Confused re. XP "Build" version I have

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I know I haven't downloaded SP2 and am still running SP1, but...why does
my XP version ID include "xpsp2" in its build, as in:

"Windows XP (R) Build 2600 xpsp2_gdr.040517-1325: Service Pack 1"

Does the "xpsp2" have anything to do with SP2?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Some of the updates on your system are part of SP2 that was released in
    individual patches prior to the full release of SP2.. your system is still
    XP SP1..

    Go to this website for info on how to install SP2

    SP2 installation.. http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

    SPYBOT 1.3 download.. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    AdawareSE.. http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    Ordering SP2 cd free from Microsoft..
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx
    or

    ... get it free from major computer stores and computer mag cds

    Good luck


    "PRNole" <STICKERprosete@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:FTOid.944$_J2.829@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >I know I haven't downloaded SP2 and am still running SP1, but...why does my
    >XP version ID include "xpsp2" in its build, as in:
    >
    > "Windows XP (R) Build 2600 xpsp2_gdr.040517-1325: Service Pack 1"
    >
    > Does the "xpsp2" have anything to do with SP2?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    PRNole wrote:
    > Does the "xpsp2" have anything to do with SP2?

    No.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    PA Bear wrote:
    > PRNole wrote:
    >> Does the "xpsp2" have anything to do with SP2?
    >
    > No.

    Uhmmm....well, I hate to contradict the PA Bear, but actually Yes it does
    have something to do with SP2. ;)

    After XP SP1 was released to the world, any update that MS released for
    Windows XP after that may have an earmark similar to the "xpsp2" one you
    mention that meant it was scheduled to be included in the next available XP
    Service Pack (which at that time was SP2).

    So all those MS Updates you see on an RTM or SP1/1a system that show
    something about "SP2" in the naming means those files/updates should have
    been included in SP2 RTM. And when you install XP SP2 then all those
    updates should be removed from your Add&Remove Programs listing and in
    several other places on your system.

    BTW, you can probably see those older (pre-SP2) items listed in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811113 So, yeah, as you can see the
    reference to SP2 you may see on an older version of XP does actually have
    something to do with SP2.

    {now crawling back into my cave awaiting the bear swat. <VBG>}

    --

    ....Sky

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

    <swat> What's a "newuser" to make of that? Now Our Poor PRNole is even
    *more* cornfused.

    PRNole, Copy/paste the following line into an IE Addressbar, click on GO:

    javascript:navigator.appMinorVersion

    If you have SP2 installed, the you will see only...

    ;SP2;

    ....displayed.
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Sky King wrote:
    > PA Bear wrote:
    > > PRNole wrote:
    > > > Does the "xpsp2" have anything to do with SP2?
    > >
    > > No.
    >
    > Uhmmm....well, I hate to contradict the PA Bear, but actually Yes it does
    > have something to do with SP2. ;)
    >
    > After XP SP1 was released to the world, any update that MS released for
    > Windows XP after that may have an earmark similar to the "xpsp2" one you
    > mention that meant it was scheduled to be included in the next available
    > XP Service Pack (which at that time was SP2).
    >
    > So all those MS Updates you see on an RTM or SP1/1a system that show
    > something about "SP2" in the naming means those files/updates should have
    > been included in SP2 RTM. And when you install XP SP2 then all those
    > updates should be removed from your Add&Remove Programs listing and in
    > several other places on your system.
    >
    > BTW, you can probably see those older (pre-SP2) items listed in
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811113 So, yeah, as you can see the
    > reference to SP2 you may see on an older version of XP does actually have
    > something to do with SP2.
    >
    > {now crawling back into my cave awaiting the bear swat. <VBG>}
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