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boggle10 asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Service Pack 2 tips before downloading?

After an unsuccessful attempt to download Windows Service Pack 2...what are the most important things to know for a successful download before I try again?

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  • Ted B
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    If you have problem download the SP2 thru window updates, you can download it here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

    Close all apps running in backgrounds like anti-virus, firewall,...before install the SP2.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do a good computer cleaning before trying to download SP2.

    Clean your browser cache. Go to Tools>Internet Options>General Tab>Delete the Cookies, Temp Files (in the window check to delete Offline content) and Clear History.

    Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup. Run it. Check every box and click OK.

    Close all running programs, including the Browser. Go to Start>Run>type: %temp%>OK. In this window go to the menu to EDIT>Select All> now delete all the Temp Windows files (not the same as temp files in Internet Option).

    Clean your Prefetch files: Start>Run>type: prefetch> do as above to delete.

    Follow the path for Disk Cleanup and select the Disk Defragment. Defrag the HD even if it says it does not need it.

  • Mark
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The best way to install sp2 is when you have freshly re-installed windows.

  • 1 decade ago

    press the download button and wait

    that's all i do

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