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tomasz86

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  1. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Yes, the FullPack contains all the required updates. I have not updated my website for a while, so some of the newest updates for XP POSReady are probably missing. The FullPack also does not contain any unofficial updates, just the official ones. It should still be more than enough though to serve as a basis for a fully updated Windows 2000 system. Judging from the screenshot, you seem to have everything unpacked and ready to go. By "unchanged Windows source" I mean the contents of your clean Windows 2000 CD (or ISO) which have not been modified by programs such as HFSLIP, nLite, or any others. You need to copy all the files from your Windows CD to the SOURCE folder. Then just right click on the "HFSLIP-1.0.2.cmd" and run it as Administrator. Do not use the computer while the script is running.
  2. tomasz86

    KernelEx for Win2000

    Just for the record, the riched20.dll included in the USP 5.1 is old. The newest official version of this file is riched20.dll 5.30.23.1231 from KB953024.
  3. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    I am sorry but I do not really understand the question . The link seems to only show information of a user who is currently logged in to MEGA. Could you include a screenshot to make the question clearer? Judging by the quoted size alone, I am guessing that you may be asking about the size of my whole Archive which is indeed ~30 GB. Please keep in mind that it includes updates for both Windows 2000 and XP, and also SP3 for Windows Server 2003 which is ~7.5 GB alone.
  4. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    There were still several APIs missing when I was testing it for the last time a few years ago. I cannot say for now though, with the newest version of the @blackwingcat's kernel. The installation then was partially functional. Some programs requiring it worked fine, some others did not. Of course, the official installer has never worked in Windows 2000, so you need to use my unofficial combined .NET installation package instead.
  5. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Download HFSLIP2000-FullPack-2000-ENU.7z and unpack it. Make sure that the path is not too long, so I would suggest something like "d:\hfslip". Run HFSLIP2000-1.0.2.CMD once. Several folders will be created automatically. Copy your unmodified Windows 2000 source to the SOURCE folder. Make sure to unpack everything in case it is an ISO file. Run HFSLIP2000-1.0.2.CMD again. Make sure to use "Run as Administrator" when using newer versions of Windows. Do not use the computer while HFSLIP is processing the files. The reason is that HFSLIP will keep stealing focus when unpacking the updates, so you can actually interrupt the process by mistake when trying to type on the keyboard, etc. An ISO file of the updated Windows source will be created in the HFSLIP folder. You should test it in a virtual machine, e.g. VirtualBox to make sure that it works correctly.
  6. tomasz86

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    It does seem to work again! Thank you for checking .
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 .
  15. 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.
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