XP sp3 - ok to download now?

  desi3026 19:46 11 Jul 2008

Keep getting pestered by MS to download/install sp3.Its now in my list of recommended updates and the yellow shield is sitting in taskbar.Have not heard of any probs lately,shall I go ahead and install it,have been putting it off for months now.Any comments most welcome.

  Ditch999 20:09 11 Jul 2008

If its offered through Windows Update then you should be OK but I wont guarantee it.
There are still problems with software conflicts.
Personally I am sticking with SP2 for the time being.

  sunny staines 20:25 11 Jul 2008

temp disable security till instal complete.

  grey george 20:47 11 Jul 2008

Create a restore point just in case.
Switching off your AV seems to be the best method.

  desi3026 21:07 11 Jul 2008

Hmmm,thanks for the quick replies folks,your replies still indicate that all is not as well in the state of sp3 as it should be.Will hold for another week or so,to see if anyone else is getting the "updates waiting to be dowloaded" message.
Regards to all

  iscanut 21:10 11 Jul 2008

Ditch999 . what are the conflicts ?
I am not aware of any major problems but correct me if I am wrong.

  Strawballs 22:05 11 Jul 2008

The only conflicts that I have seen is with older versions of Zone Alarm, I have SP3 on all 3 of my machines without problems, I have even slipstreamed it into 2 of my installation disc's

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