Linked by David Adams on Thu 22nd May 2008 16:13 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows A lot of Windows XP users experienced SP3 aches and pains. This tutorial on PC World has some timely tips on what to do when SP3 installation doesn't go well.
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by Angel Blue01 on Thu 22nd May 2008 23:28 UTC
Angel Blue01
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2006-11-01

None of the users whose systems I installed SP3 have complained, or noticed any difference.

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by melkor on Fri 23rd May 2008 12:14 UTC in reply to "None yet"
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2006-12-16

Well, as one of the users that did experience issues, I can certainly tell you that SP3 isn't a total bed of roses. I installed the final RC (in fact, a few days before the release was marked as Gold). System boot up took at LEAST ten minutes, sometimes longer. Once in the system, it ran like a dog. Like I had installed XP onto a Pentium 133 with 64mb of RAM on a 5gb HDD. That bad. I put up with it for a few nights and said screw that and rolled back the install. I had expected the rollback to **** up, but thankfully it didn't. After that experience, I certainly won't touch SP3. SP2 for this lad. SP3 offers SFA advantages anyway.

Dave

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by PJBonoVox on Fri 23rd May 2008 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE: None yet"
PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

Well, I had a couple of problems with SP3 on my machine(s) but since I know what I'm doing, I was able to iron them out. Sorry you couldn't.

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by helf on Fri 23rd May 2008 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: None yet"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

we've had several issues with it. The dreaded endless reboot, among other things.

Didn't SP2 have the same issue when it first came out?

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by melkor on Sun 25th May 2008 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: None yet"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

SP2 pre release had lots of issues, I think the final release was pretty stable from memory.

I wasn't going to spend hours fart a$$ing around to try and resolve something that just shouldn't have happened. Linux updates all the time, and it rarely screws up systems like this!!!

Dave

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by helf on Mon 26th May 2008 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: None yet"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, I've only had an update hose things in a linux distro once. But it was spectacular ;)

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obsidian
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2007-05-12

... switch to Linux or *BSD... ;)

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

... switch to Linux or *BSD... ;)


Ha! My upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 was worse than my WinXP SP3 update.

Thankfully, with a little bit of digging, everything is working relatively well. I wish I could say the same for my Leopard installation.

Anyway, I feel bad for those who suffered with the SP3 problems. Some of it was apparently avoidable.

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