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Okay, a friend of my wife has just received a pc with Windows Xp Pro. She doesnt have internet access yet and will most likely get a dial-up connection in the next several months or so. The thing is, her pc needs to be updated NOW. I'm trying to figure out a few things for her because she needs to use her pc for school work and it's become essential for her pc to be in top form.

1: Does Sp1 have to be installed first before Sp2 or can Sp2 be installed like a stand-alone package?

2: Is there an easier way to get sp2 other than waiting 4-6 weeks for the cd from Microsoft?

3: Can i get sp2 from my pc, save it, transport it and put it on another pc?

I had a few more questions but i seem to have forgotten them. :tazz:

Any help will be great, thanks
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You can download SP2 at 266MB

Generally, windows updates are security measures which are necessary for a PC which connects to the internet

Very few of them are programme improvements in relation to day to day operation

If the SP2 CD arrives before the connection can be installed, you might as well install it from that
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So sp2 can be downloaded? Is Windows update/Automatic update really the only way to get it? I know program wise sp2 doesnt do much, but some of the things like Media Player and a few other progs need to be updated and running smooth for my wifes friends school work. The update disc wasnt actually purchased yet though. I'm actually trying to cut corners here so she doesnt have to wait that long. If i have to wait thats fine, but any corner cutting advice would do.
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You can get Media Player here

http://www.filehippo...s_media_player/

Again, the improvement to its ability to play CD's which is about all it will do without a connection is minimal

You can download most updates, or look at this

KB873339: Security Update for Windows XP
KB885250: Security Update for Windows XP
KB885835: Security Update for Windows XP
KB885836: Security Update for Windows XP
KB886185: Critical Update for Windows XP
KB887742: Critical Update for Windows XP
KB888113: Security Update for Windows XP
KB888302: Security Update for Windows XP
KB890046: Security Update for Windows XP
KB890830: Malicious Software Removal Tool v1.13
KB890859: Security Update for Windows XP
KB891781: Security Update for Windows XP
KB893756: Security Update for Windows XP
KB894391: Security Update for Windows XP
KB896358: Security Update for Windows XP
KB896422: Security Update for Windows XP
KB896423: Security Update for Windows XP
KB896424: Security Update for Windows XP
KB896428: Security Update for Windows XP
KB899587: Security Update for Windows XP
KB899589: Security Update for Windows XP
KB899591: Security Update for Windows XP
KB900725: Security Update for Windows XP
KB901017: Security Update for Windows XP
KB901190: Security Update for Windows XP
KB901214: Security Update for Windows XP
KB902400: Security Update for Windows XP
KB904706: Security Update for Windows XP
KB905414: Security Update for Windows XP
KB905749: Security Update for Windows XP
KB905915: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
KB908519: Security Update for Windows XP
KB911564: Security Update for Plug-in do Windows Media Player
KB911565: Security Update for Windows Media Player 10
KB911927: Security Update for Windows XP
KB912919: Security Update for Windows XP
KB913446: Security Update for Windows XP


Windows XP SP2 - Recommended updates

KB831240: Update for HighMAT support in the Windows XP CD Writing Wizard
KB884020: Update for Windows XP
KB885222: Update for Windows XP
KB886677: Update for Windows XP
KB886716: Update for Windows XP
KB887742: Update for Windows XP
KB887797: Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP
KB888240: Update for Internet Explorer 6
KB888656: Update to enable DirectX Video Acceleration of Windows Media Video content in WMP 10
KB889527: Update for Windows XP v3
KB891122: Update for DRM-enabled Media Players
KB892313: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 and 10
KB893357: Update for Windows XP
KB894395: Update for Windows XP
KB895181: Fix for MPEG4 videos in Windows Media Player 10
KB896344: Update for Windows XP
KB896427: Update for Windows XP
KB896626: Update for Windows XP
KB898461: Update for Windows XP
KB898900: Update for Windows XP
KB900930: Update for Windows XP
KB903234: Update for Windows XP
KB908521: Update for Windows XP
KB910437: Update for Windows XP


Components

.NET Framework 1.1 (+SP1) (only in Full)
- KB886903: Security Update for .NET Framework 1.1 SP1
.NET Framework 2.0 (only in Full)
Windows Script 5.6 for Windows XP (v5.6.0.8825)
Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
Microsoft Journal Viewer 1.5.2316.0 (only in Full)
Windows Media Player 10.0.3802
Windows Media Connect 2.0 (only in Full)
Windows Messenger 5.1.0701 (only in Full)
Profile Hive Cleanup
MSN Messenger 7.5.0324 (only in Full)



Add-ons

Adaptec ASPI
TweakUI 2.10
ActiveSync 4.1 (only in Full)
Bootvis 1.3.37 (only in Full)
Copy Profile Tool
DirectX Control Panel
Google Toolbar 3.0.126.3 (only in Full)
PowerMenu 1.5.1
Startup Control Panel 2.8
New XP Screensavers (only in Full)
Macromedia Shockwave Player 10.1 (only in Full)
Macromedia Flash Player 8 for Internet Explorer (only in Full)
Macromedia Flash Player 8 for Mozilla, Firefox, Opera and Netscape (only in Full)
New Theme: Royale (only in Full)
New Wallpapers (only in Full)
New XP Style Wallpapers (only in Full)
New AutoPatcher Wallpaper (only in Full)
Official Windows XP PowerToys (only in Full)
Sun Java 1.5.0_06 (only in Full)
Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP (only in Full)

http://ap.watchin.me.uk/

At the bottom, use DEC 05 Full plus February 2006 latest

Update version (ALL English):
February 2006 (Latest) (Use with Dec05 FULL)
January 2006 (Use with Dec05 FULL)
December 2005

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Thank you very much for this info. This actually shall help me alot. i cant believe that there are that many updates.

Now that that is out the way, i'm in a little dilema. I cant seem to be able to delete a folder from my pc. When i try, i get, "Cannot delete(Folder name): The file name specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name."

I dont know where to post this in these forums. i hope this doesnt cause a problem, if so i can repost in a different spot, but where?
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Try Unlocker from my signature, install unlocker assistant, reboot, you should see a wand in the taskbar

New feature: Unlocker Assistant. Unlocker Assistant stays in your system tray bar and automatically launches Unlocker if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. So for those who use Unlocker Assistant, no need to right click files or folders anymore. This feature can be deactivated during the install.
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Thank you again. This problem is now solved also.
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