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1 pointFirst, before making the registry change below, you should download and install Microsoft's updated Windows Installer 4.5 (KB942288-v3) from THIS LINK for Windows XP 32-bit, which is what we assume you have. (The MS article that explains this updated installer is HERE.) Next, copy the text given by @Sebijk (below) to notepad and save it as POSReady.txt Make sure what you copy starts with the "Windows..." line and has two blank lines after the line that ends in "00000001" Rename the file POSReady.txt to POSReady.reg, right-click on it, select "Merge", then "Yes". Reboot the system. =================######================= Direct Links to WU/MU (just in case...): for Windows Update http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate for Microsoft Update http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate =================######================= NOW, sometimes Microsoft Update (MU) takes a long time to get anywhere - sometimes a LONG LONG time. Sometimes even longer than that. When MU takes ages to find anything, stop it, install by hand the Office 2007 Comparability Pack and all Office 2003 updates (they usually don't require rebooting), then the latest IE8 update, then reboot. After that, MU will find all remaining relevant updates fast. If using Windows Update (WU) instead, then the latest IE8 update and a reboot should be enough. Moreover, as both Office 2003 and 2007 are now EoS, the latest IE8 update and a reboot may be enough for both MU and WU. See: <link> , <link> , <link> , and <link> . =================######================= THEN, after you've installed the initial truck-load of updates for POS since 2014, if you want to skip ahead and enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 in your Internet Options - Advanced, go to this < LINK > and follow Heinoganda's instructions. And then you might UNcheck TLS 1.0. But please promise to come back here and slowly and carefully read every page of this thread and take notes because there'll be a test later and it's only 568 pages at this point. =================######================= 'Nuff said!
1 pointEDIT: Yes Audacity 2.3.1 Running on Windows XP x86 @sdfox7 Link
1 pointBeta channel for Adobe Flash Player was updated October 22 to 126.96.36.199, and is confirmed working on Windows XP. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Chrome 45 and newer PPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Chrome 44 and older, and Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe