Does Rhino 5 work on Windows XP Pro (32 bit) Service Pack 2?


I have seen that Rhino 5 works fine with Windows XP (32 bit) Service Pack 3, but how does it work with Service pack 2?

I don’t know the difference between these two Service packages.

Thank you very much in advance!


(John Brock) #2

The System Requirements page shows if you’re running Window XP, you need Service Pack 3:


Hi John,
Thank you for your reply!
Yes, Im aware of that the system requirements is specified to work with service pack 3, but since I have the service pack 2, I was wondering if there are any significant difference between them or if Rhino 5 would work equally well with service pack 2.

(John Brock) #4

The installer will fail since it checks to see if your XP is SP3.
There are tools and changes in SP3 that Rhino requires.


Ok, thank you! Then I will try to find XP Service pack 3.


Doesn’t Windows do it automatically?

(Dale Fugier) #7

Critical and security updates, yes. Service Packs, no.


I do not understand your rhetorical question, “Doesn’t Windows do it automatically?”.
Please elaborate.


I typically go to Control Panel --> Windows Update --> Check for Updates. After a few minutes of checking, you would see a list of available downloads.

All of my computers are Windows 7 and 8 and this is how it works. Maybe XP is a little different and I forgot the exact process. I did a quick google search and found quite a few locations to get XP SP3.

Make sure you are using Internet Explorer for best results and try