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  1. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    @dencorso I was eventually going to update the broken URLs, but the https://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net seems dead as for today. I am also unable to receive emails for any of the requested hotfixes. Is the MS hotfix hosting infrastructure finally gone?
  2. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    That is an option, but, judging by the country flag, I suspected that @Radovan might perhaps be using a Czech version of Windows 2000, and the FullPack is available only in English.
  3. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    It does not exist, hence the "WIP" or "work in progress" tag in the title. Please use my website http://windowsarchives.com/ for the latest list of official updates and hotfixes and use them with HFSLIP2000 to create a fully updated Windows 2000 installation ISO. If this is your first time, make sure to prepare yourself mentally and have a cup of strong coffee as right now there are almost 400 different files to download and categorise into different HFSLIP folders .
  4. I would agree that installing additional components such as WMP 9 or DirectX 9 may not be necessary (and could potentially be omitted if you want a system with smaller footprint). However, the vast majority of updates and hotfixes listed on my website are simply security fixes. They do not add "bloat" to the OS, but rather just replace old/insecure/buggy versions of the already existing files. I personally recommend slipstreaming everything possible just for the sake of simplicity and to avoid any possibility that some system components will be left not updated. If you know what you are doing and want to cherrypick specific components or updates, there is nothing wrong with that. I used to do it in the past, but now I just tend to install the OS as it is, and then disable what I do not need. I did once manage to play with HFSLIP/nLite and shrink my Windows 2000 installation (fully updated, that is) to use very little disk space and less than 20 MB of RAM, but the system was basically only "for show" and not really usable . Yeah, UURollup is based on old versions of BWC kernel/core, and as such it is quite outdated at this point. It does include additional files which are not present in the BWC packages (e.g. new fonts, etc.), but these are not really required for a functional Windows 2000 system.
  5. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Please post a link to the specific USB driver. I will try to have to a look at it in my free time. HFSLIP can indeed slipstream drivers, but the documentation is lacking. You will also have to make sure that the driver works in vanilla Windows 2000. If it requires the Extended Kernel, then the whole task will be much more problematic.
  6. tomasz86

    How to use 4 Cores in Windows 2000

    K10stat but it is only for older AMD CPUs. You may need something different depending on your CPU family.
  7. Does the app have to be on the Play Store? I personally try to use open source apps whenever possible and/or also lightweight apps. As such, the majority of them come from F-Droid, directly from GitHub / GitLab, and from the Play Store or other sources only if there is no alternative. While it is not always the case, the vast majority of the open source apps are free and also ad-free. For a text editor, I use MiXplorer which is a simple but advanced file manager with text / code editing functionality. It is not available on the Play Store though, so you would have to download it either from XDA or other source like APKMirror. It is also not open source, but I have not been able to find any viable alternative to it. The text editors available on F-Droid are either extremely barebone and/or buggy, and the ones on the Play Store are ridden with ads.
  8. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Thanks for the tip! It seems that they have just changed the domain where the hotfixes are hosted. Old: http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows XP/sp4/Fix499402/2600/free/473489_ENU_i386_zip.exe New: https://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows XP/sp4/Fix499402/2600/free/473489_ENU_i386_zip.exe This means that I will just have to fix the URLs .
  9. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    It seems that M$ have closed their hotfix service all together: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/05/microsofts-hotfix-service-is-no-longer-available/. This means that all the links to hotfixes on my site no longer work. What is more, those links have also not been archived by the Wayback Machine (perhaps due to robots.txt restrictions?). You can, of course, download the files themselves from my Archive, and I will likely replace all the non-functional official URLs with links to the Archive as well. This is sad to see as my Archive is probably the only publicly available site where the files are being stored right now. I believe that we should have them backed up in more places.
  10. tomasz86

    How to use 4 Cores in Windows 2000

    Windows 2000 does not support dynamic frequency scaling, so my guess would be that your CPU is simply running at 100% all the time, hence the high temperatures. You will need 3rd party software to control the frequencies.
  11. http://blog.livedoor.jp/blackwingcat/archives/1299806.html The site is indeed all Japanese, but the filenames are not . As of today, you will need Windows2000-KB935839-v29bG-x86-ENU.EXE Windows2000-KB979683-v16a-x86-ENU.exe
  12. https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9785
  13. tomasz86

    UURollup alternative? (for slipstreaming)

    UURollup can only be slipstreamed because I manually tweaked the hell out of the installer specifically for HFSLIP . The BlackWingCat's kernel is not prepared like that, so direct slipstreaming is impossible. You should still be able to install it silently in T-13 (svcpack) but only after repacking the installer to the standard M$ format. I am not sure the effort is really worth it.
  14. tomasz86

    How to use 4 Cores in Windows 2000

    The registry edit will not work because you need to have the modified kernel files installed first. This is not a technical limitation, just a licensing issue. Simple speaking, Windows 2000 treats each of your cores as a separate CPU, and Windows 2000 Professional officially supports only two CPUs. In one word, you need to install the BlackWingCat's kernel to make everything work, but the kernel is not available in German. You can still force installation of English updates in your system, but the result will be a mishmash of English and German everywhere in the OS. I would really not recommend it, unless you are desperate . PS Please check my website for a complete list of official updates for Windows 2000. I recommend installing / slipstreaming all of them before trying out any unofficial packages. The updates, however, will still not help you with this particular problem though.
  15. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    No problem. I do not take anything personally. I am aware of the HFSLIP's complexity, especially since it is no longer mainstream but rather a very niche piece of software with its documentation incomplete or spread here and there. I have basically finished rewriting / moving the old, original HFSLIP documentation from http://web.archive.org/web/20100523023650if_/http://hfslip.org:80/_left.phtml to my site, but, to tell the truth, I do not really like it. I think that it is either too complicated in some parts, or too brief in others that actually require a more detailed explanation. My goal is to incorporate the documentation into my site completely, so that all the required information will be available in one place. In order to do this though, I also have to reorganize the layout / structure of the site a little bit. I also want to separate the 2000 and XP updates lists, etc. In short, I do know that the whole project in the current state is difficult to use, and I have many plans on how to improve it, but unfortunately time (or lack of it) is the main obstacle. I agree that the original post should probably be more concrete and informative. I would also greatly appreciate any specific tips on how to structure the post in order to make it more accessible and easy to understand for someone who is not really accustomed to HFSLIP and everything related to it. I would not like to make it a replacement for my website though. What kind of information (and in what order) exactly do you think I should include there? Yes, I agree with this 100%. The lack of proper documentation on HFSLIP (and HFSLIP2000) is the culprit. The whole Windows XP/2003 updates idea should also be explained more thoroughly, so that there is no confusion on why these updates are included in the Windows 2000's updates list. The FullPack is kind of a side project though. The reason why it is not mentioned anywhere publicly is because a) many people prefer to download the updates from official sources only, b) some people have very strong feelings against sharing M$ updates through 3rd party sources, and c) the FullPack is currently English-only and I want to keep the whole project 100% multilingual. I like this idea a lot, but there is already a thread for this: https://msfn.org/board/topic/133014-last-versions-of-software-for-windows-2000/. I am not sure if it is necessary to list the software directly on my site, or maybe it is better to just link to the thread for details. If I ever decide to include such a list on the site though, I would really want to check each program myself in order to determine whether it is really incompatible with the OS. In some cases a simple registry change can "make" the software compatible, while in other cases the software may simply just require particular M$ updates to run.