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Solved: Can't download Service Pack 3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Orange County Ca, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. Orange County Ca

    Orange County Ca Thread Starter

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    I reformatted and now when I go to MS to get Pack 3 all I can find is the one for the Office/Professional.

    Are they no longer allowing downloads for Home?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Service Pack 3 for what? Windows or Office?
     
  3. Orange County Ca

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    Windows XP Home Edition - sorry
     
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    The link leads me to: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

    I have Home edition. I already tried it anyway to no avail. Thanks for responding I hope you or others can figure this out.
     
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  7. Orange County Ca

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    The open option wanted to take me to the Internet to chose a program to install it. I've never had to do that with MS downloads so I chose save and put in in my Program Files. When I try to open it I'm once again asked to go to the Internet and find a program that can open it.

    I think it needs to be unzipped. Any suggested programs and thoughts as to why its so difficult to install? Thanks in advance.
     
  8. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    the link doublehelix gave you is the correct link
    the link from hermitt is to an ISO that you have to burn to cd using a special program
    Why aren't you usinbg windows update to do the SP3 update. taht way, you will guarantee on getting the correct version & only the files that you need
     
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    Did you format and do a clean install of Windows XP Home Edition original version or SP1 or SP2?

    If you don't know for sure, right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties, then advise us what's listed in the System: section in the "General" tab - exactly as you see it there.

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    The link that DoubleHelix provided you with is the full 316 MB SP3 upgrade which you should download and save and then burn to a CD-R so you'll have it available in the future if you need to do another clean install.

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  10. DoubleHelix

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    The download is for professionals as in people who are professionals. It's not just for Windows XP Professional edition. It's just a link to the full download instead of a file you run which then downloads the update.
     
  11. Orange County Ca

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    I Deleted the previous download of SP 3 from the "Professional" page and will download SP 3 again and we'll see what happens.
     
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    Thanks to all of you.
     
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