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Patrick
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      06-28-2004
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.
 
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Jerry
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      06-28-2004
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.


 
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