System Utilities Tweaking Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Express Installer for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (26 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 19,666
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides new proactive security technologies for Windows XP to better defend against viruses, worms, and hackers. In addition to a more robust security infrastructure, SP2 improves the security configuration options of Windows XP and provides better security information to help users faced with security decisions.

This is the smaller Express Installer that only downloads the updates necessary for your computer.

Latest Reviews

nilst2004

nilst2004 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 25, 2004

Well done Microsoft ! It works perfectly on my computer.

Raimondas

Raimondas reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 23, 2004

A very bad release. I have installed it on a fresh copy of Windows XP home OEM. This update completly destroyed my operating system. I had to format my hard disk and install a fresh copy of windows XP. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT OR TRY TO INSTALL!

netnerd

netnerd reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 21, 2004

Downloaded and ran the "short installation" version with no problems.

Received error "cannot locate server" when the computer looked for files to download to computer.

After several tries, I am downloading the full version.

Apparently, MS server is not capable of downloading all request that are sent to it??

Maybe I am trying at the wrong time of the day, or the wrong day of the week.

I have experenced this problem with MS before while updating software.

Bob

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 17, 2004

My system worked perfectly. Installed the service pack. Had serious problems with Windows Explorer. Uninstalled the service pack and ran a system restore. Everything now fine again. So this little offering is a big non-starter on my system.

linkdup

linkdup reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 16, 2004

completely destroyed my system two times in a row. believe me and do a backup before you double click this pos. or do like me and say to yourself hey these things always work fine for me... i'll just go ahead and go for it without the backup.

have fun guys and gals

and heres a big FU to microsoft

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 16, 2004

This continued to fail downloading about 25% of the way through installing on multiple machines. Using the full install worked fine.

tstuart

tstuart reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 15, 2004

I can't give a very good rating to this, as I cannot install it. I keep getting the error that my internet is not working. I checked and even when it's saying this I can still browse the web. Every util I have is working perfectly on the internet...

4rest

4rest reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 15, 2004

Get it full size, once and on your HD here:
http://download.winboard...oads.php?release_id=680

Dapple

Dapple reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

CloneCD works fine here,I would recommend the network install over this one anytime.At least it is only a once off download, with this one if your system dies or you upgrade you have to go through the whole process again.At least the network install can be slipstreamed into your install CD.But its your bandwidth and your time the choice is yours.

Infidelus

Infidelus reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

annmariet30:

This IS the final release. What you need to understand is that SP2 WILL break software that doesn't conform to standards. Developers will have to recode their software to make it work correctly. The documentation for developers has been on Microsoft's site for months.

Personally, I think SP2 is a great upgrade (especially from an administrator's point of view).

Avg. Rating 3.3 (26 votes)
Your Rating
nilst2004

nilst2004 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 25, 2004

Well done Microsoft ! It works perfectly on my computer.

Raimondas

Raimondas reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 23, 2004

A very bad release. I have installed it on a fresh copy of Windows XP home OEM. This update completly destroyed my operating system. I had to format my hard disk and install a fresh copy of windows XP. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT OR TRY TO INSTALL!

netnerd

netnerd reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 21, 2004

Downloaded and ran the "short installation" version with no problems.

Received error "cannot locate server" when the computer looked for files to download to computer.

After several tries, I am downloading the full version.

Apparently, MS server is not capable of downloading all request that are sent to it??

Maybe I am trying at the wrong time of the day, or the wrong day of the week.

I have experenced this problem with MS before while updating software.

Bob

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 17, 2004

My system worked perfectly. Installed the service pack. Had serious problems with Windows Explorer. Uninstalled the service pack and ran a system restore. Everything now fine again. So this little offering is a big non-starter on my system.

linkdup

linkdup reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 16, 2004

completely destroyed my system two times in a row. believe me and do a backup before you double click this pos. or do like me and say to yourself hey these things always work fine for me... i'll just go ahead and go for it without the backup.

have fun guys and gals

and heres a big FU to microsoft

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 16, 2004

This continued to fail downloading about 25% of the way through installing on multiple machines. Using the full install worked fine.

tstuart

tstuart reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 15, 2004

I can't give a very good rating to this, as I cannot install it. I keep getting the error that my internet is not working. I checked and even when it's saying this I can still browse the web. Every util I have is working perfectly on the internet...

4rest

4rest reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 15, 2004

Get it full size, once and on your HD here:
http://download.winboard...oads.php?release_id=680

Dapple

Dapple reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

CloneCD works fine here,I would recommend the network install over this one anytime.At least it is only a once off download, with this one if your system dies or you upgrade you have to go through the whole process again.At least the network install can be slipstreamed into your install CD.But its your bandwidth and your time the choice is yours.

Infidelus

Infidelus reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

annmariet30:

This IS the final release. What you need to understand is that SP2 WILL break software that doesn't conform to standards. Developers will have to recode their software to make it work correctly. The documentation for developers has been on Microsoft's site for months.

Personally, I think SP2 is a great upgrade (especially from an administrator's point of view).

annmariet30

annmariet30 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

its good on security but not hardweare. clonecd will not work withi it. neither some of the programs i have. clonecd will say it has a hardware error when burning up to 60%. and the other pogram crashes when you start it. i'll wait for the final release

djmix1970

djmix1970 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

As far as Security A+ But the Matter of Size Is Another Story 266.6 MB It took me 14 Hours to download but the piece of mind is really nice, I GUESS

irdepesca572

irdepesca572 reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

So this is the same download that will go through the Auto. Updates starting Monday?

tstuart: I think either the download site is flooded or Microsoft hasn't turned on the servers yet.

Edit: Read this article:
http://www.itworld.com/C...4063/040816mspushesback/

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

Yes, this is the "Home Installer".

And yes, you can expect it to be extremely busy with literally 1000's of people attempting this at once... I would recommend waiting a couple days.

bakura

bakura reviewed vExpress Installer on Aug 14, 2004

The installer still does not work two days after being released. I don't know how others have left a review saying that this messed up their system when it won't even install SP2.

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