[solved] If XP updates ends ?

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D.J.Peters
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[solved] If XP updates ends ?

Postby D.J.Peters » Feb 05, 2014 10:33

Do you know a link where you can legal download all XP service packs and updates from the past ?
I mean to burn it on CD/DVD for later use.
So far i know you can download service pack 2 and 3 but not the tons of security updates.

Thank you

Joshy
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Re: [offtopic] If XP updates ends ?

Postby dodicat » Feb 05, 2014 11:14

I myself use XP.
You can Google for various options, for example:
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/138374-download-all-windows-updates-after-sp3/

Do you not think Microsoft will have a final rollover as they did with Win 98, and 2000 (if I remember correctly).
I keep sp2 and sp3 on cd's, I have not yet tried to download all the updates since sp3 yet.

But times move on, I think they call it Progress.

In days gone by the word Progress was exciting and full of hope, these days I'm not so sure.
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Re: [offtopic] If XP updates ends ?

Postby marcov » Feb 05, 2014 12:39

dodicat wrote:
But times move on, I think they call it Progress.


Vista+ have some important features like being able to use USB during installation, or use SATA in native mode without tricks, or gettickcount64.

I run windows8.1 on the newer machines, and Windows XP on machines that were not worth the update (mostly PentiumD's and AthlonXPs)
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Re: [offtopic] If XP updates ends ?

Postby D.J.Peters » Feb 05, 2014 20:40

Thank you.

I found an archive of 56.4MB decompressed 197MB of updates for XP SP3.

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7184

Joshy
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Re: [solved] If XP updates ends ?

Postby sir_mud » Feb 06, 2014 20:28

Windows update itself will still work for XP for the forseeable future, there just won't be new updates. This is how it worked for 98/2000 so I don't see why they would change it. If you know the KB numbers for the updates you can download them manually direct from microsoft.
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Re: [solved] If XP updates ends ?

Postby D.J.Peters » Feb 06, 2014 22:23

Why you would download hundred's of updates manualy if you get it in one archive ?
So it makes sence for me to have it offline here.

Joshy

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