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HOW TO DEPLATFORM YOURSELF, ESCAPE PROFILE BUBBLE AND STOP PERSONAL DATA LEAKAGE

HOW TO DEPLATFORM YOURSELF, ESCAPE PROFILE BUBBLE AND STOP PERSONAL DATA LEAKAGE

Stop using mainstream operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1, modern Linux, like Ubuntu or modern MacOS versions. On mobile Android 12/11/10/9/8.1 are prohibited because they use neural networks to profile your device and dial back to “home” to dump your personal data and preferences. iOS from very beginning was very phony platform. My personal choices are Windows 7 for desktop and Android 8.0 for mobile. These two cover my digital needs fully, no restrictions whatsoever.
XEON E5-2680v4 14C/28T VS E5-2696v4 22C/44T ▀ WINDOWS 7 PERFORMANCE COMPARISON

XEON E5-2680v4 14C/28T VS E5-2696v4 22C/44T ▀ WINDOWS 7 PERFORMANCE COMPARISON

UPDATED ON: 2022-08-13 ▒ PREFACE WORDS As you remember, my previous daily driver was Ryzen 9590x 16c/32t. After some fun with it I’ve decided to drop it in favor to retro stuff. Intel Xeon CPU based around Broadwell chip: E5-2696v4 22c/44t became the chip of the choice. It is OEM version of top of the line E5-2699v4 . It is a bit slower, around marginal 3-4%, but costs significantly less than 2699v4.
WINDOWS 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS?

WINDOWS 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS?

Recently Ghacks.net reported about almost unreal rumour regarding another 3 years of extended support for Windows 7. If news are true, consider this as a gift from above, because i can’t stand windows 10/11 abominations and Linux is just not ready for serious multimedia workstation workloads. Imagery by spacedrone808
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.
OBS STUDIO STILL SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 & THIS FACT IS NOT ADVERTISED

OBS STUDIO STILL SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 & THIS FACT IS NOT ADVERTISED

OBS is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Just want to let you know that latest version [27.2.4] runs on Windows 7. Works without any hickups. Using it on daily basis to capture the desktop screen with audio. I’ll will update the page when developers drop Windows 7 support completely. DOWNLOAD PAGE DOWNLOAD v27.2.4 Imagery by spacedrone808
DIABLO II RESURRECTED ▀ MODERN REMASTER OF CLASSIC HACK'N'SLASH

DIABLO II RESURRECTED ▀ MODERN REMASTER OF CLASSIC HACK'N'SLASH

UPDATED ON: 2022-04-03 Modern version of classic Diablo II with fully revamped graphics. Official system requirements doesn’t mention mighty Windows 7. To my surprise I was able to run game on Windows 7 x64 ESU without any problems. If some of you experiencing difficulties in launching game just grab hacked DirectX 12 libs and place them into the root of game folder. DOWNLOAD DIRECTX 12 FILE PACK GAMEPLAY SAMPLE SECRET #1: TO UNDO ANNOYING LOBBY MUSIC JUST DO A ONETIME CTRL+M HIT
1950X / 3100 / 5950X / RADEON VII / 6900XT ▀ WINDOWS 7 MEGA BENCHMARK

1950X / 3100 / 5950X / RADEON VII / 6900XT ▀ WINDOWS 7 MEGA BENCHMARK

¶ PREFACE NOTE Finally i have won the battle with my laziness and forced myself to complete this so looooooooongish project. Enjoy! PS: 3DMark 03, 3DMark 05, 3DMark 06, 3DMark Vantage [2007], 3DMark 2011 and 3DMark 2021 are not marked by ▒ sign, showing the fact that these programs lost the soul of demoscene and just providing comparison numbers, nothing else. █ COMPUTER CONFIGURATIONS CPUs: Threadripper 1 1950X / Ryzen 9 5950X / Ryzen 3 3100 GPUs: Radeon VII 16Gb / Radeon 6900XT 16Gb GFX SETTINGS: 2560x1600 32Bit color [where possible], ULTRA+ settings, Anti-aliasing is turned OFF COMPUTER TESTBEDS: [1] ► Threadripper 1950X / Asrock Taichi X399M / 64Gb DDR4 2667@2800Mhz / Radeon VII 16Gb [2] ► Threadripper 1950X / Asrock Taichi X399M / 64Gb DDR4 2667@2800Mhz / Radeon 6900XT 16Gb [3] ► Ryzen 3 3100 @3.
COREL PAINTER 2020 IS NOT INSTALLING

COREL PAINTER 2020 IS NOT INSTALLING

UPDATED ON: 2022-03-06 Corel Draw 2022 confirmed to work on Windows 7, but w/o GPU acceleration. 2020 version also don’t provide GPU extensions, but you can ignore this if you have fast 8-16 multicore CPU. Just run into difficulties during Corel Painter 2020 installation process. Right after the first screen i can’t press [Next »] button. Problem was solved by dropping down security level in Internet Explorer 11 [!]
COMPLETE TWEAKING GUIDE FOR WINDOWS 7 SP2+ ESU

COMPLETE TWEAKING GUIDE FOR WINDOWS 7 SP2+ ESU

VER 0.1B [SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED] ¶ 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:
MANDATORY STEPS TO OPTIMIZE NEWLY INSTALLED WINDOWS 7

MANDATORY STEPS TO OPTIMIZE NEWLY INSTALLED WINDOWS 7

You may already noticed list of system tweakers for Windows 7 on my site header. Just wanted to describe process a bit with the help of plain words and some png pictures for crispy clearness and buttery smooth understanding of the process. ▒ INSTALLATION First step is to obtain high quality distribution of Windows 7. I always recommend Generation2 builds . His repacks include activation, embedded support of modern CPU’s, USB 3.
TORTURE PROCEDURE ▀ CONNECTING HP1102W PRINTER TO WIRELESS NETWORK

TORTURE PROCEDURE ▀ CONNECTING HP1102W PRINTER TO WIRELESS NETWORK

FAQ ver 0.1b ▓ PREFACE This comprehensive guide will be handy for those of you who can’t figure out why hp printer is not detected by windows using usb connection and for those of you who are asking himself/herself “why do i need to do usb plug to setup device for wireless work?” hp is notoriously known in terms of really s#cky printer drivers. During all my career of system administrator i’ve constantly ran into driver related problems with hp devices.
HOW TO RUN AFFINITY PHOTO USING CLASSIC WINDOWS 7 INTERFACE WITHOUT AERO ENABLED

HOW TO RUN AFFINITY PHOTO USING CLASSIC WINDOWS 7 INTERFACE WITHOUT AERO ENABLED

By default software forbids execution when you are using classic desktop and aero is not enabled. However, there is a nice workaround. By adding –no-dwm-warning switch to starting shortcut you can avoid internal restriction. "C:\Program Files\Affinity\Photo\Photo.exe" --no-dwm-warning NOTE: with some graphical drivers you may experience visual artifacts and not precise image rendering. Imagery by spacedrone808
CORRECT BIOS SETTINGS TO INSTALL WINDOWS 7

CORRECT BIOS SETTINGS TO INSTALL WINDOWS 7

▒ HARDWARE Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra BIOS: F34 [F35b breaks compatibility with Windows 7] I think that guide will be useful due to nightmarish non-ergonomic structure of Gigabyte’s BIOS menus. ▒ UEFI vs MBR Windows 7 supports UEFI only partially, there is no native handling of this modern tech. I don’t see any reason to use UEFI, only if you want to boot from drive which is larger than 2TB.
X570s WITHOUT ACTIVE COOLING CONFIRMED TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7

X570s WITHOUT ACTIVE COOLING CONFIRMED TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7

Authoritative member of Win-Raid community Canonkong confirmed that x570s chipset is fully operational under Windows 7. In terms of overall compatibility he recommends MSI boards. Please note that Asrock motherboards are not compatible with Windows 7 anymore because of notable BIOS changes. You’ll encounter A5/7E BSOD screens on random basis. The most distinctive feature of x570s chipset compared to x570 is absence of active cooling. Also it will support upcoming Ryzen 5950XT CPU with larger 192Mb L3 v-cache.
USEFUL SIMPLE BATCH FILES WHICH I USE ON DAILY BASIS

USEFUL SIMPLE BATCH FILES WHICH I USE ON DAILY BASIS

Batch files tested under Windows 7. SHUTDOWN PUTER shutdown /p /f REBOOT PUTER shutdown /r /f /t 0 RESTART AUDIO SERVICE net stop "AudioSrv" net start "AudioSrv" DISABLE HIBERNATE powercfg -h off DISABLE/ENABLE LAN INTERFACES netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=disabled netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=enabled Where: Local Area Connection ◄ the name of your network connection TERMINATE FROZEN APPLICATIONS taskkill /F /IM vegas180.exe wmic process where name="vegas180.
LATEST SOFTWARE FOR CLASSIC WINDOWS 98SE/2000/XP/7

LATEST SOFTWARE FOR CLASSIC WINDOWS 98SE/2000/XP/7

Some really quick software lists with information on which version of application is a last one to run on Windows 98/2000/XP/7. Windows 98SE Gold Windows 98SE KeX Windows 2000 SP4 Windows XP SP3 As for Windows 7 SP2 ESU i maintain my personal list of trusted’n’latest software . Coz Seven is my daily driver system. So Windws 7 list will be constantly updated! Don’t forget about my dedicated WINDOWS 98/2000/XP/7 support page Imagery by spacedrone808
MODERN BLENDER, WINDOWS 7 ERA IS NOT ENDED, YET

MODERN BLENDER, WINDOWS 7 ERA IS NOT ENDED, YET

UPDATED ON: 2021-12-04 ► Added info on 2.93.7 LTS & 3.0 Final 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 2.93.5 LTS branch. Patch consists of DLL library “api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0”.
TRUSTED SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS 7 [MEGA-LIST]

TRUSTED SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS 7 [MEGA-LIST]

UPDATED ON: 2022-05-20 NOTE: list will be updated in the future. Also i’ll do my best to provide last Windows 7 compatible version of software. Contact me for suggestions and error reports . List of essential software needed for smooth and hassle free system performance. I use these applications on a daily basis. Selection is really private, but nevertheless of this fact I want to share my knowledge with you.
WINDOWS 7 ▀ ESU EXTENDED SECURITY UPDATES

WINDOWS 7 ▀ ESU EXTENDED SECURITY UPDATES

DON'T EVEN THINK THAT WINDOWS 7 IS DEAD! Official extended support for Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 . Home users can’t extend support for the operating system while business and enterprise customers may extend support by up to three years till January 14, 2023 , to be precise. This is done by joining the ESU program which is available per machine [business] or per user [enterprise].
USEFUL WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE COMMANDS

USEFUL WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE COMMANDS

Here is a short breakdown of the most frequently used commands, which could be launched from the START menu. [WIN] + R ► START ► RUN ► …. CONTROL PANEL control panel LAN CONNECTIONS ncpa.cpl REMOTE DESKTOP mstsc SYSTEM SERVICES services.msc USER CONTROL PANEL control userpasswords2 MICROSOFT CONFIG TOOL msconfig DIRECTX DIAGNOSTICS TOOL dxdiag SYSTEM INFORMATION msinfo32 REGISTRY EDITOR regedit TASK SCHEDULER taskschd.msc GROUP POLICY EDITOR gpedit.msc Imagery by spacedrone808
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.

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