Upgrading to Windows XP Professional to SP2 and Beyond


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I have a Sony Vaio with Windpows XP Professional Installed. I have had to
perform a complete system restore from the original discs that has resulted
in a clean installation of Windows XP Pro SP1. I have attempted then to use
Microsoft Update to apply all upgrades to bring the Operating system up to
date.

This all works fine until I get to the SP2 download and install, whilst
trying to install this, the machine is constantly at 100% CPU utilisation
with update.exe grabbing most of the CPU. I have gone through a complete
installation from disc 3 times now with same result. I have also attempted
to update to SP2 by downloading to network and running update from there with
the same result.

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
 
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mikeyhsd

sounds like probably normal.
have you considered get a SP2 cd from MS.

what you might consider doing is to install SP2 instead of updating SP1 first, then do an update run to get those items since SP2 release.



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I have a Sony Vaio with Windpows XP Professional Installed. I have had to
perform a complete system restore from the original discs that has resulted
in a clean installation of Windows XP Pro SP1. I have attempted then to use
Microsoft Update to apply all upgrades to bring the Operating system up to
date.

This all works fine until I get to the SP2 download and install, whilst
trying to install this, the machine is constantly at 100% CPU utilisation
with update.exe grabbing most of the CPU. I have gone through a complete
installation from disc 3 times now with same result. I have also attempted
to update to SP2 by downloading to network and running update from there with
the same result.

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
 
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David B.

Install SP2 immediately after you do the restore, it includes all the SP1
updates, your just wasting time running windows update before hand.
 

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