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Re: suggestions for windows XP

You can bypass the Windows XP activation with AntiWAT, which is what I am always doing. A while ago I've read somewhere that online activation is still up, but Microsoft switched it to TLS 1.2 which XP doesn't support, so you would need some kind of proxy to downgrade the encryption. No idea if …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

You can buy 50 Tesla cars with 150 bitcoins. Not anymore, it seems like: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-12/musk-says-tesla-suspending-bitcoin-purchases-citing-energy-use Sometimes I think the success of certain cryptocurrencies solely depends on the endorsement of one crazy …

Re: How many working computers do you have right now?

- Thinkpad T21 - Thinkpad A22p - ThinkPad R52 - ThinkPad X201 - Thinkpad L390 Yoga - Fujitsu Stylistic 2300 Windows 98 Tablet PC - Windows 98SE desktop machine (Tualatin 1.4GHz, Radeon 9600XT) - Windows XP desktop machine (Q9550, 2x GTX570 SLI) - Windows 10 main gaming machine (dual Xeon 24 cores, …

Re: What made you join VOGONS?

found vogons while deliberately searching for forums about old pcs and lurked for several years on and off Same for me. I had known this forum for quite a while, because I was always interested in retro hardware. When I finally decided to build a full Windows 98 PC and needed some help, I joined. I …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

I also despise the XP theme, I always turn it back to classic when I have to use one. The "Toys'R'Us" theme has aged horribly, that's true. Many years ago I discovered an unofficial dark theme for Windows XP, called "Paint it Black" and I usually install this after patching the uxtheme.dll. I also …

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