By on April 28, 2008 in - Last Update: November 10, 2017 The Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be released to the public tomorrow. A lot of users have already downloaded the service pack from various locations like download portals and the Bittorrent P2P network. Many users however were very cautious and decided to wait until the service pack would be available through official Microsoft channels. Tomorrow, users can download the service pack directly from Windows Update. Downloads may be rather slow after the release as caused by the expected rush, and it does make sense to download the service pack 3 for Windows XP early.
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Cautious users will be delighted to know that the official download links of service pack 3 have been revealed and that it is as of now possible to download the Service Pack 3 directly from Microsoft servers. Available are service pack releases for various languages. All for 32-bit systems only though.
The languages that are available are English, German, Russian, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. All downloads are directly from Windows Updates. If you have been wary before downloading the service pack there is nothing more to fear by using this official download. Microsoft removed some downloads from its Support website. The Service Pack 3 for Windows XP from the company's Microsoft Update Catalog website. Download speed is fine.
I'm getting about 330 Kilobyte per second currently. Windows XP Service Pack 3 direct downloads The Service Pack 3 for Windows XP has finally been added again to Windows Update and the Microsoft website and every user has the opportunity to download and install it. The ISO is provided for system administrators who have to distribute the Service Pack to several computers, and home users who want to update more than one system, for instance their own and their parent's computer. There should not be a problem however to distribute the executable version of the service pack to multiple computers as well as long as they are all using the same language version. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • You need to burn the ISO images to CD or DVD first, or mount them, while you can execute the executable files directly on the PC that requires updating. Network administrators may want to check out the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package that Microsoft made available, which allows the updating of multiple computers on a network.
You can also order Windows XP Service Pack 3 DVDs from Microsoft. Information about the procedure are available here.
I never liked Windows Update and prefer to download the patches, which includes the Service Pack 3, as a direct download so that I can burn it once on a CD or DVD and distribute it to every computer that needs the update. Block installation of Windows XP SP3 Several users encounter problems and issues during and after installation of the two new Windows service packs that Microsoft released earlier this year. Both service packs will be automatically downloaded later this year to computers that have automatic updates enabled, which could prove disastrous for companies who cannot afford that they computers stop working after the update. A solution is to disable automatic updates, but that's probably not a preferred solution by many as well as it interferes with regular patches.
The easiest way to block the automatic download and installation of both Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is a Registry key that has to be added to the Registry. This key prevents the installation for twelve months. The update problems should be sorted out by that time, and if they have not been it is still possible to disable automatic updates. To add the entry to the Registry do the following.
Press Windows R, type regedit, hit enter. The Registry opens and we need to navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows WindowsUpdate and create a new DWORD named DoNotAllowSP there. The value of the DWORD has to be set to 1. An alternative would be to create a new text document, paste the following three lines into it and rename the document to block.reg afterwards. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows WindowsUpdate] 'DoNotAllowSP'=dword:00000001 A double-click creates the new Registry key automatically. The block can be removed by either deleting the Registry key again or by setting the dword value to 0 instead. Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft released a Knowledge Base article detailing the steps that users should take before installing the latest Service Pack for Windows XP.
The article itself is divided into two parts with the first part detailing the steps to take before installing Service Pack 3 while the second part lists possible error messages and problems users can run into when installing it. Suggests a minimum hard drive space of 1500 Megabytes on the system partition when installing the Service Pack from the Microsoft Download Center or 1100 Megabytes when installing it from a shared network drive.
The page lists two updates that, when installed, will make the installation of the Service Pack fail. Those updates are the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit and Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) 6.0 MUI pack (Update 925877 for Windows XP). If you have installed one or both you need to uninstall them to install the Service Pack. Last but not least it is required to make sure that security software like antivirus applications do not interfere when installing the Service Pack. The page lists the most common error messages that user receive when updating Windows XP to Service Pack 3, among them are: • You do not have enough free disk space on%SystemDrive% to install Service Pack 3. • You do not have enough free disk space on%SystemDrive% to archive the uninstall files • Service Pack 3 setup error. Access is denied • You do not have permission to update Windows XP • Digital Signature Not Found • Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf • Failed to install catalog files • The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing • Service Pack 1 Setup could not verify the integrity of the file • Internal Error • This Service Pack requires the machine to be on AC Power before setup starts.
• Service Pack 3 installation did not complete • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 cannot be applied to Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 cannot be applied to Windows Embedded for Point of Service • Setup has detected that another update is in progress. The blogs and forums are full of users who report problems after trying to upgrade Windows XP to Service Pack 3. Don't install IE7 before Windows XP SP3 The Windows XP Service Pack 3 is available again and many users have already made the switch to protect their system with the latest security updates. If you have installed Internet Explorer 7 before updating the system to the third Service Pack and decided to uninstall it again you might have noticed that the option to uninstall the browser is grayed out and therefore not available on the system anymore.
The for this behavior is that the system would revert back to an older version of Internet Explorer 6 that would not contain the patches applied by the Service Pack. The Windows XP Service Pack 3 updates the version of Internet Explorer installed on the system during installation of the Service Pack. The only possible way to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 that has been installed before installing Service Pack 3 is to uninstall the Service Pack first and then Internet Explorer 7. Microsoft suggests that users of IE6 should update their system with Service Pack 3 first and install IE7 afterwards. This ensures that the browser can be uninstalled normally.
I'm sure that not many users will run into this problem but some surely will. An alternative would be to switch to another browser like Opera or Firefox if you do not feel like uninstalling the Service Pack to uninstall IE7 is worth it. The third service pack for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system ships with Internet Explorer 6 included. Update: Windows XP users should update the system's native web browser to Internet Explorer 8 if they have not done so already. While there may still be some situations where IE6 or 7 is required, in company networks for instance if Intranet apps only run on IE6 or 7, it is safe to say that this should not be the case for home users. Fix for Restart Bug after installing Windows XP SP3 Users with AMD processors that have been trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 might be greeted with a bluescreen error message after rebooting their computer. The error message starts with STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005 and contains the error text SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.
The computer restarts and the bluescreen error is displayed again. This is an endless cycle but thankfully though HP has found out about the cause for this problem and has published a solution to resolve the issue on their website. Service Pack 3 for Windows XP apparently copies an Intel power management driver to the computer that was not there before which is the cause for the restart bug. Things like these can happen but I'm wondering why non of the public beta testers have encountered the error before the update was released officially. You can only use the following information if you use a non-Intel processor and encounter the previously mentioned restart bug after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3. I'm going to list two possible solutions, one from Microsoft and the other from HP. Cause tonight is the night.
Not quite, tomorrow rather. Less thrilling than Christmas, now that reality brings us back to Earth! Besides what has been here commented, I'd like to evoke this point, which is in my mind not clear: I've been told that XP SP3 will also have the advantage of including updates which could have been 'missed' by MS Update throughout all manual updates performed ever since XP Install. Is this true, that is, is the fact MS Updates may 'miss' updates, should they be very, very few, a possibility?
Well, I have by now installed XP SP3 as well. No noticeable speed enhancement. Maybe, I do say maybe, a somewhat slightly stability improvement (a feeling of greater 'smoothness') but still, I'm aware of imagination's tricks in such circumstances. I had IE7 as a previous install. I mention this because I've read that some have had problems to install IE7 after XP SP3.
I've even read that any total reinstall of Windows XP should consider installing IE7 before XP SP3. If this is true, it does mean that slipstreaming XP SP3 would be a nonsense (if IE7 is to be in the lot).
Any comments on this fact would be appreciated, otherwise that will mean 2 discs to reinstall XP updated: 1- XPSP1+SP2 slipstreamed, 2- IE7 then XP SP3. I love compact installs! I have an HP Media Center PC running XP w/sp2.
I recently had to completely recover my system due to a very nasty xponlinescanner virus. After recovery, I went to the MS update site and installed all the updates available. Everything worked fine until I got to the SP3. After installing SP3 my machine will not boot except in safe mode.
I removed the Symantec AV program that is bundled in the XP software and downloaded the SP3 without AV installed, however, I did have the bundled MS firewall installed. 3 Times I've tried to update to SP3 and each time with the same results. I ran Ad-Aware, Uniblue Registry Booster 2, ccleaner and still no boot. Fortunately I have my computer completely backed up on both a Free Agent external hard driver as well as a maxtor one touch, so I am not losing any data, however, there certainly seems to be something wrong with the SP3 upgrade by MS. I would recommend not installing it until MS is able to correct it. The same here:( Service Pack 3 from Microsoft = LOOP To: Bill Can you tell me how did you fixed this? I went to the forum you mentioned but I couldn't find anything there.
Bill wrote this: Well, Well, Well. What a simple fix when you know what it is start - run - sc config intelppm start= disabled - enter. Wow, that fixed it. Now sp3 downloaded, installed, and system booted correctly. I really like this solution because it doesn’t require any fiddling with things, or deleting anything.Thanks to Ben Armstrong on Virtual PC guy’s Weblog. He actually posted this solution in October 2005 (before my computer was even built).
@darkkosmos: what's wrong with IE7? *lots*:D.seriously, some people - mainly web designers/developers - will benefit from having older browsers, so they can create web apps/pages that work well in older browsers. I've personally developed a website that looks good in Firefox, Opera and IE7.but i never tested it in IE6 and it looks horrible in there.
Came fast enough. At peak time UK, too. 'Kev-pple says, July 13th, 2008 get a mac so you dont have to worry about a pice of crap service pack' You [severe flame self-censored], the VERY FIRST time I did any systems admin on a Mac I found a bug that research told me required an 'update' (akin to a service pack / Windows Update download). This bug required my whole Wireless Access Point to be lowered in security in order to accommodate the Mac, even though it was an obvious function of the software and not hard to predict and design properly in the first release.
Businesses requiring security would not tolerate this level of performance from expensive hardware and supposedly well-designed software. So stop the bullshit Mac-evangelism, it makes you look a retard. Any and all software requires improvements. The criticism of Microsoft should be reserved for the updates that are out there which are NOT available for general release, and require payment (which you then rely on the MS operative to decide is to be refunded) for a support session just to check they're correct. That and the huge bugs (P2P Netbios share browsing, on ANY version of Windows, working efficiently, anyone? Dietetics By Srilakshmi Pdf Writer there. ) that it just refuses to fix. I do hate Microsoft on occasion, and think they're arrogant SOBs, too.
But two wrongs don't make a right. As a couple of guys said before, get a mac. It simply works.go take a look if you don't believe me i'm using it all day long without issues, and i do use windows too, just for the games.
The guys who complain about security issues regarding os x, maybe it's because you don't know how to use a computer. Trust me, unix is rock stable go take your shit elsewhere but not here. Usualy the guys who can't stand up macs are the poor nerds who can't afford one.maybe that's why they're being so repulsive about the technology;) it's to expensive 4 them:):)) boo ya!
My experience with SP3 is that it is significantly less stable. I have a fair number of installed tools, such as wireshark. But I found that sp3 had a number of problems. Mostly network related: * Blue screens (I haven't had a blue screen on sp2 in over two years) * Network device failure. My wireless nic (built into my T43) would fail periodically requiring a restart to resolve. Unlike the previous poster, my problems occurred on an open network (not wpa or wep encrypted). * Windows mobile sync: the sync would fail periodically.
I'm not saying everyone will have these problems. I am saying that I had these problems. Win XP SP3 is not that good. Although there were no errors during installation, you will notice strange after installation.
Under svchost, include 2 worms. Abc Software Issues on this page. You have to remove all files scattered on your hard disk for these worms. These worms were activated as per schedule under task. XP users will not find any, but vista can see these super hidden files.
These task schedules belongs to Windows Defender. You have to remove all the worms first before disabling Windows Defender and deleting the task. Notice also the memory leak cause by svchost under system. From time to time, windows errors comes out and you need to restart your system. Although i havent experience any crash on my HDD yet, hopefully the step above will help you. I will post soon for any changes/ updates i will encounter.
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