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Help files for installing SP3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 5tulips, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    someone *point me to*
    (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    (2) information to follow when things don't go right.

    Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready to
    install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.

    I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not familiar
    with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.

    5tulips
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    > someone *point me to*
    > (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    > (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    >
    > Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready to
    > install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    >
    > I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    > familiar
    > with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    >
    > 5tulips
    >
    >



    Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation. Once SP3 is in
    and working, you can enable the third party firewall and turn of the
    Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.

    Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/950717

    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm

    Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service Pack 3:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:

    > Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    > Pack 3:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr


    Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues is
    over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:

    http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance

    If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for XP
    SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact method.
    :-(
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-O3QZeLhpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    >> Pack 3:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr

    >
    > Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues is
    > over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance
    >
    > If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for XP
    > SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact method.
    > :-(
    >



    Thanks, & removed. I got about 200 CRs that need updating.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O3QZeLhpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    >>> Pack 3:
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr

    >>
    >> Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues
    >> is over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance
    >>
    >> If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for
    >> XP SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact
    >> method. :-(
    >>

    >
    >
    > Thanks, & removed. I got about 200 CRs that need updating.


    YW.
     
  6. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Bruce. I've looked it all over and need to sit down and make a few
    notes, and read everything again. This is a much better collection of help
    files than the ones I read during the first panic phase When SP3 first came
    out.

    5tulips


    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OmVH7AhpKHA.5308@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    :
    : "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    : news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : > Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    : > someone *point me to*
    : > (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    : > (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    : >
    : > Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready to
    : > install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    : >
    : > I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    : > familiar
    : > with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    : >
    : > 5tulips
    : >
    : >
    :
    :
    : Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    : Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    : Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation. Once SP3 is in
    : and working, you can enable the third party firewall and turn of the
    : Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.
    :
    : Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    : http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/950717
    :
    : WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    :
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    :
    : Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
    :
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
    :
    : Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here:
    :
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    :
    : Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service Pack 3:
    : http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr
    : --
    : Bruce Hagen
    : MS-MVP [Mail]
    : Imperial Beach, CA
    :
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [I hate when that happens...]

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O3QZeLhpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    >>> Pack 3:
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr

    >>
    >> Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues is
    >> over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance
    >>
    >> If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for XP
    >> SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact method.
    >> :-(
    >>

    >
    >
    > Thanks, & removed. I got about 200 CRs that need updating.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    One more reference for you: Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July
    2010. After that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any
    further critical security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and
    Windows Update website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.

    5tulips wrote:
    > Thanks, Bruce. I've looked it all over and need to sit down and make a
    > few
    > notes, and read everything again. This is a much better collection of help
    > files than the ones I read during the first panic phase When SP3 first
    > came
    > out.
    >
    > 5tulips
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-OmVH7AhpKHA.5308@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    >>> someone *point me to*
    >>> (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    >>> (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    >>>
    >>> Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready to
    >>> install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    >>>
    >>> I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    >>> familiar
    >>> with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    >>>
    >>> 5tulips
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    >> Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    >> Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation. Once SP3 is
    >> in
    >> and working, you can enable the third party firewall and turn of the
    >> Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.
    >>
    >> Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/950717
    >>
    >> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    >>

    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >>
    >> Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
    >>

    > http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
    >>
    >> Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here:
    >>

    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    >>
    >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service Pack 3:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
     
  9. 5tulips

    5tulips Flightless Bird

    Yes, I had read that and was looking for that date yesterday and hadn't
    found it. I know it is an extended date, but thought it was a little later
    than that, so Thanks. I was all ready to do SP3 from the beginning, but
    there was that bugaboo about the AMD processor (which I have) but by the
    time I found it only had to do with a couple of OEM computers, the support
    time had run out. This time, I notice most of the help material to install
    SP3 is more organized - less cluttered.

    Maybe by the time XP, itself runs out, Windows 7 and all our peripherals and
    drivers will all match.

    You folks who spend your time helping us are to be commended.


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OwiJWtipKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : One more reference for you: Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July
    : 2010. After that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any
    : further critical security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and
    : Windows Update website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
    :
    : 5tulips wrote:
    : > Thanks, Bruce. I've looked it all over and need to sit down and make a
    : > few
    : > notes, and read everything again. This is a much better collection of
    help
    : > files than the ones I read during the first panic phase When SP3 first
    : > came
    : > out.
    : >
    : > 5tulips
    : >
    : >
    : > "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    : > news:-OmVH7AhpKHA.5308@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    : >>
    : >> "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    : >> news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : >>> Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    : >>> someone *point me to*
    : >>> (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    : >>> (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    : >>>
    : >>> Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready
    to
    : >>> install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    : >>>
    : >>> I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    : >>> familiar
    : >>> with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    : >>>
    : >>> 5tulips
    : >>>
    : >>>
    : >>
    : >>
    : >> Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    : >> Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    : >> Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation. Once SP3 is
    : >> in
    : >> and working, you can enable the third party firewall and turn of the
    : >> Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.
    : >>
    : >> Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    : >> http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/950717
    : >>
    : >> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    : >>
    : >
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    : >>
    : >> Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
    : >>
    : >
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
    : >>
    : >> Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here:
    : >>
    : >
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    : >>
    : >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service Pack
    3:
    : >> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr
    : >> --
    : >> Bruce Hagen
    : >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    : >> Imperial Beach, CA
    :
     
  10. 20100206

    20100206 Flightless Bird

    I can quite authoritatively tell you that you don't need a doctorate to
    install SP3. You don't also need to read any documents to install it.

    SP3 contains mainly hotfixes and security patches that were released since
    the SP2 date.

    Go ahead and install SP3 because it is always uninstllable if you don't like
    it.

    hth



    "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    > someone *point me to*
    > (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    > (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    >
    > Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready to
    > install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    >
    > I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    > familiar
    > with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    >
    > 5tulips
    >
    >
     
  11. 20100206

    20100206 Flightless Bird

    Now that you have corrected a pig, you will be branded a TROLL by Pig-Bear.

    Nobody is allowed to correct a pig. Pigs are members of the Society of
    Pigs, an elite group specialising in insulting, abusing and ridiculing
    Microsoft customers.

    hth

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-O3QZeLhpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    >> Pack 3:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr

    >
    > Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues is
    > over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance
    >
    > If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for XP
    > SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact method.
    > :-(
    >
     
  12. 20100206

    20100206 Flightless Bird

    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OmVH7AhpKHA.5308@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...

    >
    > Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    > Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    > Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation.


    Baloney. I do neither and still I have no problems. the only thing one
    needs to do is to make sure they are not online and this can be achieved by
    unplugging the cable from the computer or switching off the wireless
    connection.

    Apart from that DON'T DO ANYTHING AS SUGGESTED ABOVE. It is a recipe for
    disaster.
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > ...I was all ready to do SP3 from the beginning, but
    > there was that bugaboo about the AMD processor...


    Error message after you upgrade a computer that uses a processor other than
    an Intel processor to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or to Windows XP Service
    Pack 3: "STOP: 0x0000007E"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953356

    5tulips wrote:
    > Yes, I had read that and was looking for that date yesterday and hadn't
    > found it. I know it is an extended date, but thought it was a little
    > later
    > than that, so Thanks. I was all ready to do SP3 from the beginning, but
    > there was that bugaboo about the AMD processor (which I have) but by the
    > time I found it only had to do with a couple of OEM computers, the support
    > time had run out. This time, I notice most of the help material to
    > install
    > SP3 is more organized - less cluttered.
    >
    > Maybe by the time XP, itself runs out, Windows 7 and all our peripherals
    > and
    > drivers will all match.
    >
    > You folks who spend your time helping us are to be commended.
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OwiJWtipKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> One more reference for you: Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10
    >> July
    >> 2010. After that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered
    >> any
    >> further critical security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and
    >> Windows Update website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
    >>
    >> 5tulips wrote:
    >>> Thanks, Bruce. I've looked it all over and need to sit down and make a
    >>> few
    >>> notes, and read everything again. This is a much better collection of
    >>> help
    >>> files than the ones I read during the first panic phase When SP3 first
    >>> came
    >>> out.
    >>>
    >>> 5tulips
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:-OmVH7AhpKHA.5308@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-O2Snc%23gpKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Since there have been lots of things learned about installing SP3, can
    >>>>> someone *point me to*
    >>>>> (1) the best information for getting ready for the install.
    >>>>> (2) information to follow when things don't go right.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Not sure if I have the correct Microsoft instructions (getting ready
    >>>>> to
    >>>>> install) (what not to do) (how to get out of a jam) etc.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I could be described as a power user of software apps, but I'm not
    >>>>> familiar
    >>>>> with hardware-drivers, etc. I may have to do my own install.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 5tulips
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs such as Windows
    >>>> Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it and turn on the
    >>>> Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the installation. Once SP3 is
    >>>> in
    >>>> and working, you can enable the third party firewall and turn of the
    >>>> Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.
    >>>>
    >>>> Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com:80/kb/950717
    >>>>
    >>>> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    >>>>
    >>>

    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >>>>
    >>>> Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
    >>>>
    >>>

    > http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here:
    >>>>
    >>>

    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    >>>>
    >>>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service Pack
    >>>> 3:
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr
    >>>> --
    >>>> Bruce Hagen
    >>>> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >>>> Imperial Beach, CA
     
  14. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    ANONYMOUS, that is precisely what you specialize in-----insults, abuse and
    ridiculing.
    Go back to your dorm and grow up.
    "20100206" <20100206@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:uiInSJvpKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Now that you have corrected a pig, you will be branded a TROLL by
    > Pig-Bear.
    >
    > Nobody is allowed to correct a pig. Pigs are members of the Society of
    > Pigs, an elite group specialising in insulting, abusing and ridiculing
    > Microsoft customers.
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O3QZeLhpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Service
    >>> Pack 3:
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gpr

    >>
    >> Bruce, I'm pretty sure the period for free support for XP SP3 issues is
    >> over. If you click on the above link, it resolves to this one:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/select/Default.aspx?target=assistance
    >>
    >> If you drill down, eventually the only "free" support available (for XP
    >> SP3 installation issues) is via the "Community Answers" contact method.
    >> :-(
    >>

    >
    >
     
  15. 20100206

    20100206 Flightless Bird

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:%23fqN%23M0pKHA.1672@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > ANONYMOUS, that is precisely what you specialize in-----insults, abuse and
    > ridiculing.
    > Go back to your dorm and grow up.


    Can you just f u c k off. Your mummy is good at s u c k ing my c o c k!!
    She has definitely grown up to produce a midget like you!
     

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