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Old 13. Mar 2009, 12:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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uhm, well, so done. As you didn't provide me with an url, I got it myself :sulk:
After some 2 minutes I had the iso (broadband ), and you have now my questions:
  • I do update my system manually twice a year. I use an update tool that
    - firstly downloads the updates I want
    - secondly installs them

    Do I do this prior to install SP3?
    Or do I install SP3 first?
Could you please provide a link to the ISO?
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Old 13. Mar 2009, 12:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/d...displaylang=en

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Old 13. Mar 2009, 12:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER:A smaller, more appropriate download for individual users is now available on Windows Update. The best way to ensure you get Windows XP Service Pack 3 is by turning on the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP. You can use our step-by-step instructions or, if you prefer, let us do it for you.
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Can anyone explain:

DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER:A smaller, more appropriate download for individual users is now available on Windows Update. The best way to ensure you get Windows XP Service Pack 3 is by turning on the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP. You can use our step-by-step instructions or, if you prefer, let us do it for you.
When you are updating on a single computer, the update service will find out the minimum files that need updating and as a result, the update is much smaller in size than the ISO you are downloading.

This happens because (as mentioned earlier), a service pack is majorly a collection of all the patches that were released individually. So if you have those patches installed, chances are that some of the files on your system don't need updating. These files would not be downloaded if you are using the windoze update service.
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When you are updating on a single computer, the update service will find out the minimum files that need updating and as a result, the update is much smaller in size than the ISO you are downloading.

This happens because (as mentioned earlier), a service pack is majorly a collection of all the patches that were released individually. So if you have those patches installed, chances are that some of the files on your system don't need updating. These files would not be downloaded if you are using the windoze update service.
Thank you for enlightening me, abhishek.

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Old 17. Mar 2009, 02:27 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Christoph,

Are you saying:

[updates via 3rd-party advisor]
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Do I do this prior to install SP3?
Or do I install SP3 first?
I think you would install the SP3 update first. In theory that would have many of the updates the 3rd party tool is going to advise you to install.

If that's what you were asking?

I don't know if there is an XP SP3 rollup yet, as there is for W2K SP4 (the SP4 Rollup, ie more stuff to add that came after SP4).
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Yep, I'm about to do my updates soon, so actually
  • I'd install all updates first
  • and then, SP3
Still, I am very hesitant. I have a perfectly stable system. The 'worst' incident was shutting down some Kaspersky features when installing Online Armor, so I'm not too eager to get updates anyhow.

"Never change a winning team!" "Don't fix it, if it ain't broke!"

Reading your post, Chris, I gather you recommend I install SP3 first, and see what's left, right?
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