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by darkrats
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I wonder if that native behaviour can be changed to supress that first time connection launch?
I noticed that Windows Media Player also does a one time connection to the net when it's first used or setup.

(USMLE) Now I understand why you need to focus on that part of your life for a while.
by darkrats
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Kind of quiet here. :rolleyes:
by darkrats
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hi harkaz. After the reboot following the installation of SP4 this file attempts to make a connection: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe Only does it one time. It does not try to repeat. When you get around to version 3 of SP4, would you be able to tweak it so that this file...
by darkrats
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hi harkaz. "In the meanwhile, I will complete SP4v3" I'm doing a lot of testing with v2. Should I wait for v3 before making SP4 a permanent update to my system? Will v3 be the final version, or will SP4 be something that will update on a regular basis? If I have updated with v2, will I have to unins...
by darkrats
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hello harkaz.
Have you decided if you will continue to post the (ported from POSReady) updates for Windows XP (esp. IE8)?
by darkrats
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

That seems like a strange comment.
Isn't this whole part of the forum dedicated to keeping XP alive.
Just saying.
by darkrats
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I have the "Ivy" processor (i5-3570K).
What extra spy crap are you thinking about?
by darkrats
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hi harkaz. Just stopped by to see if you would be posting the (ported to XP) February Security Update for IE8. Currently gathering together the hardware for a new Windows XP system. Managed to find a new motherboard with XP drivers and got the last of the Gen3 Intel CPUs from newegg, and just ordere...
by darkrats
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Sad news about the XP installers, but understandable during this busy Christmas time.
I hope your holidays are good ones, and I look forward to any January updates you can post.
by darkrats
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Just wondering if the (ported to XP) updates will be available for December (especially the IE8 update)?
by darkrats
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Is it possible to install SP4 without any of the .NET Framework stuff? :?:
by darkrats
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Follow up questions: If I've already installed some of the Post-EOL updates, and then install SP4; will I have to reinstall those updates? Should I uninstall any Post-EOL updates before installing SP4, and then reinstall them? I have a question about the various .NET Framework versions, but will hav...
by darkrats
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I'm sure it's somewhere in plain site, but can you tell me the latest updates/patches included in SP4? i.e. Does it include the November security updates? Does it include updates like Flash, Java or other 3rd party things? It would be nice if I could find a way to edit System Properties to read "Ser...
by darkrats
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

@harkaz

Thanks for the (ported) updates!

I installed the final SP4 and there were no error messages.
Looks really good from here.
by darkrats
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

@harkaz

Will you be posting the November (ported) updates, especially the IE8 (KB3003057) cumulative update?
Thanks.
by darkrats
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

The SP4 package installs on my XP system with only one required intervention by me: When it is doing the "running processes before install" a message pops up saying "needs to stop HTTP SSL service" before continuing. I click on the Continue button and the installation proceeds to the end without any...
by darkrats
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Just curious. When I run the setup, there's no option to choose what to install. For example: I'd like to pass on installing .NET Framework 4.0 (until I need an application that demands it). Was it designed to just install everything, or am I missing a step during the installation? And, thanks for c...
by darkrats
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hi harkaz. I can see you're pretty busy with your main project, but please remember those (maybe I'm the only one) who are interested in your "ported to XP" individual security updates. While I wait, I'm playing around with my new Android tablet. Nice, but I am having a heck of a time getting it to ...
by darkrats
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks! I've been checking back throughout the weekend for it's availability. Some time in the future (not a big issue) would you be able to devote some thought to why having Symantec Endpoint Protection on my system (even when temporarily disabled) crashes with a BSOD the very moment I run the setu...
by darkrats
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Congratulations!
Looking forward to testing SP4 on both of my XP machines.
by darkrats
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

harkaz wrote:UPDATE: Reverting to standard IE settings did not fix the issue. Now testing some changes in hive*.inf files...
Thanks for keeping us updated.
I don't understand everything you're talking about, but it's all very interesting.
You certainly devote a lot of your time to this project.
by darkrats
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks, in advance for the updates!
Always appreciated by this devoted Windows XP user.
by darkrats
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Please don't forget us.
Waiting as patiently as possible for the ported to XP updates for September.


:rolleyes:
by darkrats
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I didn't know there were floppy disk images for Windows XP.
I have a few really old machines, so they might be very useful to me. Thanks.
by darkrats
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks, harkaz!

:D :D :D
by darkrats
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Okay, thanks for letting me know.
I'll try to exercise some patience (not always a strong trait of mine).
by darkrats
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Has harkaz posted the latest IE8/XP security update?
Is the best place to look for a link at the start of this thread?
by darkrats
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks 5eraph. It doesn't affect me, here in the Mountain Zone, but I wish they would scrap DST. I remember standing on a chair, standing on a table, changing a clock at work. Everything collapsed and I spent the next few days limping around my fellow workers. Someone told me later that only the mai...
by darkrats
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Does anyone know what changes are made in the KB2981580 Time Zone update? Is it necessary for Windows XP. My clock already changes to the correct time when spring/fall arrives. Hi harkaz. I'm like a kid waiting for Santa on Christmas eve. But is it too early to ask about KB2976627 (IE8 update) porte...
by darkrats
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

The IE8/XP update was successfully installed. Users of Symantec products will need to disable them completely prior to updating IE8, otherwise you'll get a BSOD and have to start over. If only MS would see the wisdom of at least continuing security support for Internet Explorer 8. Still used by a lo...
by darkrats
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks for the IE8 update. You've made my day!
As always, I really appreciate you taking the time to modify and post the file.
by darkrats
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I do understand that IE8 is considered "obsolete", but I still enjoy using it as my main browser (with Firefox as backup). Some day I may have to abandone it, but as long as there are talented people like harkaz to help keep it secure, I'll continue to put up with the website notices that proclaim "...
by darkrats
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Hi harkaz.

Will you be posting a IE8 update (KB2962872) ported to XP for this month?

Thanks.
by darkrats
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Following the same procedure as last month (disabled completely all Symantec products and associated non-plug&play drivers) the IE8 update installed perfectly. Rebooted to start Symantec and its drivers, and now my IE8 on XP has the latest security patch. I don't think it can be said enough, but tha...
by darkrats
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

I hope you can be persuaded to upload the ported-to-XP installers as they are released each month.
Not sure about other users, but my first choice would be to get updates without using Windows Updater, so thanks again!
by darkrats
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Thanks, harkaz. I am playing around with the registry tweak. So far it gives me a BSOD, but I'm guessing that, once again, it's Symantec that causing the problem. I just have to find out at what point it happens. I change the registry, and then the moment I turn on Windows Update (which is usually o...
by darkrats
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2377
Views: 1775630

Your IE8 ported update (POS to XP) was very much appreciated. Are you going to be doing the same for KB2957689 MS14-035 (IE8 Cumulative)? I was successful in updating IE8 on my system despite problems with Symantec, and I am very interested in seeing if I can do the same with the June 10th update. T...