How come I keep getting a message saying I cannot download the Windows XP service packs?

by on February 18, 2013

Q: I have recently used the 8 disc recovery for a friends old HP with XP. I need the service packs which I know I can download them from the internet but the internet they use is dsl and it gets so far and then says it cant download UGH HELP!


One Response to “How come I keep getting a message saying I cannot download the Windows XP service packs?”
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    Hi Ggmh0904,
    I don’t think that this is an issue with your DSL. How many times have you tried to download the Service Pack? The download could fail for a number of reasons. How much free space is available on the hard drive? How big is the service pack file that you’re trying to download? Try to check the Event logs, specifically under Application and System around the time that the failure occurs. This may provide you more insight as to why it is failing. If none of these answer your question let me know and we can look further into this.