Windows 2000 Modernization Tips

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  • Do you use Ethernet on your system? Either way, it should almost always work.

  • Yes, I have an ethernet connection used for my system. But I would like to use wireless for the VM so that I don't need to use ethernet for it (which would have to be shared with the host OS anyway). Hope you're getting what I mean by this.

  • Whichever connection you use, it will still be shared with the host. You have to configure the connection on the host side.

  • ...and that's one thing I don't wish to do, in case I muck it up completely. Not unless you or anybody else can advice me on it.

  • edited October 13

    As long as you've got a good connection to the host, it's configured on that end.

    Presently, I haven't got a hyperviser newer than VMware Workstation 6.5 but all you need to do is go into the hardware settings for your current VM and add the virtualized ethernet adapter, then rerun the guest additions install to install the customized driver. And it should work.

    Don't forget to use the Kerio 2.1.5 firewall recently re-unearthed in the other thread as well.

    And on another note, I think I just realized why some are getting the Power Pack Start Menu folder and others aren't: I think it's a matter of selecting the DX10 support in the installer, which only works with NVIDIA GPUs. I selected that on my workstation with a Quadro FX 3800 and it appeared right away, whilst it doesn't on my VMs and my ThinkPad T60 with an ATI GPU.

  • @win32 said:
    all you need to do is go into the hardware settings for your current VM and add the virtualized ethernet adapter, then rerun the guest additions install to install the customized driver. And it should work.

    Might be much different under VPC 2007, which I use. I even attempted to use the Add New Hardware option under Control Panel to see if it may find a virtualized ethernet adapter (but it didn't). And yes, I noticed that other thread recently. I've used Kerio on my older computer before. It was good, and effective :)

  • edited October 26

    @win32 Thanks for finding the Boingo Hotspot. On this Dell Inspiron 6000, the Intel PRO/Wireless software didn't play nice with the extended kernel, but the Boingo software works great. For some reason the Intel software would cause Windows to sit at login for a while because a service failed to start, thus breaking the other Intel services that also needed to start (of which there are 4). After logging in, the services could be started manually and it would work fine after that. Very strange. The Boingo has none of these issues.

    And you're right, the connection sound is cool.

  • I'm intrigued-ish. I have an i5 and trying to use windows 10 in a virtual machine for anything seems to be a non-starter, at least in terms of performance.

    I have a question for people using Pale moon; 28 is pretty old at this point; is that causing a lot of problems for you or do you limit the sites you visit?

  • Not really. Two academic sites forced me to set a custom user agent with Firefox 99.9 to use some features, whilst a third broke on non-Chromium browsers yesterday.

    Aside from that everything is good.

  • A banking site broke on me, and some heavily scripted sites don't play well ala they don't display correctly.

    And for the non-chromium breakage, history always repeats itself. Find a way to yell at them because they are contributing to the move back to a closed web.

  • Isn't Pale Moon 28 the newest version? Or close to it? (I think it's 28.7)

  • Yeah, 28.7.2 is the latest official build. But it is based on Firefox 52.

  • I've settled on using Opera 12.18 as my e-mail client, since Outlook is borked with Extended Kernel. It's fast and lightweight and seems to do everything I need it to do.

  • what is "The KernelEx tutorial on YouTube"?

  • This video:

    However, some of the techniques discussed in the video have been superseded by alternatives, which may or may not be stabler or easier and have been mentioned in this topic.

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