XP SP2 download where is it

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jraquel

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I have been looking for the download of XP SP2 but keep going in circles. It tells me there is a smaller version to download than the one for the IT network. Anyone know where to get it? The update site for MS is where I have been looking but not any luck.

I am using XP Pro,

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actually the full network version is the one you really want to install. Just go to the link that Doublehelix has and go for it. You will have less problems.
 

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Thanks guys. But one thing I noticed right off after installing the SP2, the computer is extremely slow and my mouse plugged into the USB port will not work. This is on a Gateway laptop. Any suggestions on why these two problems are there?

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Have you gone into Device Manager and made sure your driver for the mouse is still there?
 

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Thanks Guys,

I have the mouse and printer working now, but I might need to remove SP2. It takes 15 minutes for the computer to start up and everything seems to be resetting itself and I am having to redefine stuff like my wireless card, etc. Not just once but several times already.

Is there a way to remove SP2?
 

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I removed XP SP2 and now since I have increased my ram, the SP2 will not let me use the website to reinstall it. Any suggestions.

My firewall is off.

I get a message that this page can not open. It, the page, will open on my other computer, so I know it is not a problem with the web site, but something the site does not like about my laptop since I unistalled SP2 and want to reinstall it.

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I finally got it to let me download SP2. This time I did it right I think. I had to delete all the updates from my computer before it would let me get SP2. There was a pile left from something when I tried to get [email protected] earlier this morning. Thanks for the help.
 
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Are you trying to install or run SP2 installation from the download site?

Or have you downloaded it and are or have run the install program from your computer?
 

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I installed it from the download site. I tried to use the one where it is for the network, first and I did not notice there was a warning in the middle of the page saying do not use this version for a single computer but go here for a single computer. So I went there after I finally got all of the network version of SP2 off my computer. It took a long time to do all it wanted to do, like installed all the latest updates and then check the computer again for uninstalled updates and finally said I needed SP2 and it went ahead and installed correctly or so it seems. It is not running any slower than it was before I put SP2 on it, fairly fast.
 
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For future readers . . you can safely ignore the "warning" . . the full download of SP2 will often install with fewer problems than the Windows Update version
 
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