Windows XP SP2 Network Install

I had to do a Windows XP SP2 upgrade on a PC today so I looked around before doing it to try to find a single downloadable file containing the SP2 upgrade – it wasn’t easy to find. Most sites directed you to Automatic Update, Windows Update site or the option to order a CD. As the CD ordering process “requires 4-6 week delivery” I decided this wasn’t an option.

After some looking I found the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers page.

It is a 272mb download so it is not for the faint of Internet connection – however, the ability to download it and burn it to CD is invaluable for IT professionals.