:: per the subject my XPpro SP3 is horrendously slow to start-up.
:: It seems that every time I launch it, Windows Automatic Updates runs,
:: this takes forever, maybe it's cataloguing all the software on my
:: computer to see if any of it has a pending update. even if I've set
:: it only to check for updates and tell me. The only time it seems to
:: boot respectably is when AU is turned off.
:: Is that what is happening, if so why, does AU not know what updates
:: are new? And all the software is registered is it not, so its a one
:: stop look up to see if there is a relevant update!
:: A totally different issue, since upgrading? to SP3 the tick
:: notification on desktop arrange items by: NAME/TYPE/SIZE/MODIFIED
:: has gone AWOL. where is it?
:: Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I wish I could
:: remember the darn question
Does uninstalling SP3 fix the issue?
How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer
Perhaps you had a bad installation of SP3.
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals
and Developers (Single installations for PCs can use the same file)
Where to get help - Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (All Languages)
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
. Chat and e-mail support is
available only in the United States and Canada. For all other Windows XP
issues, visit the Help and Support site at
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