General Questions Reinstall XP from scratch

Microsoft Windows xp professional with s...
August 13, 2010 at 07:31:32
Specs: Windows XP
I want to reinstall windows from scratch.
My original disk is with SP1.
I also have SP3 on disk.

If I install windows, then SP3, the go out to automatic updates will MS scan my system and install all security updates after SP3?

Anything else I need to consider?


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August 13, 2010 at 08:54:31
... M/S update(s) is due to end for xp very soon!


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August 13, 2010 at 09:00:35
Yes M$ will provide updates, both critical and non critical up to June this year, after that time only important Security Updates will be issued....

Reagrds install you can create a Custom XP CD which includes SP3 with nLite:

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August 13, 2010 at 09:07:26
"...both critical and non critical up to June this year, ..."

Does that mean (as above you say June "this year") that only critical updates are now being released; or is really "next" year that you meant to say?

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August 13, 2010 at 11:45:13
1) Have same question about June?
2) Any way to get upgrades from SP3 till today
on CD without download each individual upgrade?

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August 13, 2010 at 12:19:18

and follow the tortuous path to the network download - which is quite a large file; the on-line installaton is path is a small file etc. - as you are merely installing an installation util and then grabbing them all of M$-land...

The network version is download to/for a CD use... etc.

If you google using:

XP sp3 download full

you'll get the above M$ hit; and more than a few others to similar full downloads (and CD sources too).

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August 13, 2010 at 13:02:14
My bad. Based on response need to restate my question.

I have a copy of XP SP3 on CD.
What I am looking for is from XP SP3 to date and the easiest way to get them. I believe automatic updates will update my system, but would prefer them on CD -- but without having to download each one individually.

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August 13, 2010 at 13:16:53
Ah - understand.. not sure about that; but I have a feeling others will know and also it is likely "out there" on the www too... Will have a look anon regardless (if only for my own interest/needs...) and post here here if needs-be...

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August 13, 2010 at 13:19:01
google etc. using:

windows xp updates post sp3

and you will get a range of hits pointing you to them in various forms/styles...

Saves me duplicating what's out there - and there is a lot...

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August 13, 2010 at 14:55:53
Thanks trvlr:

Didn't expect you to do the work.
Figured forum would have addresses this issue.

Have a nice day.

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