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  1. WindowsPatchLoader

    @HarryTri : This program is also useful: BatchPatcher Downloader. I like it because it allows me to save a text file containing the download links as well as detailed descriptions of what the updates are. This program will install batches of updates: Batch Patcher. It's not perfect, but it mostly works. I've found that it doesn't work so well if I try to install large numbers of updates; in the future I am planning to group updates by the month they were released and install them in small batches, rebooting after each batch. Another useful utility is Portable Update. It works very well, but is more complicated. It's my preferred way to install batches of updates on Windows 8.1. I've also used it on Windows XP, but the last time I tried it (last month, I believe) it wasn't working.
  2. .NET Framework 4 updates for POSReady 2009 failing...

    You're not alone; I have a very similar problem. My list of updates is similar to yours, but not identical. A few months ago I saw that I needed a bunch of .NET updates, so I downloaded them and installed them using Batch Patcher. When I recently checked for updates again, I saw that Windows thinks that some of the .NET updates I already installed have not been installed. I did some research on this problem, and so far I haven't found any good information explaining why this happens and how to prevent or fix the problem. As a first step, I decided to simplify matters by uninstalling all .NET versions except for .NET Framework 4.0. If I find a solution or any other info that might be helpful, I will let you know.
  3. WindowsPatchLoader

    Today I removed .NET Framework 3.5 from my Windows XP SP3 computer, and now this program no longer works properly. I get the same error as "Guest," who posted on February 19, 2014. Even though WindowsPatchLoader was compiled with .NET Framework 4.0, it seems as though the program might still contain some .NET Framework 3.5 dependencies.
  4. It's probably possible, but I can't say for sure because I don't like Thunderbird and don't use it. However, I do use Claws Mail, and I can tell you that it definitely has that feature.
  5. Actually, I was thinking of the .NET updates listed in this thread. I didn't quote the list because I was trying to keep my post concise, but I guess I left out too much information. Yes, I think you are probably right. The updates most likely would not work "as is"; I would probably have to repackage the updates or somehow trick the OS into installing them, and even then they might not work.
  6. Does anyone know if the .NET Framework 1.1 and/or 2.0 updates work on Windows 2000? EDIT: I am referring to the recently released updates, such as the ones listed here: https://msfn.org/board/topic/171814-posready-2009-updates-ported-to-windows-xp-sp3-enu/?do=findComment&comment=1106194
  7. Well, it appears that my MSE never got the memo, because it updated last week when I had it open. And it did it automatically, which surprised me. I thought I would need to click on the "Update" button. Seriously, though, I think the key phrase above is "on Windows XP". If you are using POSReady 2009 (or the POSReady "hack"), then technically you're not using Windows XP.
  8. Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    The download link that I posted here still works: https://msfn.org/board/topic/175514-microsoft-security-essentials-and-windows-xp/?do=findComment&comment=1148188 Here it is again: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/ftpk/2013/11/mseinstall_6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239.exe If I had a German version of Windows XP SP3, or could somehow fool Windows (via registry tweak?) into thinking that I am running a German version of Windows XP, I might be able to find the download link for the German version of MSE.
  9. modernize ie 6?

    Try SlimBrowser: https://www.slimbrowser.net/ SlimBrowser uses Internet Explorer's Trident rendering engine. I don't like using Internet Explorer, so instead I use SlimBrowser for the rare web sites that don't work right unless you're using some version of IE.
  10. Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    If you know where to look, the official versions are still available. I found this using some "magic" software created by one of our members: Here's the download link by itself: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/ftpk/2013/11/mseinstall_6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239.exe Checksums: MD5: f406bac9cfb876eff01314f18cda746c SHA-1: 6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239 SHA-256: 6b5846385cd3bd3e7b9ddb2f8667c2f927ff17c47d6891b526895614539dbd02 SHA-512: f9d08f0b1e399955e2b0b38b8ddc5f5596f90244d94c858cbc53daa662a2a2d780cfae625d74cb7ad25578c578f5f4100e74bcc9dd249b87e6efe18826fed354 And when the above download link no longer works, the identical file can be downloaded from Filehippo: Microsoft Security Essentials XP 4.4.304 XP
  11. Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Be aware that if you have Automatic Updates turned off that MSE may attempt to re-enable Automatic Updates. I just installed MSE, and right after I did I checked and found that Automatic Updates had been enabled. Thanks to a security program, I was alerted to a potentially suspicious action. Further research led me to suspect that my Automatic Updates configuration may have been tampered with, so I checked and found that Automatic Updates had been re-enabled.
  12. If you have trouble with slow internet, you could always try lubricating the Ethernet cable so the signals can move more easily.
  13. FWIW, I was just looking at this web page: WSUS Offline Update And what did I see at the top of the page? This: So, use of this well-known tool is another possible option (for Office 2007, but previous versions of the tool may be available for earlier versions of Office).
  14. @Vistaboy Give this software a try: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149901-batchpatcher-downloader/
  15. Here's a relevant article on this topic: The truth about Windows 7 and 8.1 'spy patches' KB 3068708, 3022345, 3075249, 3080149 For security reasons, I dislike the idea of not installing updates (it's a bad practice). I've chosen to install updates (minus some optional ones), and to disable telemetry (CEIP). Here's the method I used: Source: How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10 And here's another relevant article: How to Turn Off Telemetry in Windows 7, 8