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

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


  1. 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

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

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

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

  5. 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!!!!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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