Updating from windows xp sp 1 to sp 2

04-May-2017 10:16

Being your OEM disc has SP2 the updates will only download what you need.JB Be prepared for "a long winter's nap" while you do the updates!!! Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), due in the second quarter of 2008, will be the final XP service pack , according to Microsoft.It can't come a moment too soon: XP SP2 (see my review) shipped over three years ago at this writing, and the company has since shipped hundreds of hot-fixes for the OS, giving users a painful updating experience, with multiple reboots.The company recommends installing SP2 first as well, though that is not required.

However, the specific way you go about accessing the area in Control Panel where you can view the service pack you have installed depends on which operating system you have.

Both machines passed the Microsoft Genuine Validation.

I determined what drivers I needed and had them downloaded prior to the install.

I've been asked to update some computers running Windows XP (without any service packs) to Windows XP SP3.

The computers don't have an internet connection (only a small intranet) and have never been updated since first install.

However, the specific way you go about accessing the area in Control Panel where you can view the service pack you have installed depends on which operating system you have.

Both machines passed the Microsoft Genuine Validation.

I determined what drivers I needed and had them downloaded prior to the install.

I've been asked to update some computers running Windows XP (without any service packs) to Windows XP SP3.

The computers don't have an internet connection (only a small intranet) and have never been updated since first install.

I wiped the drive with Darik's Boot and Nuke and then did the install.