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Old 10-12-2004, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was gonna do a format and reinstall of XP Home. My only problem is that I don't want to download all of the updates (especially SP2) because I'm on dial up and it would take a long time. I know that I can get a CD with SP2 in the mail.

My questions are:
1) Can I save the updates I've already gotten?
2) Does the SP2 CD come with all the previous updates?
3) Can I download the updates from school (fast internet connection) and burn them onto a cd to bring home and install?
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SP2 will update any version of XP. If you have the master install of XP (no service packs, etc), installing SP2 will build you up to spec.
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So, any updates that came out between SP1 (which is what I have on the installation CD) and SP2 will be covered when I install SP2?
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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OK, so I kinda answered my own questions after doing some digging around the microsoft website. I guess I'll share my newly found knowledge in case someone else wants to know.

SP2 covers everything since SP1, so no updates in between are necessary. Also, SP2 (along with a bunch of other things) can be downloaded without installing them, which would answer my third question.

And, thanks Shoobierat for the reply
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