Updating windows xp sp2

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info? ) Hi, I would like to update my PC (XP Pro SP1) with SP2 pack.

After having checked on Microsoft website and after having selected - keep your PC updated - I got a list of 31 updates to install.

Can you give me a link where I can found the entire package or do I have to order an installation CD? -- Sharon F MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?

Thanks for your help Erick Erick Windows XP SP2 - Download: ) Hi, I did find this link too but mentioned: "Package for IT Professionals and Developers".... Thanks Erick "Sharon F" Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?

) I started downloading but it is mentioned that for updating ONE single computer, I have to make use of Microsoft Update link

The problem is that my PC has been scanned, 31 updates are proposed but no trace of SP2 in sight. Erick, you can use that download on a standalone system.

I've used it on my desktop and portable PC and have directed many other single PC users to it.

The cautions are old from when SP2 was first released.

They diverted consumer traffic back to the update servers that were managing bandwidth for the huge amount of 'new release' traffic.

-- Sharon F MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info? Those directions are for using the Windows Update site to install SP2.

) On following MS webpage, I founded: What to Know Before You Download and Install Windows XP Service Pack 2 1. If it lists Windows XP SP2 as an available update, then your computer is ready for SP2. Before you install SP2, get your version of Windows completely up-to-date with the latest performance and security updates. By installing SP2 from the download package, you get all the SP1 updates as well, so no need to install the 31 updates.

How Do I Know if My Computer Is Ready to Install SP2? Does that mean that I have first to install 31 updates because I don't see SP2 update available after having my PC scanned by Microsoft? Go to the Windows Update Web site, click Express Install, and then install all high priority updates listed. You will, however, need to download the 20-odd updates since SP2 has been released.

Do you recommend first install proposed updates, than have a check again to see if SP2 is proposed. But you can worry about those after SP2 is installed.