Can't wait to try the performance boost that Service Pack 3 brings for Windows XP? Then you can download XP SP1 right now with this little hack.
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All you have to do is run WindowsXPSP3Hack.cmd. It will add some registry keys which will make Windows Update believe that you are a member of the private beta program. Then, you launch Windows Update (via Windows help) to download Windows XP SP3.
I had to install two other updates before the service pack showed up. I think, it has about 70MB. Download was pretty fast in the beginning, but it then it got stuck, somehow. Installation was not a big deal. Unfortunately, I couldn't really make out this performance boost afterwards.
I found this nice trick at Silozopedia. By the way, there is a similar hack for Windows Vista SP1.
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It didnt work for me…any help?
What exactly didn’t work? Did the script run through correctly? Did you get the same message as in the screenshot? If the service pack didn’t show up, you might have to wait a little.
didnt work for me either, well, installing the SP anyways, got an access denied error and it aborted installation 🙁
Do the reg hack and use MBSA, guess what shows up as missing with download link to the complete RC1?
Worked *GREAT* for me. I am sending this msg via XP/PRO + SP3
thanks *very* much for the hack. This is great fun.
The hack got it to show up in the windows update but it fails to install =/
hay download was succesfull but installation faild.
i think the problem is where it varify the windows product key!!!!
by the way im using cracked windows xp.using the magic jelly bean trick.
my windows validates and clears all the validations test performed by the microsoft website.
but the problem is somewhere in the installation when it checks the windows product key…
plz do something!!!
i tried it many time but every time it fails at the exact point.
the hacking patch works perfectly and the sp3 rc1 downloads completely.
but when it installs and during installation when it checks the product key the error comes..
plus…im using a cracked windows xp but it validates successfully but plz i want a solution ….any help?
it’s not the product key! I have a legit copy
i did find my xp sp3 elsewhere and I must say it is faster!
The same problem – got a legit copy of SP3 RC1, on a legit XP – but when it gets to “modifying registry” it gets a “Access denied” and rolls back the installation. One time I broke the installation after I got the message without letting it roll back the changed – that disabled 802.1x and networking stopped working – I had to restore the system (SP3 creates a restore point).
Any solution? I can’t even find a log file of the installation.
Those of you who had problems with this little hack, can download the standalone package now.
thanx for send me windows XP SP3
I think it’s not on the update site because it’s still a beta and not official and incase there happens to be any problems with it(which I have not seen any yet :P) MS probably just doesn’t want to be responsible for any problems caused by something that they recommended.
Xp SP3 decreases my internet speed connection