SP1 or latest service pack

  knobbler 16:28 16 Nov 2008

I've just got my mums computer out of storage for her after a long time! It doesn't have any of the XP service packs installed. Can I install the latest one or do I need to start from SP1 and work my way up to the latest?


  MAT ALAN 16:36 16 Nov 2008

To install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), either Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) must already be installed.

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  knobbler 16:39 16 Nov 2008

I've got the SP2 disk but SP1 isn't installed. Do you think that SP1 needs to be installed before I can go any further?

  MAT ALAN 16:42 16 Nov 2008

SP1 OR SP2, so no need for SP1, good luck...

  Fingees 16:42 16 Nov 2008

SP2 contains all that's in SP1

  knobbler 16:45 16 Nov 2008

Thanks - I'll try and make an old woman happy by letting her get on the net. 76 and she can't wait to get online!!!! I just wish she'd learn the technical bit first !! :>))

Thanks for your help....


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