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Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended order of updates?

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Old 11-04-2008
Spikey
 

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Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended order of updates?
Hi

As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have got
him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk or
deleting as necessary).

I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done thorough
scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full scandisk.
He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and subsequent scans
were clean

I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say he
was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.

I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
then see what else is still needed after that?

I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I came
up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had been
released a year or so ago.

Any advice gratefully received.

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Old 11-04-2008
Engel
 

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RE: Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended orde
Hello Spikey,

Maybe Dial-ª-Fix

See if this thread helps.

<<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=a1d8c 59b-9148-4153-9d71-7fbbd2a11bbe&mid=a1d8c59b-9148-4153-9d71-7fbbd2a11bbe> >



I hope this post is helpful.

Let us know how it works ºut.

Good luck

Ǝиçεl
-=-



"Spikey" wrote:

> Hi
>
> As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have got
> him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk or
> deleting as necessary).
>
> I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done thorough
> scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full scandisk.
> He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and subsequent scans
> were clean
>
> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
> media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say he
> was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
> time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
> restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.
>
> I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
> protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
> then see what else is still needed after that?
>
> I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I came
> up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had been
> released a year or so ago.
>
> Any advice gratefully received.
>
> (
>
>

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Old 11-04-2008
Spikey
 

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Re: Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended orde
Hi Engel,

Thanks for your reply.

I've read that thread. As per my post I have already cleaned up temps,
offline files, cooklies etc. and run disk cleanup.

The problem discussed in the thread you gave me is about not being able to
Download or Install windows updates.

I havent had any trouble either downloading or installing the updates. The
problem is once installed 1 or all slowed the laptop down noticeably.

I cant see any functions in Dial-a-fix which would help with the slow down.
Are you a Dial-a-fix user ? Can you point me to the correct function that
would help?

Thanks.


"Engel" <Engel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:489A8A79-1EDC-44A7-806D-8166277C3B99@microsoft.com...
> Hello Spikey,
>
> Maybe Dial-ª-Fix
>
> See if this thread helps.
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=a1d8c 59b-9148-4153-9d71-7fbbd2a11bbe&mid=a1d8c59b-9148-4153-9d71-7fbbd2a11bbe>
> >

>
>
>
> I hope this post is helpful.
>
> Let us know how it works ºut.
>
> Good luck
>
> Ǝиçεl
> -=-
>
>
>
> "Spikey" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have
>> got
>> him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk or
>> deleting as necessary).
>>
>> I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done
>> thorough
>> scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full
>> scandisk.
>> He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and subsequent
>> scans
>> were clean
>>
>> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
>> media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say
>> he
>> was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
>> time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
>> restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.
>>
>> I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
>> protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
>> then see what else is still needed after that?
>>
>> I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I
>> came
>> up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had been
>> released a year or so ago.
>>
>> Any advice gratefully received.
>>
>> (
>>
>>


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Old 11-04-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended order of updates?
You should be able to go straight to SP3 (presumably you have already been
offered SP3 by Windows Updates) minimum Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows
XP Service Pack 2 can go straight to SP3.

Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals
and Developers (Single installations for PCs can use the same file)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en


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"Spikey" <.> wrote in message
news:%23h1vQ%23hPJHA.764@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have
> got him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk
> or deleting as necessary).
>
> I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done thorough
> scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full
> scandisk. He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and
> subsequent scans were clean
>
> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
> media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say he
> was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
> time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
> restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.
>
> I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
> protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
> then see what else is still needed after that?
>
> I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I
> came up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had
> been released a year or so ago.
>
> Any advice gratefully received.
>
> (



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Old 11-04-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended order of updates?
> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
> media player, and IE7).


If the machine's not been used "all year," there would be more than 11
critical security updates to install, I should think.

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Spikey wrote:
> As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have
> got
> him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk or
> deleting as necessary).
>
> I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done thorough
> scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full
> scandisk.
> He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and subsequent
> scans
> were clean
>
> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
> media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say he
> was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
> time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
> restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.
>
> I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
> protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
> then see what else is still needed after that?
>
> I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I
> came
> up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had been
> released a year or so ago.
>
> Any advice gratefully received.
>
>> o(


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Old 11-09-2008
Spikey
 

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Re: Updating an XP home sp2 laptop that's been unused. Recomended order of updates?
Thanks PA and Taurian.

Sorry didnt reply immediately. I have downloaded Hijackthis and will get
one of the forums to check it over before putting on sp3.




"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e7iVJ$qPJHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
>> media player, and IE7).

>
> If the machine's not been used "all year," there would be more than 11
> critical security updates to install, I should think.
>
> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
>
> Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
> log to an appropriate forum.
>
> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
> http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
> http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
> When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
> (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use
> (in conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix
> anything on its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
> hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for
> review by an expert in such matters, not here.**
>
> If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> Spikey wrote:
>> As above other half's laptop has been virtually unused all year. I have
>> got
>> him to do some housework ( backing up stuff and moving stuff to disk or
>> deleting as necessary).
>>
>> I have now got AVG, spybot installed and updated, immunised, done
>> thorough
>> scans (both in/out of safe mode), done a disk clean up and a full
>> scandisk.
>> He had a couple of tac 3 rated cookies but nothing else and subsequent
>> scans
>> were clean
>>
>> I started out by installing all 11 offered critical updates (minus sp3,
>> media player, and IE7). It slowed it down to a crawl and suffice it say
>> he
>> was shouting a lot (ungrateful wretch!!).I uninstalled them a batch at a
>> time and couldnt identify the culprit so in the end took it back to a
>> restore point before the updates which has it running up to speed again.
>>
>> I obviously need to get some of these critical updates back on for full
>> protection. Should I just ignore the separate updates and go for sp3 and
>> then see what else is still needed after that?
>>
>> I did a google for troublesome updates that slow down a pc, but none I
>> came
>> up with were included in the 11 I installed. Some of the updates had been
>> released a year or so ago.
>>
>> Any advice gratefully received.
>>
>>> o(

>


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