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Do I need SP1 installed on Windows XP Pro 64 bit before I install SP 2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am insalling XP Pro 64 bit on my new computer(along with 8)dual boot.

        I have downloaded SP2 64 bit. Do I Need to install SP1 before I install SP2(I have read that there is no SP3 for 64 bit.Is this true?.

        I am new to 64 bit OS, will 32 bit aps work on 64 bit machines

       Thank you

        THILLMAN64@MSN.COM

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:32 PM

Answers

  • Q.  "Do I Need to install SP1 before I install SP2?"

    A.   No.  SP2 includes all the bits contained in SP1.


    Carey Frisch

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Yes, SP2 for the x64 version is on the same level as SP3 for x86 version.

    But if you are new to x64, I'd suggest to skip XP altogether and start with Win7. It has much better support for 32-bit apps.

    -- pa

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:08 PM

All replies

  • Q.  "Do I Need to install SP1 before I install SP2?"

    A.   No.  SP2 includes all the bits contained in SP1.


    Carey Frisch

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:33 PM
    Moderator