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XP Only Software and games on 2000


Tripo
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Hello.

Win2K has better support for more new software than old 98.

But there is some software that is XP only and not work on windows 2000.

is there any way to get it to work.

Like KernelEx for win98 but for Win2K.

Edit:

I Found the DLL Wrapper that enables this that I want.

But how to install it.

Should I copy the original files to a folder which.

the only replace the original in original directory with these.

Can anyone explain with an example how to install it.

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Put the wrapped / new / other DLLs in the EXACT SAME program directory as the executable that needs them. All EXE files will look in their own folder first before looking in other directories.

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Well, it's easy to get most "XP only" software working on Windows 2000 by putting the .dlls and other files to the programs own folder like fdv said but newer games are usually impossible to get working on Windows 2000...

Here is an example:

samandmaxeg0.th.png

I think this error message would say "The procedure entry point AddVectoredExceptionHandler could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.DLL" in english.

This game uses a kernel function that only exist in XP, 2003 and Vista:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679274.aspx

Personaly I like to use Windows 2000 as my OS but things like this forces me to use XP or server 2003 (at least for gaming)...

I'd love to see a KernelEx project for Windows 2000...

Windows 2000 with server 2003 kernel would be the best Windows OS ever!

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Well, it's easy to get most "XP only" software working on Windows 2000 by putting the .dlls and other files to the programs own folder like fdv said but newer games are usually impossible to get working on Windows 2000...

Here is an example:

samandmaxeg0.th.png

I think this error message would say "The procedure entry point AddVectoredExceptionHandler could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.DLL" in english.

This game uses a kernel function that only exist in XP, 2003 and Vista:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679274.aspx

Personaly I like to use Windows 2000 as my OS but things like this forces me to use XP or server 2003 (at least for gaming)...

I'd love to see a KernelEx project for Windows 2000...

Windows 2000 with server 2003 kernel would be the best Windows OS ever!

That would be excellent.

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I did see that.

if you read my edit.

my question was how to install it.

and for mow I have to use it in the applications dir.

but it would be nice for a way to install it so I dont need to copy files and stuff if I install something that not work.

You create a subdirectory off of your root (can be anything) but let's called it 2KDLLS

You then modify your variables in SYSTEM in Control Panel and add "C:\2KDLLS" to the end.

You then uncompress the files in the wrapper and make note of the filenames.

Now you copy the equivalent files from the SYSTEM32 directory to the C:\2KDLLS folder except you add "_ORG" to the filename.

Example: So copy kernel32.dll from c:\winnt\system32 to c:\2KDLLS\kernel32_org.dll

You then copy the wrapper .dll's to the game directory.

The wrapper .dll in the game directory redirects to the reall .dll in C:\2KDLLS.

This is in the text file included with the wrapper.

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