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Manually Update MCE2005 prior to SP3?
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:22 PM
As I recall from a prior reinstall - certain aspects of MCE2005 must be updated in SP2 mode - once SP3 is installed, the components will not update.
Is this true? Or can I install SP3 and let Windows Update do all the work?
I've previously downloaded and have been able to manually install the following (9) updates:
KB900325 = MCE Rollup 2
KB912024 = ehome rollup #2
KB913800 = WMP10MCE update
KB925776 = MCE2005 - Post2 Rollup
KB954086 = MCE2005 Protected Content
KB976738 = Post 2 Rollup Security
KB2502898 = Post 2 Rollup Security
KB2619340 = Post 2 Rollup Security
KB2628259 = Post 2 Rollup Security
Are there any other MCE specific updates that I need to install before I apply SP3?
Posted 22 September 2014 - 01:54 PM
The "rule of thumb" that I use:
SP3 is KB936929, if the KB number is lower than that, I install it prior to installing SP3.
Of course, some KB's are superceded and/or installed by SP3.
I try to do the Rollups, first.
For Rollup 2, I had problems getting it to install.
The solution was to extract the contents of the Rollup package, and install the KB's seperately, rebooting between each one.
Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:18 PM
Each SP is supposed to include all the updates that were released before it.
I always love Windows XP!
Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:16 AM
That may hold true for XP, but not for XP MCE.
As I recall, Rollup 2 is a prerequisite for installing SP3 for Media Center Editions.
By the way, XP MCE was only released for OEM machines.
I have a list of steps that I developed, over about 6 months of trial and error.
I install the OEM build, do a few uninstalls, including Microsoft Installer v3.1.
Then I install Microsoft Installer v4.5 before installing anything else.
It saves a lot of headaches down the road.
Edited by DedNDave, 25 September 2014 - 05:21 AM.
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