Trying to Install XP SP1 without web

Toshiba Satellite a215-s7437 notebook
January 31, 2011 at 08:22:03
Specs: Windows xp professional
im trying to install service pack 1 with no web connection

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January 31, 2011 at 09:11:33
Download SP1 on a different computer and burn it to a CD or DVD or copy it to some other media (flash drive) compatible with your computer.

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January 31, 2011 at 11:11:45
Why don't you go straight to SP3? Download it, copy to a CD or jumpdrive, then install.

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January 31, 2011 at 14:52:31
All the regular Microsoft XP CDs that have SP1 updates included that I've seen DO NOT have SP1 printed on the CD, but the volume labels - the labels you see for the CD in Windows - for CDs with SP1 updates included are different from those with no SP updates at all - you can search using that volume label to determine whether it has SP1 updates or not.

If your XP CD DOES already have SP1 updates , if you have installed Windows, System Information will show you have SP1 updates.
(Start - Run - type: msinfo32 (press Enter) - look on the right hand side on the first page you see)

If you don't have any Windows SP updates in your Windows installation, you have to install SP1 or SP2 updates before you can install SP3 updates.

If you're making yourself a "slipstreamed" CD, if you don't have any SP updates on your Windows CD, you can integrate SP3 updates into the "slipstreamed" CD's contents without having to integrate SP1 or SP2 updates into it's contents first.

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February 1, 2011 at 18:00:01
i downloade it to an external hard drive is that wrong because its still not working and telling me to ask microsoft for an install without web connection

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February 1, 2011 at 20:39:05
Why are you trying to do this without a web connection ?

I wouldn't even use a computer these days if I didn't have a web connection.

Did you look in System Information to see whether or not you already have SP1 updates ?

There may be more than one type of SP1 updates download. You need the one that is a larger standalone installation file, not a smaller one that merely starts the process to get the SP1 updates from the Microsoft web site. There may also be a download that you can make a SP1 updates CD with - in that case, you need to use a burning program to make a CD from the file - you can't just click on that file to get SP1 updates to load. .

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