How To Turn Your Windows XP SP2 To SP3 Using Regedit, Without Windows Updates

Posted by Ryan Araya  |  at  1:51 AM No comments

I would like to share an important tip on how to turn your Windows XP SP2 to SP3 using regedit because recently I've encounter a situation wherein I need to install a program that is incompatible in windows xp service pack 2 (SP2). In our laboratory we are using xtenda xbox300 which is can only run in windows xp sp2 but I've been required by our computer programmer instructor to install Microsoft visual studio 2010 which is can only run in windows xp sp3 or higher operating system.

I've tried to install windows installer 3.1 but it doesn't work. I have no choice but to make solution for this in order for us to operate. I made research on the internet on how to fix this problem then I found out that you can turn windows xp sp2 to sp3 by editing the registry. It means to fake the compatibility requirements of the system, the program will think that it is sp3 but it is still an sp2 so you don't need to worry if  there is a device or program installed that has sp2 requirements like in my case the xbox300.

Editing system registry is crucial move you need to take the risk if you failed so here is the step by step procedure on how to turn your windows xp sp2 to sp3 using regedit.

1. Go to Run then type "regedit" and enter.
3. Expand SYSTEM.
4. Click Windows.
5. Inside Windows right click CSDVersion then modify.
6. You will see a value data of 200 change it to 300 then click ok.
7. To finish restart your system and you're done.

I shared this topic in order to help those who are having a problem to install any program in windows xp sp2 because of the compatibility issue. This could be an easy way to turn your Windows XP SP2 to SP3  than performing windows updates or upgrading your operating system. This is proven that works on me.

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Working as Computer Specialist in City Infobased Incorporated and a Freelance Computer Technician from Roxas City, Capiz Philippines. Blogging is my way of sharing my knowledge and experience as a Computer Technician.

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