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About niko32

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  1. I have no windows search on my xp 'cause I removed it with nLite before installation. But You may try to re-register these files: regsvr32 wshom.ocx regsvr32 jscript.dll regsvr32 urlmon.dll and maybe even regsvr32 vbscript.dll ...and see if it works, apparently it helped many people with various search assistant and other strange problems according to this page. It's just a shot in the dark, but it can't hurt to try.
  2. I'm using it via http, and it still works.
  3. I can confirm that error with CDBurnerXP, and yes it's one more time KB4074852's fault. It's worrisome that Microsoft is more and more starting to churn out half-baked updates for POSReady 2009 (XP).
  4. When it comes to search programs, one more recommendation: Everything, when I switched to it, I never looked back. Just envoke it with ctrl+F and find anything instantly. (I'll checkout dencorso's favorites too)
  5. Interesting, I haven't found any issue you've guys have mentioned with KB4056615, but KB4074852 shows mentioned issues. Because these are minor for me, I'm keeping it for now and I'll report possible new ones if they arise.
  6. SD73 and glnz, I didn't have to force install with that switch and both files are new 5.1.2600.7392 versions. I guess it's all about hardware and software diversity, some components get along with it better than the others. So far I haven't had any problems. glnz, with the help of knowledgeable people here, I hope You'll solve yours.
  7. I have installed all available January patches, 2 security and 3 .NET updates, all went fine and is updated to proper version numbers. CPU is Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 (Merom) 2.00GHz, so for now I believe in Intel that this one is not affected with that potential Meltdown+Spectre attack. But where is January Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for WES09 and POSReady 2009, did I miss it somehow? Also, thanks Dencorso for digging out that old hal.dll KB951126 update.
  8. So basically we using FSB Core 2 Duo processors are safe from Spectre & Meltdown security hole and don't even need possible future patch. Thanks Destro for clarifying that.
  9. Nice find @Bersaglio. I was just preparing to download it. And after reading this post, quick registry search showed that I already got it, thanks to informations on this page, probably.
  10. Yes, that might be it. I'm obviously not so good with tables. Thanks, dencorso!
  11. Hm, maybe I haven't sleep enough last night, but I just can't figure out from that post what exactly are those 3 hotfixes. There are so many numbers... @glnz Well, I have noscript, adblock plus and better privacy of those firefox addons, and haven't experienced any of problems with this site You've mentioned. It might be one of other addons or something else.
  12. That's what happens when you don't read enough, thinking you already know everything. I've completely forgot that "WindowsEmbedded" registry key was not at the same place as WEP and WEPOS registry keys. Everything's fine now, POSReady updates showed up almost instantly. Thanks bphlpt, and heinoganda
  13. I've had no time to check it earlier, and sorry I was a little vague. Last updates to that windows XP sp3 are from February 2016: KB3134814 for IE8 and KB3126593 as in pcalvert's case. And system is not able to receive any later POSReady update. Windows Update and Microsoft Update for some reason obviously consider it as XP sp3 instead POSReady, despite the POSReady registry entry. I have installed both updates you have suggested (KB4025252 and KB942288-v3) to no avail. Now I really have no idea what to try next.
  14. Similar problem here with my aunt's laptop. Around February 2016, I've applied POSReady hack to that computer and installed all security updates that were available for POSReady. Now that I'm servicing her laptop, problem has appeared. Now, first thing I've done is removing WEP and WEPOS registry entries as I successfully did long ago with my laptop. I removed those registry entries, but here that didn't work at all, still no POSReady updates. I have tried to remove SoftwareDistribution folder and get it back, nothing works, Windows update, Microsoft Update all the same, just optional Windows XP updates are are offered, same as with pcalvert. Any ideas, guys? Thanks
  15. @glnz Eh good old Spider, haven't seen that program in ages. I just stumbled on that forum post, searching why I don't get MSInfo update, until I remembered that I removed it before installation. @dencorso XP is my only OS on this old laptop, but I often don't wait more than a day or two until You guys try updates out, then I jump in too. So far, much less problems with POSReady updates than there was with XP updates before it. I used to dual boot XP with Arch Linux before, but my old Hard Disk suddenly died and I haven't found enough time and will to go through painstakingly setup of Arch the way I want it.