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DrArm

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Sep 28, 2012, 3:34:00 AM9/28/12
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I have W2k with SP4 installed on this system. I want to get a copy of
SP4 and save it on a CD, just in case I ever need to restore the
updates.

I looked around the MS website for an SP4 download but could not find
one. Any idea on how or where to obtain the SP4 for posterity?

DA

Auric__

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Sep 28, 2012, 6:26:31 AM9/28/12
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Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Network Install for IT Professionals:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4127

129.2 MB. Hope you aren't on dial-up.

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DrArm

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Sep 28, 2012, 11:53:40 PM9/28/12
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Thanks. I did see that download but I didn't take it because I wasn't
planning on installing it from a network, but from a CD drive, so I
looked for the CD version.

Its annoying that descriptions are badly written and not uniform,
nowhere did it say that you can put it on a CD and install it that way.
The arguably-best tech company in the world cannot pen better
descriptions than this?

DA

John

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Sep 29, 2012, 2:57:10 AM9/29/12
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This service pack (5.1) is the *latest* I could find:

http://majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Windows_2000_Unofficial_SP_d4817.html

It combines sp4 with patches that came out after sp4 was released. I
applied it to a W2K pro VM setup running under 32bit XP pro hosted on a
2011 build with good results. Dual core, 23" LCD in native mode, dual
500GB SATAs, USB etc. and all hardware works as intended.

John


Auric__

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Sep 29, 2012, 5:21:35 AM9/29/12
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DrArm wrote:

> Auric__ wrote:
>
>> DrArm wrote:
>>
>> > I have W2k with SP4 installed on this system. I want to get a copy of
>> > SP4 and save it on a CD, just in case I ever need to restore the
>> > updates.
>> >
>> > I looked around the MS website for an SP4 download but could not find
>> > one. Any idea on how or where to obtain the SP4 for posterity?
>>
>> Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Network Install for IT Professionals:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4127
>>
>> 129.2 MB. Hope you aren't on dial-up.
>
> Thanks. I did see that download but I didn't take it because I wasn't
> planning on installing it from a network, but from a CD drive, so I
> looked for the CD version.
>
> Its annoying that descriptions are badly written and not uniform,
> nowhere did it say that you can put it on a CD and install it that way.
> The arguably-best tech company in the world cannot pen better
> descriptions than this?

It works just fine from pretty much anywhere -- CD, hard drive, over the
network, whatever. Shrug.

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