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service pack 2

By matthew19
Mar 22, 2007
  1. what's the quickest way to get back on to windows xp service pack 2 coufl i do a roll back from a restore point or via the internet.

    i need to get back on to sp2 quickly so i can talk to people again as sp1 has lost all of the dll files
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    hum; without DLLs, it is likely that you can't do much IF ANYTHING, but
    a hispeed Internet connection + microsoft update should bring both SP2 and
    all the service updates at one time.
     
  3. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    How did you get on SP1? Did you do a windows Repair or uninstall sp2 via the control panel? Like Jobeard said....Download SP2 and attempt a reinstall. If you encounter an error at that point I would say your windows is really messed up and you can reinstall windows or attempt a windows repair.

    Good Luck
     
  4. matthew19

    matthew19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    no it was for my wireless internet someone said to uninsatll sp2 and they said that it would work with sp1 they also said it worked for them
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    sure, that's what they said, but your experience is different! :(

    sorry you followed bad advice.
     
  6. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    Really all you probable had to do is turn off the firewall and would of been the same as uninstalling SP2. Firewall can sometimes block internet if not setup properly. Have you found a way to reinstall your SP2. I would say windows update would be your best best or do a google for it. I'm sure you can download it from other places too.
     
  7. stindle

    stindle TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Far as I know only 2 ways you can get sp2 , windows update and order it on cd from Microsoft. I ordered mine due to having at the time 70+ WS to update.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    must have changed, as I downloaded it and did the upgrade myself.

    I would not be surprise at all if that's the case today.
     
  9. matthew19

    matthew19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    ok i am at that point now where i so want to got back on windows xp sp2 i have tryed to find my windows start up disk but haven't found it. now what can i do
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    So have you gone to Windows Update yet? Are you saying it wouldn't download or install?
     
  11. kchris gayle

    kchris gayle TS Rookie Posts: 21

  12. matthew19

    matthew19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    right ok doen that but i'ts say i need internet explorer 5 or later so i have tryed to download it and nothing happens
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I didn't quite understand what you said but have you tried Windows Update yet? You know, in Internet Explorer under "Tools."
     
  14. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

  15. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    By the way, you have to use Internet Explorer to use Windows Update. If you are using another browser such as Firefox, it won't work. If you try, it will give you that error message saying you need IE 5 or later.
     
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