If Windows Update is not offering you the option to install the service pack, see KB 2498452.
If you are encountering a problem when installing the service pack from Windows update, see Troubleshoot problems installing a service pack for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Hardware requirements To install SP3 on a single computer, your computer must have a CD-ROM drive and at least the following: Back to Top You can install SP3 either from the Service Pack 3 CD or from the Windows XP Service Pack 3 website.
The website provides a link to Windows Update, where you can install SP3.
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Available disk space is used as follows (LIS = Local Install Source, the install files remain on disk; CAB = files of type .cab, cabinet).
If you have previously installed a pre-release version of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 on your machine, you must uninstall that version before installing SP1.To install Service Pack 3 Back to Top To find additional information, such as release notes and the SP3 deployment guide, go to Windows XP Service Pack 3 Resources on the Microsoft Tech Net website.Back to Top Information in this document, including URL and other Internet Web site references, is subject to change without notice.Please add questions and solutions below as comments.(Click on at the bottom of this page.) Service Pack 2 (SP2) appeared on 2004-08-06.