Updating from sp2 to sp3
Application service packs replace existing files with updated versions that typically fix bugs or close security holes.With all the concern over the ransomware malware infecting machines, I'm looking to finally update several of my older machines running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to Service Pack 3 (and once there, apply the May 2017 security patch Microsoft has issued).
Service packs are usually numbered, and thus shortly referred to as SP1, SP2, SP3 etc.In fact the update procedure is very simple, straight-forward and (in most cases) self-explaining.Just pick the method that suits your needs best and start with it..This file contains a list of configuration files that could not be updated automatically.These files must be checked and the configurations adjusted manually.SUSE Manager 1.2/1.7 appliances can not be upgraded to SLES 11 SP3 at this time!
SUSE Studio Onsite can not be upgraded to SLES 11 SP3 at this time! Instead it is recommended to perform a new installation.
The original update filename download, windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe, can not normally be run through Virus Total (yet it's there) due to its file size of 332MB. Went with this download (even though same size, to the byte, as the one on Archive.org, I prefer getting Windows updates through the Microsoft site whenever possible). Took nearly an hour to install, likely because during the "cleanup" phase it was installing several hotfixes according to event viewer, but it looks to be successful and I'm running SP3. I ran 'Microsoft Update' and through IE, it says the only update missing is Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (I'll pass on that, thank you). KB4018466 is the May 2017 fix.»Re: Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Get KB4018466 here:» ··· B4018466Yep. I have recommended before»Re: Win XP SP3 (POSReady/WE509) updatesthat you install the POSReady/WEP509 registry hack and fully update your XP system(s). Microsoft released KB4012598 to the public (for XP SP3 machines) in response to»Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Those on Win XP SP3 with the POSReady/WEP509 hack got KB4012598 in March 2017 as part of the regular monthly updates.
However, the following hash calculations will facilitate a Virus Total search & compare for a high integrity copy: MD5 = bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58SHA-1 = c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4SHA-256 = 62e524a552db9f6fd22d469010ea4d7e28ee06fa615a1c34362129f808916654may have had low integrity downloads in the past, but they seem to have taken steps to improve. Only issue is for Publisher it would intermittently say "Unknown" instead of "Microsoft" and say it wasn't certified for both files. First thing I did is download the May 13, 2017 security update. Just want to be sure I have all the updates issued between 20. KB4018466 was part of the May 2017 POSReady/WEP509 monthly updates and supersedes KB4012598 .
You only need to reboot once, after the update is completed.
It is still possible to update with the following alternatives: Make sure the currently installed version has the latest patches installed.
Also please note cross-architecture upgrades (32-bit to 64-bit and 64-bit to 32-bit) are not supported.