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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20171222

Post by GH0st » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:17 pm

Atari800xl wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 am
Thanks for your reply ... but I was interested in some specific problems you might have ... If there are other things to check, please let me know. I will keep the update in my OnePiece addon for now.
There are others who claim they have no issues as well, so no idea why some do and other do not. Here is some info I have found (other forums) for you to consider.
  • * This update is similar to 2 millions of gremlins
    * Unable to create "New Folder"
    * This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object
    * taskbar stays at the top no matter how much locking, unlocking and dragging ...
    * after unstall KB4074852, 2nd Ethernet connection has come back to life. Another symptom buggy oleaut32.dll
    * oriental language characters still appear in the status bar when mousing-over "Open Containing Folder" in Windows search
    * Wireless Network connection icon in the tray bar stay's on Not connected (Broadcom Connection manager)
    * causes two GPF, in Bluetooth stack and HP Connection Manager
    * failure with CDBurnerXP, wont start
    * prevented GUI portion of Comodo Firewall from loading with message "COMODO Security Agent could not be started"
    * error in starting "services.msc"
heinoganda: (Irony on) "If you say that you have no problems w/MSKB4074852 then I believe in Santa Claus"(Irony off)

Any software that makes use of "oleaut32.dll" could have issues with this update, its not just windows stuff. Also noted by a few that it did NOT show errors in while testing in Virtual Machine, but do in real life! The shear fact that so many people do have problems, is enough to stay away! (IMHO) Reverting to the older KB4018556-v2 is the safer bet!

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Post by GH0st » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:31 pm

See, I'm putting out some quality posts last few days ... some days I got my shit-straight, other days I'm a dummy!

Think it may have to with my food choices ... I just ate a Taylor Ham Sandwichfood for the GODZ!!

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20171222

Post by bphlpt » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:25 pm

GH0st wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:50 pm
I use "Big Pack Runtime Libraries by Wilenty 2018-03-24", does a great job with all the extra C++ and other stuff included there.
Do you have a link, not only for the app, but also a "home" page? I think he used to be at MDL, but from a quick look it seems that he had a disagreement with the staff there and he has pulled all of his content and disappeared. Unless he shows up again elsewhere, that might be the last version of the app available.

And do you also have a link for the "WinXP Enhanced Security Options guide", or have I just had a minor memory lapse?

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Post by GH0st » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Link to security guide is in my SIG

There was some fighting between multiple peeps with Wilenty, they even took his stuff off of Majorgeeks, but it works just fine, at least the most current version I have. I will search for link elsewhere, post what I find

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Post by GH0st » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:54 pm

https://wilenty.wixsite.com/soft

After looking closely to his site, when deciding between the BIGPACK and AIO, I see I really need the AIO version, no need for all that other shiat. Installing now!

Conversations about all the BS

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Post by bphlpt » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 pm

Thanks!
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Link to security guide is in my SIG
DUH!

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Testing with all updates in the addon except KB4074852, which will be tested later.

EDIT (2 hours later): So far, so good...

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Post by dudeuk » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:58 am

any news on updated addon's to download.. or still in testing..
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Post by shhnedo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:56 pm

I think it would be pretty obvious if an updated addon was released... Keep in mind that the guy has to sleep like the rest of us.

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:05 pm

It's coming, dudeuk. Testing is done. :)

KB4074852 will not be included. Too many people having too many problems with it.

New time zone update today (KB4093753). Was creating the changelog when I decided to double-check the MU website. Hoping to release before end-of-day.

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180417

Post by 5eraph » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:01 pm

Updated to 20180417. Please read the Changelog for full details.

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Post by Stormit » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:36 pm

Hi 5eraph: I uploaded your new file 04/17/18. Thank You Again for all that you do. :)
Shortcut to updates: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com ... p+embedded

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Post by shhnedo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:47 pm

5eraph wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Updated to 20180417.
Thank you.
I'm guessing user_hidden's QFE UpdatePack won't be updated anymore? I don't see anymore updates regarding XP itself, so I'm right? Just need clarification from someone more knowledgeable.

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Post by Atari800xl » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 pm

Thank you very much, 5eraph!

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:56 pm

You're welcome, everyone. :)

user_hidden still checks in from time to time, shhnedo. He would know best.

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Post by dudeuk » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 am

5eraph wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:05 pm
It's coming, dudeuk. Testing is done. :)

KB4074852 will not be included. Too many people having too many problems with it.

New time zone update today (KB4093753). Was creating the changelog when I decided to double-check the MU website. Hoping to release before end-of-day.
many thanks 5eraph for your addons
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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180417

Post by Nikos » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:17 pm

5eraph
Thanks for the updated package.
I hope you keep on updating it.

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Post by 5eraph » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:51 pm

I'll do my best to stay on top of things, Nikos. Been disheartened the past few months hearing of AMD microcode bricking PCs and other bad updates from Microsoft. So, there were no releases from me for a few months to allow things to stabilize a bit. Can't promise I'll release monthly again, but I'll try.

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Post by Dibya » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:33 am

@5eraph any news on. Microsoft extending pos support until 2020?

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Post by dudeuk » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:40 am

redmondmag says

Two Windows XP Embedded products will lose extended support in 2016, while two others face 2019 end-of-life dates, according to the post:

"Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 3 (SP3). This is the original toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2002, and Extended Support will end on Jan. 12, 2016."

"Windows Embedded for Point of Service SP3. This product is for use in Point of Sale devices. It's built from Windows XP Embedded. It was originally released in 2005, and Extended Support will end on April 12, 2016."

"Windows Embedded Standard 2009. This product is an updated release of the toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2008; and Extended Support will end on Jan. 8, 2019."

"Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. This product for point-of-sale devices reflects the updates available in Windows Embedded Standard 2009. It was originally released in 2009, and extended support will end on April 9, 2019."

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/02 ... pport.aspx
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Post by Dibya » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:50 am

I don't know but a lady working on a it sector said me Microsoft planning to extend the life of pos 2009. I guess it is a hoax.

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Post by cuzinbob02 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:34 am

Every thing is fake news.LOL Nobody knows the future. When the time of the end comes(xp support) it comes.

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180417

Post by 5eraph » Tue May 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Updated to 20180508. Please read the Changelog for full details.

KB4134651 is causing the same problems as KB4074852. It is not included in this addon.
5eraph wrote:
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KB4074852 will not be included. Too many people having too many problems with it.

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180508

Post by 5eraph » Tue May 08, 2018 10:56 pm

KB4134651, though flawed, may be a necessary evil. One of the vulnerabilities it patches (CVE-2018-8174) is actively being exploited.

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Post by GH0st » Tue May 08, 2018 11:48 pm

yikes ...

I will still do next version with out, temporarily, because I need to make other changes, to test. Abodi is also updating his AIO dot.net so hopefully all this can be sorted out by the week end

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Post by dudeuk » Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 am

thanks 5eraph...
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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180508

Post by Stormit » Fri May 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi 5eraph: I uploaded your new file 05/11/18. Thank You Again for all that you do. :)
Shortcut to updates: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com ... p+embedded

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180508

Post by 5eraph » Sat May 19, 2018 9:20 pm

Updated to 20180520:

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Post by Mike86 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:33 pm

HI,

Is the rvkroots.exe file the last one from 2016?

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Post by 5eraph » Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 pm

user_hidden added that file to his 20160510 update pack, Mike86. It is the latest available file.

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Post by Mike86 » Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 am

HI,
I'm also trying to figure out why this entries are in the update pack if a new msjtes40.dll from KB4034775 is replacing an old one?

XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180520:
msjtes40.dll = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,msjtes4s.dll
msjtes45.dll = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,msjtes40.dll
Original Windows XP SP3:
msjtes40.dll = 100,,248608,,,,,2,0,0

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Post by 5eraph » Thu May 24, 2018 5:56 pm

There is an issue with KB4034775 that requires special treatment for that file. In 5erPOSUp.inf see lines 19 through 25, and lines 40 through 55 for more on how delayed file replacement is implemented.
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[2017/11/15 03:10 UTC] - 20171115
  • Added a delayed file replacement fix for Stickies application not installing correctly (KB4034775 bug)
    • Thanks, adric, for bringing the bug to my attention and doing most of the work in finding the specific KB.

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Post by Mike86 » Thu May 24, 2018 7:37 pm

Ohhh i see again a bug from MickeySoft. :rolleyes:
Thanks for the info. :wink:

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 pm

Updated to 20180613. Please read the Changelog for full details.

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Mike86 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:44 am
You forgot a update from May 2018. ;-)
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.co ... =KB4134651
There are problems associated with kb4134651, so it's being avoided. Yet you can install thru WU if you want

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Post by Mike86 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 pm

What problem does this kb4134651 update have?
I only read that replacing the oleaut32dll with the previous update would fix that Problem.

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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:42 pm

It may, Mike86. But doing so would render the update incomplete and potentially provide a false sense of security. That's something I don't want to do.

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Post by Stormit » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:00 am

Hi 5eraph: I uploaded your new file 06/14/18. Thank You Again for all that you do. :)
Shortcut to updates: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com ... p+embedded

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Post by Dibya » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:46 am

Thanks for update

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Post by dudeuk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:01 am

Hi 5eraph.. will there be new July 2018 XPSP3_QFE_POSReady_Addon & IE8_Addon this month
many thanks in advance for an answer..
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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by 5eraph » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:37 pm

Updated to 20180715. Please read the Changelog for full details.

Hope this answers your question, dudeuk. ;)

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Post by dudeuk » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 am

Ohh happy days... thank you 5eraph.. :D
even though its sunny today.. you have brighten my day even more.. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by Nikos » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:53 am

Thanks 5eraph for updating the package.

Is there a solution for the problematic KB4134651-v2?
I read what you write earlier:

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But doing so would render the update incomplete and potentially provide a false sense of security.
Unfortunately I do not understand what you mean :rolleyes:

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by 5eraph » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm

Simply changing an older file's version does not make the file secure, Nikos. That's the solution offered to trick the Microsoft Update website into believing the new version is installed. That's not good enough for me.

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Post by bphlpt » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 pm

True, but ...

If you needed or wanted to use the files involved with the update, and you were content and were able to do so before the update existed, and applying the update caused something to break for you, then you are left with few options.

You can choose to not apply the update, as 5eraph and many others choose to do, hoping that eventually MS comes up with an update that does not have the problems that this one does for you. In the meantime, you will continue to be nagged to apply the update, unless you choose to hide it, and you will continue to use a file that is not "secure", from a threat that you might or might not ever run into, depending on your computing uses and habits and whatever other virus and threat protections that you employ.

You can choose to apply the update. You might be one of the lucky ones that are not effected by the various problems that many folks have reported after they applied the update. Or you might decide that being "protected" is more important than whatever problems the update causes. However, since MS obviously does not do the amount of testing with an update that they used to before releasing it, or to be fair the sheer number of different hardware platforms and software applications in use today make such thorough testing essentially impossible, can you be completely assured that this update really "protects" you from the existing possible threat or that it doesn't open up the possibility of a new threat that hasn't been discovered and exploited, ... yet? But hey, at least you won't be nagged to apply the update, and you will be as "secure" as everyone else that applied the update. On top of that, again, you might not ever run into the potential threat this update "protects" against anyway. And if MS ever does release an update that fixes the problems with this one, it should apply easily.

Or you can choose to apply a modified version of the update. The modified version uses an older version of one of the files involved in the update, with it's version number changed so that the OS, and MU/WU, does not know that the update has not been completely installed. As a result, you won't be nagged to install the update, and this modified version does not seem to cause the problems that the original one does. True, you won't be completely "secure" IF you ever run into the potential threat that exists, and IF that threat targets something that the modified file is involved with, and IF that treat can even effect you, depending on your computing uses and habits and whatever other virus and threat protections that you employ. But are you any less secure than if you simply did not apply the update? In this case I don't think so. In my mind, the risk is no different than if you hid the update. You aren't nagged to install an update, and you aren't completely protected from a threat that targets a particular version of a particular file. However, you will be able to take advantage of the "improvements", if any, in any of the other files provided in the modified update. And if MS ever does release an update that fixes the problems with this one, it should also apply easily.

So, while if I were 5eraph I would probably have included the modified update, he probably chose the safer option of not including either version, leaving the end user with the choice of which option to use. Only you, as a user of your system, with your OS and applications installed, knowing what your computing uses and habits are, knowing whatever other virus and threat protections you employ, and knowing the level of risk that is acceptable to you, can decide which approach best meets your needs. Regardless of which option you choose, any future update from MS should easily apply.

Just my thoughts and opinions on the matter.

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by Nikos » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:44 am

5eraph and bphlpt thank you for the detailed explanation about KB4134651.
The best option is for the end user to decide what to do.

Informative I do not use the known antivirus programs running constantly in the
background because I consider them to be a waste of resources.
Sometimes I use a portable antivirus program.
Every day there is a new virus or a "hole" in the operating system!!!
The best friends are "Deep Freeze", virtual machines and external backups.

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by 5eraph » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:00 pm

bphlpt wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 pm
However, you will be able to take advantage of the "improvements", if any, in any of the other files provided in the modified update.
The thing is, all the other files in KB4134651-v2 are superseded by KB4339291, released on the same day. The only file that matters for the update in question is the problematic file (oleaut32.dll). ;)

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Re: [Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20180715

Post by bphlpt » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:30 pm

I stand by my theory, :) but in this case, I guess that shows what I know. [:-embarrassed-:] Thanks for being kind, 5eraph.

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