How can I find if Service Pack 2 is loaded, from Console Mode

By Vigilante
Dec 29, 2004
  1. I have a system here that does not go into XP in any fashion. Supposedly it was just reloaded clean. From XP Repair Console, how can I find out what service pack is loaded? Is there a way to tell if a SP was slipstreamed or downloaded?

    I thought about looking for file creation or modified dates. But since it was just loaded, all the files are newer.

    There is one NT uninstall folder in the Windows folder, you know the folders that begin with "$". No luck there. So how do I find what SP is loaded from Repair Console?

    Any ideas?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    If there is a file "wscntfy.exe" in %windir%\system32, it's running Service Pack 2. The file is the Security Center introduced in SP2.
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    Thanks for the quick reply. I suppose that will work. Now I just need to know if they had downloaded SP2, or if it was originaly installed. As in, the XP CD they loaded from already included SP2. Cause more probably can be caused by a download then if it was original.

    Thanks again
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