I had to recover my PC by cloning but lost SP3 for xp pro not SP3 wont install?

  SANAP 17:43 23 Aug 12
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I need to install SP3 after getting my PC restored in a local computer shop but when I tried to install SP3 I get errors and all the suggestions that I tried failed to work!!

Is there a simpler method that I could use? its a dell 9150 with xp pro.

Thanks

sanap

  SANAP 17:44 23 Aug 12

I should add PC was bang up to date before it crashed.

  lotvic 18:04 23 Aug 12

So 'cloning' doesn't even come into the equation.... unless you mean they cloned your hard drive to a different hard drive, but that would be an exact replica of xp and all data, so doesn't explain why you have 'lost' SP3.

I wonder why you took pc to a shop to have xp restored. Did they restore to factory settings? (like it was when you first got it) or did they use a CD/DVD?

If it was still the original Dell XP that was on pc then you could have done that restore yourself by pressing a couple of keys.

Anyway, SP3 you can download an .iso and burn it to CD. The standalone is for all versions of XP, it's a big download 544.9 MB. ClickHere microsoft.com ignore the comment of 'Do not click download if you are updating just one computer'

  SANAP 18:39 23 Aug 12

ok I am doing a few things at the same time and getting my in a twist. The HD disc gave up the ghost ie I could not read to it etc so to all intents and purposes it was a dead HD. The pc actually recovered the data and transferred it to a new HD and to be honest I dont really understand what they did. I wanted all my data back quickly especially emails and that happened. I had to go away and the shop did say they could get SP3 back but it meant another trip to the shop, with the PC or they could do it remotely. I had no time. I am back now and thought of asking on here. I will try your suggestion and sorry for the wrong post.

sanap

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:03 23 Aug 12

What error messages?

Sp3 will only install if XP sp1 is installed first

  SANAP 23:18 23 Aug 12

The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. [Error number: 0x8007043B

I tried all the suggestions but none worked. I am going to tryt the iso route tomoro. Unless...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:13 24 Aug 12

Ok so its a windows update download problem rather than an SP3 problem

Click Start > Run and type

net.exe stop wuauserv

Press Ok.

Repeat for the following:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll

regsvr32 wups.dll

regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

regsvr32 wucltui.dll

regsvr32 msxml3.dll

regsvr32 atl.dll

net.exe start wuauserv

Then reftry to download

  SANAP 16:53 24 Aug 12

The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. [Error number: 0x8007043B

I tried all the suggestions but none worked. I am going to tryt the iso route tomoro. Unless...

  lotvic 17:47 24 Aug 12

Unless.... today you try Fruit Bat's instructions to re-register the files to fix the Windows Update hitch, which should make pc able to display the update page.

Good idea to still download the .iso and burn to cd (imgBurn is free) then you will have SP3 on CD should you need it.

  T0SH 19:10 24 Aug 12

I think the Windows XP update site limitations on service pack version may well be the cause of your problem

As a workarround you can get the updates manually from this site

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/#.UDfCNhK0spU

Cheers HC

  SANAP 22:17 24 Aug 12

well can I say but wow to fruit bat, did as instructed and then downloaded sp3 etc etc. I have never seen so many updates, restart, restart and on it went. Now bang up to date and working nicely.

So thanks all and fruit bat. I have that ISO as well.

delighted

sanap

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