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Windows 7: XP users - Unofficial but RELIABLE Service pack 4 !!!

23 Sep 2014   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
XP users - Unofficial but RELIABLE Service pack 4 !!!

Hi there

I've tried this on a Windows VM - seems to work fine.

Some people are keeping XP alive with their own updates - some probably back ported from W2003 server which still has a bit of life left in it too.

Anyway it works fine on an XP VM running under VMware player or workstation. Host machines I'm using are Windows 7 / OPENSUSE LINUX rel 13.1

Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4 - Windows XP - MSFN Forum

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jimbo


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23 Sep 2014   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I guess they won't be stopped unless something is improved in Windows 9
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31 Jan 2015   #3
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Guys, if I download one of these home-grown SP4 things, how do I actually install it in my brand-new XP Mode AND so that the Windows Update in XP Mode thinks the updates are in?

I'm missing the basic steps. Thanks.
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02 Feb 2015   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I think it's primarily intended for HOST XP systems or for full XP VM's run under vmware / VBOX. I never liked XP mode - always seemd too much of a "Bolt on Cludge" or panic measure from Ms to assist in W7 migration.

If you need an XP VM then I'd install a full XP VM. Then if you want to apply the "SP4" it works fine. !!!

Cheers
jimbo
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02 Feb 2015   #5
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Jimbo - thanks. For me, XP Mode is just the first learning step before I try BOTH VMWare and VBox over the next few weekends.

Nevertheless, I don't have the basic steps how to use the SP4 thing at your link, which points to ryanvm.net.

For a noob like me, what does one DO with the download? There are no instructions - the audience seems to know what to do, but not me. Thanks.
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03 Feb 2015   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glnz View Post
Jimbo - thanks. For me, XP Mode is just the first learning step before I try BOTH VMWare and VBox over the next few weekends.

Nevertheless, I don't have the basic steps how to use the SP4 thing at your link, which points to ryanvm.net.

For a noob like me, what does one DO with the download? There are no instructions - the audience seems to know what to do, but not me. Thanks.
Hi there

Start off from here --it's got all the files etc.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...TA&usp=sharing

Cheers
jimbo
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