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xp service pack 1a

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cjesag, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. cjesag

    cjesag Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know where the entire file for XP Service Pack 1a exists? I have tried microsoft's website and can find many links around the web to a 1.9 MB file "sp1aexpress_usa.exe" which is suppose to download the service pack and install it from http://xpSP1.microsoft.com/isapi/pstream3.dll/xp/SP1.USA.1106a/
    However, this webpage does not exist so installation of service pack 1a is impossible
    I had to wipe my hard drive and reinstall XP but what I have now (without SP1a) is worse than what I wiped out.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
    Charlie
     
  2. AtlBo

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    I see what you mean. Looks like MS has made it impossible to use XP with just SP1 any more, unless your installation disk has SP1.

    Are you against installing SP2? It includes SP1 when it is installed if it's not present.

    Link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28
     
  3. cjesag

    cjesag Thread Starter

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    SP2 will be fine. I've been searching in vain for SP1/1a because I didn't have the information that it was already contained in SP2. I'll then put on SP3 so this is great.
    Thank you so much!
     
  4. AtlBo

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    cjesag...

    good plan. Service Pack 3 is being supported by Microsoft through April 8th of next year. It's the only remaining element of XP currently being supported, and it's well worth the add on anyway.

    BTW, having SP3 should get the automatic updates going for you if you haven't received any for a while.
     
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