Let's Get Started The process of updating to Windows XP Service Pack 1 is not as difficult as you might imagine. Step 1 - First of all you will need to download the 133mb Service Pack 1 file from the Internet ready for installation, if you can find a working mirror anywhere.I would have recommended you getting it from Microsoft servers but from the time it took to write this guide Microsoft pulled it from their Premier Download section.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.FAQ #2 (Why does my EULA state the license is valid for 180 days? During boot my computer used to say "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" or "Microsoft Windows XP Home" and after installing Service Pack 2 it simply says "Microsoft Windows XP" What is the problem? Microsoft made that subtle change for reasons only they may know. How many Windows XP computers are set to Automatic Update and do not have SP-2?What would happen if they all attempted to get SP-2 at the same time?The program we will use to change your serial key is readily available all over the Internet - Microsoft asked us a few days to remove the file from our servers, but a friend offered to host the file on his servers for us.Download the Serial Key Changer program and Viewer here. PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.If you have no luck finding the file, alternatively you can wait a few days till Microsoft officially release the Service Pack to the public.Step 2 - Once you have downloaded the file you will need to also go ahead and download the sneaky Windows XP serial key changer - This is the program which makes the installation of Windows XP Service Pack 1 possible for you naughty folks out there that use an illegal copy of Windows.Check "Automatic (recommended)" Click OK and follow prompts.If you pay for bandwidth or you are limited on internet time, you may be better off using one of the options listed in Step 1 below.A few have experimented by setting the date more than 6 months ahead with no effects.There appears to be nothing other than the 180 day reference so this is really a non issue.