Can anyone tell me how to save Windows Service Pack 3 - I have spent all morning trying to save rather than download but not getting anywhere. Every time I click the link it starts to download automatically. Thanks
The MS download is available from click here. Is this the link you were using?
If you click on "Download" it will take you to a further page which tells you the download is for multi PC users - this is not a problem. If the download doesn`t start automatically (it often doesn`t) click on "Start Download" (4th line down LH side). A window should open asking if you want to run or save - select "Save" and provide a location on your PC if you haven`t done so already.
The download is big - 316MB or thereabouts - and will take some time so be patient.
Sorry for the silence - I've been working. The reason why I wanted to save the SP3 files is because it would not load automatically from updates - kept stopping half way through & giving an error message. Reading previous posts re SP3 the advice was to save the files on desktop, shut everything down, disable firewalls & anti-virus & anti spyware - Comodo, AVG & Superantispyware in my case - & then load SP3. So thanks for the links & when I get over working nights I will try it again.
I hate to admit this, and I'm sure that all those "Experts" out there will think the less of me for it, but I let "Automatic Updates do the work. I've not yet had a problem, since '96 anyway.
It appears to be able to accept that a particular file may not be downloaded in a single session and does not need to restart the file, at its beginning, every time you log-out without completing the download.
Hi wee eddie I also let automatic updates do the work but SP3 hasn't loaded properly through that route for more than a year, that's why I'm looking for an alternative post reinstallation of my operating system.