Full downloads of Windows XP service Packs required

Posted on 2012-08-18
Last Modified: 2012-08-18
Hi All

I have an old laptop and bringing it back to life.  I've installed Windows XP but windows update doesn't seem to allow XP Service Packs to be updated so I need to obtain the full downloads of SP1a, SP2.  I have managed to find SP3.

I have been to this page but it's not the full download files and when I try the SP1a link it starts to install but then when it tries to pull down additional update files it fails.
Question by:auraorange
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    Just download Service Pack 3. XP SP3 is already having all of the previously-released XP fixes (Including Service Packs), Downloading SP1 & SP2 is not required.
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    Thanks for feedback.

    I have downloaded SP1 & 2 anyway but I will just try SP3 from the off as it's usefull to know I don't need to install all 3 if thats the case
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    Expert Comment

    FYI you DO have to install SP1 before SP3 -- SP3 cannot be installed on an original pre-service-pack version of XP (Build 2600).

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