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    XP was my idea. 3rd party apps make the garbage after it my idea
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  1. Change sign-in screen background image in Windows 10: http://winaero.com/blog/change-sign-in-screen-background-image-in-windows-10/ Disable logon screen background image in Windows 10 without using third party tools: http://winaero.com/blog/disable-logon-screen-background-image-in-windows-10-without-using-third-party-tools/
  2. Personally I prefer 8.1 because it does better job of cleaning WinSxS due to above mentioned /resetbase switch, 8.1 still gets security updates, shows Metro apps on Taskbar, has Internet Explorer 11, PowerShell 5.0, ability to set a Metered connection. It also has DirectX 11.2, Miracasting to supported receiver devices, Lockscreen Slideshow, Network path search via Win+F, native fingerprint registration. If you use Windows To Go, Store apps can be used in 8.1 WTG USB stick. Windows 8.0 has the File-based Backup that creates ZIP files (8.1 removed that) but otherwise everything else is there that I need. I turn off OneDrive via Group Policy in 8.1 since I cannot tolerate it. For Windows Experience Index, I use Winaero's WEI Tool.
  3. They are listening but it's a hopeless situation. They make 100 mistakes and listen to users to correct 1 out of those 100, but force the other 99 mistakes on you. It's a product that has gone massively downhill in quality compared to Windows 7 or XP.
  4. Btw if you remove the app packages from the WIM using DISM and then install using that modified Bob 10 image, they won't get re-installed.
  5. So you use Chrome's built-in "Google Cast" functionality? As far as I know, it supports only Chromecast receivers, not DLNA receivers.
  6. Which program do you use on Windows 7 for streaming YouTube videos using DLNA/UPnP? I looked a lot yesterday and found only "Chrome apps" but they restrict most types of YouTube videos which are marked copyrighted.
  7. Edge does have one nice feature that I recently discovered in Bob Anniversary Update. It has a "Cast media to" feature which can stream YouTube content to DLNA/UPnP receivers like big screen smart TVs. Explorer does the same using Windows Media Player.
  8. Yes tried it. Seems to be related to some core VXD driver.
  9. I do have a problem getting Windows 95 to shut down properly in VPC. Windows NT 4.0, 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000 - all shut down properly but 95 doesn't. It hangs even if I restart to DOS. Windows 3.0 and 3.1 have no hanging issues exiting to DOS. I've installed hotfixes that I can think of (thanks to Mdgx) and am running OEM Service Release 2.5 (4.0.950 C). Tried disabling APM too. Any one know why it doesn't cleanly shut down?
  10. I can share the VHD if you want They're only 44 MB for Windows 3.1 (12.6 MB with 7-zip) and 22 MB for Windows 3.0 (4.27 MB 7z). Windows 3.1 works with 386 Enhanced Protected mode with the S3 Trio driver and in Standard/286 Mode with the VGA driver. Even Windows 3.0 works including its Real Mode. I just tried VPC 2007 SP1 on my Windows 7 and then tried all these VMs. Btw VPC 2007 can be installed along side Windows Virtual PC (http://nookkin.com/articles/how-tos-and-guides/run-virtual-pc-2007-and-windows-virtual-pc-on-the-same-machine.ndoc), but you can only run one at a time. Also Windows Me boots insanely fast compared to any other Windows.
  11. I never made any such claim. I only wondered why wouldn't it be possible since I already run it and had not read that other topic. I have the following KBs installed for Virtual PC 2007 SP1: KB922897 KB958162 KB969856 Never had any issues installing any older Windows in it.
  12. It does not? Then how come I have Windows 95 with Microsoft Plus! running on my Windows XP host running Virtual PC 2007 SP1?
  13. Slow verclsid folder content loading? What is that issue if I may ask?
  14. I would like to hear more about it if you can elaborate. AFAIK, XP's shared desktop heap can be increased to perform well on modern systems. I've used this Reg tweak for years. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems] "Debug"=hex(2):00,00 "Kmode"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\ 00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,00,\ 69,00,6e,00,33,00,32,00,6b,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00 "Optional"=hex(7):50,00,6f,00,73,00,69,00,78,00,00,00,00,00 "Posix"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\ 00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,70,00,\ 73,00,78,00,73,00,73,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00 "Required"=hex(7):44,00,65,00,62,00,75,00,67,00,00,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,\ 6f,00,77,00,73,00,00,00,00,00 "Windows"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,63,\ 00,73,00,72,00,73,00,73,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,4f,00,62,00,6a,00,\ 65,00,63,00,74,00,44,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,79,00,3d,\ 00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,53,00,68,00,61,00,\ 72,00,65,00,64,00,53,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,3d,00,31,00,30,\ 00,32,00,34,00,2c,00,31,00,32,00,32,00,38,00,38,00,2c,00,35,00,31,00,32,00,\ 20,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,3d,00,4f,00,6e,00,20,00,53,\ 00,75,00,62,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,54,00,79,00,70,00,65,00,\ 3d,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,\ 00,65,00,72,00,44,00,6c,00,6c,00,3d,00,62,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,73,00,72,00,\ 76,00,2c,00,31,00,20,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,44,00,6c,00,6c,\ 00,3d,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,73,00,72,00,76,00,3a,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,\ 53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,44,00,6c,00,6c,00,49,00,6e,00,69,00,74,\ 00,69,00,61,00,6c,00,69,00,7a,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,2c,00,33,00,\ 20,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,44,00,6c,00,6c,00,3d,00,77,00,69,\ 00,6e,00,73,00,72,00,76,00,3a,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,\ 65,00,72,00,44,00,6c,00,6c,00,49,00,6e,00,69,00,74,00,69,00,61,00,6c,00,69,\ 00,7a,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,2c,00,32,00,20,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,\ 66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,3d,00,4f,\ 00,66,00,66,00,20,00,4d,00,61,00,78,00,52,00,65,00,71,00,75,00,65,00,73,00,\ 74,00,54,00,68,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,64,00,73,00,3d,00,31,00,36,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems\CSRSS] "CsrSrvSharedSectionBase"=dword:7f6f0000 What bug is there in verclsid.exe? Is it an unpatched bug?
  15. I have noticed that apps (app processes) start in the background on Windows 10 even though you have disallowed them to run in the background.