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Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft® Windows® Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes fixes, security updates, and new security features for Windows XP.
Service Pack 2 Basic Information
Service Pack 2 Overview
What to know before you download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2
What to expect from SP2
How do I know if my computer is ready to install SP2?
What are the SP2 minimum system requirements?
How to Get Service Pack 2
You can either
download SP2 from the Microsoft Web site
order a CD containing SP2
directly from Microsoft.
Before you download SP2
Download SP2 from the Microsoft Web site
Order a free Service Pack 2 CD from Microsoft
SP2 Installation/Removal Steps
Installation After Downloading Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Express Installation
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Removal Through Add or Remove Programs
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Removal Through Recovery Console
Internet Explorer - Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 includes several changes to Internet Explorer.
Internet Options interface
Why does some local content, such as an instructional CD-ROM, not work properly in Internet Explorer?
How do I reset all of the defaults in Internet Explorer?
For information on how to troubleshoot problems accessing secure Web pages with Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2, refer to
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 870700
For information if pictures do not appear as expected, or you receive an error message when you open an HTML file on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, refer to
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 878461
Service Pack 2 Featured Updates
Internet Explorer - Outlook Express
Media Center Edition 2004
Tablet PC Edition 2004
Windows Update Version 5
Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration
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