I'm re-installing an upgrade version of XP Home SP1 onto a new HDD. Automatic updates is not working & I'm trying to update the SPs. I've experienced problems trying to download SP1a, the minimum for SP3, & it won't connect to the server. I've tried SP2 & had similar problems with that. I've now managed to download SP3 as a file for manual install & its buzzzing away installing now.
My question is: Is it possible to copy the updates from a fully updated version of XP Home on 1 PC & copy them across into the equivalent folders in Windows on the PC I'm trying to upgrade?