sp3 &sp3.5

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by todd, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. todd

    todd Guest

    these two updates realy screw up my pc not just one but 3 pc`s xp home and xp
    pro and 2002 mediacenter i donot want to download these but windows forces
    these and dosent give me a option to hide them how do i stop this nazzie
    stuff from bieng forced on my pc
    todd, Feb 20, 2009
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  2. todd

    JS Guest

    Start/Control Panel/Security Center/Automatic Updates
    Check the "Turn off Automatic Updates" option
    Click 'Apply'
    Click 'OK' to exit.

    What I do is to turn off 'Automatic Updates',
    Then I manually update Windows by going the URL listed below.
    Then choosing the 'Custom' option,
    I then skip XP SP3 and choose "Review Other Updates"
    (This will bypass installing SP3)

    Windows will then begin a scan of your PC.
    Next list the updates that are available for your PC will be displayed.
    From the displayed list of updates I then remove the checkmarks
    from any of the updates that I do not want installed.

    Note: You will be asked to review the updates you have selected to
    be installed before Windows starts the download and install process.

    I do not "ever" download and install drivers from Microsoft, far too often
    they cause more problems then they fix.

    Windows Update Site:

    Also may be of some value:
    How to Configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows XP:

    How to change your Automatic Updates:

    Configure Automatic Updates to Prompt You Before You Download Updates

    How to remove Automatic Updates icon in system tray:
    Control Panel/Security Center/Change the way Security Center Alerts Me
    JS, Feb 20, 2009
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  3. Assuming you're referring to KB951847:

    1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
    (Stopping the service will take a moment)

    2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

    Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
    Open the Download folder and delete its contents
    Close the window.

    3. Go to Windows Update website | Select CUSTOM and allow the scan to
    complete | Uncheck/deselect KB951847 and hide it ("Don't show me this update

    4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
    (Starting the service will take a moment)
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Feb 20, 2009
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