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  1. Will this procedure work for a Win 2000 Prof SP4 install? Thanks for your work on XP, puntoMX.
  2. Tomcat- Thanks for the kind welcome. Many more thanks for organizing all those Windows hotfixes together on one site. You and FDV have performed a real service for us all. Trying to hunt up 40-50 MS hotfixes would be a huge chore, and i doubt i would have found them all. I followed your suggestion with iexplore.exe In doing so, i discovered that a. it didn't help with the Quicken problem and b. FDV has apparently already incorporated the file into his "no IE" fileset (based on fdv's comment at the end of the thread in the your link, and the iexplore.exe filesize is identical, maybe fdv can confirm). So I already had iexplore.exe. FDV - You're getting further with Quickbooks than I can get with Quicken 2005. When I attempt any internet connecting function with Quicken it simply doesn't respond - like a dud mouse click. You probably know this, but there aren't many choices for personal financial software - theres Quicken, MS Money (MUST have IE to use), and Moneydance, which i tested. Moneydance does seem to work in the "no IE W2K" installation. Its a memory hog (java based). It takes 50 MB of RAM for me to load, far more than Quicken 2005 (18 MB). Naturally, it was not able to translate all my quicken data accurately, and now shows me to be about $100,000 richer. I didn't bother to fully test Moneydance - i didn't set up online accounts, etc so i did not test its ability to upload/download data. As an alternative to above, i exported my Quicken data as text files and pasted them together into a large MS Excel worksheet - ten years of data translates into 6 columns by 9,400 rows. This option will take some work but i know others who use excel for personal accounting. Maybe i can sort this out. HA. You mentioned Open Office. I looked at it briefly as an alternative to MS Office. To me OO appears to be relatively primitive. It's slow and memory intensive. But its free so it probably deserves more consideration. I think i'm sticking with MS Office for now. I use only excel and word. Excel appears to work fine in the "no IE W2K" installation. I haven't tested Word so far. Anyhow, thanks for the help.
  3. My first post here, and i'm but a novice windows hacker, so please forgive my ignorance. After several attempts i succeeding in building two versions of a completely unattended Windows 2000 HFSLIP installation. One version is full W2K with all the hotfixes as of June 10, following instructions at tomcat76's page here http://users.telenet.be/tc76/winup/_win2k.html The second version is a stripped down minimalist W2K following FDV's "no IE" instructions as described here http://www.vorck.com/2ksp5.html These two versions are installed on seperate partitions on the same drive booting up with XFdisk boot manager. Both versions seem to work fine. I have tested all my applications and they work in both versions with one important (to me) exception. I can't get the online features in Quicken 2005 to work in my minimalist "no IE" W2K installation. Specifically, when i try to use the online update feature (used to connect to send banking instructions, also to download completed financial transactions, and a number of other somewhat useless quicken features) the thing just freezes. The expected window never pops up. I can continue using quicken from this point fine, except for the fact that no internet connection is possible. To me, it appears Quicken is searching for a normally installed Win 2K / IE feature, can't find it, and just stops. This problem does not occur on my full HFSLIP W2K installation with IE+OE. So i think the problem is something not installed in the "FDV no IE" version. I'm hoping there's a simple fix for this that allows me to continue using Quicken 2005 with the "FDV no IE" W2K version without extensive modification and undoing of FDV's fine work. Thanks in advance for any advice. btw Mr. Vorck, thanks very much for the instuctions on how to remove IE. My W2K version with no IE uses only 38.8 MB RAM (new install with no applications installed), versus an otherwise identical W2K install which launches using 108.2 MB RAM. The windows registry appears to have proportionally fewer entries as well. So the "no IE" W2K" is about 1/3 the size of a normal installation.