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:
    2,768,949
  • Date Added:
    September 09, 2002
  • File Size:
    1.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    394
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

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User Reviews
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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, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.93MB
File Name sp1aexpress_usa.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,768,949
Downloads Last Week 394
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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