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Windows update keeps downloading the same update 89846. Also I can't download xp service pack 2. I bought a Zune and it needs sp2

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  • smckeno Apr 07, 2008

    I think I tried this one yesterday. I'll try sp3 again though. The problem is my downloads don't kick in after I restart or in the case of sp2 (and sp3) they don't complete. I had sp2 like a year ago, then deleted it after it messed up my media center tv viewing.

  • smckeno Apr 08, 2008

    Sp3 did not work. I got setup error.

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I have a Gateway computer desktop I rebooted it to factory settings running service pack 2 Windows XP no computer will not update from Windows Update site or download anything


Since April 2014 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP and that means no more updates for Windows.
You still can get from Microsoft's websites some of the updates and pacthes but you should look for specific files. As there are about 150 updates, I have way to help you giving the listing and anyway it would be some enless job to do. Maybe your best option should be to get Windows XP SP3 with all latest updates at some forum.
Anyway, keeping legal, if you reinstalled XP SP2 you should download and install SP3
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT...

Windows Update still migth be usefult to get updates for MS Office 2007 and upwards, Windows Defender, etc..

You should forget about using Internet Explorer 8, it is obsolete by now and no way to update it. IE9 won't run on XP. So, far best option is Firefox

Elige el navegador independiente

Jun 12, 2015 | Gateway PC Desktops

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What Does It Mean When Support for My Operating System Ends?


Microsoft Support for Windows Vista (with no service packs installed) ended on April 13, 2010, while support for Windows XP (without Service Pack 3 installed) ended on July 13, 2010. Windows 2000 support ended on July 13, 2010 as well.
There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
If you are still running a version of Windows where support has ended, it means that version of Windows will no longer receive any updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update site. These updates are generally provided for security reasons to help protect the PC from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also provides new drivers for your hardware that can improve the reliability of Windows.
Hackers love to take a security vulnerability in Windows and exploit it to their advantage. So, if a vulnerability is found in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are not running the latest service pack, you will not be protected and will be at risk.

How Can I Tell What Service Pack is Installed?
Follow these steps to discover what Service Pack is installed:
1) Click on the Start Button
2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)
3) Click on Properties
On this window, it should tell you which version of Windows along with which service pack is installed). It should also tell you whether you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Where can I download the latest Service Pack for Windows?
For Windows XP, click on the following link to download Service Pack 3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 download, click below :-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4

For Windows Vista, click on the following link to download Service Pack 2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Learn-how-to-install-Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

on Oct 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My windows has a update and it wont expect it it keeps saying error 80070002 and the update i need to do is KB936330 which is window vista service pk. and i have tried in the microsoft and it wont let me....


You could try to download the "Service Pack for IT Professionals" - as this is the full package, and doesn't require Windows Update. You need to install SP1 before SP2.

SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=30
SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16468

Jul 26, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have change my ops from vista to windows xp pro i cant not fine the drivers for vista ml3108b note book can you help me pls. thanks


Hello no1sugard, go to this "Website," and "Download the Updates" for Windows XP
(Service Pack 3)."
  • First make sure that you have [SP1 and SP2] already installed in your Computer?
  • To {check} which "Service Pack" you have already?
  • If not?
  • Then you must "Download SP1 and SP2 first!"
  • Open "the Computer Properties," by [Alt / Right] clicking on the Computer in the 'shortcut menu' of the "Start Menu."
If this information helped? Return and give a "Helpful Rating," please!
Thanks, paul7of9
Click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

Feb 21, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Refurbished EMA...

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I lost my restore and internet


Microsoft issued Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3 for XP to patch (and "improve") the OS. The list of patches and downloads for XP are here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/resultsForProduct.aspx?displaylang=en&ProductID=4c937a02-bae0-4317-a1a9-0c56cd979d05

You needed to install the service packs to continue accessing Microsoft's updates for your computer. Microsoft assumes you don't want to lose this data. You could get rid of the problem by reinstalling the entire OS from your current disc (if you have a full version, if you have an update version of XP you'll need the OS disc for Win95, Win98, WinMe or Win2K). Start with formatting the hard disc. However, you will lose the ability to contact MS for updates with Windows Update until you manually download and install the Service Packs (including SP3).

Alternatively you can build a new recovery disc for your current XP version, if you take the IT versions of the service packs. This takes several steps - first you need to copy all the files from the CD to a hard disc. Then you need to slipstream in the service packs. Then get the boot image files from the CD and create a new .iso with all of the files. For SP2, http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp has more information on the details.

If you want to add the SP3, you need to add the following set of steps:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/xpsp3_slipstream.asp

I hope you can get your machine to function.

Cindy Wells
(if you have information that you want to save, you may want to try using a LiveCD with Unix with an external drive (optical or hard disc formatted as a FAT 32 drive) attached.)


May 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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Hi,I reinstalled OS XP Home and did service pack 3,I'm trying to set up wirelessly at home to Modem and I was told I need XP Service pack 2 (because of wireless connection Wizard) I dont want to uninstall...


First... you need to check if you have instaled SP2, on Start/Control Panel/Add or Remove programs; here select "Show updates"..
If you don't have SP2 installed, here you have the link : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en . 
Download and  install.

Mar 13, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Integrate SP2 in WinXP CD


Step 1 
Create 3 folders - C:\WINXPSP2 C:\SP2 and C:\XPBOOT 
Step 2 
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP2
Step 3 
You will have to download the SP2 Update, which is 250MB.  Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP2.EXE  Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:  C:\XP-SP2.EXE -U -X:C:\SP2
Step 4 
Open Start/Run... and type the command:  C:\SP1106\update\update.exe -s:C:\WINXPSP1 
Click OK 
Folder C:\WINXPSP2contains: Windows XP SP2


How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable 
Step 1 
Download xpboot.zip  Code:  Code:  http://thro.port5.com/xpboot.zip 
( no download manager !! ) 
Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 2 
Start Nero - Burning Rom.  Select File > New... from the menu.  1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)  2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data  3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation  4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0  5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4  6.) Press the Browse... button 


Step 3 
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:  Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 4 
Click ISO tab  Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)  Set Format to Mode 1  Set Character Set to ISO 9660  Check all Relax ISO Restrictions 



Step 5 
Click Label Tab  Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.  Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN 
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN  * For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN 
Step 6 
Click Burn tab  Check Write  Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)  Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once 
Press New button 
Step 7 
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP2  Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.  Click the Write CD Dialog button. 
Press Write 
You're done. 

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Pci device driver issu intel d945gcnl desktop board


plz try by reloading the sound driver from *********** board cd,plz post your findings

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Windows xp updates


Download from this link service pack 3

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I am having trouble downloading windows live messenger on windows 2000 can you help me


windows live messenger will only install to a os that has sp2 or higher.you need to install/update to service pack 2(sp2).
if you cant find sp2 download I can send it to you in email attachment.you need to install sp2 and restart pc before you can install live messenger.if you want live messenger i have also.if you want email me at tat24me@yahoo.co.uk

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