do not want to wait until the Service Pack 3 is released which is expected
by the beginning of 2007 together with Windows Vista, this article describes
the way to create a Pre-SP3 pack. This article tells you what updates are
the most important for Windows XP +SP2, where to download them and what a
batch file for silent system update looks like.
also download different language versions of the package. By adjusting the
batch file you can update almost any language version of Windows XP.
to download and install some of the packages, the Windows Genuine
verification may be required.
this package is not meant to be a replacement for the Microsoft Update
website, however, it can help in case you have a slow Internet connection or
if you need to install on multiple computers. After having used the Pre-SP3
package, it is recommended that you also use the Microsoft Update website.
the Microsoft Update
installations and Microsoft product update checks released after our article
has been published, or related to SW which is not used in our SW
configurations. Optionally, you can download new drivers and additional SW
components. Each item usually provides a link to an article which contains
its description and another link to particular updates with the option to
include them into your installation package. Note! HW drivers does not need
to be the latest ones (you can usually download them from manufacturers'
websites). In order to use the updates, you need Internet Explorer, approve
the ActiveX components installation and have Administrator permissions. To
check the system security and the essential updates, also visit
Security Analyzer or other tools.
are installing the system to a new PC, I recommend that you do not enable
the Automatic Update feature during the Windows installation. Enable this
feature after the installation of Pre-SP3. On older computers, enabled
Windows Update feature may cause serious system slowdown when the new
updates are being verified (bad experience from summer 2006 – Automatic
Update feature set to check new updates every morning significantly slowed
down the system).
Update status is to the 18th of September 2006.
MS04-043: Vulnerability in HyperTerminal could allow code execution
Audio playback does not play the audio file from the correct position after you pause it, and you randomly receive a Stop error message when you try to play audio files in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)