Windows XP Gold???


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Kim

In MS security bulletin I see reference to Windows XP
Gold. Is this a new OS or is it in reference to XP Pro??
Just curious.
Thanks
 
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

It just means the final released version that you can buy in the stores now.

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The Unknown

The second message that made us stop and think about words and their
meanings came from a reader who asked what the term "XP Gold" means, after
encountering it in Microsoft documentation. Within the industry, "gold" is
used to refer to code that's in its final version; software is said to have
"gone gold" when it's been released to manufacturing. It's a common term for
those of us "in the business," but it doesn't belong in documentation
intended for consumers. Unfortunately, sometimes we get so fluent in our
"insider" jargon that we forget to translate when we're writing documents
for end-users.
 
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Maureen Goldman

Mike Brannigan said:
It just means the final released version that you can buy in the stores now.
I'm not the original poster, just another person wondering whether the
Gold-related security bulletins pertain to me. My emachine came with
XP installed and a restore disk. (Status-wise, I think that's closer
to aluminum.) Is the system considered Gold? BigFix is bringing up two
Gold security downloads; since they don't just say XP Home I don't
know how important this aspect is.
 
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

Maureen Goldman said:
I'm not the original poster, just another person wondering whether the
Gold-related security bulletins pertain to me. My emachine came with
XP installed and a restore disk. (Status-wise, I think that's closer
to aluminum.) Is the system considered Gold? BigFix is bringing up two
Gold security downloads; since they don't just say XP Home I don't
know how important this aspect is.
Maureen ,

Yes you should consider yourself to be using the "Gold" build (you may also
have Service Pack 1 - SP1 installed) but any hotfix that Windows Update
identifies for you are critical you should install.

I'm not sure what BigFix is - you should have a look at
http://WindowsUpdate.microsoft.com
and do a scan for updates just to be sure (unless eMachines have advised you
otherwise - best to check with them too)
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Mike
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Robert

Maureen ,

Yes you should consider yourself to be using the "Gold" build (you
may also have Service Pack 1 - SP1 installed) but any hotfix that
Windows Update identifies for you are critical you should install.

I'm not sure what BigFix is - you should have a look at
http://WindowsUpdate.microsoft.com
and do a scan for updates just to be sure (unless eMachines have
advised you otherwise - best to check with them too)
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Hi, everybody!
Things might not be so simple as this.
Yesterday I received the latest MS Security Bulletin.
It said that security patches were available for Windows XP Gold.
I have Windows XP Home + SP1 + All available updates.
As I did not know if Windows XP Gold applied to my system (XP Home), I
went to Windows Update and checked my system. No security update was
actually available.
I interpreted this as meaning that Windows XP Gold is something
different from XP Home + SP1 + All available updates.
Or am I wrong?
 
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

Gold is the original release WITHOUT SP1 or SP1a so a patch for Gold may
NOT be necessary for your machine.
This is why it is always best to use WindowsUpdate as we actively scan and
look to see if you need the critical update.
Even if you see a Critical update notification somewhere.
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Regards,

Mike
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