Windows Service Pack 3 installation – Windows XP

posted by Firas Sameer on December 26, 2010 in Microsoft Windows with 0 comments
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How Many ways to install Windows Service Pack 3?

Windows Service Pack 3There are two ways to implement the Windows Service Pack 3 installation:

  • Using the Windows Update Process.
  • Using a stand alone SP3 file as manual installation.



Note: Its highly recommended that you read the precautions before implement the installation from Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) article

Using Windows Update:

1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
2. Click Express.

Note: If your computer is up to date, Windows Service Pack 3 will be one of the updates that is automatically selected.

3. Click Install Updates. If your computer isn’t up to date.

Note: Windows Update will offer some other updates that you have to install first. Install them, and then repeat steps 1 and 2 to get Windows Service Pack 3 installed.

4. Follow the instructions that appears.
5. When the installation is complete, click Finish to restart your computer.

Note: Enable your Antivirus if you disable it before the installation.

Using a stand alone SP3 file as manual installation:

To install the Windows Service Pack 3 for windows xp from a file, you need to download it first from Microsoft from the below button:

XP SP3 Download

Installation Steps:

1. After downloading the Windows Service Pack 3 file, Double Click on it to open it.

2. Follow the instructions during the installation process.

3. When the installation is complete, click Finish to restart your computer.

Note: Enable your Antivirus if you disable it before the installation.

How to Uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3 from my computer?

Warning: If you choose to uninstall SP3, a dialog box show a list of the programs that you installed after you installed SP3. If you continue, these programs might not work properly.

Note: If your computer came with a SP3 version of Windows, then you will not be able to uninstall it, however if you have installed the SP3 yourself then follow the below steps.

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click Add or Remove Programs, click Windows Service Pack 3, and then click Remove.

3. Follow the instructions to complete the process.

You may want to read about Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installation.

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