No, it won't install anything. It's simply a copy of the WordPad.exe file on this Windows XP Professional computer with ALL available Microsoft Windows updates applied, (including Service Pack 3).
Unzip the file, then copy the extracted WordPad.exe file overtop of your WordPad.exe file.
To determine where your WordPad.exe file is, click Start, point to All Programs, select the Accessories folder > right click WordPad and select Properties. The path to your WordPad.exe file will be listed in the "Target:" box.
I tried to copy/paste from the unzipped folder to the wordpad accessories files,
but a wordpad open with all unreadable letters (I forgot the right name for those)
..now...when I open the new wordpad left on the desktop and look into it it says servicepack2
..on a better look...like I said yesterday also todaywhen I copy Wordpad from unzipped Wordpad51folder and paste it to the accessories folder where the original Wordpad is, a wordpad textwindow open with unreadable characters.
I followed your instruction to the letter but I think noting happened
2) you are trying to open some type of file in WordPad that WordPad does not recognize. WordPad is a simple word processor for editing text-type files. Trying to open something like a .PDF, .JPG, .AVI, .ZIP, etc. in WordPad is useless. All you'll see is a slew of strange looking characters, (because WordPad wasn't designed to handle that type of file).
What type of file are you trying to open? What is the file extension?