Service pack 3


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barry

Hi.
In UK,have today downloaded and installed Microsoft service pack 3,had no
problems.

If I recall took under 1 hr (did not styay with comp during download.

Friend started his download /// install @ 7 am today,sixteen hrs later
wizard is still appearing
to install pack 3,had to cancel in the end.

So Q ,when was service pack 3 released ?,he tends to think it was 3 weeks
ago.

Anyone idea's as to why so long and doing little.
Barry
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

WinXP SP3 was released in early May-08 but it was only released to Automatic
Updates on 10 Jul-08.

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

Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
 
B

barry

Anyone idea's as to why so long and doing little.
Barry
PA Bear said:
WinXP SP3 was released in early May-08 but it was only released to
Automatic Updates on 10 Jul-08.
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Hi.
Many thanks for the links and information.

Have copied and mailed to friend for him to read.
Thank you .
Barry
 
U

Unknown

Need much more info. Is he running virus program? What firewall?
Installation method? (from CD. download and install, download save install,
auto update)????? Download speed?
 
B

barry

Unknown said:
Need much more info. Is he running virus program? What firewall?
Installation method? (from CD. download and install, download save
install,
auto update)????? Download speed?
Thanks for reply Unknown,problem sorted now thanks.
Barry
 
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