Windows XP SP2 Critical (Security) Updates: Don't Forget to Install Them
If you are not planning to upgrade to Windows XP SP3, then do not forget that you still need to install the other Critical and High-priority Updates as they become available.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft Windows Update provides patches for your operating system and applications. The available downloads typically include:
- Patches for newly-found security vulnerabilities
- Bug fixes
- A malware removal tool
- Application upgrades
A list of available updates is generated based on a hardware and software scan of your computer. Some of these are critical or high-priority updates, while others are optional or unwanted. I select the appropriate updates, press Install, and hope for the best. (I had serious installation problems roughly once or twice a year).
This month, you get a new screen with two Windows XP SP2 update options:
- Download and install Windows XP SP3
- Review of other updates
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