Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:38 am

Check this webpage, they make mention of Harkaz and uSP4

www.makeuseof.com/tag/tweak-windows-xp- ... pocalypse/

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:38 am

@deniz111

Run the following command as admin:

net stop wuauserv

Then reset IE8 from the Internet Options dialog: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... r-settings

Check Windows Update functionality again. If problems persist, reinstall Windows Update using the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe file from: https://mega.nz/#F!ghEniZyD!Hin-l0Fy0BR ... w!NkFliLKT

I suspect this problem comes from a regression issue with flash addon registration.

@maxtorix

Because I'm doing everything manually, a post-SP4 pack is a pain. I could only do a post-SP4 update pack for CD-ROM integration, but I cannot make any promises. I could help anyone interested with that.
I avoid rebuilding the main pack to prevent a situation like: "Fixed one issue, created three glitches"

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:36 pm

Quote: I avoid rebuilding the main pack to prevent a situation like: "Fixed one issue, created three glitches"

Understood!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by deniz111 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:48 am

harkaz wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:38 am
@deniz111

Run the following command as admin:

net stop wuauserv

Then reset IE8 from the Internet Options dialog: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... r-settings

Check Windows Update functionality again. If problems persist, reinstall Windows Update using the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe file from: https://mega.nz/#F!ghEniZyD!Hin-l0Fy0BR ... w!NkFliLKT

I suspect this problem comes from a regression issue with flash addon registration.
I made all of them, but the problem persists
when I try to install WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe , I get the message :
Install is not needed since Windows Update Agent is already installed

thanks

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Remove flash addon from the IE8 'Manage addons' dialog. Restart Internet explorer and retry Windows Update.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by deniz111 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:01 am

harkaz wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Remove flash addon from the IE8 'Manage addons' dialog. Restart Internet explorer and retry Windows Update.
I have no flash addon in the IE8 Manage addons dialog.

thanks

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:56 pm

well I for one, am stumped at this point! No idea!!

have you made any changes to your SERVICES?

Go to RUN, type SERVICES.MSC

Automatic Updates - Automatic
Background Intelligent Transfer - Manual or Automatic

Go to My Computer icon on desktop, Right click, Properties, Automatic Updates tab, select any of the options other then TURN OFF.

Then go to this site ... http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... x?ln=en-us

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by cuzinbob02 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:08 pm

To deniz111; When you install XPSP3 make sure you have shut off access to the internet, and run live install of SP4exe. Then you'll be safe to turn on internet access. Don't ask me why this is the best way, but for those who choose not to intergrate SP4 it is.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by deniz111 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:44 am

@GH0st

I have not made any changes to my services, both services are set to automatic
Automatic Updates are turned on
thanks

@cuzinbob02

I have made the installation without internet access
thanks

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by cuzinbob02 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:38 am

your problem has stumped us for sure. WOW!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:21 pm

cuzinbob02 wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:38 am
your problem has stumped us for sure. WOW!
Yup yup!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by flp » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:44 am

Hello! Are the any plans to support Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs ("WinFLP") with SP4?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by hanamy3 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:37 pm

Hello
I'm new to the forum so hope this query is in the right place.
After integrating Windows Sp1a with harkaz',s 3.1b and making 2 CD's, the installation requests cd2 and says that xpssvcs.and64.dll is missing and will not proceed. On checking the disk the file is definitely there!
How do I get past this problem?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by JohnID » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:33 am

flp wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:44 am
Hello! Are the any plans to support Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs ("WinFLP") with SP4?
Not by harkaz. It is quite time intensive. He detailed what would be required though at the below post.

https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=141334#p141334

EDIT: FYI, some WinFLP instances hit a WIC error when installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (or standalone 2.0 SP2). You need to follow the instructions linked below to install.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/pointo ... 3-devices/

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by TSMARll » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 am

I have a question that I’m sure has already been answered, but so far my searches have come up empty.

Basically, I’m looking for a way to remove the WMP 11 update that’s a part of XP SP4. After doing a live update of SP4 on a fresh install of XP with WMP 10 I found that I was unable to uninstall WMP11 or reinstall WMP 10. I’ve tried a lot of things so far without any success.

SP4 is a great project and I appreciate the work that has gone into it. If there is a simple way to remove the WMP 11 update can someone point me in the right direction, either using the main installer or possibly using an nLite build.

Thanks,

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:16 pm

TSMARll wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 am
I’m looking for a way to remove the WMP 11 update that’s a part of XP SP4. After doing a live update of SP4 on a fresh install of XP with WMP 10 I found that I was unable to uninstall WMP11 or reinstall WMP 10
I suspect not!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:54 am

Just don't use WMP :P

On all versions of windows, I've never ever used WMP as there are better 3rd party alternatives :wink:

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Post by tipoole » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:12 am

GH0st wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:27 am
Xp just about dead!

Recently I have been thinking about what to do ...

I love my Browser, which is IRON (chrome), can't think of browsing with anything else. Bad news is, they have stopped updating it at version 49, for WinXP. We are at version 53 or 54 now for everyone else. Significant security fixes have been made, so I know have a lot of holes in my current rig. This will prolly make it up useable in a few months, as even more security hole go unfixxed! To top it all off, I believe I read that FLASH version 23 will be the last for WinXP as well. Can't imagine surfing sites with out flash either.
Tor browser.cant think on anything thats safer than this and at the time when this post was written it gets updates on xp.btw its based on firefox

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:10 pm

hanamy3 wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Hello
I'm new to the forum so hope this query is in the right place.
After integrating Windows Sp1a with harkaz',s 3.1b and making 2 CD's, the installation requests cd2 and says that xpssvcs.and64.dll is missing and will not proceed. On checking the disk the file is definitely there!
How do I get past this problem?
Search for my Google + profile and download the SP4 ISOs found there. (Cannot post link directly).
TSMARll wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 am
I have a question that I’m sure has already been answered, but so far my searches have come up empty.

Basically, I’m looking for a way to remove the WMP 11 update that’s a part of XP SP4. After doing a live update of SP4 on a fresh install of XP with WMP 10 I found that I was unable to uninstall WMP11 or reinstall WMP 10. I’ve tried a lot of things so far without any success.

SP4 is a great project and I appreciate the work that has gone into it. If there is a simple way to remove the WMP 11 update can someone point me in the right direction, either using the main installer or possibly using an nLite build.

Thanks,
You cannot remove WMP11 after it is installed. However, you can trick SP4 into thinking that your system is running a N version of Windows, so that WMP installation is skipped.
Before running the live installer, make this registry change:

Key [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\WindowsFeatures]
Create DWORD "Windows Media Player" (should be there already), set value to 0

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by TSMARll » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:44 pm

Thanks, that's just what I was hoping to hear -- and very simple.

And thanks again for the awesome program.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:47 am

For those who might be interested. Last two weeks I been testing Anti Viruses again, as my license for Eset is about to exspire. I hated the Eset v9, v10 was alittle better, but the GUI (graphic user interface) was all screwed up. It did use less ram/pagefile, but it felt so much more slower. Added hint of latency to the entire system. So got that shiat off my rig quickly. v7 has always been my favorite in past, but, v8 does have the "Smart" HIPS ... which has saved my butt a few times. So my best recommendations is still Eset NOD32 v8.0.319.0, which can be downloaded and installed, fully updated. Once you TRAIN the HIPS and then set it SMART setting, life is very very nice! Just bought a new license from Ebay, 1Pc for 3years at $15.00, includes shipping! This will last me till the 2nd EOL (End Of Life) of WinXP!!!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:48 am

Also, the latest version of CryptoPrevent is fabulouse! It now has 3662 effective software restriction policies ... for FREE!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by Frankourt » Mon May 08, 2017 5:02 am

thanks a lot for all these details about Windows XP Service Pack 4! I like your forum!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by maxtorix » Sat May 13, 2017 9:53 am

Hi Harkaz, just a tip, there is an official custom update released for Windows XP. Maybe you will want to update the SP4.

"Microsoft has published an emergency update for Windows versions that are only getting custom support in order to block the ongoing attacks with the WannaCry ransomware (flagged by Microsoft as Ransom:Win32/WannaCrypt)."

"The infection is based on a Windows vulnerability originally owned by the NSA and that got leaked earlier this year by hacker group Shadow Brokers."

Source: Softpedia


Update direct link:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/csa ... 6ee9dd.exe

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Post by harkaz » Sat May 13, 2017 9:54 pm

SP4 users can always download the latest updates via Windows Update after installing SP4 on their system. This update is out there since March. If users (especially organizations) don't patch their systems regularly, incidents like that are guaranteed. SP4 users are usually security-aware people, not bureaucrats that shrug their arms when told about the potential importance of zero-day vulnerabilities.

So there is no need to update SP4 at this time. M$ did a great PR move for the sheeple out there and repacked the POSReady update into a "custom support" XP package. I am so thankful. :sarc

My opinion about this attack (Material at: https://gist.github.com/rain-1/989428fa ... 6efbc0b168):

It is not a high-class attack. Just used the LEAKED SMB exploit and compiled it into a ransomware, uses the same vulnerability to spread in the local network. Hell, I could even do it with a few weeks of experience!

The only thing that's interesting about this event is that it was somehow "prophesized": http://www.newsprepper.com/world-war-ii ... orld-2017/
I hope you catch my drift. Some hackers with a sense of humor, who probably are 1000 BTC richer by now, without working too hard for it.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sun May 14, 2017 3:02 am

Prior to reading Harkaz's comments, I run WU and it did not offer me anything new. I did then decide to install this manually, which went with no problems.

Now reading Harkaz, it may be ALREADY been installed by WU.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sun May 14, 2017 3:22 am

This Threatpost article makes it look like its a current update, but I did not get it from WU ...

EDIT: Since the forum software update, links do not open in new tab/window, as they used too!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Mon May 15, 2017 11:33 am

GH0st wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 3:22 am
This Threatpost article makes it look like its a current update, but I did not get it from WU ...

EDIT: Since the forum software update, links do not open in new tab/window, as they used too!
My problem 2 > https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=142252#p142252

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Mon May 15, 2017 1:20 pm

thumbs up to Jigsaw

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by bphlpt » Tue May 16, 2017 4:55 am

The way it is now you have the power to choose how you want the link to open. Just clicking it opens it in the same tab of your browser, or you can force the link to open in a new browser tab by CTL-clicking the link, or in a new window or tab of your browser by simply right-clicking the link and choosing the appropriate option. :) While slightly inconvenient, it does allow you the flexibility of deciding each time, if you wish. And according to many usability experts, opening links in a new browser tab is considered bad practice anyway.

I guess if there were a control panel option to tell it what you want the default behavior to be that might be better? Actually, thinking about it there might be such an option in your browser? I don't know for sure, I haven't checked.

EDIT: I don't know about built-in default options to force this in the different browsers, but it seems that there are extensions that can be added to your browser that can supposedly give you that capability, such as this one. (I don't know if this actually works, I have not tried it. Right-clicking, or CTL-clicking the link works well enough for me.)

Cheers and Regards

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu May 18, 2017 9:15 am

bphlpt wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 4:55 am
... And according to many usability experts, opening links in a new browser tab is considered bad practice anyway.
How .... ahh, never mind!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by nicovon » Mon May 22, 2017 2:39 am

Please, here is a version of the service pack for windows xp in Italian?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by cuzinbob02 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:51 am

Not much help, but all I can do is tell you to look at the first post. I just did and saw where it is possible. You'll see a link to another post about this subject.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by Dibya » Tue May 30, 2017 11:43 am

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/176757- ... xtendedxp/
Extended Kernel (KernelEx ) for XP SP3 / SP4 in progress.
I hope some knowledgeable person like @harkaz @5eraph will look after my project .

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:06 pm

https://threatpost.com/rare-xp-patches- ... ts/126256/

Edit: To add, that I have installed each of these patches and seems to have no issues caused by there inclusion into my current install of uSP4

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by blackul2005 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:23 pm

After slipstreaming SP4 into my XP MCE 2005 ISO the product key doesn't work anymore...what the heck???

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Post by harkaz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:56 am

Have you done the slipstreaming process in a Windows XP machine?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:02 am

I am having a problem, wondered if anyone else is having the same.

I turn on my Automatic Updates service and then go to Automatic Updates in system properties. The process of checking for updates goes as normal ... but, it still checking for updates 4.5 hours later.

This is a new problem after last months updates.

Just few days ago, did multiple fresh installs and it was the same with each. Today is Patch Tuesday, same same, still running the update service.

Any ideas?

This current install is my best yet, still the best path is uSP4.

Edit #1: I go to MS Update site and it make me install the applet again, but, doesnt stick, or, no cure yet
Edit #2: Had to turn my HIPS off of Eset v8, so the MS Update applet would REGISTER ... trying to update again

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by bphlpt » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 am

I don't know if the problem discussed here is at all related to yours, since I don't think that SP4 is involved, but you might want to check it out.

Cheers and Regards

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Post by GH0st » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:46 pm

Thanks, will check it out

Edit #1: Yeah, this is exactly the problem. I too have office 2003 and install the compatibility patch as well.

Edit #2: This was never a issue until Jun 2017 updates for me. Even on a fresh install, it breaks something. I will do another install, using the other method (non uSP4) but I will NOT install office 2003, which is too bad, cause this is my favorite version

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by bphlpt » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:49 pm

Please let us know if you find a solution, especially if it includes SP4 and Office 2003. If you find one, please lay out the exact solution that reliably and repeatably works for you.

Cheers and Regards

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:36 am

Solution: Went on Ebay, bought Office 2007, $10 Shipped

They say its a volume licsense, can install on 5 PC's legally

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by Kurt_Aust » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:48 pm

GH0st wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:36 am
Solution: Went on Ebay, bought Office 2007, $10 Shipped

They say its a volume licsense, can install on 5 PC's legally
Wouldn't bet on it

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:32 am

Kurt_Aust wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Wouldn't bet on it
Crap!

Hoping for the best here! I never had this problem before July 2017, not sure why

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 am

got MS Update to work again.

install the three hotfixes (KB3127894, KB3203438 and KB3191897) manually

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