So you want to create fully up to date Windows XP Professional x64 edition installation media ? Well here's how (End of Life update, Dec 2019).
So you are going to need some files:
From MediaFire, the Config_XP-64_date.7z file and extract it, this will also setup the necessary directory structure (read \Misc\FileList.txt for contents).
Note on colour codes shown below:
% means that you must directly download this file yourself, it's either everchanging (Adobe Flash), an optional component or simply huge (Service Pack 2).
@ means that the file is available in the 7-Zip archives hosted at MediaFire and as a part of the torent.
# means that in order to save time and my bandwidth you should directly download this file but it's also in the rather slow torent.
▼ is a direct link to the executable (where available).
Optional items and groups (but not their security updates) are described in green, if you include them as directed then they will be installed.
From Microsoft you want: (a lot of these links are now dead I'm afraid)
% ▼ WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe . 367,964,016 . Only needed if starting from a SP1 source
.. . SHA-1: 7F8E909C52D23AC8B5DBFD73F1F12D3EE0FE794C . . . . . Service Pack 2 for Windows XP Professional x64 edition
At \Hotfix\ for direct integration by nLite
# ▼ 5er_UpdatePack_XPx64SP2_2017-06_2.7z . 94,443,268 . 5eraph's XP Pro x64 post SP2 update pack
# ▼ 5er_IE8_Addon_2017-06_1_x64.7z .. . . . . 25,628,242 . 5eraph's Internet Explorer 8 AddOn
@ ▼ 5er_NT5.2_EoS_Delta_Addon_Date.7z . . . . . . . . . Digital Certificate & Time Zone updates
@ ▼ IE8Tweaks.7z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,496 . 5eraph's (compressed) customisable tweaks
@ ▼ windowsserver2003-kb4500331-x64-custom-enu_(SHA-1).exe . 710,176 . Remote Desktop Services
At \WMP11\ for integration by the Windows Media Player 11 slipstreamer
# ▼ wmp11-windowsxp-x64-enu.exe . . . . . . . . 27,926,896 . Windows Media Player 11
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB929399-v2-x64-INTL.exe .. 768,416 . DRM - When you design your player to not play ...
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB939683-x64-ENU.exe .. . . 684,960 . Shortcut management
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB941569-x64-ENU.exe .. . . 696,384 . MS07-068 - Media File Format
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB952069-x64-ENU.exe . . 1,865,616 . MS08-076 - Media Components
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB954154-x64-ENU.exe .. . . 744,512 . MS08-054 - Media Player
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB954155-x64-ENU.exe .. . . 913,288 . MS09-051 - Media Audio Voice Decoder
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB973540-x64-ENU.exe . . 6,016,912 . MS09-037 - Active Template Library (ATL)
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB978695-x64-ENU.exe . . 1,500,552 . MS10-033 - Media Format Runtime
@ ▼ WindowsMedia11-KB2378111-x64-ENU.exe . 5,940,080 . MS10-082 - Reload deallocation
@ ▼ WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB2834904-v2-x64-ENU.exe . 1,116,360 . MS13-057 - Media Format Runtime
@ ▼ WindowsXP-SP2-X64-WindowsMedia-KB975558-x64-ENU.exe . 911,792 . MS10-062 - MPEG-4 Codec
At \XP64\RunOnce\ for installation via nLite's RunOnce / batch files, please note that the .Net subgroups are independent of each other and hence you can choose your .Net level (none, 3.5 SP1, 4.0 RtM or both).
@ ▼ 7z1900-x64.msi . . . . . . . . . . 1,748,480 . Archive Utility . Feb 2019
# ▼ directx_Jun2010_redist.exe . 100,271,992 . DirectX 9.0c
@ ▼ GrantAccess-TweakUI.7z . . . . . . 180,409 . Utilities described below
% ▼ install_flash_player_ax.exe . . . . . . . . . . . You must download this yourself . Link near bottom of page
@ ▼ rootsupd.exe .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 548,374 . Root Certificates Update . Aug 2018
@ ▼ vcredist_x64_2005sp1c.exe .. . 3,175,832 . Visual C++ 2005 SP1 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x64_2008sp1c.exe .. . 5,207,896 . Visual C++ 2008 SP1 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
# ▼ vcredist_x64_2010sp1c.exe .. 10,274,136 . Visual C++ 2010 SP1 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x64_2012.exe . . . . . 7,186,992 . Visual C++ 2012 U4 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x64_2013.exe . . . . . 7,201,032 . Visual C++ 2013 U5 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
# ▼ vcredist_x64_2015.exe . . . . 15,301,888 . Visual C++ 2015 U3 64-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x86_2005sp1c.exe .. 2,707,352 . Visual C++ 2005 SP1 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x86_2008sp1c.exe .. 4,479,832 . Visual C++ 2008 SP1 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
# ▼ vcredist_x86_2010sp1c.exe .. 8,990,552 . Visual C++ 2010 SP1 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x86_2012.exe .. . . . 6,554,576 . Visual C++ 2012 U4 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
@ ▼ vcredist_x86_2013.exe .. . . . 6,510,544 . Visual C++ 2013 U5 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
# ▼ vcredist_x86_2015.exe . . . . 14,456,872 . Visual C++ 2015 U3 32-bit . Must be manually renamed
.Net 3.5 SP1 subgroup (\XP64\RunOnce\) independent of .Net 4.0 RtM
# ▼ dotnetfx35.exe . . . . . . . . . . . 242,743,296 . .Net 3.5 SP1 installer
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB958481-x64.exe . . . 19,282,272 . Application Compatibility Update
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2729450-x64.exe . . 31,280,648 . MS12-074 - 4 Vulnerabilities fixed
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2742596-x64.exe . . 20,742,168 . MS13-004 - 4 Vulnerabilities fixed
@ ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2844285-v2-x64.exe . 4,959,896 . MS13-052 - 5 Vulnerabilities fixed
@ ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2972105-x64.exe . . . 5,244,088 . MS14-057 - 3 Vulnerabilities fixed
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2972214-x64.exe . . 29,553,336 . MS14-053 - ASP.NET
@ ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2978124-x64.exe . . . 1,241,784 . MS14-072 - Remoting
@ ▼ NDP20SP2-KB2979574-v2-x64.exe . 2,042,576 . MS14-057 - 3 Vulnerabilities fixed
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB3023220-x64.exe . . 12,832,960 . MS15-048 - 2 Vulnerabilities fixed
@ ▼ NDP20SP2-KB3035488-x64.exe . . . 1,007,288 . MS15-048 - 2 Vulnerabilities fixed
# ▼ NDP20SP2-KB3037577-x64.exe . . 14,314,680 . MS15-041 - ASP.NET
% ▼ NDP30SP2-KB982524-x64.exe . . . 30,834,536 . Update Rollup . Not needed if installing .Net 4.0 RtM
.. . SHA-1: DBA96E4CA6F76BD0DD4CE83B2F2E5D69FFFA8289
# ▼ NDP30SP2-KB2973115-x64.exe . . . 39,070,904 . MS14-053 - ASP.NET
# ▼ NDP30SP2-KB3048073-v2-x64.exe . 35,537,128 . MS15-044 - Font Drivers
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB958484-x64.exe . . . . . 1,472,352 . Application Compatibility Update
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB963707-x64.exe .. . . . . . 759,144 . Firefox Assistant 1.0
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB2604111-x64.exe .. . . . . 877,680 . MS12-035 - XAML Browser Applications (XBAPs)
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB2736416-x64.exe . . . . 1,532,952 . MS13-007 - Open Data Protocol
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB2840629-x64.exe . . . . 1,681,544 . MS13-052 - 5 Vulnerabilities fixed
@ ▼ NDP35SP1-KB2861697-x64.exe . . . . 2,234,504 . MS13-082 - 3 Vulnerabilities fixed
@ ▼ WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB961118-x64-ENU.exe . 872,312 . Unsigned PCL inbox printer drivers
# ▼ WindowsServer2003-KB968930-x64-ENG.exe . 10,334,496 . PowerShell 2.0
.Net 4.0 RtM subgroup (\XP64\RunOnce\) independent of .Net 3.5 SP1
@ ▼ dN4.exe .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 976,384 . Compiled AutoIt script to install .Net 4
# ▼ dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64_Slim.exe . 48,671,416. Ricktendo's .Net 4.0 RtM installer
% ▼ wic_x64_enu.exe .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,911,592 . Windows Imaging Component . Not needed if installing .Net 3.5 SP1
.. . SHA-1: DBA96E4CA6F76BD0DD4CE83B2F2E5D69FFFA8289
To save on click fatigue 7-Zip archives are available of the smaller hotfixes (<7MB) at MediaFire, extract them into the same directory that you chose to extract the Config archive into. The archives won't necessarily be updated every month, only when there are changes.
A - SHA-1: E96531BB6FD78A782B03425406919E0BD03BA438 - 47 files that won't change
B - SHA-1: 860D73C93F30950A1CC5D42E323E9D49F860F2A1 - 32 files that might change
For returning users a torent is available (at \Misc\) containing all but 2 of the required downloads (all but SP2 & Adobe Flash). Due to my upload limitations it won't exactly be Speedy Gonzales (expect about 4KB/s, roughly 40 hours for full download), so you are recommended to download the larger hotfixes directly (mainly .Net patches).
Run \Misc\UpdatePrep.bat before opening the Hotfix torent, this will remove any outdated hotfixes. The torent is also useful for checking that you have all the downloads and that they aren't corrupted. It is important to note that the tracker's IP address is at least nominally dynamic (and I've been known to forget to launch it), so if you can't connect for more than a day or two PM me. The 7-Zip archives and torent also contain:
Tool Tip Fixer
FileZilla - use v188.8.131.52 - EMET protected
IrfanView - EMET protected, must use 32-bit version
ImgBurn - requires Nero BurnRights for non-admin accounts
Kels x64 CPL bonus pack - most require Admin rights, FixWin N/A
UltraDefrag x64 - one pass of boot time defrag, requires Admin rights
Dictionaries.7z - Yank, Pom, Canuck & Aussie for FireFox, ThunderBird & SeaMonkey
\ScreenShots\ . contains 21 photos of the process
\SP2x32\ . . . . contains files from the 32-bit version of Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003
TweakUI is a unofficial Microsoft powertoy that acts as a one stop shop for User Interface configuration. This is the (hard to find) x64 version, digitally signed though, unfortunately there are no silent install switches so it has been repacked.
Grant Access - subinacl.msi is a command line utility meant for network administrators, but it can be useful to us mere mortals as it makes running as a limited user possible. Using the "Access *" shortcuts I only have to logon as the Administrator about once a fortnight. Since I started setting up my friend's computers this way I haven't had to deal with the "I cancelled a print job and now my printer is gone" (they deleted the printer) or "Why do I get all these annoying pop-ups" (opened Amazing_Photos.pps.vbs) type service calls. How many of us can truly say they have never clicked the wrong button or typed the wrong command? Remember, the neck you save might just be your own.
There are two config files in \XP64\ that affect setup; MenuReorg.bat will delete all program icons from the desktop and organise the start menu folders while boot.ini will allow you to select DEP level easily at each boot (defaults to AlwaysOn, the most secure), move or rename them if you don't desire these effects.
Whether or not you prefer to directly download all the hotfixes, UpdatePrep.bat will rename the files as appropriate. If you've chosen to include all the optionals \WMP11\ should have 12 files 49,085,768 and \XP64\RunOnce\ should have 40 files (ex flash) 724,062,575.
Of course you won't get very far without nLite, Boooggy's WMP11 slipstreamer and a Windows XP pro x64 install CD.
Now it's time to fire up nLite
Note that nLite must be run with administrator privileges, you might need to disable anti-virus software and most importantly, slipstreaming Service Pack 2 must be done on a Win NT 5.x host (2000/XP/XPx64/2003/2003x64). It may be worthwhile to do a pass where you only slipstream SP2 and then burn an .iso, thereby obtaining a clean XP x64 sp2 source disk as a base. There are screenshots available of the process at MediaFire.
- Run Misc\UpdatePrep.bat
- Locate and extract your source.
- If working from a SP1 source slipstream service pack 2 then exit nLite (if nLite is open it can interfere with the WMP11 slipstreamer).
Special note for users of 32-bit operating systems. You cannot slipstream Service Pack 2 as is (due to it being a 64-bit executable), instead you must do the following:
- First check that the files in your nLite working directory do NOT have their Read-Only attribute set, if so clear it.
- Extract WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe with 7-Zip or WinRAR.
- Copy the files from \Misc\SP2x32\ into the \AMD64\Update\ folder of the extracted x64 Service Pack 2, replacing the existing files.
- nLite will warn that you cannot integrate 64-bit service packs from within a 32-bit environment, proceed anyway (just say no).
- Finally when integrating the Service Pack you need to navigate to the \AMD64\Update\ folder and select the Update.exe file.
- Whoa there Tex, it's time to get down and Boooggy. The WMP11 slipstreamer is fairly self explanatory, just target your working directory, the WMP11 install file and the 11 hotfixes in the \WMP11\ directory, then hit the integrate button.
- If you are planning to experiment, now is the time to backup your working directory. Then it's time to fire up nLite again (my session file is located at \Misc\, you may wish use it as a base).
- Add all the hotfixes listed in the \Hotfix\ directory for integration in the following order.
- Add any drivers you may need, especially textmode SATA & RAID drivers (Intel, nVidia). I've found that 7-Zip will extract some things WinRAR won't (case studies incl ATI vid).
- Unattended settings, this is the most important one. Your RunOnce file should look like this:You should also set it to autologon at least three times to an administrator class account (read the note), fully automated mode would be an excellent idea Smithers. The TimeOut is to avoid a "Device not Ready" error. If you need to load drivers from a floppy then read the note on the general tab about OEM Preinstall.
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TimeOut /T 60 For %%I in (Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D) do if exist %%I:\XP64\Run1.bat set Drive=%%I&& goto Found :Found CMD /R "%Drive%:\XP64\Run1.bat %Drive%"
- Make any tweaks you want, then run the process.
- Copy the \XP64\ folder and all its contents to either your nLite working directory or a USB flash drive (\XP64\AddOns\ contains optional files).
- After you drag n drop anything else that you may want / need, go ahead and burn that image / DVD.
Ensure the PC is disconnected from the internet, set your HDD as the first boot device then insert the DVD (or DVD + USB flash drive). Boot to the DVD using BIOS boot options and then follow the standard textmode installation steps. If you have gone for the fully unattended option, then all you have to do is let it be for roughly 3 hours (assuming lots of AddOns). If you have a removable media drive, you might get "No Disk" messages on the first reboot, just "Continue". If you get a BSoD when installing from a SATA DVD drive, try an IDE or USB attached DVD drive instead. Note that the PC will reboot several times while installing patches and applications.
To install XP x64 from a USB stick, download Rufus and run it to "create a bootable disk using" your new Win_XP_x64.iso. You can then copy the \XP64\ folder with its patches and optional application installs onto this USB stick.
Application AddOns: (do not place multiple versions of the same application in \XP64\AddOns\)
nLite supports the use of application addon .cab (or .zip/.rar/.7z) files at the hotfix integration step, however I do not recommend their use as the file associations don't register with XP x64 (OK with x86 Windows). You should instead edit \XP64\Run1.bat or \XP64\Run2.bat to call the standard enduser installer with the appropriate silent install switches. Currently the following applications will be installed if they are copied to \XP64\AddOns\, unless otherwise noted they will work with minimal rights (guest account) and maximum DEP (Always-On). If a version number is listed then this is the last version known to work reliably (as of Dec 2019) on XP x64, also if dual-arch then the 64-bit version is the one supported unless otherwise noted: ε=EMET protected
ε FireFox - v52.9.0esr 32-bit
. Flash Player plugin - direct links >> FireFox & SeaMonkey . Chrome & Opera
ε Java Runtime Environment - both i586 & x64
ε Libre Office - v184.108.40.206 32-bit - uses Java for the database component
ε Foxit Reader - v8.3.2
ε K-Lite Mega Codec Pack - v13.8.5 - lots of stuff option
. Daemon Tools Lite - v4.49.1.0356 - requires SPTD
. Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit - v4.1u1 - requires .Net 4.0 & Admin rights
. Windows Desktop Search & patch
ε ThunderBird - v52.9.1
ε SeaMonkey - 32-bit
ε Opera - v36.0.2130.80
ε Google Chrome - v48 .msi
. Shockwave Player plugin
. Silverlight Player plugin - 32-bit
. Notepad ++
ε Windows Live Essentials - Mail (requires Contacts) & Photo Gallery (requires .Net 3.5 & SQLServerCE)
ε SumatraPDF - 32-bit
ε Adobe Reader - v11.0.8 & patch (v11.0.23)
ε GIMP - v2.8.22 - help files
ε Google Picasa
. Mihov Image Resizer
. nLite - requires Admin rights
. WMP11 Slipstreamer
. Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (rename to VirtualPC2007x64setup.exe) & patch & patch
. VirtualBox - Oracle extension pack supported
. VMware Server v1.0.10 - you will need to edit \XP64\Run1.bat inserting your registration key, any DEP level except AlwaysOn
ε Google Earth - use v220.127.116.111 (v18.104.22.16813 on VirtualBox without D3D)
ε Vuze - download - requires Java
. AnyDVD - v7690 - edit & rename rego Key.AnyDVDx64 >> ...\Software\Wow6432Node\SlySoft\...
. DVD Shrink
. CDBurnerXP x64 .msi - requires .Net 2.0 or greater
ε VideoLAN Player
ε YouTube Downloader
. Save2PC Light
. BOINC Screensaver
. Comodo Firewall - v5.12 .msi - install switches
. VirtualBox Additions - copy \Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso to \XP64\AddOns\, requires 7-Zip
. VMware Tools - copy \VMware\VMware Player\WinPreVista.iso to \XP64\AddOns\, requires 7-Zip
It should be obvious, but installing these applications is completely optional, for instance there is very little point in installing 3 different PDF readers. Another possibility is to strip the actual executable out of the various AddOns created by others (copying the file to \XP64\AddOns\) and then adding the appropriate command to the batch files. The executables have usually been repacked as silent installers, but be sure to read the entries*.ini file to confirm this. If you don't intend to include any of these applications (vanilla install disk), then you only need to autologon twice at step 8 AND don't copy \XP64\Run2.bat across at step 10.
You can have as many application install reboot passes as desired. To do this simply set the system to auto-logon (in step 8) as many times as required and place the appropriate number of batch files in the \XP64\ directory of your install media. Another 3 batch files are already written (at \Misc\) with the needed handover command, but if you need more they are fairly self explanatory. Be sure to install security software last.
I use VirtualBox for testing purposes, highly configurable regarding choice of emulated hardware and also good for virtualizing Linux (some tricks needed for Windows 98se), however hardware virtualization support is required for 64-bit guests (AMD-V or VT-x). For now use v6.0.x or v5.2.x or v4.3.40 as v6.1.x does NOT support Direct 3D on Windows XP x64.
- Silent installation of Virtual Machine extensions is supported, once VirtualBox is installed there will be a file "VBoxGuestAdditions.iso" at "\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\", copy it to \XP64\AddOns\ on your install media (requires 7-Zip) AND increase the number of automatic logins (at step 8) by one.
- They are installed with VirtualBox's experimental Direct 3D support (/with_D3D switch) which allows some games to work (Doom 3 for example) but can also cause some minor glitches.
- If you don't want Direct 3D support, rename VBoxGuestAdditions.iso to VBGA.iso
Other options are VMware Player 15 (Win7x64+), VMware Player 12 (Win7x64+ pre-2010 CPUs), VMware Player 6 (Win8-) or VMware Server 1.0.10 (Vista-), they're also free but have some limitations. VMware Server also requires registration and has no default sound but importantly can virtualize 64-bit guests on some CPUs that don't have hardware virtualization capabilities (early AMD Turions for instance). Before downloading and installing, use this tool to ensure that your processor will support 64-bit guests.
- Silent installation of Virtual Machine extensions is supported, once VMware Server|Player is installed there will be a file "Windows.iso|WinPreVista.iso" at "\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Server|Player\", copy it to \XP64\AddOns\ on your install media (requires 7-Zip).
- To enable sound on VMware Server you will have to integrate the VMaudio driver (3rd party signed version) with nLite at step 6 of the process AND once you have completed the New Virtual Machine wizard, choose VM >> Settings >> Hardware >> Add >> Sound Adapter.
- When booting up the Virtual Machine click your mouse inside the VM and hit F2, this will allow you to access the VM BIOS, you can then alter the boot sequence so that it always boots off the CD first.
- If the BIOS flashes past too fast to access then add bios.bootDelay = "5000" to the VMname.vmx config file, this will give you 5 seconds.