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  1. The installation of a Service Pack doesn't add its size to the running Windows, and even less so to the Ram volume it takes. Despite hating Xp, i admit I have no significant difficulties about Usb 2.0, using plain factory drivers and settings.
  2. Wow, is it a Tualatin in your profile's image? My mom still uses the computer I built around a 1400MHz/133MHz/512kB. After a short reading, it looks like DISM applies patches to an image of Windows, so do you suggest it would apply them to an shut down installation? Interesting! I just wonder, since DISM must run on Windows, whether the protections would hamper it. Running on a Linux live CD would circumvent that difficulty. Apply the updates to the NT4 source: at least two enthusiasts have written the necessary batch updater. A sort of equivalent to Hfslip, but more difficult because Microsoft had not foreseen the Nt4 patches to accept a /integrate option, so the batch updater must do everything autonomously. A batch updater that runs on non-Windows, applies the patches on a shutdown installed Windows would be interesting for Nt4, which little people use these days, but also for all other Win. Imagine Seven: a convenience rollup exists now, but people who reject telemetry must still apply the patches one by one. Among other future solutions, a life Cd that applies a folder full of patches to the shutdown installed Seven would be comfortable, and could do more tweaks easily when the protections are aslept.
  3. Check the datasheet of the North Bridge. For the Intel 815ep the limit is 512MB, possibly because it only outputs so many address lines. Other North Bridges do access more Ram, especially a Via chipset for the Tualatin PIII. It's just that I hate Via chipsets after having had piles of problems. Yes, a PIII Tualatin 1400MHz pushes W2k very well - but plain W2k on the Internet would be too risky for a normal user, and Xp+antivirus+browser don't run properly in 512MB. That's the very reason why I assemble a Core 2 duo for my mom presently.
  4. What about the Servicing Stack? I know it's required before installing the Convenience Rollup by standard means. But does it by itself contain updates? In other words, if I install the blessed telemetry-free post-SP1 updates instead of the Convenience Rollup, is the Servicing Stack any necessary? Also: I've seen people using special commands to integrate the Convenience Rollup in the Seven installation Dvd. Can the normal updates /integrate to the contents of the Seven installation Dvd as was done for W2k and Xp? And does anything speak against Nero to add the boot sector to the Dvd, instead of using a part of the 1.7GB AIK? Thanks!
  5. Server Ram is often registered, which the "R" may hint to, while desktop Cpu often demand unregistered Ram. You could check that point. Ram speed without influence: that's unexpected to me. Especially for video editing, I though Dram throughput would be the one limiting factor, even more so if your future Cpu has 8 cores. I didn't grasp the two graphics cards. Do you plan to build them in and out as you switch the OS? That would be unbearable, to my opinion. With the same processing power as the Rx 480, you have the Gtx 780, which has drivers for Xp (v340.52) - the main difference is that it's dX11 instead of dX12.
  6. For folder synchronization and for backups, I use Free Commander www.freecommander.com which offers the options "ignore 1h difference" and "ignore 2s difference" and even "ignore the date" when comparing two folders before making the needed copies. I haven't noted down which version works on W98se, but 2009.02 runs very well on W95b. 2009.02b would be officially the last on W2k but as it looks, the author maintains a broader compatibility than what he guarantees, so you may try a more recent one on W98se too. More generally, I strongly recommend this nice piece of software, with which I have never made a mistake.
  7. While I'm sure about my observations, with a different disk on a different southbridge the same operation ran smoothly, so I don't know what to think.
  8. I hoped Jaclaz would answer that more clearly. I don't have a long experience with Nt4. Everything I've read up to now tells "NO". That is, the system volume is limited to 8GB. Not only because the install disk formats this volume as Fat16 first, but also because the installed Nt4 SP0 can't access much more - possibly because it accesses disks via the CHS rather than LBA (?). Once Nt4 has received one service pack (N°4?) it can access the disk to 128GiB (?) so you can define volume(s) beyond 8GB but when you repair Nt4 with the install Cd it regresses to SP0 since the SP can't officially be slipstreamed in the install Cd so your Windows must constantly be able to operate and get updates without the help of the other volumes. I've read about tricks to - Slipstream updates, including SP6a and SR2 in the install Cd - Provide SP4's Atapi.sys to Nt4sp0, disguised as a host driver on an F6 diskette, to access the full disk but I didn't investigate since i would probably take months.
  9. Glad to hear that. But I confirm that the Xp install bugged with four primary partitions, and that I'm positive about that. Maybe something else went wrong, but I'm certain about my observations.
  10. Welcome, k2x5! Here's just a first answer, not very detailed. The basic difficulty is that Intel provides no official driver for plain W2k on this recent H81 chipset. For sure, no official Intel driver exists for any integrated graphics adapter (IGA, here 4600) - the thingy that Intel puts in its Northbridge and more recently in its Cpu. Never mind, because the IGA is bad anyway, so one better puts a true graphics card instead. It could be BUT I didn't check this recently that you find official InfInst "drivers" from Intel for W2k that configure much of the PCH (the single chip that remains presently from the chipset). This is expected to improve the "PCI-to-PCI bridge" and some more. Not the IGA. I know that no official Intel W2k driver exists for the disk host of your H81. You can still access the disks, but without the Ahci mode that brings Ncq, a feature useful to accelerate disk access by reordering multiple access requests to serve them sooner. You didn't tell the brand and model of your graphics card. As a comparison, my GF9800gt is about the latest for which official W2k drivers exist. So you might try IF the Infinst improves something for W2k on your H81, then access the disks without the Ahci mode, and put a graphics card that has an official W2k driver. Or you can go unofficial ways, and this takes several weeks. Brilliant forum members here have ported drivers and more things so W2k runs on more modern (or even up-to-date) hardware. Ahci drivers (fed by the F6 diskette at W2k installation) exist for many chipsets. I run my P45+ich10r that way for years with a thankful thought for the driver's porter. This is a minimum change in the system, and is quick to learn. Or you switch to extensions to W2k that let drivers (and applications) run that were meant for more recent Windows. I can't tell (but others here can) what chips are addressed, and whether the H81 is one of them. For sure, it demands you to invest time in it, more so if you Windows isn't English. Some ported graphics drivers may exist that run on W2k without the OS extensions, I don't know details. For sure, many cards and drivers operate on extended W2k. All this must be checked in case-by-case and takes time. That's the price of an abandoned OS. Depending on the machine's use, you may want to check what antivirus and web browser may run on plain (very restrictive! Many web pages won't display properly!) or extended W2k.
  11. Wireless on Nt4: what about an Ethernet router that offers Wifi too? The excellent DG834G Adsl 2+ modem does all this, its v5 offers Wpa2 encryption, and Ethernet is compatible with everything, so I hope (without having tested!) that the router connected by Ethernet to the Nt4 machine would connect it to the other machines over Wifi. But it's not necessarily what is desired here. Updates for ie6: I'd go straight to Microsoft's monthly patches list and pick the ones for the ie6 that is not part of a windows - that is, ie6 for W2k. Just try (by dichotomy) up to what date they accept to install on Nt4, or if investing more time, up to what date the installed executables make calls only to dll entries available on Nt4. The ie6 patches were applicable to W2k well after MS dropped support for W2k, just like Dotnet patches apply to W2k well after 2010. Hotfixes one by one: this is the only way foreseen by MS, to my understanding. Neither the SP nor the HF can be officially slipstreamed into the Nt4 installation disk. Though, at least two persons developed inofficial slipstream tools for Nt4 - I didn't try them but could search in my archives. Without investing months in that topic, the best bet may be a bat file to apply the patches from their folder - but if reboot is mandatory it won't be easy. Or would it be any possible to apply the hotfixes on an installed Nt4 from an other OS? I mean, plug your disk containing the Nt4 on an other machine, or boot an other OS on that machine, and run a home-made program that extracts the updated files from the patches and puts them in the Nt4 installation? That would be a nice project, not only for Nt4, if it's possible. I mean, something like a live CD or Usb stick (Linux or other) that can get a folder full of Windows patches, find what to do with each and apply them to the temporarily inactive Windows without asking 200 times "Are you sure", "agree with the licence" and "reboot". Win7 users would be happy with that too. Usefully, this updater could be told once what to do if a patch isn't signed, or applies officially to an other OS version or an other language. It might also prevent the overload of the "add-suppres programs" list, or (drawbacks?) have a separate patch list and rollback file store, and document neatly which patch modifies which file to what version.
  12. I confirm I made only primary partitions with all versions of GPartEd. The logical volumes in a secondary partition were only made by the Windows installation Cd because I had no choice. ---------- New observations: I made the same operation Four primary partitions by GPartEd, this time v12.0.2, asking for no alignment at all, but putting the first partition after 1MB for having no choice. Installed W2k on the first, then Xp on the second partition. But this time on a WD5000AAKX at an (half broken) ich7 rather than on an X25-E at an ich10r. This first edition of ich7 know no Ahci so I gave no driver through the F6 diskette process. Access at Sata/3000 speed with Pata commands and no Ncq. and it worked without any difficulty. To my best knowledge, my ich10r is sound. I used the Intel driver v8.7.0.1007 for Xp, normally it shouldn't matter.
  13. Sh*tstorm also existed in French newspapers of best reputation and got severely reduced , which at first thought I wouldn't complain about... BUT the problem is always who defines what should be censored. To pass through in France presently, a reader's message must be favourable to the glorious action of the valient policemen, of the secret services whose aim is to defend the population, of the armed forces sent to Syria to fight against Daech (and who cares about the reversed chronology), favourable to nuclear energy, and allege that renewables can't replace oil. That's very far from the laws against racial hatred, and very far too from an attempt to avoid racial or religious tensions in the country. The kind of selection corresponds well with the traditional propaganda by the French secret services. Whether they operate censorship by themselves or define it for private companies working in countries of cheaper labour changes little. Some phrases suggest that the journalists know the contents of some cut reader messages, so censorship would operate at the newspaper, not prior. That would be consistent with my older observations, where my name let censor my messages containing certain keywords at one newspaper only, and later all my messages, followed by my IP address blocking me when I used pseudonyms, and now Tor Browser blocked.
  14. Hello everybody! Can the language of a Seven Pro Oem be changed after installation? I've read things against "installing language packs" after the convenience rollup. Thank you!
  15. I should have told: one pimary and one extended volumes because I defined four volumes. On the first attempt, the partitions had been made by GPartEd, aligned on MiB I believe, and used succesfully by W2k for installations and months of use, but bricked by the Xp install disk - so I'd suppose that Xp's installation does something worse than W2k's installation, possibly not placing the boot sector where the preexisting partition tells.