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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

I'm keen to get back on-line and in touch with everyone as soon as possible as well as using my machine for all the other things one does. I've installed SP1 onto XP Professional. Should I wait until after I've installed SP2 onto my machine before installing all my programs (Office, CD-RW and scanner stuff, for example) or can I install the programs now and then upgrade to SP2?

Any advice appreciated,

Thanks,

eldawg
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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

better to install XPSP2 now then if it fails (which it can) you have not wasted all your time. Also the other programs will be instalilng into the PS2 environment and not the other way around so the install shout go smoother
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Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

As buzzons said install sp2 directly after xp then all your programs
its the best way to go about it

there is also no need for you to install sp1 as all the patches and
updates that were in sp1 are included in sp2
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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

not true.. SP2 has some major updates that you can not get if you still run SP1 *shrug*
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

Buzzons i think you misunderstand me as thats exactly what i meant

there is no need to install SP1 first if you are going to install SP2 anyway
as all the patches and updates that were in SP1 are included in SP2

i know the op has already installed SP1 it was just for future ref

maybe i should have worded it differently but it made sense to me
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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

Well I recently had to wipe my machine, and the master disks reinstall windows XP with SP1.

However when I went to the windows update site, 16 updates were done before going to SP2. :shock:

I guess if your going straight to SP2, you'll need to the full version of SP2.
Community Veteran
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Registered: 10-04-2007

Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

Yes I have never managed to make a new machine get SP2 directly without going through all the updates first.

The latest version of Windows XP however does come complete with SP2 so there is no updating to do (yet :? )
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Thanks for advice on installing SP2

This post is to say thank you to everyone who wrote in offering advice on installing SP2. I'll give it a try.

eldawg
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Advice needed on installing SP2 into XP

good luck, you may need it ^_^