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by Zephyr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2653
Views: 1199540

Re: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109

I intend to build a final XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 using the following updates, and would like some feedback including suggestions for other updates I have not considered. I do wonder if there is any point in retaining the ActiveX version of the Adobe Flash Player as surfing the ...
by Zephyr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

entries_POSUdates.ini

The next step in making the final build of the XPSP3 QFE POSReady Update is to analyze entries_POSUdates.ini from the the last build from 2018, and revise it to support the current POSReady 2009 updates. It would be helpful if you could make suggestions or attempt some of the procedures suggested he...
by Zephyr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shutting this down
Replies: 43
Views: 22919

Re: Shutting this down

I was aghast when I saw the topic title "Shutting this down", until I saw 5ereph's proposal to halt registrations and make the forum read only. This forum means a lot to me and the whole addon/update pack thing is a brilliant invention that has changed the way I set up Windows, so I would be sorry i...
by Zephyr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

The next step for building the final XPSP3 QFE POSReady addon is to make a file list for every module that is included in the 7z archive that is the addon, including the path for folders. It is easy to make a mistake and omit to copy a required module into the folder where the addon is being assembl...
by Zephyr
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

As I stated earlier I intend to build the final XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates addon myself, because 5ereph has clearly abandoned the project. The first step is to obtain a list of of current updates for POSReady 2009 by running Winstall, PSWindowsUpdate or WUMT on a PC with a fully updated installation...
by Zephyr
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

Zephyr: However, if you use [WUMT] to download updates it will download those from the GDR service branch rather than the QFE service branch which is of no use to us. Are you sure about that? This would mean that the only way to get QFE updates is to download them manually from Microsoft Update Cat...
by Zephyr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

1) My favourite WU scanning application is Windows Update MiniTool. It is free, it doesn't require .Net Framework and it can be run in offline mode. I have just run it on one of my XP installations which doesn't even have .Net v1.1 installed, with network connection disabled. WUMT v12/20/2016 is co...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

In order to list and download all the POSReady 2009 updates you could use the shareware utility Wuinstall. Obtain a fully functional trial of wuinstall here . An alternative is the Powershell scripts PSWindowsUpdate which can be downloaded from here . It requires Powershell 2.0 downloaded from here ...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

@Zephyr - Re: KB4500331 KB4500331 dated May-10 File: … 741e.exe Size: 532,000 bytes Security update for WES09 and POSReady 2009. POSR must be enabled, otherwise the update won’t get installed. The update is skipped by WU and must be installed manually. When KB4500331 is included with the addon I do...
by Zephyr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

I am not sure about the logic of that. If Microsoft offered it for both operating systems then surely it should be in updates available to both OSes. I know this causes a duplication, so perhaps it would be best if it is only in the POSready update. In any case, leaving out such an important update...
by Zephyr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

@zephyr. 4500331 is only offered in WindowsCatalog. https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb4500331 Thanks for pointing out the existence of this security update for Remote Desktop released 5/10/2019. Microsoft offer this update for XP and POSREADY 2009, so I think that it would be...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

I intend to finish 5ereph's great work by building the last XPSP3 QFE POSReady Addon myself after having given entries_POSUpdates.ini and 5erPOSUp.inf a thorough analysis which I will post here. First I have made a list of files and updates for the addon using the updates offered by Automatic Update...
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] .NET 4.0 TRUE addon xp/2k3/Vista/7 x86
Replies: 189
Views: 155029

Re: [Release] .NET 4.0 TRUE addon xp/2k3/Vista/7 x86

shorterxp wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:29 am
I wish .NET never was.
You can say that again!
by Zephyr
Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 628
Views: 292145

Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917

This is terribly frustrating. After keeping this project going for four years Seraph has abandoned it seven months before the the end of support for POSREADY 2009. Now every time I want to reinstall XP I have to install a big bunch of updates and lose the advantages of slip-streaming them into the i...
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: [New Updated Tutorial] Making A 7-Zip Switchless Installer
Replies: 74
Views: 66313

Re:

shiner wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:22 pm
Yes, that is great news.
Happy New Year.

Direct link to latest stable version: 1.5.0.2712:

7zsd_150_2712.7z
Latest version from Github released 5th April 2017:

https://github.com/github/ghfw-build-ex ... p/7zSD.sfx
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: SFXMaker 1.3.1 Final - a Switchless Installer maker
Replies: 97
Views: 63118

Re: SFXMaker 1.3.1 Final - a Switchless Installer maker

As usual the links are dead, but you can obtain it from 4shared at this Url: https://www.4shared.com/rar/EFmx9o1Qfi/ ... aller.html

You can also obtain version 1.30 beta from Software Informer at this URL: https://sfx-maker.software.informer.com/1.3b/
by Zephyr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 116959

Re: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)

Integrating the Visual C++ runtimes using an add-on pack like this is a much cleaner option than running the MSI installers one by one as long as you don't mind not being able to uninstall them using the Add Remove Programs applet. A typical install using an official MSI installer could create hundr...
by Zephyr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [addon]Microsoft Visual c++ 2010 Runtimes
Replies: 1
Views: 5434

Re: [addon]Microsoft Visual c++ 2010 Runtimes

Are you having a laugh?
by Zephyr
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to activate Windows XP online in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4233

Re: How to activate Windows XP online in 2018

dencorso thanks for your tip about removing the registry entry to enable POSReady 2009 updates. I am now receiving updates through Automatic Updates after several months since I reinstalled Windows. I did try telephone activation successfully and noted that it may be possible to re-activate XP if yo...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 13508

Re: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?

There has been an update for POSREADY 2009 that enables TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 support in XP, but first you need the the POSREADY 2009 registry hack to install: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded\ProductVersion] "FeaturePackVersion"...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to activate Windows XP online in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4233

How to activate Windows XP online in 2018

The Microsoft activation servers no longer support TLS 1.0 encryption so that with standard XP installations it is no longer possible to activate online and you have to use the Microsoft automated telephone activation service which is a time consuming pain in the ass. However Internet Explorer can b...
by Zephyr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: List of latest Windows XP patches released?
Replies: 10
Views: 7183

Re: List of latest Windows XP patches released?

I found all the replies really unhelpful and the OP did not provide a title to his post that made it clear that he is looking for all the official updates that followed the end of extended support in April 8, 2014. I have found a website titled 'XP x64 post-mortem updates' which provides a list of a...
by Zephyr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: What is One Core API and Shorthorn?
Replies: 1
Views: 4395

What is One Core API and Shorthorn?

I have discovered an intriguing project that should be especially interesting to Dibya. According to the official Readme of the One Core API project at Github "One-Core-API is a compatibility layer to run native programs of XP/2003 and incompatible programs and designed for upper Windows versions, l...
by Zephyr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Upgrading IE8 to TLS 1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 12709

Re: Upgrading IE8 to TLS 1.2

Microsoft have released an update to add support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 on 16/10/2017. The file name of the package for POSREADY 2009 is windowsxp-kb4019276-x86-embedded-enu.exe. Here is the knowledge base article that details how to mak...
by Zephyr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 13508

Re: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?

Microsoft have released an update to add support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 on 16/10/2017. The file name of the package for POSREADY 2009 is windowsxp-kb4019276-x86-embedded-enu.exe. Here is the knowledge base article that details how to mak...
by Zephyr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: MS Update not getting POSReady 2009 updates at all
Replies: 8
Views: 6382

Re: MS Update not getting POSReady 2009 updates at all

I have tried every technique for resetting Windows Automatic update and I am convinced that the problem is inherent in the Microsoft Automatic Update Agent which has been poorly conceived and ineptly written. The essence of the problem has been laid out in this article titled 'Microsoft promises to ...
by Zephyr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: MS Update not getting POSReady 2009 updates at all
Replies: 8
Views: 6382

Re: MS Update not getting POSReady 2009 updates at all

have you ever used power shell on xp ? Get-PendingUpdate This function will allow you to query local or remote computer/s and determine if there are pending WSUS updates that need to be installed. A report is returned that can be exported to a CSV file if desired. Please note that you must dot sour...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Printer UpdatePack and XPS Addon 1.2.0
Replies: 96
Views: 78346

Re: [Release] Printer UpdatePack and XPS Addon 1.2.0

I used the version v1.2.6.7 and it messed up my XP installation and wasted a lot of time and CDs trying to identify the defective addon by a process of elimination. Here are the errors that I identified: Services would not start start because Framedyn.dll and Srclient.dll were not found The product ...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End User Runtime June 2010 (x86)
Replies: 56
Views: 52277

Re: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End User Runtime June 2010 (x86)

Having made a second attempt to build a CD with this addon I have concluded that the the problem may be due to an error in the svpack.ini file in the i386 folder of the source files. It may be advisable to edit the svcpack.ini file after the update pack and all the addons have been integrated to avo...
by Zephyr
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XP sp4 without dotnet
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

Re: XP sp4 without dotnet

I don't see why a a so called 'service pack' has to include third party applications like the Adobe flash player and additional software frameworks like .NET. At most I would expect it to update the versions of .NET already included in the standard Windows installation which for XP would be version ...
by Zephyr
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip Releases
Replies: 57
Views: 31063

Fork of 7-Zip

Hi guys' I thought you may be interested in this fork of 7zip called Easy 7-zip . It is version 16.04 of 7-zip with several GUI enhancements which includes: 1. Addition of icons to context menu (already present in 7-zip v16.04). 2. Additional options in Extract dialog. After selecting output folder ...
by Zephyr
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future of WPI
Replies: 1
Views: 3301

Re: Future of WPI

It makes a change for a developer to announce the reasons for discontinuing development of an application. Normally what happens is that they leave their project unfinished, stop posting on their forum, and fail to reply to messages on the feedback form. In case anyone is wondering what WPI is here ...
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Remove LANG & WINNTUPG Directories Addons
Replies: 55
Views: 56838

Re: [Release] Remove LANG & WINNTUPG Directories Addons

The download links are dead. If you need to retain the sub directories of WIN98MIG in order to install from an existing Windows installation then this addon could save you some hassle, so it would be a shame if it is no longer available.
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon][unofficialupdate]MsftEditv4.1(5.41.21.2512)
Replies: 2
Views: 5784

Re: [Addon][unofficialupdate]MsftEditv4.1(5.41.21.2512)

So why post this message in the first place? Weird.
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End User Runtime June 2010 (x86)
Replies: 56
Views: 52277

Re: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End User Runtime June 2010 (x86)

I assume that this addon is intended to install the June 2010 updates for DirectX 9.0c When I included it as the last addon to be processed by RVM_Integrator_1.6.1b2.1 it generated this error message: File Not Found! - File Not Found! F:\Windows XP Source [.NET]\I386\rvmtemp\svcpack.inf Inspection o...
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: AV & Browser for XP SP4
Replies: 27
Views: 13689

Re: AV & Browser for XP SP4

For the best trade-off between security and lightness you cannot do better than F-PROT antivirus. I use it with a 2005 vintage socket 479 mother board equipped with a Pentium Mobile 780 CPU which I suppose provides a similar performance to a Pentium 4 CPU. With F-PROT I do not notice an appreciable ...
by Zephyr
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Post Details Of Your XP Build Here
Replies: 1
Views: 5498

My latest build

This is my revised XP build with several modules removed because they are now included in the XPSP3 QFE Update Pack, and the XPSP3 QFE POSReady Addon. WindowsXP-KB932716-v2-x86-ENU.exe (Image Mastering API v2.0 update) has been excluded because this is now included in XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack_20161026. ...
by Zephyr
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Should we optimize system files with each addon?
Replies: 4
Views: 4851

Re: Should we optimize system files with each addon?

Dibya wrote:Hi Zephyr sorry to say you something . please edit your post and make it 5eraph .
Done
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Should we optimize system files with each addon?
Replies: 4
Views: 4851

Re: Should we optimize system files with each addon?

Thanks for your reply 5eraph. Shame this feature has been in beta since 2009. I would have thought that some updates would have been done by now, but anyway the integrator works well enough when the tick box for integrating system files is selected. However, with my next custom XP CD I shall leave i...
by Zephyr
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of Windows 7 annoyances
Replies: 2
Views: 3683

List of Windows 7 annoyances

Here is a list of the Windows 7 annoyances that I can remember experiencing. It does not include a general slowing down of my computer. This should provide ample justification for my apparently perverse decision to return to good old XP - the greatest OS Microsoft ever produced. Disappearing dual bo...
by Zephyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Should we optimize system files with each addon?
Replies: 4
Views: 4851

Should we optimize system files with each addon?

I am using the RyanVM Integrator v1.6.1 beta 2.1 and there is a tick box in the Main tab for 'Optimize System Files'. I do not know what this function does and I am not sure if this box should be ticked everytime you integrate an addon, or whether it only needs to be ticked with the last addon. Shou...
by Zephyr
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Batch offline install of downloaded updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 5486

Re: Batch offline install of downloaded updates?

I have found a Visual Basic script to batch install Windows security updates offline in the MSU, MSP, EXE and CAB formats. Once you have collected the updates into a folder the script will prompt you to specify it's path. The script also writes a log file to the updates folder showing which updates ...
by Zephyr
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 13508

Re: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?

I've even tried to replace XP's schannel.dll with the most updated one from Server 2008 x86 version, which doesn't work. I tried replacing XP's schannel.dll with the one available for Reactos which does support TLS 1.2, but I only managed to screw up my system. It ought to be possible to use the so...
by Zephyr
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 13508

Re: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?

Here are lists of the cipher suites supported by various XP compatible browsers. From these lists it should be obvious that lack of native TLS 1.2 support in XP is not a problem if you do not intend to use Internet Explorer. SEAMONKEY TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0xc02b)   Forward Secrec...
by Zephyr
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Beyond TLS 1.0: what could be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 13508

Re:

...unfortunately many other online resources are stopping to work, as they rely on functionality provided by Windows and not by an alternative web browser... In my experience the only problem of this nature occurs when using the last version of Chromium that supported XP which is 49.0.2623.23. Appa...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Onepiece XP Post-SP3 AIO Update Pack FINAL
Replies: 3571
Views: 1484997

Hi Stormit, I'm really sorry . really for the moment I can not find free time, think or updated for years and years Win2k3 UpdatePack and in the end I could not make Win2k3 UpdatePack final, I mean really for the moment is impossible for me to find free time and focus on certain things Sorry Again ...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Tool] DX's UpdatePack/Addon Creator
Replies: 179
Views: 192655

Here is the sticky topic providing resources for addon makers: [Tutorials] Creating Your Own Updates & Addons This topic seems particularly useful: How to Create an Addon V2.0 The following are essential resources for addon makers: Defining Entries.ini Environment Variables Supported by RunOnce Comm...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ISO download
Replies: 15
Views: 10261

Hmm, this uses official MS links only: https://gist.github.com/mkuba50/27c909501cbc2a4f169be4b4075a66ff This is a fantastic resource for Windows 7/8/10 ISOs, but I cannot see a way of verifying their authenticity using hash values, except for a 33 character string in the download link location that...
by Zephyr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [release] Microsoft WinUsb 2.0 XP-SRV03 True AddOn
Replies: 10
Views: 14155

My understanding is this for people developing software for USB devices and has no practical use for a typical PC user. I found that it is essential if you want to access a Windows phone using Explorer in XP. By itself it is insufficient for this function so you have to download 'Windows Phone - Ot...
by Zephyr
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ISO download
Replies: 15
Views: 10261

Since my last post I have realized that hunting for lists of file names and file hashes is unecessary because these can be obtained from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads . Practically every ISO listed there can be obtained by searching for it's name at the File Mare search engine . Obviously you will n...