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Kurt_Aust

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

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Added the Unofficial Windows 2000 Service Pack 5.1.2195.24 Refresh to my tracker as I always seem to get scrape errors from RyanVM's tracker.

Added info on the older Unofficial Windows 2000 Service Pack 5.1.2195.21 available from both Major Geeks and Softpedia as a direct download. If at all possible the use of version 5.1.2195.24 via BitTorrent is preferred, however if you must use this version then you will need 8 additional hotfixes:

Hotfix\104-Windows2000-KB914389-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\106-Windows2000-KB917736-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\108-Windows2000-KB913580-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\110-Windows2000-KB917953-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\112-Windows2000-KB911280-v2-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\114-Windows2000-KB914388-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\116-Windows2000-KB917537-x86-ENU.EXE

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB917344-56-x86-enu.Exe

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October Hotfix updates

Deletions:

Hotfix\360-OE6.0sp1-KB923694-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe

Hotfix\710-IE6.0sp1-KB937143-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe

Additions:

Hotfix\710-msxml6-KB933579-enu-x86.exe [925,544] (late addition, missing from .7z package, included in torrent)

Hotfix\750-Windows2000-KB923810-x86-ENU.EXE [1,414,000]

Hotfix\760-OE6.0sp1-KB941202-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe [2,424,728]

Hotfix\770-IE6.0sp1-KB939653-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe [4,209,568]

Hotfix\780-Windows2000-KB933729-x86-ENU.EXE [705,904]

Other Changes:

Grabbed an eSnips account and uploaded the Unofficial Windows 2000 Service Pack 5.1.2195.24 Refresh main executable as a 3 part 7zip archive. Also uploaded the current hotfix pack.

Added updated definition support for Spybot: S&D, Windows Defender and Avast anti-virus to the batch files.

Better support for Open Office by importing registry settings.

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Can I move this to the window 2000 section and sticky it for you?

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Can I move this to the window 2000 section and sticky it for you?

If you think that would be the best place for it, by all means.

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Hi Kurt,

Firstly, thanks ;) This has proved really useful to me over the last couple of months, it's nice to have a clear reference to work off.

I have a quick query, however: if I am removing WMP9 entirely and integrating media support a different way (in my case by using a Klite addon currently, but I'm probably going back to using individual addons again shortly), which of the hotfixes can I omit? And more specifically, does this affect the batch files at all insofar as giving an opportunity to simplify them, or perhaps cut out one of the restarts? Just curious.

Ta!

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Hi Kurt,

Firstly, thanks ;) This has proved really useful to me over the last couple of months, it's nice to have a clear reference to work off.

I have a quick query, however: if I am removing WMP9 entirely and integrating media support a different way (in my case by using a Klite addon currently, but I'm probably going back to using individual addons again shortly), which of the hotfixes can I omit? And more specifically, does this affect the batch files at all insofar as giving an opportunity to simplify them, or perhaps cut out one of the restarts? Just curious.

Ta!

I haven't tested it but in that case your Run1_W2ksp5.bat file would be:

rem copy optional files, these make running as a limited user feasible and use no system resources

Copy AddOns\SubinACL.* %SystemRoot%

Copy AddOns\ChOwn*.bat %SystemRoot%

Copy AddOns\Grant_File_Access.txt "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\"

rem support Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox, SeaMonkey & Opera

AddOns\install_flash_player.exe /S

rem first pass of updates (KB917344 is for older .21 version of sp5)

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB917344-56-x86-enu.Exe /Q

RunOnce\dotNet11sp1.exe

RunOnce\NDP1.1sp1-KB928366-X86.exe /Q

RunOnce\dotNet2.exe

RunOnce\NDP20-KB928365-X86.exe /Q

DirectX_9c\DXsetup.exe /Silent

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB904706-DX9-x86-ENU.exe /Q

rem support Bashrat the Sneaky's Driver Packs

%SystemDrive%\DPsFnshr.exe

rem silent installers go here

rem Associate File Types, deRem to open Microsoft Office files with Open Office

rem Call AddOns\AFT_OpenOffice.bat

rem support JohnDoe74's Daemon Tools addon (both current versions)

%SystemRoot%\daemon\hidec.exe /w %SystemRoot%\daemon\dt410_spdt150_x86.bat

%SystemRoot%\daemon\hidec.exe /w %SystemRoot%\daemon\dt4091_147_x86.bat

rem all GUI run once commands go here

rem deRem to support JohnDoe74's Windows Defender addon (RunOnce version only)

rem Copy %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\gdiplus.dll %SystemRoot%\System32

%SystemRoot%\windefender\hidec.exe /w %SystemRoot%\windefender\windefender.cmd

RmDir /S /Q %SystemRoot%\windefender

rem definition updates for Spybot, Defender & Avast

AddOns\spybotsd_includes.exe /S

AddOns\mpas-fe.exe /Q

AddOns\vpsupd.exe /Silent

rem this patch will force reboot

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB923191-x86-ENU.exe /Q

That cuts out one of the reboots, the only hotfixes that are dropped are:

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB923689-x86-ENU.EXE

RunOnce\WindowsMedia9-KB936782-x86-ENU.exe

and of course WMP9 itself (this will save you 17.1MB on your install media).

Note that I can't guarantee that skipping a reboot will be problem free, especially if you include silent installers. I can tell you that the DriverPack finisher won't install the ATI Catalyst control centre under this setup.

Probably the best thing to do is edit Run2_W2Ksp5.bat and append /ForceRestart to the end of RunOnce\NDP1.1sp1-KB928366-X86.exe /Q. That way you won't have the annoying long wait when you first log-on.

rem second pass of updates

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB904706-DX9-x86-ENU.exe /Q

RunOnce\NDP1.1sp1-KB928366-X86.exe /Q /ForceRestart

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I envy you, I'm always after more free time.

I can't say whether or not it will work with non-English versions as I only have an English version to test it on.

Sorry about the long delay, I thought I'd replied but was having trouble displaying topics (bad cookie).

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Question:

Is this whole thing for english version of Windows 2000 only?

HFSLIP is compatible with foreign language versions.

BTW, for hotfixes, the_guy keeps a nice updated list in that subforum and takes care to note when one fix replaces another.

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December Hotfix Updates:

Deletions

Hotfix\770-IE6.0sp1-KB939653-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe

RunOnce\dotNet11sp1.exe

RunOnce\dotNet2.exe

RunOnce\NDP1.1sp1-KB928366-X86.exe

RunOnce\NDP20-KB928365-X86.exe

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB904706-DX9-x86-ENU.exe

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB923689-x86-ENU.EXE

Additions

Hotfix\370-Windows2000-KB937894-x86-ENU.EXE [1,376,624]

Hotfix\380-IE6.0sp1-KB942615-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe [4,209,224]

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB941568-DX9-x86-ENU.exe [995,904]

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB941569-x86-ENU.EXE [2,432,560]

RunOnce\.Net framework 2.0 service pack 1

MD5: C61111D7D62306B997CE7DD04898B1CA

SHA1: EEF5A36924CDF0C02598CCF96AA4F60887A49840

From RyanVM's forums, download Makave2345's .Net 1.1 switchless installer and save it to \RunOnce.

Also reordered the Hotfix numbering sequence, be sure to run UpdatePrep.bat if you've used this guide before to bring the numbering back into line.

Changed the support method for installing Open Office to one that gives the user more control, but requires the installation of 7-Zip (which I strongly recommend, useful and uses no system resources).

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The Hotstream forum is open again so let's see how this topic fares in there.

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Hi, Thanks for the excellent guide. I'm using the upgrade version of w2k Pro so I have to insert the win98 disk during the install. I have the Win98 install disk but I wonder if there is a way to combine them.

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Well, I don't have access to an upgrade version of Win2000 Pro so this morning I knocked on my neighbour's door and borrowed their copies of Win98se OEM and WinXP Pro upgrade.

I found that if you copy the contents of the Win98se CD into the nLite working directory and then burn the install media it works without swapping disks. You still have to press enter when it asks you to insert the older version of Windows but you don't have to change disks and it proceeds to partitioning setup.

You will need to use a DVD as the install media if you wish to do this and personally I doubt it's really worth the effort as the CD swap happens before the unattended section of the install anyway.

You must not copy "autorun.inf" and "setup.exe" and need not copy the "cdsample" directory, there might be other directories that you don't need to copy but as I could't see it getting down to CD size (at least not if you intend including AddOns / Drivers) I didn't experiment further.

I also set the volume name of the nLited install media to "Win98 SE" but didn't test if this was really necessary.

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Thanks, Kurt. I think you're right about it not being worth it, especially since it's only required for a new or raw drive. I'm having a lot of fun playing with this app though, and I may do a bit of experimenting with it and see how small I can make the 98 files.

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HEY Kurt!!! Please PM me with a messenger addy (Or yahoo, aim whatever) I have the compiler and am starting USP 5.2....

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March updates:

New version of the DirectX redistributable (Mar 08), extract it to \DirectX_9c [67,196,968] Direct link to .exe

MD5: E1E85376D4F03072B99FF0E9ED5DDE36

SHA1: 21AA91CA8E0CBB5FBB986F47A1CCDAD5D2984CAE

No other hotfix changes (so no change in the torent or 7-zip package either).

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Kurt, I am a little confused on where to put the "Download the current Hotfix 7zip archive from eSnips, extracting into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into". I extracted the Config archive into C:/Windows2000ubcd. When you open up C:/Windows2000ubcd I see a folder that says Config2000sp5_10jan08. Do I put the files here? If you doubleclick on Config2000sp5_10jan08 it opens up the folder Win2000sp5+ and when you clic on that it opens up to all the files in Config2000sp5_date.zip i.e. addons, directx_9c, hotfix, misc., runonce etc. This is where I think the current Hotfix 7zip archive should be extracted to, am I wrong?

moving along in your guide I see "7. Copy all the files and folders that you have downloaded, except those at \Hotfix and \Misc to your nLite working directory, maintaining the directory structure" Is this the same folder that I put the current Hotfix 7zip archive into or the Nlite folder in program files or does Nlite create a folder when you go thru step 6 "6. Make any tweaks you want, then run the process." I haven't run the process yet, I entered all the updates and files and made all my mods but I am unsure where some of this stuff goes. Sorry, I am a little slow sometimes, just a rookie geek wannabe stumbling around in the dark. I would be grateful for any help you could provide. Thanks

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Your file structure should look like this after extracting the config archive (where Drive:\Path is where you extracted it):

Drive:\Path

. . . . . . . . \Win2000_sp5+

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \AddOns\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \DirectX_9c\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Hotfix\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Misc\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \RunOnce\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \InstallWin2000sp5.txt

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Run1_W2Ksp5.bat

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Run2_W2Ksp5.bat

If you also extract the hotfix archive to Drive:\Path then the files should end up in the appropriate folders (Hotfix, RunOnce & AddOns).

At step 1 in the procedure nLite will prompt you to locate or create an empty folder as your working directory, this is where the files are copied to, you should end up with something like this (many files & directories left out):

Drive:\nLite_working_directory

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \$OEM$\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \AddOns\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \DirectX_9c\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \I386\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \RunOnce\

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Autorun.inf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \InstallWin2000sp5.txt

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Run1_W2Ksp5.bat

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Run2_W2Ksp5.bat

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \Setup.exe

Edited by Kurt_Aust
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April Hotfix Updates

Deletions:

Hotfix\290-Windows2000-KB938829-x86-ENU.EXE

Hotfix\430-IE6.0sp1-KB944533-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe

RunOnce\Windows2000-KB917344-56-x86-enu.exe (only applies to older 5.1.2195.21 version of the USP)

Additions:

Hotfix\315-msxml4-KB936181-enu.exe [5,652,328] Optional, Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2

Hotfix\430-Windows2000-KB941693-x86-ENU.EXE [1,314,672]

Hotfix\440-Windows2000-KB944338-x86-ENU.EXE [832,368]

Hotfix\450-Windows2000-KB945553-x86-ENU.EXE [575,856]

Hotfix\460-Windows2000-KB948590-x86-ENU.EXE [618,864]

Hotfix\470-IE6.0sp1-KB948881-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe [498,248]

Hotfix\480-IE6.0sp1-KB947864-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe [4,210,248]

RunOnce\vcredist_x86.exe [2,723,264] Optional, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 runtime

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Hi,

I have some problem when I tried to install Windows 2000 due to HDD type (Seagate 320 gb with sata2).

The source is fully up to date, but didn't work (tried in VMWare and real machine).

M$ said that the problem is solved since SP3. I also searched the forum, but didn't find a solution.

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Edited by radix
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Hi,

I have some problem when I tried to install Windows 2000 due to HDD type (Seagate 320 gb with sata2).

The source is fully up to date, but didn't work (tried in VMWare and real machine).

M$ said that the problem is solved since SP3. I also searched the forum, but didn't find a solution.

Strange, I don't get that, mind you I only tried in VMWare (320GB IDE), I don't have a real machine with a SATA2 HDD.

Your up-to-date method includes large disk support (>137GB) I presume? (USP 5.1 includes it)

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Strange, I don't get that, mind you I only tried in VMWare (320GB IDE), I don't have a real machine with a SATA2 HDD.

Your up-to-date method includes large disk support (>137GB) I presume? (USP 5.1 includes it)

I guess not. On real machine, I've got "damage partitions"  error, but recognize the size of partitions and after a very long format (35 min on 30gb) the message "setup can not continue...". Strange the entire size of hdd recognized by setup was 137gb.

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May hotfix addition:

Hotfix\490-Windows2000-KB950749-x86-ENU.EXE [3,036,896]

Added option for using either slipstreamed .Net 1.1 silent installer (saves 31MB) or the 3 original Microsoft files.

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