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Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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A registry patch to bring XP machines into the 21st century, unofficial of course.
 
Topper

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
It's interesting that your XP version is the "Embedded" one - I'm guessing that MS kept releasing updates to that for a long time after it stopped releasing updates for consumer versions because it was used in many industrial "embedded" systems.
The majority of cash machines using XP were part of the reason.
 
jeallen01

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AAH! and there's me interpreting CH's comments regarding the "XP pos" as meaning that "XP piece of sh1t" :-rofl2.

I now plead "Not Guily M'Lud" as I wasn't around the forum in 2014 (only came back again in mid 2015) and never saw/wondered about how this thread came to exist.:)
 
PaulR

PaulR

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Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
You mean you don't read all threads through from the beginning?
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
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North York Moors
jeallen01

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Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
WinXP Embedded has now fallen out of support. Bad news for Tesco as I noticed their cash registers were still XP Embedded yesterday :-lmao
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
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UK South
Got the last fourteen this morning.20190411_100129.jpg
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
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My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Been collecting legacy laptops lately, as some software I use that access the serial port etc will only run on 16 bit Dos/Windows 98 and others on XP.
Picked up a Acer Netbook for £10 in a second hand shop and put XP on it, did this trick with the registry and it's still pulling updates down :)
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Location
UK South
One of the main reasons I keep the older machines running is for proper RS232. Can't use putty without it.
 
jeallen01

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Out of curiosity, I've just looked around to see if there is a similar registry hack for Windows 7 POS-Embedded, but couldn't find anything and only a comment that if/when MS releases "something" to the embedded market then it might become available to the rest of us - so, has anyone found anything else?
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

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My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
One of the main reasons I keep the older machines running is for proper RS232. Can't use putty without it.
I still require 16bit DOS and direct serial addressing, just got a Win98 laptop for this very purpose.
 
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