Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Latest Windows Service Packs & Updates

As of October 2013, the latest service packs for Microsoft Windows includes Windows 7 SP1,Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, and Windows 2000 SP4. There is currently no major update for Windows 8.
Please note that for most of you, the easiest way to install the latest Windows service pack or update is to run Windows Update.

Download Locations for Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates

Operating SystemService Pack / UpdateSize (MB)Download
Windows 818.1--32-bit
Windows 7SP1 (windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe)537.832-bit
SP1 (windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe)903.264-bit
Windows VistaSP2475.532-bit
Windows XPSP32316.432-bit
Windows 2000SP4192.232-bit
[1] Beginning with Windows 8, Microsoft will release regular, major updates to Windows 8 in the form of Windows 8.1 (previously code-named "Windows Blue"), Windows 8.2, etc. Windows 8.1 is scheduled to be released on October 17, 2013. Service packs will not be released.
[2] Windows XP SP3 can only be installed if you already have Windows XP SP1a or Windows XP SP2 installed. If you do not have one or the other of those service packs installed, install SP1a, available here, before trying to install Windows XP SP3.
[3] Windows XP Professional is the only 64-bit version of Windows XP and the latest service pack released for the operating system is SP2.

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