xp update help needed

  Art* 23:23 07 Aug 2008

pleassssssssse help

i am running xp pro, sp3
but when i try and download the last few updates, eg, net framework pathces and media player 11, office updates nothing fail fail fail

even microsoft messenger will fail, i have had this problem for a few weeks, and have just installed a fresh version of xp pro, from m8ts disk (using my official key) and same happens

i have had vista ultimate on with no problems but i dont have the pc spec to run smoothly (1gig ram old p4) so need xp

thanx in advance

  Graham. 23:30 07 Aug 2008

Please don't use text speak.

Did you format the hard drive when you re-installed XP? If not, there may be something lurking in the Registry, like malware.

  Art* 23:45 07 Aug 2008

yes i formated it and not the quick format, this was done more than once. All virus scans and spyware doctor etc came clean

  saab10 23:54 07 Aug 2008

I had nothing but trouble after installing sp3 conaction kept breaking, couldnt update web site etc. after uninstalling it no more problems.
uninstall it and see how it goes.

  birdface 00:55 08 Aug 2008

Maybe try Dial-A-Fix.click here

  Art* 01:37 08 Aug 2008

ok first (ok nit picking lol) didnt like the 1st response about txt spk (ooo there i go again) i said one word m8ts darn give me a break :P ( i was a chat host and boss in a few channels so habit ok)

ok now back to the post lol, thanx saab10 that was my prob, i took sp3 off and did the available updates, worked a charm :D, ok its bugging me now to install sp3, but i remembered the 1st time i installed sp3 was when it came as a service pack and i had already done the other updates, so it seems if u have a clean install and install sp3 1st it goes oopsies ( well on mine it does)

so thanx for the help guys :D
microsoft messes up again it seems , hmmmm that should be my new tag lol

  rdave13 02:03 08 Aug 2008

Download SP3 to desktop, or where you prefer, from here; click here .
Disconnect from internet and disable AV and any running antispyware/malware program. Disable firewall then install SP3.
Reboot and enable your security software.
Connect to 'net.

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