Where to download XP updates?
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:46 PM
Has the site changed, or am I looking in the wrong place?
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:02 PM
This post has been edited by LMHmedchem: 11 July 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:14 PM
The list provided by -X- only seems to list select updates; typically, the "recommended updates" (security updates and some others). It is, however, an excellent starting point if you are using the Service Pack 3 service pack level.
To be fully up to date on Window XP family operating systems, it is also necessary to use the hotfixes. I have not found a good way of finding all the hotifixes to update Windows XP.
I have also been recently been trying to update My instance and source of Windows XP. I have been trying to find the updates (including the hotfixes) for Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1, but I have found no good way of doing this. At the moment I am traversing individual Microsoft Knowledgebasearticles.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:13 PM
This is an old Gurgelmeyer's opinion on hotfixes:
Anyway, there seem to exist two up-to-date lists for XP:
http://xdot.tk/updates.html (already mentioned)
Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:08 AM
There was a time that applying only the security updates, plus maybe some other stability normal channel available updates worked well for both the system and the user. However, my experience is that this is no longer the case today, especially for newer (multi-core processor(s)) systems and especially for data source files (like for Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 and Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4).
EDIT: As things are today, with exception to few select updates and their replacements (which I may update more often), I do not typically apply a Windows update unless it has already been at least 2 to 3 years since its release (I do not restart the clock for re-releases).
I have noticed that hibernation often does not work properly on newer (muti-core processor) systems. It is only after applying the hotfixes (typically those for the HAL, NT Kernels, and ndis.sys / Ndiswan.sys are sufficient).
This post has been edited by Ascii2: 13 July 2012 - 02:55 AM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:33 AM
BTW, it's already been noted that you start from SP1 and "update" from there (disregarding SP2/SP3, apparently due to using >4gb RAM among other items - tried x64 yet?) so what's the beef? You're giving inaccurate information based upon your own Hardware specs, my friend.
edit - you referring to this? Your complaint seems to mainly about the "new HAL limitations". Well, the thing is, the realization came that MS was giving away an x64 functionality away for... FREE!!!
This post has been edited by submix8c: 13 July 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:33 AM
Not that any are bad (onepiece does good work)... Just saying if you don't know what you're getting because you THINK you should use ALL of them you
This post has been edited by submix8c: 14 July 2012 - 09:34 AM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:57 PM
If you decide to use update packs then the two choices are good to start with:
Onepiece XP Post-SP3 AIO Update Pack
XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3
The first one has everything (system updates, IE8, WMP11, DX, Silverlight, etc.) while the second one contains only system updates.
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