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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Third Edition by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Appendix A. Installing Service Pack 2

About Service Packs

Windows XP is part of Microsoft's “New Technology” or NT family of operating systems, along with Windows NT, Windows 2000 Professional, and the various flavors of Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003. These operating systems were designed from the ground up for stability, reliability, and security, and to keep them in tip-top shape, Microsoft releases a constant stream of software updates called Critical Updates, Recommended Updates, and Hotfixes: ...

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