Re: Obsolete Updates and XP Service Pack 3
Following the installation of Service Pack 3, there are at least 18 critical
updates that follow. Remember, the Service Pack 3 file was created several
"ku4hx" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> How do you know you have SP1 and SP2 installed concurrent with SP3? Each
> service pack essentially removes the preceeding one since they are
> in nature. If you're showing all three packs when you query your
> software in Add & Remove Programs I'd assume your installations of all
> packs was faulty, certainly SP3.
> You have several courses of action open to you. My untimate remedy is to
> backup up all data, wipe the drive and then install an SP3 slippedstreamed
> version of XP. Slipstreaming used to be somewhat difficult, but with the
> advent of nLite.exe it's a breeze.
> You could try uninstalling all three packs then reinstall SP3 only. I've
> done this with SP2 with great success, but all machines, and installers,
> not equal.
> After installing SP3, Windows Update indicated I needed to get maybe a
> patches. That was a while back and more have come out since my SP3
> installations. But one thing is certain. If you've installed SP3 and are
> "being inundated" with patches and updates, something isn't right.
> "Chrisc985" wrote:
>> I am running XP-PRO on my custom built computer. I have just successfully
>> installed service pack 3. I also have both service packs 1 & 2 plus all
>> their updates and security updates. Now that I have installed service
>> 3, do we need to keep service packs 1 & 2 plus all their updates and
>> My problem is that I am inundated with unnecessary updates. Now that we
>> have service pack 3, can we safely remove service pack 1 & 2 plus all
>> updates and security updates? Also which of the current security updates
>> we safely remove, now that we have service pack 3? How many updates do we
>> really need to keep with service pack 3? --Chris--