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XP SP1 download

by Rosie Sis / April 2, 2009 12:55 AM PDT

I have an old computer with XP that has never had the service packs installed. I tried to download SP 3, but cannot install until I have SP 1 or SP 2. I searched for these, but the official websites say neither is available. I am hesitant to try elsewhere. Is there some safe way to download these older SP?

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Something is horribly wrong here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: XP SP1 download

I've installed SP3 on a "XP" machine that didn't have SP1 or SP2. I wonder if you meant it was forcing the udpates to IE 6 and such in order to allow SP3?

In any case just take it online and then use Windows Update.

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by Rosie Sis / April 2, 2009 1:13 AM PDT

I went to Microsoft Update and the message said in order to install SP 3, you must have either Sp 1 or SP 2 already installed. I tried it anyway, but it just sat there for hours doing nothing.

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Here's a trick I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: XP SP 1

I turn on Automatic Updates and let it figure it out.

I didn't reply with where the SP1 download is because you could find that on your own.

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Windows XP SP3 installation
by williamkidd / April 2, 2009 1:40 AM PDT
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