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    Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    I came across a friend's computer running SP1. I'm wondering if it's viable to upgrade (not clean install) to SP2 using my full XP Pro SP2 CD - not the SP2 downloadable update, but the full installation CD. Also, I forgot to check on the Home/ Pro version status of the candidate computer. I'm guessing that Home SP1 can't be updated to SP2 using the CD I have. ???

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Why not download SP-3 & upgrade directly to that version. You can get it from |MG| Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 5512 RTM and other sites. Also on torrent sites if you have a torrent client.

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    That's great news Joe. I thought I read somewhere (and I hope I'm wrong) that a "base" installation of SP2 was a requirement for an SP3 install. <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23> tell me I'm wrong!

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Joe seems to be away for now, so... this seems to say you'd be OK:

    Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Good news, thanks Al. Now, I'm wondering what, if any, differences there will be between the RTM and further releases:
    <hr>Q: When will Microsoft ship XP SP3?

    A: Microsoft finalized Windows XP Service Pack 3 on April 21, 2008 and
    will release it publicly to the Web on April 29, 2008.

    Here's the complete Windows XP SP3 release schedule:

    RTM (release to manufacturing): April 21
    Windows Update (optional update): April 29
    Microsoft Download Center: April 29
    MSDN/TechNet download: May 2
    Windows XP SP3 fulfillment media (CD-based): May 19
    Volume license customers download: June 1
    Windows Update/Automatic Updates: June 10
    <hr>
    The recent release is intended for OEM and Enterprise customers:
    http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/5616

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    I dunno but maybe Joe will, when he returns. Anyway, today is the 28th, so you're pretty darn close one way or t'other...

    Edited for joking sake: Ooops, I realized I missed "today" by about 8 minutes Down Under... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    So it's true - they are a bit behind the times in <img src=/S/flags/Kentucky.gif border=0 alt=Kentucky width=30 height=18>?

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    RTM (release to manufacturing) for Micrososft means that is the final release software that it is available and going through their external release process. There is no difference between the software you get now and in the near future by other channels. It is actually available on Technet & MSDN now (after those communities screamed on April 21 about not getting it untial after the WU folks).

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Also, note that IE7 is NOT part of SP-3. However, if you already have IE7 installed installing SP-3 will NOT affect IE7.

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Thanks Joe. Just grabbed it via MajorGeeks... let the fun begin. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    What's the recommendation for SP1 with IE6? Install IE7 (from file) first, then apply SP3?

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    I'm not sure since the machines I deal with all have IE7 already. I guess though I'd install SP-3 then IE7.

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    I'm not sure of the IE version, just covering all bases.

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    Good luck with it. Just remember to back up first. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Upgrading SP1 (XP SP1)

    > Just remember to back up first.

    Why? It ain't my computer. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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