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Xp sp3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SS, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. SS

    SS Flightless Bird

    I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    after installation.
    Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
     
  2. Syke

    Syke Flightless Bird

    SS wrote:
    > I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    > To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    > after installation.
    > Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
    >
    >

    I can understand your reticence as I was the same, but about a year
    ago, I took the plunge and nothing happened at all! Of course I can
    only speak for myself, but remember that the people, like me, who had no
    issues at all, tend not to mention it and the few (and they are I think)
    complain in newsgroups. You'll always find somebody who gets problems
    with anything computer-related, but very often they are people who
    perhaps don't keep their systems in good condition and so on.

    Regards

    Syke
     
  3. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    SS wrote on 13/07/2010 :
    > I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    > To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments after
    > installation.
    > Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.


    How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    http://www.windowsnewsletter.com/current-issue.html
    SP3 download
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
    Windows XP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc723731.aspx
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e
    List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/
    Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Your Windows XP Installation CD
    http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd



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  4. SS

    SS Flightless Bird

    "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:i1hd94$db7$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    > SS wrote on 13/07/2010 :
    >> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    >> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    >> after installation.
    >> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.

    >
    > How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    > http://www.windowsnewsletter.com/current-issue.html
    > SP3 download
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    > Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
    > Windows XP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    > Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc723731.aspx
    > Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e
    > List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/
    > Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Your Windows XP Installation CD
    > http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd
    >
    >
    >
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    >

    Well I have gone and updated and so far no issues.

    thanks for the answers guys.
     
  5. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    SS brought next idea :
    > "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:i1hd94$db7$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >> SS wrote on 13/07/2010 :
    >>> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    >>> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    >>> after installation.
    >>> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.

    >>
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >> http://www.windowsnewsletter.com/current-issue.html
    >> SP3 download
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en
    >> Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
    >> Windows XP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >> Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc723731.aspx
    >> Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e
    >> List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/
    >> Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Your Windows XP Installation CD
    >> http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd
    >>
    >>
    >>
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    >>

    > Well I have gone and updated and so far no issues.
    >
    > thanks for the answers guys.


    You will be Ok, if you were not having
    problems/glitches/slowness/infections beforehand, you will be fine.



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  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends today, Tuesday, 13 July 2010. After that
    date, computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates
    from Windows Update" (i.e., updates released on or after 27 July 2010) 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

    Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.

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

    How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

    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. [You snooze, you lose.]
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    SS wrote:
    > I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    > To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    > after installation.
    > Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    I hope this is a dumb question, but will updates released after the 27th
    install on a SP2 system if they're installed manually and not via Windows
    Update?

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message news:uqI9vkpILHA.4920@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends today, Tuesday, 13 July 2010. After that date, computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer
    > receive software updates from Windows Update" (i.e., updates released on or after 27 July 2010) 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
    >
    > Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.
    >
    > How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >
    > How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718
    >
    > 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. [You snooze, you lose.]
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > SS wrote:
    >> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    >> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    >> after installation.
    >> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.

    >
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Possibly.

    nospam@nospam.invalid wrote:
    > I hope this is a dumb question, but will updates released after the 27th
    > install on a SP2 system if they're installed manually and not via Windows
    > Update?
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uqI9vkpILHA.4920@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends today, Tuesday, 13 July 2010. After that
    >> date, computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software
    >> updates
    >> from Windows Update" (i.e., updates released on or after 27 July 2010)
    >> 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
    >>
    >> Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.
    >>
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >>
    >> How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718
    >>
    >> 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. [You snooze, you lose.] --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> SS wrote:
    >>> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    >>> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    >>> after installation.
    >>> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
     
  9. rif

    rif Flightless Bird

    I'm pretty sure the overwhelming majority of computer that update from
    SP2 to SP3 have no problems at all (98-99%). By all means backup your
    computer before proceeding with the update. For most users it will be
    uneventful.
     
  10. Nick L. Odeon

    Nick L. Odeon Flightless Bird

    Why would you hope it's a dumb question?
    <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:eABAkstILHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    :
    : I hope this is a dumb question, but will updates released after the 27th
    : install on a SP2 system if they're installed manually and not via Windows
    : Update?
    :
    : "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uqI9vkpILHA.4920@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : > Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends today, Tuesday, 13 July 2010. After
    that date, computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer
    : > receive software updates from Windows Update" (i.e., updates released on
    or after 27 July 2010) 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
    : >
    : > Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.
    : >
    : > How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    : > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    : >
    : > How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    : > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718
    : >
    : > 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. [You snooze, you lose.]
    : > --
    : > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    : > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    : >
    : >
    : > SS wrote:
    : >> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    : >> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    : >> after installation.
    : >> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
    : >
    :
    :
     
  11. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Only MS can answer that question since they do the coding for the updates.
    <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:eABAkstILHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I hope this is a dumb question, but will updates released after the 27th
    > install on a SP2 system if they're installed manually and not via Windows
    > Update?
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uqI9vkpILHA.4920@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ends today, Tuesday, 13 July 2010. After that
    >> date, computers running WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software
    >> updates from Windows Update" (i.e., updates released on or after 27 July
    >> 2010) 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
    >>
    >> Extended Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.
    >>
    >> How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    >>
    >> How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718
    >>
    >> 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. [You snooze, you lose.]
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> SS wrote:
    >>> I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    >>> To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    >>> after installation.
    >>> Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.

    >>

    >
    >
     
  12. W****n S.

    W****n S. Flightless Bird

    "SS" <nonense50@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:BqV_n.213196$Hs4.201281@hurricane...
    >I believe that microsoft are pulling support for XP2.
    > To date I have resisted updating to XP3 due to reading adverse comments
    > after installation.
    > Are there any current issues or should I go and install it.
    >


    No issues here.
     
  13. PA Bear

    PA Bear Flightless Bird

    Correction: No!

    PA Bear wrote:
    > Possibly.
    >
    >
    > nos...@nospam.invalid wrote:
    > > I hope this is a dumb question, but will updates released after the 27th
    > > install on a SP2 system if they're installed manually and not via Windows
    > > Update?

    <SNIP>
     

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