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Getting service packs and updates after reinstallation

by 1Chris / April 15, 2012 8:28 AM PDT

I just reinstalled XP Pro and tried to download SP3 from MS site. It said I had to have IE 5 or higher. I downloaded IE 8 and it starts to extract and "The procedure entry pointSHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll".
I download IE 7 and "This installation does not support your operating system's current Service Pack version". Huh?

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Seems like a runaround
by 1Chris / April 15, 2012 8:56 AM PDT

I just checked the version of IE that's already on here - 6.0. The main section of MS site says support will end April 8 2014. Another section said it ended 2 years ago. I see tons of links to get SP 3 and then it just mentions it. This is getting very weird.

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You're confusing
by Jimmy Greystone / April 15, 2012 11:58 AM PDT

You're confusing two different things. Support for a particular version of Windows refers to technical support, not that a service pack will suddenly stop installing.

Considering you need SP1 or SP2 to install SP3, it would be kind of stupid for Microsoft to make the service packs somehow stop working.

Download SP2, install that, then install SP3, after which you can get the subsequent updates. Personally, I would suggest going for the "network professionals" version for both, and then google making a slipstreamed install CD. Save yourself the hassle next time around. At the very least, you can put a copy of SP2 and SP3 on a CD or flash drive or something. Because after you download SP2 and SP3, your system will have been exposed to the Internet for long enough that it's likely to have been compromised and have malware. So you'll probably want to reinstall again, and this time you'll have SP2 and SP3 which can be installed without need of an Internet connection. So you have at least that minimum baseline to buy you some additional time in getting the rest of the updates.

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