Updating to windows xp service pack 2
The neat thing about it is you can pick as many of as few products as you need, and it'll apply only the ones you need.Windows XP is currently under legacy products, and since WSUS offline updates directly downloads the updates off MS, this may stop working when MS stops hosting patches, some time in the future.I had upgraded my Surface Pro 3 tablet from Window 8.1 to Windows 10 and installed Office 365. The system keeps trying to install Office XP Service Pack 3 and get fails.After applied the automatic Windows update, the Office XP Service Pack 3 is failed to install on regular basis and then it pops up the Error 0x80096004 message. Microsoft releases tool to hide any unwant update for Windows 10 or a hardware driver, and you could use it to block Office XP path.Besides the installs that I explicitly download, how can I back up installs such as all the Windows Updates; SQL Server 2008 Express that installs through Web Platform Installer, and any other goodies that MS deem to be better left uncontrolled by me?ADDENDUM: Many people are giving answers that involved downloading.EDIT: As of 2014, support for XP has been dropped on new updates of WSUS offline updates - You can find the last version that supports this, 9.2.1 in their archives.
This is what i use as part of my toolkit - it downloads everything and has a front end that automatically patches up a box.
Step 1 - Download and install SP3: Take a look at the Service Pack Center to find the download link for the latest Service pack.
From everything I've read, Service Pack 3 will be the last service pack to be released for XP.
Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or testing in virtual machines.
With n Lite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install does not include, or even contain on media, the unwanted components.