This is a 1.2GB ISO file that offers XP users a wealth of "missing" features sorted into categories such as Support, Applications, Games, Multimedia, Power Toys, Downloads, Hidden Options, Tablet PC and Media Center.View the screenshots below to see some of the features it can add to XP. “My laptop had a virus so I installed a new fresh version of Windows 7, now that is done I quickly realize that I can't access the internet due to there being no drivers installed.The wireless drivers and every other internet driver are not installed.If your computer isn’t connected to the internet it can not be updated.But we all know that in order to keep our computers working properly we need to have them stay updated.There are numerous reasons why people might still opt to use the ancient OS, including the simplest of all -- because they like it, and it works for them -- but time has moved on considerably since XP first arrived in 2001, and the OS is missing a lot of features.
Colin Hughes, by email You are on the right track though the SP3 update you mention is a WPA (wireless protected access) security patch and I suspect the one that you need is KB81585, which provides Windows XP with WPA support.
It works with almost all Windows systems, both desktop, and server operating systems, from Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 8. To update a computer that doesn’t have an internet connection, Portable Update uses an external cache that stores all necessary updates.
The cache can be on any USB external devices, such as external hard drive or flash drive.
A few months ago we wrote about the Missed Features Installer (MFI) for Windows 10, a 1.3GB ISO file which adds a ton of third-party programs to Windows 10, such as Classic Shell, Gadgets 2.0, This PC Tweaker, and the Windows Experience Index Tool.
Now, the same developer has put together the Missed Features Installer5 -- MFI5 for Windows XP and 2003.