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Installing SP2 For a computer with no internet

by Ski_rus12 / April 24, 2008 12:29 PM PDT

This Is a pretty simple question

My Old computer is not connected to the internet and is running XP home with NO Service packs. I want to install SP2 but I cannot use windows update because it is not connected to the internet. I have installed a uxtheme patch so would that make problems when upgrading? Somewhere there must be a file that I can download, burn to CD or thumb drive, transfer and Install.

I have found this but it says it is a Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers. Can I still use it?

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by Jimmy Greystone / April 24, 2008 12:44 PM PDT

Yes, that will work, but SP3 is mere days away from release, so there's no point in downloading SP2. Just wait a few more days. I think it's set to hit manual download sites on Microsoft's website on Monday or Tuesday, and then be on Windows Update a few days to a week after that.

Odds are, there will also be free CDs you can order from Microsoft with SP3 on it by the end of the month.

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Given the uxtheme I'd be prepared for a meltdown.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2008 12:47 PM PDT

I can't count how many times I've seen that wipe out.

Why do this?

-> Use the Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers.

Sorry but I must decline telling you why you use that or answer yes if you ask if you could use it.

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by Ski_rus12 / April 24, 2008 4:15 PM PDT

With the UXTheme meltdown thing are you being sarcastic or or telling the truth because I can't find anything about it on google?

And the last bit was a bit confusing. Are you saying I can use the one for IT Professionals and Developers?

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Yes I'm telling you yes to use that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2008 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Really?

Or order the CD. As to UXTHEME, themed XPs tend to crash and burn. Or rather they tend to show up more often at repair counters.

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Ok thanks
by Ski_rus12 / April 25, 2008 3:09 PM PDT

I don't use custom themes now anyway

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Re: Installing SP2 For a computer with no internet
by Tufenuf / April 24, 2008 11:05 PM PDT
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Yea. I looked it but postage was about $17 AU.
by Ski_rus12 / April 25, 2008 12:10 AM PDT

That is about $16 USD

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