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TechnoRelic

Windows XP SP3 KB Updates (Hotfixes)

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I am posting this message as an alternative to the (not MS Official) WinXP SP4 Update Package. HERE, I kept having stability problems (PC Crashes) after installing the SP4 Package. Which proves NOTHING about whether to use the SP4 Package. MANY others have used the SP4 Package with NO PROBLEM and get a good result. But the SP4 Package is NOT a 'Microsoft Official' Package either.

http://xdot.tk/
Windows XP SP3 Updates ; UDC Package ; WinXP
Does NOT work correctly anymore; but the 'KB Updates' FILE LIST is of VALUE

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com
Download individually KB Updates (Hotfixes) from above (Official Microsoft) URL

So first, install (re-install) the WinXP SP3 (Service Package 3).
Hopefully then, WinXP is rebooting and stable for you.

Then you can MANUALLY install the UPDATES to WinXP SP3 (hotfixes) via using the FILE LIST that is included with the UDC Package (see URL above) and downloading the KB FILES (*.EXE) from the 'MS UPDATE CATALOG' website. The UDC Package FILE LIST is named "updates.txt" (from within UDC-09-21-15.zip).

Additionally, these KB UPDATE FILES in *.EXE format can be downloaded from the 'MS Catalog' website:
windows-en-us-kb2564958.exe
windowsxp-kb2659262-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb952069-v2-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb954155-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb973540-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb975558-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb978695-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb2378111-x86-enu.exe
windowsxp-windowsmedia-kb2803821-v2-x86-enu.exe

So, you just 'grind through' installing the (UDC sourced) LONG list of KB UPDATES for WinXP in a 'one at a time' basis. This is TIME CONSUMING but simple, and you can eventually get it done.

http://icrontic.com/article/repair_windows_xp
Finally, IF you continue to have PROBLEMS with WinXP, consider to use the SYSTEM REPAIR feature via RECOVERY CONSOLE of WinXP (using the official WinXP Install CD, boot up with that). THAT should definitely get you back to a STABLE WinXP situation. This should give you a CLEAN REGISTRY type situation with WinXP. THEN, you can install SP3 (Service Package 3). And THEN, you can install the (UDC) KB UPDATES as described.

Hopefully, you get most all of the 'critical' KB UPDATES for WinXP SP3 installed properly.
This is more a 'minimum reasonable' suggestion for WinXP SP3 and KB UPDATES.
IF the WinXP SP4 Package works for you, that would surely be BETTER. After all, WinXP OS is NOT supported officially anymore. However, BROWSERS that support WinXP rather WELL, (BASILISK Browser ; and NEW MOON Browser = 'Pale Moon' fork by ROYTAM) are currently being updated to work with websites via WinXP.

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Still on the fence, whether or not to go with SP4; I might still.

Would be worth taking the time to manually install each update while we can.

Thanks for the advice here!!

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