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by harkaz
Thu May 05, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@vioplujjnsjzfg What's the error message, exactly?
Post MD5 hash of sfc_os.dll
The reg file is used to make the CAT file trusted. NOT required in SP4 - it's bundled in it already.
by harkaz
Thu May 05, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

NOTE: This update package requires SP4 to be installed.

If you have problems with update.inf cat file install the reg file in this zip beforehand: (removed permanently)
Also, it's not designed for nLite "native" (non-SVCPACK) CD-ROM slipstreaming
by harkaz
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

That's useful only if you plan to modify gdiplus or VC runtime files on your system. You see, with side-by-side assemblies you have to use MS catalogs otherwise the public key token won't be correct during assembly installation. The sx2.dll is a patched sxs.dll that is called by the package installe...
by harkaz
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Another gift for package installer fans: A first update.exe/sxs.dll patch that may allow installation of non-signed side-by-side assemblies (in asms). Developed this while working for Dibya's requested update package. Link: https://mega.nz/#F!ddUBCJjT!sBlAhFjn88bU5xE5H2WALQ These files should be pla...
by harkaz
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@maxtorix This should be done on SP3 machines as well. It is a .NET Framework 4.0 issue, not a bug in SP4.

I have documented it since .NET FW 4.0 is part of XP SP4.
by harkaz
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Added a note about the latest .NET Framework 4.0 update in the first post: IMPORTANT: There is an issue with post-sp4 .NET FW 4.0 updates I would like to report, which is not caused by the SP4 itself . (This also applied to legacy version 2.0). Scenario: Install SP4 -> Enable .NET Framework 4.0-> Ru...
by harkaz
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

It is way easier. You'll need however to be careful with the main catalog file. Installing a custom CAT file signed by you may cause problems. (In SP4, the sp4.cat file is a renamed sp3.cat file and all the new signing is done by sp4cmp.cat, which is installed separately). So this requires some tes...
by harkaz
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@maxtorix No wonder that even Microsoft did not bother to update the WinFLP ISO.
by harkaz
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

WinFLP: I know the existence of seperate installer, but this requires a seperate build process. Different OS components (less files need to be included) and one has to be very strict with system requirements. This would essentially mean a new mini-SP4 with only the essential files/registry settings ...
by harkaz
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@maxtorix I've integrated SP4 into K/KN/N with no problems. There is a trick with the tag files which have to be added: WIN51KNIC/WIN51KNIP tag files for KN Home\pro WIN51KIC/WIN51KIP for K Home\Pro WIN51NIC/WIN51NIP for N Home\Pro Check my Google+ or visit my blog from the WWW button of my profile ...
by harkaz
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Add this entry to sysoc.inf:

Netfx40=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,netfx40.inf,,7

Remember that .NET FW 4.0 has some incompatibilities with the Media Center Guide.
by harkaz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: new section for windows 10
Replies: 22
Views: 13040

Windows 10 Privacy Checklist

Well, ensuring privacy is not easy in any non-amnesic OS. Windows 10 is very powerful and has many security enhancements over its predecessors. However, it has so many ways to collect data and report them to the WWW. Microsoft, however, gives the enterprise documented ways to turn most of the stuff ...
by harkaz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: new section for windows 10
Replies: 22
Views: 13040

It all depends on the level of privacy you require and the time you are ready to spend.
I'm ready for more thorough discussion.
by harkaz
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: new section for windows 10
Replies: 22
Views: 13040

Win10 is EEEVVVIIILLL Indeed.. But after a lot of tweaking it can become rather fast and reliable. It would be interesting to have new thread just to discuss what tweaks should be made for Windows 10 to become a real power user OS. As you'll understand from my signature I'm primarily interested in ...
by harkaz
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Changes in v3.1b: This extra release is intended for new live/CD-ROM installations only. It removes the Windows XP Embedded SP3 registry information, so that users can continue receiving updates from Windows Update. If you're using v3.1a or earlier, just follow the steps described in the first post...
by harkaz
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

New version torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:8E6110BEA5612725BB4567A7EA14819C3A526DFC&dn=Windows%20XP%20Unofficial%20SP4%20Final&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.kicks-ass.net%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.mg64.net%3a2710%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a...
by harkaz
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@GH0st Make sure that IE8 saves history. I had history disabled (latest cumulative update installed) and the same issue occurred. When I enable it, the message does not appear. Also tried after uninstalling all the latest cumulative updates.

3.1b coming soon.
by harkaz
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

SP4 users must delete this registry key to receive the latest WU updates:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded

Run WU check after doing so. Otherwise March 2016 updates won't show up.

A new 3.1b version will be released just to fix this.
by harkaz
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Check permissions for HKCR\Interface\{34A715A0-6587-11D0-924A-0020AFC7AC4D} in regedit.
by harkaz
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

I just tested ImgBurn in VMWare.

No problem burning CD/DVDs

May I recommend trying the clean ISO I offer in my Google+ account (Search my email har.kaz94@gmail.com). Although it won't accept your product key, it will help you exclude the ISO you've created from being the culprit.
by harkaz
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@Anthony21 /integrate switch
by harkaz
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

For anyone interested in some original Retail ISOs with SP4 integrated, just search my Google+ profile.

No more information will be given to you here and don't send me PMs/mails. You will be ignored.
by harkaz
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

XP Clean install takes less space on the HDD.
The SP4 installer copies files to the ServicePackFiles directory to enable proper SFC/OC Manager operation without the need to insert XP SP4 slipstramed media.

The CD-ROM installer does not install .NET Framework 1.1 by default, saving even more space.
by harkaz
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Best installation method depends on your installation media. Some newer PCs don't have full installation CD-ROMs, just recovery disks. In addition, XP Mode VMs don't provide installation media. In such cases, it is best to install SP4 from its EXE installer immediately after a recovery/XP Mode first...
by harkaz
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

First, integrate the main EXE file (WindowsXP-USP4-v3.1a-x86-ENU.exe) using the /integrate switch (or nLite) to a folder (e.g C:\XPPRO) containing the original CD-ROM directory structure. Then MOVE the CMPNENTS dir, WIN51CD2 file to a different folder. Burn these 2 items to a not bootable CD-ROM usi...
by harkaz
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

The CMPNENTS directory and the WIN51CD2 file should be in the second ISO.

I intend to prepare a video about it (again) as the 2014 ones are too long.
by harkaz
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Opticork's KernelEx Project
Replies: 29
Views: 12488

NT 5.x kernels are similar, Dibya.

It's much more difficult to go from 5.x to 6.x
by harkaz
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Opticork's KernelEx Project
Replies: 29
Views: 12488

For me it is absolutely vaporware. A reverser has extreme programming knowledge. I had posted at MSFN: "what opticork is doing is way more advanced than you could imagine" (actually he was not). To begin with, a reverser going on to create a huge project like a compatibility layer, must perfectly un...
by harkaz
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@Mirza Did this happen with previous service pack versions as well? Most problems in the SP4 have come from the xpfixit.inf (SP4 security enhancements). I will not release a new version for the moment myself, but if a team of other users helps identify the issue you encounter, I may consider a 3.1b ...
by harkaz
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

That would be rather difficult even for kernel-mode experts.
by harkaz
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

I will create a newer, more compact video about SP4 slipstreaming and will upload it on Youtube.
This will answer many questions, including how to slipstream/create ISO or split into 2 CD-ROMs.
by harkaz
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

The MSE Windows Defender in Windows 10 detects a simple resource edit (updated version number) in i386\root\ic\setup.exe as Trojan!

So many false positives from Redmond...
by harkaz
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Opticork's KernelEx Project
Replies: 29
Views: 12488

I think GH0st's edit is closer to the truth.
by harkaz
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Opticork's KernelEx Project
Replies: 29
Views: 12488

Thoughts on Opticork's KernelEx Project

Stormit wrote:Hi harkaz and All. That KernelEx Project sounds very interesting looking forward to it. Thanks Again harkas for everything. :)
Kernelex plans out of the window, unfortunately...
by harkaz
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

OK, so fear jigsaw there is only option #2 with the original patch: Try to force Server 2k3 installation for your driver.
by harkaz
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

It works for upgrade and repair installs.
Repair installs may break if VS2010 is installed and this has nothing to do with SP4 compilation but with the setup files themselves.

@fear jigsaw Try with and without the driverpack and tell me what happens.
by harkaz
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Don't forget that SP4 is designed for splitting into 2 CD-ROMs. This may be really useful for older hardware.

Yes, Upgrade installs should install all necessary registry keys properly.
by harkaz
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Alternative of 4GB PATCH for =[FEAR]=JIGSAW: https://mega.nz/#!4FNVERjZ!-_z0J3r7yOAHNlt4JFgeuFbR_PYsM17jQRPPQiNf7qY Copy-paste it instead of the original 4GB Patch just after slipstreaming SP4. The v3regfix.inf file in the LEGACY GDrive subfolder brings v3 fixes to v2 users. Just right-click on it a...
by harkaz
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@®ich Fix: http://www.rarst.net/software/failed-in ... log-files/

NOTE: ALL SP3 installer-related KB Articles apply to SP4 as well.

About the .reg fix I'll prepare it when I have some time.

The same is true for the cab files that fear jigsaw needs.
by harkaz
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

BONUS: Some POSReady 2009 goodies: Part 1: https://mega.nz/#!BBthhaoA!lO0OD69AEXD5YNleMIACgBNidYu-4hZxH7SxQYKNuFg Part 2: https://mega.nz/#!0B1A2Sib!nU2eUYTsbLmXIWwncplVpTdmOdOvmXCt55t-MGxUY-Q For advanced users only. To use the registry filter you have to register it appropriately. Check the FBA .r...
by harkaz
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@=[FEAR]=JIGSAW I'll repeat my comment because I don't know if you've tried it. This may be due to incompatibility with Server 2003 USB2.0 generic drivers. 1- Try some "special" usb files (version 5.3) found somewhere in POSReady 2009. LINK: https://mega.nz/#F!QMsUDaxT!YgkMinAsaPCiUTLcQryR3Q (Update...
by harkaz
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

This may be due to incompatibility with Server 2003 drivers.

1- Try some "special" usb files (version 5.3) found somewhere in POSReady 2009.
LINK: https://mega.nz/#F!QMsUDaxT!YgkMinAsaPCiUTLcQryR3Q
2- Force installation of a Server 2k3 version of your driver.
by harkaz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

To help GH0st I have created this torrent. I will seed it for a while: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B456EB42344F17D2E7CAF7180ED938654BD05444&dn=Windows%20XP%20Unofficial%20SP4%20Final&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.publicbt.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2f...
by harkaz
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Unfortunately my upload speed is too low for a proper P2P experience. Maybe someone who has already downloaded the files could create a torrent and post the magnet; I'd be glad to update the first post and seed.
by harkaz
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@prabocor rajasa I don't have the SP3 MUI ISO, but I have the POSReady 2009 full ISO. So, no, I cannot create an xdelta for you. @Mirza This may happen due to increaed traffic to Google servers. Try again later. @Stormit My upload speed is too low to re-upload the MUI ISO to somewhere else, I'm sorr...
by harkaz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

Kurt_Aust's .NET Framework 4.0 enable method: Seeing as the online documentation for sysocmgr could generously be described as poor, here is how to automatically install .Net 4.0 on first system boot. I added the following commands to nLite's RunOnce %SystemRoot%\System32\sysocmgr.exe /i:%SystemRoo...
by harkaz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

XP SP4 MUI Pack is now available! For Windows XP Professional only. Download link: https://mega.nz/#!pQcRgKrD!UmU-DE0fBMFwEwSJVwFCg_0hnLyPeK9k2dwT6PAu7m0 MD5: ED3608035AF7DEBF05F67B97B8D40DB3 SHA1: 9982C1AFC427ABFB2C504ED7CBF4BE5D27143DB6 Size: 2602655744 bytes (2.42 GB) See MUI\Readme.txt file for ...
by harkaz
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

If you've used the patch in the past without problems, then please retry rebuilding the ISO. Forget what I told you in the last post. There are no changes in 3.1 in the patches themselves.
by harkaz
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

@=[FEAR]=JIGSAW Please retry with a new ISO but use the original XP (not Server 2003) USB drivers and use only the Server 2003 usbport.sys. Replace all respective compressed files in I386 and rebuild driver.cab with cabarc. @bphlpt You can safely disable .NET FW 3.5 during setup, if you want. For th...
by harkaz
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2374
Views: 1694744

v3.1a is being uploaded right now, along with a fixed MUI ISO and the new patches zip. They will all be available by tomorrow.