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    I know this may be kind of off-the-wall (I'm good at that)..... But for our home users, we're providing CDs for installing the latest RPC patches on Windows 2000 and XP (i.e. KB824146). I can find the current patch files in the registry, but is there a way I can determine if a patch is newer than the one we're going to install (of course, it SHOULDN'T be, theoretically )? We wouldn't want to slap on an OLD patch if the current is newer. Suggestions?

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    Re: Checking for newer/older patches

    I just made a similar project. I know the patch install makes registry entries:

    "Not Sure KB824146 & KB823980 Are Installed On Your PC?

    Apart from a quick check in the Add/Remove panel to see if KB824146 and KB823980 are listed. You could always take a peek in the registry and if you have the following registry key, it is installed:

    Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Wind ows XP\SP2\KB824146

    You should also have the other security patch installed:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Wind ows XP\SP2\KB823980"

    But I am under the impression that the newest patch is the one that is needed.