Installing Windows XP SP3? Read This First
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:35 PM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:57 AM
There were no problems at all - no hang-ups and Windows loaded very quickly after the re-boot: possibly a wait of just seconds, no more. IE7 is not required; I use Avant and IE6 because Avant does not work well with IE7. I might try IE8 when it is finalised.
Windows loads more quickly and most programs I have tried so far load much more quickly.
Experience is good!
Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:51 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:46 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:00 AM
1! How come I got a feeling, that is what you meant. coastie
Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:29 AM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:44 AM
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Please be as descriptive as possible in both your Discussion title and posting. Immediately, what I can tell you is that Service Pack 3 is not an .iso file. If you are attempting to install an .iso file, you are not getting a true Service Pack. For further information, please start your Discussion and we can assist you in there.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:00 AM
xpsp35512.0804132112udax86fre_spcd it is categorized as an ISO file. I can't open it. Is that because an ISO file is a file type for burning and not executing? Obviously I have a dug a hole....
It looks like you are not knowledgeable about how to use an ISO file.
Just use the executable and that will work fine for you.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe 316.4 MB
Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:19 PM
The original OS now on my computer will need to be updated, but I will not be able to update a number of programs since Microsoft is not updating them any more. I shall put a note on the edge of my monitor, DO NOT DOWNLOAD SP3! Hope most people do not have to go through my experience.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:48 AM