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  1. Windows NT 4.0 api wrapper

    How about Open Office 3.0? And Flash Player 10? Those would be amazing.
  2. Resurrecting NT4 in 2016

    To use a newer(ish) version of VLC view the following topic and scroll down to the very last post on page 3. I recommend version 0.9.8a. And All versions of Flash 9 work, including the latest 9.0.289. just open the npswf32.dll file (should be in the opera plugins folder once you install it) in a hex editor, and overwrite the function "MonitorFromWindow" with "GetAppCompatFlags". Then save the file, and replace it inside your opera plugins folder. OpenOffice.org 2.4.3 works, and to install it view the link below. I'm pretty sure that only one hex edit has to be done though, the one in vcl680mi.dll if I remember correctly. I could be wrong though as it has been a while since I last used Windows NT. http://toastytech.com/guis/miscb.html You can use Java 5 (Up to - view link below) http://toastytech.com/guis/miscb2.html From what I know Twister AV still supports Windows NT4. Don't quote me on that, though, the latest version may not work, you could just google search Twister Antivirus.
  3. As far as I know, you need at least flash 9 to view youtube. And as such, you need at least NT 4.0 sp6a. (see link below): http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35519 Opera 10.63 still displays youtube pretty well, despite being over 5 years old, and you can install either Flash 9.0.47 or 9.0.280 (if you use a hex editor on npswf32.dll (the plugin file) and replace MonitorFromWindow with GetAppCompatFlags)). 9.0.280 is probably more secure than 9.0.47, and videos play, but the video controls do not all show. Opera 10.63 does have HTML5 support, and at one time I was able to use the HTML5 player to view Youtube on NT4, but am unable to anymore. If you need a better browser, I would use QtWeb 3.8.4, but I am unsure how to use plugins with it (see link below): https://code.google.com/archive/p/qtweb/issues/182#c2
  4. Solved. Thank you for the replies.
  5. Hello MSFN, A couple years ago, I attempted to dual boot Windows 2000 with a computer that had Windows XP installed on it. I had done some dual-booting before, but only with NT4 and 2000,and that went fine because I installed NT4 first. I realized afterwards that it was an unintelligent mistake to install 2000 alongside XP as although Windows 2000 installed fine, I had broken Windows XP. However, I wasn't too concerned at the time since: (a) All user files (documents, images) were backed up, (b) I still had my product key, and (c) I didn't have much need for XP at the time anyways. Although I have done a couple other dual-boots over the years with OSes prior to Windows XP (my recent setup is Windows 2000 and 98), I have recently decided to install Windows XP alongside them. I made a new partition, than downloaded an XP Home ISO (since that is the version I have the key for), and although I installed XP fine, and I have it on the internet, I cannot activate it since, when I enter my product key, Windows XP says "Invalid product Key". I know that it is not an OEM Product Key, and it is a retail key. To my understanding, retail keys can only be used on one machine at a time, which is what I am intending to do. The ISO that I downloaded was for Windows XP Home SP3, and from what I can understand, it does not matter which service pack is included, you can use the same product key for all SPs, as long as you have the correct version of Windows. I was wondering if there was any way to "deactivate" the XP key from the deleted partition. If you feel that I am not giving enough information, please let me know. I tried to work this out on my own but I was unsuccessful. Thank you and I appreciate any replies.
  6. Last Versions of Software for Windows 2000

    A few things I have discovered: Vanilla Windows 2000 (No unofficial updates) - Flash 11 up to 11.4 is usable by using a hex editor (see link here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1012569?start=0&tstart=0) - EaseUS Partition Manager 6.5.2 runs on Windows 2000 without any problems. I know versions 8-9 don't work but I'm not sure if 6.5.2 runs or not. - Avast Antivirus 8.x runs on Windows 2000, but do not use with UURollup/BlackWingCat's kernel as Avast thinks a few unofficial update files are malware (which they are not - Adobe Reader 9.5.5 is the last Adobe Reader for Windows 2000. UURollup/Extended Kernel: - Latest Firefox runs well. I'd like to say that the latest Flash works too but I haven't used Windows 2000 on the web in a bit. I'll test some more apps and post the results later.
  7. Any Regular NT4 or W2K Users Here, Still?

    Currently I run NT4 in VMs. I sometimes use Windows 2000, including on real hardware, but Windows 7 is my main operating system.
  8. My Windows 2000 is on D:, but personally, I was trying to get it to install to my F:\ drive (a partition with 22.4 GB left). To avoid leaving it out, my D: drive has only 16MB left. I have no plans to use it for anything. I do have a D-Link adapter and I was trying to find a “software” that might work with my drivers. Guess I didn't think that idea through enough. I haven't tried disabling the Service yet. I will try it later and reply with the result. My router is an Actiontec r1000h. But this machine has no wireless card, so that is why I need the adapter to get a connection. I will also try those wireless clients out. I could download all the updates (graphics, sound etc..)on a seperate computer and transfer them to this one via USB. Assuming the relevant updates are included in USP5, I will install that. I do not have a driver for plain old ethernet. I used it on this system before. I have already uninstalled the Windows installation featuring the working adapter because I wanted to dual-boot it with Windows 98. I think I had at least my graphics drivers installed at the time, but I find it a bit hard to believe that that would make a difference. Perhaps it would, though. My motherboard is a Micro-Star international MS-6769. I have working USB ports and am currently using a flash drive and a USB mouse. Thank you very much for replying to me.
  9. Modifying/Replacing Shell32.DLL on NT 4.0

    I downloaded this once more, eager to see if it would actually work, testing with vlc 0.9.8a and 1.0.5. For 0.9.8a, I renames the file to shell 32.vlc and had to hexedit it in libvlccore.dll. For version 1.0.5, I had to hexedit vlc.exe. I was amazed that they actually load and work. VLC 0.9.8a loads, the menu and dialogs work, it plays music and video, the basic controls (play, pause, fast forward, stop, volume), playlists and the menu and equalizer work. I haven't tested CD's and DVD's yet. I can't seem to get my physical CD Drive to work in NT 4.0 under Virtualbox (ISO's work), although it clearly lists options to use the CD drives in a VM. On the other hand, VLC 1.0.5 is so broken that it is almost unusable. The menu doesn't work, and consequently, the dialogs don't work. The only way to open a file for playing is by right-clicking it and selecting "Play with VLC Media player." Audio seems to play, and I don't know if there is supposed to be a visualiser or not, but if there is, it isn't there. Just a black screen. When I open a video file for testing, it insists in opening the video in a command prompt window, and it is all covered by DOS characters as it plays. The equaliser works and I'm not sure about playlists, Cd's and DVD's.
  10. The intel software was trying to force itself to install to my boot drive (which is less than 1gb and only has 36 mb left). The installation was 50 mb and even when I select the option to install it to a different drive (in this case my F:\ drive, also a hard disk partition), it insists on putting 39 MB on my C:\ drive and 11 MB on my F:\ drive. I could seperate the driver installation from the client manager portion. Using Windows' tool Found New Hardware, I could find the drivers for Windows 2000, install them, and boot successfully. So I installed the software as normal, and even after using Windows XP's msconfig tool to disable the D-Link program at startup and removing it from the Startup folder, the Winlogon.exe error persists. Sadly I don't have money to just go out and buy another router. Do you think that either of those wireless clients will work with my adapter? Also, I could try installing UURollup and see if that works, although that does defeat my original purpose of using the internet to download all the W2k updates and drivers. Currently I have no sound and I have 16 color display. Even the D-Link installation program, upon launching, says I need to be running in 256 colors or higher, but it works anyway. I know this does adapter does work with Windows 2000, but I forget how I did it. It's been at least a year since I used Windows 2000 as my main OS. Currently I use Vista or 7.
  11. I went to D-Link's website and downloaded all the drivers for the previous versions of my D-Link DWA-130 USB Adapter (not knowing for sure that they would work, but figuring that they might, since they are for the same type of hardware and by the same manufacturer)(I downloaded versions A through D) :http://support.dlink.ca/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DWA-130 All of the zipped files had a setup folder and the actual drivers contained inside, and I ran all 4 setup programs (starting with the first and ending with the last) and I got to the part where it asked me to plug in my USB adapter, which was plugged in the whole time I ran the setup programs. However, the program(s) won't accept it since my USB adapter is newer than the drivers that those programs included. So that was out. Since each of the older D-Link drivers contain Windows 2000 drivers, including the SYS file (the driver) a setup information file (.inf, in case I was being unclear) and a catalog file. Also, since Windows 2000 can install the appropriate drivers for my hardware if I locate the appropriate .inf file, I tried to install the drivers that way, but each time, I get a message that says "Windows was unable to locate a driver for this device. To search another location click back, or if you do not want to install a driver now click Finish, and I obviously can pick either Back or Finish. I remember before I asked for help on this forum, I saw a Windows 2000 Wireless driver on my D-Link CD, and I know it doesn't work, at least with the D-Link utility, and while I was searching for "general" wifi drivers (Not sure if they exist) I found this: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/3400/Intel-PRO-Wireless-2100-Network-Connection. At first I thought that maybe it was the D-Link Wireless utility (program on CD) that was causing the program, and not the W2K driver. I will try the 2100 software first with my D-Link driver (on CD) and if that doesn't work, I will try the 2100 driver and the software. Thank you for your help and sorry if I am being unclear.
  12. Hello. I have been trying to get my D-Link Wireless N300 USB adapter to work on Windows 2000 with SP4 and Update Rollup 1 (official). I will install some unofficial packages later but I need internet access to download those packages, some software and to download some of my hardware drivers. When I run the setup program located on the CD, it installs well and I can even connect to my wireless internet using the built-in D-Link Wireless Connection tool. But when I restart my computer, it displays an error : "winlogon.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program." And after a space, there is another line that says: "An error log is being created."After this message displays, the computer restarts after a few seconds. I can restore my PC by uninstalling the D-Link program. It doesn't matter which partition I install it to (My D: drive, which is the W2K partition, my G: drive, which is one of my "extra space" partitions for programs and documents, and my I: drive (a USB drive) all produce the same problem.). If I try transfering the installed version from my Windows 7 PC to this PC (I usually try to avoid this with programs, as it doesn't often work), the computer doesn't stop working, but there is a missing wlanapi.dll file, which only comes with XP SP3 or later. I have tried downloading the file from the web (the XP version) (I don't have an XP machine), but it complains of a missing function in ADVAPI32.dll. Even if there is a workaround for this function (and any other DLL errors), the program likely still won't work. I know that this adapter is compatible with W2K as the device manual says that Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 is supported (I know this is the correct manual: ftp://ftp.dlink.ca/PRODUCTS/DWA-130/DWA-130_REVE_MANUAL_5.10_ENFR.PDF) Incase it matters, this machine is dual-booted with Windows 98. I don't know if I can get my internet to work on that but for now Windows 2000 is my priority. I don't think it should matter if it is dual-booted or not as uninstalling the D-Link program "restores" my PC. But just putting it out there. Lastly, thank you for reading this. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  13. If you haven't installed UURollup, in combination with USP 5 and Unofficial Update Rollup 2, I would strongly recommend those. They add a lot more compatibility to Windows 2000. But don't use any other custom kernels in that case. It will crash your system. I also installed Office 2007 on my Windows 2000, but I was able to uninstall it using the Remove Office 2007 tool (you may have to remove shortcuts to the office EXE files.) For more, you may check out this link: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-remove-or-uninstall-microsoft-office-2010/(use at your own risk). A while ago, I experimented installing iTunes on Windows 2000, and I made a tutorial,which I tried to simplify. But that was over a year ago, and I would use the link provided by Blackwingcat. Just incase you want to use this as a reference, here you go: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/171383-how-to-run-latest-itunes-on-windows-2000/
  14. Office 2003 + Win98

    I am curious to see if this would work with KernelEx 4.5.2, in addition to the all the latest updates. Perhaps they can add some of the dependencies needed by Windows 98.
  15. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Is it possible for you to boot into safe mode? Just in the case where you don't know how to access it, press F8 at the beginning of your Windows bootup and select "Safe Mode". It will load a "lighter" version of Windows 2000 (no internet, 16 colors etc). You might be able to uninstall UURollup from the control panel, in the "Add/Remove Programs" section. You can also repair Windows 2000 using the original CD. Boot from the Windows 2000 CD, wait for the files to load, and select the option to do a repair install. I have only done repair installs using the emergency repair process (I find it much easier that way) and do either a manual or fast repair. Your system should repair itself once this process ends. You may need to go through the setup process again. I am not sure if either of these methods will work for you. However, I believe it is worth a try.