Service Pack

A service pack (in short SP) is a collection of updates, fixes, or enhancements to a software program delivered in the form of a single installable package. Companies often release a service pack when the number of individual patches to a given program reaches a certain (arbitrary) limit. Installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing many individual patches, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network.

Service packs are usually numbered, and thus shortly referred to as SP1, SP2, SP3 etc. They may also bring, besides bug fixes, entirely new features, as is the case of SP2 of Windows XP.

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Service Pack - Impact On Installation of Additional Software Components
... Application service packs replace existing files with updated versions that typically fix bugs or close security holes ... and deployment methods, it may then be necessary to manually reinstall the service pack after each such change to the software ... This was, for example, necessary for Windows NT service packs however, from Windows 2000 onwards, Microsoft redirected setup programs to use updated service pack files instead of files from original installation ...
Corrective Service Diskette
... Corrective Service Diskette refers to an update to a computer program ... CSDVersion is retained in Microsoft Windows to record the Service Pack level ... NTCurrentVersionCSDVersion" has a value of "Service Pack 3" when Service Pack 3 for Windows XP is installed ...
Strike Fighters 2 - Related Games That Were Developed From The Strike Fighters Engine
... Set during the Vietnam War and released to the Strike Fighters Service Pack 3 standard which added further improvements including Aircraft Carrier operations ... Cold War conflict between NATO and the USSR and released to Strike Fighters Service Pack 4 standards First Eagles The Great War 1918 (2006) Set in the World War I era and released to Service Pack 4 standards ... First Eagles Expansion Pack 1 (2007) Adds new planes and campaigns to First Eagles ...
Microsoft Office Document Imaging - Changes Since Office 2003 Service Pack 3
... In Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft removed the file association for.TIF and.TIFF file extensions with Microsoft Office Document Imaging as part of the Service Pack's ... also affects the setup tree, which no longer shows the MODI Help, OCR, or Indexing Service Filter nodes on the Tools menu ...
Development Of Windows 7 - Service Packs - Service Pack 1 Beta
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