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LightAlpha263

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  1. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Or, quite literally: https://www.godaddy.com/domains/searchresults.aspx?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=windows2000tk The same domain plus .com doesn't sound that bad.
  2. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Checking in again; is this project dead? I am starting to wonder since it has been about a month since I checked in, and yet no replies. I'll check back again later, just hopefully I may get an answer by asking now.
  3. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Hey, I just wanted to check up on things after awhile. Sorry to hear what has happened with the .tk domain, I hope things are resolved soon. In addition, when I recently took a vacation with my old laptop with Windows 2000 plus several modifications including the UUR, it was great, a good way to get a bit away from technology while of course having it in case. Fun fact: My school still had XP PCs until 2013 or so. Now we're all on 7.
  4. LightAlpha263

    Windows 7 Unofficial Update Rollup (WIP)

    I am now aware of it existing, and I see how it basically serves the function of what I desire to make with this package. I will not entirely rule out getting back into finishing this project because I want to make a package that will serve as working to incorporate unofficial packages after Windows 7 becomes unsupported and to allow users to either use the software itself or use it as an update repository. I wish the person making WSUS Offline Update good luck in making his software, but I hope that I will be able to finish mine as well if I soon get back into finishing it.
  5. LightAlpha263

    Windows 7 Unofficial Update Rollup (WIP)

    I apologize for inactivity. I haven't worked on the project in months and there's a bad reason why. Even after saying "Oh I'll use this method to install the updates", I can't figure out the very best way to install all the updates while making it easy to uninstall them all too. I can confirm that the parts of the scripts where the user can select which categories of updates are installed work. The parts that haven't been made is the part where the central script (a batch script) launches each individual update script for each update category. The part where the central script launches these scripts does exist. However, the individual update scripts do not have any code in them other to echo something like "not done". So, why? I already said. I can't figure out how to make the pack easy to install and uninstall. I have two ideas. Either I have an uninstaller which literally uninstalls each update that was added if it was installed, or if I do use DISM to install the update just accept the fact that the updates are non-uninstallable. I'm again sorry for the inactivity on this project and I will get back to it sooner or later, but due to a very busied life, I haven't been able to. Just in case, expect a few more updates coming soon.
  6. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Not true. Firefox ESR is a version of Firefox that is older in functionality but receives updates. It is an official version of Firefox, and is meant mainly for businesses who are reliant on software still working while remaining updated. Technically, that also applies to legacy systems such as Win2K Extended Kernel. Download the latest version here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ I have it on my Windows 2000 laptop, and it works great. I also have it on my main laptop for some reason I don't get.
  7. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Great! Did you speed up the site? I have yet to check it out.
  8. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    I'll have to get the drive from my router, as it is connected as NAS drive via the router (which is slow, and why I'm trying to do the W2K file server thing).
  9. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    EnableBigLba is set to 0x1. I tried plugging the drive in again, but it still came up as "unreadable" in Disk Management. I'm not sure if I have to use a USB-Y cable, or if one can connect into the drive. Also, as far as I know as of now, the drive isn't a drive-sled that can be easily opened up with the HDD in there. It is the size of a typical drive-sled, and I'm looking now as to if I can maybe use the drive inside as an internal drive if I can remove the drive from the case. UPDATE: There is a way to remove the drive-sled, but this particular drive has a tedious and annoying process as it the drive is very new. I'd rather use USB if I can. What else could be causing the drive not to be recognized?
  10. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    I have recently set up a file server on Windows 2000 Advanced Server. The machine is an old Dell PowerEdge from around 2003. I installed the OS initially with an official disk. I installed the drivers. I then created an slipstream disk via a (slightly) older version of the HFSLIP2000 full pack. I then 'non-destructive' (I used a slightly different method) reinstalled through that and then installed the latest UUR. All seemed well until took my primary external HDD from my router and plugged it into the server. It installed the device, but it didn't show in "My Computer". I went to Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) and saw that the driver was "unreadable". I plugged the drive into my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 laptop and the drive worked fine. I then plugged it back into the router and it still worked. The drive did say it was only 'compatible' with versions of Windows 7 and above, though initially I thought it was that since the HDD was 5TB and Windows 2000 isn't compatible with GPT, only MBR, which I converted the drive to earlier on limiting it's space to 2TB but getting it to work with my router (which since we changed routers, it might have worked with GPT, I don't know and I don't wanna risk reconverting). So, is the drive incompatible due to a larger amount of space than Windows 2000 can handle (even with the unofficial updates)? Or is it a problem with the USB ports on the computer (I tried multiple ports, the drive is USB3 but the ports may be USB2 or hopefully not 1)? What else could it be?
  11. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    The update is good, the slowness can be fixed. Perhaps try redirect links right on the site, for example, http://windows2000.tk/kb941569.html would be a an automatic redirect to http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/windows2000-kb941569-x86-enu_5b6495e0873468c8c65fa635992ac3e9cfd7dbd5.exe, the whole point being the redirect link would be much smaller than the direct link. Without tracking the IP/History/Personal info (like automatic redirect links usually do).
  12. LightAlpha263

    Windows 7 Unofficial Update Rollup (WIP)

    I have decided to instead use the DISM application to install updates. I will begin work on the scripts tomorrow, and I'll release a test version of the scripts for security updates only.
  13. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Really clever! This will help to archive/preserve hotfixes as I'm sure that MS will prevent older hotfixes from downloading correctly as they remove the files from their servers, but they will definitely shutdown the hotfix download system for Windows XP and earlier first before removing said files.
  14. LightAlpha263

    Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    It is great update! I think the direct-link catalog updates are great! The site is a bit slowed down, but it can be fixed. Also, the load times aren't that bad.
  15. LightAlpha263

    Windows 7 Unofficial Update Rollup (WIP)

    I have decided what I will do. The installer will be via .msu for ease of uninstallation. It will be an installer script. I will begin writing it soon.
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