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Okay to instal XP service pack 3 on Intel Processor?

by Ernestine / December 25, 2008 12:29 AM PST

I thought that when service pack 3 first came out that I read not to instal on certain processors, have waited and never read anything to indicate this problem was fixed.

Is this still the case and if so, which processors?

Just want to verify is okay for this HP Pavilion dv9000?

IE 7

Thank you,

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I have no definitive answer, but
by The ancient one / December 25, 2008 1:34 AM PST

I have been using Windows XP Service Pack 3 for sometime on my computer which has an Intel Mother Board and Intel processor without any problems.

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I Have Installed It Correctly On 50 + Intel Machines..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 25, 2008 4:04 AM PST

...including two or three HP dv6000 series computers. (By the way, the primary problems were NOT with Intel processors but with AMD processors on HP/Compaq computers.) The key to getting Service Pack 3 to install correctly on Windows XP is to prepare the computer BEFORE attempting the install. Please follow the steps below:

First, do a complete system clean up like this:

If you don't already have them, download the free spyware removal tool from the links below. Install, update, then run a full system scan. Delete all spyware found:

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Next, instead of installing SP3 from the Windows Update site, (especially since many have problems with the Windows Update installation of SP3) download the FULL SP2 installer from the link below and use it to install SP2. (It's a large file, about 300+ MB, so you'll need a broadband connection to download it.) Save a copy to a CD if you have a CD burner.

Windows XP SPe Installer

Now clean out your computer by following the steps in the links below:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking ''resources'' and the "Performance tab" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the ''Services'' links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

Now click on Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Clean Up. Once that screen loads, click on the ''More Options'' tab, then in the ''System Restore'' section, click on the ''Clean Up'' tab to remove all but the most recent Restore Point. Choose ''Yes, when it asks: ''Are You Sure?''

After following all the procedures above, run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:

How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP

After you've done all this, restart your computer, then disable all background programs, including your antivirus, then install Service Pack 3 from the downloaded installer file from above. Once that's done, restart the computer then visit the Windows Update site to see if you can use it correctly. If not, then perform the manual updates I suggested earlier.

Hope this helps.


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Thank you Grif............
by Ernestine / December 25, 2008 6:18 AM PST

Will follow the instructions and try do it correctly.

I see I remembered the wrong info on what was having a problem with Service Pack 3, glad to know I'm good to go.

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, didn't expect an answer before tomorrow, if then, because of Holiday.

Am going to put a shortcut to this post on desktop so I can quickly come back to check the directions as I haven't hooked the dv9000 up to the printer, yet.

Thank you again for coming to my rescue for the umpteenth time in all these years.(G)

Hope you are having a great day.

southern California

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