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XP3 is still in "automatic updates"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cynanthis, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Cynanthis

    Cynanthis Flightless Bird

    OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read about the
    deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on the web
    xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I remembered that Its
    probably already download and have had it 'sitting' ready to install for a
    while; in my automatic updates. I am relieved due to the size of this
    update.

    So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do is
    click install and no further action or investigating on my part is
    necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I need to be
    aware of before I install this?
    Thanks in advance....
    my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
     
  2. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Cynanthis wrote:
    > OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    > about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    > So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on the
    > web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I remembered
    > that Its probably already download and have had it 'sitting' ready to
    > install for a while; in my automatic updates. I am relieved due to
    > the size of this update.
    >
    > So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do
    > is click install and no further action or investigating on my part is
    > necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I need to
    > be aware of before I install this?
    > Thanks in advance....
    > my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2


    If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise, read
    on:

    Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to install,
    physically disconnect from the Internet.

    I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

    Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot. Reconnect
    to the Internet. Boot up.

    Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before upgrading
    to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you some headaches
    down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should upgrade to either IE7
    or IE8.
     
  3. Ǝиçεl

    Ǝиçεl Flightless Bird

    In additions to Daave's comment, you might want to check out the available
    information regarding
    Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/
    -=-

    "Cynanthis" wrote:

    > OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read about the
    > deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    > So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on the web
    > xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I remembered that Its
    > probably already download and have had it 'sitting' ready to install for a
    > while; in my automatic updates. I am relieved due to the size of this
    > update.
    >
    > So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do is
    > click install and no further action or investigating on my part is
    > necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I need to be
    > aware of before I install this?
    > Thanks in advance....
    > my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Cynanthis

    Cynanthis Flightless Bird

    I have a pavilion HP dv8000 laptop (AMD Turion64)-
    PLease advice. Also, Should I defrag, clean up the disk, do spywarwe/virus
    scans , downgrade to IE6etc.... prior to the sp3 install??
    THanks to all


    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:%23jf0iheHLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Cynanthis wrote:
    >> OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    >> about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    >> So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on the
    >> web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I remembered
    >> that Its probably already download and have had it 'sitting' ready to
    >> install for a while; in my automatic updates. I am relieved due to
    >> the size of this update.
    >>
    >> So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do
    >> is click install and no further action or investigating on my part is
    >> necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I need to
    >> be aware of before I install this?
    >> Thanks in advance....
    >> my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2

    >
    > If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise, read on:
    >
    > Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to install, physically
    > disconnect from the Internet.
    >
    > I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >
    > Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot. Reconnect to
    > the Internet. Boot up.
    >
    > Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before upgrading
    > to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you some headaches
    > down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should upgrade to either IE7
    > or IE8.
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Yes, SP3 is still being offered via Automatic Updates.

    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. [You snooze, you lose.]

    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


    Cynanthis wrote:
    > OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read about
    > the
    > deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    > So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on the web
    > xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I remembered that Its
    > probably already download and have had it 'sitting' ready to install for a
    > while; in my automatic updates. I am relieved due to the size of this
    > update.
    >
    > So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do is
    > click install and no further action or investigating on my part is
    > necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I need to be
    > aware of before I install this?
    > Thanks in advance....
    > my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
     
  6. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Good you posted. :)

    You need to first run sp37394.exe:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ex?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=pv-60484-2

    Yes, clean your disk (that is, delete your temp files). Then scan for
    viruses and other malware. Downgrading to IE6 is not absolutely
    necessary but it might be worth the while.

    After rebooting twice and using the PC for a few days, you may once more
    delete your temp files. *Then* you may defrag if you wish.

    It's not a bad idea to create an image of your hard drive before
    installing SP3. That's what I would do.


    Cynanthis wrote:
    > I have a pavilion HP dv8000 laptop (AMD Turion64)-
    > PLease advice. Also, Should I defrag, clean up the disk, do
    > spywarwe/virus scans , downgrade to IE6etc.... prior to the sp3
    > install?? THanks to all
    >
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23jf0iheHLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>> OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    >>> about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    >>> So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on
    >>> the web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I
    >>> remembered that Its probably already download and have had it
    >>> 'sitting' ready to install for a while; in my automatic updates. I
    >>> am relieved due to the size of this update.
    >>>
    >>> So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do
    >>> is click install and no further action or investigating on my part
    >>> is necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I
    >>> need to be aware of before I install this?
    >>> Thanks in advance....
    >>> my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2

    >>
    >> If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise,
    >> read on: Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to
    >> install,
    >> physically disconnect from the Internet.
    >>
    >> I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >>
    >> Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot.
    >> Reconnect to the Internet. Boot up.
    >>
    >> Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before
    >> upgrading to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you
    >> some headaches down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should
    >> upgrade to either IE7 or IE8.
     
  7. Cynanthis

    Cynanthis Flightless Bird

    Hi Daave,
    I downladed the sp37394 and was following the steps. But it couldnot proceed
    because it said, "your system does not meet the minimum requirements for
    this update. Update has been canelled (9998)"

    So I can not upgrade this important utility....
    Anything else I can do?
    Thank you


    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:%238Jk39hHLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Good you posted. :)
    >
    > You need to first run sp37394.exe:
    >
    > http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ex?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=pv-60484-2
    >
    > Yes, clean your disk (that is, delete your temp files). Then scan for
    > viruses and other malware. Downgrading to IE6 is not absolutely necessary
    > but it might be worth the while.
    >
    > After rebooting twice and using the PC for a few days, you may once more
    > delete your temp files. *Then* you may defrag if you wish.
    >
    > It's not a bad idea to create an image of your hard drive before
    > installing SP3. That's what I would do.
    >
    >
    > Cynanthis wrote:
    >> I have a pavilion HP dv8000 laptop (AMD Turion64)-
    >> PLease advice. Also, Should I defrag, clean up the disk, do
    >> spywarwe/virus scans , downgrade to IE6etc.... prior to the sp3
    >> install?? THanks to all
    >>
    >>
    >> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23jf0iheHLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>>> OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    >>>> about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    >>>> So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on
    >>>> the web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I
    >>>> remembered that Its probably already download and have had it
    >>>> 'sitting' ready to install for a while; in my automatic updates. I
    >>>> am relieved due to the size of this update.
    >>>>
    >>>> So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do
    >>>> is click install and no further action or investigating on my part
    >>>> is necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I
    >>>> need to be aware of before I install this?
    >>>> Thanks in advance....
    >>>> my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
    >>>
    >>> If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise,
    >>> read on: Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to install,
    >>> physically disconnect from the Internet.
    >>>
    >>> I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:
    >>>
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >>>
    >>> Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot.
    >>> Reconnect to the Internet. Boot up.
    >>>
    >>> Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before
    >>> upgrading to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you
    >>> some headaches down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should
    >>> upgrade to either IE7 or IE8.

    >
    >
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Have a look here:

    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...ed-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx

    When you did this, were you logged on with a computer administrator
    account? (That would be necessary.)

    It's possible that although you have an HP PC and you also have an AMD
    processor, you do not have a factory-installed HP-OEM image on your hard
    drive. It is only if *all three* situations co-exist that there would be
    an issue installing SP3.

    You could run Jesper's tool. It would confirm if you have an AMD
    processor or not. And it would indicate whether or not the IntelPPM
    driver is set to load. If all three situations co-exist, you need to
    disable that driver.

    Also, look here (to do this manually):

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01457284

    Since you have XP Home, can you boot into Safe Mode and log on as
    Administrator? (The default password is blank.)

    Cynanthis wrote:
    > Hi Daave,
    > I downladed the sp37394 and was following the steps. But it couldnot
    > proceed because it said, "your system does not meet the minimum
    > requirements for this update. Update has been canelled (9998)"
    >
    > So I can not upgrade this important utility....
    > Anything else I can do?
    > Thank you
    >
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:%238Jk39hHLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Good you posted. :)
    >>
    >> You need to first run sp37394.exe:
    >>
    >> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ex?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=pv-60484-2
    >>
    >> Yes, clean your disk (that is, delete your temp files). Then scan for
    >> viruses and other malware. Downgrading to IE6 is not absolutely
    >> necessary but it might be worth the while.
    >>
    >> After rebooting twice and using the PC for a few days, you may once
    >> more delete your temp files. *Then* you may defrag if you wish.
    >>
    >> It's not a bad idea to create an image of your hard drive before
    >> installing SP3. That's what I would do.
    >>
    >>
    >> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>> I have a pavilion HP dv8000 laptop (AMD Turion64)-
    >>> PLease advice. Also, Should I defrag, clean up the disk, do
    >>> spywarwe/virus scans , downgrade to IE6etc.... prior to the sp3
    >>> install?? THanks to all
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23jf0iheHLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>>>> OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    >>>>> about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    >>>>> So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on
    >>>>> the web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I
    >>>>> remembered that Its probably already download and have had it
    >>>>> 'sitting' ready to install for a while; in my automatic updates. I
    >>>>> am relieved due to the size of this update.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to
    >>>>> do is click install and no further action or investigating on my
    >>>>> part is necessary? Can you please let me know if there is
    >>>>> something I need to be aware of before I install this?
    >>>>> Thanks in advance....
    >>>>> my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
    >>>>
    >>>> If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise,
    >>>> read on: Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to
    >>>> install, physically disconnect from the Internet.
    >>>>
    >>>> I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >>>>
    >>>> Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot.
    >>>> Reconnect to the Internet. Boot up.
    >>>>
    >>>> Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before
    >>>> upgrading to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you
    >>>> some headaches down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should
    >>>> upgrade to either IE7 or IE8.
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Daave's having you cross a bridge you might not even come to.

    ====================================

    Continual reboots or can only boot into Safe Mode after installing WinXP
    SP3?

    See
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...ed-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx
    [NB: The above has been updated many times and now includes "a small tool
    that will detect the IntelPPM problem and mitigate it before installing
    (WinXP SP3)."]

    Possible workaround: Boot into Safe Mode and rename INTELPMM.SYS to
    INTELPMM.OLD.

    Other references include:

    • 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

    • HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Computer Restarts after Displaying Stop Error
    0x0000007E [after installing WinXP SP3]
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01457284


    Cynanthis wrote:
    > Hi Daave,
    > I downladed the sp37394 and was following the steps. But it couldnot
    > proceed
    > because it said, "your system does not meet the minimum requirements for
    > this update. Update has been canelled (9998)"
    >
    > So I can not upgrade this important utility....
    > Anything else I can do?
    > Thank you
    >
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:%238Jk39hHLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Good you posted. :)
    >>
    >> You need to first run sp37394.exe:
    >>
    >> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ex?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=pv-60484-2
    >>
    >> Yes, clean your disk (that is, delete your temp files). Then scan for
    >> viruses and other malware. Downgrading to IE6 is not absolutely necessary
    >> but it might be worth the while.
    >>
    >> After rebooting twice and using the PC for a few days, you may once more
    >> delete your temp files. *Then* you may defrag if you wish.
    >>
    >> It's not a bad idea to create an image of your hard drive before
    >> installing SP3. That's what I would do.
    >>
    >>
    >> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>> I have a pavilion HP dv8000 laptop (AMD Turion64)-
    >>> PLease advice. Also, Should I defrag, clean up the disk, do
    >>> spywarwe/virus scans , downgrade to IE6etc.... prior to the sp3
    >>> install?? THanks to all
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23jf0iheHLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Cynanthis wrote:
    >>>>> OK, so I procrastinated the install of sp3. Coincidentally I read
    >>>>> about the deadline of patches and things on July 13,2010.
    >>>>> So I read a post or two about where one can read and go update on
    >>>>> the web xp3. I glanced at a few of the support pages, when I
    >>>>> remembered that Its probably already download and have had it
    >>>>> 'sitting' ready to install for a while; in my automatic updates. I
    >>>>> am relieved due to the size of this update.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> So, can I assume that Windows did download this and all I have to do
    >>>>> is click install and no further action or investigating on my part
    >>>>> is necessary? Can you please let me know if there is something I
    >>>>> need to be aware of before I install this?
    >>>>> Thanks in advance....
    >>>>> my specs now: Windows xp home edition sp2
    >>>>
    >>>> If you have an HP PC with an AMD processor, post back. Otherwise,
    >>>> read on: Assuming the file has been downloaded and is ready to install,
    >>>> physically disconnect from the Internet.
    >>>>
    >>>> I would recommend configuring a Clean Boot:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >>>>
    >>>> Then you can install SP3. Reboot twice. Undo the Clean Boot.
    >>>> Reconnect to the Internet. Boot up.
    >>>>
    >>>> Note that it is usually recommended to downgrade to IE6 before
    >>>> upgrading to SP3. You don't *have* to do it, but it could save you
    >>>> some headaches down the road. Once SP3 is loaded, then you should
    >>>> upgrade to either IE7 or IE8.
     

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