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Everything posted by bluebolt

  1. Saw egrabrych's post and hoped that coins would pour out the front of my machine when I ran heinoganda's updater. Dashed again.
  2. Definitely modified installation sources are included; this is why I referred to: The point is, in no instance is USB function achieved. Not with factory-standard / vanilla W2k Pro, nor in any known package. If anyone has information otherwise, I am wide open to it.
  3. re: my sound card Are you referring to the integrated audio chipset (Realtek ALC889)? As with the LAN, if you're trying to make the Gigabyte driver work, your better bet may be the Realtek website drivers. I use R.274. I notice they also have an older one (A.4.06), which I have never tried. Softpedia appears to have some earlier Realtek audio driver versions for W2k Pro that you could try: https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/REALTEK/Realtek-HD-Audio-Codecs-Driver-222-for-2000-XP.shtml Seems you're on a roll, so...keep rolling!
  4. That has long been a wonder of mine, as well. Or maybe the BIOS could be modified--the ASRock motherboards I use actually have an option in the BIOS called "USB Compatibility Patch" to deal with it...but when tested its application has been unreliable (YMMV). In my case the boot-up time is no problem, and though I have read of the CPU temperature issue over the years, have never experienced it myself.
  5. 16. Allow Microsoft Windows Update to do its thing 17. finishing up it looks like this 18. now plug in a USB stick and get USB Mass Storage and Disk Drive notifications as Microsoft Windows Update continues to automatically install the appropriate drivers Instead of "Wellsburg" (X99) your Z68 will refer to "Cougar Point".
  6. 13. looks like this after rebooting; right click on yellow bang "Standard Universal..." to update driver 14. here W2k Pro tries to regress to the original (non-working) drivers 15. Choose "Install one of the other drivers" and go with "Standard Enhanced..."
  7. 10. choose "Microsoft Windows Update" and proceed 11. the installation continues 12. allow the restart
  8. 7. and so 8. then this 9. usb root hub and usb generic hub can be seen installing (click "Next")
  9. 4. choose "Standard USB host controller..." 5. choose "Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller" (click "Next") 6. W2k Pro warns; click "Yes"
  10. 1. right click properties / update driver on one of the yellow bangs beneath "Universal Serial Bus controllers" 2. choose "display a list" 3. instead of the default choice pictured, choose "Show all hardware..."
  11. I wonder why you can't access the internet...are you using the driver from Realtek's website? Better by far than trying to wrestle with the Gigabyte driver. As for solving the USB problem, you don't need internet access--the drivers are already on your machine. The trouble is the default W2k Pro selections, which are wrong and must be overridden using Microsoft Windows Update in Device Manager (not online). After all the years and all the times this has come up, I'd like to go through one example of the installation procedure, which varies based on motherboard, mouse, the particular OS package and God only knows what else, but this site's not letting me post the pics (there are 18 of them). If I can load them a few (or even one) at a time, I will do so.
  12. On newer hardware such as your Z68, you will need to use a PS/2 keyboard to enter Device Manager and install the USB drivers manually (working drivers are already present on your machine). Start by forcing Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller. From there, use Windows Update to go after the yellow marks in Device Manager and install the remaining complement of USB drivers (but don't let it take you back to the original / non-working ones). As I've said before, it can be a bit of a runaround.
  13. No luck on an integrable add-on, or even an all-in-one package that can be run after OS install. That leaves the old-fashioned way, at least until the update servers are shut down. Might be a good time to note the required updates per MU and download them manually while they are still available.
  14. I use nLite to integrate 5eraph's Update Pack and IE8 Update Addon: https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6400 Then all that remains is that last update from May, 2019 (KB4500331).
  15. I don't have a ready system with WU only, but right now MU is working perfectly on W2k Pro.
  16. With the decommissioning of update servers for classic operating systems supposedly near, I wonder how the creep intends to distribute premium support updates for the likes of XP/ WES / POSReady 2009 x86?
  17. There is no need to use the same login for more than one machine.
  18. And if that doesn't do the job, then run blackwingcat's "Multi Core Limitter break Registry" available from his site.
  19. Same here just now; lasted about half-a-minute, before it successfully updated.
  20. No pitch with this one: https://msfn.org/board/topic/177099-antivirus-for-xp/?do=findComment&comment=1162856
  21. Fourteen handshake failures here, as well, but does that matter much? I would think that "Detections: 0" would be the important thing.
  22. I don't think we're falling behind at all. Does the vulnerability even exist if Remote Desktop is disabled in services (not to mention that it is now patched)? If this is such a "very bad sign" (as the wired.com article says), with "similarly devastating implications" to WannaCry (as it also says), I would simply remind that WannaCry turned out to be ineffective against Windows XP, contrary to early reports. https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/30/15712542/windows-xp-wannacry-protect-ransomware-blue-screen
  23. Yes, it is. Without forcing "multiprocess mode" in Firefox 52 on XP: anywhere from 16 seconds to 38 seconds. Google Chrome Portable on XP: 5.51 seconds. IE 11 on Windows 7: 5.27 seconds.
  24. It is highly probable that the needed USB drivers are there on your machine. The process of getting to them is roundabout and can be very frustrating. It is not merely a matter of trying one driver after another; there is a number of subset drivers needed, and a sequence involved in getting there. That sequence will vary with the hardware, right down to the particular mouse you're using. The first step definitely involves force; on newer hardware I have been starting with "Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller." If you're fortunate, from there Windows Update will install the others (Generic USB Hub, USB 2.0 Root Hub, etc.). Sometimes, instead, W2K Pro will try to take you back to its originally chosen (non-working) drivers, and run you around in circles. I have been through this on Z77, Z87, Z97 and X99 motherboards, and always succeeded in the end, but you may want to buy a cheap wig so you don't end up pulling your own hair out.
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