Steven W
2020-01-26 17:04
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu_c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4.exe -x:"%~dp0" /q

Seems ugly, but it works.
Steven W
2020-01-26 06:12
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

I'm getting there. SP3 and IE8 are so annoying. I ran across this for installing SP3 silently: https://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/windows-xp-sp3-installation-question In amongst the suggestions for using some AutoIT scripts, there was this gold nugget: cigpkg What we did was run the WindowsXP-K...
Steven W
2020-01-24 05:19
Forum: Programming and scripting
Topic: Batch Files Commands
Replies: 3

Self-destructing BAT:

Add this to the end:

(goto) 2>nul & del "%~f0"

Gonna be using this relatively soon :clap:
Steven W
2020-01-20 20:46
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

No worries, I still have everything backed. I'm thinking of simplifying my grandiose ideas too. LOL, just gonna do something simple and be done with it.
Steven W
2020-01-20 17:56
Forum: Software
Topic: How to make the internet not suck (as much)
Replies: 21

I haven't checked this out, but pretty cool concept: https://yacy.net/ There are these three use cases you can choose from: P2P Mode Web Search by the people, for the people: decentralized, all users are equal, no central, no search request storage, shared index. Your Search Portal Your YaCy install...
Steven W
2020-01-19 06:40
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

I'm kinda picking at a few things... The basic methodology isn't gonna change (the updates and install order will be the same), but I'm adding some checks to the BATs (Hey, is this really XP 32-bit?), (some clues that perhaps you've already ran *this BAT*), gonna *hopefully* have the BAT files take ...
Steven W
2020-01-07 01:53
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Oh my..
Replies: 1

Oh my..

Why does Microsoft Windows 10 have so many bugs? Ex-Employee tells you why!

Steven W
2020-01-05 23:02
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

5.28 GB (5,677,646,454 bytes). All languages, with only ENU SP3 (that one's muh precious). Not a biggie, couple of DVDs maybe a couple of extras just in case. :thumbup:
Steven W
2020-01-05 19:43
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

Here's a thought:

Since you and I are planning on backing up, we could just save our backups and if/when MS takes links away, we can upload only the files the Web Archive doesn't have at that time and make it back your (this site's) files up.
Steven W
2020-01-05 19:16
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Windows XP Pro 32 bit updates for SSE2 or later processors
Replies: 56

Also, noticing that on XP, when using wget, you should probably add '--no-check-certificate' to the end of anything using HTTPS.