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Windows 7: SP1 for Windows XP

30 Oct 2014   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
SP1 for Windows XP

I know that this is NOT the right forum but I thought someone may know.

I have an old computer that performs great with XP Home but it will not connect to the internet. If I remember correctly, this is caused by not having SP1 installed. Or someone may know why it is not connecting (hard wired).

Does anyone know where I might find SP1 for Windows XP.


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30 Oct 2014   #2
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well I know this isn't the right forum, but:
1. The latest SP for Windows XP is SP3, not SP1. But you can install.
2. Just search Google for Windows XP SP3 microsoft and then you'll find the Network installation package.
3. Is your machine capable running Windows 7? Because Windows XP is out of support. Post all CPU-Z screenshots. Just search CPU-Z on Google.
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30 Oct 2014   #3
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center

An unofficial SP4 also exists and regroups all fixes released for XP : RyanVM.net Discussion Board :: View topic - Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4
Keep in mind, this isn't made by Microsoft...

Have you tried a Linux Distro on this old PC though ? Something like Lubuntu or Linux Mint XFCE works great on PCs of this age.
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30 Oct 2014   #4
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

oneeyed, if i would chose Linux, then i will not install Linux Mint. I would choose Ubuntu for starters, like for him.
Huffman, can you post your CPU-Z screenshots of all the columns like i asked?
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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30 Oct 2014   #5
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Erm... Linux Mint IS based on Ubuntu, you get all the community/support available for Ubuntu but with added features, a more streamlined UI and your choice of DE by default without changing of distro (MATE/KDE/Cinnamon/XFCE). It's also the main distro recommended for beginners/XP holdouts (check its position DistroWatch).

And XFCE/LXDE are the desktop environments recommended for older PCs... NOT Unity which is shipped by default on Ubuntu.
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30 Oct 2014   #6
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

First of all I am not interested in installing any Linux.

I am not sure the SP3 will allow it to connect to the internet but will try it. Thanks.

From My Computer it shows the size of the hard drive and that Windows XP Home is installed, but NOT the memory size (weird). I may have to open the case and check the memory card to see what memory it has. I doubt seriously it has over 500 Mb. Even thought seems to be running XP very fast. If I have at least 1 gb of memory, I can install Windows 7 home and it should work fine.

I really don't want to reinstall XP on it either. It has been so long since I messed with XP I am not sure how it works any more LOL.
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30 Oct 2014   #7
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well, click on My Computer and right-click. Then select Properties. And say all the Hardware like the RAM and the processor.
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