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Service Pack

Windows 2000 has been around long enough to require service packs to make it up-to-date. Service packs contain all the latest updates to Windows 2000. The latest service pack, the fourth, is provided on CD.

  1. Insert the service pack CD into the CD drive.
  2. Press the Start button and choose Run…; or, Press Win-R.
  3. In the Open field, type D:\w2ksp4_en.exe.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Do something for the five minutes that the setup program will unpack and load itself.
  6. At the first (welcome) screen, press Next.
  7. The next screen holds legal boilerplate. Press Accept.
  8. The next screen offers to archive files to be updated. This is in case something goes wrong after the service pack update. Archiving takes up a lot of hard drive space, but adds a measure of safety to the update. Press Archive or Do Not Archive.
  9. Do something for the next fifteen or twenty minutes while the update is installed.
  10. At the final screen, press OK. Windows will restart.

© 2003 by Andy West. Written 26 November 2003.