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how to upgrade xp sp2 to xp sp3 ???


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#1 nav2684

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:35 AM

Hi, I have currently xp sp2 installed on my pc and I want to upgrade it to xp sp3. Please let me know the safe procedure? Thanks...


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:06 AM

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=90001&t=0&i=2

Double-click on the downloaded file to initiate installation.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:19 AM

Thanks



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:43 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/#entry824914
The link above is to advice and a tutorial, here on Bleeping Computer site -



#5 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:43 AM

Downloading Windows updates from a third party site is not the recommended way. You can get it from Microsoft site directly.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=24

 

 

Edit :

 

Didn't saw the reply by noknojon.


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 17 June 2013 - 02:45 AM.


#6 nav2684

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:39 AM

But why it is important to make a backup all necessary files and documents?? Is xp sp3 risky to download??  



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:14 AM

Hi, Is there any risk in upgrading xp sp2  to xp sp3? Why is it important to make a backup of my files and documents? Is it risky to ugrade?? Plz help me out? Thanks...

 

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:21 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146857/windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3-information/#entry824914

You should have upgraded years ago, but the Bleeping Computer tutorial linked above gives most answers for you

 

This is the M/soft  upgrade link http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=24

 

Please visit M/soft Updates for all the SP3 updates when you finish -


Edited by noknojon, 17 June 2013 - 05:23 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:30 AM

Thanks mate



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:41 AM

Hi

 

Backing up all data is recommended before doing any major software or hardware change to the system. SP3 is a must have it is not any harm. But if for some reason the update failed (hang, freeze or sudden power failure) , you may not be able to boot to the desktop. Situations like that are rare but it is wise to backup the data.

 

If you are a person like me who save all data on a separate partition, you don't have to worry about messing the OS. 


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 17 June 2013 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

No Problem -

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:23 AM

I have all my data in separate hard disk partitions... am I ready to upgrade the sp2 to sp3?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

Hi

 

Yes, proceed with the install. As long as the data are safe, there is nothing to worry.






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