Following the release of MicroXP v0.82, this new version fixes an issue with Wireless LAN where it was not able to automatically find networks around you without knowing the SSID identification code of the network. This problem only appeared with Service Pack 3. The fix was simple, just replace three DLL files in this SP3 version with the older SP2 versions of the files - problem is fixed and you can use wireless just the same as you could in previous (SP2) releases of MicroXP.
All previous fixes in all previous versions
of MicroXP apply in this new version 0.82.
MicroXP v0.81 to MicroXP v0.82
- Replaced SP3 version of "wzcdlg.dll" with SP2 version (saves 5Kb)
- Replaced SP3 version of "wzcsapi.dll" with SP2 version (saves 1Kb)
- Replaced SP3 version of "wzcsvc.dll" with SP2 version (saves 121Kb)
- Removed all .XSD files.
- Removed "L2Schemas" folder from the WINDOWS folder.
- Removed "Provisioning" folder from the WINDOWS folder.
Services Remaining In Windows
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Logical Disk Manager
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
Plug and Play
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Wireless Zero Configuration
All these services are enabled on installation,
so you can start using Windows straight away.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- PROGRAMS -
You can still install and run just about all the programs and games that you can run on a normal installation of XP. There is a text file in the eXPerience folder on the desktop that has a list of programs that work and includes some that don't work (not many). Even Office 2007 installs on this version of Windows
- GAMES -
Up to now, there has not been one single report of any game not working on MicroXP. Gaming is what this edition of Windows is all about, it gives better benchmarks than any other version of Windows I have ever tested.
- LAN NETWORKING -
At last - MicroXP now has the ability to browse your local network.
All you need to know is the computer name of the computer you want to connect to and thats about it, just right click My Computer and choose Map Network Drive. All computers can see each other even if every computer in the network is running this MicroXP.
- CAMERAS AND SCANNERS
Now in MicroXP it is possible to use a digital camera (USB only, no Firewire) or a scanner. Tested and working with a Fuji FinePix 6MP camera. The Photo Printing Wizard is not included, neither is the wizard to download photos from the internet, but the rest of the functionality for cameras and scanners is as complete as
in full Windows. My favourite saying: whats missing, you're not gonna miss! Print photos with Photoshop or maybe even Irfanview.
Ctrl+P to print works in every single program that supports it, so its not like we ever needed the photo printing wizard, which only ever made all images I fed through it A4, even small images, so it actually did not even work, unless I skipped a button but there really are no buttons to skip in that wizard, its useless.
- DIAL-UP CONNECTION -
You can still use a Dial-Up connection (Broadband or old 56k modem).
This is the one major flaw in other stripped out operating systems, a lot of UK users still use a modem with broadband... in this edition, RAS Dial-Up/PPPoE/DSL/ADSL connectivity is OK as well as old 56k modems. Yes, try this install on a Pentium II or even an old 486 might run it! They had 75Mhz processors and 8Mb RAM
with 4Mb graphics cards.
- WEB BROWSER -
This installation already includes a basic web browser called Browzar that uses a few core files left from Internet Explorer. No, Internet Explorer is not included, but select files included in this installation that come from Internet Explorer are vital to running Windows. Its also Internet Explorer related files that allow you to open CHM files, which you can do in this edition of Windows. This Browzar web browser is only here so you can at least get online and download Firefox, Opera, Netscape or whatever browser you want. This not only saves space on this CD, but you get to choose what web browser you want to use and you get
the latest version not an old and possibly insecure version. Flash v22.214.171.124 for Firefox and Opera is included, so Google Video and YouTube work straight away in whichever browser you install.
- PASSES WGA CHECKS
If you go to download for example, Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft's downloads section, you will need to validate windows by running the GenuineCheck***** file that Microsoft asks you to download as part of the Windows Genuine Advantage checks. Its fine to do this, don't be scared of your key being blacklisted.
- FLASH -
If you install Opera or Firefox web browser(s) in this special MicroXP edition of Windows, you can go visit YouTube or Google Video without even having to install Flash Player. You can just
watch the videos right away.
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