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POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU

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16 hours ago, heinoganda said:

Changing the date does Microsoft Update runs, but ultimately not recommended.

How exactly do you do it?
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Later addition:

Never mind. It just dawned on me you meant changing the system date (= machine date), not the date inside the cabs. Of course! That should work but is not recommended at all.

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on a test VM, I tried a lot of things.  I wasn't able to reinstall "Microsoft update" note: not windows update.  Windows update works.  Once I removed Microsoft update and tried to reconfigure it by clicking use microsoft update instead, I was presented with the usual page, however the page is broken.  There is no EULA just a button to accept it, then when excepting it, I never get a pop up to install the active X or browser control.  It then proceeds to tell me it's installed and then takes me back to the 1st page I clicked to install it.  Endless loop.

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The authcab.cab file was updated by Microsoft, but there are still issues with the Active-X component. This currently means that when Microsoft Update is called (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate), the Active-X component is installed, but some components of Microsoft Update are not available, resulting in a retry attempt Components to install (infinite loop). Hope that this problem is still resolved by Microsoft.

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2 hours ago, heinoganda said:

The authcab.cab file was updated by Microsoft

How was it updated? And where can I get a new version to try? 

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1 hour ago, mickrussom said:

How was it updated? And where can I get a new version to try? 

This file is downloaded or updated when Microsoft Update (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate) is run with Internet Explorer. At the moment there are problems, as I wrote before

This currently means that when Microsoft Update is called (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate), the Active-X component is installed, but some components of Microsoft Update are not available, resulting in a retry attempt Components to install (infinite loop). Hope that this problem is still resolved by Microsoft.

. Here is the link to this file http://ds.download.windowsupdate.com/v11/2/microsoftupdate/redir/v6-legacy-muauth.cab (link can be found in the file "%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\Redir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\muv4wuredir.cab"). So with changing the date from the computer also does not work anymore. By the way, I sent you a PM because of a previous question.

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The cab fixes the issue for windows 7 machines that are configured for Microsoft Update not windows update.

XP and windows 7 could always receive updates from normal windows update.

XP uses microsoft update through a website which still is broke because the way It authenticates to it is totally different.

So there fixed but not fixed.

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I am pretty surprised that they fixed that.  There must be enough customers still running XP embedded to warrant that,

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4 minutes ago, Destro said:

There must be enough customers still running XP embedded to warrant that,

There is a riddle: "What weighs half a ton and runs Windows XP?"

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They fixed the MU problem for Windows 2000 Professional, too, so it wasn't based on popularity.

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2 hours ago, Destro said:

I am pretty surprised that they fixed that.  There must be enough customers still running XP embedded to warrant that,

It does not depend on the number of XP Embedded users. With only one that has a PosReady contract until April 2019, they have to fix it.

XP Embedded: C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\authcab.cab\authorization.xml has been updated without asking anything:

<IssuedDate>2017-12-01T00:00:00.0000000-00:00</IssuedDate>

<ExpiryDate>2025-07-01T00:00:00.0000000-00:00</ExpiryDate>

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Fact is Microsoft Update is needed especially for other MS products such as Office, Skype, Microsoft Security Essential, Silverlight, etc., when it comes to the Windows OS is enough Windows Update. Windows Update was not affected and thus it would have been possible to still get updates for Windows! Here, a distinction must be made between Windows Update (WU) and Microsoft Update (MU)! Everything else is pure speculation.

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Direct links for December 2017 updates: POSReady (two updates, English only), IE8 (English) and Word 2007 (international)

http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/uprl/2017/11/windowsxp-kb4051956-x86-embedded-enu_e76901d3d9bdd043e614dfb0bb7e916262e6c8b5.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/11/windowsxp-kb4052303-x86-embedded-enu_04ab266aa0752613a9b6c68ff33d40699a0045e5.exe

http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/11/ie8-windowsxp-kb4052978-x86-embedded-enu_655de71433b5df451bbe435cd0912865302139f6.exe

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/8/5/A857CDD6-D505-4855-8DDA-CA4DD9F02A3B/word2007-kb4011608-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

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Again, updates this month take a long time. So much that I will download the cumulative update of IE8 KB4052978 (sort by giving date column header), install it and then update automatically to find the rest (only got KB4052303 and KB4051956)  as it was done last month.
I already did it and it took me 3 minutes. Amazing. I will do this every month.

 

Screenshot - 12_12_2017 , 19_54_28.jpg

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