SP3 with or without Avast?

  Cymro. 12:27 09 May 2008

I checked my update history on the Windows Update site and as I half expected they offered me SP3. I followed their instructions and tried to download it.

The download wizard never even appeared and the new SP never came through. So I tried again only this time disabling my Avast Antivirus.

All went well this time and SP3 downloaded and installed on my computer. It seems to be working as it should and I have restarted Avast.

So I wonder if it was my switching off Avast that enabled SP3 to install or was it just a coincidence? I post this as it may be an answer to problems that others may be having in downloading SP£.

  birdface 12:31 09 May 2008

Probably.It is usually the Firewall that they recommend turning off but looks like Avast was stopping it for you.There has been a few posts with folk unable to download it and I am sure that your advice might help them.

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