Kurt_Aust

Up-to-date Windows 2000 universal install media creation guide

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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:).

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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

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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.)

.

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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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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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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May update

Delete:

RunOnce\dotNET20SP2_UH_Feb13.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: E5C0F6F0ECE0EADFE0164892C295974F

SHA-1: FBBF40A01156D3EAF09CFA2690855B69FEEBA190

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June update

Delete:

RunOnce\dotNET20SP2_UH_May13.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: 1BFF453E1554963F24312C19E439E19D

SHA-1: 9772A510234E3D7386BAF36A027C2CB00C2756CF

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July updates

Delete:

RunOnce\dotNet11SP1_UH_Jan13.exe

RunOnce\dotNet20SP2_UH_Jun13.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: 5D28C6625A651AFB818819333EAC0EF4

SHA-1: 78F9466AB8C9B6B67CDE090580B80AEBAC3028AE

Added support for UltraDefrag and set it to do a boot-time defrag before Run2_W2Ksp5.bat if installed.

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September 2014 updates

Delete:

Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB2758696-enu-x86.exe

RunOnce\dotNet20SP2_UH_Jul13.exe

Move:

Hotfix\100-Windows2000-KB924667-x86-ENU.exe to RunOnce\Windows2000-KB924667-x86-ENU.exe

Hotfix\460-Windows2000-KB958470-x86-ENU.exe to RunOnce\Windows2000-KB958470-x86-ENU.exe

Replace:

RunOnce\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,790,677 . Ricktendo's repack

Add:

Hotfix\780-msxml6-KB2957482-enu-x86.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975,520 . Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 sp2

Hotfix\790-Kels_CPL_MutliPack_Win2k_addon_v3_Final.rar . . 2,614,458 . Optional but Recommended

Hotfix\800-Kels_Win2k_Uber_addon_v2.4.rar . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,789,142 . Optional but Recommended

RunOnce\7z920.msi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,122,816 . Optional, 7-Zip File Archiver

RunOnce\Kill.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000 . From the Windows 2000 Resource Pack

RunOnce\rvkroots.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164,000 . Untrusted Certificate Store

From MediaFire the dotNet_20SP2_date.7z archive and extract it into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into.

SHA-1: D3A9A15924D65AAD477803EB0C0423C988416BAA

Other Changes

Added a list of supported applications with links to the last Windows 2000 compatible version.

Added more details on adding the DriverPacks and made it part of the general guide.

Merged multi-media info into the general guide and changed it to CD + USB stick.

Changed the method of launching the batch files for greater reliability.

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October updates

Additions:

Download the current Hotfix 7-Zip archive C from MediaFire, extracting it into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into.

C - SHA-1: 03AFAF15C4A7E97D7E832E3036CB05631054E738 - 9 files being .Net 2.0 sp2

or

RunOnce\NDP20SP2-KB2972105-x86.exe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,015,872 . MS14-057 - 3 Vulnerabilities fixed

RunOnce\NDP20SP2-KB2979574-v2-x86.exe .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,397,448 . MS14-057 - 3 Vulnerabilities fixed

Also cleaned up the topic a bit

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