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Windows XP help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by menly, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. menly

    menly Registered Member

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    Hey,

    Got a problem with windows xp and was hoping somebody here might be able to help. I just formatted my dads computer and installed windows xp on there using the disc that came with the computer. The comps a good 6 years old and therefore so is the version of xp. As a result he's getting loads of compatiblity problems and is very restricted in what he can do on it. I looked in system and he's running simply "Windows xp home edition" theres no mention of sp1/2/3 at all. I figured he had to update so I tried windows update to do it automatically but its not working (just won't download stuff on there, errors out).

    Is there a patch/file I can download that'll update his version of XP? I figure theres gotta be something out there.

    Any help would be massively appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Axem

    Axem Registered Member

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    i'd just grab an sp2 or sp3 windows xp off thepiratebay.org and install that....
     
  3. sharpie349

    sharpie349 Regular Member

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    yea i agree.
    Ive done that many times before and it works like a charm.
    Make sure you have a blank disc so you can burn it on there and then run the disc.
    Just did it a few days ago to get the new windows 7 beta.

    PM me if you need any help.

    -Sharp-
     
  4. menly

    menly Registered Member

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    Will it need to be formatted or can he just download that and use it to updgrade?
     
  5. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Meh, the pirate bay has some bad copies of xp on there...

    Go here and download Service Pack 3 and then install, it'll be safer and keep him legit (if he already was).

    Code:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    Rgds
     
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  6. Axem

    Axem Registered Member

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    would need to format again. if u do go the piratebay route just remember to go for torrents that have a high number of seeders/leechers, that usually is the sign of a good torrent
     
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    yep this is the best info coz most of the windoze on torrents are full of trojans and keyloggers, keep safe
     
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    Thanks alot mate, exactly what I was looking for (I think...)
     
  9. menly

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    My dad downloaded that file but when hge tried to install it it said "You need to have SP1 or higher installed to install this update. Does anybody know where I might find the patch required upgrade him to SP1? I guess once he's got that he can run the patch you recomended. Didn't realise it'd be this much trouble :D