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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

Um... I see SP3 on my update page, but I can't install it. Who else is having trouble getting SP3 through Microsoft's update page? Can i manually install SP3? (actually downloading the file and running it?)
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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

I updated the machines at work yesterday. I will say that it took several tries on some machines, unfortunately.


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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

Here is a link for a downloadable ISO file (source: lifehacker.com)

This is for english x86 systems

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...86fre_spcd.iso

Heres the actual lifehacker.com page in case anyone thinks I'm being dubious...

http://lifehacker.com/388455/burn-an...vice-pack-3-cd


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I've installed it manually (not from windowsupdate.com) on about 30 PC's so far. No problems yet, but we'll see in the upcoming weeks. It's nice to finally install XP SP2 OEM, then SP3, and finally only have 5 or so updates along with IE 7 to get all the criticals. Saves me a bunch of time.

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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

Autopatcher has helped me out with that update mess, but SP3 seems much easier to use. I installed the beta about a month ago; the only problems I keep having is Firefox crashing often.



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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

Manual install here and no issues, downloaded it from MS and was good to go in no time. (I had the RC2 installed too but in any case no issues here.) Briopacks back installed and OS is looking nice and running well
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If you run AMD procs (as I do), you may want to hold off:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05...boots_crashes/
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^^All part of Intels plot to take over the CPU market
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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

where did you guys go to manually install SP3? Someone said they got it off of microsoft's website.

The update page isn't doing it for me
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Re: XP SP3, who's got problems installing it?

It wouldn't let me install from the update date, I downloaded it and installed fine. No problems been running for over a day
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