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XP recovery disk


mnopq

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I have an old desktop running XP home and it is running slow, so I intend to re-install the operating system. I have the original recovery disk, which pre-dates service pack one. If I use that disk do I need to just install SP3 (plus later fixes) or do I need to install SP1 and SP2 as well.

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mgmcc

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According to this Microsoft page the full SP3 installation file incorporates all previous updates. Therefore you don't need to install SP1 or SP2 first.

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rawprawn

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This link will allow you to download XP SP3, you will of course need your registration code XP SP3

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buteman

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I had to install SP1 first then SP3 so maybe things have changed.

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mnopq

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Thanks - fully answers the question

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robin_x

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I thought it was SP1 then SP3 too. No biggie.

There is another SP3 version for 'Network Admins'

I had to use it since the standalone version (above) did not install on my PC. Just in case.

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