jimmsta

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About jimmsta

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  1. It sounds like an audio buffer is being released when another sound is queued up. I've heard this exact weirdness in a VM, so it's certainly something to do with basic sound functionality in a modern win2k install (I haven't tried with any newer kernels than probably v13 or so).
  2. I recall going with my mom to the local egghead software store, and picking up Windows 95 on floppy diskette sometime around April/May 1996. There was actually a choice between Windows 3.1 and 95, priced the same on the shelf. I was the one to make the decision for the family PC, at 10 years old. If it hadn't been for Windows 95, I never would have tried Linux, which I use alongside Windows to this day. Windows 95 was buggy, but it certainly made Windows more user friendly. That, and true 32-bit support in the OS, which ended up propelling consumer computers forward more than any other software at the time. I cannot believe it's been 20 years.
  3. Thanks for continuing to contribute to this community, and old operating system. This is an excellent workaround to the connection problems that left me scratching my head.
  4. Just wondering what's going on since last year
  5. Looks like a handful of updates are out today for POSReady 2009, including: KB3013126 (might be POS-specific), KB3012176 (VBScript), KB3008923 (IE6,7,8), KB3012172 (POS specific?), KB3013410 (POS specific?) At the very least, IE is getting the latest dose of patching, which might work fine on regular XP. I don't have a way to test this at the moment though.
  6. Well, doesn't look like the updates surfaced in that iso either. Kinda weird since they list them in the kb article. I wonder if they're only downloadable for special contracted-support situations, like governments or large corporations. Like what they did with NT4 'SP7'. Or perhaps it's only available through WSUS, and not any other way. I'm going to investigate that possibility and see what I come up with.
  7. They'll likely release another Security Updates ISO within a few days and the files in question will be included in that. Still kinda bizarre that they're releasing bits and pieces of updates for 2000. The ISO should be linked on this page when it's released - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086 Not sure how it's not linked there yet, but majorgeeks seems to have the file - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_security_releases_iso_image.html
  8. Whoa... msfn got an overhaul today!

  9. Great to see you're back at updating the rollup again, and keeping the site up to date with updates. I was sad to not find a Win2k update in the latest security ISO release from Microsoft, as IE6 has been getting updates on the XP side the past couple months. It may be that Microsoft realized they were providing updates for an EOL platform, or perhaps the current run of hotfixes do not apply in any way to IE6 SP1.
  10. Looks like the March 2013 security updates iso includes an updated KB2809289 for Windows 2000 and IE6SP1. Here's just the folder from the DVD, to save everyone from having to get the whole 3GB file... https://www.box.com/...j7b369i3xoskqgg It appears that this update replaces the previously released KB2792100 - the new patch appears to have all the fixes from the previous hotfix in addition to an updated mshtml.dll, and new timestamps on all the rest of the files. I'm going to try integrating this with a standard hfslip build without the previous hotfix.
  11. Looks like the March 2013 security updates iso includes an updated KB2809289 for Windows 2000 and IE6SP1. Here's just the folder from the DVD, to save everyone from having to get the whole 3GB file... https://www.box.com/...j7b369i3xoskqgg It appears that this update replaces the previously released KB2792100 - the new patch appears to have all the fixes from the previous hotfix in addition to an updated mshtml.dll, and new timestamps on all the rest of the files.
  12. Sounds like something to do with Unicode
  13. Awesome! I take it that this means future additional api's will be easy-ish to implement?
  14. Most UEFI bioses include a legacy BIOS interface, so older software will run without issue. I have yet to encounter a system that cannot load Win2k due to its UEFI bios.
  15. The issue is that on XP+ there are folders with ntuser.dat registry hives dedicated to these hidden users - on 2000, that's not the case. 2000 doesn't have these users nor their corresponding ntuser.dat hives. As such, some form of registry redirection will need to take place to handle applications that try to write to the 'hidden' service hives. I have no idea how BWC will get this working on 2000. As far as I know, those users/hives aren't used by anything but Windows core services - adding the users themselves to the registry is only one part of the equation.