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Post by harkaz » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:21 am

UPDATE: I just tested SQL Server 2005 installation again with .NET Framework 4.0 installed (using the official installer).

No problems have shown up. In addition, VS2005 issues are now completely fixed (my faullt in the previous build).

Probably SQL Server 2005 installation failure is not directly related to .NET Framework 4.0 presence.

In addition, I tested .NET Framework 3.5 Greek language pack installation. It installed without problems.

To testers: If you can afford it, please test the next SP4 build with MUI packs for Windows XP, IE8, WMP11 and .NETs.

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Post by Anthony21 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:57 am

ok was just curios bc I'm trying to edit some tv shows that i got that needed fixing and so how they were converted to make it work under movie maker needed to use ffdshow. I just added the divx just in case to help with ffdshow.

Keep up the good work. Cheers!

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Post by Anthony21 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:59 am

tryed to slip stream my sp2 to sp4 w/ nlight, tested it out and some how its
still with sp2 with the regular sp2 stuff. I'ma mess around with it abit more
to get it to work, wish there was an iso to this, probably when its finally
finalized perhaps.

other than when im at service pack, i click on sp4 and the load box
seemed like it finish when it dissapeared but still shows sp2. download
sp3 convert and then try sp3 to sp4?

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One other question, not sure this has to do with the iso or exe with the
build or anything like that but i can't seem to get windows xp into achi,
ive tried ingreated but i get the BSOD. including the crappy torrents that
says intergrated but cant f6. even after that.

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Post by harkaz » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:57 pm

@Anthony21 Windows XP SP4 does not include SATA/RAID drivers. You have to add those drivers yourself.

Windows XP SP2-> SP4 live installation is possible, please send me the C:\WINDOWS\svcpack.log file at har.kaz94@gmail.com so that I can find out if something is wrong.

You should reboot after installation completes (after the wizard completes its steps) and then System Properties will report: Service Pack 3.

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Post by Anthony21 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:28 pm

I got it work a few days ago but needed the drive so i scrapped it but to save
a step thou, I thought I could slipstream sp4 into a sp2 to make an iso using
nlight and loaded up the system as is bypassing coping over sp4 and then
installing it.

What i meant ealrier was I guess nlight didn't exactly added sp4 to sp2
making the System Properties saying SP3. Said it was sp2 and iexplore was
like v6 i think, with the old wplayer 8 or 9

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Post by Anthony21 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:52 pm

ps, not sure besides adding 2 files of achi to whatever folder, but if its working thou, added files and try booting and failed with that BSOD.

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Post by harkaz » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Try manual integration of the SP4:

Use the integrate switch and point to a folder that contains the Windows Setup installation files.

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Post by harkaz » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:09 pm

Uninstallation of .NET Framework 3.5 from Control Panel will not work properly if you have .NET Framework language packs installed. I am executing MSI uninstallation commands to remove .NET 3.5 and these commands fail to execute when a language pack is installed.

To remove .NET Framework in this scenario, you will have to use .NET Framework Removal Tool.

UPDATE: I will try to use a second INF especially for netfx removal and launch it via advpack.dll, which supports RunPreSetupCommands. This will ensure proper removal in any possible scenario.

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Post by harkaz » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:40 pm

Making progress in editing .NET uninstaller - added services removal and cardspace cleanup from control panel.

In addition, files are marked for deletion after reboot.

The .NET Framework 1.1 uninstallation process will follow the same paradigm.

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Post by harkaz » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:13 pm

Finished the first part of .NET 3.5 uninstaller.

I will now take care of the Uninstall information for all superseded .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5 patches.

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Post by harkaz » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:35 am

Added DirectX for Managed code as part of .NET Framework 3.5 OC

Testing various installation/uninstallation scenarios.

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Post by harkaz » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:45 pm

UPDATE: Started working on .NET FW 4.0 live install integration.

I will build a unified uninstaller (will cleanup everything .NET-related if all .NETs are removed and .NET 1.0 is not installed.

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Post by Anthony21 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:46 am

found out the problem i was doing and testing, even with an original disk said it was wrong key but it was, had different copies of windows xp in the past that were professional with like that group called ThumperDC. Somehow, even with a already activated version, half the stuff were missing under the listing of default programs and some 2 weird programs it would install intergrating SP4 with it with nlight. without adding, the iso is intact, tried with my original Home e cd, it would login and loggoff constantly after saying there was an error but never actually logined to see if the default windows xp programs were scrambled or not. besides thumperdc gave me 4 errors during the blue install like clock, oem, msn and 1 other that were missing.

Least i gave it a go, just wondered i could do that without being scrambled like that, like installing a cd that had everything in the iso without adding the SP4 package later to install it. That why i was wondering when this was all done if you were gonna make a created iso like that, once this is all done.

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Post by poolside » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:53 am

Anthony21, I urge you to refrain from using and/or discussing warez, if not out of respect for intellectual property rights, then at least so that this thread may not get locked.

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Post by bphlpt » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:15 pm

Anthony21, The purpose of this unofficial SP4 is to allow someone to update their own legitimate copy of XP for their own use. There will not be an already created and integrated ISO made available, if that is what you are asking. That would be considered warez, and as poolside already reminded you, such an ISO will not be provided or discussed on this forum.

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Post by Mike84 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:34 pm

A Windows without a CD-Key or Crack is a trial version and not Warez. :D

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Post by bphlpt » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:44 pm

Sorry, but no. As far as MS is concerned, any distribution of a Windows OS, except through officially approved channels such as Digital River, is considered warez, no matter whether a Key or crack is included or not. Even if the MD5 matches exactly to an official Technet release, if it doesn't come from an officially approved distribution source MS will consider it warez, and we will not distribute, link to, support, or discuss it here.

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Post by Mike84 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Something that was official public shared can be re-shared by anyone, but modifying it and re-sharing it could be a problem. :)

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:02 pm

We're drifting off topic...

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Post by harkaz » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:03 pm

I'm still working on .NET Framework 4.0 OC integration.

Some interesting results:

When installing .NET 4.0 OC in CD-ROM installation (pre-enabled during Windows XP Setup, other .NET Framework versions disabled - commented out at sysoc.inf) the SQL Server 2008 Express fails to install. Problem cannot be fixed by uninstalling SQL Server and reinstalling .NET4.0 from the official installer.

When installing .NET 4.0 OC after Windows XP Setup (disabled by default) SQL Server 2008 installs without problems.

I suppose that there is a process executed improperly during the T23 setup phase. I have already excluded the possibility of missing file or registry entries being the cause.
I'm investigating that.

In addition, I'm working on proper installation of .NET Framework 3.5 after .NET 4.0 OC gets installed.

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Post by bphlpt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:35 pm

Silly me, I would have thought the proper order of installation was the lower numbered versions of .NET first and 4.0 last, since that was the order of .NET Framework creation.

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Post by harkaz » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:26 pm

@bphlht .NET Frameworks can be installed in any version order. I want to automatically disable CLR2.0 Optimization service if .NET 4.0 is installed.

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Post by harkaz » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Fixed the SQL Server 2008 installation failure. I modified the INF file so that:

%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\corperfmonsymbols.ini"
%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\_DataPerfCounters.ini"
%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\_dataperfcounters_shared12_neutral.ini"
%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\_Networkingperfcounters.ini"
%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\_Networkingperfcounters_v2.ini"
%11%\lodctr.exe "%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\_DataOracleClientPerfCounters_shared12_neutral.ini"
%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\ServiceModelReg.exe -msi -ua -v
%10%\Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%\ServiceModelReg.exe -msi -ia -v

are executed in RunOnce section. In addition, I removed the
10,Microsoft.NET\%Framework%\%URTVersion%,ngen.exe,,%QUEUEDITEMSWAIT%,"executeQueuedItems" command.

Queued items are executed with the CLR optimization service.

Next steps: test language packs,, update .NET35 installe/uninstaller, build .NET40 uninstaller

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Post by Acheron » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:46 pm

When installing .NET Framework during Windows Setup make sure to change SystemSetupInProgress registry value to zero.

See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archiv ... 91694.aspx for more information.

BTW, it is not necessary to change it back to 1 if you set it to zero at T13.

When this key is set you can successfully run ngen or other .NET commands.

Another problem you might experience is the problem of the broken LocalService profile when installing .NET 3.0.

You need to make sure to delete the LocalService folder in the Application directory after you have installed .NET, so Windows can build a working profile at first logon.

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/131332- ... ?p=1060216

Here's my install script for .NET

cmdlines.txt

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[COMMANDS]
"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection .\shell.inf,EnableSXSRedirection,1"
"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection .\shell.inf,FixQuickLaunch,1"
"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection .\runonceex1.inf,RunOnceEx1,1"
"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection .\runonceex2.inf,RunOnceEx2,1"
"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection .\shell.inf,,1"
runonceex1.inf

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[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"

[RunOnceEx1]
AddReg               = RunOnceEx1.AddReg
RunPostSetupCommands = RunOnceEx1.Install:1

[RunOnceEx1.AddReg]
;System components
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%","title",0x0,"%RUNONCEEX_TITLE%"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\001",,0x0,"Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\001","1",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %01%\Install\Microsoft .NET Framework\install.inf,NETFX20,1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\002",,0x0,"Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\002","1",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %01%\Install\Microsoft .NET Framework\install.inf,NETFX30,1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\003",,0x0,"Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\003","1",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %01%\Install\Microsoft .NET Framework\install.inf,NETFX35,1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\004",,0x0,"Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\004","1",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %01%\Install\Microsoft .NET Framework\install.inf,NETFX40,1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\004","2",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %01%\Install\Microsoft .NET Framework\install.inf,NGEN,1"
HKLM,"%RUNONCEEX_KEY%\004","3",0x0,"rundll32.exe advpack.dll,DelNodeRunDLL32 %53%\..\LocalService"

[RunOnceEx1.Install]
;Launch RunOnceEx installer
"rundll32.exe iernonce.dll,RunOnceExProcess"

[Strings]
RUNONCEEX_TITLE="Installatie van software"
RUNONCEEX_KEY="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx"
shell.inf

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[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"

[EnableSXSRedirection]
AddReg               = EnableSXSRedirection.AddReg

[EnableSXSRedirection.AddReg]
HKLM,"SYSTEM\Setup","SystemSetupInProgress",0x10001,0

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Post by harkaz » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:00 am

@Acheron Fortunately the fix you mention is not required. I checked throughout the Windows XP Clean setup for the existence of local service folder (hidden and superhidden files were shown in notepad's open file dialog with the All files filter chosen to show all files).

The C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService folder is not created throughout the entire installation process . It is created at first logon, as it should :)

If you had encountered special issues in the past, you will be able to test the Windows XP SP4 Alpha 3 build yourself as soon as it is ready.

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Post by harkaz » Fri May 02, 2014 4:38 pm

NEWS: Just finalized the uninstaller for all .NET Framework 1.1/3.5/4.0 versions and tested under XP Pro. .NET Framework versions can be removed seperately.

Will continue testing on Tablet PC and move on with other SKUs (Starter is a special case). After that I will proceed with live installations at last.

I will try to port the latest IE8 cumulative update from POSReady 2009 in the Alpha 3 build. If porting is possible, would you like other post-EOS updates to be included?

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Post by Atari800xl » Fri May 02, 2014 4:46 pm

harkaz wrote:If porting is possible, would you like other post-EOS updates to be included?
Yes.
..but if porting is possible, wouldn't that mean there can be XP updates beyond your SP4? That would be quite something...

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Post by harkaz » Fri May 02, 2014 4:58 pm

Yes, update installation after SP4 will be possible in that case. Unofficial SP4 will be a starting point for all of post-EOS hotfixes, so that post-EOS updates can be called "post-sp4" updates.

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Post by harkaz » Sat May 03, 2014 9:02 pm

Windows XP SP4 clean installation has been tested with Greek MUI. .NET frameworks 3.5 and 4.0 MUI were tested as well. No problems found during uninstallation/reinstallation of .NET FW OC from Control Panel.

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Post by PJAmerica » Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 am

@harkaz, Thanks for keeping us updated. I am so excited to test the final results. :)

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Post by Anthony21 » Tue May 06, 2014 11:22 am

wasn't asking like any of illegal way or cracked,
I have a few friends that wanted a new start using
there legit key & CD asking me if they could reset there
pc as new with the latest updates and such that
could be already inside it when installing a fresh
of XP without any extra steps to it, I just mention
ThumperPC to see if there was corruption from my
legit disk that i copied from instead of borrowing my friends legit cd.
Thought I could help them by borrowing 1 legit cd at a time
of each legit windows xp and key in hand to setting up
windows already installed with the pre sp4 updates.
I guessed not. I'll stop talking about this subject now.

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Post by harkaz » Wed May 07, 2014 2:10 pm

I added MSXML4.0 SP3 Optional component and tested .NET Frameworks 1.1 and 3.5 on Windows XP Starter.

.NET Framework 4.0 won't be included in N,KN, Starter and MCE versions, in accordance to .NET Framework 4.0 software requiremnets - it will be included in Tablet PC however.

I've already started working on live EXE installation.

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Post by harkaz » Sun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Testing live installation and uninstallation on various configurations.

NET frameworks 1.1 and 3.5 will be installed by the installer. .NET FW 4.0 has to be enabled manually after installation is complete. If .NET FW 4.0 is already installed it won't be updated by SP4 installer. The installation commands for .NET FW 1.1 and 3.5 are executed at first boot after installation and the process takes about 15 minutes to complete in background. Some components (MCE application, Tablet PC Input Panel keyboard) may not be available during that time. After installation completes in the background you may have to restart one more time to enable the Tablet PC Input Panel keyboard functionality.

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Post by harkaz » Tue May 13, 2014 4:25 pm

POSReady 2009 updates easily ported to Windows XP post-EOL

I have easily ported all May 2014 updates to Windows XP. I've uploaded the sfx installers for testing.

LINK: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

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Post by Outbreaker » Tue May 13, 2014 5:30 pm

Thank you!
Could i ask what you changed? Did you only use a Hex Editor so that this POSReady 2009 HotFixes would also install on a Windows XP?

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Post by harkaz » Tue May 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Yes I modified the update.inf file [Prerequisite] section and used a patched update.exe file to accept the modified INF file. The .NET installers have not been touched.

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Post by acus » Wed May 14, 2014 12:25 am

Hi Harkaz,

Are the POSReady 2009 updates available only in english language?

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Post by Outbreaker » Wed May 14, 2014 12:40 am

@harkaz
Are you planning to post the modified installer updates for Windows XP every month? If not could you post a little tutorial on how you did this modification (If you have time). :)

@acus
The updates are available in any language but the installers need to be modified so that they also install on a Windwos XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... x?id=42776

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Post by PJAmerica » Wed May 14, 2014 11:39 am

harkaz wrote: POSReady 2009 updates easily ported to Windows XP post-EOL

I have easily ported all May 2014 updates to Windows XP. I've uploaded the sfx installers for testing.

LINK: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing
Just amazing. I am leary to use them though for fear it may break something.

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Post by Atari800xl » Wed May 14, 2014 1:12 pm

Thanks Harkaz, it would be nice if you could keep this up!!

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Post by ltsnow » Wed May 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Thanks so much harkaz. They work perfectly.

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Post by Atari800xl » Wed May 14, 2014 1:41 pm

Maybe this is a dumb question, but can these be integrated with nLite?
(Thanks)

EDIT: Sorry, I guess not, because of the modified update.exe...

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Post by X » Wed May 14, 2014 2:31 pm

nLite doesn't use update.exe. Just the files in the QFE folder.

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Post by Atari800xl » Wed May 14, 2014 2:47 pm

Thanks, so it could work I guess?

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Post by X » Wed May 14, 2014 2:59 pm

Yep.
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Post by Atari800xl » Wed May 14, 2014 4:09 pm

So I guess it's XP forever... :D

thanks again Harkaz!!

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Post by harkaz » Wed May 14, 2014 8:13 pm

You're welcome :)

@acus Updates exist in other languages as well, but I don;t have enough time to create sfx installers for all of them. The general idea is what Outbreaker has answered to you in his latest post.

@Outbreaker I will try to publish XP updates every month. I have decided that I will publish updates in English only, due to lack of time. I hope I can continue doing this until 2019, when POSReady support ends.

I have updated the Drive folder with KB2931352 (.NET FW 1.1 SP1 update - thanks to dencorso for the sfx file) and the KB2953522 hotfix for IE6 and IE7, as some users requested.

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Post by Outbreaker » Wed May 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Thank you that's awesome. :D

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Post by Atari800xl » Thu May 15, 2014 12:57 am

harkaz wrote:Updates exist in other languages as well, but I don;t have enough time to create sfx installers for all of them.
Just to make sure: this first batch of updates you made, they're all (already) en-US only? (not language independent?). Thanks...
[EDIT: Maybe somebody can explain how I can tell the difference between a language dependent/independent update?]
[And one more thing: maybe it's possible to make some sort of list of the post-SP4 updates, with hashes/ checksums of the modified files, this would probably help to make sure we're still "safe"!]

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Post by harkaz » Fri May 16, 2014 7:19 pm

Most (if not all) Windows XP Updates are language-specific. You can easily check the language of the update by checking the resource language code of the package installer binaries in the update package sfx (extract the sfx, right clink on a binary file (update.exe for instance) then select Properties->Details tab and check Language property value).

The checksums of each update file can be found in the update\update.ver when you extract sfx contents.

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