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  1. I have XP SP3 updated under the guise of "faux POS" (not all updates applied though) Lately I find some cases - more and more often - of HTTPS sites that : - under XP, won't open in Chrome (nor IE), i.e. using Windows own crypto API - but that - - will open under Firefox - which has its own crypto stuff - even a very old version (3.5) works ! - under Seven, for compare, same sites do open even in Chrome (or, God forbid! IE). An example page there exhibiting the phenomenon : https://www.aidanwoods.com/blog/faulty-login-pages/ Is it expected with fully updated XP SP3 and/or "POS" windows ? Or have I missed a related update ? For reference I have : crypt32.dll version : 5.131.2600.6459 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.131005-0434) and rsaenh.dll : 5.1.2600.6924 (not that I'm half sure those particular dll's are the keys of the problem)...
  2. I got locked in one of those update loops. You know what I mean, probably. My Windows 10 would start an automatic update, then fail, and then reset itself to a previous version. This would happen all of the time. I managed to use one of the methods on this link to successfully do an update: https://www.alphr.com/microsoft/1001411/how-to-fix-windows-update-in-windows-10-if-it-becomes-stuck-1 Now, here is the reason why I am making this post. In case I want to ever do a completely fresh reinstall of Windows 10, I want to know how to do this because the CD (DVD, maybe?) and all I have is the ("OEM"?) sticker with the associated ID numbers.
  3. Hi guys, For about 2 weeks now I have been struggling (no success so far) with a very annoying problem related to Windows Update. Around Jan 10th, I got this thingy - see first screenshot. I have been reading and implementing some solutions found on the Internets, but nothing seems to work. The most common suggestion was to run Windows Update Troubleshooter (wu170509.diagcab), which I did several times, but it did not remove the problem, despite that every time I ran the Troubleshooter I got a success confirmation - see second screenshot. It seems Windows Update is not shot down completely, since I still get some updates, including everyday definition updates for Windows Defender - see third screenshot. My OS system version is Windows 10 x64 Educational, Version 1709, Built 16299.19. No hardware problems or conflicts; no apparent virus or malware infections (scanned with Symantec and NOD32 online scanners). If anyone has a solution, please share it - help is greatly appreciated. I just neither have too much time to tinker with the M$ id*** child, nor a reinstall is an option at the moment. Thanks in advance :-)
  4. Yep, another program that helps to prevent Windows 10 from automatically update. this one comes from NoVirusThanks, a software developer that gave the world a few programs like Exe Radar Pro. that I've read a lot good about on security-related sites. Some might find it handy. http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/win-update-stop/ Personally I didn't test. It says it supports all 32/64 bit Windows from XP to 10, but I find Win7 built-in tools for that purpose quite better than the one in Win 10 Wilders Security thread (quite brief at the moment of posting).
  5. Reports I saw on the internet so far: 1 reported getting that error message or a similar error message on an X58 platform! Another reported the same or similar error message with an Athlon II! And now a report from one with an Ivy Bridge! This thread is related to this thread:
  6. About 5 months ago my computer refused to install Visual C++ Redistributable 2015. After a bit of troubleshooting I found out that the cause was that windows was not up to date. So I go to update windows and it says that my computer has never been updated before and gives me Error code 80004002 when I try to update. I tried using Windows update downloader but when I click on any of the updates it says "The update is not applicable to your computer." What should I do? Not being able to install Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 prevents me from playing a lot of my favorite games. Should I just go out and buy a new copy of windows or what?
  7. I don't know if you saw this, but there are two new updates for XP, for XML Core services and GDI: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40919 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41715
  8. OK, so, many packs and packages exist to enhance 98SE beyond its original state and well beyond its fully-Microsoft-updated state at this point. 98SE2ME 98SESP3 (3.55 as of this writing) There are other minor packages like NUSB and such but I'm mainly talking about the larger packs here. The point: what ones do you install to get an optimal setup of 98SE these days? My current belief is that 98SESP3 contains the most useful things in 98SE2ME and 98SE2ME is largely useless unless you want some niche changes, but you could perform those yourself manually. I may be wrong, which is why I'm asking here. At one point I'd installed both on one system, and I'm not entirely sure what I created by doing that - I was largely ignorant of the specific changes of 98SESP3 at the time (not that I know them all now, but I understand far better). I don't recall what order I installed them in, but it worked alright in 99.9% of cases but seemed unstable/incompatible with a few things once in a while (though that could just be more 98SE being flaky on me than the packs). If you know of any other enhancements please let me know of them, including the above two major changes I am aware of: RP9 NUSB (is this included in SP3?) KernelEx 98MP10 (I don't care for this myself but it's a cool achievement) I may have forgotten some due to it being a few years since I was fully immersed in the 9x community last, so forgive me if I missed your favorite or your personal project in my little list. Currently this is what I'm doing on 98SE systems: Install 98SE. Install NUSB to get access to flash drive for data transfer. Install SP3. I'm about to set up another of my 9x boxes (Toshiba Libretto 110CT) over again and I want to know if there's something I could be doing better or something I'm missing out on.
  9. Hi, I've been looking to install 2K in a VM and want to have the most updated system as possible. I've been searching everywhere for an installer for the 2K Rollups from user tomasz86 among others, but all I can find are old threads on here and at RyanVM.net, dead links to Google Drive, and some other users' sites which are spottily preserved on Internet Archive. I don't see much of anything newer than 2012 or so. Tomasz' windows2000.tk page is still up, but you have to download all the updates manually and it's very tedious. I thought I had seen screenshots of a Rollup installer awhile back on http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/152194-discontinued-update-rollup-2-for-windows-2000/ but even in the page title it says that the project is discontinued. What's the status of this? Is the project dead? Am I missing something, some other way to download the updater?
  10. Windows Update MiniTool Source: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64939-Windows-Update-MiniTool?p=1137285&viewfull=1 Valid from Win2000 to Win10 (x86/x64) An alternative to the standard Windows Update What you can do: • Check for updates • Download updates • Installing Updates • Deleting installed updates • Hiding unwanted updates • Get direct links to the *.cab / *.Exe / *.Psf update files • View update history • Configure Automatic Updates Download the latest version of WUMT , developer link Windows Update Mini Tool How to make a selection with the color updates in the list Create in a folder with the program file wumt_config.ini. Prescribe it the following code (example) wumt_lang.ini just put into folder with exe Original on Russian Arabic (translation abbodi1406) - outdated Bulgarian (translation ExaFlop) - outdated Chinese (translation IThome) - outdated English (translation Mr.X) French (translation Soulfate) - outdated German (translation Kowski) - outdated Hungarian (translation Fowler) - outdated Italian (translation Freddyfre) Korean (translation yukiki99) - outdated Polish (translation Mr.T) - outdated Portuguese (Brazil) (translation SCBrigth) - outdated Portuguese (Portugal) (translation fLOW) - outdated Spanish (Argentina) (translation enesalpa) - outdated Turkish (translation Murat5038) - outdated Ukrainian (translation THEOS) - outdated Q: Where to download updates? A: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution \ Download Q: What is the mode Offline? A: Updates will be checked from the file wsusscn2.cab, which must be placed in the program folder. Download the file here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/926464 Q: What is the automatic mode? A: Sets the mode of service the Windows Update. Disabled - No updates are checked, not downloaded, not installed. Auto - Updates checked, downloaded and installed automatically. Just download - Update are checked, downloaded but not installed. After downloading, issued a notice. Notification Mode - updates only checked if there is a new update notification is issued.Nothing is downloaded or installed. Scheduled - Updates will be installed at the specified time.
  11. It would seem that the Windows/Microsoft Update site is a little bit broken. I noticed this recently and first thought that it was just a problem with Windows 2000. But it seems to be affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 as well. All of the affected OS's give that same error message, with IE6 and Microsoft Update on Windows 2000, and IE8 and Microsoft Update on XP and Server 2003. Strangely enough, it would seem that the older (I think) Windows Update client still works, at least that is the case on my main computer running Windows XP x64. Has anyone else noticed this issue?
  12. I understand that Neptune was supposed to be the consumer version of 2000. With that being said I want to see If there is a registry entry which will trick Windows Update into applying 2000 updates. Does anyone know of a registry hack? I would really love to get an updated Neptune just to get an idea of what could have been a great consumer version of 2000.
  13. I came across this nice update released for Windows 7 SP1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386 that adds the ability to Windows 7 (like Windows 8) to delete outdated/superseded Windows updates by using a new option in the Disk Cleanup wizard. Edit: Looks like MagicAndre knows about it already: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/10/07/breaking-news-reduce-the-size-of-the-winsxs-directory-and-free-up-disk-space-with-a-new-update-for-windows-7-sp1-clients.aspx
  14. Hi, I've tried nLite and have got it to work rather ok. Still learning though. I started with XP Pro SP2 and integrated SP3. Works ok. Then I started to integrate updates. And there is my question :I get a difference in "Installed programs" If I make a regular update from MS Web I get about 120 entries in " Installed programs" regarding updates. Then I have downloaded the same updates and integreated them in nLite and made a nLite installation. (Some updates seemed difficult so I didn't integrate them. I made them manually afterwards).When the program runs I can see that it handles update after update, so it looks ok. But when I look in " Installed programs" after that type of installation I can see only 17 entries regarding updates. If I go back to MS web after the nLite installation and do a normally update it finds about ten updates that should be applied. Is this normal? Have the updates been installed but not showing up in "Installed programs"? I've tried it twice, looks the same, no error messages. Thanks in advance!
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