Getting XP updates

    • Getting XP updates

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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:

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      1. [Prerequisite]
      2. condition=CompositeOp,OrOp,Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded.Section
      3. [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded.Section]
      4. OrOp=Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded1.Section
      5. OrOp=Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded2.Section
      6. Display_String="%A6Blocked%"
      7. [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded1.Section]
      8. EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded\ProductVersion",FeaturePackVersion,0x00000000,==,"SP3"
      9. EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\WPA\WEPOS",Installed,0x10001,==,1
      10. Display_String="%A6Blocked%"
      11. [Prereq.XPInstallEmbedded2.Section]
      12. EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"System\WPA\WES",Installed,0x10001,==,1
      13. EqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\WPA\POSReady",Installed,0x10001,==,1
      14. Display_String="%A6Blocked%"
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      The solution is simple. Create a text file with this content::

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      1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
      3. "Installed"=dword:00000001


      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.
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      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:

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      1. c:
      2. cd "C:\xpupdate\update"
      3. echo Replace update.inf with update.inf.new
      4. copy update_SP2QFE.inf org_update_SP2QFE.inf /y
      5. copy new_update_SP2QFE.inf update_SP2QFE.inf /y
      6. echo Apply Update
      7. start update.exe /passive /norestart /log:c:\xpupdate\install.log
      8. ping -n 1 -w 5 1.1.1.1>nul
      9. 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.

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      1. Condition=AndOp,Prereq.XPAMDInstallBlock.Section


      and the end (end of line):

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      1. [Prereq.XPAMDInstallBlock.Section]
      2. PresentOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000
      3. NotEqualOp=CheckReg,HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions",ProductType,0x00000000,!=,"WinNT"
      4. Display_String="%WrongProductMessage%"


      5. Execute update.cmd

      You can view install.log to show, if the installation is successfull. A reboot is required.
    • Getting XP updates (x64)

      Hello.

      Numerous news sources like PCWorld and ZDNet reference this post, but the instructions to get x64 updates are unclear.

      I understand that one is supposed to extract the contents of an updater executable into "C:\xpupdate" by executing it in the command line with the "/extract" switch, and browsing to "C:\xpupdate" where it will be extracted.

      Then when that is done, one is supposed to run your script "update.cmd".

      There is just one glaring problem.

      It seems that you are referencing a very specific install/update that isn't specified in your post.

      For example, I tried your instructions with this:

      microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8483

      However, the "update_SP2QFE.inf" in that installation package has no instance of "XPAMDInstallBlock", which is something that must be deleted according to your instructions.

      This leads me to believe that you are working with a very specific update/install.

      What is the specific KB####### update that you are using for this workaround?
    • Getting XP updates (x64)

      It took me a long time, but I found the proper installer:

      microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42717

      I made "new_update_SP2QFE.inf" (in folder c:\xpupdate\update) with the modifications you mentioned.

      However, here are the results of my "install.log":

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      1. [install.log]
      2. 0.141: ================================================================================
      3. 0.141: 2018/07/16 04:11:42.809 (local)
      4. 0.141: C:\xpupdate\update\update.exe (version 6.3.4.1)
      5. 0.141: Hotfix started with following command line: /passive /norestart /log:c:\xpupdate\install.log
      6. 0.141: In Function GetBuildType, line 1170, RegQueryValueEx failed with error 0x2
      7. 0.141: ProductType is Present
      8. 0.141: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions\ProductType is Equal To Specified Value
      9. 0.141: Second Condition in Prereq.XPAMDInstallBlock.Section Failed
      10. 0.141: Condition Check for Line 1 of PreRequisite returned FALSE
      11. 0.141: KB2926765 Setup encountered an error: This software update is not intended for the operating system product you have on the machine.
      12. 0.141: This software update is not intended for the operating system product you have on the machine.
      13. 0.141: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf0f4
      14. 0.141: Update.exe return code was masked to 0x643 for MSI custom action compliance.
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      How does anyone get this to work?

      Also, my login doesn't work anymore and the password reset doesn't work.
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