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best way to install the service pack2 update

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March 20, 2005 4:59:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have recently purchased my pc, the man who sold it to me had not installed
SP2 and had turned off all the updates. I have been asking questions and
reading up on it a bit, and have decided that I do want the updates and SP2.
I have been warned to do it properly, or I may have alot of problems.
I am wondering how I install this SP2 proplerly. I currently have all my
programs installed. I have McAfee's virus protection and just went and
bought the firewall as well. My second question after I install the service
pack 2 do I run my Xp firewall and McAfee fiewalls together or do I choose
one?
Thanks for the help
Monique
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I have windows xp with a cable internet connection.
I have the xp firewall running, and have never done a microsoft update on my
new pc.
I have no networked computers.
I am using mcafee virus protection and firewall.
I use spybot search and destroy and Adware SE a lavasoft product.
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 7:10:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you do not
have a pirated version of Windows XP installed. It seems
a bit suspicious the seller would turn-off Automatic Updates.

Is Your Copy of Windows XP Genuine?
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows...

What to Know Before You Download and Install Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windo­wsxp/sp2/sp2_whattoknow.mspx

Service Pack 2 Checklist
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"sweetleaf" wrote:

| I have recently purchased my pc, the man who sold it to me had not installed
| SP2 and had turned off all the updates. I have been asking questions and
| reading up on it a bit, and have decided that I do want the updates and SP2.
| I have been warned to do it properly, or I may have alot of problems.
| I am wondering how I install this SP2 proplerly. I currently have all my
| programs installed. I have McAfee's virus protection and just went and
| bought the firewall as well. My second question after I install the service
| pack 2 do I run my Xp firewall and McAfee fiewalls together or do I choose
| one?
| Thanks for the help
| Monique
| --
| I have windows xp with a cable internet connection.
| I have the xp firewall running, and have never done a microsoft update on my
| new pc.
| I have no networked computers.
| I am using mcafee virus protection and firewall.
| I use spybot search and destroy and Adware SE a lavasoft product.
!