Patches and Service Packs

Windows XP SP1/SP1a Patches

by Daniel Petri

You should consider installing Service Pack 2 as soon as possible On August 9, 2004, Microsoft released SP2 for Windows XP. SP2 is the latest collection of updates for Windows XP. Download Windows XP SP2 Network Installation (266mb) See the Windows 2000/XP SP Slipstreaming page for info on how to integrate SP2 into your existing… Read More

Windows XP SP1 Info

by Daniel Petri

What's SP1? The service pack is a collection of updates for Windows XP. These updates address: Security issues (including the Windows XP Update Package) Operating system reliability Application compatibility Windows XP Setup Note: If you have not yet installed the Windows XP Update Package, you only need to install Service Pack 1 because the security… Read More

Windows XP SP2 Slipstreaming

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How can I slipstream service packs into the Windows XP media? This scenario explains how to create an integrated installation of Windows XP and the corresponding service pack in a shared distribution folder on a network. This integration is called "Slipstreaming". The integrated process installs the service pack during Windows XP Setup, so when the… Read More

Windows XP SP2 Patches

by Daniel Petri

You should consider installing Service Pack 2 as soon as possible On August 9, 2004, Microsoft released SP2 for Windows XP. SP2 is the latest collection of updates for Windows XP. Download Windows XP SP2 Network Installation (266mb) See the Windows 2000/XP SP Slipstreaming page for info on how to integrate SP2 into your existing… Read More

Windows XP SP1a Info

by Daniel Petri

  What's SP1a and what's the difference between SP1 and SP1a? On February 3, 2003, Microsoft released SP1 again as SP1a. Just like SP1, SP1a is a collection of updates for Windows XP. Windows XP SP1a is the same as Windows XP SP1 except that the Microsoft virtual machine (VM) is removed in SP1a. There… Read More

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    Windows Update

    by Daniel Petri

    Windows Update & Windows Update Catalog As always, check the Windows Update site for a good reference on what you're missing (the site does not always display the latest info, but it's better that nothing). The Microsoft Windows Update site (also known as WU) is a site made for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows… Read More