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Service Paks

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#1 sinding


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:45 PM

I installed a new Win2000 operating system on another drive. Is it possible just to copy the service paks over from the old drive? I don't particularly want to have to download and install them all again. I see they are stored in a folder i386. Will it be as simple as a straightforward copy? Would welcome your feedback please.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:36 AM

No - you could have slipstreamed the updates on a new installation cd but the best way to get the updates now is to set your settings to get them and load them automatically, go to Windows Updates, and allow it to install what your op system needs.

If I remember correctly there were four service pacs and numerous critical updates, but I believe that the the download it will give you after scanning your configuration will be much shorter and simpler than downloading each svc pac individually.

Just hook it up and let her rip!

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