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How to download XP service pack 3 past IE security.

by RWutch / January 3, 2013 10:47 PM PST

After loading xp with service pack 2 and upgrading to IE7, was unable to get windows update to work. Learned I had to install xp 3 but can't get it past IE security. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ron

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You can download SP3 from here
by wpgwpg / January 3, 2013 11:16 PM PST
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Problem downloading SP3
by RWutch / January 4, 2013 1:54 AM PST

Thanks for your suggestions. Still having issues:
1. Ran into problem downloading Firefox though found a way past the 'blocked because it does not have a valid sign' issue.
2. Downloaded the SP3 file through Firefox but when opened got 'file is corrupt.'
3. Using the same work around to get Firefox installed, downloaded through IE but when opened got "...not a valid Win32 app.

Any thoughts?

Thanks, Ron

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Sounds like what happens to folk
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 2:01 AM PST

That have other issues or "download accelerators".

The download went fine here so you'll want to try this on another PC. Have a friend get it for you.
Bob

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Thank you!
by RWutch / January 4, 2013 10:03 AM PST

Thank you for your help. Simple but brilliant!

Ron

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