Thank you for posting here.
I have read through all four posts you submitted. The questions in these
four posts are related. In order to avoid confusion, let me answer your
questions in this one.
Form your description, I can understand your concern is to use USB 2.0 HD.
Actually, the most efficient way to use this USB 2.0 HD in your side is not
about whether or not upgrade your Windows XP system to SP2 or not, but is
whether your main board supports USB 2.0 or not. In fact, if your main
board supports USB 2.0, you can install the USB 2.0 driver provided by the
main board manufacturer no matter you are running Windows SP1 or SP2.
Please understand motherboard provided by its manufacturer that is
independent of Windows system. About whether or not USB 2.0 is supported by
the motherboard, you need to refer to the manual provided along with your
motherboard or along with your computer. In addition, you can also contact
the vendor of your computer for the instruction.
Regarding whether or not upgrade Windows XP to SP2, Microsoft strongly
recommend upgrading your Windows XP system to SP2, which includes latest
security updates and new features. For more information, you can refer to
the article Carey listed below.
And for the question whether there is any adapter to convert Firewire to
USB, I am afraid I am not quite familiar in hardware. However for your
information, I find the following website. Hope it can do some helps.
I look forward to your reply. If there is anything unclear, feel free to
let me know. Have a nice day!
Thanks & Regards,
Microsoft Online Partner Support
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