Windows 7 - Update Tuesday -- No XP Updates?
Asked By ELW on 12-Aug-08 07:15 PM
Today is the second Tuesday of the month and I got gobs of Vista and Office
updates on my Vista system; however, I was offered no XP updates other than
I had chosen not to install XP SP-3 before. Sooooo... does that mean I will
be offered no other critical updates if I don't install SP-3? Did anyone
using XP Pro get update offerings today? Thanks.
Vince replied on 12-Aug-08 07:35 PM
No updates for me either. One machine has SP3 and no updates for it yet
John replied on 12-Aug-08 07:41 PM
There are a few updates for Windows XP:
What is in your log? C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log
Perhaps Windows Update server is too busy to process your request. Check
taurarianREMOVECAP replied on 12-Aug-08 07:51 PM
Be patient. I was offered Updates at home for XP SP3, I clicked to download
and didn't see the icon again. Obviously I'm in a queque. At work, no
notificationation at all - WinXP SP2. The servers are usually regulated and
eventually you'll get the updates.
To see what is being offered -
For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft
update, please see:
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009
ELW replied on 12-Aug-08 08:02 PM
Thanks to all for the replies. I will just keep waiting. I just hope that
NOT accepting SP-3 will not affect other critical updates.
Kayman replied on 12-Aug-08 08:27 PM
Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches.
Kayman replied on 12-Aug-08 08:50 PM
Alias replied on 12-Aug-08 08:57 PM
It should not. It will be awhile before you need SP3 for updates.
Alias replied on 12-Aug-08 09:02 PM
Interesting article but it is not about Service Packs being better than
PA Bear [MS MVP] replied on 13-Aug-08 02:43 AM
And if you reboot?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Enge replied on 13-Aug-08 04:50 AM
Here is the correct link to:
Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches
Jim replied on 13-Aug-08 10:25 AM
I did. I got 10 for XP and 2 for Office 2007. All installed without a
ELW replied on 13-Aug-08 05:53 PM
Thanks Jim. Incredible timing, but I just looked at my update icon (on the
taskbar) while reading these messages, and I see that my other update
notifications arrived finally! They weren't there an hour ago. I guess
these Second -Tuesday of the Month updates aren't always timely. No
And this also answers my question whether SP-3 is needed for other updates.