MS XP SP1a update problem


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Ken Springer

Does anyone know if the server for this update has been taken down or
disabled?

I'm reinstalling XP Home on an old computer. I'm using a really old
retail copy of XP SP1 as the newer releases of XP Home I have reject the
Product ID from the COA sticker.

During the install, the update package referenced in a knowledge base
article attempts to talk to
http://spSP1.microsoft.com/isapi/pstream3dll/xp/SP1.USA1106a. When the
download fails, the message asks you to go to the XP Service Pack Web
site, which apparently no longer exists. At least I can't find it. :)

The error messages also references clicking on a button to download the
entire SP1a so you don't have to access the server.

Anyone know where that file can be found?

In theory, I should be able to install SP2 without SP1a, and as I write
this, so far so good in that regard.

But I would like to have a copy of the full install, just in case. I've
been around long enough to believe in Murphy's Law, never Assume, etc.!
LOL

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Ken

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SC Tom

Ken Springer said:
Does anyone know if the server for this update has been taken down or
disabled?

I'm reinstalling XP Home on an old computer. I'm using a really old
retail copy of XP SP1 as the newer releases of XP Home I have reject the
Product ID from the COA sticker.

During the install, the update package referenced in a knowledge base
article attempts to talk to
http://spSP1.microsoft.com/isapi/pstream3dll/xp/SP1.USA1106a. When the
download fails, the message asks you to go to the XP Service Pack Web
site, which apparently no longer exists. At least I can't find it. :)

The error messages also references clicking on a button to download the
entire SP1a so you don't have to access the server.

Anyone know where that file can be found?

In theory, I should be able to install SP2 without SP1a, and as I write
this, so far so good in that regard.

But I would like to have a copy of the full install, just in case. I've
been around long enough to believe in Murphy's Law, never Assume, etc.!
LOL

--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3

Try this link :
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19751

or http://download.cnet.com/Windows-XP-Service-Pack-1a-SP1a/3000-2098_4-10147919.html

Get SP2 here:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28

Get SP3 here:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24

Or, once SP1a is installed, you can go directly to SP3, skipping SP2.
 
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SC Tom

Ken Springer said:
Does anyone know if the server for this update has been taken down or
disabled?

I'm reinstalling XP Home on an old computer. I'm using a really old
retail copy of XP SP1 as the newer releases of XP Home I have reject the
Product ID from the COA sticker.

During the install, the update package referenced in a knowledge base
article attempts to talk to
http://spSP1.microsoft.com/isapi/pstream3dll/xp/SP1.USA1106a. When the
download fails, the message asks you to go to the XP Service Pack Web
site, which apparently no longer exists. At least I can't find it. :)

The error messages also references clicking on a button to download the
entire SP1a so you don't have to access the server.

Anyone know where that file can be found?

In theory, I should be able to install SP2 without SP1a, and as I write
this, so far so good in that regard.

But I would like to have a copy of the full install, just in case. I've
been around long enough to believe in Murphy's Law, never Assume, etc.!
LOL

I forgot to paste this link for you:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389#tosp3
 
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Paul

Ken said:
Does anyone know if the server for this update has been taken down or
disabled?

I'm reinstalling XP Home on an old computer. I'm using a really old
retail copy of XP SP1 as the newer releases of XP Home I have reject the
Product ID from the COA sticker.

During the install, the update package referenced in a knowledge base
article attempts to talk to
http://spSP1.microsoft.com/isapi/pstream3dll/xp/SP1.USA1106a. When the
download fails, the message asks you to go to the XP Service Pack Web
site, which apparently no longer exists. At least I can't find it. :)

The error messages also references clicking on a button to download the
entire SP1a so you don't have to access the server.

Anyone know where that file can be found?

In theory, I should be able to install SP2 without SP1a, and as I write
this, so far so good in that regard.

But I would like to have a copy of the full install, just in case. I've
been around long enough to believe in Murphy's Law, never Assume, etc.!
LOL

The file I have in my archive is

xpsp1a_en_x86.exe 131,170,400 bytes MD5SUM = 363af75cf99d554f8c4420448f2e0669

but I didn't get it from the Microsoft site, and I've never tested it.

*******

I'm surprised how few hits I got in my search engines. It did give me:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/4/f/54f8bcf8-bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

At the risk of pissing off Brewster Kahle, you could try here. I clicked a blue dot in the 2006
section, and the download starts.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/ht...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

At one time, .exe files were stored "one byte short", so check the size when you get it.
They fixed that bug a couple years ago, but I have to mention it for completeness,
so you won't be too trusting.

Good luck,
Paul
 
K

Ken Springer


Both of these links lead to the Express install, which is what I've been
using.

Have both of those, thanks.

In searching, I did find a forum entry from years ago that said you
could skip 1a, despite MS's knowledge base article. That seems to be
true, as the installation of SP2 went off without a hitch, as did SP3,
and I'm doing the next group of high priority updates as I write.

Even at that, I still would like the complete file, and don't want to
resort to a torrents download. I don't, and never have, liked software
piracy, but when you can't get what you need via legitimate sources,
then I don't have a big issue. When I do use them, such as looking for
an old, old copy of XP Home :)grin:), I don't install a cracked/hacked
version, and I always have a product id.



--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3
 
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Ken Springer

The file I have in my archive is

xpsp1a_en_x86.exe 131,170,400 bytes MD5SUM = 363af75cf99d554f8c4420448f2e0669

but I didn't get it from the Microsoft site, and I've never tested it.

Do you use Dropbox or similar? If you use Dropbox, and you have the
space, would you consider uploading it and emailing me the Shareable Link?
*******

I'm surprised how few hits I got in my search engines. It did give me:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/4/f/54f8bcf8-bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

File not found error.
At the risk of pissing off Brewster Kahle, you could try here. I clicked a blue dot in the 2006
section, and the download starts.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/ht...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

Again, File not found error
At one time, .exe files were stored "one byte short", so check the size when you get it.
They fixed that bug a couple years ago, but I have to mention it for completeness,
so you won't be too trusting.

I'll remember this.

PC World *supposedly* has it, but they, like a lot of other sites
including MS, are just snots and won't let me download using this Mac.
Guess who's site and magazine will be ignored as much as possible by me?
::grin::

If you prefer not to do Dropbox or similar, I'll fire up the Windows box
or XP Pro via virtual machine, and see what PC World has.


--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "SC Tom said:


Wasn't there an issue with XP Media Center where it was strongly suggested that you should
NOT skip SP2 and you should install SPI, SP2 and SP3 sequentially ?

However there was no problem with XP Pro, Home or 64bit.
 
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SC Tom

David H. Lipman said:
Wasn't there an issue with XP Media Center where it was strongly suggested that you should NOT skip SP2 and you should
install SPI, SP2 and SP3 sequentially ?

However there was no problem with XP Pro, Home or 64bit.

I don't recall that but you may be right- I've never dealt much (if at all) with a MC PC. The one major problem I do
remember was installing SP3 on some HP PC's with AMD CPU's. The installation on my old Compaq with an AMD went fine, but
my SO's BSOD'd on me. (She was not happy losing her email while I worked on it, but she got over it soon enough
<grin>. ) Once I found the lit on how to get around it, the installation went fine on hers, too. I've since moved on to
bigger and better (more power, rrr rrr rrr), but she's still using the same one. Works well for what she needs it for.
 
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SC Tom

Ken Springer said:
Both of these links lead to the Express install, which is what I've been
using.


Have both of those, thanks.

In searching, I did find a forum entry from years ago that said you
could skip 1a, despite MS's knowledge base article. That seems to be
true, as the installation of SP2 went off without a hitch, as did SP3,
and I'm doing the next group of high priority updates as I write.

Even at that, I still would like the complete file, and don't want to
resort to a torrents download. I don't, and never have, liked software
piracy, but when you can't get what you need via legitimate sources,
then I don't have a big issue. When I do use them, such as looking for
an old, old copy of XP Home :)grin:), I don't install a cracked/hacked
version, and I always have a product id.

My bust, I didn't check the download more closely.
You can get the network installation of SP1 here (133MB):
http://www.petri.co.il/download_windows_xp_sp1.htm

According that site (and Microsoft), the only difference between 1 and 1a is that 1a does not have VM.
 
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Paul

Ken said:
Do you use Dropbox or similar? If you use Dropbox, and you have the
space, would you consider uploading it and emailing me the Shareable Link?


File not found error.


Again, File not found error


I'll remember this.

PC World *supposedly* has it, but they, like a lot of other sites
including MS, are just snots and won't let me download using this Mac.
Guess who's site and magazine will be ignored as much as possible by me?
::grin::

If you prefer not to do Dropbox or similar, I'll fire up the Windows box
or XP Pro via virtual machine, and see what PC World has.

I wouldn't give up yet. Try the 2006 page.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/2006...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

This should be the actual file. When I tried just now, the "save as" dialog appeared.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060209...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

No need to panic yet. But if you wait too long, Microsoft could always
request it be removed. Microsoft has done that before, when I've pointed
out valuable items in a USENET posting. So telling you about it, risks its
removal.

Paul
 
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Ken Springer

I wouldn't give up yet. Try the 2006 page.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/2006...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

This should be the actual file. When I tried just now, the "save as" dialog appeared.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060209...bb4d-4613-8ee7-db69d01735ed/xpsp1a_en_x86.exe

No need to panic yet. But if you wait too long, Microsoft could always
request it be removed. Microsoft has done that before, when I've pointed
out valuable items in a USENET posting. So telling you about it, risks its
removal.

Hi, Paul,

Both of those links worked, thanks. And yea, I only downloaded it once!
LOL

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Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3
 
K

Ken Springer

My bust, I didn't check the download more closely.
You can get the network installation of SP1 here (133MB):
http://www.petri.co.il/download_windows_xp_sp1.htm

According that site (and Microsoft), the only difference between 1 and 1a is that 1a does not have VM.

I assume VM=Virtual Machine.

I wonder why they removed it, unless they knew that MS Virtual PC 2004
was near.

At any rate, the links that Paul listed in his last post worked, and
I've got the file on a hard drive here.




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Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3
 
K

Ken Springer

Paul and Tom,

Thanks for the help, guys.


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Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.3
 
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