Just a few weeks ago we got a refurb XP laptop with "just XP". I hooked up the ethernet and by the next day it had installed 200+ updates and more and was then at XP SP3 without using any CD.
Your statement confuses me. Why can't we update to SP3?
Also, we can't plug in that stick and expect it to work. We must install the required service pack, drivers and then it might work.
when plugging in a device wireless adapter or data stick I get themessage UNKNOWN device
I had reloaded the operating system back in Feb. of this year 2011 and went fine and also no errors and the usb data stick worke.
I would rebuild the operating system but you cannot get the updates and I don't have cd's to catch up to sp3.
any way to do a repair from the install CD?
right now I am trying to use a wireless usb adapter and it shows unknown device and this is from Belkin.