Re: SP3 will not install but no error message
- From: LewB <whoislew@xxxxxxxxxxx(sparethespam)>
- Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 08:44:11 -0700
Can you expand on McAfee comment. I had Avast for awhile but a lot of
items (viruses, malware) were found on the scans I would manually run and I
went through a number of programs and never resolved the problem....even
though the computer functioned normally. I was in communication with Avast
in Germany for weeks via email being advised to run Mawarebytes, HiJack It,
and other similar malware programs. Finally a computer wise person said
McAfee was available through my cable system (Cox) at no cost so I went for
it. I have always considered it to be in the same league as Norton, etc. Is
there some particular problem you have had with McAfee (I know it's a big
program) etc. Thus far I have not had any problems and all of their
automatic scans and those I run manually have been negative. I had to take
this computer in for some diagnostics recently and the computer geeks
insisted that I had viruses etc. When I brought the machine home and ran a
McAfee scan no problems were found. I have also been told that the virus
programs/scans can produce false positives. All very confusing and would
appreciate your input....and from others reading this thread. Thanks
LewB do yourself a favor and dump CrapAfee altogether. It's the worst of.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
"LewB" <whoislew@xxxxxxxxxxx(sparethespam)> wrote in message
Your questions are appropriate and I accept guilt for the inertia and.
But it's never too late and after reading your response and others it
installed. For others reading this correspondence deactivate your
program...in this instance McAfee.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
Why wasn't SP3 installed two years ago?
Are you currently running WinXP SP2?
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications
in the background when you attempted to install SP3?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
Free unlimited installation and compatibility support for WinXP SP3 was
available from 14 April 2008 thru May 2009. Such support will cost you
US$59 or higher per incident now.
Note: Extended Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After
date, computers running WinXP (x86) SP2 will NOT be offered any further
critical security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows
Update website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
I', trying to install SP3 for my XP professional program, I used the
express method and the files were downloaded to the computer and
installation started Wizard. The program gets "stuck" very early on at
part "updating your system, creating cabinets, etc. details says
Process Before Install". 5 progress bars come up and that is it!! But
there is no error message, etc. Just stuck. Thanks everyone
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