Updates for Windows XP. The updates list is based on HFSLIP Information Site (archived 2014-07-04) and will be further updated with new updates released past that date. Only the newest versions of system components with their updates are listed, e.g. IE 8 instead of IE 6, or WMP 11 instead of WMP 9.
Windows, Internet Explorer, Script, DirectX, MDAC, MSXML, Windows Media and Other lists have been merged into one single list called Updates for Windows 2000. The updates here are supposed to be used all together as a complete package, thus there is no reason to list them separately.
All updates are now initially sorted only by date.
Windows XP/2003 updates applied to Windows 2000 updates no longer have Windows XP logo icons next to their links. They also cannot be hidden via the toggle buttons any more. These updates are now treated equally to regular Windows 2000 updates and are always required.
Microsoft had changed their hotfix URL scheme which broke many existing links. The URLs have been updated, yet you may still encounter errors when trying to download some of the hotfixes. Keep refreshing the page until the hotfix file starts downloading!
326912 (changed the folder from HFSVCPACK_SW1 to HFSVCPACK_SW2)
819249 was missing from the updates list due to a bug!
830394 (changed the folder from HF to HFSVCPACK_SW2)
Removed all updates for IE5, Script 5.1 / 5.6 and DX7 / DX9 Standard. These versions are outdated! It is strongly recommended to use IE6, Script 5.7 and DX9 Gaming instead.
Removed the whole Microsoft Update section. Windows 2000's lifecycle ended in July 2010 and Microsoft has not released any official updates through Windows Update since then. Thus, once all the available updates and hotfixes have been slipstreamed, WU itself is no longer required and can be safely disabled. 842773 and 890830 have been moved to Windows and Other lists respectively, while the other files have been completely removed.
Windows Media Player and Windows Media Codecs updates lists have been merged into a single list called Windows Media.
Windows Update and Microsoft Update / Office Update lists have been merged into a single list called Microsoft Update.
Microsoft has removed links to ARA updates from its website. For the time being, they should be downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog (works only in Internet Explorer!). Unfortunately, several updates are missing.
Flash Player SWFLASH.CAB. Using IE5 or IE6 to browse the Internet is unsafe! It is recommended to avoid IE and use an alternative browser instead. Therefore, the IE-only Flash Player is no longer required in a typical installation.
Removed all information about Windows Media Player 7. WMP 7 was released after Windows 2000 and has never been part of it. There is no valid reason to use WMP7 today! Either install WMP9 with its updates or stick to WMP 6.4.