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A quick question about WinXP SP3


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#1 retinchet

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

Hello everybody,

I have a couple of issues with my installation of SP3, but it can't be uninstalled because 'the file specified cannot be found'. Now I am trying to download WinXP SP3(for a single computer, NOT the " IT" version) and it seems that this particular download is not offered as a standalone version.I found several ways to get the IT version but there is a warning on the site not NOT for single computers? What would happen if I tried to install the IT version over the single computer version I have installed now in an attempt to repair it? If you guys recommend against this, I will just do a repair install with SP2 and update from there. Thanks

Edited by retinchet, 10 April 2011 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:30 AM

The Network Installation is for IT professionals for downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network. The download you want can be found here

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

I was just wondering...what would happen if I installed the IT version on my computer? I read on another site that it shouldn't cause any problems, but I'm too sure about this. What do you say?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

They are both 316MB, I don't believe there would be any difference as far as function goes.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:06 PM

The network install is the only way to download SP3 from the MS website...without using Windows Update. It and the link dc3 provided are the same thing.

I use the network installs to avoid going to Windows Update and to provied myself a desktop-installable version of whatever :).

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Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2011 - 01:07 PM.





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