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Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

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13 hours ago, ImWolf said:

OK.....  Thanks for the quick reply.

Is there a way to edit the SP# displayed by "my computer" just for appearances sake without creating compatibility issues?

No.

But you can use some other field.

Like - say - the OEM fields:

https://www.askvg.com/add-customized-strings-oem-information-and-logo-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-xp/

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I came across this YT video , I hope it's useful !

 

 

Cheers !

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I have 2 machines currently running a version of the SP4 update. On my office machine I already had a SP3 install, so I simply double clicked the USP4-v3.1b-x86-ENU.exe file to update. On a separate machine I was doing a fresh install, so I slipstreamed this file into the installation files (of XP Pro SP3), and then used "Slipstream.bat" to update those install files again with the "PostSP4-May19" package.

Soon, I will be replacing the MB on my office machine, so I will need to do a complete re-install of XP. I have been attempting to create the install ISO with nLite once again, but for some reason I am not able to integrate the May19 updates as I have done in the past. I have created a directory for the install files, and then used nLite to add the USP4-v3.1b service pack, and this seems to work just fine. However, after I extract the zip and use "slipstream.bat" to modify this install directory then nLite will no longer open the files for further use.

At this point, nLite throws a dialog box at me saying "Unhandled exception has occured.....   Length cannot be less than zero.....   Parameter name:length"

I tried using the "slipstream.bat" routine both while nLite was still active and had just updated the Service Pack, and after shutting nLite down. I have tried this on both machines (currently running XP SP4) with the same results.

Last night I D/L again the newest package from Harkaz Google drive. The package includes a new file called "WindowsXP-SP4EOS-Rollup.exe", and extracts into a directory named "Update Rollup for Live Installations". There is no "readme" file included, so I'm not sure if this exe file should be slipstreamed into the installation files using nLite, or if it is intended to be run as a stand alone update after the setup (with USP4-v3.1b only). This latest "Rollup" is stamped Dec. 26, 2019.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Wolf

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On 3/15/2020 at 3:51 PM, ImWolf said:

I have 2 machines currently running a version of the SP4 update. On my office machine I already had a SP3 install, so I simply double clicked the USP4-v3.1b-x86-ENU.exe file to update. On a separate machine I was doing a fresh install, so I slipstreamed this file into the installation files (of XP Pro SP3), and then used "Slipstream.bat" to update those install files again with the "PostSP4-May19" package.

Soon, I will be replacing the MB on my office machine, so I will need to do a complete re-install of XP. I have been attempting to create the install ISO with nLite once again, but for some reason I am not able to integrate the May19 updates as I have done in the past. I have created a directory for the install files, and then used nLite to add the USP4-v3.1b service pack, and this seems to work just fine. However, after I extract the zip and use "slipstream.bat" to modify this install directory then nLite will no longer open the files for further use.

At this point, nLite throws a dialog box at me saying "Unhandled exception has occured.....   Length cannot be less than zero.....   Parameter name:length"

I tried using the "slipstream.bat" routine both while nLite was still active and had just updated the Service Pack, and after shutting nLite down. I have tried this on both machines (currently running XP SP4) with the same results.

Last night I D/L again the newest package from Harkaz Google drive. The package includes a new file called "WindowsXP-SP4EOS-Rollup.exe", and extracts into a directory named "Update Rollup for Live Installations". There is no "readme" file included, so I'm not sure if this exe file should be slipstreamed into the installation files using nLite, or if it is intended to be run as a stand alone update after the setup (with USP4-v3.1b only). This latest "Rollup" is stamped Dec. 26, 2019.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Wolf

nLiteError.jpg

Same thing happened to me!

If you patch the files before creating the ISO, the ISO gets made but it freezes during install.

When I try the single EXE after just SP4, it freezes on reboot as well.

Seems others have had this problem, too: https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157225#p157225

There seems to be a reference that the "Christmas update" fixes it but I only see a May 2019 download not a December 2019 one.

These are the updates included in the post-SP4 update pack:

KB2926765 KB4025218 KB4339291 KB4493435-IE8
KB3126587 KB4025398 KB4339854 KB4493563
KB3139398 KB4025409 KB4340937 KB4493790
KB3139914 KB4025497 KB4457163 KB4493793
KB3140709 KB4034044 KB4458000 KB4493794
KB3149090 KB4034775 KB4458001 KB4493795
KB3161949 KB4039384 KB4458003 KB4493796
KB3170455 KB4041995 KB4458006 KB4493797
KB3183431 KB4047211 KB4458318 KB4493927
KB3185911 KB4052303 KB4459091 KB4494059
KB3196718 KB4056564-v2 KB4462935 KB4494528
KB3197835 KB4056941 KB4463103 KB4495022
KB3198510 KB4089082 KB4463573 KB4500331
KB4012583 KB4089175 KB4467689
KB4012584 KB4089453-v2 KB4467770
KB4014652 KB4089694 KB4470118
KB4014794 KB4091756 KB4473077
KB4018466 KB4101477 KB4486463
KB4018556-v2 KB4130957 KB4486465
KB4019204 KB4230467 KB4486468
KB4019276 KB4291391 KB4486536
KB4022746 KB4293928 KB4486538
KB4022747 KB4294413 KB4487990
KB4024323 KB4338381 KB4489493
KB4024402 KB4339284 KB4489973
KB4489977
KB4490228
KB4490501
KB4491443
KB4493341

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18 hours ago, Dylan Cruz said:

KB2926765 KB4025218 KB4339291 KB4493435-IE8
KB3126587 KB4025398 KB4339854 KB4493563
KB3139398 KB4025409 KB4340937 KB4493790
KB3139914 KB4025497 KB4457163 KB4493793
KB3140709 KB4034044 KB4458000 KB4493794
KB3149090 KB4034775 KB4458001 KB4493795
KB3161949 KB4039384 KB4458003 KB4493796
KB3170455 KB4041995 KB4458006 KB4493797
KB3183431 KB4047211 KB4458318 KB4493927
KB3185911 KB4052303 KB4459091 KB4494059
KB3196718 KB4056564-v2 KB4462935 KB4494528
KB3197835 KB4056941 KB4463103 KB4495022
KB3198510 KB4089082 KB4463573 KB4500331
KB4012583 KB4089175 KB4467689
KB4012584 KB4089453-v2 KB4467770
KB4014652 KB4089694 KB4470118
KB4014794 KB4091756 KB4473077
KB4018466 KB4101477 KB4486463
KB4018556-v2 KB4130957 KB4486465
KB4019204 KB4230467 KB4486468
KB4019276 KB4291391 KB4486536
KB4022746 KB4293928 KB4486538
KB4022747 KB4294413 KB4487990
KB4024323 KB4338381 KB4489493
KB4024402 KB4339284 KB4489973
KB4489977
KB4490228
KB4490501
KB4491443
KB4493341

These are the reported post-4 updates that I didn't have and didn't install:

KB2926765
KB3126587
KB4018556-v2
KB4022746
KB4025398
KB4034044
KB4230467
KB4293928

KB4338381
KB4339284
KB4339291
KB4339854
KB4340937

KB4458003
KB4493435-IE8

Looking into these now.

Other than that, in theory that should be everything... ? Of course, maybe harkaz is wrong and there were other updates, not sure where that list above came from exactly.

Too bad WU is broken and I can't check for sure! I do see them all in add/remove in control panel though.

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Here's my final rundown, with notes:

Seems like everything installed! I did a brief random sampling trying to hit all the bases and it seems they are all there in Add/Remove Programs +Show Updates. Beats me why nLite was incapable of making it work. It literally errored out on all of them. DISM isn't in XP so I'm not sure how else to slipstream these post-SP4 updates. Waiting for an SP5, hopefully...

Post-SP4 updates list

Part 1: Normal updates (only?)
 Installing KB3126587
 Installing KB3139398
 Installing KB3139914
 Installing KB3140709
 Installing KB3149090
 Installing KB3161949
 Installing KB3170455
 Installing KB3183431
 Installing KB3185911
 Installing KB3196718
 Installing KB3197835
 Installing KB3198510
 Installing KB4012583
 Installing KB4012584
 Installing KB4012598 (WannaCry)
 Installing KB4014652
 Installing KB4014794
 Installing KB4018466
 Installing KB4019204
 Installing KB4019276
 Installing KB4022747
 Installing KB4024323
 Installing KB4024402
 Installing KB4025218
 Installing KB4025409
 Installing KB4025497
 Installing KB4034775
 Installing KB4039384
 Installing KB4041995
 Installing KB4047211
 Installing KB4052303
 Installing KB4056564
 Installing KB4056941
 Installing KB4089082
 Installing KB4089175
 Installing KB4089453
 Installing KB4089694
 Installing KB4091756
 Installing KB4101477
 Installing KB4130957
 Installing KB4291391
 Installing KB4294413
 Installing KB4457163
 Installing KB4458000
 Installing KB4458001
 Installing KB4458006
 Installing KB4458318
 Installing KB4459091
 Installing KB4462935
 Installing KB4463103
 Installing KB4463573
 Installing KB4467689
 Installing KB4467770
 Installing KB4470118
 Installing KB4473077
 Installing KB4486463
 Installing KB4486465 (Thought to be problematic, as part of post-SP4 update pack, but seems not to be?)
 Installing KB4486468
 Installing KB4486536
 Installing KB4486538
 Installing KB4487990
 Installing KB4489493
 Installing KB4489973
 Installing KB4489977
 Installing KB4490228
 Installing KB4490501
 Installing KB4491443
 Installing KB4493341
 Installing KB4493563
 Installing KB4493790
 Installing KB4493793
 Installing KB4493794
 Installing KB4493795
 Installing KB4493796
 Installing KB4493797
 Installing KB4493927
 Installing KB4494059
 Installing KB4494528
 Installing KB4495022
 Installing KB4500331 (2019 RDP patch)
 == Press any key to restart ==

Part 2: POS updates only
KB2926765
KB3126587
KB4018556-v2
KB4022746
KB4025398
KB4034044
KB4230467
KB4293928

KB4338381
KB4339284
KB4339291
KB4339854
KB4340937

KB4458003
KB4493435-IE8

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This is for users who have installed the unofficial SP4, but NOT the post-SP4 update pack because it does NOT work. Until there's an SP4 or the update pack is re-released without bugs, we are on our own after SP4.

I compiled this after looking through all the purported post-SP4 update pack updates and running my own update scripts. All the update packs are missing the WannaCry update for some reason, so I threw that in obviously for the sake of completeness. So, I guess the post-SP4 update pack was incomplete to begin with - here is the list of all updates needed after SP4 (should be, but I could be missing something, too... please let me know if so)

No reg patch needed to install POS updates. Just use a batch script to install everything and reboot. Hoping there's a good way to slipstream this but for an online update this isn't terrible...

Post-SP4 updates list

Part 1: Normal updates (only?)
 Installing KB3126587
 Installing KB3139398
 Installing KB3139914
 Installing KB3140709
 Installing KB3149090
 Installing KB3161949
 Installing KB3170455
 Installing KB3183431
 Installing KB3185911
 Installing KB3196718
 Installing KB3197835
 Installing KB3198510
 Installing KB4012583
 Installing KB4012584
 Installing KB4012598 (WannaCry)
 Installing KB4014652
 Installing KB4014794
 Installing KB4018466
 Installing KB4019204
 Installing KB4019276
 Installing KB4022747
 Installing KB4024323
 Installing KB4024402
 Installing KB4025218
 Installing KB4025409
 Installing KB4025497
 Installing KB4034775
 Installing KB4039384
 Installing KB4041995
 Installing KB4047211
 Installing KB4052303
 Installing KB4056564
 Installing KB4056941
 Installing KB4089082
 Installing KB4089175
 Installing KB4089453
 Installing KB4089694
 Installing KB4091756
 Installing KB4101477
 Installing KB4130957
 Installing KB4291391
 Installing KB4294413
 Installing KB4457163
 Installing KB4458000
 Installing KB4458001
 Installing KB4458006
 Installing KB4458318
 Installing KB4459091
 Installing KB4462935
 Installing KB4463103
 Installing KB4463573
 Installing KB4467689
 Installing KB4467770
 Installing KB4470118
 Installing KB4473077
 Installing KB4486463
 Installing KB4486465 (Thought to be problematic, as part of post-SP4 update pack, but seems not to be?)
 Installing KB4486468
 Installing KB4486536
 Installing KB4486538
 Installing KB4487990
 Installing KB4489493
 Installing KB4489973
 Installing KB4489977
 Installing KB4490228
 Installing KB4490501
 Installing KB4491443
 Installing KB4493341
 Installing KB4493563
 Installing KB4493790
 Installing KB4493793
 Installing KB4493794
 Installing KB4493795
 Installing KB4493796
 Installing KB4493797
 Installing KB4493927
 Installing KB4494059
 Installing KB4494528
 Installing KB4495022
 Installing KB4500331 (2019 RDP patch)
 == Press any key to restart ==

Part 2: POS updates only
KB2926765
KB3126587
KB4018556-v2
KB4022746
KB4025398
KB4034044
KB4230467
KB4293928

KB4338381
KB4339284
KB4339291
KB4339854
KB4340937

KB4458003
KB4493435-IE8

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On 8/7/2020 at 11:56 AM, Dylan Cruz said:

This is for users who have installed the unofficial SP4, but NOT the post-SP4 update pack because it does NOT work. Until there's an SP4 or the update pack is re-released without bugs, we are on our own after SP4.

I compiled this after looking through all the purported post-SP4 update pack updates and running my own update scripts. All the update packs are missing the WannaCry update for some reason, so I threw that in obviously for the sake of completeness. So, I guess the post-SP4 update pack was incomplete to begin with - here is the list of all updates needed after SP4 (should be, but I could be missing something, too... please let me know if so)

No reg patch needed to install POS updates. Just use a batch script to install everything and reboot. Hoping there's a good way to slipstream this but for an online update this isn't terrible...

Post-SP4 updates list

Part 1: Normal updates (only?)
 Installing KB3126587
 Installing KB3139398
 Installing KB3139914
 Installing KB3140709
 Installing KB3149090
 Installing KB3161949
 Installing KB3170455
 Installing KB3183431
 Installing KB3185911
 Installing KB3196718
 Installing KB3197835
 Installing KB3198510
 Installing KB4012583
 Installing KB4012584
 Installing KB4012598 (WannaCry)
 Installing KB4014652
 Installing KB4014794
 Installing KB4018466
 Installing KB4019204
 Installing KB4019276
 Installing KB4022747
 Installing KB4024323
 Installing KB4024402
 Installing KB4025218
 Installing KB4025409
 Installing KB4025497
 Installing KB4034775
 Installing KB4039384
 Installing KB4041995
 Installing KB4047211
 Installing KB4052303
 Installing KB4056564
 Installing KB4056941
 Installing KB4089082
 Installing KB4089175
 Installing KB4089453
 Installing KB4089694
 Installing KB4091756
 Installing KB4101477
 Installing KB4130957
 Installing KB4291391
 Installing KB4294413
 Installing KB4457163
 Installing KB4458000
 Installing KB4458001
 Installing KB4458006
 Installing KB4458318
 Installing KB4459091
 Installing KB4462935
 Installing KB4463103
 Installing KB4463573
 Installing KB4467689
 Installing KB4467770
 Installing KB4470118
 Installing KB4473077
 Installing KB4486463
 Installing KB4486465 (Thought to be problematic, as part of post-SP4 update pack, but seems not to be?)
 Installing KB4486468
 Installing KB4486536
 Installing KB4486538
 Installing KB4487990
 Installing KB4489493
 Installing KB4489973
 Installing KB4489977
 Installing KB4490228
 Installing KB4490501
 Installing KB4491443
 Installing KB4493341
 Installing KB4493563
 Installing KB4493790
 Installing KB4493793
 Installing KB4493794
 Installing KB4493795
 Installing KB4493796
 Installing KB4493797
 Installing KB4493927
 Installing KB4494059
 Installing KB4494528
 Installing KB4495022
 Installing KB4500331 (2019 RDP patch)
 == Press any key to restart ==

Part 2: POS updates only
KB2926765
KB3126587
KB4018556-v2
KB4022746
KB4025398
KB4034044
KB4230467
KB4293928

KB4338381
KB4339284
KB4339291
KB4339854
KB4340937

KB4458003
KB4493435-IE8

Beware...

Do NOT install KBs 4019276 and 4459091 or you will completely break Microsoft Office encryption and who knows what else. That being said, these bring TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support to XP, but you can get them with other browsers like Firefox/New Moon anyways so it's the lesser of two evils for me

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1 hour ago, Dylan Cruz said:

Do NOT install KBs 4019276 and 4459091 or you will completely break Microsoft Office encryption and who knows what else. That being said, these bring TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support to XP, but you can get them with other browsers like Firefox/New Moon anyways so it's the lesser of two evils for me

Wouldn't tell to uninstall. Some programs relies on windows' own crypto lib and the benefit far outweight the cons IMO. also let's make sure somebody else verifies this.

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4 hours ago, IntMD said:

Wouldn't tell to uninstall. Some programs relies on windows' own crypto lib and the benefit far outweight the cons IMO. also let's make sure somebody else verifies this.

Turns out you CAN have your cake and eat it too, actually: 

Thanks to @daniel_k for figuring this out:

Get KB3081320 from WU Catalog, extract it and copy dssenh.dll to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.

If that doesn't work, copy it into system32 using  Replacer and reboot

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