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shouldi or shouldnti? Service Pack 3

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  • Started 5 years ago by Pamy
  • Latest reply from ScottW
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Pamy
Posts: 4

Hi Friend
I have yet to install Windows service pack 3 on any of my computers out of fear.
All have Windows xp, should I or Shouldnt I? Are there good reasons to install it? Are there bad reasons?
Pamy

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Pamy,

If you go to the MS UPDATE SITE, their program will search your machine and tell you which updates you need to install in the proper order.

Follow the instructions as given by MS.

Choose Manual (you will see what I mean) when the choice is given.

Only UN-check IE 7 in the Critical Updates Listed.

After all Critical Updates have been installed, then install IE 7 if you want to use it.

The reason for this is you that you can uninstall IE 7 if you don't want it only if service pack 3 is installed first.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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misdaroc
misdaroc
Posts: 110

i have xp and i installed sp3 because i thought that's what i was supposed to do.i had no problems.

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mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

rick,very cool avatar.
your friend in tn. mike

Posted 5 years ago
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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

rick, your making my stomach queezy

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@All,

Don't think I can stand my new avatar until Halloween. (Gross)

Think I'm going to change it back.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Noooooooo

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mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

i second scott Noooooooo

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Once coded an E-mail that when clicked on, would open up and scare the "daylights" out of one with sound and all.

New E-mail client versions won't let one do that any more. (LOL) (LOL)

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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Scott
Scott
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Yes, I too embedded 'evil laughs' in emails circa 2003-4

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Oh and to Pamy,

I've put off installing SP3 because my custom themes would break and I'd have a very difficult time getting them back. But I've never missed an update so I feel fairly secure.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Yes, the systems are so locked down now, one can't do much any more.
The virus writers cut out the "clean fun".
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Scott,

You know that's not so. Quit scaring Pamy. (LOL) (LOL)

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Stop projecting. You're the one scaring Pamy.

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Pamy
Posts: 4

Thanks for the opinion
Its all EVIL! I had a gremlin battle with sp2 that nearly exploded my brain. I'll try to get up the courage
THE HORROR...THE HORROR
Pamy

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ScottW
ScottW
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Pamy, those of us who keep full, recent backups of all of our files, we fear nothing! If SP3 had given me any trouble, I would have rolled back my system to a time when there was no trace of it. SP3 has worked out just fine for me on 3 different systems, so I recommend it to you.

Viruses, infections, malware. Hah! A geek fears not these things for the backup is his ally...and a powerful ally it is.

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