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by win32
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Did anyone ever find NT6 x64 version number controller?
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Did anyone ever find NT6 x64 version number controller?

Found it: it's right in ntoskrnl!RtlGetVersion. Haven't tested it yet but it makes sense. https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2020-10/1602021198.th.53697.png rcx = 11Ch or OSVersionInfoSize rcx+4 = MajorVersion rcx+8 = MinorVersion rcx+0ch = BuildNumber rcx+10h = PlatformID XP x64 follows a simi...
by win32
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows Server 2003 source code compiled
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Windows Server 2003 source code compiled

Yea I've already run into a problem because of my 64bit environment *ugh* "The procedure entry point ??3@YAXPAX@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library \Source\Win2K3\NT\tools\AMD64\build.exe" - definitely need a 32bit OS to build with. That's because the name of that MSVCRT function as ...
by win32
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Did anyone ever find NT6 x64 version number controller?
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Did anyone ever find NT6 x64 version number controller?

I am aware that ntoskrnl automatically changes the value of the CurrentVersion string under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion at boot time (CmpSetVersionData). In fact, I had patched it (on Vista SP2) so that it no longer did that, but it has no bearing on the value that is reported ...
by win32
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Research and Development: USB 3.0 drivers with Windows Vista.
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Research and Development: USB 3.0 drivers with Windows Vista.

Here's your USB 3.0 fix. I've used it on a Kaby Lake laptop successfully: https://msfn.org/board/topic/181697-usb-3xxhci-generic-driver-for-win7-and-vista/ And as for your last statement, yes lots of ntdll64 code remained stagnant between XP x64 and 7. And as such, many Windows 7 + API functions in ...
by win32
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows NT build 854.1 control panel
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Windows NT build 854.1 control panel

Copy the shell32.dll from the Chicago shell folder and rename it shell232, alongside the existing shell32.
by win32
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Anyone run Vista/7 x64 Betas on Haswell+?
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Anyone run Vista/7 x64 Betas on Haswell+?

I am just wondering if anyone has run late Vista betas (5048+) and early Windows 7 betas (7000 and earlier) on Haswell (bare metal) and later. Windows Vista x64 has a problem with random services failing to load on Haswell and above, but XP x64 and 7 (generally - a hotfix exists to correct a similar...
by win32
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Old Explorer, New Windows
Replies: 41
Views: 2923

Re: Old Explorer, New Windows

It makes sense: icons 1 to 6 in Windows 2000's user32.dll are the Windows flag in various sizes. I believe that icon 5 is the one that appears on the Start button. While user32.dll in XP x64 (and apparently Vista as well) has the blank dialog box icons as icons 1 to 8. XP's explorer was the first on...
by win32
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Has Very Few Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Has Very Few Drivers

Yes, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server was indeed licenced for specific high-end server hardware. In fact, hotfixes and SPs were provided through OEMs as opposed to MS (SP readmes tell datacenter users to contact OEMs for support). When you are only targeting an OS to specific hardware configurations, ...
by win32
Fri May 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Things about Windows NT 5.0 Official Curriculum
Replies: 29
Views: 2559

Re: Things about Windows NT 5.0 Official Curriculum

There apparently also was an NT 5.1 (most likely Odyssey) for the business market in development at the time. According to Thurott, this was the plan as of August 1998: Microsoft's Jim Allchin spoke of releases that would follow NT 5.0, such as NT 5.1 "Asteroid" and NT 6.0 "Neptune," which would fe...
by win32
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Things about Windows NT 5.0 Official Curriculum
Replies: 29
Views: 2559

Re: Things about Windows NT 5.0 Official Curriculum

Yeah, the box motif would still be present except everything would be shades of blue on white (based on NT 5.0 beta 2 graphics). And the THX-ish startup/shutdown sounds would still be present.
by win32
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0esr and 53.0.3 running on Windows 2000
Replies: 28
Views: 7480

Re: Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0esr and 53.0.3 running on Windows

Try testing an unofficial build of Basilisk 55 for XP on Windows 2000 As in roytam1's Serpent 55 builds? Those do work. I do believe they are close to Firefox 53 though. I do believe that the only differences between Serpent 52 and 55 is that the latter has slightly less media support and better su...
by win32
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Why does explorer.exe break on NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM?
Replies: 19
Views: 1900

Re: Why does explorer.exe break on NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM?

That would be a very serious security vulnerability. Anyone who happens to have possession of your PC would be able to access its files that way.
by win32
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Microsoft official themes for windows xp
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Microsoft official themes for windows xp

The zip does contain all of the themes. I wonder why they made so many for Canada. N.B. The themes also work in Windows 98 (Plus!)/2000/Me. Just remove the "LaunchCondition" table from the MSI. When you run it, it will then error out but still make a %SYSTEMROOT%/Resources/Themes folder. Use the the...
by win32
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: News and Releases
Topic: Youtube to disconinue IE, older browser support
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: Youtube to disconinue IE, older browser support

Windows 2000 with Extended Kernel doesn't have any issues with loading Polymer v1 in New Moon 28/Serpent. But the status of NM26.5 for vanilla win2k is unknown. My Core Duo T2400 chokes on Polymer though, especially since it runs at 1 GHz most of the time to keep temperatures low. Even at that frequ...
by win32
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: The site is going so slow it doesn't load at all sometimes
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: The site is going so slow it doesn't load at all sometim

I average 159ms with 0% loss. It takes no more than three seconds to load here in eastern Canada on what is effectively a 18mbps connection.
by win32
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?
Replies: 37
Views: 8181

Re: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?

As of March 2018, numerous servers at the UN were running Windows 2000:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/0 ... nt-server/
by win32
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows 2000 is now 20 years old
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Windows 2000 is now 20 years old

Windows 2000 is the newest Windows OS that 486-class machines, SGI Visual Workstations and PC-98 systems can run. On the hardware side, the OS, which was built with Pentium II and IIIs in mind, runs on certain X99 boards fashioning an i7-6950X, 32 GB DDR4 (64 GB is possible according to screenshots ...
by win32
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Windows Classic Themes for Windows 7
Replies: 12
Views: 2851

Re: Windows Classic Themes for Windows 7

The themes in fact do work in Windows 2000, as they are applied nicely via the semi-hidden themes.exe. That themes.exe is in fact the same one from Plus! 98. So these are not just for Windows 7; Vista/XP/2000/Me/98 should work as well! Maybe even on Windows 95 with Plus! applied, as the theme "engin...
by win32
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: What do you guys think of Windows 7’s EOL?
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: What do you guys think of Windows 7’s EOL?

Remember to watch the Windows Update Catalog like a hawk; some XP timezone update appeared on there in June, but was retracted fairly quickly. I think patches for anything really serious gets released publicly, just like we have seen a few times for XP. Other Windows 7-related services, such as the ...
by win32
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Windows 95a needs an unofficial Service Pack
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: Windows 95a needs an unofficial Service Pack

Exactly. FAT32 and USB support changes everything for me. If your machine can't run OSR2 acceptably, I suggest Windows 3.11 which can easily run with FAT32 under MS-DOS 7.1 (with the appropriate patch) and could use USB mass storage-class devices with the DOS drivers available. In fact there are DOS...
by win32
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The Ultimate Win2K Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 2252

Re: The Ultimate Win2K Rig

blackwingcat has largely bridged the gap between 2000 and XP. You could theoretically run win2k on the Z420 with his SATA, NVIDIA, and Intel LAN drivers (http://www.w2k.flxsrv.org/wlu/wluen.htm ; click "Manual Update"). Official realtek audio drivers exist, but I'm not sure about USB 3.0, and there ...
by win32
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: What do you guys think of Windows 7’s EOL?
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: What do you guys think of Windows 7’s EOL?

Didn't the Windows 7 Platform Update port over most of the W8 functions? There haven't been many new ones since; plus, I think some newer functions were added in the last few years of updates along with the partial DX12 implementation. Based on that, lots of software will probably support Windows 7 ...
by win32
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows XP build 2416 on Acer TravelMate 2480
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Re: Windows XP build 2416 on Acer TravelMate 2480

win32 - tried a vanilla 2000 install on that T60? 2296 should install just fine on a i945 based machine (I know that as I had a desktop Gigabyte board with that chipset and 2296 installed successfully, and so did a vanilla 2000 SP4 install ) Yes, it works great, as does build 2419. Unfortunately I ...
by win32
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows XP build 2416 on Acer TravelMate 2480
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Re: Windows XP build 2416 on Acer TravelMate 2480

You may also want to disable any extraneous devices (such as parallel ports) in the BIOS. Those have been known to hang Windows 2000 setup at that point on some newer boards (like X79 and newer though). I also did experience a "setup is starting..." hang when trying to install build 2296 on a ThinkP...
by win32
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Windows Media Player 10 on Windows 9x
Replies: 3
Views: 2956

Re: Windows Media Player 10 on Windows 9x

There's an unofficial update for Windows 98/Me called 98MP10: https://msfn.org/board/topic/89934-98mp10-wmp10-xp-xp-sp3-killer-replacements/ It looks and feels very similar to WMP9 nonetheless. As for win2k, you do need the extended kernel for WMP 10/11 (though the installer for WMP10 is also compat...