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#1 drmsucks

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:55 PM

No problem - just curious; if an XP re-install is necessary and an XP SP2 disk is used, is SP3 the only update needed plus the few updates since SP3 came out?

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:56 AM

Most XP SP2 disks will need around 95 updates to become "current" (without SP3).
I haven't experimented with this in conjunction with SP3, but suspect that it will significantly decrease the number of updates required.

From this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3.


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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the reply. I guess my question relates to how many of the 95 or so updates don't have to be installed if SP3 is installed - because SP3 "includes all previously released updates for the operating system." Prior to SP3, a re-install of SP2 would require downloading all 95 of the updates; I was just curious as to whether or not SP3 would be installed in lieu of most of those.

Anyone do this yet?

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:10 PM

If you install SP3...those updates will be included and you won't have the 100 or so updates to install that have occurred since SP2.

I always thought that what the idea behind an SP is...a cumulative rollup of installs since the previous SP, which are designed to make it easier for a user to update/protect the system.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

I always thought that what the idea behind an SP is...a cumulative rollup of installs since the previous SP, which are designed to make it easier for a user to update/protect the system.


@Hamluis: That's what I thought, also. But since we're dealing with MS, I just wanted to be sure it worked the way that I thought.

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