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Windows Service Pack 3 Problems


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I have tried several times to install Windows Service Pack 3 and every time it causes me connection problems with the internet. I uncheck Resident Scanner on my AVG and then installed. Same problem again. I may get on and go to a couple of pages, but then it comes up Connection For Server Was Reset while Loading. I end up repairing the connection. So I decided to uninstall Service Pack 3. I can't. When I do it goes through to the end and then says,
The System cannot find the file specified. Windows Service Pack 3 was not uninstalled. Help. What do I do? Thank you.
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I did a system restore to yesterday and Service Pack 3 is gone. My question now is how can you successfully download it? I have AVG, Spywareblaster, Malwarebytes and use Mozilla.
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Even though I uninstalled Service Pack 3 it still seems like loading is slower.
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... Service Pack 3 is gone. My question now is how can you successfully download it?

From this Microsoft page:

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
http://www.microsoft...08-1e1555d4f3d4
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Is this a version that will not interfere with my internet? I downloaded from microsoft updates and it never works properly.
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I personally have installed SP3 on literally dozens of XP systems and nary a one then had a problem with internet access.

(None of these system were infected with some type of malware however).

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FWIW, you can also order Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a CD for $3.99 (USD).

To order Windows XP SP3 on a CD, click to visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, as appropriate for your region:

Asia
https://om2.one.micr...n-us&NewTrans=1

Europe and Africa
https://om2.one.micr...n-us&NewTrans=1

North America
https://om2.one.micr...n-us&NewTrans=1

South America
https://om2.one.micr...n-us&NewTrans=1
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Thank you. I don't know why it gives me such a problem. I am afraid to even try again.
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Usually if things go wrong after installing a service pack it tends to mean the installation has more serious issues. When you install a service pack a couple of hundred files or more are replaced. SP3 on its own doesn't cause any major headaches in the way Service Pack 2 did.

When was the last time you installed a fresh new copy of Windows on the machine?
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I have Windows XP that came with the computer. I do my updates, but that is it. Is that the problem? What would I have to do?
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