digip Posted May 25, 2008 Share Posted May 25, 2008 So, lets say your machine died, and you still have a copy of XP Pro (or whatever version you have) prior to any service packs. I have a SP2 cd and now the SP3 one as well, but as I remember with SP2, you didn't need SP1 installed in order to install SP2, but I could be wrong. Just went to try and install XP SP3 (From their ISO Downlaod) and noticed something interesting. It is supposed to be a culmination of all service packs and patches up to SP3, but if you try to install it on a machine that is just XP (with no service packs) it tells you it can not install unless you have SP1 installed. Kind of defeats the purpose of downloading a service pack that supercedes all other service packs, if you still need to have the others installed first. I wanted to install SP3 from the Windows Update, but it wasnt listed on their site. Only SP2, then if I deny SP2, the only other options are for SP1. Anyone recently install SP2 on their machine? I want to know if you needed to have SP1 installed first to get SP2 installed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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