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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ben Stevenson, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Ben Stevenson

    Ben Stevenson Flightless Bird

    I have XP Pro and IE7.

    I am told that MS no longer supports XP but support is still available if it
    is on SP3. Is there anything I have to be aware of if I download SP3 on to
    XP? Will things be different?

    And how do I get SP3 on to my laptop?

    TIA
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389


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

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
    available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost you
    US$59 or higher per incident now.

    Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows
    Update" until SP3 is installed.

    . 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
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > I have XP Pro and IE7.
    >
    > I am told that MS no longer supports XP but support is still available if
    > it
    > is on SP3. Is there anything I have to be aware of if I download SP3 on to
    > XP? Will things be different?
    >
    > And how do I get SP3 on to my laptop?
    >
    > TIA
     
  3. dario

    dario Flightless Bird

    I will read your links and try to install.
    But I have another problem on my Vista where I am replying from. I had
    posted also from this Vista PC in WLM, but the post and your reply does not
    appear in WLM so I have to go to google groups to do it. Tedious.

    Can you help for me to see my posts and replies in WLM?

    TIA

    --
    dario


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >
    >
    > WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >
    > Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
    > available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost you
    > US$59 or higher per incident now.
    >
    > Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
    > running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows
    > Update" until SP3 is installed.
    >
    > . 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
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > I have XP Pro and IE7.
    > >
    > > I am told that MS no longer supports XP but support is still available if
    > > it
    > > is on SP3. Is there anything I have to be aware of if I download SP3 on to
    > > XP? Will things be different?
    > >
    > > And how do I get SP3 on to my laptop?
    > >
    > > TIA

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    What was the name of the newsgroup? Microsoft has been phasing out
    newsgroups. The windowsxp.general group is one of the few surviving
    groups! Some people are still posting to the phased out groups, using
    other news servers (like Eternal September). But if you are using both
    WLM and the MS news server and if the group has been phased out, you
    won't be able to do read or post.

    dario wrote:
    > I will read your links and try to install.
    > But I have another problem on my Vista where I am replying from. I had
    > posted also from this Vista PC in WLM, but the post and your reply
    > does not appear in WLM so I have to go to google groups to do it.
    > Tedious.
    >
    > Can you help for me to see my posts and replies in WLM?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >>
    >>
    >> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >>
    >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3
    >> was
    >> available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost
    >> you
    >> US$59 or higher per incident now.
    >>
    >> Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    >> computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates
    >> from Windows
    >> Update" until SP3 is installed.
    >>
    >> . 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
    >> -- ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> I have XP Pro and IE7.
    >>>
    >>> I am told that MS no longer supports XP but support is still
    >>> available if it
    >>> is on SP3. Is there anything I have to be aware of if I download
    >>> SP3 on to XP? Will things be different?
    >>>
    >>> And how do I get SP3 on to my laptop?
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> .
     
  5. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    On Jul 7, 6:22 am, dario <da...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I will read your links and try to install.


    I installed SP3 from PA Bear's instructions and all went well.
    With the installation, that is.
    Be aware that SP3 may change your computer experience.
    That is, some things may not function in SP3 like they did in SP2.
    I've noticed it most in my video driver, and now my DVD playback
    programs.
    Your mileage may vary.
    (I'd still be running 98SE if I could!)

    Ed
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If Windows Live Mail (vs. Windows Mail) is configured as your default
    Newsreader, the following link should open in Windows Live Mail:
    nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

    You will find support for Windows Live Mail in this public newsgroup (at
    least for now):
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...dg=microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    • Via your newsreader (i.e., Windows Live Mail):
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    And in Windows Live Mail Support Forums (new 08 March 2010)
    http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?forumid=b91657c9-9031-4406-a398-7d0783119bb7


    dario wrote:
    > I will read your links and try to install.
    > But I have another problem on my Vista where I am replying from. I had
    > posted also from this Vista PC in WLM, but the post and your reply does
    > not
    > appear in WLM so I have to go to google groups to do it. Tedious.
    >
    > Can you help for me to see my posts and replies in WLM?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >>
    >>
    >> WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >>
    >> Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
    >> available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost you
    >> US$59 or higher per incident now.
    >>
    >> Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date,
    >> computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from
    >> Windows
    >> Update" until SP3 is installed.
    >>
    >> . 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
    >> -- ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> I have XP Pro and IE7.
    >>>
    >>> I am told that MS no longer supports XP but support is still available
    >>> if
    >>> it
    >>> is on SP3. Is there anything I have to be aware of if I download SP3 on
    >>> to
    >>> XP? Will things be different?
    >>>
    >>> And how do I get SP3 on to my laptop?
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> .
     

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