[You will want to print the following instructions (or copy/paste into
Notepad) for offline reference, Robin.]
TIP: Use IE, not AOL Browser, to access the links below.
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
> WinXP SP1--I think AOL is blocking access but have turned off filters.
> Couldn't even access inquiry replies from email notification--would
> to Microsoft but not show replies. Thanks for ANY help--trying to hook up
> new printer but says it's not compatible with my system--need SP 2.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Are you running WinXP Gold or WinXP SP1(a) currently?
>> Robin wrote:
>>> Can't update to SP 2 for Windows XP Home. Get error 0x800704DD. any