service pack for xp

  el jimbo2 13:29 09 Oct 11


I am having trouble loading service packs for a basic level win xp 32-bit.

What's the easiest way? Service pack 2 no longer available, and 3 doesn't install without 2.

I have tried installing 1 several times and get srver time out message.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:36 09 Oct 11

Sp2 here

  Forum Editor 13:37 09 Oct 11

I'm afraid the Windows XP service pack support dates have all expired.

Perhaps it's time to consider upgrading to Windows7.

  onthelimit1 13:38 09 Oct 11

To install SP 3, you must have SP 1. You do not need SP 2. Make sure you dfownload SP 1 from MS here

  onthelimit1 13:39 09 Oct 11

FE - I bow to your superior knowledge (and apologise for my poor typing speed)!

  onthelimit1 13:42 09 Oct 11

Just a thought. If you really can't get this to work and want to stay with XP, you can get genuine XP SP 3 CDs from ebay (I did, and use them to reinstall XP when necessary).

  robin_x 13:50 09 Oct 11

I found two versions of SP3 when I needed them in days of yore.

I used the Network version since the other one used to hang on install. (ignore the warning, it's fine on a network of one)

XP SP3 Network

  Forum Editor 14:33 09 Oct 11


My knowledge isn't that superior where Windows XP is concerned - it's been a long time since I had anything to do with that version of Windows. It's still possible to download the Service Packs apparently.

  onthelimit1 16:08 09 Oct 11

FE - ah, OK, that's what I thought, as I've been reinstalling for others recently.

  SB23 16:26 09 Oct 11

SP3 as an iso image from here,

Use it to create a cd, it does speed the install time next time, although you do still get more updates afterwards.

  el jimbo2 23:44 09 Oct 11

Tried sp1, server timed out (for a change).

Tried sp2, it needs .net framework 2 to run. Downloaded it, and sp2 still won't load.

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