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Windows Lifecycle, End of Support and Service Packs Information

Question: Windows Lifecycle, End of Support and Service Packs Information

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Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported or sold. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.




* Support for Windows 7 RTM without service packs ended on April 9, 2013. Be sure to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 today to continue to receive support and updates.​

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Preferred Solution: Windows Lifecycle, End of Support and Service Packs Information

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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If you are running Windows XP SP2 or Vista without Service Packs then you need to take actionclick here

Answer:No Service Packs - no more Microsoft support

Bumped in case anyone's interested

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Support for Windows Vista without any service packs installed will end on April 13, 2010.
To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2).


To check what service pack is installed, follow these steps:-

1) Click on the Start Button

2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)

3) Click on Properties

You will need to install Service Pack 1 before you can install SP2
The links for these downloads are as follows:-

SP1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B0C7136D-5EBB-413B-89C9-CB3D06D12674&displaylang=en

SP2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&displaylang=en

Ensure you are up to date and copy these updates to a disk as Microsoft are also charging for these updates on disk.

Answer:End of support for Vista without service packs.

Good tip

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how long is MS expected to support XP, SP3? on my dell 9200, have MS office small bus, Norton360 5.0what v IE explorer others easiest & supportedneed this first so submitting 1st , disregard 1stwant to upgrade my ASUS netbook sys for little more computing powerif possible, ASUS Eee PCF XP Home v 2002, SP3, CPU N280 @1.66Gh, 1,67GB RAMhave norton netbook v what v ms ofc or open office v thats easier w ms ofc small bus

Answer:How long is Windows XP SP3 support lifecycle

Mainstream support endedExtended support ends Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Avira products are developed and maintained with a long-term view. This approach provides our business customers with the security they need to make investments and for planning.
The Avira philosophy is based upon the following:

Avira gives notice at least 3 years in advance of the discontinuation of an Avira product or operating system.
Avira supports all operating systems 12 months longer, as a rule, than the producer of the operating system.
For Microsoft´s operating systems Avira adds 12 months to Microsoft's 'Mainstream Support End Date' for its end of support date.
For Apple operating systems Avira supports the last 2 operating system versions.
You can find out which operating system is compatible with the product you require in the relevant product description under "System Requirements".Click to expand...

Does this mean Windows 7 users (home and business) have until January 2018 to use Avira software?

See table here.
 

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It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.

With the global launch of Windows 10 less than two weeks away, Microsoft's lawyers and business managers are finishing the pieces of the puzzle that don't involve code.

Earlier this week, Microsoft published its license terms for Windows 10. Today, the company updated its support lifecycle policy for the new OS. In the process, they've cleared up the confusion over a phrase that defines the new Windows 10 servicing model.




Read more here

Answer:Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10

Those who have reserved windows 10 should have an email today
which also has a FAQ section - including the cost
Windows 10 FAQ & Tips ? Microsoft

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Microsoft have at last seemed to clarify the situation with windows 10 and updates / subscription service

Finally we seem to have the answer
it will be free
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-commits-to-10-year-support-lifecycle-for-windows-10/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle
Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10
It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.Click to expand...
 

Answer:Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10

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It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.With the global launch of Windows 10 less than two weeks away, Microsoft's lawyers and business managers are finishing the pieces of the puzzle that don't involve code.Earlier this week, Microsoft published its license terms for Windows 10. Today, the company updated its support lifecycle policy for the new OS. In the process, they've cleared up the confusion over a phrase that defines the new Windows 10 servicing model.Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10Yet another article that clears about a lot of conspiracie theories. It should calm down the allegations going around that section quite a bit.

Answer:"Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10", via ZDNet

Really?  Yeah, then run winver.exe see the EULA yourself.  NOTHING of that is in it.  Ed Bott didn't even know where the EULA was.  But you just run winver.exe on your machine, see for yourself.  The version is no longer 'preview'.  But activated.
 
EDIT: he finally gave the address as Windows\System32\Licenses -- a bad answer, because that's only AFTER agreeing to the installation.  Not published or easily readable, PRE installation.
 
You've no idea how little trust in MSFT remains.  It's not me personally griping about this.  I'm taking on the 'character' of the thing in general to dramatise it.  But the deafness at MSFT goes on, and people are getting so tired, even a 'free' offer is distrusted. Does that tell you anything?
 
But oh, the valid and DOCUMENTED complaints get the reply, 'oh, you're just an MSFT hater!'  Or publicly accused of wearing a tinfoil hat.  Really?  It's an old adage that someone replies with an insult, only when he can't refute.
 
So a good EULA is key.  And it's not there.

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Hi! I need to know when Windows Server 2008 Standard Service Pack 2 support ends. I have a Premier Contract with Microsoft and I really need this information.
Hope someone could help me.
Thanks a lot!

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I haven't seen any specifics on these forums, so I made a thread to discuss.

I have official MS documentation on the lifecycle of Windows 7. Here are the details:

- No mention of SP2, either in support lifecycle or product roadmap.
- SP1 mainstream support ends Q1 2015.
- Extended support ends Q1 2020.

Sorry, I don't feel comfortable uploading the docs.
 

Answer:Win7 support lifecycle

St1ckM4n said:





Sorry, I don't feel comfortable uploading the docs.Click to expand...

then cite a URL reference
 

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I ordered Precision M3800.
But warrant information on support website is incorrect.

How can I fix it?

Ship date: January 01, 0001
Country: Unknown
Service: No information available.

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I ordered Precision M3800.
But warrant information on support website is incorrect.

How can I fix it?

Ship date: January 01, 0001
Country: Unknown
Service: No information available.

Answer:Incorrect service warranty information on support website

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Does anybody know the end date for Microsoft's support of XP Service Pack 3??

Is it April, 2014??

Thanks
 

Answer:XP Service Pack 3 lifecycle

Hi


Service Packs are generally listed as end of support 24 months after the release of the Service Pack and as SP3 was back in 2008 then its passed that date, main info HERE so Mainstream support has ended.

However I do know this is extended (extended support) until 2014 (April 8th if memory serves) as XP is popular still, so its in an extended support lifecycle and will gain mainly security updates only and the odd other. Info HERE
 

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Where can I download the complete service packs for windows 2000 so that I can put on CD.I have only found that you download the inst prog and them automaticaal installs to hd.Thanks in advance

Answer:windows service packs

Look for the network administrators redistributable package on the service pack downloads page.

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Hello,
I have tried to download and install the free MS SQL server express edition onto my Windows XP professional machine, however the installation says my level of operating system is not at the correct level for this software. So I installed the latest fixes for XP from microsoft and checked in control panel / add remove programs that I had service pack 2 on my system, which I did. However if I look under contro panel / system it says I am running with service pack 1 ??? I do not understand this. I have successfully downloaded and installed service pack 2 from MS, however when I go to re-boot the machine it boots up asking me if I want to run windows normally or boot into safe modes. Wehen I reply I want to boot up normally it goes into a loop / shuts down , then re-starts my computre to the same display asking if I want to boot into windows normally or use a safe mode - safe mode, safe mode with networking ??? or safe mode with command prompt.

I feel my pc is a bit messed up, could you help ?

many Thanks,
Dave.

Answer:Windows XP service packs

ok, sounds as though something has screwed your o/s up, but don't panic, its saveable lol

when you boot up next time, boot up in safe mode, which will only boot the most essential services, drivers and devices (btw safe mode with networking is for when you are on a LAN, and need to connect to domains etc).

from there you can troubleshoot your software, as it is most likely something you have recently installed that is causing issues with your machine, and conflicting with your o/s.

click start>run>msconfig, and under selective startup uncheck anything that isn't essential to your system (i.e photshop, sql, nero, symantec/norton etc) then reboot into normal mode...if you still have issues, go through the process again.

once you have it booting ok, start adding apps back in one at a time, untill you find the one that is causing the problem, and either repair or uninstall it.

oh, and while you are in safe mode, it might be worth trying to do another windows update :D

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Can anyone tell me if Windows service packs cumulative (i.e. if I have an instalation of XP Pro without any service packs do I need to install SP1 and then SP2, or will SP2 instalation include SP1)?Thanks in advance,Gary

Answer:Windows Service Packs

SP2 will include 1, you just need to do Windows Updates from that point.

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Hello FolksI have been using Windows 98SE since it's inception but I am now getting into the problems zone with some new hardware demanding 2000 or XP only.Also installing the very latest drivers for my video and sound cards has resulted in some untoward effects with some previously well behaved software applications throwing "wobblies".In other words it seems to be "bite the bullet" time and install Windows XP!Over the years I have collected XP Service Packs one and two from the PC Advisor CDs - my query is:- would I have to install BOTH service packs or does installing JUST service pack 2 also automatically include the previous stuff from SP1?Hopefully waiting.CharlieWhisky

Answer:Windows XP - service packs

No SP2 has the SP1 updates built in as well.

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I have just installed Windows 2000 Pro and have also installed Service Pack 3 for the operating system. I am now in the process of installing all my applications/games etc. Can anyone advise whether I should reinstall the Service Pack once I have installed all my other applications?

Answer:Windows Service Packs

Once all your other apps are installed DANSCU, there should be no need to reinstall SP3.

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i've got windows xp and have sp3 downloaded and i was on the internet and seen stuff about sp4 but i've heard godd things and bad but i did'nt know sp4 was out is it and is it worth installing on my system
 

Answer:windows xp service packs

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I am running Microsoft Office Small Business 2000 under Windows XP. I added Service Pack 1 for SP by cd and for a long time under Add/Remove programs there was a list of XP (SP1) items. Recently these were replaced by a reference to SP1a and four items beginning Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) followed by a reference, eg Q810577 or (See Q329048 for more information). When I had to restore my system from the manufacturer's cd, these disappeared and were replaced by the original references to SP1. I have tried to find the items under Windows updates on the Microsoft site, but searches have not turned anything really useful up. One download under Q810577 claims it is SP1 and another under 329115 opted out as incompatible with the programs I have loaded. Can anyone help, please?

Answer:Windows XP Service Packs

try going to the windows xp magazine siteor try and find someone who subscribes to it and borrow the cds that come with the mag, they have regular updates for the os xp.

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Are they really worth the download or do they just slow things down? Are SSD supported in these SP?

Answer:Windows 7 service packs

hi windows 7 only have one service pack that is sp1 and yes you should have it installed.

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I have just installed a new hard drive and installed win 2000.My first task was to install win service pack 4.However this totally srewed up windows and I had to re-format the disk. I did the same again and had the same problem.Could anyone advise what steps to take. I have installed my anti-virus but still feel vulnerable with no service packs.

Answer:windows service packs

Hi SMS,I had the same big problems as you and I reformatted the hdd again, this was the forth time, but before I put on any programs I installed SP3 that was stable, then reinstalled all my prog's then updated to Win 2000 SP4 this now works okay, other than it has installed some security device that stops you loading some cd's you have to copy them to your hdd and then install from there,hope this is of help to you.Regards Starlet

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OK, so i just bought this computer off my buddy and he built it from scratch. He had just re-formatted the hard drive to get his files off before he gave it to me. I went to go install my service packs so i could finish installing a few drivers. Every time i do on either 1 or 2, while it says it's "inspecting current configuration" and "performing inventory" a message pops up just into the beginning saying..."The product key you used to install Microsoft Windows may not be valid. For more information about why you have received this message and steps you can take to resolve this issue, visit..."
I was wondering if there was any way to get around this, even temporarily until i can get the money to buy the full version of windows for myself now that the problem is on me.
 

Answer:Windows Service Packs Help

Welcome

Sorry but you are unlikely to get any help on pirated copies of Windows here.
 

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I was wondering, when installing Windows XP Service Packs, do they need to be installed sequentially, or can SP2 be installed right on top of a fresh XP install? Do the Service Packs cover updates found on Windows Update, or are they just their own "big fixes"? I've noticed that when using Windows Update, Service Pack 1 will not show up as an update until a sizable amount of other updates have been installed, can I install the Service Packs before using Windows Update to install the many other critical and recommended updates? Or, should I install all other shown updates on Windows Update before installing the Service Packs?
 

Answer:Windows XP Service Packs

SP2 is cummulative up to the point it was released. So the best order of operations is install SP2 first, then pick up whats left from Windows Update.
 

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Need some advice please, a friend of mine cannot access his secure sites on the internet (after his pci ethernet card had to be replaced and Virgin updated his internet package via a download). ie banking and ebay both are prefixed https,Virgin tech has guided me through all possible security settings in IE6, all non secure sites access ok. he suggested I update his xp which is an early version with no service packs installed at all,have tried downloading xp1 and xp 2 but when the files have self extracted, I get a dialogue box saying "A set up error has occured" and installation halts. I believe his xp pro is an illicit copy, and system spec is very poor 128meg ram, 5gb hard disk space left out of 40 gig. I think he cant access his secure sites because the update from Virgin will only accept xp2 or higher, any ideas why I cant install service packs. Apologies for lengthy posting

Answer:windows xp pro service packs 1 & 2

You only need to load SP2, could be as you say. But Windows should throw up a message if it is

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Mainly for the MS Win 7 people - why has there not been a service pack released since 2011 (SP1)?  I've been a MS Partner and building systems for a long time.  And, whenever I install windows 7 w/SP1, I then have to spend a full day downloading
and installing approx. 250 windows updates which were released since SP1.  This is ridiculous! 

I've been trying to find a way to contact MS about this problem.  So, hopefully some MS people will read this and agree and get it together.  Shouldn't there be a service pack for every 50-100 updates?  This is the way it had been done with
other versions of windows, and it worked out well.  Just install the latest service pack and you're almost completely updated.
Or if there's someone who can figure out how to bundle the critical updates for single download and installation, that'd be great.  Or, if someone has a way to contact the appropriate department at MS, that'd be great.  Or, for those dealing with
this problem, pass it on; repeat it; flood them with it if possible.
As far as I know, Win 7 is still a supported product.  And, I prefer it (win 10 is just being proven) as a supported operating system for most software and hardware.  I'm writing from a new system - and it's taken all day to install 222 of 248
updates, so still counting.  That's BS!

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My buddy got a computer givin to him it has xp pro on it and no one put windows updates on it, I don't no if it has service pack one or not. I am going to put service pack two on it but I was hoping someone would help me with this log first. I had to take a bunch of stuff out that I new had to come out but the two F2s keep coming back. and I think they are stopping my internet connection so I can't update spybot and adware etc that I put on. Can someone tell me what else has to come out of this log and how to do it? I would really appreciate it. Here is the log This one was taken in safemode and the 2nd log here was taken from normal mode--AVG found thise two trojans but cannot heal or quartine them and I go to where it says they are and they aren't there, they are

Trojan Horse Downloader.Generic.VUO location C:\WINDOWS\System32\cxlhwp.exe

Trojan Horse Downloader.Generic.ZKO location C:\WINDOWS\System32\ifkioxh.dll

Can't find them at those locations

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:46:10 AM, on 10/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT Program\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: DeskbarBHO - {A8B28872-3324-4CD2-8AA3-7D555C872D96} - C:\Program Files\D... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Pro-No service packs yet-help with this log if possible

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I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 2000 Professional. I installed windows service pack 3 once already but after i did that none of my games would play. I kept getting warnings that I need at least 10mb of memory on my video card to run my games. I have a nVidia Gforce 4 4600 video card that has 128mb of RAM. How can this be fixed and can i install the other service packs and be able to run my games?
 

Answer:Windows 2000 service packs 1,2,&3

Welcome to TSG!

I know that with ealier service packs for win2k pro, drivers were sometimes over written by default windows drivers. I would check to make sure you have the most recent driver for your card installed, and not just a standard windows driver.
 

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My install disk for Windows 7 only has SP 1. Was there ever a SP 2 for this distro or was that it? Thanks.

Answer:How many service packs did Windows 7 receive

Yep. Service Pack 1 only has been released.

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I'm hoping someone here can help me. I've done a system restore on an old computer because I can't afford to buy a new one at the moment (looking for a job). Once the restore was done it took me back to IE6 with Windows XP service pack 1.

I started going thru the process of updating to service pack 2, but it said the application required .net framework 2.0 service pack 2 to be installed first. I never knew I even had or used .net framework and don't know what it is, but nonetheless -

I downloaded the file NetFx20sp2_x86.exe because I think that's the one I need - but I'm not completely sure. It downloaded in 2 parts -

1) A PART FILE - which I couldn't open because it says it's not a valid WIN 32 application (whatever that means)

2) An APPLICATION FILE - which I couldn't open because it says Windows needs to know the program used to create it
So I'm stuck! The other things I've done are the following:

- Turned on Windows automatic updates

- Successfully installed Windows Installer 3.1

- Found a free software to clean up temp files and ran it (Comodo System Cleaner)

Beyond that, I'm completely lost. I can't use Microsoft Office, upgrade to IE7 or even use my anti-virus software until I get this fixed. I really hope someone can direct me, but please keep in mind that I'm not all that technically savvy & sometimes it sounds to me like you guys are speaking Greek.

Thanks!!!

Lynn

Answer:Can't install Windows service packs

Hi

If you have got SP1 installed you can go directly to SP3.
Windows XP Service Pack 3

You can try installing SP3 in Safe Mode.
To get into Safe Mode restart your PC. Before it PC starts, start tapping F8 until you get the Windows XP Advanced Options startup menu. Select Safe Mode on the menu.
You will have to download SP3 before going into Safe Mode as many of your services and devices do not work in Safe Mode.

I am not sure why your PC is searching for DotNet Framework. But if you need to download it you can get it here: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)
This should be installed first before installing SP2 for .NET Framework Version 2.0. Which you can get here: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2

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Hi,

If you are up-to-date with Windows updates, and then decide to install SP3 via Windows Update, the size of the download is about 60MB, whereas the SP3 network install file is over 300MB – so, I'm assuming that Windows Update is downloading only the files required to update one's system to SP3 – is that correct?

The problem is, I'm planning to re-install XP soon (And I have another XP system to update), which will mean that I will have to download ALL the updates again (which will also be a security risk, as I'll be doing so with an unpatched version of XP). So it seems it would be best to download the full SP3 file (which is fairly slow and costs money in South Africa as well).

So I would essentially be downloading many of the same updates a 2nd time. Is there any way to avoid this in the future?

If I manually download all updates after SP3, I can back those up and use them to update new installations of XP, or separate, existing installations. But, what happens when the next SP is released? (I realize that there may not be another SP for XP, but this applies to Vista as well.) I would either have to download the full SP at several hundred MBs, or update only the required files via Windows Update and have no backup if I wanted to re-install XP again (and I would have to do the same thing on both systems).

Is there any way to manually download an SP3 file that holds just the not-yet-released updates, so that it can be re-used?

Any other ideas?

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Answer:Windows updates, service packs, etc.

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If I order the service pack CD, does the SP4 version have all the previous service pack updates on it, or do I need to order a CD for any service packs I need?

I am guessing they are not inclusive, as they have different prices for SP3 and SP4.

Does MS offer one CD that has all current updates for 2000 pro on it? Sure would be nice.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Pro service packs

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If anyone here needs Service Pack 3(SP3) for Windows XP 32-bit or needs Service Pack 2(SP2) for Windows XP 64-bit, you can obtain them here:

SP3 (Windows XP 32-bit)

SP2 (Windows XP 64-bit)

Microsoft no longer provides links for these service packs, so it's getting more difficult to find them.

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Answer:Links For Windows XP SP3 32-bit & SP2 64-bit Service Packs

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At least 10 years ago I purchased a Dell Dimension 8200 with XP home installed.  I have performed a clean re installation using the installation disk provided at that time.  It unfortunately has no service packs included on the installation disk;   no sp1, sp1a, sp2 nor sp3.  I have a copy of sp2 from an xp pro installation disk but it will not allow a good install without sp1 or sp1a.  I would like to get a stand-alone copy of sp1, or sp1a so that I may be able to enjoy later versions of internet explorer (I have ie6, I would like ie8.)  YouTube is unavailable without later versions of internet explorer.I have tried the usual channels without success.  Microsoft no longer provided service packs for windows xp.  I have tried to install ubuntu, but no success there either.  (I wonder why, because I had success on other machines without a problem, but this is another issue altogether)I want a stand alone copy (or working application) to install the service packs without having to go on line and downloading "their version".I am apalled at the many junk programs many web sites want to load one's machine, just to solve your problem, which probably won't solve that problem anyway.Thanks for reading.Wendell

Answer:Service packs for windows xp home

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs

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Suspect this is not a new question

where do I download service packs 1 and 2 for Windows 98 2nd edition ??

I need same to download Acrobat Reader 6.0, or 5.0 (I have Acrobat
Reader already in this PC, and, apparently, newer PDF "style" downloads
require Acrobat Reader 5.0 or 6.0)

Microsoft's relevant web sites don't seem helpful (unless I want to be
billed $35 "per incident"), and the relevant "unofficial" service pack
downloads, here, don't even come up on my monitor
 

Answer:Windows 98 2nd edition service packs

Forgot to say I already have Acrobat Reader 4.0 in this PC (forgot the 4.0)
 

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Hi,Just wondering if anyone can help me? I have just ordered a DKU-2 data cable for my nokia phone so that i can synchronise my phone and my pc and transfer images and mp3's. Much to my annoyance when i plugged it in and tried to install the drivers for the cable from nokia pc suite, the drivers need windows 2000 service pack 3 to run! Despite it saying on the cable that it works with windows 98, me, 2000 and xp! no mention of service pack! I have no idea what a service pack is but i typed in service pack 3 windows 2000 and have managed to download it, it took 2 hours to install then instantly restarted my computer with no warning, and i tried again to install the cable thinking it would now work, but it said the same thing, needs windows service pack 3 to install!! I have just downloaded it AND installed it!! And it is still here on my computer, i have put it in a seperate file on the desktop, i clicked on it again and it just went to start the installaion process again!!Does anyone have any idea what im doing wrong or what im supposed to do or even what a service pack is?! lolThanks!!Laura

Answer:updating windows service packs

To be honest, if you don't know what a Service Pack is I don't think you should be using PCs just yet.A Service Pack is Microsoft software which updates your OS with all the latest security and critical patches released by Microsoft to make your PC more secure against outside 'hostile attacks' and to make your OS/PC run more smoothly.If your data cable will still not work correctly, I suggest that you return it from whence you bought it and have a chat with the salesman!

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Hi all is there somewhere that i can download an ISO with all the current updates for an OS like Windows 7 64 bit, to do a re installation and install all the updates?
Many thanks in advance,

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Satellite S1800-514. After installing Service pack 1 & 2 in Windows XP Home, problems occur after hibernation mode, that USB devices aren't detected anymore (modem, printer, ..)
Windows tells me to install new driver for BIOS. Downloaded this, but when I try to install this, I get the message "Toshiba Common Modules is not installed, or you do not have administrator privelege"
What can I do to solve this problem?


Message was edited by: Guyseppy

Answer:Problems after installing Windows Service Packs 1 & 2

Hello

Disconnect all external devices, remove USB entries in device manager and reboot the unit. After reboot the USB ports should be detected and installed again.

Connect the external units one by one and check the functionality before you connect the next one. BIOS can just be updated and there is no BIOS driver.

Check also on Toshiba download page if for a Common module version 4.10.03 and try to install it again.

Bye

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The Windows 7 language packs can be installed only from the Optional Updates section in Windows Update. However, these language packs are not available on the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center.
When you install a language pack, you can change the interface language of Windows 7 SP1 to the language that you select.
More at KB2483139.

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I was referred to the Vista forum by 'nasdaq' from the malware forum.  After working with the PC, he stated that the system contains no malware that is preventing updates.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/608536/vista-not-accepting-updates-blocking-avast-web-shield/
 
I'm working on a Vista 32-bit PC which won't accept any updates.  Windows Updates appear to be stuck - any updates are rolled back with the error of them "not being configured properly".
 
I tried running the Windows Update troubleshooter and it immediately popped up an error "Troubleshooting cannot continue because an error has occurred".  Next, I followed the instructions to disable startup programs & services (clean boot) and then install the update - it failed with an error code of 80070BC9.  So far, searching for fixes for that error code have led to failed attempts.
 
When I try to install SP1 manually, I get a message that "the installation cannot proceed until your computer is restarted".  After I restart and try to install SP1 again, I get the same restart message (ie: loop).  I've tried to do a 'sfc /scannow' at the cmd prompt in various places, but it basically states there "is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete" (ie: another loop).
 
I also ran the update readiness tool and that did complete without errors, but the outcomes above still apply.
 
Any ideas?

Answer:Can't install service packs or Windows updates

After a week of investigation, I stumbled upon this link:
 
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-vista-stuck-in-configuring-updates-cycle-637425.html#post3677630
 
I now have sfc /scannow working even though I still get unrepairable files out of the tool (even after chkdsk).  I'm going to try installing the service packs next.

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I had to replace a bad hard drive on a Hewlett-Packard tower, and after installing Vista 32 using the disk I originally burnt when the computer was new, I started installing the updates. Lots of updates. But I finally reached a point where Windows Update told me that no more updates were available - that my computer was now up-to-date.

The only problem is that my computer is running IE7 with no service packs installed. I have restarted the PC several times since the last update and it continues to think I'm current.

I manually downloaded IE9, but I'm told it can't be installed because of my service pack. I tried to download Vista SP1 but IE7 kept shutting down on me. I manually downloaded IE8, but was told that IE8 was not able to run on my OS.

I had to use another computer to download Vista SP1 onto a flash drive, then install that service pack from the flash drive. Once SP1 was installed, nothing changed - no SP2 available, no IE9 available, and the stand-alone IE9 won't install because it's not supported by my service pack (now SP1)

Anybody know why Windows would think I was current when I obviously was not? And what about IE8 and IE9? And given what has transpired, how am I supposed to know when this PC really IS current?

Needless to say I've already read Why SP1 may not be available for you and how to get it. Nothing in it is applicable.

Answer:Windows Update Says I'm Current - With IE7 and No Service Packs

IE 9 is not for SP1 but only for SP2.

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Hi

I have a Satellite M50-106. I have a WinXP CD without SP1 or SP2 that I would like to install (don't ask me why:) Anyway, I can't get past the "setup is starting windows" screen, computer just freezes. Must be some driver issue. Does anybody know which driver is needen?

Peter

Answer:Satellite M50-106: Can't install Windows XP service packs

Hi Peter

As far as I know you can not install any driver before the setup procedure is over and OS starts. There are just standard Microsoft divers installed. I really don know why this freezes but if there is any possibility try to install Win that include SP1. If you find out something interesting please let me know.

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I was referred to the Vista forum by 'nasdaq' from the malware forum.  After working with the PC, he stated that the system contains no malware that is preventing updates.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/608536/vista-not-accepting-updates-blocking-avast-web-shield/
 
I'm working on a Vista 32-bit PC which won't accept any updates.  Windows Updates appear to be stuck - any updates are rolled back with the error of them "not being configured properly".
 
I tried running the Windows Update troubleshooter and it immediately popped up an error "Troubleshooting cannot continue because an error has occurred".  Next, I followed the instructions to disable startup programs & services (clean boot) and then install the update - it failed with an error code of 80070BC9.  So far, searching for fixes for that error code have led to failed attempts.
 
When I try to install SP1 manually, I get a message that "the installation cannot proceed until your computer is restarted".  After I restart and try to install SP1 again, I get the same restart message (ie: loop).  I've tried to do a 'sfc /scannow' at the cmd prompt in various places, but it basically states there "is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete" (ie: another loop).
 
I also ran the update readiness tool and that did complete without errors, but the outcomes above still apply.
 
Any ideas?

Answer:Can't install service packs or Windows updates

After a week of investigation, I stumbled upon this link:
 
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-vista-stuck-in-configuring-updates-cycle-637425.html#post3677630
 
I now have sfc /scannow working even though I still get unrepairable files out of the tool (even after chkdsk).  I'm going to try installing the service packs next.

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My XP Cd is current SP2, Is there any way to download the service packs and security /software updates and store them so when (not if) my system crashes, I can rebuild it.
There used to be an administration option on the Microsoft page, but it seems to have gone.
Terry

Answer:windows XP security upgrades service packs

store them so when (not if) my system crashes, I can rebuild it.
Simpler to take an image of the drive then restore the image after the crash or onto a new drive.

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I have recently installed W2K (about 3 times and I finally got it right). Anyway, I want to know if there is any way to save all the windows updates/services packs I've downloaded. I'm a hopeless tweaker, and it's just a matter of time before I screw things up enough that I have to reinstall. I have a dialup connection, and I really don't want to spend hours dling that stuff again, so if I could save all my updates in such a way as to easily be able to reinstall them (i.e. from a CD-R or Zip disk), life would be much easier!

Thanks a bunch
 

Answer:Saving Windows Updates/Service Packs

Once installed, you can't save them to disk any more.

All Windows Updates, including Internet Explorer and all the rest can however be downloaded in their entirety from the <A HREF="http://corporate.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp">Windows Update Corporate Site</A>

Just choose save to disk, instead of 'run from current location'

Good luck,
 

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I'm doing a fresh install when I receive my new processor tomorrow sadly my Windows 7 cd is from release so I need to download everything and it's a very long process. Add the fact that I'm also doing it on the GF's computer and it's twice the bandwith (limited) and time.

Is there a way I can pre-download everything, put it on a usb stick or a dvd and install from there?
 

Answer:Pre-download service packs and windows update?

Yup.

Download this first

Download and install this second.

Download and install this last (use IE).

Afterwords, run Windows Update to finish what's remaining. If you want, install optional components like .net 4.5 and IE 10 to save a little bit of time. Even if you use other browsers, you should always keep IE up to date since some Microsoft content requires it.
 

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I have installed a fresh version of windows XP on my mothers computer.
When I try to install windows service packs or internet explorer I get the same error message:

The procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll

Does any one know what I need to do to fix this problem.

Thanks.

Answer:Trouble installing windows service packs

Hi,

Do you know what is the windows xp service pack level you have installed now?

Did the windows installation run fine without any errors?

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Hi

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OWNER-7GPHPMFQP
System Manufacturer PCCHIPS
System Model A13G
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~2210 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/23/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
User Name OWNER-7GPHPMFQP\Owner
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 513.04 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.65 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.91 GB
Page File Space 2.71 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


This is a machine I put together. I really don't know much about computers anymore and need some help.

I purchased a new mother board and tried installing my old hard drive on it and it was giving me problems. I searched the internet and found a site that gave be detailed step by step instructions on how to change something...I'm not sure what it was but I was in "DOS" mode and when I was finished my motherboard worked with my hard drive just fine. (just info. not sure if this was even part of problem)

Trouble started when service pack 3 came out. After installing on my computer; I got the dreaded blue screen and i... Read more

Answer:Service Packs do not install after windows reinstall

Post the make/model of the PC. If this is custom built then post the specs.

What happens when trying to install the SP2 or SP3? Post any error messages.

Have you installed an antivirus? Is it disabled when trying to install the service pack?

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Does anyone know how I can obtain windows xp home edition sp 1, 2 & 3?

I do not have internet access to my pc at home, and have tried to install sp1, but it failed as it needed to confirm via the internet my current settings.

Is there anywhere I can obtain a CD or download files for free?
 

Answer:Stand alone Windows Home Edition Service packs

For windows xp whether its the home or pro version all you need is SP3 as the others are no longer being supported. if you can go to a friends house you can download sp3 for free and then burn it to a cd for future use. its about a 300mb file.you can go to the microsoft website and get it from there.if you have a pc at home im curious as to why you would have no internet access.
 

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Hi there,

I am writing on behalf of my father, who has run into an enormous amount of trouble upgrading my computer. He has recently upgraded the motherboard and CPU of my computer (to the specs provided in my profile), and since doing so has been unable to install/update windows 7.

The computer operated just fine until we replaced the old processor and mobo.

The initial new installation of the OS goes swimmingly, but then as soon as the service packs begin downloading and configuring - the computer will do the standard repeated restarts and goes through the configuration procedure, then will simply not boot at all after. Windows Repair does nothing, and the only option is to reinstall the OS from the BIOS, to simply replicate the exact same issue.

He is at a total loss of what to do. We have tried using different SATA cables, installing to different hard drives, we have done memtests to check the RAM, clean installs. He'll have tried a fair few things I have no idea about and cannot list here - he is fairly computer literate and has spent the entire weekend failing to fix this issue.

The computer operates normally with just service pack 1 installed, but then this issue arises with one of the subsequent updates, to a fairly consistent fault every time.

What could the problem be? What could fix it?

Thanks a lot for any help, this is mind boggling stuff - i'd never believed replacing a bloody processor and mobo could result in such a seemingly incurable problem.

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Answer:Windows 7 Crashes after updates/service packs installed.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version with SP1 here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the ... Read more

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I haven't been able to successfully download any updates on Vista in a long time.  Every time I try to download something via Windows Update (there are like 99 things I need to download) Vista just hangs.
 
Need help please...

Answer:Vista hangs when trying to download Service Packs, etc. via Windows Update

Hi FlimFlam:
 
Unless you've recently reinstalled Vista or restored your computer to an earlier date you should have the latest service pack (SP2).  If you aren't sure if you have SP2 installed click the Start button, choose Run..., and enter the command "winver" (without the quotes) .  If you have the latest service pack the pop-up should show that Service Pack 2 is installed.
 

 Vista SP2 winver.png   15.06KB
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Please note that most Vista SP2 users are currently having difficulties running Windows Update, and affected users experience "Checking for updates..." hangs and slow Windows Updates that can run for several hours (or even days) - see KellyB56's thread Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates".
 
Please see the step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours in the MS Answers forum for a possible workaround if SP2 is installed.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v51.0.1 * NIS v22.9.0.68 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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Hello! I get error code 8007002 when I install language packs(English).

I'm sure installed the English language pack on my computer and switch to English.
After reboot my computer it show up original(Chinese language).
Than I check my computer is show currently Display:English
I try to switch to english again but can't find English language pack in my computer.Than I download it again and reinstall again.during install get a error code
8007002.I have tried the Microsoft suggested solution. (deleting Software Distribution, somthing like that)but still not work.Please help

Attached CBS for download Attachment 241858

currently display language
Attachment 241860

missing english pack
Attachment 241861

English pack still here??
Attachment 241862

error code when install the english pack again
Attachment 241863

Answer:Windows 7 Service Pack 1 language packs (Kb2483139) error (8007002)

Hello Roy and welcome to the forums

Thanks for following the first post instructions It makes my life a lot easier!

Could you follow all of the steps outlined on this page please:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509997

Do not follow steps #8 and #10. The SoftwareDistribution folder should never be touched (apart from in a few exceptional circumstances)

Tom

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Hello I'm new here...

I know enough about IT to be dangerous.lol I used to be a help desk tech support for about 10 years
but after being laid off 3 years ago I am rusty. As the saying goes "use it ot lose it" and I lost it... lol

ANyway I have an old Gateway laptop (given to me by someone who was going to throw it out and don't have the CD that came with it) I had Windows Mellennium on it , I installed XP on it instead.I don't think I uninstalled ME as I figured XP would just replace. This an old version that my "ex-husband" had who was an IT guy. This CD did not have any service packs loaded on it and I'm trying to figure out how to load all of there service packs or determine if it's even worth it... I went to MS website to download them and had trouble loading 1A, it said my system could not support it? Mmmm Don't know if there is something fishy about the cd or what... It installed fine and it accepted the product key and I can hit the web with it (via dial up) too. No error messages at this time.

Window XP professional 2002 Version 5.1 build 2600xpclient.010817-1148
SYSINFO UTILITY INFO:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional,, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 127 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics Inc. SavageIX, 8 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 9580 MB, Free - 7614 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, Solo5300
Antivirus: None

Thanks in advance, Karen
 

Answer:Solved: No service packs on XP and would not load service pack 1a

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Question: SQL Service Packs

Hiya

This article discusses a security or privacy issue that may affect the operation of your computer. The information in this article is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind. The workaround or hotfix that is described in this article addresses the issue as it is currently understood, but may not protect against any undiscovered variants of this issue. Microsoft recommends that you apply this patch to computers only after you evaluate the risk that this issue may pose to your computers. In all other cases, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next service pack for the affected product.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (all editions) SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...aseID=35702&area=search&ordinal=5&redirect=no
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (all editions) SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...aseID=35700&area=search&ordinal=6&redirect=no
Regards

eddie
 

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does anyone know were i can get the service pack for xp home ... this is the error i get when i go to microsoft

need to contact network administrator key code is envaild on this operating system
 

Answer:service packs for xp

Do you have a licenced (to you) version of Windows XP, if not your reg number is blacklisted and you can not obtain SP1.
 

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Question: service packs

i have Micro-Net Framwork 2.0 service pk 2-----3.0  3.5sp1 and windows service pk 2 listed under control panel  add and remove--do i need all these?

Answer:service packs

Quote from: fred56 on September 28, 2009, 01:57:55 PMi have Micro-Net Framwork 2.0 service pk 2-----3.0  3.5sp1 and windows service pk 2 listed under control panel  add and remove--do i need all these? my computer says i have 2.0--

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Question: Need service packs

Have been trying to download sp2 & 3 from Microsoft and get to about 80some percent each time and then timeout. does anyone have them who can email them to me as I'm getting really <inappropriate phrase removed> at Microsoft about now. Used to have them all on disk but they all got burnt when my house burned down. Would really appreciate any help if anyone has them. thnx
 

Answer:Need service packs

No one can email anything that enormous. Try a downloader that supports "resume" (if the site supports it),

Free Download Manager is actually a pretty good piece of software.

Make a full backup of your system once it is all set up and you wouldn't need to do this.

(Microsoft has nothing to do with your connection. Please watch your language and read the rules.)
 

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Evening, all.
 
Following official advice earlier this evening that certain of the Forum rules have recently been reviewed, that XP is now considered 'abandonware', and that links to any software for it stored on file-sharing sites is now permitted, I'm going to re-state my offer of availability for anyone who wants, or still needs,  any of the 3 XP Service Packs (SP1, SP2, and SP3).
 
Please do very strongly bear in mind that this software is now totally unsupported. You use it entirely at your own risk. Please also bear in mind that since these are not coming from Microsoft's servers, you do not need to run IE8 to download them.....and frankly, that would really not be advisable in the modern web 'climate'.
 
Having said that, a little bit of detail:-
 
These were all originally downloads of the standalone Network Administrator type, and were archived for many years on good-quality CDs. Around 6 months ago, after reading on BC, and in a few other respectable forums, that many people still appear to want them, believing that they would be available for ever (and that the XP 'holdout' cohorts are still fairly numerous!), I decided to upload these to my Google Drive, and make them publicly available.
 
If you decide to avail yourself of any of the three Service Packs, please do:-
 
1) Download to your desktop (and only your desktop) first.
 
2) Scan with a good anti-virus scanner.
 
3) Scan with a good anti-malware scanner.
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stupid question really but is it best to install all the service packs one by one or just install service pack 3 right away?

Answer:xp pro service packs

Previous service packs are required before moving to SP3.

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Question: XP service packs?

Evening all, I have just finished re-installing Windows xp Pro and I have downloaded SP2, my question is, should I download SP1 as well or does SP2 cover the areas that 1 did?Dave

Answer:XP service packs?

I reinstalled Xp last week, because of a problem. I have Sp2 on a disc, but when I got as far as updating via the microsoft site, there was still 60 others to download.In answer to your question though, I have always thought that 2 covered what was in 1.

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Question: service packs

hi all
i have just bourght a data cable for my phone and it needs service pack1 or higer. the only problem is that when i try to install service pack 1 or 2 they both say there is a problem with the seral number but i have not been asked for a serial number.

hope you are able to help

jammysheep
 

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Question: XP Service Packs

I haven't the time to search the site, but wondered if there were links to download Windows Service Packs, 2 and 3, or just 3 if that's all I need.. so I can take them to a computer that's not updated, and install them from a cd, or some other media..

Please provide links, if they exist..

Thank you. :major
 

Answer:XP Service Packs

Go to http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=168572 (post # 24--today) for latest Windows updates. One combined ISO from Microsoft.
2 others for SP 2 and SP3 updates. Hope this helps. Bazza
 

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Question: service packs?

hey

i just reinstalled my windows xp to wipe my system clean andhave reinstalled it using the service pack 1 disk,

however i have found that things liek msn and yahoo require me to have a service pack 2?

dos anyone know where i can get one of these service pack things from at all?

thanks xx
 

Answer:service packs?

May as well go and grab SP3. 316MB
Windows XP Service Pack

 

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Question: MS Service packs

How can I tell which service pack is installed ?
 

Answer:MS Service packs

Right click on my computer select properties and the dialog box will tell you
 

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Is there a way I can tell what Service Packs are installed on my computer (XP) ?
I am having trouble downloading updates for some reason from the Windows Update page. I am trying to install PC-Cillin and I can't, and I think its because I need SP1 and SP2.

Is there another good site that I can use to download the SPs?
I found one site, but the SP won't open now to install....

Thanks
 

Answer:Service Packs for XP

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Question: Service Packs

im trying to install service pack 4
but i dont know how i have service pack 2 and i need service pack 4 to use my digital camera its kodak and im using windows XP

Answer:Service Packs

I think you read it wrong, service pack 4 is probably for windows 2000.

I don't even think there is a service pack 4 for windows xp.

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Question: NT Service Packs

Does anyone know how to tell what service pack you have installed on an NT 4 system without having to restart and look during boot?
 

Answer:NT Service Packs

Take a look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion. That works on XP and 2k. Should be the same on NT 4.
 

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Question: service packs

i've tried installing service packs 1 and 2 for XP but everytime i do, i get a message saying the product key is invalid.is there a way around this or anywhere where i can download the service packs that just install straight onto my pc without it?i built my own pc and had a pc shop install windows for me.

Answer:service packs

What did they charge you for the install?

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Question: XP service packs

Having restored an 8 years old E-mackine with XP home basic - no Service packs- I need to download them.What do I need 1 1a 2 and 3[all of them] or will 3 cover the lower numbers?

Answer:XP service packs

1 followed by 3 as 3 contains 2just download the service packs and install then first, then allow XP to install the latest updates (after sp3)Tip down load service packs, disconnect from internet, switch off antivirus, install service packs, switch Av back on, reconnect to internet.

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Question: Service packs

I have tried everything and anything to re-install service packs that disappeared after a factory reset on Vista Home Premium. Have tried all suggestions. I keep running into "system requirements" issues, that I never had before the reset.

Answer:Service packs

Here's what it takes for a computer to be able to run Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919183

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I am using Windows XP and have been strongly advised to not download Service Packs 1&2. I'm told that there is a probability that it will conflick with my Norton programs. Is this true and what would you suggest that I do?

Thank You, Rocky
 

Answer:Service Packs 1 & 2

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For some reason when I try to install SP2 on my system, it does weird things, like slow way down or just wont work..The version is 5.1 (Build 2600.xpclnt_qfe.021108-2107) I dont know what all that means, but can anyone please help..I would like to get all the patchs, and bug fixxes.Thank, Tom Shaw
 

Answer:Help with the Service Packs XP Pro

when you go to the Windows Update site, are there lots of things there listed that you need to update? did you have SP1 already installed? is your DX version updated, along with all the security updates?
 

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Morning Chaps, this is a question that's been with me since the windows 98 days! We download windows updates, lots of 'em, then a Service Pack arrives saying that 'all previous updates are contained in this service pack'. What I'd like to know is, are those previously d/loaded updates overwritten or are they then ALL on my HDD? Thing is, in time, there will be a large chunk of HDD that's just containing updates if not overwritten, surely?
AngeTheHippy
x

Answer:SP2 and other Service Packs

I`m pretty sure that the Service Packs only add missing security updates. For example, I have applied Windows 7 SP1 to machines that are 12 months old and it takes far less time than a brand new computer which can take about 45 minutes to download and install the service pack.
[$NTUninstall Folders][1]
[1]: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/ntuninstall/d8dedd6e-3f71-4e32-920b-80811d4fb845 Folders are stored on your Hard Drive however and contain the information to uninstall these updates and can be removed but read the link first!

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Question: service packs

what is the differences in SP2 and SP3?

i found some XPpros on ebay but there are both versions available. as far as i know im running SP2 currently but i want to do a clean install before giving my computer to my daughter. does SP3 have any issues that i should probably avoid?

i see the new OEMs are good for one computer installation. what happens if i load it and later decide to do a deep cleaning and reload it. will it work? they say i need to get the code from microsoft. do i have to buy a couple of copies in case i want to upgrade my XPhome on my laptop?

thanks

Answer:service packs

Service pack 3 includes many critical updates. Some people have, however, been experiencing problems with SP3. You should probably read this before deciding whether or not to install it.

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Evening, all.
 
Following official advice earlier this evening that certain of the Forum rules have recently been reviewed, that XP is now considered 'abandonware', and that links to any software for it stored on file-sharing sites is now permitted, I'm going to re-state my offer of availability for anyone who wants, or still needs,  any of the 3 XP Service Packs (SP1, SP2, and SP3).
 
Please do very strongly bear in mind that this software is now totally unsupported. You use it entirely at your own risk. Please also bear in mind that since these are not coming from Microsoft's servers, you do not need to run IE8 to download them.....and frankly, that would really not be advisable in the modern web 'climate'.
 
Having said that, a little bit of detail:-
 
These were all originally genuine Microsoft downloads of the standalone Network Administrator type, and were archived for many years on good-quality CDs. Around 6 months ago, after reading on BC, and in a few other respectable forums, that many people still appear to want them, believing that they would be available for ever (and realising that the XP 'holdout' cohorts are still fairly numerous!), I decided to upload these to my Google Drive, and make them publicly available.
 
If you decide to avail yourself of any of the three Service Packs, please do observe the usual precautions:-
 
1) Download to your desktop (and only your desktop) first.
 
2) Scan with a good anti-viru... Read more

Answer:XP service packs available for anyone that needs them...

Thankyou- I downloaded the file, and ran a "FC/B" on it with another that I downloaded from a site a while ago. No differences found, Virus Scanner was happy.

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Hi, When it comes to m/s service packs if there is say service pack 4 does that mean it includes the info on 1-3 as well or do you have to d/l all 4 SP's? If someone could let me know that would be really great and thanks.
 

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Hi, Can someone tell me the latest service packs for NT and win 2003 please?

Thank you
 

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Question: Service packs?

I have a Tablet that runs Win7 and it has Service pack 1 on it and would like to know is that the only service pack for Win7 if not what one should i have to be most up to date?

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Hello Macc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, currently there is only Service Pack 1 (SP1) available for Windows 7.

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Do you have to install Win XP and then SP1 and SP2? Or do you have to install Win XP, then all the 60 odd intermediate updates, then SP1 etc?

Thanks,

Jon
 

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I WAS JUST ABOUT TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK2,WHEN I DISCOVERED I STILL HAD SERVICE PACK1,SHOULD I FIRST PUT IN 1, AND THEN 2, OR JUST 2.

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Just 2 see the sp2 forum for varied advice before you do it.

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i have got XP and i am wanting to install sp2 but when it is installing it comes up with an error saying serial number error. i need this to install a program on my pc. i have tryed sp1a and sp2 (from a disk) and they both say the same thing.

hope you can help
 

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Hi,
That means that the OS copy on your computer is illegal and using one of the Microsoft Blacklisted (known-to-be-pirate) serials. You will get a similar message too if you try to go to Windows Update or tried to install one of the recent updates....
 

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i had to restore my comp cleaned it out had early windows xp now cant get service packs whats the best way to upgrade seems like a big merry go around without them  only has service pack 1

Answer:cannot get xp service packs

1) Take your pick: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=download+xp+sp3&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGLL_en-GB___US394&ie=UTF-8. Here's what MS has for you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3223892) In the future please use punctuation in your posts. As it is your post is not easy to read, and you want to make it as easy as possible for us to help you. Thank you.

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I heard around October is when they'll release a major update for 10 but there wouldn't be any service packs

No Service Packs For Windows 10; Support ends 2025 | www.infopackets.com

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That article is dated July 23. There are currently two "Service Release" patches expected, which I guess work out to be the same thing as service packs. The N/A next to Windows 10 on this list: Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

... is probably because there haven't been any released yet. I think it would be hard for Microsoft to predict what kind of support a new product will need at its outset.

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Question: service packs

hi.
im running a laptop windows 7 with service pack 1.
is there a service pack 2 out yet?
i ask this because when i try to install the itunes update it fails and says theres a problem with the windows installer package,so im wondering if im behind on my updates.
cheers.

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W7 SP2 has not been released yet. This article may be of interest.

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Microsoft has reached the end of the road when it comes down to the evolution of Windows XP through major updates. Moving onward, the Redmond company will focus exclusively on Windows Vista and Windows 7 with service pack releases. Specifically, if you are running Windows XP and still hoping for an SP, then by all means, don?t hold your breath. Or, if you were indeed holding your breath, then this is about the right time to exhale and move beyond the aging operating system. Windows 7 is now just a few days short of one month away, seeing how general availability is planned for October 22nd, 2009.

No more service packs for Windows XP, what does it mean? It means that SP3 was the last service pack for 32-bit (x86) XP and the SP2 was the last major update for 64-bit (x64). Immediately after the availability of SP3 for x86 XP, Microsoft confirmed officially that it was the last service pack for Windows Vista?s precursor. However, a potential SP3 seemed to be in the cards as far as x64 XP was concerned.

In fact, this is not the case at all. Microsoft offered official confirmation of the fact that it was not, nor would it be in the future, developing a third service pack for 64-bit XP. ?We have received inquiries from our customers and partners on whether or not there will be a need for a Service Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003. Microsoft will not have a SP3 release for Windows Server 2003,? revealed Crissy House, the Windows Server Operations m... Read more

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Thanks for the heads up V_R.

It's funny to think how old XP is now, and how is still available for sale in some new PCs. Although this will change the second Windows 7 is released.

Thankfully we've got until 2014 before security patches and hotfixes stop
 

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I bought a used computer last week that has Windows XP Home installed. I don't think it has any service packs installed. Are they necessary? I tried to download them from the Microsoft Updates page, but I'm always directed to download Service Pack 3, then the systme hanh\gs when I try to download.. Has anyone used SP3 yet? Should I try to download this one or still try to obtain SP2?
 

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I am currently running Vista SP2. I want to go back to SP1 but I don't know how to do this. Help please!!
 

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I was wondering if Service packs are downloaded and installed if you have Automatic Updating configured in the Windows XP OS. I am worried about SP2 and want to wait it out to see what the initial reaction is... so if i have the option of download and install automatically -- will this include service pack 2 or just critical updates?
 

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SP2 is quite a ways off from being pushed to your computer. Dont worry about that for at least a few months. Once they get Sp2 up to snuff, they need to work on Windows Updater v5. Somthing they have said wont happen until SP2 is ready.
 

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I have been reading around on the internet about some of the service packs being bad for your system if you download them. Any truth to these??? On my desktop I had it install all of the current updates and it got really really slow. Long story short I had to reinstall XP on my machine. Any info would appreciated.

Thanks TK
 

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i ran sp1 with no problems currently running sp2 alpha with no problems,there were a couple of hot fixes with problems that ms rectified did you install sp1 or just the updates
 

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Question: XP Service Packs

Hi alla friend of mine has acquired an XP pc from a hotel that went out of business. The PC appears to have never been updated with any of the 3 XP service packs.My friend has no internet access and only wishes to use it for general use.The PC suffers from contant freezing.I'd like to at least get all the XP service packs onto it before running some cleaning and registry programmes.My question is there anywhere I can get all 3 XP service packs, download them to a dvd, then install them? Can this be done as one download, or do I need to download all 3 packs individually?Your help is always appreciated.Si67

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You only need one; click hereFrankly, if it's freezing the install might go wrong anyway. Get a decent AV and the latest updates.Avast free; click hereAvast virus definitions; click hereRun a boot scan; click hereInstall and run a couple of antispyware products.Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( click here ) and latest definitions ( click here ). SuperAntispyware and definitions click hereDefinitions; click here Burn to CD, run the installer, then run the definition file before you start the actual program(s).

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