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Install Service Pack 3 WITHOUT installing IE7?

by BrentHartzell / April 14, 2009 1:02 AM PDT

as the title states.... can this be done?

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In a round about way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 1:10 AM PDT

Install it all then dust off IE7.

Be sure to research this on google as I know I read about it. It's really a non-issue but there are some that will want to tailor their install.

If you want, why not make your own custom XP install with the following tools you can find on google?

The tools (name only so you can find them):



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enterprise push
by BrentHartzell / April 14, 2009 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: In a round about way.

Well here's the thing, I am in an enterprise standpoint. I need to push SP3 out Via Shavlik NetChk to about 150 Pc's. So its not a stand alone push. I didnt know if the Service Pack could be modified to eliminate IE7.

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You didn't tell that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 1:28 AM PDT
In reply to: enterprise push

Next time, don't hold back on such details.

Given this story, why didn't you pick up the phone and call Microsoft? You're in the big league not the bush league.

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MS Support
by BrentHartzell / April 14, 2009 1:47 AM PDT
In reply to: You didn't tell that.

Well calling MS was my next step. They dont have the best support when it comes to customizing their stuff. Their answer will be to install IE7. I will try to install the SP on some Virtual machines and experiment with IE.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: MS Support

Read what SP3 contains and install each of the KBnnnnnn items one by one.

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installing sp3 without i.e 7
by adventcliff / April 14, 2009 7:29 AM PDT

Yes you can install sp3 without Internet Explorer 7. I got it on mine

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installed today
by BrentHartzell / April 14, 2009 7:35 AM PDT

Thanks for the info guys, I test deployed the stand alone package to 10 pc's today and all went well. I'll be deploying to the remaining 140 or so pc's overnight. Thanks again!

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Just a link from Mom.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 7:36 AM PDT
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My understanding when I read the instructions . . .
by Cursorcowboy / April 14, 2009 7:52 AM PDT

"What Is In Service Pack 3

Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates and
hotfixes, and select out-of-band releases. For example, the service pack includes functionality previously
released as updates, such as the Microsoft

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