Tag: SP3

Windows XP: Blue Screen After Installing SP3

On a relatively fresh installation of Windows XP with SP2 on a Compaq Presqrio desktop running an AMD processor, Windows XP SP3 was applied. After an apparently successful installation, upon reboot, at the Windows XP logo, the system quickly flashed a blue screen of death and rebooted. Fortunately, I was able to login to the computer in safe mode to…

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It is possible to remove IE7 from an XP SP3 upgrade

There are too many articles that claim that after installing Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer 7 may not be uninstalled. This however is not entirely accurate. It is not possible to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 after applying SP3 to an installation that already has Internet Explorer 7 installed. However, it is possible to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 if it…

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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Released

Today, I installed Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a test box. It is released as WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe (MD5: BB25707C919DD835A9D9706B5725AF58) and became available for download yesterday, May 6, 2008. The installation was uneventful and took around 20 minutes on a Pentium 4 2+ Ghz system. The service pack is available from Microsoft here. Immediately after applying SP3, I checked for…

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