Is that the one I did? Just curious, like.
USP versions An overview
Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:40 PM
@Crash&Burn - I totally agree, and this is really a "must have" for the Extreme Edition (the standard 16 color tray icons are not exactly a feast for the eye )
Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:27 PM
Will this patched version of explorer.exe still be protected by Windows File Protection? If not, I think we should stick with the regular explorer.exe.
This post has been edited by slippykillsticks: 13 November 2005 - 11:00 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:17 AM
yet still it probebly stil needs to check agains a md5 checksum?
so my question: where is the checksum hosted???
on the MS-update site, or in a local inf file on your cdrom.
(in the later case) just editing the file would be enought (als long as MS wont update the file with a newer version - wicht, seams probebly rather unlikly since win2k aint in mainstream anymore.....
This post has been edited by -I-: 21 November 2005 - 09:17 AM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:39 AM
I'm in and out of hospitals these days (I'm not well at all), which is why I haven't been able to sign in here as often as I want to. To make things even worse, the CPU fan on my computer just broke, so I cant keep it on for work for more than 10 minutes or so (sigh!). I'll get a new (used) one tomorrow!!
To make WFP protect an unsigned file is not as easy as I anticipated. Now, there's no such thing as "impossible" - but I'll look into this later on. sfcfiles.dll has some interesting undocumented entry points, and the MS .cat's also have some interesting undocumented attributes, which Setup uses to determine stuff. And - let's not forget - NT5 does to some extent support load-time executable patching - although this is undocumented too.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:04 PM
... (ow BTW i got my hand on windows 2k server / advanced server versions, to test this SP on)....
But realy i wish you, a **** quick recovery now, (and that goes for ur computer as well )...
So whats wrong with using MODPE ... or am i completely beside the point now??????
This post has been edited by -I-: 27 November 2005 - 01:11 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 04:21 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:03 PM
I hope you include both .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0, note that .NET 2.0 is NOT backward compatible with .NET 1.1.
Also, I hope you include d3dx9_24.dll, d3dx9_25.dll, d3dx9_26.dll, and d3dx9_27.dll. These 4 DLL's are installed by the five most recent bimonthly releases of the DX 9.0c SDK redistributable. Essentially, you need to run at least four of these DX redistributables to be able to get all 4 DLL's and be able to run all DX 9.0 apps. There may be other legal ways of distributing the 4 DLL's that allow you to package them more compactly. See here for more details on this issue:
Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:11 AM
The correct version of MDAC is MDAC 2.8 SP1 which can be found here - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
The newest available full version of Windows Media Player 9 is 2980. However, version 3250 can be obtained by adding the hotfix KB885492 after installing MPSetup.exe, which is preferred.
This post has been edited by slippykillsticks: 30 December 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:40 PM
Actually - if someone made a 2k driver pack it would be nice