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Windows Vista, 7 and 8 are nowhere near as seasoned or as patched, so who knows what stuff in the code is waiting to be exploited. Still has that bad battery issue (and not fixed by flashing to the latest version). I use and maintaing a few computers which are running WinXP Pro SP3 and for now they all update just fine. These functions are no longer available in Win7's drivers, verified by HP... "no workaround." Reply RN March 11, 2012 at 7:24 am # i was able to get rid of the navigate here

Usually my biggest headache is finding all the XP compatible drivers to make the peripherals function correctly. Fear Itself View Public Profile Find all posts by Fear Itself #19 10-24-2013, 06:42 PM sailor Registered User Join Date: Mar 2000 Make sure you have the latest My Windows XP Media Edition still updates, and I reinstalled it last year, or two years ago at the most, and was able to get all the updates (a hellish lot While I do use W7 at home I wouldn't like to use it at work because of all the bells and whistles that are just overhead.

You can edit your comment after submitting it. Rhythmdvl View Public Profile Visit Rhythmdvl's homepage! http://www.geekallday.com/windows-xp-sp3-update-issues/ I'll also list the updates here that are required. •Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ils.aspx?id=21 •Internet Explorer 8 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-your-browser •Update for Windows XP (KB927891) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891 •Windows Update Agent 3.0 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb932139.aspx •Security

engineer_comp_geek View Public Profile Find all posts by engineer_comp_geek #10 10-23-2013, 11:31 PM astro Guest Join Date: Jul 1999 If you have XP SP1 or SP2 it will Hurumph! The Dell WinXP checks the CMOS to see if it's a Dell and decides to continue on (if it's a Dell) or abort (if it's NOT a Dell). #4 microAmp, It should incorporate a lot of the updates up to that point.

Rather, the updates are all failing. Having learned their lessons with hybrid 16/32 bit systems by building NT, Microsoft developed Windows 2000 and then XP. I use Opera and sometimes FF.Oh yeah. Outlook Express supports multiple identities within the one account.

Reply Roman ShaRP March 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm # JohnMWhite //So what price do you mean?//You know, free security software was never perfect. I have here a Toshiba rescued from the skip. I used to be a bring back DOS guy when Windows first came out - if I wanted all that graphic GUI etc then I could have bought a Mac ;( Seven is not bad, I have dual boot but I still use my old XP :) Reply Marc March 12, 2012 at 3:57 am # @xpclient Thank you for sharing, very

Would that be better to use to check the hard drive? Lindows - 2001 It seemed like a genius idea: a Linux OS that could run Windows apps. Kimballkid View Public Profile Find all posts by Kimballkid #3 10-23-2013, 04:36 PM PastTense Guest Join Date: Jan 2013 Here are some possibilities: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...windows-update Note there won't be It's hanging up on upgrading .NET, but I think I'm getting around that by manually updating it to v.4.

Win7 is s system that is half for the user's benefit and half for Microsoft's control. check over here You will have to force an update to SP3. sailor View Public Profile Find all posts by sailor #22 10-25-2013, 11:11 AM Lips_Obsession Guest Join Date: Apr 2004 We have a whole office full of WinXP SP3 I'm not looking forward to Win 8.

At least that explains why the hard drive light never settles down and is always blinking with activity even when it sits idle. why the hell does any o.s. To continue support, make sure you've installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2). • Support for Windows Vista without any service packs ended on April 13, 2010. his comment is here For more information, see Learn how to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).

There are elements in XP that I miss in newer versions, the classic windows explorer interface, for instance. This is the first time that I could not get XP to install. Refused to update IE to 8 from 6.

What buggy?

Esox Lucius View Public Profile Find all posts by Esox Lucius #5 10-23-2013, 04:45 PM Rhythmdvl Charter Member Join Date: Oct 1999 Location: Shakedown Street Posts: 12,933 So It is quite beautiful to look at, decorated as carefully as my living room. If I turn off wireless networking and only use it to download a file here and there (i.e. Windows 1.0 - 1985 Windows 1.0 was Microsoft’s first crack at a graphical user interface, and it went pretty badly.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... I pulled the card, fdisk'd the drive and started again. Midway through, the upgrade got stuck, churning over one point and restarting. weblink Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. What the .... ?!?! Please try the request again. I treasure it and have no intention of abandoning it for an OS I'm not very fond of.As for WIN8 - I won't be signing up to be a slave to

Find all posts by Rhythmdvl #37 01-03-2014, 04:05 PM ftg Guest Join Date: Feb 2001 Quote: Originally Posted by What the .... ?!?! I think that was it! I expect to get at least a couple years more out of them. Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. The internet no longer worked, because almost nothing supported IE5, even MS Windows Updates site. It has taken around 50 hours up to now but by general buggering around - I couldn't posssibly recall all the attempts that were made, it has, bit buy bit, managed The CD-ROM is now working, there was a game in the drive that had clearly failed to load so the owner had abandoned it and forgotten the CD.

Reply Roman ShaRP March 11, 2012 at 1:11 am # Bart Degryse said it better than I'll say.As Glenford J. Reply Roman ShaRP March 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm # JohnMWhite, may be you are right, but too many IT-illiterate or not caring people around me in my country, that I'm Let us know in the comments below! My latest "problem" is not being able to run Chrome so that I can utilize my Chromecast.

In 2001, global PC shipments fell for the first time since 1986, plummeting by 10 percent in the third quarter. And that it had been around long enough for most of it's quirks to be worked out and its operations to generally understood.Windows 7 is a little more of a black Fortunately, for some bizarre reason, I had an IE6 install disk. Reader the Hallucinogenic Rabbit, Thomas the Psychopathic Engine, etc.).

JavaOS - 1996 Sun and IBM teamed up to create JavaOS for use with embedded systems, but it was a pretty bad idea from the start. Sometimes progress is great but progress for the sake of progress not so great. if not, then you'l need to replace the drive.