Windows XP SP Updating



Bob L.
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version was the
original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the auto update and
manually through their website but neither will do anything. The auto update
will not begin and the website shows it is looking to determine what needs to
update but never continues. I'm at a loss because I can't load Office 2003
due to the older version of XP. Any help would be really, and I mean really
appreciated.

Alias
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
"Bob L." <Bob L.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

>I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version was the
> original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the auto update and
> manually through their website but neither will do anything. The auto
> update
> will not begin and the website shows it is looking to determine what needs
> to
> update but never continues. I'm at a loss because I can't load Office
> 2003
> due to the older version of XP. Any help would be really, and I mean
> really
> appreciated.

As a paying customer, you should be p*ssed off that you can't download the
updates due to the fact that MS is not allowing downloads to anyone that
doesn't have SP 1 or 2. There is, however, a way around it. Order the SP CD
from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

Computer stores also carry the CD, for free, if you don't want to wait the
two or three days that it will take to get the CD from MS.

Install it and then you can get the updates that were available after SP 2.

Alias

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Hi Bob,

Download SP2 from here, then install it:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

There is no reason Office2003 would not install on the "gold" version of
WinXP, updating first is not necessary. If you are getting an error message
when you try, what is it?

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Bob L." <Bob L.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7452FA03-236E-470B-9252-FCD580C62881@microsoft.com...
>I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version was the
> original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the auto update and
> manually through their website but neither will do anything. The auto
> update
> will not begin and the website shows it is looking to determine what needs
> to
> update but never continues. I'm at a loss because I can't load Office
> 2003
> due to the older version of XP. Any help would be really, and I mean
> really
> appreciated.

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Regarding windows update problem:-
'Why can't I download updates?'
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

Office 2003 requires Microsoft Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3),
Windows XP, or later as Operating System.You have already Windows XP,
thus no question comes regarding 'old version of XP'

regards,
ssg MS-MVP


Bob L. wrote:

> I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version was the
> original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the auto update and
> manually through their website but neither will do anything. The auto update
> will not begin and the website shows it is looking to determine what needs to
> update but never continues. I'm at a loss because I can't load Office 2003
> due to the older version of XP. Any help would be really, and I mean really
> appreciated.

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
If you still can't download SP2 from Windows Update or,if you cannot use
Automatic Updates or download SP2 via Windows Update, order a CD.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

S.Sengupta wrote:

> Regarding windows update problem:-
> 'Why can't I download updates?'
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
>
> Office 2003 requires Microsoft Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3),
> Windows XP, or later as Operating System.You have already Windows XP,
> thus no question comes regarding 'old version of XP'
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
> Bob L. wrote:
>
>> I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version was
>> the original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the auto
>> update and manually through their website but neither will do
>> anything. The auto update will not begin and the website shows it is
>> looking to determine what needs to update but never continues. I'm at
>> a loss because I can't load Office 2003 due to the older version of
>> XP. Any help would be really, and I mean really appreciated.

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Bob L. wrote:
> I had to recover my HP computer yesterday. The Windows XP version
> was the original, i.e., prior to SP 1 and 2. I've tried to do the
> auto update and manually through their website but neither will do
> anything. The auto update will not begin and the website shows it is
> looking to determine what needs to update but never continues. I'm
> at a loss because I can't load Office 2003 due to the older version
> of XP. Any help would be really, and I mean really appreciated.

This link will get you directly to the SP2 download without having to
navigate any webpages:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=90&p=&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&genscs=&u=http%3a%2f%2fdownload.microsoft.com%2fdownload%2f1%2f6%2f5%2f165b076b-aaa9-443d-84f0-73cf11fdcdf8%2fWindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe

This next link is a listing of all critical post-SP2 updates, with a
direct link to each download:

http://www.kurttrail.com/microscum/postsp2/

Part of Common Sense Computing is taking control of updates on your own
and not relying on Microsoft to do it for you.

http://www.microscum.com/comsense/


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Windows XP SP Updating