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    Question Will I regret putting SP3 on my laptop?

    At home, I have a Tosh Satellite Pro running XP Pro SP2

    Teenage daughter wants Auto Collage https://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/D...id=autocollage

    It's only £18 and looks good, but this requires SP3 according to its write up...

    Do I risk it?

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    uninstall ie8 first. apart form that, its ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    uninstall ie8 first. apart form that, its ok.

    IE8 is part of SP3? I hadn't realised

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    I don't understand the aprehension with SP3

    haven't come across an issue myself.

    apart from the machine that was rebooted half way through install

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    IE8 is part of SP3? I hadn't realised
    It's not.

    Neither is IE7

    I think he meant to say if you have it, uninstall it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I don't understand the aprehension with SP3

    haven't come across an issue myself.

    apart from the machine that was rebooted half way through install
    Caution combined with "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    It's not.

    Neither is IE7

    I think he meant to say if you have it, uninstall it first
    Thanks... no it's got IE7

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    We're rolling SP3 out as part of our builds now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I don't understand the aprehension with SP3

    haven't come across an issue myself.

    apart from the machine that was rebooted half way through install
    Your the lucky one then :P I've found quiet a few older pcs that if you install SP3 it just going into a constant bsod, although i know which pcs to avoid putting it on here, Otherwise its normally fine.

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    Hold up... SP3 caused a few problems for us and certain WLAN NICs...

    I'd make sure you have a restore point available just in case as we lost the WZC option to connect with SP3 and yet the driver for the NIC works fine... It's very strange and a pain to resolve.

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    I deploy XP SP3 on all new builds and no significant problems to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I don't understand the aprehension with SP3

    haven't come across an issue myself.

    apart from the machine that was rebooted half way through install
    Well I have. We installed it on a small number of laptops which then blue screen when you plug usb mice or printers in. Funny thing is uninstall it and reinstall straight afterwards and it seems to be ok!

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    I've come accross an issue, it completely messed up a friend's computer. I think it's only for network which uses server 2007. But can't be 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pashers View Post
    I've come accross an issue, it completely messed up a friend's computer. I think it's only for network which uses server 2007. But can't be 100% sure.
    server 2007???

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    I recently had to disable SP3 on our WSUS server. It works fine for everything except it stops the .Net framework and some of its updates from installing even though the .net patches claim the SP3 issue is fixed. I had to get the machine upto .net 3.5 for some Maths software and it would not let it do it with SP3 installed. Once I took it off all the patches installed and the Maths software installed. I then authorised SP3 again.
    So every time I rebuild a room I currently have to disable SP3, let all the patches and software load, then put it back on again. It's a pain to say the least. No other problems to report.

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    As a recommendation clean installs (slipstreaming XP SP3) is definitely the best method. I have found some driver compatibility issues but other than this everything has been ok across a whole range of hardware.

    Slipstreaming in my opinion has always been better than installing a service pack on top. Very similar to XP SP1 to XP SP2. If anything this was even bigger than XP SP2 to XP SP3.



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