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Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)


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DES315

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I cant download Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).
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Onaipian

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Could you be a bit more specific? Is there an error you get? Can you not access the windows update page? Do you get redirected when you click on Microsoft download links?

Well firstly, tell me this:
How are you trying to download SP3?
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happyrock

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try getting it here...
make sure your computer is clean of malware before you try installing SP3...
also create a restore point just prior to installing it...
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I suggest that to avoid problems with SP3 installation, the file be downloaded and "Saved." Then disable everything from auto-start, disconnect from the internet, reboot, and install SP3 on a 'naked' Windows.

Be aware that if SP3 is installed on a system with IE7, IE7 will be made a permanent part of the OS and will not be able to be un-installed from Add/Remove. To avoid this situation, un-install IE7 (it will automatically revert to IE6) before applying SP3. After a successful SP3 install, IE7 can be re-installed without complaint.

Preparation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

SP3 Help and Support: http://support.micro...mp;gprid=522131
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is it possible to delete sp3 without fomatting the hdd?
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yep...if you already installed it...uninstall it in the control panel...add/remove programs...
if you just downloaded right click on the file and then delete it...
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it's listed in the add/remove but when i highlight it it doesn;t give me the option to remove.
i tried a restore point but that doesn't work.
i got sp3 as an auto update
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happyrock

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all the options to remove it are here...
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thanx for that

got rid of sp3 but now i keep getting this: "the requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context"

when i click a link or when i copy a link and put it in the browser address bar.
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happyrock

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I'm not clear on whats going on now... :)
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i hope that means i'm not explaining it very well

in the email from g2g informing me of a reply to my post there is a link to that reply

if i try to click said link the error message appears and i'm not taken to g2g.
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i thought i would do a repair using the xp cd

despite the boot record in the bios having the dvd drive in the no 1 spot it won't boot from the cd.
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happyrock

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this is a perfect example of why you should start your own thread and not hijack someone else's..
this is what shows up in my e-mail...note the topic...
the OP ( original poster) DES315 has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "Windows XP Service Pack 3
his problem is..

I cant download Windows XP Service Pack 3


joedee problems are different...got several different things going...
and me thinking this is about SP3...I then have to go back a reread the whole thread only to discover it has nothing to do with the original problem at all...or even the OP..
ITS A WASTE OF TIME and confusing
PLEASE START YOUR OWN THREADS...
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