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October 3, 2003 12:26:26 AM

So I am surfing around my new computer when I come across a file folder titled 953e32e14d369ce2f9f2333a1d2a. I open it and find xpsp1hfm and three other folders. The xpsp1hfm is an executable file that I presumes loads SP1 onto the computer. Can I use this on another computer? This is from an XP Home edition, but I want to run it on a XP Professional.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by pata on 10/02/03 08:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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October 5, 2003 12:13:30 AM

why not just download sp1 to make sure?

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October 5, 2003 3:16:50 PM

The XP i want to run it on is not really what one might term as ligit.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by pata on 10/05/03 11:18 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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October 5, 2003 4:50:34 PM

The file I have to upgrade WinXP to SP1 is xpsp1_en_x86.exe; plus, the file size for the full version of SP1 (not SP1a) is 137MB. The network version of <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servic..." target="_new">SP1a</A> is 125MB.

These files sizes are a sure clue that you aren't looking at a service pack file, of either version.

Xpsp1hfm.exe file is a hotfix migration tool.

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=328848" target="_new">Description of Dual-Mode Hotfix Packages for Windows XP</A>

Here's the executable file that allows Windows to be upgraded to SP1a by getting the files from the 'Net:

<A HREF="http://download.com.com/3000-2098-10147920.html" target="_new">Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a)</A>

You'll need to change the product key and set up the OS as being activated before SP1 or SP1a can be installed without problems, if the version of WinXP you have is hacked, or the corporate edition. That's assuming that you need the service pack, and in most situations, IMHO ... you don't.

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October 5, 2003 7:42:17 PM

if ur win xp is corp edition (the one you dont have to activate online or by phone) then check this out <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/software/modules.php?nam..." target="_new">http://forumz.tomshardware.com/software/modules.php?nam...;/A> I posted it a long while ago so check at the end of the whole thread for an updated link to download xpkey.exe, or simply do a google search

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