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bphlpt last won the day on March 17 2016

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  1. Windows 8.1 bluetooth bug

    Sorry, I don't use, and have never used, Win 8.x, so I can't help. Cheers and Regards
  2. Also, just for testing purposes, you could probably get away with CAREFULLY using the card without a bracket. At least that way you might get a better idea if a different card could possibly solve your problem. Cheers and Regards
  3. Those two look like they're going to either dance, or hug. Cheers and Regards
  4. What's wrong with sticking with New Moon? I like it! Cheers and Regards
  5. What Are You Listening To?

    Remember them? I probably have at least half of them in a box in my garage. LOL Cheers and Regards
  6. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    @NoelC, have you tried to install Win10 on bare metal to see if the behavior is the same? Yes, I know you are vastly more experienced than I am, and are very well versed in Windows networking, not to mention with your typical setup of VMs and of course your hardware and LAN setup, and I'm not at all defending Win10, nor am I implying that the crap is not indeed intensifying, but as a way to eliminate a variable I just thought I'd throw that out there. Cheers and Regards
  7. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    If it was not for just the current session, then what's the point of the note that specifically states: "No notification will be shown until you restart Firefox." Cheers and Regards
  8. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    Likewise. I don't have XP, but that is the behavior of even the latest Firefox version with Win7. When you "restart Firefox", then this option is reset, ie the checkbox is cleared. I always interpreted that as the intended behavior. Cheers and Regards
  9. Links work for me. Cheers and Regards
  10. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Have you released these improvements to HFSLIP yet? The last version I see on your site is 1.0.2. By the way, I don't know if I'll ever need them, since I've been exclusively using Win7 for the last few years, but I just finished downloading the complete Archive and Archive2. All 12,154 files and 25,490,107,948 bytes. Consider it another off-site backup in case you need it. Cheers and Regards
  11. Disable your adblocking for MSFN

    And yet, when I went to bild.de with all of my adblockers activated, in Chrome (SRWare Iron), I got no complaints at all. Very strange. Cheers and Regards
  12. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    I'm probably not the best guy to instruct a beginner how to install XP x86 in a non-standard location using a patch to access more than the standard amount of memory - it's been too many years. But I can ask some basic questions about how and why you find yourself in this situation. @jaclaz and @dencorso both tried to get you to provide more information, which you declined to do, so I'll spell out some specific questions. You need to answer ALL questions asked so that whoever does help you has the information they need. It seems that XP is not your only OS, (apparently Win 7 x64 as well?), and you said earlier that you installed XP on D: so: 1) Mainly out of curiosity, but it might help - Why do you want to use XP x86, and why don't you want to use XP x64? Nothing wrong with either OS, but if we understood your motivations we might be able to better explain your options. 2) Are you trying to end up with XP x86 as the only OS on this computer, or are you wanting to dual boot between XP x86 and another OS, and if so, which OS? 3) Explain your overall system setup, ie Is this a laptop or desktop? Are C:, D:, etc separate drives or partitions or what? 4) Explain what is currently on C:, D:, and any other drive in your system. 5) Explain what you want to end up with on C:, D:, and any other drive in your system. 6) Explain how, EXACTLY, you attempted to install XP x86. Once we have the answers to the above, then we should have enough information to begin to help you. Good luck! Cheers and Regards PS - in a normal installation where XP x86 is the only OS installed on a system with only a single drive, boot.ini is a hidden system file on the root of the drive, ie C:\boot.ini. The answers to the above questions might help clarify whether it should still be there or in a different location.
  13. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Offhand, I'd suggest getting a command prompt using your XP installation disc and accessing boot.ini from there. You could also either plug the disk drive into another computer so you could access it, or boot into another OS off a DVD or USB drive, (either a version of Linux or one of the various "rescue" OS that are available), which is the same idea as using the XP installation disc. Or, you might be able to repair your boot.ini file -- this might help -- which also uses the XP installation disc. Cheers and Regards
  14. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

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

    @JodyT, First off, the way I see it, your comments and views are very appropriate and appreciated here at MSFN, and we're not trying to say that you shouldn't make them at all. We're just criticizing where you make them. They are appropriate in a thread talking about the OS of your choice, Windows 8 for you, where you can extol on why you are glad you made the switch. They're good in a thread about OS in general where comments about all OS are welcome. They are fine in a thread about XP that is about both the positives and negatives, or negatives only for that matter since that matches your views. They're appropriate when there is a question directly posed about whether someone should, or should not, switch from XP or to Windows 8.x. But in a thread specifically about the positives, or in this case the public continued use, of XP, they are not appreciated. Instead they come across, as @mixit explained, preachy at best. And it comes across that you are especially against XP since your posts about moving to Windows 8 seem to be almost always in threads about XP, and rarely, if ever, in threads about Windows 9.x, Win2K, Vista, Windows 7, or even Windows 10. And in a case of the pot calling the kettle black, in ends up that you are also using an OS that is no longer fully supported. According to Redmond Magazine on 2016-01-13, Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure: On 2016-01-13, the table for Window 8 referred to above lists the Mainstream Support End Date as 2018-01-09 and the Extended Support End Date as 2023-01-10, but if you look at that table today, both dates are listed as Not Applicable. The article's point, though, that you have to move to Windows 8.1 within two years of its availability, is still the same. There are no exceptions made if your hardware does not fully support Windows 8.1, which is your situation I believe? But you'll probably say that that's OK since you apply the updates from Server 2012 so you're still covered. Isn't that the same thing that POSReady accomplishes for XP users? And even if you absolutely insist on stating your views where they are not appreciated, they might be better tolerated if you didn't seem to always insist on having the last word on the matter. You could have let the matter drop after your first post and @dencorso chastized you, but you had to respond to dencorso, jaclaz, and heinoganda even though you kept saying "I will leave it at that" and "no more on this from me, I promise." You are in a definite minority in preferring Windows 8. According to NetMarketShare.com's Desktop Operating Market Share, Windows 8 only has a market share of 1.35%, Windows 8.1 and XP each have 6.07 %, Windows 10 has 27.99% and Windows 7 has 48.43%. But yet I can't remember a specific case where anyone criticized you for your choice. That is one of the great things about MSFN. There are support threads here for users of almost all of the various MS OS. So I hope you will agree that dencorso should split these posts into a different thread. It might end up being an interesting one. It might even encourage folks that agree with your position to post, since so far they haven't. Like you said, we are all more likely to learn something if we have a thorough discussion on the matter, instead of the current situation where you are trying to make your point and we are mostly telling you to not make your point here. Cheers and Regards