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Win XP Service Pack 3


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dreed2440

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I installed Win XP Service Pack 3 today and then was not able to connect to the internet. I got a message that I was not able to reset my IP Address. I reconfigured my wireless router (Linksys G) but that didnj't help. Tried rebooting and several other things and no luck. I finally did a "System Restore" to yesterday and now all's fine. Also, since I restored, I can't download & install updated Adobe Flashplayer". This may not be a related issue.
Thanks Much...Dave

Edited by dreed2440, 20 February 2008 - 05:39 PM.

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As stated on the download page for Windows XP Service Pack 3:

This pre-release software is provided for testing purposes only. Microsoft does not recommend installing this software on primary or mission critical systems. Microsoft recommends that you have a backup of your data prior to installing any pre-release software.


But well done you for rolling it back via System Restore. Well done that man.

As to Flash, a trip to Macromedia.com and install from there should update the plug-ins on its own.

Edited by Neil Jones, 20 February 2008 - 06:14 PM.

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I've not installed SP3 yet,too raw for me, but wouldn't it have been better to uninstall if from Add or Remove Programs? I'm sure a System Restore rollback did not get all the files SP3 updated.

When I was playing with SP2 before it was released, I would do the following:
  • Install SP2
  • Test, decide it was not ready
  • Uninstall from Add/Remove Programs
  • System Restore to before the install
Seems like this might be a good practice for SP3.
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IMHO...stay away from anything beta..unless you don't mind spending a few hours tinkering with your system to get it working right again...
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Point taken ion "Beta". A few months ago when I saw the Beta release, I stayed away. When I saw yesterday that MS had released it, I failed to read the full text. :)
As for Adobe FlashPlayer, I've been to their website several times and tried their testing site and nothing works. When I click the "Install" button, the screen blinks and goes back to the install screen. The only thing I haven't tried is uninstalling Adobe Flashplayer Active X and reinstalling. Thanks...Dave
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try uninstalling it then reboot before trying to reinstall it...

Edited by happyrck, 21 February 2008 - 10:56 AM.

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I uninstalled...rebooted...Still can't reinstall Adobe Flash Player. I have Macromedia Flashplayer 8.0 installed, but I assume that's a different program. When I try to play a video at the CNN web site, I get the message that I need Adobe Flashplayer 8.0 or higher. I ntry to install and it reverts back to the install window. Occasionally that window will pop up, but I still can't install. It's like it's downloaded, but won't install. I'm not so sure it might not be a registry issue now. If so, I'm really stuck. Thanks...Dave
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Give the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility a try, see if it finds any remnants of Adobe Flash Player still on your computer.

Have you tried installing anything else recently? I'm wondering if this is s larger problem than just Adobe Flash?
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I ran the installer cleanup utility and no remnants left. I recently uninstalled/reinstalled MS Office Pro 2003 because I was having upgrade problems with it. It still won't let me install the update for MS Onenote 2003. Other than that, I don't believe I've installed anything else. Thanks...Dave
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As a test, try downloading and installing IrfanView. See if that works. As a bonus, it's a great small Image editing program.
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I have Irfanview...no help. Is it possible it's a registry problem? If so, should I buy a registry repair program? I tried reinstalling IE 7.0 on top of IE7.0, but that didn't help either. Thanks...Dave
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Attached File  Error_Message.doc   37.5KB   9 downloads

I'm also getting the attached error message on occasion when trying to view video.

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the items".
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What Anti-virus and Firewall are you using?

Also, please try installing IrfanView again. Doesn't matter if you have it or not, I just want to se if you can successfully install anything. If not that, then try another program, perhaps ShellExView.
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I'm running Zone Alarm Pro firewall (Windows firewall turned off/also Linksys wireless router) and AVG 7.5 Antivirus. I was able to reinstall Irfanview.
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Troubleshooter for Adobe Flash Player installation for Windows
go here...
What's covered there

Uninstall previous versions of Flash Player
Download Adobe Flash Player
Troubleshooting Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer
Unable to view Flash content
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