Guide for installing and using Vista

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Note: The latest version of the Vista Extended Kernel ISO has a much better success rate when installing on hardware than it previously did. It is a viable alternative if you're fine with not being able to remove features.
https://board.eclipse.cx/viewtopic.php?t=402


I've decided to make this because there is no stock updated Vista ISO, which some people might prefer.

The ISO we'll be using is also by mintel, however this one is stock 2017 EOS, doesn't include .Net (meaning there are no weird unsolvable issues with .Net programs). I have updated the ISO to include KB4474419 as well.

https://archive.org/details/Windows-Vista-Updated
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To install Vista, either use a USB, or preferably a DVD to install it. Using USB 3.0 ports (with drivers) will almost always cause the installer to throw an error at expanding files, so plug the USB into a 2.0 port if available.

Once installed, install updates.
.Net 3.5 + updates, .Net 4.6 + updates, and rootsupd.
https://archive.org/download/Windows-Vista-Updated/Vista%20updates%20not%20included.7z
You might be able to install Server 2008 security updates up to or maybe even past KB4474419, however the extended kernel was only built for 2017 EOS + KB4474419.

Once done, you can install the VC++ runtimes linked below, or proceed to installing the extended kernel.
https://github.com/abbodi1406/vcredist/releases

To install the extended kernel and mfplat, check the post below
https://board.eclipse.cx/viewtopic.php?t=429

At this point, you can and should install drivers, the post below can help you with this.
https://board.eclipse.cx/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=309

At this point, you should be done, you've installed Vista, have drivers, and a working system ready to run modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, and more. Though I recommend checking out the notes below before closing the tab.

Note 1: Some people with Haswell+ processors say that KB4474419 and deleting intelppm.sys improve stability, however in my (limited) testing, that is at best placebo, and at worst actually does the opposite in the case of intelppm.sys on one test system. More testers would be welcomed.
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I have updated the post with the v2 ISO, and it should now be easier to configure.

Those with v1 don't need to grab v2, but with the success rate I've had installing KB4474419 on v1, I highly recommend grabbing v2.
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K4sum1 wrote: 07 Sep 2021, 18:08 I have updated the post with the v2 ISO, and it should now be easier to configure.

Those with v1 don't need to grab v2, but with the success rate I've had installing KB4474419 on v1, I highly recommend grabbing v2.
Could you move the ISO to a different site please? I can't download it fully unless I wait 5 hours (it stopped for me at 5GB) or I pay for premium.
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Moline wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 15:55
K4sum1 wrote: 07 Sep 2021, 18:08 I have updated the post with the v2 ISO, and it should now be easier to configure.

Those with v1 don't need to grab v2, but with the success rate I've had installing KB4474419 on v1, I highly recommend grabbing v2.
Could you move the ISO to a different site please? I can't download it fully unless I wait 5 hours (it stopped for me at 5GB) or I pay for premium.
Lazy, and upload speed is shit. However, you can mirror it if you want
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K4sum1 wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 16:12
Moline wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 15:55
K4sum1 wrote: 07 Sep 2021, 18:08 I have updated the post with the v2 ISO, and it should now be easier to configure.

Those with v1 don't need to grab v2, but with the success rate I've had installing KB4474419 on v1, I highly recommend grabbing v2.
Could you move the ISO to a different site please? I can't download it fully unless I wait 5 hours (it stopped for me at 5GB) or I pay for premium.
Lazy, and upload speed is shit. However, you can mirror it if you want
I will do so once I can finish the download.
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K4sum1 wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 16:12
Moline wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 15:55
K4sum1 wrote: 07 Sep 2021, 18:08 I have updated the post with the v2 ISO, and it should now be easier to configure.

Those with v1 don't need to grab v2, but with the success rate I've had installing KB4474419 on v1, I highly recommend grabbing v2.
Could you move the ISO to a different site please? I can't download it fully unless I wait 5 hours (it stopped for me at 5GB) or I pay for premium.
Lazy, and upload speed is shit. However, you can mirror it if you want
I have mirrored the download over at MediaFire. https://www.mediafire.com/file/rolet8xhwwmfm0l/Windows_Vista_x64_Up_to_date.iso/file

Let me know if there are any issues with this please.
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Doing more research on the problem, mintel's v6 ISO appears to be working, however it really hates Intel USB 3. It was able to install Vista on my Ryzen PC, and was necessary for something I'm trying to do.
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K4sum1 wrote: 31 Oct 2021, 04:48 Doing more research on the problem, mintel's v6 ISO appears to be working, however it really hates Intel USB 3. It was able to install Vista on my Ryzen PC, and was necessary for something I'm trying to do.
Just letting you know that the ISO that you linked to (and I subsequently mirrored to MediaFire) was a godsend! With the prior ISO I was using, I had lots of things missing, and some tools such as Snipping Tool and Windows Easy Transfer would not load. I also did not have all the wallpaper sizes available when choosing the desktop background. With the ISO you provided, I have everything and it works great!
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Moline wrote: 01 Nov 2021, 21:52
K4sum1 wrote: 31 Oct 2021, 04:48 Doing more research on the problem, mintel's v6 ISO appears to be working, however it really hates Intel USB 3. It was able to install Vista on my Ryzen PC, and was necessary for something I'm trying to do.
Just letting you know that the ISO that you linked to (and I subsequently mirrored to MediaFire) was a godsend! With the prior ISO I was using, I had lots of things missing, and some tools such as Snipping Tool and Windows Easy Transfer would not load. I also did not have all the wallpaper sizes available when choosing the desktop background. With the ISO you provided, I have everything and it works great!
Yeah, that ISO was trimmed down because vLite didn't support files over 4GB, so stuffs had to be removed, which broke things.
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K4sum1 wrote: 01 Nov 2021, 22:51 Yeah, that ISO was trimmed down because vLite didn't support files over 4GB, so stuffs had to be removed, which broke things.
Use DISM++ or Windows 8.0 DISM then

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ruslanshchur wrote: 06 Feb 2022, 19:40
K4sum1 wrote: 01 Nov 2021, 22:51 Yeah, that ISO was trimmed down because vLite didn't support files over 4GB, so stuffs had to be removed, which broke things.
Use DISM++ or Windows 8.0 DISM then
Pretty sure I used DISM++ for this "new" one.
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I'm surprised the guys over on the other forum haven't complained about this post.

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>or preferably a DVD to install it.
look at the file size, r3tard, how can i burn 5.22gb onto 4.37gb

>.Net 4.6 + updates,
4.5.2 is recommended for vista, 4.6 breaks shit iirc

>The naming for dates are mm/dd/yyyy, (and not yyyy/mm/dd as it should be)
based opinion

>it actually installs on hardware (unlike v6).
what hardware? i don't have usb3, i have a processor from vista's prime, 2008ish, does this fuck shit up

as for the mega link, use jdownload,r or something

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Xi Jinping's Bear wrote: 12 Feb 2022, 05:31 >or preferably a DVD to install it.
look at the file size, r3tard, how can i burn 5.22gb onto 4.37gb
If only they sandwiched two DVDs together to make a dual layer 8.5GB disk this wouldn't be a problem.

You could burn Vista to a BD-R.
Xi Jinping's Bear wrote: 12 Feb 2022, 05:31 >.Net 4.6 + updates,
4.5.2 is recommended for vista, 4.6 breaks shit iirc
4.6 is fine, it's 4.7+ that can cause issues
Xi Jinping's Bear wrote: 12 Feb 2022, 05:31 >it actually installs on hardware (unlike v6).
what hardware? i don't have usb3, i have a processor from vista's prime, 2008ish, does this fuck shit up
Installing from Intel USB 3 appears to not go over well with v6.
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I literally don't give a fuck about USB 3.0, can't you like, test it with USB 2.0 and make sure it doesn't do any bullshit?

>You could burn Vista to a BD-R.
Don't have a BD-ROM drive.

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Xi Jinping's Bear wrote: 12 Feb 2022, 15:43 I literally don't give a fuck about USB 3.0, can't you like, test it with USB 2.0 and make sure it doesn't do any bullshit?

>You could burn Vista to a BD-R.
Don't have a BD-ROM drive.
This ISO works fine in my testing. v6 works fine in any non-3.0 Intel system or any AMD system.
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