From http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER
A smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update. The best way to ensure you get Windows XP Service Pack 2 is by turning on the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP today.
You can use our step-by-step instructions or, if you prefer, let us do it for you.
The Microsoft Download Center site is your only authorized web source for downloading a licensed copy of Windows XP Service Pack 2."
You may have to return to Windows Updates several times with reboots in between if you do not turn automatic updates on to download and install critical updates automatically, which is the best thing you can do.
Turn automatic update settings on so that your computer downloads and installs updates automatically at a time which you know your computer will be on and connected to the internet.
Actually, since you currently are missing quite a few updates it would be a good idea to keep returning to Windows Updates after each required reboot until you have all available critical updates installed, but leave the automatic settings on so you get future updates in a timely fashion as soon as they are released.
The link posted at the top of this post is for a download for IT professionals to deploy SP2 across an entire commercial network, is an unnecessarily larger download, more complex to deploy, and an inappropriate download for installing SP2 on just one computer as Microsoft advises, and does nothing to address the subsequent and very necessary updates that you absolutely need.
Edited by Enthusiast, 23 April 2006 - 12:46 AM.