Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by mayelz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:48 am

i slipstream to a dell oem image, and it seems i cant get pass the product key page as it says my key is invalid

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:04 pm

XPuser, Im not sure how to advise you at this time. I will wait to see how others recommend and give it more thought later.

Sit back, lets see what happens

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by mayelz » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 am

GH0st wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Thanks!

I think your problem stems from the VM ... do you have the ability to do this all on an actual install of XP?
actually i have the same problem on a actual pc, it stuck excactly like the one in the image provided.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by widhie75 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am

just download "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" but not yet applied to my XP system yet.

about "Symbol updates",,,, i see many files but cant found ".bat" file.
How to apply all these files? do i have to copy it manually?... to what folders?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:23 am

avamk wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 am
harkaz wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:17 pm
UPDATE: XP SP4 MUI has been re-upload.
Search the term 'MUI' (without quotes) in the first post and follow the link for details and download.
Can't describe in words how much thanks/gratitude is owed to @harkaz for this amazing contribution!!! I haven't been here in a long while, and was super excited to see the recent update! :D

A few questions for @harkaz or anyone else who knows:

(a) I read the instructions for applying the updated MUI pack, but am still not sure if I need to (1) start with an English clean Windows SP3 ISO, slipstream or install the latest June 2019, then apply the MUI packs (in other words, everything stays in English until the end); or (2) start with my desired language's clean SP3 ISO from the very beginning and apply all the SP4 files including the MUI???

I suspect the correct method is (1), can anyone confirm?

(b) Going into the future, should the general order be: clean SP3 ISO -> apply all SP4 files up through June 2019 (slipstream or post-install) -> apply any GH0stPaks released on or after June 2019???

(c) The SP4 files are super valuable, have them been archived to a safe repository like the Internet Archive for safekeeping? Google Drive probably shouldn't be the only place to store them!

Thanks again for your work, @harkaz!
a) Do (1), it is fine.
b) GH0stpacks should be applied only if installing SP4 on a live system (for example, for users that do not have a Windows XP CD-ROM but use a recovery image instead).
c) I have kept offline backups in any case.
XPusr wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:15 am
Hello!

I am glad to see that there are people who still care about Windows XP. Before I came across this pack I used "WSUS Offline Update" but they themselves ceased support for XP and don't provide updates after year 2014. I still have plenty of old hardware, not buff enough to run newer Windows systems, but too stubborn to finally rest in computer Valhalla.

If you happen to still have any plans for this I have a few suggestions:

1) As far as I understand the latest post-update pack is meant to be included as part of bootable installation CD only. Could you make an executable package out of it, just like the WindowsXP-USP4-v3.1b-x86-ENU.exe file? Or better upgrade WindowsXP-USP4-v3.1b-x86-ENU with these updates?

The reason I am asking is that I am not sure that making a bootable installation CD would work for some of my laptops. They have Windows XP preinstalled with laptop-specific drivers and other software. Reinstallation of OS is done via accessing a special recovery partition, not a CD.

Or should I just use GH0stPak for that matter?

2) My Windows version is non-English. Doing the registry trick and using MUI pack to change language back after installing SP4 worked fine. But I am wondering that given the source of this pack would that be possible to replace the English update files with other language files? Do you mind giving some hints or writing a tutorial on how to do that?

I would like to eliminate all these extra steps and just have one final update package that I just click and be done with it, just like with Service Pack 3.
1) You should use GH0stpak. Unofficial SP4 v3.1b is the final version I intend to release. Latest XP binaries are not compatible with non-SSE XP systems, and this does not justify the creation of a new 'unofficial service pack' (which should be - in theory - compatible with all XP configurations).

2) It is not straightforward to replace the files in the live installer or the CD-ROM, because several language-specific changes in the INF files are also needed.
avamk wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:31 am
I've been trying to get the latest post-SP4 update pack (released this month) from @Harkaz to work, but unsuccessfully. :(

I used nLite 1.4.9.3 (which is itself running in a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine) to slipstream version 3.1b of the SP4 pack into a folder containing clean Windows XP SP3 installation files (I tried both Win XP Professional SP3 and Win XP Professional N SP3, all in English). After the slipstreaming step, while nLite is still open and waiting, I used the `slipstream.bat` file in the post-SP4 update to put the recent updates into the installation files folder. Lastly, I let nLite create an ISO with those files.

This ISO fails to install on a VirtualBox virtual machine. Every time, the installation fails (the virtual machine would freeze) at this exact step:

https://imgur.com/HjtYolY

I waited for more than an hour but nothing changed.

What did I do wrong? How can I troubleshoot this? :tard:

BTW, I tried to slipstream version 3.1b into the same installation files, and installing that into a virtual machine was fine. So it's got something to do with the latest update.

Also, in the first post of this thread, @harkaz linked to a 4GB+ RAM patch file by someone called Dibya. I found @Dibya's thread on this forum, but I still can't figure out how to apply this 4GB patch and at what step in the installation I should apply it. Can someone give some instructions?
GH0st wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:47 am
I have never used the MUI pack, so can't offer any advice there, but, it sounds like you got it!

Since MS just pulled the June update, being a TIMEZONE update, looks like they were not supposed to release it to XP. Makes me thing there will not being any more updates, at least not official. This means GH0stPak is done! Since Harkaz's most recent work is of a newer date. So was a fun project to have done for the past year. I will keep the GHostPak's archived on Google drive, but move them all to the older folder, keeping Harkaz's recent work, up front.

EDIT: To say I just updated my GH0stPak page and Google Drive, take a looks see!
Thank you very much GH0st. Even if the latest post SP4 update by @harkaz supersedes your pack, you still did a great job helping everyone stay updated!
Use nLite -> Integrate addon option to integrate Dibya to a SP4 v3.1b source with no modification. Current release of Dibya's patch is not compatible with the latest post-SP4 update pack.
mayelz wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 am
GH0st wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Thanks!

I think your problem stems from the VM ... do you have the ability to do this all on an actual install of XP?
actually i have the same problem on a actual pc, it stuck excactly like the one in the image provided.
mayelz wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:48 am
i slipstream to a dell oem image, and it seems i cant get pass the product key page as it says my key is invalid
I don't face the XP Pro N issue you mention. Repeat the integration process from scratch, and make sure you integrate XP SP4 in a Windows XP environment!
widhie75 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
just download "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" but not yet applied to my XP system yet.

about "Symbol updates",,,, i see many files but cant found ".bat" file.
How to apply all these files? do i have to copy it manually?... to what folders?
These files should be used only when debugging a Windows installation with these versions of XP binaries. No need to integrate them in the CD-ROM.
They are provided in case the debugging symbols are deleted from Microsoft servers. (There are debugging symbols for virtually every released version of Windows XP binaries).

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by XPusr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:20 pm

harkaz wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:23 am

1) You should use GH0stpak. Unofficial SP4 v3.1b is the final version I intend to release. Latest XP binaries are not compatible with non-SSE XP systems, and this does not justify the creation of a new 'unofficial service pack' (which should be - in theory - compatible with all XP configurations).

2) It is not straightforward to replace the files in the live installer or the CD-ROM, because several language-specific changes in the INF files are also needed.
1) What version of SSE instructions do these binaries use? I have a couple of CPUs with SSE1 but not SSE2 and later.

2) Are you sure that this is not worth the effort? I still might give it a try sometime nonetheless, could you point out which files should I take a look at? Any other information regarding that would also be welcome.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:04 am

XPusr wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:20 pm
harkaz wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:23 am

1) You should use GH0stpak. Unofficial SP4 v3.1b is the final version I intend to release. Latest XP binaries are not compatible with non-SSE XP systems, and this does not justify the creation of a new 'unofficial service pack' (which should be - in theory - compatible with all XP configurations).

2) It is not straightforward to replace the files in the live installer or the CD-ROM, because several language-specific changes in the INF files are also needed.
1) What version of SSE instructions do these binaries use? I have a couple of CPUs with SSE1 but not SSE2 and later.

2) Are you sure that this is not worth the effort? I still might give it a try sometime nonetheless, could you point out which files should I take a look at? Any other information regarding that would also be welcome.
1) SSE2

2) You should modify binaries, catalog files, registry keys, language-specific strings in all INF files that have been modified in SP4 + include SP3 ones, with no straightforward method to automate the task.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by trevor12 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:43 pm

I am confused, pls what can I install and not install for hp omnibook 6000 (non SSE2) ?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:13 pm

trevor12 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:43 pm
I am confused, pls what can I install and not install for hp omnibook 6000 (non SSE2) ?
XP SP4 v3.1b without update pack can be installed.
XP SP4 v3.1b with May 2019 update pack cannot be installed.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by trevor12 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:40 am

harkaz - thank you

and some AIO dotNet Pack can I install or in 3.1.b has everything ?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:20 am

Abbodi AIO_dot_Net: https://pastebin.com/raw/HRJGkvbe

Once you have done the full install, choose to install ALL dotnets from with in the OS, then use Abbodi's updater to update them all!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by bphlpt » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:17 am

Abbodi's solution is definitely the most up to date for dot Net, but @trevor12 will have to check and be sure whether Abbodi's AIO_dot_Net installer and/or updater is fully compatible with non SSE2 processors. I don't know the answer to that question.

Cheers and Regards

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 pm

bphlpt wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:17 am
Abbodi's solution is definitely the most up to date for dot Net, but @trevor12 will have to check and be sure whether Abbodi's AIO_dot_Net installer and/or updater is fully compatible with non SSE2 processors. I don't know the answer to that question.

Cheers and Regards
True, I had never heard there to be a problem for non-SSE2 procs with dotnets. Maybe abbodi will respond!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by widhie75 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:31 am

widhie75 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
just download "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" but not yet applied to my XP system yet.
I have a problem installing "PostSP4-May19...zip".

my current PC system is Windows XP SP4 3.1b

First tried... I insert the original Windows XP SP3 CD, there was an error message after run 'slipstream.bat' ..... "svcpack.inf not found".
I also can't found folder "CMPNENTS" in CD & inside my installed WinXP system (C:\Windows).

Second try... I tried extracting manually SP4 3.1b to a folder, but 'slipstream.bat' can not update.


Is it really need "WinXP installer CD" which has been modified with SP4 3.1b ?
The problem is how to make this kind of installer CD?

or harkaz/anyone can tell me how to update "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" easily,,,, step by step tutorial,

and please be patience coz i'm just normal newbie Windows XP user.

or maybe latest GH0stpak already include all update , same like "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" ?

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 pm

widhie75 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:31 am
widhie75 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
just download "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" but not yet applied to my XP system yet.
I have a problem installing "PostSP4-May19...zip".

my current PC system is Windows XP SP4 3.1b

First tried... I insert the original Windows XP SP3 CD, there was an error message after run 'slipstream.bat' ..... "svcpack.inf not found".
I also can't found folder "CMPNENTS" in CD & inside my installed WinXP system (C:\Windows).

Second try... I tried extracting manually SP4 3.1b to a folder, but 'slipstream.bat' can not update.


Is it really need "WinXP installer CD" which has been modified with SP4 3.1b ?
The problem is how to make this kind of installer CD?

or harkaz/anyone can tell me how to update "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" easily,,,, step by step tutorial,

and please be patience coz i'm just normal newbie Windows XP user.

or maybe latest GH0stpak already include all update , same like "PostSP4-May19-UpdatePack-harkaz-070619.zip" ?
Use GH0stpak to update your system. May 2019 post-SP4 update pack is intended to update an installation disk.
You may also add SCSI drivers to your installation disk as shown here: https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10609

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by widhie75 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:36 am

thanks harkaz,,, i'll try that Kurt_Aust's tutorial.

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Re: Windows XP SP4 MUI October 2018 Update

Post by kkoyama » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 am

harkaz wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:32 pm

Download link (encoded): aHR0cHM6Ly9kcml2ZS5nb29nbGUuY29tL29wZW4/aWQ9MTNsVnJyR2lqMWI1VnhsWDhJelVyVk4wTW1NU1BVaWVv

SHA1: a53a4fb1879ccde56b25f47223de1dc8b8027661
Can you please give a hint about the encoded file?

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Re: Windows XP SP4 MUI October 2018 Update

Post by harkaz » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 am

kkoyama wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 am
harkaz wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:32 pm

Download link (encoded): aHR0cHM6Ly9kcml2ZS5nb29nbGUuY29tL29wZW4/aWQ9MTNsVnJyR2lqMWI1VnhsWDhJelVyVk4wTW1NU1BVaWVv

SHA1: a53a4fb1879ccde56b25f47223de1dc8b8027661
Can you please give a hint about the encoded file?
Base64, UTF-8

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Re: Windows XP SP4 MUI October 2018 Update

Post by kkoyama » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 pm

harkaz wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 am
kkoyama wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 am
harkaz wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:32 pm

Download link (encoded): aHR0cHM6Ly9kcml2ZS5nb29nbGUuY29tL29wZW4/aWQ9MTNsVnJyR2lqMWI1VnhsWDhJelVyVk4wTW1NU1BVaWVv

SHA1: a53a4fb1879ccde56b25f47223de1dc8b8027661
Can you please give a hint about the encoded file?
Base64, UTF-8
Took me 7 hours to download. Thanks these files are invaluable.
I had a interresting software very little and usefull for Devices with bios and Windows xp if you are interested can share it with you (Maybe you alredy have it)

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by harkaz » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:16 am

kkoyama wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 pm
harkaz wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 am
kkoyama wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 am


Can you please give a hint about the encoded file?
Base64, UTF-8
Took me 7 hours to download. Thanks these files are invaluable.
I had a interresting software very little and usefull for Devices with bios and Windows xp if you are interested can share it with you (Maybe you alredy have it)
Interested.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by bphlpt » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Please share if appropriate. If you're not sure, don't worry, we'll let you know it it's not.

Cheers and Regards

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:16 pm

I just released another GH0stPak, dated 06Jun19, removing one update superseeded by another and then added the DST daylight saving times update that was accidentally released by MS update, now removed, but I captured it, now added. This pack is dated 06Jun19, so Harkaz's latest release is 07Jun19. Still the most current! Uploading the GH0stPak now

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by widhie75 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:18 am

GH0st wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:16 pm
I just released another GH0stPak, dated 06Jun19, removing one update superseeded by another and then added the DST daylight saving times update that was accidentally released by MS update, now removed, but I captured it, now added. This pack is dated 06Jun19, so Harkaz's latest release is 07Jun19. Still the most current! Uploading the GH0stPak now
Please keep the latest GH0stPak update in Google Drive forever. GhostPak is most easy to applied in XP system.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:52 am

widhie75 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:18 am
Please keep the latest GH0stPak update in Google Drive forever. GhostPak is most easy to applied in XP system.
Yes, I suspect no further updates will happen and I will keep it on Google Drive forever ... makes updating a fresh install so easy!

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by mockingbird » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:49 pm

GH0st - Has anyone to your knowledge been able to track down KB2963522?

Thanks and great work.

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:51 pm

mockingbird wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:49 pm
GH0st - Has anyone to your knowledge been able to track down KB2963522?
Sorry, have not seen it


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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by GH0st » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:37 pm

Sooo, whats up everybody? So no one has a friend who's company they work for, has a paid plan to get newer updates from MS for XP? Got to be some one out there with a Special Friend!?!? Would love to make "GH0stPak2" with all updates from Jun2019 forward.

Also, would like a friend who would do security updates to "SRWare Iron 49" (Chrome). Don't need new features, just more security.

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