How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Important Windows XP SP3 won't install if your computer is running the 64-bit version of Windows XP. (How to determine whether my computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows)

You can help keep your computer current, safe, and working correctly by installing update files for your operating system. To make it easier for you to install Windows XP updates and fixes, Microsoft collects these updates and fixes in service packs. Service packs help to extend and update the functionality of your computer.
You must have Windows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP1 installed before you install Windows XP SP3.

How to determine if a service pack is installed on my computer

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then click OK:
    Note A dialog box displays the version of Windows and the service packs that are currently installed on your computer.

Article ID: 322389 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 06:46:00 - Revision: 53.0

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