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by harkaz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

TXTSETUP guide: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/127677-txtsetupsif-layoutinf-reference/ Do not update the live installer, it's really a waste of time. I recommend creating a post-SP4 update pack, like the November 2014 for v2. You need to update syssetup.inf, qfecheck.inf with generic update-specifi...
by harkaz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

And while you're working on it, Dibya, you might also want to add MUI support to the XP SP4 addons. I have already: XP MUI -generic XP MUI for SP3 IE8 MUI WMP11 MUI WUA (Windows Update Agent) 3.0 MUI I will upload the MUI files I have, but there are some components left to be added: MSXML 4.0 Window...
by harkaz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Dibya Go for it. We are all looking forward to your update packs.

@GH0st Nothing to worry about as far as the ntfs.sys error is concerned. Let's see how Office 2007 performs.
by harkaz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Data Thanks for pointing this out; I will update the first post accordingly.

Yes, the release notes for v2 are no longer relevant to SP4 v3.

For OC-PATCHES, there is no way to add them via nLite. Simply copy-paste the respective file (compressed inf file) to the \I386 directory.
by harkaz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

The only reason I removed the .NET from the ARP (marked as system component) is because no more MSI update packages will be released for .NET FW 3.5. You won't need to remove any installed updates and there is no reason to keep it visible. You cannot remove any .NET updates pre-integrated in SP4. Th...
by harkaz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Yes, of course, you may use the files for your addon.
by harkaz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

And that's it, the final SP4 version has been released.

I thank you all for your support all these years. I hope you enjoy Windows XP in the years to come.
by harkaz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Changes in SP4 v3

What's new in version 3.0:

1. POSReady updates until January 2016 have been included
2. 16-bit app emulation issue when installing from slipstreamed CD-ROM has been fixed
3. Fixed the 4GB+ PAE patch
4. Some other minor fixes
5. Fixed the "FP" (false positive) "malware" files in SP4 v2.
by harkaz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Legacy (v2.0) version info

Legacy (v2) version information: All these files are available under the Legacy folder. 1. Verification info and description 1. WindowsXP-USP4-v2-x86-ENU.exe (recommended) Description: Windows XP SP4 Installer with POSReady Update support Version: 2.0 MD5: CF07D21FFFF544283AEB455CBEBAFF8C SHA1: 95A...
by harkaz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Dibya The IDA Pro will not patch the file, it will give you the offset where the file should be patched. I have been able to test the 4GB patch on SP4 v3 for the first time and it's working! It may feel a bit slower though. Remember you will lose the patch if a future hal/kernel update is installed...
by harkaz
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

The shlwapi.dll bug is that it does not allow changing the Internel and E-mail clieant shown in the start menu from Start menu properties. As for DP, may I recommend customizing the ISO even further: Use Type 1 integration for the basic drivers (SCSI, Network, Chipset). Type 1 has a size limit but i...
by harkaz
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

4 GB Geoff Chappel's patch IDA code: 4GB RAM patch 1. KERNEL a- Patch 1 PAGELK:0056A724 loc_56A724: ; CODE XREF: MmAddPhysicalMemoryEx(x,x,x)+C1j PAGELK:0056A724 cmp edi, ebx PAGELK:0056A726 jnb short loc_56A701 PAGELK:0056A728 push 7 ; SuiteType PAGELK:0056A72A call _ExVerifySuite@4 ; ExVerifySuit...
by harkaz
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

I will remove these 2 keys, but I won't add any further customizations. I want to keep the SP4 as generic as possible. It seems they couldn't care less about fixing shlwapi.dll. Server 2003 support has ended, so there won't be any fixes about it in the future. If was a software engineer I would have...
by harkaz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

I had noticed a bug with Start Menu icons after applying a POSReady update. Has the issue been fixed yet? If not, I will reconsider the inclusion of POSReady updates in the SP4 and make them available in the WIM only.
by harkaz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Well, it seems that the 16-bit error is finally fixed. So I'll just need to integrate the updated files, remove some Firewall-related stuff (as suggested by GH0ST) and finalize V3. I will also try to prepare a generic WIM file with .NET FW 1.1, 3.5, 4.0 preinstalled. Language-specific WIMs (SP4+MUIs...
by harkaz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@MrMaguire I won't create any customized SP4 versions. What I'm thinking about is creating a video on how to create a generic WIM file for Windows XP, like the one included with POSReady 2009 setup ISO. You could then easily create a WIM starting from SP3 and performing any customizations you'd like...
by harkaz
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Please send me the svcpack.log located in %systemroot%
The ISO file is used alternatively of the self-extracting installer by copying the ISO contents to a local folder of your hard drive and launching the i386\update\update.exe program.
by harkaz
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

The v3 will be the final version of SP4, so it will include all updates until its release and I'll take the time needed to include all .NET FW updates as well.
It's difficult to fix everything you report to me, but I'll try to address most of these issues.
by harkaz
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

This KTD bug is weird. I will have to run it in VM.

@Mirza In 99% of cases it is "Failed to install catalog files".

If this is the case:

Type net stop cryptsvc at cmd prompt
Delete the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\catroot2 folder
Type net start cryptsvc at cmd prompt.
Restart SP4 installer.
by harkaz
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Kurt_Aust What is the error you get with KTD, exactly?
The driver cabinet is still named sp3.cab, so I don't think this has to do with anything.

Happy and prosperous 2016 to everyone! :)
I may be able to start working on the v3 soon.
by harkaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Patching files in Windows 6.x , 10.0 [SFC happy]
Replies: 0
Views: 6513

Patching files in Windows 6.x , 10.0 [SFC happy]

This is a method similar to my CAT signing procedure in SP4. After you follow the same steps described in the SP4 thread to create CAT files, you need to modify the catalog files in the appropriate places: \Windows\System32\catroot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE} \Windows\winsxs\Catalogs (bec...
by harkaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: please help Regarding creation custom ultralite Servicepack
Replies: 3
Views: 4919

You can automate the process by creating a tool.
I edited update.ver manually.
by harkaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: please help Regarding creation custom ultralite Servicepack
Replies: 3
Views: 4919

Update.ver:

FILENAME = MD5, [version number in hex], size, branch, CRC32
by harkaz
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Hi everyone. It's been a long time since my last post here. I'm stuck with the 16-bit issue. I have excluded the new IE installation method from being the culprit, but I haven't yet traced the cause in any CD-ROM specific INF file. Because my free time is limited (USMLE preparation + medical researc...
by harkaz
Thu May 07, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

I hope I will finalize v3 soon. This version will fix the 16-bit app CD-ROM issue only. (I haven't been able to reproduce explorer.exe/shell crashes consistently + debug them). Still trying to identify the cause of the 16-bit issue. It seems however that's not related to the way IE8 is installed. I'...
by harkaz
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@darkrats This is probably done because the .NET 2.0 CLR optimization service starts for the first time. I didn't include any instruction for it to launch a connection, so it is most likely native behaviour of mscorsvw.exe.

FYI, USMLE stands for United States Medical Licensing Examination.
by harkaz
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@GH0st The shell crash is difficult for me to understand. I can't find a common link between the programs you install and the crash generated. Probably you could describe, in detail, the software changes you make before getting the crash. @Stormit These firewall exceptions are from Stefan Kanthak's ...
by harkaz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Outbreaker Unfortunately, there is no simple way to create a perfect PAE patch for XP. Geoff Chappel has explained this in his article. However, because we're deploying it on 4 GB+ RAM only we can use Chappel's patch as a prototype for any new patches. I'll post on how to patch every file soon.
by harkaz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Yes, NTKRNLPA.EXE should be patched if you need support for single-core CPUs. (NOTE: Intel Pentium 4 with HT ENABLED counts as 2 cores!) It's not necessary to patch every HAL though, you must patch only the one(s) that will be selected during Windows Setup. (Of course, if you patch everything you co...
by harkaz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

64 GB I think. I've read this Geoff Chapels' article before. The following files are changed in my patch: Patched 5.1 files halmacpi.dll ntkrpamp.exe 5.2 files: usbccgp.sys usbd.sys usbehci.sys usbohci.sys usbuhci.sys usbport.sys WARNING: This patch should be used only if your system has more than 4...
by harkaz
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Outbreaker I've added your request to my checklist. :) @GH0st Stefan does not make such a tool, unfortunately. Moreover he has created his enhancements for German only. My schedule is so tight that I don't have enough time to restore the original IE installation method and test it - struggling for ...
by harkaz
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Outbreaker The problem is that even if I create a batch file that patches the files, you'll still need to sign them. Hopefully the instructions on how to create your own CA and certificate are not too complicated.
by harkaz
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Problem creating iso disks
Replies: 3
Views: 6342

What is the exact error you're getting when you're slipstreaming? Please attach a picture.
by harkaz
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Clean install issues might be due to other reasons than Stefan's security enhancements. Probably I'll use the "normal" IE instrallation method if this solves the issues. If I do so, Windows Upgrade installs from Win2k/NT will not be possible will be problematic using an SP4 disk. But I don't think t...
by harkaz
Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Problem creating iso disks
Replies: 3
Views: 6342

Try using a download manager and verify the MD5 checksums of the downloaded files.
by harkaz
Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@GH0st This is also true for the SP3 live installer I think. I had tried to fix those warnings but it prevented specific media files from playing (ie the 'Like Humans Do' song from pre-SP2 installations). So I've decided not to change anything in the live installer. Hope you fixed the other issues y...
by harkaz
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

First of all, Happy new year to everybody! Windows XP x64 SP3 will not be created by me. I want to move on to other projects in the future. @GH0st The file extension issue has already been reported but it can't be reproduced in a VM or real hardware. Probably there's somethiing special with your con...
by harkaz
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

I will try to create the next update pack release when the new .NET updates are available, probably in January.
by harkaz
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@darkrats I won't release ported-to-XP installers for this month. @NT Five It is a long process and I haven't found a way to automate it. Probably the best way to go is to create an updated installation disk is by slightly modifying Onepiece's french update pack files on your CD (after integrating t...
by harkaz
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@FM Try using the 2 ISOs containing the SP4 installer files in 2 RAR5 SFX volumes. I suppose that it was a problem during the extraction process. If it's not fixed this way, can you give me a picture of the error message and what happens before getting it? @GH0st, bphlpt Thanks for the update. Windo...
by harkaz
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

It's a weird issue and - I'm speculating for the moment - it may be related to the way IE gets installed in CD-ROM installations.
by harkaz
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

I'm working on the 16-bit issue. It's interesting that only Windows 3.1 apps are affected; MS-DOS apps execute fine.

The keys above are not responsible for the issue; it seems like a regression issue.
by harkaz
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@no1uknow I will check this. Probably it's related with security enhancement in hivesys.inf: HKLM,"System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WoW","CmdLine",0x00020000,"%NTVDM_WOWCMD%" HKLM,"System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WoW","DefaultSeparateVDM",0x00000002,"no" HKLM,"System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WoW",...
by harkaz
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

It may be difficult to determine what caused these issues. Is there a way I can get more details about the failed API calls?

(I need the error codes at least).
by harkaz
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

These files should reside in the %systemroot%\system32 as well. The netfx35.inf copies these files to the 11 dirid. So they must be added later by the MSI installer. In any case, check it again.

I'll look into the patches soon.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@Atari800xl There some compoents that are different between versions, like Windows Media Player access, IIS, .NET Framework 4.0 and FreeStyle (that's MCE). So you need seperate sysoc.inf that specify different components to configure for each version.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Finished uploading the new sp4addon ZIP file. For updated instructions refer to the first post.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

@everyone After reviewing the SP4 update pack I want to add SEPERATE sysoc.inf files for all Windows XP editions (except Starter which is not supported by the update pack). So please wait for the new download I will upload soon. @spider I had prepared a uxtheme.dll patch in the past but I can't find...
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

Actually I wanted to do this because nLite modifies the intl.inf and font.inf files without reason - just to tag them. I am uploading the new file. UPDATE: Completed uploading, new file available for download and testing. I won't be releasing a new post-sp4 update pack every single month, but once i...
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2453
Views: 2013437

OK after all I decided to scrap the idea of addon completely. You will integrate by simply copying files from a single ZIP file.