ste76 22:56 08 May 2008

still not received SP3 via automatic update.

what gives?

  Totally-braindead 23:01 08 May 2008

Great title mate, describes the problem really well.
Since I've started typing anyway can I ask if you've tried a manual update? Perhaps your computer is only set to try the update at a particular time.

  woodchip 23:03 08 May 2008

I had to laugh sorry.

  johnnyrocker 23:13 08 May 2008

not due for two days apparently


  ste76 00:10 09 May 2008

i tried manual update the other day and it found SP3, but it wouldn't download, so i left it.
been trying like a demon to manually update it again, but the server must be down? it just keeps scanning and scanning and then gives up.

  brundle 00:14 09 May 2008

Daft thread title, please be more thoughtful next time. Here is a direct link to SP3 from Microsoft; click here

  ste76 00:28 09 May 2008

is that the full version?
i was led to believe that you should allow windows update to judge what updates you will need for your system, or doesn't it matter?

  Taff™ 06:11 09 May 2008

Two of my XP machines got the SP3 through automatic updates yesterday afternoon.

  Incony 07:20 09 May 2008

and so it goes on... i thought, ok, time for SP3 but my microsoft auto update had already done it..some time ago.. and told me so when i manually checked the update website and the auto check program looked at my update status..

  cocteau48 07:30 09 May 2008

It is not a bad idea to have the full SP3 tucked away on a disk in case you ever need to reformat and start again from SP2 and I am sure that it will appear on some magazine/CD covermounts as soon as they are certain that it is the final approved version which they are distributing.
In the short term I do believe that it is preferable to let the MS update site analyze your system and download only what you require.

  mad1234 07:32 09 May 2008

such a silly title i had to look to see what it was all about.
i managed to manually download SP3 yesterday to my laptop

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