Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software
From the above article:-
When a security update, critical update, update, update rollup, driver, or feature pack
installs GDR version files, the hotfix files are also copied to the %windir%\$hf_mig$
folder. This supports migration to the appropriate files if you later install a hotfix or
service pack that includes earlier versions of these files. For example, consider the
1. You apply a security update that installs a GDR version of File.dll with a version
number of 5.2.3790.1000 and copies a hotfix version of File.dll with a version number of
5.2.3790.1000 to the %windir%\$hf_mig$ folder.
2. You apply a hotfix that includes a hotfix version of File.dll with a version number
In this scenario the hotfix installation in step 2 installs the hotfix version of File.dll
(version number 5.2.3790.1000) from the %windir%\$hf_mig$ folder instead of the hotfix
version of File.dll (version number 5.2.3790.0000) from the hotfix package.
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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"zimmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
| Hey Shenan
| is the "c:\windosws\$hf_mig$\" folder also of no help?
| "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
| > zimmer wrote:
| > > I want to format my system but i don't want to download all
| > > those auto updates all over again.
| > >
| > > is there a folder that i can copy and then run files afterwards?
| > Reliably - no.
| > If you are formatting with Windows XP - just download the IT version of
| > Windows XP SP3 and install it after the clean install and before ever
| > connecting to the Internet. You might have 10-15 after that.
| > --
| > Shenan Stanley
| > MS-MVP
| > --
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