Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:16 AM
Thanks for the reply; guilty as charged, I put it in the wrong section, yesterday for me, was "one of those days"
On reflection I think perhaps I should give a little more detail.
I normally have my automatic updates on "download but dont install" so I can monitor what is being offered. Last week the latest SP3 was download to the computer by MS, but, because of the problems being caused by the latest SP3 download, and my computer being one of the potential victims (eg Asus motherboard +AMD dual core processor) I do not want to install this download or leave the computer in a position where my wife or grandchildren etc. could accidentally install.
The present situation is:- The SP3 has been automatically downloaded (but not installed) and is lurking waiting for someone to accidentally click the install button. What I am wanting to do is remove the SP3 instead of installing it, then set the updates to manual until such time as MS finds a patch to cure the problem.
Had the potential SP3 problems been of a minor nature, I would have installed and then deleted using add & remove, but the potential problems for this one are "big time", refusing to boot, crashes, blue screen, no safe mode available, lock-outs etc. etc. usually terminating in a reformat; (spoils your whole day)
And now to the original question but phrased in a slightly different way :-
I am wanting to delete the MS SP3 download instead of installing it; Where on the C: drive do I find the SP3 download so that I can manually delete it? Hope this make things a little clearer,