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Service Pack 2 Now Available Via Windows Update
« on: August 25, 2004, 09:36:45 PM »
=> Should I download it or should I wait?

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Sorry about posting this in general topics, I meant to put it in off topic and that's where I thought I was.
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Re:Service Pack 2 Now Available Via Windows Update
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004, 11:57:30 PM »
There are already a number of threads on SP2 which should give you a reasonable insight.
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Re:Service Pack 2 Now Available Via Windows Update
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 12:00:17 AM »
I was curious if they had improved anything since this was the Windows Update Version.  I downloaded it anyways and have had no problems (actually on the plus side, I successfully ran Network Wizard and connected to the other XP Pro computer on my network, something I could not do before. Now I can finally share files between the two!)

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Re:Service Pack 2 Now Available Via Windows Update
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 12:38:39 AM »
No difference from the Final release version, to the one at windows update, just staggered the installation of SP2, this also offered the express install version (only installing those updates that you don't already have) about 66+ MB. This was supposed to help those on dial-up (me) and at 77MB no way will I be downloading that at 5KB per sec (on a good day).

The other option is the network install of SP2, about 277MB (contains all previous updates and new SP2 ones) available from windows download site.

This is only meant to be used for updating multiple machines, but no one is taking any notice of that. Having the full network install version means you have a copy of the full SP2.

This makes it easier if you ever have to reinstall XP from scratch (you won't have to download the patches again) and it is also possible to slipstream it and your original XP into one CD.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2004, 12:45:22 AM by DavidR »
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