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    Win XP SP2??

    ok my question is this: does anyone know the exact date the SP2 is going to be released?? and is it going to be released slowly in little patches and service packs or all at once? is it required that you have automatic updates on to get SP2? thanx bye.
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    As far as I remember i read somewhere that SP2 will released in September this year and after final release it will be in single file format like SP2 RC2. And as far as automatic update is concerned, yes you have to turn it on to get SP2, as posted on microsoft.com site
    "Automatic Updates is the only way to download SP2 from Windows Update at this time. Other methods to install SP2 will be available soon."
    Maybe after full release you can get it in form of CD or single downladable file.
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    If you want to download and install SP2 on multiple computers then visit and download from :: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    or else you might want to visit www.microsoft.com for more information,

    as far as your question about when it will be relesed through windwos update its not clear although it might be released by end of this week. but if you have enabled automatic update you'll get it before its released through windows update site. you might want to scan your computer for update once because for downloading SP2 you need WIndows update V 5.0.... and with pre-installed or cd the download version bundled is V4.0...

    for tecnical information on SP2; http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../winxpsp2.mspx

    the above link has lot of information and i would advise you to check it out.

    for help on SP2 : http://support.microsoft.com/default...r=windowsxpsp2
    peace. hope this helps
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    hey sorry forgot to mention this link... its about the security updates that are inclded in SP2 this link is a must read if you want good knowledge of what SP2 comprises of.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ews/xpsp2.mspx
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    According to Microsoft (my university has a premium membership with them) SP2 will be released via windows update August 25
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    SP2 for XP Home is already release if you use Automatic Update! Until the 25, they are only 25000 users per days that can download it. After 25, itís free for all only if you are using Home Edition and use Automatic Update!
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    i have XP pro, and i do have automatic updates turned on ( even though i really like to DL stuff myself) but i think i will go ahead and get SP2 ASAP and just pray that most of the bugs are worked out... thanx for all your help!
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    I'm not sure that I'm going to be downloadinig SP2. I'm going to wait to see what everyone has to say about it, whether it actually fixes anything or not.

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    After a nine-day postponement, Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday plans to start pushing out Windows XP Service Pack 2 to PCs running Windows XP Professional Edition.

    Taken off guard by the large number of business customers who rely on the Windows Automatic Updates feature for patches, Microsoft last week postponed automatic distribution of the mammoth service pack. The software maker sent a note to corporate customers saying the delay was in response to requests for more time to install a registry key that will block the automatic delivery of SP2.
    Found that here: http://www.computerworld.com/softwar...,00.html?f=x10

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    Talking XP SP2

    Well I have been keeping XP SP2 as well
    as SP1 and several other utilities in my
    pocket on a USB 512 meg memory stick....
    Saves me digging out my CD...
    But the problem with SP2 is so far
    is the install time..... Sheeeee....
    1-3 hrs depending on the computer...

    BTW: SP2 has been on the MS site
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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