Note You can install Windows XP SP2 either from the Windows XP SP2 CD or by downloading the SP2 files. To download the SP2 files, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 1: Insert a Windows XP CD that has SP2 integratedFor more information about how to integrate software updates into Windows installation source files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Method 2: Modify the registry to point to the Windows XP SP2 Setup filesImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Locate the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
- In the right pane, right-click
ServicePackSourcePath, click Modify, type
%windir%\ServicePackFiles, and then click
Steps to reproduce the problem
- Install Windows XP or Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
- Install Windows XP SP2.
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
- At the command prompt, type sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER. You are prompted to insert the Windows XP SP2 CD.
- Insert the Windows XP SP2 CD or the Windows XP CD.
Article ID: 900910 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3