Windows 2000 Installation and What's Loaded

   These, Win2k Updates, will hopefully still be available when you need them. If not, I have them.

  1. The really fist thing to do is to install Windows 2000. Then, since you know it is available -and- needed, install SP4.
    This, Win2K, costs money -or- it did. Unfortunately, it is no longer sold.
     Added Note:  The SP4 contains the USB 2.0 driver -but- it is NOT automagically installed. It must be done manually.
  2. Next First is to set the IP and hosts file!! Apache2 and Samba. Get Linux and Windows talking!! so we can restore files. nmb, smb and smb.conf (the interfaces = IP) In Windows, you must share a file or folder to see -or- to get seen. Annndd... VMware must be Bridged.!.!!
    These are Free.
  3. - PERMISSIONS!!! -
    Let me say this about that....ARRRGGGG!!@! This can get really tricky when you want some kind of security -yet- have access to everything yourself ... and ... from multiple Systems. Which happen to be on the SAME computer. This is where you learn about the differences between User-Group-Other.
  4. Second Install WinZip - I'm trying version 8.1 Using "Evaluation" version.
  5. Third Install GTE - text editor.
    This has some cost. Home Page
  6. Fourth Install Homesite+ and TopStyle 3 Lite
    a. install My Snippets
    This has some cost... or it did. It is no longer sold.
  7. Fifth Install CSE Lite HTML Validator
    May -or- may not be Free.
  8. Sixth create images dir and copy images to it.
    These will mostly be free.
  9. Seventh - My Win2k had IE5. Had to install IE6.
    IE7 & IE8 won't work on Win2k. Compu-Docs is the site.
    This will be Free... or you could donate.
  10. Seven A - Slipped in some Win2k Updates after the IE6 install.
  11. Eighth Install Firefox - version 3.5.8 Staying with this "older" version till
    HP Web Smart Printing gets updated.
    These will be Free -or- were. Mozilla Org
  12. Eight A - Configuring Homesite to use Firefox. bring down from where ever... Unzip and install it in
    C:\Program Files\\
    Change to that dir and run: regsvr32.exe mozctlx.dll
    In Homesite: Options - Settings - Browse -- select Netscape -and-
    check Use External Browser - click Apply Options - Configure External Browsers - Make sure Firefox is the Top Selection. If necessary add it... but make sure it is the top selection.
    Refer: Install Mozctlx
  13. Ninth Install Jasc Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop.
    This has some cost... maybe. Old Versions -or- Corel Paint Shop Pro X3
  14. Tenth Install KoolMoves. Used to create and edit Flash type files.
    This has some
  15. Eleventh - Install Adobe Acrobat Reader Have version 9.4.3. Version 10 will NOT load... in Win2K
    This was Free. Tech-Jucktion
  16. Twelveth Install Apple Quicktime Player. QuickTime 7.1.6 was the LAST version that will work on Windows 2000.
    This was Free. Refer: QuickTime 7.1.6 for Windows
  17. Thirteenth Install BitPim. Used to store my cell phone contact list.
    This was Free.BitPim Org
  18. - - - Maybe more later - - -
Support for Windows 2000 ended on July 13, 2010!

The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning
your migration strategy from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, 
Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

End of Support Center:
USBman for USB info updates: -
 Here it tells you that you have to
manually set the USB 2.0 up after the SP4 install if it wasn't a 2.0 already.
===========================================================================  - List important info.
 The Express Install file is a small program that you
download and run on your computer, the program will ask a few basic
questions, do a check of your machine and then connect to the internet
and download the necessary files to update your installation to SP4.
This will be quicker than downloading the whole SP4 package because
unneeded files will not be downloaded, for example if SP4 includes a
patch for AMD processors and you are running on an Intel that particular
patch doesn't need to be installed on your computer so it won't be
downloaded.  SP4 is a collection of patches and it also includes all
previous Service Packs, if you have already installed SP# 1,2 or 3 or
other patches via Windows Updates these patched will not be downloaded
again.  That is the "Express" meaning of this package, in reality out of
the full 132 MB Service pack maybe you only need 30MB worth of files to
update your machine to SP4.  The drawback is that no service pack files
are saved when you do an Express install.  If you reinstall Windows, or
if you need to reapply the service pack, or if you have more than one
machine to patch you have to rerun the program and download all the
files again, whereas if you download the full package you can save it to
a cd or other backup location and run it whenever and wherever you need
to, in the long run it may be a lot quicker and more convenient to
simply download and save the full package.

==== 1. In Focus: Win2K SP4: A Few Things to Know ====
 by Mark Joseph Edwards, News Editor,

Microsoft has released Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). So far, I
haven't heard about any installation problems, except on Citrix
MetaFrame XP systems, and I don't know exactly what those problems
are. You can find installation information in our Windows & .NET
Magazine Forums discussions at the following URL:

As usual, the new service pack contains all the previous fixes that
Microsoft has made available for Win2K. SP4 might offer a good way for
you to update systems with all fixes available. I'm aware of one
caveat--though so far few users have openly complained about the
following occurrence.

If you have Windows Update service disabled on your systems--and I'm
willing to bet that most of you do--when you install SP4, the
installation program reenables Windows Update without notifying you.
That move isn't exactly user-friendly, so heads up.

Also, you should take time to read the SP4 Supplemental End User
License Agreement (EULA). You'll notice that Item 3, "Automatic
Internet-based Services," describes several features that
automatically contact Microsoft or third-party computers--in some
cases, without prompting you before doing so.

In five instances, Win2K might contact Microsoft without prompting you
first. The first is, of course, the Windows Update service itself.
Microsoft points out that when you connect a device to your system,
the correct device driver might not already be on your system. So for
"ease of use" regarding Plug and Play (PnP) functionality, your system
might contact Microsoft's computers transparently to obtain the proper

The second instance is rather vague because Microsoft doesn't iterate
all the circumstances under which such contact might occur. According
to the company, "If you are connected to the Internet, several
features of the software are enabled by default to retrieve content
from Microsoft computer systems and display it to you. When you
activate such a feature, it uses standard Internet protocols, which
transmit the type of operating system, browser and language code of
your Computer to the Microsoft computer system so that the content can
be viewed properly from your Computer. These features only operate
when you activate them, and you may choose to switch them off or not
use them. An example of this feature is Appshelp." So you have one
example, Appshelp, but Microsoft doesn't offer any other examples.

The third instance in which your system contacts Microsoft
transparently involves X.509 digital certificate revocation lists
(CRLs) and root authority updates. Your system might also contact
third parties in the process of validating certificates.

The fourth instance involves Digital Rights Management (DRM). When you
download licenses to use secured content, your system also receives a
list of revoked content (DRM-secured content that has been
compromised). Also, if content owners ask Microsoft to revoke
licenses, the revocations will be included in any revocation list. You
can switch off DRM features that access the Internet if you want to.

The final instance in which software might contact Microsoft
transparently involves Windows Media Player (WMP). If you don't have
the proper codec, when you try to play media, the software might check
for new codecs. In addition, WMP periodically checks for updates to
the player itself.

Another thing about SP4 is that if you install SP4 on a system that
has SP2 installed, SP4 will upgrade that system to 128-bit encryption.
Also, SP4 contains more than 650 patches. Some of those patches are
reportedly new security patches, which, if true, is a good reason to
install the service pack--although I'm not sure why Microsoft would
place new security fixes in a service pack without releasing
associated security bulletins.

Before you install SP4, take time to do some reading. Read the EULA,
of course, and consider reading comments from those who've installed
the service pack in our Forums or on your favorite mailing lists. You
can find comments in our Forums by searching on "SP4".
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