XP recovery disk

  mnopq 16:23 04 Nov 2011

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.

  mgmcc 16:32 04 Nov 2011

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.

  rawprawn 16:32 04 Nov 2011

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

  birdface 16:36 04 Nov 2011

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

  mnopq 17:14 04 Nov 2011

Thanks - fully answers the question

  robin_x 20:04 04 Nov 2011

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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