XP Service pack 3 disaster avoidance?

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  1. spideyjg

    spideyjg Registered Member

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    What is the best way to install Service Pack 3?

    I did the Windows Update download and ESET SS freaked after install, came up with various warnings, and shut down any web access.

    I had to use my pre XP SP3 backup to undo the damage.

    Is there a safe way to do install SP3? I have the download of the latest ESET SS to update my old 3.0.566.0.

    Windows auto update is ready to install SP3. I do not want to have to nuke and pave again. Any advice to accomplish this since going straight forward caused a disaster?

    Jim
     
  2. michael83815

    michael83815 Registered Member

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    I didn't want to take any chances so I uninstalled Eset ss and installed SP3 then reistalled Eset SS. Everything works fine.
     
  3. kC_

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    slipstreamed during xp installation
     
  4. Kosak

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    Hello,

    I installed SP3 on running SP2 with ESS 3.0.667 without problems.


    Regards
     
  5. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

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    I Disabled All ESS Modules and any other Security Apps I could control. The only issue I had was Non-ESS, well published, a simple fix, and since Patched for current installs not to suffer.

    Be sure you've seen the Pre-Requisites to Install post: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
    MS Free Tech Support for SP3 Issues: 1-866 -PCSAFETY (866-727-233:cool:

    Good luck.
     
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  6. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    I assume you received warnings about various components being modified on your computer after installing Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Windows XP, is that correct?

    If so, that is correct and is expected behavior from ESET Smart Security: ESET Smart Security stored information about the various files which make up Microsoft Windows XP, and when those files were updated by applying the Service Pack, ESET Smart Security noted the changes.

    What you might want to consider doing is uninstalling ESET Smart Security v3.0.566.0 from your computer, applying Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 and then once the service pack has finished installation, installing the freshly-downloaded copy of ESET Smart Security.

    Another thing you could do, instead, is to disable the checks done by ESET Smart Security for changes to software. This is done in the user interface by pressing the F5 key to open the advanced Setup window, and then selecting Personal Firewall → Application Modification Detection in the left navigation pane. The options to modify the behavior are located in the right pane. Keep in mind, though, that leaving this feature permanently disabled could reduce the amount of protection provided by the software.


    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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  7. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    My computer keeps pushing the Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my computer and I hesitate to install. I have NOD32 2.70.39 installed.

    Is there anything I need to do to ensure this goes smoothly?

    Thanks!
     
  8. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

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    Chamlin, do you see Moderator agoretsky's post with Links (and my post with SP3 Prerequisites/Error Fixes Link above his) just above your post? Advise if "No".

    I disabled ESS but Uninstalling is the sure safeguard. Explorer and Registry deletes beyond Control Panel Add/Delete are part of a thorough Uninstall.
    Clk HERE
    for the best Uninstall steps I've copied.

    I Disabled ANY Security App I had : SpywareBlaster, SuperAntiSpyware, etc. MS says backup your system in the Pre-requisites Link I supplied.

    Free SP3 MS Support 1-866 -PCSAFETY ( 866-727-2338 ) Good luck.
     
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  9. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    You shouldn't have a problem. I'm using 3.0.650 and it was a non event.
     
  10. Togg

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    Or you could just wait until SP2 is no longer supported when, it seems, SP3 will be needed to obtain future updates. Until then SP3 is a non event unless you are hopelessly behind with patching (in which case why not get the missing ones in the 'normal' way?) or you want want the minor changes which appear to be aimed at those with networks;

    Quote from Microsoft's 'Overview';
    "Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system"

    If you want to know what the 'new functionalities' are, download the full details from here; http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...AD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en

    I won't be installing it (a) because I don't want 'all previously released updates', I pick and choose what I install using the Custom option, and (b) the download would kill my dialup connection if I did want it!

    Some people seem to be downloading it as an ISO? to burn to a CD/DVD for use after reinstalls, and that seems sensible if you have the ability to do it
     
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