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Win XP files on Win 2000 SP4

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Support for Win 2000 is about to end soon.

Is anybody using newer Win XP files on a Win 2000 machine? If so, can you post the files any/all

that are compatible/stable. Thanks

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- W2k stays usable without support. Keep the existing patch installers, as Microsoft will remove their download some day.

- Using Xp files needs an Xp licence. Even if you have one just for your W2k machine, the so-called licence contract wants you not to take Xp files apart; whether the so-called contract has any legal value depends on your country and existing Justice decisions.

- The Xp Api is quite larger than W2k's. Expect very few programs written for Xp to run on W2k.

- If you mean: Xp's updates - forget it. They check the OS and refuse to install on the wrong one. You may try to fool the installer, but I won't. Illegal, too much work, source of instability.

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*chuckle* Install? You don't need to install hotfixes. You slipstream them into a new CD. Or you manually unpack them.

Here's how I unpack one or more Hotfixes selected in Total Commander.

@ECHO OFF
:BEGIN
IF "%~1" == "" GOTO:EOF
SET fName=%~n1
MKDIR %fName% 1>NUL 2>&1
%~1 /quiet /passive -x:%fName%
SHIFT /1
GOTO:BEGIN

Assigned to a button:

Command: cmd /c ExtractMSHotFix.cmd

Parameters: %S

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