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    Rollup 1 = Mini SP1? (Win XP Pro (SP1))

    As I was about to re-install Win XP on my system, I thought I might save some time by downloading Windows XP Rollup 1. After installing XP, I went to Windows Update for a needed driver update. WU showed there was 46 critical updates and service packs, 24 recommended updates and the 1 driver update I needed. I downloaded and applied the driver update only.

    I applied SP1 from CD, then returned to the Windows Update site. It showed there was now 15 critical updates and service packs (one of which was Rollup 1), 16 recommended updates and 0 driver updates.

    Thinking I would save the download time, I then applied Rollup 1 (which I had previously downloaded). On returning to the Windows Update site, it told me there was now 13 critical updates and service packs, 16 recommended updates and 0 driver updates.

    It appears that, at least for me, Rollup 1 is a complete waste of time. With one exception, all the Rollup 1 fixes are on the SP1 CD. Rollup 1 appears to contain only ONE SP2 fix.

    MS needs to get its <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> together and ship SP2 ASAP.

    Cheers,
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    PaulB

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    Re: Rollup 1 = Mini SP1? (Win XP Pro (SP1))

    I don't know about them getting it together Paul, <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> but I do know that the phrase ASAP and XP SP2 aren't going to happen. <img src=/S/snail.gif border=0 alt=snail width=21 height=17>

    See Posts 303340, 303408, 303780 here.

    If it's any consolation, they are making over Windows Update--tentatively changed to Microsoft Update, and they will be Beta Testing it very soon along with 'Springboard' which is supposed to be a better security solution aimed at buffer overruns among other things. Springboard is billed as an intermediate solution to the security set-up out in Longhorn in 2005 or 2006. If you have Windows XP, you're going to have the latest Windows OS for a good while. They aren't changing the OS like they change the name of the Office program every 18 months or so with minimal features to the main apps and the big changes in server interactions and xml.

    Good news--the many blogs from MS Longhorn makers and evengelists reflect they are working hard to make significant changes, in storage, security, Win FS file system and features when it comes out.

    SP2 depending on who you read is coming out 2004 (early or mid)--Paul Thurott says Microsoft told him early and Microsoft says Microsoft retracted Rick Kaplan's announcment on Friday Oct. 17 and insisted mid 2004. So somewhere around there.

    What I'd do:

    Use the Security Bulletin Site List to keep things straight, subscribe to the security bulletin newsletter, don't use Win Update until they fix it, try multiple downloads at once--you can configure IE for 10 or so downloads at once--there's a KB on this, and also you can use these:

    Security Bulletin List
    Hotfix and Security Bulletin Service Search and Newsletter Notification

    296861: How to Install Multiple Windows Updates or Hotfixes with Only One Reboot

    An Advanced Windows Hotfix Manager

    You can Order the Windows SP1 CD here US and Canada

    Worldwide here

    SMBP

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    Re: Rollup 1 = Mini SP1? (Win XP Pro (SP1))

    I tend to agree. My post was more a get-it-off-my-chest rant (due to the time wasted by the download) than anything else.
    Regards,
    PaulB

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