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Author Topic: XP Installing MS SP3 Update  (Read 3058 times)

r2d2

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XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« on: March 05, 2010, 07:39:07 PM »

Hi All

I've just reformatted hdd and reinstalled XP am wondering is there a correct sequence to install MS security updates. When I run a manual update scan I get two options install SP3 or brows and install other important updates, so should I install SP3 first and then install the other important updates or install the important updates first then install SP3  :-\

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exo

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 09:14:44 PM »

I would install SP3 first (as it already contains security updates) and then any other update that you feel is required.

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r2d2

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 10:44:11 PM »

Thanks exo, so when SP3's been installed is there actually any need to install any of the other updates if SP3 includes all of the security updates??

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 11:07:40 PM »

Yes. SP3 includes (fairly obviously) only all updates up to the date it was released, which was long ago.
There have been loads since.
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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 11:10:59 PM »

Yes you need to go back after re-booting your PC and you will then find in the region of 50+ updates for SP3.
SP3 has not actually been updated since it was created (unfortunately) hence the further security and other updates.

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r2d2

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 10:41:45 AM »

Ahh I see, so after installing SP3 I'll need to install all the other important/critical updates.

Thanks for the advice - much appreciated  :)

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 10:57:16 AM »

After SP3 you'll get a whole new list so just run Windows Update again.

Depending what's on your PC it may take 2 or 3 iterations to get totally up to date as some updates trigger others on the next cycle.
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r2d2

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Re: XP Installing MS SP3 Update
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 11:01:05 AM »

Thanks HP - will do  :) :)

Edit 7/3/2010 SP3 + critical updates now installed and running sweet - Thanks all for the help/advice. 

k9
« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 09:08:18 AM by k9 »
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