The Ultimate Windows XP SP-2 Question?

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Jack1000

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What my question would be is:

AFTER APRIL 11TH, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT UPDATES FOR MICROSOFT PRODUCTS FOR XP?) Let's say for example that it is now April 12th, and a security patch is released for OE 6. Could we just do the following:

1) Go to www.microsoft.com

2.) Individually select the product to update or patch to install (I.E my hypothetical OE 6 question) than download and install the patch?

OR

IS EVERYONE RUNNING XP GOING TO BE PROMPTED WITH SOME MESSAGE SAYING: "ATTENTION: SP-2 IS REQUIRED FOR ALL XP UPDATES." OR, DOES THIS SP-2 MANDATORY APPLY ONLY TO RUNNING WINDOWS UPDATE OR AUTOMATIC UPDATE, meaning that we can still download individual product enhancments by going to www.microsoft.com and selecting by product or service?

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telecom69

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I guess we shall have to wait and see till after April before we know what will happen,but in all honesty SP2 is easy to install if you get the free cd from Microsoft,and follow a few easy steps ....read this page its full of information on the subject and gives a link to order the free CD,I got it in just over a week here in the UK so its easy to get hold off .....

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/russel_installsp2.mspx
 
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I received the free SP2 CD from Microsoft and installed it on 5 computers and it took about 15 or 20 min per machine. Thats the way to go with the free CD.
 
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