How can I upgrade my Windows XP service pack 1 machine to service pack 2?

by on August 6, 2009

Q: I had to reinstall Windows XP service pack 1 on my son’s computer. It’s a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3 and about 5 years old. Our Internet service is a Sprint card that only works with service pack 2 or higher. How can I install service pack 2 on that old computer without being able to get online? Can I somehow burn it to a disk on my other computer? It is also a Dell but is new and has Windows Vista.


One Response to “How can I upgrade my Windows XP service pack 1 machine to service pack 2?”
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    You can download the complete Windows XP Service Pack 3 (which includes all the updates from service pack 2) from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details.aspx?familyid=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

    This version of the update can be downloaded on your other machine and burned to a CD, or put on a USB drive.