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    ....anyway, XP can normally run most 16-bit...

    ....anyway, XP can normally run most 16-bit programs under command.com (the virtual machine that comes with XP), but often they need to be full-screen (Alt+Enter) if they're DOS apps rather than...
  2. Thread: XP retro support

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    Those were and . Others are...

    Those were <Alt+13> and <Alt+14>. Others are available :)
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    It is debatable, but any such debate is futile,...

    It is debatable, but any such debate is futile, so I'm not going to enter one. I'll just say that I wouldn't presume to tell people to throw away things they like and leave it at that.
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    If man is still alive ♪♫♪ :D Actually, I hope...

    If man is still alive ♪♫♪ :D
    Actually, I hope they don't, for the reason jwoods has said.



    Just to be clear, the minimum requirement for SP3 is SP1a. But that only applies to an installed,...
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    I use 16-bit apps in XP with no trouble (well,...

    I use 16-bit apps in XP with no trouble (well, with one exception - a game, and it took a bit of tweaking). I've all the updates. They run in a dos box anyway, called the NTVDM.
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    1. I think some do, some don't. 2. That's easy....

    1. I think some do, some don't.
    2. That's easy. I've used Avast! for years on two XP machines and never picked up any ticks. Mind you, I do practise safe hex.
    3. No.
    4. Yes.

    I've no experience...
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    MBAM already allows you to create exceptions. If...

    MBAM already allows you to create exceptions. If the new feature is truly integrated, I can't see a problem.
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    If you right-click the toolbar, then Customise,...

    If you right-click the toolbar, then Customise, do the buttons come up in the list? If so, you can drag them where you want.
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    It's some talent - I can't even paint the right...

    It's some talent - I can't even paint the right way up! :D
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    Watch till the end: ...

    Watch till the end:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO03OvSBbOM
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    Thunderbird now comes with Lightning

    Thunderbird now comes bundled with Lightning. A few other tweaks as well.
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    The latest version of Thunderbird (v38) is fine...

    The latest version of Thunderbird (v38) is fine on Windows XP.
  13. Frankly, I'm not sure I know how to re-word those...

    Frankly, I'm not sure I know how to re-word those statements in a different way.



    These tell you the size and location of the disk that Setup has detected. Windows XP normally leaves 8MB...
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    Check your AV is not set to scan the drive. ...

    Check your AV is not set to scan the drive.

    Also, check there are no shortcuts pointing to an item on a floppy disk that's been removed. Have you opened a file on a diskette recently? There will...
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    There's no Customise Ribbon command in 2007. I...

    There's no Customise Ribbon command in 2007. I think the way you'd do it is click the Orb, then Word Options, then Add-Ins.
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    Not every update has an uninstall folder, so...

    Not every update has an uninstall folder, so you're better off downloading them anew. You have several options; I'll mention three, as it'll give you an idea of what's involved (wherever I say...
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    Me neither. Which is why I suggested the OP...

    Me neither. Which is why I suggested the OP downloads them now rather than later. He's always got them then, if he puts them on a CD or something.
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    No, forever. A disk image is all very well, but...

    No, forever. A disk image is all very well, but there's nothing like the security of being able to reinstall from scratch if you have to. If he downloads the updates, he can apply them manually, or,...
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    Well, if you download them now, they'll remain...

    Well, if you download them now, they'll remain available to you forever. :)
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    Only in the Professional edition. In the Home...

    Only in the Professional edition. In the Home edition, you have to restart in Safe Mode.
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    The plan was that Windows Explorer and Internet...

    The plan was that Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer were going to merge - they started the process with Windows 98 till they got their wrists slapped.

    BTW, has anyone else seen this thread...
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    ↑ Same here. The biggest change UI-wise with 38x...

    ↑ Same here. The biggest change UI-wise with 38x seems to be the options dialogue, which looks similar to the Avast! AV UI.
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    Works OK for me, no redirection. Windows XP,...

    Works OK for me, no redirection. Windows XP, Firefox 38.
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    I've an XP machine which has been up continuously...

    I've an XP machine which has been up continuously (apart from maintenance, holidays etc.) since 2003. The disk only died in 2014. It's now good as new with a drive I took from a video recorder which...
  25. Avast! is committed to XP till 2017 at least.

    Avast! is committed to XP till 2017 at least.
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