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by AlphaBeta
Thu May 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows Whistler Builds 2410 - 2419 Beta 2 or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Windows Whistler Builds 2410 - 2419 Beta 2 or not?

2296 was the official Beta 1 build, so anything after that obviously falls into the Beta 2 stage.
by AlphaBeta
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Should wiki editing be open to those without an account?
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: Should wiki editing be open to those without an account?

Disabling anonymous edits would just lead to most people creating an account just to make the same low quality edits, so I don't think it really makes a difference.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Please add the years
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Please add the years

i386 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:56 pm
Under the wiki for software the years should be added like Windows 1.0 the wiki does not state the year released.
Then add it?
by AlphaBeta
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Outsourcing the archive?
Replies: 98
Views: 6419

Re: Outsourcing the archive?

The question is if BA will survive on it, or if we will see releases drop to bottom along with membership count. The thing is BetaArchive won't survive without changes if the proposed outsourcing happens. As of now, the FTP is pretty much BetaArchive's crown jewel, which makes this question quite m...
by AlphaBeta
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Outsourcing the archive?
Replies: 98
Views: 6419

Re: Outsourcing the archive?

I don't like the concept of outsourcing the database. Little kids are going to get in and mess something up in one way or another. The guidelines to get into the FTP are there for a reason. From what I understand, the usual BA standards would still apply for newly contributed releases, but new user...
by AlphaBeta
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Outsourcing the archive?
Replies: 98
Views: 6419

Re: Outsourcing the archive?

We should take this as an opportunity to maybe add a front page feature with a monthly release that we discuss in the forum. This would revitalize the forum while also opening things up a little bit. Increasing social media presence would be a good idea to promote BA and the whole software archaeol...
by AlphaBeta
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Outsourcing the archive?
Replies: 98
Views: 6419

Re: Outsourcing the archive?

My guess is that the activity in the Forum would go down by quite a bit, since people can just grab the one thing they want and then leave, without being "burdened" by having to contribute to the community. I have not decided if that is a good thing (by limiting discussions and interaction to reall...
by AlphaBeta
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, Server
Topic: vista reset dates
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: vista reset dates

I don't see what's wrong with this, it makes sense to have a team that would explore the possibility of a development reset and prepare it, considering the state of Longhorn immediately before reset.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I run MS Virtual PC 2007 on modern Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: How do I run MS Virtual PC 2007 on modern Windows?

I hate to break it to you, but here is the deal: Virtual PC 2007 is ancient . Perhaps if you give some insight as to why you actually need to use Virtual PC 2007, somebody might give a better solution, but right now, there are only two realistic outcomes to this situation: Switch to a different VM s...
by AlphaBeta
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Download Requests/Offers
Topic: [OFFER] WfW 3.1 Beta 1, NT 3.1 build 404 Advanced Server
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: [OFFER] WfW 3.1 Beta 1, NT 3.1 build 404 Advanced Server

ToMi1 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:00 pm
I'm very interested on the WfW build, as the about dialog says 3.2.026 instead of 3.1.026, and the file is the only build number source. I'm thinking if it actually isn't a driver version instead of build number.
Why would what's precisely winver contain a driver version?
by AlphaBeta
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: How to post on these forums
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: How to post on these forums

mrpijey wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:14 am
You can post your question in the offtopic section once you have enough posts
I am pretty sure the offtopic section requires FTP access.
by AlphaBeta
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: How to remove timebomb in Windows Millennium build 2416?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: How to remove timebomb in Windows Millennium build 2416?

fraaaa4 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 pm
I'd want it to use it with a 2021 date rather than 2000
Why would you want to do that?
by AlphaBeta
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, Server
Topic: Microsoft's inconsistency on building Windows 10
Replies: 24
Views: 2748

Re: Microsoft's inconsistency on building Windows 10

I think the explanation is very simple. It's always about the older app being there for compatibility purposes (e.g. WIndows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Control Panel) or about the newer app being pretty much a completely different thing (e.g. Paint 3D). Many corporate intranet sites require I...
by AlphaBeta
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

stashakk wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:15 pm
My recommendations:
PCem for old x86 based versions.
Are you sure? There are not many x86-based versions that can run on PCem...

Unless of course you are talking about Rhapsody, which is really just NEXTSTEP with a Mac OS like user interface.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Where we're headed
Replies: 115
Views: 9965

Re: Where we're headed

Darkstar wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:00 pm
You can't join a golf club and then complain that the club is elitist because they require you to buy your own clubs.
I have yet to see a golf club that revokes your membership because you lend your golf club to a guy who wants to try playing golf.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Where we're headed
Replies: 115
Views: 9965

Re: Where we're headed

It's helps with the preservation of the title, and someone else in the community may be interested in it. The community is interested in preserving betas and abandonware, so any contribution to it helps out. Just as contributing info to the wiki helps out, or posting on the forums. Anything that ad...
by AlphaBeta
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, Server
Topic: Backporting Explorer from Windows 8 Build 7955???
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Backporting Explorer from Windows 8 Build 7955???

I am not quite sure how do you want to port anything when you don't know a thing about the executable format or the system architecture. The executables specify the minimum required OS version. Of course it won't run on a version that's lower than that. WinSxS stands for Windows Side By Side. It is ...
by AlphaBeta
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Where we're headed
Replies: 115
Views: 9965

Re: Where we're headed

If I turn a blind eye on the fact there are members blatantly mirroring parts of BetaArchive's collection then yes, your crack down on the little guys who just wanted to help or even downloaded said release just to see what it's about was fully justified. Maybe I picked the wrong words for my argume...
by AlphaBeta
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Where we're headed
Replies: 115
Views: 9965

Re: Where we're headed

And I admit that I'm a bit confused as to why suddenly one of the moderators seems to be thinking that the contribution requirements should be "relaxed". The moment this happens, mrpijey will be absolutely swamped by fake builds and other crappy contributions that he has to sort through, and we wil...
by AlphaBeta
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, Server
Topic: Microsoft's inconsistency on building Windows 10
Replies: 24
Views: 2748

Re: Microsoft's inconsistency on building Windows 10

I've noticed for a couple thing that makes me feel disturbed while using Windows 10. It's good that they make Windows 10 more modern and more user-friendly. But, I found something very inconsistent for Windows. 1. Old icon Did you notice something when you look into the .dll files on Windows 10 for...
by AlphaBeta
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows XP running in EGA mode
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: Windows XP running in EGA mode

The driver does make some checks to make sure it's not running on an EGA (and these checks pass on the emulator for some reason), so it really just thinks it's displaying in a VGA mode.