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Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: hermes
Date: January 12, 2018 10:42AM

K-MELEON v.7x+ supports for Windows XP with SP2

Here will be a collection of links about KM v.7x on XP with SP2.

About minimum requirements to run KM on older platforms, you can learn from this thread:
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,144876,144877#msg-144877 (see whole topic)

General issues are considered here: (sample solution / method of solution)
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,143253,143937#msg-143937
and (more detail)
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,143253,143901#msg-143901 (and below)


IMPORTANT ADDITION: if you are using SP2 - just pack suggested above.
See video example: in example used russian interface, but it does not affect on meaning.
(direct link) https://getfile.dokpub.com/yandex/get/https://yadi.sk/d/BJObRVwB3RFs9v (~152 KB)
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Or one of original updates proposed in review (KB936235-v2 or KB944340).

Plus, in case of problems, check (and if necessary, delete) the old backup KERNEL32.DLL in DLL cache (%windir%\system32\dllcache). Also, if possible, is recommended to disable the so-called system file protection.

As variant https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-wfp , and more advanced variant:
http://techgenix.com/tweaking-xp-windows-file-protection-sp2/ .

And once again, ALWAYS( ! ) make backups !

If you are using XP SP1 or SP0 you also need to add the following files from SP2 (or SP3):
advapi32.dll
clbcatq.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
comres.dll
crypt32.dll
ctype.nls
dnsapi.dll
gdi32.dll
geo.nls
hnetcfg.dll
imagehlp.dll
imm32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
locale.nls
msasn1.dll
mscms.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcrt.dll
mswsock.dll
netapi32.dll
ntdll.dll
ntmarta.dll
ole32.dll
oleaut32.dll
psapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
samlib.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
sortkey.nls
sorttbls.nls
unicode.nls
user32.dll
userenv.dll
usp10.dll
uxtheme.dll
version.dll
winmm.dll
winrnr.dll
winspool.drv
winsta.dll
wintrust.dll
wldap32.dll
ws2_32.dll
ws2help.dll
wshtcpip.dll
wsock32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
xpsp2res.dll

Without these files (for SP1 and SP0) KM will not work.
The files should be on their own places (or in PATH). Or you can install SP2 / SP3.



Edited 21 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 05:42PM by hermes.

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Re: Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: smallhagrid
Date: January 12, 2018 11:57PM

Wow.
A new build for the new year, and all the help in the other very lengthy thread.

It has been weeks since I checked here so had no clue about any of it !!
Since email notification is broken, no emails to remind me.

Thanks here to those who have added good info for SP2 users like me.

I have in the past tried changing the kernel file to the SP3 version and got BSODs due to driver conflicts with the attendant headaches until I switched it back & repaired the damages inflicted by trying to get the drivers right for it.

Most of my gripes about all things SP3 related resolve to how it removes so much control from the user - and seems unstoppable when it chooses to update drivers, like it or not.

All the above being said - I would like to know if other diehard SP2 users here have made this change to the kernel file with ZERO troubles afterwards, please ??

Presumably if I did that, and changed the LAV DLL files, then the latest build will run for me and play videos, etc. OK, yes ??

Thanks for this separate thread for SP2 users !!!



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Re: Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 13, 2018 12:04PM

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smallhagrid

Thanks here to those who have added good info for SP2 users like me.

The disadvantages that come with SP3 can IMHO be deactivated with XP antispy.

Another powerful toolset get the XP behavior You want: Process Exploerer and autoruns by Sysinternals - bundled with other good service programs in a suite.

Sysinternals has been bought by MS some yeras ago.

https://download.sysinternals.com/files/SysinternalsSuite.zip




roytam1's test version http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,143253 - is my current fad.



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Re: Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: hermes
Date: January 13, 2018 12:45PM

@smallhagrid

First of all, make a complete copy of your system partition! It will save from headaches and empty wasting time. Historically, I recommend this http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/index.htm .
v.1.40 - 1.41. The latest versions have specific use on older OS and AF drives.
But You can use what more like.

Also nice to have a boot repair disk (like XPE). After this, any experiment, even in case of problems, will not cause difficulties.

When in doubt, You can start with the official updates from M$ (KB936235-v2 or KB944340). The second update M$ produces less garbage than the first. I can provide detailed logs.

If you decide to change only the kernel, you can view the video (~152 KB) on link from first post of thread (as it works).

Again, do not be lazy to do an image of the entire system partition, it's your peace of mind and nerves.



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Re: Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: smallhagrid
Date: January 13, 2018 09:18PM

Hello Again Hermes and Guenter.
Thanks Again for Your Works and Assistances !!

I use drivesnapshot on a regular basis to image ALL my partitions as well as having BartPE as a local boot option, and other good tools for when things may not go well.

A favourite tool of mine is the external USB drive adapter which allows spare HDDs to be used like USB sticks (only bigger !!).

XP antispy has been a part of my OS choices since it arrived, as well as Process Lasso and other utilities to monitor/warn of unwanted changes that keep things running very well for my system.

The system which is my 'daily driver', whether used directly or via VM is very stripped down - minus all the excess cruft that m$ saw fit to ship it with.

I may just bring out an older notebook and experiment on that a bit to see what works well - what doesn't - and altogether how well it works for me.

An observation of mine:
It has been very helpful to me having a background starting in the pre-DOS era as well as an enduring interest in Linux;
These older learnings allow me to see & make simple optimizations which may look useless to others, but when all done, make a system very fast, stable & reliable.



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Re: Windows XP-SP2 + modern KM versions
Posted by: hermes
Date: January 13, 2018 10:46PM

Totally agree! smiling smiley If use OS (by M$) without any additional processing this like losing no less than half of resources.
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My current OS (on HDD) not more than ~512 MB (for 2K3 DC, ~400 MB for XP, no more 2 GB for Windows 7, 2K8 DC ~1.5 GB). And everything works like a clock (for years).

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