View Full Version : Is re-installing XP Home SP2 ok to do?

24-03-2006, 03:21 PM
Microsoft supplied me with an XP Home SP2 update CD. When I got it, I ran this once to update my system. Is it safe to run it again in order to correct any corrupted or missing files?


24-03-2006, 03:30 PM
Yes, but there have been many security updates since the SP2 CD was released. That will require a large update again.

Using Windows System File Checker (SFC) would be better.

Start - Run - SFC /scannow - enter

Note there must be a space between "SFC" and "/scannow"

24-03-2006, 03:49 PM
Thanks godfather.

Out of interest, if I reinstall SP2, will that nuke the security updates i've dld since I installed SP2 the first time?

24-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Yes, unfortunately.

24-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Thanks FoxyMX.

24-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Can you still get Microsoft to mail out a CD full of updates?

24-03-2006, 05:27 PM
Why not give them an 0800 call and ask. Not sure of the number - should be on their NZ site.