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[REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:17 pm
by nathaniel87
Hello,

I need some help locating a copy of the following Windows XP Hotfix file:
WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe
Size: 1,268,112 bytes
MD5: 6b9d45636c41cdb698e0edbc0d8fec9b
SHA1: 05b6dd71c1dc6e0798ed847708e5161217ca8d31
SHA256: e1eb4ec7bc49c119786af74a6db190068935a2eef27fc6c29cf9ea3db77e6f12

Download pages (archived):
https://web.archive.org/web/20110120232 ... laylang=en
https://web.archive.org/web/20150120215 ... x?id=22618

The following used to be the direct links to download the file, but both links are long since broken:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... 86-ENU.exe
http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%2 ... 86_zip.exe

Any sleuthing help that anyone can provide would be awesome!

Thank you

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:47 pm
by Voyambar
Have you tried looking on the catalog? Old updates are still there

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:05 pm
by nathaniel87
Microsoft Update Catalog wrote: We did not find any results for "kb968006"
Yep, I tried that first before posting here - no luck. But thank you for the suggestion!

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:11 pm
by Voyambar
I did research and couldn't find a thing on it. I read though that the Server 2003 version of it should work just as well but only for testing purposes.

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:15 pm
by nathaniel87
Yes, that's my understanding as well. The Windows Server 2003 version of this patch (WindowsServer2003-KB968006-x86-ENU.exe) has been preserved various places online, and it is possible to hack the installer to get it to load on Windows XP. So, I could do that..

But for preservation purposes, I'd really like to locate the actual Windows XP version of this release!

Thank you very much for your time, though. I really appreciate it.

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:20 pm
by Ricardo95
Isn't this a patch that got superseeded or replaced at some point? That's usually the case for hotfixes that are no longer in the catalog.

I'm also having difficulties finding out what it does. Is it a revoked root certificate update or the Windows installer by any chance?

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 am
by nathaniel87
Essentially, KB968006 contains the most recent "stable" release of Windows Installer 3.1.

WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe updates msi.dll to version 3.1.4001.5786.
Microsoft Knowledge Base wrote: Article ID: 968006 - Last Review: April 28, 2009 - Revision: 1.1
After you uninstall some software updates in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP, some assembly files still display the updated file version instead of the original file version

SYMPTOMS
On a computer that runs Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you uninstall some software updates. After the uninstall operation is complete, some software assembly files still display the updated file version instead of the original file version.

For example, on a Windows XP-based computer, you have the 2007 Microsoft Office system installed. If you install and then uninstall 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 (SP2), some assembly files remain from the 2007 Office system SP2 version.

Note These files are located in the global assembly cache (%SystemRoot%\Assembly\GAC).

CAUSE
This problem occurs because of an error in Windows Installer. You experience this issue if the software update that you remove has an entry in RemoveFile table.
You could consider KB968006 to be superseded by a couple of other releases, in a couple of ways:
  • KB942288-v3 - This KB upgrades Windows Installer to version 4.5. KB942288-v3 supersedes KB968006 in the same sense that Windows Installer 4.5 replaces version 3.1.
  • KB971913 - If you want to stick with Windows Installer 3.1, then KB971913 could be considered a replacement for KB968006. KB971913 upgrades msi.dll to version 3.1.4001.5841, but this patch is a QFE ("Quick Fix Engineering") release, one of the by-request-only hotfixes, so is not considered a "stable" release.

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:00 am
by sleepy9090

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:41 pm
by nathaniel87
Thanks for the suggestion, but I actually already checked there - they only managed to archive the WindowsServer2003 version of the hotfix. The WindowsXP version of this hotfix remains elusive. I appreciate you helping me, though.

Re: [REQUEST] WindowsXP-KB968006-v2-x86-ENU.exe

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:39 am
by sleepy9090
The windows 2003 version of the hotfix is the same files as the XP version. :)