Friday, May 9, 2008

Stop your service pack!

New Service Pack was released for Windows XP. Windows XP Service Pack 3 was out on 6 May. It is cumulative, which will include all fixes from the previous service packs.

But for this posting, instead of advising readers to update the service pack, i will be introducing a tool to stop your system from updating the latest service pack. This tool, Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit, allow administrators to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update.

For system administrator, every new patches are potentially able to bring down their systems. Having this tool to prevent automatic updating of Service Pack will allow administrator to have more time to test their systems before applying the service pack.

This toolkit will only prevent the service pack from being delivered over Windows Update. It will not able to prevent the installation of the service pack from CD/DVD, or from the stand-alone download package. For more detail on this tool, go to the download link below.

Related Links:
- Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit

- Windows XP Service Pack 3 download

- List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

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