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Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Got questions about Windows XP SP2? Running into problems with hardware or programs now that you've installed the service pack? This portal can help you find answers and troubleshoot SP2 on your home computer, notebook or network. Look for answers and solutions to the three most common topics.

IT Professionals: get help and support for deploying SP2

Developers: view the Windows XP Service Pack 2 for Developers Support Center


Installing Service Pack 2

  • Learning about Windows XP SP2
  • What to know before you install Windows XP SP2
  • Preparing your computer for installation of Windows XP SP2
  • How to get Windows XP SP2
  • Installing Windows XP SP2

    What to do after installing Service Pack 2

  • Protecting your computer with Windows Security Center, Windows Firewall, and Pop-up blocker
  • Understanding changes for Internet browsing, e-mail, and home networking
  • Keeping your computer current with Automatic Updates

    Using programs and hardware with Service Pack 2

  • Using Windows XP SP2 with existing programs and hardware
  • Solving program and driver-related problems
  • Troubleshooting other issues with Windows XP SP2
  • Last Review : July 19, 2006

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