Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:54 PM
I recently got help on this site removing some nasty malware from my computer, and the nice person who helped me told me I should have automatic updates enabled on my computer. I explained to her the reason why I didn't and she told me I should post it in here to see if anyone could help me. I stopped automatic updates on my computer because every time I updated, it would load Windows XP service pack 3 on my computer. Then when it would restart for the changes to take effect, my computer wouldn't boot back up, it would only start in safe mode. I would then uninstall the update in safe mode and my computer would go back to normal. I read of some problems in the service pack 3 sticky at the top of this forum and they talk about some Intel Power Managment drivers, and problems related to computers with AMD processors (which mine has), so I imagine this is my problem. Also in the stickys it says that service pack 3 doesn't run well internet explorer 8, so my question I guess is 1) do I really need to update to service pack 3, and 2) am I better off (more secure is really what I am caring about) with an older browser or the older service pack?