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XP SP3 Install - Clueless About Updates

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Long-time XP user here, and for most of that time I've refused to do any Windows Updates.


Well, I'm now rethinking that - hence this post.


I'd like to get the most important updates, and only those that apply to my system/usage if possible.


Any recommendations?


I'm not even certain if I can still download updates to be honest.


Thank you

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I don't know why you couldn't just run the regular MS Update check on IE8 and see what happens. I hadn't checked for any additional XP updates since September but I wanted to close out 2014 with a nice clean updated backup image of my XP setup going into 2015.

I last had some updates show up in June but they were only because I had the MS Office 2007 Compatibility Pack installed with MS Office 2000.

That is also the case again when I just ran the MS Update check last week ... there were two updates shown:

Microsoft Office 2007

Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 (KB2920790)

12/09/2014 - 9.4 MB

Date Published: 11/26/2014


Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 (KB2920792)

12/09/2014 - 4.2 MB

Date Published: 11/26/2014

Of course there are no more actual XP updates showing up but I just wanted to be sure for my last 2014 image backup. I wasn't aware that there were Microsoft Office 2007 updates available for December.

I cleaned up and updated some software programs ... added these two MS Office 2007 December updates and am ready for whatever shows up in 2015.

This is what I just did ... maybe others can offer more information and help. Have you tried running the MS Update service to see what shows up for downloading? I assume that all the earlier updates are still available but maybe I am wrong in that regard.

Edited by monroe, Today, 06:04 AM.

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