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Windows Xp Mce (media Center Edition) Updates


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#1 xpanianiax

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hello All:

I will be wiping my hard drive today for the first time thanks to some nasty viruses. I have Windows XP MCE (not really sure what edition 2002/2005?).

The people that were helping me in the virus forum said that I had to download Service Pack 3. I understand that, no problem. However, I went on the Microsoft Updates website for that particular OS and there are 129 of these things. Do I have to download and install all of them?

How exactly do the updates work? When they roll out a Service Pack 4, for example, do they roll all of the components from Service Packs 1 - 3 into that or do they assume that you already have those downloaded.

Thanks for all your help in advance!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:47 PM

I suggest just starting with the one that offers SP3. That should severely reduce the number of other updates that you have do to do individually.

There is much information about Windows Update, how it works, critical updates, etc...available by using Google.

Before you attempt to install SP3, I suggest that you take a look at the items discussed at the topic, Windows XP SP3 Information...available at the 1st page of the XP Forum.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/

FWIW: You do need SP1 installed in order to install SP3. You do not have to have SP2 installed, since it is included as part of SP3. http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/xp_sp3.asp See 1st sentence of answer to 2d question.

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Edited by hamluis, 26 September 2008 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:48 PM

It is best to allow windows to install all of the updates.

You do not need service packs 1, and 2, to get SP3, it is its own update.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:21 PM

Windows XP SP3 Full which includes all patches and updates since WIndows XP came out.




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