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At first, while i seen... CTE
At first, while i seen the news about brave browser/chromium ending support, i was posting excessively about this topic here on this community but then overtime i stopped posting about it as i convinced myself to live with it…
Now im posting it again as i was recently thinking about the Question which im about to ask now.
I have Never used Virtual machines because i never felt the need to use it… But Now Since browser support (109) will be be ended on Feb 7, 2023, i am looking forward to use it for the first time and wanted to see for myself that if there would be an alternative way to keep getting all of the future updates for brave browser on the same machine(while my main OS continues to be my favorite Win 8.1…)
I was disappointed with the fact that the browser which i use will no no longer receive updates but then after few days i was like meh its okay, we’ll live without it… this mindset has been in place for the past 3 weeks until today where it started to get boring for not attempting to do anything new to improve/overcome/circumvent the situation…
Before attempting to do this(VM Environment) which i have never done before, i thought it would be wiser to get advice from others and possibly tips and guides aswell…
I’ll Start by saying this, im not going to use the factory version of Windows 10 and add stress to my 10 year old hardware as running the heavily bloated Win 10 as well as Win 8.1 together on the 10 year old hardware will end up heating the machine, So in an effort not to give heavy workload for the processor and keep it cool, i’ll use the custom phoenix os instead.
i want this performance and cooling as much as possible(after installing the Win10 on VM in my PC)
Win 8.1 is God of eliminating heat without any expensive cooling setup(Feeling sad for all of the Win 8.1 Engineering team where most of them left the company, Great talented humans with horrible luck )
Even the Controversial Start menu will look much better... CTE
Even the Controversial Start menu will look much better than 10 and 11 if we put meaningful effort to customize it
Why not win11 custom os? because nvidia dont offer drivers to gtx 770m for Win11… Still using old hardware due to the 3d support(New computers, Smart TVs and graphics cards dont offer support for native 3d support anymore…)
Didn't Expect Microsoft to get to a level ... CTE
Didn’t Expect Microsoft to get to a level where the company will become a reason to prevent me from buying new hardwares(due to the fact that all these new hardwares manufactured with a motive to not support older operating systems which inturn tells us Microsoft would be the reason)
Most of the bloating and privacy issues of Win 10 and 11 can be circumvented by various techniques, Even most of the stubborn processes can be stopped but the main problem for me is taskbar design and icons… all these newly replaced icons and taskbar design are not good… Customization exists on win 10 and 11 but they are not great, it would have been cool if we could setup taskbar looks of win 8.1 and all of the Win 11 icons to Win 8.1 with a single click inside the personalization settings page but Microsoft currently isn’t cool enough to offer this…)
So this above shown custom based win 10 is the only option right now for me to try, im completely fine if this plan is about to fail but i just wanted to try as trying doesnt hurt
please answer the following questions if you have extensive knowledge about VM, Windows and Brave browser.
- Have you understand what i was talking/asking about ? Do you think performing this above illustrated techniques will help me to use updated version of the brave browser using VM and also keep the main Win 8.1 os for general PC usage ?
- How does download works on brave browser while its used on VM ? Currently i dont use “C” drive for downloads, i have ported external hdd for this purpose… Can the same also be achieved if the browser is used on VM ?
- Will the Brave Sync feature work properly between a VM and local machine where two different versions of windows is used?
- In rare case scenario which i wont get into it easily, if i were to use the media creation tool and upgrade the pc from win 8.1 to 10, will the brave browser’s data can be used exactly from the state where we left off before i upgraded to 10 from 8.1 or should i start over by syncing again?
Even trusting brave sync is a nightmare… what if the sync code’s last word gets changed during upgrade
Brave team please be cool enough.... CTE
Brave team please be cool enough to tell us how often the sync code gets changed… Maybe you should add a timer on brave sync page to let us know when the code is about to be changed, Even better, allow me to completely opt out, i dont want privacy or security, the thing which i want the most is reliability!
These are not meant to be rushed but its good to be prepared for the worst… knowing that this method will work will give me a sense of relief.
Even if this VM method fails, this is something which i’ll be looking forward in the future to try…