and follow microsoft's recommendation on having sp2 installed prior to applying sp3.
I just built a new computer and so far I've installed a copy of WinXP Home without the service packs. I'm ready to install my drivers. I've downloaded SP2 but not installed it. Do I need to install SP1 before SP2? Do I install SP2 and then my mother board drivers or vice versa? Also I know that SP3 is ready to come out but I read that MS recommends installing SP2 before SP3. Is this correct? Thank you.