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    2000 SP4 download

    The other night I tried to download SP4 for my home computer on a 56k dial up. It took all night and then failed to install. As you might expect, I was not happy!
    I don't want to spend another nights phone bills trying to update a patch that might fail...so......
    Is there a version I can download at my friends house (over broadband) burn to a disk and then try again with my home PC. I have looked on the MS site but can't see this option.



    Thanks

    Matt

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    Re: 2000 SP4 download

    Hi Matt,

    Try: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downl...p4/download.asp
    and choose the ' SP4 Network Installation' option.

    Cheers
    PS: It's 129 Mb, so be patient.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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    Re: 2000 SP4 download

    I purchased Win-2000 SP-4 CD from MSFT for about $15. I have yet to install it because I am concerned about compatibility with my Dell Dimension XPS with Win-2000 Pro installed. I have downloaded only a few of the previous updates because I am using a dial-up connection (very reliable, I might add).

    I need to install SP-4 before I can install Front Page 2003 (according to the box). Therefore, my question is:
    1. Does anyone foresee any problems installing from the SP-4 CD?
    2. Is SP-4 cumulative (i.e. includes SP-3 and prior)?

    I will, of course, backup and pray beforehand.

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    Re: 2000 SP4 download

    Hi Zonny,

    MS has published various 'issues' articles concerning SP4. You can find them on the MS Knowledge Base: try searching for "Service Pack 4" in article titles for Windows 2000.
    Yes, SP4 is cumulative.

    Cheers
    PS: You can also find some of this info under the "Release Notes for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4" and "Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 FAQ" links on the web page in my previous post.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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    Re: 2000 SP4 download

    Backup and prayers are alwyas good. I and many others have installed SP-4 on many machines without incident. I'd say go for it. I just did it on my son's notebook last night. Went just fine.

    Joe
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