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  1. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JULY 20, 2017: Added Universal Theme Patcher & Vista Visual Master to "Desktop Enhancement software" section. Added link to a new video tutorial on how to resolve Windows Update's slow 'Check for updates' speed in Windows Vista (created by myself). Rearranged some misalphabetized items in various sections.
  2. Thanks for the addition and information. Added Universal Theme Patcher & Vista Visual Master to "Desktop Enhancement software" section.
  3. I was able to install the July 2017 Monthly Rollup with no problems on my Windows 8 system: http://prntscr.com/fvhkrn As such, this issue seems to be exclusive to your system, Jody... At least we know that Microsoft didn't do anything (whether it be intentional or unintentional) to cause any future Server 2012 updates to fail to install in Windows 8.
  4. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JULY 13, 2017: Removed "End of life" information as I found that unnecessary and not compatible with the title of this topic. I don't want this list to be a vehicle for Microsoft's OS lifecycle policy. List entries are now sorted alphabetically. Sections and subsections will remain unsorted alphabetically, since they're already sorted by what I believe to be the most relevant. Revamped the "Games" section; adding four new subsections: "Pre-Vista era", "Unofficially works on Vista", "Last official release to run on Vista (sequels do not support Vista)", and "Last official relase to run on Vista (sequels unlikely to support Vista)". Removed Quake Live and F.E.A.R 3, as there is unlikely to be a sequel to these games since they were released quite a long time ago.
  5. Thanks for the kind words, Ryan. Nice to see you around again after so long. I agree with your observation about pinning the list. I think this would make a good pinned topic for the Vista forum here, but I'll let the admins make that call. Some recent improvements I've made to the list (which I'm about to mention in the July 13 sum of changes) may make this a more pin-worthy topic than it was before.
  6. Ahhh okay, I remember that now. Thank you for pointing that out. Anyway, as I said, the "Games" section will include: *Last versions of games for Vista (in the situation where the sequel(s) don't work), *Games that don't *officially* support Vista, but work anyway (should be listed as UNS. The last *officially* supported release will be mentioned next to the UNS entry). Does that seem good to everyone? If there's any more additions or suggestions for improving the list (or how it presents the information shown here), please let me know. I hope people are getting use of the list and are finding it easy to read and use- that's my goal.
  7. I don't recall ever seeing such a suggestion from you... In fact, you're the one that suggested more than half of the games that are listed there to begin with, no? I'm not trying to be rude, I just never remember seeing that suggestion prior to Greenhillmaniac posting it... Anyway, I will probably scan through the list of games again when I have access to a PC (I'm on the mobile site atm) and I'll remove any unnecessary entries. The goal of the "Games" section is to list the *last* versions of games for Windows Vista (including those that don't "officially" support it but still work with it - they're listed as UNS), and some entries that are listed may not meet that criteria (I haven't had access to a PC since adding them, so I haven't had time to research all of them). The earliest entries (such as COD: Black Ops 2) I did research, and found that the sequels didn't support Vista, so they were added to the list. Others (notably GTA V) I added because their sequels (whenever they are released) will more than likely not support (and maybe won't even work at all with) Windows Vista, however it isn't confirmed by the game developers yet. For example, GTA VI (whenever it is released) will be released outside of Vista's EOL, and as such, will more than likely require at least Windows 7 as a minimum, as most modern games do nowadays. Although, one could argue that it could be an (UNS) instance where the game works fine on Vista, despite not being "officially" supported on the OS. We'll just have to wait until the game is released, and I will update the list to reflect the information as it becomes available (lord willin' and the creeks don't rise...).
  8. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JULY 1, 2017: Replaced "Multi-engine supported" 'Web browsers' subsection with "Independently-based" subsection (This was mainly done because there were more independently-based browsers than multi-engine browsers, and the one [and only] multi-engine browser listed was also independently-based. A separate multi-engine section may be added back in future as more browsers of that criteria are added to the list). Fixed error pointed out by @jumper (Moved Qupzilla 1.8.9 from Firefox-based to independently-based subsection, since I originally thought the browser was based on Firefox. This turned out to be incorrect). Added Global Offensive, Counter-Strike 1.6, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3 BFE, Rocket League, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2, Serious Sam 2, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Don't Starve Together, Quake Live, Road Redemption, Chivalry Medieval Warfare, F.E.A.R 3, Killing Floor, Bioshock Infinite, One Late Night: Deadline, and Star Wars Republic Commando to "Games" section. Updated "Logitech Gaming Software" listing to v8.94.104, as it is confirmed by @burd that this version (unofficially) works on Vista. Changed (ONG) "Epic browser" listing to (UNS) status, as the browser "officially" supports Windows 7 or later, but despite that, the latest version runs just fine in Vista.
  9. Thanks to everyone for the additions/corrections. I have updated the list to reflect these, and I will post them in the summary of changes to the list for July 1, 2017 soon.
  10. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JUNE 29, 2017: Divided (ONG) "Web browsers" section into four subsections: Firefox-based, Independently-based, Multi-engine supported, and Chromium-based. Added Tor Browser, Dooble, Cocoon, and Epic Browser to (ONG) "Web browsers" section. Added a new (ONG) section: "Console Emulators" Added Dolphin and PCSX2 to (ONG) "Console Emulators" section. Added a new section: "Games" Added GTA V, Doom 2016, Just Cause 3, Battlefield 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to "Games" section.
  11. Thanks for the additions. I have added them all except for Coowon and BlackHawk. Coowon has not been updated since 2014, and BlackHawk has not been updated since 2015. As such, these browsers are most likely abandoned. On the other hand, Epic browser looks awfully interesting. Chromium 58 on Vista? That's something I would've never thought would happen... Here's to hoping it keeps working/being updated on Vista for a long while.
  12. Thanks for confirming that Doom 2016 works in Vista. I shall add it to the list next time I edit it (in a few hours). As for Conkeror, it's working fine for me too thanks to the installation MSI (the manual installation method didn't work for me on Vista). Like I said, I have added it to the ONG browsers section.
  13. Nevermind. I was overlooking the Windows Installer MSI file provided here: http://conkeror.org/InstallationWindows as my browser auto-scrolled to the "manual install" section when I first visited the page. Sorry about the confusion; the reason I was having so much trouble was because I was trying to perform a manual install, which is definitely complicated and doesn't seem to want to work. Anyway, I shall add Conkeror to the list now. Also, since I can't find any solid evidence that the browser is discontinued, I will add it to the (ONG) browsers section. Also, does Doom 2016 work in Windows Vista? According to my research, Doom 3 is the last (and only) version that supports Vista. I'm aware that various games that claim to "require" Windows 7 work just fine with Vista (since Vista's Platform Update adds DX11 support). However, is Doom 2016 one of them? If not, I will add Doom 3 in favor of Doom 2016 when I update the list again.
  14. If you want to include a list of games, that would be great. I can already think of a few (GTA V, Just Cause 3, and Battlefield 3). I'd also like to add a new section for console emulators, such as Dolphin and PCSX2. However, it's quite late at the moment, so I'll have to add all of that next time I'm online.
  15. Could you please explain as to how exactly you installed it? I can't even get a browser window to open without various errors. If you can explain that for me, I'll be glad to add it to the list.