My Mesh PC (XP) dates from 2002, but most hardware has been replaced due to failures. However, it does have SP2, Office 2000 and IE6. Looking through past forums it seems not a good idea to download SP3 (esp with Office 2000). I remember it being problematic in earlier times. I currently have no problems at all except the persistent reminder balloon that i have 'updates waiting to install'(SP3). And what about going straight to IE8 ? Thanks for any help - Tony
I've just consulted my notes from installing SP3 - no problems at all (incl. with Office 2K).
I have 2 PCs and installed it on both. One was an update to an pre-existing install (incl. with Office 2K already installed). The other was on a brand new PC on which I had just installed XP SP2 from scratch and then updated with SP3 at the earliest opportunity (and subsequently loaded Office 2K). Both went completey smoothly.
All I would say is that when you try Help in Office 2000, after installing SP3, make sure it functions correctly on all aspects. The pop up (Show Me) bits don't usually work after SP3 has been installed because MS included a suspect update as part of its total SP3 package and therefore it, the suspect update, cannot now be removed to allow the Help system to function correctly. 3 steps forward and 4 back!!
Thanks for all your comments, mostly positive, some messing around (disconnect from web/turn off security etc)to do, but after big past problems - 2 main boards,hard drive, power supply etc, as things are currently ok i'll probably leave things be for the moment.
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