Thread: xp service pack
November 19th, 2011, 12:24 PM #1
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xp service pack
I have a compaq presario 5446ea .windows xp home.
It was updated service pack3.Internet explorer 8.
A complete factory restore was done (no back up? )
The system is now windows xp home 2002.Internet explorer 6
I can not update to service pack3 through microsoft updates. Ican not get service pack 1 to start.
Can I buy sevice pack updates on cd? Any suggestions.Thanks
I still have limited internet.
November 19th, 2011, 12:58 PM #2
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I'd have to look, but I'm sure you can find it.
Only service pack 3 will work with Windows update, as of about 6month ago.
You have to down load the first 4 service pack manually, and install them manually to get back in business.
Yes I said 4, because there is a 1a, as I recall.
I down loaded them, from MS and burned them to disk, so I don't have to look for it anymore.
Just google it, or go to MS and search, I know it only took me a few minutes to find it
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November 19th, 2011, 01:10 PM #3
I checked my down load, and apparently it is 1a, 2, and 3.
1 Must be the original.
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November 21st, 2011, 03:01 PM #4
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I'm with Stroyal, that's the best way to keep your service packs up to date. Don't try to order a CD or anything online, I've heard there are scams like that! The best way - the fastest and often the most efficient - is through manually downloading them via the website.
Did you know some people have trouble using the Automatic Updater? So for sure become familiar with using the site for all failed updates not just service packs. It won't be the first time something won't download or install (or partially install for that matter). However, the problem is very common with service packs.
There are 3rd party modified service packs (the service pack but with other updates tagged on) but I'd just use the MS site if I were you.“Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.” ― Cryptonomicon
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