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  1. Thanks jaklaz! As usual you find the good references ... I tried everything, to no avail. So I figured the DVD CD-ROM drive itself was dead, and bought a new one. While removing the old DVD, I noticed that the SATA cable connection at the back had somehow worked loose. Perhaps slowly over 5 years of fan vibrations or whatever ... In any case restored the SATA cable connection, and the DVD is back. So, here is the wierdness ... this means that the SATA cable connection was NOT sufficient for Windows XP to recognize the device, but it WAS sufficient for the BIOS to rec
  2. running a 2008 intel mobo with XP sp3 w/ POS Ready thru last year +/- only one DVD/CD-ROM is connected to the mobo BIOS sees DVD/CD-ROM on Sata 1 as HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40, DMA Mode is auto when Windows XP boots it doesn't see the DVD drive device manager devmgmt.msc doesn't show a box for DVD/CD-ROM drives thus I don't have an option to change drive letter, or delete the device so that it can be re-recognized on XP reboot under Hkey Local Machine / Systen / Current Control Set / Control / Class / {4D36E965 E325 11CD BFC1 08002BE10318) there are 24 items onl
  3. Hi -- been a while -- seems simple things get complicated as I get older (arghh) I'm running XPsp3 with POS updates thru approx Aug 2015. For browser, I'm running Firefox 38.1.0 esr. It's running the flash plugin 21b197. I'd like to update FF. Does anyone know if latest FF (45.6.0esr) runs OK in XPsp3+POS? And now for the dumb question (sorry) ... do I need to uninstall the old FF 38.1.0 first? Or, just launch the new exe installer, and install on top of the old installation? or ...? I'd like to save passwords, download history and settings etc if possible. The FF exe insta
  4. sorry if my observations are totally noob and a little out of sync ... there's alot in this thread to catch up on this article (https://www.winhelp.us/microsoft-emet.html) claims EMET 5.2 installs and works in XP-sp3, but it requires a working .NET 4 I seem to recall prior posts talked of removing .NETs, which if that's the case that might be causing a problem with EMET 5.2 installation
  5. @skrell -- I had looked at your final 7z addon, even did an integration and tried to setup a system with it. The setup failed, and as I remember it (http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&p=139998) it was a corrupted ntkrnlmp.ex_. Having the addon 7z was of little use, because you hadn't given us the list of files that were used to build the addon, until now. Going back to the mid August issue (the list is now out of date in case anyone is checking), I built an addon with your list above using dxupac, integrated the addon with a clean XP sp3 hologram source and OnePiece's
  6. @bersaglio -- how do we determine which .NETs are applicable to XP Embedded? I looked at the link you gave -- https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-101-- but the MS lists only updates for Vista SP2, Win7, etc, but none for XP Embedded. Once you have the KB, and go to the KB page, some of them have an MD5 hash for XP Embedded, but I didn't see any links ... On the MS15-xxx bulletin page, there are also updates for different .NETs, 2 and 4 in this case, cross referenced for different security issues. Do you review each KB in detail, and see which ones have a hash value for XP Embed
  7. @heinoganda and atari -- re WSUS page -- solved -- to replicate the request by MS to install some kind of new program for the catalog update page, I found out I had to log on as administrative user -- only then does MS ask to install the new program, after which the catalog update page returns the needed search box. Logon as Admin -- fixed. If I loged on as usual limited user, it gives WSUS screen without search box ... (yea ok it's stupid, but I'm still graduating from win98se, so I figured eventually I had to figure out what this new limited users thing was all about ... then I got used to i
  8. I just tried logging onto https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx-- Last month, the catalog home page offered a search box, where I could enter "XP Embedded" which then returned a table which could be sorted by date, etc. Now, I get a blank screen -- edit -- meaning I get a Microsoft Update Catalog page with no search box or link or anything -- screenshot below my IE8 that is wide open (I use it only for MS) -- it wants to install something called Update Catalog (which for all I know might be free MS-10 Pentagon-NSA spyware system makeover, or whatever ...) It never did
  9. This is a thread on application of POS Ready updates to XP So far none of them have caused any problem, and a whole lot of people have tested them. That noted ... the problem with your Addon is most probably not a rogue POSReady update. (So far, there aren't any.) In other words, your problem can probably be traced to your introduction of a non-POS Ready file. Your problem cannot be replicated by creation of an Addon that uses only POS Ready updates. I've created several, using ONLY POS Ready updates, and all of them have built a stable system.
  10. thanks for feedback w2k4eva -- I'll need some time to open the topic up again, but I wanted to say, I made the list go up and stop at EOS april 2014 because I didn't want to create an overlap with the work being done over on the POSReady thread on XP post-EOS -- also I wanted to share the find for the offline installer for the .NET 3.5 family
  11. a batch scripting question for management of POSReady updates for XP users The MS catalog site gives us a list of "XP Embedded" update files. (BTW, I learned today that a search on "POSReady" and on "XP Embedded" return different file sets. The former returns only system updates, the latter returns system update as well as the .NET updates and some hardware files. The problem is, neither list gives us a MSxx-xxx to track the issue, or a KBnum for when a prior patch is being superceded. I was wondering if there would be a way to write a batch that could help us doign that ... Basically,
  12. There's nice work being done on tracking the post-EOS, POSReady patches for XPsp3. I don't use MS update or "agent" whatever it is, so I just take the MS frog walk through Bill's patchwork paradise. In any case, for noobs like me, the problem comes up, how to get from a hologram CD to the POSReady, regarding the .NETs. So, here's the fruits of my frogwalk through the security bulletins -- starting Jan 2007 through May 2014. XPsp3 came out sometime early 2008. The latest .NET service packs about the same time. The earliest bulletin I found which includes XP SP3 was MS07-040. For the NDPs, I d
  13. 1 In the part where you build 7 cabs for the windows media patches 952069, 954155, 973540, etc. you cabarc the files in the patch folders for WMP9, i.e. move /y wm9\*.* .\ Can I use WMP11 instead of WMP9 with this build? If so, should I use the files for WM11\*.* instead of WM9\*.*? Within each patch, the filenames in the two folders are the same, but the files differ in size. Can I just feed wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe (25meg) into the nLite/RMVi patch/addon section, or does it need a good bit of tweaking by a special inf? 2. Can I just delete the stuff (the magic!! really) that you d
  14. When I build XP (sp3, OnePiece AIO + POSReady, x86 + .Net hassles), XP starts up with indexing service turned on, and during setup or prehaps first logon, XP builds an index for every hard disk it can find (or it sets an index=on tag for all files it can find, according to some set of rules somewhere, ...) When I turn indexing off for a hdd (Explorer > "drive" Properties > General tab > Indexing), it has to scroll through ?hundreds? of files, to reset some indexing attribute. Some files won't allow the "please index me" attribute to be removed. Is there a way to use WINNT.SIF to t
  15. I seem to remember from a few (harhar) years ago that someone had done a driver extraction/driverpack build program, but I can't remember its name, and my search efforts on "driverpack" have failed ... ... it would dig into an existing existing system, pull out all the driver infs and files, and build a heirachy and copy them to a zip file that could be loaded into drivers section of nLite. ... in the meantime, I can use DriverGeniusPro v11, but I have to install and uinstall and yuk ... thanks if you have a better memory than mine! cio peace
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