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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2008, 04:42:18 pm »
It's a piece of garbage, that's why... :P


Very true. :-p

Hey Age, have you tried downloading the whole setup file from Microsoft's catalogue site?

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx



No not from that link only the one Pestalence provided will try that when I get home.


Hopefully it'll work for you and you won't have any problems with it.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008, 09:32:45 pm »
The link I provided is what Microsoft Updates uses to transfer the file to you.. It is also the link used in the MSDN Downloads section of Microsoft.. The link provided by 9TH is from the Microsoft Catalog, which was just updated last month.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2008, 10:24:31 pm »
One of my minor peeves with Vista was that the desktop came up quickly, but you had to wait a while for everything to finish loading.  Now, with SP3, my XP machine does the same thing! :P
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2008, 12:46:30 am »
The link I provided is what Microsoft Updates uses to transfer the file to you.. It is also the link used in the MSDN Downloads section of Microsoft.. The link provided by 9TH is from the Microsoft Catalog, which was just updated last month.

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2008, 08:49:38 am »
One of my minor peeves with Vista was that the desktop came up quickly, but you had to wait a while for everything to finish loading.  Now, with SP3, my XP machine does the same thing! :P

Yeah. I've noticed the same thing.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2008, 09:22:30 am »
So, should I get SP3 or not?

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2008, 11:07:27 am »
As long as your machine doesn't connect to the internet, SP3 shouldn't be necessary.  One of Microsoft's clients has probably already released a virus to attack SP2.  I believe back in the 80's, Microsoft or one of the other big software companies actually put out virus infested copies of their software where pirates could copy and sell it.  I wouldn't be surprized if Nortons, and all the other dpervauers of anti-virus software were actually writing 99.9% of the malicious software in the first place.  I've been convinced that a lot of racketeering has been going on in the software industry for a long time.  It isn't just MS.  Better be safe than sorry, download and install it.

If you have an AMD processor, make sure they've worked the bugs out; there have been problems.  SP3 works fine with Intel chipsets, except for the eternal boot, that is.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008, 04:17:27 pm »
I don't know what it is but I am still having a problems downloading this or even installling this as it aborts and won't install.I have problems upadting it through start/windows updates and I get failed attempt.

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2008, 05:34:27 pm »
I would not DL the service pack through Windows Update.. Almost everyone that has, have had trouble with Automatic Updates with installing SP3.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2008, 09:52:11 pm »
Windows Update is broken on Service Package 3.. Use the URL I provided above and download the full IT install and install it manually.. I will work.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2008, 10:39:10 pm »
I would not DL the service pack through Windows Update.. Almost everyone that has, have had trouble with Automatic Updates with installing SP3.

I tried three or four times to download the full install file but each time i was kicked out. I finally just bit the bullet and used Microsoft Update. it worked fine for me. i do have to say that I do not let my computer download and install anything unless I tell it to. So, no automatic updates for me.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2008, 04:17:57 am »
I would not DL the service pack through Windows Update.. Almost everyone that has, have had trouble with Automatic Updates with installing SP3.

I guess I'm the minority.  I installed SP3 through Microsoft Update, and had no problems whatsoever.

Installed SP3 on my test drive from the downloaded setup from Microsoft's Update Catalogue site and it had no problems.

No difference in performance or stability between the two, or from SP2.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2008, 09:46:13 am »
I would not DL the service pack through Windows Update.. Almost everyone that has, have had trouble with Automatic Updates with installing SP3.

I guess I'm the minority.  I installed SP3 through Microsoft Update, and had no problems whatsoever.

Installed SP3 on my test drive from the downloaded setup from Microsoft's Update Catalogue site and it had no problems.

No difference in performance or stability between the two, or from SP2.

You haven't notice it takes longer for the machine to finish booting?  If I ran this machine 24/7, I wouldn't notice anything.  The problems people have been having with SP3 mainly relate to AMD processors.  If you're running a Intel chipset, you shouldn't have any problems.  The problem with Window is that MS is trying to be Apple.  If I liked Apple, I would have bought Apple!
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2008, 10:19:12 am »
I would not DL the service pack through Windows Update.. Almost everyone that has, have had trouble with Automatic Updates with installing SP3.

I guess I'm the minority.  I installed SP3 through Microsoft Update, and had no problems whatsoever.

Installed SP3 on my test drive from the downloaded setup from Microsoft's Update Catalogue site and it had no problems.

No difference in performance or stability between the two, or from SP2.

You haven't notice it takes longer for the machine to finish booting?  If I ran this machine 24/7, I wouldn't notice anything.  The problems people have been having with SP3 mainly relate to AMD processors.  If you're running a Intel chipset, you shouldn't have any problems.  The problem with Window is that MS is trying to be Apple.  If I liked Apple, I would have bought Apple!

No difference whatsoever, and I'm running an AMD processor.  The boot doesn't take any longer than it did before, nor is it any faster.  Same with shutdown.  Same with programs turning on and shutting down.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2008, 02:52:00 pm »
When ever I go install this it half way through install it aborts and say access denied.What would be the reason for this I might contact MS themselves and find out?

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2008, 03:04:47 pm »
Are you an administrator on your computer your installing this on?
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2008, 03:07:26 pm »
Yes I am the Admin of this computer being my home computer.

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2008, 03:32:37 pm »
Sounds like you have a system hijacker on board.. if you can find the program "HiJack This", and run a scan, then post the results.. I can tell yo what to remove in order for you to regain control of your system.
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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2008, 05:08:47 pm »
Here it is and thanks


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:06:43 PM, on 7/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Re: XP SP3 delay
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2008, 05:20:54 pm »
I'm not the greatest with HijackThis but I did notice that you are using two anti-virus programs.  Using Trend Micro and AVG at the same time could cause some problems.  I would suggest uninstalling AVG until your subscription with Trend Micro runs out.  Hope this helps.