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Language: English
Author: Ramsey
File Size: 697 MB (Megabyte)
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ReadMe File:

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

Includes ALL the latest Windows XP and POSReady 2009 Updates/Hotfixes until 11.6(June).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 350 MB of additional LAN, WLAN, Chipset, SATA/AHCI and NVMe 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.

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

(#) 2020.3.15 Changes:

* Added Generic SATA/AHCI driver v2019.6.10 (Trimming of the SSD needs to be done manually).
* Added Open Fabrics Alliance NVMe driver v1.3_20180719 (A version 1.5 replacer is also included).
* Added Compatible Windows Server 2003 file "storport.sys" (KB957910).
* Added ACPI Patch v2019.8.27 (Adds support for Intel 370/390 Chipsets and AMD Ryzen CPUs).
* Added Take Ownership XP v1.1.0 (Allows you to take ownership of a file or folder from the Right-click menu).
* Added Driver Pack WLAN v15.01.23.1 (Wireless Ethernet) and Chipset v14.12.31.1 (Mainboard Chip).
* Added a few cosmetic improvements.
* Replaced "Unlocker v1.9.2" with "LockHunter v3.3.4" (Unlocker has been discontinued).
* Removed Windows XP Internet Games (Microsoft has shut down these game servers).
* Removed Driver Pack BASE (Replaced by the Generic SATA/AHCI driver and by a new Custom Driver Pack Installer).
* Updated Windows XP Root Certificates Update (KB931125) from "October 2019 v41.0.2195.1910" to "February 2020 v41.0.2195.2002".
* Updated Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable from "v14.24.28127.4" to "v14.25.28508.3".
* Updated Basilisk/UXP from "v2020.1.17" to "v2020.3.13".
* Updated PotPlayer from "v1.7.21097" to "v1.7.21126".

Detailed Description:

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

(#) Windows XP Updates:

* Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929).
* Windows XP and POSReady 2009 Updates/Hotfixes until 11.6(June).2019.
* Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v1.9.42.0 (KB905474) {Cracked}.
* 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, KB2870165-v3).
* 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 [February 2020 v41.0.2195.2002] (KB931125).
* Windows XP Revoked Roots Certificates Update [August 2019 v8.0.2195.1908] (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.
* Microsoft XML Core Services v4.0 SP3 4.30.2117.0 (KB2758694).
* Microsoft Web Folders v12.0.6612.1000 (KB907306, KB2526086/Rosebub).
* Microsoft 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 time-stamp 130620-1021).

(#) Windows XP Runtime Libraries:

* Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtimes v9.29.1974 (June 2010).
* Microsoft .NET Framework [Up-to-Date/12.2(February).2019]: 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 (v14.25.28508.3).
* Microsoft Visual Basic: v1.00, v2.0.9.8, v3.0.5.38, v4.0.29.24, v5.2.82.44, v6.1.98.39 (SP6 Update KB2911777, KB2992332).

(#) Windows XP Applications:

* Microsoft Calculator Plus v1.0.0.908 {Replaces the default Calculator}.
* Microsoft BitLocker To Go Reader v1.0 (KB970401).
* 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 v19.00 - {Optional}.
* Basilisk/UXP v2020.3.13 (Mozilla Firefox fork for Windows XP) - {Optional}.
* PotPlayer v1.7.21126 - {Optional}.
* LockHunter v3.3.4 - {Optional}.
* ImDisk Toolkit v2019.11.26 - {Optional}.
* HashCheck v2.4.0.55 - {Optional}.
* Open Command Prompt Shell Extension v2.1.0 - {Optional}.
* Take Ownership XP v1.1.0 (Allows you to take ownership of a file or folder from the Right-click menu) - {Optional}.
* Toshiba UDF Reader Driver v2.5 (Allows you to browse HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs in Windows Explorer) - {Optional}.
* Paragon GPT Loader v8.0.1.2 (Adds support for 2.2TB+ drives) - {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).
* ACPI Patch v2019.8.27: Adds support for Intel 370/390 Chipsets and AMD Ryzen CPUs (May not work on all mainboards) [acpi.sys].
* TCP/IP Patch v1.0: Allows you to have 16777215 (Maximum) Half-Open TCP Connections instead of 10 [tcpip.sys].
* UxTheme Patch v1.0: Allows you to use un-signed 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: Resolves a problem with some buggy BIOS'es, when installing Windows XP with an USB Flash Drive [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 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:

* Ported 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).
* Generic SATA/AHCI driver v2019.6.10 (Auto trimming for the Solid-state drive (SSD) is not supported, you can do this manually after the installation).
* Open Fabrics Alliance NVMe driver v1.3_20180719" (May not work on all NVMe Drives. If version 1.3 doesn't work for you, then you can try out version 1.5 in the ISO/Disc folder ".\OEM\WinXPPx86IE").
* Driver Packs: LAN v18.04.21 (Cable Ethernet), WLAN v15.01.23.1 (Wireless Ethernet), Chipset v14.12.31.1 (Mainboard Chip), SATA/AHCI v18.04.21 (Mass Storage) - Compressed = 47 MB / Uncompressed = 355 MB - {Removable}.
* 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 v1.4 (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 Patched and Modified files are all digitally signed with a custom certificate.

[---------- 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".
2. Multimedia: "Images and Backgrounds", "Movie Maker", "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", "Microsoft SideWinder", "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. "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.
    IntMD · 26 days ago
    If you don't have any further beta builds to test, I suppose you can delay the new modern release and release just the one with the updated apps and libraries.
    Like I said earlier, if you don't mind getting infuscomus to help you with that thing, tell me so.
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      Ramsey · 26 days ago
      I'm still waiting on daniel_k to posts his updated files on MyDigitalLife because the test build is okay but the modified files have still a few problems.
      And about the Generic SATA you posted is this a modified version of the uni_ata driver?
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        IntMD · 26 days ago
        nope, that sata driver was a backport from one of Windows 8's DDKs (can't remember if it was from the release DDK or the pre-release ones, you'd have to ask skulltrail/skullteria about it).
        I'm aware of the existence of the UniATA driver since it's also used in the ReactOS project (i assume it's a custom build than the one that alter offers) but it's more inferior compared to the backported storahci driver + isn't truly PnP(WDM) compliant.
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          Ramsey · 26 days ago
          What experience did you have with the DDK Generic SATA driver? Did you run into any problems with this one compare to the DriverPacks BASE?
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            IntMD · 26 days ago
            Well I personally haven't tried it because I don't have any spare real hardware to test it and I assume that we already figured it out that it worked with the virtual machines at least.
            As of my friend's tests and the driver itself in it's suitable environment (like WinXP Pro x64), it actually worked nice for a generic driver and had nice results when benchmarking the SSD. https://imgur.com/a/qdAnkt7

            Also neither me or my friend haven't tried the driverpack way yet. Would you be able to make a new build with that instead of separately integrating the drivers and providing the svf difference patch containing differences between the build that you mailed me and the one that will be made? This way there would be no need to waste extra bandwidth for not-so-small-but-nevertheless changes.
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              Ramsey · 26 days ago
              If your friend had a good experience with the DDK Generic SATA driver then i think i can remove the DriverPacks BASE and only add the DDK Generic SATA driver.
              I send you a link in an hour too a test build with the NVMe v1.3 driver, this seems to be better backward compatible than version 1.5 which is included in the first test build.
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                IntMD · 26 days ago
                Just keep in mind that the screenshots and tests are from the XP Pro x64 install, which is based on the NT 5.2 kernel, so the driver's "natural habitat", not from XP Integral Edition.
                I'll let him know about the new build.
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                IntMD · 26 days ago
                And there it goes! This is how it looks like out-of-the-box. System installed on the NVMe drive.

                A majority of the other devices are the ones that intel's chipset inf stub-drivers cover, the ethernet controller (Intel i219) lacks native drivers and the lastest intel ones are unhackable unless somebody writes an e1000e driver from scratch (just like the ReactOS devs with the e1000 driver) and usb3 driver might be covered with daniel_k's amdxhci driver if it's going to be rereleased to public in MDL (one can integrate to the iso but it will cause pain in 1st stage setup, but will usually work fine in 2nd and 3rd stage)
                the Video Controller device is the 8400 GS and has native XP drivers available so no need to worry about that.
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                  Ramsey · 26 days ago
                  Good to see that it now works. I will then release this officially around the end of this week.
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                    IntMD · 25 days ago
                    I'll also let you know when he'll get this running on the other mobo based on the AMD X570 chipset.
                    By the way as a side-effect of removing the SATA/AHCI driverpack, the LAN drivers have also been removed. Are you planning on reincluding them back or something?
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                      Ramsey · 25 days ago
                      Yes, because i think it's not practical to only include the DriverPack BASE for the LAN Driver Pack which is also not maintained anymore for a long time.
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                        IntMD · 25 days ago
                        Then at least one could include latest pure drivers from mostly used manufacturers like Realtek and Intel. Your choice, of course.

                        Anyways, the build also installed successfully on that X570-based mobo
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                          Ramsey · 24 days ago
                          After a long time testing i found out that the Generic SATA driver in combination with the modified file (.\I386\SETUP.exe) from DriverPacks BASE will trigger a BSOD.
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                            IntMD · 23 days ago
                            Ouch. I assume the original file has been restored and made sure to clean the other leftovers that may have been overlooked. Still, better late than never.
                            Nevertheless, if there will be any problems regarding the new build and/or you require tests, tell me so.
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                              Ramsey · 23 days ago
                              It will work again when replacing the modified DriverPacks BASE "SETUP.exe" file with the Original one. I also can not even remember anymore for what this modified DriverPacks BASE "SETUP.exe" is good for.
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    johnrow · 27 days ago
    So How do i get on to the internet
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      Ramsey · 27 days ago
      I would say by installing you LAN or WLAN driver.
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    xmha97 · 1 months ago
    I find a modded logon-screen (logonui.exe)
    You can use it. (file attached).

    How to use it?
    Extract the attached zip file. Then you see LOGONUI.EX_
    Change EX_ extension to CAB and extract it to system32 (for testing)
    or Copy it to isoFile\I386 folder

    Files attached:
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      ochentay4 · 1 months ago
      please man dial down the fonts and colors. its a nightmare.
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    AlexNq · 1 months ago
    Hello, I have a strange problem, I have the settings made for share admin $ but after a restart all the settings are deleted or return to default. What can I do to stop it?
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      The Custom Settings will disable this for security reasons, to avoid people connecting from the internet to this folder if you don't have set a password on your Windows Admin Account.
      You can share the "C:\" (Drive) or "C:\WINDOWS" (Folder) manually by right click on it and clicking "Properties". And to re-enable again the Auto Share for those folders, simply search in the registry for "AutoShareWk" (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters) and change the value from "0" to "1" and restart your Computer.
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        AlexNq · 24 days ago
        Thanks for the quick support but now how do I make it to remember my last choice on the windows shutdown dialog box. For me it is always the default option on Hibernate.
        • This commment is unpublished.
          Ramsey · 24 days ago
          If you do, what i have wrote then it will always share the C$ and ADMIN$.
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            AlexNq · 23 days ago
            What???? .... the solution that you have wrote for admin share is ok.
            Now I am asking for help with a diferrent problem wich is how do I make it to remember my last choice on the windows shutdown dialog box.
            • This commment is unpublished.
              Ramsey · 23 days ago
              You need to be more specific by what you mean with the last choice on windows shutdown dialog box.
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    IntMD · 1 months ago
    FYI a new version of PotPlayer has been released (Version 200206; 1.7.21126.0). The new version apparently still supports XP.
    For the other apps news:
    * VC2019 redist has been updated 4 days after compiling the latest IE release (now is 14.25.28508.3). Abbodi has reflected that in his Visual C++ AiO redist.
    * New Basilisk/UXP build https://msfn.org/board/topic/180462-my-browser-builds-part-2/page/65/?tab=comments#comment-1178041 (2020-02-22)
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      I wanted to replace Unlocked with LockHunter, but i found a bug in it. I submitted the bug to LockHunter but they still haven't fixed it. That's why I'm still holding back the new version.
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        IntMD · 1 months ago
        Aight, take your time.

        By the way, are you going to consider transplantating the storport.sys file from Server 2003, since it is confirmed compatible with XP & might be useful when adding the generic storahci & community ofa nvme driver (that requires hotfix version 5.2.3790.4173 or later) in place of the SATA/AHCI driverpack, thus will serve as 2 drivers for both SATA/AHCI and NVME interfaces (the problem is that if we get rid of the mass storage drivers, we'd also get rid of the non-AHCI drivers by side-effect, so one has to spend time slimming the pack containing only non-AHCI mass storage drivers).

        Cutting to the chase here's the latest version of storport.sys (5.2.3790.4485; KB957910) according to this (https://www.anonymz.com/?https://www.aidinit.com/2012/05/storport-sys-pre-service-pack-3-revision-history-for-windows-server-2003-sp2-and-windows-small-business-server-2003-sp2-sbs-2003/): https://anonfile.com/f5Ycscd8o0/storport_sys

        Here's also a short guide from daniel_k on making the setup recognize the addition:

        As of the sata/ahci and nvme (txtsetup.oem by dietmar)
        https://anonfile.com/D1datfd0o3/storahci-i386-txtsetup_zip - SATA/AHCI
        https://anonfile.com/Hbift0d5ob/OFANVMe-V1.5-i386-txtsetup_zip - NVMe
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          Ramsey · 1 months ago
          What about the diskdump.sys file in the KB957910 update? And do this Generic SATA/AHCI + NVMe drivers now also really work? Because last i time tested it i had no luck with it on VirtualBox.
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            IntMD · 1 months ago
            >What about the diskdump.sys file in the KB957910 update?
            Shouldn't be required afaik and shouldn't storport.sys conflict with diskdump's NT 5.1 counterpart, at least according to Dietmar.

            My friend has tested both of these drivers, albeit with the KB943545 version of the driver (5.2.3790.4173) and with XP64, which is basically clientified Server 2003 SP1/SP2 x64, but nevertheless the drivers themselves have worked, but anyway tests should be made in XP. (About VBox, try checking with the latest version from the 6.x branch and the latest from 5.x branch, so as to rule out any problems with the VM software itself)

            BTW if you're going to offer a testing iso for that, If you don't want to upload yet another full-sized ISO for testing purposes, I suppose a smartversion difference file would suffice to save space. If you want, i'll send you a guide of making them.
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          Ramsey · 1 months ago
          Is the "storport.sys" only needed for the NVMe driver or also for the Generic SATA driver? And what are the original links to this Drivers?
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            IntMD · 1 months ago
            >Is the "storport.sys" only needed for the NVMe driver or also for the Generic SATA driver?
            Both of them are based on the storport.sys storage port driver, so.
            Original link for the NVME driver: http://reboot.pro/topic/21812-community-ofa-nvme-15-storport-miniport-for-windows-server-2003-r2-sp2/ (txtsetup.oem by dietmar in post no. 15; Comparing the anonfile pack to the original pack i've slimmed it down to contain the necessary x86 files & the txtsetup.oem)

            As of the Generic SATA driver it has been circulated way enough in the "Windows XP on Modern Hardware" thread at Win-Raid that it might be hard to locate the truest latest version.
            This is where I took the what-is-supposed-to-be-latest-according-to-Dietmar driver: https://www.win-raid.com/t4035f45-Windows-XP-Bit-and-Server-Bit-on-Modern-Hardware-63.html#msg81781 (storahcitxtsetup.rar)
            Comparing to the original package the anonfile package only has the contents of the x86 folder + the storport.sys included was redundant if you're going to slipstream that file with the more latest than that via the guide by daniel_k. The .reg file in the root seems to also be not needed at all.

            P.S. For SSD users the Generic SATA driver seems to not support TRIM at least for the AHCI controller from the Z170 Pro4S mobo of my friend's, so users of that mobo might have to install either the modified intel rst drivers that fernando offers (which doesn't rely on storport but scsiport iirc) or one of daniel_k's modified RSTe ahci drivers post-install by themselves (daniel_k's driver rely on storport; iirc he's moving his work to mydigitallife since he can't offer the drivers that have modified .sys files anymore in win-raid)
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              Ramsey · 1 months ago
              The Generic SATA driver has 4 registry entries less in the .INF file than in the .REG file:
              "Group"="SCSI Miniport"
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                IntMD · 1 months ago
                IIRC this wasn't needed at all when my friend used the driver in XP64 on his Z170 Pro4S, so it's safe to assume it's not needed.
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                  Ramsey · 1 months ago
                  Probably a good idea would be to ask 'daniel_k' about this because only one file can be correct.
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                    IntMD · 1 months ago
                    The storahci driver wasn't made by daniel_k at all, but by skullteria (skulltrail) of One-Core-API fame. It's a backport of the storahci driver from one of the DDKs for Windows 8. I don't know if he's active at win-raid anymore.

                    Anyway like I said again I don't see any reason for it to be included as evidenced by the screenshots in the "XP on Modern Hardware" jungle-thread that used the driver. (based on the name string it used the naming based on the inf file, not the .reg file)
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              Ramsey · 1 months ago
              Will the Generic SATA drive not interfere when a user also wants to slipstream on of the modified Intel RST drivers?
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                IntMD · 1 months ago
                I think the Intel RST drivers will take priority over the storahci drivers based on the FeatureScore directive.

                Comparing the inf files Intel RST drivers have a featurescore value of 0x80 whilst the storahci driver doesn't have any, thus it's by default treated as 0xff. The Intel RST wins over the driver for the intel storage controllers because it has a lower FeatureScore value than the storahci driver.

                For ex., neither mshdc.inf nor say stornvme.inf has the featurescore set in Windows 10 build 1909, thus when you install a driver made by the controller manufacturer it should stay for good (unless an user action happens like a rollback, but it shouldn't unwittingly rollback itself to microsoft's generic drivers).

                Here's a short summary of how this works when Fernando hadn't modified the intel usb3 drivers for win10 yet to acknowledge the changes (thus the problem with microsoft's own usb driver had happened):
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    xmha97 · 1 months ago
    Hello, "Geek XP" Combining Tablet PC and Media Center Edition.
    Are you have any plan to add "Geek XP" features to Integral Edition?
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      There are better options out their then Windows Media Center. And Windows Media Center also has been discontinued by Microsoft for years.
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        xmha97 · 1 months ago
        Windows XP also has been discontinued by Microsoft for years!
        I do not insist on adding WMC but please add Tablet PC features if possible.
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          xmha97 · 1 months ago
          See a feature on WIndows XP Tablet PC Edition:
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            Ramsey · 1 months ago
            Adding Windows Media Center would be like adding MSN back into Windows XP.
            And the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition was mainly designed for Digitizer Pen Input. The Touch input was very primitive. It was a superset of Windows XP and was initially only available as an OEM Pre-installed option. It was not included in the retail version of Windows XP until Service Pack 2 was released.
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    xmha97 · 1 months ago
    Please install Powershell to Windows XP:
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      Everything can be done with DOS in Windows XP. Powershell is more for Windows Vista/7/8/10.
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        xmha97 · 1 months ago
        Powershell can run .ps1 scripts (but command prompt run .bat scripts)
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          Ramsey · 1 months ago
          Only IT Professionals need this. And if you an IT Professionals then you will also know how to do, almost everything in Windows XP in DOS. The whole Integral Edition process is done in DOS to keep it simple. And it would not be a good idea to waste the last free Megabits on the Disk which could be used later for something more impotent.
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      IntMD · 1 months ago
      IMO it should stay as an optional choice, since an average user most likely would use cmd because it's way more familiar for him than PS, whereas if a person is more used to the powershell ecosystem or his applications/utilities require it (chocolately for example, but does it still support Powershell 2.0 and thus XP?), then he can install it manually by himself.

      If I do recall correctly Windows Update still offers Powershell 2.0 as one of the optional updates, so here's an easier way out.
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    spknair · 1 months ago
    Dear @ramsey

    I have been using your XP versions for years.
    Will you please make your future edition which can be installed on eMachine desktop?
    Mine is eNachine E1210, which always ends up with BSOD
    I had tried many ways by integrating chipset drivers.

    no luck
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      IntMD · 1 months ago
      What's the exact machine model and its exact specifications?
      What BSOD does it show on the computer and when does it show? (STOP Code and all that information).
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    hgdagon · 1 months ago
    Thanks for the upload!

    I was wondering if you'd consider the following for the next update?

    Windows XP Tweaks and Program Tweaks - can we have a bit more info about these?

    PotPlayer, Unlocker, ImDisk Toolkit, and HashCheck - Can you, please, consider the following as alternatives? - VLC, LockHunter, UltraISO, and HashTab.

    Open Command Prompt Shell Extension - Can we have this replaced (alternative added) as well? I'd suggest "Command Prompt Here" and "PowerShell Here" with the Shift Key down on empty space in Explorer, or Directory icon (or directory icon in the upper left corner of the Explorer window. You know, the one the removed in Vista), assuming there is PowerShell in this release.

    Also, I haven't installed this yet, but the one and only graphical bug I remember from XP days is the tooltips for system tray programs was rendered behind the taskbar. Is that fixed here?
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      1. You can open the settings files with a text edit in the Disk/ISO folder "..\OEM\RunOnce\Settings" to see the settings and the descriptions for it.
      2. PotPlayer has a lot more options then VLC.
      3. I will replace UnLocker since it has lost the crown to LockHunter, because it's has been discontinued now for over 2 years.
      4. HashTab dose not support Windows XP anymore.
      5. The normal "Command Prompt Here" tweak does not work in shared folders and you have to manually enter the folder directory in the CMD window, That's why i added the "Open Command Prompt Shell Extension" tool.
      6. PowerShell is more useful for Windows NT6.X most of the stuff in Windows NT5.X can be do over the Command Prompt.
      7. I never noticed this tooltips bug, it could be that Microsoft has fixed it.
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        hgdagon · 3 days ago
        Sorry for the late response. Thank you for considering LockHunter. I have a few minor additions:
        I've been using UltraISO for quite a while now, and, mainly because it's self updating, I completely forgot that it's paid software (however it's still the best tool out there for working with images).
        LockHunter DEAS support WInXP, see the very bottom of the download page.
        Have you tried CMDHere PowerToy for XP? Does it have the same issue with Shared Folders?
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    Aquila_WinXP · 1 months ago
    Hi Ramsey,

    I suggest you two new improvements for Windows XP in the next release:

    1. Please remove MSN Gaming Zone Internet games (Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Hearts, Internet Reversi, and Internet Spades) related files - chm, dll, and exe (bckg.chm, bckg.dll, bckgres.dll, chkr.chm, chkr.dll, chkrres.dll, Cmnclim.dll, Cmnresm.dll, hrtz.chm, hrtz.dll, Hrtzres.dll, rvse.chm, rvse.dll, Rvseres.dll, shvl.chm, shvl.dll, Shvlres.dll, UniAnsi.dll, ZCorem.dll, zeeverm.dll, ZNetM.dll, zoneclim.dll, zonelibM.dll, bckgzm.exe, chkrzm.exe, hrtzzm.exe, Rvsezm.exe, shvlzm.exe, zClientm.exe).
    There are 29 files in total size of 8.48 MB. Also remove the shortcuts from "d:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Games\Internet*.lnk"
    Microsoft Internet Games servers for Windows XP (and Windows ME) were shut down on July 31, 2019 and no longer can connect to the game server.
    Leave only the offline games: FreeCell, Hearts, Pinball, Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Minesweeper.

    2. Please add option in right-click menu to "Take Ownership" in Windows XP, just like Windows 7+ OS.
    For more information go to: https://www.trishtech.com/2010/10/add-take-ownership-to-right-click-menu-in-windows-xp/
    Files attached:
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      Ramsey · 1 months ago
      1. I noticed now that the MSN Internet Games don't work anymore since Microsoft turned off their servers for this in April 2019. I will remove them in the next version this month.
      2. I will add this too in the next release.