wasting the user's time at logon and logoff with configuring huge updates, randomly breaking and uninstalling things people are using with updates that nobody asked for, overriding hardware configurations with forced driver changes, and countless other things. It is evil. P.S. And I didn't even mention the SIZE of typical updates which is so completely out of control that they hid it from the UI so the user would never know how much data he is downloading to his PC and what a bandwidth waste this OS is. Edit: Cleaned up language. Thank you! -Tommy
  12. 6 points
    Your guess is as good as mine. It's been over six weeks since the Creators Update has been available and at least 3 weeks since Bigmuscle said 'very soon' in another thread to the availability of a version compatible with rs2. I know from Noel who has received an experimental version that BM has worked on this and more or less had a version that worked well. Why he has not distributed anything to his donors or the public is, again, anybody's guess. I hope all is well with him and that he's not in any predicament that prevents him from doing his work. I suppose we have no choice but to wait for a version or for some news regarding BM.
  13. 6 points
    Yes. I have successfully installed the following (post-Vista EOL) Server 2008 updates in Windows Vista (SP2, x64): KB4020535 KB4019206 KB4019204 KB4019149 KB4018927 KB4018556 KB4018885 KB4018821 KB4018466 KB4018271 Screenshot: http://prntscr.com/f602cl From my testing, the following updates did NOT work on Windows Vista: KB4018196 (Displays "Not applicable to your system" message) Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for May 2017 (Not compatible with your OS error message) So it looks like Vista will be good to go until 2020, with the exception of a few updates here and there. I also must note that I didn't try any updates related to .NET Framework, as I couldn't figure out how to obtain them. Alright @greenhillmaniac, it's time to make that Server 2008-Vista repository
  14. 6 points
    Blurred fonts problem in FF 52.x ESR can be easely solved: type about:config in address bar, press Enter, press "I'll be careful, I promise!" button, search for gfx.content.azure.backends variable and change it from direct2d1.1,skia,cairo to direct2d1.1,cairo (remove skia). Then restart Firefox.
  15. 6 points
    Windows 10 is the crappiest crap of all crap. I've seen such extreme bul***** in the OS in the last 2.5 years that I will stay away from it for the next 100 years at least. It's an epic failure of good software engineering. Parts of it are very poorly architected/designed and the UI is worse than Windows 95, and even worse than Windows 8. The reliability, stability, quality, value it delivers, ease of use, features - everything about Windows 10 is outrageously bad and completely worthless, lacking in substance. For those who cannot judge its quality and cannot see its massive flaws, I saw tough luck. You are stupid and you might have a weird obsession to stay on the "latest" OS no matter how bad it is, and nobody can fight that if you've made up your mind to ignore its deal-breaking flaws. The worst is yet to come. Windows 10 will only get worse from here on as it destroys everything that truly made the PC great. Microsoft will remove more features and value than what they are adding, and they will change it into a perpetual expensive subscription. You'll experience MASSIVE troubles CONTINUOUSLY with Windows 10 - it goes against the fundamental principle of software which is that it should stable, trustworthy, reliable and productive in the long term. Now at this point, end of Microsoft support also means nothing to me. So I will continue to run Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell for as long as I can. Windows is secure enough now that security patches ending won't cause your PC to get hacked unless you run unknown apps from untrusted sources. It's just a tactic that Microsoft uses to scare everyone. In fact I am willing to take that 1 in a billion chance that my PC will get hacked because of a security vulnerability. That is lesser of the two evils, the one option being extorted by Microsoft perpetually with ridiculous changes that you can't say no to. Microsoft will bleed you dry without offering any additional value, and while secretly eliminating what you paid for. The driver model hasn't changed between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 so it will be possible to run Windows 8.1 for a very, very, very long time. Even NVMe SSDs have native drivers in Windows 8.1. USB 3.1 - yep. Bluetooth Low Energy. Yep 8.1 supports. Miracast? Yep. There hasn't been any hardware technology evolution or revolution big enough to require the dreadful abomination called Windows 10. No amount of Registry tweaking, configuring and tuning can fix the awfulness of updates in Windows 10. Updates that should have been 10 MB in size are 1 GB and are constant. To hide from the user how awfully bloated they are, Microsoft no longer shows their size so the user remains cluelessly deceived. Updates reset your customized stuff and completely kill your productivity. Updates also impact internet bandwidth when downloading and affect your PC performance while they slowly install. Updates will wear out your SSD with tons of unnecessary writes. Whoever worked on the updating stack should never again be allowed to touch a computer, let alone code. They should be sent back to the college or university they came from to learn efficient coding from scratch again. Until then, all their degrees and qualifications should be taken away. I haven't seen anything worse in 30 years of computing than Windows 10 updates. UI inconsistences have increased 100 times more in Windows 10 vs 8.1. Settings and notification area Metro s*** is all over the place. For example, there are 3 Defender UIs: (see this image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C28Xt4gXcAEf0c4.jpg:large ) AND a tray icon and weekly Action Center notifications! Action Center is a badly design notification UI straight from hell to constantly bug and annoy you. On the other hand, Windows 8.1 with the addition of Classic Shell is largely like Windows 7. You don't even have to ever see or use the dreadful Metro UI in Windows 8 except for a few areas like the Network flyout/tray pane. Whereas in Windows 10, the extremely crappily designed UI has infected all the parts of the OS. Everywhere, silly dumb undecipherable icons are used instead of text and everything is hidden behind hamburger menus that require more clicks. More classic Win32 desktop apps are replaced by extremely dumbed down Metro crap. There is no more any concept like usability, productivity or efficiency of doing things. Windows 8.1 is the fastest out of Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 in my benchmarks. Also besides synthetic performance, Windows 10 has real-world UI sluggishness issues due to use of managed code in the UI/graphical shell. Plus, it is unstable and breaks on its own. It also has loads of unnecessary crap which cannot be uninstalled, fully disabled and continues to take loads of memory. It also comes back when you do updates. So Windows 10 has severely regressed in several core areas: 1. Updates (or the way the OS is serviced) which affects user productivity and long-term stability and desired configuration 2. User interface which has pathetic usability. The entire UWP/Metro UI control stack should be canceled and something better based on modified Win32 controls for touch should be built. Making the controls usable still won't fix their awful design and broken underpinnings of UWP and of most apps though 3. Poor performance due to use of managed code in the OS unlike fast, low footprint native code (C++) I think those who say Windows 10 is actually better than 8.1 or 7 don't have any understanding of operating systems and therefore cannot see just how bad it is. They have no idea of the crap they are accepting. What can I say - ignorance is bliss. Windows 10 is unbearable for me so I never use it. I refuse to use such a junk piece of software, so it's 8.1 for me unless there is really something useful added in Windows 10 in the future. But Microsoft has run out of great ideas and innovation. They only add useless gimmicky fluff now that is of no value to me. Most of their "ideas" are copied from competitors, and since there is no long-term continuity or guarantee of any feature staying around, their software suddenly becomes completely worthless for me - because you paid for some commitment and now they're backing off that commitment - it's an epic breach of trust. Spending money on such crap would be the biggest mistake ever. Plus anything that requires the cloud or interacts so much with the cloud gets a big thumbs down from me. I will never use it because their grand plan is to hold everyone hostage as they pull off any kind of random meaningless changes FORCIBLY to make themselves rich while offering nothing new really that is of significant value or use to you. Again, it's a violation of trust and reduction in value in the "improved" version. I will wait till the new Microsoft CEO gets fired - you know, the id*** who cannot even understand that operating systems should be an offline but occasionally connected-product, not a cloud-first service.
  16. 5 points
    Presentation Hello everybody, i'm skulltrial or samuka, from Betaarchive and i'm here to present my project called Shorthorn, the biggest mod for XP/2003 and it keep aliving. The most known module or subproject is One-Core-API, the base to get compatibility of newer applications designed for Vista+ systems. Site Shorthorn project now has official site: shorthornproject.com You can found links to download, material to read and others. Screenshots Shorthorn has a long history. Many things was made. You can see a litle artifacts here:
  17. 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)
  18. 5 points
    Hello everyone, in the last past few months I have been working on a windows nt 4.0 api wrapper which can run softwares designed for new windows's version. I'm writing the functions in inline assembly (I'm using ida) and C. (There is also some code from reactos and wine). There are some issues with certain softwares, some don't load at all and some crash, so I can't release nothing for now. What are some software you use and you want to run on it? List me and I will try to get them work. Unfortunately firefox (the 3.5 version and newer), opera 12.18 and utorrent don't load even if I added the missing functions... They don't throw me any error, they simply don't load at all... Maybe I have to do something. I will investigate. Here, there are some software that load. Filezilla 3.8.1 (last version crashes, but I think I will be able to get it work) vlc 2.2.0 last version of 7-zip last version of Sumatra (it's a little buggy but it reads pdf).
  19. 5 points
    Introduction: As the title implies, this post serves as a guide for anyone potentially seeking to install and use Vista on the Intel Ivy Bridge platform. I felt there was a need to create this guide, because although getting full driver support for Vista under Ivy Bridge IS possible, it requires you to use certain motherboard(s) from the Sandy Bridge era to get USB 3.0 driver support for Vista. Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers are also not so easy to obtain for Vista, so a link to them has been provided below. Choosing the right motherboard: With Ivy Bridge, Intel dropped Windows Vista (and XP) support from its USB 3.0 drivers, rendering XP/Vista support for the Ivy chipset incomplete. To work around this, you will need to find a motherboard from the Sandy Bridge era that supports Sandy AND Ivy Bridge CPUs. Almost all Sandy Bridge motherboards, except those with the Q65, Q67 or B65 chipsets, will support Ivy Bridge CPUs through a BIOS upgrade. A notable example of such a motherboard is the Asus P8Z68-V LX. This motherboard in particular has Asmedia USB 3.0 controllers, and Asmedia has excellent driver support for Windows Vista. Gigabyte also offers a number of boards that include third-party USB 3.0 chipsets, which support Vista. Be aware that you might have to purchase (or borrow from a friend/relative) a Sandy Bridge CPU to boot up your system for the first time if you are building from scratch, as the original BIOS version for these boards does not support the use of Ivy Bridge CPUs and will not allow you to boot the machine with an Ivy Bridge CPU without first updating your BIOS. For Ivy Bridge-E processors, the X79 chipset is fully supported on Windows Vista and you may choose any motherboard you like (the BIOS update situation still applies). If you do not care about or need USB 3.0, then you may choose any Ivy Bridge motherboard you like. Chipset drivers for Ivy Bridge do support Vista and can be downloaded here. I personally use the ASUS P8B75-M motherboard with Windows Vista Ultimate, and I find it to work well (Vista simply uses its generic USB 2.0 drivers for the USB 3.0 ports). Finding Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers: You can download Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers for Vista here. For some reason, Intel decided initially to not support Windows Vista with its HD 4000 graphics chipsets. However, it appears that they later decided to add in Windows Vista support, evidently via backporting Windows 7 drivers, since this installer claims that the drivers are for Windows 7 but doesn't mention Vista specifically. Despite this, the drivers work just fine in Windows Vista. I have studied the driver setup information (.inf) files and found that both desktop and mobile HD 4000 graphics chipsets are supported, so this driver should be able to be used with any Ivy Bridge graphics chipset under Windows Vista. That's it! No additional special steps are required, and you may install and use Vista normally with full driver support on the Ivy Bridge platform (arguably the best platform for XP/Vista). I hope this guide helped you!
  20. 5 points
    StartIsBack++ 2.5 BETA - JumpListIsBack! BEGONE, XAML BEAST! http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setupBETA.exe
  21. 5 points
    There are most likely many fans of AeroGlass and supporters of @bigmuscle that contribute financially with minimal interaction in this forum. Some may not even be aware of this forum. That being said, you can never have too many financial supporters for any project like this and the man deserves probably far more than he has received in donations. People with special skills like his are usually very generous and almost never get as much as they deserve to receive for their efforts. While I seldom engage in the forum here, I have contributed 35.50 € to support the work and really hope we get support for 1703 (Creators Abortion as I prefer to call it) because every version of Windows from 8.X to date sucks without Aero transparency. I am doing the best I can to tolerate it, but it's a sucky OS in many ways besides the absence of an attractive UI.
  22. 5 points
    NEWS: I was able to load windows media player 10.... It's a little buggy because there are some missing functions I have not added yet, but now it loads
  23. 5 points
    I have no problems with the Windows 10 computer when it's powered off.
  24. 5 points
    The only thing Windows - and Microsoft - can possibly respond to from this point forward is complete contempt. Not just no, but HELL NO, I will not allow them to control MY system. Period. FYI, I think Mr. Burnett hasn't worked quite hard enough. He's not going to be able to get there with just settings. Microsoft doesn't care to honor those settings. They're not smart enough to think through how to make their cloud-integrated toy apps even begin to work without a full-time mothership tether. I've let my Win 10 v1703 system just sit quietly for days. It doesn't make any unsolicited contacts except to an NIST time server on a schedule I've set. Not sure if this image will show here, I posted it on another forum: This is WireShark showing no outside-the-LAN communications for half a day. And the only error my system logs all day is right after bootup. Apparently it thinks it’s an error that I’ve disallowed it from starting UAC, because UAC was, is, and always will be an abomination... The trick is to completely shun the toy Apps, cloud integration (OneDrive/Settings), and half-baked personal digital assistant. Then of course that leaves Windows 10 no better than any prior version. -Noel
  25. 5 points
    A new name for the "Windows Store Only" strategy (that already failed) : and : a pure marketing attempt, seemingly, I don't believe that there is anything particularly "lite" (unless you want to be forced to the limited amount of - BTW largely crappy - Apps in the Store). jaclaz
  26. 5 points
    StartIsBack++ 2.0.2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe (Not marked as beta since apparantly nobody installs beta versions) This version addresses all feedback received since 2.0 release.
  27. 5 points
    authroots.sst and roots.sst (EDIT: updroots.sst too) were updated by Microsoft on 2017/02/28 and released today in March's scheduled release. Those using heinoganda's Cert_Updater.exe should run it ASAP. Others needing a redistributable RootsUpd.exe should follow his instructions for creating their own, or PM me for an updated EXE file.
  28. 4 points
    Features: - Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8.x x86/x64 - Practically runs even on the most minimalistic WinPE - Choose able drive letter for the new Windows installation - Install Windows also if nlite/vlite has remove winnt32.exe/setup.exe - Integrate Drivers: normal PNP and Textmode Drivers also - patch uxtheme to allow unsigned Themes - Some tweaks - Support "Windows to Go" for Windows 7 and later installs - Supports WimBoot option for Windows 8.1 Update 1 - supports all current WIM files: WIM/SWM (XPRESS / LZX / XPRESS HUFFMAN = Wimboot compression) - supports unencrypted ESD files (LZMS compressed WIM) Not Supported: - No Windows embedded version (this includes WinFLP) - No Installation onto USB disk *New* only Windows 7 and later - No upgrades of existing installations As some may know the last version 1.5 had only Support for Win 2000/XP/2003. Fujianabc present an very easy approach to install Windows 7 NT 6.x fast installer basically it's simply applying the windows image from install.wim and generating the boot files. He also discovered that the drive letter of a Windows 7 image can be (opposed to Vista) easily changed. So I have added that way of installing to WinNTSetup. For the driver installation: Every driver added in NT6.x windows will be added to the driver store. So it's not recommended to add countless driver, but rather more really required ones. NT5.x massstorage driver integration is possible thanks to Mr dUSHA powerful MSSTMake.exe tool To the Unattend option: It's possible to use an unattend.xml to run the Setup unattended. But as the actual WinPE Setup Phase isn't effective in that way of install, all Winpe related settings inside the unattend.xml won't be applied. Ini config file It's possible to save all GUI-settings to a ini file: push Ctrl + S to save all settings to an ini. push Ctrl + L to load all settings from an ini. A WinNTSetup.ini file in the same dir as the app itself will be loaded automatically at startup. It also can be selected via command line: WinNTSetup.exe /cfg:"C:\mysettings.ini" more command line options To install Windows in a VHD file: - requires Windows 7 as OS and Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 as Source - create a partitioned VHD and assign a drive letter (push Ctrl + Shift + V to use build in diskpart wrapper for this) - select the VHD drive as installation drive (make sure you boot drive ist a active primary partition on a physical disk) If you get an Antivirus warning from your AV software, please report it to them as a false positive and let them check it. Current Version: WinNTSetup3.rar
  29. 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)
  30. 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!
  31. 4 points
    As all of you Vista users surely know, IE9 is the last version of the MS supplied browser that can be installed on that OS. It has several prerequisites, notably KB948465 (SP2 for Vista SP1), KB971512 (Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library) and KB2117917 (Platform update supplement for Windows Vista); you can read more here. MS had continued patching security vulnerabilities in IE9 on Vista SP2 via "Cumulative Security Updates for Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Vista SP2" up until Vista's EOL on April 11th of this year (update KB4014661). MS will continue patching IE9 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 (as, again, it's the last version installable there, too) until that product reaches its (Extended Support) EOL in 2020. If you have been following our Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista thread, then you should have already installed follow-ups KB4018271 (May 2017), KB4021558 (June 2017) and KB4025252 (July 2017). For the rest of this post I'll assume your Vista SP2 OS (ergo IE9 copy) is fully updated even with post EOL updates intended for WS2008SP2; e.g. on my setup (Vista SP2 Home Premium 32bit), "About Internet Explorer" looks like: For those of you out there with an intention to using IE9 as your main browser on Vista, sadly, you'd have come to the conclusion it's only half-usable currently, at best; this is a result of: 1. Most modern sites have removed support for IE9 completely, via UA string sniffing: Somes sites (like Youtube) offer a workaround, for others it may be necessary to spoof the actual UA string as one from a later OS+IE version (e.g. via the "Set UA String" IE addon). 2. Many sites have moved to recent web design, so they don't render correctly (if at all) in IE9, even in "Compatibility View" (well, actually, this is to be expected; CV means the site was optimised for IE8-); FWIW, even MS pages don't display correctly now in IE9 . 3. A third scenario I find quite irritating is that many sites fail to load at all in IE9 if they use the HTTPS protocol; with the recent move of many major sites to the more secure, encrypted, HTTPS, "allegedly" to increase user privacy and security, I found the list of "secure" sites not opening in IE9 growing at a high rate; of course there's always Firefox, but it's IE9 we're discussing here... Upon investigation, I discovered this is due to IE9 on Vista only supporting TLS protocol v1.0; this is considered by today's standards no longer secure enough, so many sites using HTTPS have moved to the more secure versions 1.1, 1.2, even to 1.3! Fortunately, a recent MS update (intended for the WS2008SP2 OS) can be applied on Vista SP2 that will implement TLS 1.1/1.2 support on Vista's IE9, too! ; I have spoken about this important update here. 1. Install then KB4019276 2. Reboot the Vista machine 3. After restart, launch the Registry Editor (regedit), preferably as Administrator. 4. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.1 5. Delete the "OSVersion"="" subkey; BTW, I don't know which WinOS that string refers to (Win6.1=Win7) 6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\CRYPTO\TLS1.2 7. Again, delete the "OSVersion"="" subkey. Exit Registry Editor. 8. Launch IE9; Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab -> Scroll all the way down to "Security": Prior to KB4019276 and registry manipulations, only "Use TLS 1.0" had been available on Vista; you should have already unchecked the older "Use SSL 2.0/3.0" options, to avoid being targeted by "POODLE" attacks; uncheck "Use TLS 1.0" (optionally also "Use TLS 1.1") and check "Use TLS 1.2". 9. Click Apply, OK, then exit IE9. 10. Upon restarting IE9, you'll find you can now visit all those sites that previously would not load due to unsupported TLS protocols: 10. You can verify further that indeed 1.2 is being used during server-client negotiations via specialised sites or via IE9's native GUI: I honestly hope you'll find my post to be of value; enjoy your more secure (than ever before?) Vista OS!
  32. 4 points
    Of course there was an update to Windows XP, KB4042723 (wzcsvc.dll). According to my manufacturer of the router, this is not affected with the current firmware, best at your router manufacturer inquire / inform. Today, there was another update (KB4019276 download / info) for Windows XP to support TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 (client - server / IIS).
  33. 4 points
    EDIT: FWIW, I wrote this reply before this whole opera was consolidated into its own thread; JodyT's comments seemed (to me) rather strikingly off-topic and pointless in the context of the thread they initially appeared in. One of the reasons I personally tend to at these types of posts of yours is that IIRC you've mentioned a number of times how you used to really hate some newer Windows versions, and how now you've learned to like them and "moved on" from XP, with a strong implication that everyone should do the same. Somehow, the way you present it comes across as a religious argument, about how you used to believe in a wrong god but now you've found the right one and everyone should do the same. For starters, logically a big part of "moving on" would be that you don't keep coming back to lecture those who are now in the "wrong" from your point of view. I assume the reason most people say harsh words about Windows 10 is because they've tried it and strongly dislike certain aspects of it and MS behavior surrounding it. It's a fresh experience for them, often an ongoing one, they haven't "moved on" from it years ago. That's completely different from your self-described situation with XP. Then, I think virtually none of the regulars here are still on vanilla XP, they have all gone down the POSReady 2009 route. So talking about it as if people who are (for all intents and purposes) using a product still supported by MS - with updates coming out every month just as for any other supported Windows version - are irresponsible and a major threat to the Internet or whatnot is simply twisting the reality. A lot of the people here are more than capable of determining whether or not their choice of OS is a risk to them and the world at large or not - and they're unlikely to appreciate implications to the contrary. Wait until after the POSReady EOL. maybe? And finally, why does there have to be something irrational about someone still using XP, can't it be a perfectly rational decision? If it still does everything we need (and doesn't do what we don't want), why shouldn't we keep using it? As I think I've already said in a similar discussion in the past, we live in the age of virtualization and can and do use other OS-s in parallel to XP whenever such a need arises. i know that should XP outlive its usefulness for me and become a hindrance or an unacceptable security risk, I will stop using it as my main OS, no question about it. But I'm not going to do so because of marketing speak, scare tactics, artificial crippling of software, or anyone's proselytizing, and I think many people here feel the same.
  34. 4 points
    SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR SEPTEMBER 7, 2017: Simplified the information contained in the "Introduction" section to be less overwhelmingly detailed, and more to-the-point. Added links to Last versions of software for Windows 95, Last versions of software for Windows 98, and Last versions of software for Windows 2000 threads in the "Quick Links" section. Also added a link to a new video tutorial on how to get Windows Vista updates until 2020 (video created by me). Updated information about Firefox 52.x ESR: the browser should continue receiving updates until May 2018, rather than the previous Sept. 2017 date. Added Sonic Mania in "Games" "Unofficially works on Vista" subsection, along with a disclaimer that the game has not been tested by anyone on this forum, and compatibility was only verified by word-of-mouth by someone on the Steam forum. If someone here tests the game on Vista and finds it to be working, I will remove this disclaimer. Updated Logitech Gaming Software entry to v8.96.81. Added TorGuard VPN client to (ONG) "VPN clients" section. Removed "Post-EOL updates for Windows Vista" section as the addition of the link to my video tutorial and the side note of information in the "Quick Links" section pretty much eliminates the need for it (big thanks to MSFN user @greenhillmaniac for allowing me to link to his Server 2008 update repository in my video).
  35. 4 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
  36. 4 points
    I hate to be frank.... STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM THAT FORUM! I've met friendly, helpful people there before. There have been useful tutorials as well. But the administration left me with a very sour taste. I created a thread about 4 years ago regarding the-then upcoming EOL. I asked if anyone had the knowledge to create a 7/8 compatibility layer. I was greeted with friendly responses, some expressing similar concern and ideas. But about 1 hour in, my account was terminated on the grounds of "Advocating illegal activity". I created a new account and contacted the board expressing my apologies for the misunderstanding. I was terminated a second time. I sent an email and never heard back. I caution using that forum, especially post EOL. Simply put, many of the projects you see here on MSFN simply wouldn't exist had this forum been a similar environment. I've considered migrating over to BleepingComputer, but I'm not sure. I'm not convinced any forum can replace the mammoth of information and professionalism found here. The loss of MSFN is truly a tragedy.
  37. 4 points
    OH, yes, it means exactly that. You are falling in the usual (common enough) mistake to think that the Windows 10 that you tweaked, bettered, changed, tuned, modified is Windows 10. It is not. Windows 10 is what MS deliver to you UNmodified, and it sucks (BIG). Once you have done all your tweakings, and spent countless hours to modify it, then it becomes another thing (most probably bearable and even "working"). jaclaz
  38. 4 points
    A year or so has passed, and I decided to give the OS another (quick) shot. Doesn't seem like anything changed. What I can get to with 2-3 clicks in Windows 7 I most often can't even FIND in Windows 10. The new settings is a pure mess. Like even after two hours (I really was determined to figure it all out this time and didn't wipe it from the drive within 10 minutes) I haven't figured out how to get to pagefile settings. OR how the hell do I put "This Computer" to the desktop. That shortcut is not even in the Start menu anywhere. Those are two of the more painful things so far. Basically, I am unable to use the stupid system, because some of the most basic things I take for granted are simply not there, and/or are buried/obscured under tons of garbage I cannot get through. Despite my strong disgust with the OS, every time I install it again I try to approach it with open mind, thinking "It's not THAT difficult. It's just Windows. I've been using it for 22 years. It must make sense somehow." - but NO. It just doesn't. last edit: I eventually got borderline physically sick from the ***** flat design, and after 1) seeing the Calculator app and 2) starting the new Internet Explorer, where I had no idea what was part of the page and what was part of the toolbar, I shut the VM off in pure disgust. No thank you. Keep this crap, Microsoft. I'll keep using Windows 7 for as long as humanely possible. I really tried this time. Didn't work. And I lost three hours of my life.
  39. 4 points
    That's too bad... I don't really know much about it, so I guess I was hoping it was MS pulling their **** together, and finally bringing back a mostly aero interface. It always felt like a step back to go from something that look as awesome as Aero to the default win10 setup. It makes win 10 look like a slightly modern version of Windows ME. I guess that's why we all use aeroglass. I don't even do anything special. I just install it so make my titlebar and borders transparent. I makes it look so much better.
  40. 4 points
    I can understand your frustration, but come back to the ground. Please, if you have a problem with a user, then send him a PM and clarify it. With some far-sightedness it was clear that the Extended XP is not a simple project, at times at the present time the danger exists that updates of MS some files of your package replaced by newer file versions. KB4018556 has been withdrawn by MS, but there will be an update, this concerns Extended XP. An ongoing care of this package is essential. Then let Extended XP once in the alpha phase, so you have won time and no longer this pressure. Communicate it to the users, rather than maneuvering themselves into a hopeless situation and reacting against other users with anger. With the screen print, in a previous post, I wanted to knock you on shoulder and say so continue so great. Yes, my beloved Google Chrome still does not work, so I will not consider you as incapable, it takes time, experience and a learning phase (You hold it in the eye and somewhere there is perhaps a way, with the head through the wall does not go). At your age you tend to overestimate yourself, it is all too human. Many users are grateful for your commitment, only now and then you have to get back to the bottom of reality so you do not harm yourself.
  41. 4 points
    Allow me to doubt that the Board Supervisor can lay off. Maybe you (and the bunch of people) could make a petition for assigning to Dybia a special license allowing him to post whatever he see fit wherever on the MSFN board, but usually the Mods (and the Supervisor) have this queer attitude about having members post on topic. You know how these old people tend to think along traditional schemes ... jaclaz
  42. 4 points
    Hi all, I just got a reply over at Adobe, and we are back in business with the Google Chrome PepperFlash PPAPI on Windows XP. The latest stable is version, and the latest beta is Both work on XP. Sometimes you just have to ask nicely, and people will be willing to help you out. https://forums.adobe.com/message/9507336#9507336
  43. 4 points
    You won't even have to do that apparently. I've been doing some searching, and all you have to do is edit wuaueng.dll so that IsCPUSupported always returns true. Here's some information I found on it: https://github.com/zeffy/kb4012218-19 Edit: I just tried this myself, I have a newer update that changed the patch, so I made a patch myself. I can see Windows Update again and get any update I need again. Can confirm this works.
  44. 4 points
    Big Muscle, I was just thinking people would like hearing any thoughts you have about the new version. I know I would. I was just dropping a hint that folks, myself included, really like your software and hope you'll continue to develop it (though I wouldn't blame you if Microsoft has made you tired of having to re-develop it). You've done such good work in the past people are hoping you'll continue, that's all. I had build 1607 build 14393 running (and looking) very nice, in no small part because of your fine work. I've been using - trying to use - the Windows 10 out-of-box UI while testing version 1703 build 15063 and frankly it sucks pretty hard. And of course I'm indebted to you for making my Windows 8.1 set up the system I can count on continuing to use on my real hardware. Thank you! -Noel
  45. 4 points
    Sounds like a good idea to me. Perhaps a way to help keep this thread focused would be to open a new topic on version 1703 build 15063.xxx. -Noel
  46. 4 points
    I have been using linux since last year, and it not bad. Slackware Linux in case someone asks. Its nice for the most part. Win 7 is the end of the line for me. I still use Win98/WinXP but not as much.
  47. 4 points
    Once I tried running a virus on Windows 2000 SP4 (I think I also had BWC's kernel32 extension) and every single virus failed xD Not ONE out of 60+ viruses it attempted to install worked! Missing dependencies and windows version check was too much for it Most virus writers want to do as little work as possible, they're not gonna bother with legacy systems
  48. 4 points
    The problem is that it probably isn't just an id***... It could well be an entire department.
  49. 4 points
    Any system can be "secure" if the user is reasonably proactive with their activities online as it relates to security. Example: if I was using risky behavior online I'm sure I could infect a Windows 7 or Windows 10 system in under 10 minutes. I have been taking apart computer systems since I was a teenager, and feel legacy Windows such as Windows 2000 and XP can be used securely if you don't visit rogue websites, etc. Don't use Internet Explorer! Use a firewall! While these systems no longer receive updates, I don't believe they are really at that much greater risk than newer Windows systems. First, 2000/XP systems are a small target and not worth wasting time attacking. Second, Windows 7 and 10 are constantly receiving updates, which means they just as insecure as XP, it's just that someone has already found the vulnerability and Microsoft has chosen to fix the vulnerability. I personally don't believe that any new versions of Windows are more secure than the last; it's just that Microsoft has decided to patch the newer ones. When Windows 2000 was launched, it was the "most secure version of Windows". It ended being the victim of many attacks during its 10-year lifetime, particularly the Blaster, Sasser and Sobig worms from 2003-2004. XP was released, it was the same mantra, being more secure than Windows 2000, but it too fell victim to the same worms that plagued 2000. Anti-Spyware 2011 and the Alureon Trojan affected Vista and 7. No system is impenetrable. Once Windows 10 has been around for sometime, we will begin seeing the vulnerabilities of that system. These days, automated computer programs can crack any system once enough algorithms and commands are processed. Certainly, if you can make it, you can break it!
  50. 4 points
    I don't bother with Adobe / Acrobat Reader anymore being that Chrome and Firefox have built in capability- they also seem faster at loading than Reader. Full installers of Firefox versions from the original 0.8 to the current Firefox 50 can be downloaded from the FTP repository: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ (Select the version number, then navigate to the /win32 or /win64 directory (I don't know if the /win64 versions are compatible with XP 64-bit) For legacy versions of Flash Player, you can always download them from Adobe's Archived Flash Player page, all the way back to version 2.0 from 1996: (for versions from 2010 to 2016, the second heading, "Flash Player archives"; for versions from 1996-2016, the last heading, "Older archives"): https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html Full Google Earth installers are on this page: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en Google Earth fixed compatibility problems with Windows XP, according to this link: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/40901?hl=en Direct full installer for 7.1 is on that page: https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE7/release_7_1_7/googleearth-win-bundle- https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE7/release_7_1_7/googleearth-win-bundle- Direct full installer for 6.2 is on that page: https://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE6/release_6_2_2/googleearth-win-bundle- The Java Archive page is here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/archive-139210.html The Opera archive page offers versions back to 3.21 (2002) and is available here: http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/ I usually use WinRar for many files, and the current 5.40 version runs fine on XP: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm Direct download 32 bit is http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar540.exe HOPE THIS HELPS! MERRY CHRISTMAS!