Can I just install old Windows XP Pro and get updates later?

By BlueDot
Dec 19, 2008
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  1. Hi all,

    I have an old OEM XP pro version 2002 from dell. Now it is brand new, I never use it to install on any computer. This one is the original one even before SP1. So my question is this: Can I just use this OS on my new build this saturday and then later on, get all the updates packages, SP1,2,3 from Microsoft?
    Do you guys foresee any problem with it?

    Here is the hardware I got so far:
    Asus p5q pro
    GeForce 9800gt
    Intel E8400.
    250GB of storage
    4GB of ram.

    thanks.
  2. gguerra

    gguerra TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 559

    You shouldn't have a problem. And you should be able to jump directly to sp3 which you can download as an executable from MS. For more info on SP3 check here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
  3. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Yes

    Thats the only way if your registered.
    :rolleyes:
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