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I have windows XP service pack 2. I want toget SP3. Everytime I go to Microsoft Support it tells me "Automatic Update" will do it. How do I set automatic update or howelse can I get it

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  • g_wessely Jul 29, 2010

    I have automatic updates. It installed 78 updates. When I check "winver" it still tells me SP2. How do I get SP3?

  • g_wessely Jul 29, 2010

    Very good, thank you for your help.

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Yes automatic updates can install the latest service pack for your computer which is SP3 , but there's also a manual installation that you can do for that. Simply download the service pack 3 from this link and then run it after downloading an it will install the SP3 for your system without waiting with the automatic updates to do that for you.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/windows-xp-service-pack-3.html

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Please make sure that Automatic Updates are set to the recommended settings then just wait. It will automatically download and install SP3.

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  • g_wessely Jul 28, 2010

    Thank you very much, how do I set Automatic updates?

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    Tudor Valean Jul 29, 2010

    Go to Control Panel -> Automatic Updates. There you will be able to set the settings to "Recommended".

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    Tudor Valean Jul 29, 2010

    Then please rate my answer as "Very Helpful".

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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.
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

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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

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07159&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1127351&rule=24868&lang=en#

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you can down load SP3 from Microsoft web site free and just run it over SP2.
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