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April 14, 2013 1:22:48 PM

Hello, I am working on rebuilding my DJ computer, I installed windows XP pro and I am working on programming it. I need to find service pack 1. I located and downloaded Service pack 3 but cannot locate a download for Service pack 1. Can someone please help me locate a genuine windows service pack 1 for XP Pro.

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April 14, 2013 1:28:08 PM

Windows XP Service Pack 3
(SP3) includes all previously
released Windows XP updates,
including security updates and
hotfixes. It also includes select
out-of-band releases, and a small
number of new enhancements,
which do not significantly change
customers’ experience with the
operating system.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...
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April 14, 2013 1:29:04 PM

If you have service pack 3, then you're good to go - it wouldn't install without also installing the previous service packs.
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April 14, 2013 1:31:16 PM

DarkSable said:
If you have service pack 3, then you're good to go - it wouldn't install without also installing the previous service packs.


Thanks for the response! I have service pack 3 burned to a disc and ready to go, but when I go to install it, everything unpacks and prompts me that it needs Service Pack 1 or older to go on.

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April 14, 2013 1:33:35 PM

go to windows update. it will scan your computer for what it needs. better have a legit copy of window though.
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April 14, 2013 1:34:11 PM

patstormchaser123 said:
DarkSable said:
If you have service pack 3, then you're good to go - it wouldn't install without also installing the previous service packs.


Thanks for the response! I have service pack 3 burned to a disc and ready to go, but when I go to install it, everything unpacks and prompts me that it needs Service Pack 1 or older to go on.



Ahh, I gotcha. You're going to have trouble, as XP is no longer supported. That means that you have a couple options; turn to unreliable, probably virus-infected download sites, or try to find a torrent... or try to find someone who HAS xp and see if you can copy the files from them. I'm not sure what the process for that is, or if it can even be done, but it seems like it's the best bet.



swifty_morgan said:
go to windows update. it will scan your computer for what it needs. better have a legit copy of window though.


XP is no longer supported - windows update wouldn't find anything.
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April 14, 2013 1:36:53 PM

swifty_morgan said:
go to windows update. it will scan your computer for what it needs. better have a legit copy of window though.


DarkSable said:
Wait... I managed to find this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id...

That might just do the trick.


The copy of windows the I am using is 100% legit and paid for. I don't steal software.


Thank you very much DarkSable I will give that a try!

I already tried this link, and it was an express version, so what happened was it went to go to the server to get the download, but then had 2 errors and said "Cannot connect to server" I assumed that it was because they disconnected the usage of that download server because of how old the software is.
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April 14, 2013 1:41:15 PM

Of course! I hope that works; if so, it might be worth saving the downloaded files in case someone else is looking for them in the future; there's no guarantee that they'll stay hosted on microsoft's website for much longer.

EDIT: Well shoot. :/ 

Your best bet is probably going to be a torrent, then. I'm not certain what the legality of it is, but if it can't be found anywhere else, and you bought the software and are just looking for an update that was free in the first place...
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April 14, 2013 1:44:05 PM

swifty_morgan said:
thought xp died in 2014?


Support of service pack 3, which he managed to download, does.

The earlier ones have already disappeared long ago.
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April 14, 2013 1:46:32 PM

i found and downloaded sp1a, which i found was required to download and install sp3.

try google, it is your friend.
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April 14, 2013 1:49:17 PM

DarkSable said:
swifty_morgan said:
thought xp died in 2014?


Support of service pack 3, which he managed to download, does.

The earlier ones have already disappeared long ago.


This is kind of disappointing. Fortunately I have a Thumb drive that might have it on there from earlier projects, I need to find it though I lost it haha. But if it is on there I am going to burn them to a CD so I can access them when I need to. Thanks For your help!
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April 14, 2013 1:55:29 PM

patstormchaser123 said:
This is kind of disappointing. Fortunately I have a Thumb drive that might have it on there from earlier projects, I need to find it though I lost it haha. But if it is on there I am going to burn them to a CD so I can access them when I need to. Thanks For your help!


Of course! Dealing with older operating systems can be such a PITA.

Fortunately I was somewhat modernized by force - when I was twelve or thirteen, my dad threw out my seven-year-old computer, and I built a new one using some new parts and some parts he scrounged from work. Unfortunately, it had windows Vista in it - as soon as windows 7 came out, I upgraded and haven't looked back since.

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April 14, 2013 2:10:01 PM

DarkSable said:
patstormchaser123 said:
This is kind of disappointing. Fortunately I have a Thumb drive that might have it on there from earlier projects, I need to find it though I lost it haha. But if it is on there I am going to burn them to a CD so I can access them when I need to. Thanks For your help!


Of course! Dealing with older operating systems can be such a PITA.

Fortunately I was somewhat modernized by force - when I was twelve or thirteen, my dad threw out my seven-year-old computer, and I built a new one using some new parts and some parts he scrounged from work. Unfortunately, it had windows Vista in it - as soon as windows 7 came out, I upgraded and haven't looked back since.



I agree very much! I have 2 Windows 7 computers and one windows Vista. Unfortunately, my favorite operating system is Windows XP it is very fast and I think one of the cleanest operating systems windows has made. I also like how like you can really monitor how your computer is running with windows XP, that you cant with Vista and 7.
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April 14, 2013 2:19:32 PM

patstormchaser123 said:
I agree very much! I have 2 Windows 7 computers and one windows Vista. Unfortunately, my favorite operating system is Windows XP it is very fast and I think one of the cleanest operating systems windows has made. I also like how like you can really monitor how your computer is running with windows XP, that you cant with Vista and 7.


That's true. When gaming, there's no question that windows 7 is the better option, but for work use, it's a dead split for me between XP and linux.

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April 14, 2013 2:34:22 PM

DarkSable said:
patstormchaser123 said:
I agree very much! I have 2 Windows 7 computers and one windows Vista. Unfortunately, my favorite operating system is Windows XP it is very fast and I think one of the cleanest operating systems windows has made. I also like how like you can really monitor how your computer is running with windows XP, that you cant with Vista and 7.


That's true. When gaming, there's no question that windows 7 is the better option, but for work use, it's a dead split for me between XP and linux.



@Das_Stig thank you very much for the response that helped very much!

@DarkSable I have used Linux on one of my computer except getting drivers for devices. That prompted me to replace that with windows Vista. But I do like the look of Linux very fast setup.
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