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@jaffar Any errors in the event log?

 

@herbalist The live installer installs the default set of SP4 components, including .NET Framework 3.5 and 1.1. I don't plan to change this behaviour in the (next) final release.




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@jaffar Any errors in the event log?

 

@herbalist The live installer installs the default set of SP4 components, including .NET Framework 3.5 and 1.1. I don't plan to change this behaviour in the (next) final release.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1002
Date: 26/10/2014
Time: 12:51:31 AM
User: N/A
Computer: JAFFAR
Description:
The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.
 
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.


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I made a stupid mistake by not backing up the original files before installing SP4

 

I hope that reinstalling XP is not the only solution  :(



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Have you tried deleting the C:\Documents and Settings\my name\Local Settings\Temp folder?



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Have you tried deleting the C:\Documents and Settings\my name\Local Settings\Temp folder?

Yes I can delete it.

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Does the problem reappear when the folder is recreated?



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Does the problem reappear when the folder is recreated?


yes, even when I move the temp folder to another place it will have the same problem!

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Try to log in with another user account and see what happens.


Edited by harkaz, 25 October 2014 - 05:59 PM.


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Try to log in with another user account and see what happens.

 

Before trying another account I discovered something new.
This problem only occur with (.tmp) files and it's not a problem in temp folder or any other files because I made fake (.tmp) file on the desktop  and tried to copy it and yes explorer.exe crashed!!



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That's interesting. I haven't reproduced the issue yet - but it seems unrelated to SP4. I suppose you get the crash when you right-click on any .tmp file as well.



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That's interesting. I haven't reproduced the issue yet - but it seems unrelated to SP4. I suppose you get the crash when you right-click on any .tmp file as well.

Another discovery!
When I make files with random extension they will crash explorer too if I right click them!

for example
file.xyz

for some reason explorer crash because there is no app in windows to open these file extensions.
Are you sure it is not a bug in SP4?

Edited by jaffar, 25 October 2014 - 08:12 PM.


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Try to remove .NET Framework completely:

 

1. Use Add/remove components to remove all installed .NET Framework versions.

2. Run the .NET Framework cleanup tool to remove any MSI remnants.

 

I haven't reproduced your issue in VM.



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That "sounds" like an issue of some kind in the "file association" part of the Registry.

 

Maybe useful to test/check:

http://wstudios.home...wassociate.html

 

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@herbalist The live installer installs the default set of SP4 components, including .NET Framework 3.5 and 1.1. I don't plan to change this behaviour in the (next) final release.


I'll pass on this one. The download is almost as big as my current XP install and will replace too much of what I've stripped out.

Edited by herbalist, 26 October 2014 - 10:01 AM.


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@herbalist Unfortunately, the great size of SP4 can be a disadvantage. Howewer, I'll try to help anyone willing to remove some of its components by publishing the source files used to build the SP4 (except for the certificate used to digitally sign all updated files).

 

You can modify the update.inf and the other information files, so that they contain only the necessary files for your needs. I have left my comments in the INF files intact (except for the layout/txtsetup/dosnet ones) specifically for that purpose- to help you customizing these files.

 

There is no perfect solution for any problem. I have tried to make SP4 fully customizable but, on the other hand, only advanced users will have the skills to complete the task.



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Started uploading the new FINAL version files.

 

They will be available in a few hours.



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I've just (about two days ago) installed the Un-Official SP4 onto my Tablet (HP/Compaq TC1100), which *was* running Windows 7 from an SSD, but I switched back to the old 4200rpm HD, which actualy seems quite a bit faster now...

 

Anyway, it worked well, and the tablet some new POSReady updates after all was said and done. Very impressed, and thanks for the effort!

 

*With this final version being introduced, will there be any need to reinstall? Is there anything I might miss?


Edited by nostaglic98, 28 October 2014 - 07:41 PM.


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Started uploading the new FINAL version files.

 

They will be available in a few hours.

Thanks harkaz!

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One thing, would it be possible to include a link to the download when you post updates to the files?

If it's an etiquette consideration with RyanVM.net then not a problem, but otherwise it would make things easier!


Edited by dencorso, 29 October 2014 - 05:15 PM.
Sorry. Let's let the link elsewhere, please.

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@nostaglic98 The latest SP4 update version is required for proper .NET Framework 4.0 servicing. It is strongly recommended because it includes some enhancemnets to the way all .NET Framework versions are installed.



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@Dave-H I will add the download link if a moderator tells me it's fine to do so.



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Torrent download is now available.



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Try to remove .NET Framework completely:

 

1. Use Add/remove components to remove all installed .NET Framework versions.

2. Run the .NET Framework cleanup tool to remove any MSI remnants.

 

I haven't reproduced your issue in VM.

I fixed the problem by removing XPS viewer which removed net framework 3.5 with it!

 

One of them was the culprit.



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The problem came back again after logging off and on

maybe I need to reinstall Windows itself



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Yes, reinstalling Windows is the best way to fix everything.

 

If you don't use .NET Framework try installing with .NET FW 1.1 and .NET FW 3.5 disabled by default - use the patched netfx11.inf and netfx35.inf files for this purpose. These files can be found in the Patches cloud folder.


Edited by harkaz, Yesterday, 02:49 PM.


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Yes, reinstalling Windows is the best way to fix everything.

If you don't use .NET Framework try installing with .NET FW 1.1 and .NET FW 3.5 disabled by default - use the patched netfx11.inf and netfx35.inf files for this purpose. These files can be found in the Patches cloud folder.

The true and final fix is by deleting these registry entries which are related to Excel 2010:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FileType\{00020820-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FileType\{00020821-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FileType\{00020830-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

And I can confirm it to you, this problem only occured after I installed windows xp sp4 .

But what the relation between Excel 2010 and right clicking/copying files with unknown types?

Edited by jaffar, Yesterday, 06:53 PM.





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