Hi all, I've just tried to install SP3 on my Aspire T120 (2g ram) XP home SP2. It ran for about 30 minutes then stopped & said it couldn't install it. It took about another 15 mins to delete what it had been putting on.
I was downloading from MS site. My XP is legit - bought from MS direct.
1/ any ideas please ? 2/ does anyone have a direct link to MS 'support' please ?
thanks folks. I download it from MS. I followed the link to MS Support (& added it to my faves) so will see what they have to say.
Of course it might just have been a glitch on the actual download.
I also looked at the link for 'Prior' info etc (thanks). I don't seem to be running anything listed there,,,, but it's quite a comprehensive list. I've dropped MS a line - but feel sure they will say "'ave a look at the same page".
I'll have to study it better tomorrow - in the meanwhile I have another post running - about the slowness of 'link' accessed browsing, which is a bit more important at the moment. Please feel free to look at it - & comment.
I decided to get a disc version & called MS. Whilst I was waiting to pay by C.Card, the lady said that "it's around 6 pounds,,,," I replied "AROUND 6 pounds isn't good enough for me to give you my C.C details - I need to know the figure that you will be taking" She said "well,,,, about £6 plus vat,,,, so say about £6.50" I repeated "Well,,,, that's already gone up by 50p whilst we were talking and I still don't know the exact figure,,,," In the end, I did the arithmetic for her & said "£6 plus vat is £7.05 !" to which she agreed !
This is not the way that I expect companies to carry out their business,,,, especially with a huge concern like M.Soft. I would have thought that any salesperson should know the actual price right at the start - and state it firmly, in no uncertain terms - so that the customer knows exactly what they are spending.
I was going to say "leave it - I won't bother" but as I want SP3 to keep me going until the next XP version is out,,,, I swallowed what’s left of my pride & paid up !
Am now waiting for an “about” time period for delivery.