How to get sp1 for xp

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    BagelAnne

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    I have a Dimension 4500s that had to have a new HD installed.
    My dell reinstall os disk is win xp with no service packs
    When I try to download sp1a and install, it goes on the internet looking for sp1 and says server cannot be found.
    When I go on win update they want me to update my browser (it has IE6)
    When I try to update the IE, the error says cannot run on this version of XP.

    Anyone have a way to get my computer up and running??
     
    BagelAnne, Jan 27, 2013
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    Got it!

    Thanks for the link.
    I found that I had a sp2 cd from Microsoft in my stash of old cd's.
    That got me started and I was able to install updates from there.
     
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    great, if you have further problems, post back :)
     
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    Thank you. It is good to know that there is help out there!
     
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    You, AND the people commenting there, are woefully mistaken. The idiot CD image that M$ has released with SP3 quits and whines if you do not have AT LEAST sp1 installed. It does NOT update from any prior SP level. Yes, it SAYS it's a "full roll-up". It lies.

    The trick is obtaining SP1, since M$ appears to have shut down the server that handles "express" installs, and that also appears to be the ONLY SP1 installation link still there at M$.com. There is no single-file sp1 update anywhere to be found on M$'s website, that I have been able to locate.

    Note that the difficulty also exists of even getting to THAT point, since the version of IE which is on the SP "base" install is too old to access 95% of M$ various pages you encounter trying to find out what you need to have to update to sp1 have major page errors. Someone needs to point out to Microsoft that, while most of M$.com can be done with the latest tools, anything legacy oriented which is designed to be accessed in order to bring you UP to current levels needs to be maintained to reflect the lowest reasonable levels of access, not upper ones. The pages that get you to XP SP3 level of access need to handle the IE that was released with XP "sp0" itself.

    (Hint: You can get older versions of firefox from mozilla.org which are still compatible with "XPbase". There are still page errors but not as many and not all of them so bad such that proceeding further is impossible.)


    The Fileplanet link at the bottom of that CNet discussion apparently works at the moment, but someplace like this forum should probably obtain it and make a link available for it, since something at the top of file planet says it's a dead site and in the process of being archived:

    Which suggests even THAT link will not be in service too much longer. :(

    Note: Post #6. The only reason for posts #3,4,5 is because of this silly requirement.
     
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    PostScript: It appears to have been adequate to the task. The SP3 ISO installed just fine, following the SP1 installation. I'd rather have kept to Microsoft-only installation sources, but FilePlanet is/was run by IGN so I'm assuming it's a reputable source.
     
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    please read my reply here
     
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