Restore Windows Update for Windows XP / Server 2003

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  1. daniel_k

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    #1 daniel_k, Oct 21, 2020
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  2. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    so do you mean server 2003 x64 or server 2003 r2 x64 ? witch server version
     
  3. daniel_k

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    When you think you've covered all possible questions...

    As long as you have SP2 installed, any version.
     
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    Does this tool serve any purpose if Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit is already integrated with POSReady 2009 updates to May 2019?
     
  5. abbodi1406

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    You can get updates for other Microsoft products :rolleyes:
     
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    #7 GiantDad, Oct 22, 2020
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    It works on XP x86 sp3, but windows update now demands I install KB892130.

    KB892130 fails due to sp3 and no further update is possible.


    EDIT: Scratch that, my problem was completely unrelated. Somehow BITS got mangled on a fresh install. I reset everything in registry to default values and update works.
     
  8. Zenkaino lovelive

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    80244004 appeared in FLP SP3.
     
  9. daniel_k

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    FLP doesn't have the reg.exe utility, but even working around that WU won't work.

    I've got a list of updates for FLP, let me know if you want it, but after installing all of them, FLP broke somehow (takes long to start/shutdown and other issues).
    Just use Pro or Home.

    PS: I'll update the restore pack to prevent an issue if the pack is reinstalled. No changes to support FLP as is useless.
     
  10. daniel_k

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    Pack updated:
    - Tries to delete wuaueng.dll.bak before renaming wuaueng.dll to avoid a file already exists error when reinstalling the restore pack.
    - Easily enable Microsoft Update by running UseMicrosoftUpdate.cmd
     
  11. Zenkaino lovelive

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    #11 Zenkaino lovelive, Oct 23, 2020
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    Then please let me know the list of updates for FLP.
     
  12. Gacrux

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    #12 Gacrux, Oct 25, 2020
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    I had it working in FLP by installing SP3 (KB958255), IE8, posready reg and following the manual install.

    Found 195 updates and installed all, no BSODs.

    I believe the BSOD is caused by the KB4486463 which is a kernel update for multiprocessor with two or more cores. Since my virtual machine is configured as single core, this update fails and will always shows up.
     
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    #13 Zenkaino lovelive, Oct 25, 2020
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    Not working for me. Even I patched posready reg, error 80244004 appeared again.
     
  14. Gacrux

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    I made it again just to make sure it's working.

    Here's what is needed to make everything work, some juggling is needed:

    1. Create the machine with the default Windows XP 32-bit template. Make sure I/O APIC is disabled and CPU is single core*.
    2. Install Windows FLP.
    3. Apply Service Pack 3 for FLP (WindowsXP-KB958255-ENU.exe). Reboot as requested.
    4. Install Internet Explorer 8 (IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe). Can be installed offline with /passive /update-no. Reboot as requested.
    5. If you want, now you can enable I/O APIC and increase the number of cores in the machine configuration.
    6. Install WUA-Downlevel.exe, reboot in safe mode and continue the manual patching.
    7. Boot into normal mode, patch with the POSReady 2009 registry entries and activate Windows.

    Now Microsoft Update is working, 195 updates found. All installed and no BSODs or strange behaviors.

    * IE8 refuses to install if I/O APIC with a multiprocessor configuration.When installing, in order to continue, it forces you to download some unknown update "Windows Internet Explorer Dynamic Installer", but since Windows Update is broken, it fails. I have no idea how to make it work in a physical machine with a multi core CPU.
     
  15. Zenkaino lovelive

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    #15 Zenkaino lovelive, Oct 25, 2020
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    I'm using VirtualBox. How can I make I/O APIC disabled and how can I patch with the POSReady 2009 registry entries and activate Windows?
     
  16. Gacrux

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    #16 Gacrux, Oct 26, 2020
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    Settings > System > Motherboard > Enable/Disable I/O APIC.

    On Processor tab you change the number of cores.

    POSReady 2009 registry entry is
    Code:
    REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady" /v Installed /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001 /f
    Note that this command works only in FLP patched with Service Pack 3.

    Activation is done by corrupting a specific key, it can be done like
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    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents" /v OOBETimer /t REG_BINARY /d ff /f
    Reboot and check activation with
    Code:
    %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
     
  17. Zenkaino lovelive

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    I followed your guide, but 80244004 appeared again.
     
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  19. daniel_k

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    Didn't work for me either.
     
  20. Gacrux

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    #20 Gacrux, Oct 26, 2020
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