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Need SP2 for XP Home


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adqjohn

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Howdy geeks, I just did a full re-install of XP Home on my sisters computer. CD was original Home with no Service Packs. The machine is not online and I want to download SP2 on my Vista laptop and transfer it to the XP tower. Problem is, I can't find a place to grab it, without going thru "Windows Update". Seems like I have it on a thumb drive at home but I am 1000 miles from Alaska rite now.

Would someone straighten me out here. I'm just going in too many directions while on "vacation" haha. A quick link would make my day.

Mucho grasseous.

JR
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wannabe1

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Hello adqjohn...

There's another Service Pack available now and it should include SP2. Try installing SP3 first, if it refuses, then install SP2 followed by SP3.

Service Pack 2

Service Pack 3

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adqjohn

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Thanx wannabe1.

I hadn't had a chance to check out SP3 yet and it looks like it has all previous stuff in it so I will go ahead and snatch it. I had seen these downloads at MS, but the part about "This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network", kinda threw me. What is the difference between this one and the one you get for a single computer through Win Update??

Once again I "wanna" say, it's great to have you guys and gals out there.
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The difference in SP versions you acquire via Windows Update and the versions for multiple deployment is simply that the version for IT Professionals is larger as it has to address many possible configurations. The Windows Update version is a more slimmed down version, tailored a little more for your desktop environment.

I usually recommend downloading the IT version if the original install disk does not include it. Saves a lot of download time to have this burned to a cd and stored with the XP installation cd.
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Gotcha!! It's on my usb rite now and I'm gonna burn to a CD when I get home.

Thanx for the help.
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