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Updating from xp sp 2 to xp sp 3


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#1 pleomax

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:33 AM

I'm using win xp sp2 .. & i enabled automatic updates .. i got a notification that i can update to win xp sp3, i pressed ok, but it tells me u must backup ur data first, so my question is what should i backup ? the driver's data where my win setup is located or all the data on my pc ?

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:43 PM

Basically this is a precautionary suggestion. Ideally you have been backing up all of your important files to a removable storage device, like CDs, DVDs, another hdd, a flash drive, etc.

Microsoft has instructions for what to do prior to installing SP3, I would suggest reading this first.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

You should backup...whatever it considered by you on your system...to be important and which cannot be reinstalled or recovered, in the event of a system problem or other calamity.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:23 PM

DC3 - Your Microsoft link goes to a Malwarebytes download link :oopsign:

Its not a bad idea to temporarily disable your anti virus software when installing SP3
The installation could take a while depending on your system 30 - 45 minutes so please be patient and let it complete
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

Windows Xp Service Pack 3 (sp3) Information - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic146857.html

Some OEMs (e.g., Dell, HP, etc.) have specific procedures/instruction posted at their websites...re installing SP3. If you have one of those systems, you probably ought to check it out.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:24 PM

Before doing any service pack updates please do the following:

1) Make sure all hardware Drivers are updated including the BIOS.

2) Make sure all applications are updated and patched to the very latest versions.

3) Make sure you disconnect any USB Devices.

4) Make sure that any security applications are disabled prior to the install.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:09 PM

DC3 - Your Microsoft link goes to a Malwarebytes download link :oopsign:

Its not a bad idea to temporarily disable your anti virus software when installing SP3
The installation could take a while depending on your system 30 - 45 minutes so please be patient and let it complete


Too many tabs open at the same time. :whistle:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

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