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RE: XP SP2 other than windows update
> Roland Perry wrote: > I'm an IT professional, but only one of my PCs is running XP. > And it's a full-price retail copy, not a bundled-OEM or upgrade. > Hence me feeling left out when I'm told that "IT professionals" > have already been allowed their Windows-update. Every IT professional I know has had SP2 available three different ways for two weeks: 1) Somewhere on a server for support staff to begin to experiment with and for a small set of guinea pig users to install. 2) On a CD made after the download. On my CD I also have SP1 for Office 2003. Part of being an IT professional includes maintaining an updated set of CDs carried at all times. 3) On a slipstreamed install CD for new installs. Optionally, 4a) On an SP2 image on a RIS server 4b) On a ghost images The final SP2 has been available on M$ site even for people that don't have an MSDN subscription. Anyone that wants to call themselves an "IT professional" _does_ download and try major updates _before_ they are made available to end users, period. Michel.