xp service pack 3 upgrade

  stormrider123 16:16 01 Oct 2010

hi I am looking on installing xp service pack 3 to my service pack 2 xp installation I was wondering if there is any thing I should do to prepare my computer for service pack 3 e.g how to restore back to service pack 2 if there are any errors or problems

my computer specs

Windows XP Service Pack 3
Compaq Presario SR1705UK
512MB of ram
Intel Celeron D 3.06GHZ
Ati Radeon Xpress 200

if there is any other info you would like to know ask me

thanks in advance for any help

  Clapton is God 16:24 01 Oct 2010

Back up all your files and documents.

Run CCleaner.

Full AV and anti-malware scans.


Off you go.

  stormrider123 16:25 01 Oct 2010

do i have to back up all system files and everything or just the files i need e.g photos and important docs

  Clapton is God 16:27 01 Oct 2010

Just the documents (Word, Excel etc) and photos you need.

You may also want to create restore point before installing SP3

  stormrider123 16:31 01 Oct 2010

ive done a restore point all work is backed up AV scan form yesterday didn't show up with anything nasty and im currently defragging my computer so when I finish defragging from what I understand im ready to go right

  Clapton is God 16:32 01 Oct 2010


  stormrider123 16:33 01 Oct 2010

ill do that now

  lotvic 16:37 01 Oct 2010

"512MB of ram"
and start saving up for some more ram

  stormrider123 20:06 13 Oct 2010

since that post ive actually upgraded to 2GB the maximum my motherboard can take

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