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Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download?

Upon running 'SFC /SCANNOW' I get a message to insert the Windows XP Pro SP3 disk. I had previously never heard of a Windows XP pro Service Pack 3 disk, I though there was only one type of SP3 CD. After some research, I located a service pack 3 disk, so I downloaded it, and tried running the command again. It complained about the CD being for the wrong version of XP. I've searched google for ages trying to find the correct one, to no avail. So, my question is:

Does anyone have a link to download a 'Windows XP Pro SP3' disk, the requirements are:

  • That it runs offline.

  • That it comes in a .iso file

  • That it is for Windows XP professional

By the way, I've already tried this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25129

Thanks in advance :)

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marked as duplicate by techie007, Synetech, Karan, TFM, Canadian Luke Nov 22 '12 at 19:51

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if you run winver.exe what version does it say you're running? –  Thraka Nov 22 '12 at 18:05
    
Microsoft Windows Home Edition Version 1.5 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619 : Service Pack 3) –  Gallefray Nov 22 '12 at 18:10
    
    
@techie007 I don't want to reinstall windows, I need the disk to use spc –  Gallefray Nov 22 '12 at 18:24
    
I pointed the second link out as related info, just to show that the SP3 CD you linked to isn't a full install disk (like Windows is asking you for), and for relational tracking sake. :) –  techie007 Nov 22 '12 at 18:27
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It's asking for a Windows disk that has SP3 integrated into it already; not just a SP3 CD.

You'll need create a new XP Install disk with SP3 slip-streamed into it.

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Thanks :) I suspect that this version of XP has infected system files :P (hence my trying to run sfc). Do you know where I can get a windows XP + sp3 disk? –  Gallefray Nov 22 '12 at 18:33
    
oh, wait, I though it was taking the computer's host OS as the base for the new windows, not a windows install CD... thanks :) –  Gallefray Nov 22 '12 at 18:50
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