Updating windows xp to sp2
Different symptom for some of the same types of problems!
It involves running a batch file that replaces original update files with temporary ones that bypass the restrictions set in place.Navigate to the key listed above and create a new Dword with the value listed there as well.(via Desk Modder and Sebijk)Both source sites are in German.He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand. I have tried twice to update to SP3 and both times it has failed.What you cannot do is go ahead and install those updates as you will get a version mismatch error when you try to do so.
There is however a trick that you can use to bypass those checks so that you can install those updates on your version of Windows XP.: The trick works only for 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP3 and not 64-bit versions.
Like a good computer professional, before turning it back over to the client, you are going to apply all the service packs, patches, and updates that Microsoft might want the system to have.
Except when you go to update.(or windowsupdate.microsoft.com, or windowsupdate.com, or whatever URL that redirects you to the Microsoft update engine), all you get is a referral to article 2497281 that says you should try a few steps manually.
It could have been any of these: KB2993254, KB2998579, KB3000061, KB2978114, KB2989935, KB2993958, KB2992611, KB3002885, or KB3006226.
Windows Update was so broken I couldn't even manually download the patch set for MS14-068 - it would run, unpack, give an error, not write a log file, and exit.
These companies pay Microsoft for that, usually because they were not able or willed to migrate computer's running Windows XP to another operating system before the extended support phase for the system ended.