Introduction: Upgrade to Windows XP SP3

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April 26, 2008 UPDATE: The Full Service Pack 3 is Coming Next Week, This information is from

April 28, 2008 UPDATE: that link didnt work i guess so i think the second link is it on here

July 1, 2008 UPDATE: heres the full version if your automatic updates didnt up date it yet

When you dont meet the requirements for windows vista but want something better than your friends, you can upgrade, BUT this is the beta version that works just like SP2 but gives updates more often...i like it and it only takes a few minutes..

Step 1: Download It!

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okay to get the Update for service pack three go to the Microsoft website here and click on the 3rd link after you scroll down...thats the English version unless you want it in German or Japanese, click that one.

Step 2: Yeah!

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sit back and watch it download, if your reading this, it doesnt reset you computer way back to stock, just look at my sweet task bar.. oh yeah, i recommend Mozilla Firefox, like Kazakhstan, its nice!, i read that off a shirt...pretty sweet.

Step 3: Service Pack 3!

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it should look like the picture below, extracting a bunch of files, to different places and stuff, its kinda fast so it shouldnt take long, BE SURE YOUR CURRENTLY USING SP2 BEFORE CLICKING THIS SETUP!

Step 4: This Will Be Pretty Kool

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this says you should back up all your stuff, close everything out and restart, you DO have to restart, you Should back up your system although not required. if you don't close all programs it'll get mad at you and be all bitchy (excuse my language).....

Step 5: _Ko0LaiD_

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this is where i leave you, to enjoy Windows XP for a few more years, and not have to suffer the Drag of Windows Vista, (unless you buy a new computer) so have fun with your Windows XP SP3... Pretty much after the point of where i left you is just common sense, i did everything it said and it even let me have the same log on screen and Everything, start up is just a little slow the first time you load up the new service pack after that it is a breeze...i might do it again and have more pictures, if you need help, just ask, your comment goes straight to my Email.


recon506 (author)2008-06-01

Hi, I downloaded TuneUp Utilities 2008 and I was wondering if you could give me your product code. When I was trying to repartition my main HDD when trying to dual-boot Ubuntu, it somehow erased my Windows partition. As a result, I got to spend a wonderful day and half restoring Windows to its former glory. I saw your -ible on SP3, and it proved very helpful. So basically, the trial version of TuneUp proved extremely helpful, and I was wondering if you could help me keep it for a longer time. Please?

robots199 (author)recon5062009-04-09

just google it

Yerboogieman (author)recon5062008-06-01

well, its a $50 program, what do i get out of it?

the.blainester (author)2008-03-21

What did you use to make your taskbar look so cool?

tuneup utilites 2007

T3hpw9ag3 (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-24

Hey, great instructable, just to let you know, 2008 was released , check it out, and also, do you have the link or website for the supreme genocide>>?

Yerboogieman (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-04-04

i got the 2008 today

T3hpw9ag3 (author)Yerboogieman2008-04-08


Yerboogieman (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-04-09

yeah, you want my code for it?

alexh934 (author)Yerboogieman2008-10-02

hey, this is t3hpw9ag3. my friend needs the code for tuneup so he can install it, my email is

Yerboogieman (author)alexh9342008-10-02


T3hpw9ag3 (author)Yerboogieman2008-04-11

as in a crack or a keygen? then yes, certainly

Yerboogieman (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-03-24

you'll also need ysubordination Reborn v2.3 to get the yahoo bots

awkrin (author)Yerboogieman2008-04-13

what theme is it? I downloaded the cracked version of 2008 and just can't find the theme from the pics

Yerboogieman (author)awkrin2008-04-13

im not sure, i had it then i changed it and couldnt find it in my computer, sorry man, it was a kool theme though

yes but i dont want to give people stuff from sites that might have infected files, i rather it be from a microsoft website. so i'll have to check there to get the download link on here thanks for the tip

MrFairlady (author)2008-04-28

i clicked the link and it was like the m$ website and it said "we're sorry, the page you requested can not be found" ??? whats goin on with the link?

Yerboogieman (author)MrFairlady2008-04-28

ok try the one on the first step

Yerboogieman (author)MrFairlady2008-04-28

i'll check but i think its because the real actual version not the build is coming out

chaoscampbell (author)2008-03-25

this is just the release candidate 2........ its not the SP3 final release...... I'm still waiting for SP3 final release.

ac1D (author)2008-03-21


Yerboogieman (author)ac1D2008-03-21

you one? hahaha, dark

ac1D (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-21

advertising a lamer site?

Yerboogieman (author)ac1D2008-03-22

nope, ever HEARD of dark yahoo?

ya its a spam website

no its not

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-22

1st picture in step 1.

So thats what your image is...

like it?

Scott_Tx (author)2008-03-22

I hear the final version of sp3 will be out sometime this month, I'm waiting for the real deal

Yerboogieman (author)Scott_Tx2008-03-22

they said sometime this year, but its still the same update, but kool

damntourists (author)2008-03-22

what is the point of the first picture?

its a fun program

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