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 melkor on Fri 23rd May 2008 12:14 UTC in reply to "None yet"
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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.


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by PJBonoVox on Fri 23rd May 2008 12:44 in reply to "RE: None yet"
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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 in reply to "RE[2]: None yet"
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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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