Can i upgrade to sp3 without upgrading to sp2?

  bob dob 09:22 AM 31 Jul 11
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Hi, please can someone tell me do i need to install sp2 on an xp os before installing sp3?

  Secret-Squirrel 09:33 AM 31 Jul 11

SP3 for XP is not a cumulative update so you will need to install SP2 first.

  sunnystaines 09:34 AM 31 Jul 11

i recently reinstalled xp and let ms updates do the updating never saw sp2 mentioned just sp3 and loads of small updates

  onthelimit1 09:37 AM 31 Jul 11

Yes you can, but you must have SP1.

  Secret-Squirrel 09:43 AM 31 Jul 11

Apologies, onthelimit1 is of course correct as SP1 is a valid requirement for SP3.

See HERE.

  bob dob 09:51 AM 31 Jul 11

Thank you all, i'll probably take the safest bet and do sp2 first. (Yes, sp1 was on it already thank you) Can i ask are all service packs for xp the same service packs for xp pro etc?

  Algerian peter 10:14 AM 31 Jul 11

bob dob

Yes you can. I recently formated and reinstalled xp1 and microsoft through the updates brought me bang uptodate with SP3.

  bob dob 10:29 AM 31 Jul 11

Thank you all.

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