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  1. Microsoft Catalog still works, but almost all updates described as "Security update for Windows XP" only have been removed from the list. You can find updates for drivers, dotnet, IE8, Windows Media, XP Embedded, POSReady, Windows Server 2003 and XP…
  2. Maybe that script is too dumb to understand that you have installed system on drive D: ;-)
  3. It looks like your old PC is going to die so they're definitely hardware issues. However, you can do some things with your software: 1. Lower refresh rate for 1600x1200 resolution. 2. Turn off hardware acceleration in your browser. 3. Download MSI Afterburner and underclock settings for your graphic card. 4. Underclock your CPU in BIOS settings. For more helpful hints you should visit some hardware oriented forum, I think.
  4. It doesn't prove anything. You DID try to connect via HTTPS. You should see "403 - Forbidden: Access is denied" when connected to http://update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx However, I still don't know why are you trying to connect to that very page. Where did you get it?
  5. Currently there are problems with both https://update.microsoft.com and https://widowsupdate.microsoft.com pages or subdomains. Firefox 52.9 also cannot connect or reports SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER error. Only Catalog seems to work OK.
  6. I have no problem with Windows XP fully updated with POSReady updates. Just opened the site and downloaded one file. Maybe you have connected to https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx (Catalog for newer systems) or to https://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx (Windows Update site) rather than to https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/
  7. AFAIK some sites allow either TLS 1.2 with strongest cipher suites (Elliptic Curves etc.) or TLS 1.3 only. Internet standards for TLS 1.0 (RFC 2246) and for TLS 1.1 (RFC 4346) are marked as HISTORIC now so they shouldn't be used any more.
  8. I think, that some moderator should split OT messages (including ours) to separate threads. I won't comment searching capabilites, some things are really better searchable with Google and search limited to site:msfn.org
  9. I tested plugin on Yandex full installer for version and had NO problems. Maybe Russian devs went Mozilla way in newer builds. Mozilla uses zip files with central directory moved to the beginning of the archive.
  10. The pak file is a simple archive containing uncompressed files, similar to tar. HTML files are mostly gzipped, some large js or css files may be gzipped as well. I guess, that resources.pak may contain different resources for different operation systems and for different languages. The latest 360Chrome may have less resources as it seems to support only Windows 10 (or 8+). You can download this 7zip plugin: https://www.tc4shell.com/en/7zip/grit7z/ and try to open pak files from Yandex in 7zfm. The pak archive doesn't contain any file names or sizes and the plugin seems to use some heuristics to determine sizes - sum of all the reconstructed files is greater than the pak file size. Some files may stay unrecognized - they have dat extension.
  11. Thanks for your efforts. I think that there are still many things possible to find as long as there are interested Windows XP users.
  12. I installed Windows XP SP3 integrated with all patches for XP, then changed the system to POSReady and installed POSReady patches from Windows Update. I was aware that some XP patches were re-released (see v2 in filenames?) and I wouldn't integrate POSReady patches in any case because they weren't checked as intensively as XP patches.
  13. What update do you mean? I have installed kb4034775, kb4493796 and kb4493795 (for Excel) - and dlls 4.0.9801.x are registered with no problem.
  14. It's a zip archive containing files from currently installed Firefox extensions. It is created to make the browser startup faster. There is NO private info there. If you delete it on your browser close, it will be created again on the browser start, so deleting is just a waste of time. However, you may need to delete the startup cache it if you have problems with some extension or if you hack extensions on your own.

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