How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)


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

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Article ID: 322389 - Last Review: Dec 8, 2015 - Revision: 1

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