Unofficial XP SP4? Looks like another project...
Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:47 AM
What's been released for XP between SP3 and now is huge and a real PITA to have to download or use Autopatcher or WSUS Offline. Even on a decently fast system it can take nearly two hours to install all the updates. Having it all in one big lump that can easily be slipstreamed would be very nice.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:14 AM
Another possibility is to prepare an update rollup which is much easier than compiling a new Service Pack.
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 01 March 2013 - 04:16 AM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:30 AM
Next go to my site http://xdot.tk/updates.html and download the UDC zip file. Choose extract here if you have WinRAR or 7-Zip. Double click the batch file and all the high-priority updates from SP3 till today will download. If you want IE8 instead of IE6, follow the instructions on the page.
Now simply add all those updates to the Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs section of nLite.
nLite can do much more if you feel like messing with it. It can add drivers for your computer, it can add silent installed programs called add-ons. It can tweak your system, add unattended settings and more.
Add-ons - http://www.msfn.org/...cation-add-ons/
Add-ons - http://www.ryanvm.ne...ewforum.php?f=7
Add-ons - http://www.winaddons.com/
Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:52 AM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:14 AM
Cheers and Regards
This post has been edited by bphlpt: 01 March 2013 - 12:14 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:46 PM
Once in a while I still run into XP boxes running the RTM release. Those take a long time to update, SP2, SP3 then everything else, plus all the non-hotfix updates of IE, Media player etc. Just one of the "joys" of an area where most people still have dialup, if they even have an internet connection.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:07 PM
Service Packs are cumulative. No need to install any previous versions
Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:10 PM
Note: "Special Handling" means any CAB files that are built, SOME of which all you need to do is EXTRACT and use the Command inside the "INI". Others (eg MediaPlayer) need re-downloaded only and placed into the Folder. There have already been one or two "loop" scripts presented for that by me, -X-, and others.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:10 PM
Right. My mistake
I'm wondering why it's not allowed. Do you know anything specific about it? I think I'll try to modify the update.inf and try to install it in XP RTM and see what happens.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:23 AM
Cheers and Regards
Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:31 AM
Also, Windows Update REFUSES to install "Express" ANYTHING until you get up to at minimum SP1/1a.
FYI - Difference between SP1 and SP1a is JUST Java removal. AFAICR, SP2/SP3 does not remove Java (remember the Lawsuit?). (maybe THAT is the reason? )
This post has been edited by submix8c: 02 March 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:10 PM
Now if you can install SP3 on a running system, then to have a SP4 that included updated files and release, hotfixes, etc. would be an idel thing. Things like Internet Explorer ver 8 and Windows Media Player 11, etc would the the norm on a SP4 and no need to slipstream all that, just run it on a running XP install that had at least SP1 installed.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:44 PM
Here is an nLite Guide for getting everything directly from Microsoft and Integrating, including IE8 and WMP11.
There will (probably) NEVER be anything more than that. Why reinvent the wheel?