XP SP4 v3.1a is available

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XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby DesertJerry » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:07 pm

I thought it might be a good time to make mention here of an unofficial SP4 for XP. The author has said that the latest will be his final update for XP - go here for more information: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10321

I'm well aware of the fact AutoPatcher is designed for XP with SP3 and I'm also aware that many users will probably opt to update to SP4 once they become aware of its existence. :)

So, now there is a possibility of someone complaining about AutoPatcher not working as expected because that user has installed SP4. :roll:

I would like to recommend, then, that whoever is in charge of the XP updates download SP4 and verify/compare the results with their latest XP w/SP3 system and be prepared to offer suggestions as to issues/problems and compatibility - I say this knowing there is a good possibility of many questions in the future being asked about XP w/SP4 and AutoPatcher.

I've already installed SP4 on my #2 system and I will try to run a test soon to see what happens. I do not have XP w/SP3 installed anywhere else so a comparison is not possible at this time.

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby TheAPGuy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:54 am

Well you could indeed help out. You could just start up AP and see if it detects all the updates installed. If it does detect everything, and I hope it does, they should have installed properly if the did their job right.

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby DesertJerry » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:58 pm

Windows XP w/SP4 v3.1a

Microsoft Update - found nothing to update.

APUP 1.4.43 - ran - found nothing needing to be updated.

AutoPatcher 5.7.56 - no Yikes

Windows XP x86
- Critical Updates:
Security Update (KB972270)
Security Update Media Player 11 (KB2378111)
Security Update (KB2536276)
Security Update (KB2864063)
Security Update (KB2898715)
Security Update (KB2892075)
Security Update (KB2893294)
Security Update (KB2809210)
- Non-Critical Updates
Update (KB961503)
Update (KB952287)
Image Mastering (KB932716 v2)
Microsoft Browser Choice (KB976002)
- Component Updates (only two items checked)
Windows Installer 4.5
Update for Windows Installer (KB958655-v2)
(Items not checked but not installed - black)
Windows Search 4.0
Windows PowerShell 1.0.v2
Update (KB955704)

- Updated Components
.NET 3.5 and Family
.Net 2.0 SP2
Security Update (KB2844285-v2)
.Net 4.0
Security (KB2737019)
Security (KB2840628-v2)
Security (KB2898855)

Have no idea as to the validity of the listed items - the author of SP4 v3.1a indicated he had included all possible updated posted/available as of the date he finished creating SP4 3.1a

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby TheAPGuy » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:45 am

so... the critical list you gave are shown as not installed?

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby ChrisJ » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:26 am

so... the critical list you gave are shown as not installed?
Yeah, I'm not clear about the context of the list of updates either...?

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby DesertJerry » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:20 pm

Yes, the critical list is of items that had a check mark by them; as is the rest.

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby TheAPGuy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:27 pm

well looking at the KB972270 apm it shows that it checks both the registry and the existence of a cat file.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP4\KB922270
KB972270.CAT
if neither of those exist it will believe you don't have that update installed.

do a search for the cat file. And if you know how, search for that registry string.

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby ChrisJ » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:36 am

One thing for sure, a lot of work went into creating that XP service pack.

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Re: XP SP4 v3.1a is available

Postby Whatacrock » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:37 pm

Just as matter of interest for those wanting this XP SP4 v3.1b has been released..... Enough said
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