Windows XP SP 3 MUI packs

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  1. krlahna

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    #1 krlahna, Mar 27, 2013
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    Hey

    if you are looking for MUI packs for any version of Windows XP (XP, XP Embedded, FLP, POSReady 2009, ...) which has SP 3 installed you should use en_windows_embedded_posready_2009_x86_dvd_283454.iso. The MUI packs in this image are responsible for two thirds of its size since all languages from all XP MUI CDs are included. You should prefer this image over the official ones specific to your XP version because the official images only contain MUI files for SP 0 which means that you also have to install SP 1, 2 and 3 updates afterwards. In contrast, POSReady 2009 is the only XP that comes with a MUI pack which is already updated to SP 3.

    The MUI files for different XP versions are always the same, only the installer (MUISETUP.EXE) differs. All installers work the same way but they quit if they detect that XP version or build number do not match. I found out that it is pretty easy to bypass these checks so here are the instructions for installing a MUI pack from the POSReady 2009 image on any XP SP 3:

    1. Download en_windows_embedded_posready_2009_x86_dvd_283454.iso (search for Windows Embedded 2009 POSReady Multi or zepos2k9.iso)
    2. Open the ISO file and go to \ValueAdd\MUI\.
    3. Extract the folders for the language(s) you want to install and all files of the \ValueAdd\MUI\ folder.
    4. Open MUISETUP.EXE using a hex editor.
    5. Go to offset 0x00006345 and replace 75 by EB.
    6. Do the same at offset 0x000064EF.
    7. Save the file and run MUISETUP.EXE.


    Sorry, I was wrong!
     
  2. Oz

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    #2 Oz, Mar 27, 2013
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    Thanks for sharing this info krlahna.

    I have the mentioned ISO, but never really been sure as to whether it's a genuine ISO from MS, or a homebrew.
    Found it odd a ISO was included in the ISO. Also, both a Joliet & ISO-9660 file system is included. The ISO-9660 is a mess since long names (-n allow long filenames (longer than DOS 8.3 names)) was not used. But guess this is probably a stuff up from MS, since the genuine smaller ISO from MS trial is made the same way.

    Code:
      File: POSready2009_CD.iso
      Size: 647 MB (678,625,280 bytes)
    CRC-32: 75508c6e
       MD4: 92b6c4252171fab1f93823a58003062a
       MD5: c25d9a8e56f18b328c5a16fd6b0358f3
     SHA-1: 143cb58be71e000cc205757c9965ce486189a589
    
      File: zepos2k9.iso
      Size: 3.31 GB (3,559,516,160 bytes)
    CRC-32: 6fe4b91b
       MD4: 6ad0837e002b57a7237b6f6f363e1686
       MD5: 1518771d1142cc4f1877dcffa34a2984
     SHA-1: 0e9e37f9268bbb7181e0a1ae561c178382cc3014
    
    EDIT:
    Worked out the CDIMAGE switches for the trial POSready2009_CD.iso from MS and used them on the zepos2k9.iso. SHA1 comes up the same when remade, so it lends some credibility to it being an original. They were definitely done by someone who has not used CDIMAGE before.
     
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    #4 krlahna, Apr 1, 2013
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    Sorry, I did not thoroughly check if the service pack files really are included. I noticed that the difference between XP and POSReady MUI files is that there is another folder called RESFILES in every POSReady MUI folder. These folders contain some packed files and a file called resfiles.inf. I just looked at the section
    Code:
    [SourceDisksFiles]
    resfiles.inf=55
    xpsp1res.dll=55
    xpsp2res.dll=55
    xpsp3res.dll=55
    xpob2res.dll=55
    of the inf file and thought that service pack files would be included only because this file refers to some.
    I checked the size of the RESFILES folder today and noticed that it is only a few hundred kilobytes, thus is too small to hold a MUI service pack. Sorry!
     
  5. EFA11

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    #5 EFA11, Oct 27, 2013
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    Code:
    File: en_windows_embedded_posready_2009_x86_dvd_283454.iso
    Size: 3.32 GB (3,559,516,160 bytes)
    CRC: 6FE4B91B
    MD5: 1518771D1142CC4F1877DCFFA34A2984
    SHA1: 0E9E37F9268BBB7181E0A1AE561C178382CC3014
    the two are the same. I wasn't 100% sure before, but I am now.
     
  6. Tito

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    #6 Tito, Oct 27, 2013
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    @EFA11

    Source of
    Code:
    en_windows_embedded_posready_2009_x86_dvd_283454.iso
    ??

    May bad; its in MSDN.

    :popcorn:
     
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    #8 EFA11, Oct 27, 2013
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    need link?

    Windev :D
     
  8. EFA11

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    verified hash? My link is verified lol :D
     
  9. WinDev

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    #11 WinDev, Oct 27, 2013
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    Of course, it's the same, like Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials which have filename: Storage_Server_Essentials_2008_R2_EMB_English_Install.iso
     
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    Yah, sebus has found the link first. It was renamed by ZWT for their release.
     
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  11. EFA11

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    my question was only if you actually DL'ed it and checked, same name doesn't always mean same file :D Just checking :D
     
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    It can be checked in Mozilla Firefox automatically. Just open FTP link and see size in kilobytes.
     
  13. EFA11

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    size != hash :vertag: