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mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Wed, 21st May '08 8:03 PM

WINDOWS XP SP3 HAS PROBLEMS

On Wednesday, May 7th 2008, Microsoft released the long awaited Windows XP SP3. Almost immediately hundreds of users registered complaints ranging from complete crashes to looping reboots. Similar problems have accompanied previous service packs and are usually the result of conflicting software. I was one of those users. I would not recommend you download SP3 from windows update . It causes major problems. If you have automatic updates turned on,turn it off! Trust me you dont want this mess.


banomet
Banomet  (Level: 175.1 - Posts: 266)
Wed, 21st May '08 8:21 PM

Thanks, Mitchy. Maybe it's not my fault that my husband's computer broke after all. I turned it off, and then it had a fatal error reading boot.ini when he tried to turn it back on. Where do you turn off automatic updates?

Bren

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 21st May '08 8:45 PM

It hasn't given me any trouble. No more than anything else of theirs.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Wed, 21st May '08 8:51 PM

I installed it, and now it burns when i pee.

bradd
Bradd  (Level: 193.7 - Posts: 43)
Wed, 21st May '08 8:53 PM

SP3 hasn't been automatically downloaded yet via Windows Update - it is scheduled to be so in early summer. The May 8 release was for manufacturers and others, where the glitches caused an uproar. Microsoft has been patching, fixing, etc. for a few weeks now. Presumably, knowing all the problems, Microsoft will delay auto downloads until all the bugs are fixed. But maybe best to err on the side of caution. Google to keep up with the latest news on this important issue.

(Find Automatic Update feature by going to Control Panel and clicking on Automatic Update).

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Wed, 21st May '08 11:14 PM


MAC ROCKS!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Fri, 23rd May '08 5:09 PM

Thanks for this. I am basically computer illiterate and have had TWO computers crash on me. (didn't hurt me a bit) I have a new computer and do not want to lose this one too. Any time something likes this happens, I sincerely hope that someone posts a message here.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 23rd May '08 6:51 PM

Good ol' Microsoft, at it again!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 23rd May '08 10:57 PM

About 6 months ago,I went from Windows ME
to Vista....and preferred ME, even though
that was problematic....nothing is as bad
as Vista.
Want my money back!!!!


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