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ironman14

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  1. ironman14

    Windows NT 4.0 api wrapper

    How about Open Office 3.0? And Flash Player 10? Those would be amazing.
  2. Hello. I am trying to create a Windows 2000 install disk using nLite. I would like to integrate the drivers of the ATI Radeon HD 8240 and Qualcom Atheros AR9485 as they are my graphics card, and wireless network adapter. I will be using unofficial updates (Blackwingcat's unofficial kernel) on this installation, to have better program support and hardware support. Both drivers I need are XP versions, which should work on UNofficial 2k (If i slipstream it right in). To get down to business, I have a 64-bit OS on my computer. These drivers may/may not be 64 bit versions, I do not know. Do I need the 32-bit drivers, as Windows 2000 is 32-bit? Lastly, it is hard to find just a driver on the web. You need to download the driver installer. Does anyone know how to get the driver from the installer? I know where the drivers install, but I don't see any .drv files. Thanks.
  3. ironman14

    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 1.5.0.09 - 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.
  4. Hello, I know it was not officially supported but is there any way to make it work. This forum:http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-nt/how-to-watch-youtube-and-view-flash-sites-in-/23266.html (scroll down a bit) said that Firefox 3.x would run on 95 and NT 4.0, but it turned out not to work (even after modifying the registry to say 5.0 instead of 4.0). Even Firefox 3.0.7 wouldn't work. They all install OK, but I get an error in a procedure entry point in the file GDI32.DLL. What I'm saying is, is there ANY possible way to run Firefox 3 on Windows NT 4.0?
  5. 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
  6. Solved. Thank you for the replies.
  7. 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.
  8. ironman14

    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.
  9. ironman14

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ironman14

    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.
  13. Hello, I have noticed that there is KernelEx for 95/98/ME, and UURollup for Windows 2000. But, there is nothing like that for NT 4.0. So, I tested a few somewhat 'modern' programs (like newer Flash 9, VLC 0.9/1.0, FF3). I have found that these programs are missing functions in DLL files, which forbid them from running. I started with VLC 0.9.2, which complained of a missing libvlc.dll file. After locating it and adding it to the VLC folder in the Program Files section,I started the VLC.EXE file and got the error message: "The procedure entry point SHGetFolderPathW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHELL32.DLL". I opened this up in Dependency Walker, and goind that that was the sole missing function. I know that shell32.dll 5.0 (win2k version) introduced SHGetFolderPathW. I obtained that file from a legit source, not an online site. So, I tried copying the 2k shell32.dll file over to the system32 folder, but it didn't allow it. It didn't even allow me to rename the NT 4.0 shell32.dll to shell32.old.dll. So, I started thinking of an alternative method to add this file. I had heard of cmd, but NT 4.0 has the DOS prompt, which to me makes no sense since NT 4.0 is clearly an NT based Windows, not DOS based. Clearly I would need more 2K DLLs than shell32, but I figure once this is done, I should have no problems with other files. So, could anyone please tell me how to add the 2k Shell32.dll file to the NT 4.0 system32 directory? Or, please tell me, if possible, how to add SHGetFolderPathW to Shell32.dll 4.72? Thank you very much.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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/
  17. ironman14

    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.
  18. ironman14

    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.
  19. Today I booted up my 98SE virtual machine, and opened up Firefox 3.6.28. I went on YouTube, and as usual, it worked well. But when I clicked on a video, above the video, there was a blue banner that read: "You're using an older version of Mozilla Firefox that we'll soon stop supporting. Please upgrade to a more modern browser." But what confuses me is that FF 3.6.28 isn't even 2 years old. It would make more sense to drop support for FF 3.5x, 4 which are 3-5 yrs old. This version is the only real "stable" version with nearly full features, modern browsing, and also the latest release.
  20. Hello. I was wondering if it would be possible to triple boot these three operation systems. I know that: - I would have to install NT 4 first, then 98 and lastly 2000. - Seperate partitions would be needed for each OS. - Windows NT 4 can read FAT16 and NTFS partitions. - Windows 98 can read FAT16 and FAT32 partitions. - Windows 2000 can read FAT32 and NTFS partitions. Would it be possible to triple boot these OSes? I don't care if I can't access different hard drives when that system is off. But would it be compatible to use all three?
  21. ironman14

    Triple booting Windows NT 4, 98 and 2000.

    Sorry once again for the late reply. I just finished my triple boot last night and MSFN was down this morning, at least on my web connection. I had SP1 integrated in NT 4.0. I downloaded the files for integrating SP6a, although one of the files was identical in both downloads, so I became confused which file to use. I would've replied back, but I didn't want to bother you again. So I tried taking matters into my own hands. I found some instructions for creating a slipstreamed CD I found a bit easier to understand: http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/and followed them. Unfortunately, I was unable to build and burn the ISO using the CDRpack utility, because I didn't install an ASPI manager, because the computer I used to make the ISO wasn't only mine. I then used MagicISO to make the ISO, and ImgBurn to burn it to a CD, not thinking that the software would make a difference. I found out that the CDRpack utility (or a close equivalent) was needed for a proper slipstream, as the CD still had SP1, but nevertheless, it installed correctly. I got Windows 2000 installed correctly as well, so now I have a working triple boot. And I thank you very much. I am certain that the partitioning was done correctly for the triple boot. And also, partinfo.exe (from the working 98) gave the following output: PARTINFO 1.14 COPYRIGHT © 1996-2008, 2013 TeraByte, Inc. All rights reserved. Run date: 12/28/2014 22:14 The window title was: "Finished - Partinfo". I could be doing something wrong with the PartInfo application, but that's all I got. Thanks for everything and I hope that you aren't offended that I used different instructions to attempt the slipstream.
  22. ironman14

    Triple booting Windows NT 4, 98 and 2000.

    Sorry for the late reply. I have been out of the house the last few days and had only the chance to really look at this today. I downloaded and burned UBCD (very useful, thanks.) to a CD. I used RPM to make a 1GB,FAT16 volume to install Windows 98. As I thought, it worked well. Then, I made a D: partition (having the C: drive used for installing Win98.). This partition is extended, and contains 4 individual partitions. They are: 1) 1GB FAT16, used for installing NT4. 2)10GB FAT32, used for files for Win98. 3)4GB NTFS, used for installing Windows 2000. 4)ALL remaining space is used for files and programs for Windows NT 4 & 2000. (~23 GB). All 4 are logical volumes. However, when I started installing Windows NT 4.0, and got to the point of Setup where I would need to format my drive, this is what NT 4 recognized: C: Unformatted or Damaged 972 MB D: Unformatted or Damaged 970 MB -- Windows 95 (FAT32) 9760 MB Unpartitioned Space 26460 MB The FAT16 drives are listed as "Unformatted or Damaged" while BOTH NTFS drives are combined together and are considered to be Unpartitioned space, according to Windows NT Setup. I am finding this very strange that NT 4.0 setup won't recognize preformatted FAT16 and NTFS partitions, when it will recognize fdisk-formatted partitions (it won't let you use them, but it lists them.) Any suggestions? Thanks
  23. ironman14

    Triple booting Windows NT 4, 98 and 2000.

    Looking at the above info and some of the "general" regulations of Windows, here is what I was thinking: 1) My C:\ drive, approx. 1GB, formatted with FAT16, used to install Windows 98. 2) My D:\ drive, 1GB, formatted with FAT16, used to install Windows NT 4.0. 3) My E:\ drive, 2GB, formatted with FAT32, used to install Windows 2000. 4) My F:\ drive, approx. 10 GB, formatted with FAT32, used for storing files for Windows 98. 5) My G:\ drive, remaining 24GB, formatted with NTFS (but I will be certain to update Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 since using more than 7.8GB partitions on Windows NT 4.0 REQUIRES at least Service Pack 4, as well as Windows NT 4 and 2000 sharing a filesystem), used as storage space for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0. Would the following be doable? If not could you please explain? Thank you.
  24. ironman14

    Triple booting Windows NT 4, 98 and 2000.

    I may not be of much assistance, but I will try to answer these questions to the best of my capability. There is currently ONE partition on my hard disk. It is exactly 7005 MB and is a primary DOS partition formatted with the FAT32 file system. The remaining 31157 MB (as my hard drive is 38162 MB) are currently unallocated. When I did my Windows NT 4.0 dualboot, my partition was exactly 5004 MB. I had formatted it with NTFS, unaware of the problems at the time being. I created the partition using fDisk, to avoid the 8057MB windows nt 4 space limitation. However, I knew that NT4 was unable to read these partitions, so I deleted the partition, and using the unallocated space, made a partition using all of it (5004 MB). There are exactly 14,336,000 sectors on the Windows 98 drive, and 10,240,000 sectors on the NT4 partition (which I had to delete). I do not know how to find my CHS. A couple questions just to verify: 1) Using the UBCD, is there any way I could use RPM on a CD at the same time? Like putting the 2 on one CD? 2) My remaining partition has a drive letter of C:\ and my CD Drive has a drive letter of D:\ . Could I make my CD drive have the letter E:\, then assign my C:\ drive the letter D:\ , to make my FAT16 partition my first partition (C:\)? 3) looking back at your first post, I saw that you would make your first, Primary FAT 16 partition one for installing Windows 2000 on. Can 2 FAT16 partitions coexist on the same drive?
  25. ironman14

    Triple booting Windows NT 4, 98 and 2000.

    I partitioned the Windows 98 partition simply using the Windows 98 Setup which made it a FAT32 partition. I made the partition using FDISK. As for windows NT 4.0, making the partition wouldn't work, so I looked at other solutions. I know that there is Ranish Partition Manager and Partition Magic, which are both Windows 98 compatible. I burned both to a CD, but Ranish downloaded incorrectly and showed up as "0KB." PartitionMagic didn't, but it was in ZIP format and 7-Zip, which I downloaded as well, showed up as 0KB on the CD. I used the Windows NT setup tool the first time, but Windows NT setup only recognized 8057 of my 38162 MB, 7 GB of what Windows 98 had been already using. So, with the remaining GB, I used the Windows NT 4 setup to make an NTFS partition. I could try downloading Ranish Partition Manager again, and attempt to figure it out, though Partition Magic might be a bit easier to use.
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