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Removing SP3 Files

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Old 10-23-2008
Lenny
 

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Removing SP3 Files
My machine downloaded the SP3 files which I don't want to install any more.
I already tried 3 times to install it and each time it wouldn't complete due
to some error which I don't want to waste time investigating.
The Update shield keeps showing up in the system tray and it's starting to
annoy me. So, how do I get rid of the install files and install shield in
the tray?
Thanks in advance
Lenny
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Old 10-23-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Removing SP3 Files
Lenny wrote:
> My machine downloaded the SP3 files which I don't want to install
> any more. I already tried 3 times to install it and each time it
> wouldn't complete due to some error which I don't want to waste
> time investigating.
>
> The Update shield keeps showing up in the system tray and it's
> starting to annoy me. So, how do I get rid of the install files
> and install shield in the tray?


Turn off Automatic Updates and check each month (after the second Tuesday)
manually at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ ...

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Old 10-23-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Removing SP3 Files
Have you opened a free support incident? (See below.)

I can tell you how to remove the download and "hide" SP3 but...

1. Free support is only available until April 2009; and...

2. If WinXP SP3 isn't installed by April 2010, you will not be offered any
further updates.

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
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Lenny wrote:
> My machine downloaded the SP3 files which I don't want to install any
> more.
> I already tried 3 times to install it and each time it wouldn't complete
> due
> to some error which I don't want to waste time investigating.
> The Update shield keeps showing up in the system tray and it's starting to
> annoy me. So, how do I get rid of the install files and install shield in
> the tray?
> Thanks in advance
> Lenny


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