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Can i upgrade to sp3 without upgrading to sp2?


bob dob

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Hi, please can someone tell me do i need to install sp2 on an xp os before installing sp3?

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Secret-Squirrel

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

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sunnystaines

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

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onthelimit1

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Yes you can, but you must have SP1.

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Secret-Squirrel

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

See HERE.

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bob dob

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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?

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Algerian peter

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bob dob

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

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bob dob

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Thank you all.

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