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2020-02-27 21:53 »

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:
And if you downloaded my 'ENU_DL.zip' from the previous thread, you DO NOT need to download this, nothing of value has changed (the install method is exactly the same).
ARA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 168 times
CHS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 164 times
CHT_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 183 times
CSY_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 156 times
DAN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 152 times
DEU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 160 times
ELL_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 175 times
ENU_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 201 times
ESN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 158 times
FIN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 145 times
FRA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 149 times
HEB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 173 times
HUN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 178 times
ITA_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 157 times
JPN_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 157 times
KOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 153 times
NLD_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 153 times
NOR_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 163 times
PLK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 171 times
PTB_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 157 times
PTG_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 173 times
RUS_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 159 times
SVE_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 146 times
TRK_DL.zip
(1.65 MiB) Downloaded 144 times

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2020-05-16 01:12 »

Woah! Over in the old thread:
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I seriously thought maybe a little over 200.

IntMD

2020-08-05 09:32 »

Good peoject, but if I were you I'd archive the updates or the update links to web archive, considering Microsoft took down windows update endpoints for 2000, XP and Vista recently.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/178377-on- ... nt=1185321

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2020-08-07 03:26 »

IntMD wrote:
2020-08-05 09:32
Good peoject, but if I were you I'd archive the updates or the update links to web archive, considering Microsoft took down windows update endpoints for 2000, XP and Vista recently.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/178377-on- ... nt=1185321
All the English updates have been. I made sure of that. I think I only got 'First Archive' on like 4 or 5 of the downloads. As mentioned over in the old thread, I have everything backed, I can upload 7-zip archives and make them available if Microsoft were to make it all vanish. If for some reason I couldn't upload here, I could make them available somewhere.

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2020-08-07 03:32 »

FYI, you can still get WU to work on "POS 2009" (note those quotes :lol:)

I forget the exact steps, but after you install all the updates (from above), you'll definitely need:

http://download.windowsupdate.com/windo ... .6-x86.exe

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2020-08-07 03:43 »

And, as mentioned above, if you're running a Pentium 3 or other non-SSE2 processor, DO NOT ALLOW updates to automatically install! I believe once you run the WU update agent that may be the default setting.

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2020-08-07 04:06 »

Steven W wrote:
2020-08-07 03:32
FYI, you can still get WU to work on "POS 2009" (note those quotes :lol:)

I forget the exact steps, but after you install all the updates (from above), you'll definitely need:

http://download.windowsupdate.com/windo ... .6-x86.exe

Oh shit! Don't bother with that download (the update agent), MS apparently broke this today. It's odd, the website loads, but doesn't seem to do anything after. LOL, I guess a few spots on the internet, techtalk.cc included, are now the source for updating old XP. If the actual downloads start disappearing, let us know.

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2020-08-07 05:54 »

IntMD wrote:
2020-08-05 09:32
Good peoject...
Thank you for that. :wave:

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2020-08-07 13:29 »

Steven W wrote:
2020-08-07 03:26
All the English updates have been. I made sure of that. I think I only got 'First Archive' on like 4 or 5 of the downloads.
Nice. did you had to manually put the URL one-by-one or on batch. If so, what trick have you done? I ask because Vista is affected by that and daniel_k has scrapped on Aug last year the update links for them, and since vista is less popular than xp, it would be best to also archive the links somehow.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/179810-dow ... ws-update/

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Guest wrote:
2020-08-07 13:29
Steven W wrote:
2020-08-07 03:26
All the English updates have been. I made sure of that. I think I only got 'First Archive' on like 4 or 5 of the downloads.
Nice. did you had to manually put the URL one-by-one or on batch. If so, what trick have you done? I ask because Vista is affected by that and daniel_k has scrapped on Aug last year the update links for them, and since vista is less popular than xp, it would be best to also archive the links somehow.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/179810-dow ... ws-update/
Unfortunately, yes. One at a time. I also tried not to re-archive (force archiving of stuff that was already there), figured it'd be nice to spare the Web Archive some space/resources. :wink:

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