Click the notification icon. When the window opens, UNcheck the box next
to Windows XP SP3 (KB936929}. Click OK.
In the next window that appears put a check in the box next to
" Do not show me this update again. "
That will Hide SP3. The downloaded components will be cycled off of the
machine in time. The entire SP3 package has not been downloaded.
Be aware that after April, 2010, SP2 will no longer be supported.
Free assistance in getting SP3 installed ends April 14, 2009.
" Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3). This support for SP3 is
valid until April 14, 2009. For more information about this policy,
visit the Windows XP Support Lifecycle page located at
. Availability of chat or
e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. For
customers residing in North America or Canada, chat and e-mail support
Some issues may require more advanced support for which there is a charge. "
MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
Simon C wrote:
> I got a ready-to-install notification of update to Windows XP SP3 at the
> system tray but I don't want to install it for the time being. How can I got
> rid of it while other future security upates will not be affected.
> My computer is running Windows XP Professional SP2 and IE7.