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by tomasz86
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: List of latest Windows XP patches released?
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

Re: List of latest Windows XP patches released?

Do you want to include POSReady updates? No. Just standard patches that were released. I do not think that such a list exist. Most people here (and at MSFN) likely use the POSReady updates. There is really no reason not to do so (unless we are talking about a specialized, critical system). You coul...
by tomasz86
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: [RELEASE] .NET 2.0 SP2 TRUE addon for Win2k
Replies: 34
Views: 25443

Re: [RELEASE] .NET 2.0 SP2 TRUE addon for Win2k

Thank you very much for keeping these addons up-to-date. I include the two addons in the Updates Lists on my site and link to here for download.
by tomasz86
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN.org state
Replies: 249
Views: 57203

Re: MSFN.org state

Why don't you zoom the page ? It is not about the size. It is usually about the font colour (lack of contrast) and sometimes about the font type itself (too thin / too blurry). Nevertheless, the current reiteration is still much better than before thanks to bigger, darker and thicker fonts. As for ...
by tomasz86
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN.org state
Replies: 249
Views: 57203

Re: MSFN.org state

IPB has really turned to crap in the last couple of years. I don't know why MSFN, WinCert and others continue to use it. The newest update has made the previously small and light gray fonts a little bit bigger and darker though which is a very welcome change, at least for myself who often struggles...
by tomasz86
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

Re: Hotfix Hunting

does anyone have this file. I can't find it anymore and I need it for testing purposes. "windowsxp-kb968006-v2-x86-enu.exe" https://web.archive.org/web/20110120232008/http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=db20c401-2081-496c-836d-e437bcf9afc8&displaylang=en The original URL is ...
by tomasz86
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: .NET 1.0 True Addon?
Replies: 16
Views: 8144

Re: .NET 1.0 True Addon?

Got it!

Thank you very much. :)
by tomasz86
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: .NET 1.0 True Addon?
Replies: 16
Views: 8144

Re: .NET 1.0 True Addon?

Does anyone still have the file in question? :( I have deleted mine and realized the mistake too late to recover it. :( The filename was "OnePiece_Microsoft.NET_Framework_v1.0.3705_For_Win2K_True_AddOn_ENU_4C833834DB9424399075BA60C12A3B04.cab". The original URL is dead and Google also shows no resul...
by tomasz86
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

I think you need to add them to HKCU. HKCU added during the Windows setup will become HKU once the system has been installed.

More on HKU vs HKCU: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158251- ... parameter/
by tomasz86
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

How come? What happens when you integrate it? What if you add the entry after the system has been installed?
by tomasz86
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

I've found an obscure update for POSReady 2009.

KB2782798

No new files, just one registry entry.
by tomasz86
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

ricktendo64 wrote: BTW, anybody know what the trick to dl the wga updates where you edit the url? (I forget)
Do you mean this?

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158593- ... ?p=1013571
by tomasz86
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

Just a side note - there's a way to prevent the driver signing related errors from appearing, not connected to your method that uses a self-created certificate. You may find this topic interesting: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158481-how-to-permanently-disable-driver-signing-during-windows-setup/...
by tomasz86
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

I saw your post over at MSFN and I figured I ought to warn you. Your link at MSFN, and perhaps your post there as well, is likely to get deleted and you might even get banned from MSFN. MSFN is EXTREMELY strict about not allowing any redistribution of MS files, with the exception of Win9x stuff. If...
by tomasz86
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Microsoft Runtime Libraries Collection(x86) 2.0.7
Replies: 262
Views: 166059

Thank you ricktendo for keeping this addon updated. I'd just like to suggest one thing. At the moment some programs still want to install MS VC++ packages even though the files are already in the system. I'm guessing that they check for some registry entries created by the official installers. It wo...
by tomasz86
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

@Kel But then uninstallation and reinstallation gets extremely complicated. Normally the installer determines whether the file already exists or not, whether it's older or newer and then decides what to do. When you decide to uninstall the update / service pack, the previous version of the file (if ...
by tomasz86
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

Unfortunately it's impossible to reference directly to the contents of those CAB files :( What you can do is to extract them to a temporary directory like this: [ProcessesToRunBeforeArchive] ;extract CABs here to "%SourcePath%\TEMP" [ProductInstall.CopyFilesAlways] CopyFiles = CopyAlways.Something.F...
by tomasz86
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

@harkaz Those conditional statements can get complicated as hell... You probably need to use the ProductInstall.ExtendedConditional and ExtendedConditional.Declare sections. I experimented with it some time ago but don't really remember all the details (and there's absolutely no documentation availa...
by tomasz86
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

By april of next year there will be no more patch for xp. I don't think so. Last official updates for Windows 2000 were released just a few months ago, 3 years after the official support ended. There will certainly be at least several more updates prepared for XP too, released either semi-officiall...
by tomasz86
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

The latest known version of QFECheck (v6.2.29.0) was from the Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool . It seems all versions have been retired from the download center. The x86 binary can be found in any of the current update packs from OnePiece ( XPx86 , 2k3x86 ) and user_hidden ( XPx86 ), and i...
by tomasz86
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Hotfix Hunting
Replies: 469
Views: 248868

Thank you :)
by tomasz86
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

Windows Update website works with IE6 SP1 in Windows 2000. Are you 100% sure that it requires IE8 in XP? As for cabarc, I haven't really encountered any problems when using it in my system (both 2000 and XP) so no reason for me not to use it (at least for now)... Could you explain in details what ex...
by tomasz86
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: [RELEASE] .NET 2.0 SP2 TRUE addon for Win2k
Replies: 34
Views: 25443

Thank you very much!
by tomasz86
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

@tomasz86 Thanks a lot for the tool. I wish there was such a tool for editing dosnet.inf and txtsetup.sif files... There is but it's a part of a larger script, precisely the script which I started writing long time ago (more info on MSFN: How to merge two text files? ). The script is still unfinish...
by tomasz86
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

Here you are: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15391619/UPDATEVER.7z This isn't the newest version but it's the only one I can share now (the other one is part of a larger script and it's impossible to use it alone). This one is pretty slow so you'll have to be patient :o You'll need to modify it...
by tomasz86
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

It's probably better to use Google Drive links like this:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7k-l_4 ... lNUbjhrQmM
by tomasz86
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

Just one comment - when adding new files to the source you can just create a second layout.inf file, ex. layout2.inf following the structure of the original one.
by tomasz86
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

@harkaz Good luck with the project but I think you're spending a lot of time on things which have already been done... Same instructions as the ones above were already posted by WildBill 3 years ago here , and here you can also find my automated version. As for Gurgelmeyer and USP5 - he didn't modif...
by tomasz86
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Community Update Packs
Topic: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Replies: 2220
Views: 1535006

SFC won't protect unsigned files.
by tomasz86
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

The reason for limiting width is that one line of text should contain 50-75 characters to be easy to read.

If you absolutely want to remove the limit you'd have to change this line:

Code: Select all

body {
  max-width: 71.250em !important;
}
or overwrite it with

Code: Select all

body {
  max-width: 100% !important;
}
by tomasz86
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

LOL I don't think tomasz86 was a member here back when you implemented that one. That's true. I don't remember any other default layout than the current one. I know there are two others to choose in the settings but they are buggy :P Anyway, I've updated the style a little bit: 1.0.1 (20130815) - c...
by tomasz86
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

Neato. Does phpBB3 make it easier to use custom skins? /me really should get around to doing that at some point... I don't know about phpBB3 but please don't make any changes just for the sake of making changes ;) The current form of the forum may not offer all the fancy stuff you can find on other...
by tomasz86
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

Thanks for the kind words :) At the moment there are a few bugs causing the screen to be wider than 100% in certain cirumstances which results in horizontal scroll bar appear. I'm going to fix them soon. I've also started to work on optimisation for smaller screens but it's difficult. I'm determined...
by tomasz86
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN.org state
Replies: 249
Views: 57203

MSFN.org state

I hope nobody will mind me creating this topic here but MSFN seems to have been offline for about 2 days. Does anyone happen to know what's going on? There'd been server errors often before but this time it appears that the server is completely turned off.
by tomasz86
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum

I always found the default forum layout difficult for my eyes to read due to small font sizes and low contrast between font and background colours. Recently I've created this custom CSS style just for my own use but I'm sharing it in case there's anyone else interested. This is how it looks like: ht...
by tomasz86
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: List of XP SP3 hotfixes
Replies: 33
Views: 30902

This is a very useful list. I guess that by "unofficial" you mean "hotfixes by requests", right?
by tomasz86
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Monthly Update Packs
Replies: 10
Views: 7358

The idea itself is interesting because if you prepare a complete update pack or a service pack then usually all system components are included there while here you've got separate packages for each of them so people can choose which of them they want to install which is impossible in case of a compl...
by tomasz86
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Monthly Update Packs
Replies: 10
Views: 7358

You're basically asking for update rollups for different system components. To have it done in a "clean" way you'd have to merge the updates into such rollups (a rollup is technically just a giant update). Preparing update rollups manually is out of question. You need a tool which would do it automa...
by tomasz86
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: [Release] .NET 1.1 SP1 TRUE addon for Win2k
Replies: 20
Views: 16080

Thank you very much.
by tomasz86
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: pointer shadow - DURING INSTALL
Replies: 29
Views: 9628

You need to modify HIVEDEF.INF as HKCU. It will become default for all users.
by tomasz86
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: pointer shadow - DURING INSTALL
Replies: 29
Views: 9628

As I said earlier, you probably need to add the registry entry to one of the HIVE files...
by tomasz86
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yorkfield vs Sandy Bridge Etc......
Replies: 5
Views: 3414

Windows Experience Index is really useless. What is the Windows Experience Index? The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your ...
by tomasz86
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: pointer shadow - DURING INSTALL
Replies: 29
Views: 9628

I'm not really sure whether it can really affect the speed of Windows installation but I can probably understand why someone would like to remove that shadow. I'm also kind of annoyed by shadows under mouse cursors or icons and turn them off as soon as possible in new Windows installations :P
by tomasz86
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Thank you :)
by tomasz86
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: pointer shadow - DURING INSTALL
Replies: 29
Views: 9628

Are you talking about XP? (You didn't mention the Windows version)

If yes then you should probably play around with the HIVE*.INF files.
by tomasz86
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: Unofficial Updates for XP
Replies: 41
Views: 40255

Thanks for useful information, dencorso :)

I've also used msftedit.dll 5.41.21.2513 in Windows 2000 ever since it was available and haven't experienced any problems.
by tomasz86
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Windows 2000 Professional
Topic: [RELEASE] .NET 2.0 SP2 TRUE addon for Win2k
Replies: 34
Views: 25443

Thank you for keeping updating these 2K addons :)
by tomasz86
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: txtsetup_files - need a little help
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

You can just check how the original files are added,ex. [HiveInfs.Fresh] AddReg = hivedef.inf,AddReg [SourceDisksFiles] hivedef.inf = 1,,,,,,_x,,3,3 Just remember that the [HiveInfs.*] entries are executed at the end of the text part of Windows setup so these registry entries may be overwritten late...
by tomasz86
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: txtsetup_files - need a little help
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

First of all, here are some topics to read: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/52134-info-about-layoutinf-needed/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/26742-nlite-not-processing-layoutinf/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/142061-make-change-in-registry-early-in-installation-process-prevent-xp-having-easy-to-...
by tomasz86
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: txtsetup_files - need a little help
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

They are different. I've got some links saved somewhere. Just give me a few hours and I'll try to provide you more info.
by tomasz86
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microsoft to roll out Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

This is more interesting ;)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511

Such hotfixes would be normally included in a Service Pack.