I ran Recovery disk on my old Toshiba A105 laptop the other day. Windows xp media center addition, 2002, service pack 2.
It will not go online. I had set it to automatically detect the network connection settings. Those look okay, although, admittedly, if something were wrong I may not be able to detect it. SSL2, SSL3 and TLS1 are all checked. Searching for a solution, I found a reference to needing service packs 2/3. Although it states in System Properties "service Pack 2", that s.p. is not listed in add/remove programs, like it and s.p. 3 used to be.
I know very little about computers. Do you folks concur that i.e. will not work at all without those service packs? I see that service packs are available on cd/dvd from ebay. Is that the best way to get what I need? With xp, might I just as well light money on fire and watch it burn, (since there is no more support anyway)?
Any other ideas? Any and all suggestions will be most appreciated.