Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a)

Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a)

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 376 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1a
  • Total Downloads:
    2,766,458
  • Date Added:
    September 09, 2002
  • File Size:
    1.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    684
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 376 votes

    • 5 star 194
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 168
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 376 votes

    • 5 star 194
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 168
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  • 1 stars

    "No longer works, but all you need is SP2 anyway"

    October 22, 2013   |   By michael-kropat

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Once upon a time this worked.

    Cons

    Workaround: XP SP2 includes SP1, so get that instead. Then install SP3.

    Supposedly a SP1 offline installer did exist, so if you really want it you may be able to locate it.

    Reference: http://superuser.com/questions/347245/network-offline-install-of-windows-xp-sp1

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  • 1 stars

    "Microsoft doesn't allow this SP access"

    January 29, 2013   |   By klommler

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    I don't have any pro accept that the installer download fine and didn't crash my machine when I tried to run it.

    Cons

    When I tried to run it the installer notified me that windows XP could not access Windows Update. The installer was stopped dead in its tracks.

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  • 4 stars

    "As expected; no problems."

    May 26, 2012   |   By RM95618

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Installed with no issues.

    Cons

    None; clean install.

    Summary

    Needed a new copy;this filled the gap.

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  • 4 stars

    "Windows XP SP1"

    February 25, 2012   |   By Mert98

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Easy download
    Fast installation
    Good for old computers

    Cons

    Some security issues, but that's not that a big problem at all, unless if you use the default browser of it. (IE6 SP1)

    Summary

    Thank you so much!!! I really needed this for a old computer which couldn't handle Windows XP SP3.

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  • 1 stars

    "Basically stinks."

    January 07, 2012   |   By LostValley

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    can't think of any.

    Cons

    M$not link in this is no longer there.

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  • 5 stars

    "Thanks cnet for making this so easy to find"

    January 28, 2011   |   By Rathion

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    This is an XP OS service pack. It's required for a installing a number of things. My review is really for cnet. You guys rock

    Cons

    There are none

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  • 5 stars

    "Downloaded easily and installed perfectly."

    December 02, 2010   |   By Bronson137

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Works well

    Cons

    Nothing that did not install.

    Summary

    Great download for XP,

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  • 3 stars

    "Necessary for "legacy" XP upgrade/update..."

    July 21, 2010   |   By jakenewbie

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Downloads & installs easily and rather quickly.

    Cons

    No longer supported, so must upgrade to at least SP2, which should be done anyway. Must have this service pack before you can upgrade to either this or SP3. This is not necessarily a negative thing!

    Summary

    Upgrading XP gradually by starting with this SP1a, then going to SP2 and finally to SP3 is probably the best approach when dealing with a system that has none. Not many out there, but there are enough that this should be remembered. This operating system may be the best so far from Microsoft and they know it, even though they may not admit to it directly. Each service pack dealt with flaws encountered but also added a lot of innovations and improvements that make this such a user-friendly and professional powerhouse. It will be around for a long time, and that is a very good thing; keep it updated and clean and enjoy using it until it can't be used anymore...

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  • 3 stars

    "good to start with"

    June 18, 2010   |   By enginior1

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    be ready for a very quick downloader without going to the update site

    Cons

    no internet no go make sure product key has not been tampered with otherwise won't work

    Summary

    does the job but registering the cd-key straight away and going to the update site is always more relieble

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  • 3 stars

    "Haven't seen a difference in the way my computer acts"

    November 30, 2008   |   By kpscarb032361

    Version: Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) 1a

    Pros

    Haven't seen a difference in the way my computer acts

    Cons

    Haven't seen a difference in the way my computer acts

    Summary

    Haven't seen a difference in the way my computer acts

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    General
    Publisher Microsoft
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
    Release Date September 09, 2002
    Date Added September 09, 2002
    Version 1a
    Category
    Category Drivers
    Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.93MB
    File Name sp1aexpress_usa.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,766,458
    Downloads Last Week 684
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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