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Old 09-08-2008
billy boy
 

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windows xp service pack 3
Why is it that Microsoft wants me to install xp service pack 3 when I have
service pack 2? How can I get Microsoft to change this so that I will be
installing updates for service pack 2?
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Old 09-08-2008
Gordon
 

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Re: windows xp service pack 3
"billy boy" <billy boy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6CD4676C-B63F-4FB8-A7DC-2FD8AAEA39D7@microsoft.com...
> Why is it that Microsoft wants me to install xp service pack 3 when I have
> service pack 2? How can I get Microsoft to change this so that I will be
> installing updates for service pack 2?



Eh? Because Service pack three contains stuff that is not in Service pack
two? Doh!

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Old 09-08-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: windows xp service pack 3
If only WinXP SP3 is being offered by Windows Update, there are no WinXP SP2
updates available at this time. New updates will be released on 08 Sept-08
and any that apply to WinXP SP2 will be offered to the machine.

That being said, you have until April 2010 to get WinXP SP3 installed.
After that, no updates will be offered for machines running WinXP SP2.

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
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billy boy wrote:
> Why is it that Microsoft wants me to install xp service pack 3 when I have
> service pack 2? How can I get Microsoft to change this so that I will be
> installing updates for service pack 2?


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