win2kreviver

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  1. I have an older PC that runs Windows 2000 without a hitch: AMD Athlon XP 1900 processor 768 MB RAM Soundblaster AWE32 soundcard NVidia 4200 128 MB Video Card. 40GB IDE HDD Plays DVD Movies with no stutter, with VLC, amazing! Soyo Mobo built about 2002 Been doing so since 2009.
  2. I still use it on several PC's, runs great. Also run Windows 2000 with unofficial updates, and LXLE X64. Windows XP runs fewer services and has a memory overhead almost as low as Windows 2000. I am currently investigating full OS's with low memory requirement for older hardware, and Windows XP seems to have the edge for now. More to follow.
  3. @harkaz, Thanks again for all your hard work, it is truly appreciated to keep alive one of the best OS ever made!
  4. Thank you so much for providing these updates for an excellent operating system. Your outstanding work to keep it going after sixteen years is fantastic. Compared to XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, it runs on half the processes and services as the others do. Great Job and all of us that still use the OS find that it is still relevant in today's computing environments with outdated and otherwise useless machines that will be thrown away. What you have done should be the envy of any Linux programmer, even though they have come a long way.with open source. win2kreviver
  5. Very interesting...... I believe that MS is: 1. As Noel C. said "crazy like a fox", not only force-feeding updates (to have an experience across all platforms), but to start charging what they do in Europe if you have a television what is "annual license fees" for use of their software to increase revenue, e.g. Windows as a Service. 2. As the "Store" has no realistic way of raising real revenue, it will use "optional updates", to add user features that used to be part of Windows. Such as the Windows 8.1 update. 3. Another way to raise revenue is to block third party software from being on Windows without paying a fee to allow it to be installed. This will be another way for the "same user experience". Just look at the Nvidia update issues. 4. As it is now, I will hang on to my other licenses and not lose them, come 29 July and for a while until this all shakes out. I thought Windows 10 had some promise, I was looking towards it. Now I am not so sure......
  6. Pro: Boots faster than Win 7, 8.1. Cons: Cortana Edge IE Ad Supported User Tracking by MSFT Loss of 7, 8.1 license when upgrading Wireless Connectivity issues Slow, been proven by real world tests. Having to use third party tool for basic tasks and usage when they could be supplied with OS No Windows Media Center No real Start Menu Metro Apps The most important: Inability to refuse any update except Enterprise. We know the track record on this! Much More..... You will have to convince me to switch, I will wait for a year and see what happens. I have at least have Win 7.......
  7. I have been using Edge and found it is very lacking in supporting websites such as msfn.org. It freezes, hiccups and is almost impossible to use. On some sites it gives acceptable performance such as msn. I have really tested it against Chrome and IE and on speed it is as slow as molasses in January compared overall to them. For page rendering it is not good. I really cannot say any positives about it, but I may be influenced by my former use of IE. I have not used it since 2005 as a primary browser, the only use I gave it is to get updates and even then I was using IE tab in FF. I think as it stands 10240 is not ready for distribution without third party help as Noel and others state and prove categorically. I think Edge as it is now is a total fail. Harsh words, but I will stand by them.
  8. I feel your pain in the heating issues. All Pentium 4's seem to run very hot. You must keep the processor under 60 C and I have found that you need a lot of cooling to keep them happy at 50 C. I personally use an AMD Barton processor in my 2k machine and even that runs at 45 C. Get the best cooler you can find. Heat dissipation was not a p4 strong suit. You will find Win2k will run like a banshee, and your machine will do just that. I hope this helps. Good luck.
  9. Noel, I cannot believe that for all the positive and negative feedback that you have given that you would be banned from the Microsoft forums. You have always spoken the truth from your point of view and given valid logical reasons to support your arguments. It is a sad day for one speaking their mind about improving a beta product and offending the powers that be. I hope you will still give us your opinions on this forum. Thanks for all the good work. Please continue to speak out.
  10. I agree, presently I agree that Windows "10", is an improvement, but it deserves a version number of 8.2, it is only incremental. They still do not realize shoehorning a phone OS will not work in a business environment. I believe they will not allow their vision of Windows "10", will not stray from their notion of one OS across all platforms. At best it will be the worst of all across all platforms, All you have to refer to is "Vista", and "Windows 8", to prove this. The glory days of Windows 95, NT, 2000, and XP are all over. Innovation is got to be building on what works efficiently, as well as how to improve it.
  11. I agree, great job. I will try it out as soon as possible. Thanks for giving instructions in the order the updates need to be installed.
  12. I agree with Noel C., Classic Shell was an improvement over what MS had to offer for the start menu and though for most of us can get around the new "start menu", speed and USABILITY were what I was looking for. By blocking CS, MS took another giant step backwards on being able to customize its OS. In my very humble opinion it is trynig to force users to keep their XP or go to Mac or Linux. After all, the Win95 interface became the standard in computing. Why change it? It worked well until Windows 8. I think too many egos are at stake when one individual looked at Microsoft and trying to save it and succeeded. I might have to go back to LXLE 12.04.5 for my older pc's.
  13. Why not try Virtualbox 4.1.32 in their old builds. It is still supported and has worked for me with ReactOS. Make sure you get the matching guest additions package. It will be on the same page. Hope this helps.
  14. Thanks Noel for findiing that about CS, that was the last piece of the puzzle to start continuing Windows 10 TP. Fantastic!
  15. I agree wholeheartedly. Classic Shell is fantastic in Windows 10, it is fast and perfect for all the xp users that still use the OS. I fail to understand why Microsoft still refuses this methodology to add as an option. They are still fascinated by the Metro UI, and even if thy are, CS will put all those apps under one heading so they are easily and independently available (as of build 9860). Win2kreviver