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Old 01-02-2009
GbH
 

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Slow XP startup
Hi,
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?

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Old 01-03-2009
TaurArian
 

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Re: Slow XP startup
GbH wrote:
:: Hi,
:: 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?
::
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:: 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
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

Perhaps you had a bad installation of SP3.

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

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

Where to get help - Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (All Languages)
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

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
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223. 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
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173, and then choose
your product.


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