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SP 3 doubts

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Roger, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    Hi all,
    Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people having
    problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or remaining with
    current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from the Win update
    site.

    Regards Roger
     
  2. Bickford Schmeckler

    Bickford Schmeckler Flightless Bird

    You should ask in a Windows XP newsgroup. It's not an IE7 issue.

    "Roger" <Monkey@Zoo.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OhSCrm8CLHA.6136@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : Hi all,
    : Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people having
    : problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or remaining
    with
    : current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from the Win update
    : site.
    :
    : Regards Roger
    :
    :
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Roger" <Monkey@Zoo.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OhSCrm8CLHA.6136@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    > Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people
    > having problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or
    > remaining with current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from
    > the Win update site.
    >
    > Regards Roger



    You only read about the few bad installs, not the majority of successful
    updates.

    First of all, if you stay with SP2, support ends next month and you will
    see no more updates. If you install SP3, it is supported until April,
    2014.

    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 and Save it.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

    Before you install, 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.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to WinXP General]

    If you want to keep your computer secure, you have less than a month to get
    SP3 installed:

    Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    running WinXP (x86) SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from
    Windows Update" (i.e., Automatic Updates will not work and Windows Update
    website will not be accessible) until SP3 has been installed. Extended
    Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.

    • What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP...SP2 fully patched (after a clean
    install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Roger wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people having
    > problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or remaining
    > with
    > current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from the Win update
    > site.
     
  5. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eTgER89CLHA.5436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > [Crosspost to WinXP General]
    >
    > If you want to keep your computer secure, you have less than a month to
    > get SP3 installed:
    >
    > Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    > computers running WinXP (x86) SP2 "will no longer receive software updates
    > from Windows Update" (i.e., Automatic Updates will not work and Windows
    > Update website will not be accessible) until SP3 has been installed.
    > Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.
    >
    > • What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    >
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean
    >
    > HOW TO get a computer running WinXP...SP2 fully patched (after a clean
    > install)
    > http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Roger wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >> Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people
    >> having
    >> problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or remaining
    >> with
    >> current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from the Win update
    >> site.

    Thank you all, I will now browse information links. you have quoted (x86)
    mine is an old 32bit NTFS file system.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Roger" <Monkey@Zoo.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:uwYj1P#CLHA.5436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eTgER89CLHA.5436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> [Crosspost to WinXP General]
    >>
    >> If you want to keep your computer secure, you have less than a month to
    >> get SP3 installed:
    >>
    >> Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    >> computers running WinXP (x86) SP2 "will no longer receive software
    >> updates from Windows Update" (i.e., Automatic Updates will not work and
    >> Windows Update website will not be accessible) until SP3 has been
    >> installed. Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April
    >> 2014.
    >>
    >> . What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    >>
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean
    >>
    >> HOW TO get a computer running WinXP...SP2 fully patched (after a clean
    >> install)
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Roger wrote:
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people
    >>> having
    >>> problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or remaining
    >>> with
    >>> current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from the Win update
    >>> site.

    > Thank you all, I will now browse information links. you have quoted (x86)
    > mine is an old 32bit NTFS file system.
    >


    x86 means 32-bit ...

    --
    Dan
     

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