Service pack 3

  nissanalmera 14:08 14 Apr 2009

I have been a coward since reading about a lot of doom regards this SP.I have sp2 installed and wondered if it was not time I bit the bullet and installed. Thanks Ian

  phono 14:13 14 Apr 2009

Installed it ages ago without any ill effects, I would go for it if I was you.

  jack 14:14 14 Apr 2009

While you can.
with Vista nearing its end and 7 on the horizon , you may not have many chances to do so
Though it is available indipendantly if you Google for it.

  Clapton is God 14:33 14 Apr 2009

A bit of PC housekeeping works wonders before installing a Service Pack.

Uninstall all those programs you never use.

Use click here

Full AV and anti-malware scans.

Use msconfig to disable all those programs and processes which you don't need to run at startup.

Defrag the HDD.

  nissanalmera 15:10 14 Apr 2009

Thank you Clapton is God,jack & phono for such prompt replies and advice.I feel I should do it. I will have a packet of cigarettes and a beer with me though.Thanks again Ian

  Stuartli 15:23 14 Apr 2009

I've installed SP3 several times, including the second beta and full version on my system, on various setups.

The only problem I had was that a wireless modem router's driver needed to be reinstalled on a friend's system.

As a matter of course I took most of the measures already mentioned by Clapton is God i.e. a full virus scan and a defrag, System Restore point before and after installing SP3 and a backup beforehand.

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