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Anonymous
December 14, 2004 8:26:23 PM

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This is fairly basic enough.

I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition version 2002
installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't actually know as there
is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it started yet. Meanwhile,
I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k, in anticipation so
that I could install it prior to exposing my new, unprotected, PC to the
Internet.

I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure enough, there is a
plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but, sadly, not one clearly
entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"

I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak area so I would be
most grateful if one of you out there who has been down this road could
spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.

Many thanks
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 8:26:24 PM

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Download from this page:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Tom
"Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in message
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| This is fairly basic enough.
|
| I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition version 2002
| installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't actually know as
there
| is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it started yet.
Meanwhile,
| I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k, in anticipation
so
| that I could install it prior to exposing my new, unprotected, PC to the
| Internet.
|
| I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure enough, there is
a
| plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but, sadly, not one
clearly
| entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"
|
| I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak area so I would be
| most grateful if one of you out there who has been down this road could
| spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.
|
| Many thanks
|
|
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 8:26:24 PM

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

The IT release of SP2 is 266 MB and covers all versions of
Windows XP. If you check to make sure the SP1 version has
the firewall turned ON , it is safe to connect and download
just the required update for the particular computer from
Windows Update.
You can also order a SP2 CD (free, including free shipping)
from MS
at
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp...

The 266 MB download can be burned to a CD, perhaps a friend
has already done this. The "big" file or the CDs will
update any version of XP to SP2.


--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
"Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in
message news:uFYK4Fg4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| This is fairly basic enough.
|
| I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition
version 2002
| installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't
actually know as there
| is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it
started yet. Meanwhile,
| I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k,
in anticipation so
| that I could install it prior to exposing my new,
unprotected, PC to the
| Internet.
|
| I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure
enough, there is a
| plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but,
sadly, not one clearly
| entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"
|
| I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak
area so I would be
| most grateful if one of you out there who has been down
this road could
| spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.
|
| Many thanks
|
|
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Anonymous
December 14, 2004 10:02:25 PM

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Many thanks to both of you and a merry xmas.


Ian Millward
Edinburgh


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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> The IT release of SP2 is 266 MB and covers all versions of
> Windows XP. If you check to make sure the SP1 version has
> the firewall turned ON , it is safe to connect and download
> just the required update for the particular computer from
> Windows Update.
> You can also order a SP2 CD (free, including free shipping)
> from MS
> at
>
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp...
>
> The 266 MB download can be burned to a CD, perhaps a friend
> has already done this. The "big" file or the CDs will
> update any version of XP to SP2.
>
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
> "Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:uFYK4Fg4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | This is fairly basic enough.
> |
> | I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition
> version 2002
> | installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't
> actually know as there
> | is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it
> started yet. Meanwhile,
> | I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k,
> in anticipation so
> | that I could install it prior to exposing my new,
> unprotected, PC to the
> | Internet.
> |
> | I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure
> enough, there is a
> | plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but,
> sadly, not one clearly
> | entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"
> |
> | I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak
> area so I would be
> | most grateful if one of you out there who has been down
> this road could
> | spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.
> |
> | Many thanks
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 12:31:29 AM

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

Are you sure you don't have SP2? It's been out long enough that unless you
bought an old model, your computer will probably already have it installed.


"Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Many thanks to both of you and a merry xmas.
>
>
> Ian Millward
> Edinburgh
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:%23HF8ydg4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> The IT release of SP2 is 266 MB and covers all versions of
>> Windows XP. If you check to make sure the SP1 version has
>> the firewall turned ON , it is safe to connect and download
>> just the required update for the particular computer from
>> Windows Update.
>> You can also order a SP2 CD (free, including free shipping)
>> from MS
>> at
>>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp...
>>
>> The 266 MB download can be burned to a CD, perhaps a friend
>> has already done this. The "big" file or the CDs will
>> update any version of XP to SP2.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Merry Christmas
>> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
>> Live Long and Prosper
>> Jim Macklin
>> "Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in
>> message news:uFYK4Fg4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> | This is fairly basic enough.
>> |
>> | I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition
>> version 2002
>> | installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't
>> actually know as there
>> | is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it
>> started yet. Meanwhile,
>> | I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k,
>> in anticipation so
>> | that I could install it prior to exposing my new,
>> unprotected, PC to the
>> | Internet.
>> |
>> | I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure
>> enough, there is a
>> | plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but,
>> sadly, not one clearly
>> | entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"
>> |
>> | I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak
>> area so I would be
>> | most grateful if one of you out there who has been down
>> this road could
>> | spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.
>> |
>> | Many thanks
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 11:31:33 AM

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What hardware issue do you have that stops the new computer from working?..


"Ian Millward" <ian.millwardxxx@ednet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> This is fairly basic enough.
>
> I have just bought a new computer with XP Home edition version 2002
> installed which, I understand, includes SP1. I don't actually know as
> there
> is a hardware issue and I haven't managed to get it started yet.
> Meanwhile,
> I thought I would download SP2 to my old machine, Win2k, in anticipation
> so
> that I could install it prior to exposing my new, unprotected, PC to the
> Internet.
>
> I have looked at the download area of M$'s site and, sure enough, there is
> a
> plethora of downloads of various flavours of SP2 but, sadly, not one
> clearly
> entitled "SP2 - XP Home edition for dummies"
>
> I realise that I am somewhat lacking in the Geek Speak area so I would be
> most grateful if one of you out there who has been down this road could
> spell it out for me in a fairly unambiguous way.
>
> Many thanks
>
>
!