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by harkaz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 5194

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 5194

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

@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: 2370
Views: 1690188

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: 2370
Views: 1690188

OK after all I decided to scrap the idea of addon completely. You will integrate by simply copying files from a single ZIP file.
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

Try this in entries_postsp4.ini: [general] ;RVMi and nLite code builddate=2014/11/22 description=Based on 5eraph POSReady and Onepiece's .NET Framework addons. title=Post-SP4 Update Pack by harkaz forcelang=English language=English ServicePack=SP4 Windows=XP version=20141122 website=http://www.ryanv...
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

What is the MD5 of the uncompressed fastfat.sys?
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

Yes you don't need to integrate it; it's already there.

The process you descibe is correct. :)
by harkaz
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@spider The KB2918614 is already included in the update pack.
by harkaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@Atari800xl I will look into it.
@Chiefzeke What do you mean? There is no October 2014 folder in Google Drive.
by harkaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

Thanks for reporting the issue. I have just reuploaded the .7z with the proper CAT file.

@Atari800xl I know it's complicated but I tried to keep it as simple as possible... If the error persists with the new 7z, please report it again.
by harkaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

The .NET Framework 3.0 updates are not offered via Windows Update even if you apply the POSReady update hack. I have added the KB2973115 .NET Framework 3.0 update to the Post-sp4 update repository. It has been included in the post-sp4 update pack as well.
by harkaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

The November 2014 post-SP4 Update Pack has been released. This update pack must be used with Windows XP SP4 Version 2- integrated media to Clean install Windows XP SP4 + all post-SP4 updates until November 2014 on your system. Latest Version: 22 November 2014 READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING: UNLIKE ALL OTH...
by harkaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@darkrats No, in live installation .NET Framework 1.1 and 3.5 will be always installed. In CD-ROM installation you can use the netfx35.inf in Patches directory to install Windows XP without any version of .NET Framework (except .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 if Tablet PC or Media Center will be installed.
by harkaz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: integrate tablet pc components
Replies: 5
Views: 5376

Yes, there is such a trick for MCE as well. First, before slipstreaming SP4, create a dummy/empty mediactr.cab file in \cmpnents\mediactr\i386. Slipstream SP4 to your installation folder. Add these two entries to the [AddReg.SP4Update] section of hivesys.inf: HKLM,"SYSTEM\WPA\TabletPC","Installed",0...
by harkaz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@PJAmerica Yes, you can do this provided you wait for spupdsvc.exe to complete after reboot. spupdsvc.exe will ngen .NET Framework 1.1 and 3.5 components and this will take it about 15 minutes to finish, then it will disappear from the Task manager. Watch out in Task Manager for it. When it's done (...
by harkaz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@PJAmerica The side notes 4 and 5 are not relevant to the NOPOS version.
by harkaz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: integrate tablet pc components
Replies: 5
Views: 5376

When you slipstream SP4 to XP Pro installation disk, the TABLETPC and NETFX folders are there. Howewer, you can only enable Tablet PC installation if you enter a Tablet PC product key during setup. You can also trick Windows Setup into thinking that a Tablet PC edition product key has been entered. ...
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

All of them except for the tcpip patch should be applicable.

The tcpip.sys version in SP4 is higher than the latest version supported by the patch addon you mention. You have to port the patch to the latest version (5.1.2600.6009)
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Internet Explorer 8 for 32-bit XP 1.5.42
Replies: 119
Views: 59426

Damn.. I thought I had broken something in my VM and cleaned up everything... :p
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180917
Replies: 608
Views: 232469

@adric Yes, it's primarily targetted to Server editions.
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

Apply this patch IMMEDIATELY if you're on a domain. http://threatpost.com/microsoft-to-rele ... tch/109433

If an attacker has successfully exploited this security flaw to get admin credentials they won't be affected even after installing this update.
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

I will upload the out-of-band/emergency kerberos patch very soon.

UPDATE: Download is now available.

The relevant file is WindowsXP-PostSP4-KB3011780.exe
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 470
Views: 267792

kerberos.dll - KB3011780: Vulnerability in Kerberos could allow elevation of privilege: November 18, 2014
by harkaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@PJAmerica Yes, you can install/slipstream the NOPOS installer without problems. It's actually the same as WindowsXP-USP4-x86-ENU without the POSReady registry entry.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

In order to build the post-sp4 update pack I use Onepiece's and 5eraph's addons. There are a few tweaks I make on my own, most of the post-sp4 update pack is based on these addons. I will repeat this build process whenever I have enough free time. UPDATE: This update pack will not support XP Starter...
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@Anthony21 I will not add these tweaks in SP4 Final. If there are no problems with this build, I believe it's better leaving it as is and let anyone make their modifications.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions about OFFICE
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

My favorite version of Office is Office 2010. I don't like the UI of Office 2013.

It's the good-bad loop again... (I didn't like Office 2007 as well)
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

A must-have for security analysis is Process Monitor from Sysinternals. It monitors fiile, registry and network activity for all processes. With a glance you can assess if an executable is malicious or not. In other cases you will understand why a process slows down your system. For example, svchost...
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions about OFFICE
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

You can select during Setup not to install the other components. A hacked copy would create problems.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

Yes, indeed it's a cool security enhancement.
by harkaz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2370
Views: 1690188

@GH0st There a couple of reasons why SP4 feels faster. And it's not primarily the security enhancements because you turn them off (remove the sp4sec line from sysoc.inf) and still get high performance. I suspect that performance improvements come from other changes: - ESENT Catalog DB has minimal si...