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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

    Mar 27, 2004
    How do I install sp1a? Would it come up as DOS mode or other complicated stuff?
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    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:


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


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

    Good Luck . . wrs
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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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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