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Trying to install Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by b11_, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. b11_

    b11_ Flightless Bird

    Trying to install Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer but I can not use windows update
    because the computer never had a modem. What other way can I get a Wxp SP3
    for _one_ computer? I download at a public library then take an external
    drive home.
     
  2. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    b11_ wrote:
    > Trying to install Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer but I can not use
    > windows update because the computer never had a modem. What other way
    > can I get a Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer? I download at a public
    > library then take an external drive home.


    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

    You can use this on any number of computers, even if the number is one.
    ;-)
     
  3. Ǝиçεl

    Ǝиçεl Flightless Bird

    Learn how to install Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3>

    You can also order a CD from Microsoft containing SP3. For more information,
    go to the Microsoft website.
    https://om2.one.microsoft.com/opa/Validation.aspx?StoreID=ce6e3afc-6b25-4f99-8913-3e3453ad966d&LocaleCode=en-us>

    -=-

    "b11_" wrote:

    > Trying to install Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer but I can not use windows update
    > because the computer never had a modem. What other way can I get a Wxp SP3
    > for _one_ computer? I download at a public library then take an external
    > drive home.
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    b11_ wrote:
    > Trying to install Wxp SP3 for _one_ computer but I can not use windows update
    > because the computer never had a modem. What other way can I get a Wxp SP3
    > for _one_ computer? I download at a public library then take an external
    > drive home.


    I don't know if this is going to help you, but there is this.
    I'm finding the concept a little hard to follow, but it looks like
    you use APUP to load up a set of updates, and then use the
    autopatcher executable on the target system, to selectively
    apply the updates. I'm not even sure what you're supposed to
    download from the author's web site. In any case, the actual
    updates will be downloaded from Microsoft, for the ones that
    apply to the OS itself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopatcher

    You would apply your downloaded copy of SP3 first, and then use Autopatcher
    after that. The link Daave gave you, to the network install version
    of SP3, gives you your SP3 base to work from. The autopatcher for
    WinXP, applies on top of SP3.

    Perhaps someone with Autopatcher experience could comment.
    I don't know anything about it, other than that it exists.

    Paul
     

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