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Post by GH0st » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:13 am

Was a unofficial update to "Shell32", don't recall where I found it though

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Post by GH0st » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:18 pm

Up and running with a fresh install, had to do a few, to get it the way I wanted. All is good now!! Just in time for my favorite day of the month! (how pathetic)

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Post by Windows XPotato » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:53 pm

Salutations from a forum newbie to the communuty; thank God for your miraculous patches!

2016/10/15 Edit:
I have OEM Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with no additional updates applied. Do I need a retail Windows XP Media Center CD for proper installation?

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Post by harkaz » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:08 pm

OEM should work just fine as long as you have the product key or if the CD came with your computer (SLP).

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Post by GH0st » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:27 am

Xp just about dead!

Recently I have been thinking about what to do ...

I love my Browser, which is IRON (chrome), can't think of browsing with anything else. Bad news is, they have stopped updating it at version 49, for WinXP. We are at version 53 or 54 now for everyone else. Significant security fixes have been made, so I know have a lot of holes in my current rig. This will prolly make it up useable in a few months, as even more security hole go unfixxed! To top it all off, I believe I read that FLASH version 23 will be the last for WinXP as well. Can't imagine surfing sites with out flash either.

Recently been considering what to do. Part of me thinks to just say "F it" and just go with Win10 and tough it out, force myself to like it! Other part says screw that, and go with Win7 Home premium, or what ever.

I never liked W7, though its pretty solid, its a pig. I prefer Win 2003, or WinXP with all the crap turned off, so it then looks like 2003, has a fast GUI. Also love office 2003 ... I'm stuck in 2003 and I like it!

Thoughts, opinions, Ideas ... cause uSP4 really makes it a tight OS and very secure. But with no updated browsers and no flash ... surfing will suck real quick

I thought, if I won the lotto, I could get the lastest, fastest CPU and lots of ram and just install Win10, but, Even with the fastest stuff, I think I will hate it ...... life is about to suck!

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Post by mooms » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:52 am

Have you considered trying a light Linux distro ?
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:22 pm

GH0st wrote:But with no updated browsers and no flash ... surfing will suck real quick
I know you said you like IRON earlier in your post, but it's less clear if that's what you will stick with in the sentence above. Firefox is still being updated. Can't find anything specific about the end of Flash for XP from Adobe. ;)

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Post by GH0st » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:44 pm

I have in past thought about Linux and should reconsider. I have looked at MINT and liked what I thought. I have zero experience with Linux and not so much confidence.

If I were to make the move to W7 or W10, I would continue with IRON! It's a really nice browser. I use two extensions (HTTPS everywhere, uBlock Origin) so its nice and light!

Let me see if I can find the news clip of end of flash for xp

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Post by GH0st » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:39 pm

Couldn't find the new on Flash, but I have seen it a few times, may not be official though.

Just downloaded Firefox 49.0.2 ... I have never liked this engine, doesn't have the crispness and speed of Blink (Chrome).

Edit: To add, here is the info about Flash v23 not supporting XP

www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=990
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Post by poolside » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:12 am

Where can I get a list of all post-EOS XP (POSReady) updates?

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:55 am

The POSReady addon release post has a near complete list of OS updates. The only OS update not currently listed is KB3192321.

Other updates not listed are WMP11 updates, .NET updates, IE8 updates, and the latest Silverlight update.

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Post by poolside » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:56 pm

I'll just post what the Automatic Updates service threw out after a fresh USP4v3.1b XP install for reference. It might be of help to someone.

Code: Select all

KB890830 (MRT)
KB2926765
KB3126587
KB3126593
KB3139914
KB3139940
KB3140709
KB3145739
KB3146963
KB3149090
KB3153704
KB3161561
KB3161949
KB3164033
KB3164035
KB3170455
KB3177186
KB3178034
KB3182203
KB3183431
KB3184122
KB3185911
KB3190847
KB3191203
KB3191256

IE8
KB3191492

.NET 2.0 SP2
KB3123055
KB3127223
KB3135986
KB3142027
KB3163248
KB3142046
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Post by poolside » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:07 pm

Now, is there a simple way to integrate WindowsServer2003-*.exe updates to an XP installation source?

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:57 pm

Other than extracting the packages, then directly replacing files on the source media? Not really. Wouldn't recommend doing so unless it's for an XPx64 source, since those two x64 operating systems share the same codebase.

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Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:55 am

GH0st wrote:Xp just about dead!

<> Part of me thinks to just say "F it" and just go with Win10 <>
Do It! I'm not looking back :rolleyes:

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Post by GH0st » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:17 pm

5eraph wrote:Can't find anything specific about the end of Flash for XP from Adobe.
www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=990

Here it notes "Flash v23 or later doesn't support xp or vista"

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Post by 5eraph » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:22 am

Might be an issue specific to SlimJet. Works in Firefox. Don't know oftentired's connection to Adobe, but Adobe itself hasn't mentioned any support changes or incompatibilities with XP or Vista to my knowledge. And Adobe's Flash Player version table makes no specific mention of XP or Vista at all, suggesting Adobe supports v23 on all versions of Windows.
flashpeak wrote:Although we have managed to get Slimjet 12 to run and browse sites properly under Vista, it is not able to load any plugins under vista [...]

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Post by GH0st » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:22 pm

I hear ya. I have Flash v23.0.0.205 installed, and it works just fine, as did the last version of 23, in SRWare Iron (chrome).

But reading what I did, made me think we were about to loose it in XP, along with newer browsers.

If I come into some money, I will just get new hardware and got with W10, keep running SRWare Iron, with HTTPS everywhere and uBlock extensions, which keeps me very safe and happy!

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Post by avamk » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:50 pm

harkaz wrote:If you download the WindowsXP-USP4-v3.1b-x86-ENU.exe you can also scan Windows Update for POSReady updates, because the POSReady trick has been included.

Windows XP SP4 security enhancements: Windows XP SP4 includes registry updates to enhance security. I want to thank Stefan Kanthak, a security expert who has kindly given me the necessary information. These security enhancements address issues not fixed by Microsoft updates.
This is an example of security vulnerabilities fixed by Stefan's registry updates: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Oct/151
Huge thanks to harkaz for creating the wonderful SP4!

Is there a way to obtain just the POSReady trick *and* the complete set of security enhancements by Stefan Kanthak without the rest of SP4?

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Post by GH0st » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:54 pm

https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10541

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
"Installed"=dword:00000001

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Post by avamk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:41 pm

GH0st wrote:https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10541

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
"Installed"=dword:00000001
Wow thanks so much!!! This seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Now I just need to find a way to integrate them into my installation. Should I do a RunOnce thing? Or is there some other way?

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Post by GH0st » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:55 pm

If your going to use Stephan's, then you should NOT install the POS updates, as these fixes are for the official updates only, so, you would install SP3, QFE update pack, then on first boot to desktop, right click-Install Stephans file, reboot, then you can add the PosReady to registry, to get all updates from MS.

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Post by avamk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:24 pm

GH0st wrote:If your going to use Stephan's, then you should NOT install the POS updates, as these fixes are for the official updates only, so, you would install SP3, QFE update pack, then on first boot to desktop, right click-Install Stephans file, reboot, then you can add the PosReady to registry, to get all updates from MS.
Ah thanks. I was going to try installing Stephan's inf after the POS tweaks and POS updates, thanks for saving me the time!

That said, is there a way to integrate Stephan's INF into the installer with the QFE update pack?

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Post by GH0st » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:40 am

I have never done so ... but its too easy to just put it on the desktop, on first boot, right-click, INSTALL, reboot! So would take longer to do what you thinking ... so just manual install it.

I have done this type of install a few times and liked it a lot. Of coarse since you going to go this route, you can chose to remove components via nLite as you normally would. First boot to desktop, should run this file, do nothing else till after its install and reboot. Then do the Security guide prior to getting on the web.

https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=138610#p138610 <-- link does not go to specific post, like it used too!

EDIT: It does now. Needs an extra "p". (5eraph)
EDIT: Thanks! (GH0st)
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Post by avamk » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:45 pm

I have never done so ... but its too easy to just put it on the desktop, on first boot, right-click, INSTALL, reboot! So would take longer to do what you thinking ... so just manual install it.
Thanks GH0st. I tried to manually install it but ran into problems as described here. Do you know what might be wrong? Thanks!

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Post by GH0st » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:19 am

I have said this in the other post, will put it here as well!
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avamk wrote:I right clicked on and selected "Install" for XP_FIXIT EN.INF but it didn't seem to do anything. I rebooted, and randomly checked some registry entries referred to in the .INF but they weren't there!
Now I must admit, I thought it did run and I was getting full benefit from the file, but ... now I'm suspecting not!

If you read the long threat about uSP4, you will see that Harkaz had to make a lot of modifications to get the XP_fixit file to work with issues. I suspect you have run into some of these issues.

With that said, only place you can get this working is with uSP4. So please reconsider installing a fresh copy of that OS, with no alterations to it.

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Post by GH0st » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:45 am

This is my favorite day of the month! (does this make me weird?)

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:12 pm

No. :)

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Post by GH0st » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:34 pm

Think I got 27 updates in total, so it was like Merry Christmas

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Post by Dibya » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:00 am

Hi Harkaz , please update Alternative 4GB Patch by Dibya link with this one http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/o85jZjmh/file.html
Thanks in advance
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Post by harkaz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:35 am

Done.
Windows XP Unofficial SP4 (2014, 2016, and 2019): viewtopic.php?t=10321
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Post by Dibya » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:55 pm

Thanks a lot harkaz

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Post by GH0st » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:37 am

anyone else having problems getting the updates from MS today. Normally I can get them at 1pm EST ... but all day, all night and now early in morning, no updates. Cleaned all files in (C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download) and run CCleaner, restarted auto updates each time, restarted few times ... no updates

I did go thru IE8, to Microsoft Update, which only offered me a dotNET4 update ... guess there was no updates for XP this month?

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Post by 5eraph » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:35 pm

No updates to POS Ready so far this month except for Adobe Flash Player, from r186 to r194.

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Post by GH0st » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:48 pm

wow, that the first time ever ...

I never got anything thru the MS update icon in sys tray. I had to go to MS Update site and there it offered an update to dotNET4 ... thats it!

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Post by deniz111 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:16 am

20 days ago, I formatted my harddisk, then I installed my xp sp3 and then I installed usp4-v3.1b
everything is working fine, but I have not got anything from automatic updates and if I go through IE8 to windows update, it comes to the point, where it says " checking if your computer has the latest version of windows updating software for use with the website...." and it freezes and IE8 becomes not responding. I wait a long time, but it does not change, nothing happens, stays as not responding.
can anyone help me please?
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Post by GH0st » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:08 am

"Windows Update" is not the same as "Microsoft Update" ... You should install the MS Update tool, so it will offer ALL updates, which would include MS Office and other stuff too. Go to the Windows update web site, see the button called "Microsoft Update", this will take you to another web page, offer to install something once it does, the shut down the IE Browser. You will then see an applet in the system tray, when it finds update for you. This should happen shortly after install.

The freezing of the web page, is often caused by not yet installing the Adobe FLASH.

It looks like you said you installed your XP sp3, THEN installed the uSP4. You should consider SLIP STREAMING the uSP4 into your XP, then make a new ISO, burn that ISO to a THUMB DRIVE using RUFUS. This is a full, complete install and has added security features and other stuff too. All the tools needed to do this are FREE. (nLite, Rufus).

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Post by deniz111 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:40 am

GH0st wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:08 am
"Windows Update" is not the same as "Microsoft Update" ... You should install the MS Update tool, so it will offer ALL updates, which would include MS Office and other stuff too. Go to the Windows update web site, see the button called "Microsoft Update", this will take you to another web page, offer to install something once it does, the shut down the IE Browser. You will then see an applet in the system tray, when it finds update for you. This should happen shortly after install.

The freezing of the web page, is often caused by not yet installing the Adobe FLASH.

It looks like you said you installed your XP sp3, THEN installed the uSP4. You should consider SLIP STREAMING the uSP4 into your XP, then make a new ISO, burn that ISO to a THUMB DRIVE using RUFUS. This is a full, complete install and has added security features and other stuff too. All the tools needed to do this are FREE. (nLite, Rufus).
first of all, thank you very much
adobe flash is installed and I tested it
I can not see the Microsoft Update button, because the Wİndows Update page freezes and stays not responding before that at the point , where it says " checking if your computer has the latest version of windows updating software for use with the website...." , therefore I can not change to Microsoft Update
I have never got anything from automatic updates
yes, I installed uSP4-v3.1b on XP sp3
is this not, what it is called live install on the first page? does it not install all the same things as slip streaming ?
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Post by GH0st » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:06 am

Yes, you can do a LIVE INSTALL, but its best to integrate. There is a difference between the two, not much, but a little. I don't recall what the difference is ... but its best to integrate! Better optimizations during install.

Not sure why its blocking the update software. Maybe go to Internet Properties in Control panel, Security tab, reduce the security level, maybe this will allow the update software install, so the page wont freeze, so you can get to MS update and install its update software.

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Post by deniz111 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:13 am

thanks but nothing changed, I reduced the security level in internet properties, but the Wİndows Update page still freezes and stays not responding at the point , where it says " checking if your computer has the latest version of windows updating software for use with the website...."
and I have never got anything from automatic updates, after I have made a clean XP SP3 install and then installed uSP4-v3.1b

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Post by GH0st » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39 am

Ok, what normally occurs at that point, is it tries to install that software for that update page, this is where you would see a message at the top of the web browser, asking if you want to install this software, its the POP-UP BLOCKER. You may have turned this off, then turn it back on and select the option to allow it to install

This is in Internet Propertise, Privacy tab, Pop-up Blocker

http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... x?ln=en-us

Also try going directly to the MS update page. But it too will offer to install the latest update software, and it will also show a pop-up blocker message, which does need to be ALLOWED

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Post by deniz111 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:48 am

first of all, I thank you
but nothing changed, I looked at internet properties and the pop-up blocker was turned on and the Windows Update page freezes and stays not responding at the same point
then I went directly to the MS update page, after clicking the Start Now button at the first page, then the Continue button for license agreement, a message at the top asked me to insall the Active X Control and I installed it.
The Microsoft Update page freezes and stays not responding at the same point , where it says " checking if your computer has the latest version of windows updating software for use with the website...."
and I have never got anything from automatic updates, after I have made a clean XP SP3 install and then installed uSP4-v3.1b

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Post by GH0st » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 pm

Sorry, I have no idea what may be wrong here!

Once that MS Update software installed, all updates should be through an icon in system tray.

Do you have your SERVICES set correctly? (Automatic Updates and BITS - Background intelligence Transfer) set to Automatic? Also should have AUTO UPDATE (with in System Properties) set to Automatic!

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Post by bphlpt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:34 pm

You say that the pop-up blocker was turned ON, but I believe that you might have better success if the pop-up blocker is turned OFF. I have not used XP in quite awhile, but if for any reason Windows Update was trying to open a pop-up, then it seems likely that having the pop-up blocker turned on might cause it to hang. In fact you might try turning OFF all browser extensions temporarily to see if that makes any difference. You could also try turning off all anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall, again just temporarily, and make sure you are using the standard HOSTS file. Those are all just unproven ideas off the top of my head, so use your best judgement on what to try. The XP uSP4 OS system you are trying to install does work for a large number of people, so keep trying and let us know your results.

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Post by deniz111 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:22 am

GH0st wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Sorry, I have no idea what may be wrong here!

Once that MS Update software installed, all updates should be through an icon in system tray.

Do you have your SERVICES set correctly? (Automatic Updates and BITS - Background intelligence Transfer) set to Automatic? Also should have AUTO UPDATE (with in System Properties) set to Automatic!
yes, both services are set to automatic, auto update is set to automatic
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You say that the pop-up blocker was turned ON, but I believe that you might have better success if the pop-up blocker is turned OFF. I have not used XP in quite awhile, but if for any reason Windows Update was trying to open a pop-up, then it seems likely that having the pop-up blocker turned on might cause it to hang. In fact you might try turning OFF all browser extensions temporarily to see if that makes any difference. You could also try turning off all anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall, again just temporarily, and make sure you are using the standard HOSTS file. Those are all just unproven ideas off the top of my head, so use your best judgement on what to try. The XP uSP4 OS system you are trying to install does work for a large number of people, so keep trying and let us know your results.

Cheers and Regards
thanks
I tried all of these, but nothing changed
the Wİndows Update page still freezes and stays not responding at the point , where it says " checking if your computer has the latest version of windows updating software for use with the website...."
and I have never got anything from automatic updates, after I have made a clean XP SP3 install and then installed uSP4-v3.1b

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Post by harkaz » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:24 am

Open the Task Manager and check for the spupdsvc.exe process.

This process performs post-SP4 installation tasks (configuring .NET Framework base MSI packages) and must complete to use the Windows Update Service. If you restart your computer before the spupdsvc.exe has finished executing these tasks, it will restart. This process will make your computer slower and will take about 20-30 mins to complete. During that time you will not be able to install new applications or update your system.
Windows XP Unofficial SP4 (2014, 2016, and 2019): viewtopic.php?t=10321
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Post by maxtorix » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:35 am

Is it gonna be some Post-SP4 Mini service pack which can contains all updates on every three months as XP Post-SP4 2017 Q1 Pack, of course will be very nice if they are cumulative too?

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Post by Dibya » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:00 am

maxtorix wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:35 am
Is it gonna be some Post-SP4 Mini service pack which can contains all updates on every three months as XP Post-SP4 2017 Q1 Pack, of course will be very nice if they are cumulative too?
I tried to do my own one but i failed . I donot feel bad , i have learned a lot . Special thanks to my dear friend 5eraph . Atlast of the month i will see my pack if i can get it work.

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Post by GH0st » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:19 pm

Good luck, cause, I'm sure Harkaz is to busy to update his uSP4. Its got all the updates thru January 2016, 13 months behind. which is not a big deal as MS will give all the updates.

Would be nice if he does update the pack, if he included the "Microsoft Update Web Control", so MS Update will work on first internet connection

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Re: Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4

Post by deniz111 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:55 am

harkaz wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:24 am
Open the Task Manager and check for the spupdsvc.exe process.

This process performs post-SP4 installation tasks (configuring .NET Framework base MSI packages) and must complete to use the Windows Update Service. If you restart your computer before the spupdsvc.exe has finished executing these tasks, it will restart. This process will make your computer slower and will take about 20-30 mins to complete. During that time you will not be able to install new applications or update your system.
thanks
there is no spupdsvc.exe in the task manager right now
I made the installation more than one month ago, I have been using without updating as I explained in my previous messages
there is no other problem, everything is working fine except windows update

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