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Are there any Update Packages for SP3?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xxspirit4musicxx, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. xxspirit4musicxx

    xxspirit4musicxx Thread Starter

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    I am about to install Windows XP SP3, but I realize that Microsoft will not send me non-security hot fixes. Accordingly, is there a way to install an Update Package? Cause I really want to update everything....
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    To get updates once you get windows xp sp 3 installed go to microsoft updates and take it from there. i believe at this time theres something like 103 updates. i dont think it can be done as a package.it tells you which ones are ready to be downloaded and installed and thats all you have to do.and then it will ask you to reboot after they are installed and thats it.
     
  3. flavallee

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    I'm assuming that you're formatting the hard drive and then doing a clean install of XP SP3.

    Have you identified the devices in that computer and obtained the XP drivers for them so you can install the ones that don't get installed by the install of XP SP3?

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    After you install XP SP3 and restart the computer, do as SUEOHIO advised and go to the Windows Updates/Microsoft Updates site.

    Instead of clicking the "Express" option, click the "Custom" option.

    Doing that will allow you to deselect any high-priority updates that you don't need to install, such as

    Malicious Software Removal Tool
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

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    Make sure to get XP SP3 completely up-to-date and any necessary drivers installed before you start installing a bunch of programs and add-ons in that computer.

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  4. philip kirkham

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    Just as a matter of interest, why not MS maliciuos and net framework 4.0, do they have a detrimental effect?
     
  5. flavallee

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    There's no need to install them as part of the post-SP3 updates.

    There are some others, such as Windows Media Player 11, that can wait too.

    The security updates for XP, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, etc. are the main ones to install.

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    If they arent installed nothing terrible will happen if thats what you are asking. if you dont have netframework in your computer at all and nothing needs to run with it then its not needed.as far as the malicious software tool i guess its a matter of personal preference. i always install that one but again if you dont want it i dont think anything dire will occur if you dont.
     
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    I haven't seen any program or driver yet that requires having Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed.

    More and more programs and drivers are requiring version 3.5 SP1 or older, so I keep those versions installed in my XP computers.

    Vista and 7 already have version 3.5 SP1 integrated in them.

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