Updating XP Pro

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Fredric, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Fredric

    Fredric

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    Sorry if this has been covered, but could not find it.
    I recently installed XP Pro with SP2. When I have Windows check for updates, there is a list of some two dozen files to download. Is it important to do this? I mainly use it for creating maps for my Garmin iQue (though I am not yet able to download them). I occasionally use Explorer to download some update files from the publishers' (e.g. Garmin, Epson) websites.
     
  2. waterhead37

    waterhead37 Bit Poster

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    If you use the internet from your VM, then yes it is important to update XP. The updates address a raft of security issues and are issued at least monthly. A fresh install of XP SP2 usually requires dozens of updated files in two or three sessions.

    Without the security updates, you risk catching something nasty in your VM and whilst I haven't heard of it happening, that might compromise your host.
     

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