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sp1a concern

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nuggyrush, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. nuggyrush

    nuggyrush Thread Starter

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    How do I install sp1a? Would it come up as DOS mode or other complicated stuff?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    If you install from the Windoze update site, it will install much like any other critical update . . just take a while longer to download. If you download from CD, it installs much like any program.

    In both instances, it installs from within Windows as opposed to DOS ( which does not exist with XP)

    You can download SP-1 here and save to CD for future installations:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp

    You can also download a "rollup" of about 30 updates since SP-1 here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=826939

    There will still be 15 or so more critical updates to download after you have done these two.

    Good Luck . . wrs
     
  3. Couriant

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    SP1 is most of the critical updates in one download. It will take longer to download, but the effects are still the same. It's really a timesaver, saving you the hassle of downloading each update and installing it. You can download it via download.microsoft.com or via the Windows Update option.
     
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