Advice on XP Service Pack 3
Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:26 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:14 AM
I downloaded the update itself, I never trust a SP from Windows Update. I use this Download Link
Ignore the warning about updating one computer with Windows Update, its a recipe for disaster. This one contains all install files so you dont need the original XP disc either.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:18 PM
If in doubt, Norton Ghost is your friend. Plus if your system does commit suicide after being introduced to SP3, just Ghost it back.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:57 PM
I have been switching everything to VMWare. I run a linux host that supports 64 GB RAM and then run multiple windows Virtual Machines at full 4GB, that way I just shut it down, copy the VM then try the upgrade.
I know that probably doesnt help but I think the moral of the story is to have a good backup before trying any big upgrade.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:03 PM
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