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jsc1973

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  1. jsc1973

    It's Patch Tuesday! You Know What That Means!

    All three of the updates this month for Windows Server 2003 x64 will install without any problem on XP x64 if you download them and install them manually. No need for the hacked update.exe to install anything this month.
  2. jsc1973

    It's Patch Tuesday! You Know What That Means!

    Thanks. He knew the answer. Just needed a patched version of update.exe that ignored MS's block.
  3. The patched update.exe seems to have done the trick. The update installed and is actually listed in my list of updates as a "Windows XP" update! I guess Microsoft isn't going to let anyone on XP x64 install it the easy way unless they have paid support, though. I know there's a risk to doing this, but this isn't a mission-critical machine, anyway. Just a laptop I use when I'm away from the big iron, to go online and stuff with. If it were, I'd just update it to 7. Guess I'll just keep doing this once a month until July of next year. Thanks for the help!
  4. Is there any chance of getting all of the Windows Server 2003 x64 updates onto XP x64? Someone just suggested I ask my question in this thread, and TIA for any help. Earlier today, I attempted to download the three available updates for Server '03 and install them manually onto my XP x64 laptop. I had no trouble with MS14-026 (using the .NET 2.0 version; I don't have 4.0 installed so I didn't try that one) or 029. However, MS14-027 failed. A check of the .inf files inside the update revealed that Microsoft put in a block in "update_SP2QFE.inf" that prevents it from installing on XP x64: [Prereq.XPAMDInstallBlock.Section] PresentOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000 NotEqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000,!=,"WinNT" Display_String="%WrongProductMessage%" Is this update legitimately not suitable for XP x64 for some reason, or is Microsoft just being a PITA about it? And if it's the latter, how hard would it be to hack it to run? Would like to keep this machine on XP x64 as long as I can. It's a Dell Inspiron 1545 with a T9800, and it can run 7, but feels like it's running in mud compared to XP x64.
  5. jsc1973

    It's Patch Tuesday! You Know What That Means!

    I've been lurking around here for years, and I figured I'd have to sign up to ask about this... Anyway, I've got an older laptop that I installed XP Pro x64 on, and seeing as how it's basically the same as Server 2003 x64, I tried downloading yesterday's updates for that and installing them manually. MS14-029 and 026 installed with no problems at all, but 027 failed. A check of the .inf files inside the update revealed that Microsoft put in a block in "update_SP2QFE.inf" that prevents it from installing on XP x64: [Prereq.XPAMDInstallBlock.Section] PresentOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000 NotEqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000,!=,"WinNT" Display_String="%WrongProductMessage%" I can't figure out why they'd allow the other two updates and block this one. Is this one really not pertinent to XP x64, and blocked because it would break the system, or is it just Microsoft making things difficult? I'm sure someone here knows.
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