If your computer needs to be rebooted, return to the Windows Update website after the reboot, then repeat the scan to be sure that all critical security updates have been downloaded and installed.Heather Marlman is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience.Despite some initial concerns over the new licensing model and product activation system, Windows XP eventually proved to be popular and widely used.
The release of Service Pack 2 full version (SP2) in August 2004 provided a number of critical security patches and updates – as well as new functionality, setting itself apart from 2002's Service Pack 1 (SP1) update.
A Microsoft technician responded to my plea for help well within their 24 hour goal.
My problem was particularly annoying because there was no error code, thus nothing to search the net for.
This gave more control for the user and allowed greater management of these critical features.
It didn't update to SP3 during the time that I was there.