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my os is compaq presario 5000 1.2ghz processor and 128mb d ram 20 gbhard drive 56k modem and a dial up network.i was downloading service pack 1 for windows xp home edition and halfway through i loose my connection,i and dial back up and got the cannot find server when this happens,most of the time i have to restart my pc to find the server again,so i lost most of the download,so now i go back and started again and this time they was looking for a third party driver??i didn't know what this was so i quit,so please someone what should i do?please help !!!:confused:
 
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I really don't recommend downloading the full service pack. If you must have it, either order the CD or download the individual fixes a few at a time. I even have the CD and have avoided installing it.

I'm not sure what you mean by "i go back and started again and this time they was looking for a third party driver??"

You may be having an intermittant problem with you ISP connection, I would wait until that stabilizes before trying any more updates.
 

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Thank You,I Won't Worry so Much,I Have automatic Updates Turn On, Will That Give My PC What It Needs? Again, Thank You.
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Well, that's another thing that gives me indigestion. Personally I like to be in full control. If I think I abolutely need a given update, I will go get it. But otherwise I just practice safe surfing and try to install as few as possible. Microsoft has been practicing overkill lately in order to satisfy its critics -- but the result is the fixes are often more hazardous than the vulnerablities they are designed to prevent.

It's a good thing to monitor these forums when you see news concerning a critical update. Wait a while to install it and see if folks are reporting problems with it or if you are seeing some of us say, "yeah, this really is an important one, don't neglect it".

You should probably install the latest IE all in one update from the update center. The XP updates I would just do a few at a time. I think I have about 25 of them now, and I'm going to leave it at that without installing the service pack.

For what it's worth, here is a list of what I currently have (see attachment), it's certainly not meant to be a model, but you should probably make sure you have at least these.

These are just the XP 'hotfixes' not the IE stuff.
 

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Thank You I Will Do Just That,I 'll Look And Make Sure i Have all The Patches, Again Thank You.
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