need to download SP1 or 2 and 3 for windows xp

Posted on 2012-08-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
hi experts,

 I have windows xp running on vmware workstation and I need to make sure it has SP3 in order for me to install some older software I need. right now it has no service pack and when I try to run windows updates it fails. What is the best method to get it up to SP3?
Question by:frankbustos
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    First of all, you can download the stand-alone installer for SP3 from here.  It's cumulative, so you won't need SP1 or 2...
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    You can download them here:

    type "windows xp service pack 2" and "windows xp service pack 3" in the search box to download those.

    Author Comment

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    Once again, please keep in mind that SP3 is cumulative, so you won't need to load SP1 or SP2 prior to installing SP3.  In fact, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP that is configured with either SP1 or SP2 installed.

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