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Where do I Download Windows XP SP3 in ISO?


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#1 udem23

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:00 AM

Among many of us i am also using windows XP SP3 on my home computer. I need to Reinstall Windows XP service pack 3, but my CD got misplaced on house shifting. I searched a lot  from internet but when i download XP i Encountered with errors. Most of the time server wont completely let me download the copy. I am now fed up with the searching why these websites owners try to make fool. When they wont give the original copy they should not claim for highspeed download or offical version. Please help me to find offical copy of windows xp service pack 3.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

There is no "official" copy of Windows XP SP3 .iso available in free download, as an official copy would mean that it comes straight from Microsoft, and they do not have it on their Windows Update Catalog or Microsoft Download Center websites. You can try sending them an email and see if they're willing to give you a download link for it.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:09 AM

You might find this is of interest:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/626324/xp-service-packs-available-for-anyone-that-needs-them/

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:16 AM

I think the OP means the full XP SP3 OS install iso, not just the service pack.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:24 AM

I think the OP means the full XP SP3 OS install iso, not just the service pack.


If that is the case, then my suggestion to the OP would be to try ebay.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:21 AM

If you can find any copy of XP you can install it and then use the SP2 and SP3 upgrades that are available for download. For one machine- I used  Service Pack 1A to install from CD, then apply SP2 and SP3 respectively. It was the "CD not misplaced" for a computer bought long ago.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:56 AM

There is no "official" copy of Windows XP SP3 .iso available in free download, as an official copy would mean that it comes straight from Microsoft, and they do not have it on their Windows Update Catalog or Microsoft Download Center websites. You can try sending them an email and see if they're willing to give you a download link for it.

Ok I will send them email and request them hopefully they send me the the download link for them



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:57 AM

Let us know how it goes :)

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:58 AM

Let me check this



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:00 PM

 

I think the OP means the full XP SP3 OS install iso, not just the service pack.


If that is the case, then my suggestion to the OP would be to try ebay.

 

Ebay would cost me money i had a product key i will activate through ti


Let us know how it goes :)

I will let you know



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:00 PM

If you google "Windows XP SP3 ISO wayback download" you will come up with some links for an XP SP3 ISO download. Depending on the age of your computer, and if it uses SATA drives- you might need to download the correct drivers and use nLite or a similar program to create a new ISO CD with the drivers you need. I had to use nLite to get my in-the-box XP CD to install on a Panasonic CF-52. Used nLite to create the new ISO on my Win7 machine. So it's useful for more than just websurfing and processing DNG files.

 

As with anything on the Internet- scan all downloads with a good virus scanner, no matter where you get it. And one of the links that I came across got flagged by Norton 360 after it was burned to the CD. Virus scanners may think the ISO file is clean, then change their mind once on disk. I have to see if nLite can reconstruct the ISO after the virus-tagged file is eliminated, putting it on an SD card now...


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:15 PM

If you google "Windows XP SP3 ISO wayback download" you will come up with some links for an XP SP3 ISO download. Depending on the age of your computer, and if it uses SATA drives- you might need to download the correct drivers and use nLite or a similar program to create a new ISO CD with the drivers you need. I had to use nLite to get my in-the-box XP CD to install on a Panasonic CF-52. Used nLite to create the new ISO on my Win7 machine. So it's useful for more than just websurfing and processing DNG files.

 

As with anything on the Internet- scan all downloads with a good virus scanner, no matter where you get it.

When I google Windows XP SP3 ISO i found first result which looks legit but cannot say for sure i clicked and it starts downloading. Hope it works, i will also clean it up before using

http://softlay.net/operating-system/windows-xp-sp3-iso-full-version-free-download.html



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:09 PM

Just in case anyone hits the XP SP3 ISO on archive.org, NORTON 360 did not like "DPL1412241.7z" in the OEM subdirectory. I used nLite (thankyou, BleepingComputer) to unpack the ISO to an SD card, deleted the file, then used nLite to create a new ISO. I have an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that is the test target. It's a good thing my wife is also a computer engineer. My home office looks like the Noah's Ark of computers spanning 20 years and the basement, decorated in Early 80s Digital. No CP/m forum here?

 

This is just an experiment- I have several original XP CD's from Microsoft and specific computers.


Edited by BrianVS, 20 September 2016 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:40 PM

Hi,  udem.

 

My post on the XP service packs is just that; the Service Packs. As stated in the thread, they're legitimate copies of the original standalone Network Administrator install type, and were archived for many years on good-quality CDs.

 

However; since I received clarification from one of the BC staff here, a few days ago, that XP is now officially considered to be 'abandonware', and that links to any XP stuff on the web is now allowed, I think I'm quite safe in posting this link to a full ISO version of XP Professional, with SP3 ready-installed, the 'POS-ready' hack in place, and auto-activation built-in (no activation key required).

 

http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-xp-sp3/

 

I can personally guarantee that this works 100%, and has no hidden 'nasties', as I used it for over a year on an elderly Dell Inspiron laptop, which came with it originally. Don't take any notice of where it says 'Home' edition; it's definitely the Pro version. And it works perfectly. Just be aware that you do get re-directed 3 or 4 times before you reach the download itself. The only reason I stopped using it was because I finally came to the same conclusion I reached originally, when XP went EOL; that XP was really too much for the hardware on that particular machine, which runs far better with a lightweight Linux distro, like Puppy Linux.

 

This version has been updated with all the necessary SATA drivers, and the WGA auto-activates, too..!  :) Whichever version you decide to try, let us know how you get on with it, please.

 

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If you're feeling like a bit of a rebel, there's also the 'Black' Edition too, which uses the rare Royale 'Noir' theme, along with loads of extra 'goodies'. I've tried this, as well, and once again can vouch for it's authenticity.

 

http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-xp-sp3-black-edition-2014-free-download/

 

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You can also install the 'Royale Noir' theme separately onto any XP install. It is such an improvement over the standard blue 'Royale'.....

 

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir/

 

Once again, I've used this, and can vouch for it as being genuine. Finally, if you want to spruce your XP up, and give it some flair, I can thoroughly recommend the XP 'PowerToys'. They truly put the 'finishing touch' to what was always a very good OS.....especially the 'Desktop Manager', which gives you multiple 'desktops', just like Linux! And the 'TrueType' one improves the font-rendering enormously.

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_windows_xp_powertoys.html

 

This download contains every single PowerToy ever released for XP, in one single .zip file! Once again, tested, and vouched for, personally.

 

Hope some of that helps. Enjoy..!

 

(Remember, please, that this stuff is totally UNSUPPORTED.....so you use it ENTIRELY at your OWN RISK. Follow ALL the usual precautions; download to desktop only, then scan the life out of it, to make sure it's ABSOLUTELY SAFE, before attempting to use it.)

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:57 PM

I will give that one a try! follow-up, created the ISO CD, scanned it, no THREATS as in the one from the archive.org site. The OEM directory contains different .7z files.

 

The "Cleaned up" XP from archive.org that (Norton did not like )XP is installing; I'm going to pull the hard drive, put it on a USB adapter, and scan it with Norton 360 after the install. A search on that filename shows that I can download it from a Chinese website if I ever need it again...


Edited by BrianVS, 20 September 2016 - 07:31 PM.





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