Windows 10 Compatibility for Windows XP/2003 (WIP) - extras for KERNEL32.DLL

kernel32-extras

Update 2020/12/03 New main page Wine-on-Windows
Update 2020/12/02 Several applications do not work and crash with The application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000142) - has anyone an idea?

Purpose

Implementation of some KERNEL32.DLL functions, available in Windows versions released after Windows XP/2003, to get software to that is compatible with Windows 2003R2/Vista/2008/2008R2/7/8/8.1/2016/10/2019 to run in Windows XP/2003, where the latest status can be seen in the table under Status & History.

You're welcome to contribute to speed this process up.

Status & History

The current implementation of C code compiles and links fine with the existing KERNEL32.DLL code, but is a work in progress.

Function Status Functionality Last updated
RunOnceExecuteOnce Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/02
RunOnceComplete Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/02
InitializeConditionVariable Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
AcquireSRWLockExclusive Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
AcquireSRWLockShared Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
TryAcquireSRWLockExclusive Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
ReleaseSRWLockExclusive Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
ReleaseSRWLockShared Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
InitializeSRWLock Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
InitializeCriticalSectionEx Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
WakeConditionVariable Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
WakeAllConditionVariable Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
InitializeConditionVariable Implemented redirected to NTDLL.DLL 2020/12/01
SetErrorMode Implemented Microsoft - already available in code, just added 2020/11/28
GetErrorMode Implemented Microsoft - already available in code, just added 2020/11/28
InitOnceExecuteOnce Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
DecodePointer Tested redirected to NTDLL.DLL, see kernel32-obfuscated-pointers 2020/11/28
EncodePointer Tested redirected to in NTDLL.DLL, see kernel32-obfuscated-pointers 2020/11/28
GetFinalPathNameByHandleA Tested mofeyi implementation for VOLUME_NAME_NT VOLUME_NAME_DOS VOLUME_NAME_GUID VOLUME_NAME_NONE flags 2020/11/28
GetFinalPathNameByHandleW Tested mofeyi implementation for VOLUME_NAME_NT VOLUME_NAME_DOS VOLUME_NAME_GUID VOLUME_NAME_NONE flags 2020/11/28
GetTickCount64 Tested old Wine 2020/11/24
InitOnceExecuteOnce Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
InitOnceBeginInitialize Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
InitOnceExecuteOnce Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
InitOnceComplete Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetSystemTimePreciseAsFileTime Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CopyFile2 Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetLocaleInfoEx Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
LCMapStringEx Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
SubmitThreadpoolWork Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CreateThreadpoolWork Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
FreeLibraryWhenCallbackReturns Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CloseThreadpoolWork Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CheckElevationEnabled Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CheckElevation Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CreateThreadpoolWork Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CreateThreadpoolWait Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
SubmitThreadpoolWork Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
WaitForThreadpoolWaitCallbacks Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CloseThreadpoolWait Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
SetThreadpoolWait Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetThreadUILanguage Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetProcessMitigationPolicy Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetDateFormatEx Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetTimeFormatEx Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
SHExpandEnvironmentStringsW Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetProductInfo Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetOsSafeBootMode Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
GetDynamicTimeZoneInformation Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
SetProcessDEPPolicy Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
PowerCreateRequest Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
PowerSetRequest Missing Needed by explorer.exe 2020/11/24
CreateSymbolicLinkW Implemented Redirected to CreateHardLinkW - untested 2020/11/24
InitializeProcThreadAttributeList Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/24
UpdateProcThreadAttributeList Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/24
DeleteProcThreadAttributeList Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/24
GetActiveProcessorCount Implemented Using GetNativeSystemInfo & dwNumberOfProcessors - suggested 4chan anon >>78840134 -basic - 1 group of n processors - untested 2020/11/24
GetLogicalProcessorInformationEx need implementation returns empty structure 2020/11/23
CreateMutexExA Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
CreateMutexExW Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
CreateEventExW Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
CreateSemaphoreExW Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
CreateThreadpoolTimer Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
VirtualProtect Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/22
VirtualProtectEx Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/22
CompareStringEx Implemented Wine & wcscmp - untested 2020/11/22
CompareStringOrdinal Implemented Wine & wcscmp - untested 2020/11/22
FindNLSString Implemented Wine & wcscmp - untested 2020/11/22
FindNLSStringEx Implemented Wine & wcscmp - untested 2020/11/22
FindStringOrdinal Implemented Wine & wcscmp - untested 2020/11/22
LocaleNameToLCID Implemented using GetLcidFromRfc1766 & SysAllocString - untested, need to get rid of LoadLibrary & GetProcAddress 2020/11/22
LCIDToLocaleName Implemented using GetLocaleInfoW - untested 2020/11/22
IsValidLocaleName Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/22
QueryFullProcessImageNameA Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/22
QueryFullProcessImageNameW Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/22
RegisterApplicationRestart Implemented Stub returning S_OK 2020/11/21
ApplicationRecoveryInProgress Implemented Stub returning S_OK 2020/11/21
ApplicationRecoveryFinished Implemented Stub returning S_OK 2020/11/21
RegisterApplicationRecoveryCallback Implemented Stub returning S_OK 2020/11/21
UnregisterApplicationRecoveryCallback Implemented Stub returning S_OK 2020/11/21
CreateThreadpoolTimer Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
SetThreadpoolTimer Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
CloseThreadpoolTimer Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
WaitForThreadpoolTimerCallbacks Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
ResolveDelayLoadedAPI Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21
GetFileInformationByHandleEx Implemented Wine - untested 2020/11/21

Requirements

  1. A x86 version of Windows 2003 / XP SP1 with source code available: see build-win2k3
  2. Disable Windows File Protection when DLL's replacing after installation, see https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-wfp
  3. Ability to execute executables built for newer versions than Windows XP SP2 / Windows Server 2003 RTM (NT 5.2): https://rentry.co/kernel32-version-unlock

Changes

Changes only happen in \base\win32\client

  1. (Included in the patched files) Add to \base\win32\client\sources.inc's SOURCES macro (typically line 113):
\
   ..\_file.c \
   ..\_list.c \
   ..\_loader.c \
   ..\_kernelbase_debug.c \
   ..\_kernelbase_locale.c \
   ..\_memory.c \
   ..\_process.c \
   ..\_synchapi.c \
   ..\_security.c \
   ..\_system.c
  1. (Included in the patched files) Add to \base\win32\client\sources.inc's SOURCES macro (typically line 1056):
    // Changes for WindowsXP+
    InitializeSRWLock = NTDLL.RtlInitializeSRWLock
    AcquireSRWLockExclusive = NTDLL.RtlAcquireSRWLockExclusive
    AcquireSRWLockShared = NTDLL.RtlAcquireSRWLockShared
    TryAcquireSRWLockExclusive = NTDLL.RtlTryAcquireSRWLockExclusive
    ReleaseSRWLockExclusive = NTDLL.RtlReleaseSRWLockExclusive
    ReleaseSRWLockShared = NTDLL.RtlReleaseSRWLockShared
    InitializeCriticalSectionEx = NTDLL.RtlInitializeCriticalSectionEx
    CreateMutexExA
    CreateMutexExW
    CreateEventExW
    CreateSemaphoreExW
    CreateThreadpoolTimer
//  CloseThreadpoolTimer
    DecodePointer = NTDLL.RtlDecodePointer
    EncodePointer = NTDLL.RtlEncodePointer
    VirtualProtect
    VirtualProtectEx
    CompareStringEx
    CompareStringOrdinal
    FindNLSString
    FindNLSStringEx
    FindStringOrdinal
    LocaleNameToLCID
    LCIDToLocaleName
    IsValidLocaleName
    QueryFullProcessImageNameA
    QueryFullProcessImageNameW
    RegisterApplicationRestart
    ApplicationRecoveryInProgress
    ApplicationRecoveryFinished
    RegisterApplicationRecoveryCallback
    UnregisterApplicationRecoveryCallback
    CreateThreadpoolTimer
    SetThreadpoolTimer
    CloseThreadpoolTimer
    WaitForThreadpoolTimerCallbacks
    ResolveDelayLoadedAPI
    GetFileInformationByHandleEx
    GetFinalPathNameByHandle = GetFinalPathNameByHandleW
    GetFinalPathNameByHandleA
    GetFinalPathNameByHandleW
    GetTickCount64
    GetActiveProcessorCount
    GetLogicalProcessorInformationEx
    InitializeProcThreadAttributeList
    UpdateProcThreadAttribute
    DeleteProcThreadAttributeList
    CreateSymbolicLinkW
    GetErrorMode
    SetErrorMode
    InitializeConditionVariable = NTDLL.RtlInitializeConditionVariable
    WakeByAddressAll = NTDLL.RtlWakeByAddressAll
    WakeAllConditionVariable = NTDLL.RtlWakeAllConditionVariable
    WakeConditionVariable = NTDLL.RtlWakeConditionVariable
    RunOnceExecuteOnce=NTDLL.RtlRunOnceExecuteOnce
    RunOnceComplete=NTDLL.RtlRunOnceComplete
  1. Place _*.c & _*.h files from the <date>__KERNEL32.DLL.zip archive, see Download below
  2. Launch Razzle (32-bit) command, see build-win2k3
  3. Change directory \base\win32\client and run bcz
  4. Copy the \base\win32\client\daytona\obj\i386\kernel32.dll to your c:\windows\system32\ on your Windows XP/2003 environment

Download implementations

Date Filename Link
2020/12/02 20201202__KERNEL32.DLL.v6.zip https://gofile.io/d/DH9dZL

Test Harness

Some functions are being tested now as Python 3.9 does crash when starting, using a small program (WIP) calling the function with an input value:

Example kernel32_test.c - complete project below:

#include <stdio.h>
#define NOMINMAX
#include <Windows.h>

typedef ULONGLONG (*_GetTickCount64)();

VOID
__cdecl main(USHORT argc, PCHAR *argv)
{
    printf("Started - loading kernel32.dll\n");
    {
        HMODULE kernel32=LoadLibrary("kernel32.dll");
        if (!kernel32) {
            printf("kernel32.dll failed to load: %d\n", GetLastError());
        }
        {
            //GetTickCount64
            _GetTickCount64 GetTickCount64 = (_GetTickCount64)GetProcAddress(kernel32,"GetTickCount64");
            if (!GetTickCount64) {
                printf("GetTickCount64 not implemented!\n");
            } else {
                ULONGLONG result = GetTickCount64();
                if (!result) {
                    printf("GetTickCount64 null result!\n", GetLastError());
                } else {
                    printf("GetTickCount64 SUCCESS result: %d\n", result);
                }
            }
        }
    }
    return;
}

Output of program with unmodified Windows XP/2003 KERNEL32.DLL installed:

Started - loading kernel32.dll
GetTickCount64 not implemented!

Output of program with modified KERNEL32.DLL

Started - loading kernel32.dll
GetTickCount64 SUCCESS result: 349463837

To be stored under \kernel32_test, build using Razzle and the bz command

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Pub: 23 Nov 2020 01:27 UTC
Edit: 06 Jan 2021 10:00 UTC
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