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Because anyone can download and install hotfixes. Besides, what you've described is exactly what Autopatcher does.firefan wrote:Hello Ryan,
Just curious here...why did you build the Update Pack so that it has to be slipstreamed onto SP2 and not available as a standalone package? (For example, to be used on an existing XP installation that already has SP2). Thanks!
Hi Ryan,RyanVM wrote:Because anyone can download and install hotfixes. Besides, what you've described is exactly what Autopatcher does.
Problem with Autopatcher is that it doesn't include hotfixes that you have to call Microsoft for. I had to call Microsoft twice in the past to obtain hotfixes, and each time I had to spend 30 mins on the phone with the tech going through some very basic troubleshooting before he agreed to send me the link to the particular hotfix. It's just a hassle.
I just email them for the hotfixes. Generally, if I email them before going to bed, I've got a reply with the download link by the time I wake up the next morning. And most of my messages just say "Please send the the KBxxxxxx hotfix" with nothing else. They're surprisingly lax about sending the fixes out.
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