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Where can I find SP3 for HP Pavillon a1022n running on Windows XP?

I want to install Microsoft Office 2010 on my HP a1022n but I only have Windows XP with SP2 and Microsoft requires SP3 to be able to install Office 2010. I have seen a possible download on the HP site but there is a warning about a constant restart happening after installing this SP3 download. I am concerned that it might not be the right download to do. Where can I find the proper file to download? Or; Is there another solution other than buying a newer computer :smileywink:  

 

I would really appreciate your help,

 

Sandpearl

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Hi:

 

You can download sp3 from the link below. Ignore the references to network installation and IT professionals.

 

I use it all the time on single PC's.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24

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Re: Where can I find SP3 for HP Pavillon a1022n running on Windows XP?

Hi The easiest way to install XP3 is to turn on your Windows up date, which IMHO should always be turned on.

Please read this link!

Dokie!!http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

Restarting is  normal when ever up dates are installed. You may be in for a lot of restarts if you had your Window up date turned off.

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Opps! Sorry Paul! Looks like we tied:smileywink: I have found it best to let Windows up dates install XP3. I guess it's just a matter of chose.

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Not a problem, Dokie!  :smileyhappy:

 

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Hi FYI! XP is ending support in April, but will continue the support for MSE for another 15 months.

Dokie!http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2014/01/15/microsoft-antimalware-support-for-windows-xp.aspx

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Hi Dokie,

Updates are ON. I did the recommanded update for SP3, and now am stuck with that problem of restarts... well well what next? Maybe I can still use the solution Paul has suggested?
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Sandpearl wrote:
Hi Dokie,

Updates are ON. I did the recommanded update for SP3, and now am stuck with that problem of restarts... well well what next? Maybe I can still use the solution Paul has suggested?

Hi ! Not sure what your telling me! Restarts are necessary for some Windows up dates. Yes try Paul's solution.

Dokie!

Understanding Windows up dates!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/understanding-windows-automatic-updating#1TC=windows-7

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Re: Where can I find SP3 for HP Pavillon a1022n running on Windows XP?

Hi Paul,

 

Thank you for your help. It seems I have been too quick on installing the automatic updates on my PC as Dockie suggested. It has installed the SP3 updates with the result that my PC has that error of restarting all the time. I have just done a Recovery to a previous date using safe mode. Restart problem is solved. I think I will use the link you had suggested and try downloading SP3 again.

 

Meanwhile, may I ask if it is possible to upgrade to Windows Vista on my PC since we are nearing the end of support for Windows XP?

 

Thanks,

 

Sandpearl

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You're very welcome.

 

You know...I see that your PC has an amd processor and you have to make sure you install this patch first before installing XP SP3 either from Windows Update or the standalone download I posted.

 

That is why it got stuck in that boot loop.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-60484-2&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&...

 

I am not familar with the chipset and graphics in your PC, so I don't know if you can run Vista or Windows 7 on it.

 

But, after you get XP SP3 installed, run the free W7 Upgrade Advisor and see what it reports.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

 

If it can run W7, then it can run Vista.  If it can't run W7, it probably cannot run Vista.

 

Note that there is no driver support on your PC's support and driver page for Vista or W7, so that is not a good sign.

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