Recently I had to fix up an old Compaq PC, 800Mhz CPU speed, 20GB hdd, 256 MBytes of memory.
Since the PC wasn’t used for a long time and already had Windows Installed it was necessary that I update the PC’s default InstalledWindows installation to prevent the OS from getting infected immediately after it’s connected to the net.
The Windows XP installed on the desktop PC had only Service Pack 1 and thus the Windows was quite obsolete.
It took me a while of googling and downloading to Download XP Service 1 and XP’s Service pack 3 and install them on the PC.
Moreover the PC needed to have installed a Bulgarian Language pack, because by default the Windows’s environment was already configured with a Dutch language pack.
I needed the XP’s Bulgarian Language pack cause the PC was about to be sent to Bulgaria and used by some Bulgarian guy who doesn’t have knowledge in either Dutch nor English.
Since it took me a while to find and download and install the XP SP 2,XP SP 3, and the Bulgarian language pack I thought it will be handy to put the three softs together here on my webserver and possibly easify the life of someone who needs to have the 3 pieces of soft installed.
Here are the Win XP SP2, SP3 and the Bulgarian Language pack:
Download WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe / Windows XP Service Pack 2
Download WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe / Windows XP Service Pack 3
Downloda Bulgarian Interface Pack for Windows XP.msi
I have to say that it was rather strange but I found two files which actually were about to do the trick of adding cyrillizing the Windows XP install (changing the OS locale to Bulgarian by default).
I’ve personally used the Bulgarian Interface Pack for Windows XP.msi which is a smaller piece of file (3.5MB), The other Language pack – the archive (Bulgarian.Language.Pack.For.Windows.XP.SP2.rar) is actually (5.0M) and I have no clue if it correctly changes the Windows XP default outlook to bulgarian, so if somebody tests it and can confirm it works fine let me know in the comments please 🙂
The two files SP2 and SP3 checksums are:
WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe size is (266M) 59a98f181fe383907e520a391d75b5a7
WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe’s size is (317M) bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58
The Service Packs I’ve mirrored directly from Microsoft’s website and the Language Packs, were downloaded from a bulgarian website and one of them was sent to me by a friend who is in Bulgaria. It was quite a struggle to actually find the Language Packs since most of the websites where the Language Packs were available were filtered for outside of the Bulgarian Internet space.
I hope this files will be of use to somebody.