how to run xp sp3 on vista

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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    i have windows vista and when i put programs in compadibillity mode there is no xp sp3 only sp2 how do i get sp3?
     
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    Is your copy of Vista completely up to date?

    And (not that it changes anything AFAIK), is it genuine?
     
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    yes i have windows vista sp2 up to date so how can i run a program in xp sp3?
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Two minutes google searching turned up this:
    So there's your answer. I would've thought SP2 would've introduced XP SP3 compatability... but I guess I was wrong.
     
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    What's asking for SP3? If it's something new enough to require SP3 then it should run on Vista/7 no problem.

    I really can't imagine any programmer good enough to be using shit new enough that it only runs on Sp3, while simultaneously too stupid to update his coding habits to work on Vista/7.
     
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    THANKS RYDIAN BUT MY QUESTION IS ANSWERED CAN SOMEONE LOCK THIS TOPIX?
     
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Well then, what fixed it? In case other people find this thread and hope for an answer.
     
  8. Narayan

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    if i get it right, nothing. there is no sp3 in compatibility mode.
     
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    If not compatibility settings you could try VirtualBox, provided that your computer is strong enough.
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Well then, since I'm the one who found the answer, I guess I should spell it out. Vista cannot use XP SP3 comparability mode because it was released after vista was and vista never got updated to include it. Vista can still use XP SP2 comparability mode though, so it's no big deal. Windows 7 CAN use XP SP3 comparability mode though, and in fact it's the default option when I look at the comparability mode list.

    That's all there is to it I guess, so the thread can be closed, or just left in peace until someone decides to resurrect it for whatever reason...