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  1. @tomasz86: 1. It's okay, I'll wait for the archive to be updated. I managed to create a VM image, which is pretty updated, running MSO 2007, .NET (thanks to you and your installer), Opera portable and other software as well. In case of making an installation image, it is wiser to wait for the HFSLIP folder to be updated. 2. I already did customisations with nLite, so this is not really an issue. 3. I think there's a little misunderstanding here. However, thank you for the links as they solve other issues for me. I was interested mainly in installing UUR daily during the T-13 phase (as it is not SFXCAB and cannot be slipstreamed into the installation source). Will it work with /Passive and /NoRestart switches? Are there other concerns? About the .NET framework multi package of yours: Is the T-13 installation possible as well? 4. This pack includes also USP 5.1? It says it is past SP4, so it comes onto a clean SP4 image? 5. OK Thank you for your cooperation and help.
  2. @tomasz86 Thank you for a bit of clarification. I decided to merge ideas of Kurt_Aust and yours to create a hybrid, updated installation image, as it is now obvious his original guide is a bit outdated and I am definitely interested in all that unofficial stuff (the "product" will be used for VM purposes only, so I have a plenty of space to play). The steps will be following: 1. Slipstream USP5.1, UR2, UUR11 3/2013, WMP, XML and other tools included within prepared folder with HFSLIP 2. Use nLite to remove unnecessary components, tweak it up a little and unattend the installation process 3. Inspect the possibility of utilising T-13 stage as I did successfully before with XP ($OEM$ directory structure). Hopefully UURv11 daily 2013/09/02 can be installed at this stage, but I didn't dig into this too much yet, maybe you could say if it is possible. If not, it will be quite a hard time to find the right place and time for it in the RunOnce batch file 4. Reviewing and editing Kurt_Aust's RunOnce batch files, removing obsolete hotfixes, programs and functions (mainly those already slipstreamed with HFSLIP), adding something of my interest (e.g. IrfanView, registry entries for explorer details view, etc.) 5. Try it and tune up the details Regarding the logo: just to be sure - the fantastic four is: ntoskrnl.exe, ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll and hal.dll? Or, when talking about I386 directory, their underscored eqiuvalents (ex_, dl_)? Never gone so deep into the very heart of a Windows OS. Can I use Kurt_Aust's automated RunOnce batch procedures for Silverlight and possibly .NET? I read something about a superinstallation package of yours regarding .NET, but wasn't able to download it. Is there any living link? Can the setup be automated/unattended? Can the RunOnce process be secured, or better said, can it be made retard-proof? I mean blocking all controls and keyboard shortcuts, which could interrupt or cancel it. Mainly the second automatic logon loads also explorer.exe and everything is accessible while the setup process still goes on. Even during the first logon, there is a possibility to close the cmd window. I think I can handle particular setup programs, but not this. I'm just curious. Thank you for your answers. I will wait those couple of days for the new HFSLIP "bundle".
  3. Thank you for your answer. There was no problem running Office 2007 using Chrome tool, but I will definitely try to use Application Compatibility Tool as soon as I manage to create an up-to-date compilation. Thank you also for the hfslip compilation hint. It is rather confusing to find 3 different hotfix lists of HF folders held by some people and try to make the best of it. However, I was thinking the UURs contain all up-to-date updates and hotfixes, but wasn't sure, though. Well, as far as audio is concerned, I can test only audio driver that comes with Vmware tools / Virtualbox Guest additions package as I have no physical system currently usable for the purpose of installing Windows 2000 to. Therefore I don't have any comprehensible knowledge within this field. I will post the output of HF file checker soon. Mainly missing / not found section was very interesting. I understand this tool is not capable of sorting out USP, UR2 or UUR packages (and remove related hotfixes from the list), so that's what I'm trying to find out - if any / all / none hotfixes listed as missing or not found, are included in any of the rollups.
  4. Hello everyone, Firstly, I'd like to thank Tomasz86, Blackwingcat and all the gurus for doing this. It is hard to describe the feeling I got when M$ decided to cut w2k support back in 2005 by not issuing new (and deserved) Service Pack. Windows 2000 deserves the attention you are paying by this astonishing work and you literally took away the sadness. I found this forum only recently, because my issue was a bit simple: I needed a VM on 1GB 5-year old Thinkpad X61 running Debian Wheezy, which would be capable of running Office 2007 because of upcoming company event requiring 100% visual of presented office documents. So I came around this forum (and 2 other sources) and voila! Office 2007 up and running with Slovak proofing tools and SP3 on a 160MB Win2k VM all thanks to you. My hat is going way dwon. As you might have found out by now, a soul of a man is always hungry for more if the information relate to any object of their interest, so maybe I am asking something already mentioned elsewhere and being too lame to google it (I tired, but didn't find any usable answer), but would like to address following issues, as now I try to create a super install cd of win2k: 1. As USP5.2 is still not ready, I found myself spying on all Windows2000 updates and hotfixes I could manage to find. I know about USP5.1, UR2 and UUR. However, it is not clear or mentioned anywhere, what should I install to this date (end of September, 2013), furthermore, I cannot find any list of hotfixes included in UURs, or USP5.1. I found some FDV file list on MSFN, but it seems to me a bit old. Then I found a list of hotfixes included in USP5.1 posted by tomasz86. However, it was said there are about 400-some updates and only about 140 in the list (therefore the list is not complete). I don't know how to assign hotfix numbers to their md5 equivalents. I even used coloured highlighters and printed lists, but hsflip installation didn't end up well (setup.exe error after product key). I found (hopefully) a complete list of updates included in UR2. Still, there were some hotfixes and updates in hfslip-preset folders downloadable from windows2000.tk archive. To make things more complicated, I found another guide to make an up-to-date windows 2000 CD by Kurt_Aust. I tried his guide, even modifying the RunOnce stage a bit and everything worked fine, except it seems to be a bit old, as Office 2007 setup ended with an error stating it could not find some .ini file directly under its nose. I am experienced with nLite, but mostly with Windows XP, as I find them the least painful solution for VMs these days (I removed nearly everything I could for the basic office work). But as I say I like my lightweight XP, I just loved Win2k for being versatile and serious platform for testing (VPNs, older Office packages, etc.), while having nearly no hw requirements compared to XP (128-256MB ram was always feasible on a 2GB machine and the system ran smoothly). Well, it was so until the support was dropped completely in 2010 (yes, I used to wait for all those updates to install automatically). I never tried hfslip until a day or two ago. I also downloaded the file checker, but its date is way back in 2012 even it helped me sort out some obsolete updates. Is there any list of what to install/integrate on/to SP4-slipstreamed (original SP4 pressed CD) Win2k image to make the system totally updated? The combination: USP5.1 + UR2 + UUR11 2013/09/02 worked perfectly. I found the hfslip list on windows2000.tk site a little misleadin as it does not count in USP, UR2 or UUR. Are there any additional updates/hotfixes? Perhaps one of those listed by Kurt_Aust for .NET and optional components? I didn't try .NET or Silverlight (actually I didn't merge it with Kurt_Aust RunOnce procedure, as I installed all these 3 updates manually on an existing Win2k VM in order to make Office working ASAP. UURv11 daily had to be installed from Safe Mode as it generated an error that shell32.dll was being used). 2. I would like to modify and slipstream my customised boot logo onto the installation image. I tried expanding I386\ntoskrnl.ex_ , replacing the orignal logo and compressing it back. The installation showed customised logo for the first time when graphical portion of setup started, but after this portion, the original one showed up, like I didn't do anything (the runonce procedure didn't even start by the time the logo was back to original). I guess this ntoskrnl.ex_ file is used for setup.exe only. I noticed that BWC's kernel has customised logo and decided to slipstream all the necessary service packs, rollups and updates using hfslip, use nLite afterwards to remove unnecessary things, add RunOnce files and then change the logo. Which file is the "right" ntoskrnl.exe that has to be changed in order for the logo to display correctly after the setup is complete? 3. Regarding the website www.windows2000.tk, namely the SP4 hfslip section. I don't know if it is normal but I am not able to download any unofficial update. Official ones are a matter of M$ attitude, so I requested some of them by e-mail, as that was the only option. However, probably thanks to megaupload affair, nearly all the files vanished from mediafire, and therefore I am cut off the source. I was mainly interestedn in unofficial KBz... updates having numbers starting with 2 (possibly the newest ones) and I was not able to download them. Are there integrated in UUR v11 or is there any alternative source? Just FYI, I am completely OK with English versions of all programs I use according to the fact that Slovak translation of M$ (but also other) programs is literally a nightmare. If you used them, you wouldn't be even able to find features you know if you had used English (or other) versions before. the only thing I need is the proofing dictionary for Office, which installs fine. Thank you very much for your answers.

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