problems downloading SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dadecamp, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    I have tried twice to download the IT Tech version of XP SP2 but for some reason it will say it is complete after only downloading 216mb one time and 157mb the second. Anyone know why?

    I only have dialup but I have 5 computers that I want to update and don't want to do them individually.

    Also, is there any way to use a download manager like stardownloader with windows updates? I haven't found a way yet.


    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    I don't know of any download mangers that work with windows update though I believe if you can to version 5 they made it so you can resume it better. Otherwise if you can and have a friend that has a high speed connection to download it and burn it to a cdrw or something
     
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  4. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    I will try the mirrors first even though MS forbids it.
    Thanks for the offer Castity but if I have too, I can bring a laptop to work and use their high speed connection. I can only do that on a weekend and I don't want to spend any more time there than I absolutly have to. ;)
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Try bittorrent as well. If you are on dialup, that's actually a fine way to get it.
     
  6. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    I'm sorry but what is bittorrent :confused:
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Since the mirrors posted above are unofficial, I highly suggest running an md5 check on the one you download to make sure it hasn't been tampered with in any way.

    Download the md5sum.exe file from here, and place it in your C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder. Then open up a command prompt window and type "md5sum WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe" in the folder you downloaded the service pack installer. Compare the hash that's generated to this one:
    If the two match, you're good to go. [​IMG]
     
  8. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    Thanks Net
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    No probs [​IMG]
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I gave up trying to get it on dialup. :(
    Going to wait till it shows up on a disk on a magazine cover instead. :D
     
  11. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    actually I found this md5 checker to be easier to use. All you do is right click on the file find verify and then paste the hash netrdyer supplied

    http://digestit.kennethballard.com/
     
  12. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Windows XP SP2 Express Installer here