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[---------- CHANGELOG ----------]

(#) 2022.9.9 Changes:

* Added Compatible Windows Server 2003 Hotfixes: KB929161 (disk.sys) | KB943669 (Only partmgr.sys) / Adds GPT * Added Windows XP SP3 Update KB4089453-v1 (File "hscupd.exe" is missing from the v2 update).
* Added Compatible Windows 7 Update KB2493989-v2 (Backported by BlackWingCat).
* Added Windows Management Framework Core v6.3.15.0 (KB968930) - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* Added Silicon Motion NVMe driver v1.0 (Backported Windows 7 driver).
* Added Microsoft SD+MMC Card driver v1.0 (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* Re-Added Compatible Windows Vista Update KB2756651-v2 with only the TTF fonts (The *.dll files will cause text problems with some Windows XP MUI Language Packs).
* Re-Added Compatible Windows 7 Update KB2616879.
* Updated Windows XP Root Certificates Update (KB931125) from "May 2022 v41.0.2195.2205" to "August 2022 v41.0.2195.2208".
* Updates Microsoft .NET Framework AIO Pack from "2019.2.12" to "2022.6.20".
* Updated MyPal from "v68.12.4b" to "v68.12.5b".
* Updated 7-Zip from "v21.07" to "v22.01".
* Updated Patch Integrator script from "v3.3.2" to "v3.4.0" (Added newer driver files "acpi.sys", "intelppm.sys", ntoskrn8.sys, "storport.sys").
* Updated Microsoft SATA/AHCI driver from "v2.0" to "2.1" (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* Fixed a bug with the Group Policy administrative templates.
* Removed TimeStamp entry from the catalog file "9-WXPIE.cat" (TimeStamp Servers dropped the SHA1 Hash support and Windows XP Setup only supports up to SHA1 Hash).

ReadMe File:

[---------- SHORT SUMMARY ----------]

Includes ALL the latest Windows XP and POSReady 2009 Updates/Hotfixes until 22.5(May).2019 and will also automatically receive new Windows XP (POSReady 2009) Updates until at least April 2019 and no Windows XP Activation or Cr4ck or CD-K3y is required.
Also included are over 330 MB of additional LAN, WLAN, SATA/AHCI, NVMe and USB3 drivers. Including with some Themes, Runtimes, Patches, Fixes, Tweaks and some optional Programs and Pre-Configured Settings.
A Help file is also included in the ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE" with lots of useful information, such as on how to install Windows XP with an USB Flash Drive and on how to integrate your own SATA/AHCI drivers and much more.

[---------- INCLUDES ----------]

(#) Windows XP Updates:

* Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929).
* Windows XP and POSReady 2009 Updates/Hotfixes until 22.5(May).2019.
* Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v1.9.42.0 (KB905474) {Cr4cked/LgtCkCtl.dl_}.
* Windows Internet Explorer v8 (Roll Back to 6 possible).
* Windows Media Player v11 (Roll Back to 9 possible).
* Windows Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 (KB969084, KB2813347-v2).
* Windows Rights Management Client (KB979099).
* Windows Driver Frameworks 1.9 - User Mode (KB970158) and Kernel Mode (KB970159).
* Windows Feature Pack for Storage v1.0 (KB952013) - Image Mastering API v2.0 (KB932716-v2, KB952011).
* Windows Feature Pack for Storage v1.0 (KB952013) - ICCD Smart Card Driver.
* Windows Installer v4.5.6002.24298 (KB942288, KB4087398).
* Windows XP exFAT file system driver update package v1.0 (KB955704).
* Windows XP Root Certificates Update [August 2022 v41.0.2195.2208] (KB931125).
* Windows XP Revoked Roots Certificates Update [March 2021 v8.0.2195.2103] (SA3123040).
* Windows XP CAPICOM v2.1.0.2 (KB931906).
* Microsoft European Union Expansion Font Update v1.2.
* Microsoft WinUSB 2.0 (KB971286).
* Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack v1.2 (KB971276-v3, KB977585-v2, KB2958997-v4).
* Microsoft XML Core Services v4.0 SP3 4.30.2117.0 (KB2758694).
* Microsoft XML Core Services v6.0 SP2 6.20.2509.0 (KB2957482, KB4493790).
* Microsoft Web Folders v12.0.6606.1000 (KB907306, KB2526086=msdaipp.dll,msonsext.dll).
* Windows High Definition Audio "Function" Driver v1.0a (KB888111).
* Windows Browser Choice (KB976002-v5).
* Windows Update v7.6.7600.256.
* Windows Update Web Control v7.6.7600.257.
* Microsoft Update Web Control v7.6.7600.257.
* Microsoft Update Catalog Web Control v7.4.7057.249 (build timestamp 130620-1021).

(#) Windows XP Runtime Libraries:

* Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtimes v9.29.1974 (June 2010).
* Microsoft .NET Framework [Up-to-Date/20.6(June).2022]: 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1, 4.0 Full - {Optional}.
* Microsoft Visual C++: 2002 (v7.0.9975.0), 2003 (v7.10.6119.0), 2005 SP1 (v8.0.50727.6229), 2008 SP1 (v9.0.30729.7523), 2010 SP1 (v10.40219.473), 2012 Update 5 (v11.0.61135.400), 2013 Update 5 (v12.0.40664.0), 2015-2019 (v14.28.29213.0) - {Optional}.
* Microsoft Visual Basic: v1.00, v2.0.9.8, v3.0.5.38, v4.0.24.22 (16-bit), v4.0.29.24 (32-bit), v5.2.82.44, v6.1.98.39 (SP6 Update KB3096896) - {Optional}.

(#) Windows XP Applications:

* Microsoft Calculator Plus v1.0.0.908 {Replaces the default Calculator}.
* Microsoft BitLocker To Go Reader v1.0 (KB970401).
* Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode SP1 - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* Windows Management Framework Core v6.3.15.0 (KB968930) - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* Windows PowerShell 1.0 (KB926139-v2) - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* Windows XP Powertoy - ClearType Tuner v1.01 - {Optional}.
* Windows XP Powertoy - Alt-Tab Replacement v1.0 - {Optional}.
* Windows XP User Profile Hive Cleanup Service v2.0.49 Beta - {Optional}.
* Windows XP GDI+ Detection Tool v1 (KB873374).
* Windows XP QFEcheck v6.2.29.0 (KB282784).

(#) Additional Applications:

* 7-Zip v22.01 - {Optional}.
* MyPal v68.12.5b (Backported Firefox v68.12.0) - {Optional}.
* 360 Extreme Explorer v13.0.2310.0 (Backported Chromium v86.0.4240.198) - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* XP Codec Pack v2.1.1 (Includes: MPC-BE, LAV, ffdshow, madVR, xy-VSFilter, XySubFilter, Icaros) - {Optional}.
* Unlocker v1.9.2 - {Optional}.
* ImDisk Toolkit v2022.03.01 - {Optional}.
* HashCheck v2.4.1.58-alpha - {Optional}.
* Open Command Prompt Shell Extension v2.1.0.1 - {Optional}.
* Take Ownership XP v1.2.1 (Allows to take ownership of a file or folder from the Right-click menu) - {Optional}.
* Toshiba UDF2.5 Reader Driver v1.0.0.3 (Allows to browse HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs in Windows Explorer) - {Optional}.
* Paragon GPT Loader v8.0.1.2 - Standalone Installer - {Optional}.
* Windows Movie Maker 2.1.4028.0 Plus - Standalone Installer v1.4.1 - {Optional}.

(#) Windows XP Patches/Fixes:

* Extended Update Support Patch v1.0: Extends the Windows XP update support from "April 2014" till at least "April 2019" (POSReady 2009 Updates).
* TCP/IP Patch v1.0: Increase the number of Half-Open outgoing TCP connections from 10 to 16777215 (Maximum) [tcpip.sys].
* UxTheme Patch v1.0: Allows you to apply unsigned Custom Visual Styles (Windows XP Themes) [uxtheme.dll].
* TermSrv Patch v1.0: Allows you to have multiple concurrent remote desktop connections [termsrv.dll].
* SFC Patch v1.0: Allows you to disable and enable the Windows File Protection with the registry entry "SfcDisable" [sfc_os.dll].
* FlpyDisk Patch v5515: Allows Non-standard Floppy Formats [flpydisk.sys].
* SndRec32 Patch v2.0: Fixes a Sound Recorder error message on computers that have more than 2GB of RAM and Increases the Recording Time Limit from 60 Seconds to 999 Seconds [sndrec32.exe].
* Shell32 Patch v1.0: Fixes the missing Icons in the notification area [shell32.dll].
* WOW32 Patch v1.0: Fixes the Win 16 Subsystem insufficient resources problem [wow32.dll].
* NTDETECT Patch v1.1: Deactivates the resetting of the USB controller to prevent a crash of the USB drive on which the Windows XP installation is carried out [NTDETECT.COM].
* RAID-5 Patch v1.0: Enables Software RAID-5 Support [dmadmin.exe, dmboot.sys, dmconfig.dll].
* SERVICES Patch v1.0: Includes more assigned port numbers for well-known services defined by IANA [services].
* MNF4SBF v3.1: Fixes a Microsoft .NET Framework 4 bug that causes a slow Windows XP boot up (File is placed in the Startup menu).
* Fixed missing ClipBook Viewer shortcut in the Start Menu (accessor.inf).
* Fixed missing dll registry entries for the Microsoft Jet and OLE files (KB4034775 Update Bug).

(#) Windows XP Tweaks:

* Pre-Configured Windows XP Settings - {Optional}.
* Pre-Configured Program Settings - {Optional}.
* Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications v1.9.40.0 (KB905474).
* Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows XP End Of Service Notifications (KB2934207).
* Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.39.12900.0 (KB890830).

(#) Extras:

* Windows XP SP3 (POSReady 2009) SSE2 Updates Remover v1.1 (For the CPUs that don't support the SSE2 instruction set).
* Compatible Updates/Hotfixes and RTM files from Office 2000, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows POSReady 2009, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (More details in the ReadMe file).
* DriverPacks BASE v11.09.01.2f with Driver Pack Mass Storage v18.04.21 (SATA/AHCI) - Compressed = 10 MB / Uncompressed = 62 MB.
* Separate Driver Packs: LAN (Cable Ethernet) v18.04.21 - Compressed = 12 MB / Uncompressed = 81 MB - {Optional}.
* Additional Drive Packs (Standalone Installer): WLAN (Wireless Ethernet) v15.01.23.1 - Uncompressed = 188 MB - {Optional}.
* 9 Additional Windows XP Themes - {Optional}: "Windows XP Embedded", "Black Mesa v2.0", "ChaNinja Style RC5 v1.0", "Disney - It's a Magical World v2.0", "NeoGeniX LS v1.0", "Luna Element Black v5.1 + CSS", "Royale Remixed v1.47", "Windows 7 Colors v1.1", "Zune Final v1.0".
* Windows File Protection Utility v1.6.2 (In "Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools").
* Windows XP CD-K3y Changer v1.2 (In ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE").
* Windows NT Registration Changer v1.0 (In ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE").
* Text file with some valid WGA CD-K3ys (In ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE").
* Help file with lots of useful information (In ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE").
* All Modified and Patched files are digitally signed with a custom certificate.

(#) Patch Integrator v3.4.0:

* Kai-Schtrom SATA/AHCI driver v1.0_20200928 (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* Microsoft SATA/AHCI driver v2.1 (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* AMD SATA/AHCI driver v1.1 (Backported Windows 7 driver).
* Universal Intel SATA/AHCI/RAID Drivers+Software (For RST Series) v11.2.0.1006 (Modded v2020.1.17).
* Microsoft NVMe driver v2.0 (Backported Windows 7 driver).
* Kai-Schtrom NVMe driver v1.3_20180719 (Backported Windows 7 Open Fabrics Alliance driver).
* Kai-Schtrom NVMe driver v1.5_20180719 (Backported Windows 7 Open Fabrics Alliance driver).
* Samsung NVMe driver v1.2 (Backported Windows 7 driver).
* Silicon Motion NVMe driver v1.0 (Backported Windows 7 driver).
* Microsoft USB3.X xHCI driver v2.2 (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* AMD/Intel USB3.0 xHCI driver v3 (Patched Windows 7 AMD driver).
* Microsoft SD+MMC Card driver (Backported Windows 8 driver).
* ACPI Patch v5.1.2600.7777 (2022.8.9 / v5.1): Adds support for mainboards that are newer than 2016.
* PAE Patch v3.6: Allows you to set the RAM limit from 3.5 Gigabyte to 4 Gigabyte or to 128 Gigabyte.
* PM/RTC Timer Fix: Only for 2014 or newer Intel CPUs.
* AVX/AVX2 Enabler v1.1: Allows you to use AVX 256-bit on Multi-Core CPUs with Physical Address Extension.
* Live USB Setup configuration settings: Allows you to Install and Boot Windows XP from a USB Hard Drive Drive.
* DriverPacks BASE Remover (Also removes all the included Driver Packs).
* Windows XP SSE2 Updates Remover: For CPUs without SSE2 support.

[---------- REMOVED ----------]

(#) Windows XP Components:

* Nothing was removed that could cause System or Software problems, only outdated and unneeded components were removed.
1. Applications: "Address Book", "Internet Games", "Program Manager".
2. Multimedia: "Images and Backgrounds", "Music Samples".
3. Network: "MSN Explorer", "Netmeeting", "Outlook Express", "Windows Messenger".
4. Operating System Options: "Blaster and Nachi removal tool", "Desktop Cleanup Wizard", "Out of Box Experience (OOBE)", "Tour".
5. 3rd-party Drivers: "Display Adapters", "ISDN", "Logitech WingMan", "Scanners", "Sony Jog Dial", "Toshiba DVD decoder card".
6. Disc Files: "clock.avi", "flash.ocx", "mmc.chm", "plugin.ocx", "rdsktpw.chm", "swflash.inf", "swtchbrd.bmp", "yahoo.bmp".
7. Disc Folders: "DOTNETFX", "SUPPORT", "VALUEADD", "I386\WIN9XMIG", "I386\WIN9XUPG".

(#) Bugged Updates/Files that have not been added (Manual installers in ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\Bugged Updates"):

1. KB960921 + Default SP3 (videoprt.sys) / This update was not added as it will reduce the 2D performance by around 150% and also slows down the browser scrolling when using PAE (Physical Address Extension) with a AMD Radeon graphics card.
2. KB2926765 (shlwapi.dll) / This update was not added due to a Microsoft bug with the changing of the Internet and E-mail item on the Start menu.

[---------- INFORMATION ----------] + [---------- HELP GUIDES ----------]

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Aquila_WinXP · 1 months ago
    Hi Ramsey,
    Please add wic_x86_enu.exe
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    Dietmar · 1 months ago
    Hi, with my german original XP SP3 CD named to your *.iso
    Option; 3,5,7,8,A,C,D,E
    I get this message below.

    I tested with Prime95. No AVX.
    This may happen, because the ntoskrnl is from SP3 and not from last POSReady Update

    -------------------------[ AVX/AVX2 256-bit Enabler ]--------------------------

    Copying files into the temporary folder . . .

    Converting Windows XP Setup source text files into UTF-8 format . . .

    Executing AVX Patcher . . .
    xdelta3: source file too short: XD3_INVALID_INPUT
    xdelta3: normally this indicates that the source file is incorrect
    xdelta3: please verify the source file with sha1sum or equivalent
    Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.

    Editing entries in the Windows XP Setup source files . . .

    Adding files into the Windows XP Setup source folder . . .
    • This commment is unpublished.
      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Dietmar This looks like the "ntkrpamp.delta" patch file is incompatible with the your ntkrpamp.exe file.
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      Dietmar · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey Hi Ramsey,
      I make nice fun just now:
      I install on the Asrock z370 k6 board in IDE mode an original XP SP3 from CD(!) and update it with all Posready Updates via


      Then I install there all your drivers from Patch folder.
      And also I install freeldr.sys for Multiboot.
      All works.
      Now comes the fun:
      I take your nice xp.iso with settings for IDE and make a complete new install on harddisk.
      Customized Option; 3,5,7,8,A,C,D,E
      Install is less than 10min.

      Now I am going to check for differences.
      I will take best of both worlds😍
      and via whole registry I want to find out, why on yours freeldr not works and on mine AVX.
      I will write about results

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      Dietmar · 1 months ago
      @Dietmar Ok, first results:
      My size is 9.81 GB and yours 4.64 GB with pagefile disabled after Defrag.
      Boottime is exact the same

      Geekbench 2 on both about 20000, each 3 run.
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      Dietmar · 1 months ago
      @Dietmar 2 things I can see:

      With the Big Ram Patch and the AVX Enabler only the via NTLDR booted XP
      shows the full big memory. And also the AVX patch does not work on freeldr.
      With the patched ntkrnlpa.exe XP boots also with freeldr,
      but shows memory < 4GB and no AVX
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Dietmar I thing it's because the AVX Patch is only patching the "ntkrpamp.exe" and not the other 3 ones.
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    Martino Contento · 1 months ago
    Hi Ramsey
    Do you also have Windows 2003 Server Integral Edition among your ISOs ?
    Or, you have a link to download an updated version, if it exists ?
    Thanks for the reply😜
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    Mark · 1 months ago

    A useful alternative to Unlocker
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Mark Look at the comparison and it's also not free.
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      Mark · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey I see what you mean Ramsey in context of lesser features by comparison, so Unlocker is superior despite both being freeware.
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    Andalu · 1 months ago
    Hi, could you please point me to a guide or otherwise some reference on how to insert in the Option Menu.cmd all the parameters for the correct integration of a driver into the XP iso? I mean, how do you identify the proper parameters to put in the dosnet.inf, txtsetup.inf and hivesys.inf files?
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Andalu If you for example search for optKSATA or optMNVMe ... in the "Options Menu.cmd" file then this will guide you on how to add more drivers, you just have to copy and paste the code and change the names of it.
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      Andalu · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey I mean the settings in dosnet.inf, txtsetup.sif and hivesys.inf like these:
      "FloppyFiles.1", "FloppyFiles.2", "Files", "SourceDisksFiles", "FileFlags", "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DRIVERNAME\Parameters\", etc.

      How do you choose which setting to put in the Option Menu in the section related to each driver?

      For example, regarding the line ".\Utilities\Fedit.exe" -add -f "%TempDir%\DOSNET.INF" -s "FloppyFiles.1" -l "d1,stornvme.sys" -once
      why did you use the setting "FloppyFiles.1" and not "FloppyFiles.2" as for another driver?

      Another thing: I noticed that although not selected in the Options Menu script v3.4.0, the Microsoft USB3.X xHCI driver v2.2 driver is installed however. During the XP installation, no other USB devices were connected to the motherboard, only the thumb drive. Here the image:
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Andalu FloppyFiles Is to load the drivers at the F6 stage (CD Boot) and if not found then ask for Floppy Disk XYZ. It dose not matter where you put them, I only put them where Microsoft has put the other drivers. Like USB3 drivers to the USB2 driver floppy list and the SATA drivers to the IDE driver floppy list.
      Files Is to check if the file exits.
      SourceDisksFiles Is the copy processes of the file.
      FileFlags (16) Should be added for ever new Windows XP file except for *.inf files.
      Parameters Are all listed in the driver *.inf file if you search for "parameters".

      The good thing is that all the correct settings are already done and you only need to copy and paste them. 😃

      I also did try the options you selected but i cannot see that the USB3 driver is also added.
      Check if the ISO file didn't not had already an USB3 drive integrated. Sorting the file by date in the ISO file helps to get a better overview. 😉
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      Andalu · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey Thanks for the info. I have to find a way to install XP-IE by using a NVMe driver that seems to work only when installed as a replacement for another existing NVMe driver while it gives BSOD 7B on the first reboot after successful GUI-mode completion.

      Regarding the USB3 driver installation, you were right. These days I prepared too many XP ISOs and made a mistake, sorry.
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      Dietmar · 1 months ago
      @Andalu Hi,
      this happens with an unsigned driver.
      Then no entry in Services is done for this driver.
      You can patch this with modifcation of syssetup.dll, see at the very end of the nuked forum. This syssetup.dll imitates then install from original XP CD
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    MorningGlory · 1 months ago
    Some kind soul managed to create a replacement for the not-working ActiveX-based Windows Update client. Works with the latest release, and finds the Microsoft Update stuff, too.
    Maybe it's worth implementing this, for the next release?
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    Bubo · 1 months ago
    Dear Ramsey,

    How to deal with the "Extras" and the "Patch Integrator v3.4.0" folders? I've read that you should extract the iso and browse that folder with the "WinSetupFromUSB" program, but there is no mention what to do with those additional folders, how to approach them?

    Also I've (pre)downloaded the would-be Win XP PC drivers (audio chipset etc), in which way can I integrate them into the base install?
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Bubo Simply click in the "Extras" folder on what you Need/Want to install in Windows XP. And the "Patch Integrator v3.4.0" will build you a new ISO file with the options you selected.

      And you can use nLite to integrate your drivers. But this will take a of your time.
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    Stel Pats · 1 months ago
    Hi there,
    Any suggestions for an antivirus / firewall program ?
    I was very happy with ESET NOD 32 paid , but eset decided last month to block access to update server for xp users !

    Now I need to try AVAST or AVG or bitdefender.
    my XP machine is attached to internet and needs basic protection , antivirus or else.
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Stel Pats As you see on the screenshot i used 'Panda Dome' i couldn't find any other Antivirus program that still worked on Windows XP.
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      Ricardo Jose · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey Kaspersky AV build does and its variants, firewall, total security with same version.. also there's a free version, still use it under xp and never had issues, also it's getting updates very well :)
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    carbon · 1 months ago
    can we install the updates directly inside or do we have to re-download and install the updated version every time when an update comes.
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @carbon With this new version you have to do a fresh installation. But you can also try you luck with the repair option.
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    Taylor · 2 months ago
    Thanks Ramsey for a great dev project! I had tons of trouble installing OEM XP on my T61, but this installed easily with only a few repairs. I was able to use Rufus 3.20 to burn (lol) to USB with 'list USB Hard Drives,' 'Add fixes for old BIOSes,' and 'Use Rufus MBR' checked *as well as* 0x81 selected. 

    I've been looking through the your documentation and the comments here, but I don't see any user:password combinations for Admin control. Am I to delete passwords or gain control some other way? Sorry if I missed something! Cheers.
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      Ramsey · 2 months ago
      @Taylor No password is set in WinXP-IE. You should better do a fresh installation, don't use it for repairing or upgrading an older Windows XP.
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      Taylor · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey I quick formatted the partition before installing. That's not enough for a fresh install? Thanks for the quick support!
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      @Taylor Try to use the recommended tool WinSetupFromUSB for making a Windows XP Flash installation.
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      Taylor · 1 months ago
      @Ramsey I believe my issue was the Samsung 850 Pro SSD I was trying to install and boot from. I thought the old 2007 Lenovo hdd had problems, but I was able to install easily to that hdd. I'm surprised because the t61 booted so easily to vista, win7, 8, etc; I've formatted that poor ssd *so many times*