78. How Can I Download A Full Copy Of
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Service Pack 2 (SP2) is Microsoft Windows XP's
latest update. The package itself is quite weighty
consisting roughly of around 272MB. As well as
containing major updates it also includes a new
security center which also includes a more usable
firewall. Once again the firewall only scans
incoming data so if anything is trying to access the
web from your own machine the firewall will allow it
through. To obtain the full update, rather than
relying upon auto update click on the following
Windows Service Pack 2 Update Link
Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD Order Link
If you don't want to download the update and
simply want to order the CD please use the following
If you are re-installing Windows XP there is no
need to install Service Pack 1 or 1(a) Service Pack
2 contains ALL of these updates. Simply reinstall
Windows XP followed by Service Pack 2.
This download site is for IT Professionals and
Developers and you are advised not to download this
software if you are only updating one computer. This
can be ignored because the software will not only
update one pc but also multiple pc's.
- Just click Download.
- When the download dialog box appears click
Save to save SP2 to your
- Once saved to your hard drive Click on the SP2 icon to begin
- A read me document may
first appear. If this happens go through the
document and you will find a link to click to
install the software.
- After installation you will notice that when
you reboot the splash screen says Windows XP.
With this latest update the words Windows XP
Home or Windows XP Professional have been
removed from the splash screen. It now simply
says Windows XP. This isn't a fault it is by