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Windows SP3

by harryrutten / April 25, 2008 12:30 AM PDT

In an initial attempt to download SP3 I encountered a problem which froze my computer creating the usual mess.
Now MS Updates wants me to install SP3. Is it safe to do so or does this Svc. Pak have problems within it?

Thanks for the help

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sp3 isn't on windows update yet
by ramarc / April 25, 2008 1:10 AM PDT
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and how could "downloading" SP3 cause problems? did you try to install it? if so, just restart the installation.

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by harryrutten / May 2, 2008 10:50 AM PDT

Perhaps my syntax was wrong. Yes I did try to instal it and the computer locked up tight and I could not proceed any further. I dislike patronizing remarks such as you made. "How could...etc." Politeness is better and thanks for nothing.

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My thoughts. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 2, 2008 1:21 PM PDT
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Your statement:

"In an initial attempt to download SP3 I encountered a problem which froze my computer."

This says download and not install. So his question/remark was valid.

Is the computer working now and if so does SP3 show up in Add/Remove. If so you can try to uninstall it. If it's not there then it's not installed. You need to turn off all AV programs, spyware programs, shut down as much running in the background as possible. I recommend downloading SP3 and saving to a CD. As such you can run it from there.

I've installed SP3 on my five XP Pro machines with zero problems. But the machine must be squeaky clean from viruses, spyware and such.

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by harryrutten / May 3, 2008 12:27 AM PDT
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Thank you for your help and suggestions.

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sp3 was pulled
by ramarc / May 4, 2008 2:56 AM PDT
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by harryrutten / June 2, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

With do res[ect I started the SP3 download directly from MS. I do not know what caused the problem. Nonetheless after the downlaod ion an attempt to run the file it started and momentarily the computer locked up and then the the hard drive became corrupted. A reinstall was necessary..

Thnak you for your interest.

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I installed SP3 with no trouble
by 4Denise / June 2, 2008 10:57 AM PDT
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and most people have had no trouble, but nothing is perfect. I recommend removing all traces of your previous attempt, run all your scans, clean everything that needs cleaning, do a full backup, and then try again with a squeaky clean system that can be fully restored if something goes wrong. That's what I did. It removes all of the stress.


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by harryrutten / June 3, 2008 12:00 AM PDT

Thanks Denise for your suggestion. I'll take it underconsideration.

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