Assuming you formatted the HDD and then did a clean install which left you
with WinXP SP1...
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
(which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).
Norton Removal Tool
McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I recently had to re-install windows Xp. I have automatic update on; and
> number of updates have been reinstalled --- exceptt that I can't download
> service pack 2.
> It doesn't download, and I don't get any error message or error code.
> Can anyone assist me?