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Building a Pentium 4 Windows 2000 rig for kicks... Need some advice

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I managed to get a wireless card to function on an older rig in here with a pentium III... specs of the machine are low, though great for the time period I'm sure, but it worked. It was a wireless B card I believe... very outdated. One giant antenna.

 

I'll look for the user you mention's WIC download. What exactly is windows imaging component?




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Is this the thread I'm looking for? http://www.msfn.org/...-updates/page-4



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Part of the functionality that the Windows Imaging Component offers is the ability to show thumbnails in Windows Explorer, and that's what I use it for. Windows 2000's own Windows Imaging Component is apparently a little bit too old to work with K-Lite Codec Pack, and I think Irfanview.

 

This is the thread I was referring to: http://www.msfn.org/...0-professional/But the one you found is interesting. There's another thread in the Member Contributed Projects forum about Unofficial Service Pack 5.2 for Windows 2000. Tomasz86 hopes it to be the replacement for all of these smaller update packages.



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So in theory USP5.2 would be a one stop all of the above replacement for the rollouts and stuff? Like one install for everything?



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performing a slow format on this 500gb HDD now...



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Here's the unofficial Windows Imaging Component: http://www.mediafire...WIC-x86-ENU.exe

 

And the two files you'll need for Windows Update to work:

 

Root Certificates: http://www.mediafire...jj/rootsupd.exe

 

Windows Update Agent: http://www.mediafire...Agent30-x86.exe



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Yes, Unofficial Service Pack 5.2 would be exactly that. Unfortunately work on it has not progressed in a while.

 

Slow formatting a 500GB hard drive takes a long time. I've done it exactly once and never again! :angel



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Do I install those 2 WU files in that order? Does it matter?



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I don't think it does matter.



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Formatting this drive looks like its going to be 6 hours or so lol



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How exactly are you formatting the drive? Did the parts come in already?



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Parts are not in. Probably later this week. It's getting formatted with NTFS on my Windows 7 machine. I unchecked quick format. No big deal, I'm sure it will be finished when I come in tomorrow morning.

 

" Install Update Rollup 2 - : http://www.mediafire...up2-x86-ENU.exe

 

 - Install Unofficial Update Rollup (For now I'm using the January 3rd, 2014 release, since I've been having issues with the current (?) November 30th, 2014 release)  - : Can be found in Tomasz86's download archive: https://drive.google...y13dTlXOWs#list"

 

So I install both of these? I assume I install the bottom one first? And did you mean the January 4th release?



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I definitely meant January 3rd. Where are you seeing January 4th?

 

Unofficial Update Rollup should be the last update package you install. Since it will replace the most files, thus adding functionality. The other update packages are cumulative packages containing all sorts of stuff from Windows Update and from Microsoft's web site, including hotfixes by request.



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It's on the google drive page. 5th from bottom of list.



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That's the January 3rd, 2014 release. Assuming we're seeing the same thing.

 

It's in the format d20140103

 

Daily release, 2014, January, 3rd

 

 

I should probably mention the different types of Unofficial Update Rollup releases. There's stable, weekly and daily. The stable releases are (as the name implies) tried and tested, and you should be OK using them. The daily releases are not tried and tested, and may subsequently have issues that haven't been discovered. Though those daily releases do offer the most functionality, and using them and reporting problems helps Tomasz86 and others fix the issues in new releases. As far as I understand, weekly releases are somewhere in the middle.


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This is weird. I downloaded the file on drive.

 

http://i60.tinypic.com/157g23a.png



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Sure, Firefox 29 (or even 39, lol  :angel ) and the latest flash player will work just fine. Just make sure to download the full version of the setup file, and run it in the Application Compatibility Launcher from the start menu, otherwise setup will complain that you're using an unsupported OS. Java 8 will also work, and so will Mozilla Thunderbird if you use that.

 

There's also an unofficial 2010 release of DirectX 9.0c ported from XP, so if you're the gamer type, you might have some success with that too.

 

Can you go into depth on these two that I underlined?

 

Sorry for the barrage of questions... learning is fuuuun



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You need an archive manager. WinRAR and 7zip both work. Once you get the files extracted into a new folder, go into the "Update" folder and run "Update.exe" to start installation. For the January 3rd release, it will complain about shell32.dll being in use. You'll need to open Task Manager and stop the explorer.exe process, then click retry, and installation should continue as normal.

 

Download the full version of the Firefox setup.exe file. Don't download the "stub" that downloads the rest of the setup files when you run it. That won't work on Windows 2000.

 

When you get Unofficial Update Rollup installed, you'll notice a new programme in the start menu under accessories. "Application Compatibility Launcher". You'll use it to run setup.exe files, basically fooling them into thinking they're running on Windows XP, allowing you to install the software, that otherwise would refuse to install. You'll open the Application Compatibility Launcher programme (which will be a command prompt window), then you'll drag and drop the setup.exe file for any given programme (say Firefox) into the window and press Return/Enter on the keyboard. Then setup should run as normal. When finished you can choose whether or not to save the compatibility settings for that particular file. "Yes" or "no". I usually choose no.

 

Unofficial 2010 release of DirectX 9.0c ported from Windows XP. Windows 2000's version of DirectX 9.0c is apparently outdated, and fellow forum user BlackWingCat decided to port the 2010 release of DirectX for Windows XP to Windows 2000, to enable Windows 2000 to play some games that require the newer version of DirectX. One example game being Rigs of Rods.

 

You can download it here. Install it after Unofficial Update Rollup: http://www.mediafire...Jun2010w2kb.exe

 

I hope that all made sense. If you have any more questions, leave them here and I'll answer them in the morning. For now, I'm going to sleep.



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http://i62.tinypic.com/33w9ohl.png

 

This is wall I have on my USB drive for the machine at the moment. 7z920 installation is on there as well... 

 

Let me know what you think thus far. I got the full firefox setup as well.

 

Downloading the DirectX now,.







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