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Keeps asking for service pack-2 words-2000

  • Windows XP
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July 1, 2010 3:03:19 PM

trying install words2000, is asks for the key which is enterd but keeps asking for the SP2CD, this lap top has SP2 on it. what is a way around it.TKS

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July 1, 2010 9:32:35 PM

You can download and expand the files in the Service Pack.

Download SP2 and save it to the root of your C:\ drive from

Then click on Start - Run, in the dialog that opens type in "C:\WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe -x" minus the quotes.

It will ask you where to extract the files, put in C:\SP2

After this runs, all the files will be in the C:\SP2 directory, I think in a subfolder called i386. When Word asks for the SP2 files, point it to that directory.

As a side to this, you want to make sure your PC is updated to SP3 plus all of the other updates. After this is setup, head over to Microsoft and download and install Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. Then click on Start, in that menu you should see either Microsoft Updates, or Windows Update, something like that. Run it and follow all the prompts to install all the patches.
July 8, 2010 8:08:15 AM

Thanks for that Ill give it a try.