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liamZ

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  1. Hi, I think I had this problem years ago and it was caused by wrong permissions for the registry hives. Check permissions for the files: C:\Documents and Settings\YourUser\ntuser.dat C:\Documents and Settings\YourUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat They have to be inherited from C:\Documents and Settings\User\ (Full Control to User, System and Administrators)
  2. Interesting!!, I didn't know about this!! Is there a list of available hotfixes for windows xp not included in windows update or even in the catalog?
  3. there's another one: http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/10/windowsxp-kb4048968-x86-embedded-enu_ab6f62f99b8c12c77669875735ee6143d3bc74b7.exe
  4. If you want to speed up WU detection instal first KB4042120 (win32k.sys) and KB4040685 (IE8). That worked for me. By the way, NET4 KB4040962 replaces KB2978125 (system.runtime.remoting.dll)
  5. Anybody knows why KB4039111 is no longer in the catalog?
  6. Thanks for your answer, but no, after disabling all addons it's the same. I installed both to compare and the diference is big. Even opening a folder in the bookmarks toolbar and hovering the mouse through other folders to open them is slower. In a faster computer maybe won't be noticiable but definitely the performance of 45.9 is much better than 52.
  7. Hi, after updating firefox from 45.9 ESR to 52.2 ESR on my old Pentium M laptop with Windows XP, browsing the web is very slow cause the cpu reach 100% a lot. Anybody noticed that? Firefox 52 ESR may be the last version with XP support. Before they drop xp support I used Palemoon, cause it was lighter than firefox, and before that Opera 12, even more lighter. Maybe it's time to go back to IE8?
  8. I think it is safe to remove everything inside that folder. I think the files in that folder were created in case of another service pack SP4. It's been a while since no new updates have been creating it's folder inside $hf_mig$
  9. Hi, in my test virtual machine with Windows XP and just .NET Framework 4, I didn't apply any updates on april. Checking now for updates I get for NET4 KB4014605 and KB4014570. I installed them and recheck for updates and found no more updates. ¿What happened with KB4020510???
  10. Hi, I was an Avast user too, but since it began to cause troubles with Windows update, I moved to Avira. Another thing I realized was that every time an office update went wrong because of avast, it left a bunch of duplicates msp files on my c:\windows\installer folder. Removing them was a time consuming task cause I had to search in the registry what was the real uninstaller for the office patch and delete the others.
  11. Hi, I'm having trouble with windows updates so I had to install them manually. Searching for updates with IE8 I'm getting error: 0x800A0046 And searching updates with the command "wuauclt.exe /detectnow", after svchost at 100% of CPU for a long time, when it stops, the yellow shield icon never appears, and wuauclt.exe closes. I like to tweak my windows xp installation a lot, and my last tweak was to move the "c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution" and "c:\windows\installer" to another drive with hardlinks pointing to them, maybe this is causing the problem, but I don't think so cause I removed everything in the SoftwareDistribution folder and running "wuauclt.exe /detectnow" again recreated everything again.
  12. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-update-release/ UPDATE: 2/15/17: We will deliver updates as part of the planned March Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017. wowww!!! 3 months without any updates on my windows xp pro (posready) !!!!!!
  13. Hi for me, I just installed the updates and after restarting, only classic theme is avalaible. I'm going to restart again and see what happends. edit: after restarting, the desktop is OK again. 8 posready updates plus 4 for office 2010 through windows update, another one KB3197835 wasn't offered, and kb3192321 is installed again.
  14. Hi, thanks for the info. Still strange no superseded info on microsoft catalog for Posready. But now I see that every other OS has the supersede info.
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