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  1. From the "older is better / more secure but they won't tell you that" department: --------------- This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera http://thehackernews.com/2017/04/unicode-Punycode-phishing-attack.html ---------------- Firefox 2 renders the example URL (as displayed in the location bar) as this: https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/ Opera 12.02 renders the URL as a not-quite-right looking apple.com (looks like appie.com).
  2. Just doing a bit of searching and there was a Biostar PT880 Pro-A7 board with VT8237R and the specs say SATA-1. So it must be the S version of the 8237 that can do SATA-2? The Biostar board has DDR + DDR2, PCIe +AGP, but (and get this) it has AC-97 audio (Realtek ALC-655) so this means there are win-98 drivers for sound - yes? RAM limited to 2 gb. I don't see this board on ebay at the moment. Something I found out about the 8237S from wikipedia: "The SATA-II feature of VT8237S is limited to 300 MB/S Data Transfer Rate bearing no NCQ functionality."
  3. This is the board I have: http://www.asrock.com/mb/via/4coredual-vsta/ 4core dual-vsta. So it's not the dual-core VSTA you mentioned in your previous post. Yes, it is SATA-1. If the 4core dual-sata has a SATA-2 controller, explain how because I thought the sata controller was in the chipset and I thought both boards have the same chipset (PT880 / VT8237A). If the dual-sata has SATA-2 controller, and there are win-98 drivers for it, then that's going to be the only sata-2 controller I know with win-98 drivers.
  4. > What's wrong with VIA-Chipsets? Ruthan said he's never gotten a PCIe video card to work on VIA-chipset boards (or at least the Asrock 4coreDual boards, specifically the VSTA which I have). Aside: What's the difference between the dual-VSTA and dual-SATA anyways?
  5. First thing: As a result of fooling around with swapping the Q8200 core2 cpu with a xeon cpu (had to mod the bios to do that) and disabling the on-board IDE controller in the bios, XP decided that it needed to re-validate itself, which I got a chuckle from and I did do the re-validation and checked using XPinfo.exe and I'm back to full-power valid state. The board is now running with an E5450 ($25 from ebay). Second thing: Intel ICH10 2-channel and 4-channel SATA controllers now show up in device manager in the hard drive controller tree, in the same branch as the ide controller devices (which still show up despite having disabled the IDE controller in BIOS?). In XP, do SATA controllers show up under a separate branch in device manager, like they do in win-98 (typically or always as "SCSI" controller) ? Third thing: BIOS is still set to IDE-mode because XP fails to start when set to AHCI (a blue-screen with some text flashes briefly during XP-spash-screen before the screen goes black). But (as I said above) SATA controller shows up in device manager as "present and working" so I don't know how both of those things can happen at the same time. My primary question now is -> what sort of utility program can I run to know exactly if the drive is being controlled under a "SATA" paradigm or an IDE paradigm? Device manager does not explicitly give that information (it does not say which controller the drive is connected to) but a thought just occurred to me - there are different device-views in device manager and I haven't tried them all yet...
  6. 775i915PL-SATA2 ? 915 chipset has win-98 drivers? Too bad it's not DDR-2. Even though there *appears* to be many boards, the reality is different. The search results show many boards that don't show win-98 in the actual page. Besides the 915-based boards, I see AMD SiS756 based boards. And it seems all of them are DDR, perhaps DDR 400 at that. And they all have HD-Audio, so you're not gaining anything there because there will not be HD-audio drivers for win-98 (has anyone checked the driver download for the 775i915PL-SATA2 ?) Funny how it looks like SATA-2 in the model name, but is actually SATA-1 controller. And there are win-98 SATA drivers for the 915? I thought the 875 was the last Intel chipset to have Win-98 SATA drivers. Even if there are win-98 drivers for the 915PL (including SATA, USB and LAN controllers) I don't see the point in getting these boards over a socket-478 board unless they have DDR-2. Fully-functional PCIe is a good thing, but for win-98 it's not going to out-perform AGP so the DDR vs DDR2 thing becomes more relevant. Having win98 sound drivers for the 915PL would, however, tilt this in favor of the 915. Show me a non-Via chipset board with socket 775 and DDR-2, with win-98 drivers for LAN, SATA, USB, PCIe bridge, not necessarily having audio driver. Or show me the same except without PCIe slot but with AGP slot. I'm not familar with AMD CPU's of the same vintage and performance of the Intel 478/775 models and the level of win-98 driver support for such AMD-based boards. Maybe there are some?
  7. > > > PCI-E cards work fine under 98SE > > > > Based on what I'm reading here about video cards, I just bought these off e-bay: > > BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT DirectX 9 256MB PCI Express x16 ($30) > > BFG Tech GeForce 7900GS DirectX 9 256MB PCI Express x16 ($28) > > Will use one or the other on an Asrock 4-Core DUAL-VSTA > > I had this board and i have failed to make Geforce 7600 PCI-E running Nice to find that out now. > PCI-E cards work fine under 98SE Tell me - what motherboard with PCIe has decent win-98 driver support?
  8. I've got a system running XP on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L board and found that the SATA controller was set to IDE in the bios (the system has no actual IDE drives - they're all sata). Changing the setting to AHCI resulted in a system that wouldn't boot. Changing back to IDE and booting back into XP, did some poking around and it sure looks like the SATA drivers are installed. So what exactly needs to be done to prepare XP, while it's running, to prepare it for the next boot when the BIOS is changed from IDE to AHCI mode?
  9. Based on what I'm reading here about video cards, I just bought these off e-bay: BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT DirectX 9 256MB PCI Express x16 ($30) BFG Tech GeForce 7900GS DirectX 9 256MB PCI Express x16 ($28) Will use one or the other on an Asrock 4-Core DUAL-VSTA motherboard (Via 880 chipset) and a Core2 CPU (one of these ->E8400, E8500, E7500 or E7600). Running Win-98, naturally.
  10. I'll throw this in here, since it looks useful: http://wu.krelay.de/en/
  11. This might be of interest to some here: =========== A ‘smart’ clock with Windows 98 (and Raspberry Pi) March 7, 2017 http://fixmibug.com/a-smart-clock-with-windows-98-and-raspberry-pi.html ============ I think they mean "A Smart Watch with Windows 98 and Raspberry Pi". One thing that maybe someone here can explain: ============ The truth is more complicated is to get to the software itself, because of copyright and distribution details. The case of Windows 98 is very particular. After the agreement between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, Windows 98 is not available through MSDN, therefore, there is a legal way to get the operating system beyond buying a physical copy on eBay or another similar site. ============ What is this agreement between MS and Sun, and how exactly does it affect Win-98 distribution/availability (or ownership?) ?
  12. Over the past day or two I've downloaded all these same .MSU files from MS and they do compare (byte-for-byte) with the files in the wikileaks vault-7 archive. I don't know if there's a master document that's part of this archive that explains the layout of the archive, what certain files are, their relevance or meaning, etc. The significance of why those particular MSU files are there remains unknown.
  13. I've uploaded maybe 6 or 7 of these .msu files to VT and all but one of them tested positive for W32.Virus.Jeefo.Gen as detected by "Webroot" AV program. All other AV programs detected nothing.
  14. These are the files: IE10-Windows6.1-KB3032359-x64.msu IE9-Windows6.1-KB3032359-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3000483-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3004361-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3013455-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3019215-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3019978-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3020387-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3020388-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3020393-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3021674-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3022777-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3023562-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3029944-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3030377-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3031432-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3032323-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3032359-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3033889-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3034344-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3035017-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3035126-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3035131-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3035132-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3036493-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3039066-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3046049-x64.msu (wasn't sure if I should post this thread to the win-7 forum or here, since I think a lot of the same people would be interested in this no matter where it's posted)
  15. I'm decrypting the wikileaks Vault-7 file released last night, and I'm seeing a bunch of MS .MSU files inside this 500 mb archive. I'm not sure what this means or why they're there. These are somehow related to the CIA and their ability to hack various platforms, phones, and OS's.