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  1. 1. Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 William Keener Technical Writer Global Services Automation Microsoft Corporation
  2. 2. What Is Service Pack 1? <ul><li>A single installation package that updates Microsoft® Windows® XP with all fixes and other updates created between the release of Windows XP and the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USB 2.0 support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablet PC Edition and Media Center Edition (OEM only) and Microsoft .NET Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refined through testing and beta release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes all the latest security, reliability, and performance updates to Windows XP (Q324720) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Availability <ul><li>Service Pack 1 CD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order online, by phone, by fax, or by mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web download </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network installation (upgrade multiple computers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express installation (upgrade a single computer) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated full media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in both Home Edition and Professional versions, in retail and OEM distributions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How to Install SP1 <ul><li>Express: single computer installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks at your system and installs only the files that are required to update your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network: multiple computer installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full self-extractable package that contains all of the files required for the service pack installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for IT professionals to deploy to multiple computers using a network share, slipstreaming, SMS (Q326696), Windows Installer, and Group Policy. See the Installation and Deployment Guide for details: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. After You Install SP1 <ul><li>Update your complete system backups (Q328035) </li></ul><ul><li>Update exchange instant messenger (Q326053 and Q327810) </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to reinstall SP1 after changing system state (Q327393) </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to update MUI separately </li></ul>
  6. 6. Known Issues <ul><li>Q327101 and Q327120, “Error Message: Windows has detected that one or more protected core system files (kernel) on your computer have been modified” </li></ul><ul><li>Q327299, “Cannot Use DirectPlay Programs on the Internet After You Install Windows XP SP1” </li></ul><ul><li>Q325192, “Issues After You Install Updates to Internet Explorer or Windows” </li></ul><ul><li>Q324722, “Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 1” </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Few Changes You May Notice <ul><li>The .htm, .html, .xml, .eml, and .nws formats are no longer rendered as thumbnails by Windows Explorer for performance and stability reasons (Q327833) </li></ul><ul><li>Default share permissions (Q328065) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Default in Windows XP was “Everyone: Full Control” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New default in SP1 is “Everyone: Read” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The ability to remove access to Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Media™ Player, Messenger, and Microsoft VM </li></ul><ul><li>New automatic updates feature </li></ul>
  8. 8. Remove Access to Programs <ul><li>Removes shortcuts for starting the program, and associations also </li></ul><ul><li>Removes access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer and Outlook Express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Media Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Messenger </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Set Program Access and Defaults
  10. 10. AutoUpdate Enhancements <ul><li>Q327838, “HOW TO: Schedule Automatic Updates in Windows XP and Windows 2000” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Is Included <ul><li>Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is included in Windows XP SP1 </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to install Internet Explorer 6 SP1 separately </li></ul>
  12. 12. Outlook Express Changes <ul><li>Delete option for newsgroup posts </li></ul><ul><li>Option to read all mail as plain text </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Read tab </li></ul></ul></ul>