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  • My IBM PC 300GL type 6564-S8U from 1999. Now that I've added a DVD-RW drive, broke it free from the shackles of the S3 Savage4 (replaced with a GeForce FX5700 LE), and added a matching IBM G54 CRT, it has become a considerably more enjoyable machine…
  • A hack for Windows 7 extended updates has been discovered: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/07/someone-found-a-way-to-bypass-windows-7-extended-security-updates-checks/
  • Office 97 has him too. But the RC must be very close to the final version anyway, though it may be timebombed. Beta 1 can officially run on Windows 95. And it is possible that the final version could be forced to run on 95 as well, just like h…
  • I've had crashes with New Moon/MyPal 28/Serpent 52 on sites such as YouTube, MSFN, IBM's login page and Alibaba. The common denominator is a fault at 0x77f87eeb (RtlEnterCriticalSection) in ntdll.dll. But those only happened under Windows 2000 and n…
  • I'm going through that with an HP printer. A few weeks ago I discovered that the win10 driver no longer worked after some Windows updates. And now my father has run into the same roadblock and doesn't understand how it suddenly stopped working on…
  • VMware has issued an updated release of v14 for Windows 10 1903 and later: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14/rn/VMware-Workstation-1418-Pro-Release-Notes.html At least they are working around Microsoft's incompetence.
  • Once again, M$ copies the worst attributes of macOS. https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/10/22/libreoffice-and-macos-catalina/ I think they're trying to cover for any stability issues that may arise if any major changes are made that…
  • Does DuckDuckGo HTML search work? Last summer, I spent an evening with seamonkey 1.1.19 (?) and retrozilla on win95 on my PIII-500 box. Out of all of my usual sites (10-15), only four were perfect to slightly broken. I couldn't access winworld's …
  • Go to rloewelectronics.com and download the "RAM Limitation Patch". You will be able to use up to 4 GB of RAM with 9x. You may also need the 48bit LBA patch if your HDD/SSD is 128 GB or bigger. But it is unlikely that your laptop has 9x drivers f…
  • Hmm. Good to know. I thought it had something to do with its dependencies on VC++ 9. Are you able to install Office 2003 or the Boingo client without getting Windows Installer error 2894?
  • Yes, it does apply the fix.
  • That is weird. All I know is that integration of either USP 5.1 or UR1 are a prerequisite for the AHCI drivers to work. If they're just base SP4 or earlier, they complain about being corrupted. Is your HDD > 128 GB? Have you applied the fix fo…
  • I am delighted to report that Sony Vegas Pro 10 works on win2k. Ironically, the only problems are caused by the error reporter (errorreportingclient.exe in the program folder); if not renamed or deleted, it will cause the program to crash just after…
  • This product is still sold at litepc.com.
  • "After Dark Classic", seemingly based on the 3.x engine, was released in 1998: https://archive.org/details/afterdarkclassic1998 Windows 3.1 is still supported, but this release targets Windows 95 and Mac OS users.
  • Intel recommends that users of BIOS Update [BLH6710H.86A] 0163 uninstall and/or discontinue use as soon as possible How silly. Let's throw out some more Pentium !!! machines made unusable after Intel told us to remove the BIOS!!! Intel ha…
  • If you have never used the HDD (as in there being no partitions), then you haven't been booting off of it. But you should keep the OS on your SSD, as an untweaked Windows 10 is very painful to use on a 5400 (and probably 7200) rpm HDD, with the upda…
  • That wouldn't work on anything above Server 2003. And I heard that Windows may have difficulty booting if used on NT 6.x. (either that or just doing nothing)
  • They reversed the change today. It may have been a bug, which shows how poor quality control if they can't even do some sort of lab to test the updates before going live. Unless they don't test against any Gecko-based browsers now.
  • This was the very first product to display the Windows Flag on its packaging according to this source: https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/History/The-History-of-Microsoft-1991
  • It's hard for me to pick as well. I was about to install Print Artist after reading what you said about it! I like After Dark 4.0 and install it whenever I install Windows 9x. There's a very wide range of screensavers, some of which are interacti…
  • This video: However, some of the techniques discussed in the video have been superseded by alternatives, which may or may not be stabler or easier and have been mentioned in this topic.
  • It's kinda hard to say. x64 native software does have the advantage of being able to use more than 3 GB of RAM per process, but I've usually been impressed with an x86 OS with full PAE as well, which doesn't have to deal with the burden of both x86 …
  • Yeah, 28.7.2 is the latest official build. But it is based on Firefox 52.
  • That's an IBM PC 300 series or NetVista; that particular screen comes up whenever there is no bootable media in the machine. You can access the BIOS irregardless of the presence of bootable media. The later PC300 series PCs (like PIIs and above) …
  • Not really. Two academic sites forced me to set a custom user agent with Firefox 99.9 to use some features, whilst a third broke on non-Chromium browsers yesterday. Aside from that everything is good.
  • The day after launch, I fell off a slippery ladder and fractured my left arm, then I read a magazine clipping which claimed that the OS would come out in 2010. I was like "something in the western world was finished ahead of schedule for once!". …
  • A formal website has been set up to allow for the downloading of Rudolph Loew's projects. More will be uploaded over time: https://rloewelectronics.com/ I personally hope for the interrupt driver plus the other stuff needed to get USB 2.0 work…
  • the img files are included in the 7z archives. extract them using 7zip or whatever you use for that. remember that you can edit posts for up to four hours after posting.
  • The XInput files should automatically be copied to system32 when the installer is run on Windows XP. But I'm not sure about the other issues as I have never used Alky.