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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Change Service Pack Of Your Windows XP

Many times, new software, games require you to have the latest service packs to install. There's a way to bypass that.

For example, the latest GTA IV requires that

You can change your service pack 2 to display 3, or vice-versa.

Step 1: Open the run option from the start meny and type in 'regedit' and press enter
Make a backup of your registry (just in case)
Step 3: Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ 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

But I prefer you to install SP 3

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Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for this detailed tutorial. Unfortunately I'm having a problem, after searching in Google it only returened 1 result (in Russian) that wasn't helpful. When trying to change the value of CSDVersion, the value is '41000003' and refuses to change. I'm rather confused! Any help would be hugely helpful, thank you.

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