Updating windows xp service pack 2
Again, if you follow steps one through eight, finding a local guru is probably completely unnecessary. After you have successfully installed XP SP2, immediately run Windows Update.But, as I have said throughout today's post, you can never be too safe. You found a local guru who can help you if things go wrong. Pop the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and follow the on-screen prompts. There have been more than a few critical updates released since your XP SP2 disc was pressed, and you need to download those updates to ensure your computer is fully protected from the internet nasties.I wish I was kidding, but it's now November 22nd, 2004, and I am currently working on answering the emails sent to me during the week of October 11th... If your computer goes kersplat during the XP SP2 installation process, you're probably going to want to speak to someone who can help you fix your computer in minutes not weeks. Once the upgrade is done, you'll be asked to restart your computer.Hence my recommendation that you find a guru who can help you if anything goes awry. Welcome to the wonderful world of Windows XP Service Pack 2.This page has links to some of the more popular Microsoft Knowledge Base articles to help you diagnose and fix the most common XP SP2 setup and installation issues. Chances are you aren't the first person to have this problem.And, if push comes to shove, you can always uninstall XP SP2 and roll back your system to that restore point you created back in step seven.
But, if you want to try to fix things yourself, check out
Finally, after you've installed XP SP2 and run Windows Update, point your favorite web browser to
This page contains dozens of handouts and videos covering topics such as configuring Internet Explorer's new pop-up blocker, using the new Windows Security Center, and so on.
You can find the instructions on how to do this at I hope this helps! Contents licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Windows XP was launched in October 2001 and it became one of the most popular operating systems on a worldwide scale.