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#1 mikey11

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

i have an older laptop with windows xp that i want to wipe and do a fresh install, either that or do a system recovery to set back to default, but windows XP is no longer supported, does that mean all the updates and service packs will be gone?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:42 PM

No, you can still update XP with all SP's and security updates up until support stopped in April.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:44 PM

thanks, but im not quite understanding, if support stopped in april how can i do updates?

 

are you saying if i do a fresh windows xp install i can still receive and install updates?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:58 PM

Microsoft still supplies all updates to the point it stopped support. You can still download SP3 on the Microsoft website.

 

Edit: The computer could be a good candidate for linux. How much RAM does it have?


Edited by JohnC_21, 11 December 2014 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:59 PM

Microsoft still supplies all updates to the point it stopped support. You can still download SP3 on the Microsoft website.

 

Edit: The computer could be a good candidate for linux. How much RAM does it have?

 

 

so the computer would not do updates by itself?

 

i would have to download and install the service packs manually?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

You should be able to do autoupdates. I just pointed out that you can still get the SP's if you want to download them. I can't remember where but I did read that Microsoft will still supply updates but I don't know for how long. There is also a site that supplied all updates post SP3 in an iso but I can't remember where. I will have to do some searching.

 

Edit: There is even an unofficial SP4.

 

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/171171-introducing-unofficial-windows-xp-sp4/

 

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=133918#133918


Edited by JohnC_21, 11 December 2014 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

thanks, i guess i will wipe it and see if it updates.....if not i will do it manually,

 

thanks again for your help :bowdown:



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:28 PM

No problem, post back how it went.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:20 AM

When doing a clean install...all critical updates up through the latest (Dec 2014) are available via Win/Microsoft Update for XP.

 

Atthough support officially ended earlier this year...Microsoft continues to provide the Malicious Software Removal Tool on a monthly basis as a critical update for XP.  And there have a couple of other updates which MS has released for XP since the end of official support.

 

All of these are available for a clean install of XP...at the Windows Update site.

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:17 PM

When doing a clean install...all critical updates up through the latest (Dec 2014) are available via Win/Microsoft Update for XP.

 

Atthough support officially ended earlier this year...Microsoft continues to provide the Malicious Software Removal Tool on a monthly basis as a critical update for XP.  And there have a couple of other updates which MS has released for XP since the end of official support.

 

All of these are available for a clean install of XP...at the Windows Update site.

 

Louis

 

 

are you saying i can visit the windows update site and my computer will update itself?

 

or do i need to download and install the service packs?.....if this is the case do i need to install them one by one?.....or can i jump right to service pack 2 or 3?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:51 PM

You should be able to update as you normally do by going to Windows Update from the start button.

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:56 PM

You should be able to update as you normally do by going to Windows Update from the start button.

 

 

i just tried that a few mins ago, a fresh windows xp install.....it goes to the update website, it gives me the option of express install (recommended) or custom install, i click on express install and i get an error messege......

 

The website has encountered a problem and can not display the page you are trying to view

error # 0x80244019

 

how can i be getting errors when this is a new install? :smash:



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:06 PM

I had the same problem. You will need to install the Windows update agent for XP. What is the SP or your XP?

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:13 PM

I had the same problem. You will need to install the Windows update agent for XP. What is the SP or your XP?

 

 

SP2



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:18 PM

You need to install SP3 standalone first. After that you should be able to update. If updates still fail after the SP3 update then do this.






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