Bypassing Windows XP Service Pack Installation

Posted: July 3, 2010 in Tips and Tricks, Windows, XP



Many Times, New Softwares, Games require you to have the Latest Service Packs to Install. There’s a way to bypass that.

You can change your Service Pack 2 to display 3, or vice-versa.

Step 1: Open the run option from the start menu and type in ‘regedit’ and press enter

Step 2: Make a backup of your registry (just in case)

Step 3: Browse to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Windows”

Step 4: Modify the value of “CSDVersion” from “0x00000200” (SP2) to the Windows XP SP3 value of “0x00000300”

Step 5: Close registry editor

Step 6: Reboot your computer


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