04 April 2007
Seriously, Isn't it time for Window XP Service Pack 3 ?
I just had to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro for this awful effort at work I should not even be involved in. Luckily I had just downloaded a brand shiny new ISO of XP with SP2 slipstreamed into it from MSDN. Should be an easy install right ?
Well, after the normal XP install I go over to update.microsoft.com like a good little IT boy. There were 88 required and 'optional' upgrades needed. Downloading them on the insanely fast work network and installing took about 90 minutes. Then I had to reboot.
Another update yields 8 updates and 15 minutes. Reboot.
Only 1 update and 5 minutes. Another reboot though.
The next update comes up clean!
Grand Total: 97 updates. 2 hours. 3 reboots.
This is just insane. Could Microsoft get off their ass and release SP3 some time before the product is end-of-life ? I didn't even have Office to worry about updating !
btw - what is with the KCRW music XP plays during the install these days ? Weird.