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windows xp users
windows xp users

as you know windows xp is nearing the end of it's life cycle, but thousands if not millions of computers still run it. i learned the following the hard way and am telling you this so your life will be easier if you have to reload windows xp.

i had a problem with one of my xp computers and had to completely reload windows. i loaded my disk and then went to the windows update site to get all the updates including the service packs. surprise. you can't access windows update to get the updates. with windows minus the service packs, you cannot get there from here.

it took me a while to figure out what to do. i went to the update site with an up to date, actually windows 7, computer and downloaded all the xp service packs. when you download the service packs you can save rather than run them. i saved them, put them on a disk and moved them to the reloaded machine where i then installed them.

because computers are picky and we never know when we're going to lose the operating system, i suggest you go to the microsoft download site and download the service packs for future use while you can access it....justin case. LOL...

i know some people use other operating systems and may suggest switching. that is fine. this is for people that intend to keep using windows xp or xp pro.
09-05-2012 01:40 PM
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RE: windows xp users
I have an older laptop that runs XP. Or, rather, I had it. I loaned it to a friend and haven't seen it since. If I ever get it back (which I doubt), I'll see what SP it has and all that. But even if I do get it back, I doubt it's life span is worth the effort.

I have several older desktops, though, that I hope to put into one unit and have a computer for ham radio stuff. I'm betting by the time I get to it though, everything on them will be too outdated.

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09-05-2012 03:30 PM
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RE: windows xp users
Thanks Bill... good info and timely reminder.

Is there a direct link you can post that leads to all the XP or XP Pro Service Pack downloads?


EDIT: nevermind... I think I found the link here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

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09-05-2012 03:40 PM
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RE: windows xp users
Thank you, Bill!! Since I used the money I had set aside for a new computer to help purchase the trikes, I need to keep my old XP machine around for a while yet.


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09-06-2012 07:15 AM
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