Want to block the download of Windows XP Service Pack 2? Here are the scripts from Microsoft. The blocking process is trivial and will not have any adverse effect on your functionality. You might want to start here to see what SP2 will do to you.

These scripts came from the Microsoft page here.


Blocking delivery of Windows XP SP2 - Sample email text 

Hello,
Please click on this link to postpone delivery of a software update to your computer until your IT organization has tested the update and certified it for installation on your computer: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33518

Once you click on the link, please select 'Open' in the pop up dialog. You will then be asked if you want to accept the End-User License Agreement. After you select 'Yes,' you should see a new window briefly open and close on your computer.

No further action is required. Thank you for your assistance.
Sincerely,
Your IT administrator.


Un-Blocking delivery of Windows XP SP2 - Sample email text 

Hello,

Please click on this link to enable delivery of the latest version of Windows XP to your computer: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33519

Once you click on the link, please select 'Open' in the pop up dialog. You will then be asked if you want to accept the End-User License Agreement. After you select 'Yes,' you should see a new window briefly open and close on your computer. 

If the window remains open and displays an 'Action not successfully completed' message, please close the window. Once you have done so, please reply to this message and let me know that you got the 'Action not successfully completed' message. 

[If Automatic Updates is not configured on the user's computer to automatically check for new updates, include the following paragraph]

If the window went away automatically, you can now go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install Windows XP Service Pack 2.

[If Automatic Updates is configured on the user's computer to automatically check for new updates, include the following paragraph]

If the windows went away automatically, Windows XP Service Pack 2 will be automatically downloaded to your computer. Please install it when the computer notifies you that Windows XP Service Pack 2 has been downloaded and is ready to install.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Your IT administrator.

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