Can I install Service Pack 3 separately?

June 21, 2011 at 12:57:34
Specs: Windows XP
I have Windows XP SP2 and I need SP3 in order to install Sony Vegas Pro 10. I activated Automatic Updates, but still no SP3. I'm afraid these daily updates are going to ruin my computer by installing too many unnecessary things for me right now (all I need is SP3). So my question is: is there a way to install just SP3?

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#1
June 21, 2011 at 13:06:49
Yers, When you go to MS Update direct you have the option to ignore updates you dont want. Most of them will disappear anyway once you install SP3. Then you will get a whole different set of updates for SP3 which you should install.

Stuart


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#2
June 21, 2011 at 14:16:29
... [press] the win (flag) <key> + <pause> <key> ..should show installed service pack.


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#3
June 21, 2011 at 17:07:59
All you need to do is go to the Microsoft site & download it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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#4
June 21, 2011 at 21:26:47
yeah, but mickliq, it says "DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER"
mavis007, I have SP2
stuart, I see that if I right click on My Computer - Properties and go to Automatic Updates, there's an option "download updates but let me choose WHEN to install them". Is this what u were talking about?

PS: I just saw that yellow button on the taskbar and I chose Custom install. But through the available updates, there's no SP. :(


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#5
June 21, 2011 at 23:01:21
mickliq is correct download the full package, it will only actually install what is required...

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#6
June 21, 2011 at 23:13:32
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownlo... (xp sp3 iso 545MB)
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#7
June 22, 2011 at 01:41:16
stuart, I see that if I right click on My Computer - Properties and go to Automatic Updates</a)

No you go hear:

http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...

There should be a link on the Start Menu to take you straight there. You will need Internet Explorer though. Other browser don't work/

Doing it through download will download everything but only install what is needed.

Doing it through Winfows Update will only download and install what is needed.

Stuart


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#8
June 22, 2011 at 05:00:26
Are there any chances that this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322... would damage my computer? :-s

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#9
June 22, 2011 at 06:17:18
Why do you think SP3 would damage your computer?

You have been listening to top many myths and half truths.

There have been occasion when people have had problems after installing SP3 but that is because they had a computer riddled with malware to begin with. Make sure your computer is running properly and free from viruses, Trojans and spy ware and you wont have a problem.

Stuart


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