Installation, updates, general problem solving and assistance.
Steven W
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2021-12-25 04:12 »

Well, went to use my "downloader/upgrade kit" for XP and IE 8 failed to download. At first I thought it just a fluke thing, but I decided to check and to my surprise, MS is now requiring HTTPS for that... I've added the '-no-check-certificate' switch to all the downloads just in case MS is going to make this a requirement sometime or elect to randomly change other downloads. I also updated the download links for some foreign SP3 downloads to point to a different URL and modded a 5.BAT and EXP5.BAT to correct bypassing one of my checks and not beeping if you don't have SSE2. That may sound bad, but you would have had to be trying extra hard to mess that up, ignored the message I left at startup about which BAT to run next, not to mention you would have also had to have had a non-SSE2 processor. Anyway, if you've already download any of my older 'kits', you don't need this. If you've downloaded an older one very recently and ran the XXX_DL.BAT, make sure that the IE8 installer is in the IE8 folder, if not I'll provide links in the next post. I'm planning on a re-write with some minor additions and changes (if I knew then what I know now) at some point, but for now this will have to do. Obviously, if I've messed anything up, let me know.

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Here's the 'wall of text' from the previous gen:
This is essentially a 'downloader' that creates a kit to update XP with. You download the attached zip file, extract it to a folder and run (double-click) XXX_DL.BAT. It creates a bunch of folders and new BAT files and downloads files for you that you can then use to update. If you open the README, please close it before running XXX_DL.BAT. The README for the 'downloader' becomes a README for the 'update kit'. Once XXX_DL.BAT has finished, if you close it by pressing a key on the keyboard, it deletes itself, leaving you with nothing but the 'update kit'. If you forget and close it by clicking the 'X' on the GUI, just delete XXX_DL.BAT after running it.

This should support SSE2 and non-SSE2 processors. Non-SSE2 support should be considered ***experimental***. For those of you running non-SSE2 PCs, I strongly suggest shutting off Automatic Updates, because Microsoft will screw you hard by trying to install the stuff I've intentionally left out. :shifty: I'm calling this experimental, because I can't be absolutely certain all SSE2 stuff is gone.

SSE2?
...first introduced by Intel with the initial version of the Pentium 4 in 2000.
Competing chip-maker AMD added support for SSE2 with the introduction of their Opteron and Athlon 64 ranges of AMD64 64-bit CPUs in 2003.
I've added a BAT files that open when you reboot, that says:

'You've run X.BAT, proceed with Y.BAT....' to help you keep track of everything. Please close those before running the next BAT.

If you have a system speaker, you'll probably hear a beep when the BATs complete, or are providing info, need feedback et cetera.

I'm using wget 1.19.4 for downloading, from here originally:

https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

and for SSE2 checking, I'm using CHKCPU32 v2.14:

http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/chkcpu.htm

Once you've ran XXX_DL.BAT, to use the 'update kit', run 1.BAT, reboot, 2.BAT reboot....
Pay attention to the beeps, they don't necessarily mean 'done'.

FYI:

ARA = Arabic
CHS = Chinese Simplified
CHT = Chinese Traditional
CSY = Czech
DAN = Danish
DEU = German
ENU = English
ELL = Greek
ESN = Spanish
FIN = Finnish
FRA = French
HEB = Hebrew
HUN = Hungarian
ITA = Italian
JPN = Japanese
KOR = Korean
NLD = Dutch
Nor = Norwegian
PLK = Polish
PTB = Portuguese (Brazil)
PTG = Portuguese
RUS = Russian
SVE = Swedish
TRK = Turkish
Obviously, all verbiage in the BAT files is English... :eh:
Going forward, please use these as the downloads could fail with the older ones...
ARA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 4 times
CHS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
CHT_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
CSY_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
DAN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
DEU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
ELL_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
ENU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 4 times
ESN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
FIN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
FRA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
HEB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 4 times
HUN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
ITA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
JPN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
KOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
NLD_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
NOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
PLK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
PTB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
PTG_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
RUS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
SVE_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times
TRK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 3 times

Steven W
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2021-12-25 04:18 »

https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ARA.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-BGR.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-BNG.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-BSB.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-BSC.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-CAT.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-CHS.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-CHT.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-CSY.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-DAN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-DEU.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ELL.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ENU.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ESN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ETI.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-EUQ.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-FIN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-FRA.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-GUJ.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-HEB.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-HIN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-HRV.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-HUN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-IND.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ITA.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-JPN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-KDI.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-KKZ.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-KNK.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-KOR.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-LTH.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-LVI.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-MAR.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-MKI.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-MSL.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-MYM.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-NLD.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-NOR.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-PAN.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-PLK.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-PTB.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-PTG.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-ROM.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-RUS.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-SKY.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-SLV.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-SQI.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-SRB.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-SVE.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-TAM.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-TEL.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-THA.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-TRK.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-UKR.exe
https://download.microsoft.com/download ... 86-VIT.exe

I should probably narrow these to the 24 language above, but just find the three letter abbreviation (right before '.exe').

Steven W
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2021-12-25 04:37 »

Oh SHIT! some of those IE8 downloads ARE GONE! Back to the drawing board...

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2021-12-25 06:54 »

http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 9c39ff.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 4da457.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 033710.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 077ba8.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... dd75cb.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... e26be7.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 7f6422.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 00cd14.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 437b8b.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 38bdae.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 6427bd.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 260d9a.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... a183d1.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... f5371b.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... d14f3b.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 4e9d2b.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... cbc0d3.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... c1d056.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 3a61a7.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 5af2fe.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 315434.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 1527bb.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... a39ca3.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 7766b2.exe




http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 694171.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 570e5b.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 8a83b4.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 8d2a60.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... dff459.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 537f7c.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 1c3cfb.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 16da87.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 0f84c6.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 003d07.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 98cd6f.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... dda79a.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 560f53.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 3c50d9.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... f26a18.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... c439b3.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... c875cb.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... f8faac.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... c71607.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 2a1397.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 1ea914.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 122c53.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 54d4db.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 937f39.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... ad2747.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 33fc77.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 55af30.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... a48c8f.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 993ad4.exe
http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdow ... 9ceca4.exe

Steven W
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2021-12-25 12:43 »

:thumbup:
:yawn:

Sorry for the multiple attachments. Long story short, Microsoft has/is killing some links, and may be requiring HTTPS. Also I fixed a few things that nobody would even notice... THESE ARE THE 'kits' YOU WANT NOW.
ARA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 8 times
CHS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 10 times
CHT_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 6 times
CSY_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
DAN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
DEU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
ELL_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
ENU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 8 times
ESN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
FIN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 6 times
FRA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
HEB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
HUN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
ITA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 6 times
JPN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
KOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
NLD_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
NOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
PLK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 6 times
PTB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
PTG_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 6 times
RUS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
SVE_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
TRK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 5 times
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Merry Christmas, you filthy animals!

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