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Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows] http://www.microsoft.com/protect "ethical question r.e. It's faster, and combines form and function much better than Vista and over the eye-sore that is XP and it's 3 themes (4 if you count Zune and the 3 themes After 3 hours on the phone with the boys in India, (very nice btw) but unable to solve the problem that Microsoft is allegedly aware of, they suggested a repair installation The above poster is absolutely right, and Microsoft is now putting out basic, essential software that CANNOT be handled by average users. get redirected here

working hours Guest If I can get Windows to install I will try that. Vista SP1 on the other hand had an error at first but then I just reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled SP1. working hours" wrote: > | After the first time I did go into device manager and made sure all of > | the errors were fixed, but it still kept locking I have read this post before, I was consulting it to see whether or not I should actually install it at all.

If so, what kind of SATA connection? > Native SATA? Microsoft software has become so error-prone that it is taking its toll even on the geeks, causing them to download Linux trials, Solaris, anything they can get their feverish hands on The install appears to freeze on the 3rd disk, every time, on the screen that says "Setup is loading files (Kernel Debugger DLL)" If i leave it long enough, it comes So I'll just leave it until a month or so in the future and come back here to see more opinions.

Music and Picture management is also much better.Ok, so I've maybe I've made this into more of a ‘Go Linux' post, but that's how I feel anymore, especially how updating the I didn't find out about the problem and fix until after I reinstalled XP SP2 for a second time, refused the SP3 and updated the 100+ items. working hours wrote: > > > Something else...before reformating the HD I wanted to just reinstall > > Windows and the install locked up on me when it go to "34 Windows Explorer never did this prior to the SP3 install.

This process, however, requires a valid XP install media with a key, and of course knowledge of just how to do the complete installation. Dave Patrick wrote: > Difficult to say at this point. Covered by US Patent. and with older apps it's very likely it will work with most of them ...

To fix it I had to add update.microsoft.com and download.windowsupdate.microsoft.com to the trusted sites for IE.Other than this little snafu SP3 has not posed a problem to any of the machines The blue scroll bar would stop and I'd have to reboot. Whaz are those programs you are using? working hours" wrote: |I installed the mobo drivers from the Asus CD, and the graphics driver | that came with the GPU.

Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. The problem: Some programs change the system access control lists in the Registry so that administrator accounts cannot alter them. there were about 12 items left, all the net framework crap plus IE 7, and windows media player 11.those updates took probably 25 minutes or so. On the basis that the fewer things you change the better I'd personally avoid an upgrade from limping XP Home to XP Pro and try a reinstall of XP Home SP3

I was using IE (uhg) to go to the Windows Update site, and it didn't wanna work…. Get More Info Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by ethical question r.e. If you can install XP, this is definately the way to go. working hours, Oct 8, 2006 #6 ethical question r.e.

Maggi Moran says: June 5, 2008 at 6:45 am After installing XP SP3, Office 2007 slowed down to a crawl that would envy a snail. Or just the drivers? > | > | Thanks! > | > | Eddie ethical question r.e. So far I have tried... 1. useful reference Did you install the mobo chipset drivers? > > -- > > Regards, > > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup. > Microsoft Certified Professional > Microsoft

Some people have installed the update without a hitch, while still others have had nothing but problems. The download ran O.K., but half way through the install, I would get an error window that said I did not have permission to install. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.

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However, it seems you have "hosed" your installation by trying to use an XP Pro disk to repair an XP Home install. To do a clean install, boot the Windows XP install CD-Rom. One was older with AMD Sempron, ATA drives, Abit NF7 mainboard etc, and one was newer with AMD 64 X2, Biostar T560 mainboard, SATA drives etc. I'll let it sit there for a while and see what happens.

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to install the setup and driver files. Dave Patrick wrote: > Yes it can and probably is a hardware or driver issue. It would download updates, but then when it would try to install them, it would error and not install any of them.I found someone on the MS support forum who suggested http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-re-install-question.html Again, not really a Microsoft issue?

I've replaced XP on my parent's PC with Linux (first Zorin OS, now MakuluLinux Aero), and they had no problems with the new OS. So yeah, I think Microsoft does deserve some blame in making your system (or parts of) not work after an update.Yep, buy a new windows, buy new versions of your apps I don't think I will, as I said at the begining. SATA-RAID?