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Bill H

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XP Service Pack 3
« on: May 06, 2008, 08:36:24 PM »

Just got an alert that Windows wants to install Service Pack 3. Has anyone updated and what was the result on AHP? My AHP is working well...nervous about rocking the boat.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 07:40:24 AM »

That's interesting.  I have Automatic Updates turned on and nothing about SP3 has come in yet.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 09:14:11 AM »

So far, only on 1 computer (of course the one with AHP). Three other computers are also running but nothing on either of those yet.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 10:01:15 AM »

I've made 3 attempts to install Service Pack 3, but no luck so far.  If I ever get it installed I'll let you know if it affects AHP.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 07:00:23 PM »

Still nothing on the other computers. The AHP computer is XP Pro, no others...perhaps the update is only for Pro only? Keep trying JMac!
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 07:41:57 PM »

Xp Service Pack 3 will work with AHP
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 08:30:28 PM »

The only "bad" news I read about SP3, is that it seems to be incompatible with Bluetooth devices, including Microsoft's own Bluetooth mice and keyboards.  :(
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 09:29:49 PM »

When my Windows 2000 editing computer was updated with its last service pack, my entire Pinnacle (pro version) video editing system became useless with the "Blue Screen of Death." The Pinnacle drivers were not compatible with the service pack and it had to be uninstalled (and everything then reloaded). X10 drivers aren't even signed, so I remain concerned.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 06:49:04 AM »

Insert Nick Here; I have also seen Service Packs break something. So get with it my friend. No ding just a disagree.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 01:05:24 PM »

Just installed Service Pack 3.  I don't see any problems with X10 so far.  Everything seems as before - camera works, switches work, etc.  I'll report on the macros, timers and the rest later.
Had some problem with the install.  After 4 or 5 attempts (anti virus and spyware off & all programs closed) I down loaded the file and still no install.  I ran "chkdsk" (chkdsk /f /r C:) at the C: prompt and numerous bad clusters were replaced.  Then, the install worked as advertised.  I have XP Home Edition, Version 2002, and now Service Pack 3 is installed.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 02:36:50 PM »

Nice work, JMac. Will look forward to your followup. Still nothing on my XP, non-Pro, computers.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2008, 04:18:22 PM »

I have automatic updates disbled. Two days ago manually it indicated it was available for me. I decided to wait a few days to see what was reported, before the leap.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 08:04:17 PM »

Just though I'd mention that if you have Automatic Updates turned on in XP, you pretty much have already what's in SP3, so if you do install it 95% won't change anything.
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 09:23:32 PM »

Just though I'd mention that if you have Automatic Updates turned on in XP, you pretty much have already what's in SP3, so if you do install it 95% won't change anything.

I thought SP's were mostly new and enhanced features, and (critical) updates were the bug fixes?  For just one example, as I mentioned above, SP3 adds native built-in Bluetooth support to XP (though it doesn't seem to install well if you already have Bluetooth drivers).
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Re: XP Service Pack 3
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 10:05:41 PM »

Just though I'd mention that if you have Automatic Updates turned on in XP, you pretty much have already what's in SP3, so if you do install it 95% won't change anything.
Your correct. Its just alot of updates.
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