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POSReady 2009 is based on the Windows XP kernel and get updates until 2019. I want to know, if i can apply that on normal XP, but i get a error of version mismatch.
So i looking in the update.inf/update_SP3QFE.inf and it checks only some registry entries:
[Prerequisite] condition=CompositeOp,OrOp,Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded.Section [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded.Section] OrOp=Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded1.Section OrOp=Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded2.Section Display_String="%A6Blocked%" [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded1.Section] EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded\ProductVersion",FeaturePackVersion,0x00000000,==,"SP3" EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\WPA\WEPOS",Installed,0x10001,==,1 Display_String="%A6Blocked%" [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded2.Section] EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"System\WPA\WES",Installed,0x10001,==,1 EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\WPA\POSReady",Installed,0x10001,==,1 Display_String="%A6Blocked%"
The solution is simple. Create a text file with this content::
Save as .reg file and doubleclick to import it.
POSReady2009 Updates will now install on a normal XP and Windows Updates shows also the updates for POSReady2009
ATTENTION: Use it you own risk! These updates are not tested on a regular XP system and could damage your system
Instead PosReady you can also use WEPOS or WES. A reboot is not required.
XP x64 is based Windows Server 2003, but new Server2003 updates will not install on XP x64.
But i found a workaround by applying a modify update.inf. Since update.exe will check the integry of update.inf, you need to swap the files directly:
1. First you need to download manually the update from microsoft.com and then execute with the switch /x to unpack it (ex. C:\xpupdate).
2. Create update.cmd:
c: cd "C:\xpupdate\update" echo Replace update.inf with update.inf.new copy update_SP2QFE.inf org_update_SP2QFE.inf /y copy new_update_SP2QFE.inf update_SP2QFE.inf /y echo Apply Update start update.exe /passive /norestart /log:c:\xpupdate\install.log ping -n 1 -w 5 184.108.40.206>nul copy org_update_SP2QFE.inf update_SP2QFE.inf /y
3. Copy update_SP2QFE.inf to new_update_SP2QFE.inf (in folder c:\xpupdate\update)
4. On new_update_SP2QFE.inf you need to delete this.
and the end (end of line):
5. Execute update.cmd
You can view install.log to show, if the installation is successfull. A reboot is required.