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OK, I've altered the security warning to:
As Windows 2000 has been out of support since July 2010 and no current major web browser (or plugin) works reliably on it, it is not safe to use Windows 2000 on an Internet facing machine.


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I still think it's just a bug in the new version (which is known to be very buggy). I've seen many people reporting in the Opera forums that Opera 12.00 works fine in Windows 2000. Have you tested it on more than one machine?

Saying that

Opera have dropped support for Windows 2000

while the company (Opera Software) officially says that Windows 2000 is supported and doesn't say anything about leaving it is just not true...

It is not a new situation that early versions of a major release are buggy/unstable. It was like that in case of Opera 10 & 11 too. I'd just wait for a while until they fix the bugs and then see if the problem still persists.

Edited by tomasz86, 22 June 2012 - 04:16 AM.

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OK, I've changed the notice to indicate that Opera is buggy while Firefox no longer supports Windows 2000.

If Opera gets their act together I'll indicate that they're the only major browser to still support Windows 2000.

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The bugs (freezes, etc.) seem to be gone in the new development snapshot of Opera Next so there's hope that the next version of Opera 12 will work fine in Win2k.

Edited by tomasz86, 01 July 2012 - 03:55 AM.

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July updates

Deletions:
Hotfix\770-msxml4-KB973685-enu.exe
Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB973686-enu-x86.exe

Additions:
Hotfix\770-msxml4-KB2721691-enu.exe . . . . . 2,053,704 . Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 sp3
Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB2721693-enu-x86.exe . . . 958,536 . Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 sp2

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OK, I've changed the notice to indicate that Opera is buggy while Firefox no longer supports Windows 2000.

If Opera gets their act together I'll indicate that they're the only major browser to still support Windows 2000.

Well, the Win2k support has been dropped in the latest development snapshot of Opera 12 released yesterday :thumbdown
It does work after changing the dependencies (no unofficial kernel/updates required) but the browser itself is still extremely buggy.

Actually, it seems that Firefox 10 ESR is the only (stable) major browser officially supporting the system. Firefox 10 ESR is going to be supported until Firefox 19 is released (info). Standard versions of Firefox starting from v13 require the unofficial kernel to run. On the other hand, if someone doesn't want to / cannot use the unofficial kernel then there are other small browsers like Qupzilla which are actively developed and do work in a stock Win2k (Qupzilla uses Webkit engine so it's also very fast).

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Edit: If someone still wants to install the newest development build of Opera 12 without too much hassle then install BWC kernel first, and after that you will be able to run the Opera 12.50 alpha installer normally. One good thing is that the UI freezes so common in all previous builds of Opera 12 seem to be really gone in this one.

Edit2: By the way, this development snapshot is way more stable then the "official" release.

Edited by tomasz86, 20 July 2012 - 11:13 AM.

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Opera 12.01 is ready... but still buggy (the UI freezes completely from time to time, at least in Win2k).

@Kurt_Aust
What do you think about adding information about Firefox ESR 10 to the guide? It officially supports Win2k and is going to be updated until February 2013.
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Yep, I plan to add info and script install support for Opera 12.01 and Firefox ESR next time I update it.

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I'm writing now from Windows 8 Enterprise (trial) + Opera 12.01 and I've experienced exactly the same bug (frozen UI) as when the browser was used in Windows 2000. Initially I thought that the bug was somewhat related to Win2k but now can say for sure that Opera 12 is just buggy in general :sneaky:
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OK, so Firefox ESR it is.

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Pardon the latecomer newbie question but I read this whole thread and I don't see it mentioned anywhere, so I'm gonna ask.
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Is there are prerequisite SP level for the original W2k media, or does this SP update all of them even with no SP present on the original CD?
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Thanks.
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Pardon the latecomer newbie question but I read this whole thread and I don't see it mentioned anywhere, so I'm gonna ask.
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Is there are prerequisite SP level for the original W2k media, or does this SP update all of them even with no SP present on the original CD?

Unofficial Service Pack 5.1 is cumulative which means that all previous service packs are included in it.
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Unofficial Service Pack 5.1 is cumulative which means that all previous service packs are included in it.

WOW! - That was fast! - 4 minutes flat!
Thank you!

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WOW! - That was fast! - 4 minutes flat!
Thank you!

No problem :)

You can safely integrate it over any SP (or no SP) although Gurgelmeyer himself recommended using either SP0 or SP4. Still, it shouldn't really matter.
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@Kurt_Aust

Your link to WMP9 from the first post is dead. Maybe you could update it to the one listed here:

http://www.windows2000.tk/updates/index.html#kb316992

It's the direct URL for the same file (the MD5 matches yours).
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Microsoft's download site has been seriously spotty as of late, they seem to be transitioning it to a new style (again).

For instance I had a lot of trouble getting to the download page for KB2736233 (latest ActiveX Kill-Bits), only once out of multiple attempts did it show up on searching.

However as the direct link is still active at this time (noting that your page uses the same direct link), it will be updated if it's still stuffing up after next month's updates.

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Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the original WMP9 link has been dead for a long time (months if not years :lol:).

Edited by tomasz86, 17 September 2012 - 05:33 AM.

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November updates - a bit late I know, waiting for .Net installers

Deletion:
RunOnce\dotNet11SP1_UH_Jun12.exe
RunOnce\dotNet20SP2_UH_Jun12.exe

Addition:
Download from MediaFire Hotfix_2000sp5_N_date.7z (.Net 1.1 SP1 & .Net 2.0 SP2) and extract it into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into (see notes part 4 for other options).
MD5: F4D16EA4A7FA6E5D09B1476D8F836625
SHA-1: CBB4576F6BA431F53E3935DDFDF92DE8F9D9EA96


Added a link to Tomasz86's archive.

Also the latest version of Avast anti-virus once again works with Windows 2000.

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January updates

Deletions:
Hotfix\770-msxml4-KB2721691-enu.exe
Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB2721693-enu-x86.exe
RunOnce\dotNet11SP1_UH_Nov12.exe
RunOnce\dotNet20SP2_UH_Nov12.exe


Additions:
Hotfix\770-msxml4-KB2758694-enu.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,066,376 . Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 sp3
Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB2758696-enu-x86.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975,304 . Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 sp2

Download from MediaFire Hotfix_2000sp5_N_date.7z (.Net 1.1 SP1 & .Net 2.0 SP2) and extract it into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into (see notes part 4 for other options).
MD5: A853D3E1986C742AC3FBB28E00343FD8
SHA-1: 7AE46B3AA0AA58FCB1AEDB4F0A41E92AFB8EC1DF

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February updates

Delete:
RunOnce\dotNet20SP2_UH_Jan13.exe

Add:
Download from MediaFire Hotfix_2000sp5_N_date.7z (.Net 1.1 SP1 & .Net 2.0 SP2) and extract it into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into (see notes part 4 for other options).
MD5: 2D7D627B72976FAA82EB709A0C37BE0C
SHA-1: 603861CC10B73B729CF22BFDAA3ABD8A614DE4D4

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@Kurt_Aust I know you're sceptical about unofficial updates ;) but M$ keeps releasing official updates for Windows 2000 too and I think that it would be good to add them to your list:)

Please check:

http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2570947
http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2780091
http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2792100_ie5
http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2792100_ie6
http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2797052
http://windows2000.tk/updates/#kb2798897

Edited by tomasz86, 08 March 2013 - 02:18 AM.

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Anomaly? Problem? Bug?
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I don't have the skills (or time) to figure out what happened, just reporting something I saw during an install on actual hardware.
Build was W2k Advanced Server without any non-MS add-ons beyond 3Ware RAID drivers.
[Is for a temp file server to store 3TB of data on while I rebuild the 'real' one.]

I wasn't paying THAT much attention (fully automated install) but at one point I looked up and saw errors in a dos-box window.
For each of the following:
NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-x86.exe
NDP1.1sp1-KB971108-x86.exe
NDP1.1sp1-KB2742597-X86.exe
It said something to the effect that they aren't ?programs? or batch files and would not be installed....
(Was kind of fast.... 'programs' may have been a different word but it did say 'or batch files' after that.)
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Might be nothing but I don't even know how to determine that. (I am NOT a programmer.)
Just reporting to the experts that actually know what they are doing...
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And thanks for all your work! (All of you.)
For the most part I dunno what I'm doing but with your directions I can create up-to-date custom builds that actually work!!
(I prefer W2k because it doesn't commit suicide for too many changes when I'm in the middle of something.)
Thanks!
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Edited by PCBONEZ, 17 March 2013 - 12:20 PM.


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Also the latest version of Avast anti-virus once again works with Windows 2000.

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Please define "latest version" - because such things are subject to change with time.
(By date) When you wrote that the "latest" was version 7-something.
Currently your link on page 1 of this thread goes to version 8-something.
Which are confirmed to work in W2k?
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Thanks.
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Edited by PCBONEZ, 17 March 2013 - 07:12 AM.


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Please define "latest version" - because such things are subject to change with time.
(By date) When you wrote that the "latest" was version 7-something.
Currently your link on page 1 of this thread goes to version 8-something.
Which are confirmed to work in W2k?

Avast (including the newest version which is 8 at the moment) still officially supports Windows 2000. Their official requirements are Windows 2000 SP4 + Update Rollup 1 but in reality you also MUST install IE6, i.e. it doesn't work with IE5.5.
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Added the post end of life hotfixes suggested by tomasz86 (as a separate download).

PCBONEZ: If you were using the default install, then you are using updated .Net installers provided by User_Hidden. The "errors" you saw were the batch files searching for the original Microsoft installers for those people who chose not to use the updated installers (see notes part 4).

As thomasz86 noted, Avast version 8.0.1483.72 works on Windows 2000 (although I don't care for the Windows 8 skin a lot of programs are using lately).




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