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by Kevin Castro
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 on IBM T42, working with glitches
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: 0.4.13 on IBM T42, working with glitches

After installing graphics driver (Version 6.14.10.6547) it stopped shutting down properly I've had much success with twelve and thirteen in 2015-era hardware (with onboard graphics) without installing a graphics driver. At some point during the initial setup of ReactOS, it will display, “The list b...
by Kevin Castro
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Deep Freeze or similiar solution
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Thanks, MadWolf. Imaging certainly sounds easier than doing re-installs. Can the image be saved into a flashdrive?
Incidentally, in 7-64 I could only find wow64.
by Kevin Castro
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Deep Freeze or similiar solution
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

http://download.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe
The above software installs in ReactOS but fails to run with "can't find wow32.dll".
Most of this thread is voodoo to me (I'm quite simple). What I can offer is that "wow32.dll" can be found in XP "C/WINDOWS/system32".
by Kevin Castro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 67
Views: 10812

Re: Two decades later...what's the point?

Well, Windows XP is dead, the last thing you can do for retro gaming that isn't use a old system or try Linux, is use ReactOS. I presently have two PCs running online—a 7-64 websurfer, and the XP quad-core (2015-2016 hardware) I'm typing this on. On this same XP PC, I'm presently streaming MSNBC ca...
by Kevin Castro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

This is avc Any Video Converter free 3.0.3.0 from 2010. It installed without issue but initially wouldn’t run. I had to copy over the mfc42u.dll from XP. I dropped in the MP4, selected MP3 output, and converted the file. Once again, ReactOS wouldn’t burn it to CD. As a test, I transferred the file i...
by Kevin Castro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

This is Nero StartSmart in WALLABY. You can see that the default “Current recorder” is the V-drive. There is also the choice of “Image Recorder” (for burning Nero .nrg files). In KATRELL, I only have the “Image Recorder”. There is a function in StartSmart to test the burner. Nero tells me KATRELL ha...
by Kevin Castro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

Next, I drop the MP4 into Nero, insert a disk, set the burn speed (32×), and click “Burn”. The file burns as a .cda and the disk will play in any CD player (remember them?). So, I wanted to give it a go in ReactOS (with an MP4 I downloaded years ago). Here, I have dropped in a 33-minute live perform...
by Kevin Castro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

But let’s imagine I find a Stephen Fry lecture (or anything shorter than eighty minutes) in YouTube that I don’t need to watch but would like to listen to in the car on the freeway. First, I download it from YouTube as an MP4 (at 720). If YTD is being agreeable, I can do this in WALLABY (XP). If not...
by Kevin Castro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

Yes, dizt3mp3r, definitely an “operating system-to-be”. Here’s another crash back to earth: This is Nero StartSmart from the Nero 6 CD (it only supports XP), which came free with a Lite-on DVD burner in 2006. There is a whole bunch of stuff on the disk, but I only ever install StartSmart. So, what i...
by Kevin Castro
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

So, what is it good for? In Windows—not much. In ReactOS—Screencaps. Paint can save screencaps nicely as png, but its jpg’s look awful. Irfanview doesn’t like to take ReactOS screencaps at all. Microsoft Photo Editor saves beautiful jpg’s. You can’t simply do a Ctrl+V—you need to use Edit/Paste as N...
by Kevin Castro
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

My “Mic Phot Ed” folder can be copied into the boot drive of XP, Vista, 7, and ReactOS 0.4.13. The “EXE” can then be copied into the Start Menu.
by Kevin Castro
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

The current install seems a bit glitchy and I don’t intend to do much with it. Even though I did the Fonts folder backing-up-thing as part of the installation of Office 2000, the system fonts are a bit screwed up. You will notice that the fonts on the desktop and “Start” button are not the correct o...
by Kevin Castro
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

I’ve been mucking around, trying to get audio. I tried five different drivers, bricking the install several times. Then I purchased an XP-compatible sound card and that bricked the install again. (This purchase may, one day, come in handy if I buy a second-hand motherboard with a blown front audio o...
by Kevin Castro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: 0.4.13 in Real Steel doing real work.

No, I didn’t create this doc in KATRELL—it would have been too frustrating. Here’s why: in ReactOS/Word 2000, I can draw. But the line I’m drawing is invisible until I let go of it. So, it ends up slightly crooked. So, I grab one end (it goes invisible again) and adjust it—now it’s crooked the other...