Service Pack 2 Downloads on April 12

By Derek Sooman on April 6, 2005, 1:39 PM
Very soon, computers running Microsoft Windows XP without Service Pack 2 installed will not be able to block the upgrade. Yes, its time to get SP2 pushed onto you. The magic date is Tuesday, April 12th.

"Because of these significant improvements, Microsoft views Windows XP SP2 as an essential security update and is therefore distributing it as a "critical update" via Windows Update (WU) and the Automatic Updates (AU) delivery mechanism in Windows. Microsoft strongly urges customers with Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1-based systems to update to Windows XP SP2 as soon as possible."

The April 12th date is also the same day that Microsoft will release a number of security patches as part of its monthly scheduling of security updates.




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JET673_311 said:
Will people with umm cough..bootleg... versions be able it install it now??
zephead said:
im not complaining, there'll be plenty of work this week...
Sil said:
I'd like to hold off installing SP2 just for a few weeks. I don't want it to update it on the 12th. What can I do to stop it? There's setting ZoneAlarm to stop all net activity, I guess. Help?
thmandan22 said:
[b]Originally posted by Sil:[/b][quote]I'd like to hold off installing SP2 just for a few weeks. I don't want it to update it on the 12th. What can I do to stop it? There's setting ZoneAlarm to stop all net activity, I guess. Help?[/quote]Well if you unplug the cable from the back of your computer nothings gonna get in.
Soul Harvester said:
Turn off automatic updates and you won't get SP2.
Sil said:
Oh, I was thinking it would auto dwld and install by itself with auto-updates off. *laugh*
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