Solved can I remove service pa 1, 2 , etc:

May 8, 2012 at 14:29:49
Specs: Windows XP, intel dual core
xp pro w/ sp 3.5, can I delete all previous sp's and updates safely?

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May 9, 2012 at 07:36:48
the excerpt below is from Microsoft

"In order to install SP3, you must first have Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. These are also available when you have Automatic Updates turned on. For more information about these and other Windows service packs, go to the Service Pack Center".

Sounds like you are running an illegal copy of WinXP.



#1
May 8, 2012 at 15:24:22
You should preserve all updates for the future when MS will no longer offer them on their sites.

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#2
May 8, 2012 at 15:47:02
What is "xp pro w/ sp 3.5"?

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#3
May 9, 2012 at 05:30:18
Got disk from a programmer in Denver area. It was quicker and easier than going through the hassle of making a XP disk

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May 9, 2012 at 07:36:48
✔ Best Answer
the excerpt below is from Microsoft

"In order to install SP3, you must first have Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. These are also available when you have Automatic Updates turned on. For more information about these and other Windows service packs, go to the Service Pack Center".

Sounds like you are running an illegal copy of WinXP.


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#5
May 9, 2012 at 09:41:05
The poster may be referring to .net 3.5 sp. Just a thought.

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#6
May 9, 2012 at 14:39:31
Your copy of XP is not legal, as far as Microsoft is concerned, unless you have the official Microsoft sticker on the outside of the computer case that is for the same version as what was installed - Home, Pro, MCE 200x, or Pro 64 bit - and has the same type of license - OEM, Retail, or Volume, and your installation has not been " hacked" so that supplying a Product Key to Setup is not required.

The following is ONLY about SP updates for Windows itself.

Whether what you installed did or did not come with Windows SPx updates doesn't matter, regarding that.

You NEVER delete anything that has an un-install program for it, which is usually listed in Add or Remove Programs in XP - that can cause you all sorts of problems.
Use the un-install program if there is one.

You can't un-install Windows SPx updates if they were integrated into Windows on the Windows version you intially installed.

You CAN un-install Windows SPx updates that you installed AFTER the Windows version you intially installed was installed, one at a time, the newest version first, if and only if it's listed, in Add or Remove Programs. (You can choose to NOT save the files, that are necessary to have to go back to so you can un-install the SPx updates, while installing them.)

Microsoft does not offer any NEW security or crtical updates for XP (the ones found via an Express search on the Microsoft Update or Windows Update web page on the Microsoft web site) , and Automatic Update won't install them either, unless the SP3 updates have bee installed. Some software requires that the SP3 updates have been installed.


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#7
May 10, 2012 at 08:26:07
no it's not, he burned me a legal disc cause the process was beyond my scope. Thanks for all your responses

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#8
May 10, 2012 at 19:12:56
"no it's not, he burned me a legal disc cause the process was beyond my scope"

If burning a CD is beyond your scope, you probably shouldn't be attempting to "delete all previous sp's and updates".


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#9
May 11, 2012 at 05:18:24
riider, please feel free to research the process to create a XP disc, home, pro, any version, and give it a try. I registered on this site for info, not to be messaged by others who have no proactive input, too much time on their hands or think they are Steve Jobs. Have a nice day.

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#10
May 11, 2012 at 06:38:21
wlan

Had you inquired here on how to create a new updated WinXP CD you would have found it is fairly easy.

NliteOS is one method to use to integrate service packs and possibly SATA controller drivers. If you are capable of burning a disk you should be able to do it. See the link below.

http://www.nliteos.com/


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#11
May 11, 2012 at 09:33:29
thanks othehill, wish I found that site before I went to microsoft site about 6 yrs ago. It looks a lot simpler there. I'm not a techie, just a truck driver . You seem adept with xp and hardware solutions. Can I direct some of my future questions to you . it would be much appreciated.

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#12
May 11, 2012 at 09:50:19
I freuent these board daily. I read all threads on Hardware, XP, 7, 95/98, 2000, & Lounge.

If i think I can help I will respond to your thread. There are other helpful folks here, including riider. If you click on riider in any thread you can see all their responses. That goes for any user on this forum.


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