Solved 3 Very Easy Steps to Modern Browsing: NT 4.0

June 2, 2011 at 19:51:39
Specs: Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Pentium II 400MHz/384MB RAM
I've posted on this in the past but the other thread was getting a bit long in the tooth with the complicated and irrelevant updates I made. So here you go (follow these steps in this exact order):

Download and install Windows Installer 2.0. (here or here).

Download and install Opera 10.63 (here or here.)

Download and install Flash Player 8 (here or here).

You're done! Now you have a modern browser. YouTube, Facebook, etc work perfectly. No annoying pop-ups that your browser is out of date.

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

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#1
June 3, 2011 at 14:14:42
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technolog...

..does not look promising for your above set-up !


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#2
June 3, 2011 at 14:23:55
Not worried; article makes no mention of Opera, and Opera 10.63 is newer than all those browsers that they're dropping support for. It would make sense to drop IE 7 because it is 5 years old, and there have been newer releases. Opera 10.x is only one generation behind the current version 11.

Plus this article is about Google "techno-wiz" software. Which, if you're like me and still have an NT box around, probably means you're not that interested in whiz-bang cloud software with info that gets relayed to the US govt via Google's servers.

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

http://sdfox7.com


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#3
June 4, 2011 at 01:01:18
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"...probably means you're not that interested in whiz-bang cloud software with info that gets relayed to the US govt via Google's servers"

Likely the biggest part of existing NT4 installs are on industrial-control equipment, which seldom have any internet connections anyway.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
July 20, 2013 at 20:48:07
Update:

According to this archive readme, Flash Player 9 from versions 9,0,16,0 through 9,0,47,0 function on Windows NT 4.0:

Flash Player 9 Archive Readme.txt

You can get these files from the links below, or from Adobe Archived Players page: Archived Flash Player Versions

I am personally using Adobe Flash Player 9,0,47,0 for Firefox and Opera under NT 4.0, and Flash Player 9,0,47,0 for Internet Explorer 5 / 6.

I have tested this myself on my NT 4.0 system and confirm YouTube and other websites function with no errors.

The by-now dated flash player 8 I provided above a couple of years ago may crash or may not run.

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