Convert Windows XP SP2 into SP3 without any setup program: simple trick

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Theses days the technology is changing very rapidly and with in a short span of time we have to update with the new patches and supplement for several software, though these are always in the favor of the end user but most of the time we just don’t want to implement these new updates very often. Like me, a few days back have bought a new game CD which requires Windows SP3 system to run it but I just don’t want to do so. So should i left it or there are any alternative, but no installation of Windows SP3 … Yes I have found one… described below

As for most of the programs they usually look into the info about the system status into the registry file to locate the software and patches which decides their performance. So here is the trick to fool such programs which requires Windows XP SP3 patch by altering the Windows XP SP2 version info. To do so go to windows run command (Using windows key +R) and then, type regedit to open Registry Editor. So now you have registry editor opened then only browse to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ Windows

and modify “CSDVersion” from “0x00000200” (SP2) to the Windows XP SP3 value of “0x00000300” and reboot

If anyone facing any problem modifying the registry manually; they can download the registry file from the below link and double click on the registry file just download. Doing so will ask a confirmation to modify the registry say yes and it will do the needful task automatically.

Download Automatic Registry settings (Note: This is in ZIP archive extract it first)

This is the simple trick which will bypass the information so that any program require SP3 (and you only have Sp2 ) would work. So now enjoy; with all the gaming fun as I do. But don’t forget to subscribe and enter your valuable opinion in the comments section

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36 Responses to “Convert Windows XP SP2 into SP3 without any setup program: simple trick”

  1. f on July 18th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    How can you know that registry value. I think It was so magic. show me.
    thank you much :x.

  2. Adil on August 11th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Thnx Man. Its Work. Thank You So Much

  3. senthil on August 23rd, 2010 at 4:08 pm


  4. Aman on September 12th, 2010 at 9:08 am


    this I could not accept easily yaar….. simply wow….

  5. satyajit bhattacharyya on September 18th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    hi!! how are you?
    please help me

  6. bolbol on October 9th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    you are my hero thx

  7. admin on October 10th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you very much for all your comments…. keep visiting

  8. Fahim Ahmed on October 12th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Thanks a lot to solve my long term problem, keep doing the thing easy for others.

  9. akash on October 12th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    believe it or not
    but it really work !

  10. AXC on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:10 am


  11. Ashok on December 1st, 2010 at 9:23 am

    thnx dear. its true. its pleasure to me.

  12. admin on December 1st, 2010 at 11:52 am

    OK dear! the purpose solved if it helps you

  13. abdul samad on December 15th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    thanx alot this is really coool thanx again

  14. Nirav shastri on December 29th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    your trick was awsome………..

  15. Shoaib Ahmed on January 9th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks buddy!
    I really have no words to thank you.There are one of the genius people out there.I pray that you get a job in MICROSOFT!

  16. shakeel on January 23rd, 2011 at 6:09 pm


  17. Shubham on February 16th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Man thanks i was in trouble that i could not download MS Office 2010 because i m having XP SP2. Due to this soft i am able to download MS Office 2010.

  18. sunil on March 10th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    thanx man…….u should definitely be placed in microsoft 4 ur excellent knowledge…bend b4 u with regards

  19. run on March 16th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    it was xp sp2 and i want to open ms access 2010, it needs xp sp3 to open.
    i would try that, it could succeed, couldn’t it.

    i would to say thank you!!!!

  20. Alex on March 20th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    You are a Freaking God! Thank you so much, you made my day

  21. tikba on March 24th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Tikba on march 24,2011 at 16:05

    Thanks alot !!!!

  22. Asad on April 17th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    At last i find my solution in this article…MS Office 2010 requires SP3 to install. Now I have installed it perfectly.
    Thank You !!!

  23. iyalbu on April 26th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    its awesome man…

  24. george on June 30th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Its working….thaks alott…..
    good job man….!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  25. donita on July 17th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    it did not wok..
    i need to install ms visual basic 2010 :(
    it requires sp3 and im using sp2..
    please help me

  26. admin on July 17th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    it did work… just try again.. or check if you have the admin rights to modify registry settings

  27. rahul on August 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    it helps me at a very crucial time

  28. oriol on August 30th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    vraiment les mots me manques vous êtes vraiment un génis mon service pack 2 est devenu automatiquement pack3 apres le redemarrage une fois de plus merci et continuer ainsi

  29. centrifuge in india on October 8th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    it has worked execellently

  30. Ranjan on November 12th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    thanx a lot man, its working and i am getting the facilities of SP3 while using SP2…

  31. salim on December 18th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    ah yeh , it work perfect , thank you very mush my friend
    good job my friend :)

  32. surendra on December 23rd, 2011 at 5:32 am

    i need to instal mvs 10 n it doesnt work perfectly please help.

  33. Gurunath on January 27th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    its awesome man…
    it has worked execellently

  34. nalinda on March 11th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    i was change my sp2 to sp3 without any trouble & very very thanks for the tips good bless

  35. Vivek on June 6th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I am getting a bsod when I restart!!!!

  36. dawar on June 11th, 2012 at 6:21 pm


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