Stronger Authentication for Windows 95

In a recent post, I suggested that maybe it was time to let go of Windows 95. After all, newer printers don’t support it, Windows Update (WU) no longer works on it, and it has considerable difficulty accessing network shares in a modern network. In another post, I suggested that, at the cost of weakening …
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Is there still life in Windows 95?

Having got Windows XP and Windows Vista working in VMs, with Windows Update working for both, and with each participating in robust network file and print activity, I was keen to find out how far back I could go back with legacy Windows operating systems before I perceived there were more disadvantages rather than advantages …
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Puzzling share access behaviour

My NAS of choice is based on the FreeNAS OS (versions 9.10.2-U5 & 11.0), but I also own a ReadyNAS NV+ V2 NAS, which is still in service. I use it to house archive material, which is rarely accessed. Printing and file services are one of the early tasks I consider when integrating a new client …
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VirtualBox and Windows Vista

Now that I’d successfully virtualised Windows XP, it was time to turn my attention to virtualising a legacy Windows Vista system that I owned. My Vista inventory included: A custom-built desktop with a Pentium 4 processor running Vista Home Premium. A Vista Home Premium upgrade CD. I found the experience of virtualising my copy of …
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What about antivirus solutions for legacy Windows?

Microsoft Security Essentials no longer updates for Windows XP and Windows Vista. So, what about antivirus software for legacy Windows? One of the issues of moving to a free antivirus (AV) solution is the nag-ware. If there is nothing of a sensitive nature on the client and there are no special hardware dependencies, don’t bother. Instead, …
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Resilio Sync Setup for Windows 7+ Clients (legacy)

You will need to setup the sync server first. The instruction here is for setting up sync client software on Android devices to backup important data from them on to the server. The app screens that follow are from the following version of the sync client:   Step 1: Install and start the sync client. When starting […]