After doing some Googling, I came across this article: Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?
However, it deals with the AMD chips, and specifically states not to use its fix on Intel based systems.
Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013 service packs have been cumulative.
Application service packs replace existing files with updated versions that typically fix bugs or close security holes.
Recently I upgraded to Service Pack 3, and now it seems that something has gone terribly wrong with the update.
After logging in, my computer will blue screen after about 5 minutes and then go into a reboot loop (I don't have the exact error message handy).
My current laptop was purchased new last October, loaded with 8.1.
You could download it and then run it through Virustotal but safer is always better even if it takes longer.Service packs are usually numbered, and thus shortly referred to as SP1, SP2, SP3 etc.Service Packs for Microsoft Windows were cumulative through Windows XP.To download and install Opera, visit the Opera website.If you try to install XP Service Pack 3 and come up with an "access denied" warning, save yourself some major headaches and click "abort" and read this article.I used to use Auto Patcher back in the day because it would sort most of my files off line Although Major Geeks says there was, I didn't think there was an official version» ··· k_3Otherwise search the Microsoft catolog» ··· q=xp sp3There was also this reminder at Microsoft to make sure your computer was ready for the updates»support.microsoft.com/en ··· e-pack-3Ah here it is:»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us ··· Id=15565Of this link and with a checksum:»superuser.com/questions/ ··· hecksums Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86) - CD (English)SHA1: 8fa76ccea145d050fc6a506ffbdedfe53282e5b4Hope it helps The legal download from Microsoft has been removed long ago.