Installing Service Pack 1 in Windows® XP
How to install and upgrade Windows® XP Service Pack 1 in your PC?
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) conducts security and performance updates for Windows® XP operating system. Windows® XP SP1 ensures Windows® XP platform compatibility with latest software and hardware. It also features updates that resolve issues discovered by customers or by Microsoft®'s testing team.
Here we will discuss about how to install and upgrade Windows® XP Service Pack 1:
- How to install Windows® XP Service Pack 1
- Need to upgrade Service Pack 1 to 2
- Tips to remembe
How to install Windows® XP Service Pack 1
You need to purchase Service Pack 1 disk from Microsoft®'s official website. To download the Service Pack you need to backup all important information on CD or DVD before the start of installing process that include data and programs installation files downloaded from Internet. Now you may insert the Service Pack 1 disk into your computer’s CD or DVD drive. It is recommended to wait for a while as upgrade should begin automatically as soon as the CD is inserted. If you have already downloaded the file, then you need to browse the location where it is stored on your computer. Then double-click on the file and the process will begin by following the onscreen instructions. After its installation, click on ‘Start’, ‘Control Panel’, ‘System’ icon, ‘General’ to confirm that your system is now running Service Pack 1.
Need to upgrade Service Pack 1 to 2
Turn on your computer and launch your preferred web browser when the operating system has finished loading. Navigate to the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 download page - the link has been provided for you in the "Reference" section of Microsoft®'s official website. Click the blue 'Click here to download' link, and then choose a suitable location on your hard drive to save the XP Service Pack 1 file. Click 'OK' to start the download. Once the file has been downloaded, you can launch the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 setup program by double-clicking on the file.
Now and then there is a need to upgrade from any previous installation to new upgrade. Therefore, Microsoft® offers its new upgraded Service Pack 2 that contains applications that enhance the stability and security of operating systems.