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HOW TO FIX "UNABLE TO RENDER ERROR" 0x80131501 IN VEGAS PRO 21

HOW TO FIX "UNABLE TO RENDER ERROR" 0x80131501 IN VEGAS PRO 21

Vegas video montage software is widely known as pretty glitchy application especially if we are speaking about latest versions. Newest Vegas 21 Pro is no exception. I run into problems almost instantly. Right after i’ve decided to render video clip. Upon export attempt application showed me error: 0x80131501 How typical! To fix things up i just took DLL library [RenderAsDialog.dll, which is responsible for export dialog] from previous Vegas Pro 18 [sub-version 284 to be precise] and substituted original file with above mentioned.
CHROME 121 ON WINDOWS XP ▀ IS IT POSSIBLE?

CHROME 121 ON WINDOWS XP ▀ IS IT POSSIBLE?

Scavenging github for required information i’ve stumbled upon shocking screenshot, [showing the most recent chrome 121] executed on good ol’ Windows XP. HOW COOL IS THAT? SOME TOPIC RELATED LINKS: [Supermium] by win32ss [Chrome Crack] by Blaukovitch Taking into account such news we can consider that Windows 7 is in even safer position in terms of future web browsing ability. Imagery by spacedrone808
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON HOW TO REMOVE TELEMETRY FROM NVIDIA DRIVERS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON HOW TO REMOVE TELEMETRY FROM NVIDIA DRIVERS

Following instructions successfully tested with [Geforce RTX 3090Ti] on recent [474.66 driver] [October 2023]. In newer operating systems things could be entirely different. It’s been a fair amount of time since I’ve written about privacy related stuff. In early days ~2017 nvidia was not so obsessed with telemetry. Everything you should do to block their efforts is to run [Disable Nvidia Telemetry] . As time goes on things changed dramatically.
LATEST GOOGLE CHROME OFFICIALLY CRACKED TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7!

LATEST GOOGLE CHROME OFFICIALLY CRACKED TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7!

UPDATED ON: 2023-10-01 I’m currently on Firefox 115 ESR and not using chrome at all, but this is neat news for sure. So, in addition to [Supermium] chrome fork, we have official version also. This is a work of Russian hackers. Preface words from original Github page [English spelling is original]: Dirty corporations and Hindu-managers are trying to deprive the any users of all the benefits that were created by technically more advanced people than them.
SECURE YOURSELF FROM AUTORUN VIRUSES

SECURE YOURSELF FROM AUTORUN VIRUSES

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-24 This is a short clipping from [Complete tweaking guide for Windows 7] article. First of all you need to terminate autorun feature for housewives to limit auto-start of unwanted applications and viruses. I prefer fully manual control what’s starting and what is not. To complete this tuning like a boss do the following on all external flash devices you have. Format your Flash/HDD storage using NTFS file system Take a note that modern smartphones can’t read such storage devices.
HOW TO COMPLETELY DISABLE TELEMETRY SERVICES WHICH DIAL BACK TO THIRD-PARTIES IN FIREFOX

HOW TO COMPLETELY DISABLE TELEMETRY SERVICES WHICH DIAL BACK TO THIRD-PARTIES IN FIREFOX

UPDATED ON: 2023-09-06 Some new parameters were added. Note that by default all [Nightly versions] of Firefox are sending back telemetry to third-parties in extensive manner. So, to disable such malicious actions besides turning off telemetry settings via standard GUI options: about:preferences#privacy You’ll need to use good old: about:config To change to: FALSE …or create following parameters in software registry: toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled toolkit.telemetry.enabled toolkit.telemetry.unified toolkit.telemetry.unifiedIsOptIn toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun toolkit.
HOW TO CHANGE GUI LANGUAGE IN PHOTOSHOP TO ENGLISH

HOW TO CHANGE GUI LANGUAGE IN PHOTOSHOP TO ENGLISH

This can be done by changing application’s language locale to English. But what if you have only one non-English language in GUI preferences? The solution is surprisingly simple. Close Photoshop if it is already running Find following file: tw10428.dat Standard location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop YOUR-VERSION\Locales\YOUR-LANGUAGE\Support Files\ In case of Photoshop 2020 file is named: tw10428_Photoshop_ru_RU.dat Rename it into something like: tw10428.dat.bak Ta-da! Start software and enjoy! Imagery by spacedrone808
BRING BACK NORMAL HEIGHT TO TABS IN FIREFOX 115

BRING BACK NORMAL HEIGHT TO TABS IN FIREFOX 115

I bet most of Firefox oldschool users hated the recent “changes” in terms of overall browser design. Rounded childish like-chrome corners, foolish restriction on what can be configured and so on. And now they crippled the look of browser tabs: to waste your workspace and spoil the design, just take a look at this: MODERN “NORMAL” STYLE LEGACY NORMAL STYLE SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON I suppose that such “changes” were made in favor to touchscreen devices.
HOW TO SET PROPER COLOR FOR CURSOR AND COMMENTS IN VSCODE EDITOR

HOW TO SET PROPER COLOR FOR CURSOR AND COMMENTS IN VSCODE EDITOR

UPDATED ON: 2023-12-02 The main reason i’ve decided to write this note is indistinct default color mappings and inability to solve issue simply using GUI of software. In main configuration file: settings.json add following lines: "workbench.colorCustomizations": { "editorCursor.foreground": "#ff0000", "terminalCursor.foreground": "#02ED3D", "editorLineNumber.activeForeground": "#ff0000", "editor.lineHighlightBackground": "#016119", "editor.lineHighlightBorder": "#02ED3D", "terminal.foreground": "#02ed3d" }, To set custom color for GREY comments drop in these lines: "editor.tokenColorCustomizations": { "conmments": "#ff006f" } To fast access configuration file press:
HOW TO RUN LATEST VS CODE IN WINDOWS 7 X64

HOW TO RUN LATEST VS CODE IN WINDOWS 7 X64

UPDATED ON: 2024-07-05 v1.81.1 is a more recent version, which can be executed without any efforts v1.89 is a hacked [FINAL version] for Windows 7 x64 So, Windows 7 users are pretty safe at this point despite artificial restrictions of big corps. Usually i’m not feeling so delightful regarding microsoft modern programs, but this one is pretty good. And of course they tried to artificially cripple it under “obsolete” Windows 7.
CHROME v117 CAN BE EXECUTED IN WINDOWS 7 ▀ WHAT'S NEXT?

CHROME v117 CAN BE EXECUTED IN WINDOWS 7 ▀ WHAT'S NEXT?

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-01 Chromium v117 [already ported] to Windows 7 Although I’m completely uninterested in google browser and it’s siblings you have to know that there is a way to run current chromium version in Windows 7 environment, despite of all [mumblings] that 109 is the very last version to run on Windows 7. Backported version of chromium 112 called [CatsXP] available at your disposal. Also, there are [other solutions] on how to run version 110 and most recent 109 build intended for Windows Server 2012.
HOW TO EXPAND LIST OF SUPPORTED ADDONS IN ANDROID FIREFOX

HOW TO EXPAND LIST OF SUPPORTED ADDONS IN ANDROID FIREFOX

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-31 Not long ago i’ve already mentioned about privacy-hardened [Mull browser] . Very nice Android browser, but have one serious downside: limited amount of supported addons. Yes, i like desktop convenience on the go! To enable additional addons in mobile Firefox browser you’ll need to sideload custom addon collection tied to mozilla account. It’s astonishing fact how they like to implement overcomplicated stuff! To create your own collection you’ll need Firefox account, but i’ll not bother to spent time on such dumb efforts.
HOW TO RUN OBS STUDIO V29 IN WINDOWS 7

HOW TO RUN OBS STUDIO V29 IN WINDOWS 7

I’ll keep post updated if any changes happen. Recently last officially supported version was [27.4.2] . But from now on we can use actual version of software. Here is small instruction list on how to make things rollin’ under mighty Windows 7: Obtain hacked [QT 6.3.1 DLLs for Windows 7] ||| [Mirror] [QT6 is not officially supported] Download [CFF Explorer] [direct link] for basic resource hackery Obviously grab latest zipped archive [OBS Studio 29.
VERY ADVANCED SETTINGS FOR CLASSIC FALLOUT

VERY ADVANCED SETTINGS FOR CLASSIC FALLOUT

UPDATED ON: 2023-06-29 There are three main configuration files, which are controlling Fallout engine. ddraw.ini ◄ main configuration file f2_res.ini ◄ settings for high resolution patch fallout2.cfg ◄ classic settings file from 90s [preserved for compatibility almost depricated for now] Here i’ll mention the most important setttings, which can come in handy for almost every Fallout player out there. Provided tweaks will be useful not only for essential [Fallout 2 Restoration Project] , but for other Fallout like games like [Nevada] , [Sonora] and [Olympus 2207] .
HOW TO BRING BACK CLASSIC SQUARE TABS IN RECENT FIREFOX

HOW TO BRING BACK CLASSIC SQUARE TABS IN RECENT FIREFOX

Tired of round shaped chrome-like tabs? These tweaks attempt to recreate the feel of Quantum with its squared tabs and menus, but in the Proton UI. As of FF91, the about:config option to disable proton has been deprecated, leaving CSS as the main way to revert the UI. Want to bring back minimalistic strict lines and make things more serious? [Firefox-Proton-Square] tweak will help ya. INSTALLATION PROCESS Enable userChrome.css support Go to about:config toolkit.
BLENDER 3.X WORKS ON WINDOWS 7!

BLENDER 3.X WORKS ON WINDOWS 7!

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-01 Latest compatible Blender version 3.6.1 Just a super quick note to refresh previous Blender topic. As you may already know that [Blender 2.93 can work on Windows 7] even despite the fact that it is not officially supported. [Alexandru Naiman] went even deeper and it looks like he made the impossible. Now you can run even the most modern versions of Blender. We are speaking about 3.
MY CUSTOM TWEAKS FOR RENOISE TRACKER

MY CUSTOM TWEAKS FOR RENOISE TRACKER

UPDATED ON: 2022-05-21 Today i want to share my custom made 80s theme for Renoise tracker. RENOISE `84 [v0.4b] [GRAB IT FROM MEGA.NZ] To install it just double click on downloaded XRNC files. Renoise will launch and install theme automatically. Also, i’ve figured out how to change internal font and set custom mouse cursor. Tracker doesn’t provide GUI for such options. All settings related to current skin could be found here:
COMPREHENSIVE WINDOWS 7 FAQ PLUS CATALOG OF PREVIOUS LINKS RELATED TO TWEAKING

COMPREHENSIVE WINDOWS 7 FAQ PLUS CATALOG OF PREVIOUS LINKS RELATED TO TWEAKING

I’m very satisfied that I covered such a large topic and pretty sure that it is the most complete Windows 7 tweaking guide ever. But due to the lack of spare time it is still in unfinished state, so consider it as a stack of knowledge. Document contain all information [posted here] plus loads of more detailed stuff. [DOWNLOAD DOCX VERSION] Maybe, if i have more free time, i’ll return back to the topic to clean things up someday.
COMPLETE TWEAKING GUIDE FOR WINDOWS 7 SP2+ ESU

COMPLETE TWEAKING GUIDE FOR WINDOWS 7 SP2+ ESU

UPDATED ON: 2023-11-23 ¶ ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION Finally I get up all one’s courage to compile and publish essential stuff regarding Windows 7 optimization. Note that full version of the guide will be released somewhere around early 2023. Check the warm place to stay on the edge. And now….Let’s dive into the tweaking process! All console commands should be executed from command line with with administrative privileges. Most of mentioned tweaks could be done via control panel, to enter it in a fast way just type in command line or execute Start Run:
SONY XZ1 COMPACT ▀ STRIPPING DOWN BLOATWARE + SOME PRIVACY TWEAKS

SONY XZ1 COMPACT ▀ STRIPPING DOWN BLOATWARE + SOME PRIVACY TWEAKS

UPDATED ON: 2023-02-06 v1.0b: please [contact me] if you find errors or inaccuracies. In this guide i will quickly show my system configuration tweaked for privacy. I’m using essential stuff like 3G/4G/WiFi & BT. Additional pleasantries are blocked. █ ANDROID 8: OS WITH MINIMAL TELEMETRY Operating System: Android 8.0 [Android 8.1 ain’t good, coz it brought support of neural networks to do effective data mining] Security patch: 1st September 2018 FW Version: 47.
IMPROVING FIREFOX PRIVACY & SECURITY ▀ TWEAKS [PART II]

IMPROVING FIREFOX PRIVACY & SECURITY ▀ TWEAKS [PART II]

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-04 IMPROVING FIREFOX PRIVACY & SECURITY FIREFOX ADDONS [Part I] Finally I’ve managed to finish this part of the FAQ. Note is a loooong-read, so mistakes can occur » please [report them to me] . One of the most distinctive features of FireFox was customization. With each new version it becomes less customizable, thanks to marketing people at mozilla corp. They do everything to make Firefox look like google chrome.
MODERN BLENDER, WINDOWS 7 ERA IS NOT ENDED, YET

MODERN BLENDER, WINDOWS 7 ERA IS NOT ENDED, YET

UPDATED ON: 2023-02-12 ► Added info on 2.93.15 LTS & 3.0 Final Make sure to check [newer post] regarding refreshed information about modern Blender and Windows 7 compatibility As we all know that last official Blender build to support Windows 7 is 2.92. Next version requires Python 3.9.x, which is not an option for Windows 7. However, there is a possibility to run new 2.93 version via [DLL HACK] , which could be applied even to the newest 2.
WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS VISTA GUI TRANSFORMATION

WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS VISTA GUI TRANSFORMATION

Note: Don’t worry, your eye sight is ok. I’m just testing CRT-emulation mode via CSS-magic. To remove FX click on any other page. Back in Pentium 66Mhz days I was a follower of minimal design and always turned off all fancy graphical beauties, for the sake of performance of course. However, today we are not limited to 8Megs of RAM anymore. Therefore, I have decided to transform my Windows 7 installation into Windows Vista.
HOW TO REMOVE ANNOYING CONFIRMATION WINDOW WHEN COPYING FILES FROM PUTER TO CELLPHONE OVER DUMB MTP PROTOCOL

HOW TO REMOVE ANNOYING CONFIRMATION WINDOW WHEN COPYING FILES FROM PUTER TO CELLPHONE OVER DUMB MTP PROTOCOL

Of course you run into situations when you would like to copy “non-standard” files to your Android smartphone and dumb MTP protocol showed up window like this one: And this torture repeated after every new file type copied. Such imbecility can be removed by following command in admin console: regsvr32 /u wpdshext.dll That’s all, limitation is gone. Another hint, which potentially can help to overcome weird design of MTP protocol.
REMOVE TELEMETRY & SPYING UPDATES ON WINDOWS 7

REMOVE TELEMETRY & SPYING UPDATES ON WINDOWS 7

UPDATED ON: 2023-08-12 Added microsoft hosts, fixed errors. If you have any suggestions or I’ve missed something [please drop me a line] . ► SOME PREFACE WORDS THE MOST COMPLETE LIST OF MALWARE UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT GROUPED BY CATEGORIES. List of updates without links to original ms site due to deletion. KB prefix removed. 454826 971033 2922324 2976987 3012973 3014460 3015249 3022345 3068707 3074677 3090045 3102812 4012218 UNINFORMED ABOUT PRIVACY STARTER PACK FUN FACT: microsoft already not only hiding, but deleting important information regarding “bad updates” from search engines like google.

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