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maj

Since SP1 is no longer available for download, what is
the recommended procedure if you need to re-apply the
service pack. Do you just use 1a and forget about it, or
is there somewhere that still has SP1...besides little IT
download libraries across the nation?
 
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Shenan Stanley

maj said:
Since SP1 is no longer available for download, what is
the recommended procedure if you need to re-apply the
service pack. Do you just use 1a and forget about it, or
is there somewhere that still has SP1...besides little IT
download libraries across the nation?
Either the other three responders (at the time I started typing this) MISSED
what you said or ignored it.

SP1 and SP1a - which you are comparing - are only SLIGHTLY different. It
was due to some legal action and crud I will not go into. Microsoft
explains this (not the crud, but the differences) sufficiently well here:

Differences Between Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP1a
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=813926

The thing to notice is this line, which is the "final word" on the
differences:
"Windows XP SP1a is the same as Windows XP SP1 except that the Microsoft
virtual machine (VM) is removed in SP1a."

Now, Cerridwen told you that SP1 is available for download, but.. I cannot
tell you from where. Perhaps Cerridwen can enlighten as to where this is -
it most certainly won't be a Microsoft web site, so I doubt I would download
it (just for security reasons. *grin*)

Cari pointed out this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp
And is correct - that is SP1... SP1a. As you already mentioned, and is not
really what you were asking about - as I sense from reading your post you
want to know if you should bother trying to find SP1 somewhere or just
download SP1a and continue on your merry way...

Scott M. happily pointed out that SP1 will be available as long as XP is
available and can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp
Again, yes and know - as you seemed to point out SP1 and SP1a and everyone
is just pointing you to SP1a.

Your question is answered in the first part of this response. Essentially -
the difference is small. Download it and go on your merry way. I have
continued using a copy of SP1 I grabbed before SP1 came out. But if you can
only get SP1a, do it.. Look for the Microsoft virtual machine (VM)
elsewhere, download it and install it and you have - strangely - reverted
back to SP1. heh

Seriously, however, if SP1 (NOT SP1a) is available at some reputable place -
I don't know about it and it would have to be REALLY reputable for me to
trust in getting it.
 
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Shenan Stanley

maj said:
Since SP1 is no longer available for download, what is
the recommended procedure if you need to re-apply the
service pack. Do you just use 1a and forget about it, or
is there somewhere that still has SP1...besides little IT
download libraries across the nation?
Shenan said:
Either the other three responders (at the time I started typing this)
MISSED what you said or ignored it.

SP1 and SP1a - which you are comparing - are only SLIGHTLY different.
It was due to some legal action and crud I will not go into.
Microsoft explains this (not the crud, but the differences)
sufficiently well here:

Differences Between Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP1a
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=813926

The thing to notice is this line, which is the "final word" on the
differences:
"Windows XP SP1a is the same as Windows XP SP1 except that the
Microsoft virtual machine (VM) is removed in SP1a."

Now, Cerridwen told you that SP1 is available for download, but.. I
cannot tell you from where. Perhaps Cerridwen can enlighten as to
where this is - it most certainly won't be a Microsoft web site, so I
doubt I would download it (just for security reasons. *grin*)

Cari pointed out this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp
And is correct - that is SP1... SP1a. As you already mentioned, and
is not really what you were asking about - as I sense from reading
your post you want to know if you should bother trying to find SP1
somewhere or just download SP1a and continue on your merry way...

Scott M. happily pointed out that SP1 will be available as long as XP
is available and can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp
Again, yes and know - as you seemed to point out SP1 and SP1a and
everyone is just pointing you to SP1a.

Your question is answered in the first part of this response.
Essentially - the difference is small. Download it and go on your
merry way. I have continued using a copy of SP1 I grabbed before SP1
came out. But if you can only get SP1a, do it.. Look for the
Microsoft virtual machine (VM) elsewhere, download it and install it
and you have - strangely - reverted back to SP1. heh

Seriously, however, if SP1 (NOT SP1a) is available at some reputable
place - I don't know about it and it would have to be REALLY
reputable for me to trust in getting it.
Oops.. It's late. Lets' see.. I have two typos to point out:

In the "Scott M." paragraph (corrected below):
"Again, yes and no - as you.."

In the "Your question is answered in the first part..." paragraph (corrected
below):
"I have continued using a copy of SP1 I grabbed before SP1a came out.."
 
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S.Heenan

maj said:
Since SP1 is no longer available for download, what is
the recommended procedure if you need to re-apply the
service pack. Do you just use 1a and forget about it, or
is there somewhere that still has SP1...besides little IT
download libraries across the nation?

Download and install WinSP1a. Then d/l and install the JVM from here:
http://www.comusolv.com/updates/javavm.htm

Voila! Instant SP1
 

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