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Reimaged old XP machine. Will it download updates?


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#1 dishdude1

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:26 AM

I have an old XP Pro machine I am going to use for some offline activity, nothing sensitive. Surprisingly enough after reinstalling Windows, it connected and activated Windows. Will it also download all updates available? I installed SP 3. 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:53 AM

Hi, dishdude.

 

Umm....well, yes. It should do (although you may have to prompt things a little by telling the Updater to run a manual search, I think). I forget exactly, now.....haven't used XP for quite some time..!  :lol:

 

Somebody else will be along shortly who'll be a bit more 'current' on this than I am, I've no doubt.

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

After installing SP3 you need to install IE8. Download it here. I believe you can also obtain ie8 on the Windows Update Catalog from another computer.

 

After installing IE8 download and install the last available Windows Update Agent. This is for 32bit XP.

 

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=100334

 

Once you have installed IE8 and the Update Agent reboot and run Windows Update.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

If you are only using it for "offline activity", how does downloading anything enter into consideration?

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:25 PM

If you are only using it for "offline activity", how does downloading anything enter into consideration?

 

Louis

 

I knew this question was going to be asked! I'm using it to experiment with some software that programs battery powered locks, and I might ask someone to remote into it using logmein123.

 

But to update this thread, I installed this unofficial service pack 4 after doing some research (nothing I would try on a machine I had any personal or sensitive information on) and it worked like a charm! After installing, it downloaded all the updates including the ones released after XP support was discontinued thanks to the POS registry hack.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592522/service-pack-4-for-xp-article/?hl=%2Bpos#entry3834164






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