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Hidden XP Update File

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RJCaldwell, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. RJCaldwell

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    My Automatic Windows Update system has downloaded the SP3 file and continues to prompt me to install it on my XP Media Center PC. I don't wish to install it but am unsure how to delete an already downloaded windows update file. Where is the SP3 update file and how do I nuke it?
     
  2. -Fabez-

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    Why are you refusing to install service pack three ?
     
  3. RJCaldwell

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    I have heard that SP3 and Media Center 2005 do not coexist well and do not want to lose the functionality of Media Center.
     
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    Try installing it and see whether they do co-exist as service pack three is vital for your computer security.
     
  5. RJCaldwell

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    I would rather not spend 10 minutes installing SP3 and then spend 6 hours searching the web and trying to figure out why Media Center does not work or why my computer will not boot.
    I have always automatically downloaded and installed all critical updates for XP (which is currently XP SP2. I have no current problems with XP nor Media Center.
     
  6. -Fabez-

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    Fair enough, thats your opinion :D Try to dismiss the update by not checking it when it asks you what to install.
     
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