updates: install order

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Patrick, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Guest

    I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 2000. The first thing I did was the automatic updates. As always, microsoft.com scanned my computer and suggested what to download/install. I didn't notice Service Packs 1, 2, etc listed after the scan, but I proceded with the downloads anyways (assuming these were the correct, safe downloads as suggested by the scan). After restarting my computer my http protocol wasn't working and I couldn't connect to the web, but I could still do things such as ftp, instant messaging, etc.

    My question is this: does it matter what order you install updates? Should I have started with Service Pack 1 and proceded from there? It seems that the automatic update is what caused my problem, considering I was running a clean version of Windows on a newly formatted, clean hard drive. If order is important, in what order should I download/install the updates, including Service Packs and Security Updates.
     
    Patrick, Jun 28, 2004
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  2. Patrick

    Jerry Guest

    My opinion only but I tell people to update from oldest to newest - that way
    you don't end up with "new" stuff being corrupted/overwritten by "old"
    stuff.

    Of course, I would also have expected the automatic update process to take
    care of the issues I mentioned above to prevent them from happening.

    "Patrick" <> wrote in message
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    > I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 2000. The

    first thing I did was the automatic updates. As always, microsoft.com
    scanned my computer and suggested what to download/install. I didn't notice
    Service Packs 1, 2, etc listed after the scan, but I proceded with the
    downloads anyways (assuming these were the correct, safe downloads as
    suggested by the scan). After restarting my computer my http protocol wasn't
    working and I couldn't connect to the web, but I could still do things such
    as ftp, instant messaging, etc.
    >
    > My question is this: does it matter what order you install updates? Should

    I have started with Service Pack 1 and proceded from there? It seems that
    the automatic update is what caused my problem, considering I was running a
    clean version of Windows on a newly formatted, clean hard drive. If order is
    important, in what order should I download/install the updates, including
    Service Packs and Security Updates.
     
    Jerry, Jun 28, 2004
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