I am having trouble loading service packs for a basic level win xp 32-bit.
What's the easiest way? Service pack 2 no longer available, and 3 doesn't install without 2.
I have tried installing 1 several times and get srver time out message.
I'm afraid the Windows XP service pack support dates have all expired.
Perhaps it's time to consider upgrading to Windows7.
To install SP 3, you must have SP 1. You do not need SP 2. Make sure you dfownload SP 1 from MS here
FE - I bow to your superior knowledge (and apologise for my poor typing speed)!
Just a thought. If you really can't get this to work and want to stay with XP, you can get genuine XP SP 3 CDs from ebay (I did, and use them to reinstall XP when necessary).
I found two versions of SP3 when I needed them in days of yore.
I used the Network version since the other one used to hang on install.
(ignore the warning, it's fine on a network of one)
XP SP3 Network
My knowledge isn't that superior where Windows XP is concerned - it's been a long time since I had anything to do with that version of Windows. It's still possible to download the Service Packs apparently.
FE - ah, OK, that's what I thought, as I've been reinstalling for others recently.
SP3 as an iso image from here, http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25129.
Use it to create a cd, it does speed the install time next time, although you do still get more updates afterwards.
Tried sp1, server timed out (for a change).
Tried sp2, it needs .net framework 2 to run. Downloaded it, and sp2 still won't load.
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