Windows XP official version numbers


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Guest

Well, the question is simple, how do I know what exactly
version of Windows XP/Service Pack is installed on a computer?
I read about "methods" in this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888162.
But I have the following: Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.050301-1526:Service
Pack 1)!
According to the article it should be SP2, but it clearly says SP1!
Next, on the other machine I have just "Version 5.1 (Build 2600)".
What does this mean?
Is the there any place/site with the official (from Microsoft) list(s) of
version numbers?
 
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Bert Kinney

Hi Nick,

To find out the version of WindowsXP that is installed, go to Start - Run and type Winver
then press enter.

Windows Service Pack Road Map
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx

You can order SP2 free from MS:
You can order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD from MS for Free:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

Or it can be downloaded from MS (272mb's):
Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Or it can be obtained through Windows Update.
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Service Pack Installation
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

Cleaning Up after Installing SP2 - MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#cleanup
 
G

Guest

Service pack 2 will say ...2600.xp_2... rather than ...xpsp... without the
underscore 2.
 
K

Ken Blake

In
Nick Fl said:
Well, the question is simple, how do I know what exactly
version of Windows XP/Service Pack is installed on a computer?
I read about "methods" in this article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888162. But I have the
following:
Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp.050301-1526:Service Pack 1)!
According to the article it should be SP2, but it clearly says
SP1!

Then you need to get SP2 and install it. You don't have it.

Next, on the other machine I have just "Version 5.1 (Build
2600)".
What does this mean?

It means you have no service packs at all. You should install SP2
here also (you don't need to install SP1 first, since SP2
includes the SP1 fixes).
 
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Thomas Wendell

My WinXppro/FI says:(winver)
Version 5.1 (koontiversio 2600.xpsp2.050301-1526: Service Pack 1)
And as it says, I have only SP1, because something is causing BSODs (at
first boot, also in SafeMode, most probably my TVtuner card) if I try to
install it (SP2)..

Everything is updated as of July 12th (latest WinUpdates)


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G

Guest

Sounds like you have an incomplete/unsuccessful install of SP2. Several
things can cause SP2 to fail--spyware/malware among them. You might try MS's
tool for removal of TV Media (the one I've seen most often cause BSOD with
SP2).
 
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Thomas Wendell

NO, I have NOT installed SP2 on this computer.
I have tried a few times to install SP2, got BSODs, and then restored an
image to have a functioning system.
(No TVMedia here..)

I am thinking of making a clean install, but (with all additional progs)
that will take a day or two, and even then I usually forget some progs or
tweaks (TweakUI and different services settings..) I need/want...

Version 5.1 (koontiversio 2600.xpsp2.050301-1526: Service Pack 1)
This most likely is because ALL and EVERY update from WinUpdate EXCEPT SP2
is done



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inetidon

Are far as I know it's not really do at all, I mean it's there but so is 10 other os's all (E) but the primary is is CEfat
 
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inetidon

I don't mean to come off like I know so.watching ,I really don't know computer programing Luke you guys, I've owned a copy of what your talki,g about for around 7 years, I've done a lot of studying on it and eventually made aRom more by mistake then anything else but I believe I've got 3+ operatingsystems running at the same time and honestly I don't even know if hats a big deal, maybe someone has do,e it befor? Also it was stolen but I have all my original work, again no disrespect.
 

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