Installation order of Service Packs and Critical Updates

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Have W2k at SP2 right now with zero (0) critical updates installed (system
crashed and am rebuilding it).

I am planning to install SP3 but there are also about 30 Critical updates
available at windowsupdate.microsoft.com which came out at varying times.

What is the correct order to install service packs and the critical
updates -- SP3 first then the updates?

TIA
 
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I would install SP 4 then check for critical updates.


hth
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"John Smith" <a@nonymous.com> wrote in message
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> Have W2k at SP2 right now with zero (0) critical updates installed (system
> crashed and am rebuilding it).
>
> I am planning to install SP3 but there are also about 30 Critical updates
> available at windowsupdate.microsoft.com which came out at varying times.
>
> What is the correct order to install service packs and the critical
> updates -- SP3 first then the updates?
>
> TIA
>
>
 
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John Smith wrote:
>
> Have W2k at SP2 right now with zero (0) critical updates installed (system
> crashed and am rebuilding it).
>
> I am planning to install SP3 but there are also about 30 Critical updates
> available at windowsupdate.microsoft.com which came out at varying times.
>
> What is the correct order to install service packs and the critical
> updates -- SP3 first then the updates?

Why not just go to "Windows Update" and it will determine what updates
you need and the order to install them in. You'll get SP4 that way
too.
 
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John Smith <a@nonymous.com> wrote:
> Have W2k at SP2 right now with zero (0) critical updates installed (system
> crashed and am rebuilding it).

> I am planning to install SP3 but there are also about 30 Critical updates
> available at windowsupdate.microsoft.com which came out at varying times.

> What is the correct order to install service packs and the critical
> updates -- SP3 first then the updates?

Install SP3 (or SP4) first and then check for updates. Many of the
updates are included in the service packs. Some people will recommend
SP4, while others will warn that it has cause problems for many people.
Given that you're starting over anyway, I'd give SP4 a try. Be sure to
select the backup option in cause it doesn't work for you.

--
Gary L. Smith gls432@yahoo.com
Columbus, Ohio