Table of contents Read this first Can Service Pack 2 be installed on all XP installations?Ordering the service pack on a CD Preparing for installation Cannot install Windows XP with integrated Service Pack 2 Cannot install Service Pack 2 Boot or shutdown problems after Service Pack 2 installation The Service Pack 2 firewall Networking problems after installing Service Pack 2 NET SEND messages no longer received Computer does not work properly with Service Pack 2 Programs stop working or behave differently with Service Pack 2 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Removing the uninstall information New and revised documentation Closing remarks, comments This page deals with problems caused or triggered by the installation of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, and this information is also relevant to Service Pack 3.At least you gain some peace and more time to look for a better solution. If that also fails or if you want to know more details, check the next subchapters below for detailed information on how to uninstall the service pack.Click on Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Software, and make sure that you have Show Updates selected at the top, if you have that choice at all. If that fails, roll back the computer, using System Restore. To get into Safe mode, tap the [F8] key repeatedly or hold it down while the computer is booting. If you cannot or don't want to uninstall Service Pack 2, you can perform a repair installation of Windows XP.A slipstream CD means a Windows XP installation CD with Service Pack 2 already integrated.For this you need the full (Network) Service Pack 2 file (266 MB), which can be downloaded from:
But if you run into a problem, these OEM versions usually cannot do repair installations.Family Id=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A These articles describe the procedure: For more descriptions, try: q="Windows XP" "Service Pack 2" slipstream Note: You cannot use the /integrate switch to slipstream Windows XP SP2 into a folder with Windows XP on a Windows 2000 computer.Rebooting without powering down is not enough in some cases.Your problem may not be related to Service Pack 2 at all.