Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:20 AM
I need to upgrade XP Home edition from SP2 to SP3. I keep automatic updates on (for highly critical items), but have yet to agree to download/ install SP3.
However, in going to the Windows Updates site and reviewing my updates history, I see that on 17 Sep 2008 there is an entry for SP3 and next to it the 'failed' symbol and a question mark. I don't kmow what I am to read into this.
I also note that when the Updates website does its check on what I've got, it intially comes back warning me that SP2 is no longer supported, and advising downloading/installing SP3. Fair enough,but I notice that the download size and time are both quoted as '0', and the information icon when clicked says SP3 is already downloaded and selecting automatic download/install will complete the installion.
Can anyone cast any light on this?
I would add that I really don't want to go for an automatic install - I'd much rather have a downloaded file which I can run with the PC offline and internet security package disabled. Could I simply download (not install) the full SP3 from the Download Centre, ie disregard whatever was or wasn't downloaded in 2008?