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Help with updates to recently formatted computer

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#1 Batgirl1979


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:22 PM

I would like to get some help from someone knowledgable in security updates:

I know very little about computers and recently had a friend format my computer for me, since It's been a couple years and it was getting rather full. I got him to reinstall windows xp professional version 2002 service pack 2 for me. Now Automatic Updates has a crap load of updates it wants me to install, since my space is limited I wanted to get some opinons on which updates are necessary/critical and which ones I can ignore. As for microsoft office x the only program I have running from that is mircosoft outlook, I don't use outlook express and currently am running IE6

They are as follows:

critical update for office xp on windows xp service pack 2(kB885884)
cumulative sercuity update for Activex killbits for windows xp (kB956391)
cumulative sercuity update for Internet Explorer 6 for window xp (kB956390)
HP Memories Disc Creator-software update
Microsoft GDI + Dectection Tool (KB873374)
Security Update for Outlook Express for windows xp(KB951066)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB944338)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB950974)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB951376)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB951698)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB954211)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB957095)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP(KB958644)
Update for windows xp (KB951072)
Update for windows xp (KB952287)
Windows genuine advatage notification(KB905474)
Windows internet explorer 7 for windows xp
windows malicious software removal tool-november 2008 (KB890830)
windows xp service pack 3 (KB936929)

Regarding the last update: service pack 3 will all the above updates
be included in it?

Thank you for your time.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

SP3 will have all of the important updates and hot fixes, I would download it and then see what MS suggests for updates.

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#3 Batgirl1979

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:27 PM

Well I installed SP3 and it's still suggesting all of those updates...now what ")

Edited by Batgirl1979, 08 December 2008 - 07:30 PM.

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