HOW TO get WinXP SP1 fully patched:
1. Download & save the installer for WinXP SP3 to your desktop:
[Yes, you can skip WinXP SP2 altogether.]
2. Read & heed:
3. Logged in as Administrator, if necessary, double-click on the saved file
to install WinXP SP3. Follow all prompts; be patient, and reboot twice when
the install completes.
4. Do Resolution Method 2 here (trust me):
5. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
| Install any required software
then click on CONTINUE | Select CUSTOM and scan | Install any critical
security updates offered. Again, follow all prompts.
[I do NOT recommend installing IE7 via Windows Update.]
6. Make certain that Automatic Updates is enabled; cf.
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
| select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
SP2 Enemy wrote:
> I downloaded the SP2 as an update in Sept. and within the download, it
> contained a trojan forcing you to purchase Anti-spyware software. It was
> the worse trojan/virus I'd ever had. Almost lost my pc. Was able to
> repair and reloaded windows xp SP1. Now, I'm trying to reinstall SP2
> utilizing a very strong Anti-virus software and it will not allow the
> download (all from microsoft.com). It actually quarantined a trojan or
> during the download process. Is there a way to get sp3 without sp2 ???