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joe53
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XP SP3 Troubleshooters

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

 

SP3 Installation Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsxp/cc164204.aspx

 

IE Browser Versions and Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx

 

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

 

The Address toolbar no longer appears on the taskbar after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951448

 

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for Windows XP ServicePack 3 (until April 14/09)
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

 

Troubleshooting error codes/messages
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/  (bottom of page)

 

XP SP3: Problems? How To Uninstall Service Pack 3
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33246

 

I realise some of these links were previously posted, but thought this collection might be of assistance. Feel free to add any other useful SP3 links.

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ky331
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

No need to apologize about potential redundancies, Joe... it's great to have all of these collected and organized into one location.

 

thanks

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djcypher
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

Thank you for taking the time.  I haven't had any problems, but it's nice to have a handy reference if I do.
DELL-Larry R
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

Adding my thanks to the rest.  If I've done it right this thread should now be up top for all to see.
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electromagnetic
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-012643.htm

 

 

I will explain the link for Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3 in Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14

 

If I try to enter a link the Firefox browser goes into window mode.

 

Smiley Sad 

Message Edited by electromagnetic on 05-15-2008 09:44 PM
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electromagnetic
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

What other problems do you get with SP3?

 

Robot Sad

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ky331
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

known problems with SP3 on Hewlett Packard desktop models with AMD processors;

or Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard with AMD processors.

 

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2008/05/14/windows-xp-sp3-has-problems/

 

(thanks to forum member datapod for the link)

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DELL-Larry R
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

If you have a Dell Wireless 350 bluetooth module (notebook computers) you may need to dig up the version 5 Toshiba bluetooth stack/driver from the Toshiba site (v5.10.12, iirc). I'm not sure when a Dell release of a tested driver for XP SP3 will be available nor whether the version 6 driver will work or not with the 350 on XP SP3, unfortunately.

 

[edit] v5.10.14 of the Toshiba driver works better 

Message Edited by DELL-Larry_R on 05-21-2008 11:02 AM
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henryp11
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Re: XP SP3 Troubleshooters

SP3 may have been a BIG mistake for me. I was running XP2 with no trouble. Now, DEVICE MANAGER is empty, my modem has vanished and I cannot reinstall it or its drivers, AOL 9.0 & Adobe Photoshop Elements won't open and half my USB ports don't work. To add insult to injury, system restore won't restore my system to a pre-SP3 configuration.
Message Edited by henryp11 on 05-20-2008 12:24 PM
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