Automatic Updates Query.

  Conny 17:21 18 May 08

A few days ago I had to start up in 'Safe' mode and saw a line containing 'XPSP2'.
Does this mean I only have Service Pack 2 installed?
Next I decided to do a custom update as I don't want to install IE 7, had it in but kept getting glitches so un-installed and everything seems ok.

The custom install box shows the following updates.
1/ Cumulative update for IE 6 (kb947864)
2/Definition update for Windows Defender (kb915597)(Definition 1.339651.0)
3/Security update for Microsoft Publisher 2002 (kb950129)
4/Security update for Microsoft Word 2002(kb950243)
5/Security update for Windows XP (kb950749)
6/IE 7 for Windows XP (de-selected this one for the above reasons).
7Windows malicious software removal tool May 2008 (kb890830)

How do I install SP3 if it is not in this list and do I really need it?
I am running XP Home with 1Gb ram, AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 250Gb hard drive

Thanks in advance.

  Ditch999 17:25 18 May 08

You would be better off without SP3 at the minute! If I remember correctly WU scans your PC and decides if SP3 will conflict with any hardware or software you have installed. If it detects a conflict it will not be available to download.

  Conny 17:29 18 May 08

Thanks Ditch. I'm happy with the way things are running at the moment and believe in the saying, "If it ain't broke don't fix it". Will leave alone.

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