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Old 03-10-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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windows 2000 service pack question

it looks like i have never worked with Windows seriously, but now i unfortunately need to.
Does service pack 4 include the previous service packs? Do i need to install them first?
Does services packs provide defense against known viruses/worms?
Old 03-10-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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I think a service pack has all the previous service packs too

Does services packs provide defense against known viruses/worms?
Service packs are bug fixes and security hole fixes

So If a worm takes advantage of a security whole then yes services packs will defent you from this kind of worms/viruses. But you'll still need to install an anti-virus program

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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Yes, sp4 included patches for sp1 - sp3 as well.

I think after sp3 for 2k came out they do that for all of their service packs. I may be mistaken but service pack 2 for 2k required you to have sp1 on your system already.
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Normally, a service pack is a collection of all the patches and fixes up to the point of the new service pack. So SP2 included SP1 and other patches, SP3 included SP2 and so on.


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