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  1. A while ago I did some google search about WUMT. The developer of the tool is said to be elusive and avoids publicity. The Russian forum mentioned above seems to be the original source of WUMT and the thread on My Digital Life followed. There are two verions of WUMT: 20.12.2016 - supports XP -> Win10 07.01.2020 - supports Win10 only Major Geeks replaced v20.12.2016 with v07.01.2020 early this year and does not have the older version available for download any more. Windows Update Offline Scan File wsusscn2.cab is updated from time to time and includes lists of all available
  2. Using an old version of WSUS Offline might not be the best idea. Here is the procedure used to create the clean installation ISO with all updates which works with MSO 2007 Enterprise Edition. If you have another edition the steps are probably similar, just the files are different. 1) MSO 2007 Base installer (Enterprise Edition with Volume License): en_office_enterprise_2007_dvd_vl_x12-19574.iso Extract the contents of this file to a dedicated directory (called Network Installation Point), let's say: D:\MSO12 You can use 7-Zip to extract the files: 7z x -oD:\MSO12 f
  3. You are using an obsolete reg file. Here is the proper one: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\POSReady] "Installed" = dword: 00000001 There must be a single blank line after the first line. Use Windows to create the file, do not use Linux, it's just more headaches, testing, etc.. For instance, Gedit in Linux creates two blank lines instead of one. Here is more information about reg file format: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/310516/how-to-add-modify-or-delete-registry-subkeys-and-values-by-using-a-reg Btw, you can also use Clonezill
  4. According to Major Geeks (see the page mentioned in my post): "The tool relies and uses the same WU infrastructure, all downloading is through WU." So if you run WUMT on an XP machine with POSReady updates enabled you will get the same updates as you would get running Windows Updates in IE8.
  5. It doesn't matter with XP, but for Win10 there is a newer utility inspired by WUMT available: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr/
  6. I have found a solution: Windows Update Mini Tool. You can use it in Online Mode or even in Offline Mode. All POSReady updates are supported until 2019-Apr-05 (KB4500331 from May is missing). 1) The utility can copy KB file names to the clipboard using the same format as Microsoft Update Catalog. You need to click the button marked in blue at the screenshot below: This way you will get a text file similar to this one: [ Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572) ] http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2009/03/windowsxp-kb956572-x86-enu_a2463f4
  7. Does anyone have any experience using WSUS Offline Update application with POSReady enabled XP? Apparently WSUS ESR versions have support for XP and Vista. The last v9.2.6 ESR was released on 2019-Nov-08. I'm trying to find a way to automatically pull all the updates for the clean installation of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and store them on the hard drive. Microsoft's Windows Updates were still working when I last checked on Friday (2019-Nov-16). WSUS Offline Update can be found here: http://download.wsusoffline.net XP support of ESR versions was mentioned in the third post
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    nLite Reference Guide

    nLite will work just fine with the original .Net v2.0 SP2, there is no need to update or install any higher version: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=1639
  9. It is from 2019-Jan-04. I like to manually check MSFT Update Catalogue once a week or so: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx https://postimg.cc/k6FZmcpw You need to sort this column to get the latest updates shown on top: https://postimg.cc/6Ttghk8P
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    Removing WMP

    I have had another look at Last Session.ini in nLite and it turns out I forgot to remove Media Center component (Components - Multimedia). This could possibly explain why Microsoft Update picks up those two old high priority updates. Both updates are included in XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack_10-10-17.7z and if they are missing it most likely means that they were removed by nLite during integration process. In that case it should be ok to simply ignore them. I use Linux for every day computing and only need Windows to run a few applications (Excel, income tax software, etc). I decided to build
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    Removing WMP

    I have removed WMP and WMP 6.4 but Microsoft Update picks up the following high priority updates from 2011 as missing. They are both for WMP: KB 2479943 KB 2619339 I'm not sure about the best practices in such a case, whether it's better to ignore or install those updates? The XP was built from the following packages and then manually updated with a few KB*.exe files for the last few weeks. The system is lean and works perfectly. It's just over 3.3 GB (including 2 GB default pagefile.sys). XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack_10-10-17.7z XPSP3_QFE_POSReady_Addon_20171115_5er.7z YumeY
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    Removing WMP

    Is it safe to completely remove Windows Media Player and later replace it with more modern alternative (like VLC), or are there going to be some side effects (error pop-ups, missing buttons in Windows Explorer, etc).
  13. I have replaced Harkaz's USP4 with XPSP3 QFE Update Pack and everything works ok now, there is nothing missing. I have actually removed even more components and made more tweaks in nLite than I originally did with USP4. Harkaz's USP4 is a "service pack" so it doesn't require any third party utilities for integration into SP3 source, it can be easily done from the command line (as shown in the first post). XPSP3 QFE Update Pack, on the other hand, is an "update pack" and can only be integrated using nLite or RVMi, so all testing must be done using those two utilities. Unlike USP4, XPSP3
  14. Thanks for your suggestion and the link. I have created a new USP4 installation, this time using nLite only, so the integration of SP4 into SP3 was done by nLite and not from the command line. Unfortunately this didn't solve any of the problems described in the first post.
  15. Update: I have run nLite with the same settings on SP3 source (created from the same iso file) and all components are present after XP installation. So the problem seems to be poor interaction between Harkaz's Unofficial SP4 and nLite, at least with my particular configuration. I'll try another SP3 update pack instead.
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