Re: How to update
Thanks for the quick response. I hadn't thought about the fact that we
really don't need the updates. We've been working toward internet
connectivity for about two years now, but we have so many other "must haves"
that the internet connection just keeps moving further down the list. I
guess when and if we get a connection, I can update them then.
Thanks again for the good info. Somtimes I miss the obvious.
> "Benny" <Benny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I am in charge of maintaining the computers in our church. They were all
> > purchased about two years ago and all have Windows XP SP2 (OEM) installed.
> > We have no internet connection. I need to know where to go to download a
> > cumulative update for Windows XP SP2. If such a beast exists, how
> > frequently
> > should I download and apply it?
> If you have no internet connection and do not intend to ever get a
> connection, then I do not see that you need MS updates. They are
> security/critical updates to fill holes that can be used by the nasties
> whilst using the net.
> If you read, in this group, the problems caused by the monthly Black Tuesday
> updates, then you should feel pleased that they are not required in your
> Updates are offered after MS scans your computer and examines your system
> etc. To do this you need to be connected to the internet.
> Anything else not critical/security, is not worth having from MS in any
> If you require 'upgrades' to software etc, then access to the net may be
> required, so a computer with access can download this upgrade which can then
> be loaded onto any other computer.