Problem updating XP SP2 on old laptop to XP SP3

April 24, 2013 at 06:44:27
Specs: windows xp sp2, 1.6/256mb
Hi i got an old laptop from someone that i am updating for her to use. I set the updates so that it notifies me and then i choose to install but after a long time nothing was happening so i went to the mcrosoft update website and i think it installed active x controls but now i have a page that says to go to another page to get inline assistance. From experience that i have had before but can't remember all the details that never ended up anywhere and i think i had to ask someone on this forum for help. It was just way to complicated maybe or missing pieced of information. I can also never understand windows error messages.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
April 24, 2013 at 06:54:51
"windows xp sp2, 1.6/256mb"

256MB, really? You don't see a problem with that?

You should download SP3 directly from Microsoft, not thru Windows Update. Same goes for IE8. I'm surprised you don't already have copies.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...


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#2
April 24, 2013 at 06:59:11
Ofcourse but i am working with what i can and have suggested to put more ram in this. This is a poor community. Yeah no i am a linux user so i have way too many things in my place as it is and am not a technician. Just a hobbyist....oh wait i think i did download sp3 ...must be backed up on a cd somewhere. Better look for it as it will be faster than downoading onto this slow thing he he

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#3
May 1, 2013 at 07:03:26
Oops i forgot to get back to you on this. I was sucessful in the updating whatever process and all is well thanks so much

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#4
May 2, 2013 at 18:07:03
"Yeah no i am a linux "
She may be better off with a light weight distro on it, especially if it is just for internet and office stuff and wiping the drive is ok because she hasn't save alot of stuff on it yet.

larry


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#5
May 3, 2013 at 03:09:38
? The machine goes tomorrow so done with this...thanks. I wish more ppl used linux . I don't know this lady as this was all done/advised through someone else...:0)

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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