What to do first: upgradation of components or application of service pack

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by anonymous, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I have done a fresh installation of Windows 2000 Pro. Various
    components installed have older versions.
    For example, DirectX 7.0, .NET framework 1.1, etc.

    Should I first upgrade these components to their latest versions (i.e.
    DirectX 9.0c, .NET framework 2.0, etc)
    and then apply SP4 or the other way round? Which way is better?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    anonymous, Apr 21, 2006
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  2. anonymous

    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Thanks for your reply and advice. But it naturally prompts another

    There may be some fixes in SP that would be applicable to updated

    I will be thankful if you help me remove my confusion.
    anonymous, Apr 21, 2006
  4. anonymous

    Noel Paton Guest

    First install the SP
    Then install Rollup1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891861)
    DO NOT install drivers from Windows Updates - get them from the hardware
    manufacturers' websites.
    Then go to Windows Updates and get the Criticals
    Then go back to WU and get whichever of the Recommended you need/want

    The SP includes the base upgrade of anything it has updates for

    ....and anything else will get updated as required by WU

    Installing the SP may revert some settings to the default - which is why you
    should install it as early in the process of an install as possible!

    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

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    Noel Paton, Apr 21, 2006
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Many thanks for help.

    anonymous, Apr 21, 2006
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