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2020-01-05 23:02 »

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:

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2020-01-10 16:14 »

Let me know when you are ready to upload, I'll setup an FTP account for cache of the files.

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2020-01-19 06:40 »

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 care of the registry entry and the regsvr32 command (eliminate those steps). Gonna install everything using BATs. The idea - Run 1.BAT, reboot, run 2.BAT, reboot.... I think there'll be 5 or 6 total. *I think*.

Pondering uploading all the BATs here and working on a "downloader" of sorts using wget. Trying to come up with something to stop that having to spawn a new command prompt window for each download. I'm thinking that you (!) can use those to get the files and back up if you want. My upload speeds are shit.

7-zip also allows the creation of self-extracting EXE files... So, after you use my "downloader", you could go into the folder with all the files, Select All.... Something I might need to know in advance is if you're planning on backing up SP3 with those files.

As much as I'd like to, I'm not gonna work on the non-SSE2 updates. The only computer that I own without SSE2 is a Pentium 90. Seriously, not gonna try XP on that. I also don't think this will be as simple as cutting all updates Microsoft made available after a certain date (although after August 2018 definitely should be treated as suspect). If anyone else would like to offer to dig in to that, I'm fairly confident that it would be much appreciated (gotta be quite a few Pentium 2 and 3 machines still running XP out there). Basically, look at my current 3.BAT files and eliminate all the stuff that requires SSE2.

Perhaps when I finish up, we could get people to offer to translate BATs and readmes for non-English updates. Hey, it never hurts to put it out there.

I think once I get all this ready, I'll start a new thread. Instead of crapping it up with a bunch download links, maybe I'll make a series of HTML files for all languages and put 'em in a ZIP, so they can download and use locally. :think:

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2020-01-20 19:09 »

I have no PC right now. :sad:

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2020-01-20 19:09
I have no PC right now. :sad:
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.

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