SP 3 Update download. YES OR NO?

  MeandHer 11:47 11 May 2008

In my Microsoft updates it is saying high priority
update SP 3 pack download now.
Would you leave it a while before installing sp3
or is everything ok with it?

  Al94 12:10 11 May 2008

Everything is not OK, It might be OK, it might not.

  birdface 12:46 11 May 2008

Might be better turning your Firewall off before installing it.

  Snec 13:17 11 May 2008

I'm not rushing to install it. To be frank, I can't understand why anyone would.

The internet is awash with people who have had a machine running fine, installed SP3 and regreted it.

Leave it for several weeks is my advice.

  sunny staines 13:18 11 May 2008

turn off security to install, but do not forget to turn on afterwards.and any live security monitoring programs like spybot teatimer & spyware terminator etc.

defrag afterwards too.

  BurrWalnut 13:28 11 May 2008

It works perfectly for me. However, you might like to read this regarding IE7 before installing SP3 click here

  Snec 13:33 11 May 2008

Meant to add: It is not going to improve anything that you use your computer for in any case, even if it does not wreck it. It is beyond me why some folks are so anxious to install it.

  Carafaraday 15:34 11 May 2008

I installed SP3 on Wednesday - no problems so far.

  johnnyrocker 15:36 11 May 2008

i too am going to wait a bit.


  GaT7 15:49 11 May 2008

If things go wrong can't it be uninstalled, or system returned to a previous restore point?

It's not even appearing on Win Update for me yet, though I did download & install SP3 manually on my other bootable drive & it worked fine. G

  crosstrainer 15:50 11 May 2008

Waiting, particularly if you have an AMD based Motherboard....Many post's on this and other forum's with tales of woe....I myself have lost all sound.

It's not right yet, I would wait.

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