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    setup windows process on xp

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone here might have had the similar experience as I have today. Just happen to check on my CPU usage this morning through the Windows Task Manager on my machine running on XP Pro SP3 and found that setup.exe process used something like 250M of memory usage and 80% of CPU. it did not last long though (only approx. 1 or 2 minutes). I never encountered this before. Then, I went to check if there were any applications running at the time but found nothing was running.

    My question is whether or not this kind of activity is normal.

    Thank you very much.

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    I'd check out your Windows Update history and see if anything updated today. That would be my guess as to what was going on.
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I am not able to find my Windows Update history for XP Pro (unless you would not mind telling me a better way of checking it). But my understanding is I can check this via control panel > add or remove programs. Under Add or Remove Programs, I did not see any windows update for today.

    Thank you

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    First you must have "Show all files" turned ON in Windows Explorer,
    then you go to C:\Windows\ and look for folders starting with "$".
    There will be a folder for every update. Then lower down the list of files will be a series of log files with names starting with "KB". Again, one log file for every update.

    You will only see updates in "Add/Remove Programs" if you've checked the box at the top of the windows that says (something like) show updates.

    Accepting MS updates for XP, is about as safe as putting on a blindfold and walking across a busy street. Good Luck!

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    Me and my customers must have awful good luck in navigating the street blindfolded then as we have very little problems with XP updates.

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