Updating pirated xp sp2
And I simply don't want/and can't affort to be without it (i.e.without the computer being in a ready-to-run state), that means that I don't want to risk anything that could cause this, esp. I know though that SP2 brought much more that security upgrades (to in-built firewall) and bug-fixes here and there, but really, I use the internet in a such "smart" way that I am not afraid of being infected just because I don't have SP2 installed!!I was assisting a friend with upgrading to SP2 but only the file is created; the file is not created at all. All I know is that it came with the PC, which is an e Machines T2862. Any version of XP can, except possibly 64 bit Pro may need a different version.The SP2 upgrade just sits there and there is no progress at all. Download it directly from Microsoft, do NOT use Windows Update. The wallpaper has an e Machines logo on it, so I assume it's a genuine OEM copy. Whether Windows has no SP updates at all, or which version of SP updates it has, is shown on the right side of the first page you see. However, you can't make a "slipstreamed" CD that has had the SPx updates integrated into the orginal contents of the OEM MCE 200x versions - they come on two CDs.Does anyone know what the "#I306 DICS_START: Device has been started" message means in the file.This log file is created when you try to upgrade to SP2, along with another log file called I'm not sure how to tell if a Windows version is pirated.Did you not see those tests back in the day, when they would throw an unpatched XP box onto the internet and time how long it took to get infected? Seeing as there are no downsides to the service packs, I see no need to fight that endlessly with antivirus that will probably eventually fail to protect me.Originally posted by shirker: I know though that SP2 brought much more that security upgrades (to in-built firewall) and bug-fixes here and there, but really, I use the internet in a such "smart" way that I am not afraid of being infected just because I don't have SP2 installed!!
I downloaded SP3 just a couple of weeks ago in Firefox no less and there was no WGA involved, and I installed it on a computer without WGA installed and no network connectivity, so I think you should be good. When performing a fresh install of Windows XP I routinely bring the installation up to Service Pack 3 status prior to the computer ever seeing the Internet.If you don't know how to do that, tell us which anti-malware software you are using. Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End UsersWhen you are sure the software has installed correctly, re-enable the resident module(s). Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER...unless you have a dial-up internet connection, in which case, go here Microsoft Update find the smaller SP2 updates download for you Note that Microsoft Update won't find the SP2 updates unless, or until, certain other updates have already been installed."In that case, you can hold the power button in or down until the computer shuts off. If Windows does not have that , install the SP1a updates before you install SP2 or SP2 updates. You should ALWAYS do this BEFORE installing SP1 or SP1a or SP2 or SP3 (Windows) updates, otherwise you are LIKELY to have problems....NOTE that sometimes the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs - a part that runs all the time scanning for suspicious activity - will interfere with the proper installation of third party software, or major Microsoft updates that cannot be installed automatically by Automatic Update, the software will not install properly, and you may get no indication of that at all while installing the software.