Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:12 AM
SP3 is a critical update...which I know means nothing to many users...but critical updates come forth for PC security reasons.
The fact is that many users have installed SP3 with no problems, while some with boxmaker (Dell, Gateway, etc.) systems have had hiccups which should have been corrected by the boxmakers by now.
You cannot find the SP3 download in Add/Remove Programs...because you didn't install it yet. A/R P reflects programs which are installed via the installer route.
The update notices that require SP3 first...well, obviously they are of no value to someone and probably cannot be installed if SP3 is a prereqisite.
It's your decision.