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w2k4eva

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  1. Is anyone else here using an old version of Comodo? (3.14.130099.587 for me, or possibly some of the v5 series) I've had this version installed (just FW and Defense+, not the AV, for that I use Avast 6) on this machine and running perfectly for more than 4.5 years. But around 4/29 it started behaving oddly (on just this one system, I have it running perfectly on several others). That's when I noticed that the system tray icon allows calling up the GUI for a little while immediately after booting, but somewhere between 2 and 3 minutes post boot, the tray icon goes unresponsive. When this happens I also cannot call up the GUI from the start menu, nor from desktop shortcut. Then after roughly 90 minutes, suddenly the GUI that would not start earlier finally appears and thereafter works as if nothing were ever wrong. This delay seems pretty consistent as does the 2-3 minutes postboot, almost as if something has a timeout, though I don't know what it is waiting for. I checked in Task Manager during this time, and there are no unfamiliar processes listed. Both cmdagent.exe (the service portion) and cfp.exe (the GUI portion) are running as expected, but I can't switch to cfp.exe during this 90+ minutes. Trying to kill cfp.exe during this time simply hangs Task Manager. Leaving this sit for the 90+ minutes will let it suddenly unlock and everything goes back to normal. It isn't a normal sort of network issue, I can surf and check email just fine during this time, the only thing I cannot do is open the Comodo GUI. I tried looking with the process list tool in an old version of Spybot; this has the added bonus of showing what network connections a process has open, which I can't check in the Comodo UI since I can't get to that while it is hung. It seems to have one ephemeral port open, the port number changes every few seconds while the GUI is not responding, but these changing ports will suddenly stop and the open port vanishes when the GUI becomes available again. Checking system event logs gives no clues, likewise Comodo's own logs show nothing odd. I even tried setting a rule on Comodo to log its own traffic but there are no entries from that rule. Other rules do make log entries during this time so it isn't a logging issue. Searching the Comodo forums finds several posts with similar symptoms (all from version 3.x or 5.x, I didn't see any later) but all of the supposed cures end up not solving it even for the posters who initially thought they had found the answer. (Apart from "upgrade your OS, then update to latest version", generally something post-ver 5 - but then why did this version work perfectly for 4.5 years on this system and even longer on my other systems?) I have tried the uninstall-reboot twice-reinstall path a couple times with initial success, but the problem always returns after 2-3 reboots so it isn't really the solution. I plan to run more malware scans later today but so far have not found anything; since there are no other symptoms I'm not really expecting to find anything when they are finished. Assuming the scans come up clean, does anybody have a suggestion for how I might track down the cause of this odd behavior?
  2. I suspect they're the same thing, I downloaded the two files, and they are only 4 bytes different in size! The "payload" stuff is indeed the same. What is different is the catalog file, because it is signing the files branches.inf and update_SP3QFE.inf. These inf files contain slightly different timestamps between the versions. The other interesting difference is that the update_SP3QFE.inf file for the plain-XP version does not have the Prerequisite section that is present in the posready version; that section is what restricts the update from being applied to plain XP. Since that section is missing from the plain version, wouldn't those who did the reghack be able to use either version without modifications?
  3. I mostly just use the editor included inside Ghost Commander. It's pretty basic but serves my needs. Ghost Commander is ad-free, tracker-free and open source. It's also root-aware, though it will work for unrooted devices too for as much access as filesystem permissions allow. There's even older versions in case your android is very old, I use ver 1.54.1b2 on my old FroYo device (this old version is supposedly compatible all the way back to 1.6 Donut), current version is for 2.3.3 Gingerbread & up. Second this! If I can't find something open source, I do make sure to check the IzzyOnDroid app lists to see how snoop-y it is likely to be or if there are alternatives I haven't considered yet. He does list which problematic libraries are compiled into what apps and if trackers are (not) found in them (look for the gold star icon). For instance, Office Suites and Text Editors lists a lot of editors you might check into. Another bonus to open source apps is they are more likely to still be compatible with older devices. A great open source non-google app is Yalp Store. This is a must for androids too old to install the current play store app like my FroYo device (it supposedly works back to 2.0 Eclair), and has active development (a new version was released in response to a bug I posted last fall). For email there is either K9 (for newer androids) or Squeaky (for older androids), both open source from the same codebase. I love CSipSimple for VoIP calling/texting over WiFi, it used to be on both playstore and f-droid (see https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/com.csipsimple) but has gone missing since I found it there. One last location survives, http://web.archive.org/web/20180816022955/http://nightlies.csipsimple.com/stable/ which does have the last version. It's none of Google's business where I hike or drive, so Navit gives an alternative to the preinstalled GPS/map apps. You can pre-download whatever maps/databases you like from several sources (including OpenStreetMaps, or you can make your own) and there is no need for a map server/user tracking/ad serving/whatever. The version on f-droid is older than the playstore version. The UI is rather goofy and takes a bit of getting used to so reading the wiki is a big help. Despite this I found it well worth the time I spent figuring out how to use the app and even extend it a little to show my favorite locations (there are forum posts on how to do this). There is an android section on http://software.oldversion.com/android/ in case you want an older version that is no longer on the playstore, though this is not an open source repo.
  4. I don't have them myself but when OnePiece Alb created his various update packs and addons he collected these. Thankfully he posted them on box.com for public access.
  5. Same here. Even worse, this problem exists for ALL hotfixes, even ones I already downloaded. Even if you already know the actual DL link, in a form like http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows Server 2003/sp3/Fix200653/3790/free/315139_ENU_i386_zip.exe from having downloaded it before, the same thing happens. Seems that the DNS entry for hotfixv4.microsoft.com now has a new CNAME pointing to hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net, not sure when that happened.
  6. MS12-045 KB2698365 was for MDAC 2.8SP1, I seem to recall that for W2K builds this did not always integrate well with other MDAC updates, though I was not using nlite. I wouldn't be surprised if a similar issue exist with the XP version too. Are you able to integrate just this one by itself? If so perhaps close the nlite session, then start a second session for kb4489973? There may be a post by tomasz86 or bristols on the W2K and/or hotstream board about this...
  7. I had initially tried adjusting permissions on just those 4 files. It reduced, but did not completely eliminate the event log errors for my system. For me the problem did not completely resolve until I also adjusted the rest of the folders as indicated. YMMV.
  8. Do you connect your system to a domain controller? If so does the setting revert after you disconnect from the domain controller? I assume you have installed KB967715 and KB971029? Finding the relevant details in the pile of MS documentation can be problematic. But KB967715 has this to say: So you may need to change the key you are setting to be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutorun 0xFF and I can't figure out why MS has so many articles describing use of the wrong key! There is also the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\HonorAutorunSetting 0x01 that is described later in the same article. You might need to repeat the steps in https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/437944/how-to-disable-autorun/#entry2556075 for each USB stick you own, kinda tedious, and what about new sticks you do not yet own or haven't gotten around to adjusting settings for? So much for the MS way. A more interesting approach is at https://www.esecurityplanet.com/views/article.php/3848951/Two-Approaches-to-Securing-Autorun-and-AutoPlay-in-Windows.htm
  9. That original version is the only one I know of. FWIW, dencorso's linked KB article is still available from MS at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926185 That USB drive, are you using it for backups from a backup type program, or is it something you use to make manual copies with? Do you write to it from both W7 and XP, or only from W7 and just do reads from XP? If XP usage is going to be read-only, you could try setting the volume mount for the USB drive in XP to be read-only rather than the default read-write mount. IIRC there was a regedit or something to make this change, I don't have it handy right now but maybe someone else remembers it? That might keep XP from destroying the W7 shadow copies there. You might want to change the settings for System Restore in both XP and W7 to not monitor that USB drive, maybe even delete the restore points stored on it (if any), at least that should avoid creating new ones that would corrupt the shadow copies. Another possibility is to tell W7 to store the shadow copies for the USB drive elsewhere, like maybe on the W7 system drive (hopefully XP will not have access to that so can't delete them). See https://ccm.net/faq/2679-how-to-turn-off-volume-shadow-copy#how-to-edit-the-disk-space-allocated-to-shadow-copy for instructions. Do you also use Previous Versions on XP? I think it did not come by default (at least on Home) but have seen some people claim it can be installed there, from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16220. While XP does have a copy of vssadmin.exe, it is older than the W7 version and I'm not clear if it is able to do the same thing and move its snapshots of the USB drive to the XP system drive (where hopefully W7 will not delete them), but if it is able you could try that too. I don't know whether installing the volume shadow service SDK on XP would help or not, but it is available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23490 if you want to check that out. You probably don't want to disable the driver for volsnap.sys since it would be needed by the shadow copy service that runs by default. If you want to stop the service itself there are also instructions for that a bit earlier in the above ccm.net link, this should be the same for both XP and W7. In that case you might also want to turn off the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service, similar method but different name. Both of these services can be typically called by backup programs including MS Backup and also System Restore so if you use those this might not be a good idea. More info about these services is at http://www.blackviper.com/windows-services/volume-shadow-copy/ and http://www.blackviper.com/windows-services/microsoft-software-shadow-copy-provider/ . Back in 2006 https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2006/07/14/how-restore-points-and-other-recovery-features-in-windows-vista-are-affected-when-you-dual-boot-with-windows-xp said: Why this fix is not trivial for Windows XP: Backporting volsnap.sys to Windows XP would require significant development and testing time. The entire Volume Shadowcopy Service (VSS) subsystem in Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server “Longhorn” would need to be backported to Windows XP and would likely break a number of third-party backup applications that rely on the current version of volsnap.sys in Windows XP. for whatever THAT may be worth.
  10. For the file itself, you could visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/975599/stop-error-when-you-put-a-computer-that-is-running-windows-7-or-window then look near the top of the page for the link text "Hotfix Download Available", click that; there will be a page where you can mark the checkbox for the version you want (x86), then give an email address. The site will then email you a download link to click. When you have the download you can use 7-zip or similar to extract the file. As for the custom installer, you would have to ask Dibya, you could try sending him a PM.
  11. I still haven't figured out where my files came from but turned up some possible MS sources for yours (apart from 3rd party stuff like cellphone packages, tablet packages, GPS packages, etc) . At https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9200 there is some discussion and mention of KB971286. The KB article still exists and mentions the relevant files/versions but the package (WINUSB_UPDATE_XP-SRV03.exe) has been pulled from the update catalog, it is not on wayback, and apparently nobody posted it to thehotfixshare either. In the last post of the thread there are non-MS download links. It also gave me a lead to KB970159 which at one time was thought to be a prerequisite. Again the KB article still exists but the package (Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Install-v1.9-Win2k-WinXP-Win2k3.exe) has been pulled from the update catalog. On https://msfn.org/board/topic/175487-standalone-winusb-installer-for-xp-kb971286/ cdob points out the android sdk which has a link to latest_usb_driver_windows.zip where he describes getting the winusb package out of the winusbcoinstaller2.dll. What he doesn't mention is that alongside this the zip also has wdfcoinstaller01009.dll, and packaged inside that is the kernel mode framework package that went missing from KB970159. Also in this thread blackwingcat mentioned kb975559 which MS intended for W7 but it contains a newer winusb.sys 6.1.7600.16421 and Dibya says he uses it in his custom installer. This too has the KB article still available but the package is not in the update catalog. At least for this one there is a hotfix download available, though it is intended for W7 so it might not install to XP from this package even if the file inside could work (this may be why Dibya did his custom installer for it).
  12. My \Windows\System32 folder has a winusb.dll, size 24136 bytes created/modified 02 Nov 2006 7:00:10AM, version 6.0.6000.16386, with valid MS signature. This is the only version of this file that I have anywhere on the system, no second copy in dllcache, drivers, any of the windows update uninstall folders, etc. I can't find any reference to such a file in my notes about updates that I added so I'm guessing it came preinstalled, I don't know exactly what it does. The properties sheet description says Windows USB Driver User Library"Windows USB Driver User Library". The version number would suggest mine came from a package released for Vista (despite the date being too early), while yours looks like something released for W7rtm. That file is NOT mentioned in dencorso's thread about usb updates at https://msfn.org/board/topic/162733-usb-functional-patches-for-win-xp-after-sp3/ , nor at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usbcoreblog/2009/11/13/list-of-the-latest-usb-hotfixes-for-each-windows-version/ I do NOT have the item in Add/Remove Windows Components, but Add/Remove Programs does have "Microsoft WinUsb 1.0". Unlike the other program entries there is no information about size, frequency of use, last used date, etc.
  13. @glnz - Yes, try what Dencorso suggests to scrub any traces of the new version. It sounds to me like when you reinstalled it got the new version again. Like so many other security apps these days it may immediately "phone home" to check for newer versions and "help" you by fetching the newer version to replace the "old" one. If there are no install options to avoid this you may need to use the trick I use to keep old versions of Avast running. (And yes I do still put Avast *6* on my new builds of XP, and it does not refuse to install the old version for me.) Are you using the same old installer from before? If you can't find it, visit https://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_exploit/ and try looking at the list of versions on the right side of the page for the one you want to use. When you are ready to install, first disconnect your ethernet cable or other internet access. Second, look at the signature date on the installer file. (Right click, Properties, select tab Digital Signatures, move the scroll bar to see the timestamp.) Adjust your system date/time to when that version was freshly released, then install. Go through the settings to disable auto update features, at least for program version updates. For Avast I would now manually insert a previously obtained license key, I don't know if MBAE uses one or not. Reboot if needed. Once all settings are okay, adjust system date/time back to the present, optionally reboot once more, and re-establish your internet connection.
  14. I am as usual a bit behind on my updating... but has anyone else noticed that the KB and bulletin referenced by the summary and even by the update catalog itself no longer exist? Even tried both Wayback and Google cache, no luck on either, nor any of the other sites that usually replicate such content - does anybody know what was the issue this update addresses? Or any place to find the missing KB and/or bulletin?
  15. You may just be outta luck, the i810 chipset was a quirky thing in terms of memory. I have an old Dell Dimension L500c based on this chipset, it is specced to take 2x 256MB for total 512MB, but I have never been able to make that work. Two identical sticks, either can run perfectly in either slot (checked with multi-day runs of Memtest86+) but when both sticks are used together all heck breaks loose. Swapping them between slots did not help for me. Not likely the wifi card as I never had one in mine but still have the same problem. I had a similar situation whether running W98SE, or when I temporarily had XP installed, which due to greater memory needs would get into trouble even faster. Mine had plenty of HDD space/swap space so not that either. I didn't use OpenGL so can't speak to that. I did note some oddities in the pattern of errors in Memtest86+ with both sticks that made me think there is a defect in the cache, but I don't have any way to change any of that. About the only workable (non)solution I found was to use just a single stick.
  16. My best/favorite machine is running W2K. It is hardware capable to run XP, Vista, W7, 8 or 10 but I like W2K. Yes there are other newer machines in the house running XP or W7 but they are not as good. It has been down twice for power supply issues, once for HDD failure, and a few shorter outages for power failures, but otherwise has been running W2K continuously since its initial build in 2007. I have a couple others that also run W2K although they are older and do not see daily use any more.
  17. ImgBurn will do everything ISO Recorder does plus a whole lot more - like DVDs and BluRays, authoring, etc, at whatever speed your hardware can support. It is compatible up to W8 (not sure about W10) and even all the way back to W95! I prefer version 2.5.7 (only one version back from current) moreso than the latest since it does not come packaged with the OpenCandy adware. Just scroll a little farther down the page for the older versions. Watch out for checkboxes to be cleared during install, to avoid the toolbars. Way better than buggy old Nero, and free, too. http://www.imgburn.com/
  18. For me what it comes down to is this. Website operators know that users will see those warnings if they don't renew their certs on time, and reputable sites want to keep their reputation for integrity. If they are cutting corners on renewals despite the public embarrassment of being caught at it in this visible area, what else are they not being diligent about that we cannot see, like what they do with their private keys or our credit card numbers? It does raise the question of whether sloppy practice in one area spills over into sloppiness elsewhere and whether they really are serious about protecting the security of their customers - do we really want to do business with such careless firms? Using PaleMoon will cover your browsing by using its own cert store rather than the one managed by Windows. But it will not cover the other uses of certificates - for instance secure email, secure FTP, codesigning, etc. You might be using webmail rather than Outlook Express, or Thunderbird which also uses its own cert store. Maybe you don't use FTP at all whether secured or not. But you will likely still install programs and/or updates or device drivers, so codesigning will be important for those things. And that means needing to keep the cert revocation list up to date for those other uses.
  19. I hate it when "experts" advocate "cleaning" and get a little too delete-happy! First, just because a cert is old or has expired doesn't mean it is useless. If it was used to sign something important during the time it was valid, you may need to keep it. In particular, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/293781 describes some that expired in 1999 but are still required for W2K, XP and W2K3. Second, for the cases where you really do want to avoid using certain certs, such as some of those foreign CAs you never heard of, or a situation like DigiNotar, deleting them is NOT the best way to go. It not only doesn't solve the problem, but even worse, it leaves many users with a false sense of "security" that they have "dealt with it" when they really haven't. Next time you browse or do something that requires that cert, it will just get re-downloaded in the background and re-installed, similar to downloaded javascript or activex stuff. A much better way to deal with these is to move them to the untrusted store instead. The mmc snapin can let you do this, you probably want to use an admin account to have the choice of "local computer" rather than "current user". It is generally a good idea to backup your existing certs before making changes. Expand the relevant plus signs in the tree pane and click the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" (or whichever other list) on the left pane then either "Registry" or "Third-Party", right-click and select All Tasks->Export Store, save the file somewhere. Then do the other location. Look through the list of certs in the right pane to find the one you want to un-trust and highlight it, right-click and select "cut". Then highlight Certificates under Untrusted Certificates-Registry from the left pane (the list that appears in the right pane should include DigiNotar and similar entries already un-trusted), right click, Paste. Third, I am a bit dubious of phil3's blanket claim that problems will result from having more than 200 certs in the trusted root store. I have never seen a system with so few and it does not seem to cause problems! The system I am using to type this post has 422 and there is no trouble searching for any of them. (At least for client skus - not many home users run a SSL/TLS server. If you do then KB933430 and/or KB2801679 may be interesting. Microsoft does not say the issue is a limit of 200 certs but rather that the list being sent by the server needs to fit within 16kb.) In any case his concern about KB2661254 is ancient history, that update was issued on Aug 2012 and reissued on 9 Oct 2012, so those old 1024bit certs should have long since been flushed out and replaced by now. Even back then it was only a concern for those in corporate environments that were depending on internally used certs that were not going to be changed out in a timely manner, not really an issue for home users. Now as to whether anyone needs to manually cleanup certificate stores... in theory we should have been able to rely on Microsoft to be cancelling those bad certs through the automatic update system. But as a practical matter it can take way too long for these things to get discovered, and afterward even longer before an update was generated and released, then for the next patch tuesday to roll around, and still longer for users to eventually apply those patches, which is probably why Vista and up default to using the automatic update-on-the-fly method. But now that W2K3 support is ended, the only reason Microsoft has left to generate those updates is for use in disconnected environments that can't use the newer system... but since disconnected networks are considered to be less at risk, those updates might now be generated less often than when they were being used by the older no longer supported OSs. So we may see more situations in the future where we hear about known bad certs but the relevant update is not immediately forthcoming from Microsoft. In those cases manual cleanouts (preferably, un-trusting rather than deleting) could be useful. Even worse, Microsoft is not likely to cancel many of the foreign government certs unless there is evidence of abuse, and maybe not even then, if the perps appear to be part of some state agency. But that doesn't mean we all want the government of Pakistan to decide what websites we here in the US will trust by default. I'd be really skeptical of any tool that claims to clean them out for you. The basic problem is that someone else's idea of what is an undesireable cert may not match your needs - can you really trust someone else to decide for you what is trustworthy? This is one area I would not want to outsource my thinking!
  20. If you are willing to navigate using keyboard shortcuts (arrow keys, Alt-Tab, etc) then the mouse class driver can go too. Especially if you go so far as to replace the shell and eliminate Explorer.
  21. I am also using SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (although on WinXP using en-us), but do not have this issue so it wouldn't be a IPB bug. Maybe something specific to W7 and/or a language specific problem?
  22. I generally remove other languages that I would never use anyway, and maybe get rid of Messenger, for me that is about it. Quicker can be had by disabling unwanted services and startup items, but this doesn't really require NLite. As for safer, you would get some of that by using some other browser that is not IE and does not use ActiveX stuff, there are many to choose from. The missing parts would include Add/RemovePrograms, WindowsUpdate, HTML Help, but these have workarounds so aren't critical. Whether these are considered "ill effects" is debatable and likely depends on who the intended user is. You could use either NLite or HFSLIP but it would be best not to try to mix the two methods. FDV has a fileset to help with the removal. I haven't actually done this myself. You may also want to read http://www.vorck.com/windows/ and-or http://www.vorck.com/windows/xpsp4.html edit - looks like jaclaz typed a little faster than I did...
  23. Well, I finally solved it. Turns out there are TWO settings that needed to be enabled but the error message only mentioned one of them (userdata persistence). The other one is on the same property sheet - "Internet Options" -> Security tab -> Trusted Zone (assuming you have put the MS update website addresses in that zone), click Custom Level. Scroll to the section for ActiveX controls & plugins, find the one for "Binary & script behaviors", click Enable, then OK. Didn't even need to restart IE, just revisit the page and now it loads correctly.
  24. Oh, it looks like there's a few things I didn't get before... By "boot drive", do you mean C: and is that where you have the dualbooted W98 install - and did you say your W2K is on D: ? Sounds like a REALLY bad installer if it hardcodes drive letters even when the OS is installed on some other partition! The main problem may be about simply running out of space - 36MB just isn't enough for really, anything! Any possibility of clearing out more space? One biggie could be to NOT allow swap to use that partition, instead redirect it to some other partition with more space available. Sometimes this can free up as much as 3GB. Also perhaps move "temp" and/or "tmp" as well (both for your own username and for system, they are generally different), this can be a pretty large amount of space consumed... and, yeah, clean them out first! A tool like CCleaner - or even just Disk Cleanup that is packaged with Windows - might help here. Of course you'll need to be sure there is plenty of space on whatever partitions you redirect these items to. My personal method is after the above are moved, to also move "My Documents" to somewhere else than where the OS is installed since this one folder invariably dwarfs the entire combined other contents of that partition. And yes, even W98SE lets you move those items, at least if you have another FAT32 (or FAT16) partition to move them to. I'm a little confused now - are you installing the Intel drivers? I thought you said it was a DLink adapter? I wouldn't expect the drivers to be interchangeable if the underlying chips don't match. Hmm, that sounds like the service component is the only thing left, so that must be what is hosing the works. The only other thing I can think of to try would be, after install and turning off the startup folder stuff and the startup entries, to also disable the service. Start->Run, type "services.msc" without quotes, and press Enter. Then scroll through the list looking for whatever just got installed, right click it and choose Properties. On the General tab, set the Startup type to Disabled. If that lets you boot, it would confirm that it is the service that is the problem. You could then try re-enabling the other items to see if you can still boot properly without the service. But since the service will be needed to actually use the device, I'm not sure how useful this information will be unless someone else can find more clues. They might, the only way to know is to try them. What router(s) are you using? If it is not a DLink there may also be other clients to try. If the card really is supported under W2K then UURollup shouldn't be needed for this. As for defeating the purpose, there may be another path - have you got a driver for plain old wired ethernet? That might let you DL the rest of the drivers. The other question is whether this whole sequence is backwards. It would be MUCH safer to use some other system to do those downloads, then copy the files onto a CD, DVD, or USB stick, then to the target system. I would NEVER connect a new (or even old!) build to the internet until after drivers are installed, things are updated, and a good firewall is installed and properly configured. If you have not got all your drivers in order that could be part of your problem. Especially important would be motherboard chipset drivers, and anything related to USB. There are also a bunch of USB related updates for W2K that might be needed. I'm not sure from your post whether you are using ONLY the SP4 and official UR1 packages from MS, or something else like the Gurgelmeyer package (which installs only MS files. It includes SP4, UR1, plus hundreds of other updates). If you haven't somehow included them already you may need to add KB843503, KB838417 and/or others. KB890188 - ignore the title, what matters is that it replaces Wzcsvc.dll, Wzcdlg.dll, Wzcsapi.dll, and Wzcsetup.exe KB904711 may be relevant as it replaces winlogon.exe Did you used to use it on this system, or was it on a different one? What motherboard is this? Does it use one of those older VIA-based USB controllers that MS refused to support? If so you may need to disable that and use an adapter card in a PCI slot to have working USB. Maybe previously the drivers and updates were squared away first? It's a bit hit-or-miss, but sometimes people give them away on either freecycle or craigslist free stuff (pick a location, then under "for sale", click "free"), if you have the patience to watch and wait for something to turn up.
  25. This isn't needed. MS does (somewhat - sometimes there are errors) give the bulletin number and supercedence info. Do the search, then simply click on any of those results. The popup window has 4 tabs. The Overview tab will have the "MSRC Number" (at least if there is one) and the Package Details tab will have the replacement info (if any).
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