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    Can't find SP2 on Win Update (XP Pro SP2)

    I have a remote user who has SP1 plus 15 or so hot fixes. She is ready to install SP2, but can't find it. She is using Automatic Update, which tells her she is up to date. When she visits Windows Update site and clicks Express Update it tells her the same thing. My Computer/Properties says SP1. When she selects Custom Updates she finds all kinds of "Preparing to Install SP2" stuff, but no download info. Where is SP2 hiding?

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    Re: Can't find SP2 on Win Update (XP Pro SP2)

    Quite a few people have reported problems trying to obtain SP2 via automatic updates. You could use the full download available from the Microsoft download centre

    You can ignore the comments about not downloading the file if only for one computer. This is the same file that you get if you order the cd

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    Re: Can't find SP2 on Win Update (XP Pro SP2)

    Tony,
    FYI, SP-2 is the same but the CD has a lot of other 'stuff' on it. .NET runtimes, XP support tools, 'value' added c**p. The ISO is 486 MB vs the 268 MB download.

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    Re: Can't find SP2 on Win Update (XP Pro SP2)

    Hi Joe

    I have several copies of the CD, never ordered one from MS but somehow I manage to accumulate them. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Can't find SP2 on Win Update (XP Pro SP2)

    Tony, thanks for the info. I e-mailed the link to my remote user and she is OK.
    I just got my copy of the CD, which I can see is going to come in handy.
    Thanks to all.
    Howard

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