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XP service pack 3

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:04 pm
by Six_Of_One
Anyone know a site i can download it from, so far 3 times it has tried to download and instal from MS and each time it failed to instal properly. Worked fine on the wifes pc.

Re: XP service pack 3

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:30 pm
by Havok
Six_Of_One wrote:Anyone know a site i can download it from, so far 3 times it has tried to download and instal from MS and each time it failed to instal properly. Worked fine on the wifes pc.
Yeah.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/index.html

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:45 pm
by Six_Of_One
Thankyou sir.

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:42 am
by Six_Of_One
Btw, it still had the same problem, tells me the instal was interupted or some such thing and then uninstalls itself ffs :roll:

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:27 am
by Gavan
I assume this is the link you are using

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:55 am
by Six_Of_One
no, i downloaded the service pack after several failed instal attempts from MS update site

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:08 pm
by Cherek
What error code is it giving you?

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:19 pm
by Six_Of_One
none, when it reboots after instal it simply says setup was interupted and it will go back to previous config, or words to that effect.

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:54 am
by Havok
Do you have a custom image of XP installed on that PC? If so, you may need a specific SP3 download from the PC manufacturer/image creator.

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:56 am
by Six_Of_One
Thanx for the suggestions but i think my Xp is not playing with a full deck of cards :lol:

I built the pc,
Gigabyte quad royal mobo,
2 gig ram
P4 Dual core 3.4 gig
nVidia 7600gt 512
1x 120 gig sata hdd
1x 500 gig sata hdd

And even tho the board has 8 channel audio i still run my 5-6 year old SB Platinum card as its so much easier to use with the cambridge surround sound system... yeah yeah, ok i'm lazy :roll:

XP home is an original bought from my pc supplier cd. I had XP Pro, (also a bought from the supplier cd) but it didnt seem to handle my games as well for some strange reason, and that was also on the previous pc (an AMD system).

Anyways, once i back up all my data or simply put in the 640 gig sata as the main drive, i will reload xp pro and Ubuntu. This time xp pro so i can use MS virtual pc to play with win7 or load 98se for some retro gaming.

I cant seem to justify a pc upgrade as it does everything i need it to, and has for a few years. The good lady wife has a core 2 duo system, and i may go down a similiar path one day if anything fails on this one.

One question tho Havok, Ubuntu obviously has no problems with NTFS file systems, but is it better on a linux partition for performance and security reasons. I guess you will tell me is actually creates a linux section when it installs, as XP can find ubuntu anywhere :lol:

Still learning, very rusty 8)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:37 am
by Havok
Yes, run it on a the Linux partition. Basically let it do what it wants when it asks about the drive. You just tell it the amount of space to partition for itself.