An addition to the operation system software that provides for extra features, upgrades for additional security protection, and/or upgrades to enhance the performance and efficiency of your machine. Quite often, these Service Packs are required before you can install any type of update or patch to your machine. Often times the installation of new software requires the installation of the most current Service Pack in order for it to operate at its maximum performance.
An update to the Windows NT operating system.
a collection of bug fixes and minor feature enhancements that can be applied at a single instance over the product
a collection of bug fixes, features, and Web releases made since the last general release, captured in a full media set
a collection of Critical Updates and Security Patches which ensure your PC is more stable and secure against Viruses and other attacks
a collection of files that upgrade components in Windows
a collection of fixes for the Operating System
a collection of operating system patches and, in this case, improvements bundled into one installation
a collection of patches and updates that have been combined into a single package for ease of installation
a collection of patches, hotfixes, critical updates, and enhancements released for a specific operating system
a collection of these updates, and sometimes contains updates not available elsewhere
a comprehensive, tested set of fixes and updates used to enhance an existing software solution, whereas an upgrade is a complete software package that replaces an installed version of a product with a newer version of the same product
a comprehensive update to the operating system files
a convenient, all-in-one update that includes the most up-to-date drivers, tools, security enhancements, and other critical updates
a cumulative collection of fixes and updates for a desktop operating system that otherwise would be available as separate downloads
a cumulative set of all updates created for issues found internally since the release of the product
a cumulative set of hotfixes, security patches, critical updates, and updates since the release of the product, including many resolved problems that have not been made available through any other software updates
a free update to a Microsoft software program that contains fixes and enhancements
a major update of a WordPerfect Office version
a major upgrade to the operating system that resolves dozens of functional and security probl
a means by which product updates are distributed
a much bigger deal - an actual kernel upgrade and recompile
an accumulation of known fixes for a specific version of SunSystems, made available to all customers with a valid support contract, as the next iteration of the software
an update that combines several security updates, improvements and other fixes for known issues
an update to a software application that provides fixes and enhancements to the product
an update to a software product that fixes existing problems and may provide product enhancements
a package of security and error fixes for a Microsoft product
a periodic update that corrects problems in one version of a product
a product-specific collection of updates that fix security, program compatibility and system reliability issues
a software program that updates existing software to fix problems and add new features
a software release that fixes bugs and updates a previously released product
a software update containing system enhancements and bug fixes in one installable package
a tested, cumulative set of security and critical updates following an
a way for you to download product and security updates
Software package that performs updates and fixes problems that might inhabit a program or operating system.
A fix to a defect inserted directly into a production environment by a support developer using different types of media.
A large group of updates for an operating system or program, usually to cover security holes and fix flaws and glitches.
A patch to an operating system or server program. See Patch.
A mini upgrade or a fix to Microsoft product.
an update to a customer's software that fixes existing problems and, in some cases, delivers product enhancements. Service packs may include multiple patches that have been tested together.
A cumulative set of all hotfixes created, and fixes for defects found internally since the release of the product. Service packs may also contain a limited number of customer requested design changes or features. Service packs are broadly distributed and therefore tested heavily. The term integrated service pack is used to describe the combination of the product with the service pack into one package.
A service pack is a software update package that might include multiple fixes or patches. For example, Windows NT has several different service packs available for free download which correct errors and extend functionality. Source: TechSoup.org
A tested, cumulative set of all the hotfixes, security updates, critical updates, and updates created to fix defects in a piece of software found internally since the release of the software. Service packs may also contain a limited number of customer-requested design changes or features. For example, Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes important security updates for the Windows XP operating system.
A service pack can be thought of as a package of many patches that are designed to improve a program, especially with regards to security. The most famous service packs are Microsoft's SP1 and SP2 for Windows XP.
A service pack (in short SP) is a collection of updates, fixes and/or enhancements to a software program delivered in the form of a single installable package. Many companies, such as Microsoft or Autodesk, typically release a service pack when the number of individual patches to a given program reaches a certain (arbitrary) limit.A notable exception to this "rule" concerned Windows 98 SE Installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing a high number of patches individually, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network.