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Windows Thread, Windows XP SP4 in Technical; Originally Posted by garethedmondson What eez zis pack you talk about? Who eez zis Michael? Have a look here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/window...cks-dec08.html...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    What eez zis pack you talk about? Who eez zis Michael?
    Have a look here:

    Logistix Update Packs Dec'08

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    They are good packs, would be nicer if they was in MSI format.

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    Interesting article......Microsoft just cant leave XP to rest hahaha

    Bink.nu | Microsoft Extends XP Life Again, This Time for PC Builders - Bink.nu

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    Thanks Ric. Not had any coffee yet

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    I do believe XP SP3 is the last XP Service Pack, however I suspect in a few years they may release an Update Rollup, which is sort of like a mini Service Pack. This is what Microsoft did for Windows 2000, instead of SP5.
    Service Packs can and do include new functions in addition to fixing bugs. Update Rollups are just bug fixes only.

    I wonder sometimes whether Vista SP2 will be the last Vista Service Pack also. 2000 SP4, XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 (maybe only SP1) we shall have to wait and see...

    I create the Post XP SP3 Packs because it saves so much time. Pretty much automated, you could do many machines at once or make yourself they well earned coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I agree with that.

    Windows NT had allot of service packs. They started development on SP7
    They publicly stated that there would be no SP7. They then released PS6a.

    I doubt we'll see SP4 for XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    They publicly stated that there would be no SP7. They then released PS6a.

    I doubt we'll see SP4 for XP.
    IIRC SP6a was a bug fix for SP6 which was broken on the first release.

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    It was - SP6 accidently broke TCP/IP (for non-admins).

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    They publicly stated that there would be no SP7. They then released PS6a.

    I doubt we'll see SP4 for XP.
    I cannot find it, but i remember many years ago a paused video shot of nasa running NT 4 Service Pack 7. It had it in the bottom corner of the screen like beta versions of Windows and Service Packs do.

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    If you just want to install the security fixes &c, then you can try AutoPatcher.com which will do this. I'm not sure how it works though, at work I find it easy enough to connect to my WSUS server, and leave it overnight, and then a nicely updated machine sits before me.... At home, I use Ubuntu (although they so bring out patches/fixes every week).

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    That is michael up there


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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    has there been that many updates since sp3?

    Why dont you slipstream all the updates into an image, then you dont have to update them individually...
    That would be a good solution for a few months and then I would have to slipstream the new updates again. I will have to do that if I won't see SP4, but it is still to early for SP4 to come out.
    Michael might be right about update rollup for XP.

    Check out the Windows Service Pack Road Map: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lif...vicepacks.mspx

    It doesn't say to much though.

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    wouldn't a WSUS server be a better long term solution?

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    That would be great if I could get it approved by my Boss But it will not happen

    Thanks anyway for all in participating!
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    What is it about WSUS that he/she won't go for ?

    It's a bloody marvellous system...
    Once setup, you just need to authorise patches every month or so, but once this is done, you just leave the machines to get on with it themselves. It's about 10-15 minute job every month, and every machine will be kept upto the same patch level.

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