"Roger" <Monkey@Zoo.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> Any comments, I run Win pro sp2 on IE 7 in past I have read people
> having problems after upgrade to sp3. Is it worth now having ago or
> remaining with current setup. If I do go for it, would it be safer from
> the Win update site.
> Regards Roger
You only read about the few bad installs, not the majority of successful
First of all, if you stay with SP2, support ends next month and you will
see no more updates. If you install SP3, it is supported until April,
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 here and Save it.
Before you install, turn off your anti-virus and any anti-spyware programs
such as Windows Defender. If you use a third party firewall, disable it
and turn on the Windows Firewall in the Control Panel for the
installation. Once SP3 is in and working, you can enable the third party
firewall and turn of the Windows Firewall. Do not keep both running.
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