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#1 oldbod

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:41 PM

Having just formatted my hard drive and re-installed xp, i find that i need to re-download service pack 2. Could anyone tell me if Windows updates can be saved and if so how!!
Many thanks & regards to all
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:44 PM

Service Pack 2 is cumulative all updates before sp2 are contained in it.
The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

**WARNING** Links I provide might cause brain damage

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:35 AM

You can get all the updates from the following site (they provide links to the relevant Microsoft pages).

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/index.html
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:32 PM

Thank you oldf@rt and budapest,
Downloaded XP2 from your proposed sites and have saved and installed same.
Your help greatly appreciated!!!
Jim

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:58 PM

great! make sure that you have automatic updates turned on, so that you wont be in this pickle barrel again.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

You can download SP2 and save it to your hard drive before installing it instead of just doing it automatically. Then you can burn it to a CD and always have it for a re-install. Since it's such a large update, it can take a long time to download. I did that early on and am able to use it whenever I need it. I usually copy it to a folder on the hard drive before using it.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 11:45 PM

Thanks Herc,
Did what you suggested and now have it on CD.
Jim

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 09:16 AM

Hi oldbod. Merging the SP2 update right into the XP install CD (aka "slipstreaming") would be the fastest way to install SP2 in the future. This can be done easily with a free tool called nLite.
http://www.nliteos.com/

You will need to download and install the MS .NET Framework (free) first.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

nLite may seem complicated but the vast majority of the settings can be left in their default state. Follow the directions carefully and it will produce an .ISO image file of the XP install disc that includes SP2. You will never have to install the SP2 package separately again, saving the 30 minutes or so that it takes to run the SP2 update by itself.

An .ISO image file can be burned to a CD with a burning program such as Nero, Active ISO Burner (free), ISOBurn (free) or the general-purpose burning program CDBurnerXP Pro (free).

http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm

http://dpaehl.dd6338.kasserver.com/cdr/isoburn.php

http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:05 PM

pascor22234,
Just noticed and read you helpful instructions !! Please except my belated thank you, will print your instructions
and web addresses for future action . Many thanks
Jim[topic="Service pack2"]Windows XP forum[/topic]




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