Tagged: service pack

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

While we’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), we know that organizations are still working with Windows 7 too, regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images to include the latest updates, app versions, and more.  For those that are involved in that process, you’ve probably seen a display like this too many times:...

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Windows XP SP2 retirement looms, puts users in tough spot

Half of the enterprise computers running the aged Windows XP operating system are still relying on the soon-to-be-retired Service Pack 2 (SP2), a researcher said today. According to security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, 50% of the several hundred thousand PCs it monitors for its clients are still running Windows XP SP2. “The normal thing for IT is not to muck around with...

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is underway

Microsoft is hard at work on Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Server 2008. Very little information is available at this time. Currently, the product release notes and related information about Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 are not available. We will be keeping a watchful eye for any changes and updates about Service Pack 2. If you want to...

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 now on Windows Update

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 started appearing on Windows Update early this morning. Windows XP Service Pack 3 covers all previously released updates. Also included will be some private hotfixes that you could only acquire through special request. There are genuinely new features – not just patches and security updates, but services that could substantially improve system security without overhauling the kernel like...

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Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh Available

A new “Refresh” version of Windows XP Service Pack 3  Release Candidate 2 was made available Tuesday on Microsoft  Update, according to Microsoft representatives. The primary goal of the release is for its developers to validate improvements to the Windows Update procedure, but a couple of minor additions were also included. As with the previous RC2, you need to download and run a small...

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on DVD for $5

There are a lot of users out there who are still stuck on dial-up, so updating to Vista SP1 won’t be an easy task for them. Thankfully they can order the Vista SP1 DVD from NewEgg for $5.00. It’s a great deal for those with dial-up or those who would like to have a hard copy of the service pack. NewEgg always has very...

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Windows XP SP3 Due Next Month, Report Says

Microsoft will release Windows XP Service Pack 3 during the second half of April, according to a report from a Web site that has correctly predicted recent Windows ship dates. TechARP.com, a Malaysian Web site that nailed Vista SP1’s release-to-manufacturing (RTM) date last month as well as its release to Windows Update last week, said that Microsoft will wrap up work on XP’s third...

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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Due Next Monday

Now that Windows Vista service pack 1 has been released, all eyes have shifted to Microsoft’s plans for Windows XP service pack 3, the final package of updates for the trusty OS. And, according to at least one source, Microsoft will roll out XP SP3 next Monday. As of Wednesday afternoon Pacific time, the BitTorrent search engine Mininova listed a 568.73 MB Windows XP...

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Resolve Windows Update issues when downloading Vista SP1

When you try to install Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update you can get error: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is not available for installation from Windows Update and is not offered by Automatic Updates. To help ensure a positive update experience, Windows Update will temporarily not offer Windows Vista SP1 to systems that have the following device drivers. In some cases, these device...

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Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 now available!

Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon. Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs: The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x86 is 65 MB (compared to 450 MB from the Microsoft Download Center). The download size from Windows...