Is WinXP repair not executing the UpdatePack.inf file fully?

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Is WinXP repair not executing the UpdatePack.inf file fully?

Post by Outbreaker » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:12 pm

HI,
Is the Windows XP repair not fully executing the UpdatePack.inf file?
Because after a Windows XP repair all the registry entries for the Updates and Hotfixes are gone from the registry.

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Post by mockingbird » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:50 pm

I thought the updates get integrated during the slipstream...

Shouldn't it be transparent then, if you do a repair install? (Just like a fresh install? In other words, isn't updatepack.inf only for in-place individual updates?)

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Post by Outbreaker » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:37 am

It looks like the repair option is messing up the registry entries from the UpdatePack but i don't know why.

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Post by mockingbird » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:38 pm

I'm glad you mentioned this, because repair installs are a large part of what I do with XP...

Did you use nLite or RVMi?

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Post by Outbreaker » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:53 pm

I'm using RVMi but i'm sure it doesn't matter if you use nLite or RVMi you will get the same results.

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Post by mockingbird » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:51 pm

Which update pack are you using?

Has this always been the case with these 3rd party update packs?

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Post by Outbreaker » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:46 am

Yes happens with all Update Packs.

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Post by mockingbird » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:28 am

I guess that means it's only untouched discs for me in the future for repair installs.

Repair installs are crucial for system swaps/upgrades where I want to keep everything exactly as it was.

In which case, can you recommend a method for installing all the Post-SP3 updates and POSReady updates post-install without using Microsoft Update or doing them one by one?

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Post by bphlpt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:00 pm

mockingbird wrote:In which case, can you recommend a method for installing all the Post-SP3 updates and POSReady updates post-install without using Microsoft Update or doing them one by one?
You could use USP SP4 - http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10321 - which is up to date as of 11/24/2014, which would help get you a lot closer than SP3 alone.

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Post by mockingbird » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:49 pm

How will that solve the problem?

SP4 is another slipstream, so updatepack.inf still won't be executed properly through a repair install.

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Post by bphlpt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:52 pm

Yes, but I believe that you can also install SP4 to a running untouched SP3 system, thereby installing most of the Post-SP3 and POSReady updates in a single install. Wasn't that your desire, that I quoted?

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Post by mockingbird » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:13 am

bphlpt wrote:Yes, but I believe that you can also install SP4 to a running untouched SP3 system, thereby installing most of the Post-SP3 and POSReady updates in a single install. Wasn't that your desire, that I quoted?

Cheers and Regards
My apologies. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you very much.

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