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Need Link for XP, sp3 manual download

by bently / December 21, 2008 4:07 AM PST

Posted on another forum couple days ago, no response, so am posting here. I did a search on Google and on CNET forums, did not find answer.

MS windows update site will not allow manual download that I can see.

It wants to download and install. Am I reading this correctly, or will it download and LET me install at my convenience??
MS Instructions says to turn OFF AV before installing and I am not about to turn off AV while internet is turned on.

I am trying to download win XP, sp3, (for single computer, NOT for "IT" version) and it seems that MS does not want that to happen.

I have spent the last hour searching for a MANUAL download of SP3, and not having any luck. Found several ways to get the "IT" version but there is a warning on the site, " NOT for single computers".

I want to have a copy of SP3 for future needs and do not want to DISABLE AV while downloading.
MS site advises to disable AV before installing SP3.

Can anyone give me a link that will let me download SP3 and save to file, for individual computer?



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by Kees Bakker / December 21, 2008 4:22 AM PST

a safe alternative is to download it from Windows update, and disconnect from Internet (just pull out the cable) when the download is ready and it asks you permission to start installing it. Before you do that, disable your antivirus.


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Thanks again Kees....
by bently / December 22, 2008 11:29 PM PST
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Got the download.


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