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Question about end of SP2 support

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    The XP CDs that I have for my two computers are SP2 CDs. Both
    computers have long since been upgraded to SP3, but with support for
    SP2 about to end, I wonder: If I were to reinstall XP from one of
    these CDs ater July 13, would I be offered SP3 by auto-update? If
    not, how would I get to SP3?
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "John" <nobody@fakeaddress.com> wrote in message
    news:7u1a36djp9ubouj7b2tpk4d18lhqvb1m9g@4ax.com...
    > The XP CDs that I have for my two computers are SP2 CDs. Both
    > computers have long since been upgraded to SP3, but with support for
    > SP2 about to end, I wonder: If I were to reinstall XP from one of
    > these CDs ater July 13, would I be offered SP3 by auto-update? If
    > not, how would I get to SP3?
    >



    Download SP3 from this site and save it to your Desktop.

    Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

    Burn a copy to CD and then remove the download.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    "John" <nobody@fakeaddress.com> wrote in message
    news:7u1a36djp9ubouj7b2tpk4d18lhqvb1m9g@4ax.com...
    > The XP CDs that I have for my two computers are SP2 CDs. Both
    > computers have long since been upgraded to SP3, but with support for
    > SP2 about to end, I wonder: If I were to reinstall XP from one of
    > these CDs ater July 13, would I be offered SP3 by auto-update? If
    > not, how would I get to SP3?
    >



    Just create sn SP3 slipstreamed cd


    http://majorgeeks.com/AutoStreamer_d4444.html
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389


    Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows
    Update" until SP3 is installed.

    . What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean

    John wrote:
    > The XP CDs that I have for my two computers are SP2 CDs. Both
    > computers have long since been upgraded to SP3, but with support for
    > SP2 about to end, I wonder: If I were to reinstall XP from one of
    > these CDs ater July 13, would I be offered SP3 by auto-update? If
    > not, how would I get to SP3?
     
  5. John

    John Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:56:17 -0400, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    >How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >
    >
    >Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    >running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows
    >Update" until SP3 is installed.
    >
    > . What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean
    >


    So I won't be offered SP3 by Windows Update, but I'll always be able
    to go and get it, is that right?
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    John wrote:
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >>
    >>
    >> Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    >> running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows
    >> Update" until SP3 is installed.
    >>
    >> What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean

    >
    > So I won't be offered SP3 by Windows Update, but I'll always be able
    > to go and get it, is that right?


    FWIW when support for WinXP SP1 ended, Automatic Updates no longer worked
    and you couldn't reach Windows Update website until you downloaded/installed
    SP2 manually. Will that happen after 13 July? I dunno.
     

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