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windows 2000 custom boot screens
Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:55 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:46 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:28 PM
I have been successful in changing all the icons/wallpapers to Vista in Win 2000 sp4 roll-up 1, modifype'd, cabbeb and placed back in /i386 folder for installation BUT when I touched the ntoskrn.exe to modify bootscreen, win2k installation fails .
What I did was change everything (icons on shell32.dll, mydocs, etc) except ntoskrnl.exe, after it boots up i copied a renamed ntoskrnl and let BOOT.INI point to the modded kernel.
Even people I personally knew never guessed the OS that I was using, (their guess was mod'ed XP, or Vista ).
Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:29 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:55 PM
For those who would want to start right away here are the list of win2000 files that I changed the icons to Vista:
icons in win2k sticpl.cpl are also found in w2k3 wiashext.dll
One of the reasons why I left w2k for w2k3 is that it has serious disabilities, like Civilization IV won't run. Other reasons are IE7 & WMP10/11, more difficult to install MSJava 5.0.810. Aside from these, win 2000 is a LEAN and MEAN machine, it even supports "raw sockets" .
I was even watching a forum thread at OSBETA (now offline or somebody new is hosting it) about changing the looks and upgrading the kernel of win2000 (much as what some are doing with win98X spearheaded by MDGx). How I wish some of the more knowledgeable ones would do so with win 2000. The farthest now I guess, is the w2k hotstream project (started by gurgelmeyer and prathapml) by continuing up to Service Pack 5 (unofficial) and download is hosted by Softpedia and Majorgeeks.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:53 PM
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