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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Early Deprecation Notice: Windows XP and Server 2003 support

Greetings, Bryan Berns!

> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 8:23 AM, Andrey Repin <> wrote:
>> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
>>> On Aug 26 12:56, Helmut Karlowski wrote:
>>>> > > Guess that's better than to stick with the kludges, migration to 10 is
>>>> > > on the way.
>>>> > From what I've seen and heard W10, while mostly stable, still coerces users
>>>> > towards the software as (an expensive) service model and follows the dictum
>>>> > that Microsoft knows more about what you want than you do (default saves to
>>>> > microsoft cloud storage, grabs your pictures for background slide show
>>>> > without asking, etc.).
>>>> I hope I can customize it to behave like XP (only the goodies of
>>>> course).
>> That doesn't solve the hotkeys bound at driver levels, unfortunately.
>> Half of my keyboard dead now thanks to the move to Win7.
>> Anyway, on the topic: All I could ask is to give us a notice when the final
>> build for XP is available, so that we could prepare own mirrors.

> If you're passionate about it and you have any programming experience,
> keyboard filter drivers are quite easy to write.

You don't even need to write anything - standard driver allows key remapping
through registry, if that's what you have in mind.
The driver is not a problem, though, it is OS that register hotkeys in the

> Only annoying thing
> is you need a signing certificate that is authorized for kernel code
> signing -- which is only available to companies and some slightly more
> expensive issuing authorities for individuals.

Now, that is not an issue. :) At all.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Sunday, August 30, 2015 04:51:17

Sorry for my terrible english...

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